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The three faces of the Wizard

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

When I read the story below, I thought of the wizard of Oz.  I thought of the man behind the curtain who tried to keep the characters in the story in spiritual darkness…  In the end, Dorothy finally understands that everything she ever wanted could be found within (“There’s no place like home.”)  Interesting that in order to obtain illumination, Dorothy had to listen to the advice of the “good witches” of the North and South (North and South were symbolic of the spiritual dimension). Like all great stories, the characters and symbols of the Wizard of Oz can have many layers of interpretation…  Read the story below and if you want to share your interpretations and thoughts about it, please share with us.

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The three faces of the Wizard

By Jon Rappoport

In the year 2081, the civilization of North America United collapsed.

There are various notions and tales about what happened. As nearly as we can understand it, electronic technology ceased to operate.

Thus came The Blank Period, which lasted two hundred years. How it ended provides an interesting lesson.

In a small walled city called Dallas Four, a man living in a cave found a fragment of a document titled The Wizard With Three Faces. The fragment reads:

O destroyer of worlds! The Wizard.

The Wizard has three faces. The first one is: Is.

Is takes in everything we call reality, including the past.

This face presents past and present as an unbreakable rock. We are led to believe our only course of action is acceptance, which is no action at all. It’s surrender.

In some quarters, acceptance is considered the source of all enlightenment. When we finally stop fighting against What Is, a door opens and we are at home, we’ve arrived in the moment, and all is well. We’re at peace. We experience transcendent joy.

The second face of the Wizard is: Reality behind Reality. It presents surface manifestations and hints of the powers-that-be behind them. It offers the opportunity to crack the ordinary-reality egg and peer into the clockwork of the manipulators.

There are people for whom this is the be-all and end-all. They see such explorations as the essence of living.

The third face of the Wizard is blank. It expresses nothing. It offers nothing. It asks nothing.

The man living in the cave, after pondering this document for several years, drew a conclusion about the third face of the Wizard, and he assembled paper, paints, and brushes, and he began to paint, as he reported, “shapes and spaces.”

Immediately, he received a message. It floated like some sort of broadcast in the air. It was an electronic voice…where there had been no electronics for two centuries. The message stated:

“You have violated the Federated Novelty Act, subsection 23, order 18. No new creations are permitted. A sufficient amount of universal knowledge has been assembled in The Transmission Center, so that all human beings can access it and gain superior wisdom. We repeat: no new creations are permitted. They confuse the structure of knowledge. They also cause divisive conflict. All people are equal. This equality can only be maintained as long as no new creations are allowed. You have begun to set yourself apart. You must stop immediately.”

Suddenly, this trigger restarted all heretofore dead electronics. The entire sector of North America United lit up. Television, Internet, and surveillance were restored. Computers in The Transmission Center set about profiling and tracking 500 million humans.

From underground bunkers, large numbers of robots appeared, and began making raids and arrests of “suspect individuals.”

Something called The Central Government, an automated system located in an ancient place called Denver, swung into action. It began passing laws and rules and regulations. It issued proclamations, starting with:

“We are all unified. We are all together. Every sentient being must act for the greatest good of the greatest number.”

“We, your government, had ended our functions. No more functions were necessary when all new creation had stopped. But now there is a threat.”

“We must work together to root out the threat. We have detected one, two, three….six new incursions….individuals who are creating Something New. This is a spontaneous uprising aimed at destroying the Order.”

“Citizens must remain alert. If you notice a person acting suspiciously, tap the control key on any electronic device. A blank face will appear. Begin to speak. Report what you have witnessed.”

The man in the cave began to operate under a variety of names. Hermes, Tom Paine, Adam, Whitman, Amendment 10, Socrates.

He was never apprehended.

Hundreds, even thousands of decentralized cities rebelled against the reborn Order. Eventually, a small band of outlaws found the location of The Transmission Center and destroyed it during a month-long siege.

In a sealed warehouse, they also discovered a number of “illegal” energy-producing devices, and blueprints for their construction.

In one room, they came across suppressed paintings, novels, poems, films.

The most delicate investigation involved disconnecting all surveillance and robot programs. Fortunately, these were linked to a central energy source, and that was found buried beneath the remains of the New Age Temple of Rainbows, in an ancient place called The Singularity Calif.

The electronics of the old civilization were preserved, minus the control factor.

Recently, a message from the man in the cave has been received. It reads:

“There is much more to the deception than we suppose. What we call Universe is a projection from a two-dimensional surface on which are inscribed millions of lines of code. These lines can be partitioned from each other and reconnected. Each time they are partitioned, the space-time continuum shrinks to the size of a small coin. When the lines are reconnected, the continuum resumes its former size.

“Tiny, huge, tiny, huge. Each one of us, however, each soul, does not partake in the shrinking or the expanding. Each one of us is independent. Immortal.

“I have found a portal that leads to the original two-dimensional surface and the code. The question is: when shall I initiate a partitioning? Are you ready?”

Public opinion about the cave man is divided. Is he a brilliant avant-garde liberator, or a destroyer of worlds? Or do these two labels amount to the same thing?

About Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALEDEXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly and Spin Magazine. Visit his site to learn more! www.nomorefakenews.com


May 2014–Reassemble Old & New Parts Of Your Life

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The Theme for May 2014 is INTEGRATION.

integrationThis is a month to integrate and assimilate what has come before as deeply as possible. In the last months you have been stretched, twisted, expanded, tweaked, changed, thrown curve balls, challenged, shown a glimpse of an incredible potential, and guided to keep going forward, putting one foot in front of the other. You have hopefully learned to trust spirit on a deeper level as you have been shown over and over that things just are not always what they seem to be.

Some of you have ended up a bit confused and are having difficulty with the resulting chaos. Some of you are wondering what’s next as if you are at the train station not quite knowing which train to get on. You may even be feeling somewhat scattered but with a deep desire to anchor something new and different and to feel the comfort of routine and reliability once more. There is a yearning for stability, security and predictability.

There are a lot of pieces to be integrated, not only the fallout of what has occurred and what you may have experienced in the past weeks or months, but a whole history of certain ways of being that are no longer attractive or desirable as you move forward. The old story does not hold as much weight and a new one has yet to emerge and come into focus. There may even be a sense of no longer knowing who you are by any intellectual definition.

If you took everything out of your closets and storage shelves and heaped it all on the floor with the intention of organizing it differently back into the spaces where it came from, you would be looking at chaos. This is what this time is like and the sorting and reorganizing is all part of the integration and assimilation that is so sorely needed now. The bits and pieces you wish to keep are all still there but they need to be integrated into a new pattern and a new configuration.

There is a desire to take the expansive and higher centered experiences of the past few weeks and to bring that energy back down to earth and integrate it in a way that is practical for everyday use. There is also a desire to gain some understanding about your process and about where you have been and where you may be going in your life.

What does INTEGRATION mean?

Integration is the reassembly of parts of yourself that are connected to all the experiences in your life that have made you who you are. Integration comes with understanding, learning and assimilating that which has been a mystery in your life. It helps connect you with a deeper wisdom about who you are and where you are going. It helps to bring disparate parts together in a new configuration of harmony and balance. It helps you to collect all your energy that has been held hostage by trauma and unresolved issues of the past. Integration helps you to understand the bigger picture by giving you a framework for a new improved story. Integration helps you to accept and assimilate great change.

During April you had access to some very powerful energies. Higher centered experiences were possible, and there were some real highs and there were some real lows and it was all very intense. For some of you there was so much change that you are now in the process of sorting out your life. The higher centered experiences always give a point of reference. They push the envelope and expand things out of their comfort zone. The pot of old patterns and childhood imprinting has been stirred up and the energy released needs to be assimilated and integrated. It is all part of who you are therefore it just needs to find a new order in your life.

Think of your experiences as a vast library of lessons learned. You are going back to review what is still useful, what you can use, what is yours and what is not, and to integrate that wisdom with new energies and inspiration that you have just recently connected with. The past meets the future and meets in the present. This is not an intellectual activity. You may still not understand what your next steps are or how to proceed in your life, but your essence knows and is guiding you every step of the way. Trust your inner shaman and you can’t go wrong.

How the month shows up

YOU PERSONALLY

It will be very important to implement some routines and regularly scheduled practices to give you some stability and calm the instinctive center. Integration will happen whether you focus on it or not. Your job is to give integration time and space to occur. Be patient with yourself and others and focus on bringing beauty into your life. Spend time in nature or in your garden and make sure to give yourself some unstructured time just to hang out.

This is a perfect time and opportunity to reclaim your power from past traumas and to assimilate all that energy back into yourself. (this month’s Mp3 helps here) plays a big role this month and it is important to turn away from conflict whenever possible. Conflict, judgment, negative thoughts and emotions are not easily integrated and serve only to disassociate parts of yourself instead of bringing them together in a new order.

You can get through a lot of personal growth this month if you stay focused and don’t get distracted by drama or fear, which is never justified.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships could go through an adjustment based on individuals integrating new ways of being in relationship because of the elimination of old patterns and new reference points of higher centered experiences. The most common theme will be a desire to upgrade and raise the quality of how you relate to one another. There is also an opportunity to integrate much more acceptance of diversity and to appreciate the differences that make things interesting.

Because of the desire for upgrading the relationship experience, those that do not offer something of a higher vibration will go by the wayside (unless they are karmic). Beauty is important as well as the opportunity for higher centered essence contact. Because of the massive amounts of change in everyone, we may see many second chances being offered and negotiated instead of ruthless discard of a partnership that no longer works so well. There will be a lot of work for marriage counselors as well as personal therapists because of the need for understanding and integration.

HEALTH/PHYSICAL BODY

What gets integrated here this month are changes in your personal belief system about the body and what it is capable of. Anything that has changed your view and what you believe to be true about the body will be integrated, assimilated and put to instant use. There is much past life information as well as imprinted patterns that are of the past and not being bought into anymore thus leaving room for an improved relationship and understanding of the body.

What you can do is always see your body as brand new every day without the limitations of old beliefs. Support your body in being capable, strong, healthy and adventurous. Say hello to it daily and ask it to support you. Since beauty and the integration of beauty as a frequency is important this month, keep that in mind as you pay more attention to your body and its caretaking.

BUSINESS/PARTNERSHIPS/PROJECTS

Businesses will need to integrate new ideas into old models and old ideas into new models. There is potential for great synergy in bringing together many different energies and facets to create a whole new structure for business and economy. It is an exciting time for new projects as long as you are not attached to old models. For those of you from older generations listen to the young as they can see the future way better than you can.

Already there are new ways of working, creating partnerships, creative financing and much support for innovative and cutting edge projects that does not come from old institutions. Old structures cannot keep up and they will crumble. This is a good thing. What is important is not to discard the pieces that created them in the first place. Most of those pieces can and need to be integrated into a new foundation that will support the innovative idea or project. Never disregard the wisdom of what has come before even if the model is outdated.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary + learn more about power days of the month + more wisdom tips about integration to grow your inner power.

February–A Time to Release the Over Full Mind & Emotional Baggage

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

emotional baggage releaseWe are entering February fully charged, very ripe, a bit impatient, and with lots of psychological inventory and emotional baggage that we have been digesting, filing and restocking our inner shelves with.

We have set our intentions, organized ourselves as best we could, tried to anticipate what’s ahead and are now ready for the gate to open so we can move forward in a release of energy that will be very productive for some of us, and could be very disruptive for others.

Some releases will be breakthroughs, some could feel destructive or chaotic, some devastating, some empowering and incredibly energizing. However this movement and release happens, it should be ultimately a relief on some level. It is like finally getting to eliminate after you have been holding a full bladder.

What are some of the areas of possible release?

  1. Old emotional baggage that has been percolating up to the surface for the past few weeks, months or even years. All of us will have some level of release in this area. It may show up as a highly emotional time where your response is way more dramatic than the trigger would indicate. If you find yourself releasing in a big way emotionally, give it space and allow it without trying to identify or over think the reason behind the outburst.
  2. A build up of intention, focus and discipline around a project or goal. If you have worked on getting all of your ducks in a row and getting organized around gathering the energy, resources, information and support needed for a project or goal, you may experience a release of this energy that will move the project along. Be prepared for it.
  3. Psychological identity patterns you have been chewing on for weeks, months or even years. Many of us have been working intentionally on clearing patterns that no longer serve us, sometimes collecting a lot of information about ourselves in the process.  These belief systems collect experiences and energies throughout our lives until we are literally “full of it”.  Some call it emotional baggage. Before the dam breaks, it is useful to be proactive in releasing the net that has held our identity together so we can make use of the choice to shift how things are.
  4. Ability to have what we want. This is an area of releasing a certain backlog of deprivation due to our past belief that the world does not support us and who we are as conscious beings. All the prayers and intentions and spiritual study we have put into ourselves is now a pregnancy at full term. The challenge will be in the allowing for things to be different, easy, abundant and supportive.
  5. The release of the mind and how it holds worry, anxiety, judgment, priorities, and all the information it is convinced you can’t live without. The mind is over full and begging for release. Many of our addictions and desire for escape is due to an over full mind of worry, anxiety, chaos, and judgment. The lesson here is in allowing the heart to prioritize for you instead of the mind, which is often fear based.

(Click on link for help with release as well as priorities: support Mp3 for this month)

One of the main lessons and certainly a sub-theme for the month is PRIORITIES.

Learning how to prioritize will be key to staying balanced this month and to moving with ease and grace through the releases you will experience as well as in choosing where to focus on your overly abundant and well-stocked plate.

Priorities are not always what you think they should be. Some priorities stem from what is emotionally important rather than what is practically important. We are not accustomed to listening as well to what our heart tells us is a priority rather than our mind. For example, if you have not given yourself the time or space to grieve a certain loss or spend some quality rest time, and your emotional container is overfull, it becomes a priority even though your mind may tell you differently. Your mind may say you have too much to do and you are too busy at work or with other disciplines to take the time to rest or to grieve. If you are not proactive with your emotional priorities, especially the releases this month, the dam may just break and you will not find yourself releasing with grace and ease but rather more dramatically such as through an accident, illness or emotional break down.

Do some work on your priorities and see if you can identify the emotionally important ones, as they will be the ones to pay attention to this month.

There could be overwhelm and a little chaos this month as well. Think of finally being admitted into a store that has just had its shelves totally restocked with more choices than you ever had before. If you don’t know what you are looking for you could get overwhelmed with too many choices.  It is important to identify what you are looking for from your heart rather than your mind. Pay attention to right timing and to what shows up. Trust.

YOU PERSONALLY

This is a month that will allow you to gain some momentum in the areas of your life that have felt stagnant and loaded with no release in sight. For some it will be psychological, for some emotional, and for others a positive movement towards long dreamed of goals. It is important not to get ahead of yourself and to learn pacing in your priorities. If you can learn the lessons of ease and grace in your approach to all things, it will serve you well. The month has that to offer as well as a chance to rebalance how you use your energy in gathering and then releasing. The opportunity is for releasing how you hold fear, worry and anxiety– a time to release emotional baggage that weighs you down. It is time to re imprint yourself with the notion that everything has its right timing and everything of importance will get done.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships are always a test of whatever energies we are working through in a time frame. This month is a good one for releasing expectations and judgments. If you can do that for even a few of your relationships, you are well ahead. Easier said than done but there is tremendous freedom in this release. Take some time every day and release some expectation you have of either yourself or of another. Observe the space you create in doing that.  Releasing emotional baggage frees you to create.

The energy being released around projects and goals and dreams could also magnetize new relationships into your life. Practice neutrality in expectation and judgment with each of these new connections.

HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY

It’s all systems go this month. Watch the body’s reaction to stress, worry and anxiety. Watch for old toxins finding a way to be released. Your body will be a great barometer this month on whether you are on the right track for ease and grace or not. Problem areas may include the heart, blood pressure, headaches, joints and bones. This is a good month to do a liver detox and to support the kidneys.

For those of you who are having trouble getting on that horse and riding into your future, it will be important to keep the moving center active and use it with intention.  However you engage it (walking, jogging, dancing, etc.), let it be symbolic of release and subsequent movement forward.

FINANCE, PROJECTS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS

Be prepared. This is the month when explosive things can happen in business and partnership and around projects. Some of it may be the release of an old form or structure that may be devastating to the personality in the short term but greatly freeing to the essence in the long run.

Other releases may be related to breaking through stagnation, or a release of a logjam of energy that had nowhere to go. In this case, be prepared for acceleration and movement that may be beyond what you expected or thought you could handle.

Remember to prioritize and to always question what is being asked of you where your mind says yes or no.

If your structure dissolves, acknowledge that there is energy being released that is made available to you for another use. If the project is finally releasing its power to manifest, you better get behind it with your commitment or release yourself from it if its not a good fit, or you might find yourself swept up in its wake.

This is an exciting month for all those things we have been praying for and putting daily energy into!  Get ready to release emotional baggage and empty the mind of what does not serve you.

DATES AND TIME FRAMES

February 1-6: Happy Chinese New Year (February 1) The Year of the Wood Horse. This time frame marks a great change from the quality of the holding pattern some of us have been in. Look for breakage, breakthrough, release, (some difficult, some easy, all positive) change, and a real shift in how you feel physically on the planet at this time. Remember we are under the influence this year of the role of the WARRIOR. Embody the warrior as you step into the movement, the action and the potential of this month.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary for Febuary 2014 + learn more about power days of the month and more tips about releasing emotional baggage.

November 2013–A Highly Charged Time for Personal Growth

Friday, November 1st, 2013

personal growthThe theme for November is DISCIPLINE; a time for amplified personal growth.

Many of you are still in the throws of October’s letting go and reset themes. But what follows is the need for discipline in order to continue on and anchor whatever is being reset. DISCIPLINE this month will be for committing to your new intentions, not taking things personally, following through with determination, setting daily practices and continuing forward despite difficulty, doubt and obstacles.

You will need to be present and paying close attention, watching your boundaries and telling the truth to yourself and others about what is in your heart. This is truly a time of transformation and there is much that ruthlessly supports this incredible time of change. It is uncomfortable, can be confusing and chaotic, and will test you to your limits. Is it all worth it? You bet. Who would not want to emerge a butterfly from the caterpillar? But first you must experience digesting yourself.

There is a children’s story of the little engine that could. All of us are the little engine and need to adopt the “yes I can” attitude instead of wimping out when the going gets tough. This is a rather ruthless month that does not allow you to feel sorry for yourself for very long. There is a real opportunity for a bid for power and personal growth through your own disciplines should you choose to step up. All martyrdom needs to be eliminated as well as procrastination, self-doubt and the attachment to worry…to maximize your personal growth. We must be disciplined against these low frequency behaviors and beliefs as much as being disciplined towards high frequency practices and intentions.  Your discipline will help you make huge breakthroughs in your personal growth.

Engaging the moving center is also crucial this month, as it will help to keep things moving in the right direction when you feel stuck. The physical body, especially the bones and joints, are likely to have a tough time as you go through the release and regrouping of patterns. Exercise will help even if you don’t feel like it. For some of you this will be a real discipline as the month could breed depression, anxiety and despair leading to lethargy and a lack of motivation. Many of you have the moving center in the balance position and you know you always feel better after having engaged it.

Boundaries are another big theme this month and it will require discipline to reinforce your boundaries against other people’s negativity and your own negative reactions. This does not mean repressing your energy. It means learning to move it into appropriate channels that will better serve you. For example if you react or experience anger, rage, irritability or frustration, with discipline this can be rechanneled into high levels of creativity, inspiration and right action. The energy this month is highly charged, very masculine and supportive to great productivity and movement. It will require discipline.  (We will work with boundaries, protection and energetic discipline in the monthly support Mp3 (link here)

Another discipline is to “keep don’t know mind”. The break down and reset of October has landed us in the place of the unknown. We sort of know where we are going but we have no clue as to how we are going to get there or what the outcome will be. The good news is that you do not have to know as spirit knows and that is what’s important. So the discipline is to trust spirit and to be OK with not knowing. All that is required of you is to put one foot in front of the other, keep your boundaries, be disciplined against distractions of anything you know in your heart is not serving you, and to tell the truth to yourself and others.

Whatever has not fallen apart or gone through a major change in October that still needs to will harness the charged energy of November for support. Resistance is futile. The only thing that will get you through is to embrace what is coming much like preparing to ride a huge rapid on a river. You can either do it with fear and trepidation or with exhilarated enthusiasm and excitement trusting spirit as your boat and your guide. (Interesting, the different paths we can take for personal growth ).  It is time to rewrite your personal rules of how the universe works for you. This will be a good month to examine the rules you have in your life (conscious and unconscious) and rewrite the ones that no longer serve you. You may not even be aware of some of the rules that have been playing themselves out and providing you with exactly what you expect. Changing them will require being present, paying attention and being disciplined. (The support Mp3 has a whole section on this (link here)

Opportunities this month:

Rewrite your rules
Be highly productive
Permanently change old patterns
Adopt new habits and good daily practices
Step into a higher level of functioning
Emerge with a new energy and belief system
Strengthen your boundaries
Move through personal limitations and obstacles like never before
Strengthen trust in your heart
Clean house of the old baggage

Challenges and things to watch for:

Letting go of old attachments
Losing your center through poor boundaries
Succumbing to Martyrdom and blame
Impatience and irritability
Depression and despair
Giving up in a negative way
Over analyzing and obsessive hyper vigilance
Fear and believing the illusion
Feeling stuck, limited and disempowered

How the month shows up:

YOU PERSONALLY

This is a highly charged month for personal growth, meaning that some days you will feel on top of things and other days you will feel like you have regressed to the age of 2. The instinctive center is getting a real clean out and we are still somewhat under the influence of October’s theme of resetting our operating system to that of one that serves us better. The process however is uncomfortable and inspiring at the same time. Just know that his is a month of ups and downs and that it is important to stay out of judgment and be neutral, as what feels like failure one day will feel like success the next.

You may go through periods of time where you really don’t know who you are any more and the only clues you have are your own reactions to things. Remember the discipline of keeping a “don’t know mind” and give spirit lots of leeway for providing right timing. This is an excellent month to study your own relationship with discipline and what it means to you. You know where you are undisciplined and this month you may have the opportunity to discover why and to change the pattern.  Personal growth requires self-observation.. awareness. Discipline around tasks and action is easier to track than energetic discipline so you may start with looking at the more concrete aspect of your life.

You have much support this month to turn the caterpillar into a butterfly. It is just going to require sticking to the program of discipline, being present, and trusting in spirit.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary; learn more about personal growth + power days of the month!


The journey of SmartMan to save the world

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I want to share a story that’s entertaining AND filled with empowering and inspiring messages about the Void, mind powers and freedom.

Those of you who’ve read/heard my audio book, The Warrior Spirit, will be familiar with the concepts of the Void and its many powers.  It’s a place we enter when we journey beyond the confines of the beta mind state.  Even if you’re not familiar with the concepts of the Void, you will, I believe, benefit from reading the below story.  It’s powerful storytelling.  ENJOY!  And, let the messages sink deep into your subconscious! Please share your comments and share with friends.  I’d love to read your comments

The journey of SmartMan to save the world.

by Jon Rappoport

SmartMan, who worked for the US Department of Control, often went into deep meditation during the prescribed afternoon periods, utilizing the prescribed DOJ mantras.

It was during one of these meditations that he discovered something that shook him to the core.

He promptly ran out into the street, to get away from the office, and walked up and down the block, to calm himself down, and finally sat in the park across the from the Capitol Building.

He opened his Gov124r and began searching through his Major Names file.

He found one, made a coded call, and waited.

An hour later, NoMan appeared to his left and took a seat on a bench, where he opened a brown paper bag and began throwing crumbs on the grass for pigeons.

SmartMan walked over and sat down next to his old CIA friend.

“What is it?” NoMan said.

“I was just meditating,” SmartMan said, “and I found a loophole. Actually, it might be a wormhole, and its implications are devastating.”

“Devastating to whom?”

“Us.”

“What mantra were you using?”

“Why is that important?” said SmartMan.

“Everything is important,” said NoMan.

“Number 12, the third modulation of the Hindu corkscrew. I rarely employ it, but today, for some reason, I thought it would yield up results. But nothing like THIS.”

“And this is?”

SmartMan took a deep breath and slowly let it out.

“The future is open. That’s what I saw. THE FUTURE IS OPEN. It has no shape.”

NoMan stopped throwing crumbs on the ground. There were no pigeons anyway. They were all dead.

“Open in what specific sense?” he said.

“Well,” SmartMan said, “the future hasn’t happened yet. That’s part one. Part two is, it hasn’t been created. And part three is, people apparently have the power to create it.”

NoMan frowned.

“Were these thoughts that occurred to you,” he said, “or images?”

“Neither,” SmartMan said. “I saw a Void. It was…huge. Perhaps infinite in size. It was all empty space. It made my skin crawl.”

“Really.”

“It was uncontrolled.”

“You saw no monitors?”

“None.”

“No surveillance?”

“None.”

“No corporate outposts?”

“No.”

NoMan took out his cell and thumbed through a number of headings.

“I’m not finding anything,” he said. “I see plans for futures, blueprints, psyops, cities that cover whole worlds, but no Void.”

“We’ve overlooked it,” SmartMan said. “People can put things into it. Unanticipated things.”

“Hmmm…”

“I tried,” SmartMan said, “to get a fix on its location, but I couldn’t. That didn’t make sense to me. But then I realized the Void wasn’t really a place at all. It was potentiality. It was like walking into your kitchen and seeing an H-bomb on the floor.”

“Potentiality,” NoMan said. “A slippery idea.”

“Well,” SmartMan said, “it’s a state of affairs, a condition, a situation that could occur, like a press conference where the President strides to the podium and suddenly says, ‘The whole country is a fake reality we built for you.’”

“If the Void isn’t a geo-location, then how do we police it,” NoMan said.

“Exactly,” SmartMan said.

“I mean, how much mind control do we have to exert?”

“Exactly.”

“You used the word ‘create,’” NoMan said.

“Yes,” SmartMan said. “That’s what the Void may be for. It could be a state of mind before creation.”

“Creation by whom?”

“Anyone.”

“For example, an individual person?”

“Yes.”

“But,” NoMan said, “we’re all linked up now. I’m you and you’re me, and you and I are everybody, and everybody is everybody else. We’ve made the connection.”

“We thought so,” SmartMan said. “Apparently, we overlooked some key factor. At the very end of my meditation, I saw a world completely asleep. And yet the Void didn’t go away. It was still there.”

“You know,” NoMan said, “we might find an answer over at DARPA. They’re working on a Condition Bomb. It’s still in the early stages.”

“What is it?” NoMan said.

“Well, the mathematics are very complicated, but basically you pick a condition, any condition, feed the description into a computer, and then an algorithm pops up. The algorithm, they say, sniffs out the mass consciousness that is parallel to the condition, and it wipes out that aspect of consciousness. Blows it into smithereens.”

“So if we could feed Void into the machine, it might erase it,” SmartMan said. “It might cripple or destroy the capacity to create.”

“Eliminating the problem before it occurs.”

SmartMan sat back. “And we save the world.”

“I’m going to guess,” NoMan said, “that when you encountered the Void in your meditation, you also found a great deal of freedom there.”

“It was worse than that,” SmartMan said. “There wasn’t any freedom THERE. I felt it in MYSELF.”

“You mean, despite all your training, you still experienced that…surge?”

“It was like a stroke of lightning. For a second, I thought I was having a heart attack.”

“This is more serious than I thought,” NoMan said. “We’re going to need to mount a new propaganda campaign.”

“Against what?” SmartMan said.

“Against the Void. Against nothing.”

“We could call Nothing a mental disorder,” SmartMan said.

“Absolutely. But we need something more, too. Propaganda messages. ‘God doesn’t want you messing around with the Void. It’s the Dark Side. It’s Satanic.’ And ‘There are hideous creatures in the Void, giant spiders that suck you into their maw.’ A whole host of covert messages.”

“‘Void is the enemy,’” SmartMan said. “‘Void is selfish and greedy.’ ‘Void is rebellion. If you go there, you’ll be a rebel, too, and your neighbors will shun you.’ ‘Parents who enter Void could have their children taken away by the State.”

“Good,” NoMan said. “Remember those. We’ll develop an anti-Void vaccine. And more messages: ‘See a Void, say something.’ ‘Get help before it’s too late.’ ‘We’re all in this together but the Void isn’t.’ We’ll invent a spy who made off with government secrets about the Void and we’ll capture him.”

“We can pick a country and say it’s used Void on its own people and we have to bomb that country to keep it from happening again.”

“Colleges will begin propagandizing Void as an old discredited system that stands against progress for humanity. ‘The Void is racist.’”

“Starting in kindergarten, we’ll have kids chanting NO VOID NO VOID.”

NoMan stared at the sky.

“I think we can get a handle on this,” he said.

“For the sake of the world,” SmartMan said.

But as he said this, he felt the creeping feeling again. The surge, at the edge of his mind. The taste of the crazy…freedom-thing. As if he didn’t care. As if he didn’t care about anything. As if he was sitting at the prow of a ship on the ocean, and he could go anywhere and nobody could stop him. Half-formed ideas came tumbling out of some dim place and they made his blood pump faster. HE WAS ALIVE.

He reached into his pocket for his gun. He was going to kill himself. But the gun wasn’t there.

He looked at NoMan, who nodded at him. The whole park began to dissolve. Into white. White light. White sheets. White walls.

“We tracked you from the moment you ran out of your office,” NoMan said. “We knew you were in Void. You’re at Walter Reed. We’re treating you. We don’t want you to die. You’re important to us. You’re going to become a prime subject in our anti-Void experiments. We’re on to Void. We need people who’ve been there, who’ve become contaminated. We’ll save you and use you. For the common good. We’re Unity, my friend.”

SmartMan lay back against the pillow.

He blinked. Now he he saw the immaculate hospital room.

He was safe.

Thank God, he was in the right place.

Here they knew what they were doing.

He had lost control.

Now he would get it back.

He would participate in a great adventure, on behalf of the planet.

“Is this going to hurt?” he said.

“That’s not a question we ask, ” NoMan said. “We’re soldiers. We serve. When our number’s called, we take whatever comes. It’s the nature of the calling.”

SmartMan heard a machine start up. It made several sounds. A rumble, like a tank. A high-pitched whine. And something else. He tried to place it. It was as if…a shovel was striking loose earth, as if someone was digging a hole.

“Wait a minute,” SmartMan said.

“It’s too late,” NoMan said.

SmartMan instinctively reached for that sensation, for the stroke of lightning.

IT WAS THERE, and it suddenly HIT…

And…

He found himself walking down a country road.

On a summer afternoon.

On his left there was a great open field, and on his right a pine forest.

He started running.

He ran and ran and his muscles loosened and he felt a new high coordination and the sensation was sweet.

He kept running…

And it was sweeter still, as he realized he was running toward something.

He didn’t know what it was.

But he was going there.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, and the New EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

Syria, lies exposed, broken paradigms, dead pigs

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Today, I had a heavy yet highly inspiring conversation about the imminent war on Syria with my partner, Shane.  As usual, our conversation about world events touched my spirit as we talked about the interconnections between spirituality and awareness of the big picture.  I know only a few people who can speak intelligently about such high-level interconnections.  Even the popular (been on Oprah) spiritual gurus don’t touch political topics.  Why? One reason could be that they do not perceive the big picture.  Too often, we separate spirituality from happenings at the macro governmental level.   But there’s no separation. What takes place on the physical plane affects us on the spiritual plane.  If we do not wake up to see what is really happening behind the scenes and why, our spiritual evolution is stunted.  If we do not wake up in this reality, we lose our freedom on the physical plane and in the spirit world.

Shane and I are making plans to offer podcasts in the near future to go over these types of topics.  In the meantime… I want to share an article below about Syria by Jon Rappoport,  an author who is awake and connects the dots.

I will end my introduction with a quote by a shaman named Stalking Wolf –a master tracker:  ”"Awareness is the most important skill in all of life”

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By Jon Rappoport

August 31, 2013

Update: WAR=UNITY. The President just gave his speech on Syria. He intends to launch an air attack. He wants Congress to approve it. He didn’t say what he’ll do if Congress refuses, and he didn’t say how the attacks will limit Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons on his people in the future. He’s utterly convinced, he claims, that Assad deployed chemical weapons. He’s “seen the evidence.”

Why should we believe him? There are ample reports that “the rebels” used those weapons. Those would be the rebels the US government is backing and arming.

Obama appears to trust he has the votes in Congress to approve his attack. He sees this as a feel-good moment when Congress and the White House are united. “Look, we can work together.”

He referred to Congress as “representatives of the American people.” So Obama is a comedian now. He’s suggesting that all of America will share in this act of war. Congress represents the American people the way a herd of lions is accountable to deer and antelope.

Here is the piece I’d already finished an hour before Obama made his speech. I don’t need to change anything, except perhaps to elevate the dosage of mescaline it would take to make Brian Williams finally “see the light.”

Brian Williams, the leading disinformation media specialist on American television, has accidentally ingested a drug before his broadcast.

Somehow, through a manufacturer’s error, mescaline was inserted in a headache pill. Brian just happened to take a pill in that bad batch.

His mind is scrambled.

He suddenly realizes he’s been on a lying jag for decades. What a revelation.

He sees a glint of daylight. He can go on television and tell the truth for once…and what better story to explore than the imminent US attack on Syria. Yes, he’ll do it. He’ll try for redemption.

He sits there on camera, his eyes shining. His mind is all over the place. But he bites his lip and begins:

“—Ladies and gentlemen…

I’m Brian Williams. Freedom is the wild card in any so-called system. How’s that for my opener?

That’s what I want to tell you, folks…the wild card. Yes…uh…

So listen up: Bureaucrats and other lackeys of the State are trained to work as if they are dealing with closed systems. They react to any deviation (freedom) as if it’s a black widow spider in a hotel bed.

Technocrats, the leading edge of the State, are trying to build a machine that incorporates all humans. They hail this as a future in which “the right answer” will always be obtained.

You have no right to be wrong. This is what we are coming to.

Get it?

You can see this in the run-up to the planned attack on Syria. Leaders are telling us, just as they did prior to the invasion in Iraq, that all the facts add up to the right answer. Once that answer is extracted, there is no turning back.

Syria. Chemical warfare was used. The Assad government used it. That’s the correct answer. Therefore, war. End of debate.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the picture looks a little different. I’m picturing that picture, ladies and gentlemen. The commander-in-chief is being briefed:

“Well, Mr. President, I want to recap where we are on Syria. I’m waiting for Prince Bandar to tell us. Ha-ha. Anyhow, we enabled the Syrian rebels or the terrorists, or al Qaeda, or the freedom fighters, or whatever we’re calling them today. We helped arm them. Now we’re about to bomb Syria to keep them in the game. These rebels are the same people we’re supposedly fighting in Afghanistan, right? I’m not against any of this, but I’m just saying it’s getting harder to sell it. And if our story line crumbles, we’re in deep trouble, Mr. President. People are more aware now. We’ve played both sides against the middle so many times before, the scenario is almost dead on arrival…”

Hi. Brian Williams still here. Let me make a leap, all you good folks out there in television land. The massive op/narrative called The New Age, which began its rapid spread in the 1960s, was designed to disguise our fascist government by moving consciousness to an appreciation for, and an insistence on, so-called spiritual unity.

Barack Obama was supposed to be the first president standing for that apotheosis. He would, in a sense, rule by faith, the faith of his supporters. He would sweep away all objections to government as the supplier of spiritual unity.

Government’s only hope is to somehow appear supernatural and inevitable. It can’t stand on its own.

Wars, especially, require “spiritual faith” in the mission. Obama has failed on this count, and with the opposition to an attack on Syria coming from so many quarters, there is very little cover left for him.

On a larger scale, the attempt to create a closed system, through a military-industrial-oil complex, is falling apart. Oil as the only recognized energy source for the planet determines the chessboard and the playbook. In one stroke, it names the geopolitical hot spots and the conflicts and the need for war as the American solution.

In truth, there are many technologies that could, if developed sufficiently, take us on the road to energy abundance. They are being stopped by the military-industrial-oil complex, not only to keep us on the oil teat, but also to keep us pinned to the need to make war to guarantee the oil flow.

But this system is losing its solid feel. It’s becoming more transparent as an op, long past its prime.

Every significant geopolitical story on the nightly news is a dead pig painted with lipstick.

On the home front, media, fed by politicians, are focusing on “dangerous people” who value freedom. This is a tale so old it creaks. It was told in ancient Egypt, in Greece, in Rome during the death throes of the Empire. Now, in America, it can only be spun by fatuously accusing freedom lovers of racism.

The Surveillance State is losing public support by the day. The notion that the government has to spy on everybody all the time to find “the terrorists” is so off-key, it sounds like a barroom medley sung by drunken sailors. Or a pronouncement rolled out at the height of the Catholic Inquisition.

To impose a closed system on the populace, it’s necessary to reduce the definition of what a person is. In this modern age, that strategy involves promoting stripped-down, lowest-common-denominator thought as a marvelous advance that will enable “human-machine” interactions…bringing us to the brink of a new techno-paradise.

It’s such a desperate tale, one wonders how the sellers can make it through the day without falling down and laughing themselves out of court.

The answer is: government funding. Like the oil monopoly, like the war machine, like the nuclear-energy titan, the government dispenses $$ to make the myths endure.

The pinnacle of this corruption is war. Offensive war. Not war to protect the home front, but to establish new beachheads of conquest, under the pretension of helping to liberate the oppressed. To create a sense of unity where unity was lacking.

The proposed attack on Syria is the latest footnote.

It’s not working.

People are waking up. Also, the man in the White House just can’t create new jobs. He’s putting on a show of trying, but he can’t do it, because he’s not interested in doing it. He wants more victims. So the people are looking at him with a tougher gaze. They don’t trust him.

On the issue of war against Syria, Obama can only try to take a moral high ground based on the idea that a chemical attack occurred. That’s all he’s got. He can’t peddle spiritual unity in this case. He’s dying on the vine.

The whole thing is a sham and a scam and a cardboard front. Get it? I’m trying to tell you, my fellow Americans, ladies and gentlemen, all you good folks out there, what’s really happening. I’m hitting the high points.

We, in the media, are your basic liars. That’s our skill. That’s what makes us great. Right now, we’re selling the war to you. We’re trying, damn it, but it’s not easy. We’ve got so little to work with.

Dianne Sawyer, Scott Pelley, and I are carnival barkers. We dress it up, but that’s all we are. We fake it every night. I don’t even need to be here. You could have a CGI of me, programmed with messages from the White House, polished by our writers at NBC. Now, in fact, looking back at my career, that’s what it feels like. I was never here. I don’t know where the hell I was, but through a stroke of fate, I’m back. And I’m trying to feed you a little truth.

Just think oil and keep thinking oil. Oil pipeline through Syria. Oil in the Middle East.

Anyway…where was I? I could show you pictures of a hundred, two hundred places around the world where governments are torturing and killing their own people and putting them in cages. Is the US supposed to go into all those places and liberate the oppressed? Are we supposed to force free elections from the North Pole to Tierra del Fuego?

And what is a free election? I’ll tell you. It’s the same big-time players behind the scenes cooking the vote for a new bunch of tyrants.

The only way to stop that—and it’s a long shot—is to form a government based on severely limiting the power of government.

Wow. What an idea! Where did that come from? Am I, Brian Williams, the first person to see that?

Anyway, Syria is a crazy op that’s gotten out of control.

We’ve got Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq. Why would the US government be trying to upset the apple cart in those places? To free the people? Don’t be stupid. To obtain cheaper oil prices? How is that working out?

If Dianne, Scott, and I were real reporters, this is the issue we’d be working on. Is this a destabilizing operation aimed at disrupting the flow of oil? Is this a high-level game in which the US and other industrial economies take a huge energy hit? Is this a prelude to the acceleration of the forces of elite Globalism? Is this the old create-chaos and then bring in order on top of that?

Right now, that’s what it looks like to me. Sitting here, that’s my thesis. I don’t think I’ll be able to get anybody in the White House to give me a straight answer, though.

But it’s a start. So…for all the good people here at NBC News, good night. I’ll be back tomorrow, possibly broadcasting from a holding cell under CIA headquarters at Langley. In which case, don’t believe anything I say. Signing off. Brian Williams.

by Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California.   Visit his website to learn more.

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by Jon Rappoport

August 31, 2013

www.nomorefakenews.com

Ready to express your creative writing with like-minded people?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I want to introduce you to a very very special friend of mine who I’ve known for over ten years.  His name is Joshua Townsend.  Joshua has a remarkable gift for seeing hidden interconnections and layers of depth in people and events.  I believe his gifts of awareness and perception are invaluable in his work as a director and consultant to actors and actresses and in all his endeavors to help people with their creative expression, including writing.

Read on to learn about his 14-day online writing creative program! It’s designed for anyone who has something to write – but just has not had the time or the focus to start. In less than 15 minutes a day for 14 days in a row – the writing world will begin to emerge before your very eyes.

It starts tomorrow-August 6.  (Sorry about short notice).  And, at the very end of his email message below, you can read more about Joshua.

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From:  Joshua Townsend

Dear fellow writers and cultural creatives,

Are you looking to jumpstart your creativity?

Are you looking to increase your creative powers & production?

Are you ready to make some headway on a creative project?

Some of you may not know me or know my on line program Karma Free Writing .  Very simply, it’s an on line writing class that may be just the thing that can help you spur your creative expression… and meet some very interesting people!  

So simple and yet so profoundly helpful. For 14 days in a row – starting on Tuesday (August 5), I will send you a writing prompt that you will write on for only 11 minutes. Yes, a timed write – but for only 11 minutes.

Then, once you have written your piece, you can post it on the Karma Free Writing Blog site. There you make comments on writers’ posts and read what others have said about yours.

This simple approach to the creative process – while being supported by a community of like minded and spirited writers and artists —will do a lot of things for you.

1. Helps to increase your production. It’s amazing how much one can write in only 11 minutes a day. By the end of the 14 days, you’ll be amazed at how much you have produced.


2. Having a writing prompt waiting for you every morning. It is a timed write for only 11 minutes – a great way to end procrastination. You also have a place to post your work and get feedback from fellow writers and creatives using these two questions: 1) What did I like about the writing and 2) What do I want to hear more about.

3. It just feels good. Something about expressing yourself every day and having a forum to share it really helps to unleash that creative juice and … most of the time that juice spurs other creative projects and aspects of our lives!

STARTS TUESDAY, Aug. 6th 2013.  Yes, you’ll enjoy your creative writes from the New Moon to Full Moon cycle so that we work with the rhythm of nature.

Click here for more details and to register. The online group course is only $21.

All blessings,
Joshua 
KFWB


About Joshua

Joshua Townshend-Zellner has been professionally involved in the theatre, film and the entertainment industry for over 25 years as a writer, actor, producer and director.  His training includes USC’s BFA program, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Beverly Hills Playhouse, and he has trained personal with many luminaries of the International Theatre scene including; Ron Sossi, Yoshi Oida, George Shandoff, Osentinsky, Ryszard Cieslak. Most recently he has worked with the award winning writer and performer Ann Randolph.

He is currently working on a slate of projects including:  27 Days of Karma Free WritingThe Power of Soon, a non linear look at the history of time and his controversial screen play about life and redemption Walking Sunset Blvd and a one man show entitled, 18 Inches.

Joshua has blended the world of Theatre / Improvisation Training with his studies in the ancient yogi and shamanic tradition and shared his knowledge and experience with students from around the world.


Following Through on Your Breakthroughs–August 2013 Theme

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The theme for August is “Following Through”—on what you want to create in your life and fully experiencing breakthroughs.

This month you take the expansion and magic of July and anchor it into what you want and what you have committed to. Now the work begins, the real discipline, the paying attention to the details, finishing what you start, sorting through and fine-tuning. It is not glamorous or higher centered as much as it is rewarding to see the fruits of your perseverance and commitment as you keep yourselves from getting distracted. And it can and will be fun if you are following through on something that greatly inspired you to begin with.

There is FOCUS needed to follow through on what you initiated and dreamed up during your time of breakthroughs and expansion. Even if you can’t quite determine what happened for you in July, everyone was affected by an expansive energy and it just may take time for the understanding to settle in. But that is what August is all about. The support for Following Through gives you an opportunity to participate in what is unfolding in your life and to actually enjoy the more organized and solidly grounded energy.

The discipline theme carries over from July and you will get to observe any tendencies towards procrastination and to see where your fears are regarding following through with what you started and committed to. Those of you who have issues around commitment or sticking with something until it’s done may be challenged this month. Its OK to enlist some help especially around tasks that someone else can do. However, this is also an opportunity to be more involved in your life in a way that you may have avoided previously. Following through with something requires taking responsibility for it and seeing it through to the end, whatever that end may be.

There may be lessons around patience, lessons around trust, lessons around acceptance and lessons around how best to manage your energy. There is good and grounded work focus available to be harnessed but if it is not used properly, this energy can turn into conflict, distress, irritation and explosive anger. You may even experience a surge of energy in your body that feels irritated and overactive. Instead of blowing up at someone, harness it for right action and follow-through. (More help with this on the Mp3)

Remember to not take things personally as you will most likely witness a few meltdowns out there in the world. Stay out of conflict and argumentative situations whenever possible, and try not to react negatively to irritations. We are still somewhat under the influence of an expansive time so you want to be sure to focus expansion in positive places in your life. Especially refrain from getting irritated with yourself.

Another important aspect of this month is to allow spirit some room to provide support for your follow through.

Your mind does not know everything and especially what may be the best course of action. This is a fine dance between the receptive allowing, and the more active guiding. It is the dance between the more feminine receptive and the action oriented and organized masculine. Be aware of this dance and allow them to work together instead of in opposition. Don’t resist the discipline and focus of the masculine and don’t resist the supportive, creative and somewhat chaotic feminine. Both are essential for balance. Look for synchronicity to know you are on the right track and accept what spirit puts in front of you.

This is also a time of adjustment and fine-tuning. As you follow through on choices and decisions from last month you may find yourself making adjustments where needed. Don’t be afraid of changing and adjusting things as needed as long as you are still moving the process along towards the finish line.

One of the other challenges you may have is having too much on your plate and feeling scattered and out of control and unable to really focus on anything. Again there is a fine line between allowing the guidance of spirit and not micromanaging, and using your own discipline and action plan to stay grounded and focused. If you have too much on your plate, put some things that are not priorities aside for now and focus only on the most important ones. What is important to you? Not to someone else but to you?

Lastly here we would advise giving spirit some room to support you in ways that you could not have imagined.

Still under the influence of an expansive and magical time, don’t get too attached to how things ought to manifest but allow them to weave and flow in ways and in timing that is not managed by the agenda of your mind. You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome of your strong intentions for following through while giving spirit some wiggle room to support you in the best way possible.

Opportunities:

To actually see the manifestation of something that started out just as a dream.
To be nourished and greatly satisfied by your own discipline and focus.
To end up with really great habits around being organized and committed.
To feel really good about what you can accomplish when you put your mind, body and heart into something.
To feel fully supported in ways you have not felt before.

Challenges:

Procrastination.
Fears of failing or not being good enough.
Impatience.
Irritation and conflict.
Poor energy management.
Being spaced out scattered and ungrounded.
Being swayed by others intentions for you.
Being in resistance.

Click below to learn more.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You.  Lena and Jose’s website ishttp://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her full commentary on power days of the month, health and more about breakthroughs.

Why is depression growing?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

I’d like to share an interview I recently did for LetsMote.com, were I give my views on the reasons for depression, the energy body and more.

LetsMote.com is the first Emotional Networking and self-help platform that gives users  easy and insightful tools to express and analyze their emotions, and allows them to connect in real-time with others feeling the same way.  The interview is below.  Click here to visit their site:

1. Why is depression and failure on the rise despite so many new opportunities for people to succeed?

A wise shaman once said, “A man not living his vision is living death.” When we pursue goals that are not inspired by our inner vision, we can feel empty and disillusioned.

From a high vantage point, there are two types of goals:

1) Goals driven by the rational mind to appease the ego and 2) goals inspired by our inner vision or higher mind. Often, we pursue goals that seem alluring, and later we discover that they were not in our best interests because they only serve to appease the ego. Goals that are inner vision inspired help us to be fulfilled because we strengthen our connection with the force that guides us.

Inspired ideas help us avoid foolish decisions that can cost us our health, relationships, money and happiness. Why? When we connect with our inner vision, that inner voice within, we become whole as we integrate the spiritual and physical aspects of our being.

How do you connect with your inner vision?

You can tune into that faint voice within by quieting the daily mind chatter. One way to do this is to spend time alone in nature or to do a meditative-type practice. By spending even 30 minutes alone in nature, we can enter the deeper mind state of alpha. When we learn how to quiet our mind chatter (or rational mind), we can more easily access deeper mind states that help us tune into the messages we receive from our higher mind.

2. What shamanism techniques work best for being fit mentally and also for physical healing?
The shamanic journey is the most common method used by shamans to access inner power. It is a basic technique that anyone can use to quiet the daily mind chatter. Though the main purpose of journeying is to gain insights, answers and help about your life, you also can gain many physical and emotional benefits. The shamanic journey takes you into a deep meditative state, such as theta and delta, but it is not a “meditation.”
It’s different from meditation in two main ways:

  • Unlike typical meditations, journeying is not an end result, but rather a bridge to higher levels of consciousness. Shamans believe it’s not enough to just reach a deep meditative state, we need to cross that bridge and be active participants while we are in deeper mind states. We need to be active not passive while we access our mind powers. Shamanic journeys fulfill a purpose. Before you start a journey, you focus on a specific question or issue that you want insights on or help with. In other words, you have a purpose when you journey.
  • Journeying is also different from “meditation” because it does not need to be a sedentary practice. You can learn how to enter a deeper mind state while you walk, run and even in a noisy environment. In addition to gaining insights about important life questions, you also can gain many physical and emotional benefits. Journeying helps you to noticeably decrease physical and emotional stress. It’s no secret that when you reduce stress at a deep enough level, you change your physiology. People who regularly do some sort of meditative practice tend to be healthier and even age differently. Scientists have proven that in profound states of mind and body relaxation, we produce less hormones that age us.
  • The shamanic journey is one practice we can use to stay fit mentally and physically because when we enter the deeper mind states of theta and delta, our mind and physical body undergo physical transformation. Studies have shown that theta and delta mind states dramatically affect the production of hormones that increase feelings of happiness and reduce aging

3. Your views and guidance on people achieving mind-body balance?

From a shamanic perspective, being divided is our human condition. But our division is not between the mind and body, but between the body, which houses the mind, and the energy body, which is the receptacle for our energy or life force. The “energy body” is an energetic duplicate of the physical body and is sometimes referred to as “the double.”

Shamans are not the only ones that teach about the energy body. The ancient Egyptian teachings of alchemy, for example, refer to the energy body as the “Ka” body.

As far as balance in general, I believe the most basic way of achieving balance in our lives is to learn how to integrate both our higher mind with our rational mind. As I explained earlier, when we learn how to use both minds, we become whole.

4. Tell us a little about the evolution in the self help industry with the advancement of technology.

Advancements in technology, such as brain wave entrainment, have helped people to quickly achieve deeper mind states, such as theta, and I think many of these tools are very useful because we all need to learn how to use our mind powers as soon as possible. While brain wave entrainment tools, such as mind machines and CDs, are powerful and effective teaching devices, we need to be careful not to become dependent on them. We need to use them as training tools. Once we train ourselves to access deeper mind states, we should then drop the tools.

Mind technology tools are like training wheels of a bike. Once we learn how to ride the bike, we remove the training wheels. Ultimately, the goal is to learn how to access deeper mind states with only your intention.

What would happen if you could only enter a deeply meditative state by listening to a certain sound on your cd player and one day you didn’t have that external tool? Well, you’d be limited. That wouldn’t be empowering. That’s why it’s key that you eventually drop the training tool and learn to access that higher mind state by using only your inner power. You’ll always have access to that.

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April 2013 Wisdom Tips for Relationships, Finance and Health

Monday, April 1st, 2013

wisdom tips for momentum in lifeWisdom tips and empowering advice for April 2013 have MOMENTUM as a central theme.

When something has momentum it takes more of an effort to change its course, and less of an effort to move it in the direction it is already going. This is a tricky month as momentum will take hold in whatever direction you happen to be putting your focus and energy.

For example, if you are in a bad mood, that mood is in danger of gathering momentum. If you are focused on a creative project of your choosing, it will also gather momentum. It is very important that you are focused on the things you want in your life at this time for they are the ones that will gather momentum.

This is a highly creative and productive time. The challenge will be to stay directed and to have the discipline to move yourself out of situations and away from negativity that you would rather not be gathering momentum around. This will take discernment, the use of good boundaries and a commitment to some truth telling about what serves you and what does not.

If you find yourself in a downward spiral where everything seems to be falling apart in a big way, you may need to look at the truth of allowing something you have been holding onto to dissolve and leave your life. You may finally have the momentum to move yourself out of a situation that is not healthy or serving. On the other hand, a creative project that is aligned with spirit may have just been waiting for such a time to take off.

Whenever you have a great deal of creativity you also have destruction. Destruction as an energy can be used wisely this month as a way of cleaning and clearing and changing your environment to something more compatible. It can also be used as a tool to end something that needs to be completed. If however you are engaged in negative behaviors, bad attitudes and addictions, this destructive energy can turn against you and you could both experience and witness a very grim side of it. This month will be especially difficult for those who struggle with addictions.

With that said, however, it could also be an extremely positive month for those who have struggled with addictions in the past but are now willing to tell the truth and focus on changing their behavior at a deeper level. This willingness and determination to proactively create a better situation for themselves will gather momentum and has the potential for profound and permanent change. People with addictions will need a lot of support this month as the creative side of the month can offer many distractions that end up derailing good intentions.

Distractions will show up in the form of unimportant things vying for your attention. For example, if you suddenly find yourself fixated with how dirty your car is and begin the process of thoroughly cleaning it, this better be what you want to do with your time because it will gather momentum and you will not be available for something else that may be more important. PRIORITIZE this month and be disciplined about your priorities because if you are not, something will come in to distract you and gather up all your momentum and creativity. This is especially true around someone else’s project or situation. Make sure you are telling the truth to yourself about what you are willing to do and what is really a distraction that becomes an energy leak.

Take time to not only read these wisdom tips, but to apply them so you can reap the harvest of living your life with wisdom.

This is a good month to revisit the concept of energy leaks as a model to help you with organizing where your focus is and what serves you as opposed to what is distracting and non-serving. An energy leak is something that bleeds your vitality and gives nothing back. It can be a bad habit or behavior, unnecessary worry, a relationship that takes and never gives back, and any time your obstacle gets the better of you (Stubbornness, Impatience, Martyrdom, Self-Deprecation, Arrogance, Greed, Self-Destruction). Remember that MOMENTUM will attach itself to wherever you are focused this month so if it is to any one of these behaviors you may be in trouble. There is a difference between a true energy leak and a necessary responsibility. A necessary responsibility will ultimately lead you towards your goal, an energy leak will not.

Be aware and be present this month. If momentum is taking you in the wrong direction, examine it. If your truth tells you that dissolving is a good thing, allow it. If momentum is simply taking you in a negative direction, use your own inner discipline and determination to change it. Sometimes this is not easy so you may need to ask for help. We always recommend baby steps and this month even the baby steps will grab the momentum and move you quickly in the right direction.

As to the creativity, set some boundaries so you don’t bite off more than you can chew at this time. Make sure that what you are focused on is what you really want. This may be a time to revisit your goals and dreams and to refine them if necessary. Make sure they are yours and not someone else’s. The need for Freedom is huge this month and shows up as the freedom to choose, the freedom to think for ones’ self and the freedom to eliminate what does not serve.

How the month shows up:

YOU PERSONALLY

Wisdom tip for you personally.  It is time to live the life you want. Don’t be afraid to put what you want out there. Ask for it. If it’s not right, it won’t happen. If it is right, the momentum will engage and you will get it in spades.

The lessons personally this month are around seeing just how much you get in your own way. If you ask for something, observe what shows up. Don’t reject it before you examine if it is a tool that spirit is handing you to better achieve your dream, or if it is a distraction you have created for yourself as a test.

Work on your boundaries. They will certainly be tested. Work on your energy leaks and get to know yourself better from your own perspective. This is a “take charge” kind of a month. If you don’t, you will be yanked around by someone else’s momentum and someone else’s dream. If you lose your center, stop everything, take a deep breath and go back to your own priorities. You will find that if you ignore your own priorities and allow something else to distract you, you will become very irritated and your irritation will gather momentum. If this happens you need to consciously reset what you are doing, and/or whom you are with to get back on track.

The above is an excerpt from Lena’s monthly forecast.

The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You.

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