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THE FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED!

floodgates  Do ya FEEL it yet???

The other day, I was reading the following blog post: Fran Z, May 19 2013.  I typically read several blogs and articles every day, but this one accomplished something that very, very few have – it described a truly overwhelming experience that I just happened to have had earlier that same day, spontaneously, that I felt so powerfully and deeply it caused me to weep.  The following is that very eloquent description:

‘Feel my love for you. It is delicate and strong, silky and sweet; it is powerful, yet oh so subtle at times. This is the quality of Love you can experience, that you do experience . . . .’

I don’t recall having ever read or heard such an excellent description of That (Pure Unconditional Higher Love)  – insofar as it can even be remotely described in mere words, of course.  Though this ineffable, overpowering Love did not apparently come to me from the soul we know as Mother Mary (the speaker in the above-quoted message), it DID come from another ‘Mother’, another female entity, One much more grand, universal and at the same time easily accessible.  And it was . . . . . . well, it just WAS!

The Divine Floodgates have finally opened, my friends!  There is no longer anythingWalk Into The Garden Love Has Prepared, ACIM poster preventing all of humanity from having access to this Soul-moving experience of inexhaustible bliss!  In truth, there never was, at least without herculean effort – but NOW it’s being pumped into our realm like never before in the history of our existence in physicality, with only minimal veils, filters and barriers in place to dampen the impact.  I pray you all begin to feel this Unconditional Divine Love in your lives as I now do.  It is wonderfully overwhelming, and changes everything, regardless of the ‘circumstances’ you may find yourself inIf you have already felt this, then fantastic – get ready for much, much more!  I am fortunate in feeling the gentle flow of It into and through my waking consciousness almost constantly now for the past few weeks.  It is not only makes for a magnificent wave to ride day-in and day-out, but IS the way we shall ALL be experiencing this thing we call ‘life’ in the very near future – well, those who choose to at least.  What do you choose??? . . . . . . .

I close with oSplit Worlds - Color and Grey Scalene more statement from this message that I resonate to deeply and intimately:

With That as your main focus of existence, everything is colored in a different way. There is no room for worry or doubt as you completely give yourself up to your Essence of Love. You begin to experience the totality of it, the sustainment of it, and nothing is able to shake the joy and bliss coming from it, no matter what. Yes, you can live in that always. Welcome to the 5th dimension and higher, beloveds, when you realize this.

I strongly encourage you to prepare yourselves for, or more accurately just open yourselves to, sudden spontaneous waves of unmitigated JOY!  And also — maybe even more importantly — get prepared to meet — and maybe even merge with (if you dare!) — your True Radiant Self. . . . .

Meditation - humanoid on giant lotus, radiant light, fractals, space

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TWIN FLAMES, SOULMATES, and ONENESS

Among those who are ‘on the spiritual path’, there has been a tremendous amount of drama and passion and discussion regarding the subject of ‘twin flames’ (also often called soulmates, or divine complements).  Recently, I have had my own very intense, melodramatic experience regarding this . . . . ‘issue’, I suppose one might term it, so am no stranger to all the ultra-deep, convoluted, heart-soaring and heart-wrenching emotional turmoil that accompanies it.  I can relate, very easily so, to those who get ‘hung up’ on this explosive issue, and all the myriad little side issues (like marriage, children, affairs, social networks, religion, family, etc., etc.) that go along with it.

ImageFor me, though, even during my most confused and intense and ecstatic and blissful and bizarre experiences with two women who are ‘twin flames’ of a major ‘soul aspect’ of mine in the flesh (we can actually have several) , I never allowed myself to forget something pivotal, and critical, that I learned – or at least learned of — early on in my personal spiritual awakening:  WE ARE ALL ONE!  Right?  This is something soooooo many ‘spiritual’ people are very resistant about fully embracing — that is, until after they find their supposed twin flame, of course!  Many who are focused on finding their twin flame are happy to take up the cause and energy and beauty of our true Oneness — once they finally find and merge with (on one plane or another) their ‘other half’, or ‘one true love’, or ‘divine complement’, or whatever other label one wants to place on that ‘one special person’ (see A Course In Miracles for info on ‘special relationships’).  Of course, I have to say that there are many, many, many fellow Lightworkers who DO manage to express their Higher Selves, and Oneness, and PUL (Pure Unconditional Love) with all of humanity and Nature, without having a current intimate relationship, or having found their divine complement.  And I salute them for what I consider such a grand and noble accomplishment, and express my deep gratitude for their priceless contributions.

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I should also note here that I do understand the mechanics of the twin flame ‘structure’, for lack of a better word — I’ve experienced it unto the foundations of my very Soul – and am fully on board with the concept.  The ‘reality’ of the idea is not the issue here – it’s the limiting aspects, the ‘distraction’ it creates, and the very lower-D emotions it calls heavily into play, that can really mess things up, pull us away from our Highest Priority:  the ‘narrow path’ to SELF-Realization, our merging with All That Is (which, by definition, includes your twin flame, of course – and everyone else’s!).  The ‘twin flame experience’, you see, is just a relatively small dose of what THAT promises to be . . . .

As St. Germain points out so eloquently in the following quotes (Twin Souls & Soulmates, Triad Publishers Pty. Ltd., 1994), WE ARE ALL ONE IN REALITY!  Therefore, we are all technically ‘twin flames’!  My fondest hope is that we can all transcend and release our collective fascination with this, one of the final booby traps that the wily old ego lays for us spiritual warriors at the end of our long journey through duality, as we finally find ourselves at the threshold of Cosmic Consciousness, reaching slowly for the door handle that, once turned, opens magnificently to the entire multi-dimensional Universe, laid out before us like an endless feast of blissfully ecstatic exploration, on into the Infinity that We ARE . . . . .

‘Your twin flame is the identical vibration of the vibration you emit in your personality-self in Imagethis your now moment.  As you become the Christus, you take on all the other frequencies of the original thirteen bodies of soul essence energy. They come unto you and the different frequencies together culminate in ONE.  In this manner, there is more than one frequency abiding within you.  In this manner, there is more than one frequency that would be an identical twin flame, and they are really all One Twin Flame, as the One comprises ALL; very much like the cells of your body, they form tissues and organs, bundles of like frequencies – the twin flames – but they are all part of the one body . . . . It is all very simple.  You are God.  What else is there???  You are the ones who complicate it into soulmates and twin flames and the like!’

 ‘When you dispense with the idea of soulmate as ‘an entity who will bring you happiness’, and understand soulmate as the rest of humanity, then the entity, the soulmate, who will allow the experience of happiness, will appear. It is a dichotomy, a grand paradox of life, but this is how it works in your reality.’

 Happy merging into Ecstatic Oneness, my fellow mates of Soul and Divine Body. . . . .

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An Ode To Fear

An Ode To Fear

You ruled the world, had us bound and gagged

But you didn’t count on my being ‘bad’

Boldly challenging your authority

 

I couldn’t take your word as rote

When I saw its core as mirrors and smoke

False Evidence Appearing Real

 

Your strong persuasion often made me sick

So I jumped the ship when I sensed a shift

Away from your tyrannical rule

 

Your harsh instruction has served us well

Taught us deeply the error of choosing to sell

The only thing we possess that’s Real

 

I do not harbor ill will or hate

For that old emotion is yours, too late

To stop the wave of Light that surges

 

The gig is up, my lessons learned

Your tutelage appreciated, graduation earned

Time now to get back Home

 

Fare thee well, I say, but no longer here

Some other school now is in need of Fear

To round out their curriculum

 

These living grounds have hosted enough

Your destruction and strife has really been tough

Our groundkeepers will be quite busy

 

Your time is done; we now choose our own ways

Your subtle influence no longer rules our days

A happier life shall be had by all!

 

Onwards and upwards we now climb, reborn

This time unshackled, truly free to soar

To ever greater Heights

 

Again, no bitterness stains my joy

I get that your purpose – and your nefarious ploys

Were all part of The Lesson Plan

 

So Good-Bye at last, have a nice safe trip

To your new employment, with your carrots and sticks

Time for us to grow up, be our own taskmasters

 

Someday we’ll catch up, you and I, in some far-off Matrix

I may be called in to help a batch of lost students

Find their way out of your maze

 

A degree is great, but only has worth

If applied in life, offered up to serve

Our Collective Soul, other Aspects

 

Till then, Old Friend, and Enemy Mine

We’ve both fulfilled our roles in the Plan Divine

I look forward to both our vacation times!!!

 

DEFINITIONS OF STYLE

I was reading an article the other day, part of a daily collection of interesting and very current offerings put together and e-mailed out by The 2012 Scenario.  It was called The Unknown Lightworker – The Lightwarrior.  The title intrigued me, so I read it.  I’m glad I did, as it spelled something out for me that I could never quite put my finger on, something about myself, and the way I express things to others that I feel are very important for them to understand (for all of us to understand, of course, including myself – and apply in our daily lives as much as possible).  This is especially relevant now, in these exceptionally uncertain and chaotic times.

Here are the most germane excerpts:

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‘Everyone in the new age/spiritual scene is familiar with what a lightworker is….

Lightworkers…. Those who soothe the soul, inspire the masses, heal the mind and/or body, and teach seekers the ways of truth and light. Lightworkers do their functions both in public and private, and are those beautiful souls that are sought when there is another in need. Their methods are mostly gentle, nurturing, encouraging, empowering, or enabling in nature. The lightworker sees the beauty in all things, all the time.

What is unknown though, until now, is the “hidden” lightworker that you may have seen from time to time. . . . . Seeming cold, logical, and often times seeming negative, they are often misunderstood and disliked among the lightworker community.

Lightwarriors… Those who make known all sides of any given issue or topic. Those who defend and fight for light and truth, either in the earth or astral realms. Those who restore, fight for, and keep balance in all things. Lightwarriors can and often do those things that lightworkers do as well, but most often in a closed and one-on-one setting, and methods used may differ than those of most light workers. The lightwarrior methods may include the diplomatic but direct approach, bluntly honest in nature, but offering encouragement and support where needed and warranted. The lightwarrior approach may range from gentle and nurturing to a more intense, empowering “tough love” approach. Lightwarriors are aware of both sides of the coin, and defends the light by making all sides of an issue known, no matter how unpleasant or controversial.

The lightwarrior respects all paths and beliefs, but is quick to jump to the forefront of things if there is something important to be said. Often times the message the lightwarrior brings is against the grain, against the fabric of what most lightworkers believe or hold.

Lightwarriors tend to be intense, often appearing to lack love and compassion, and speak from the viewpoint of blatant honesty, no matter how blunt or controversial.

The Defender of Truth… This is the type of lightwarrior that tends to draw the most fire. The defender of truth knows that truth itself is highly subjective, each having its own meaning to those experiencing it. What is truth for one person might not be truth to another. The highly subjective nature of truth, and the infinite ideas that truth represents, provide a unique challenge to the lightwarrior. The lightwarrior speaks ideas to the masses whenever he/she sees an area of concern that needs to be addressed.

The lightwarrior knows that not all lightworkers have the same level of discernment, and is aware that with the subjective nature of truth, his/her ideas may not resonate with all, and is therefore left open to attack by those of whom his/her words may not resonate. The defender of truth’s style of speaking may vary from lightwarrior to lightwarrior, but often times it is the bold and upfront approach taken by some that tend to inspire one group of lightworkers, while drawing reproach from others. Many times those in support of the lightwarrior will voice their words in private, while those against the lightwarrior will voice their opinions publicly. This tends to give the appearance that the lightwarrior is speaking to an empty room, and sometimes leaves their credibility in question.  This is a risk the lightwarrior is aware of, and is willing to take in the name of the Greater Good for ALL.

Sometimes, there are some perfectly balanced lightworkers who are a perfect balance between the lightworker and lightwarrior, carrying within them traits of both.’

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This last characterization/description is what I strive to BE, incorporating the love and empathy and upbeat attitude of the typical Lightworker, with the distinctly less ‘warm and fuzzy’, more ‘just deal with it’ style of the Lightwarrior – which is what I most definitely AM still best defined as (for now).  Some of those descriptive words and phrases up there in that article have been used to describe me!  (Which is why I highlighted them.).  It’s not always pleasant, believe me, especially if it’s someone you really love and care for.  Both I and my ideas get attacked constantly, more often the former – it’s a lot easier for many less educated/researched/experienced, emotional-driven people to simply attack the messenger than to have a civil, orderly discussion of the concepts it seems.  You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink — especially if it’s trying to kick you in the head!  Sometimes trying to help people can be downright dangerous . . . . .

Anyway, I may not like the impressions that people get of me sometimes about the stuff I write, and/or my particular style, but I can’t argue with them either.  I admit I can be ‘blunt’, ‘insensitive’, ‘pushy’, ‘direct’, ‘undiplomatic’, or even ‘asinine’ on occasion with the direct manner in which I present information.  But I can take it, you see.  It used to get to me, but no longer.  I feel, to the very core of my Being, that it is very, very important that people open their minds to a greater understanding of things in our Universe – NOW.  I don’t claim to know all the answers, no way.  But the things I DO ‘know’ have been vetted, proven, demonstrated, and ‘tried by fire’ enough times in my personal direct experience that it would take a professor of many disciplines, AND a veteran of many extreme experiences, to even begin to be able to successfully dissuade me from my conclusions.  It’s happened, of course, enough to let me know that I definitely do NOT have ‘all the answers’.  But not often, and not lately.  Thank the Multiverse I do NOT debate subjects, or even write about those, with which I do not have years of learning and direct experience with.  There is a LOT of stuff that I simply don’t know much about at all – but, unlike many, I have a strong enough self-esteem to readily admit that.

Anyway, I really appreciate this article because it makes clear, as I believe only ‘one of us’ can, that our intentions as ‘Lightwarriors’ are just as ‘pure’ as any other Lightworker’s (if not more than some of them), AND that our deepest motivation comes not from any feelings of ‘arrogance’, or attempts at forceful compliance with our ‘version’ of the very subjective lower realities (yikes!), but from a really, really, really powerful desire to get the information/message through – and/or prevent somebody, or a group of people, from making a tragic, pivotal mistake in their thought process, logic, analysis, or perceptionsThe term ‘tough love’ is precisely accurate.  Whatever works, right?  There just isn’t any time left to mess around.

For future reference, please keep in mind the following advice from the author when dealing with me, and other Lightwarriors out there.  I’d really appreciate it a LOT! . . . .

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‘So the next time you find yourself in a confrontation in someone with a differing opinion, whether it is in a forum, a chatroom, or in a real life situation, take a minute to think before speaking. Is this person worthy of your attack? Their idea may not resonate with yours, or they may be a bit too blunt or arrogant for your taste. Take a minute to absorb what this person says, as sometimes they carry a warning that could save you time and trouble down the line.  Lightwarriors have no less love than lightworkers, they just express it in different ways. Keep this in mind before you pass judgment.’

(you can find the entire article published here http://thesecrettruthabout.com/1820/light-warriors/. Article kindly provided by Mai’ani San’Tarai Onara, c. 2007-2011)

CHOICE (again)

Our world has entered an epoch of serious upheaval.  What is being ‘heaved upwards’?  EVERYTHING!  All that was ‘low’ – hidden, suppressed, depressed, subconscious, dense, of lower vibration — is being pulled up to the surface of our consciousness to be exposed, energized, processed, healed, transformed and made to vibrate at the higher levels that humanity is now entering – or eliminated, simply removed from our world.  Every single fundamental concept of ‘life on planet Earth’ that we were told was ‘reality’ is being challenged and, for the most part, shown to be not nearly as ‘solid’ or ‘unshakeable’ as our parents, teachers, bosses and politicians would like us to believe.  As a result, each and every human being on this planet is currently being faced with a very critical Choice – a choice for which the phrase ‘if you choose not to decide, that in itself is a choice’ does not apply.  THIS time, everybody must make this Choice consciously, you see.  By the time the northern winter solstice comes around, that Choice shall be made very plain to each and every person still living on this planet, even if they are completely isolated out in the jungles of Borneo wearing nothing but loincloths and smiles.

THE WHEEL HAS STOPPED TURNING

The ‘Wheel of Karma’ has stopped, and we have already entered a period of no-karma, an epoch that the Maya call no-time, the period of transition.  We must prepare for what is to come.  The cycle of what is termed ‘duality’ is over.  The movies Thrive, Zeitgeist, Esoteric Agenda, Kymatica, etc. all lay out this reality from different perspectives.

Regarding the PTW (Powers That Were), Controllers, Cabal, Dark Forces, Illuminati, etc. . . . . .  Those misguided fools are simply playing out their previously scripted roles – some a bit too much I must admit.  They have played the oppressed at one time or another in our past, or shall in the future – but not on this planet.  Wittingly or not, they are being used as a tool to awaken humanity.  As the book ET101 (by Diana Luppi) put it a couple of decades ago, they are ‘sacred cowpokes on a sacred cowherd’ (please check that book out – very funny, succinct, profound wisdom there!).  Their aggressive tactics of mind and population control worked wonders for me, as they got me to start questioning, investigating, challenging, seeking the underlying (actively suppressed) truth of our situation, and later our very existence.  Think about that for a minute before rebelling instinctively and emotionally at the concept.  They are NOT ‘the enemy’, you see, but appear to actually serve us (yes, I use that word intentionally) as scripted characters in the Grand Scheme Of Things.  If it weren’t for their horrific, heinous, nefarious acts and attitudes, the vast majority of humanity would go right on sleeping through this, the greatest upcoming event in our entire history!  Accept them, forgive them, bless them, and pray that they see the Light, capitulate, and understand that THEIR best and highest and even most intelligent and comfortable choice is to stop resisting the inevitable, get with the Divine Program, and help the rest of humanity through this challenging process (many of ‘them’ have actually already done that, as those deeply personally involved in the global financial scandals can tell you).  It is critical for all of us that we STOP giving them so much of our energy by focusing on them and their ridiculous manipulative hijinx – and the past – and start focusing exclusively on our own personal growth and expansion into the New Earth way of life NOW.  For me, to focus one’s mind and energies on the demolition of an ugly, decrepit, poorly constructed 3D building, while a stunningly beautiful 5D theme park is being built right next door, with all your favorite rides and activities, is just a complete waste of precious time, no?  Let the dead bury the dead, I say.

P.S. – For a wonderful re-mind-er of how to improve your mental state quickly, and get into the flow of the positive, and make the highest and best CHOICE in this matter, check out a book by a very astute therapist and motivational speaker called Happiness Is A Choice ( by Barry Neil Karfman).  It helped me get better control of my attitude around 10 years ago, when I was going through some deeply serious challenges (one of the many in this lifetime).  Maybe it’ll help you, too.  Oh, and also check out the Go Gratitude! people.  They provide awesome thoughts, ideas, exercises and the like that really, really help to see things from a higher perspective – and make it fun!

A FUN, EXPANSIVE EXERCISE (two actually)

Hi!  Many wonderful things are happening on our planet right now.  Some of them, however, may cause a few of you to go into ‘fear mode’ again.  Please reconsider this very unwise reaction to current events!  We are all about to be truly liberated from the yolk (sic, on purpose, pun intended, lol) of slavery to the Powers That Were, so don’t worry, and be happy, folks!

Today I’d like to give you a really fun and enriching meditation exercise that you can do anywhere, and any when.  The following version is my own, and is simply a slight expansion of one one I saw recently on line (I forget where, but it was a channeled message from our Friends On High – no copyright has ever been filed!).  Besides, it’s really, really, really simple!

Before I describe it (and another one I just ran across for those who can’t stop their egos from launching them into that ‘fear mode’ state), I’ll try to create for you an image of how I ‘see’ our ‘beingness’ for the purposes of this exercise.  It’ll make the image-ing process a bit easier for you, though I shall not make any claims as to the ‘absolute accuracy’ of how I view things.  Whatever helps the visualization process is what I’m after here, NOT create an intellectual treatise on what our energetic beings ‘looks like’ in the third dimension (I mean, how boring would that be?).

In my mind’s eye, I see our energetic selves in this world matrix as a thin layer of material consciousness ‘encapsulating’ a very beautiful Light of extremely high frequency.  This outer layer forms the shape of your physical body.  Most of the time, this Light is fully contained by the denser, ‘harder’ outer shell (ego structure, material consciousness, lower mind — whatever you want to call it) – which means that most people and animals around you feel primarily that energy from you, and not your Inner Light.  OK.

The exercise is this:  Visualize this Inner Light of yours expanding outwards in all directions.  Feel it doing this.  See it going upwards above your head, downwards below your feet, and flowing around you in all directions, forming a brilliant whitish ball of Pure Energy that goes far beyond the ‘denser’ outer layer.  The original idea that I ran across said to imagine your Light expanding out to a ball of several meters in diameter.  Nah!  I decided to make the sphere around 200 meters in diameter!  This would allow it to not only cocoon all the people and pets in my personal household, but also include anybody walking on the road, at least one neighbor and their family, the stream, the coffee plantation across the street, the local evangelical church, etc.  Now, one can take this thing as far as you want to, and continue to expand your Light to include the entire planet, or even the entire Universe, right?  For those of you who feel you can do that, go for it!  The more the merrier, right?  It ALL helps . . . . .

BTW, I do this sometimes while walking, driving my car, working, watering the garden, etc.  Hey, why not?  Now here’s the second exercise, freshly downloaded and copied from the reference below:

We have spoken to you often of your need to clear your negative emotions that are tied to your experiences here, and we would like to touch upon how you can better achieve this. Find yourself a very quiet place where you can be alone, and a place where you can sit quietly in darkness would be very opportune. Sit quietly and begin to take in breaths slowly and deeply. Quiet your mind by focusing only on your breaths. In-out. In-out. Slowly, very slowly. Allow yourself to understand that all has been for your benefit and upliftment. Allow yourself to understand that nothing you have experienced here has occurred without your prior consent. Allow yourself to forgive yourself and understand the guilt you carry with you is nothing but a lower dimensional symptom that has no place in the higher realms and will vanish upon your ascension and your return home, and that you have the power to release this guilt today. Guilt and shame do not have to be a part of these lessons you have learned. Release them as you breathe deep and breathe slow. Release them. They are not necessary, and they mean nothing. Continue to breathe, and when you feel ready begin the rest of your day and the rest of your new life free of these emotions. They no longer serve you and they are no longer needed. You are free of them.

Excerpted from a post of February 29th 2012 entitled Message from the Ashtar Command  2/29/12, on http://ascensionearth2012.blogspot.com

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P.S. — Just like some other fun things in life, do this as often as you can for best results!  Again, why not?!  You have nothing to lose but your stress and limitations.

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY! 2012 Revised Edition

I. DON’T WORRY! 

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of blogs and articles and such under the general theme of ‘ascension’ and related spiritual topics – and the questions and comments that people have about ‘all this stuff’.   I find it very, very . . . . puzzling, I suppose, that the majority of the questions and ‘concerns’ regarding our theoretical lives in 5D (the fifth dimension, the frequency we are theoretically ‘jumping’ into at the end of this year) – coming from supposedly ‘spiritually educated Lightworkers’ who have read books and articles and meditated and such for years now — have to do with personal health.  Um, folks, do you not realize that your physical bodies are primarily material constructs, part of the third dimension?  Do you not also realize that we are Eternal Spiritual Beings having a 3D experience, and not the other way around?  In other words, people, since the fifth dimension is primarily non-material, and our powers of direct manifestation are radically increased at those levels (and ‘time’ as we know it does not exist, so nor does aging), AND our bodies are currently being transmuted into ‘Light bodies’ with a crystalline (versus simple carbon) base – well, all your concerns are completely unfounded, you see!  EVEN IF YOUR PHYSICAL BODY IS ‘LOST’ or ‘TOASTED’ IN THE ENERGETIC TRANSITION, you will simply and easily be able to create a brand new one in 5D, and one ‘custom designed’ to your wildest specifications, right?  So PLEASE stop stressing yourself out about this stuff already!  What you are doing by allowing your EGO to continually feed you with fear-based thoughts is inhibiting your progress – and making things much more difficult than they have to be.

How do I ‘know’ this?  Because I have already been through this process myself on the physical level to some extent (not finished, mind you, no way, but pretty well advanced).  I have not gotten truly ‘sick’ (needing medical attention) for at least 15 years now, nor have had to visit a dentist.  I can outsurf and outjog and outwork almost any man half my age, too – on less food and sleep, and without any artificial aids.  Why, you ask?  Or, more importantly, HOW???  Well, I simply embraced this process a long time ago, surrendered to it and, along with some very effective techniques I learned back then about controlling my thoughts and attitudes and manifestation and such, worked my buns off at creating a body that was not just ‘healthy’, but (to use a term getting popular these days) thriving.  It’s not hard at all really.  However, it does take an enormous amount of self-discipline.

Anyway, DON’T WORRY, FOLKS!  Just focus on getting you and your body through this year OK, and you’ll be very well taken care of when our next adventure starts around the northern winter solstice.

II.  BE HAPPY!

A few years ago I was fortunate to run across a book entitled ‘Happiness Is A Choice’, by Barry Neil Kaufman.  Its basic message was this:  Personal happiness is a personal choice (pretty obvious, huh?).  The author cites studies and research to point out that things like money, material possessions, type of job, family cohesion, etc. have some influence on a person’s ability to feel content and happy with their lives – statistically speaking — but not nearly as much as most people believe (those pesky ‘beliefs’ again, huh?).  In other words, your ‘circumstances’ have NOTHING to do with your level of contentment or joy — or, to be more accurate I guess, happiness — in your life.   To put in another way, your personal happiness in life is almost completely a matter of ATTITUDE and PERSPECTIVE, you see.

This I learned and personally (and viscerally) a very long time ago, via my old career (as a necessity to making a living), and so had it deeply ingrained into my psyche.  That did NOT guarantee my having to often re-mind myself of its veracity, however.  Constant mental and emotional discipline. . . . .

Anyway, I hope this helps some of you who may not be living in complete and ineffable joy during these challenging times (lol).  Carry on . . . . . and CHOOSE HAPPINESS!

P.S. – Good news is coming soon to help you in this quest, so hang in there!!!

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