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The Final Frontier: US Building War Command Center to Take Foreign Policy to Space

By Carey Wedler for The Anti-Media(ANTIMEDIA) According to Defense One, the Pentagon is rushing to build a space war center to sustain its global power. Within six months, the space apparatus will be fully functional, as announced by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work at the 2015 GEOINT conference. Work openly admitted the move is an attempt by the Pentagon to maintain global dominance and combat alleged attacks from China and Russia. Most prominently, the [...]

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Albert Einstein Letter Concerning Haters & How To Deal With Them





Excerpt from inquisitr.com

Albert Einstein is a man that has been seen not only as a genius, but as someone that knew how to have a good time and just enjoy life. Sure, he’s also been known as a man that’s far ahead of his time, but no-one may have ever realized just how far his brilliance reached.

The man actually wrote a letter to Marie Curie back on November 23, 1911, that advised her how to deal with haters and can even be used as a way to deal with Internet trolls.

Yes, a full 80 years before the Internet was even invented.
The Guardian revealed that a treasure trove of Einstein’s old letters were released, and they all show his genius and wit. One of them was the true gem though, and it was a letter to Curie, who was a rising science phenomenon at the time. He simply let her know that haters gonna hate and she need not bother with them.
“Highly esteemed Mrs. Curie,
“Do not laugh at me for writing you without having anything sensible to say. But I am so enraged by the base manner in which the public is presently daring to concern itself with you that I absolutely must give vent to this feeling. However, I am convinced that you consistently despise this rabble, whether it obsequiously lavishes respect on you or whether it attempts to satiate its lust for sensationalism!

“I am impelled to tell you how much I have come to admire your intellect, your drive, and your honesty, and that I consider myself lucky to have made your personal acquaintance in Brussels. Anyone who does not number among these reptiles is certainly happy, now as before, that we have such personages among us as you, and Langevin too, real people with whom one feels privileged to be in contact. If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.
“With most amicable regards to you, Langevin, and Perrin, yours very truly,
A. Einstein”
To the untrained eye, it may seem just like a very sweet letter from Albert Einstein to Marie Curie on how to keep moving forward in life and ignore those that criticize her. In reality, the letter can be applied to today’s world and ward off trolls.

Curie had her application to the French Academy of Sciences denied, and it was rumored that it happened because she was Jewish. Others said it was due to her possibly having an affair with physicist Paul Langevin, a married man.

According to Pop Sugar, Einstein even added a small P.S. to the letter that may then go over the heads of everyone.
“P.S. I have determined the statistical law of motion of the diatomic molecule in Planck’s radiation field by means of a comical witticism, naturally under the constraint that the structure’s motion follows the laws of standard mechanics. My hope that this law is valid in reality is very small, though.”

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She had me @ hello…

Dedicated to Extince, the homey whose viervoeters rocked my world.....

She had me @ Hell-o, I met her 'cross the Table 

Our eyes met somewhere out-a-here, thus rend'ring me unABLE

to do ma thang, and do her in, but then I'm glad ...

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States of Manifestation

To paraphase Gigolo Joe, the lover robot from Steven Spielberg's AI: Artificial Intelligence: "Let's combine ... Chemistry with ... Affections". Some would call them afflictions, but that is just their limited self speaking. Nope, Chemistry class today, actually Chemistry 101: States of Life. And to jive things up, I'll even throw in some classy free music to go with it, totally off charge!

From our days in highschool, we all remember the states of matter:

These are straight from Wikipedia, which mentions a host of other more specialized states, but let's keep it simple for now. We will just restrict ourselves to Gaseous, Liquid and Solid, with a brief outing into plasma.  My main theory is this, that states of matter are not restricted to chemistry alone, and that we could very well recognize States of Life, or States of Manifestation. Looking at the above diagram, and Knowing what I Know Now, I claim that:

  1. Lust is the Solid state of Life
  2. Love is the Liquid State of Life
  3. Knowing is the Gaseous state of Life
  4. Oneness is the Plasma state of Life

How's that for starters? Perhaps that is why the most spoken language across the world refers to both the science of Chemistry and the Attraction between people as Chemistry? Was it this realization that made Iggy Pop explode into creativity with his hit called Lust for Life?

Lust is (like a solid) usually a case of fixed relationships, even though actual reactions may still create alternate connections. Point is, people hardly ever make life changes because of just lust. Because the moment they do, their heart start melting, and Lust turns into Love! Conversely, when Love turns sour but the need for relationships pulls again, we tend to freeze right out of Love, back into Lust. 

Now Love can be hot, but only upto a certain point. After that, it becomes so volatile that relationships no longer work. Yes, you got it right. You may have thought of swingers as a lesser breed, but actually they have transcended the need for more or less stable relationships.  That does not mean their Love is any weaker than yours!

To illustrate the state of Mind that goes with this state, called liquid, just listen to Robbie Valentine's Megaman, from the incredible album called the Magic Infinity:

As we go up in the world of states, freedom for the individual particles becomes ever greater. One may fall back from Knowing or Love to Lust, but the attraction remains. How many of us wished they had what it takes to be a free agent, interacting in this field as if nothing could hurt them? Now I'm not talking conspiracy here, because no man or group of men has been intentionally plotting to keep us from ascending. Basically, it is just essential Set Theory: us all being 'limited' subsets of anything, it stands to reason we are unique and hence not the same. Thus the common part of us is BY DEFINITION smaller than most of us individually. And interactions tend to keep us fixed. Solids need no container to contain themselves, but liquids do, just like gases. The same goes for Lusters, Lovers and Knowers.

For the third state, the gaseous one, I've chosen Donna Summer's the State of Independence. Just turn her on (if you dare) while I wrap up this little number....

And then there's the fourth state, the Plasma state. Call it Oneness, Spirituality, or anything you like. This is the state where Chemistry becomes moot, because as you remember that is where the molecules split into their atoms, thus becoming available again for the dance of manifestation, back into Chemistry, just for the Rush of it! And that is the final musical finale of today: I knew it was going to be a Rush song, but never in a million years figured it would be a song called Subdivisions, which I'd never even heard.....

One last thing: you may have noticed that there are no state transitions from either solid or liquid straight to plasma. In hindsight, that make perfect sense: since free will is the prime directive in this cosmos, you having expressed relationships as your wishes will not be wrenched free from them. Only when you consciously decide that your love is unconditional, and thus given while expecting nothing whatsoever in return, will you become hot enough to reach the gaseous, and through it, the plasma state. Now don't you run off to get a divorce, because that is not the way to go. That is not unconditional Love, but withdrawal of Love, and that will get you nowhere fast! Just keep sending the love, and pretty soon you'll notice you won't fall in love any more unless it is with the All. But just like two gas molecules may choose to travel in the same direction for a while or longer, their relationship is openended. Love sets free, does not try to bind or contain.

Love your Lust for Chemistry,

Dré

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Heaven #3414 This One Simple Advice May Change Your Whole Life

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Fault is too. You don't like to believe this because there is validity in the fault you see. Of course, there is, yet you are the one who has seen it and thought about it.

Beloveds, let sleeping dogs lie. Let life be what it is. You are not meant to be the editor of the Universe.

If you want to improve life in the world as it is, then, without question, find that which you like. This has been said so often, and is such a simple thought that you may pass right by it.


The most valuable thing you can do today is to find something you like about something.

When you are in a good mood, this is easy to do. When you are not in a good mood, this is harder to do.

But look around you, beloveds. A bird sings every day. A bird never says: "I don't feel like singing today." A bird sings because that is what birds do.

A human being has a choice, to find joy or to find fault.

The question posed to you isn't: "What do you feel like doing today, or what do you feel like saying today?"

It is the same as when you go to work. Mostly you are not in the position of asking: "What do I want to do today?" Most likely you have to ask: "What needs to be done today? What is important that I do today?" You may not feel like adding up numbers, but that may be what has to be done.

In your life, what is optimum for you to do today? Every single day of your life, regardless of the weather, regardless of where you are, it is for you to note something you like. Even if the weather is cold and blustery.

When there is someone you see fault in, then look for something in the person that you don't see fault in. There may be ten things you don't like about the person, but will you, as a favor to me, find one thing you could like? If he is a nit-picker, perhaps like you, he may not care about what you care about, but he cares about something.

And now we come to you, beloved. If you are a nit-picker with yourself, find something about yourself that you like. Turn yourself from a nit-picker into a good-natured person easy to please yourself. Perhaps the best thing you can be today is a person who is amicable.

Perhaps you can find as many good reasons to be pleased as you used to find to be displeased.

What if a person you are dealing with now rubs you so much the wrong way that you can't, try as you may, draw a clear breath in his presence. There is not one single thing you can think of that pleases you. I will tell you what to do then. This one simple advice may change your whole life. Here is what I suggest when you are stymied and someone simply cannot please you. Here's what you do:

Think of something you can do to please the person. Can you get him a cup of coffee? Give him a stick of gum? Ask him to tell you what you can do for him? Ask him about his daughter or his dog? What would be the cost to you, beloved? What might be the reward to the person?

No matter how trying a situation with someone may be for you, you have the power within you to ease it. If you cannot ease it for yourself, then see what you can do to ease it for the other person.

Isn't it strange that I would have to ask this of you when all are your brothers and sisters, and you, theirs?

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Spiritual Vanity: What It Is, What It Does.


A Saint-Germain Channel
By Alexandra Mahlimay & Dan Bennack
April 4, 2010
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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The following question answered by Saint-Germain comes from our monthly channeling broadcast.

Viewer (paraphrased): I feel that true freedom comes when I can choose anything that I might want to create or experience in life. When I can do whatever I want. But doesn't too much freedom lead to difficulties, too? What about vanity, for one? What are your thoughts about freedom, choice, and vanity?

Saint-Germain: An interesting question. You are asking about freedom of choice here, and here is my short reply, "With freedom comes choice, and in choice you will find your freedom." Yes, there is something very wonderful about freedom of choice. But there is also something very seductive about it, especially if you are unprepared for the experience of being able to do whatever you want. And you have rightly named one of these difficulties. It is called, vanity.

What Is Spiritual Vanity?

Let's talk about a particular kind of vanity now. Let's talk about spiritual vanity. Have you ever met anyone who is spiritually vain? I'm willing to bet that you know one or two of them.

A person is spiritually vain when they take excessive pride in their spiritual accomplishments, and then use this to impress or manipulate others around them. It has “tarnished the halo” of many human angels who would lead others on the Earth today.

Spiritual vanity has consequences, too. Just consider how difficult it is for the spiritually vain person to disentangle himself or herself from this folly. It is a monumental task. It is a stumbling block for many who are on the spiritual path, as they journey back toward remembering their Divinity.

The Folly of Spiritual Vanity

Vanity is a trap, indeed, and here's the reason why:

People on a spiritual path often find themselves moving into higher states of awareness, as they progress along the way. The problem of spiritual vanity arises, however, whenever there is a fascination or fixation on these experiences. It is tempting for some people to believe that just because they had this marvelous experience, that they are somehow better or more enlightened than others. This, of course, is absurd.

What is really happening here is that their egos, which are not yet fully reintegrated into the experience of Divine Remembrance, are playing tricks on them.

Let me give you a silly example to illustrate this point.

Let's pretend that the ego is your local school teacher, and that you are a naive student who is willing to believe just about anything that you are told. Your teacher encourages you to write the following incomplete sentence on the blackboard: “My spiritual experience is...,” and then complete it with the following statement: “...better than your experience, any day of the week, so why not let me tell you about it?

Then your teacher sends you home to repeat this ridiculous statement to your family, friends, and neighbors, until they are either convinced that you know exactly what you are talking about and should lead them to the Holy Land, or that you are certifiably insane. And so, the false prophet is born.

Know this, my friend: The ego will take hold of anything that is yours, and twist it to its own purposes. It loves to make sure that you, and those around you, stay in ignorance of your Divinity.

Why does the ego believe that it deserves to be recognized by, or to be better than everyone else around it? Because it is secretly uncertain of its place and importance in the world. This makes the ego particularly vulnerable to the experience of inflated pride. And the spiritual variety of this is particularly troublesome.

The ego can never take legitimate pride in anything that is really important about you, – such as the Truth of your Divinity, because the ego was born out of your ignorance of this fact.

And This Brings Us Back to Vanity.

Spiritual vanity is nothing more than an ego-sanctioned “recognition” of your Divinity. But it is a false recognition. It's just another way to keep you from truly remembering your Divinity by telling you, and those around you, that you've already done it, when you really haven't. The ego encourages you to accept this fiction, by telling you that if you can just persuade enough people to believe that it is so, then it must certainly be true. And this is the trap of spiritual vanity. It is as much a problem for those who would lead others on a spiritual path, as it is for those who would allow themselves to be lead.

So, to make things perfectly clear, I will repeat myself: “With freedom comes choice, and in choice you will find your freedom.”

Know this, dear friend, that when you are truly free, you will choose your experiences wisely, just as your Soul does, and that spiritual vanity will not enter into the picture at all.

Instead, your decisions about what to do with your life, your relationships, and anything else of importance to you, – will be in harmony with your Soul's Choices about how best to embody its Divinity as the human you on Earth.

And in this harmonious alignment between what is human about you, and what is Divine, you are going to realize the true meaning of freedom. The true meaning of freedom for you as a human being, is liberating yourself from forgetfulness about Who You Really Are... liberating yourself from ego-driven acts of self-sabotage that keep you in the dark about your Divinity.

Know that as you re-integrate the ego's distorted perceptions about who you are, into a conscious appreciation of your Divinity, that you will find freedom and purpose in everything that you do.

And, more importantly, you will understand that your growing spiritual awareness has nothing to do with being better than others, or more highly-evolved. Instead, it places you on equal footing with all humans, and asks you to practice humility daily.

This kind of humility asks you to lead and teach by example, and not by showiness or showmanship; demonstrating to others that living a human life, and acting with Divine Awareness, is possible for them, too.

Remember that humility doesn't ask you to deny the grandeur of your Divinity, or to live timidly. Your Divinity IS grand; and so are you, when you feel inspired by it. Humility simply asks you to live your life without false pride. Without ego.

A Need for Discernment

When you can free yourself from the ego's vanity, then you will no longer feel that you are spiritually superior to others, or more enlightened; or that you need to force your higher perspective on them, for their own good. Nor will you be seduced by the competing messages of those who try to tell, or sell you this kind of packaged vanity. There is much need for discernment about this today.

Instead you will be aware of everyone's need to find their way back to remembering their Divinity, and you will be eager to help them in respectful and appropriate ways, whenever they call upon you.

Thank you, my friend, for asking this question on behalf of all those who are present now, and who may be reading this later.

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Andromeda, feels like home to me…..

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224; often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts, is a spiral galaxy approximately 2,500,000 light-years away in the constellation Andromeda.

It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, the Milky Way. As it is visible as a faint smudge on a moonless night, it is one of the farthest objects visible to the naked eye, and can be seen even from urban areas with binoculars. It is named after the princess Andromeda in Greek mythology.

Andromeda is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which consists of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies. Although the largest, Andromeda may not be the most massive, as recent findings suggest that the Milky Way contains more dark matter and may be the most massive in the grouping.

The 2006 observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that M31 contains one trillion (1012) stars, several times more than the number of stars in our own galaxy, which is estimated to be c. 200-400 billion.

While the 2006 estimates put the mass of the Milky Way to be ~80% of the mass of Andromeda, which is estimated to be 7.1 X 1011 solar masses, a 2009 study concluded that Andromeda and the Milky Way are about equal in mass.

At an apparent magnitude of 3.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is notable for being one of the brightest Messier objects, making it easily visible to the naked eye even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution. Although it appears more than six times as wide as the full moon when photographed through a larger telescope, only the brighter central region is visible with the naked eye.

Observation History

The earliest recorded observation of the Andromeda Galaxy was in 964 CE by the Persian astronomer, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi), who described it as a "small cloud" in his Book of Fixed Stars. Other star charts of that period have it labeled as the Little Cloud.

The first description of the object based on telescopic observation was given by Simon Marius in 1612.

Charles Messier catalogued it as object M31 in 1764 and incorrectly credited Marius as the discoverer, unaware of Al Sufi's earlier work.

In 1785, the astronomer William Herschel noted a faint reddish hue in the core region of the M31. He believed it to be the nearest of all the "great nebulae" and, based on the color and magnitude of the nebula, he incorrectly guessed that it was no more than 2,000 times the distance of Sirius.

William Huggins in 1864 observed the spectrum of M31 and noted that it differed from a gaseous nebula. The spectra of M31 displayed a continuum of frequencies, superimposed with dark absorption lines that help identify the chemical composition of an object. The Andromeda nebula was very similar to the spectra of individual stars, and from this it was deduced that M31 had a stellar nature.

In 1885, a supernova (known as "S Andromedae") was seen in M31, the first and so far only one observed in that galaxy. At the time M31 was considered to be a nearby object, so the cause was thought to be a much less luminous and unrelated event called a nova, and was named accordingly "Nova 1885".

The first photographs of M31 were taken in 1887 by Isaac Roberts from his private observatory in Sussex, England. The long-duration exposure allowed the spiral structure of the galaxy to be seen for the first time. However, at the time this object was commonly believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, and Roberts mistakenly believed that M31 and similar spiral nebulae were actually solar systems being formed, with the satellites nascent planets.

The radial velocity of this object with respect to our solar system was measured in 1912 by Vesto Slipher at the Lowell Observatory, using spectroscopy. The result was the largest velocity recorded at that time, at 300 kilometres per second (190 mi/s), moving in the direction of the Sun.

Island Universe

In 1917, Heber Curtis observed a nova within M31. Searching the photographic record, 11 more novae were discovered. Curtis noticed that these novae were, on average, 10 magnitudes fainter than those that occurred within our Galaxy. As a result he was able to come up with a distance estimate of 500,000 light-years (3.2X1010 AU). He became a proponent of the so-called "island universes" hypothesis, which held that spiral nebulae were actually independent galaxies.

In 1920 the Great Debate between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis took place, concerning the nature of the Milky Way, spiral nebulae, and the dimensions of the universe. To support his claim that Great Andromeda Nebula (M31) was an external galaxy, Curtis also noted the appearance of dark lanes resembling the dust clouds in our own Galaxy, as well as the significant Doppler shift.

In 1922 Ernst Opik presented a very elegant and simple astrophysical method to estimate the distance of M31, his result (450 kpc (1,500 kly)) put Andromeda Nebula far outside our Galaxy.

Edwin Hubble settled the debate in 1925 when he identified extragalactic Cepheid variable stars for the first time on astronomical photos of M31. These were made using the 2.5 metres (98 in) Hooker telescope, and they enabled the distance of Great Andromeda Nebula to be determined. His measurement demonstrated conclusively that this feature was not a cluster of stars and gas within our Galaxy, but an entirely separate galaxy located a significant distance from our own.

Andromeda plays an important role in galactic studies, since it is the nearest spiral galaxy (although not the nearest galaxy).

In 1943, Walter Baade was the first person to resolve stars in the central region of the Andromeda Galaxy. Based on his observations of this galaxy, he was able to discern two distinct populations of stars based on their metallicity, naming the young, high velocity stars in the disk Type I and the older, red stars in the bulge Type II. This nomenclature was subsequently adopted for stars within the Milky Way, and elsewhere. (The existence of two distinct populations had been noted earlier by Jan Oort.) Dr. Baade also discovered that there were two types of Cepheid variables, which resulted in a doubling of the distance estimate to M31, as well as the remainder of the Universe.

Radio emission from the Andromeda Galaxy was first detected by Grote Reber in 1940. The first radio maps of the galaxy were made in the 1950s by John Baldwin and collaborators at the Cambridge Radio Astronomy Group. The core of the Andromeda Galaxy is called 2C 56 in the 2C radio astronomy catalogue.

In 2009, the first planet may have been discovered in the Andromeda Galaxy. This candidate was detected using a technique called microlensing, which is caused by the deflection of light by a massive object.

Structure

Based on its appearance in visible light, the Andromeda galaxy is classified as an SA(s)b galaxy in the de Vaucouleurs-Sandage extended classification system of spiral galaxies. However, data from the 2MASS survey showed that the bulge of M31 has a box-like appearance, which implies that the galaxy is actually a barred galaxy with the bar viewed almost directly along its long axis.

In 2005, astronomers used the Keck telescopes to show that the tenuous sprinkle of stars extending outward from the galaxy is actually part of the main disk itself. This means that the spiral disk of stars in Andromeda is three times larger in diameter than previously estimated. This constitutes evidence that there is a vast, extended stellar disk that makes the galaxy more than 220,000 light-years (67,000 pc) in diameter. Previously, estimates of Andromeda's size ranged from 70,000 to 120,000 light-years (21,000 to 37,000 pc) across.

The galaxy is inclined an estimated 77° relative to the Earth (where an angle of 90° would be viewed directly from the side). Analysis of the cross-sectional shape of the galaxy appears to demonstrate a pronounced, S-shaped warp, rather than just a flat disk. A possible cause of such a warp could be gravitational interaction with the satellite galaxies near M31. The galaxy M33 could be responsible for some warp in M31's arms, though more precise distances and radial velocities are required.

Spectroscopic studies have provided detailed measurements of the rotational velocity of M31 at various radii from the core. In the vicinity of the core, the rotational velocity climbs to a peak of 225 kilometres per second (140 mi/s) at a radius of 1,300 light-years (82,000,000 AU) light-years, then descends to a minimum at 7,000 light-years (440,000,000 AU) where the rotation velocity may be as low as 50 kilometres per second (31 mi/s).

Thereafter the velocity steadily climbs again out to a radius of 33,000 light-years (2.1x109 AU), where it reaches a peak of 250 kilometres per second (160 mi/s). The velocities slowly decline beyond that distance, dropping to around 200 kilometres per second (120 mi/s) at 80,000 light-years (5.1x109 AU). These velocity measurements imply a concentrated mass of about 6 x 109 M in the nucleus. The total mass of the galaxy increases linearly out to 45,000 light-years (2.8 x109 AU), then more slowly beyond that radius.

The spiral arms of Andromeda are outlined by a series of H II regions that Baade described as resembling "beads on a string". They appear to be tightly wound, although they are more widely spaced than in our galaxy.

Rectified images of the galaxy show a fairly normal spiral galaxy with the arms wound up in a clockwise direction. There are two continuous trailing arms that are separated from each other by a minimum of about 13,000 light-years (8.2E+8 AU). These can be followed outward from a distance of roughly 1,600 light-years (100,000,000 AU) from the core. The most likely cause of the spiral pattern is thought to be interaction with M32. This can be seen by the displacement of the neutral hydrogen clouds from the stars.

In 1998, images from the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory demonstrated that the overall form of the Andromeda galaxy may be transitioning into a ring galaxy. The gas and dust within Andromeda is generally formed into several overlapping rings, with a particularly prominent ring formed at a radius of 32,000 light-years (2.0x109 AU) from the core. This ring is hidden from visible light images of the galaxy because it is composed primarily of cold dust.

Close examination of the inner region of Andromeda showed a smaller dust ring that is believed to have been caused by the interaction with M32 more than 200 million years ago. Simulations show that the smaller galaxy passed through the disk of Andromeda along the latter's polar axis. This collision stripped more than half the mass from the smaller M32 and created the ring structures in Andromeda.

Studies of the extended halo of M31 show that it is roughly comparable to that of the Milky Way, with stars in the halo being generally "metal-poor", and increasingly so with greater distance. This evidence indicates that the two galaxies have followed similar evolutionary paths. They are likely to have accreted and assimilated about 1-200 low-mass galaxies during the past 12 billion years. The stars in the extended halos of M31 and the Milky Way may extend nearly one third the distance separating the two galaxies.

Nucleus

M31 is known to harbor a dense and compact star cluster at its very center. In a large telescope it creates a visual impression of a star embedded in the more diffuse surrounding bulge. The luminosity of the nucleus is in excess of the most luminous globular clusters.

In 1991 Tod R. Lauer used WFPC, then on board the Hubble Space Telescope, to image Andromeda's inner nucleus. The nucleus consists of two concentrations separated by 1.5 parsecs (4.9 ly). The brighter concentration, designated as P1, is offset from the center of the galaxy. The dimmer concentration, P2, falls at the true center of the galaxy and contains a 3-5x107 M black hole.

Scott Tremaine has proposed that the observed double nucleus could be explained if P1 is the projection of a disk of stars in an eccentric orbit around the central black hole. The eccentricity is such that stars linger at the orbital apocenter, creating a concentration of stars. P2 also contains a compact disk of hot, spectral class A stars. The A stars are not evident in redder filters, but in blue and ultraviolet light they dominate the nucleus, causing P2 to appear more prominent than P1.

While at the initial time of its discovery it was hypothesized that the brighter portion of the double nucleus was the remnant of a small galaxy "cannibalized" by Andromeda, this is no longer considered to be a viable explanation. The primary reason is that such a nucleus would have an exceedingly short lifetime due to tidal disruption by the central black hole. While this could be partially resolved if P1 had its own black hole to stabilize it, the distribution of stars in P1 does not suggest that there is a black hole at its center.

Artist's concept of Andromeda galaxy core showing a view across a

mysterious disk of young, blue stars encircling a supermassive black hole.

Discrete Sources

Multiple X-ray sources have been detected in the Andromeda Galaxy, using observations from the ESA's XMM-Newton orbiting observatory. Robin Barnard et al. hypothesized that these are candidate black holes or neutron stars, which are heating incoming gas to millions of kelvins and emitting X-rays. The spectrum of the neutron stars is the same as the hypothesized black holes, but can be distinguished by their masses.

There are approximately 460 globular clusters associated with the Andromeda galaxy. The most massive of these clusters, identified as Mayall II, nicknamed Globular One, has a greater luminosity than any other known globular cluster in the local group of galaxies.

It contains several million stars, and is about twice as luminous as Omega Centauri, the brightest known globular cluster in the Milky Way. Globular One (or G1) has several stellar populations and a structure too massive for an ordinary globular. As a result, some consider G1 to be the remnant core of a dwarf galaxy that was consumed by M31 in the distant past. The globular with the greatest apparent brightness is G76 which is located in the south-west arm's eastern half.

In 2005, astronomers discovered a completely new type of star cluster in M31. The new-found clusters contain hundreds of thousands of stars, a similar number of stars that can be found in globular clusters. What distinguishes them from the globular clusters is that they are much larger ­ several hundred light-years across ­ and hundreds of times less dense. The distances between the stars are, therefore, much greater within the newly discovered extended clusters.

Future Collision of the Milky Way with Andromeda

The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching the Sun at about 100 to 140 kilometres per second (62 to 87 mi/s),[56] so it is one of the few blue shifted galaxies. The Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way are thus expected to collide in perhaps 2.5 billion years, although the details are uncertain since Andromeda's tangential velocity with respect to the Milky Way is only known to within about a factor of two.

A likely outcome of the collision is that the galaxies will merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy. Such events are frequent among the galaxies in galaxy groups. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System in the event of a collision are presently unknown. If the galaxies do not merge, there is a small chance that the Solar System could be ejected from the Milky Way or join Andromeda.

Andromeda's Satellite Galaxies  Wikipedia
Like the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy has satellite galaxies, consisting of 14 known dwarf galaxies.

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~ The Little Gods ~The Eleven Sided Coin

Channeler: Steve Rother

Greetings from Home

Dear ones, this day is special in many ways of which you are unaware. You are now at a point where you can pretend to be something other than what you are. That allows you to see contrast in ways you have not before. We wish to tell you a story that may help you put into perspective some of the things you are experiencing as this evolution of humanity continues. We understand that you are at the leading edge of the vibrational change. Many of you feel much of the heat that results from this shift, for you are the ones who are the precursors to the light. Yes, you are the ones who dare to go ahead and hold the door open for the others. So, let us speak of the overview of spirit in this perspective.

The Actualization of Energy

There came a point in creation of All That Is where energy was actualized. It was actualized for the first time in a timeline. The moment that matter became energized, you had something in your realm happen that is called the Big Bang. Although you know very little about what really happened, it was basically a series of chain reactions that started very small. With the Big Bang began the illusion of a timeline that you were able to work with. Let us share with you the illustration of an explosion, because that is how you all perceived it.

Although you have witnessed the result of the explosion, you have no evidence of the actual explosion. In the explosion, everything scattered from that center point forward, moving outward. However, as the energy moved it forcefully collided with matter so that energy was forced into every crevice and part of the matter. In effect, the matter became energized.

Because of the extreme force with which this occurred, both became somewhat contorted. The energized matter twisted and started to transform, as if it had been stretched to a new dimension. Because the energy was stretched in this way, much that exists at Home and on Earth are different; things that work here do not necessarily work there. Home has a pure expression. Planet Earth is the perfect imperfection of god, so it was necessary to have your reflection be imperfect in every way.

Well, that put a twist on everything when the little gods began to feel separate, or different. It was almost as if god had exploded. When the energy was forced into matter, both changed forms and consequently the illusion of time was created. The resulting explosion reached so far out into the universe that little pieces of god began to form, creating an illusion of being finite. The pieces of god began to play on a timeline. That has stretched and changed things to such an extent that now it looks like the little gods are wearing eyeglasses in order to play their game. Everything they see has to be translated through these glasses. Even if they see the perfection of Home they cannot relate to it, nor can they fully understand it because they are in another dimension. Part of becoming used to this became one of the biggest challenges to the little gods. The gods also had to wear the glasses to make them forget who they were. They also had to forget the connection they felt with others around them; they forgot that the others were little gods as well. So, their biggest challenge was that every thought they had manifested. Every single time they would hold a thought in their mind, it would happen. That became quite problematic, because it allowed no leeway of thought since every thought had a responsibility connected to it. That is why they placed a time lag on their creations, so the little gods could play the game of pretending to be human.

The Eleven-Sided Coin

Now we would like to explain something that will become clear to most of you in the very near future. You are multidimensional. Each little god would be like an eleven-sided coin (hendecagon). You call them Loonies in Canada and have different names for them elsewhere. There are four or five coins on Earth that have eleven sides. Although there are different sides on each coin, it is still the same coin. If you move in one direction, this facet comes up. If you move in another direction, another aspect shows up. We use this to show you another way to view the eleven dimensions of self; each one of you has eleven different facets. The eyeglasses that the gods are wearing are keeping them from seeing the other facets of themselves, or even the evidence of their own facets. So, that keeps you separated into different dimensions where you cannot always see your reaction or connection to others. This provided the little gods an opportunity to have eleven experiences on planet Earth at the same time with the same soul, with the same coin.

Because the little gods were in the illusion of a timeline, they were able to see their footprints as they traveled through time. That had never happened before, because the little gods had always lived in circular time. Suddenly they were in linear time, which allowed them to see themselves in a new way. The little gods began their journeys and they began watching their creations. They started to doubt themselves, because they could not see that they were creating every thought. They began thinking that it was not possible to see without the glasses, believing that they were not even creators. Instead, they thought that circumstances actually ruled their lives. Because they held that thought, they created the reality that made that true. We did not even think of that. Ah, you humans are so creative.

Let us explain a few other things that might help you understand. Although we are speaking about the beginning of humanity, you are now on the opposite end of that spectrum. You are pushing the boundaries of what would have been the end of humanity and in the process changing everything. At the very last moments of the game, the little gods began to take off their glasses and re-member their power. It has been difficult for the little gods to understand their own magic, after spending so much energy hiding it from themselves.
You learned how to walk in the timeline. However, the original force that exploded and in doing so pushed all of that energy into areas of the universe where it had never existed before, is no longer pushing.

The Out Breath of God Has Begun.

That force which created everything you see in front of you is no longer pushing in the same way it was. Even though it is moving in the same direction, it is now retreating. The universe is no longer expanding; it has crossed the boundary point at which it is actually beginning to shrink. The “out breath” of god has begun.* So, what does that mean for the little gods who no longer feel that push to be separate? Well, that is rather interesting. In the illusion of living in the timeline, you learn to see everything as either up/down, right/wrong, good/bad, or black/white. You see contrasts rather than similarities. Every time that you learned something, it would be because you had pushed one of those boundaries. You learned to push in this direction and in that direction, which is really how humanity expanded and became what it is today. Now that energy is no longer forcing and pushing from the Big Bang, things are starting to change. You are having difficulty with much of the change.

Outer Edges of Truth

You see many examples of extreme polarity on your planet right now. When we say extreme, we mean that one person is going to push the boundaries all the way in one direction and call that outside edge their truth. Another person is going to push all the way to the other side, and call the outer edge their truth. We do not care which outer edges you think are right or wrong, for none of that makes any difference. These are only the outer edges; that is all you have called your truth up to this point in your history. You are now about to spend more time in this area than you ever have before, because that energetic force pushing you out into the universe is no longer there. As a result, you are now free-floating with that eleven-sided coin. You are capable of moving around and doing things in ways that you have never done them before. This is the magical time on planet Earth, when the little gods have begun to awaken from the dream. They started to understand that they could create anything, even with the glasses on. They began to understand that everything they see in front of them was a result of their own thoughts. It was what they held in the creative aspects of their minds and their hearts, which was then pushed out into the universe to create a reality that would exactly match their expectations. Now what you are experiencing is that you are still pushing the edges of those boundaries. So, that means that when one person calls something right, someone else is going to call the same thing wrong. Now is the time to start looking for ways you are alike, instead of ways in which you are different or separate. This is the time for humanity to come back together, recognizing that you are all little gods. It does not matter where they are, were born and raised, or even what kind of belief systems or experiences they have had. Your critical mass is reaching the point of no return and you will not go back to doing things the way you have always done them. We can guarantee you that.

Learning the Overview of Triality

Now it will be critical to stop pushing the outer edges. The more you push these outer edges to find the extremes on the outside, you will no longer find truth in those extremes. Now we ask you to first look in the middle for your definitions, and then look to the outside. Watch the way that each one works, rather than judging. Consider the possibility that you are faced with the same challenges, and that perhaps you simply approached them from different angles. Something can be learned from each angle. Now is the time for unity on this planet, and in a very big way. For all of humanity, 2009 was the beginning of the end of separation on planet Earth. The veil is beginning to be lifted so that you can see each other clearly. You will see each other’s hearts first, and so the magic continues. The eleven-sided coin will gain new dimensions; it will not be a flat coin any longer, but it still has eleven aspects. You will have 11 aspects of yourself, too. Because of this movement and the next evolutionary process, there is much more that we wish to explain to you about what is currently happening.

Multidimensional Bleed-Through

Even though we have spoken many times about the opportunities for all of humanity to become multidimensional, the progress has been so very slow. So far, we have only been able to plant esoterical thoughts in your mind. You have not been able to prove any of this to yourselves, nor have you seen its practical uses. We wish to share with you that one thing happening now that has been labeled bleed-through. You are starting to feel things through other dimensions of yourself. The other sides of the coin may be experiencing a big adventure, or a growth period, where they are having great difficulties. Suddenly you may find yourself quite sad, in pain, or having difficulty for no apparent reason. The bleed-through is becoming stronger because your veil is disappearing. That which has kept you separate from yourself in many ways, is now starting to diminish. As a result, a lot of ways that you have typically dealt with energy before will be reducing and going away. Being the teachers and the healers that you are, you will find new techniques. You will work with them so you can share them with others in the room and around the world, who can then take these energies and help grow to the next level. This is a time to watch what happens on television and put yourself in that person’s shoes. Consider how you would react if you were in that situation yourself. This is a time to start thinking on a personal level what that would look like if it was happening to you, because it is happening to you. You are not disconnected from each other, and between 2010 and 2012 humanity will learn that. We are so overjoyed to be even a small part of helping you re-member your true nature and what you really came to do.

The Perfect Imperfection

You will begin seeing things the way they really are, for you understand that in order to play this game, planet Earth had to be imperfect. For instance, music is not a human invention; it came directly from Home. When you brought it to planet Earth, you had to shift it slightly to make it fit into an imperfect world. That is the why your chromatic scale is not in equal increments. In order to sound perfect to you, it has to be imperfect. If you are counting using numbers, you use a base ten system which does not actually exist throughout the universe. The rest of the universe and Home is on a base twelve system. However, it had to be altered slightly for you to use it and be practical with it. You think of base ten as very simple and not at all complex, whereas base twelve is quite complex. But we tell you that it is exactly the opposite of that. Through the eyes of humans, you must see things a little differently. Even your expression of mathematics is filled with these same inconsistencies. We will not call them universal laws. We do not believe in any type of law, because everything can be altered and that is exactly what you have done. You have taken universal constants and you have twisted them, you have altered them slightly to play this game. Now you are starting to see things the way they really are. Now you are going to start to see things on a new level. You have not been able before to see such clarity; it will be seen through all eyes on planet Earth.

The challenges you will have are the habits you have built around seeing things in a certain way. So, the first thing we ask you to do is to keep your eyes open. Look around, seeking the possibilities. When you do not understand something, know that it is a potential for you to uncover another part of yourself so you can see more than one of these eleven sides. The aspects of yourself are coming back together so that you will be able to see the whole being. It will take time. It is not happening overnight. For you it will seem like it is taking forever. “When is something finally going to happen?” A hundred years from now when you look back at this time, it will seem as if it happened in a heartbeat. Just enjoy this magical moment, and know that you have a new vision if you become aware and search for it. Look for the opportunities to see yourself everywhere. Simply look and you will find Home very quickly. You will create all eleven aspects of Home right where you are today.

Dear ones, you sit in these rooms and watch us. You come together to be filled with spirit, and to re-member part of the true nature of who you are. What you do not understand is that the respect and honor for each of you who play the game of pretending to be a human is so great on this side of the veil. You are the revered ones. You are the ones who have dared to take off your wings and play a game of pretending to be a human. We honor you more than you could possibly ever know. When you arrive Home, there will be one hell of a party!.

Treat each other with the greatest of respect every chance you get. Nurture one another every time you can and play well together.
Espavo.

The group

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Akashic Records on Planet Earth

Can you explain what is going on with the planet as far as changes and shifts, and how they are related to 2012? 

Planet Earth is changing in a way that is similar to the way that human beings are changing.  Just as humans are moving through Enlightenment, Planet Earth is moving through Enlightenment.  You cannot do this without one another.  Because Enlightenment means returning to the Light that you originally were before you were ever human.  Being human means living in a limited physical body and being limited by time and space.  Planet Earth is in exactly the same position.  Your ability to live as a human, as a soul who is temporarily limited by time and space, relies on Planet Earth existing or having a similar contract that you have.  Both you as a human and Planet Earth, as a Planet, have the same contract -- you have agreed to be limited by time and space temporarily in order to have a particular kind of experience. 


An individual human cannot be held in third dimension without help.  You need many other beings doing the same thing along with you to create enough momentum, including a being who has agreed to be Planet Earth.  Planet Earth cannot do it on her own either.  In order to be a planet, she needs many other beings to support the squeeze into the time space continuum.  All of you are in community together and your contracts have been intertwined.  So as you as a human being, as all of you move through Enlightenment, and you slowly but surely remember who you really are and find ways to hold that higher dimensional awareness in your physical body, in your physical being, Planet Earth does the same thing.  In fact, she initiated the shift.  In some ways she has been ahead of you all in this.  The changes you are seeing in Planet Earth, many of you are experiencing changes that are energetic.  Many of you are finding yourselves feeling a different vibration from Planet Earth than you ever have before.  Many of you have a different kind of relationship with Planet Earth than you have ever had before. 

There are also physical changes.  Most of the physical changes occurring on Planet Earth are occurring on the surface and they are based on what human beings have created and what effects human beings need to experience in order to evolve.  There are some changes deeper in the planet, but they are changes that were set in motion when the planet began its existence.  The end of a planet is written in the moment the planet first comes into existence.  Scientists, such as astronomers and geologists, understand this very well.  The very forces that were set in motion when the planet was created are the same forces that eventually will spell its demise.  There is a careful balance of heat and gravity holding the planet in place. 

The physical changes you will see on Planet Earth are based on recent environmental changes, such as pollution-based climate change, and tectonic shifting that has been operating for many millions of years.  A change did occur to set in motion the potential for 2012.  In early 2006, a deep shift occurred in the Earth's mantle that has caused a ripple effect that will slowly, over the course of about 50 to 70 years, emerge as increasing Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other geologic events.  What you are likely to see, and you are already beginning to see, is a flurry of geologic activity on Earth's surface.  You will see clusters of Earthquakes occurring.  Earthquakes always occur in clusters, but they are usually at a low grade or low level so they are not apparent to the average person.  Scientists have been aware of this dynamic of Earthquake clustering across the world.  You will start to see much larger Earthquakes based on that deep shift that happened in the mantle in 2006. 

It is related to 2012 in that human beings requested, at a soul level, all human beings together requested that Planet Earth help uphold experiences that will lead you to awakening.  When that shift occurred in Planet Earth, energetically it was like her heart opened a little bit more than usual and dedicated something to all of you.  The physical ripple effects of that include more Earthquakes that are larger and they are going to occur specifically where human beings live.  They are going to occur, as you have seen in the last year, right in the heart of population centers.  This is part of the potential for 2012, though it occurs over many years rather than just in that one year.

You are going to see more events in population centers because humanity has requested help from Planet Earth.  When these large, natural disasters occur, humanity wakes up a little more.  You are constantly monitoring yourselves as a human family at a soul level, to make sure that you can shift and expand and evolve as much as possible without trauma.  But, because of the nature of human beings, and because some of you are a little slower to awaken than others, sometimes you need to be shaken awake.  We are not saying people who are shaken in an Earthquake are shaken awake.  Often it is the people far away whose hearts suddenly open, who suddenly feel aware of people who are suffering in other parts of the world and aware of your connection to those people despite the difference.  That is the awakening of Enlightenment that both humans and Earth are doing together.

Would it be a good idea to leave major urban centers and move to the country during the time of these Earth changes? 

For some of you it will be useful and for others it will not.  The dynamic that always held true for human beings will continue to hold true -- each of you has an individual calling and there are certain places on Planet Earth where you are meant to be in particular moments.  What you are going to find as an individual is that it becomes more and more clear to you that you need to move or you need to stay somewhere based on your own intuition and on the events that unfold in your life to lead you. 

Instead of giving a general rule, we are going to remind you that no one knows better than you do where you need to be.  Some of you have a contract to be present for a natural disaster and you will be called or summoned, you will be drawn to, or you will just accidentally find yourself in the location where you need to be when that disaster occurs. 

Others of you have a contract to be away from a disaster, even if it is going to happen in your city.  You will find you happen to be somewhere else on the day that the disaster occurs.  There is no way you can control this logically.  Your conscious self does not control this.  It is negotiated by your soul and the souls of everyone around you, including Planet Earth.  The best thing you can do is to follow your intuition.  If you feel called to be somewhere, then go.  If you keep trying to make something happen, if you keep trying to live in a certain place and it is just not working, notice where you are drawn to live; notice where things flow more easily.  Do your best to answer the calling and trust that your higher self will ensure that you are where you need to be when you need to be there. 

Is the new Earth in the process of being created?  Does the transition to the new Earth exclude our current physical bodies?  Will humans have a choice between living on the new Earth and moving to ascend? 

The new Earth is in the process of being created just like the new version of humanity is in the process of being created.  It is not something separate from you.  The new Earth is not something separate from the old Earth.  It is a new, lighter, more evolved version and it does not happen in a single step, it happens in slow, deliberate stages, at all levels of existence -- from the physical to the ethereal, from the minute to the massive.  The Earth has been evolving and developing into what you might call the new Earth for about 30 years now.  Human beings only just began to catch up about 15 or 20 years ago.  Human beings' relationship with Planet Earth depends somewhat on who you are individually, but overall, humanity has had a contract with Earth that together you would hold yourselves in third dimension, that Planet Earth would support humanity physically and energetically.  The contract is that Planet Earth would support all of you and you would love Planet Earth in return.  Is that not a lovely contract?  She supports you, you love her and everything is equal.  That is equal.  That is the perfect payment.  It is the perfect balance. 

That contract of support and love continues but you are all together slowly releasing your contract to hold one another in third dimension.  That means for some of you who, at a soul level, wish to continue to exist in third dimensional lives will need to incarnate somewhere else.  After the lifetime you are living now, when you reincarnate somewhere, you will choose a location in the universe where you can be supported in a fully third dimensional experience.  If you have more to learn, if you want to try new things, if you just love the delicious limitations of time and space, you will incarnate somewhere else.  The thing that is becoming evident on Planet Earth is that this planet is shifting to support a third and fifth dimensional experience for human beings.  That means that the human beings will be most comfortable here and will continue to reincarnate here are human beings who remember more of who they really are, who are able to maintain their memories of past lives, able to see energy and shift energy more readily with their intention even as they play in a third dimensional body. 

The new Earth is supporting what you would call a hybrid, though it is really just a less limited third dimensional experience.  As always, any soul who no longer wants to live a third dimensional experience can simply not reincarnate in a third dimensional body.  That has always been true.  The only thing that is changing is that it will be less and less comfortable for a soul to be here if they are not shifting into fifth dimensional awareness.  This world will make less and less sense to them and they will find themselves struggling to maintain a solely third dimensional experience.  Just as always, there are infinite possibilities for where you can go and what you can do in this universe.  Those souls will simply incarnate somewhere else.  It is important to know that there is not good or bad here.  There is no qualification.  You do not get to stay on Planet Earth if you pass a certain test or if you evolve a certain amount.  You do not get to leave Planet Earth or have to leave Planet Earth for any of the similar reasons.  It is simply a matter of choice, at your highest level as a soul, you are always choosing where you want to be and what kinds of experiences you want to have.  That will remain true.  It is not a judgment on whether you are good or bad or whether you qualify. (March 2010)

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Birthpangs of the Mother

Posted here as a video before, but some might prefer reading it.....
 

~ Re-minders from Home ~

From Steve Rother:

This month the group had a message about the Earth and the magnetic fields that we
all live within. They explained how it would affect humans in general and how we could
prepare. They said the magnetic field has lost more than 10% in the last 100 years. The group talked about the cycle of the Earth shifting magnetic poles about every 500,000 years and how we are now overdue. They did say the Earth will not shift poles as we
have already changed that, yet there is still a lot of work to do and the Earth will go through magnetic fluctuations which may cause strange phenomenon and be felt emotionally by sensitive humans. Oh, how fun!

They said that this decrease in magnetism is a contributing factor to the overall human enlightenment now taking place, and that there was something special about the three years before and the three years after the final dip which will be in the year 2012.

Ready?

Big hugs. Have a great month!

Greetings from Home

The Re-wire of Humanity

This day we share with you much that is going on. Your physical bodies are changing every day in order to carry more of your own light. The physical re-wire you are going through as individuals is now starting to spread throughout every part of the entire planet as you have reached a collective, critical mass. We have mentioned a bit of the re-wire process and told you about some of the physical properties that will be changing and some of the things that will be taking place with every one of you as this goes forward. You will see a huge increase of sexual energy, life-force energy on this planet, in a lot of different ways. Over time, you will begin having conscious control over certain sets of muscles that you have not had conscious control over before. You will find that you can be conscious breathers instead of unconscious breathers. You will find that you will have more ability to tap into not only into your own telepathy, but on conscious levels you will be able to tap in through each other quite clearly and very easily. In order to get to this process, there are many physical changes that your bodies must go through. It is an evolutionary step and does not actually happen overnight, but when you look back at it 100 years down the road it will look as if it happened overnight. Let us tell you about the process so you can see what is taking place, because much of your preparation is happening on a time schedule that will put you at the right place at the right time. You are not the only one that is changing. The Earth herself is changing as well.

We have mentioned before that you are literally going through a re-wire process so that your energetics can hold more of your own spirit than the physical body has ever been able to hold before. When you first took the body, there was a huge portion of yourself that would not fit into the physical body. You left that portion behind in the other dimension you call Home. You actually connect to Home through this part of yourself, which you have called your Higher Self. It is that part of you which lives outside of your physical body. More of that part of you is now going to be in the physical body. The children being born every day are bringing these attributes in. Their eyes are getting brighter and you are starting to see more energy coming from them, and more capabilities. You will also see them communicating telepathically in ways that you have never done before. But yet, you are evolving into that exact process.

New Human Templates

The children being born now do not have to go through that same evolutionary process, for they are being placed well above the curve. The rest of you here are the ones of you evolving to catch up. This was always limited on planet Earth. The template that you have chosen to house your spirit during this incarnation is a limited template. The illustration we give you is that it only holds a portion of your soul. In the beginning there were 500 of these templates and you chose one. It was probably the same one you chose the last lifetime and the same one you chose before that, for you have a tendency to be creatures of habit even as souls. You choose the same type of template because you get comfortable with it. You choose male or female. You ask, “How am I going to work this incarnation? How am I going to do my magic this time? Is it going to be easier for me to learn my lessons as a female, or is it going to be easier for me to learn my lessons as a male?” Most of the time as creatures of habit you choose the one you have become comfortable with and stay with it for many, many incarnations until there is a reason to change.

Creating Home Here on Earth

The Earth herself is adapting. If you look at your physical body as you re-wire and you consider what we are telling you in that much of your energetic system is now going to house much more of your spirit, the exact same thing is true of planet Earth. She is re-wiring as we speak and has been for some time in order to hold more of the energetics, in order to hold more of spirit from Home on planet Earth. If you were going to create heaven on Earth, you are going to need Earth’s cooperation. That is what is happening. She is starting to evolve faster than you ever thought possible.

Watch the Pacific Ocean

We have mentioned many times that the Earth is not sick. She is pregnant and moving through a birthing process, and you are starting to see the labor pains begin. We made a prediction several years ago and we repeat it again today because it is on the verge of unfolding. Watch the Pacific Ocean, for that is where the energetic openings will first happen on planet Earth. It may very well be in the form of seismic or volcanic activity, but watch the Pacific Ocean and the Ring of Fire which was actually the birthplace of planet Earth. Watch the evolution as the Earth starts going through her own birthing cycles. It will become more intense; it will be more difficult. There will be times when huge portions of the population will leave. You have seen this in recent weeks, and you will see it again. It is not that anyone is doing anything right or wrong. It is not that those people who left were not of high enough vibration to stay here. In fact, many of them were of such high vibration they could not stay much longer and they simply took that opportunity for a way out. There will be a balancing on planet Earth of energetics in many different ways. All of those people who are leaving in order to make this happen are coming back as Crystal Children with some incredible attributes. They are coming back because for them to take that route is easier than raising their vibration consciously, which is the route you are taking right now. Yet none of this would be possible if you here were not making strides to do that. That is the piece that will help every person on planet Earth when you evolve yourself to where you gain your own spiritual confidence.

Overstretched Templates

The Keeper has mentioned about you finding your voice and discovering that place that is the voice of your Higher Self. That is you on purpose and what really resonates as truth throughout every part of your being. Connect and share that piece whenever possible, for that is the one piece that you brought from Home and you now have more capability of giving than ever before. Each one of you has chosen one of 500 templates available to this planet. It is the reason that you sometimes see someone who looks like or even acts like someone you know. They came from the same template. The good news is that there are only 499 people that you have to learn to get along with. But here you are no longer limited by the 500 templates, for that is part of your evolutionary change and the physical re-wire that is happening to your bodies right now. You are outgrowing the templates that originally housed your physical bodies and your energetics during this lifetime. Now they have the capabilities of new attributes, new properties, and new energetics in the same physical body you were born with. This is the opportunity for you to go through an evolutionary step and be re-born without going Home. That is exactly what has been predicted by many on this planet for a very long time. Why would you doubt it? Of course, now it is happening to you and that is the beautiful part because now what takes place is that you are being birthed to a New Earth.

The Earth is going to continue to go through some changes. The Ring of Fire surrounding the Pacific Ocean will see more movement in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 than ever before on this planet. You will see different anomalies take place. You will see the shifting of energy and all of it can be lessened and controlled—none of it needs to be negative, none of it needs to be catastrophic. It can all be an evolutionary step forward. The way you do it is simple: you feel you. Yes, you can feel the sadness and you can feel the trauma. Anytime there is trauma on planet Earth, it sets up a wave of energy that is felt by every single human being. It is easy for you to get wrapped up in a trauma and in the drama around it. It is easy for you to say, “What a shame! How horrible!” You feel your heart sink and then walk around all day in that half-lit mode. That is actually harmful to your physical bodies and serves no purpose whatsoever. The idea of what we wish you to do is to celebrate these changes of planet Earth. Look at this in one simple perspective: you had a tragedy in this place you call Haiti, but look how the world responded as one. Everyone wanted to do something—whatever they could do to try to ease the pain, to connect. That lesson in humanity was worth more than all the lives that were given in order to make that happen.

Wake Up Call

You now have the capability to connect on very deep levels with heart energy right from the beginning. These are pieces that each and every one of you must learn because you are not born in bodies that were capable of this. You are now adapting to new possibilities and new energies, which will also bring a new relationship to everything around you. During that time, know that many times you will be in this higher position where you can help to bring other people up. That is why you are there. Please do not lower your position, do not feel sadness, and do not feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Instead, feel the opportunity to help. Feel the opportunity to be on purpose and to spring into action in some way, because that is the piece you came here for. It would be a shame if you spent all these years on planet Earth waiting for this opportunity and then sleep right through it. The wake-up call is now. The alarm clock is ringing and you have a choice. You can reach over shut it off and pretend it didn’t ring, or you can hit the snooze button and pretend to wait, or you can jump into action.

It will happen to every human on planet Earth. Every one of you is going to go through this evolutionary change that will be difficult, because humans perceive change as difficult. However, you can change your perception before it happens and when you see activity in the Pacific Ocean, the lungs of planet Earth. When you see activity around the Ring of Fire, know that her lungs are stretching and new pieces are being built. This is not about the destruction of planet Earth any longer, instead it is about building a new environment for empowered humans. The Earth is doing her job. What are you doing? That is the question that she is asking you now for you are a part of each other. She needs your help. The connection between humans and Earth is much stronger than anyone ever thought possible but it is here, now. The effects of these shifts do not need to be negative. You can wipe these things out with your thought patterns and especially if you add one to the other.

The Power of Light

The way you count on planet Earth is to add 1 to 2, to 3, to 4, to 5, increasing by one the entire time, but that is not the universal constant when it comes to connecting energetic fields. When you connect energetic fields, it becomes exponential: 1 to 2 to 4, to 8, 16, 32 and so forth very quickly to the point at which it begins growing at incredible rates. Those are the harmonics of your vibration, because harmonics can be combined on top of other harmonics and can bring things into harmony on this Earth that has never existed before. You are creating it now and the opportunities are here in front of you.

Dear ones, this shift is not going to be easy. You are already seeing part of the challenges, and yet it can be the most joyous, beautiful shift that has ever happened throughout the universe. We ask you to take your part. Hold your energy, hold your highest hopes and dreams of everything you want in your life, every piece you deserve and are thankful for. Create the new world with your thoughts right now and watch your body evolve into it. It is an amazing process and never before has this happened on planet Earth. You are setting history with every breath you take. Do it well. Do it on purpose. Do it with the full consciousness that you are a spirit pretending to be a human and that you have something of value. You will find your purpose on planet Earth. You will be the highest you can be and we are so incredibly proud of you. It is not easy being a human; it is not easy for us to watch you being a human. There are times when you cannot find yourself. You look in the mirror and you have tears because sometimes you feel so alone, and yet you do not understand that we are right behind you. We hold you sometimes when you sleep. We see that you are having a bad dream and softly touch the corners of your cheeks to help you smile, so we can help change your reality a little bit because you have given us permission to do so. Now, you take that and do it for yourselves and each other. Touch each other the way that the angels touch you. Empower every person you see around you. You no longer have anything to fear from this, for it is not a race to see who gets there first. Nobody gets there until the last person arrives.

We are in this together and know that we are here waiting for you. The moment you wipe the sleep from your eyes, we are there to remind you of who you really are. We are so honored to be in your presence, for you are masters of the Gameboard and we are honored to be here. We know the pain you have experienced and we honor you for that pain; you will see this pain quite differently when you arrive Home. We know it is very difficult for you, but no one else can do it. It took the bravest of the angels to take off your wings to come down and play, yet here you are. Welcome Home. Know that we are with you every second of every day if you so choose. Also know that you are doing a fantastic job and we are incredibly proud of you.

It is with the greatest of honor that we leave you this day with three little reminders. Nurture one another every chance you get. Treat each other with the greatest respect. Play well together.

Espavo.

The group

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Emotions and dealing with them Qu’o

Channeler: Carla L. Rueckert

Jim: The question this evening has to do with emotions. We recognize love and fear as being polar opposites and we’re wondering if all the other emotions, such as jealousy, anger, doubt, greed, gluttony and so forth are some sort of a mixture of fear with love and if there is positive use that we can make of these supposedly negative emotions. Is there some benefit we can get from working with these emotions? What spiritual principles can we use to look at the various emotions that we come across in our daily lives?

(Carla channeling)

We are those of the principle of Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator, in whose service we come to you this evening. Thank you for calling us to your circle of seeking this evening. It is a privilege to be called and we are most happy to share our thoughts with you on the subject of emotions, love and fear.

As always, however, before we begin we would ask of each of you who hears or reads these words that you use your powers of discrimination and discernment in choosing which thoughts of ours you might wish to use as resources for your spiritual journey. We would ask that you follow the path of resonance. And if ideas do not resonate to you then please leave them behind without a second thought. We would not wish to be a stumbling block to you but only a resource. We thank you for this consideration.

You asked this evening concerning emotions. We find that among your people, emotions are often unappreciated and dishonored by those who would wish to live a spiritually oriented life. From our perspective, however, the emotions that you feel are gifts of enormous worth. Whereas the mind moves from thought to thought, generally governed by logic and the intellect, the heart moves from emotion to emotion, generally with no intellectual component whatsoever. For emotions are those gifts of the heart that stem from the very depths and roots of your consciousness.

Thusly, when you are attempting to think about emotions, you are attempting to think about that which has its reality in time/space, for [emotions] come from your consciousness rather than your intellect or mentality. Each person has a different and unique mentality and personality. However, as members of the tribe of humankind on your planet in third density, you share one consciousness. Your jealousy and another’s jealousy has the same energy. Your love and another’s love of a certain frequency has the same energy. It is emotions rather than thoughts which unite your people.

Now, in the roots of consciousness which this instrument calls the archetypal mind, the emotions can be mapped, much as the waterways of your continent can be mapped. There are rivers of emotions of various kinds, both those emotions you would call positive, such as joy, bliss and happiness, and emotions you would call negative, such as greed, gluttony and lust. Yet each emotion flows from its most distorted or extreme manifestation, through a succession of removals of distortion, until at last they all empty into the ocean that you would call the Logos or unconditional love or bliss.

This instrument has been attempting to define emotions along some sort of a yardstick or ruler attempting to measure emotions by the ratio of love to fear, this instrument having posited that love and fear are the fundamental opposites of emotion. [1] And we would suggest that while there is an element of truth in this thought, that it attempts to corral and compress the 360 degrees of emotions into a two-dimensional, straight line. This attempt in itself is a distortion of the model, shall we say, which we might suggest to be more useful for thinking about emotions.

In some ways, emotions can be perceived in terms of complementary colors. Those who wish to decorate their walls, for instance, will find a color wheel in which complementary colors are shown. And various contrasts are seen that are dynamic opposites. We find this wheel of color concept to be of use in talking about emotions.

However, it is not correct, in our humble opinion, to attempt to attach significance to the colors of emotions in that, for instance, it is said that someone is feeling “blue,” and there may well be a relationship betwixt that color or feeling which is blueness and that emotion. However, it is not valid to link “feeling blue” to the blue ray or the blue energy center, any more than a person who is “yellow” is operating from the yellow ray, or a person who is “green with envy” is operating from the heart chakra. In this sense there is no connection betwixt color and the emotions. They cannot be attached to any one chakra or ray. It is, however, a useful exercise when thinking about emotions to think of complementary colors and the track along which a certain kind of emotion might fall, so that one might begin to develop a wheel of emotions.

One way to look at emotions is to see where the love is in the emotion. For instance, if one considers the emotion of jealousy, the emotion of love is clearly seen, in that the object which has inspired one’s jealousy is greatly loved. Therefore, the jealousy has love at its heart, yet [it is] tinged by the fear of the loss of that love. [Therefore] the energy of the love becomes quite different from the original free and easy feeling of love.

We would suggest that there are complementary emotions, so that one may take radii out from the center of the wheel of emotions which is unconditional love, that love which this instrument would say is Christlike or which carries Christ Consciousness.

From that original love or that sea of bliss in the archetypal mind there spring forth the natural rays all around the 360 degrees of personhood.

Another way to evaluate emotions is to look at the faculty of will, desire or expectation. The clearest way to approach emotion, living day-to-day, would be to remain transparent and unattached to the outcome of one’s objects of desire or will or one’s expectations. However, it is precisely the inability of the individual within incarnation to remain unattached to outcomes which creates the bulk of distorted emotional reactions. Thusly, if one loved another purely and without attachment of any kind, and that object of love chose to move into relationship with another self beside the self, in the unattached entity this would be only a source of joy, knowing that the other self that is so beloved was doing something that he or she enjoyed. However, it is seldom that entities are unattached in this way.

If one looks at the meat of the spiritual life, it is clear that it is a blessing that the entity within incarnation is attached to outcomes and has distortions and expectations and desires, because these elements create the potential for feeling emotions and engaging consciousness in new and different ways.

Another element which is important to consider when looking at emotions is that faculty which you call judgment. The seeker who feels surface emotions tends to be non-judgmental if the emotions seem positive but quite judgmental if one’s own emotions seem to be from the shadow side of the self and express the darkness within. Now, if one were looking at a color wheel one would not judge the dark colors as inferior to the lighter colors but would see that all the range of colors would be needed to create all pleasing harmony within one’s color scheme. One would not shun the use of the notes of brown and gray and black and navy blue, for instance, as opposed to the pastels and the lighter colors in their earth tones such as the light tan, the light gray, and so forth. All of these colors equally are valued in building an environment which is pleasing to you personally.

As the spiritual seeker becomes more mature, each experience is another opportunity to work with a surface emotion and to refine or purify that emotion by offering it up as a spontaneous and pure feeling, without judgment, without asking the self to be one who feels only the positive emotions. Each emotion starts out, in the immature entity, as that which is confused and chaotic and has a high degree of static or noise as opposed to signal. Consequently, as a spiritual seeker, each time an emotion arises you are working to feel it without shrinking from it or reaching towards it, the goal being not to do anything with the emotion except to allow it to sink into the consciousness of the present moment.

As you give respect and honor to surface emotions you allow them the spaciousness to begin to filter down past the first levels of impulsivity and self-judgment. And as you allow yourself the space and the time for this emotion to tell its story to you, you are sinking into the roots of your own consciousness and beginning to be able to feel each emotion as a more distinct, pure and clarified color, shall we say.

It is possible, indeed probable, that some sort of ongoing contemplation of the archetypal mind may help the seeker to evaluate and think about the experiences of emotion that he has. Within the glyph of the Tree of Life, for instance, there are various emotions that are linked to the middle pillar, the feminine pillar, and the masculine pillar. It might be interesting to contemplate where the emotions that you experience day-by-day might fit on that Tree of Life glyph. [2]

Similarly, if one has a bent towards astrology, the ins and outs of the various signs and houses are to some a real aid and resource when working with understanding one’s emotions.

Lastly, as this particular group has done in the past, there is the possibility of gazing at the world of emotion and the nature of consciousness by working with the twenty-two images of the tarot. [3] As one looks at each concept complex, one may begin to see relationships betwixt various emotions.

This is subtle work, my friends, and the nature of consciousness is that of paradox, mystery and infinity, so that you do not have the comfort which the intellect might offer of finding neat and tidy explanations or orders to emotions within one’s life or within the creation of the infinite One. Rather, emotion, like the rivers and lakes of your planet, is an ever flowing, ever changing, ever evolving water system, shall we say, or circulation system of the consciousness of the one Creator.

You ask what spiritual principles can be used to think about emotion and we would offer you the principle of unity. You are all one. You do share an instinctual, fundamental and authentic awareness of the stuff of emotion. This is something that is trustworthy—that you have emotions in common with each other. There is no emotion that you can feel that others have not felt before you and will not feel after you.

In a way, emotions have more coherence than the workings of the intellect which would seem to be so much more coherent because of the nature of logic. However, logic can be spun to create sophistic rationales for anything desired, whereas emotions are stubbornly what they are. One may attempt to tamper with an emotion to make it different than it is, yet it is not in tampering [with emotions], or attempting to adjust emotions that you do not prefer, that create a skillful approach to emotion. Rather, it is to the one who trusts each and every emotion enough to give it space and time in which to articulate itself within your awareness that emotions shall begin to offer you the reward of that feeling of oneself that goes beyond the linear.

You are infinite beings. And yet on the surface of the mind there is a far more pale and watery feeling to the emotions of the day than you are able to experience when you stick with gazing at each and every emotion with respect and the lack of judgment.

The one known as L was saying earlier that there were those she met in the course of doing her job and her service to others who called up from within her feelings of really bright anger. What was she to do with this sudden and impulsive anger? Was she to attempt to squash it or to repress it? Was she to give it so much honor that she expressed that anger in ways that were not of service to others? How was she to handle feeling this sudden, impulsive anger? This occurs time and time again in the course of each and every day for each and every spiritual seeker.

And it would seem that there is no useful function for the negative emotions, whereas the positive emotions such as joy, admiration and love of a romantic or friendly nature are feel-good emotions that are hardly ever evaluated or judged. Nevertheless, it is very helpful when working with positive emotions to pay attention to them also. For just like the negative emotions, the surface of a positive emotion is only the beginning of its intensity, its clarity and its vitality, and it is to the spiritual seeker who focuses on such surface emotions such as joy and allows them to expand and, as we said before, to tell their story around the campfire of the self as it experiences itself that the gift of positive emotions shall come.

Likewise, when experiencing the seemingly negative or shadow emotions it is quite useful to behold and allow the awareness of these surface emotions to remain, not pushing them away because they are uncomfortable to behold, not saying, “Well, this can’t be me, I would never be so negative,” but rather gazing at this dark color of emotion and asking it to clarify, to refine itself, to become more pure.

The one known as L asked, “Well, what use are negative emotions? Can I use them?” We would suggest that the value of even the darkest seeming emotion is equal to the value of the most seemingly positive emotion in that it is a valid and honored part of all that there is. You are everything, every emotion. And each emotion has its place in creating of you within incarnation a less and less unbalanced and distorted expression, if you will, of the one Creator, for each of you is an expression of the one Creator.

As we have said through this instrument many times, it is the darker emotions, such as anger, that when allowed to become refined and purified create the grit, the muscle, the determination, the energy of enduring and persevering and winning through to the goals of your incarnation. If you do not have that driving energy that is expressed in anger within you in a more purified and refined state, you do not have the energy to be patient with the self as it is refined in the athanor or the furnace of experience.

This instrument was working with a quote from the Holy Bible earlier today that said that the one known as Jesus the Christ did not come into the world to judge the world, but that the world through him might be saved. [4] We would suggest that you be as merciful with yourself when working with negative emotions as would the one known as Jesus be. He was not interested in working with those who were free of error; he was interested in working with those who were distorted, who were hurting, who were suffering, who were in the darkness of confusion. Let that climate of complete non-judgment be your working attitude as you allow each emotion its proper place in your consciousness, and as you ask of yourself that you provide a continuing environment within yourself in which honored and respected emotions may gradually be purified and refined.

Your goal, then, is not to balance emotions until here is no emotion, but to experience each emotion in ways which allow those emotions to go from being muddy and confused to a place where each emotion is a jewel-tone. Gems come in all colors from black to white and everything in between. And the beauty of each is unique to that particular gem. Your emotions are gemlike. And when you have been able to allow the murk and the mud and the impulsivity gradually to evaporate from the heart and essence of each emotion, you are as one who has dug in the ore to mine those gems of self which you have in common with all those of your fellow humans. And as those energies within you are purified, there is less and less distortion [and] more and more balance, and less and less of that component of fear which we began by discussing. For it is indeed a valid observation that the one great original Thought is the emotion that is at the heart of every emotion, positive or negative. This is a trustworthy statement as far as we know. Every shade of emotion has its root in love, love unconditional, love un-judging, utter and absolute love. The oftener that you are able, at the end of working with emotions, to come back to love and to allow that love to overflow all other considerations, the stronger you shall be in being able to do this work of allowing the self to bloom.

Each of you is like a flower. And certainly if one looks at each entity’s energy body, each chakra is like a flower of a certain shape and of a certain potential for becoming more brilliant, more many-petaled and fuller of bloom. So think of working with your emotions as if you were working with the energies of dancing or music or poetry.

Allow boundaries to collapse, so that you begin to feel the connections between positive and negative emotions. As you become more fearless and flexible in working with balancing each emotion, you are allowing those chakras of your energy body to become more brilliant, more fully petaled, more articulated and more powerful.

We would conclude this observation of emotions with the concept of power. In an entity who is not attempting to seek spiritually or to find out by some way who he is and why he is here, the emotions shall generally remain fairly muddy and un-clarified, for there is really no incentive for one who does not realize the gifts that emotions represent to do the work necessary to begin to refine and purify these authentic and infinitely meaningful feelings that are the rays of your essential beingness as a creature of love.

(Side one of tape ends.)

(Carla channeling)

We have mentioned the balancing exercise many times through this instrument, and we would refer to it once again briefly for it is a very useful way to work with emotions.

The nature of all that is not the one original Thought is to be distorted. Distortion is not a bad word. Distortion is not an insulting word. There is distortion in all manifestation, even the highest and best you can imagine. If there were no distortion, there would be no creation, for the creation itself, in its manifested aspect, is a series of nested distortions. Thusly, one is not attempting to remove distortion completely, but rather to allow it to become more coherent; to change stuttering and muddy colors to laser lights and jewels.

The work of the balance exercise is simply to find each trigger which moved you this day from a certain default balance to an unbalanced or distorted reaction, whether it was for positive or negative, so-called.

Looking at those things within the self, looking at the process by which one was pulled off center, tells you about yourself. And as you allow those feelings to be viewed again and even to be intensified and then, as you allow the seemingly opposite emotion to come, as a complementary color would be seen across the color wheel, you lessen distortion within yourself by encouraging the equal respect given to both the seemingly negative and the seemingly positive.

As we said before, this is subtle work, but it is the work that you are here to do in terms of learning about yourself, learning who you are; in beginning to feel an authenticity of being that is more and more profound, so that you are a sturdier warrior of the light than you were before. Every emotion has its place. The surface of emotions is only the beginning of them.

We wish you the very best of journeys of exploration as you work with these emotions to learn of each and every essence that makes you who you are. You will find that all emotions, once they have been purified, work in harmony to create of you a human being. The nature of the human is to be ethically oriented and to desire to serve, to love and to know. Trust your emotions to help you learn these things. And as you relate to others, trust the emotions in them that resonate with your own in terms of dealing with each entity at the soul level.

Before we leave this instrument we would ask if there is a query, or a follow-up to this question. We are those of Q’uo.

(Pause)

Since we seemed to have exhausted the queries within this group this evening, then it falls to us to release this connection to this instrument and to this group. We would like to thank you again for calling us to your circle of seeking. It has been a joy and we are so grateful to each of you for crafting time and space in your very busy lives in order to come and seek for truth together. The sacred space that you have created with your desire and your longing is a stunningly beautiful thing and we thank you for that also.

We leave this instrument and this group in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are known to you as the principle of Q’uo. Adonai, my friends. Adonai vasu.

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Inside the world of Obama’s secret-service bodyguards

Somebody sent me this article, or even subscribed me to the http://headlinenewsbureau.com site itself. Np problem, it seems to be interesting to hear just who is out gunning for Barack Obama....

Dre'

Protecting the US president has presented the secret service with the greatest challenge in its history. But who wants to kill him? And how likely are they to succeed?

The Southern Poverty Law Center began life in 1971 as a tiny law firm specialising in civil rights cases. It took on the might of the Ku Klux Klan, and was duly rewarded by having its offices razed and its senior lawyers targeted for assassination. But it kept on going and grew to be one of the most respected monitoring groups of rightwing extremism in America today.

Recently it brought out a report called Terror From the Right , which identifies, in chronological order, the serious home-grown plots, conspiracies and racist rampages that have been cooked up in America since the Oklahoma City bomb in 1995. The list runs to 10 pages of closely printed type and itemises 75 domestic terrorism events, from plans to bomb government buildings to attempts to kill judges and politicians.

Each of the incidents aimed to change the political face of America through violence, courtesy of groups with such titles as Aryan People's Republic, The New Order and The Hated. But in the summer of 2008 the chronology takes on a sharp change of tack. Entries, which had been running at one or two per year, start coming faster. And instead of a variety of different targets, one name crops up time and time again: Barack Obama.

The first such entry is for 8 June 2008. Six people, linked to a militia group in rural Pennsylvania, are arrested with stockpiles of assault rifles and homemade bombs. One of the six allegedly tells the authorities that he intended to shoot black people from a rooftop and predicts civil war should Obama, who five days previously had cleared the Democratic nomination for president, be elected to the White House.

Next entry: 24 August 2008. The day before the opening of the Democratic convention in Denver at which Obama was nominated, three white supremacists are arrested in possession of high-powered rifles and camouflage clothing. They are talking about assassinating Obama.

24 October 2008: Less than two weeks before the election, two white supremacists are arrested in Tennessee over a bizarre plan to kill more than 100 black people, including Obama.

21 January 2009: The day after Obama's inauguration, a white man is arrested in� Massachusetts, having allegedly killed two black immigrants and injured a third. He says he was "fighting for a dying race".

10 June 2009: James von Brunn, aged 88, walks into the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and shoots dead a security guard. Von Brunn, who died last month in jail awaiting trial, left a note that read: "Obama was created by Jews."

In the 13 months that Barack Obama has been the occupant of the Oval Office he has been the subject of an extraordinary outpouring of emotion from the American electorate. At the start it was largely adulatory, though more recently the adoration has been drowned out by a cacophony of criticism from tea party activists, birthers, global-warming deniers and viewers of Fox News. At the same time, largely hidden from view, there has been a layer of antagonism towards Obama that lies well beyond the boundaries of reasonable political debate.

That has been a fact of life for Obama and his family since long before they took the keys to the White House. On 2 May 2007, fully 18 months before election day, he was assigned a secret service detail – much earlier than any other presidential candidate in American history. The precise reasons for the move have never been disclosed, but there was certainly a mood in the air sufficiently palpable to disconcert Michelle Obama. A senior US official in the State Department has told the Guardian that before he decided to run for the presidency, Obama had actively to win Michelle over to the idea by assuaging her fears about the potential of an attack on him, her and/or their two daughters.

Michelle would have been aware of the backstory here: that Colin Powell had declined to run for the 1996 Republican nomination partly because his wife Alma feared his assassination at the hands of white supremacists. Over the course of the long presidential race, Michelle spoke openly about her anxieties and how she had determined to overcome them, telling 60 Minutes that she had decided to fling herself into the race because "I am tired of being afraid".

According to John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's new account of the 2008 election, Game Change, she eventually felt relaxed enough to crack sardonic jokes about the subject. "I've already gone out and increased our life insurance on [Barack]," she quipped. "You just can't be too careful!" But as the Southern Poverty Law Center survey shows, the issue of safety and the 44th president remains anything but a laughing matter. "Virtually every domestic terrorist event we have identified since June 2008 – when it became obvious that Obama was going to win – has been directly related to him," says the author of the report, Mark Potok.

Apart from the Obamas themselves, the burden of such a threat falls primarily on the shoulders of the US secret service, and as Joseph Petro, head of global security for Citigroup, puts it, the challenges facing the service today are unlike any period that has gone before. On top of all the usual risks associated with guarding the world's most powerful politician, there is now the added, explosive ingredient of his race. "As the first black president he creates a whole other set of issues for the secret service to deal with," he says.

Petro can claim to be something of an expert in this area: he spent 23 years as a special agent in the service, four of them, from 1982 to 1986, as the man who stood beside Ronald Reagan. He knows what it's like to be the last line of protection, how it feels to be in a milling crowd in which you are surrounded by thousands of potential assailants, what it is to live with the constant knowledge that any mistake – a split second taking your eye off the ball – could be fatal.

Petro has a formula for measuring the potential dangers for any particular incumbent of the White House. You take the general atmosphere of the times in which they are in office and combine it with the specific personality that the president brings to the job. In both regards, he says, Obama presents a huge task.

"In Obama, we have a president with a very unique personality who likes to be out with the people. Put that together with the political atmosphere of these times that is highly partisan and vitriolic, then include race, and we've got a big challenge. There's no margin for error."

Petro's point about the role the president's personality plays in his own safety is ably illustrated by the single most disastrous failure in the secret service's history – the event that every incoming trainee agent spends hours and hours studying until it is drilled into his or her bone marrow. Judged by modern security standards, the shooting of John F Kennedy in Dallas on 22 November 1963 should for several reasons never have happened. The parade route Kennedy took was publicised in advance – a cardinal sin by the rule book of today. Lee Harvey Oswald had a relatively easy line of fire from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, which would these days have been thoroughly swept and sealed off. But it was the orders given by Kennedy himself that did for him – the president asked for the bullet-proof glass bubble to be taken off his limousine and for agents not to ride on the back of the car, thus leaving himself utterly exposed.

In the last analysis, as Kennedy proved at his own cost, a president can only be as safe as he allows himself to be. Agents can advise the commander-in-chief what is best for his security, but they cannot give him orders. "The secret service would want to take the president to Camp David straight after the inauguration and keep him there out of any contact with the public for the next four years. But they know that's not possible," Petro says.

During his presidential campaign, Obama would regularly mingle among crowds of astonishing size. But since his inauguration he has clearly responded to the guidance of his protecting agents, detaching himself considerably from direct public engagement. To some extent, that is only normal – he is no longer running in an election. But for a president who promised to break down barriers between politicians and people, it is noticeable how sparingly he is seen in public these days, and how the events he does appear at are almost invariably staged indoors.

Over the years, the secret service has developed a range of technological devices for improving security. Petro recalls asking Reagan on several occasions to wear a bulletproof vest. (Reagan would grumble and groan but usually comply.) Over the last decade, such innovations have come thick and fast. A whole new array of gadgetry has been added to the service's armoury, from face-recognition technology to a new generation of armoured vehicles. Obama rides in a Cadillac with military grade eight-inch thick doors; on election night in November 2008 he gave his victory speech to a crowd of almost a quarter of a million people from behind bullet-proof glass walls designed to foil sniper attacks.

But gadgetry is only as effective as the people who use it. In the last analysis, the human factor remains supreme, as was illustrated last November when two reality show hopefuls gatecrashed a� White House function, penetrating the inner core of the building and shaking Obama's hand. As it happened, they had no malice towards the president. But in the mindset of the mortified secret service that didn't matter; they could have done.

Which on some level is the nature of the beast: being president of the United States is a high-risk enterprise, as Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John Kennedy all found out the hard way. Danger can come at a president from any number of directions. It can come from the lone deranged gunman. It can come too, theoretically, from international terrorism of the Islamist variety. But al-Qaida experts point out that the closest the group has come to a direct attack on the president was 9/11 itself. "From al-Qaida's view, to assassinate the president would be very desirable," says Yehudit Barsky, a terrorism specialist at the American Jewish Committee. "But it would be difficult for them to go after him not because they don't want to but because their capacity is so impaired."

Which is why in the overall assessment of risk to Obama, so much attention is settling on rightwing extremist groups who are already operating inside America, are armed and ideologically motivated, and in some cases potentially capable of desperate acts. This brings us back to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking the activity of potentially violent militia groups since the last great wave in the 1990s when the so-called Patriot movement ballooned in proportion to rising rightwing anger towards Bill Clinton and fears of impending gun control. That wave of opprobrium culminated in the Oklahoma bombing in which 168 died and 680 more were injured.

The centre's latest report , released last week, records an astonishing mushrooming in extremist anti-government Patriot groups who see the Obama administration as a plot to impose "one-world government" on liberty-loving Americans. The numbers leapt from 149 groups in 2008 to 512 groups in 2009, of which 127 were classed as paramilitary groups.

"We know there has been a spike in activity across a broad range of things, particularly with regard to the notion that this� government is illegitimate," says Brian Levin, a criminologist who heads the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University. Levin says the phenomenon is evident in rural areas around the Appalachian mountains and Great Lakes and into the west and Pacific north-west, where new armed militia groups are spontaneously emerging; and he has no doubt about why this is happening right now: "We've always had people who hate the president, we've always had conspiracies, but the fact that we have a black president at a time of economic tumult makes these conspiracies much more volatile among a far wider group of people."

Chip Berlet, an analyst of rightwing extremism at the Massachusetts-based group Political Research Associates, estimates that there have been nine murders by individuals who have white supremacist, xenophobic or antisemitic leanings since the inauguration of Obama. Berlet sees similarities in the current foment to the militia agitation of the 1990s. "Anger is spilling over from people who believe Obama is coming to remove their liberties, seize their guns, enslave the white American nation. What's new is that they can now recruit and communicate online, and that makes it very much more dangerous for the president."

Montana is one of the rural states where resurgent extreme rightwing activity can be detected. Travis McAdam has been tracking such activity for the last two decades on behalf of the Montana Human Rights Network, so has a unique vantage point for what is going on today. "The hatred that's there is very real. It's more than a gut-level hatred of having an African-American as president, it's also ideological – these people see black people as sub-human. Groups are popping up that have a new message and are using Obama to recruit new members."

White supremacist forums that provide closed talking shops for members only have been abuzz with anti-Obama rhetoric since the presidential election. In one such talkboard, monitored by a watchdog group, a correspondent writes: "if we want to see the overthrow or the cleansing of society then we should support Obama being where he is! I believe in the coming war. With this Nig as President he will just speed up the process. He's a catylist! Is'nt this what we want?" Another says: "Our backs are really against the wall now. We need progressive activism and we need to be solution orientated. For a Whiter future for our children." A third says: "I never thought I'd ever see the day when a monkey ran my country & I'm 34. I weep for our children."

For McAdam, the crucial question is how to sort this body of vitriol into its constituent parts – to separate out those individuals and groups who may be offensive and repulsive in their choice of words but are essentially harmless, from those that have the potential to be truly violent. He likes to think of it as a funnel, at the top of which are many people drawn to radical right groups for all sorts of reasons – gun rights, taxation, Obama-as-alien, or whatever. Most never go further than that level, but some do. "As they dig into the subject, going down into the funnel, they start to lose connection with the social networks around them that keep them tied to normality. Down, down they go, and eventually out the other end of the funnel emerges the Oklahoma bomber, Timothy McVeigh, who says, 'Our country is under attack, I must do something about it.'"

It's the thought that some may be emerging from the end of the funnel at this politically charged moment, McAdam says, that bothers him so, and makes him think that "violence against President Obama is a real concern".

McVeigh, executed in June 2001, is a name that crops up frequently among the extremism monitors. It comes up again when Mark Potok gives his last word on the threat to Barack Obama. The white supremacists and anti-government militia who are out to get the president should not be underestimated, he says. "These groups aren't al-Qaida. Most of them look vastly more bumbling than effective." But then he adds: "It only takes one to get through. Timothy McVeigh taught us that."

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