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MARCH 2008
 
I HAVE SAID IT ELSWHERE BUT , HEY, IT'S GOOD TO PUSH YOUR BOOKS--THE FIRST TWO OF THE MESSAGES SERIES ARE IN PRINT-THE ARE CALLED "MESSAGES: AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION" AND "MESSAGES II: THE REVOLUTION WITHIN."
 
THESE BOOKS ARE BASED UPON INTERVIEWS WITH GUESTS I HAVE HAD ON MY BLOGTALKRADIO SHOW.  THEY INCLUDE INTERVIEWS WITH 11 SPIRITUAL GROWTH GUIDES AND EXPERTS AND OFFER PRACTICAL ADVICE ON TOPICS SUCH AS HEALTH, LAW OF ATTRACTION, MUSIC TO HEAL, LIVING A MORE FULFIILED LIFE, BEATING CANCER AND MUCH MORE! BY USING THE INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE TOPICS ARE CLARIFIED AND EASY TO FOLLOW.
 
I AM WORKING ON THE THIRD MESSAGE WHICH WILL INCLUDE INTERVIEWS WITH LYNN V. ANDREWS AND JAMES REDFIELD AND MANY MORE.
 
"WAKING GOD II, THE SACRED ROTA" IS COMPLETE AND WE HAVE STARTED TO LOOK FOR A PUBLISHER.
 
STILL WORKING ON "DEPROGRAMMING DOGMA" AND "POLARIZING YOUR LIFE TOWARDS PERFECTION."
 
NEW EARTH HLC-On my other web site I have begun to run the MASTER KEY series that was made well known in the SECRET.  Each week you can read chapters from this famous Law of Attraction book. If this is an area of interest-visit the site weekly for the updates.
 
GIVEN THAT THE WORLD HAS GONE A LITTLE CRAZY- I thought I would offer you some inspiring quotes AND INFORMATION from several experts which will help you get through these trying times. I believe that we are truly in AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION and you will need some key tools at your disposal in order to rise above and not be affected by these changes-we need a new paradigm, a new way of thinking if we are to survive as a species.
 
My news has gotten more spiritual in orientation. Regardless of your beliefs, or perhaps because of your beliefs, now is the time to begin to focus your thoughts on a new and better world. Change is here! In four or less short years, you will not recognize the world in which you live.  Grab onto to the wave rather than drown in it!
 
FROM YEHUDA:
Every time we chase down our negative thoughts, we feed the monster. Every time we think there's no hope, we make it stronger. Every time we think unhealthy thoughts, it gets healthier.

This week, don't chase — replace! The onslaught is too great; you can spend from here until eternity dealing with every negative thought that pops into your head. Just work at ignoring them, and insert better thoughts. Every time you have a whopper of a thought, inject an equally positive one. Think about things that are good in your life, people that do love you, gifts you can use now, miracles that have already happened for you. Or rather, because of you.
LAURIE CORZETT SENDS WONDERFUL INFORMATION
8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

what can i do?

  1. Sign up for Earth Hour 2008
  2. Get involved and create a bigger, better Earth Hour
  3. Reduce your impact on climate change
  4. Create your own Earth Hour event
  5. Know your footprint and challenge your friends

FROM "MISTY EVE:"

WHAT CAN YOU  DO?

1.  Make Some Changes!
You can make small changes to your daily routine which, when added to the efforts of others, can make an impact to help stop global warming - which causes these strong storms.

• Reduce your impact AT HOME:
http://www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/whatyoucando/

• Reduce your impact WHILE ON THE MOVE:
http://www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/whatyoucando/index5.html

• Help bring about change LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY:
http://www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/becomeactive/

• Download these 10 SIMPLE TIPS you can do to help!
http://www.climatecrisis.net/pdf/10things.pdf
Reproductions Permitted http://climatecrisis.org/ > Take Action

Stirring up Change2.  Take Action!
YOU have the power to make a difference.  YOU can help stir up change. 
The 2008 Presidential Election is coming up.   Have YOU registered to vote?

“Political ‘will’ is a renewable resource.”

                                                    ~ Al Gore


It’s worth thinking about…

AGAIN, FROM YEHUDA (THIS IS A PRINCIPLE THAT YOU MUST GRASP)

It's not so easy to be spiritual in tough times, is it? Why?

Spirituality, by the kabbalistic definition, means facing chaos and transforming it into order. It means you walk into the eye of the hurricane and you turn it into a sunny day. That's the definition of spiritual.

The chaos of life is what gives us the opportunity. Our instinct is to run from chaos. When there is a mortgage crisis, global crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis, it's an opportunity to be transformed into its opposite state.

This transformation is not something that takes place externally, which is what the Opponent makes us think. Rather, it's got to be transformed within our own consciousness.

Science teaches us the law of cause and effect. You plant an apple seed — that's the cause — and when the apples appear dangling on the branches — that's the effect. Taking it one step further, Kabbalah teaches the same. Consciousness is the cause, the physical world is the effect. Kabbalists don't go around dealing with the physical world in terms of trying to change it. We deal with our consciousness and that in term affects change in the physical world.

What does that mean? Well, if you deal with only the physical effect, you get involved in political & environmental activism, you protest the high interest rates, you plead with the government to give you relief from the mortgage crisis, you negotiate better terms with your creditors and lenders, and so on. That's dealing with the effect. And that's fine. We have to deal with the effect to some extent. If you witness a car accident, and someone is bleeding, you've got to call the ambulance. You don't just let the guy bleed there and say, "change your consciousness, man." You need the paramedics to come and help him deal with his crisis. But that's not going to change the world. It's only going to help to repair something that has already been manifested.

Spiritual means, I don't want to repair something that's manifested. I want to cure it from ever happening again. And in life, you've got to do both.

However, Kabbalah is all about changing things on a consciousness level. This is done by not reacting to a crisis and accepting responsibility for your part in it. It means thinking, "the bank foreclosing on me is karmic payback. I know there is some blessing in this mess." The transformation is going from being a victim of circumstance to saying, "I caused the situation to appear in my life, as a result of some negative behavior I did in this life or a previous one. Now I've got the opportunity to discharge that spiritual debt."

I can hear many of you churning as you read this. It's a bitter pill to swallow, isn't it? But, remember, spirituality means embracing chaos. And once you have an accountable consciousness, then you can go and deal with the one percent, the physical. You can call the bank, raise money, maybe look for a new career, whatever it is. You will be more open to finding the message that is there for you in the situation.

This week, whatever crisis you may be facing, take responsibility for it. Relative to the amount of accountability and responsibility you accept, that's how much of a miracle you can generate in return. And by miracle, I mean direction from the Light as to what your next move should be.

FROM ZOE ROUTH-MY FAVORITE "DOWN UNDER LADY!"

Strategy 1: It's all about the vibe.
All Law of Attraction literature expounds various manifestation strategies and block-busters, but what it really boils down to is this: feel better. Not even feel good, but feel better than you do
now. Esther and Jerry Hicks emphasise the idea of just looking for a little bit of relief in your current emotional state. Relief is
feeling better.

Most people seem to think that you need to be jumping on
couches and punching the air with glee to manifest your desires.
Not so - just focus on the thoughts that feel a little bit better and
you will be drifting in the right direction, towards said gleeful
couch-jumping state.

Strategy 2: Belief makeover
All your creations are reflections of your beliefs. Beliefs create
the vibe, and the vibe attracts, for better or worse.

The key to all personal change is to resonate with beliefs that
are empowering and feel good, and to ditch the crappy ones
that hold you back.

This is the most important work you could ever do.

Strategy 3: Be grateful for what is
You don't end war by fighting; you have to stop fighting to
end a war.  This does not mean 'give up', or 'lose hope', or
'drop the goal'.

It does however mean finding peace with what the current
circumstances are, and finding something, however small, to be
grateful for.

Top it up by expressing love for the thing you want to change.

I do this by talking to the things I wish to change.

Example: If my income drops in a month, rather than worrying,
I'll talk to my money like this: "Thanks for the drop in business.
This really gives me a chance to be creative and focus on product
creation and learning new skills."

or, "Ahhh cellulite! You are a constant presence in my life.
Thanks for being so reliable. You've done a good job of protecting
me from the fears I harboured for so long. Those fears are gone
now, you've done your job, you can go. Thank you for everything
I've learned, and enjoyed (like all those croissants and chocolate
cakes)."

Next bring your attention and excitement back to what you know
is coming: greater prosperity, a fitter healthier body, and so on.

Delighted anticipation in a state of gratitude is the ultimate
vibe for personal change.

FROM JAMES AND SALLE REDFIELD

Join with thousands in a guided prayer meditation to uplift our
world...

Global Prayer Project
Prayer, Meditation & Discussion with James & Salle Redfield

Tuesday, March 25
8-9 pm Eastern (US)

Accessible via Live Teleconference & Webcast

If you can't join us, please hold a supportive
prayer vision for the world at that time.

To connect via Telephone
Call 212/461-5860  - or  - 646/519-5860
Caller ID: 6999#

The phone line will open at 7:55pm EDT. Call the number above and
follow the directions. Once you are connected to the call, please
say your name and where you are from, and then press *6 to mute
yourself so the noise level will be kept to a minimum. Each
participant will be responsible for their own long-distance phone
charges.

_______

To connect via Webcast
Go to www.celestinevision.com



IF I HAD READ THIS BOOK EARLIER
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CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO SHIRLEY CHENG WHOSE "WAKING SPIRIT" ALSO WON AN AVATAR!!!!! SHE JOINS THE LIST WITH CASEY KOCHMER WHOSE BOOK, "A PERSONAL TAO" RECIEVED A GOLD AVATAR.
 
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FEBRUARY 2008
 
I AM NOW A CERTIFIED HOLISTIC LIFE COACH! FOR DETAILS GO TO http://dickens111.tripod.com/newearthhlc
 
Holistic Life Coach Certification

 
FEBRUARY 8, 2008
 
MESSAGES: AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION & MESSAGES II, THE REVOLUTION WITHIN are now available as an Ebook at www.avatarpublication.com.  The print versions were slightly held up because the Library of Congress was slow in getting the book numbers back to Avatar. They should be out soon.  This will be a continuing series with BOOK III out in late Spring.  Ah, Spring-one storm after another in Maine this winter.
 
I have also started a new book called POLARIZING YOUR LIFE TOWARDS SUCCESS.  This will be a self-growth/transformation book that introduces some new concepts on how to create your new YOU!  DE-PROGRAMING DOGMA is progressing along nicely.
 
WAKING GOD GOD, BOOK II: THE SACRED ROTA is basically finished. A friend is doing a final review before we send it out to possible publishers.
 
However, NINA OSIER has reviewed the near complete draft and this is what she says:
 

 

WAKING GOD II: THE SACRED ROTA

 

by Brian L. Doe & Philip F. Harris

 

Be sure you re-read WAKING GOD, or at least review it a bit,

before you begin WAKING GOD II: THE SACRED ROTA. Otherwise you

may have trouble following the action and keeping the characters

straight, and you don't want to do either. This tale moves along

smartly, and it features an even more varied and intriguing cast

than the first book in this planned trilogy.

 

Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I,

knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping

Adam flesh, by mating with a young and mysterious Middle Eastern

woman known as Mara. The time is right at last, so what can

possibly stop Andrew and Mara from coming together in

fulfillment of prophecy? Well, for one thing, there's Michael.

And then there are those who follow Michael, the great archangel

who's made it his mission to keep humanity in its current

ignorant and deluded state. Ranged on the looming battle's other

side are Mantrella, Bringer of Light, and those who follow him.

Meanwhile, Earth itself convulses as its inhabitants endure the

plagues of Revelation. Will those who can stop Michael act in

time? And even if they do, will they prevail?

 

Once again authors Doe and Harris draw together the whole range

of humankind's myths and spiritual beliefs, and use those

threads to weave a story no one else could have imagined. The

tale twists and turns, with new puzzles popping up even as those

from the first book resolve (at least in part), until WAKING GOD

II ends with a cliffhanger that may just make you want to

scream. Scream for the next and final installment, that is...!

 

--Reviewed by Nina M. Osier, author of the Fictionwise best

selling FARTHINGHOME Trilogy

 

Nina was the first to review WAKING GOD, BOOKS I so she will be sure to get BOOK III

 

Thank you, Nina.

 

The following is both humorous and true. Laurie Corzett, from a great group, finds all sorts of good articles that make you think about the state of the worls.

 

 
Swami Beyondananda’ s
2008
State of the Universe Address

Swami Predicts Heart Times Ahead

Every year at this time, I am asked to make predictions, and each time I politely refuse because I don’t want to jeopardize my nonprophet status. But this year is different. With 2012 just one quantum leap year away, we humans might finally be ready for a quantum leap of our own. The message is coming in loud and clear. Time to shift or get off the pot.

In order to upshift our karma into surpassing gear, however, we must shift our awareness downward from the static of the head to the ecstatic of the heart. If we are to have an awakening instead of a wake, I predict heart times ahead.


Disheartenment in the Heartland

Heartenment, after all, is just the thing to counteract the disheartenment in the heartland. Take the economy -- please! After years of untreated Deficit Inattention Disorder, the U.S. dollar is now worth less than a dollar of Monopoly money. As the most recent Greenspan report tells us, the average American family barely has enough green to span the average month. Meanwhile, trickle down economics has proved true to its name, leaving a growing class of pee-ons at the bottom.

Then there’s electile dysfunction. Instead of transparency around how votes are cast and counted, we have an apparent trance. The secret ballot has been taken to the next level, and now voting machines with secret software count the votes in secret. This is called “faith-based” vote counting. Hey, some of those new “smart” voting machines are so smart, that they don’t even need voters! This makes perfect sense because government of, by and for the people has now been efficiently transformed to government of, by and for the very, very few people. Talk about minority representation. We are now governed by a smaller minority than ever in our history!

Even when we do manage to get an election, the body politic still suffers from impotence. As we learned after the 2006 election, just because we vote for someone doesn’t mean they are going to vote for us. Instead of canceling the Iraqi Horror Picture Show, the Democratic misleadership has gone along with the same basic neocon con, only with a cosmetic makeover – sort of a wolfawitz in sheepawitz’s clothing.

Though the upwising continues, irony deficiency and truth decay still plague the body politic. Instead of forums that shine light on political issues, the media has encouraged againstums where incendiary phrases spark heated arguments. So, while red tribe Republicans and blue tribe Democrats argue whether it’s wronger to kill the born or the unborn, the born keep dying while the not-yet-born are stuck with the bill. No wonder our moral compass has gone south.

As if global warring isn’t enough to worry about, now there’s global warming. It would be sad indeed to have come this far, only to see the headline: “Human Race Ends In a Dead Heat.”

No wonder so many people are scared shiftless. The good news is, this is the State of the Universe Address and I am happy to report that the state of the Universe is copasetic – ever changing, same as always. This is particularly heartening when we realize that that universal state is also our own.


Universe Knows Best

When it comes to universal wisdom, you can’t beat the Universe. First of all, the Universe is everywhere all at once. Talk about being on top of things. Even as it keeps expanding, the Universe has it together -- which means, as part of the universe, a part of us has it all together too. We are inextricably connected to the Universe. It is inescapable. Without the Universe, we’d be nowhere.

Here is more amazing news. We are all descended from the same Big Bang! When the Big Bang went boom, all of the Universe’s parts departed from one particle. And that includes us. So, we might as well proclaim it proudly. “The Big Bang is my pop. Well, I’ll be a son of a gun!”

The Big Bang is everybody’s pop, which means we are all related. If we are indeed a fractal chip off the old block, Universe-wise ... then somewhere we must be as wise as the Universe. For millennia, spiritual teachers have told us to look inside for this universal wisdom. It turns out, they were right. The real spiritual pilgrimage is actually a journey of about twenty-four inches, roughly the distance from the head to the heart.


The Heart of the Matter is the Matter of the Heart

Yes, everyone is equipped to attune to universal wisdom because everyone has been given a heart. And yet, the heart seems to be the last gift we open. The most underdeveloped resource on the planet is the treasure inside our own treasured chest! Given all the craziness in the world, maybe if we invested in expanding our hearts, we’d have less need to shrink our heads.

And less of a need to be so all-consumed by consumerism. We have learned to spend so much energy pursuing happiness that we never stop to think what would happen if we actually caught it -- or rather, if it caught us. With all this hot pursuit, we have left real happiness in the dust. It is sad indeed that we end up jealous that someone else’s happiness might be bigger than our own. Freud called this “happiness envy.”

As the saying goes, money can’t buy happiness, although it can buy anti-depressants. But if you are seeking more out of life than not being depressed, the key to happiness is to grow your own. Every one of us should be asking, “What good am I?” What good can I add to the greater goodness? Maybe if we had greater goodness, we’d need fewer goods. As human beings, our biggest asset is love, so now is the time to get up off our big fat assets, and practice supply-side spirituality. Because we aren’t here to earn God’s love, we are here to spend it. We are here to re-grow the Garden from the grassroots up, and have a heaven of a time doing it!


Heartland Security

Now while the solution is simple, no one said it was going to be easy. Just as the human potential movement has made great gains over the past 25 years, the inhuman potential movement has more than kept up. Everywhere I go, the little David’s I meet all ask the same question: How can we get Goliath to go lieth down? I have good news and I have other news, and they are both the same: It’s up to us. We must lead ourselves out of the bewilderness. Yes, we’ve been politically abused, so the first step is to disabuse ourselves. We must start overseeing instead of overlooking.

By overlooking what we should have been overseeing, we have become enablers for the lowest common dominator. Whether it’s called globalization or gobble-ization, it’s the same old mining operation -- that’s mine, that’s mine, that’s mine. Because we’ve allowed ourselves to imagine that someday that “mine” will be ours, we have agreed to a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with our government. We promise not to ask them what they are doing, and they promise not to tell us. That way, we can pretend to believe we are invading a country to keep the peace, when we are really there to keep the pieces.

Meanwhile, back at home, they’ve given last rites to the Bill of Rights, and newspeak has become the new spoken language of the mainstream media. Now before we just shrug and say, “Orwell, what can we do about it?” we need to see the only way to overgrow Big Brother is with bigger brotherhood -- and even bigger sisterhood. Time to heal our spiritual dyslexia, and realize our natural state is sacred, not scared. The scared masculine and the scared feminine have given us the dysfunctional dance of abusers and enablers. Now we must empower the sacred masculine and sacred feminine to come together and conceive what has been inconceivable – the truly evolved human.

We need to amplify the love and light to counterbalance the darkness and fear, and that is why we need a nongovernmental Department of Heartland Security to secure the heartland and let the powers in power know in no uncertain terms, “Bigger brotherhood is watching you.”

To do that, we must migrate en masse --regardless of political or spiritual affiliation -- to the land of the heart. Instead of squabbling over the differences that separate us, we must cohere around the heart-core values we share in common. That is the only way we can trade our insecurity for inner security. No matter where we stand on climate change, one thing is clear. Global heartwarming is bound to change the political climate for the better.

Whatever the problems, we have the wherewithal to address them. Now all we need is the aware-with-all. Whether you call yourself a creationist or an evolutionist, or take the simplest approach of all to the Great Unknown -- not knowing -- one thing is undeniable: We are all one with the same One. The story of separation, survival of the fittest, and lowest common dominator --that is the old story.

Only we have the power to close the book on the old story once and for all, by declaring: And they all lived happily ever after.

And happily ever after begins now. 

Copyright 2008 by Steve Bhaerman. All rights reserved. To find our Swami’s schedule and get a free catalogue, call toll free (800) SWAMI-BE or visit him online at www.wakeuplaughing. com.
 
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE- From: in A dayDreaM 
 
On the night of February 20 when the moon will move through the Earth's shadow is what should be the most exciting total lunar eclipse for northern hemisphere and western observers in many years. For this year's event, the entire eclipse can be seen from the Rocky Mountains eastward to the New England seaboard , as well as into wesern Europe and Africa and all of South America. Points west of the Rockies will not be able to witness the eclipse throughout its entirity. NOTE that the moon will be very low in the eastern sky at the beginning of this eclipse which will last (including penumbral, or outer shadow, phases) for greater than four hours!

The timetable, in Central parts of the USA and Canada, is:
Moon moves into faint penumbral shadow: 7:05 CST
Moon moves into umbral shadow, eclipse begins visibly: 7:43 CST
Total Eclipse Begins (moon now in complete shadow): 9:00 CST
Mid-Totality (should be the darkest shading of the moon): 9:26 CST
Total Eclipse Ends (moon clearly exits shadow on EAST side) - 9:52 CST
Partial eclipse ends: 11:09 CST
Moon exits penumbral outer shadow: 11:45 CST




The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will be out at Fox Island Nature Preserve for this event. Contact me if you are interested in attending. Weather permitting.
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On February 23rd at dusk, due to the geometry of the Earth's orbit and the fact that there is no Moon to see in the western twlight for the next two weeks, this could be a good time to look for the elusive "Zodiacal Light." This is a large, faint, cone shaped glow rising from the place on the horizon where the Sun goes down. Apparently centered on the Sun and typically rising at an angle to the South, this diffuse glow is likely caused by sunlight reflecting off tiny particles along the orbital path of the planets (the Ecliptic).

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February 26 - DELTA LEONID METEORS - With the moon at strong gibbous phase in 2008, and in the evening skies, this will be a less favorable year for this minor meteor shower for EARLY observers... this is the the only meteor shower that February has to offer each year. The Earth actually intersects the cloud of cometary or asteroidal (the actual source of the cloud is not known at this time....) as early as Feb. 5 each year and seems to be encountering meteoric material as late as March 19; nonetheless, there IS a definite peak each year that seems to center on the last few days of February. These are moderately slow meteors, traveling at about 24 KPS, and only about five per hour can be expected at most. The radiant, at astronomical coordinates: RA 10h 36m / DEC +19 deg, is found about midway between the moderately bright stars Zosma and Algeiba (the two that make the long stretch of the Lion's Back in Leo); look for these stars and the meteor shower to be nearly overhead for mid-northern latitudes about 11 p.m. local time, with most meteors seen well after. Hence, by the time the first quarter moon SETS about midnight, the meteor shower should be just beginning to peak!
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Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter are visible in the morning hours. Saturn and Mars dominate the night sky.
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January 2008
 
THIS ISSUE IS AN EARLY WARNING!!!
There are time when compulsion takes over.  There are many on the planet today who are trying to awaken us to the coming changes. PLEASE understand that I do not refer to the doom and gloomers and the holier than thou evangelists trying to convince you it is the end of the world-all that is just bull crap!
However, change is coming that will have both physical and spiritual implications, Actually, change has been coming but it is just now being more noticeable.  Read some of the articles that follow with an open eye and heart.  We are entering a new era and for that to happen, the old must either crumble or change to make way for the new.  It is in your best interest to know that change is occuring and rather than try to resist the coming tidal wave, get out your surf board and ride the crest!!!
 
SHIFTING HEAT LAYERS
 

Marlowe Hood Wed Jan 2, 1:37 PM ET

PARIS (AFP) - The dramatic loss of the Arctic ice cap may have been triggered by disruption to the thermal layers of atmosphere stacked over Earth's far north, according to Swedish research to be published Thursday.

The study, published in Nature, offers a new explanation for the rise in the Arctic's surface temperature, which over the past century has been nearly two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), or twice the global average.

Until now, the big suspect in "Arctic amplification" has been reflectivity of sunlight.

When the Sun's rays hit snow or ice, most of that solar energy bounces back into space -- but as those melting surfaces give way to dark-blue sea, the heat is absorbed instead.

This self-reinforcing process, called a feedback, is an established factor in accelerating warming in snow and ice.

But Stockholm University scientists led by Rune Graversen believe a possibly bigger cause for Arctic warming could be changes in heat transport in the middle of the troposphere, an atmospheric band that extends 10 kilometers (seven miles) above Earth's surface.

In polar regions, the layers of relative heat above the surface are usually stable. But Graversen says that over the last two decades or so there have been changes in Arctic atmospheric circulation which have brought in heat and moisture.

The moisture is particularly important, as it helps form persistent low cloud over the Arctic.

Moisture-laden clouds at this altitude tend to absorb heat from the Sun, thus bringing a warming effect close to the surface. In contrast, high-altitude clouds, which mainly comprise icy crystals, reflect heat back into space, and thus cool the surface.

The circulatory shifts have an especially big impact in summer, says Graversen.

In 2007, summer sea ice in the Arctic shrank to about four million square kilometers (2.4 million square miles), a 23 percent decrease from the previous record low of 5.3 million square kilometers in 2005.

A second study, also in Nature, meanwhile, shows that the capacity of vegetation to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) appears to be ebbing, with potentially serious consequences for global warming.

 

 

 

IT IS NEVER TO LATE
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HERE ARE SOME CURRENT ARTICLES SHOWING THAT THE OLD SYSTEM IS BEGINNING TO CRUMBLE. IT IS TIME FOR THE OLD INSTITUTIONS TO MAKE WAY FOR A NEW ERA OF THINKING-WHAT FOLLOWS NO LONGER SERVES HUMANITY!
 

 

Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

By NICK PISA Last updated at 16:34pm on 29th December 2007 

 Satanism on the rise: Pope Benedict has unveiled plans to set up specialist exorcism squads

The Pope has ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism.

Vatican chiefs are concerned at what they see as an increased interest in the occult.

They have introduced courses for priests to combat what they call the most extreme form of "Godlessness."

Each bishop is to be told to have in his diocese a number of priests trained to fight demonic possession.

The initiative was revealed by 82-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican "exorcistinchief," to the online Catholic news service Petrus.

"Thanks be to God, we have a Pope who has decided to fight the Devil head-on," he said.

"Too many bishops are not taking this seriously and are not delegating their priests in the fight against the Devil. You have to hunt high and low for a properly trained exorcist.

"Thankfully, Benedict XVI believes in the existence and danger of evil - going back to the time he was in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith." The CDF is the oldest Vatican department and was headed by Benedict from 1982, when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, until he became Pope in 2005.

Father Amorth said that during his time at the department Benedict had not lost the chance to warn humanity of the risk from the Devil.

He said the Pope wants to restore a prayer seen as protection against evil that was traditionally recited at the end of Catholic Masses. The prayer, to St Michael the Archangel, was dropped in the 1960s by Pope John XXIII.

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The 1973 film The Exorcist deals with the demonic possession of a young girl: Now the Pope wants specialist exorcism squads in every parish

"The prayer is useful not only for priests but also for lay people in helping to fight demons," he said.

Father Paolo Scarafoni, who lectures on the Vatican's exorcism course, said interest in Satanism and the occult has grown as people lost faith with the church.

He added: "People suffer and think that turning to the Devil can help solve their problems. We are being bombarded by requests for exorcisms."

The Vatican is particularly concerned that young people are being exposed to the influence of Satanic sects through rock music and the Internet.

In theory, under the Catholic Church's Canon Law 1172, all priests can perform exorcisms. But in reality only a select few are assigned the task.

Under the law, practitioners must have "piety, knowledge, prudence, and integrity of life."

The rite of exorcism involves a series of gestures and prayers to invoke the power of God and stop the "demon" influencing its victim.

 

 

Hindus, Christians clash in India

 

GAVIN RABINOWITZ, Associated Press Writer Thu Dec 27, 1:04 PM ET

NEW DELHI - Hindu extremists torched nearly a dozen churches and the home of a Christian leader Thursday, defying a curfew imposed to quell three days of religious violence in eastern India. Christians retaliated by setting fire to several homes belonging to Hindus.

Local police have been unsuccessful in halting the attacks and the federal government announced it was sending in a paramilitary force.

About 19 churches, most of them small mud and thatch buildings, have been razed since violence broke out on Christmas Eve when long-standing tensions between the Hindu majority and the small Christian community erupted over conversions to Christianity.

Hindu groups have long charged Christian missionaries with trying to lure the poor and those who occupy the lowest rungs of Hinduism's complex caste-system away with promises of money and jobs.

On Thursday, a mob of Hindus burned down the house of Radhakant Nayak, a member of India's upper house of parliament and a Christian leader in the area, Nayak told the CNN-IBN news channel.

Also, 11 churches were ransacked and burned in Kandhamal district of Orissa state, the Press Trust of India quoted unnamed police officials as saying.

Superintendent of Police Narsingh Bhol said several prayer houses were ransacked and some were set on fire, but he did not have the exact number.

Meanwhile, in the village of Brahmangaon, a group of Christians burned down several Hindu homes in an apparent retaliation for the attack on churches. Angry Hindus then burned down the village police station, complaining of a lack of protection, a local police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

Bahugrahi Mahapatra, a senior government official in the area confirmed there had been "disturbances" in the village, but could not provide details.

One person has been killed and at least 25 people, belonging to both Hindu and Christian communities, have been arrested for suspected involvement in the violence, Bhol told The Associated Press by phone.

But the arrests and curfew have not stopped the attacks and the federal government said it was sending in a 300-strong paramilitary force.

"We have to get the violence under control," the junior federal home minister, Sriprakash Jaiswal, told reporters.

India is overwhelmingly Hindu but officially secular. Religious minorities, such as Christians, who account for 2.5 percent of the country's 1.1. billion people, and Muslims, who make up 14 percent, often coexist peacefully.

But throughout India's history, the issue of conversions has provoked violence by hard-line Hindus.

Orissa has one of the worst histories of anti-Christian violence. An Australian missionary and his two sons, aged 8 and 10, were burned to death in their car in Orissa following a Bible study class in 1999.

Orissa is the only Indian state that has a law requiring people to obtain police permission before they change their religion. The law was intended to counter missionary work.

There were conflicting reports of what started the violence in the rural district of Kandhamal, about 840 miles southeast of New Delhi. Each side blamed the other.

The Hindu hard-liners said Christians had attempted to attack one of their leaders, who heads an anti-conversion movement.

But the New Delhi-based Catholic Bishops Conference of India said the fighting began when Hindu extremists objected to a show marking Christmas Eve, believing it was designed to encourage conversions.

 

 

 

TIME TO EXORCIZE
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HATRED AND IGNORANCE FROM HUMANITY

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DECEMBER 5, 2007
 
GREAT NEWS!
 
My first MESSAGES: AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION HAS BEEN DELAYED! Okay, not so good. HOWEVER, Instead of just publishing just one book, AVATAR PUBLICATION is going to publish MESSAGES I AND MESSAGES II AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!
Both books should be out in January.
The ISBN for book I is 9781897455036 and the ISBN for MESSAGES II is 978897455043.
The draft cover appears on the home page of this web site.
 
SACRED ROTA
 
WAKING GOD, BOOK II, THE SACRED ROTA IS WRITTEN!!!!!!!
 
While it is being edited, Brian actually finished putting the draft MS together.
Brian has actually made changes, server permitting, to our web site, www.wakinggod.com.
He has put up a few sample chapters, the inside scoop on the mysterious Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, mnade links to Nostradamus-which has a connection to Book II and taunts you with a picture of The Last Supper implying that Book II will offer new revelations about DaVinci's link to the Tarot and secret societies.
He may have even mentioned some of the new characters in Book II.
 
Perhaps his health is improving afterall!!!!!!!!!! Only time will tell so please visit the WG site and offer him some words of encouragement.
 
JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION continues to maintain a great rating on Amazon.
 
It is still ranked #8 out of 5,500 books on the Law of Attraction and has been keeping a steady 30-50 rank overall in its category.
 
A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL has done very well in the KINDLE STORE on Amazon and has held steady in the top 20% of all Kindle books.  This is a great holiday gift book as it has a contemporary message that deals with the issues of today's youth and society.  Please check out the latest review by Shannon Evans on this site.  Everyone says it should be a Hallmark movie so if any of you has that connection, please take a look at this book.
 
RAPING LOUISIANIA: A DIARY OF DECEIT is off to a slow start but its message is important and I will need to do more marketing of this book.
 

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Why do people find it so much harder to forgive themselves than they
do to forgive others?

There's a belief in this that says, "suffering will make amends". Equal pain
or more for causing pain to an another. An eye for an eye

You've heard it before form Gandhi: an eye for an eye leaves the world
blind. Suffering does nothing but anchor a person in the weighty mess of
the past. It relieves nothing, and it helps no one.

So how do you 'get over it' and 'move on'?

First an understanding of forgiveness:

Forgiveness is not condoning anything. It does not imply tacit approval.

Forgiveness is a transmutation of energy from the anchor of suffering
to a creative positive force.
When you decide to forgive, what you are
really doing is making a decision to let go of the energy of the past, and
rejoin the flow of life.

But how do you get to the place of forgiveness, when the deed that was
done was heinous? First of all the deed is done. It's gone.The hurt, real and
imagined, is done. What you need to decide is to make something good
come of it. You cannot change the past, but you sure as heck can choose a
new future.

This is the script I use to forgive - either myself or others:

"I am sorry [fill in the blank] for the pain I caused you/ you caused me. I
acknowledge that it is done and I cannot change what happened.

What I pledge now is to learn from what happened. I've learned that [fill in
the blank]. I now commit to doing something good as a result, whether for
you, for me, or for others. I honour the memory of what happened by
committing to this new path."

So if you are hanging on to past wrongs, done by you or to you, isn't it
time you let yourself feel good again?

Please, find some peace in your life and give yourself the gift of
forgiveness.

Best wishes,

Zo

NOVEMBER 11, 2007

 

STARTED WRITING A NEW BOOK! TENTATIVELY CALLED "DE-PROGRAMMING DOGMA: BREAKING THE THOUGHTS THAT BIND." WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.

 

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Destiny is Variable
Ascension.. | 07 Oktober 2007 | 12:57:26
 
by Owen Waters
 
 
In the Old Reality, things were seen as opposites - black or
white, hot or cold, good or bad, this way or that way. In the
expanded view of New Reality consciousness, life is seen in a
unified way. Opposite sides of the coin are viewed, not as
polar opposites, but rather as just being different aspects of
the one coin.
 
In the New Reality view of the world, the opposite extremes of
black and white become, instead, endless shades of gray. Hot
and cold become variable degrees of warmth. Good and bad become
different shades of human nature; free of the judgment, hate
and fear that comes with Old Reality, polarized thinking.
 
In the Old Reality, destiny and free will were seen as
mutually exclusive.
 

The reasoning was that, if destiny exists,
then it controls everything and, therefore, free will does not
exist. On the other hand, you can prove that free will does
exist by making a choice. So, as the thinking goes, if free
will does exist, then there can be no destiny.
 
But, wait. Perhaps that choice of "free will" was really a
pre-destined one. Perhaps the person was destined to make that
choice all long, so the experience of choice was just an
illusion. At this point, people usually give up on the whole
question because it has turned into one of those brain teasers,
like asking which came first - the chicken or the egg.
 
Brain teasers keep your mind in an endless loop until you try
stepping back from the situation and seeing it in a wider
perspective. The new, wider perspective allows for the
inclusion of non-materialistic factors. In deciding whether the
chicken or the egg came first, for example, you just have to
step back and see that the Creator designed the chicken to be
self-perpetuating.
 
When you step back and see destiny and free will from a wider
perspective, you realize that nothing has to be absolute. If
every event in your life were pre-ordained, there would be no
such thing as free will or self-determination. As we do have
free will, destiny cannot be fixed.
 
Destiny is therefore variable, not fixed. Destiny and free
will both exist as interwoven facets of your life. Like threads
in a tapestry, they interact with each other and blend to form
the outcomes that are the events in your life.
 
Your destiny is created by plans that you made at a soul level
of consciousness. Before you were born, you made your main plan
for this life. Then, the minute you were born, the rules of the
game demanded that you also get a case of amnesia about the
whole arrangement. Such is the game of life in the physical
realm.
 
However, at night when you go to sleep, you have the chance to
visit the deepest levels of human consciousness and review how
the original plan is unfolding and make changes to your plan if
desired. When you return to your physical body and awake in the
morning, amnesia strikes again. Within seconds of your
conscious mind returning into your physical brain, you forget
both the surface dreams and the deep experiences of the night.
 
Amnesia may be a part of the game we are playing in this life,
but inner guidance is always is always available to anyone who
pays attention to it. Your intuition is your link to your soul,
or inner being, which is also linked to the rest of the
universe and all levels of Creation.
 
You are never left alone to fumble in the darkness of a purely
physical life. Your inner being is always there with you,
expressing itself through the quiet whisperings of intuitive
information. Thanks to this inner compass of knowing, you can
always sense which choice feels right. You can always tell when
your life is running on plan, and you can tell equally well if
you've become temporarily distracted from your plan. You always
have the means to be right on course, or get back on course,
and explore the fascinating themes that make up your life plan.
 
The most productive use of free will is to explore your true
potential within the themes of your life, thus gaining the
greatest possible experience from your life plan.
 
Destiny is an influence that comes from your inner plan. There
is nothing absolute about your destiny. It's a pressure which
constantly seeks the best route to unfold into manifestation.
 
Free will provides the means to manifest that destiny in a way
that provides the learning that you came here to acquire in
this life.
 
Destiny is variable. It adapts to the circumstances of your
life every second of the day. As destiny unfolds, you feel it
within as a sense of being a part of the flow of life, of
manifesting your potential in the way that you planned for this
day and that you planned for this life.
 
Destiny is the plan. Free will is the action. Experience is
the result.
 
That's what being human is all about.
 
 
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They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
 
 
This article was written by Owen Waters, author of
"The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness"
 
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THE FOLLOWING REVIEW IS FROM AHMED IN JORDAN!
 
Jesus Taught It, Too is truly a beautiful book - and I rarely use the word beautiful when it comes to books! I just couldn't put it down - the combination of the message of Jesus along with Philip Harris' way of putting it in written prose is really like music to the soul. You'll just want to read it again and again.

What is exciting is the common factor that all the wisdom-lovers shared throughout history. No matter how diverse one sage's teachings are to the other, the building blocks of their messages remain one and the same. For a while, I have been construing the works of a number of Sufis (Muslim mystics) ranging from Muhyi-i-Din Ibn Arabi and Mansur al-Hallaj, to Abdul-Qadir Jilani and Jalal-ud-Din Mohammed Rumi and have discovered that what they preached was simply an echo to what Jesus had taught over a millennium before them. It was the Law of Attraction all the way!

Love is the core concept within Sufism and is the one form of energy that brought the Universe into being and keeps intact. It is this Love that unites the Lover (Man) with the Beloved (God) - and since Sufism follows a form of pantheism, God becomes synonymous with the Universe. Therefore, loving God is simply loving the Universe. To many Sufis, including Shams-od-Din Hafez and Rabi'a al-Adawiyya, this Love is even propelled to a degree of romantic (and at times, sexual) expressions between Mankind and God (the Universe). And when this bond of Love becomes absolute, Man and God will merge into a single entity.

It truly is amazing to realize that what seemed to have been one of the Universe's most puzzling riddles is in fact one of the sweetest and simplest hymns that binds us all together in collective Love. And all of the divine splendor is within us all and is merely a thought away.

"Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshipper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come and come yet again,
Ours is not a caravan of despair."

BRIAN IS STILL EDITING
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I KEEP TELLING HIM TO USE HIS COMPUTER

BRIAN IS GETTING BETTER
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PICTURE AFTER FIRST TREATMENT

POOR BRIAN!
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SO MANY WORDS, SO MANY WORDS!

BRIAN DOE EDITS WITH AXE!
BRIAN IS COMING ALONG WITH THE EDITING OF WAKING GOD BOOK II.
He did go into an editing frenzy and began chopping out out sentences and arranging paragraphs by hand. Silly man-I told him it is easier to use the computer-you know, cut and past-He took the CUT part too literally!
 
Truly, it is progressing but with Brian's mental condition it is moving slower than expected.  I am sure he will have it done before-well-before the end of the millenia.
 
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Wondering about Book II of WAKING GOD: THE SACRED ROTA?  Have you missed the WG newsletter?
 
The book was pretty much finished. Brian decided he wanted to give it a once over edit. Poor man, it was his undoing.  There have been few a few odd occurances surrounding WAKING GOD. Odd things have happened to people when they have read it. For example, Piers Abnthony's computer crashed as soon as he finished it and there have been other unusual happenings. But, that is another story.
 
So poor Brian decides that a few chapters might need re-arranging. Oh, such a fool he can be. As he unravelled the chapter puzzle it became, more puzzling. Brian melted down. He is in treatment now and they let him out on weekends to see his family.  He insists that he will put the story back together in a coherent fashion and his doctors assure me that he is working diligently-between bouts of cartoon watching and spells of supreme enlightenment.
 
As long as he stays on his meds I do believe that he will succeed in completing the final MS. In the meantime, I will post a newsletter here for those who want to keep up on our activities.
 
Please keep Brian in your prayers!
 

The following is after the fact but I thought it might be interesting. Sometimes we think that the West is the source of all that is positive in the world, only to find our ideas were birthed elsewhere.
 
"twenty five centuries ago, when savagery was the dominant factor in human societies, a civilized and compassionate declaration was written on clay and issued to the "four corners of the world" that dealt with important issues relevant to the rights of humans, the same issues that not only in those days but even today can inspire those who believe in human dignity and rights.
This document, known as "The Declaration of Cyrus the Great," emphasized on the removal of all racial, national discrimination and slavery, bestowing to the people, freedom to choose their places of residence, faith and religion and giving prominence to the perpetual peace amongst the nations. This Declaration could actually be considered as a present from the Iranian people, expressed through the words of Cyrus, their political leader and the founder of the first empire in the world, to the whole humanity. In 1971, the general assembly of the United Nations recognized it as the first Declaration of Human Rights, thus, registering such an honor to the name of Iran as the cradle of this first historical attempt to establish the recognition of human rights"

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BEING OUT THERE!
 

Independent and small press authors are the wave of the literary future if they are willing to make the effort to make their works known.  We have all heard the laments that a few big companies control what is read and what is stocked in the major bookstores but that reality is changing.  With hard work and diligence the new authors of today are beginning to successfully bypass the major corporate stranglehold on literary markets by bringing new genres and new ideas to the public.

 

While most new writers dream of that mega-contract with one of the big six publishing houses, fewer and fewer authors are putting their dreams on hold as they wait for what will probably be rejection.  Thanks to small presses and authors willing to assist in their own publishing, thousands of new titles are now being made available that bypass the traditional “do not enter” attitude of the corporate literary structure.  Are all new authors successful?  If you just count sales, the answer is no.  Is there hope, the answer is yes!

 

Using the internet, new authors have discovered ways to go down what was once a one-way publishing and marketing road.  The advent of YouTube, blogging, reading and writing groups, Ezines and thousands of forums have made it possible for those willing to hit the keyboards to bring a book to readers who otherwise would not have known it existed.  Gone are the days of authors having to pile their books in their garages as they filled their car trunks to try to peddle their written ideas.  With a good, well edited story, small presses are using POD to allow books to be created on demand.  Those authors, who are willing to do the work, are gradually beginning to make their works known.

 

Are the hours endless?  Yes, but there are a growing number of stories of authors who have successfully hit the best selling lists without the backing of big agents and big publishers.  Even the infamous “Chicken Soup” series was originally self-published.  The creative use of book trailers, originally created by COS Productions, has brought the rags-to-riches concept even closer to reality for new and established authors.  And, while e-books do not as yet account for a significant portion of the book market, the I-pod in the hands of so many makes it likely that many will one day by-pass the B&N’s and download scores of books to read and fill idle moments.  These types of books are well within the reach of new authors and are a way to get published and to begin the process of making their names known.

 

With the growth of the internet, there is no question that groups such as NothingBinding will play a major role in bringing authors to the attention of the public.  Each day scores of new internet book marketing groups arise and each day brings more opportunities for authors to publish and promote.  The key is that authors wanting exposure must do the work and they must be “out there.”  In this modern age, “out there” means doing so from the comfort of your home, while on the bus, or train or while taking a break from the “day job.”  If the author is willing to work and actively participate in his or her book, the horizon for success keeps getting closer.  There is a revolution happening in the industry and those willing to work can and will make a difference.  The alternative is not pleasant for it means that free thought and new ideas will be stifled by those few who have for so long controlled what we read, and, what we think. 

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