Archive | February 2017

Fat Tuesday – Celebrate Life with Gratitude

Fat Tuesday, Carnival, day of reveling and partying and excess, one last hurrah before the season of Lent. Interesting.

Instead of the traditional Mardi Gras parades and partying, what if we used the day for reflecting on the blessings we have in our lives – we all have challenges,  but we all have blessings too. Instead of focusing on our problems, our needs, our wants, why don’t we spend the day celebrating who we are, we are unique in this world and our contribution is uniquely ours. Why don’t we take the time to remember what we are grateful for, a second Thanksgiving perhaps, when we remember what we are grateful for, we start to be more selfless, not so focused on what we don’t have and what we want.

Mardi Gras –  Fat Tuesday – let’s get “fat” on the blessings, the good in our lives. Let our blessing cup overflow.cup

 

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Leaving the Catholic Church Behind

Yikes! It has been a long and arduous journey to and now from the Catholic Church. I think a necessary one, I truly feel at this point I have left no stone un-turned, I have reaped the rewards of a blossoming spirituality and have grown to love and now wistfully leave what once was my Mother Church.She served me well and continues to serve others, I can not deny that, but I think at this point she is a ship with too many ropes tied in knots that can’t be undone that are leaving her stuck and struggling.

She has managed through her minions, the priesthood, to dominate and bully people into staying in the church through long tested and effective methods that keep people chained to the pews some happily and willingly, some fearfully – and I think  that is simply the product of where one is from a consciousness perspective. Should the Church just cease to be? Some may say yes, I can not though, she serves those who like structure and feel that if they do what the Church tells them they will be ok in this and subsequent lifetimes whatever they will be. She gives hope to those who need it and can benefit from the type of organization she provides.

But in this as with other examples, your strength can be your weakness and if we look far back in time, we see a burgeoning Church become “structured”, but by the Romans not by those disciples of Christ and that has been our legacy.

For devotees who love the candles, the rituals, the comfort of the Easter Triduum and Christmas it.is.so.hard.to.leave. I get it. But when you are ready it can be done. You can be a co-creator with God as you are meant to be instead of a passive congregant waiting in the pews for the buzz, the intimacy of connection to God to happen to you. God is calling co-creators not lawmakers and sheep obedient to those man-made laws. S/He wants lovers – lovers of life and people and healers and to empower them to evolve spiritually and reach out to her/him without an intermediary. Yeshua waits with Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary, I think he cries at times because “the waters of baptism are being wasted” wasted on passivity, apathy and by those sitting in the pews.

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Healing Journey

To heal we need to understand where the soul experienced soul loss and that can be found in the chamber of wounds. I believe the root of many wounds people are suffering from is religious persecution and indoctrination. Any person with lineage in Europe during the time of the great crusades or in the Muslim world, Asia or any where else there was domination and persecution is carrying with them soul loss from witnessing or being victimized by that experience. The chamber of wounds – contained in the heart – holds the emptiness and loss as a void waiting to be filled by soul re-integration. The Universal Law is the simple way. Life was not meant to be difficult or filled with anxiety, we have been programmed that way by soul loss.

The chamber of treasures holds tools and gifts to help us regain access to our lost soul fragments and access to the Soul Keepers – that too is contained in the heart. Soul re-integration is a process that you can undertake yourself to ultimately reunite your soul with its divided parts. It starts by recognizing you are safe here. Like a little child or baby animal that is frightened and hiding, your soul fragment is waiting for you. It has been kept safe by one of the Soul Keepers. Recognize that you have been conditioned by years of indoctrination over many lifetimes that has embedded in your DNA. Shining the light of recognition on this is the first step to reintegration.

Next, in quiet contemplation when you won’t be disturbed, call to your lost soul fragment, gently coaxing it to come back to you. You are safe, so it too is safe. Ask which Soul Keeper is helping you – the indigenous man with red hands, blue forearms and white face with soul fragments protected in the Earth – maybe you feel a particular connection to Mother Earth, or the Native American pulling a wagon he has keep safe and covered, lastly, perhaps your soul fragment is a tear on Mother Mary’s cloak. Ask it to come back, hold it gently, feel it enter your heart and fill the void there. You are being saved from the confusion and pain of cultural conditioning and have nothing to lose. Press your hands over your heart and welcome it home.

Treat yourself kindly, you deserve it.

Questions? Please comment.

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Extraordinary World!

There Is Something Extraordinary Happening In The World…

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We still haven’t realized of something extraordinary that is happening.

A few months ago, I freed myself from society, I’ve released myself from attachments I had and fear that locked me to the system. And since then, I started seeing the world from a different perspective. The perspective that everything is changing and most of us have not even realized that.

Why is the world changing? In this post I’ll list the reasons that take me to believe this.

1.  No One Can Stand the Employment Model Anymore.

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Each one is reaching its own limit. People that work in big corporations can’t handle their jobs. The lack of purpose starts to knock the door of each one as a desperate scream coming from the heart.

People want to escape. They want to leave everything behind. Look how many people trying to become entrepreneurs, how many people going on sabbaticals, how many people depressed in their jobs, how many people in burnout.

2. The Entrepreneurship Model is Also Changing.

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A few years ago, with the explosion of the startups, thousands of entrepreneurs ran to their garages to create their billion dollar ideas. The glory was to get funded by an investor. Investor’s money in hand was just like winning the World Cup.

But what happens after you get funded?

You become an employee again. You have people that are not aligned with your dream, that don’t give a damn to the purpose and everything turns into money. The financial return starts to be the main driver.

Many people are suffering with this. Brilliant startups start to fall because the model of chasing money never ends.

We need a new model of entrepreneurship.

And there is already many good people doing this.

3. The Rise of Collaboration.

THE RISE OF COLLABORATION

Many people have already realized that makes no sense to go alone. Many people awake to this crazy mentality of “going on your own”.

Stop, take a step back and think. Isn’t it an absurd, we, 7 billion people living in the same planet get so separated from each other? What sense does it make, you and the thousands (or millions) of people living in the same city turn your back to each other? Every time I get myself thinking on that, I get even kind of depressed.

But fortunately, things are changing. All the movements of sharing and collaborative economy are pointing towards this direction. The rise of collaboration, sharing, helping, giving hands, getting united.

It is beautiful. It makes tears come from my eyes.

4. We Are All Finally Starting to Understand What the Internet Really IS.

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Internet is an incredibly spectacular thing and only now, after so many years we are understanding it’s power. With internet, the world opens, the barriers fall, separation ends, union starts, collaboration explodes, help emerges.

Some nations made revolution with the internet, such as the Arab Spring. In Brazil we are just starting to use better this magnificent tool.

Recommended: 25 Strange “Symptoms” People Are Experiencing Worldwide

Internet is taking down mass control. There is no more television, no more few newspapers showing the newsthey want us to read. You can go after whatever you want, you relate to whoever you want. You can explore whatever you want, whenever you want.

With internet, the small starts to get a voice. The anonymous become known. The world gets united. And the system may fall.

5. The Fall of Exaggerated Consumption.

EXAGGERATED CONSUMPTION

For many years, we have been manipulated, stimulated to consume as maniacs. To buy everything that was launched in the market. To have the newest car, the latest I Phone, the best brands, lots of clothes, lots of shoes, lots of lots, lots of everything.

But many people have already understood that it makes no sense at all. Movements such as the lowsumerism, slow life, slow food, start to show us that we have organized ourselves in the most absurd possible way.

Each time less people using cars, less people buying a lot, each time more people trading clothes, donating, buying old things, sharing goods, sharing cars, apartments, offices.

We need nothing of what they told us we needed.

And this consciousness can break any corporation that depends on the exaggerated consumption.

6. Healthy and Organic Eating

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We were so crazy that we accepted eating any kind of garbage. It only needed to taste good in the mouth, that was ok.

We were so disconnected, that the guys started to add poison in our food and we didn’t say anything.

But then some guys started to wake up and give strength to movements of healthy eating and organic consumption.

And this is going to be huge.

But what does it has to be with economy and work? It has everything!

The production of food is the basis of our society. Food industry is one of the most important of the world. If consciousness change, our eating habits also change, and consumption changes, and then the big corporations must follow these changes.

The small farmer is starting to have strength again. Also people who are planting their own food.

And that changes the whole economy.

7 .  The Awakening of Spirituality.

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How many friends you have that practice yoga? What about meditation?

How many used to do it 10 years ago?

Spirituality for many years was a thing of the esoteric people. Of those weird people from mysticism.

But fortunately, this is also changing. We got to the limit of our rationality. We could see that only with the rational mind we cannot understand everything that happens here. There is something more happening and I know you want to understand.

Recommended: 6 Signs The World Is Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening RIGHT NOW

You want to understand how things work in here. How life operates, what happens after death, what is this energy thing that people talk so much, what is quantum physics, how can thoughts become things and create our reality, what are coincidences and synchronicities, why meditation works, how is it possible to cure with the hands and what about these alternative therapies that medicine does not approve, but work?

Companies are promoting meditation to their employees. Schools teaching meditation to kids.

8.  Un-Schooling Movements.

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Who created this teaching model? Who chose the classes you have to take? Who chose the lessons we learn in history classes? Why didn’t they teach us the truth about other ancient civilizations?

Why should the kids obey rules? Why should they watch everything in silence? Why should they wear uniform?

Take a test to prove that you learned?

We created a model that forms followers of the system. That prepare people to be ordinary human beings.

But fortunately there are many people working to change that. Movements like un-schooling, hack-schooling, homeschooling.

Maybe you have never thought of this and you are chocked with the points I’m listing here.

But all these things are happening.

Silently, people are awakening and realizing how crazy it is to live in this society.

Look at all these movements and try to think everything is normal.

I don’t think it is.

There is something extraordinary happening.

Hurting People

I have had some experience with soul retrieval, I had a friend who practiced shamanism and introduced me to the practice. Then I had my own experience. I truly believe there are a lot of hurting people out there who don’t understand why they feel broken, like a piece of  them is missing – they feel incomplete, not whole. That wound is how we experienced soul loss. We wander through life trying to identify and fill this void we feel with relationships, activities, work and sadly alcohol and drugs. Left unfulfilled we cry out in the night looking for relief and are left wondering, in this beautiful world of opportunity, why we limp along with a hole in our hearts. I have felt this, we all have.

I was meditating one day and was visited by 3 souls who identified themselves as “Soul Keepers”. They have been waiting to reintegrate souls separated through time because of religious trauma. When a person is traumatized by witnessing or being a direct victim of violence, a piece of their soul can literally run and hide.The Soul Keepers have been collecting and fostering these soul fragments waiting for a time when fear of persecution has passed and they can come forward to help people rejoin their souls and move forward in completion.

All indigenous and ancient peoples have a soul keeper who collects hidden soul fragments and protects them in soul resonance pods. I was approached by a dark-skinned man with painted red hands and forearms and blue biceps. He had white markings on his face and when he came for me we pulled a twisted cord out of the ground. We untwisted it and it revealed all the soul fragments that had been safely rolled in the twisted cord for safe keeping. The second Soul Keeper was a native american with a white feather head-dress. His soul fragments were carried safely in a wagon he pulled behind him. He too is waiting to reunite the souls. Lastly, Mother Mary came to me. She was wearing a cloak and on the inside were all the souls held like teardrops that were hiding inside. She had teardrops on her face as well which were also clinging to her for protection.They all wait for the souls to come and claim them.

Healing Journey tomorrow.

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Treat others as we wish to be treated. That’s all.

My daughter was reading this essay as part of her Peace and Diversity studies class. it says a lot, below is an excerpt, link to full essay at the end.

It is impossible to fill a vessel with what is important if it is already filled with what is useless.  It is necessary first to pour out what is useless.  It is the same with the acquisition of the true Christian teaching.  We must first understand that all the stories about how God created the world six thousand years ago, how Adam sinned, how the human race fell, how the son of God and God Himself, born of a virgin, came into the world and redeemed it, all the fables of the Bible and of the Gospel, all the lives of the saints, and the stories of miracles and relics are nothing but a coarse mixing up of the superstitions of the Jewish nation with the deceptions of the clergy.  Only for a man who is completely free from these deceptions can the simple and clear teaching of Christ, which demands no interpretations and is self-comprehensible, be accessible and comprehensible.

This teaching says nothing about the beginning or the end of the world, nor of God and His intentions, and in general nothing about what we cannot know and need not know, but speaks only of what a man has to do in order to be saved: to pass the life into which he has come in this world in the best manner possible, from his birth to his death.  For this purpose we need only treat others as we wish to be treated.  In this alone does the law and the prophets consist, as Christ has said.  To do so, we need no images, no relics, no divine services, no priests, no sacred histories, no catechisms, and no governments.  On the contrary, what we need is liberation from all that, because only the man who is free from those fables which the priests give out to him as the only truth, and only the man who is not bound to other people by promises to act as they want him to act, can treat others as he wishes to be treated by them.  Only in that case will a man be able to do, not his own will, nor that of others, but the will of God.

But the will of God consists, not in fighting and oppressing others, but in recognizing all men as brothers and serving one another.

~ Leo Tolstoy

If you want to read the entire essay:

http://www.nonresistance.org/docs_htm/Tolstoy/Letter_to_Corporal.html

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Finding Truth

There is so much evidence to prove that the bible has been corrupted and it really takes very little research in our technological age to find it, evidence as old as the bible itself. I think that is why Yeshua never wrote anything down, it makes it hard, but at the same time it gives us the freedom to look critically at the words that were written down. Scholars spend years interpreting verses, they call it “exegesis”, the systematic dissection of words relating to phrases, relating to passages relating to previous books in the bible and relating to the timeframe the bible was written. (One point, I took a graduate level course on the Old Testament, it was painful). What’s the point? The same as it has always been – to justify their beliefs, that their understanding is correct and they can prove it by their painstaking over-analysis.

It doesn’t prove anything, they are missing the point when the prerequisite is that nothing they discover in their thoughtful analysis contradicts accepted dogma – so again, what’s the point?

It has allowed the spirit of Yeshua’s words to be frozen and die, not live in our hearts like they were meant to. His words were supposed to be active – we were supposed to be active participants in the lessons he was teaching and he wasn’t teaching be obedient to the lawmakers, he was teaching love and compassion and empathy. Sometimes I think empathy is the most important because understanding someone with an open heart leads to love. And he said if someone does not receive what you are telling them, walk away, they are not ready for what you are telling them. He never said kill, confine, indoctrinate force on them what you believe until they believe it too, he said walk away, they are not ready. Be at peace.

It is radical to say the bible is corrupt and it is hard. If you say it is you can not use the words, phrases and parts you like and say, well the rest is wrong. You have to leave it all behind, otherwise you are no better. The church cherry picks what it wants to emphasize as truth and leaves the rest – example – we no longer support slavery so we don’t condone the phrases that reference slaves being obedient to their masters. The church wants women to stay in their place so every year we resurrect and emphasize husbands being the head of the house and women needing to be obedient to them – isn’t that the model of the church? And they they call it “natural order”. Please revisit Yeshua’s relationship with the women in his life and mostly remember Mary Magdalene, the apostle to the apostles. The church turned her into a whore. She wasn’t. I’m not.

If you want to read something closer to the truth, read the Gospel of St Thomas, written by Leloup or Malachi. If it makes you feel better, this Gospel vied with the Gospel of John for inclusion in the canonical bible, it hasn’t been corrupted because it was found much later hidden and preserved.

 

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