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 Just in     Somewhat sheepishly, Exxon makes $11 billion

As the population of Planet Earth is just about 7 billion people – what can be said about this single first quarter profit of ONE oil company!    Questions?   Investigations?   How much more will THEY take?

Contrasts Re-Awaken Similarities and  Possibilities

The days or weeks leading up to another blog entry always make me antsy to write yet I don’t have a clear focus or topic to write about. It was a similar feeling and process I experienced when preparing for the taping of my television program from 2004 to 2007. I would get lots of  clues and messages but it took time to see their relevance before the final piece was laid in place.

 This past week fits into this same category and now I enjoy the game of revelations that goes along with the emerging clues. Today is the day to put “pen to paper” so to speak. And as part of the writing I want to share the unfolding of clues that has taken place. Notice the diversity and commonalities that emerge, do you see the theme!

Clue 1:  Last Tuesday and Wednesday I began remembering the trip my former husband and I took to Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1996. Several very powerful memories kept surfacing until one stood out more than the other. (I will share that story later in this posting.)

Clue 2: On Wednesday I also receive a new message from the Hathors by Tom Kenyon.  Here is a very short excerpt that now has a more profound meaning for so many.

We now wish to address the question of a new creation for those of you who may find yourself in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, such as an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or destructive weather patterns.

If the destructive force is strong enough, the perceptual markers of your former reality may no longer exist. Your home or place of business may no longer be there. You may find yourself dealing with shortages of food and water, and there are any number of variables that can come together to create a state of shock and overwhelm.

We wish to be very clear in what we are about to say. Shock and overwhelm in the face of disasters are a natural mammalian response, and if you are to transcend and transform the moment you must reach upward to higher dimensions of your own existence, your own being, to those realms of consciousness that are beyond time and space….... (from Transition States of Consciousness)

Clue 3: Today, April 29, 2011 (4+11+4 = 19 = 1   new beginning) was the Big Day . The marriage of William and Kate takes the British Monarchy into brand new image territory – the king-to-be  marrying a commoner along with a significant softening of age old rigid traditions. Some commentators called it “the day the UK came out of mourning for Princess Diana, breathing life back into a nation!”  I was awake at 4:20am and prompted to get up. I didn’t! I waited until the push was stronger, finally getting up at 5:10am to turn on television where I am staying. I had missed the service so had to be happy with the ramblings, cut-ins of the service and location interviews. Then around 6:00am  CNN and others started cutting back across the Atlantic to reporters in the South showing the incredible tornado damage done in six southern states. At one point I even saw split screen images of “the wedding and the devastation” – such contrasts!

Clue 4: Last night I took my Medicine Bundle out of hiding. It was time for the bundle to share a night on the Mother Earth. So I placed all the sacred stones and items on the land and did prayers and blessings. This morning with music of the native flute in the background, I did a short meditation and pulled some medicine cards for additional clues. Skunk-Reputation; Blue Heron-Self-Reflection; Weasel-Stealth revealed themselves. (Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson). Reading the descriptions I took the messages/relevance shown for today.

Clue 5: Then later in the warming sun I checked the new seedlings in the garden, got my hands dirty in the soil and became aware of “dialogue in my head” moving the clues of information around to create varying story lines and revelations…..Contracts is situations, intimate connecting with strangers because of disaster, life and death, physical and material loss and spiritual rebirth.

So what is the message within all these clues! 

From Apathy to Empathy

First and foremost the human experience is bound to contrasts as a way of finding the middle ground. The goal if one could look at it this way, is to find the middle path,  the harmonious balance between the contrasts, at least for a little while. It is also in our human nature to get complacent or lost if we stay in that middle and balanced place for too long without some conscious awareness. People and situations are taken for granted, apathy can set in or creating too much action and/or anger to make change for the wrong reasons or in the wrong way.

Although there are many situations to mention I am just taking a few. At the beginning of the Iraq War, probably 97% of people had no idea it would still be going 10 years later, with no true end in sight! Unless one is in the thick of it, apathy and non-caring takes over. It is on someone else’s land. The earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding and massive destruction and loss of life in Indonesia (12/26/2004); Gulf Coast, USA (8/28/2005);  Haiti (1/12/2010); New Zealand (2/22/2011); Japan (3/11/2011)  now takes on new meaning, empathy and consciousness in this country.  Katrina hit hard and is now close to forgotten, unless you were very personally effected and still trying to get back together. The recent mid-west flooding continues as the spring snows melt. And then yesterday (4/28/2011) a massive number of tornadoes ripped through the South completely wiping out entire areas and the loss of life rises.  “It looks like a war zone!” It looks like a 3rd world country!” “Everything has completely changed!”

Now all of these people and departed souls are connected by and through the consciousness thread of Unity in Tragedy through the Uprising of Spiritual Awakening for the New World of Light Integrity Living.  Read it again if you didn’t get it the first time!  Mother Nature holds no favorites.  Even the poorest regions of the US are wealthier than many 3rd or 4th world countries.  In a split second contrasts are wiped out, taking each one to find the core of what is important, what is real, what is lasting or what is not! The physical rebuilding in all of these cases is huge. The spiritual rebuilding is even more crucial, even larger and will be the transforming force of all that comes behind. These are the lessons and these are the gifts shared.

Footing the Bill!

One of the first things that will come to the front after the initial shock has passed will be about “where is the money going to come from…..we have an economic crisis!”  Now let’s see if this country has and is ready for a new or renewed brand of politician who takes initiative for social and financial greed and change. Who will really use the insane amounts of $$$ they raise in the “name of campaigning”  for real, tangible projects instead of recycling it through select corporate boardrooms and the like.  It is time to Walk the Talk in a completely new way and no-one can immune  themselves from this movement ahead.   This type of action will get the votes they seek, guaranteed!

 Haiti – A Lesson from Mission Dollars

This trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1996 was amazing for me and I was not new to travel. I had lived in Europe for five years in my twenties, traveled the world as a Stewardess with British Airways and had my own wholesale travel company before the advent of the Internet. This trip awakened and tested my spiritual resolve, beliefs and depths. My husband and I were part of a group of eighteen clergy and lay people at the invitation of the International Department of the Mission Department of the Presbyterian Church. We were there to see how effective change was happening, if at all and how effective or not where mission monies being spent and on what types of projects. So many stories to tell….but this one was profound…..as it is about contrasts!

Black and White

Our bus pulled up in front of a new, white building with lovely landscaping. The white exterior was sparking in the sun and my first thought was “this is so out of place here!”  Our Host greeted us warmly and chatted as we toured the new clinic, wonderfully funded by several congregations in Pennsylvania. “Leave your mark in concrete” he suggested. My husband was thrilled at the opportunity. After a short stop we were scheduled to visit the pastor of a small church in another part of the town, in the bario, there would be a short service of welcome.

The church was an old, rundown, grey block square building with no doors or windows, just openings. Apart from enough seats for those present, a podium and a table, there wasn’t anything else. The pastor was pleasant and quiet. The music, besides voices, was provided by a man sitting straddling an old box speaker without the actual speaker. Just a hole with four pieces of metal nailed to it. He twanged the metal and there was music! A large Creole Haitian woman caught my eye. She was dressed in a bright dress with matching head wrap, she seemed to be someone they all respected.

The service ended, we all milled around and then started to leave. The woman came up to me as I stood alone to the side. “Viens, viens avec moi!” she asked several times. “Come with me” she was asking. Years ago I spoke really good French, although it was very out of practice, I understood her French/Creole words. I started to follow her. Tim asked where I was going and I response “I have no idea!” He joined me.

We started towards their village although this is a very questionable description to use by our standards!  Another group member, Doreen asked to join us and so we disappeared though the rabbit warren of  shacks of tin, wood, cardboard or whatever, seeing penned pigs, a chicken or two, dogs here and there. We kept going, winding further into this amazing place. Although the paths and floors of their homes were dirt, all was very orderly and clean, as though they respected what they had.

We finally came to the only block building, we entered at her request. There were two rooms. The first one had a table and two chairs, that’s all I noticed. The walls were adorned with pages from magazines, as though for decoration. We entered the second room, it was smaller, two small windows and a double bed. Don’t remember anything else. Lying on the bed was the blackest man I had ever seen! The woman’s skin was much lighter in comparison. He was delirious, he was mumbling continually. “Il est mon mari. Il est malade! ” she said He is my husband, he is sick!

That was an understatement! Just one look told you that! I was drawn to the bed and reached down to touch the man’s arm. He was on fire! His skin was swollen, spongy and boiling hot to the touch. I couldn’t image what it felt like!  “Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, je suis pret!  My God, my God, I am ready! He kept saying over and over.  His wife started talking to us and I caught on to most of what she was saying but my mind was with her husband.  I remembered the clinic and saw Red! Back to the man! I sat on the bed because it felt right. Held his hand and spoke to him because it felt right. I also felt he was so close to leaving, to dying, his body energy was shutting down.

Tim was standing next to me and Doreen next to him. The wife stood at the end of the bed. Tim was so uncomfortable yet wanting to do something. I turned as he looked at the woman and said “I know you will not understand the words I say but I would like to say a prayer for your husband!” She smiled and nodded, she did understand! In the time we held hands and Tim saying his prayer a bubble of light and power came over us. There were no other sounds, there was nothing else except the five of us. As was usual, Tim’s prayer was long winded but it was perfect, it came from the depths of his heart. He stopped talking and we just stayed there, in this bubble of light.

Suddenly noise broke the silence and voices were getting loud. Lionel, our tour leader entered and spoke to the woman. Haitian by birth, Lionel had been saved by Amnesty International many years earlier, when imprisoned in the dungeons of the Palace, the very palace we had had tea in days earlier. Fortunately, he was a living victim of Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier’s reign of terror. This trip was his first to Haiti since those days.

The woman told him her husband had been lying there for three days, he had been very sick and she was afraid he would die. Lionel asked why she had not taken him to the new clinic. She shook her head and explained. It was not for Haitians. They have no money. It is not welcoming to people like us!  I was furious as I had already figured that out. I insisted that Lionel arrange for the men to take him to the clinic. A young man working at the clinic kept saying “they know it is there, it is their fault if they don’t go!” Wrong!

Eventually the man was taken to the clinic and we went off the follow the scheduled events. I was still upset by what had happened and what I saw! No one else seemed to care!

At the end of the day we returned to the clinic to clean up before the long trip back to the hotel. On the way to the bathroom I caught sight of a man in a wheelchair with a nurse and another woman standing beside him. Slowing and straining to listen I heard “I don’t know why they brought him here, there is nothing wrong!” I looked again, it was the same man but he looked completely different. I tried not to show surprise.

Minutes later after looking for Tim I made my way back to the bus, through the garden. In front of me was the nurse pushing the wheelchair. They stopped in front of Doreen and the young man from earlier. As I walked by, I stopped, touched the man’s arm and asked “Vous etre bien maintenant!” Big eyes looked up at me and a smile shone through. He gave a slight node and I kept walking.

Two nights later, our last night and we all gathered for a debriefing and celebration. Going around the table everyone had a chance to share something of their journey. It was Doreen’s turn. She shared and then just as she finished she turned to me, smiled and told the group there was something further she needed to say.  Giving a brief outline to remind all of the time she was referencing.

Looking directly at me she began “I have something to tell you that you need to know. When we were standing on the path you spoke to the man and then walked off…..he turned to us and with a smile said “Elle a ete mon ange” She was my angel! “(excuse not having the correct accents)

I was moved to tears, humbled and knew it had all played out for many reasons. The good intentions of mission monies and how they are spent often miss the mark completely and are for the givers to feel good rather than to completely benefit the receivers. The clinic, so pristine and perfect was an “unwelcoming white elephant” in the small community. The staff couldn’t understand why people they knew were sick would not go there. After this instance I did hear “through the grapevine” there had been changes and staff were now working to make the clinic an open and welcoming place for everyone, not just those who fit the right profile.

The contrast came in the meeting of the black man and a white woman innocently becoming the light of awakening where color, possessions, culture and financial status  had absolutely no power or place.

As you reflect on our world, there is much for us to do!


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Thankfully in a few days Mercury will be in direct mode again and clarity will come to mind. I have spend the better part of the past several days trying to access my You Tube/Google accounts to upload some new videos for you. Because of technology and my limited knowledge video upload have to follow a particular protocol in order to work.  My frustration came when both YT and G said my username/passwords/emails were not correct even though I have used these in the past. After hours of reading instructions my mind could not connect with, combination’s working part way and then stopping and my stubborn insistence “that a machine will not get the better of me” only led to massive frustration but finally success or at least I hope so, they are loading onto YT as I write.

Relationships and the Connection!

As I have mentioned in earlier blogs the 5th Dimension is about grounding the upper and lower dimensions and body (reference to the chakras) into 5th Dimension present time. For a little more understanding on this read my blog entry on 5th Dimension Mysticism.

So many on any special spiritual journey, particularly in the early stages of learning the ropes, try to avoid the lower stuff (1st, 2nd, 3rd chakras) to stay high up there (5th, 6th and 7th chakras) and completely ignore or avoid the Heart.  This is part of the learning curve and pretty much every one goes through it at some stage. In the early years I was in the same place determined to be enlightened and of a higher vibration, seeking always from and trying to reside in the upper realm. The reason being it feels too painful, challenging and harsh down here!

This does change, at least it did for me, as I learned more about myself, the world of spirit, mysticism, the unseen and of nature. All to realize as part of the human experience it is to not avoid one or the other, yet it is to incorporate and integrate all.

As the days unfold between postings I become anxious as to the next posting’s focus and where the inspiration will come from. This took a little longer because of the vastness of the topic – Relationships Me/You and the Other. The answer to knowing another is to KNOW YOURSELF first and this is a life long journey. I will share with you various tools and modalities I have and do use for Me to understand Me more!

The original seed came from the piece I wrote on Lisa Kristine photography in the last entry. Her images and the faces looking back triggered a creative project which I hope to birth one day. My relationship to the Other was the clue. As further days unfolded meeting with various people as well as the engagement of Spirit realm messages breathed further life into clues.

This last week I had a reunion of sorts with Naomi Tickle, an English woman I met last November. Naomi’s gift and renown is in the fields of Personology or Face Reading and it is fascinating. So last Friday we got together and I taped an interview with her which I will share with you. I have edited it into short segments for easier viewing  – parts 1 and 2 will be here (I hope).

Conversation with Naomi Tickle Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60hiT8Wfio

Conversations with Naomi Tickle Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDFpDj2_LEA

See side bar for all Parts 1 to 5

Social Network Relationships

Another clue into exploring this topic further took me into unfamiliar territory – the dating networks. I have a dear friend who is very familiar with them and she has had amazing and disastrous results. It was a conversation with her that prompted me to check it out – maybe I would find that “perfect person!” I signed up at Plenty of Fish and did an initial search. In the area where I am presently and then expanded it to other places I have or would like to live…..I was/am amazed at the number of people seeking connections….the perfect connection….the play connection….any connection!

Reading profiles for men of all ages and interests. Some were more along the short, to the point I want to have fun. Others shared a great deal of what they want, what they won’t accept, or perhaps what their reality can only dictate.

Next I created my own account and put it up. This was scary for me! Within a few hours I had several messages and noticed quite a lot of views of my profile. Of course I am in the “not so attractive age range” which has an impact on who will check you out. I did receive a couple of blatant date requests which were returned with a Thank you but No! Most of the other interest came from men who seemed genuine yet I am not or would not have and interested in. Last night I did have dinner with an older man who had lived in Sydney. It was nice sharing stories of living there and why he is here now. A friendship but nothing else!

You can spend hours searching through the profiles. The time just disappeared. After a while I started feeling antsy and my mind was getting fuzzy yet charged. Later as I reflected I came to this conclusion: I am very sensitive to energy and vibrations – the more I stayed on the site and searched the more I was taping into the consciousness focused throughout the site by users. With each person, thousands of men and women, their focus is on “finding the right person” and the chaos of that is amplified not only through the search process but also through their own personal chaos of who they are, what they desire, where they have been hurt, what they will accept and what they won’t accept. Lost, sad, rejected, angry, hurt – all this was so easy to read between the lines.

There is nothing like the personal meeting, the contact in real time and space. Yet because our world is so expansive in some ways and small in others, technology seems to be filling in massive gaps but at a huge price as I see it. Where do you go to meet the right person/people? How do you know when to turned at the right time and place for something to happen? How to we renew the emotional body to feel ourselves with love? I am great at asking the questions…. I am still learning as is everyone else. This investigation has reminded me of  magical meetings I have had in the past, of meetings that had a very karmic or fated quality, as though they were meant to happen to either fulfill or complete a previous encounter, from times long past. I will share a couple with you and perhaps they will awaken memories for you.

The first one was in Charlottesville, VA. One afternoon I was strolling down the Mall in downtown. It was a lovely afternoon and I was in a quiet mood just window shopping. As I walked a man was coming towards me and as he past I looked up for a split second, eyes connected and moved on. I didn’t give any more thought to it. A little while late, still in my own little world, I felt someone standing next to me at a distance. I paid no attention. A moment later this man speaks, he excuses himself and says “I am not stalking you but I need to know who you are!”  Why was my response.!

“When I saw you earlier, as we passed and our eyes connected, I saw something, I know you, I don’t understand!” I think I laughed a little as this had happened before. Something or someone seems to be looking out of my eyes (in a good way). James and I stood and chatted there for a few minutes. He shared he was visiting family but lives and works in Europe. I asked where! Vienna! Oh my Goodness! I lived in Vienna in my twenties and I told him where. He knew the exact place! How amazing is this! So over dinner that night and spending time together the next day we shared more commonalities and stories of traveling to and doing similar things in Europe. It was wonderful for the short encounter that it was. In fact we still connect by email maybe once a year and so I will sent this and I’m sure he will smile!

Another encounter along these lines was on a Sunday when I went to a Tea Dance  outside of Washington DC. I would enjoy dancing yet often became very frustrated when many of the dance partners were not so light on their feet! A gentleman comes and asks me to dance and I was about to say no but didn’t. He was overweight, about my height, a mass of unruly grey hair and a bread. But as I found out he had great rhythm, was light on his feet, loved to improvise movements and carried me around the room flowing and twirling. I was amazed! At a break was chatted and I was curious as to who he was/is. “I’m Polish, educated in Russia, speak five languages and I am a cosmologist, physicist and a biologist! I was blown away! We became great friends, loved having dinner together, he talked, I listened and learned so much. I shared my energy and sound work with him and although he would not openly admit it, he approved. When we did go out people would often do a double take, we looked like Jackie and Aristotle Onassis – complete opposites, both Aries! We still email or call each other once a year or so.

Connections like these and I am sure you also have had similar, come though the physical meeting but are initiated in or by an unseen force or recognition. This may be able to happen though the social networks but for the untrained everyday person these very subtle clues may get totally missed.  Once again learning more about oneself opens more awareness into recognizing the Other! This is the crux of living in the 5th Dimension – it is nothing new, we are just being reminded of how to Do and Be it again!

I am considering offering affordable workshops and seminars on this huge topic – Relationships – Me/You and the Other.   Let me know if you would be interest in this and where you are located

Until next time….

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Breaking News

I am not a television watcher or newspaper reader mainly because there is very little truth reported by the Big Names. But because of a future project that is still waiting in the wings, I have started following The Huffington Post to see what is being reported nationally and internationally on virtually any topic. One of today’s headlines read:

GLOBAL MILITARY SPENDING HITS NEW HIGH

U.S. Ahead Of China, Britain, France And Russia Combined.. U.S. Spending Up 81% In Past Decade, Increased In 2010 While Europe Decreased

Why is anyone surprised? Why is everyone not outraged?

Another big topic to surface again this week has been the Abortion issue with rhetoric and politics heated as usual.

The Past Revisited

As many readers already know, back in 2004 to 2006/7 I produced and hosted my own television program called “Have You Ever Wondered…Stepping Beyond Status Quo”. It started on Charlottesville, VA Public Access Television, later being seen in Fairfax Co, VA, Montgomery Co, MD, Santa Fe and Washington DC.   The theme was “Have you ever wondered if everything you have ever been told is true…..Usually it is not and here’s why!”  We covered dozens and dozens of very varied topics, pulling out pieces from many sources and then offering new perspectives and/or contradictions to what was/is standard acceptance.

At the time George W Bush was President and he gave us some really great seeds to works from. One in particular was from a statement he made at Kansas State when asked about the abortion issue. Quote ” I will fight for a Culture of Life and the Principle that every Life has Value.”

As I prepared for an upcoming program  I received strong guidance to write and present” the following perspective. Now more than ever, there is great significance  in relationship to the news headlines mentioned above and our lives today.

The Debate

“There is a fine line to cross in this debate. If you believe in  PROLIFE

Is it applicable in ALL areas of Life!

Is it still an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!

If taking a stance for PROLIFE,  do you also support the DEATH PENALTY, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOC., putting guns in the hands of the children you saved through prolife THAT ARE NOW ADULTS!

Do you rejoice when the enemy is killed and do you want retaliation when your own are killed!

Is it WIN at any cost!

Is a PROLIFE stance only a display for political and social acceptance!

Does a PROLIFE stance only affect selected portions of the population!

Does Death justify Death and Revenge override Forgiveness!

Then at the end of the day and one holds a religious belief and faith in the ORIGINAL AND TRUE teachings of Christianity, Judism, Islam, Buddhism, the Tao, Native American teachings and any other discipline that is TRULY guided by the Essence of God (by all names), Divine Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Heart-Centered Action

Can any of the above mentioned be supported with conviction!

What does your Heart and Soul say?

For one cannot support both and not be a hypocrite!”

Yes we are all hypocrites in so many ways yet is it not time to call ourselves and most especially Governments out on such blatant behaviors in the quest for $$$$$ and power!

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Essence of God looking back at you!

Today I took a Sunday drive through the wine country of Sonoma County. It was beautiful weather and my day was touched by several serendipitous meetings. This weekend the town of Sonoma hosted its Film Festival so the streets and businesses were filled with visitors from everywhere. The town established back in the 1830s or so reminded me of Santa Fe. A large central park surrounded, the Mission and former homes, hotels and businesses with Santa Fe charm.

One particular place that moved me to tears was the gallery of Lisa Kristine   www.LisaKristine.com. The current exhibition is called Slavery and her photographs are amazing, beautiful, heart-wrenching, horrifying, inhumane, powerful and so much more. I encourage you to visit her site, have your heart moved and see the Essence of God looking back at you!

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The Whole World is in OUR hands……..What are WE going to DO with IT?

What else is there to say!

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