January 28, 2012 Edition
that as human beings, our greatness lies not
so much in being able to remake the world...
but in being able to remake ourselves.
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Our Life Is A Theater

We must invite our audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in our lives who need to be loved from a distance.

It's amazing what we can accomplish when we let go of or at least minimize our time with draining, negative, incompatible, not going anywhere relationships or friendships.

Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain people do you feel better or do you feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you ... the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds.

We should not share our dreams with negative people, nor feed them with negative thoughts.

Who's sitting in your front row?
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Never Say Never
© 2001 Terri McPherson
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Your heart is never so out of tune
you cannot sing a new song.
Your light is never so tiny a spark
it cannot ignite and burn strong.

Your laughter is never so hollow
it cannot burst at the seams.
Your spirit is never so broken
you cannot rebuild all your dreams.

Your vision is never so out of focus
you cannot see your way clear.
Your courage is never so locked away
you cannot break free from your fear.

Your love is never so tiny a stream
it cannot flow with a force.
Your soul is never so drifted away
it cannot get back on its course.

Your faith is never so lost in a storm
it cannot sail high on the seas.
Your prayers are never so long forgotten
you cannot get down on your knees.

Your hope is never so far from memory
you cannot have total recall.
Your will is never so shaken and weak
you cannot survive a hard fall.

Your life is never so worthless a thing
you cannot bring dignity to it.
Your day is never so empty a void
you cannot fill up and renew it.

Your 'nevers' are never so final
you cannot reach out for the bliss,
the peace, protection and safety,
the anchor of God's sacred kiss.

that the best thing to give an enemy is Forgiveness;
To an opponent, Tolerance;
To a Friend, your Ear;
To your child, a good Example;
To a Father, Reverence;
To your Mother, Conduct that will make her proud of you;
To Yourself, Respect;
And to all, Charity.

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The Wonder Of 'What Is'
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

In our world of plurality, we perceive opposites. It's to provide us with the contrast between what is and what isn't so that we might better learn and understand 'what is.' Beginning/end, night/day, spring/winter, dark/light, up/down are just a few of examples of polarities that we witness. In order to find balance, we have to come to a place where we fully understand that both are necessary.

If the sun shone constantly, we would burn up and cease to exist ... if the darkness never ceased we would suffocate. Life does not exist without the balance and harmony of the two. Neither one is totally "bad" or "good", but both are necessary components for life to continue.

In our inner world of duality, we tend to accentuate all the things we deem acceptable while trying to deny the other aspects of ourselves, either by repression or denial. In this fashion, we seek to deny the "darkness" we perceive within our own souls; believing that we are only "good" when we turn away from the negative emotions of anger/fear etc. The truth is we are comprised of both "light" and "dark" for a reason ... all are part of the rich human experience. The key is to take the best from both sides and find our center, the place where we are able to maintain "balance."

Look at some of the areas of your life that feel out of sync or off balance. Look to see how you can incorporate all sides of the situation, both the "negative" and the "positive" to make a complete circle? The key to "perfection" is not moving to extremes ... to the right or left or upper or lower ... but learning to move into the middle ground. This is so with all things in our physical world and the sooner we all learn this, the sooner we shall reach wonderment of who we truly are and 'the wonder of what IS'.

that it isn’t how much we have that creates a sense of freedom.
it’s how we feel about what we have, or don’t have,
that either keeps us prisoner or sets us free.”

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I Have A Vision

I have a vision for the future and it is beautiful. I see honesty, transparency, and correct thinking in all governments.

I see an end to disproportionate military spending and an equitable reallocation of funding to humanitarian causes, education, infrastructure, job creation, health-care, and environmental preservation and clean-up.

I see an end to corporate interests and lobbyists in government, and an end to the weaponization of space, and an end to unnecessary reliance on fossil fuels, and other non-renewable resources.

I know that alternate sources of energy exist, are viable, and can be ultimately inexpensive, but that they have been repressed by misaligned interests ... individual and corporate interests in wealth and power.

I also know about false-flags, and media manipulation, and big pharmaceutical's quest to keep everyone sick, and big agriculture's quest for world food dominance using unsafe and untested gene modifications in plants.

I know about the growing financial divide between the 99% and the 1%, and I know about those trying to establish a new world order and its schemes for population reduction. And yet, I stand in my light, without fear, and with a beautiful vision for the future because I know and believe in the Law of Abundance and that I live in a world with plenty of resources provided for everyone.

Whether we are 7 billion, 10 billion, or 15 billion, I know that we have the technology, the resources, and the intelligence to find peaceful solutions to our challenges, to create a world without poverty, without starvation, without disease, without war, without suffering.

I know this because I know the truth ... the truth that comes from within ... the same truth that is within all of us. And I am compelled by this truth to stand tall, to live in the moment, and to be all that I am, regardless of what is happening in my life or in the world around me.

Finally, I have a vision that you will join me in my vision for the future so as to raise the collective consciousness of the planet ... a vision that is beautiful beyond our imagination. It is unfolding right now, one awakened heart at a time ... on schedule and in alignment with the highest good of all, and perfect in every way.

that we are as young as our hope, self-confidence and faith,
but as old as the doubt, despair and fear that we embrace.

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Understanding Ascension

I have brought to your attention quite a number of times about the Ascension ... the process whereby at some point in time you will all be given the opportunity to ascend into a higher dimension ... away from the 3rd dimension's continuum of time and space ... away from the duality of good and bad ... a movement into the higher vibrations of Light and Love ... "unconditional" Love.

In your world of physicality and expectation, it's natural for you to expect to have a roadmap, blueprint, or model showing you exactly what to do. In this way, you would know what to expect and what not to expect and therefore would possibly move through the process with relative grace and ease. But, as you all must realize, based on the Law of Free Will, your future is determined on what you do today ... how you react to each situation on this journey ... so you're creating it as you go along ... most of you doing your best figuring it out as you go. So, no, you were not given a blueprint for this ascension process.

Many of you who have awakened onto the spiritual path of awareness, have spent much energy in your learning process ... from the Bible's revelations on the End Times to the mystical concept of an author's "Twelve Days of Light". The result ... many of you have been misled by the many misconceptions of what the ascension process is and isn't. And as a result of the many gloom and doom prophecies, you are experiencing a lot of pain along the way because of these misconceptions. Therefore, the purpose of this "Spiritual Insight" is to provide something not quite a blueprint for the process, but a clarification of the major aspects involved in the process ... a way for those of you who are new comers on the path and those of you who are on the path that have thusfar been misled ... to help dispel some of these misconceptions that cause you to stumble. So, let's see if I can unravel a clearer definition by beginning with the basics.

First, what is meant by ‘ascension'? On an individual level, ascension is the process of changing one's consciousness from one reality to another, based on a set of beliefs. On a group or planetary level, ascension is the collective expansion of a set of beliefs to the point where that state of consciousness creates a new reality ... a new state of being or dimension (the Hundredth Monkey Syndrome). That is, in the case of this particular ascension, you are collectively creating a 5th dimensional consciousness through your individual ascensions ... risings in consciousness.

You will note that I have thrown a new thought in here by saying that a dimension is a state of being or a state of consciousness. Now, how can that be? Let's stop and look at this before going on, because you really need to understand consciousness, dimensions and such, before you can truly grasp how this process of ascension really works. When you look at what you know about dimensions, what you find is that each is about a unique set of beliefs. For example, your present third dimension is about the belief that this is the only life that you have and if you can't touch it, taste it, see it, feel it or hear it, it doesn't exist. I think that you'll agree that that's pretty close!

The 5th dimension, on the other hand, is about a Christ or Unity consciousness where you reach that point in your evolution of realizing that you are all connected ... where you reach that understanding of who you really are and live in unity or Oneness. You see, your current 3D or third dimension consciousness was not established until enough people began to believe the same way. So it is in reaching the 5th dimension consciousness ... when enough of humanity is existing there and have figured out how to live in unity, it is then that the collective consciousness is changed accordingly. So you see, like the hundredth monkey theory, when enough of you live a set of beliefs, you create a new dimension.

Now then, what is 'consciousness?' Consciousness is a set of beliefs on which you base your lives and through which you make the choices and decisions that make up your present reality. Going further, a state of consciousness/dimension vibrates at a certain rate of frequency, just as all physical matter has a distinguishing vibration or frequency. In your universe, the closer you get to the integration point of Light and Dark ... that which you call 'balance' ... the faster you vibrate ... love is the integration point with the fastest vibratory rate.

So, if a whole group of people acquire a particular set of beliefs, in this case, the understanding of how to live at the integration point between Light and Dark, then they all begin to vibrate at that particular rate. This vibratory rate has to do with waves and without getting into the law of physics, let me just say that the rate at which these waves vibrate is also known as a frequency. Continuing on, this group vibration creates a new consciousness, a new reality, and a new dimension by the individuals in the group expressing themselves emotionally, creatively, etc.

I hope this all makes sense to you and you are with me so far. What makes multi-dimensional concepts a bit challenging, is that there are so many levels to them. It's the type of thing that you can see them in your mind, but getting them down on paper with words is another matter. Now that you have a basic understanding of consciousness, dimensions and frequency, let's get back to ascending to the 5th dimension.

>It's natural then that the next question is "How do you ascend?" Simply stated, you ascend by clearing your emotional blocks, integrating the fears that are the basis of those blocks, and transmuting the anger, hatred, guilt, blame and shame and any judgment in those blocks into compassion and unconditional love.

>As you learn to accept, value and use those emotions in a balanced manner, you balance the dark side of yourselves. On the outside, as you learn to value and appreciate those who express those dark emotions in their roles as your teachers ... those who play dark roles because they have spiritual contracts with you to do so ... you balance the Light and Dark in your reality. Once again, another multi-dimensional concept condensed into a sentence or two, but one that is extremely difficult because it involves a reprogramming of your thinking and understanding that the label of dark is not ‘bad' as you have thought, but just IS.

As you clear your blocks, you shift your consciousness. You become less judgmental, thus more compassionate and loving. So your consciousness shifts first and your physical body follows suit. Thirdly, your external reality begins to reflect back the new consciousness that you are expressing. Thus, the physical reality slowly shifts also. So every day, as you allow your guides to bring your lessons forward so that you can clear them, you are, slowly but surely, ascending. Each time you clear a block and experience the joy of gratitude and appreciation and compassion, you are ascending on the ladder of higher consciousness and vibration ... and that's why it's called a 'proccess'.

So you see, you aren't all going to ascend on a particular day or time. It's a graduated process ... not a (physical) destination as most misconceive it to be ... a process of letting go of old beliefs that no longer serve you and moving into new beliefs/truths that are more closely related to compassion (without judgment) and into the higher vibrations of unconditional love ... a process of moving away from separateness and into unity and oneness with all other creations of All That Is.

If you haven't already thought of the question, I'll bring it up now ... what about the 4th dimension? How come you're ascending from the 3rd dimension to the 5th dimension? Well, you're really not. You see, those of you who have "awakened" to thoughts that there must be something more to this journey called life, have entered upon what is referred to as the spiritual path. By this awakening, you have changed your individual consciousness from one directed by dogma and fear to a consciousness away from the ego and attachment to the material ... to one towards balance and love. It is this change in consciousness of those forerunners leading the process that builds the bridge for the rest to follow ... the ladder to the 5th dimension. It is this level of consciousness that creates and represents the 4th dimension. So you see, when the hundreth monkey arrives on the ladder or bridge, it is then that you all ascend to the 5th dimension ... that which is known as the ‘Realm of the Absolute' ... where ‘time' as you know it ENDS ... where you let go of judgment and enter into the higher vibrations of unconditional love and Christ Consciousness or Oneness.

When we say that some of your loved ones who are enmeshed into the materialism of the 3rd dimension will be left behind, we are simply acknowledging that they have yet to be awakened ... to reach that state of vibrational balance to move them along and therefore will remain in the 3d until they do. Now comes the difficult part. Does this mean that it's possible for them to awaken one morning to find that their significant other has gone ... disappeared? Perhaps much to your surprise, my answer to this is "yes."

You see, when one reaches that state of consciousness and vibration of the 5th dimension, they will have moved from their physical body to their light body ... as are spirit and angels ... and therefore, one must be of that same vibration to see the light body. Will they remain there in the 3rd dimension? It is very unlikely, but possible ... depending upon the experiences they chose for this incarnation ... but unlikely because of the hundredth monkey syndrome. How such will appear to those who remain? It will appear to them that there life has always been as it appears to be to them at that time. As for those of you who have ascended, you will have assumed the all-knowingness that has always been yours as 'soul', but simply did not recall due to the veil of forgetfulness that was placed during incarnation into the physical.

Does this mean that the 3rd dimension will continue to exist? Yes. Even though those who remain will be encouraged and helped to awaken, there will always be a 3rd dimension because there will still be many souls who will yet incarnate to experience physicality ... to yet experience knowledge that requires understanding ... for knowledge, like God and the souls that are a spark of His energy, is infinite ... outside of duality and without ‘beginning' or ‘end'.

A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next issue ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-
May you be blessed with the stars
to brighten each night
May you give help to others
to know wrong from right.

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy

A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle ...



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