Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Energy follows thought." -Carl Jung
Whatever I turn attention upon, increases.
Now is the time in which to decide to be as happy as you wish, and to stay there through habit!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
"They've exchanged freedom and awareness for some kind of organizing principle or explanation. And it's usually a bad idea." -Jonathan Lethem on the characters of his novel "Amnesia Moon".
"I'm unwilling to embrace blindly that which I've not considered to the fullest." -Greg Frost, "Fitcher's Brides".
Some lovely anti-Republicanism writing in this fine book of short speculative fiction. "The Savage Humanists", edited by Fiona Kelleghan.
Never forget Katrina. Never forget the social, economic, and resource bottleneck BushCo hope to force us into, in order to gain power- and indeed, the very act of creating fear and danger in order to scare people into blindly embracing an organizing principle, one which results in their gaining even more power, such as the "Patriot Act".
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I have collected much highly negative music in my day, as catharsis and validation for my "experiences"; listening to it now leaves me drained and finding difficulty moving out of that energy. What you set your attention upon matters greatly. Positive energy of course follows positive thought, so challenge any lower moods you find yourself in with something very positive-- and then work to stay there. Build those muscles...and see for yourself about it becoming easier to do so, once you've determined to do it and sticking with it for a little while...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
-"Heaven on Earth", or Co-Creator energy is already available. Those who wish to grow quickly, or anything else, will feel this ramping up as they put energy into whatever they are after. If it is not visible to any reading this, please consider sensing the trends in order to draw a conclusion, especially regarding the outcome and hangover from sustained, extreme emotions. Have a 2-Minute Hate regarding your favorite negative/frustration. Concentrate; put as much energy into it as you can. See if your energy level goes down for a while afterward, etc.
Now try it with joy.
The thing is, the higher dimensions (Love, etc.) are now anchored on Earth, the vibration is rising in general, but it's not going to be at the point where everyone knows something significant is occuring for a while yet, perhaps even a year from now. What is important is to take action, to determine to be in a higher emotional/energy state, in order to see what there is to see. If you are already normally in Love, and Love for Earth, etc., then you will feel how it has deepened and opened. If you are normally in tension, doubt, or even outright negativity, you can put on your favorite comedy, re-read your favorite book, or just go out and feel deeply, Love for the sunset, for the grass and trees and animal at your local park, etc. Spend time and energy getting into and being in happiness/joy/Love, and you will see how it is increasing.
But you have to make the effort. If you have negativity plaguing you, if you dislike or even outrightly hate yourself, or others (hate for others is usually hate for self and self's vulnerabilities/lacks projected onto others), then you'll need to work to let go of this state in order to be more easily able to spend adequate time in joy, etc. Thing is, you even output your regular state of thinking/beliefs/energy in your dreams, so you may wake with a loss of energy and even a bad mood. Lucid dreaming is not for you, yet. Spend time in contrary action, which is to determine to get into a happier place whenever you find yourself in any negativity. Doing charitable work is a superb method of overcoming any focus upon your own situation. The more time spent making things better for others, the less time you have to spend wallowing, and the more you'll come to -stay- in positive states of mind and energy.
It's worth the work. I say this as someone who nearly tore himself apart at the root level in response to many factors that were completely beyond my control. Sustained effort has made it possible for me to at least be in a place where I no longer dwell. I spend a lot of time praying for the benefit of others using the Anapanasati Sutra mindful breathing technique. It really works.
In other words, you can choose to be happy, or happier. It becomes a habit!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"Quan is frightened enough to do something stoopid and I worry about tonight."
However, I need to re-iterate that the purpose of this blog is to highlight what is happening in the world regarding the shift to 2012 energies, NOT to make predictions. The predictions are only for =reinforcing= that what I'm saying has merit, and why.
Carl Sagan is credited with stating:
"Extraordinary events require extraordinary proof."
Hence, this page. I hope that this summation reinforces my intent to bring attention to the nature of the change leading into 2012 and beyond. All quotes below are of myself in the relevant threads.
24-May-08 12:00PM, I posted:
"I'll be back in another year and a half to ask after gas prices, the economy, and your hopefully fledgling perception that everything is tied together, and that all acts of ass contribute to the entirety of negativity, and as such, hurt everyone."
-Gas went up from January 2009 until January 2010, when it fell more than a dime.
-The economy began crashing in something like November 2008 and by a year/year and a half had passed, was called even by Obama "The worst recession since the Great Depression".
-Everything IS tied together. Thoughts are things. Stay positive, if only for your own sake.
"When you are sick of the economy and gas prices and increasing social unrest and change..."
-Social unrest and change are coming, already building in various places. See my late 2009 page here regarding "What to watch for in 2010".
"See you in a year, year and a half. Unless you are willfully blind, you know that the trend shall continue as I've been describing it for several years."
"There are possible exceptions in regard to positive trends vaporizing some of the potential negatives, as we have not invaded Iran, etc. However, change is constant."
-The future is not absolutely set, excepting that we appear to have chosen to make the transition to 2012 energy without "armageddon". However, the dis-integration of energies lower than the 4th and higher Dimensions will be painful, especially for those who will not let go of the old/dark and grow into Love.
"Except to say, the desired result of the process we are undergoing is consciousness regarding taking care of each other."
-Oh, definitely. See: Haitian earthquake and the quickening of Charity. Watch for more.
"Remember, look at the pretty picture and know that it is directly your fault. Act like Bush and you increase the energy base they work from. That's how simple the solution is. Act from love and obsolete the problem."
-Yes. Putting energy into the "old" and dark will increase it momentarily until the greater positive takes hold. During that transition, such actions will come back to the actors. Unpleasant.
24-May-08 12:43PM, I posted:
"I'm letting the economy and gas prices, and everything related to oil speak for me. You will have to listen at some point. This is already evident to even the most willful tangentialist."
-Economy, already visible in the time frame mentioned above. Gas and oil rose again but not exorbitantly, yet oil is still in the hands of BushCo/OPEC. They know about "Peak Oil" and grabbed Iraq, one of the five largest reserves in the world. Note that Iran is another of the first five, and the remaining three are....OPEC countries. Review "Fahrenheit 9/11" for Bush/OPEC ties, and consider what Bush as head of the CIA did against Carter regarding the OPEC embargo, which is utterly similar to what Enron did to California, driving the democratic governor from office. Same thing, same people.
They don't have to charge us out of house and home just yet. But they can any time they wish. Pray that they do not engage in Hydraulic Empirism as well, although Enron were already looking into such. They seek to control Energy and the Resources all people need. If they had smashed the US economy, they would already be in control.
23-Apr-09 02:48PM, I posted:
Reiterating: "'I'll be back in another year and a half to ask after gas prices, the economy, and your hopefully fledgling perception that everything is tied together, and that all acts of ass contribute to the entirety of negativity, and as such, hurt everyone.'"
"All right, not quite a year or a year and a half but the economy should be evident enough by now to not have to wait any further for comment. This was recently called on television the worst recession since the Great Depression, and we're not done. Gas prices did their deal and are now moderately neutral, which surprises me."
"Please consider the above regarding all acts of torches and pitchforks to be in your own worst interest."
-Avoid negativity. For your own good.
(28-Apr-09 03:40PM ) I posted:
"...shall I return for 2012? I have a little hint for you negative types: 'Monsters, from the Id.'."
-Stating in April of 2009 that the 2012 energy would result in "mind over matter", or similar. And that negativity would rebound, badly, upon the wielder.
Could be why in 2006 I provided, in the OP of the TGS thread, the names of a few exceedingly negative texts, for those who are negative to "enjoy"...and to become the equivalent of boat anchors upon them. This blog is their cure, please to enjoy. No, I didn't know that far back about the shift...I've known all my life, and have been waiting with great fever.
(30-Apr-09 03:14PM ) I posted:
"Perhaps some of you have suffered job loss and/or home foreclosures, and cannot? Many have, and many more will, as thing re-arrange into something sustainable. Save your money."
-Housing markets are self-explanatory. Things WILL have to re-arrange into something sustainable. Muster your resources, combine extended family if necessary in order to combine incomes/resources.
"I'm certain that you all started saving and investing in gold a year ago, as you should have."
-Gold remains on the increase. In the neighborhood in which I live, one finds many television sets discarded, case and tube only. They are stripped of the electronics boards, which are being scavenged for any gold. Same with old computer motherboards.
(30-Apr-09 04:09PM ) I posted:
"Sorry, you're perplexed at the statements of spiritual law...I don't expect anyone to take that at face value, but know that they are true. I've used the economic trend synthesis to get your attention, to make that point that if I'm correct in that regard, then you'll have some slight reason to accept that the other information is also true, or at least worthy of consideration."
-Regarding 2012 energy.
-I am correct about the economic trend and timing, among other things.
-If you find that I am right about that, consider that I am right about 2012. This information is for the benefit of all who commit to being here during and after the transition, yet might not at the mind/physical level fully understand the process/inevitability and most importantly =how= to adjust to it, if adjustment is required. This is for the benefit of all who are intent upon sticking around.
(08-May-09 03:50PM ) I posted:
"Steveo, check my may 2008 posts in this very thread. They match reality perfectly, ahead of the curve."
"Regarding spiritual law, I'm happy to wait the few years required for them to become evident, just as ADAM monitors and severe recessions have..."
(10-May-09 05:15PM ) I posted:
"How many trends must I nail ahead of time for anyone to find any tiny element of credibility to the next indicated trend? Oh well. As stated, I'm happy to wait, once again, regardless of how ludicrous it sounds. Shrug..."
(01-Oct-09 05:46PM ) I posted:
"It is occuring exactly as expected. I need not post here again, yet am obliged to present data for anyone interested, this last time.
The main, empiric principle of the trend is a vast increase in -feedback-. It can also be called -responsibility-. Stay in joy and you'll be good. Ask the Higher Power(s) for help if it's not good."
-Yes, yes, and yes.
"Please to enjoy what is coming; please to adapt to the loss of what was. I hold no animosity toward anyone here. Such is highly important in the new energy. Take it as good advice you would share given the same circumstances and opportunity."
-Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.
2011 Food Prices/Oil
51. 2011 is coming up. Fri Dec-24-10 12:01 PM
Food prices are becoming ridiculous, and there are increasing shortages...grow your own. Start another generation of Victory Gardens...This will be important especially if the cost of oil continues to rise. Transportation costs equal higher goods costs, and food is key.
"US food price rise is steepest in decades
Food prices in America soared at their fastest rate since the 1970s last month, a sharp reminder of the pressures facing the majority of consumers in the US."
By Richard Blackden, US Business Editor 5:46PM GMT 16 Mar 2011
On Thu May-20-10 01:45 PM, I posted:
"Europe...I'm driven to mention 'Europe'. There may be money issues all over...seeing that the USD is now very close to the Australian dollar. This is economic hangover from BushCo."
The next few days saw:
May 21, 2010
"The stock market had its worst day in more than a year Thursday, with the Dow industrials tumbling 376 points, as fear intensified that a debt crisis in Europe could jeopardize the global economic recovery."
"Mortgage Rates at New Lows, Thanks to Europe's Debt Crisis"
Published: Monday, 24 May 2010 12:23 PM ET
This of course sadly continues. Look at Greece.
What to watch for in 2010.
What to watch for in 2011
I've been driven to state "Israel":
Wed Jun-02-10 10:06 AM
What then occurs?
Sat Jun-12-10 12:53 PM
31. "(slaps forehead over and over and over)
June 12, 2010: Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites"
In May 2010 I posted:
Thu May-20-10 01:45 PM
"Also, some have predicted varying amounts of trouble as ancient, stored methane and other gas pockets are released into the overall ecosystem."
Now see this on June 19:
"Vast amounts of methane in Gulf spill pose threat
By MATTHEW BROWN and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI (AP) – 44 minutes ago
NEW ORLEANS — Vast amounts of natural gas contained in crude escaping from the blown Gulf of Mexico oil well could pose a serious threat to marine life by creating 'dead zones' where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.
The danger presented by the methane has been largely overlooked, with early efforts to monitor the oil spill focusing on the more toxic components of oil. But scientists are increasingly worried about the gas that can suffocate sea creatures in high concentrations.
At least 4.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas — and possibly almost twice that amount — have leaked since April 20. That's based on estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey's 'flow team' that 2,900 cubic feet of natural gas are escaping for every barrel of oil.
'This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history,' said John Kessler, a Texas A&M University oceanographer."
I have said in 2009 and 2010 that charity and charitable action would increase. Here is a single example, others go back for months.
Mon May-03-10 10:51 AM
"...encourage charity and charitable desire, more and more."
June 16, 2010, 7:00 am
The $600 billion challenge
Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy.
Threats to California's Mental Health Budgets
I sadly need to update this list with my earlier statements regarding California's financial and political systems suffering distress and purposeful destruction. I have posted in the DU California subforum and also probably have links in my Journal to related posts; suffice to say, Arnold is very specifically going about the destruction of California, keeping sight upon destroying pension funds, infrastructure such as schools, nursing, fire-fighting, and of course, as I'd mentioned previously, funding for all levels of assistance for those who cannot help themselves.
I have had the unpleasant experience of being forced into a psych ward (shit happens, some of it was my fault, and yes, I knew something was coming at that time) through March and early April of 2009. While there, I told a few of the staff whom I liked, that if budget cuts came they could always find work in the veteran's systems, out of state. Arnold did one set of cuts very shortly thereafter. Now, he is attempting to cut mental health care by some 60%.
"His $83.4-billion plan would also freeze funding for local schools, further cut state workers' pay and take away 60% of state money for local mental health programs."
I have long advised that he must not be allowed to continue, or to run for President.
A general prediction:
Fri Oct-10-08 09:58 PM
"...things must get bad to unify us into a positive response."
There are highly useful predictions at the top of the above link from Psychic Consortium. I owe them a debt for having encouraged myself and others to "uncloak" our abilities in the service of others. Cheers to them!
Fall 2010 Election Results:
Thursday, October 14, 2010
IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET OUT AND VOTE DEMOCRATIC.
The fall 2010 elections are a critical time, and =we= must vote, we must get it together, we must demand a higher way of living, or it could fall back the Republicans, the worsts aspects of the Republicans, to be direct. An increasing destruction of social services, privatization of schools and service infrastructure (teachers, nurses, firefighters, etc.), and the formal establishment of corporations as our leaders.
This can happen.
It can also easily go the other way, to an increasingly joyous way of life. Please get out there and vote. And please mobilize each and every person you know to join you. Offer to carpool. Find different ways to get everyone to go together (plan ahead to go together). Seriously.
Thu Apr-22-10 12:55 PM
Yeah, the weather will continue to be wonky...
(I've said it before, I'll say it again, although there is a potential for positive change in this matter.)
These have all been posted to Democraticunderground.com's ASAH subforum. DU posts are uneditable after about 30 minutes. I am of course "Fire, Walk With Me" on the DU.
Democratic Underground, overall summarization thread:
Individual items from the above thread:
First Earthquake Prediction.
July 09 - Visionary, Dreaming and Intuition Thread!
Thu Oct-01-09 06:20 PM, Edited on Thu Oct-01-09 07:06 PM by Fire Walk With Me
Sat Jul-11-09 07:17 PM I posted:
"FV: I've been worried about July for a couple of months, and even told a couple of people this.."
Nine days later, this occurred:
Mon Jul-20-09 06:48 PM
New Zealand have issued a tsunami warning after an underwater earthquake measuring 7.8.
Second Earthquake Prediction.
Wed Aug-05-09 08:25 PM
11. "PV: Something's wrong with or in October."
Then I posted this in October:
Thu Oct-01-09 06:20 PM
October - Visionary, Dreaming and Intuition Thread!
"Does it count if it's two days early? Time is very difficult to do correctly."
1:Magnitude 8.0 - Samoa Islands region - 2009 September 29
2:Magnitude 7.6 - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - 2009 September 30
Third Earthquake Prediction(s).
Mon Mar-01-10 03:09 PM
"I stated that March and perhaps the early part of April may be problematic..."
Wed Mar-03-10 03:56 PM
5. "Because I have successfully predicted several earthquakes
I know that others wonder what I "see" at this time. I'm trying not to see. My outrageous blood pressure level is significant. And I do believe that we are not done yet with the earthquakes."
And on March 4, not even a day later, a 6.4 in Taiwan.
Not a huge one but I do love timing.
Dozens dead from earthquake in Turkey By Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert, CNN
March 8, 2010 12:37 p.m. EST
Fourth Earthquake Prediction:
On Thu Mar-04-10 02:50 PM I posted "How can anyone resist 'The Ides of March'?"
Four hours late(r), just into the 16th of March:
"Authorities said the 4.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the Los Angeles area Tuesday morning rattled nerves but caused no major damage or injuries."
Related DU post:
On the above, my post was unclear about whether the Ides would reveal an event against me personally or on a macro level (I live in LA). I'm not yet good about separating the two; I just sense the energy and report (which in itself is new for me). I'm going to work at separating personal and external, which should be difficult, and in itself revealing of my newbie attempts at such. The key will be to see if the events match up with the timing, until I can nail internal/external. Thank you for your consideration.
Fifth Earthquake Prediction.
The DU'er I'd PMed my predictions has provided a copy of them:
Apr-05-10 01:39 PM
"...still possibility for something else, hopefully nothing as this quake was not at the coast on the "ring of fire", where the continental plates grind."
Apr-06-10 02:13 PM
"Yes, there are more bumps a'comin'. Sigh.."
Also, in response on DU to a post by FirstLight about more earthquake activity being possible:
Mon Apr-05-10 02:22 Response to Reply #9
11. Definite activity.
Magnitude 7.7 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
2010 April 06 22:15:02 UTC
Please note that I have not mentioned earthquakes AFAIR since mid April 2010, coming up on over five weeks at the time of this update's writing. There have been no quakes of conversational merit again as far as I know. Saying nothing is also a prediction.
Which ended in late May 2010 with a 7.6 near Australia. No, I did not sense this one.
Sixth Earthquake Prediction.
Sun Mar-21-10 01:34 PM,
"25. PV: Something about November (or nearby)."
"Just over a day ago I was seeking ahead and two things came to me. 'volcanism/lava' and 'November'...So, 'something about November'. I don't know what it means, although I was again asking after earthquakes."
Fri Mar-26-10 02:21 PM, I posted:
26. I haven't looked closely at November, but wished to add this bit.
Something will CRACK or SNAP...perhaps something big, I'm not sure, but that is the adjective I get on the subject.
This could mean an ice shelf or similar. It would have to be something notable... It is important for those with ability to work against the global issues we are facing, which must be faced."
Indonesian 7.7 earthquake, resulting tsunami kills more than 300, Mount Merapi sputters, killing some 44.
A triple threat. Several months ago when I went seeking future events, I'd figured it to be more like an even larger earthquake or very large ice shelf calving. Here's hoping that my mistaken time sense (still difficult to do time quite right) has this as what I'd sensed, and nothing more, as it's quite enough. God bless and guide all involved all who are involved in this...
I'm going to stop listing the small earthquakes as they don't prove much. The seven or so major aftershocks in Chile as well. Or my dangerously high blood pressure level of 182 just before the Chile quake. And as stated in the first post in this blog, "Welcome and...", I have done two other major predictions, of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the late 90's Northridge California earthquake, but I only told one person each time, so it is nigh impossible to use these as credible examples, suffice to say that they are real.
Seventh earthquake prediction.
Getting pissed about not being taken seriously:
March 21 at 2:14pm 2012
"Earthquake weather again."
"The Indonesian government said it received no reports of casualties or significant damage from the initial earthquake, registering 8.6 in magnitude, or from several aftershocks, the strongest of which was 8.2-magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey said."
Magnitude 7.0 quake hits north of Japan: USGS
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes China
April 19, 2013
Ninth: Another swarm
Mike Peake: We're in a dangerous moment; hopefully it will pass.
August 4, 2013
Fukushima Earthquake Registers 6.0
Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption
M6.6 - 98km WSW of Mutis, Colombia
Live updates: Wellington earthquake6.5/6.6 in New Zealand, August 16 2013
Large Explosion at Sakurajima Dusts Kagoshima with Ash8.18.13
Wednesday, October 23, 2013"There is also possibility of great natural disaster as well..."
7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Offshore Japan As Geomagnetic Storm Starts, Skywatchers Keep Alerthttp://www.theweatherspace.com/2013/10/25/7-3-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-offshore-japan-as-geomagnetic-storm-starts-skywatchers-keep-alert/
November 10, 2013
-"There is danger of a corresponding quake in America of lesser strength." April 12 at 2:18pm
Well, have to add something even odder. I have long worried at potential volcanic activity in the north east, near Seattle etc. This will be of no surprise to those old enough to remember Mt. St. Helen's eruption in 1980.
We'll see what happens there. However, I got a psychic hit regarding the word "volcanism" just before the Icelandic volcano opened up. I won't ask anyone to believe that as I didn't post it prior to the earthquake, but now the Guatemalan sputter prompts me to add it:
Sun Mar-21-10 01:34, PM I posted:
"Just over a day ago I was seeking ahead and two things came to me. "volcanism/lava" and "November". I didn't post here as "volcanism/lava" sounded a tad outre...and then Iceland gains some flow..."
Now the Guatemalan volcano:
Volcano spreads ash across western Guatemala
The Associated Press Tuesday, April 27, 2010; 2:14 PM
GUATEMALA CITY -- An eruption at Guatemala's Santiaguito volcano has sent a plume of ash 27,300 feet (8,300 meters) above sea level, dusting parts of at least four provinces.
Big volcanic eruptions in Guatemala, Ecuador
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA (AP) – 2 hours ago (May 28, 2010)
"GUATEMALA CITY — Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanos in Central and South America on Friday, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over wide regions.
Guatemala's Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks on Thursday afternoon, blanketing the country's capital with ash and forcing the closure of the international airport. President Alvaro Colom declared a 'state of calamity.'"
Of course there will always be random earthquakes and perhaps even volcanic activity. Try your luck by publicly stating that something WILL HAPPEN or even Could Happen in a certain period of time and see how many times you get it right. Chance will be on your side a certain percentage of the time.
Now, check what I've said here and tally the odds.
I'm told that getting six out of six, with zero prompting or possibility of knowing an answer ahead of time, is pretty much impossible, working from the nearly random.
What does all of this mean? You decide. You can like it or you cannot like it. Note that I'm currently on hiatus as I refuse to take "requests" or to "perform" to order. If this is not enough for anyone, then nothing could ever be. And congrats to those who having seen this, search for any single flaw they would use to absolutely negate what I've done here. That's special stuff. I will certainly be wrong at some point, it's a given considering the ephemeral nature of this skillset. If you wish to use any flaw as an absolute, you are certainly welcome to do so. The 2012 changes shall continue to occur despite your congratulatory conclusions. Cheers.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Placing the palms firmly together entwines the hand's energy centers (represented by artwork on the palm in some spiritual representations of gods and godesses):
When praying, reach upward with your emotions. Visualize yourself reaching upward to the Great Light, and PULL it down toward you and all Creation.
Even if you are angry at God, shouting such is still a prayer, and is an honest prayer. Just don't mock God. Not good.
Combine prayer and the Anapanasati Sutra's mindful breathing techniques.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
14. Bathe in the center of sound, as in the continuous sound of a waterfall. Or, by putting fingers in ears, hear the sound of sounds.
15. Intone a sound, as a-u-m, slowly. As sound enters soundfulness, so do you.
16. In the beginning and gradual refinement of the sound of any letter, awake.
17. While listening to stringed instruments, hear their composite central sound; thus omnipresence.
18. Intone a sound audibly, then less and less audibly as feeling deepens into this silent harmony.
56. With mouth slightly open, keep mind in the middle of tongue. Or, as breath comes silently in, feel the sound HH.
65. Center on the sound a-u-m without any a or m.
66. Silently intone a word ending in AH. Then in the HH effortlessly, the spontaneity.
89. Stopping ears by pressing and rectum by contracting, enter the sound of sound.
105. Enter the sound of your name and, through this sound, all sounds.
Know that Japa meditation centers upon the sound "AH". Tibetan and other practice state that AH is (part of?) the sound of the name of God. The letter A is the most auspicious. Note that many of the great Avatar names contain this sound of God: Yeshua, Krishna, Ganesha, Shiva, Ra, etc.
Moving into the space behind space, through meditation or visualization, intone this sound and join all who do so and glory in God.
Mr. Roberson states:
"Music is the most transcendent expression of energy that you experience in your daily life. Music is the language that bridges all dimensions of existence — intensely personal and gloriously communal — there is no complexity of thought and emotion that music can not communicate. Singing raises your vibration, activates your throat chakra, and tunes your heart. The beat has accompanied humanity’s practice of ritual ecstasy from the bonfires to the dance floors."
"Creativity is your link to Divinity."
Please see the previous post for the entire list of Centering meditative practices.
See the following for my semi-technical monologue:
Basically, it is attention upon the breath (through the nose), combined with the mental recitation of the given mantras. The stronger you "speak" them in your mind, the better. You may however benefit from not placing too much energy upon them. You will quickly find what works for you. The important part is to sit and truly do this, as it works, and reveals a few major surprises about the body, mind, and spirit.
Inhaling with attention upon the breath through the nose, recite in your mind "I am breathing in long." Exhaling, "I am breathing out long."
Moving further, "Breathing in, I am tranquillising mental activities."
You will find that the body truly responds to these ideas. Note that the experience of bliss is among them; you may command yourself into experiencing bliss.
These sixteen commands combined are extremely powerful.
First Tetrad, Contemplation of the body
1. Breathing long
2. Breathing short
3. Experiencing the whole body (of breath)
4. Tranquillising the bodily activities
Second Tetrad, Contemplation of feelings
5. Experiencing rapture
6. Experiencing bliss
7. Experiencing mental activities
8. Tranquillising mental activities
Third Tetrad, Contemplation of the mind
9. Experiencing the mind
10. Gladdening the mind
11. Centering the mind in samadhi
12. Releasing the mind
Fourth Tetrad, Contemplation of Dhammas
13. Contemplating impermanence
14. Contemplating fading of lust
15. Contemplating cessation
16. Contemplating surrender (or relinquishment)
For further reference and explanations of the practice, see:
"True Love" by thich nhat hanh
"The Path of Emancipation" by thich nhat hanh
The very end of "The Path of Emancipation" contains a slightly modernized version of the steps.
Envision the object of your interest as a pile of internal organs, as bones and skeleton, as veins and blood flow. As you see in medicine, as micro cameras seek internal problems. See them as those internal problems.
See them as any part of the human anatomy and functionality which least pleases you.
I believe that I noted this in the book "My Perfect Teacher".
Some items from "Centering":
64. Just as you have the impulse to do something, STOP.
71. When some desire comes, consider it. Then, suddenly, QUIT IT.
76. In moods of extreme desire, be =undisturbed=.
80. Objects and desires exist in me as in others. So accepting, let them be =translated=.
"...the desired result of the process we are undergoing is consciousness regarding taking care of each other."
I believe this to still be the case. Will this occur because of continuing economic trouble, or as the logical response?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Spiritual growth involves contrary action, actions contrary to what the ego demands. Strength, I find, is knowing when you can't do something and ask someone bigger for help.
When a child falls, it is surprised, then may cry, and then it knows to reach out for its parents' help. Automatically.
What have I become, that I forget to reach up for God's help when I find myself weeping on the ground? Over and over and over?
I'm finding that things are getting a lot easier if you put a little effort (well, a lot) into them. I've gone through a lot of deep personal cleansing in the last month, and it has been thankfully successful. A wonderful trend in and of itself. Of course, anything you put great energy into will come to fruition more and more easily. Try visualization techniques if you are certain of what you want. If you have access to your third eye, turn it upon your mental screen (and be CERTAIN that what you want is what you want! They don't call it the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel for nothing- and warn about its dire consequences).
Of course, this is the perfect time to begin what you've always wanted to do. It's also the perfect time to reach out to God through deep prayer, rousing praise, and meditation. Sit with a straight back and pay light attention to the outbreath, through the nose (Trungpa Rinpoche method).
It's going to be a very interesting year!
And not unsuprisingly, I'm parroting (of necessity of seeing some of the same things) some of what Karen Bishop just said at www.emergingearthangels.com ! Thanks Karen!