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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Alan Watts: A Conversation With Myself

This is deep: more brilliant reflections from Alan Watts.  Recorded in 1971 as part of a television show, Alan ponders the limitations of technology and the problem of trying to keep track of an infinite universe with a single-tracked mind.  The program is embedded below in four parts, which was made available through Alan's son Mark and courtesy of the Alan Watts website.  Not only was Alan ahead of his time, his reflections in these videos are deeply profound and especially apropos for the time in which we now find ourselves: within the Ninth Wave of the Mayan long count calendar as the previous consciousness cycle and its systems are beginning to crumble.  What would our world look like today if great minds like Mr. Watts were influencing the evolutionary course of humanity instead of the current geopolitical structures?  Certainly the planet would be a decidedly different place, likely exponentially wondrous.

Poignant and penetrating, there are so many thoughts to ponder in these videos that I have watched them several times over the past two days.  The questions that Alan poses and his insights into the nature of the universe, the singular egoic construct verses the larger whole and "happening versus doing" echo the ancient teachings of many indigenous tribes around the globe, as well as the greatest thinkers within the current consciousness movement.  In terms of our fundamental nature as energetic beings, we have created and exist within a construct of systems that run counter to our very essence.  At the core of what Alan is saying is the revelation that we must awaken to the larger truth of our existence as human beings... being.  I love his observations on the nature of "the wiggly world."  Many who have spent time in the tribal / house music scenes will recognize the term as coined by Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers) to describe the free-flowing expression of dance on a primal level.  It's hard to believe that this was recorded 40 years ago, as Alan's reflections are of paramount relevance today.  Our thanks to Mark Watts for making these videos available for public viewing.  It is a real treasure - simply brilliant.  Enjoy.

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~ Namaste. ~

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Existential Videos: All Will Arrive - Alan Watts Is God For 10 Minutes

I came across the two embedded videos below earlier today during my morning reading and found that they compliment each other nicely.  If you're in the mood for a little existentialism, you might find these videos to be interesting.  Between the two, there is quite a bit about which to think and/or meditate upon.

The first video is from LelaBear, entitled "All Will Arrive."  Taken from her YouTube page, this is how Lela describes the video: "My video illustration of the role of the psyche in our collective spiritual awakening... originally inspired by Jed McKenna's audio book series "The Enlightenment Trilogy" produced by Wise Fool Press...  synchronistic inspiration fueled by the fusion of two of my favorite visionaries - Fintan Dunne, Independent Journalist and Sam Brown, the quintessential cosmic artist for the interview with Jungarian scholar Paul Levy, author of "The World Is Psyche."

The second video features audio from a class taught by British philosopher, writer and speaker Alan Watts (1915-1973).  In the video, he plays the role of a delusional patient who thinks he is God.  Watts allows his students to ask him any questions they'd like, and the results are quite informative and entertaining.  There are some fascinating points to ponder in the video.  Thanks to Daniel Silversun at Esoteric for raising awareness of the video by reposting it.

~ Namaste. ~

Monday, March 28, 2011

Helpful Meditations

There are more meditation videos online now than ever before on places like YouTube.  Below are two helpful videos that I have been using lately.  The first is an excerpt from Jonathan Goldman & Crystal Tones, called, "Crystal Bowls Chakra Chants."  It's about ten minutes in length.  The soft chants interweave into the tones quite nicely.  I like to take videos like that on YouTube and put them into a playlist - the same video on the same playlist three or four times - and then have a good 30-40 minute auto-playing background soundtrack for a meditation.  I really enjoy simple tone-based meditation soundtracks, like the Solfeggio Frequencies that I wrote about in a previous post.  I used to listen to simple ambient music like this with headphones during my time creating in virtual reality simulators, where my work itself became a meditation of creation.  The tones I would listen to would merge with the sounds of breezes, water, etc. in the simulator and really provide a profoundly deep immersion experience.

The Crystal Bowls track also makes a good background for other meditations, such as the many group events taking place daily around the world on places like the WingMakers' Event Temples and the newly-launched site Do As One, which features guided unison breathing.  I really like the concept of group meditation events.  Never before in modern times have so many people been able to come together in meditation on a daily basis to focus positive intentions together that will hopefully have a broadening cumulative effect on our world as time goes by.

The second video is a guided meditation from Drunvalo Melchizedek.  The mediation is similar to the one outlined in his book, "Living In The Heart."  Focus and intention is placed on Mother Earth, with one's love sent down to her, and then to Father Sky, or essentially everything in the universe outside of the earth.  In his book, he adds giving thanks to and acknowledgement of the Unity Grid or Consciousness Grid that comprises the higher dimensions and includes ancestors and ascended beings whose energy is contained in the grid that surrounds the earth.  In the book, focus is first placed on Pachamama (the earth), followed by the Unity Grid and then finally directed to Father Sky, the All That Is.  I've been playing the Jonathan Goldman video as a background to Drunvalo's guided meditation, playing both simultaneously.  They seem to flow nicely together.

Jonathan Goldman ~ Crown Chakra ~ Diamond Light

~ Guided Meditation by Drunvalo Melchizedek ~

Peace ; )

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Clif High Interview On Time Monk Radio From March 14

Below is a new interview on Time Monk Radio with Clif High from Half Past Human and the Web Bot Project from March 14th.  This interview was done two days after the last interview posted here from Truth Frequency Radio, which occurred on the 12th of this month.  Clif's proprietary software program and his linguistics analysis are some of the most intriguing elements to emerge over the past decade or thereabouts in terms of trend forecasting and future events.  His insights are unique and often compelling.  As of the time of this interview, he is still pointing to the period around March 25th as indicative of the emergence of a long period of "release language" which is supposed to extend to October of this year, according to the Web Bot data.  Such a long period of release language typically portends the occurrence of a rather large, traumatic event on a global scale.  Clif goes into detail about the post-March 25th release language period again, also mentioning that there is the potential of variance, meaning that the on-or-about March 25th event could be something currently developing on the planet that could potentially get worse or the release language could be pointing to a new event that has not as yet occurred.

As of today, March 27th, it would seem that we have either entered into a variance period in terms of the occurrence a new event, or it could be that the Japan nuclear situation, unrest in the Middle East or the ongoing protests around the world will blossom into something greater than their current status may indicate.  We would assume that Clif is speaking from an up-to-date perspective in terms of the Web Bot's crawls of its spiders, but we're not sure as he doesn't explicitly state when the most recent data was collected and analyzed.  That said, we understand that the crawling and subsequent analysis is quite complicated and takes time, however, the potential events that Clif speaks about here have been showing up in the Web Bot data for some time before this year.  The interview is embedded below in 9 parts, which should all be accessible from the single video window below, running in an auto-play mode from the beginning to the end of the entire interview.  If the video does stall between segments, one can traverse the different segments using the arrow keys on the sides of the video.  For anyone who has been following Clif or listened to the last interview from TFR (previously posted here), he goes into greater detail and explanation that provides more perspective on potential future events.  Our thanks to Clif High and Time Monk Radio for making this interview available.

Peace ; )

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Drunvalo Melchizedek Interview: Audri Scott Williams

Audri Scott Williams from 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace interviewed Drunvalo Melchizedek in Sedona, Arizona on February 11th as part of her radio show, Peace Talks for Life Conversations Radio.  Peace Talks is transmitted every Friday from 12p - 1pm Eastern Time in the US.  Posted to YouTube on March 18th, the three part interview is embedded below.  Audri covers a lot of ground with Drunvalo, including a discussion of plasma beings - other-dimensional ascended light beings - who are here to assist us with our evolution and ascension into the higher realms.  The plasma beings, as I understand it, are the ones that travel through the dimensions of the universe in merkabas (light vehicles).  The merkaba is also our light vehicle as humans, also known as the rainbow body or light body, the vehicle of the soul.

It appears that these types of light vehicles are being seen around the world more often than ever.  I have viewed several videos over the past few months from various parts of the globe and where people seem to have captured these vehicles with cameras.  Some links are provided further down in this post.  These light or plasma vehicles also bear a direct resemblance to the types of light vehicles that have been recorded by James Gilliland and others at the Eceti Ranch in Washington state for some time now.  The light vehicles are unlike vehicles used by the Greys or Reptilians, which often appear to resemble human science fiction or futuristic military aircraft.  The vehicles of the plasma beings appear to be composed of pure light, as opposed to solid mass.  Drunvalo's discusses some of his history with the plasma beings, including an invitation to see them up close from Carlos Diaz and the Vatican's subsequent efforts to silence Diaz is a story of intrigue in itself.

Also discussed are the Mayan time cycles, the Hopi Blue Star Prophecy and the observation that many of the time cycles of ancient indigenous peoples are coming to an end within the next couple of years.  Drunvalo also provides some interesting insights on the human heart and the importance of the part it plays in our development, from the beginnings of physical human life to the role it plays in our evolution and ascension into higher realms.  If you are a fan of Drunvalo and you haven't read his book, Living In The Heart, I highly recommend it.  There are some wonderful explorations of the power of the human heart contained within the book, including the ability to change and expand consciousness through simple heart-based meditations that can affect one's physical world.  That book highly affected my personal journey.  Audri and Drunvalo also reference Credo Mutwa and his work.  For those interested in ancient and hidden history regarding the evolution of human DNA and manipulation from the perspective of a Zulu shaman, there's a fascinating in-depth 3.5-hour interview that Credo did with David Icke recently that can be found here.

Despite a slow start due to technical issues, Audri does an excellent job with this interview, and Drunvalo, as always, offers an enlightened view of the grand play that is taking place currently with the human race, planet earth and the universe at large.  Audri's YouTube channel is located here.  Drunvalo's primary website is located here, and an older site featuring a lot of Drunvalo's work is called Spirit of Ma'at.  Thanks to Audri Scott Williams, Peace Talks and Drunvalo for making this video and its message available widely on the web.

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For more information on Carlos Diaz, I have embedded an older documentary below called "Ships of Light," or at least parts therefrom, that explores and analyzes Carlos' earlier sightings of plasma vehicles in the 1990s.  There is some compelling information presented in the videos, and I find that the resemblance to the light vehicles that have been photographed and recorded around the world recently is something to consider.  I've never been one to follow UFO sightings, but in the various pictures and videos that have surfaced recently on the web, I do find the similarity to the objects allegedly observed by Carlos Diaz to be intriguing.  Here is a link to the website of a cultural anthropologist, Michael Hesseman, who investigated Carlos' claims.  Hesseman's conclusions, as well as those from another group of researchers was that Carlos' photos, etc. were not hoaxed.  

Of course, the skeptical side of me wonders why no video has yet surfaced where these light vehicles are directly over the head of anyone who happens to be recording them.  Perhaps, as would be expected, such light beings from another dimension are acutely aware of surrounding beings on the planet's surface prior to approaching earth and are awaiting the proper time of their revealing, keeping in accordance with what many have said is a universal law of non-interference in the affairs of the living beings on any planet, unless other universal laws are broken beforehand.  Said breaking of universal laws in the past, according to some, has led to the ongoing interference from the Greys and Reptilians that we have been experiencing for thousands of years, which Drunvalo references briefly in the above video and has spoken of in the past during previous interviews.  

My hope is that Drunvalo and others are correct insofar as these visitations are increasing and more bold video evidence will surface in the days and months to come.  As I've stated previously, if such mass disclosure does occur, expect the powers that be to use hysteria to scare people, either with earthly-designed military aircraft not yet viewed by the general public or through an alliance with negative other-dimensional beings in an effort to maintain the status quo by stating that all beings alien to earth are "evil doers."  The late German - American scientist and father of rocket science Whernher Von Braun warned prior to his death that such a day would come.

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Below are some links to various videos of what look to be possibly light vehicles of plasma beings, similar to those captured by Carlos Diaz.  Unfortunately, many are shot from a distance.  Most notable are the now-famous sightings over the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was observed at 1am local time on January 28th, 2011 from various points, including some American tourists who appeared to capture the closest view of the object.  Could the object be an activated merkaba?  Here is another video of the same object captured from further away.  The reaction of all observers of the Dome sighting appears to be quite similar, especially when the object quickly departs into the heavens.  

Here is a link to a video taken in Spain on January 16th, one from the UK recorded this past New Year's Eve; one spotted in Germany on January 16th; a long distance shot taken in Hunter Valley, Australia in January and another in Amsterdam in September of last year and Glastonbury, UK late last year.  There are many more that have popped up on the web from other countries over the last several months, including the US.  And those sightings appear to be similar to those observed at the Eceti Ranch as well.  Do any of those videos, or others, prove anything?  Certainly not, but I can't recall ever seeing so many photos or videos of these potential plasma-being light vehicles in the past.  There have been other recent sightings of craft that look to be physical, 3D vehicles, including one popular sighting recently in Brazil, but I didn't include that link here.  It's something that I continue to watch, with the hope that we'll see more information emerging on the subject soon.

~ Namaste ~

Monday, March 21, 2011

I AM: The Shift Is About To Hit The Fan - Documentary

I'm dropping a quick post here to raise awareness about an excellent documentary called "I AM," the latest film from award-winning comedy writer and director Tom Shadyac, who brought us Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, and Patch Adams, as well as other films and television series.  I have not yet been able to see the film, which is currently in limited release in theatres in the US, but several friends have recently seen it and have reported back that it's an inspiring and uplifting work.  Who could expect less from Tom Shadyac?  The quality of his work speaks for itself and I look forward to viewing the film when I'm able to do so.  The documentary features interviews with Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Coleman Barks and Thom Hartman, exploring the questions of what is wrong with our world and what we can do to change it.

A central theme of connectedness and unity runs through the movie.  To me, this type of message is extremely important, especially at this time when we see people all over the world beginning to awaken, standing up to tyranny in a quest for independence and the dissolution of corrupt governmental and for-profit belief systems.  The more that messages like those contained in "I AM" reach the masses, the faster we can begin to unite as one voice and begin to further raise the collective vibration of humanity and the planet.  Tom's story is quite compelling.  As he puts it, he has been on his own quest of awakening for years, and like many of us he began to question the memes and handed-down beliefs that govern much of the world and its control systems.  Not only does he talk the talk, but this man really walks the walk, having given away much of his wealth, stepping away from his Hollywood A-List status and instead opting to simplify his life by moving to a mobile home park. 

The trailer is embedded below and the film's official website is located here.  On the film's official site you can view Tom's blog and learn about his Foundation For I AM, the specific purpose of which is "dedicated to filling the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those impoverished in our society."  I find Tom's personal story quite inspiring and wish him all the best with the continued success of this film and his other endeavors.

::: I AM: The Shift Is About To Hit The Fan [trailer] :::

Peace ; )

Major Breakthrough: A New Type Of Lucidity - Wow!

If you've been following my posts over the last several months, you'll know that I have been searching for context and meaning amidst what appears to be the complete demolition of my life and my ego that I have been accustomed to for so long.  Everything has appeared to be dissolving around me, and witnessing this cascade of my familiar life elements as they continue to tumble and turn to dust, I have actively been seeking answers and direction.  It all started with the Dark Night of the Soul, within which was contained a period that I came to call a Cosmic Initiation (all previously covered in this venue, at least partially).  The initiation gave me a completely new perspective on reality, one that I had never known before, and it didn't come about through journey work of any kind, rather, it happened randomly.  I was introduced to a way of being that consisted of the inability to plan anything, and lived completely in the moment for several weeks, during which time I had a treasure trove of insight and experience bestowed upon me that has permanently changed the way in which I view the world and the human condition. 

Since that time, I have continued to seek out answers and plot some kind of new life direction that entails truly living at my highest potential, not by worldly means or status, but by being led completely by Source energy and my higher self, wherever such a journey may take me.  I have been trying to, as I call it, "break the fourth wall" during normal states of consciousness through meditation and lucid dreaming for about the past six months.  Often times this quest has led me to feelings of frustration, that somehow I'm not doing things correctly.  I know they're there - multiple states of expanded consciousness, and I have tried to remain as focused and determined as I can be to achieve such states without the aid of journey tools.  Back in February, a friend told me about a technique from Malcolm Godwin's book, "The Lucid Dreamer," through which one can learn to trigger lucidity within the dreamworld.  I have experimented with various methods since around 1995, most notably with the Nova Dreamer, which at that time cost me $300 and after years of use I could never achieve the same results that would occasionally occur within random lucid dreams.  I haven't been able to afford Godwin's book, so I took the simple technique that my friend shared with me and customized it to include my own personal flavor, which included a recipe for maximum empowerment within the dream world (written about here and here in previous posts).

I had been using the lucid dreaming trigger technique for almost a month.  On the second day, I had an excellent lucid flying dream, but after that, nothing.  Saturday evening I had viewed Rick Strassman's documentary (embedded in the previous post) and was pursuing an event string or as I have come to call them, a guided information sourcing session, the thread line of which had to do with breaking through the worst kind potentially overwhelming life obstacles that one can expect to face (homelessness, bankruptcy, et al).  I had been thinking about the singular egoic mind construct that defines our everyday world and how I have continued to feel frustrated in terms of watching my old life wash away in the absence of any kind of new direction emerging.  It was during this reading that I came across an article from Sonia Barrett entitled, "When Nothing Seems To Be Working." 

I had not known about Sonia before that introduction, and spent some time afterward on her websites Spirit In Form and Sovereign Mind Radio.  The "When Nothing..." article appeared to be apropos for what I have been feeling, and my left-brain egoic mind kept stating, "Yeah, but you don't know how bad my life is right now."  I have been so blessed in my life and have lived in abundance until these past couple of years.  I've always been able to create and share art, and join in the celebration of the creations of others, and for the life of me, I don't know how things changed, or why.  Sonia seemed to speak from direct experience, addressing even that type of egoic questioning in the article.  I later found some bio information on an Information Machine blog post that links to a recent interview that she did with Vertias Radio, outlining part of her struggle and quest to break through the matrix.  I listened to that interview along with another recent one that she did on her own website and found her energy and insights to be uplifting.  I consider discovering Sonia a good find and plan to explore more of her work as time goes on.

On Saturday night / early Sunday morning, I went to bed and fell asleep around 2:45am local time, only to be awoken an hour later by annoying, vibrating and buzzing sounds.  It was so disorienting that I first thought that I was having an involuntary OBE or astral travel experience.  As I stirred from sleep, my second thought was that a motion picture film crew had begun shooting a film across the street.  Usually we receive filming notices in advance if this is to happen.  I stumbled out of bed and then thought that something was happening to my computers, as I began to notice a melody above the cacophony of vibrating noise.  Then I saw that it was someone parked out in front of my building, who had apparently dropped somebody off after an evening of partying.  I was incredibly annoyed, as were many people in my building - it was that loud - shaking everything.  I have a large sound system in my car, but I have rarely heard something that loud outside of seeing a piece from a custom auto show on cable television.  He must have had at least four 16-inch JBL's pounding out sub-bass in that car.  Plus, as I looked out the window, I noticed that he had his back hatch opened as he fiddled with some items in the car, which only made the sound worse.  I finally laid back down in bed after he drove away and wondered if I could get back to sleep.

Since last September when I began to attempt to "break the fourth wall" and enter into either a lucid or some other kind of inner-exploratory state just prior to entering sleep mode, I have been sleeping with a circular band over my eyes to maximize blackness and cut down on any types of distraction.  When I first started doing this, it was during the daytime.  I noticed that usually within twenty minutes or so, sometimes less, I would begin to see nebulous purple-blue globs move around on the inside of my eyelids.  Occasionally, if I was very tired or had a lot of activity prior to attempting sleep, these globs would be punctuated by random flickers that didn't seem to be connected to the purplish globs.  I eventually read online that the body is discharging energy through the nervous system, which results in the flickers.  The globs interested me, so I spent many days in pre-sleep mode casually observing them.  This takes patience and a release of expectation, and for me it took several months of careful observation that eventually led to further definition and exploration of this state and what it can potentially lead to.

When I was relaxed, focusing on my breath and casually observing the purplish globs, I began to notice that they would become punctuated in intensity at various points.  I also noticed that the longer I remained in that state, the intense areas (light purple, almost magenta in color) would become outlined in a light greenish-yellow along the edges as they moved around and morphed in shape.  I could easily follow the brighter parts with my eyes and have done so since last September on most nights as I fall asleep.  Over the course of these past few months, I have remembered previous states of mediation whereby upon reaching a very deep state, on occasion I would notice an area of morphing images that would appear within my field of vision, eyes closed, where images morphed eventually into full color pictures.

I knew that same place, projected on to my closed eyelids, to be the inner world of other dimensions that I had experienced as reality in many prior journey work excursions, assisted by sacred herbs, etc.  From those experiences, I learned not to judge what I saw, only to observe.  Early on in years past when accessing that point I would become afraid of some of what I was seeing, but eventually learned that it's harmless, and if I kept fear out of the equation, it just became something interesting to watch.  I always wondered what the source of it was... another reality?  Inner reality?  Ultimate reality?  Previous journey work using "tools" seemed to indicate that what I saw during these recent pre-sleep states was indeed a faint representation of the larger, full-blown other-dimensional visual experience that one can have when assisted by sacred tools or herbs, etc.  I have remained intrigued ever since, determined to see if there is indeed a connection between the two, or they are one in the same.

Over the course of the last several months, doing this observation virtually every time I tried to fall asleep, I became aware that the morphing globs would sometimes form what looked like still photographs - flashes of distinct imagery that were definable, though not familiar to me in terms of daily references of people, places or things.  "Whoah!" would usually be my brain's reaction, and as I had such a realization, the picture would gently fade back into the morphing purples.  I kept trying to train my brain not to be fascinated by what I saw, just to let it be and observe.  In recent weeks, this process has become more easy for me to develop but I am by no means a master of it as yet.  I have found that if I remain still, I will be able to see beautiful vast expanses of nature... skies, flowers, mountains, water, birds, etc.  Most of the time they remained fleeting.  Occasionally I would see what looked to be much like the virtual worlds I spent so much time in from 2006 - 2010.  About a week ago during one such experience, I noticed that I was looking at what appeared to be a computer screen of some kind, with alphabetical letters (language) and photos of people, none of whom I knew.  It seemed to be scrolling slowly, but constantly.  "This is new," I thought at the time.

Each time I would try and bring the picture of the "screen" further into view in order to read the writing, I would loose grasp of the letters.  Every time I saw the screen, the letters looked to be something easily readable in English, yet with each attempt to focus, they would disintegrate into gibberish and I would get mildly frustrated.  The pictures of people intrigued me as well, and I would struggle for context, as if searching my memory in order to find a match somewhere with someone I had known in the past.  It appeared that by this time I was getting better at this method, whatever it is, of opening a part of my perception while in a normal, pre-sleep state of mind.  During that time I had a new experience, which I wrote about in a previous post where I called it a Dream Burst.  The Dream Burst was distinctly different than this, and did not occur in the same way as these images were appearing.  The burst was a lucid dream-meets-astral travel experience, something completely new to me despite similar experiences in the past.  It was initiated by something, perhaps an entity, speaking to me within my dream mind which ignited an astral experience within the dream; pure bliss, and very different than this activity I had been engaging in since last autumn in terms of training myself from outside the dream state.  In hindsight, perhaps the Dream Burst was a necessary precursor to what I would come to experience, which is the subject of this post. 

As I laid there on my bed on Saturday night, after the booming sound system had left my block, I wondered if I should continue to try falling asleep or get up, make some tea and go back to the computer.  I decided that sleep would be best, or at least the attempt to do so.  I had the band around my eyes and felt a bit rattled, and tried to calm myself by shaking my foot, which sometimes helps me to calm down quickly and fall asleep.  I began watching the purplish globs, which once again started to morph into brighter globs with their signature greenish-yellow outlines.  A few still photos captured for brief seconds within my field of view, as often happens.  I remained the observer.  Then, it appeared very quickly within the center of my view that there was some kind of vortex there, a quick swirl of all the globs that lasted for about a second or two.  The next thing I noticed was that my awareness was pulled into this "vortex," for lack of a better word.  This was not like an OBE vortex, which can occasionally feel like a vacuum cleaner and make one feel like they're being literally sucked off of the bed.  This was different, no body-pull sensation, just awareness, as if I had been staring at a whirlpool that I somehow poured my consciousness into.  No physical pull.

I came out of the other side about six feet above the ground in the dream state, within a flat or apartment of some kind.  My essence poured out of a an old painting that was on one of the walls.  It had a conclave type of frame that curved out from the painting itself about two inches.  I stood on the floor.  There I was, wide awake, with my full conscious awareness that I carry in the everyday 3D physical world.  Bam - just like that.  I knew I was "dreaming" but I wasn't exactly sure where or how.  Had I traveled in time?  Another dimension?  A past existence?  Was this what is known as Quantum Jumping?  I was completely astounded, so much so that I quickly tried to calm my emotions so that I wouldn't knock myself out of that state.  I was elated.  Fascinated. Stunned. Excited beyond belief.  "This is a major breakthrough!"  I thought as I began to explore my surroundings.

I had experienced many lucid dreaming experiences in the past, but none where I carried with me the totality of my waking awareness that I have every day.  In past experiences, only part of "me" was present, enough to know who I was and that I was awake in the dream, but not my "waking all."  Wow.  This place in which I found myself appeared to be 3D, just like my waking physical world.  The building that I was in seemed very similar to my present residence, yet it was completely different.  Instead of white walls, the walls of the interior were a deep olive green color.  Old paintings adorned the wall that I had passed through at a rather odd height.  "That's strange," I thought, as I looked at the wall.  They were closer to the ceiling than the middle of the wall, typically hung higher than one would hang them here, today, in this world.

There was antique furniture everywhere, quite a change from my post-modern furniture from this present life.  And strewn about this rather messy place were items that I knew to be mine, with some even baring a resemblance to things in my physical world, yet they were all different.  The flat contained a dining room, which I currently don't have, consisting of a dark wooden dining table and tall chairs, along with a hutch and a small desk or dresser of some kind.  I stepped carefully around the living room, dining room and an adjacent smaller room with low chairs and a coffee table, which looked to be a center of activity with many items on the coffee table.  I passed through the smaller room and opened a door that led to the hallway.  "This isn't my building," I said, "Yet it is, or at least it's familiar to my building and I do live here."  I walked to the end of the hallway and looked out the window.  There were other buildings across the street, some with faint lights coming from rooms.  "Wow, this is incredible... absolutely incredible."

I walked back into the flat again, through the small room and into the living room, where I made my way to another window, which also faced the street.  There were no cars, no horses, no vehicles of any kind, yet I noticed a few people walking on the street below, including a couple that appeared to be walking a dog.  I focused on the street for a few moments and realized that I could project the visual input area of my consciousness out in front of the building, and I briefly floated it down the street as I observed the buildings and windows across the way.  I saw people in some of the windows.  One couple was sitting in bed.  I didn't see any street lights and couldn't determine if the architecture of the buildings was from any particular time period.  Most of the buildings appeared to be made of brick but they weren't brownstones.  I returned my awareness to the living room of the flat and immediately thought of my friend in this physical world who had shared the Malcolm Godwin technique with me several weeks ago.  He said that initially the intensity of what he experienced was so great that it scared him and he had to stop.  "What I really want to do," he said the night that he shared the technique, "Is to try and fall asleep from that lucid zone and see where I wake up."  I thought that's what I should set out to do straight away, but then I stopped myself.  I couldn't do it just yet, there was too much to see and explore first.

"Oh wow - a mirror - I've gotta find a mirror!"  I turned from the window and scoped out the living room in greater detail, and noticed that there was a large full-length mirror on the wall to the left of the painting that I seemed to have come out of upon my arrival.  I gazed over at the mirror.  I was somewhat stunned that I could see myself, as I didn't remember that from any previous dream experiences, or having the presence of mind to even seek to find a mirror in a dream for that matter, yet I had the same conscious awareness with which I exist in the physical world, from which I am currently writing this post.  I then walked up to the mirror.  Wow.  I looked different than I do in this reality, as if I was a completely different person.  I was smaller in stature, and noticeably lighter, not that I am large or overweight in this world.  I moved my legs and arms around.  It was captivating.  Slowly I got very close to the mirror and began to examine my face, nearly pressing my head on the glass.  Somehow, despite looking completely different, I knew it was what I call "me" in the physical world.  I was very familiar with this persona, and its body.  I was blown away.  "I've gotta find a pen - something to write with - paper - I've got to put this stuff down in writing!"  I went into the dining area and found a writing instrument and a piece of paper.  Just then a knock came at the door, a door on the other side of the flat from the one I used earlier to walk into the hallway.

Between the excitement I was experiencing and a millisecond of dread upon hearing the knock, I took a moment to regain my composure and center myself.  I did not want this to end.  It was too valuable an experience and I didn't know how delicate a state it was.  After years of trying to find an experience like this, carrying my waking awareness, I didn't know if I'd ever get back to such a place, so I calmed myself and decided I had to answer the door.  Thankfully, fear was not a factor.  Rather, it was a slight cautionary impulse, like a spark, and not something that I became fixated upon.  I felt safe.  I felt just like I do most often in the physical world.  The knocking continued, quick, repetitive bursts of insistent, short knocks.  I approached the wooden door and noticed that it had a sideways-sliding opening at eye level that I could push to one side and see who was at the door.  I opened it.  On the other side of the door stood a man that I knew was familiar to me.  "Rosancrantz," I thought.  He spoke with a thick Eastern European accent.  "Let me in."  I opened the door.  It became evident to me upon opening the door that I shared the flat with someone, although I couldn't get a read (or "ident" as Robert Monroe would say) as to who this person was.

I recognized Rosancrantz as someone I knew who was an old friend of my roommate and understood that they both had gone to university together.  At the same time, I also realized that I knew him to be somewhat of a pest from time to time, neurotic and needy.  "Where is he?  I need to speak with him," he said.  I told him that I didn't really know but that he could stay as long as he liked.  He came in, went straight to the dining room and began pensively pacing around the table.  "It's important.  I need something.  When will he be back?"  Again, I said I didn't know.  My thoughts then turned to the paper and writing instrument, followed by:  "I've got to ask him some questions about where we are and what year this is."  I began to quiz him as he paced around.  "What day is this?"  I asked.  He looked at me with a jolting grimace, as if to say, "How ridiculous?" But I persisted.  "Seriously, I need to know what day this is."  "Oh," he said, "That's right.  You've been seeing that medium," which I realized was considered some form of a psychiatrist.  "It's 3rd October," he said.  "Year, what year is this?"  I quickly blurted out; my hands holding the paper and "pen" on the dining room table, ready to write as I stared at him, anxiously awaiting a response.

He looked at me briefly again like I was mad, finally cocking his head back in a seemingly arrogant, scholarly sense, only to break the pose for a moment due to what appeared to be a feeling of pity for me that had come over him, and he slowly said, "Oh -3 ('03)."  I focused intently on writing it down, 10/3/03, watching as I put the date to paper.  "Wait," I thought, "2003?  1903?  1803?  Some other century?"  I no sooner had those thoughts when I noticed he had started for the door.  "I have to be going.  If you see him, tell him I must speak with him at once."  I went over to the door, opened it for him and he left.  While the door was still open, I noticed several people in the hall to the left who were talking.  I had a moment of curiousity about talking with them, but decided to just close the door and be alone in the flat once again.  "Rosancrantz - now how exactly do I know him?"  I wondered for a few seconds, but my thoughts quickly turned back to the fascination and overwhelming joy that I was wide awake with my normal earthly consciousness.  I wanted to first continue exploring the flat, because it was so familiar to me.  I looked around the living room for a few more moments, eventually becoming intrigued with the mirror again.  I walked up to it, once again marveling that I had a different physical appearance but the same exact awareness from my physical world.  Just then, everything dissolved into a swirl and I woke up on my bed.

I couldn't believe what had happened.  Just as intense and wild as the dream burst, yet completely different.  I got out of bed and began to search the web for "soul travel through paintings" and various other word strings that might yield some kind of similar results, i.e., "time travel through paintings," "soul essence through paintings," etc.  I came across one book in which author Mike Wilks appears to have described such a phenomenon in a work of fiction called "Mirrorscape."  I had never read or heard of the book before but it's been added to my wish list for sometime in the future.  This dream, other-dimensional, time travel, quantum jumping experience will be with me for the rest of my life, another dangled carrot after which to chase, in the hope that I might be able to discover more about my true nature and that of the universe / multiverse.  I have been there now, wide awake in dreamland, and I will never forget what it was like.  I then wrote my friend an email who had shared the Godwin lucid dreaming technique with me, describing what had happened.  Was this what he was talking about, was this type of full-waking lucidity really what lucid dreaming was all about?  If so, I had only partially experienced it in the past.  Though lucid in the past, never was I ever "all there" like this.  When I woke up, I noticed that I had only been asleep for about 90 minutes, so this wasn't something from late sleep-stage REM, during which our deepest dreams typically occur.

Even though I was there for some time, the experience ended too soon, and the next time I find myself in such a place, my sole intent is to try and solve problems within the physical world through thought and analysis from that other-worldly dimensional space.  If I could somehow send energy from that place into the physical world, that would be something.  Perhaps even send triggers into my waking world from the lucid dream state.  Wow.  My mind was buzzing with possibilities.  I wish I had the time to do that before it had all dissolved.  I feel like there is so much to learn.  For now, all I can do is to repeat the Godwin technique and focus on what appears to be a portal that can be opened through those purplish globs on the inside of my eyelids with much patience and determination.  If I could master such things, the physical life and its challenges would become dwarfed within the greater context of exploration.  Many of the great teachers, yogis, etc. say that we each have the universe within ourselves, and that through the doors of the heart lie the gateways to other worlds.  I hope that this was a taste of just that kind of experience.  I'm happy that I was able to enter such a space without the aid of any tools.  The possibilities are indeed endless.  Malcolm Godwin, thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights.  Parts of me, long-dormant, have awakened because of your work and I am forever grateful.  The same gratitude goes out to all of those whose work I have referenced here in this venue; thank you.

On that note, I'll leave you with a few things that I came across earlier on Saturday night, prior to my watching the Richard Strassman documentary and reading about Sonia Barrett, one of which is an interview of scholar and lecturer Graham Hancock, author of "Fingerprints of the Gods," among other books.  In this interview below, entitled "Setting History Free," author and lecturer David Wilcock examines some of Hancock's work and his theories about the nature of our existence, the lost or hidden history of humanity and what may lie ahead for us as we move through linear time in an effort to evolve human consciousness.  This is another fascinating video that virtually any seeker should find interesting.  It puts current world events into a larger perspective and spans a course of time much larger than any of our individual lifetimes.  I can't state it enough now, due to the myriad of experiences I have had over the years, most recently the Cosmic Initiation, Dream Burst and the aforementioned lucid dreaming adventure, that there is much, much more to reality than what we can perceive with our physical eyes; that much I do know.  I don't claim to have any answers.  I remain skeptical and just like anyone else, I only have my experiences, some of which I have attempted to share in this forum.  I only wish to remember what is my birthright, my greater truth, and in doing so realize my greatest potential, becoming forever free to create and explore the universe / multiverse.

::: Setting History Free :::

And finally, the last piece of this long post is a link to the final chapter from a book by scholar and author Michael Tsarion, entitled "Aliens, Alien Visitation, and Genetic Manipulation."  I first became aware of Michael's work in 2005, and have watched several of his rather lengthy videos, many of which are available on YouTube.  Michael goes down the rabbit hole in such detail that he is virtually unmatched as a master dot connector of hidden pieces of history, manipulation and exploitation of the human race.  In this, the final chapter of the aforementioned book, which I found on Scribd (no idea how it got there or why, as its only the last chapter of a book), he sums up the human condition in much the same way that Hancock and Wilcock talk about in the interview above, even going so far as to touch on the fact that the creation of art can be and often is the universe itself speaking to us, trying to gently get us to remember our history and divine rights as sovereign individuals, if we would only take the time to stop, focus, observe and listen.

By the time the chapter got to the famous lines from Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," (below) I was taken aback.  As a former music industry executive and deejay, I have listened to thousands of albums and tens of thousands of songs from all over the world.  As you can imagine, the classics like Zeppelin I have heard over and over.  In terms of how these lyrics are presented within that chapter of Tsarion's book, he says, "Artists and minstrels of more recent times also have the same macro-theme [referring to cosmic inspiration] in their creations, though few are aware of it… consider the final lines of the song "Stairway To Heaven," by Led Zeppelin, and then why millions resonate with this and other masterpieces without knowing consciously why."  This blew me away.  Validation.  In previous posts regarding my Cosmic Initiation, I state in detail how the universe, or Source energy, showed me the EXACT same thing, although through other songs and works of art.

It is indeed a grand, infinite space in which we find our conscious awareness abiding at present, and we're only able to currently view a minuscule portion of its majesty.  It's my belief that if you take the time to be still and open yourself up, perhaps with perseverance and due diligence, the universe will reveal itself to you in all its glory.  After all, on every level, it is the very fabric in which we exist and it comprises everything... in the Hermetic sense, "All That Is," or the mind of god.  I see the message in this song so clearly now.  The lyrics below will never have the same meaning for me going forward, featured in Chapter 22 -  Epilogue:  There's Still Time To Change The Road You're On, from Michael Tsarion's "Aliens, Alien Visitation, and Genetic Manipulation":

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our souls
There walks a Lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
(From Stairway To Heaven – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant)

Peace ; )

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DMT: The Spirit Molecule. Opening Up To The Wider Reality

For those familiar with any type of journey work, particularly those who have used sacred plants, etc. to achieve altered states of consciousness, if you haven't seen Rick Strassman's documentary, "DMT: The Spirit Molecule," you may well enjoy it.  Included are interviews with some of the participants from Rick's groundbreaking, government sanctioned experiments with DMT, the first experiments of their kind to be done in 40 years.  Even if you haven't done any type of journey work, you may also find this film to be quite interesting.  As stated in previous posts, I have done a lot of journey work over the years, most of it many years ago.  Back in December of 2010, I carefully prepared for and had several experiences with salvia divinorum for the first time.  Based on the intensity of many explorations in the past, I found the salvia experience to be interesting and informative but ultimately a bit disappointing.  Rick's documentary is based on his book of the same name, which I have not had a chance to read yet but have heard that it is a great book.

Narrated by Joe Rogan, the film is extremely well done and the YouTube upload is in high quality so it plays well in full screen mode.  In order to put the DMT experience (and other journey instruments) into perspective, especially if one thinks that it's all imagination and/or taboo, it is important to remember that what we experience in the physical world is only a tiny portion of a larger reality.  I believe this to be true from my own experiences.  Our day-to-day so-called "normal" reality is a single egoic mental world model, which lacks and even fights with fervor against any type of culturally integrated altered state initiation.

Anyone who has done any type of deep journey work knows this to be the case.  We are essentially largely cut off from the larger multiversal reality, and have turned our backs on the ancient knowledge, which has and continues to be largely hidden from our view in an attempt to get us to focus only on survival and the material world for the profit of manipulators who control the egoic construct.  In terms of ascension and a potential expansion of human consciousness, particularly within this Mayan Ninth Wave of the Underworld, it is very important to realize this.  We are all sovereign individuals, sparks of a divine flame.  Our true nature and the multiverse is exponentially far greater than what most of us experience in the present everyday world.  Now is the time to realize this within ourselves.  Enjoy.

~ Namaste ~

Friday, March 18, 2011

Live Radiation Monitoring From West LA, Exposure Info

The embedded video below is running live on Ustream from detecting current radiation levels in Santa Monica, California, which is located on the far west side of Los Angeles along the coast.  The monitor is at an elevation of 140 feet and indoors.   It's currently very early here on the morning of Friday, March 18th.  Today is the day that many have estimated that the first radioactive particles will be arriving here, about 11am local time. When viewing the Ustream video below, you might want to click the Mute button to avoid the nasty thirty-second commercial at the beginning.  There's no sound on the stream anyway.

I've been watching the stream for about an hour now on an alternate screen and according to the information posted on EnviroReporter and elsewhere, the levels here so far have been normal.  The readings on the monitor are in Counts Per Minute (CPM).  100 Counts Per Minute equals 1 Millisievert (mSv).  The average CPM have been in the mid-40s and the highest variance I have seen over the hour I've viewed the stream has been 65.  It will be interesting to see if this changes as time goes on, and by how much, if indeed the accidents in Japan are not contained.  For now, there is no need for concern (here).  The concern lies with the potentially worsening conditions in Japan and the time it will take to get things under control, as radiation exposure over time has a cumulative impact on humans and the environment.  I saw a video last night featuring theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, where he stated that if he had the ear of Japan's Prime Minister, he would have told him to have poured cement over the failed reactors by now.  He compared dropping water from helicopters to cool the spent fuel rods to "fighting a forest fire with a squirt gun."

I've posted both the Ustream link and some information on radiation exposure primarily to help spread some facts.  Many of us in the US do not trust the government to give us the honest truth about environmental and health dangers.  It has been made resoundingly clear to many of us that their interests only lie with protecting themselves, the banks and the military industrial complex, particularly over the past ten years.  They were the ones that said that the 9/11 first-responders (as many were dying over the course of nine years) weren't sick and there were no health effects whatsoever from dust or airborne contaminants after the Twin Towers fell.  The same people told us that the levees in New Orleans wouldn't breach and there was no crisis with Hurricane Katrina (as we watched people die on our television screens for days).  The same people also told us to go swimming in the Gulf of Mexico last summer after the BP spill, and that there was no harm to sea life or the foods derived the Gulf.

We know all of that to be complete nonsense, so it stands to reason that we should keep an eye on the effects of nuclear fallout just to be sure, instead of listening to them tell us, as they did yesterday, that there wasn't and won't be any health impact in any US states whatsoever.  How can they make such statements?  A simple, "We're continuing to monitor the situation" would suffice.  It may well be the case that the US faces no danger and let's hope that turns out to be true, but the powers that be have violated our trust too many times to just take their word for it.  It's important to note when viewing the information below that the long-term time of exposure at particular levels is key, as many types of cancers will take several years to develop if exposed consistently to mid-levels of radiation.  Currently we are nowhere near those types of levels, thank the universe.

Streaming .TV shows by Ustream

Here is a link to a report on EnviroReporter called Melt Down Wind.  There is also another website with regularly updated US radiation levels called Radiation Network.  Yesterday, the New York Times published a animated motion graphic showing the expected motion of the radioactive plume based on wind and weather patterns.  A sobering video was also posted on YouTube the other day as well showing the earthquake swarm in Japan from March 9th - 14th alone.  Keep in mind that there was increased activity there well before that time and has been since.  They have been getting literally rocked over there.  Below are some facts about radiation levels sourced from Andy Heather and Wikipedia, provided for perspective. 

Radiation Exposure Information

Note that 100 CPM is equivalent to 1 microsievert per hour, or 0.001 millisieverts per hour.  The peak on March 16 of around 50 CPM was equivalent to around 0.5 microsieverts per hour. 250000 microsieverts is considered a harmful dose at which one would experience a temporary drop in white blood cell count.

• To be exposed to 250000 microsieverts of radiation you would have to stay in Tokyo for 57.03 years at peak exposure.

• The math: 0.5 (hourly dose of microsieverts) X 8766 (approximate number of hours in a year) = 4383 (yearly dose of microsieverts at March 16 peak level)

• 250000 (harmful dose of microsieverts) ÷ 4383 (yearly dose of microsieverts at March 16 peak level) = 57.03 (years)

Annual Exposure at Peak Levels

• 8766 (hours per year) X 0.5 (microsieverts per hour at peak on March 16) = 4383 (microsieverts per year)

• Annual average natural exposure per year = 2500 microsieverts per year

• CT scan = 6900 microsieverts

Remember that current radiation readings in Tokyo have now fallen to well below the March 16 peak of 0.5 microsieverts per hour.

Annual Exposure at Current Levels

• 8766 x 0.2 (microsieverts per hour) = 1753 (microsieverts per year)

• Annual average natural exposure per year worldwide:  2500 microsieverts per year

• Average average natural exposure per year in America:  3000 microsieverts per year

• Chernobyl lifetime radiation exposure:  350000 microsieverts

This means that the background radiation in Tokyo is now, at a yearly rate, below the worldwide average.  It is also below the background radiation the average American is exposed to each year.

Single Dose Examples

• Eating one banana: 0.0001 millisieverts/0.1 microsieverts

• Dental radiography: 0.005 millisieverts/5 microsieverts

• Mammogram: 3 millisieverts/3000 microsieverts

• Brain CT scan: 0.8–5 millisieverts/800-5000 microsieverts

• Chest CT scan: 6–18 millisieverts/6000-18000 microsieverts

• Gastrointestinal series X-ray investigation: 14 millisieverts/14000 microsieverts

• Hourly Dose Examples

• Highest recorded radiation at reactor 2, Fukushima I: 8.2 millisieverts/8200 microsieverts

• Highest recorded radiation at Fukushima I: 400 millisieverts/400,000 microsieverts

Yearly Dose Examples

• Living near a nuclear power station: less than 0.01 millisieverts per year/10 microsieverts per year

• Cosmic radiation (from sky) at sea level: 0.24 millisieverts per year/240 microsieverts per year

• Terrestrial radiation (from ground): 0.28 millisieverts per year/280 microsieverts per year

• Natural radiation in the human body: 0.40 millisieverts per year/400 microsieverts per year

• Typical individual's natural background radiation: 1.5 millisieverts per year/1500 microsieverts per year for Australians, 3 millisieverts per year/3000 microsieverts for Americans

• Radon in the average US home: 2 millisieverts per year/2000 microsieverts per year

• Average American's total radiation exposure: 6.2 millisieverts per year/6200 microsieverts per year

• New York-Tokyo flights for airline crew: 9 millisieverts per year/9000 microsieverts per year

• Smoking 1.5 packs/day: 13 millisieverts per year/13000 microsieverts per year

• Current average limit for nuclear workers: 20 millisieverts per year/20000 microsieverts per year

• Background radiation in parts of Iran, India and Europe: 50 millisieverts per year/50000 microsieverts per year

• Lowest clearly carcinogenic level: 100 millisieverts per year/100000 microsieverts per year

• Criterion for relocation after Chernobyl disaster: 350 millisieverts per lifetime/350000 microsieverts per lifetime

Effects to humans of acute radiation (within one day):

• 0–0.25 Sieverts: None

• 0.25–1 Sieverts: Some people feel nausea and loss of appetite; bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen damaged.

• 1–3 Sieverts: Mild to severe nausea, loss of appetite, infection; more severe bone marrow, lymph node, spleen damage; recovery probable, not assured.

• 3–6 Sieverts: Severe nausea, loss of appetite; hemorrhaging, infection, diarrhea, skin peels, sterility; death if untreated.

• 6–10 Sieverts: Above symptoms plus central nervous system impairment; death expected.

• Above 10 Sieverts: Incapacitation and death.

So for now, things are okay on the US west coast.  I continue to keep the people of Japan in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that many around the world will join in support and donate to the disaster effort if possible.  The post-quake damage there is tremendous and they need our help, as it will be with them for some time to come.  We are one.

On a lighter note, I will provide a link to the beautiful rainbow cloud that appeared over Mt. Everest recently.  It made me think of a 2009 video from José Arguelles called "2012 Circumpolar Rainbow Bridge," in which he talks about an increase in rainbow cloud formations as we move closer to 2012.   I have seen people posting similar photos recently on some consciousness-related websites, but none as beautiful as the one in the article linked above.  Could they really be signs of something beautiful to come?  I would hope so, but it's only hope at this point.  Below is the video in two parts.

~ Part 1 ~

~ Part 2 ~

And finally, for some additional perspective on the mainstream, corporate controlled media here in the US, I found this video, embedded below, from RT America to be quite interesting.  I viewed it very early this morning, Friday, March 18th.  As usual, I did a Google search for the headline to see where else the story appeared on the web.  I was surprised to find that within the first 50 search results, there was no mention of this story on any of the domestic major media outlets.  None of them appeared to have covered the story, not Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC, Reuters, Associated Press, etc.  Upon sharing the video with some friends, one mentioned that Google has been censoring news for some time.  That may indeed be the case, and many times I'll cross-check a search through IxQuick or another alternative search engine, but even so, I found it surprising that there was no mention of this whatsoever.  That may obviously change as time goes on, but as of Friday morning, nothing.

In addition to RT, the sites that did have the story mentioned were all independent media outlets and blogs.  One has to wonder about the issue currently being debated in Washington called Net Neutrality, where the large telecommunications companies who control access to and connection speeds of the internet domestically want to "redesign" the internet to suit their own twisted agendas.  That's not a world that most of us who use the web for information and communication want to live in.  They've already ruined cable TV, where they've "bundled" everything to the point that you have to pay for things you don't want.  In virtually no other area of commerce are purchases set up that way.  It would be like going to the market to buy some fruits and vegetables, let's say lettuce, peppers, oranges and bananas, and the market telling you, "Fine.  But you'll have to buy 10 bags of wet sand mixed with dead animal carcasses along with your fruit and vegetable purchases as well, or you'll get nothing."  Most of what one pays for in a bundle is useless, unwanted tripe.  It's a con game and it makes no sense for the consumer.  Major media executives push this agenda on the public while virtually masturbating about "the free market," competition and how well they serve the consumer.  Lies.

The large media companies are looking to "bundle" access to websites on top of the monthly connection fees, i.e., "Your current monthly fees, plus an additional $19.95 per month and you'll get "unlimited" high-speed access to your email, YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and three more (approved corporate) websites of your choice."  They want to silence independent media and bloggers by providing high-speed access to benefit only corporate websites.  In many parts of this country, you can't even pay for RT or Al Jazeera on a cable television plan.  They won't even carry the channels.  When you consider who now owns cable television, thus having a virtual monopoly on internet connection, it's not surprising.  AT&T has already commenced their new bandwidth cap strategy.  These companies are like cancers whose appetite for profit and control is insatiable.  It's a game of inches with them, and despite claims of "it will only affect a minor portion of our customers," there's a plan there.  That's how it always starts and these strategies are designed to get them firm footing upon which they can further slice up and divide web access, and raise prices at will.

Back to events yesterday in Washington, DC.  Although the protest in the video below isn't massive by any means, it is significant given the location and the various recent anti-government protests that have been taking place around the country, especially in Wisconsin, where some of these demonstrators in the video had come from.  There was a time in this country, not too long ago when we actually had real news reporters who would have considered this story a real scoop, primarily because it could be part of a growing trend and portend things to come.  Things are changing in the country and changing fast.  Lately it seems to be a country run by and for the major corporations, many of whom do not pay any taxes.

~ Namaste ~

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Time Of Tension

As mentioned in the previous post, Clif High's Web Bot seems to have been quite accurate concerning the events of the past several months alone.  If you haven't heard his most recent interview on Truth Frequency Radio, scroll down to the previous post.  The Web Bot's linguistics analysis has also pointed to the period around March 25th, indicating that the world will enter into a phase of what they describe as "release language," which is indicative of the occurrence of a major event.  The fact that the period of release language is supposed to last seventh months portends the potential event (sometime around to March 25th) as being rather large.  Whether this has something to do with the events unfolding in Japan at present is unknown, however, the Web Bot did predict "ill winds" and "radioactive volcano" during the early months of 2011.  One of the important things to remember in terms of this type of speculation is that we exist within a quantum field of possibilities, probabilities and likelihoods, all of which can change at any given point in time, based upon the constant unfolding of events in any particular manner.

Couple that with 9Nania's YouTube quake prediction two days before the 9.0 quake (since upgraded) hit Japan, along with many other warnings from various sources, one has to wonder if we have indeed entered a time of quickening in terms of the pace and speed of earth-changing events.  The rebellions and revolutions continue in North Africa and the Middle East, and the hacker group Anonymous is currently attempting to organize what they are calling "The Siege" - a series of peaceful demonstrations at the various Federal Reserve Bank locations around the continental US in attempt to shut down the bank.  Whether such an event will have any effect remains to be seen.

As always, beware the meme.  There appears to be chatter reaching fever pitch around the web right now concerning a major quake hitting either the US west coast and/or the New Madrid Fault Zone (central US) within the next ten days.  Along with that chatter, we have people who fear radiation poisoning from Japan buying up potassium iodide pills at pharmacies all over southern California to the point where most places sold out of the pills several days ago.  From what I've read, one should only take those pills in the event of major nuclear fallout in one's immediate area, and anyone over forty years old should not take the pills at all.  Other factors like the full moon - or super moon - which will arrive Saturday, March 19th, as well as the recent fish deaths in Redondo Beach have locals in southern California talking about the potential of a major earthquake.

Virtually everyone who has lived southern California for at least ten years would agree that we are long overdue for a major quake.  Although we have quakes here often, and there has been considerable cluster activity to the south near Mexicali, Mexico, along with various points up and down the west coast, we have not had a 5.0 quake in the Los Angeles area in a long time.  The Northridge Earthquake, which occurred on January 17, 1994 was a magnitude 6.7.  I was still on the east coast at that time, but from what locals and the media have said, the shaking lasted approximately six seconds.  Although there was a lot of destruction, the Northridge quake was centered north of the city of LA.  Contrast that with the Sendai / Honshu 9.0 quake in Japan, during which time the shaking lasted nearly five minutes.  Coupled with the 200+ aftershocks, it must be a frightening time in northern Japan and my thoughts and prayers are with its people.

The numbers on the Richter Scale, from 1 to 10 are exponents, rather than integers.  Each whole-number increase represents a ten-fold increase in the magnitude of a seismic event.  From 1.0 to 3.0 is an increase of a factor of 100, and to go from 1.0 to 4.0 indicates an increase by a factor of 1,000.  The scales of magnitude thus become ever greater, and while a whole-number increase on the Richter Scale indicates an increase of amplitude by a factor of 10, it represents an increase of energy by a factor of about 31.  Various geologists and nuclear power experts have been appearing on the media here saying that our nuclear reactors are safer and/or better in construction than those in Japan.  General Electric (GE) built the reactors in Japan.  GE also owns a portion of one of the few remaining major media outlets, NBC Universal (NBC, MSNBC, CNBC).  In the event of a major quake along the San Andreas Fault in California, say an 8.0 or greater, depending on the depth of such a quake, I wouldn't hold out much hope for safety from the same kind of events that are unfolding currently in Japan.

Anyone in the US with any sense of observation and information savvy knows that the government here is not highly concerned with the safety of its people, and hasn't been for at least the past ten years.  They were wrong about the impact of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, wrong in terms of damage, impact, cost of repair, timelines of repair and long term health consequences.  It took them nearly ten years for them to partially respond to the health concerns of the 9/11 first-responders (many of whom have since died), which in and of itself is a disgrace.  New York is my hometown.  I've lived there twice in my life.  Other than London and San Francisco, it's my favorite city.  During 9/11, I was living in Boston on the east coast, about a 3-4 hour drive from NY.  Some friends and I were on the verge of driving down to NYC on the morning of the 11th to help as volunteers.  By mid-day, the media had told people to not to come, and those friends who were living in NY at the time had told us via cell phones that they were leaving the island of Manhattan, so we didn't go.  When I look back on it now, although we were ready and willing to help, I'm glad we didn't go, given the lack of concern of the government for the safety of those who helped with the disaster.  The long term health effects of Katrina and the BP spill aftermath are completely different stories that continue to unfold.

With all of the above said, my thoughts once again turn inward, where I consider the many teachings of both the indigenous and contemporary spiritual teachers who have warned us about a quickening of events that will usher in the dawn of a new era in human consciousness.  We are all one.  Now is the time to live from the heart.  Then again, that should always be the case.  My left-brain and its analytical nature says that all of the chatter and memes about earthquakes, radiation and sociopolitical changes mean nothing, and that life will go on the way it always has.  Perhaps that will be the case.  I do not know at this point in time.  However, like many others I have had dreams and visions that portend events akin to a quickening and an unraveling of what we in the western world have known as relatively "normal" life for some time.  In late 2009 during my other-worldly kundalini-like experience, I was shown vast areas of rubble and destruction.  I have chosen not to focus on the latter.  Rather, I use it as a reminder of the importance of living in and from the heart, in a quest to discover more about the nature of the universe and why we are here.

I will leave you with a few interesting articles that I have found recently, along with a warning from Jim Berkland concerning a potential seismic event on the west coast of the US.  I don't put much faith in the US media outlets anymore, least of all Fox (Faux) News.  All of the major outlets have become a cacophony of trite and meaningless political tripe, punctuated with this country's ever-increasing appetite for celebrity / political gotchas and exercises in stupidity.  Our cable news channels are an endless carousel of nattering nabobs, talking heads who appear to enjoy listening to their own voices and opinions rather than focusing on actual news.  In recent months I have been streaming Al Jazeera, which by contrast appears to be featuring hardcore news reporting about 90% of the time, as opposed to biased opinion and rhetoric.  It's no surprise to me that our media in the US has turned into a cesspool.  They are all owned by major corporations and are extremely agenda driven. Some have ties to the military industrial complex.  It is those same corporate powers who are crusading within our government at present to redesign the internet as we know it in this country to favor only large corporations, thus squelching or silencing independent media, free expression and free speech.

In terms of the potential of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan, for anyone who is not familiar with the severity of radiation sickness, I recommend reading John Hershey's book, Hiroshima.  I read it at age 13 and never forgot what a horror it was for those poor people who suffered and died due to radiation sickness.  For those of us along the US west coast, if either a quake strikes or radiation levels become critical here due to an escalation of meltdowns in Japan, there aren't many place to go.  There are mountains and deserts to our east, and a mass evacuation or exodus would be virtually impossible within a short period of time, as our highways and roads are already clogged with traffic nearly every day.  I am particularly vulnerable at the moment, living on the edge of physical sustainability without the ability to prepare myself for either type of event.  I don't feel bad about that, although I am ready to leave in search of a higher purpose should some type of event occur.  I have been and remain extremely calm, knowing that the Universe has placed me exactly where I need to be and will always do so.  It is, however, cause for concern that the unfolding nuclear events in Japan currently have no end in sight.  Again, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan, those in North Africa and the Middle East who are struggling to be free from oppression and all people around the world who are suffering.

Dan Sattereid: Meterologist | AGU Blogosphere | Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal | False Radiation Rumors Run Rampant

Natural News: Underground information on what's happening at Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan - a dirty bomb waiting to go off

Economic Policy Journal: First Radiation Particles From Damaged Reactors Likely to Hit California on Friday, March 18th

NY Times: Forecast for Plume's Path Is a Function of Wind and Weather

Euro News 17 March: Radiation Leaks from Fukushima Now Harmful

 Jim Berkland Earthquake Warning:

Peace ; )