Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jill Carroll Walks To Freedom

In my February 19th blog I'd posted the following:

"The abducted woman reporter, Jill Carroll, requires assistance from us all. The illusion of hate has brought her to center stage. Let many of us link together to bring her out of the troubles with Love. The source of life is not politics, and there is something we all can do...Though the masses of the world have believed the material is the "real world", matter bends and reshapes to spirit, it is, in fact, ruled by Spirit as we allow it to move and breath and have its being. So, let us all get out of our heads and focus ourselves with Spirit regularly during our days, in the reality of Spirit and know that Jill Carroll is save, free to leave, and that there are many ways this can be accomplished easily..Let all of us unite and walk Jill to freedom."

Jill Carroll has walked to freedom. Her captors, whom she said treated her well, came to her and said, "We're going." She was whisked by car and left outside some Party offices in Baghdad. She walked in...

Thank you all - Now forgive, because that brings peace...and know this issue was all an illusion, not reality. Let's keep our thoughts focused on a Higher Authority and more potent belief, unbounded by "matter" and the "reality" of others; a more potent belief than our scripted fears, beliefs, and miscreations.

- ashootingstar

Saturday, March 25, 2006

How We Declare War on Someone

Business and personal empowerment counselors often advised that the most important aspect of human interaction is the ability to listen to what others are saying. However, what's REALLY most important is that we learn to listen to what we ourselves are saying. If you do then you'll probably be able to answer the following question:

When was the last time you declared war on someone else?

No, don't bother racking your minds for some event from your past that resulted in you truly declaring an all out, vengeful rampage against someone, be that slashing tires, getting their girlfriend (or boyfriend), passing lies about them, etc.

War is much more subtle than that.

For example, you're engaged in a political discussion with someone who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum about the war in Iraq/torture of prisoners/etc. What do you think is the intent of this sentence: "You just wait till something like that happens to you. Then you'll see! Then you'll learn!"

First, the person saying it is calling for something terrible /painful/awful/stressful to happen to the other person. They are wishing and hoping for and spell-casting so that other person will experience something dreadful. They've just thrown a spear directly at the other person's person.

Second, the person saying it is doing so because their beliefs (ego beliefs they have pledged their allegiance to) have been challenged by the other person, so they have fallen back on a habitual pattern of self-defense posturing rather than continuing the discussion toward understanding.

Third, the person saying it is needing to cement their "rightness"; the correctness of their belief; the "reality" to which they have pledged themselves, albeit unconsciously, perhaps. To do so, the other person must be proved wrong. To do so the person throwing the spear must believe that everyone will react to a situation in the same habitual way their beliefs have prepared them to respond -- so, having called down this awful scenario upon another, they can feel vindicated/correct because of their surity in how they believe they would respond (Note that it doesn't even have to actually happen to the other person whom they have called the curse down upon. The one declaring war will go about their business confidant that they'll be proved right).

This wish for pain to be felt by another is no less an attack/declaration of war than pulling out a gun or a knife or releasing an army. Think about a bar fight: Someone is intoxicated and feels insulted, pulls out a knife and says "Take that", stabbing the "insulter" through the gut.

So, I'm suggesting a) You pause and listen to what you are about to say so you understand it's real intent and potential and can decide if that is really the kind of person/kind of action you wish to promote/do to another;
I'm also suggesting b) if someone ever says such a thing to you, you lighten up instantly and forgive 'em mentally (coz they know not what they do), and begin a calm discussion that points out to the other that they have just called forth a wish for bad forces/painful things to attack you. "Do you really hope that...XYZ happen to me?"

This inquiry discussion path helps to deflect the war-filled wish and bring it out into the open where the sun can shine on it. The person may still defend that desire, and the two of you can part ways. However, the important thing is that by pointing out the underlying intent of that wish, a corrective idea has been planted into the other's consciousness; and that other person will recall it next time they start their spell-casting. It'll interrupt their thought pattern about it. When habitual thought patterns start to become interrupted, it allows a fissure for new ideas of being and relating to enter.

Consider this: What we wish for another is really being called upon ourselves.

So, war is not massive actions by others OUT there;by governments, by companies, by politicians, etc. War - and Peace - are the choices I and you make everyday.

Are you about to say something?

- Claire

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

How The Universe Disappeared in 1875 (well, at least for Westerners)

In the desire/seeking/studying/reading/meditations upon/etc of spiritual studies there are theories, channelings, research, opinion, visions, feelings unbounded. While Eastern thought is far advanced in many areas, Western thought has contributed much of value to this .

Yet, I've been puzzled. Why, as we've come to understand that:
  • we create with the focus of our thought and desire;
  • that our reality and circumstances can change (no matter how achingly slow it may appear) as our inner beings are healed and our focus changes;
  • as we come to read or even witness how water molecules are completely transformed to beautiful or ugly/healthy or sick based on the thoughts projected towards them;
  • as Quantum Physics provides validation for the non-material nature of the world;
  • as we state we are spirit and not matter (well, some of us);
  • as we seek alternatives to traditional medicine
  • as millions of people read popular, insightful tomes by Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, or books such as A Course in Miracles, or The Disappearance of the Universe, etc...
...Why, after all this, are massive numbers of people NOT demonstrating wellness from serious illness and injury (still most often thought of as "miracles")?????????

It has been done before - though you may not be aware of it.

The key ( as I point out in my soon-to-be-published book, Living A Radical Peace: Creating Life Anew), to any such powerful transformation is Allegiance to a Higher Authority than the material body and the material leaders and rules to which we continue to pledge our Allegiance every moment of our lives. As Yoda said in Star Wars, "Don't Try. Do."

So, despite the most advanced "contemporary thoughts" in the spiritual movement, I want to give credit where it is due, because it was in 1875 the universe disappeared for the first time for Westerners (well, :"the first time" that I know of).

The material universe shattered in the lives of hundreds and then thousands of people starting in that year that Mary Baker Eddy published her first edition (she expanded it about 45 times as her understanding grew) of Science and Health; Too, at that time she began sitting with sick people and awakening them to their actual state of true health. Many more sick or injured people simply read her book and were instantly healed ; other people began training with her to do the same. Meeting halls were jam packed to hear about Christian Science. of course, controversies - and gossip, innuendo, doubt, fear, anger - erupted. Mary, a woman in a very male dominated time, bucked the religious, gender, and medical - not to mention social - structures of those 19th Century times, utilizing and teaching non-medical means to bring people to wellness.

How? Her non-medicine method she called "Christian Science" and Mary came to it via the spiritual source document of her times, i.e. The Bible.

Her reading of it wakened her to believe that God's love could not create less than perfection; that humans are of God so if God is perfect and we're of God then humans can't be sick/hurt/injured. In fact, she stated (and how often have we read this in contemporary books?) that our fear/illness/injury was all an illusion, liken to a dream; that we could instantly come to our right mind and claim our actual reality of wellness.

The accepted, believed it, preached, assumed universe shattered as soon as that idea was advanced, it and disappeared entirely for the many who began accepting their lives as One with God's Spirit and began living by God's laws rather than matter's.

Thousands, then milliions did; so many that Christian Science organizing as a religion (and a religion that did not hold Jesus to be the (only) Son of God- which Jesus never claimed, by the way, stating he was the Son of Man); and a religion that has no pastors; whose texts are limited to readings from the Bible and also Science and Health.

I'm not a Christian Scientist myself, yet I appreciate and highly recommend you read Science and Health With A Key to the Scriptures . Written in the late 19th Century, it's author is far advanced in the substance of deed than our contemporary selves can claim.

Let us claim our rightful life. Where does your allegiance lie? To Spirit or to Matter?

Peace be with you,