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February 4, 2012 Edition
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We BELIEVE ...
that feelings can bring us joy or they can bring us pain.
They can be the reason behind our actions,
but they cannot be the cause of our actions without our
approval, because only we have the power to control them.

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Introduction
To You Who Are Reading This ...

Your reading this ezine means more to us than we could ever tell you. It tells us that you are one of the courageous ones ... someone on whom we can count on to continue the silent, individual search for the highest truth in order to make a difference in your own life.

Why this means so much to us is that we know that when you make a difference in your own life, you make a difference in ours and the world. And the world is urgently in need of being made different now. We know that we do not have to work hard to convince you of this. One look at today's headlines as you opened your Internet connection this morning has already done that. All that any of us are looking for now is a way to make a difference ... a way to help change things.

Now you may be one of those who believe that there is not really much that any of us can do to have any real impact in such a huge undertaking, but we call out to you now from the deepest reaches of our hearts to beg you not to accept that belief ... not to embrace it ... for it is simply not true. Every-day, people in every walk of life, are what create the collective reality on this planet in which we all live and move and have our being. The way in which you walk through our world affects our world, and perhaps more profoundly than you might ever guess. As a pebble dropped into the water creates ripples, your beliefs and actions extend beyond your imagining.

We know that most of you have subscribed to this ezine because you have been touched in an important way by the messages that you may have read in previous issues. Others of you may be here out of simple curiosity, having heard about these so-called SOUL SOOTHERS and having wondered what all the to-do is about. In either case, we still see you in the category of the courageous people that we have described, for it takes courage even to be curious, and that is not a courage we dismiss lightly.

Part of the challenge we face in the world today is that so many people already have their minds made up about everything ... about politics ... about religion ... about economics ... about life itself. They feel that they have all the answers, and there is nothing further to question ... that there are only these answers and they are there to merely implement these answers ... to stick to the answers no matter what. Yet, if they can only realize that this is dogma, and dogma is killing us. Our refusal to look for new answers-or to even consider the possibility that new answers might exist ... at a time when it is clear to all of us that the old answers are no longer working ... is bringing an end to the experience of life on this planet as we have known it.

Of course, it does not have to be like this ... and it will not be, so long as people at least have the courage to ask ... "Might there be another way?" There are other ways to live our lives ... other ways to interact together ... other ways to resolve our differences and deal with our major conflicts ... and to reach decisions affecting the huge collective that we call humanity. Each week we try to illustrate some of those ways and this SOUL SOOTHERS publication exists for those who wish to know more about that. So, it is well that you have chosen to subscribe to it and come here each week to find new truths to think about.

We are currently at a time in our world that mankind has never experienced before. It is a time of great transformation from who we thought we were for thougsands of years, to who we really are as a life force energy. This is why we ask you to welcome what you are reading here and travel all the pagess of each issue from here on out ... explore their contents, and interact with us in ways that feel good to you.
This is also why we invite you to ask others to join with us in changing lives and changing the world ... one person at a time ... starting with ourselves ... changing the collective consciousness from one of judgment, fear, hate and separation to one of compassion, love and the unity of oneness.
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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL POEM
Dream
~ Renee Duvall

Dream what you want to dream.
Go where you want to go,
be who you want to be...
But remember to enjoy
every step of life's journey.
It's easy to become
so focused on a goal
that the rest of life
passes unnoticed...even unappreciated.

It's important to remember
that the essence
of each day
is unique and fleeting.

Minutes are grains of sand
that slip all too quickly
through our fingers,
leaving only memories.

So follow your dream--
wherever it may lead you
and remember to enjoy
each and every step
along the way.
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We Believe ...
that what we keep to ourself we lose,
what we give away, we keep as ours forever.
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TODAY'S FEATURE ARTICLE
Beliefs And Our Reality
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

As I'm sure you've read many times in these articles how it is not necessary to live a life that contains worrying, suffering and unhappiness in general ... that there are ways to change our lives from one where we are happy and peaceful all the time. Most of you also know that, in my opinion, the way to do this is for us to cultivate the ability to let whatever happens be okay and to simply not resist "what is."

This doesn't mean that we're okay with injustice and suffering or don't need to do anything about them. The truth is that what it really means is that we should emotionally accept things the way they are and do not resist "what is" ... resistance that is brought about by attachment to the outcome. When we are attached to the outcome, suffering comes to us from not getting the outcome we want, whereas those who are happy prefer the outcome they want, but are not attached to it. Thus, if the outcome is not what they wanted, they remain just as happy as they were to begin with. That's because such happiness comes from within and is not dependent on what goes on around them.

Now what I mean from this is that we're unhappy as a result of what goes on around us because of what's going on inside us. It's the unhappiness inside of us that creates the outside conditions that make us resist what's going on outside of us. It's the way we create the reality in the universe around us. But, the question is why are we unhappy inside? and what can we do to change it?

Based on our early life interactions with our parents and those who surround us in life, we all develop internal generalizations about who we are and what our relationship is to the rest of the world. It's these generalizations that therefore create our "map" of our reality. They divide different aspects of ourselves and the qualities we have into two categories ... those that we think are "good", or acceptable, and those we think are "bad" or unacceptable.

As with anything else, we develop beliefs in our subconscious that are not ours, but those that we soaked up from our parents, our teachers, and from other influences (friends, relatives, the media, etc.) when we're too small to consciously know any better. As a result, these beliefs become core components of the way we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us.

This is critically important because, also as you have read here before, we experience our beliefs. You see, our brain is a goal seeking mechanism, so to speak, and it is very powerful because we, as souls, are given a number of birthrights of which "Divine Creativity" is one of them. This means that our brain was created to make whatever we put into it come true in our life. We humans have a powerful need for consistency between what we believe to be true and what really is true. As has been said, we would rather be right than be happy.

You see, our brain is a goal seeking mechanism, so to speak, and a very powerful one. It was created to make whatever we put into it come true in our life as part of our birthright of "divine creativity." The problem is that we humans have a powerful need for consistency between what we believe to be true and what really is true. As has been said, we would rather be right than be happy. This means that regardless of how much what we believe is not representative of how things really are, or how much our beliefs result in misery for us, we will arrange to be right about them by creating the circumstances that seem to confirm that what we believe is true.

This is compounded by the fact that many of these beliefs, since they involve something about us being "bad", "defective", "not okay", "broken", "unacceptable", and so on, are too painful to hold in our conscious awareness and are therefore repressed into our unconscious mind, where they affect us all the time, but are out of sight. This means they are not available for conscious examination and change.

Emotional healing involves "unlearning" these old generalizations and making new healthier ones. In reality, there is nothing about any of us that is innately bad. Doesn't it make sense that since whatever we deeply believe comes true in reality, for us to make a conscious choice to place in our beliefs that which would create a happy and peaceful life for ourselves? The problem is that most of us never take the reins and do this. Instead, we've adopted the victim role which has become so popular in the last few decades.

I'm writing this article to facilitate this healing by making you more aware, more conscious, of repressed beliefs that we have about ourselves, and I'm trying to do this in a way that, in most cases, takes all or part of the emotional charge off the negative and painful belief. The fact is that we cannot continue to do something harmful to ourselves and do it consciously. Only by remaining unconscious can we continue to do something that is harmful to ourselves.

Most people evaluate beliefs by whether or not they are "true" or "false." If it's "true" it's worth believing, if it's "false", it isn't. In my opinion, this true/false distinction is not useful, despite the fact that it seems so obvious. The useful way to evaluate beliefs is by whether they are resourceful or non-resourceful for us by whether they create happiness and peace, or something else. Since whatever we deeply believe comes true, the only resourceful beliefs are those that contain an outcome that we want.

The big secret is that we can CHOOSE what we want to believe ... we don't have to believe what seems true based on past experience. The first step is to find out what these unresourceful beliefs are. What we're looking for are the things we say to ourselves when we're really down about things, when we're feeling the worst.

What we are NOT looking for is what we learned in self help books ... those things we think we SHOULD believe about ourselves. We are not looking for "I am one with everything." ... "The world is filled with abundance." ... "People are basically good." No, we're looking for what we really do believe about ourself, and say to ourselves, about ourself, when things look darkest ... things like "I'm never going to be a success. No one will ever love me. There's something wrong with me. I can't seem to do anything right. People will take advantage of you if you don't watch them very carefully. Men always leave me in the end. No one cares about me. The world is dangerous and chaotic." And so on. You know, those things we say when we are really down about everything. These statements are big clues to what our negative core beliefs are.

The second way to determine what these beliefs are is to look at what is happening in our life. Since what we believe manifests in reality, we can tell what a person's beliefs are just by looking at the results they get in their life. If we are having trouble sustaining a close relationship with the opposite sex, somewhere there is a core belief about ourself and about the opposite sex that is manifesting this result in our life. If we are having trouble with prosperity, or health, or any other issue, we must have a belief about that subject that is manifesting in what actually happens to us.

A key thing to remember here is what I said earlier ... many of these beliefs are not ours, but are hidden in our subconscious. I remember having a client who asked ... "I've come to accept and believe all of the Universal Laws; including the Law of Abundance, but when I open my checkbook, there's always that feeling that there isn't enough. How could this be?" Well, the answer I gave him was that he has to have another belief about abundance or money that overrides his belief in the Law of Abundance, and I asked: "Think back when you were knee high to a grasshopper. Can you recall anyone ever saying to you something like 'Money is the root of all evil!' or "Money doesn't grow on trees!', or something to that effect?"

I'll never forget the look on his face as he replied "Oh my goodness, my father was a fundamental minister and he would say that to me all the time ... 'money is the root of all evil'." Obviously, the next question is ... "But how do we get rid of these false beliefs?" And the answer is ... "The same way that we got them!" Just as this old belief that was hidden in his subconscious ... one that was more powerful than his belief in the Law of Abundance ... we must use the technique of 'affirmations' by repeating as often as possible ... "I am abundant and everything that I need comes freely to me in life." And this is how we replace those beliefs that don't serve our greater good.

When you look at other people who are getting better results in what they want in life, you can be sure the difference is that they have different, and more empowering, core beliefs on that subject.

Once you know what the various core beliefs you have are (and we're concerned with the negative beliefs here ... the positive ones, those that are giving you the results you want, don't need attention), the next step is to decide what would a more empowering, resourceful belief be?

Once you know this, you can begin to install the new way of thinking about yourself. To do this, you have to do what the client above did ... you have to start telling yourself this new belief over and over, and wiping the old one out of your mind whenever it pops up. The only reason the old one seems true is that you have focused on it so much, which makes it play out in reality, which of course makes you focus on it more, which makes it play out.

Focus on this new belief. Do it while meditating, do it while driving, while showering, etc., etc. Be forewarned, however, that it will bring up old and uncomfortable feelings as you focus on it, so be prepared for that ... the old belief will fight for its life. Don't let that bother you. Just keep focusing on what you want. Visualize a technicolor movie of you getting just what you want, and feeling happy and satisfied by it ... the more vivid, the better. In addition to playing the movie during meditation, play it right before you go to sleep and right after waking up.

When you notice yourself focusing on what you do not want, change the focus to what you do want. Since your mind doesn't know when you focus on something that you do not want it (it always takes whatever you focus on as an instruction to go get something and bring it to you). To change your focus, which has been on automatic pilot for a long time, it takes practice. Allow yourself to go through the learning curve, which
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We BELIEVE ...
that if we can learn from hard knocks,
we can also learn from soft touches.

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How To Carry Your Burden

A monarch of long ago had twin sons. There was some confusion about which one was born first. As they grew to young manhood, the king sought a fair way to designate one of them as crown prince. All who knew the young men thought them equal in intelligence, wit, personal charm, health, and physical strength. Being a keenly observant king, he thought he detected a trait in one which was not shared by the other.

Calling them to his council chamber one day, he said, "My sons, the day will come when one of you must succeed me as king. The burdens of sovereignty are very heavy. To find out which of you is better able to bear them cheerfully, I am sending you together to a far corner of the kingdom. One of my advisors there will place equal burdens on your shoulders. My crown will one day go to the one who first returns bearing his burden like a king should."

In a spirit of friendly competition, the brothers set out together. Soon they overtook an aged woman struggling under a burden that seemed far too heavy for her frail body. One of the boys suggested that they stop to help her. The other protested: "We have a burden of our own to worry about. Let us be on our way."

The objector hurried on while the other stayed behind to give aid to the aged woman. Along the road, from day to day, he found others who also needed help. A blind man took him miles out of his way, and a lame man slowed him to a cripple's walk.

Eventually he did reach his father's advisor, where he secured his own burden and started home with it safely on his shoulders. When he arrived at the palace, his brother met him at the gate, and greeted him with dismay. He said, "I don't understand. I told our father the burden was too heavy to carry. However did you do it?"

The future king replied thoughtfully, "I suppose when I helped others carry their burdens, I found the strength to carry my own."
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SPIRITUAL INSIGHT
Help Is On The Horizon

I am here to tell you that as the vibrations continue to rise, they are helping those souls who have only just started to awaken. It is asking you to move from beliefs you have held all of your lives to new ones that are so different that they are overwhelming for you to contemplate. Part of the problem is that the establishment continues to promulgate false beliefs rather than admit the truth. The same is true regarding those of the higher dimensions who have been following mankind's progress for thousands of your years and the evidence of their contact with you still exists. Yet, you are led to believe that it does not exist, and that space is being searched for evidence of their existence.

Fortunately, many of you have now seen their craft in your skies and have the intelligence to realize that the majority of these are the vehicles that they use. You have a number of first-hand accounts of contact where the crafts have landed on Earth, and even evidence of meetings with your Governments ... yet many continue in disbelief primarily through that fear of the unknown. Well, it's time that you understood that the cover up is to prevent questions from being asked, and to avoid the embarrassment arising from having to admit that they have often offered to bring peace to Earth and it has been refused.

However, they continue to push ahead with disclosure as until they can be officially recognized and accepted, they cannot carry out mass landings, but they will continue to take part in flyovers. What you have to understand is that they cannot force themselves upon you, and contact has to be in response to your appeal and permission before they can do so. If they ignored that condition, they would be unduly breaking the Law of Free Will and would be influencing you when you must create your own souls journey.

Obviously, when they can meet you openly, there will still be those who would rather they had not arrived, but they are allowed to respond when the majority are in favor of it. The priority is to deal with the lack and the need to quickly prepare you for your move into the future by providing all those advantages through new discoveries that have so far been hidden from you.

The tasks ahead for you are quite formidable, but they will affirm again that they have no problems whatsoever in making new technologies quickly available to you. They will continue to move cautiously before breaking out as the timing has to be right, and they do not want to run into trouble. Once they commence, it will herald a series of events that will lift you up, and you will know beyond doubt that the Golden Age has started. There are certain goals that have to be met before the actual ascension, and their involvement will ensure that they are. No task is too big for them, as they have millions of craft that they can call upon at short notice. In fact, the plans for their mission are frequently updated, so that they are always ready for the authority to commence. That permission will not be delayed much longer, and is so near that they are indeed excited at that prospect.

Ascension requires that you still keep preparing for it without letting up. As the level of vibrations increase, you need to take these into yourselves, and sure enough you will begin to notice how much it is strengthening you. Unlike many years ago when progress was slow and barely noticeable, you should find that you are now very much aware and able to maintain a high level of calmness in all situations; even when in the midst of low vibrational energies. It is building up to a critical mass that by the end of your year will help power your going through the portal, but only those who have successfully prepared themselves will go forward and ascend.

If the idea of ascending appeals to you and it is your intent to do so, then it is certain that you will achieve it. While it does take effort and application, it is nowhere as difficult as some of you imagine. You clearly need not worry about any attempts by the those in the lower energies to mar your expectations as the year progresses, for they will have no hand in what is taking place and interference would not be tolerated by the beings of higher consciousness. The time is almost up and those leading those of the lower energies are fully aware of their coming removal from power.

Those of the higher dimensions will push ahead as matters across the world begin to look volatile, and you will benefit from the changes that are pending. Once the right people are at the helm, then you all will be able to get on with your responsibilities to each other. Bear in mind that before you came into this lifetime, you knew that you would be part of the ascension process and many of you would have special work to do. That shows how well the plan has been made to ensure completion in the time scale given. Everything was planned from the very beginning with perfection, and that means those of the lower vibrations were destined to failure. This knowledge should give heart to any of you who have had doubts.

You will notice that Mother Earth has been relatively quiet considering that she is in the throes of her own cleansing. However, still take care as some physical changes will have to take place before this cycle closes. Follow your inner prompting as all of you are intuitive but very few take real notice of what you are given. Do not mistake it for your reaction to fear, as that will lead you to panic at a time when you are well advised to keep calm. Indeed, the coming period should bring you joy, as you will know for sure that the final experiences are playing themselves out. Keep the coming period in your thoughts and the wonderful finale that will fulfil all of the promises made to you, ones that are uplifting and bring peace and happiness in full measure.

I AM Tiamo and ask you to never fear, as I receive your every thought that is directed to me. While we may not always be able to communicate due to the presence of lower vibrations, know that the time is coming when this will no longer be a problem.
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A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next issue ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-
May the lilt of laughter lighten every load,
May the mist of magic shorten every road,
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune can bestow,
And may all your friends remember, all the favors they owe.

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy
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