Read my new article on Global Intel. Tell me your opinion. I wrote it in hopes to empower the individual amongst all the reasons to be freaked out of our minds with possible catastrophes.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Little by little our rights as American citizens are being stripped away. We’ve all heard this rant from both sides of the left and right paradigm. Too many new laws and provisions have been instituted in just the last few years. To highlight a devastating blow to the American Constitution is the NDAA, National Defense Authorization Act that now empowers the President to codify indefinite military detention without charge or trail. The scariest potential is how any future president can order the military pick up of any American citizen and imprison them someplace in the world. The EEA, Enemy Expatriation Act takes away the citizenship of any American that is deemed a threat by our own government. Now the NDRP, National Defense Resource Preparedness, recently was updated to include the right for the President to take away the food, energy, health and transportation resources and “all other materials, services, and facilities” under emergency and non-emergency conditions. To make this all sound like it came straight out of a dystopian horror flick, 30,000 drones will be flying in American skies by 2020 — surveying everything. This bill is called the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.
We need laws — basic rules to live by. The Constitution isn’t perfect, but it protects individual rights. As more civil liberties are stripped away the more dangerous it becomes for us. Why aren’t there a million plus citizens at the footsteps of Washington demanding this to stop? What’s really happening — have we been dumbed-down, poisoned with mercury, chemtrails, vaccines, or stressed out to the max so we become apathetic, unable to cope with reality so we tune into the Kardashians on the soap box. Go ahead, tune into the Duck game. Gather your sports stats. Spend all day on Facebook, link into the talking points on the main stream media channels.
We can ignore that we’re all sitting in a pot of water about to boil us alive as the rising temperatures increase, but if you’re trying to wake up, its time to use your creativity and shout out. The choice must be made on whether we choose to follow the orders of a dictatorship or construct a true unified republic. All it takes is to open the curtain and expose the charade that the Wizard doesn’t have any power unless we give them that power.
If it has been so easy for the majority of Americans to take little notice of the Constitution disfiguring in this way, than what makes us think that our religious documents haven’t been misrepresented by a sinister order to benefit their plot to conspire for more control?
Michael Tellinger, the author of Slave Species and Adam’s Calendar states “If you don’t understand the past than how can you possibly predict the future?” Our deficit isn’t that our future is blurred, but that we cannot presently see the evidence of our past all around us. We might look at a stone and say, “that is a magnificent stone.” All the while the stone is a remnant from an advanced ancient civilization that span’s far back as 200,000 years and more. Tellinger goes on to say that as a species it is important that we know who we are, where we come from and why we are here. When we have lost our memory of our past we loose our sense of humanity and collectiveness. We then are influenced by those we place in power and must trust that “they” have the right information. Looking at society today, we follow predictable programming. We do what we’re told and most people are not allowed to think outside of their social circles unless they are willing to confront some level of shunning.
It’s hard enough to remember what occurred a year ago let alone a thousand years ago. Humans have been designed to bitch and moan and do nothing to change the very thing that is causing the problem. Likewise it is very difficult to make a change when distractions are in abundance. It appears that nobody knows anything and information is compartmentalized. The filtering of knowledge based on a pyramid power structure. The question remains — who or what exists at the top of this formation?
Sunday, March 10, 2013
One must be brave to use the word Conspiracy these days. It’s the dirty word of the 21st century. This term has been used to explain the powerful and hidden agendas of the secret military, politicians, bankers, elite family bloodlines that all aim to rule in secrecy and to take freedom from the people. It might be a word used very cautiously, but it’s a term that perfectly describes the complaints many make of the exposed corruption of America.
We see hundreds of conspiracies come to light from history books. Such as the deliberate action to eradicate Native Americans in 1763 by giving them small pox infected blankets. The Underground Railroads became a proven conspiracy as the African slaves escaped through covert routes guided by the Abolitionists in the 1800’s. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Federal Reserve Act that was planned in secret on Jekyll Island three years earlier in 1910. The Tuskegee Syphilis study gave poor blacks syphilis without diagnosing them, and Project MKULTRA a code name for the CIA mind-control research program. The very conception that mind-control could be performed covertly without the knowledge of American citizens in our most recent past stirs up the word conspiracy.
The JFK assassination has many questioning our faith in our government. Most recently, the terrorist attacks on the day of 911 and the unyielding wars fought now in the Middle East for the love of profit. It’s unfortunate that many are called a conspiracy nut and ostracized for questioning authority. Something is very wrong when a day is highlighted to celebrate the biggest conspiracy of all — Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus didn’t discover the new world in the late 15th century. He set out on a voyage funded by the Royal bloodline in Spain to find gold. He was given 10% of the profits. Then Columbus directed the natives to convert to Catholicism and to turn them into “good servants” and when conversion didn’t work the natives were killed. President George W. Bush in 2002 had the flag fly high on every public building in reverence to Columbus and his evil deeds. The confusing underlying message here is that slavery, gold expedition, religious persecution, rape and pillage are acceptable and Columbus is a hero!
The father of spin, Edward Bernays, became well known in 1928 for his work Propaganda. He worked with his Uncle Sigmund Freud seeking ways to manipulate public opinion based on human emotions and the subconscious.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country… We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized,” Edward Bernays.
His work presently thrives in the 21st century. Turn on the television and listen to key words being drummed over and over. Our society is hooked into advanced technology that shares information quickly persuading us to trust, buy and conform. The effect of mass media on our youth for example can be explored by the overuse term of the word Epic, the definition pertains to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero. Epic currently means extremely awesome, but this word isn’t trendy to use nowadays.
It’s not favorable to be known as anyone who questions the propaganda machine of the main stream media, but it’s imperative that we do our best to remember the past from all sides and to question why we do things a certain way. That makes us a responsible, aware and awake citizen of planet Earth. Proven conspiracies exist regardless of personal opinion and yet a resistance to the word often presents itself in conversations. Many of us can barely fathom the reality of corruption and greed oozing out of Washington and the Banking Industry. The best line of defense in a world that uses trendy terms and agendas to benefit those with the most money and power is to simply edify the use of the word conspiracy. It’s okay to question and not be called a nut because it doesn’t conform to the main stream point of view. If you question reality and wonder about the hidden agendas of the people in power, then change the trend. Be proud and become an epic conspiracy truth-seeker.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Just Another Failed Prediction
The mysterious end of the Mayan Calendar came and went. The Earth still spins. We haven’t blown ourselves up. Meteors or sun flares didn’t roast us. Aliens didn’t attack nor did a rogue planet rip the electromagnetic grid, scorching the atmosphere. Luckily the End-of-the-world fear mongers are dismayed as once again destructive prophecies unsuccessfully came to pass. Doomsday documentaries and Hollywood films such as 2012 only exasperated the anxiety of this end-date prediction. Even disbelievers wondered what could come to pass during this time.
The Mayan Prophecy appears to be just another failed prediction of the end that has come and gone. Although, there are many who believe that something fantastic has occurred. It has been said that it marks the end of a grand cosmic cycle and a new beginning of an age of awakening. The measurement to conclude such an event has unfolded is the fact that doomsday was averted. Sure the end came to those trapped in mudslides, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wars, etc. There is always an end to everything, but with that there is always a beginning after the end. Cycles and patterns repeat over again.
Perhaps a Shift Occurred in Human Consciousness
It appears the indigenous cultures may have known a major shift in consciousness was to arise at the end of this cosmic cycle. Where perceptions and awareness revolutionize the way we think, feel and create.
Black Elk (Oglala Tribe) 1863-1950, once shared his wisdom about the circle. “You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.”
Ian Xel Lungold stated that the Maya did not measure physical cycles, they measured consciousness cycles. It was used as a meter to keep track of the flow, rate and intent of creation. He continued to share that only one law exists in the Universe,“what you pay attention to you become conscious of.”
The Staircase of Conscious Evolution
The current Gregorian calendar used as the center of our civilization dominates our present consciousness by measuring the physical objects moving through space. Just as the Gregorian calendar ends on December 31 and begins on January 1, so does the Mayan calculation roll over into the next baktun, 394.26 years of 13 baktuns to equal one world age cycle 5,125.36 years. Unless we become a modern Mayan Long Count scholar the calculations can be difficult to grasp the pattern.
Carl Calleman, Ph. D., understood that the Maya knew the world was much older than 5,125 years. That a series of creation cycles exist within the entire Great Cycle and 9 levels of consciousness and 13 periods are in each level. Each cycle then becomes 20 times shorter from the one upon which it was built. Creating a spiral or coil tightening the closer it comes to the 9th step. Adding to the impression that time feels like it’s speeding up. This is why the Mayan’s built their pyramids with 9 steps. From the base to the top as the steps become smaller. Each step is then subdivided into 13 individual sections of the 9 Underworlds of Day and Night; the waking and sleeping or confusion and enlightenment. The 9 Underworlds are stages in the development of ascended consciousness that shape an ebb and flow of cycles moving consciousness forward to be squeezed tightly and expand outwardly into the next grand cosmic cycle.
“The Mayan calendar is thus a spiritual device that enables a greater understanding of the evolution of consciousness driving human history and the concrete steps we can take to align ourselves with this cosmic evolution toward Enlightenment.” Carl Calleman, Ph.D.
He continues to explain that the 9 steps are like a staircase moving us toward the top of this ‘wave movement’ of conscious evolution. What comes after all the steps have been completed at the end of the calendar is a greater expansion to live more freely. That at the end of the calendar date the future is left a mystery but the shift in consciousness allows more freedom to construct greater possibilities.
Thoughts and Feelings Create Reality
Gregg Braden investigates scientific evidence to explain that the 2012 date is a rare and powerful window to emerge with greater potential. It is our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs that will direct the destiny of another 26,000 stair step of conscious evolution. Greg Braden states:
“Through the connection that joins all things, scientists have shown that the ‘stuff’ that the universe is made of—waves and particles of energy—responds and conforms to the expectations, judgments and beliefs that we create about our world.”
Braden describes that our physical bodies are made of a liquid crystal and acts as a biological computer which programs every cell in the body. The consciousness is the encoding language as thought encodes emotion which influences DNA patterns that entrain light particles. Therefore, emotions shape the reality in which we exist since everything is made out of light at the sub-atomic level. Our thoughts and feelings create the reality that behaves in accordance to thoughts, attitudes and beliefs from the expectations of the observer.
Truth and Integrity Directs the Next Cosmic Cycle
The Maya said that when December 21, 2012 arrives then all things that are not done with integrity would collapse. Religions, governments, schools, institutions, personal life choices would all begin to crumble. Leaving the eye of the beholder to believe if the end is really at hand. The Maya stated that no more secrets could be concealed and what is unknown would be known. The word apocalypse means “the great revealing.” Not necessarily a catastrophe or day of reckoning.
It comes to light that we decide for ourselves how to create with purpose and integrity in order to exist in our personal truth for the next grand cosmic cycle. If the Maya were correct in their calculating conscious evolution than we have been birthed into a reality where the impossible now seems to be possible.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Buddha once said, “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
The wise person steps back and realizes they know nothing. I wouldn’t consider myself exactly wise, but someone who seeks to understand and value the path others seek for themselves, even though I do not agree.
Ultimately the challenge for anyone on this planet is to understand and perceive truth as it exist. Not how we want it to exist. My comfortable reality is challenged every day. Reality shifts all the time.
What was once believed to be true a year ago often morphs into something else. The leather jacket I had to have as a teenager to define the image of who I wanted to reflect no longer is as important now. My focus on meditation has shifted from hour long sit down trances to meditating by living in the moment, aware and awake. To absorb one moment at a time and appreciating the interactions I have with people, animals and nature seems more appealing to me now.
It’s interesting how so many of us on this planet blurt out our beliefs and ideas on politics, religion, and how best to live. So very few of us do not have the answers. Yet, we preach that we do.
I’ve come to believe that we are an incredible species with great potential. Even as we live in a world that seems so chaotic and dark.
The only power we do have is to mold our own consciousness. To create something better in this world we have to own our minds. Most importantly, we must respect the paths others seek as long as they do no harm. This is a colorful multi-hued world we live within. Diversity defeats the robotic reality and imagination is the key to unlocking the mysteries within the human psyche.
How we respond shapes everyday reality as we walk consciously in this world. Unfortunately, so many of us do not own our own thoughts and beliefs. We borrow them from our families, friends, or some quirky know-it-all in the media with a list of credentials. My first step in learning how to live fully is to realize I know nothing, but I sure like to imagine.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Norwescon 35 has come and gone. By the time Sunday arrived my feet were swollen, and I felt myself dragging a bit. Yet, I kept going until it was time to take down the booth and pack up the gear. What an incredible experience of learning about the “con life,” short for conference and nothing to do with illegal behavior of course. I spent most of my time working in the dealer’s room, doing what I do best — talk to people. The finest part of the weekend was chatting and getting to know people. Anyone who knows me well understands how much I enjoy a conversation.
Meeting guest writers, their spouses, and artists from many different mediums to share their knowledge at panels was a delight. Even better was the opportunity to mingle at the DAW party in the Penthouse. Wow, what a treat! Especially to meet Bruce Taylor, Mr. Magical Realism, who writes the genre within Science Fiction and Fantasy of Magical Realism, a term I have identified my writing style. I’ve become inspired by his enthusiasm for the genre and had the most mind expanding and deep discussions with him. Bruce Taylor has taken science fiction to a new “heightened reality.” He explains it as writing through “a symbolic structure, giving us a new way of perceiving the world, as if through a child looking at the world for the first time.” Movies in this genre include “Like Water for Chocolate, the Postman, What Dreams May Come, the Truman Show, Pleasantville, American Beauty,” and I would add my favorite movies such as Avatar and my new screenplay, The Light Warrior.
At the party, I picked up a copy of the new anthology of the co-edited book by Bruce Taylor and Elton Elliott “Like Water for Quarks: The Intersection of Magic Realism and Science Fiction.” It features such authors as Ray Bradbury, Ursala K. Leguin, Brian Herbert, Jay Lake, William F. Nolan, Patrick Swenson and of course Bruce Taylor. The included bonus was the personalized autograph of Bruce Taylor and Patrick Swenson. I still need Jay Lake’s autograph. I forgot to ask him before I left the party. I hope to have a chance soon to get it for the book and memories of my time at Norwescon 35.
I was fortunate enough to listen to a reading by my fellow NIWA member and comrade, Lizzy Shannon. Her story, “Time Travel at the Legananny Dolmen” brought tears to my eyes as she read it. I’m not sure if it was the combination of her Irish accent and the gripping artistry of her words, or the fact that it touched me deeply as I could identify to the subject so closely. Regardless, it was beautiful.
It was hard to find time to attend a panel. I probably went to four total since my time was needed at the booth in the dealer’s room as we were a little short handed due to members not able to attend. We had a great time overall. Thank you Robert, James, Amanda, Annie, and anyone else I may have missed but not forgotten, for your support of Indie writers.
Each day after standing in heels, I went back to my room for a quick rest to regain blood flow in my toes, and then it was back in the shuttle to the Doubletree to celebrate and have fun with my NIWA comrades and explore the “con” nightlife!
I’m now preparing for my third con in July — Westercon. Hopefully, I’ve learned a sufficient amount and might not be such a “con virgin” as the expert devotee’s call it. Overall, the conference gave me an enthusiasm to continue my writing career for love of the art. I have so much more to learn and hope that this path leads to imparting more magical realist stories.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Just last October I learned about the world of Cons. It was a fun-filled weekend meeting new people, sharing information about my book and NIWA, a marketing independent book association. Today I prepare for my departure early tomorrow morning for Norwescon, a science fiction and fantasy convention up in Seattle. I still feel a little intimidated having only been to one other Con, but I’m a quick learner. The best part about a convention is meeting and talking to a wide range of people. And of course dressing up and having fun. I expect that Norwescon will be another adventure for me. Pictures will be posted on my website of all the great highlights. I will mainly be in the dealer’s room or out at the lobby table representing NIWA. I plan to attend several panels to expand my knowledge about writing and learning from the experts. Hope to see you, comment on my pictures or give me a shout out if you can’t make it. Sending out rays of Light.