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Food For Thought: What is ‘Real’?

It’s fascinating, don’t you think, when after a few tumultuous years of life in this crazy world one looks back at how we were ‘raised’ and educated.  We begin to see things that may have never occurred to us before as being intriguing, or even worth thinking about.  The concept of ‘reality’ is one of those little things that has piqued my curiosity of late.

Cloudship in Sunset w Shadow and Trail

‘Anomaly’ in the clouds at sunset

You see, intrinsic in the traditional definition of what is ‘real’ — versus what would come under the heading ‘just your imagination’ (which is a loaded phrase in and of itself — I mean, why just?) — is the clear assumption that something can only be real if (a) it exists outside of oneself, completely independent in a physical sense from your own body (with the obvious exception of your own body, of course); (b) it also exists independent of your personal perception of it; and (c) it must not only be perceived by ‘others’, but perceived through the 5 physical senses associated with the body in ‘the material world’ (which we now know without a doubt is actually just a certain vibrational state of pure energy — but I digress).

WHY IS THAT???  Much more importantly, though, why do most people still accept that radically materialistic, ‘science’-based definition without question?

Crop Formation, 3D Supercube, July 2010

Crop Formation, photo by Lucy Pringle

OK.  Now chew on this:  The above assumptions about what Reality is (and isn’t) also include the deeply embedded concept of Separation Consciousness.  The devil is in the details, as they say . . . .  In other words, the even more basic assumption underlying ALL this mental manipulation is that every person is an island, and we are all totally separate physical beings in a purely material world.  Oh, and let’s not forget the resulting caveat:  All else that you may perceive, if it does not conform to the above guidelines, is pure illusion.  Or, if you like, ‘just your imagination’ . . . .

Wild SCENE, People, Creatures, Mansions -- Pablo A

Pablo Amaringo art

Where is Unity Consciousness in this mechanistic, joyless, soulless grand scheme?  Where is LoveWhere is God?  Where is the Meaning of Life???  Doesn’t it all seem a bit . . . upside down?  Food for thought indeed.

Nothing Real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.  Herein lies the Peace of God.’  — A Course In Miracles

REALITY Can Only Dawn

PORTAL of grid eyes, faces

Portal, Alex Grey art

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REALITY, ILLUSION, and THOUGHTS OF GENIUS

What most people think of ‘reality’ has clearly been proven, by award-winning, professional, mainstream scientists, to be complete illusion.

EVERYTHING IS ENERGY image

Every single physicist, and biologist and medical doctor as well, understands that what we think we see ‘out there’ in the ‘material world’ is, quite simply, a highly-filtered summation of an interpretation of a bewildering stream of electrical signals that come into our brains from the nerve endings in our eyes, our noses, our skin, and our ears.  This is something I learned decades ago in my own university education.  A bit later, I ran across the explosive book The Tao of Physics, a seminal work by the insightful  physicist Fritjof Capra that explains in great detail the similarities between the then-groundbreaking work in modern quantum physics and ancient mystic thought on how our Universe is structured.  So when a person close to me sent me this link the other day (below), a huge smile spread out across my face as I appreciated with joy how those past personal discoveries of mine have been put out even farther into the public domain, where many thousands or millions more can make their own liberating discoveries, and further empower themselves to improve their personal realities, after accepting for themselves how malleable and flexible and shapeable their individual worlds not only can be, but truly ARE.

Isn’t it just beautiful symmetry when the ‘hard-core materialist scientists’ and the ‘airy-fairy ethereal mystics’ completely agree on the fundamental nature of reality???  It is from among THESE erudite luminaries, all acknowledged internationally renowned masters in their respective fields, that I have derived my guidance, my inspiration – and many ‘facts’ – that continue to fuel my ever-deepening understanding of what Life is really about.  This information, though maybe not ‘perfect’ in every single detail, is what should be taught in our educational systems instead of the antique, hopelessly inadequate and inaccurate Newtonian-era science that gets mercilessly pounded into our minds as ‘absolute fact’ (which changes, of course, with each new discovery in physics – so which ‘fact’, from which year and textbook, is the ‘absolute’ one then?).  A proper, more ‘realistic’, more open and more modern curriculum would avoid many, many, many fractious discussions about the true nature of reality that I, unfortunately, have been forced to engage in over the years, defending myself and my ‘crazy ideas’ against what can only be characterized as emotionally-charged ignorance, and even violent denial.  Why do most people feel so deeply threatened when confronted with information that contradicts their delicate, outdated belief systems?

Lennon Quote -- The More Real You Get

But back to the conclusions of the luminaries . . . . .  As one truly great mind put it, ‘Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.’  And from the same mind comes this:  ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning.’  And this:  ‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.’ –  Who made these enigmatic statements about ‘reality’ and the most effective and intelligent approaches towards discovering its nature?  Who else but the inimitable genius of Mr. Albert Einstein . . . . .

EINSTEIN, color spectrum, blk bkgrd

I’ll side with him on these ‘touchy’ issues any day.  Period.  Why wouldn’t I?  Why doesn’t everyone? . . . . . .  We may never know the answer to that last question.  No matter (lol).  Regardless, if you happen to run across one of those ‘aggressively ignorant’ types who think they know more about the nature of reality than not only you, but Mr. Einstein, you now have a nice little blurb you can send them – without saying a single word yourself – that may (hopefully) not only set them straight, but also get them to wake up a little bit more to the Grand Illusion that they still so desperately cling to, understand better where you have been ‘coming from’ lately, and maybe even decide to join us ‘airy-fairy types’ in openness and hope and excitement as we transcend, shift and consciously mold our ever-new collective reality, moving rapidly and inexorably towards discovering, finally, what is truly Real.  The more the merrier!

Here are a few more jewels of wisdom from the Einstein treasure trove of enlightened thought, that may open more doors and windows in those stuffy, shut down, horribly stressed minds out there searching desperately for the answer to the simple but pivotal question, ‘What the heck is going on around here?!’:

 There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

 The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

EINSTEIN - with tongue outWe shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

To raise new questions, new possibilities; to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

 Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what Nature has revealed to us.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

 The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

 The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once!EINSTEIN laughing

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity!

EINSTEIN - Knowledge Is Limited

 

YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE STARS AT NIGHT


They are there, always there
Yet no matter how bright
One alone outshines them all
Masking the rest with its Light

In perpetual daytime
There is no real hope
Of seeing another Source
Of Light of such scope

At night — only then
When the background is dark
Can they inspire and delight us
Can we bear witness to the Celestial Sparks

At night we escape
The blinding homogeny of day
Our perceptions are opened
To what blue skies cannot portray

It is only in schism
That the Light can be felt
The darker the sky
The more vivid Orion’s Belt

Life and Art have in common
One aspect at least
Variety and contrast
Add spice to the feast

WE THRASHED OUR PLAYGROUND

Now, as we collectively wake up and become conscious of what we have done, it’s time to own up to our past deeds, roll up our sleeves, and get to work on the Grand Restoration of this beloved planet, our loving and gracious hostess for countless millennia. 

Who out there has the maturity to accept responsibility, the ears to hear the call, and the vision to see what must be done — regardless of ‘cost’?  Now that Humanity’s childhood is ending, our initial ‘schooling’ is over, we need to start behaving like the conscientious and accountable Galactic Citizens that we shall soon become in Reality, no?

First things first:  Let’s put our broken plastic toys away, and clean up this horrible mess.  Oh, and please no melodramatic ‘blame games’!  Our errors and ‘trespasses’ were simply those of ignorant young’uns (with a bit of manipulation and encouragement from some not-so-caring, dark-leaning ‘others’ ), and we don’t usually damn children to hell for their misguided misdeeds, do we?  A little understanding, and a lot of forgiveness – for yourself as well as for the worst ‘perpetrators’ among us – shall go a long, long way towards the necessary Healing, and hasten our collective journey back Home.

Clouds and Things

I was in our western porch looking at the sunset and some very intense and exceptionally wonderful cloud formations the other day.  While watching these formations shift and grow and play, I felt a powerful presence.  I knew that, once again, there were more than just ‘clouds’ up there.

So I talked to them in my mind.  I told them that I wanted to see them, not just in cloud form this time, but totally ‘de-cloaked’, as they’ve been appearing to many thousands of people in increasing frequency throughout the world.  I told them that I wouldn’t ‘freak out’, that it was high time they showed themselves to me, etc.

Within a minute or two a small cloud separated itself from the mass and started drifting towards me.  It came directly at me at a steady speed.  It ended up directly over my neighbor’s property, where it finally stopped, ‘posed’ for a minute, then dissipated slowly back into the atmosphere.

The first photo (above) is what I was originally watching (believe me, the photo does NOT do the beauty justice!).  The second one (below) is what they ‘sent’ to my home.  That’s my roof in the upper part of the photo – yeah, it came that close to me!  And notice the SHAPE!  How many heart-shaped clouds have come calling at your home immediately after you’ve sent a telepathic message to a bunch of ‘inanimate’ atmospheric vapors?

Just wanted to share . . . . . .

FRESH UPDATE:  A huge flashing multicolored lightship showed up a couple of nights after this event, too, over the southwest ridge.  It was amazingly brilliant.  I only looked at it for like 20 seconds, though, because I had seen other ‘things’ like that many times in that general direction (though a bit more south), and attributed those phenomena mostly to bright stars that were just fairly low on the horizon (where the ‘sunset effect’ can make their normal pure white color break up into other colors – but not change rapidly and constantly between various colors, by the way).  This one, though, was at least 3 times as bright and flashy, and displayed various colors of the rainbow simultaneously, all of which were sparkling and flashing dazzlingly, and with a laser-like intensity.  Unfortunately, I didn’t pay that much attention to this one.  I wasn’t in the greatest of moods at the time.  Regardless, when I went out back again around half an hour later, it was gone, completely and utterly, and never came back.  Definitely NOT a star then, as stars move only a few degrees per hour in the sky.  Next time I’ll pay a bit more attention. . . . .

Things are picking up!

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS . . . .

I was sitting out on my porch Saturday morning on a pillow, just leaning against the wall with a nice spiritual book I was rereading after first being blessed with its exciting real-life adventures and transformational information around 20 years ago, and sipping on some fresh home-brewed Central American coffee. I drifted a bit from the pages I was engrossed in, and reflected on the idea, oft-repeated via many different sources, that we all need to hold the vision of our New Earth and its Life-enhancing culture as frequently and passionately as possible in our hearts and minds these days, thereby facilitating its rapid manifestation into our collective reality. This visualization practice, not necessarily as easy as it appears on the surface (but actually really fun once you get into it), is something I personally have been doing for quite a while now. I’ve been both encouraged and elated to see many others join us Lightworkers in this Sacred Cause of late.

All of a sudden, I felt it: A wonderful, ineffably powerful, absolutely delicious and joyfully incapacitating wave of PUL (Pure Unconditional Love) washing over and through me as I gazed out into my yard on this soft rainy day unfolding before me. It was tremendous! The thoughts came unbidden: We are with you, dear soul, as always. You and we are now closer than ever, and we know that you can feel that Reality more and more each day. We are giving you as much as we can now, and are so delighted that you can sense our unending support for you, and accept it so willingly and joyfully. We shall be reunited in waking consciousness very, very soon now. . . . .

While still reeling a bit from the overwhelming influx of pure love energies, I went to change the radio station — but wait! What’s that song playing right now, another one of those old favorites from the 80’s? Didn’t they use this one for Bill Clinton’s theme song??? I let it play out, knowing that the timing of its arrival was not coincidental. . . . .

Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
(some selected excerpts)

Open your eyes and look at the day
You’ll see things in a different way

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It’ll be here, better than before
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone . . . .

Try to think about the times to come
And not about the things that you’ve done
If your love was . . . to you
Just think what tomorrow will do

All I want is to see you smile
If it takes just a little while
I know you don’t believe that it’s true
I never meant any harm to you. . . .

Don’t you look back . . . . .

After relaxing to that wonderful tune by Fleetwood Mac, absorbing and enjoying its timely message, I went to finish what I started to do and change the station to some light jazz or softer pop – but wait! (Yes, again). Could it be?! Another little message from my Friends On High coming through??? . . . . . . .

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & A Whole Slew of Her Friends
(a few relevant excerpts)

And I never thought I’d feel this way . . . .

Keep Smiling, Keep Shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times, and bad times
I’ll be on your side forevermore
That’s what friends are for. . . . .

Well you came and opened me
And now there’s so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you. . . .

And then, for the times when we’re apart
Well then close your eyes and know
The words are comin’ from my heart
And then if you can remember
Keep smiling, Keep shining. . . . .

Be well, my fellow co-creators, and Keep smiling, Keep shining. Please consider joining me and many thousands of others out there and open up your hearts, and your consciousness, enough to allow our mutual Friends to grace your life as directly and profoundly and wonderfully as they have graced mine. They’re eagerly awaiting your heartfelt invitation. Can’t you hear ‘em knockin’??? Go ahead, open the door and let ‘em in! Join me in the chorus now. . . .

I get by with a little help from my Friends,
Yeah, I’m gonna try with a little help from my Friends. . . . .


I AM (HAS) RISEN!

Today is the day Christians all over the world celebrate the ‘rising’ of Jesus the Christ from his apparent death at the hands of the Romans, via the conscious choice of the Jewish population at that time and in that place, who communicated their preference that Pontius Pilate release Barabbas from prison and condemn Jesus to death, rather the planned opposite (which is why Pilate ‘washed his hands’ of the whole deal).  And so it was.

He promised to return.  S/He hasThe Christ Is Risen, folks!  The Resurrection of the Spirit of Christ has indeed happened, again, and is surging forward at break-ego speed throughout the planet!  But not quite in the manner that traditional Christianity has always tried to portray the Second Coming as manifesting, of course.  THIS time, the Christ that we Are all a part of — often referred to as the Christ Consciousness, the Collective Spirit of Humanity, the Higher Self, the ‘I Am’ Presence, the Divine Spark we all carry within us, etc. — IS rising once again, within the breast of each and every one of us.  Right now!  It is quickly breaking down the illusional constraints of ego and pride and separation, and bursting forth with implacable power and grace and love, literally demanding our attention – and recognition.  Of Self.

Only one question remains for all of humanity collectively, and each ‘individual’ within its matrix:  Who shall accept and embrace this Divine Rebirth amongst us; and who shall continue to live in denial, fight tooth and nail against the inevitable dissolution of the fear-based ego structure, refuse to open the inner doors to Heaven on Earth???

      

 

 

 

 

 

Choice, my brothers and sisters — it all comes down to personal choice.  It’s nothing more, or less, than a Grand Pivotal Choice of your sacred free will.  No more indecision, no more hesitation, no more waffling, no more cowardice, no more excuses.  It’s time.  The critical moment has arrived.  This is y/our last chance to ‘do’ this for a very, very, very long time, and the last chance period to do this on/from Earth.  The ‘window’ of this opportunity shall soon close, and those who have chosen not to open their hearts and accept and ascend to and merge with That Which Is Truly Us shall once again sleep the long sleep.  So what’ll it BE? 

HAPPY EASTER!

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