March 31, 2012 Edition



To Awareness

We Are Living Portraits

Each of us is a living portrait, painting the canvas of our lives moment by moment through the thoughts that we think and the energy we mold. Every day, we have the opportunity to dip our brushes in the wellspring of love and paint a glorious picture. We may not always choose this, but it is always available to us.

Life is also like a patchwork quilt ... a series of seemingly unrelated events coming together to create a perfect pathway for spiritual evolution and growth. Even our darkest moments are pregnant with life and possibility ... however unaware we are at the time. They always serve our evolution and teach us valuable lessons ... particularly about the power of choice that is always ours through the Law of Free Will. What once appeared to be a haphazard and disjointed creation has become a miraculous living mosaic. In your quiet moments, take time to glimpse its breathtaking beauty with your spiritual eyes ... all of life, all of creation is seen this way.

All life is truly art and all art is life. It matters not whether our individual expression is pouring color on canvas or grading 6th grade math tests. Our souls seek expression and they speak to us through our feelings and deepest desires. These feelings and desires are living things in which we are called to pay attention.

How do you answer these questions?:

What are your innermost feelings and desires?
Are you willing to give birth to them?
What do you need to let go of or change?
Do you see how the brush strokes of your life are a perfect match for the choices you have made?
What can you do right now to move yourself one step closer to your feelings and desires?
Are you pleased with your art?
Does it move you? If not, try changing the stroke of the brush by leaning a little more toward love. I promise that you won't be sorry!

Great love and great achievements
involve great risk.
the Center of Light & Serenity

A New Day
~ Author Unknown

Outside my window a new day I see
And only I can determine what kind of day it will be.
It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay
Or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key
For I am only the person I let myself be.
I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help
Or be selfish and think just of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun
Or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.
I can be patient with those who may not understand
Or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself and believe what I say
And I personally intend to make the best of each day.

We are as happy as we decide to be!
the Center of Light & Serenity

Our Power To Change The World
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

If you are a new subscriber or not familiar with it, you may ask, "What is SOUL SOOTHERS?"

SOUL SOOOTHERS ONLINE is a FREE weekly electronic magazine (ezine) designed to heighten your consciousness and spiritual awareness. Many readers, after viewing SOUL SOOTHERS, have written to us asking how we knew exactly what they needed in a particular issue and invariably follows with the question "Were these articles channeled?" Of course, that query begs another question, "What is channeling?" Well, there are various possibilities, including the Channel being a vehicle for another entity to speak through them, or simply verbalizing their own subconscious thoughts.

Whether you realize it or not, there are several parts of our essence living simultaneous lives. A part of us will always remain in the higher realms. This is our Higher Self, which is a spark of the essence that permeates all of creation ... the Source, the Creator, All That Is, or what most of us call 'God.' We are all sons and daughters of this essence ... co-creators of all that we see and experience.

Well then, from this point of view, isn't it possible that we are ALL capable of channeling these higher wisdoms? After all, isn't it just tapping into the higher force ... the fountain of wisdom of which we are all a part? If this is so, then why do so many of us choose to go to others to hear the messages?

Admittedly, in times of emotional trauma, it's often comforting to go to others for guidance. We all do this at one time or another. Such experiences, perhaps, could be viewed as valuable stepping stones that eventually lead to the question "Are they any more capable of tapping into the source than you are?"Ě

Everyone has the potential to heal the planet and to help unify the people in co-operation and understanding ... especially during these times of high vibrations that are being beamed to us. Everyone has the power of creative visualization. Each of us has the potential to use our power of thought to bring about change in our own lives. Know too that there is power in numbers and the more people who project positive thought-forms at the same time, the more powerful the effect. Yes, the future is in all of our hands as individuals. Put a little effort into creating the future that you desire, and you will achieve miraculous rewards. It is up to you!

In that case, you may ask, 'Why do we limit ourselves by incarnating on this physical plane at all?' It is as though we have temporary amnesia of our true origins ... our true divinity. We are on a wondrous journey of self-discovery. From the moment we separated from the Source, we chose to go through certain experiences in order to learn and develop through these trials.

It is not wise, however, to seek the end of the journey prematurely. There is much to be gained along the way. Become engrossed in the excitement of your quest and you will suddenly realize that you are a co-creator in the Divine plan. We create our own reality. We re-affirm our reality through our beliefs control our reactions and thought perceptions. If we dwell on the negative, we will manifest that negativity in our life. Similarly, if we concentrate on the positive, we re-affirm that reality, in our personal life, and throughout the universe.

So is it all positive ... love and light? You would be right in pointing out that there seems to be so much negativity in the world. How does this equate with the above statements? Well, each of us has a negative aspect of ourselves, although most of us would prefer not to acknowledge that darker side. The darker side can be so powerful as to form its own identity. We keep it alive through feeding it on a constant diet of negative thoughts and emotions. It can reach a stage where it will fight for its very survival as a separate entity. If its existence is threatened, the dark side will come out from the shadows to confront us. It will try and destroy us if we allow it to do so. It's called the 'inner critic' or Ego!

Whew! Okay, so if we're honest with ourselves, we all have the potential for the destructive negative side of our nature to gain the upper hand. If this happens, how do we conquer that negative aspect? We cannot fight our negative side. The more we deny it, the more we empower it ... what we resist persists. The ultimate test is to accept and recognize the negative aspect of our Being. As long as we deny it, it will have power over us. When we accept it, we love it into submission. By merging with it, we transform it.

So why, I hear many of you ask, would we come to the Earth in the first place. Why come to a world where duality exists ... where positive and negative forces are in perpetual conflict? Because the physical plane holds the greatest lessons. It is the ultimate testing ground. When trapped in the physical form, we are forced to confront our main obstacles to spiritual development. If we are able to conquer these tests while in the physical body, we make the greatest progress spiritually.

The choice is ours. The choice has always been ours. We can either use our power of thought to manifest unity and harmony in our life, or we can add to the discord by allowing negative thoughts to dominate. Which is it to be? It is our decision. The way we think, not only affects our own life, but others around us ... it affects our loved ones ... it affects our world. We have the power to change the world we live in.

One of the intentions to making SOUL SOOTHERS available is to stimulate ideas in YOU the reader ... to help you discover your own power. SOUL SOOTHERS has been in existence now for approximately 11 1/2 years. Response to SOUL SOOTHERS has been very positive and in recent times, many ezine, newsletter and magazine editors use our serialized topics/articles as a supplement to their articles.

More than any other ezine, if you take the time to read and digest the thought provoking stories, poems and quotes, I guarantee your outlook on life will never be the same ... it will certainly change for the positive.

Whatever you are willing to put up with,
is exactly what you will create in life.
the Center of Light & Serenity

with the Center of Light & Serenity
Is Belief and Trust Really Necessary For Achieving Our Goals?
by David Cameron

Editor's Note: In last week's issue, the 'Featured Article' was about "TRUST ... How Do We Do It?" I thought you might find it interesting to see what another author thinks about this same subject.

They say you can achieve it if you believe it. They also say that trust is necessary. But you know what; they also say that whether you believe it or not, whether you trust it or not, certain laws of the universe will always work as they are designed to. Your belief and trust is, in regard to these laws, unnecessary.

You could say that there is a certain Current of Life that will run a certain way whether you believe it or not. When you swim against this current, it is a struggle, and then you definitely do need belief and trust to achieve your goals. When you swim with the current, when you are in the flow, you become prosperous effortlessly, and belief and trust is not necessary. At that point, only desire is required, and that desire calls forth the achievement of your goals, effortlessly.

One definition of trust, in regards to what we are talking about here, is the believing that you will be given what you ask for. Ask and you shall receive. It is a very simple statement; no need to complicate it. The universe always brings forth what you hold in your mind. Call it the Law of Attraction or Cause and Effect. You become what you think about. And what you become, what you are, is a state of being that attracts the conditions that define that state of being. This becomes your life.

Not believing that you will receive whatever you ask for is lack of trust. Therefore, lack of trust is a belief that works against you because your thoughts will tend to say to you "you will not get what you desire". And so shall it be. So lack of trust is definitely something that will bring thoughts that create realities that are against your desires.

But imagine now that you are moving into trust, becoming more trusting of yourself and the universe as a whole. Finally, you become fully trusting - and then you discover something magical. That the system works very simply. You are, so you have. You think, so you create. It is a simple system. It works whether you trust it or not. When you donít trust, you come from a state of being attacked and defeated and you think thoughts of lacking. And because you are so and you think so, the system creates so, exactly (and so you end up with "evidence" that "proves" that you cannot trust the universe).

But when you are in a state of knowing abundance and thinking that way, the system creates from those same thoughts. And you end up with your desires being achieved easily. It is a simple input output system. What you put in is what you get out. So when you fully trust, you start to see the magic - that trust is unnecessary. The system will always process your input and produce corresponding output exactly. Do you see this? Trust is not necessary, but if you are distrustful, then trust is necessary - not for the sake of the system, but for your sake.

Lack of trust is a crippler, trust is the crutches to help you learn to walk and heal your crippleness, and when you can walk fully healed, you drop the crutches, you realize that trust is unnecessary, because you see finally that the system works always. At that point, you move from the idea and conviction that the person with the request, the request itself, and the fulfiller of the request are three separate things, and you finally see and experience that they are all the same One thing. The observer, the observed and the observation are One.

Letís talk about belief now. This is even simpler. Illusions depend on belief for them to exist, for they are "made up" by the thoughts held by the believer. But, Reality exists whether you believe it or not. It just Is. So you donít have to believe, as long as you donít believe against. You donít have to believe, as long as you donít believe against. You donít have to believe that you will get the car of your dreams, as long as you donít believe you wonít. As long as you desire and dream of the car, it will come, but only as long as you donít believe it wonít. Again, belief is unnecessary, unless you hold a contrary thought. If you hold contrary thoughts, belief is necessary (it is another crutch). Donít forget that a belief is merely a thought that you have over and over. A belief is simply a thought you have repeatedly.

So what is necessary on all occasions, whether you are talking about belief or trust? Imagination, desire, is the only necessary ingredient. That is all. Imagination, vision, desire - that is all that must be there. And if it is clear and unobstructed, even without belief or trust it will work perfectly. Whatever you imagine and desire is magnetized to you naturally, scientifically, and you donít have to do anything to make these laws work for you.

It is very true that you can have anything if you believe it. But remember, if you are having trouble finding your faith, simply look instead at the system, and you will see that faith is not even necessary, once you know that the system has been created by the Creator to work perfectly all the time, regardless. What you put in is what you get out. Your job, then, is simply not to think against yourself, and as long as you donít think against yourself, all your desires will naturally manifest. I wish you the highest possible achievements.

Editor's Note: For those of you that may have become confused over Mr. Cameron's "belief" and "not belief" explanations, and "trust" versus not having to "trust," he briefly touched off on the bottom line when he mentioned "illusion" and "reality". You see, it is only in our physical world where our thoughts create "illusions." Likewise, it is only in this illusive world where we have the tool of "duality." Therefore, since the land of the absolute ... where "reality" resides ... does not have "duality", only the positive is present "belief" (and not "disbelief"), "trust" (and not "distrust"), for the latter negatives are only that part of the illusion through which we come to understand reality.

Within us right now is the power to do things we never
imagined possible. This power becomes available to us
just as soon as we can change our beliefs.
-- the Center of Light & Serenity

(a channeled vignette)
A Re-Look At What Was Given In 2000

Editor's Note: This was a Spiritual Insight provided on May 15, 2000 (12 years ago).

Greetings dearest ones, I have come to tell you of a very special time in your future that is coming. What many of you are not yet aware, at this very moment, many different meditational and prayer-centered organizations around the world, are using group focus to bring about global change. Some meditate for peace, others pray for the intercession of divine forces, and yet others like yourselves, are using individual and group visualizations. Do you think this is by accident? Well, the answer is 'no'. This is being done to keep humanity on its evolutionary course. Some groups meditate upon creating a coherence of mind, others upon peacefulness and wisdom among people. Still others use a silence of mind to calm the modern chaos and conflict that will be a part of your experience.

Regardless of the methods of various practices, the essential point to realize here is that humans are awakening from a 5000 year slumber. But have you ever given thought to why you have been asleep for so long? Very simply, the answer is that this collective sleep came upon you as you left the natural ways and laws. It cast a shadow upon all the products of civilization. There will come a significant dawning as you come to find yourselves in a period of empowerment which I communicated to you in the past. I come to provide clarity at this time and yet for another time when you will return to read these words.

Each passing of your years for the next eleven or so, more and more of you will come to realize that there is a higher order in the universe than that imposed by martial regulation ... thus awakening the majority of you to the truth that there exists a higher law than the edicts of courts, judges, popes or presidents. This law is higher because it is the very source for human existence, as well as all of life and existence itself. The highest law of all is structured by natural and spiritual design. The greatest means for success in life is therefore through natural and spiritual principles. Natural laws and spiritual principles are in essence one in the same thing. They are both ways of referring to the cosmic order that all must eventually recognize, or suffer the consequences of wrong intent ... extinction.

There are a great many among you today, who are realizing that what is needed is a unity of spiritual intent. Your collective effort and focused group determination is exactly what is required throughout this moment in history. Very soon, the days of individual and competitive effort will cease to exist. It will occur via an ascension process through which the collective consciousness will reach the frequency of vibration of a higher dimension. At that time. such days will be remembered as obsolete and even primitive. True social progress will occur in your near future and be defined as progressive and mutual spirituality. Through your unity of spiritual focus will come the sweetest fruits that humanity has ever known, in the form of compassionate relations, dynamic community living, and the sharing of resources.

In greater enlightenment, people will directly perceive the brotherhood and sisterhood of all humanity, in all places upon the globe. All of this will take place through one singular means in the elevation of consciousness, at a grass-roots level of society. Groups like those you have formed, both small and large, have been formed around the world and are dedicated to the expansion of consciousness, and it is you who are acting as the sparks igniting the spiritual fire of global illumination. In fact, this is one of the main reasons you have been awakened to creating the new publication known as Soul Soothers ... a means of awakening souls who have lost their way.

Natural and spiritual laws tell you that the purpose of life is growth, change and constant evolution. Humanity is very much in the midst of this evolutionary process and it will become more and more evident as you approach the year of 2012. You are growing and becoming more than you ever were. Your brain capacity and conscious potentials are such that you have the option to choose the path of your own destiny. But this capacity for free will can come with a price. You see, it is yours to choose ... a golden age filled with unconditional love, or you can forge mass destruction by your own hands. But also know that you will forget these words, but will return at the proper time to view them again ... at a time when you will have arrived closer to full understanding as the memory cells are once again awakened.

In reality, there is a broad range of possibilities open to you, but only within the parameters of natural law. Outside of these parameters, you may not stray for long, because the Universe has its own organized purpose. You may not defy this purpose indefinitely. This means that free will is not the whole equation of human mental capacity. It requires that you be both intelligent and wise in your creations, and wisdom is none other than the application of truth in ones' life. The greater this application becomes, the greater is the resulting wisdom. Wisdom tends to be the bi-product of natural living, since nature operates directly upon truth. In your free will, the acquisition of natural wisdom is necessary. You may then make the choices which sustain all life, and not just the benefit of a few.

When you follow the natural design, the choices you make are evolutionary. This means that your decisions result in the inner and outer growth of the human being. You are becoming conscious members of cosmic citizenship. When this happens, you become more than just the citizens of nations, or members of a given culture, religion or ideology. By adopting natural and spiritual laws as your guiding system of living, it is then that the whole universe becomes the place of human creation and contribution.

It is difficult for you to fully understand this at this particular time in your life, through the group mind principle of nature, you are taking part in the formation of a new world. Your collective intent is the basis for how your society functions. When you spiritually change this intent at a personal level, it is then that you become Masters. When you change intent on a collective level, your species will gain what may be viewed as "world enlightenment." In your world, the very concept of human limitation and self destruction will be shattered. Today's miracles will become tomorrows' everyday occurrences, by remaining true to what your own souls already know. In following the ways of nature, and consciously participating in the process of evolution, (rather than seeking to avoid it) the natural wisdom of the human spirit will finally come into full bloom.

The purpose of global meditations, visualizations, prayers and spiritual practices, is to improve both personal and world conditions. The outer condition of international relations directly reflects the inner world of the consciousness you hold. Fundamentally, you all work toward the creation of a new world, where complete empowerment of the people is the norm, rather than alienation, pain and fear. Oh, I know that this is difficult to comprehend at this particular time, but believe me when I say as you engage a spiritual focus together, you change your individual and collective consciousness to higher and higher levels. Greater love, clarity, awareness and cosmic purpose then make themselves apparent.

What will this new world look like when this great shift in world consciousness occurs? As you will be witnessing day by day, you will be in the midst of a period of transition and relative chaos. Turmoil will be occurring at all levels of global affairs; including through mother nature whose cleansings which will create much havoc through increased and more destructive hurricanes, tsunamie, tornadoes, and volcano eruptions. I am here to tell you that you have within your power as conscious beings ... within every moment ... the ability to transform chaos into a higher level of spiritual order. The new era thus created, might well be called "The Age of Empowerment." Visualize how this age will look and rally around its crystallization in cooperative effort. With this crystallized vision of global empowerment in place, all that is then needed is its cooperative implementation. This can be accomplished by those of progressive intention.

By focusing upon the expansion of consciousness that you are, you facilitate the purposes of your own souls, the evolutionary process in nature, and divine will in the ascension of humanity. As each of you expands your essential being, and raises your level of spiritual intention, you will cross a series of consciousness-thresholds around the globe in what appears to be a very short time. These collective thresholds of change are, in essence, no different than the changes an individual goes through as they expand personal consciousness. Some of you will be referring to such a major shift of global consciousness through such terms as "omega point" or "critical mass". A critical mass-shift of consciousness is comparable to the flash-point of fire, as something flammable suddenly bursts into flame, or when water comes to a boil.

In all of these cases, a threshold is crossed, after which many experiential changes are made evident. The difference between boiling water and water which is calm is as obvious as the difference between the flash-point of fire and mere smoldering. The same is true of various thresholds of consciousness, at the individual, group and global levels. The many groups and individuals who will arise in spiritual unity across the globe, are the smoldering of your collective will to ascend. You need only to align this collective will cooperatively, to make world enlightenment a spiritual fire that is felt as a daily reality. Ultimately, you all seek a major threshold of change in world consciousness. As I have related to you before, the crossing of this threshold will be made evident to all persons on this planet simultaneously. Just as a roomful of people can come to simultaneous joy and realization together, (this is especially evident in group meditations, visualizations or prayer/drumming circles) so too can all of humanity wherever they are on the globe.

So what happens after the shift of global consciousness? What will the world look like in terms of social relations and international policy? After such a shift, there will be obvious changes in the degree of manifest love, clarity, energy and connection to nature, among the peoples of the world. Again, it will not occur all at once, and there will be much fear based events occurring throughout the globe. In a more enlightened state of world consciousness, however, the following social trends will be become increasingly evident;

National boundaries will dissolve, as they will be seen as unimportant and artificial. People will identify instead with what is universal. They will witness the commonality of consciousness inside themselves and all others. In other words, they will identify with the consciousness or God within, as a first hand experience. The peoples of the world will do this rather than identifying with those learned distinctions of nationality, which are by comparison small, false and self limiting. You are not the members of nations, you are members of the family of God. You are not of states or territories, you are a part of nature and the natural design. Your true heritage is that of universal consciousness, not the artificially imposed ideology of "national pride", which has nothing to do with the natural reality.

Cultural boundaries will dissolve, as they will be seen as unimportant and artificial. You are not members of cultures, because any one culture is truly less than human souls in bodies. What is a culture other than a set of beliefs, made by men in accord with the limitations of time and place? You are far greater than any one set of beliefs or lifestyles. You are divine beings of vast potential, of sophisticated genetic background, spanning eons of time. You are the stuff of stars and the product of the cosmic principles of creation itself. Humans are the very creators of all cultures, and are therefore more than any one set of ideals or beliefs. The human being is reflective of that which is universal, just as is all of nature. Upon realizing this, your common root as conscious beings, will become the unified ground for world peace and true fulfillment.

Religious boundaries will dissolve, as they too will be seen as unimportant and artificial. The universal truth which underlies all religions surpasses the limitations of any one ideology. As you expand your consciousness, you realize that it is the Truth which any religion attempts to convey which is important, not specific rituals, practices or traditions. No one given place of worship is necessarily more holy than any other ... it is the entire Earth and the human being itself which is holy. You carry this holiness within, and to assign it arbitrarily to one piece of land or temple, is to create distinctions which do not truly exist. It is to Truth alone which you will apply yourselves, regardless of religious orientation. Using Truth as the primary guide in life, one achieves what is known as "mastery" of Self, as a soul in a body.

You are all souls in bodies, as the product of divinity/natural intelligence. All human beings are composed of consciousness at a fundamental level. For this reason, your goals are truly universal and unified. You are therefore much more than any one approach ... as many of you have said, "all paths lead to God". In greater self realization, you see that the paths which lead to God are not God itself. A path is not representative of the God you seek to know and commune with. Regardless of the technique of meditation or prayer, is it not the same Universal Consciousness ... God ... which is the subject of your spiritual focus? Upon realizing this, religious disputes and wars will become a thing of forgotten history. Jihads and holy conflicts will be made obsolete, because in your expanded consciousness, the people of the world will recognize that the holiest focus of all is found in the reverence of life, and its universal spiritual purpose. But as with any aspect of low energy, it must become worse before it is really brought to one's attention ... for as the light gets brighter, the darkness appears darker.

Political boundaries will dissolve, as they too will be seen as unimportant and artificial. Political orientations are ... ideally ... only specific approaches to the establishment of the general welfare. It is not any one party or platform which is most important, it is your general welfare in daily living which matters to the people of the world. As your global consciousness shifts, you will no longer seek the special-interest benefit of a given political party alone. You will instead seek the welfare of all people as cosmic equals in the formation of a more perfect social union.

Know that after the shifts of world consciousness occur, a different consensual social order will make itself apparent ... competitiveness for the sake of selfish gain will be replaced by the realization that you have much more to gain through cooperation and harmony. Love will replace fear as the standard assumption in social encounters. There is no true reason for interactions to be otherwise. It will be realized that what you create together, literally determines the fate of your collective destiny. Higher consciousness will demonstrate in no uncertain terms that love is not an abstract theory of sentimental value only. It is in fact a practical and spiritual state of being that affords very real advantages for all who focus upon it together.

Clarity will replace confusion as the standard norm for modern thought. It will be understood that truth is a universal constant, one that is integral to All That Is, Truth and Nature alike. It is also an inherent part of your human reality, by the same token. In realizing this, clarity will take the place of confusion as the standard content for all sources of public information. You will gain increasing insight into what is real in Truth, and what is only the illusion(s) of your own making. In clarity, for instance, you will go beyond the belief that materialism is the best standard for living. The public focus will then shift to that which is universal, and away from the false assumptions of the marketplace, and money-as-happiness. In clarity, mutual intent will become apparent, and there will be no place for deceptiveness, since inner motives will be instantly recognized ... both within and without.

You will increasingly find that feelings of mutual strength replace those of competitiveness and discord. In this new Age of Empowerment, you will understand that there is far more to gain by strengthening each other, than through destructiveness of others and selfish interest alone. Cooperative living in a variety of forms will spontaneously arise, in the form of communities, communal households, shared resources and mutual undertakings. Cooperation will be carried forward by individuals who see that the collective good also profoundly contributes to their own personal good ... and the meaning of being One will finally be understood.

Efficient and natural living will take the place of "consumerism". Nature will become the standard for social order, and natural laws the template for a truly satisfying standard of living. Sustainable and natural methods of agriculture, self governance, social relations, education, medicine and all other areas of collective effort, will be made self-sufficient. Governmental "authority" will be de-centralized, and replaced with the autonomy and self capability of the people. Grass roots practical action and self motivation, will replace the need for "experts" who supposedly know more about yourselves and your own welfare, than you do.

Increasingly, there are those who are appearing from the ranks of the old-world order, with a fresh vision of life. As seen through that of the Natural Law Party, individuals are spontaneously arising, as well as those inspired by organized means, with revolutionary, yet ancient knowledge. These individuals are acting as the guides for higher consciousness, within the currently materialistic world society. They are creating a world movement based upon an embrace of universal spirituality, instead of specific governments, philosophies or religions. This world movement will progressively recognize the deeper qualities of life and Truth for their own inherent value.

As a result, the true identity of human beings as conscious souls in bodies, rather than as citizens of countries, will become the standard "political" position. In the latter years, Americans will elect a president who will be the source of the many changes to come. The progressively inclined will increasingly crave and align with natural ways and find this to be a very real source for spiritual regeneration. In so doing, many will gain what will be regarded as various mental and spiritual powers, including expanded perceptions, psychic manifestations, enhanced intelligence and wisdom. These important qualities will enable them to guide the new progressive trend of humanity into an enlightened age.

This new Age of Empowerment will be marked by a knowing of God in nature, and a respect for right living as demonstrated by spiritual, scientific and natural principles. All of these areas will be viewed as one in the same study. Scientific investigation will be based on nature and Natural Law, and thus be more fully understood through the wise focus of spirituality. Scientific principles will be the means to the spiritual for many, having been motivated by the cosmic impulse to understand. Spirituality will in turn be more fully understood and embodied through an enlightened science. The Age of Empowerment will find progressive fruition through naturally applied scientific tools and concepts along-side spiritual progressiveness.

The progressive elements of humanity will increasingly find ways of living which maintain inner strength. To some degree, this group will wait for the time when their voice and way of living may be more clearly heard, at which point they will openly advocate progressive measures for the further evolution of humanity. Know that that time is now. Many will band together, especially in natural areas, forming communities of like mind. Some of these exist successfully at present, even in your large cities. Spiritual practices of all kinds for the improvement of the body, mind and spirit will flourish among them. The widespread use of herbs, natural foods, and alternative technologies will sustain those who naturally oriented. Those who observe natural laws have the support of Earth consciousness in general.

Then, there will occur a phenomena of consciousness that is often not easily attained by any planet, or any other life supporting body. Human consciousness will reach a planetary threshold, whereby the constituent minds of the world will collectively and simultaneously shift. This is a process that resembles the flash point of fire suddenly crossed. This flash point is usually catalyzed by one or more among an intelligent race, typically at various points around a world, whose personal consciousness reaches an elevated stage. When this happens, high intent is radiated outward as a powerful and progressive force of a very high vibration. Such spiritual intent is the result of dedicated spiritual focus. It comes about through an alignment with the will of God/All That Is/Nature, and the subsequent channeling of divine intent into the environment for the benefit of all. The spiritual spark thus created by advanced souls, ignites the realization of a great many more, elevating their consciousness resonantly.

Evolutionary emanations travel outward from spiritual groups and masters, like the waves caused when stones are thrown into a pond. This "pond" is the world mind, also known as "the collective unconscious" of global, human society. To make a global "flash-point shift" more probable, there must exist a minimum number of truly spiritual persons who have attained significant Self realization. This Self realization allows them to be receptive to the emanations of consciousness-pioneering groups and individuals. Because of their receptivity ... and also because of the very compelling nature of the high vibration/intent sent forth ... the people first affected will then embody this intent themselves. Many people will feel compelled to spontaneously enter states of love, clarity and realization, though many may not realize why this is so. This will amplify and expand the original impulse sent by the minority who understand. Larger and larger portions of the population will resonate with, and radiate, high vibrations and intent ... love and spiritual motivation. The flash point phenomena will continue to expand over the entire population of the world, in ever widening circles of influence. In a very short time, the world mind will be transformed and elevated in its level of consciousness, after a certain critical mass or percentage of the population is converted to high(er) intentions. What you may label as unfortunate, however, such conversions will come with great cost. The raising of world consciousness may therefore be catalyzed by those who understand the principles of natural law which can accomplish such an act.

A shift in the planetary mind of this type, will be strongly felt by every living being in the blink of an eye. It will similarly elevate all planetary matter in the form of psychically emanated love and clarity. A flash point phenomena such as this, will also result in off-world effects. These will extend themselves outward into space like a radiating light. The Earth will become a literal spiritual source, a psychic sun of high vibration and intent, shining brightly on subtle realms. Such a planetary event would be a primary culmination of Earth consciousness ... and human consciousness ... in Self realization. This is the ultimate aim of all group minds in the universe, in unity. It is the primary fulfillment for human existence and for the whole process of evolution. May your intentions be joined together, to cooperatively bring this greater world enlightenment into fruition.

A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next week ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-

May you learn to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate,
to praise but not flatter,
to lead but not manipulate ...
And may each day bring you its own individual wonder.

Love and Light,
Mike & Sandy

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