LET’S ALL GET HEALTHY! A MOVIE–HUNGRY FOR CHANGE–VIEW FREE UNTIL 3/31/13

LET’S ALL GET HEALTHY!

INFORMATION COMPILED BY NANCY DETWEILER

 hEALTHY PEOPLE

http://healthyppl.net/

Recently, one I love experienced a breakdown of her body.  This had tremendous impact on me because poor health is such a waste; it affects every area of our lives.

I’m old enough to have experienced daily classes on Health throughout high school.  As a result, I have lived my life very conscious of maintaining good health habits.  But all I have to do is run errands around the city and I see a preponderance of people who do not appear in peak health.

My natural response to a loved one’s illness has been to search for additional information regarding maintenance of good health and natural means of healing a body crying out for a change in lifestyle.  I regularly check the new information to be sure I am up to date with maintaining vibrant health.  This means of LOVING SELF is extremely important.  Don’t allow anyone to tell you that health problems are natural as we age.  This is just one of the many lies we are told to ensure the wealth of the insurance/pharmaceutical/medical complex.  The more we take control of our lives and health, the healthier we will be!

I am presently compiling information that I will share with all of you with the hope that each of us will study or view it and LOVE OURSELVES ENOUGH to make whatever lifestyle changes we need in order to maximize our health.

Vibrant health reaps natural beauty, natural energy, natural happiness—we cannot help but be happy when we feel healthy!

The movie “Hungry for Change” is excellent.  One of the startling things I learned is that our body gains weight as a means of protecting us due to a lack of vital nutrients.  The movie describes how chemicals go into many of our foods … how many foods are empty of nutrients and therefore we constantly feel hungry.  Americans, in particular, are eating heavily and starving to death.

 MOVIE – HUNGRY FOR CHANGE

MAY BE VIEWED FREE UNTIL MARCH 31, 2013

AT

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I will be providing you more valuable material for re-gaining and/or maintaining vibrant health as I research it.  I am also placing the information on my blog:  http://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/ and hope you will share far and wide.

 

GOOD NUTRITION IS YOUR BEST HEALTH INSURANCE!

 

 ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

“GOOD HEALTH = EATING AT LEAST ONE EGG DAILY”

eggs

 http://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/good-health-eating-at-least-on-egg-daily-a-must-read/

 

MEDITATIONS FOR THIS SEASON OF ASCENSION INTO LIGHT & LOVE

MEDITATIONS FOR THIS SEASON OF ASCENSION INTO  LIGHT & LOVE

BY

PATRICIA COTA-ROBLES

 Patricia CotaRobles

Intense Love energy is flooding our planet and each of us during this Season of  Ascension into Light & Love and will continue into 2013.  Patricia Cota-Robles has a series of meditations that can assist in our Ascension Process. 

 Earth has now ascended to the 5th dimension.  During this Season of Ascension into Light & Love, we can continue to prepare our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies for life on the 5th dimension. 

 Since I live alone, I have the privilege of using this Season as a Silent Retreat.  If you live alone, you may want to do the same thing.  If you have family and responsibilities, you can use these meditations whenever you find a quiet moment.

 This Season is a time to move from our head (and intellectual mind) to our heart (and intuitive mind) … from viewing life with our physical eyes to perceiving it with our third (or single) eye.  Jesus taught:  “Your eye is the lamp of your body.  If your eye [singular] is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but if it is not healthy, your body is full of darkness….  If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”  Luke 11:34, 36

 There are several meditations at this URL.  Be sure to use the one written 12/21/12—it is to be used to prepare our multiple bodies for life on 5th dimension.

 The meditation entitled “Musical Rapture” is heavenly music channeled from Patricia’s son, who returned to spirit, to a musician friend of his.  It is his contribution of healing to Gaia and her inhabitants. 

http://www.youtube.com/user/PatriciaCotaRobles

 

A LESSON IN TRUTH: ALL LIFE BREATHES TOGETHER

NOTE BY NANCY:  Recently Caroline Myss wrote the following article about her experience with an Afghani man.  Although the story was written as an illustration for a more extensive article, I am publishing the story alone to allow you to see the inner beauty of an Afghan man.

Carolyn Myss

*A LESSON IN TRUTH: ALL LIFE BREATHES TOGETHER *

 *by Caroline Myss*

 http://www.myss.com/library/dailymessage/

 The other day I flew to Newark, New Jersey, to give a benefit lecture on

behalf of the Trenton Soup Kitchen. I have been involved with the TSK for

five years now and I consider the work this charity does to be absolutely

magnificent. Anyway, I arrived midday and was met by a lovely, middle-aged

driver. Within minutes we were in his immaculate car heading to our

destination, which, according to his GPS, was an hour away. My first

reaction was, “Ugh, that’s half the flight time from Chicago.” My second

reaction was, “I hope this guy isn’t a chatterbox because I need to make

notes for my talk.”

Heading out of the airport, the driver and I both settled into our normal

routines. He got his GPS going and I pulled out my notebook. Then he asked,

“Is the temperature okay for you?” All he wanted to know was if the air in

the car was warm enough, right? That required a yes or a no and a thanks

for asking. But instead, something in me found his accent very curious.

Why? I grew up in a home in which half my relatives had foreign accents, as

did half the people in the neighborhood. People with accents are so common

in my life that I hardly notice them, but I noticed his. Then I noticed

that I needed to know where he came from – I mean I absolutely needed to

know. Why? I don’t know why.

So I asked him, “Where are you from? I am intrigued with your accent.”

He smiled and said, “Where do you think?” I looked at his face through the

driver’s mirror and the deep lines around his dark brown eyes blending in

with his warm smile told me that this was a good man, a very good man.

I said, “Persia.”

His eyes sparkled, “Very good, but not quite. Close. What’s next to Persia?”

I froze for a moment. My mind went blank. I needed to bring up the globe in

my mind’s eye. I said, “Okay, just a minute. You’re not Turkish. You must

be from Afghanistan.”

“Yes, I am Afghani. I came here when the Russians invaded my country. I had

just completed my degree at the university in Kabul. You can’t imagine how

beautiful Afghanistan was before all these wars. Now I have two sons and a

daughter here.”

I put my notebook down and we began to discuss his life, his journey, his

world. He told me how the turmoil of decades of war in Afghanistan has

affected his family and the lives of so many people he knows. And then he

told me that he lost his job when the company he was working for let go of

many of their employees. As a result, he was losing his home. That struck

him as among the more overwhelming events of his life, as he did not think

such a thing could happen in America. I told him about how many people I

knew in that same situation.

Lest you think his man was complaining about the events that had unfolded

in his life or drowning in his sorrows, that was not at all the case.

Rather, he presented these chapters of his life with a type of “matter of

fact” voice that was devoid of self-pity or anger. I was the one pressing

for more details, asking him to expand on how and why events happened as

they did in his life. I was the one picking at his wounds. If anything, he

should have dropped me off at a bus station and told me to catch the next

bus to Trenton.

Then he said, “I should be quiet now. I notice you have work to do.”

He didn’t ask me why I had come to Trenton and as I realized that, I hoped

with all my might that he would not. And then I had this overwhelming gut

feeling, that unmistakable rupture I get when I know I am right, “This man

and his wife come to the Trenton Soup Kitchen for a meal or maybe even a

few meals each week.” I knew it.

I was desperate to change the subject now. I could talk about anything –

weather, sports, Hurricane Sandy – just don’t ask me why I have come to

Trenton. Then my phone rang. It was a family member calling about another

family member who was in a very serious crisis. We were circling the

wagons, as they say. He could hear me, not because I was speaking loudly

but because I was sitting directly behind him. For fifteen minutes, I

discussed possible treatment and outcome for a beloved family member. My

voice had gotten tight. I was shutting down, withdrawing into the silence

of grief and tears. I hung up the phone, staring out the window.

This lovely Afghan man said, “You know, when my daughter was five, she was

diagnosed with this rare illness. Her female organs matured faster than her

physical body and she started to menstruate at that age. We were terrified.

We took her to a doctor and he told us that she needed to take this certain

shot once a month. It cost $1,000.00. Insurance covered that while I had my

other job but then I lost that job. I did not know what to do. I needed to

provide for my family, for my home, for their health. I was never so

frightened. I told my wife that I needed to go away for one reason. I

needed to go and be with God. I needed to be alone to take my life, my

problems directly to God. And so I went away to pray for two weeks. I had

to be alone, to do nothing but pray.

When I returned, we took my daughter to a different doctor and he said,

‘Why do you want to have her on this medication? She is perfectly healthy?’

And she is perfectly healthy. She is healed. I know that God is with me,

even through these difficult times. Yes, I am losing my home. I can replace

that. I could never replace my daughter, or my sons. And so we will grieve

the loss our own home, but for how long? Perhaps three days. But how long

would we grieve the loss of my daughter? We would grieve until the day of

our own death. And so God blessed me by showing me that he is truly with

me, with my family, and that he hears our prayers.”

By the time this wonderful man finished sharing his story, I could not stop

the tears from pouring out of my eyes.

“Do you have any water?” he asked me.

“Are you thirsty? Here, I have a bottle of water,” I said as I gave him my

water.

“No,” he said, “I am not thirsty. I am going to pray for your family member

and I am going to put those prayers into this water and you will take this

water to her. It will carry the grace and light of God’s response.”

I asked him if I could pray for his family, for his journey through

hardship and his return to right livelihood. And so, pulling up to my

friend’s house, my driver held the bottle of water in his hands and sang

prayers from the Koran. He rocked slowly back and forth in the front seat

of the car, falling deeper and deeper into an inner dialogue with God. I

closed my eyes and quietly entered into my own interior castle, holding

images of this man’s face and soul in my heart.

In the midst of this sacred ritual, I heard the sound of my friend darting

out of his home to greet me. I quickly came out of my prayer space and

signaled to him by holding up my hand, “Stay where you are. Don’t come near

this car.”

Still this dear man continued in his prayerful request that healing grace

be given to my family member. Tears now flowed from his closed eyes as his

body movements revealed that his heart beat closely with heaven’s pulse.

Finally, he opened his eyes and handed me what anyone else would take for

an ordinary bottle of Evian water. We held each other’s hands for several

seconds, thanking each other with nods of our heads and the tight grips of

our hands. Still appearing to be an ordinary Evian bottle from the outside,

I looked through the ordinary and into the extraordinary. I stared at this

bottle of water and for me it became the substance of miracles, the story

of a man’s life journey, and on the day I was picked up to do a benefit for

the homeless by a man losing his home whose very prayers I suspect may well

have contributed most to the healing of my family member. It became “holy

water.”

[All life breathes together.]

THE COMING OF THE CITIES OF LIGHT – PART 1 OF 2

The Coming of the Cities of Light – Part 1 of 2

Compiled by Steve Beckow

http://the2012scenario.com/2012/11/the-coming-of-the-cities-of-light-part-12/

  City of Light

No development on Earth is more fascinating than the advent of the cities of light. I can trace the discussion of them to the middle of the last century. (1) However, it’s probable that they were being discussed long before that.

Genii Townsend has written two books on them and spoke about them at the Sedona conference. (2) SaLuSa said on Nov. 16, 2012 that there are twelve of them. (3)  He tells us that they’ll be used to heal millions who need help, even after Ascension. On July 22, 2011, he said of Mike Quinsey:

“Michael has now added Cities of Light to his understanding, as another facet of what is to manifest for souls on the Ascension path. As the weeks go by information of these magnificent cities will become widely known, and you will find that they are technologically advanced healing centres that will totally change you. They will not be the only ones, as there will be many ways available to you that will concentrate on raising your vibrations.” (4)

In 2010, Archangel Michael through Ronna Herman revealed that one of the functions of the cities was to raise our vibrations: “You have opened the pathways to the Cities of Light so that you can gradually incorporate higher and more refined frequencies of Light.” (5)

In January of 2012 SaLuSa told us that the cities were “preparing to make their appearance on Earth.” On this occasion he focused on how “they were examples of what can be done by using our technologies for the good of all.” (6) He described those technologies as they applied to healing.

“Many civilisations of the Galactic Federation will contribute to the task of attending to your needs, and each often has their own specialised expertise. Be assured that before you reach Ascension, you will have healing that is based on Light, Sound and Colour.

“Your earthly ways are often quite crude, but we do not belittle your attempts to cater for all types of illness and disease. A lot of the new methods are understood by you, but usually lack the funding to be developed. Furthermore, there are Corporations in the drug industries that stem any advances that may replace their products and reduce their profits.” (7)

On another occasion, he said that another function of the cities was to introduce us to what life was like in the higher dimensions.

“The Cities of Light of which you are now becoming aware, will give you a sample of what it is like in the higher dimensions. Yet they are more in the nature of Healing Centres specifically prepared to help you raise your consciousness levels. You will take the fast track to remove all the vestiges of your present dimension that have kept you within it.” (8)

A few months ago, SaLuSa described them as integral parts of the process that will convert us into galactic beings.

“Everything you expected to take place will do so, and as progress is made you will find that it will take you further than you thought possible. It will be a wonderful time that will see you relieved of all of the old problems that have held you back. It is time to go speeding forward and move into a new world that reflects your upliftment into the higher dimensions.

“There will be ample facilities, including the Cities of Light, where you can be healed as you are to be fully restored to a prime condition. Eventually you will also be able to reverse the aging process and return to a youthful appearance, and so it will go on until you become a Galactic Being. All of these changes await you and they are not too far in the future. Think positively about them and you will be helping to manifest them much sooner than we have allowed for.” (9)

In Heavenly Blessings on Aug. 30, 2012, Archangel Michael revealed that the cities of light were originally scheduled to be brought here 80,000 years into our future but were introduced earlier when our future wingmaker selves pleaded that they be brought to Earth now.

“In the year that you know as 2000 we began working with you, we began, your star brothers and sisters began, and your future wing-maker selves began working with the Cities of Light.

“And these Cities of Light are not simply etheric forms but let us suggest to you and tell you, share with you that in the beginning these Cities of Light were 80,000 years in your future. The work has been done and it began with a plea, not only from us but from your future selves guiding the actions, the decisions, the choices, the dreams, the inspirations, the desires that you, in human form right now have to create Nova Earth.

“And they begged you to make wise decisions because the decisions that you have made starting at that conjunction and continuing on, almost on a daily basis would affect whether they would come to be in what you think of as a physical reality and existence.” (10)

Recently Archangel Michael named some of them.

“Now the Cities of Light emerge, many are seeing them and they have been forming all over the planet gloriously, yes the first one was ‘The New Jerusalem’, Phoenix to Sedona. But there has been one ‘The Atlantean City of Light’, ‘Terra Tralana’, ‘Idaho’, many, many … ‘Michigan’.

“We have spoken of this when we have spoken to the people of China about the City of Light that is forming there.”
(11)

Which city was Archangel Michael referring to as emerging or existing over China? In a mid-summer 2012 edition of An Hour with an Angel, he explained:

“One of the most magnificent cities of light is already emerging slightly north of Shanghai, south of Beijing. And this will be a city of light much like long ago in Atlantis, a port where the star brothers and sisters would come for exchange of cultural ideas, technology, art. It will be magnificent. So think of this, look for this, work on this.

“There is also another, a smaller city of light — and it is more of a retreat and a place of healing — near the Mongolian border in the north.” (12)

Could the latter city of light be Shamballa? We don’t know.

AAM says the cities of light can be glimpsed with our physical eyes but are more apparent to our Third and Fourth Eyes.

“This is not simply something a dream. Many of you, yes with your 3rd and 4th eye, but with also what you think of as your human eyes, are seeing and observing, coming into form in your reality, something that you have pulled into your time and space albeit fully anchored in the 7th.” (13)

As far back as 2009, Archangel Michael said through Ronna Herman that “some advanced Souls are [already] integrating small amounts of Sixth-Dimensional frequency patterns (and even higher) via the Cities of Light.” (14)

Thus the cities of light function to heal us and raise our vibrations, enabling us to ascend more easily than otherwise at the end of this year and preparing us for galactic citizenship. They are becoming visible to some now but will be more apparent later and will continue to serve their mission well into the Golden Age.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue our study with some extended word-pictures of how the cities of light appear and function.

Footnotes

(1) “Fourteen Etheric Cities of the Earth,” at http://www.ascension-research.org/14cities.html

(2) Genii Townsend, City of Light Sedona and Something’s Coming.

(3) SaLuSa, Nov. 16, 2012, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm

(4) SaLuSa, July 22, 2011.

(5) Archangel Michael, Apr. 1, 2010, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html.

(6) SaLuSa, Jan. 18, 2012.

(7) SaLuSa, July 22, 2011.

(8) SaLuSa, Sept. 2, 2011.

(9) SaLuSa, Sept. 19, 2012.

(10) ”Transcript: Archangel Michael ‘The New Earth will be far More Magnificent than You Imagine’” Sept. 8, 2012, at http://the2012scenario.com/2012/09/transcript-archangel-michael-the-new-earth-will-be-far-more-magnificent-than-you-imagine/ .

(11) Loc. cit.

(12) Loc. cit.

(13) Loc. cit.

(14)  Archangel Michael, Sept. 27, 2009, through Ronna Herman, at http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html

YOUR FUTURE IS TO BE LIKE US, & YOU WILL BECOME GALACTIC BEINGS.

SaLuSa  10-October-2012

 

Sirius – Hubble Space Telescope

It is relatively plain sailing now, although you will have difficult periods to cope with. However, they will be short lived and having anticipated them we will ensure that they cause the minimum of inconvenience to you. Our allies are aware of how near they are to accomplishing their objectives, and as always we are behind them. You might reflect on the fact that the physical changes on Earth have been nowhere near as catastrophic as was prophesied. Some may point at the Fukushima incident, but that was not natural but a false flag attack. In fact although there have been numerous earthquakes which is quite normal, none have had what you would call really serious consequences. We have all along closely monitored such occurrences, and have minimized the after effects.

We are still very much involved with Disclosure, and already this year you have seen much more proof of our presence than previously. It is opening the way for full Disclosure, and it will come about before the end of the year. That will mark a massive change in your collective consciousness, and take you into the New Age. As you know, we have much to share with you that will move you ahead in leaps and bounds. It will be an exciting time for us all, and the illusions that you have been living under will be swept away. From various contacts with your people over the last 60 years or so, we have gradually got you to become more aware of us. Now our presence is widely known, and there can be few people that have not heard about our craft visiting your Earth.

When it is seen that we come in peace and to help you, the last obstacle to accepting us will have been removed. The frightening images of us deliberately conveyed to you to leave you in fear, will no longer carry any power. We already know which world Leaders can be trusted, and Barack Obama will lead the way. It seems we cannot say it enough times to convince some people, but he is a highly spiritual soul simply waiting his opportunity to begin his real mission. He will re-unite the world in peace, and set the scene for our coming. The doubters will not have long to see that what we say is true. Once we can address you and explain our tasks to get on track for the benefits of Ascension, your dreams will come true. Duality will become history and a wonderful new life will be yours where peace and harmony reign.

So you are now in the time of great expectations, and these will be fulfilled as you have been promised. Your present governments still stick to the usual policies that deny what you know to be true, and the media still follow suit. However, that will all change before very long, and the truth will come out. Many have sold their souls to hold onto their jobs and simply do as they are told. You should really be able to enjoy free expression, and not be subject to unfair laws that are used to keep you quiet. In the near future there will be a reappraisal of your laws and those that are unjust and outside of your rights will be removed.

As you can imagine there is so much to be done, but we are fully prepared for it all. We already know where the action needs to be taken, and there will be no delay in getting things moving. You of course will be very much involved in our joint activities, and be assured that we know who we can call upon for help. By that time the dark Ones will have been removed, and the work can go ahead unhindered. Different languages present no difficulty to us as we read you telepathically, and that is our normal form of contact with our people. In time you will also became efficient at telepathy, and the spoken language will disappear. Past evidence will show that we have known your questions as they formed in your mind, and answered them before they were spoken.

Your future is to be like us, and you will become Galactic Beings with all of the attributes that we now display. For example we do not experience tiredness as you do, because we are in the higher vibrations. However, we can take measures to rejuvenate ourselves if so desired. We also have drinks that are a source of energy, although we do take it from the energy source around us. In fact, in a lighter body you will have no need for the intake of heavy foods, and eat quite lightly as much for relaxation as anything else. We have what you might consider to be fruit drinks that are very nourishing, but no alcohol. We see it as a poison and you will not find it in our level of existence. In fact you will have no requirement for heavy foods at all, and we certainly do not eat animals.

As in the higher dimensions you will enjoy total health, you will understand that you will not need drugs or medicines, or even surgery as our methods are so more far advanced than yours. We use color and sound to heal which is much more effective and without the side affects your treatments often involve. Wait until your Cities of Light appear on Earth, and you shall experience for yourself exactly what we have described, and even more. We are so excited for you and what you shall enjoy as we make our technologies available to you. Life will be vastly different from what you have now, and it awaits you now.

We would naturally have liked to have been much further forward than we are now, and would use one of your expressions that “the best things in life are worth waiting for”. On Earth you experience so much stress due to the obligations placed upon you, and the pace at which life progresses. All that will disappear and just does not exist in vibrations that bring constant peace and harmony. There are no “jobs” such as you describe your occupations, but more of doing what you enjoy to contribute to the benefit of everyone else. You will find that you have even more freedom to decide what to do with your lives and because of your higher levels of consciousness will choose responsibly.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and speak for all of our members of the Galactic Federation of Light, when I wish you all a happy transition and a wonderful experience through the process of Ascension. The whole Universe will be watching and sending you immense love to help you on your journey. In time you will meet your friends and families from afar for a great re-union.

Thank you SaLuSa,

Mike Quinsey.

[Bold font by Nancy]

AN HOUR WITH AN ANGEL – IN LIGHT RADIO

AN HOUR WITH AN ANGEL – IN LIGHT RADIO

July 23, 2012

HOST – GEOFFREY WEST

CHANNEL – LINDA DILLON

 


This is a fascinating show in which a Galactic Healing Technician describes a typical day in her life and the healing chambers on board ship.  She explains that many healing ships hover close to Earth and are available day or night to welcome Earth humans who request healing.  Many make the request to be beamed up to a healing ship at night before they fall asleep.

The second speaker is a Galactic Scientist who reveals the presence of science ships around Earth.  Galactic scientists are very much in communication with Earth’s physicists.  She speaks briefly of twin flames, stating that her twin flame is incarnated on Earth.

We have heard channeling from leaders or commanders of the ships and Galactic Federation for years.  This show is a first in which the galactic people are given an opportunity to speak.  They express great excitement regarding our reunion with them—our REAL FAMILY.

My personal reaction to hearing these two women speak was deeply emotional—partly because Earth human lives will soon be like theirs and partly because it felt like HOME.

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2012/07/24/an-hour-with-an-angel

WAKING UP TO LOVE: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, MIRACLES, & SECOND CHANCES, Scarlett Schwartz

WAKING UP TO LOVE:  A TRUE STORY OF LOVE,

MIRACLES, & SECOND CHANCES

        Scarlett Schwartz

 

NOTE:  Scarlett is presently writing her fascinating book.  It’s time is NOW, so I am editing while she writes.  With her permission, I would like to share an excerpt from Chapter 9—an example of one of the miracles in which this inspired woman has been instrumental.  It took place in September 2005, as she taught her class at a local university.  This is our 1st draft of writing/editing.

—Nancy Detweiler

AUTHOR’S NOTE: All names and some minor details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

—Scarlett Schwartz

*************************

Class today was about alternative lifestyles. I had a diverse mix of students from many countries with a variety of beliefs. In addition, one male student was openly gay.

During a previous class, a small cadre of conservative religious students had expressed disapproval of homosexuality. I had suggested we table the discussion until we reached that particular chapter in the text.  That way, everyone could read the chapter and be prepared for a more informed discussion.

Well, we were on track and today was the day to bring that lifestyle out in the open, so to speak. I expected the students to be open-minded in their discussion, based on the theories of different strokes for different folks and live and let live.

I was wrong. The class discussion immediately became contentious.

John, the openly gay student, confided, “I am tired of being judged for being gay.”  He then told the story of a recent hate crime committed against a woman because she was a lesbian.

The group of conservative students had a main ringleader, Devon, who was very vocal in his opinions.

“Well, the Bible says it’s a sin and you’re going to hell!” Devon declared emphatically.  He was joined by a chorus of “that’s right” from the small flock of young women who sat with him in each class.

“Well, intolerant people can go to hell too,” John snapped in his own defense.

In addition to the lifestyle issue, there was an undercurrent of racial tension.  John was short and white.  Devon was tall and black. I could see that things were quickly going to spin out of control and could even come to blows.  Devon started to rise from his seat, struggling to unfold his body from the desk/chair combo. The class noise level began to erupt.

“Whoa class!”  I shouted, to be heard over my arguing students.  “Devon, sit down!”

Devon looked at me, defiance on his face. He sat down resentfully. “It’s a sin,” he repeated. “It says so in the Bible.”

“The Bible says that slaves should obey their masters. Do you agree with that?” I asked.

Devon stared at me, sullen and sour.

“There are many things in the Bible that are open to interpretation.  But the Bible also teaches love and acceptance. Devon, have you ever been judged by the color of your skin?”

Still defiant, Devon stared at me.  He grudgingly nodded. “Well, that’s not the same thing. I was born this way. I didn’t choose to be black.”

“I want you all to think about this and think hard.” I paused to let my words sink in.

How does it feel to have someone judge you based on your skin color?  Not very good, does it?

How does it feel to have someone who doesn’t even know you decide at first glance they hate you because of the color of your skin?  Not good, right?

You’re a human being with people in your life who love you; and you, by your humanity, are worthy, just as you stand. You can’t help being born black, anymore than John can help being born gay. It’s in his genetic code.”

“I think it’s a choice,” Devon said.

“Yeah, right,” John snapped.  “Do you think a gay person chooses to be gay? Do you think I woke up one day and decided I wanted to be gay and have to either hide who I am or have people like you hate me and make my life a living hell or beat the shit out of me?  Do you think I would choose this?”

The class grew quiet. John was quivering, his eyes filled with tears. The pain in his voice tugged at my heart. I knew this was a teachable moment.

I addressed the class. “Does it seem to you that those who are gay are treated by some people the same way that black people historically were? Blacks were beaten, lynched and killed, just for being black. Gays are being beaten, raped and killed, just for being gay. What do you think about that?”

I paused, looking first at Devon, then at John. “I’m wondering if you have more in common than you think.”

My class mantra to my students was the exhortation: Think about it!   As an instructor, I felt the most meaningful contribution I could make was to guide my students to think seriously about life and its complexities.  That way, they could develop informed values as they prepared to take their place in the world.

Another mantra was, Be conscious out there! Because many of the class concepts were challenging to conventional thinking, our discussions held the potential to raise consciousness.

The next words to roll spontaneously from my mouth surprised me.   It turned out to be one of the best classes in my teaching career.

“Who is it ok to hate?” I asked the class. They were quiet now, reflecting. No one responded.

“People tend to hate those who are different from them. They hate them if their skin color is different, their sexual orientation is different, or their religion is different. Look at all the wars being fought about religion. And the problem is, each religion believes it is the only right one. So, if you believe that your religion is the only right one, everyone else, by default, has to be wrong. If they’re wrong, they’re different. People tend to hate what’s different.” I paused to take a breath. Then I continued.

“And when they hate those who are different, they want to kill them. Remember what happened to Jesus in the Bible? Think about the Holocaust. Hitler convinced the Germans that the Jews, the disabled, the homosexuals and any other people who weren’t part of his superior race should be rounded up like cattle and killed. The sad part is that he convinced a multitude of people to believe him. He whipped them into a hate-filled frenzy. Then because they felt superior, because they believed that they were the only people who were worthwhile, every other human being’s humanity was dismissed. They were viewed as a contemptible other, worth nothing but to be used, humiliated, tortured and killed. That’s what hate does. It destroys one’s sense of humanity.”

The room had the attentive hushed silence that happens in certain moments when you know you have totally engaged a group and they are listening intently.

“Hate kills, doesn’t it?”

“I am looking around this room right now and I see a mix of students who could be Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheist, agnostic, or whatever religion, who may be gay, straight, black, white, brown, yellow, and who are males, females and maybe transgender. Every one of you has, at some point, experienced prejudice and unwarranted hate, just for being who you are, for being who you were born to be.

“I want you to take a moment, look around at each other and see what I do. I see a group of human beings, who are very different, but still human. I see you all as smart, capable and worthwhile people who want what most humans desire: love and acceptance.

“This is a class about relationships. However tonight, this is a class about understanding that we have one major shared relationship.  We share a connection and a relationship with each other as human beings. We are united—in our differences—by our humanity.

“So look around the room. Perceive each other as human beings who are more than skin, bone and beliefs. And if you can, see yourselves as one human family.”

I paused, letting the words sink in. Class was almost over. It had been an intense experience for us all.

I noticed that the students were looking around.  John and Devon even made eye contact, albeit brief and furtive.  “Progress!” I thought.

“Now, tell me: Who is it ok to hate?”

I turned away to head back to the lectern.

“Your assignment this week is to write one page about an experience you may have personally had or witnessed about someone being scorned for no reason other than their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or national origin. See you next class.”

I hastily packed my folder and notes, ready to head to the hospital. The class quickly cleared.  Except for John.  He appeared tense as he stood watching me, shifting from foot to foot.  I wasn’t sure what he wanted to say, but it was clear something was on his mind.

“Um, thank you for what you said today.”

“You’re welcome.  I hope it helped open some minds,” I replied.

His answer surprised me, “It helped me to open mine, too.  See you later.”

John scurried out. I paused for a moment, feeling the void of the empty classroom.

I had sat in these rooms off and on for more than twenty years, struggling along as a student. Now here I was, standing at the lectern, facing the students sitting in the same chairs I had used year after year.   Thoughts raced through my mind.

It was such an honor and responsibility to teach. Human beings are so fragile and everyone just stumbles along, trying to live their lives the best way they can. I hope that my students left the class today with a changed perspective. On the other hand, I know that people will truly hear only what they want or need.

The class had changed me, too, and reminded me of something important: opening hearts and minds would always be my passion. My class was teaching me to follow my heart. I was grateful to John for having the courage to be who he is; I felt compassion for the pain he was suffering, even now, just to be an authentic human being.

“Would we ever transcend our differences?” I wondered.

I sighed and headed out to the parking deck. It was a 15-minute drive to the hospital and I was eager to get there to see David.

PREPARING FOR ASCENSION – DR. SUZANNE LIE

PREPARING FOR ASCENSION

Dr. Suzanne Lie

These 4 videos are a most beautiful and informative series on Preparing for Ascension.

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M. Div.

  Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

        The Hebrew words in this verse can be translated in a variety of ways, all of which enhance its meaning.

                Cease from labor, and experience God.

                Sit still, and perceive God.

                Rest, and gain knowledge of God.

                Rest from labor, and find out about God.

Lamsa translates the Aramaic of the Peshitta to read:  Repent, and know that I am God.”

Meditative prayer is different from the traditional concept of prayer, which is usually considered “talking to God.”  Meditative prayer is attuning to God in order to view life through God’s eyes.  During this meditative prayer, we can affirm perfect health, the perfect vocation or relationship, and the perfect unfolding of whatever situation concerns us.  These affirmations (or positive statements) are made with the request that all be done in accordance with Divine Will and the highest good for everyone concerned.  Meditative prayer recognizes the essential ingredient that Jesus taught in Mark 11:24:  Anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.”  I would like to add another perspective to prayer.

Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Divine Self Chart

       We see depicted in the Divine Self Chart multiple bodies combining to create our multi-dimensional being.  Our lower self consists of the physical, etheric, emotional, and mental bodies.  A measure of spiritual maturity is required in order to be consciously aware of our higher bodies, which include the Christ Self and the I AM PRESENCE.  The Christ Self is also referred to as the Higher (or Intuitive) Mind and the Higher Self.  The soul resides at the Christ Self level and our indwelling God is the part of our being called the I AM PRESENCE.  Thus, in our entirety, we exist on seven ascending vibratory or dimensional levels.  As we awaken spiritually, we attune gradually to the higher vibrations of our being.

During prayer, most of us envision some type of entity to whom we are praying:  God, Spirit, or a Higher Being.  Though we may know better than to personify God as the “man upstairs,” we still tend to think of this Being as separate from us, even while we intellectually affirm “I am one with God.”  We pray to “something larger than ourselves.”  A new perspective would be to recognize that we are praying to parts of ourselves:  our Christ Self and our I AM PRESENCE—the part of us that is God.

The Christ Self acts as the mediator between the lower self and the I AM PRESENCE.  Through our I AM PRESENCE, we are connected to all that is … we are one with God … we have access to the fulfillment of all our needs.  God is a part of us; we are a part of God.  For example:  When we say,  “there is no pain” … “there is no evil” … “there is no lack,” we are referring to the conditions on the I AM PRESENCE dimensional level.  These statements of Truth reveal the potential for perfection that is ours as we attune to our Christ Self and I AM PRESENCE.  They are not meant to lead us into denying the conditions experienced on the vibratory level of our physical, emotional, and lower mental (intellectual) bodies.  The lower mental body signifies our Intellect, which seeks tangible, visible proof on the physical plane.  The Higher Mental body is our Intuition, which knows Truth because it is attuned to the 5th or higher dimensions of perfection and enters our knowing through one of the higher chakras:  heart, third eye, or crown chakra.

WARNING:  Intuition is not to be confused with a psychic capacity.  Many psychic experiences can come from the astral plane through the solar plexus chakra.  The astral plane is not a plane of perfection and many misguided messages can come from this plane.

The physical, emotional, and lower mental states of humanity are our instruments for spiritual evolvement.  They allow us to learn the arts of forgiveness, self-discipline, using our freewill to choose the Good, compassion, and selflessness.  It would be a much slower process to learn these skills in a paradise world.  That’s why Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.  They, as representatives of Earth’s humanity, chose to know both good and evil—to reside on the plane of duality.  Humanity would now evolve into gods and goddesses by learning to live in the world with all its temptations, while choosing only the Good.  In this manner, we become gods and goddesses via our own freewill choice and self-discipline.  We develop our capacity for wisdom, power, and love through the process of trial and error.  We undergo the initiations of Jesus, a Wayshower, as revealed in the article entitled Ascension at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html  Otherwise, the human kingdom would be like the angelic kingdom.

Angels know only perfection.  Wherever they belong in the angelic hierarchy, they do the bidding of those with authority over them.  They do not individualize to the extent human beings do.  (As I write these words, I am told by Spirit that this statement is as close to the Truth about angels as we can comprehend; however, it is not the complete Truth.  Hopefully, all of us know that we perceive Truth at the level at which our human minds are capable.  Comparatively speaking, humanity’s knowledge and understanding is miniscule.)

Charles Fillmore describes this process of becoming gods and goddesses in his chapter on “Reincarnation” in The Essential Charles FillmoreLife is continuous and in harmony with the wholeness of Being only when it is expressed in a perfect body; hence man must have a body in order to gain an abiding consciousness of life.  Through repeated trials at living, man is finding out that he must learn to control the issues of life in his body …. The personal man with all his limitations, all his relations, must give way to the universal, the Christ man.”  Thus, to attune to and affirm perfection does not mean that we deny physical plane limitations; but that we strive to lift our consciousness to the level of perfection and learn to manifest that perfection in our physical plane lives as Jesus did.

How did Jesus do so?  Read the four gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  We find Jesus fulfilling the prerequisites detailed in the various translations of Be still, and know that I am God.”  He separated from the crowds and his disciples and spent time alone, attuning to the vibration of his I AM PRESENCE or, in his words, the Father within me.”  He spent entire nights in meditative prayer.  We, too, are to fulfill the prerequisites of prayer and meditation.

We are to cease our labors.  The western culture exalts the type A lifestyle with its frenzy of constant activity.  Society teaches us:  successful persons live a busy life.  How else can we be successful?   How else can we fulfill the myriad requirements placed upon us by the various roles we play?  Jesus did so by ceasing his labors, leaving the crowds of people clamoring for his attention, and spending time in meditative prayer.

We are to rest, to sit still.  Even though Brother Lawrence’s concept of “practicing the presence” is a marvelous tool for spiritual attunement, the Psalmist is indicating something different.  To rest or sit still means to set aside everything else and “be still.”  On the seventh day, God rested … God created the Sabbath for a day of rest.  This period of rest is an integral part of the cycle of creation and life.  It is the time that culminates in completion.  The number vibration of seven signifies completion.  In other words, when we omit the Sabbath—meaning regular periods of rest or being still and attuning to God—we fail to complete our purpose for incarnating on the physical plane of duality.  Our activity on the physical plane is to realize completion by sitting still and resting within the energy of our I AM PRESENCE.  We are replenished and healed as we attune to that level of ourselves that abides in perfection and love.  It is within this energy that we receive the answer to all prayers.  Herein, we assimilate perfection so that we can manifest it within our daily lives.

We are to repent, meaning to do an “about-face.”  We are to turn from involvement in the world and to look toward our I AM PRESENCE.  For it is only as we concentrate our attention on our I AM PRESENCE that we can accomplish the remaining imperatives put forth by the Psalmist.

In the quietude of resting and sitting still, we are to experience God.  Again, I find the diagram of our Divine Self helpful.  Although our seven bodies are actually interpenetrated rather than stacked one on top of the other, it is informative to visualize in meditation the cord of light extending downward from the I AM PRESENCE, thru the Christ Self, and into our lower bodies through the crown chakra.  In this manner, we begin to get a sense of our entire being.  We experience God as part of ourselves when we lift our consciousness to the I AM PRESENCE level, if only for a split second.

Be still, and know that I am God can be read metaphysically as:  Be still and know your I AM PRESENCE.  The Hebrew word translated to know can mean to know on an intimate level physically.  To know our I AM PRESENCE intimately is to merge consciously with our indwelling God.  As we merge our lower being with our Higher Being, we experience God.  We can begin to view life from God’s perspective.  Often, what we realize is that the very situations in our lives that we are resisting are the vehicles for our greatest growth.  With this insight, we can stop resisting the situations and see within them the perfect unfolding of Divine Order.  We realize that what appears to be imperfection on the physical plane can be the perfect vehicle for our spiritual growth.  For example:  Charles Fillmore appeared to lack a perfect physical body. One leg was shorter than the other.  However, this appearance of imperfection ended up being the perfect means for urging him to merge with his I AM PRESENCE and to bring the consciousness of a perfect limb into his physical plane awareness.  As a result, Fillmore increased the length of his leg by several inches.  This healing of self led him into the establishment of a healing prayer ministry that is now known throughout the planet as Silent Unity.  Thousands of persons have received healing.  What appeared as imperfection on the physical plane was, in actuality, the perfect vehicle for the creation of the Unity Movement.  The avenues for perfection may surprise us!

We are to gain knowledge of our I AM PRESENCE.  As we sit in meditative prayer and experience our I AM PRESENCE, we come to know that we are connected to all that is.  We can pray for others by merging our conscious awareness with our I AM PRESENCE, then allowing our attention to expand into the I AM PRESENCES of those for whom we are praying.  As we sit still at this level of perfection within ourselves and others, we can then affirm perfection manifesting within the physical and emotional bodies of all concerned.  We see and feel that perfection.  Our prayers are answered as we concentrate on the perfection that already exists within all of us.  The I AM PRESENCE can know only perfection.  Therefore, at this vibratory level of our being, perfection is all that is.

Rest from labor, and find out about God becomes an exciting adventure is self-discovery.  We are the Being to whom we pray.  We are the answers to our own prayers.

BENEDICTION

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

INSTEAD OF TERRORISM & FEAR, LET’S THINK ….

INSTEAD OF TERRORISM & FEAR, LET’S THINK ….

Nancy Detweiler

Painting taken from cover of Genii Townsend’s book City of Light Sedona

My prayer for this week, during which the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be on center stage in every mainstream media, is that Earth humans will choose to think on the marvels that can be.

Let us remember the words of John Lennon as an Iraqi youth sings Imaginehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W86jlvrG54o

Let us learn about the Cities of Light that will soon appear in the sky—Healing Centers of Light & Love.

Listen as Genii Townsend describes the first City of Light to appear in the sky over Sedona, Arizona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pLwQBsPF324#!

Read about Genii on the Light Center website:

http://sedonalightcenter.org/genii_townsend.htm

Order her new book City of Light Sedona from the Light Center website or at Amazon.com.

Ponder this question:  Is the world as we presently see it the best Creator God can do?

Recognize that the world we presently see outpictures humanity’s creation—a humanity that does not know who they truly are.

Set out to learn Who You Really Arehttp://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/so-who-are-we-really-part-i/

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/lessons.html

Let’s leave behind the world of fear and experience the rapture of learning about the world Creator God did create … of learning that Love is the only power that exists … of learning that an All Loving God created an All Loving Universe and that we can ascend into this world if we so choose!

Let’s allow fear-mongering to fall on deaf ears.  Let’s take control of our thoughts and center them upon Love & Light.  Let’s create this world of Love & Light together … Let’s live life as One!

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