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Mother Mary ~ The Two Faces of God By Pamela Kribbe

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Jesus: Your Father Awaits Your Awakening With Joyful Enthusiasm – December 24, 2016

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Jesus – November-19-2016

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Saul – November-05-2016

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Why Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Calls Evolution ‘Undeniable’ and Creationism ‘Inane’



Picture of thousands of galaxies
Gazing at galaxy clusters like Abell 2218, it's hard to imagine how we fit into the cosmos. Evolution can help with that, says Bill Nye.
Photograph by NASA, ESA, and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)


Darwin's theory explains so much of the world, from bumblebees to human origins, says the Science Guy.


Excerpt from
By Jane J. Lee

With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences. Last February, the former engineer defended the theory of evolution in a televised debate with young-Earth creationist Ken Ham, a vocal member of a group that believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Nye's decision to engage Ham kicked up plenty of criticism from scientists and creationists alike.

The experience prompted the celebrity science educator to write a "primer" on the theory of evolution called Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. In his new book, Nye delights in how this fundamental discovery helps to unlock the mysteries of everything from bumblebees to human origins to our place in the universe.

Who do you hope will read this book?
Grown-ups who have an interest in the world around them, people coming of age who have an interest in science, people who still want to know how the world works.

This is the big concern of mine with respect to the organization Answers in Genesis and Ken Ham and all those guys: their relentless, built-in attempts to indoctrinate a generation of science students on a worldview that is obviously wrong.

I worry about these kids—they're part of my society. We can't raise a generation of students who don't understand the fundamental idea in all of life science, any more than you want to raise a generation of kids who don't understand chemistry or physics or arithmetic.

How and when did you first encounter creationism?
About 20 years ago. I was a member of the Northwest Skeptics, which is the Seattle-based skeptics organization. We met people who insisted that the Earth was 6,000 years old. The inanity took my breath away. When you understand anything about astronomy or have just a rudimentary understanding of radioactivity, the Earth is patently not 6,000 years old. It's silly.

It's been said that a good way of convincing people of something is to appeal to their emotions. What do you think?
That's my business! In the book, I purposely spend a lot of time in the first person. The reason is, we find stories compelling. Stories are how we remember things, how we organize things.

By telling a story in the first person, it's hard to dismiss. If I say, "I remember the time I met Ivan the gorilla," it's really difficult for the listener or reader to go, "No, you don't!"

When you say, "I feel," it's really hard for the reader to say, "No, you don't." Yes, I do. I did a lot of that in the book...

Picture of a sweat bee pollinating a deadly nightshade flower
A fascination with bees and flight drew a young Bill Nye into the world of science and evolution.
Photograph by Mark W Moffett, National Geographic



Picture of the Earth seen from the International Space Station
One of the most fundamental ideas in explaining life on Earth is the theory of evolution, says Nye.
Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory

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Cosmic dust may have distorted cosmic inflation breakthrough


The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which detected evidence of gravitational waves, is seen against the night sky with the Milky Way in this National Science Foundation picture taken in August 2008.

By Ben P. Stein, Inside Science

Harvard researchers rocked the science community last March with an apparent discovery of gravitational ripples that gave credence to cosmic inflation theory – a finding that met as much skepticism as enthusiasm. Now, further analysis raises more doubts.


"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." This phrase, popularized by the late Carl Sagan, kept going through my head on March 17, the day that researchers involved with BICEP2, a telescope in Antarctica, made a big announcement at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The researchers reported that BICEP2 detected gravitational waves from the first moments after the big bang, a feat, which if confirmed, would open up a new field of study and would surely be recognized in a future Nobel Prize.

Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time. They're created when any object with mass accelerates. However, they're extremely weak, making them very hard to detect directly. Even for the most massive and cataclysmic events, such as the collision of two black holes, their effects, observed from Earth, are very hard to detect.

If you're looking for a detectable gravitational wave signal, what bigger event can there be than cosmic inflation? According to inflation theory, the universe multiplied its size by as much as 10 trillion trillion trillion times in the first fractions of a second after the big bang.  Inflation would have generated lots of gravitational waves. In turn, gravitational waves can subtly change the properties of light that they pass through. Specifically, they can slightly affect the polarization of light, the direction in which light's electric fields vibrate. The universe's rapid expansion during inflation would have amplified the waves' imprint on the early light in the universe.

The state-of-the-art BICEP2 experiment, which uses super-sensitive superconducting sensors, could detect tiny changes in polarization in the cosmic microwave background, the very first light released in the universe, which is still reaching us today. The BICEP2 researchers reported a very high polarization signal, known as B-mode polarization after its characteristics, in the cosmic microwave background, which they interpreted as a strong gravitational wave signal in the early universe.

Detecting this polarization signal was a striking result, announced in a series of scientific talks and a press conference shortly after a preprint of the paper was posted online. Notice these last two points: announced at a press conference, and a preprint posted online. A preprint is a written paper that has not been formally reviewed by independent peers or published in a scientific journal.

Nonetheless, scientists and reporters alike reported excitement over the results. If true, they would provide the greatest experimental support yet of cosmic inflation, and the first direct detection of gravitational waves. Previously, gravitational waves have been detected indirectly, such as in observations of pairs of stars falling towards each other: they were losing energy in the form of gravitational waves.

On the day of the BICEP2 announcement, and for many days afterward, people were largely accepting the results as correct and already jumping to the implications of the BICEP2 results for what appeared to be a new era of gravitational-wave cosmology.
In writing my story for Inside Science News Service, I was fortunate to get an early voice of skepticism from David Spergel, a theoretical cosmologist at Princeton University in New Jersey. He commented:

"Given the importance of this result, my starting point is to be skeptical. Most importantly, there are several independent experimental groups that will test this result in the next year."
Spergel explained that the new gravitational wave measurements did not appear to agree with those of previous experiments, known as WMAP and Planck, unless the simplest models of inflation were replaced by more complicated ones. On the first day and week of coverage, I became very disappointed with the many commentators who disregarded or underemphasized that the earlier measurements from instruments on WMAP and Planck, which had been reported and covered for years.

Sure enough, in the weeks that followed, other researchers pointed out that the signal that BICEP2 detected may have been attributable to the polarization of light caused by dust in our galaxy. The BICEP2 team certainly knew that dust could also polarize light in a similar way to gravitational waves, but they used a model, based on the data that was available from the Planck satellite, that, the other researchers pointed out, may have underestimated the amount of dust in the part of the sky they were studying.

The BICEP2 paper underwent peer review and was published in Physical Review Letters. As a result of the peer-review process, the researchers made revisions, including removing the model that contained the lower estimates of dust based on the earlier Planck data, and thereby reducing the certainty with which they could state that they accounted for signals from interstellar dust.

During the summer, the BICEP2 and Planck collaborations agreed to work together to analyze their data, to help determine if gravitational waves had really been detected.

This week, the Planck team issued a preprint, based on an analysis of much additional data, showing a comprehensive map of dust in the sky. According to their analysis, the signal in the part of sky that BICEP2 analyzed could be completely attributable to dust and not to gravitational waves.

But, the story is not over. For starters, keep in mind the new preprint, like all newly posted publications, still needs to undergo formal peer review.

And the latest data do not completely rule out the possibility that the BICEP2 group detected a gravitational wave signal. If the evidence holds up at all, it would likely be a weaker signal, after accounting for the dust. Or, the gravitational-wave signal may completely turn to dust.

It may be possible to detect primordial gravitational waves in a different, less dusty part of the sky, or with new measurements by BICEP2, Planck or the many other experiments that are looking for them.  Just as the first reported detections of exoplanets turned out to be false, perhaps this is a prelude to an actual detection of gravitational waves.

"You cannot ignore dust," he quotes from Planck scientist Charles Lawrence of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The biggest lesson, to me, is that no one should rush to make announcements and pronouncements, whether big or small, even in the face of intense competition and the alluring prospects of launching a new field of study and winning a Nobel Prize. 

Scientists, and the rest of the public, should follow the time-tested scientific practice of subjecting claims to sufficient levels of scrutiny, and waiting for other groups to validate results, before making bold statements. At the very least, there have been major caveats and qualifiers in announcing new data with potentially huge implications.

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The Wisdom of The Trees

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden ce...

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TAURUS FULL MOON 2011

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By Rebekah Shaman

“Plant impossible gardens. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Take moon baths. G...

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God’s Will is never prevented or delayed

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05/01/2011 by John Smallman

Waiting can seem agonizing when you are desperate to experience what it is you are waiting for.  This agony can be relieved if you learn to trust that what you are waiting for will occur at precise...

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Motivation Booster For Increased Drive & Enthusiasm Hypnosis

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Helios and Vesta: Be the Love and Light Each Day

Channeler: Marlene Swetlishoff

April 19, 2010

Helios and Vesta: Be the Love and Light Each Day

Beloved Ones of the Light,

We are so honored to speak with you this day! Know that we, of the Central Sun, hold each of you in the highest esteem and that we add our great Light and energies to your endeavors to anchor the Great Light upon and within the Earth. Your efforts are creating miracles and as you continue, the most wondrous probabilities and possibilities are beginning to manifest within the Cosmos. Your Light and determination to assist all to Ascend is noted and honored. Know that great good is being accomplished.

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We from the Higher realms always honor the free will of the people of the Earth and so when you offer the Invocation to the Great Light, we joyfully renew our efforts on behalf of all on Earth and for the Earth. Keep on with this Call, Dearest Lightworkers, for it is one that is honored throughout the galaxies. By making this Call you are co-creating Heaven on Earth. No one who chooses the Light of God that never fails that lives within their heart and soul will be left behind. You are to be commended for your determination that this be so!

The greater Light and frequencies are ever bringing up all that which has been hidden and is now being exposed to the Light for revelation, review, and transmutation. There are many lessons being learned by all and a greater unification is taking place. You are beginning to understand how only one person can make a big difference in the World. Your individual Light is in turn adding to the greater Light. The Legions of Light who have gathered to assist at this time are responding with joyful enthusiasm to your Calls, for when you make your Calls, you give permission on behalf of Humanity, for these responses to take place.

Lady Vesta and I are most honored by your Calls and send forth our energies and our Love in response. Our hearts are filled with joy and gladness to look upon the children of God and see the Love and the Light that shines out from each heart that radiates outwards in great concentric circles to encompass all. We join with you in these efforts. We surround each Lightworker making these Calls with our great Love and protection. You are precious to us and we hold you close to our hearts. Beloved Children, continue on in your quest to establish Heaven on Earth and it shall be so before you know it!

Love is the greatest force in the entire Universe and nothing can withstand its influence. Be the Love and the Light in the World each day, no matter what personally transpires for you, and by so doing, you make your stand for all that is right and good. We send to you our great Love with heartfelt thanks!

Helios and Vesta

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©2010 Marlene Swetlishoff

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The Emergence of Beauty

Slowly the beginnings awaken.

The blossoming of the new heart, the emergence of the trusting, wide perspective; the emergence of the new human.  A vessel for the Soul, aligned and connected consciously to the host planet, to all-that-is, to the inner desires of the Omniverse, filtered through and attended to by the unique focal point of one specific soul incarnate: YOU.

This awakening is tribal in nature.  You become one of a collective.  Your ways are refined and innately shared; you pick up on the ways of being of your fellow-tribe members and you identify beyond traditional boundaries.  Knowing full well that eventually this tribe will emerge and be a viable and visible social matrix for organizing customs, culture and societies—for now it is simply HOME.


The longer you reside in this new dimensional space, the more you will naturally synchronize your creative actions and your specific “take” on what is needed in such a way as to harmonize and further amplify the beauty of the whole.  This thriving of the new earth organisms is innate and magnificently wise.  There is a collective knowing of what will benefit the emergent forms you are tipping into and what will allow the energies of all of you –a collective which is continually expanding and amassing—to network and cultivate the social matrix, the energetic matrix the communication matrixes that externalize and manifest your inner belonging.

Normally in a moment such as these, there would be much singing and dancing!

Are you taking the time to celebrate?  There have been more and more invitations to recognize this glorious moment of dimensional ascension and to take the beauty of the afternoon, for example, as a liberal and specific invitation to you to go out into delight and be happy~!

There is much to be proud of and anticipating of.

Next to where you are now there is already unfolding a new movement in which your tribe is gathering and setting up camp.  You may or may not be involved in an actual physical move.  This will come forth and be clear to you.  Many of you are already in the places you chose for this existence.  Many geographic spaces are being adjusted—by weather, by storms, by fires, by the shifting of the earth’s plates—to allow for a fresh start and even more amazingly!  To allow for old energies from within the earth in some areas, to surface and once again swirl and round-up those for whom these energetic blueprints or configurations will be a familiar and reminiscent place to create a home.

Matter comes into being knowing its purpose in these spaces and you will naturally notice when driving in your car, or walking, that when you enter these geographic areas that the energy feels so much better to you.  Enter these spaces often and ground yourself in these new and old energies which are available now for you to find your way and feed yourselves. 

There will be virtual and physical communities.  You will have physical and non-physical connections that create and sustain you as a matrix of relationships informed by all-that-is and also specifically mirroring that unique energy and perspective which you have brought through in this lifetimes in this specific existence for the purpose of ascending the planetary unified field and ka-boom!  Exponentially expanding the Omniverse at the same time.

It’s quite an experience.  For those of us who are non-physical, who can easily see the vectors of creative energy and track their “landing” the anticipation of our collective experience of this moment of full manifestation is immense.  We are here to call into your awareness this astonishing “future” of your ongoing creativity; so that you might approach these days of bringing your physical form into alignment with the enthusiasm and positive expectation of a powerful creator playing in form. 

Remember my beloved beings of light and love—you are the doorways to this transformation for all-that-is.  You, your combined and unique amalgamation of perspective and form, as you continue your dance, attuning more and more to the cosmic music that longs to experience this renewal of the Gods on Earth—are imagining and creating what we all long to experience through you.

The new beginnings of our unified consciousness are bringing more beauty into the world in which you live.  And as you continually attune yourself to the vibration of love, to the realization of the interconnectedness of al-that-is and to your own divine and perfect perspective, the more you will realize and radiate that beauty.

The ordered essence of the world in which you live being brought forth; that is what beauty is.  And as you awaken to your own divinity, your self-love brings forth the order into visible form, and also allows you to recognize it in all that you encounter. 

Through this, time—the specific time/space point which is the unified field of the Earth plane—and timelessness, are connected; the mystery of the multi-dimensional human soul revealed.

We are filled with anticipation and joy in this knowledge!  We are Ashira.

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2010 Is Finally Ready To Start

The first 2 1/5 months of 2010 have been frustrating and disappointing for many people. We were so excited to get done with 2009 and experience the creativity and fun that was promised for 2010. But we've had to sort through and release some old stuff first to make sure that what we create is fully in the new energy.

This can manifest as loosing interest is a project or dream that you have had for a long time. Perhaps you have wanted to start or expand a certain of healing work and now that modality feels dull or uninspiring. Or maybe you have been working on a website and now everything that you wrote and designed before feels wrong. This can play out in other areas of your life also, including relationships, body/health and where you live. It's like anything that still carries the old energy has to be released. 

And yet, where the hell is the new? It is very uncomfortable to be in that empty place, where nothing is interesting, nothing is inspiring, nothing is moving.

2010 is finally ready to start

Take a deep breath now because things are starting to shift. Mars, the planet of action, has been retrograde in Leo since mid-December. When a planet is retrograde there is no outward expressing of the energy it represents. We look back to earlier expressions and reevaluate and release that which is no longer appropriate. When Mars is in its retrograde cycle, we are forced to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Rather than directly asserting our desires, we tend towards introspection. Leo is all about confidence and radical self-love. With Mars retrograde in Leo our self-confidence can take a real hit.

Mars is stationed direct (appearing to be still before going forward again) on March 10th. You should be feeling some energy and enthusiasm coming back into your life. Projects that have been put on hold may finally take off during the next few weeks. This change isn't instant, but gradually we will be able to take action on our new energy creations again. Be open to new ideas and potentials right now. Allow your mind and spirit to expand and connect with your Greater Self to access the fabulous new energies and possibilities that are flowing into our planet.

New Moon in Pisces.

On March 15th, we had a beautiful New Moon in Pisces. The Sun and the Moon were joined by Uranus (radical change), Mercury (communications) and Jupiter (path to greatest expansion). This will increase our ability to get things moving and to be able to communicate clearly about our creations. And Mars, dancing boldly in Leo, is in a helpful trine relationship with this New Moon. This is starting to get the energy moving again.

Equinox and Astrological New Year.

March 20th marks the beginning of the astrological year, when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. This is also the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring the Northern Hemisphere. This is a great time to set intentions for the year. Ritual is one way to get in touch with this energy. It doesn't have to be fancy, just whatever feels right to you.

Please join me on March 20th for my Monthly Free Teleseminar. Details on my website.

Watch out for impatience!

Remember the downside of the 3 energy this year, impatience and confusion. Especially with the "get it done" planet, Mars moving forward again you need to avoid rash decisions. Take a few breaths, count to ten, whatever it takes to get to your calm center. Emotions will be running high so try to release (feel and express) the intense emotions before making changes. You can use the Emotion Gauge to determine if you are in a calm enough place to make decisions. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most intense, how high is your emotional intensity? If it's above about a 3 or 4 this is not a good time to do something you may regret. And remember that the rest of the people are also under this influence, so patience (and probably forgiveness) are needed.

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