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How Your Mind Affects Your Body

Excerpt from huffingtonpost.comWe are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts and what happens in the body. A Time magazine special showed that happiness, h...

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Tombs Filled with Dozens of Mummies Discovered in Peru

A burial of a young woman found in the middle of a tomb. Analysis of her skeletal remains reveal that she suffered dental problems, including tooth loss. At one point in her life she suffered an internal hemorrhage in the meninges of her cranium. ...

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10 Mysterious Biblical Figures No One Can Explain






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The canonical Bible is filled with mysterious characters, many of whom drop in for a cameo, do their thing, and then slide out, never to be heard from again. Some are merely extras, but some have a contextual presence that begs further examination. And some are, well, just weird.

10  Melchizedek

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Probably the single most mysterious figure in the Bible, Melchizedek was a priest-king of Salem (later known as Jerusalem) in the time of Abram (Abraham), suggesting a religious organization, complete with ritual and hierarchy, that predated the Jewish nation and their priestly lineage from the tribe of Levi. He is only portrayed as active in one passage, although he is alluded to once in Psalms, and several times in the New Testament’s Epistle to the Hebrews.
Some Jewish disciplines insist that Melchizedek was Shem, Noah’s son. He is thought of, in Christian circles, as a proto-messiah, embodying certain traits later given to Christ. New Testament writings assert that Christ was “a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek,” indicating an older and deeper covenant with God than the Abrahamic-Levite lineage.
Hebrews 7, though presents him in a more unusual light. In verses 3 and 4:
“Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.”
Not only do these verses grant Melchizedek a hierarchical level above the most important Jewish patriarch, they assign him mystical qualities. Some take this to mean an earlier incarnation of Christ. Others see it as an ancient manifestation of the Holy Spirit. His identity, role, and theological function have long been debated.
The paucity of scriptural references have added to the mystery, making him a somewhat spectral figure. As such, newer spiritual traditions, as well as New Age quacks, have taken liberties with his persona. Gnostics insisted he became Jesus, and he is cited as a high-level priest in Masonic and Rosicrucian lore. Joseph Smith wrote that he was the greatest of all prophets, and Mormons still trace their priesthood back to him. The Urantia, a 20th-century pseudo-Bible that claims to merge religion, philosophy, and science, insists he’s the first in an evolutionary succession of deification manifestations, with Abraham being his first convert.
There is even a school of thought that Melchizedek is a title or assumed character name, sort of a theological 007, played by a series of Judeo-Christian James Bonds. 

The lore of Melchizedek is confusing but deep and fascinating. Apocryphal books give us more details, some cryptic, some relatively mundane. The Second Book of Enoch is particularly informative, insisting Melchizedek was born of a Virgin. When his mother Sophonim (the wife of Noah’s brother Nir) died in childbirth, he sat up, clothed himself, and sat beside her corpse, praying and preaching. After 40 days, he was taken by an archangel to the Garden of Eden, protected by angels and avoiding the Great Flood without passage on Uncle Noah’s ark.

9  Cain’s Wife

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Cain was, according to Genesis, the first human ever born. He later killed his younger brother Abel in a hissy fit over his sacrifice of meat being more favored than Cain’s sacrificial fruit basket. God put a mark on Cain and cursed the ground he farmed, forcing him into a life as a wandering fugitive. 

That part of the story is fairly well known. Later, though, we read that he settled in the Land of Nod, and, all of a sudden, he has a wife. Absolutely nothing else is mentioned about her. We don’t even know where she came from. In fact, the question of where Cain got his wife, when his immediate family were apparently the only people in the world, has sent many a perceptive young Sunday schooler down the road of skepticism. 

Some have posited a mysterious other tribe of people, maybe created after Adam and Eve, maybe even another race or species. But the standard response is that Adam and Eve had many other sons and daughters to populate the Earth. The only way to keep the human race going would be to mate with siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In fact, though the Holy Bible is silent on her identity, the apocryphal Book of Jubilees tells us exactly who was Cain’s wife: his sister Awan, who bore his son Enoch.

8  Joseph Barsabbas

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After Judas Iscariot turned in his resignation by selling out his boss, Jesus’s disciples rushed to fill the open position and bring the number back up to a more theologically apt 12. The remaining disciples, including the newly convinced Thomas, looked over the candidates from the 120 or so adherents who followed Jesus. Then they cast lots to pick who would fill the position. 

It went to Matthias, a fairly mysterious character himself. We don’t know where he came from or his previous occupation. Some think he was actually the diminutive Zacchaeus, the tax collector who climbed a sycamore tree to get a better glimpse of Jesus’s ride on the donkey.
The man who lost out was Joseph Barsabbas, also known as Joseph Justus. We know nothing solid about him, even less than we know about Matthias.
There is, however, one bit of interesting speculation. A list of names presented in Mark 6:3 includes some of Christ’s earliest and most loyal adherents. One of these is a man named Joses, and another is James the Just. Biblical scholar Robert Eisenman suggests that James carried on Jesus’s work, and the writer of the Book of Acts assigned him an alias to minimize his importance.

7  The Beloved Disciple

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In the Gospel of John, several references are made to “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This particular favorite is present at the Last Supper, the crucifixion, and after the resurrection. The writer of the Gospel of John even states that the testimony of this disciple is the basis for the text. But there is considerable debate over the identity of this mystery figure.
The most obvious nominee is John the Apostle, one of Christ’s inner circle of 12 and the namesake of the Gospel. But none of the 12 apostles were present at the crucifixion, so that crosses him off the list. Lazarus, resurrected by Christ, is also considered. He seems to have been present at the cited events and is referred to specifically, in the story of His death and resurrection, as “he whom Thou lovest.”
Mary Magdalene, Judas, Jesus’s brother James, or an unnamed disciple, possibly even a Roman or governmental official, have all been considered. There is even a school of thought that John is an interactive gospel, with the reader being the beloved disciple.

6  Simon Magus

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“Simony” is the selling of church position or privilege. It is named for Simon Magus, or Simon the Magician, who makes only a brief appearance in the Bible, in Acts 8:9–24. Simon has since become synonymous with heretical thought, and religious exploitation.
He is presented as a powerful magician with a large following of in Samaria, who converts to Christianity and wishes to learn from apostles Peter and Phillip. When he sees the gifts of the Holy Spirit, including speaking in tongues and an ecstatic spiritual state, he offers the men money if they will give him the secret to passing these gifts to others. They are not amused.
Apocryphal texts reveal quite a bit more, like his alleged ability to levitate and even fly, emphasizing that he was something akin to a cult leader in his hometown. It is suggested that his conversion is more for economic purposes than spiritual, and he set himself up as a messianic figure himself, competing for the Jesus dollar with his own homespun theology.
He is thought by some to be a founder of Gnosticism, a patchwork of various religious systems that relied heavily on Judaic and Christian symbolism.

5  Onan

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Not unlike Simon Magus, Onan’s brief appearance inspired a name for a particular action.
He was the second son of Abraham’s grandson Judah, the patriarch and namesake of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. His older brother, Er (yes, just “Er”) was “wicked in the sight of the Lord,” so God killed him. What he did to deserve such an execution remains a mystery.
Tradition at the time dictated that Er’s widow, Tamar, become Onan’s wife. Onan had to impregnate her to keep the lineage alive, but he was not as wild about the idea. Maybe it was the thought of impending fatherhood, or Tamar just wasn’t his type. So, taking matters into his own hands, he committed the first recorded act of coitus interruptus. Or, as Genesis 38:9 so poetically put it: “And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.” God was displeased and slew Onan.
The whole tale gets even more sordid. Onan had a younger brother, Shelah. Customarily, he would have been next in line to impregnate Tamar, but Judah forbade it. Tamar, rather than graciously accepting forced spinsterhood, seduced Judah and (became pregnant) by the old man. Judah fathered twins Zerah and Perez, the latter of whom was listed by Matthew as an ancestor of Jesus’s earthly father Joseph...
Some have even suggested that Onan’s death warns that sex is meant only for purposes of reproduction, and not for pleasure.

4  Nicodemus

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Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin, a council of men who ruled on Jewish law and governance. He became a friend, follower, and intellectual foil for Jesus, whose egalitarian teachings often ran counter to the Sanhedrin’s rigid decrees. He was also a Pharisee, a leader within the Jewish community who toadied up to the Roman government at the time of Christ’s arrest and subsequent crucifixion.
He is mentioned three times in the New Testament, all in the Gospel of John. He subtly defends Jesus as the Pharisees discuss His impending arrest. Later, he helps prepare Jesus’s body for burial, indicating he had become an adherent to Christ and His teachings.
The first time he is mentioned, however, is in dialogue with Jesus, and these conversations reveal some of the most important aspects of Christian theology, such as the notion of being “born again” and the most famous reference to the divinity of Christ, John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This detailed conversation explores the divide between the Old Covenant’s dogmatic and exclusive Jewish Law and the New Covenant’s spiritually inclusive concepts. But for a vital contributor to such an important passage of the New Testament, Nicodemus remains a mysterious figure. Some scholars have suggested he may be Nicodemus ben Gurion, a Talmudic figure of wealth and mystical power. Christian tradition suggest he was martyred, and he is venerated as a saint. His name has come to be synonymous with seekers of the truth and is used as a character in many works of biblically inspired fiction.

3  James The Just

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He is considered, next to Paul and Peter, the most important apostolic figure in the Church’s history. The Book of Acts specifically names him the head of the Christian church in Jerusalem, and he is frequently cited, both scripturally and apocryphally, as being consulted by both Paul and Peter. So who is he?
Traditionally, he is thought of as Jesus’s brother (or, more precisely, His half-brother). Jesus is listed, in the Gospels, as having siblings, some younger than Him. One was named James.
But James was a common name, and there are several mentioned in the Bible. Two of the 12 disciples were named James, but both are listed as having different fathers than Jesus, and neither went on to become James the Just. James the son of Zebedee went on to be known as James the Great, and James the son of Alphaeus was called James the Less.
It is known that he was a contemporary of Jesus, although he seems to have had no real inner-circle status during Christ’s ministry. The apocryphal Gospel of Thomas says Christ Himself designated James to lead the movement upon His death. The Apostle Paul initially seems respectful, even subservient, to “James the Lord’s brother,” calling him a “pillar” of the movement, even though he was later to disagree with him on matters of doctrine.
Some, though, have suggested the “brother” designation was spiritual, rather than physical. St. Jerome, among others, suggested that the doctrine of perpetual virginity indicated James could be a cousin, which, given the tribal associations and clannishness of the Jewish community of the time, seems valid. Such a relationship would indicate a certain social proximity without necessarily being a true sibling.

2  Simon The Zealot

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Of Christ’s 12 disciples, none are more mysterious than Simon the Zealot. His name was meant to differentiate him from Simon Peter and has come to symbolize, for some, that he was a member of a similarly named political movement that advocated Jewish defiance to Roman law. Some have speculated that he acted, within Christ’s inner circle, as a political adviser. His presence then indicated that Jesus had a revolutionary political agenda.
The truth is much less exciting. The “Zealot” movement did not take place until long after the time that Christ would have given Simon his sobriquet, and there has never been any serious evidence that Simon, despite the designation, was a political radical. The name, and the word upon which it is based, did not take on those aggressive undertones until the movement itself was in full swing. More than likely, Simon was given his name because of intense spiritual devotion, rather than any radical political stance.
Nothing else is known of him, at least not with any surety. The Catholic Encyclopedia mentions him as possibly being a brother or cousin of Jesus, with no real evidence. The Eastern Orthodox tradition says he developed his zeal when Jesus attended his wedding and changed water into wine. Some legends say he was martyred; the philosopher Justus Lipsius somehow got it into his head that he was sawed in half.

1  Og

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Cited twice specifically, but alluded to frequently in general terms, the Nephilim were a race of violent giants that lived in the pre-Flood world at the same time as humanity. Were they, as some suggest, the offspring of demons and human women? Fallen angels themselves? Or simply the descendants of Seth mentioned in the Dead Sea scrolls, a tribe of cranky cases cursed by God for their rebelliousness? Regardless, they evolved and became known by other names, like the Raphaim, and frequently battled humans for land and power.
The most storied of them was Og, the King of Bashan. He was killed, along with his entire army, and his kingdom was ransacked. All of the survivors—men, women, and children—were put to death, and the strongest and most powerful line of Nephilim descendants was eliminated. Some Nephilim bloodlines continued to do battle with the Israelites, though they were becoming less powerful and dying out. One tribe, the Anakim, allied themselves with the human tribes in Philistia. Goliath was thought to have been one of the last few descendants of the Nephilim.
Goliath’s height is given in the earliest manuscripts as 275 centimeters (9′). That’s hardly as awe-inspiring as the creature laying in Og’s bed, which measured, according to Deuteronomy, 400 centimeters (13′ 6″). That’s basically Yao Ming sitting on Shaquille O’Neal’s shoulders.
Biblically, descendants of the Nephilim could not have survived the Flood, even though Og and other giants are post-Flood figures. Some biblical literalists have attributed their later existence to the descendants of Noah’s family hooking up, once again, with demons. Or, being fallen angels and not human, they did survive the flood.
Jewish tradition gets deeper into information about the Nephilim and their descendants, going against the grain of the biblical account. It tells of Og booking passage on the Ark by promising to act as a slave to Noah and his family. Other accounts have him hanging on to the side of the Ark and riding the flood out rodeo-style.

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Are we sending aliens the right messages?


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Artist Carrie Paterson has long dreamed of beaming messages far out to the emptiness of space. Except her messages would have an extra dimension – smell.

By broadcasting formulae of aromatic chemicals, she says, aliens could reconstruct all sorts of whiffs that help to define life on Earth: animal blood and faeces, sweet floral and citrus scents or benzene to show our global dependence on the car. This way intelligent life forms on distant planets who may not see or hear as we do, says Paterson, could explore us through smell, one of the most primitive and ubiquitous senses of all.
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It is nearly 40 years since the Arecibo facility sent messages out into space (Wikipedia)

Her idea is only the latest in a list of attempts to hail intelligent life outside of the Solar System. Forty years ago this month, the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico sent an iconic picture message into space – and we’ve arguably been broadcasting to aliens ever since we invented TV and radio.

However in recent years, astronomers, artists, linguists and anthropologists have been converging on the idea that creating comprehensible messages for aliens is much harder than it seems. This week, Paterson and others discussed the difficulties of talking to our cosmic neighbours at a conference called Communicating Across the Cosmos, held by Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). It seems our traditional ways of communicating through pictures and language may well be unintelligible – or worse, be catastrophically misconstrued. So how should we be talking to ET?

Lost in translation?

We have always wanted to send messages about humanity beyond the planet. According to Albert Harrison, a space psychologist and author of Starstruck: Cosmic Visions in Science, Religion and Folklore, the first serious designs for contacting alien life appeared two centuries ago, though they never got off the ground.


In the 1800s, mathematician Carl Gauss proposed cutting down lines of trees in a densely forested area and replanting the strips with wheat or rye, Harrison wrote in his book. “The contrasting colours would form a giant triangle and three squares known as a Pythagoras figure which could be seen from the Moon or even Mars.” Not long after, the astronomer Joseph von Littrow proposed creating huge water-filled channels topped with kerosene. “Igniting them at night showed geometric patterns such as triangles that Martians would interpret as a sign of intelligence, not nature.”

But in the 20th Century, we began to broadcast in earnest. The message sent by Arecibo hoped to make first contact on its 21,000 year journey to the edge of the Milky Way. The sketches it contained, made from just 1,679 digital bits, look cute to us today, very much of the ‘Pong’ video game generation.  Just before then, Nasa’s Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes each carried a metal calling card bolted onto their frame with symbols and drawings on the plaque, showing a naked man and woman.

Yet it’s possible that these kinds of message may turn out to be incomprehensible to aliens; they might find it as cryptic as we find Stone Age etchings.

Antique tech

“Linear drawings of a male and a female homo sapiens are legible to contemporary humans,” says Marek Kultys, a London-based science communications designer. ”But the interceptors of Pioneer 10 could well assume we are made of several separate body parts (i.e. faces, hair and the man’s chest drawn as a separate closed shapes) and our body surface is home for long worm-like beings (the single lines defining knees, abdomens or collarbones.).”

Man-made tech may also be an issue. The most basic requirement for understanding Voyager’s Golden Record, launched 35 years ago and now way out beyond Pluto, is a record player. Aliens able to play it at 16 and 2/3 revolutions a minute will hear audio greetings in 55 world languages, including a message of ‘Peace and Friendship’ from former United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. But how many Earthlings today have record players, let alone extraterrestrials?
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Our sights and sounds of Earth might be unintelligible to an alien audience (Nasa)



Time capsule

Inevitably such messages become outdated too, like time capsules. Consider the case of the Oglethorpe Atlanta Crypt of Civilization – a time capsule sealed on Earth in 1940, complete with a dry martini and a poster of Gone With the Wind. It was intended as a snapshot of 20th Century life for future humans, not aliens, but like an intergalactic message, may only give a limited picture to future generations. When, in 61,000 years, the Oglethorpe time capsule is opened, would Gone With The Wind have stood the test of time?


(Nasa)
This message was taken into the stars by Pioneer - but we have no idea if aliens would be able to understand it (Nasa)

Kultys argues that all these factors should be taken into account when we calculate the likelihood of communicating with intelligent life. The astronomer Frank Drake’s famous equation allows anyone to calculate how many alien species are, based on likely values of seven different factors. At a UK Royal Society meeting in 2010 Drake estimated there are roughly 10,000 detectable civilisations in the galaxy. Yet Kultys points out that we should also factor in how many aliens are using the same channel of communications as us, are as willing to contact us as we are them, whose language we hope to learn, and who are physically similar to us.

Another barrier we might consider is the long distance nature of trans-cosmos communication. It means that many years ‒ even a thousand ‒ could pass between sending a message and receiving a reply. Paterson sees romance in that. “Our hope for communication with another intelligent civilisation has a melancholic aspect to it. 
We are on an island in a vast, dark space. Imagine if communication… became like an exchange of perfumed love letters with the quiet agony of expectation... Will we meet? Will we be as the other imagined? Will the other be able to understand us?”

Ready for an answer?

Anthropologist John Traphagan of the University of Texas in Austin has been asking the same question, though his view is more cautious. "When it comes to ET, you'll get a signal of some kind; not much information and very long periods between ‘Hi, how are you?’ and whatever comes back. We may just shrug our shoulders and say 'This is boring’, and soon forget about it or, if the time lag wasn't too long, we might use the minimal information we get from our slow-speed conversation to invent what we think they're like and invent a kind concept of what they're after.”

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The aliens in Independence Day (1996) did not come in peace (20th Century Fox)
While we have been sending out messages, we have not been preparing the planet for what happens when we get an interstellar return call. First contact could cause global panic. We might assume those answering are bent on galactic domination or, perhaps less likely, that they are peaceful when in fact they’re nasty.

Consider how easy it is to mess up human-to-human communications; I got Traphagan’s first name wrong when I e-mailed him for this article. An apology within minutes cleared up the confusion, yet if he had been an alien anthropologist on some distant planet it would have taken much longer to fix. He later confessed: "I could have thought this is a snooty English journalist and our conversation might never have happened."

Even if Earth’s interstellar messaging committees weeded out the typos, cultural gaffes are always a possibility. These can only be avoided by understanding the alien’s culture – something that’s not easy to do, especially when you’ve never met those you’re communicating with.

Rosy picture

So, what is the best way to communicate? This is still up for grabs – perhaps it’s via smell, or some other technique we haven’t discovered yet. Clearly, creating a message that is timeless, free of cultural bias and universally comprehensible would be no mean feat.


But for starters, being honest about who we are is important if we want to have an extra-terrestrial dialogue lasting centuries, says Douglas Vakoch, director of interstellar message composition at Seti. (Otherwise, intelligent civilisations who’ve decoded our radio and TV signals might smell a rat.)

(Nasa)
The golden discs aboard the Voyager spacecraft require aliens to understand how to play a record (Nasa)

“Let's not try to hide our shortcomings,” says Vakoch. “The message we should send to another world is straightforward: We are a young civilisation, in the throes of our technological adolescence. We're facing a lot of problems here on Earth, and we're not even sure that we'll be around as a species when their reply comes in. But in spite of all of these challenges, we humans also have hope – especially hope in ourselves."


Yet ultimately what matters, says Paterson, is that they stop and consider the beings who sent them a message; the people who wanted to say: “Here are some important things. Here’s our DNA, here is some maths and universal physics. And here is our longing and desire to say “I’m like you, but I’m different.”

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Spinning the Web of Life

by Julian RoseContributor, ZenGardner.comSpiders do it. Take a look – oh what an amazing creation! Working their way out from the first circle; filling-in every loop of the circuit; spinning on the outward pull; determined, full of intention, guided by Divine. So my friends, why can’t we?Look at that final creation on the garden gate on a misty October morning – wow – what a stunner! Stay looking and what do you see? A little universe spun into being, oh so de [...]

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Gaining the Strength to Reach Your Limitless Potential

The stroke of midnight is here. Prepare yourselves for a quantum leap in consciousness. …..What is next for us cosmically? The huge Mayan shift back in 2012 has definitely left us with something to think about, but is anyone really aware of just what that shift filled with subtle nuances entails? How do we identify with anything subtle in this not-so-subtle world?Why aren’t we seeing the effects of a shift in the world? Doesn’t it feel as if things have just gotten far w [...]

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Seeds for Growth by Lady Mary

Channelled through Natalie Glasson- 05/07/10

The warmest and deepest of loving blessings extends from my soul to all of creation on the Earth. My fondness and devotion for the Earth and its humanity is abundant and ...

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Participate in the Light Coming: the time is NOW

a message from Meredith Murphy

Thursday, 8 July, 2010  (posted 9 July, 2010)

Qualities of the New Earth 

Hello you beautiful beings, and friends, members of the Family of Light.

I c...

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The Great Staircase

It is I, Kuthumi who greets you once more on the vibration of love, of Light, of all in creation. There are many levels of creation, some may call them dimensions of creation. I can tell you that the levels of the various dimensions were created to help mankind to ascend. You could think of them as sign posts to show the way to God’s staircase. Each dimension another step toward you becoming all that is.

I have spoken recently of your levels of creation as you enter another year in your time and experience. Some of you understand the power you have always possessed within – the power to create with love – correct love. Correct love. Let me ask you, what is it you consider to be correct love? Do you feel being true to your loved one a correct love? Or taking care of a loved one who is ill, is that correct love? Lovingly polishing your prized vehicle, do you consider this correct love? What do you consider to be correct love?

I can tell you that each of these examples are correct providing you are excreting true love from your heart. That you are also experiencing joy and gratitude for the experience.

If you are looking after another because you feel you have to, or it is your duty, then that is not correct love, no. It is a burden to you. A burden which can easily grow to resentment and anger which will taint your heart and Soul. Over time you will grow bitter, resentful and when you look in the mirror you will wonder how you grew so many lines on your face. How? It was from what you saw as a burden, what you experienced as resentment which grew in your mind until it became dark and consumed your thoughts and days. Your shoulders bent over with the heaviness and your face portrayed it all. Any love was stifled by what you focused on – burdens, anger, resentment.

Correct love is given freely, not from a sense of duty or pressure from another. That is why I gave the example of lovingly caring for a special vehicle, one that is special to you. For in that caring is also gratitude – and this is the key to correct love – gratitude. When there is gratitude, when you can give thanks for someone or something, then you have gratitude. You have brought your love into balance. Gratitude cannot survive in possessiveness. For possessiveness is born of fear. Fear of loss, fear of betrayal, fear you will be hurt and lose what you give your love to. Therefore, there is no gratitude.

Gratitude promotes a freedom, an expansion of love. When you are possessive, the love is smothered and can become a burden to you, a burden of inadequacy of yourself. Deep within you do not love yourself so how can others love you, care for you? You feel you are not worthy. Yet you crave affection. Because you are so focused on receiving affection from another, you will draw a person into your life who is able to give you the affection and love you desire. But your dark thoughts of fear soon turn into possession as your inner fear grows stronger and darker. Your fear becomes the burden.

This is one example which is very large on the emotional body of your planet – fear of giving love – fear of receiving love. This is the one area all must overcome to enable you to climb another step on the Great Staircase. Until you can give and receive love freely, you will not progress forward. This is not a difficult step. Begin to look through the eyes of gratitude instead of wishing and wanting more. First be thankful for what you have. Take time to experience the joy in what you have. It was what you wanted once.

Intent

This will lead you to a correct intent. Your intent as you go through life will be to enjoy all. To take pleasure in all things, no matter how small that pleasure may be.

It is this emotion of pleasure, the intent, the expectation of knowing you can find pleasure within which will bring Universal abundance to you.

The pleasure you find may be the blue sky, a simple flower, a soft blade of grass, or realizing your own worth, your own will to overcome adversity, your healthy working body, or feeling the Light in your Soul. The recognition is the pleasure. The knowing you will find something of pleasure is your intent, your knowing.

Many are experiencing diverse levels of emotional relationship. Some are difficult, even painful. You wonder why this must be so. How you will endure. Difficult situations can be overcome with a correct intent, correct attitude and correct love. Work through these levels to a release of emotion. You can then come to a place of inner peace. First, a correct intent. Your intent is a release of the emotion and the situation. It is important you create a strong intent with no doubt or fear. Be strong in your wish that you will overcome the situation and the attached emotions within yourself. You are not responsible for another. I speak of you only. This first step may require repetition. For example each time you experience inner anger, fear or pain remind yourself of your intent – that you will overcome your emotions and therefore take control of your part in the situation.

Attitude

This creates a correct attitude. You accept that you will overcome and rebalance your inner peace. You will take personal responsibility for your own actions, emotions, words and attitude. In this you connect to your own Soul Power. You may need a correct action in taking personal responsibility. You may need to apologize or to put your view forward. The correct action may be to leave, to walk away. Sometimes you see a different person than you did previously. You may have created a false illusion of a person in your mind. Created them how you wished them to be. When you see the totality of the person there can be disappointment. As you pause and reflect, you will see that this is not how you thought they were. Take personal responsibility that you created a different image of the person. Since it was not correct in it’s totality, how could the other person live up to your image of them? It was your image. Not necessarily the other person’s totality of how they are.

Gratitude

In this understanding there is growth, there is gratitude. Gratitude that you can now see and understand the relationships in a different way, through different eyes.

You are now free to take correct action. To once more pause and decide what you choose to do. With the emotion of gratitude, you also activate your Soul through your Higher Self.

In this way you are able to give correct love. You may choose to walk away, but you are still able to send the other person correct love for their journey. In this you experience the freedom of Soul, of unconditional love.

This is one of the final steps for mankind to complete and to work through. To understand and to practice in your daily levels of life. As you grow stronger in your Soul Power of self, you will see with a new understanding, a new intent and in this there is gratitude – for your journey, and the part others played in awakening you to overcome your inner fears and doubts. It is through these difficult experiences you endure, that your greatest growth can occur. Then you climb another step on the Great Staircase.

Master Kuthumi

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Adele’s March Message

I hear it every day…where has all the time went…I have lost the last fifteen years. When looking back over all the years that have passed you by …all the years that you have already lived…all the years that have gone and shall never be back again…Think of all that you gained from those years…Time is not lost to you…you have just started to find that which makes time stand still…...

When we look back onto our lives it is the measures you have made in that time. What have you accomplished and what did you learn? Was it not to do the same thing over and over again or was it to give you the comfort to keep moving on?

When I look back I see a world of experience with every step I took, sure there were times that I made one mistake or another. But those mistakes took me on a journey to find who I am. And that I would not give up for anything in the world.

You know being able to see those in the spiritual worlds that live around us each moment of our lives is not what everyone wants. I was always considered weird or individuals would feel uncomfortable….well..that has not changed much (smile) but it also had me at one point trying to be just like those who I was choosing to be around. Once when I figured out that they are no better than me, it was all in their own mind in how they needed to be liked by everyone. I learned that it is perfectly normal to be me and if there was not anyone who liked me because of what I could do... then…It did not matter. Because I liked me and I liked that I could be a part of what no one else could.

But those were also the days that so much pressure is placed upon someone, so much to be liked or not liked, so much to be a part of what was going on in the neighborhood or area in which we lived.

I also found that the mistake I might have made, gave me a look at why it was a mistake and by whose opinion. You know what I found? I found that a mistake that another individual makes is judge by whom and what society says is a mistake. The shame that is placed upon an individual by those whose views say it is a mistake …is the mistake.

You see how can we judge another individual in their learning growth and development on this planet of Mother Earth? When one understands about Soul Contracts then one can clearly see the life learning lessons that each individuals is here to learn for the Soul’s growth. As the soul evolves in this learning phase then you have contracts that are finished as long as the individual then learns the lesson and moves on to not re-do that lesson again. Evolving at a rate in time that right now is going to push you to look back and examine all that you have lived. This is why so many have that question....Where did my life go? Where did all those years go?…Well…. they went to evolving your beautiful soul to the level to recognize this. To grow in your light of love with humanity, to look at all that has ever been placed upon you from so long ago and truly, truly start to live.

To journey back in time to see your own growth and development is a plus, do not knock yourself down before you pull yourself up.

And right now the energies are pulling everyone up… up… and up…That is why you are feeling this and feeling as if you have someplace to be, but where that is you do not know or understand…It is to let go of that which is behind you and move forward to that which awaits you.

Let go of your own self judgments. Why is it that so many are judging others? I have to add this as it keeps coming up time and time again, from so many who write to me. Many do not want to look at their own self, they believe they have all that there is and they are doing it all in the light. And so many cannot see pass the light that they say they walk in, to see they too, are being judgmental of others for not being the way they expect them to be Wow…what a statement, I know. You see when we look at others in their journey, their struggles and comment on them to get over it…well, is that not their journey to walk? that is their time to work through that which is in front of them, why is it so hard for you to say you live compassionately but have no compassion for another to work through their own stuff? So when you are trying to tell them to get over it, you are also placing yourself in a protective net of not seeing that you may have the same issue and you may need to work on it so you too can get over it. That which is reflected in our own surroundings may too be that which we need to look at see within our own self….

Dear Ones do not be hard on yourself as these energies are lifting to show you once again the beauty that is within you and which lies before you in your journey. We have all been in this energy for some time that each has grabbed a hold of and claimed as their own. As this energy is lifting away, it will be like a blanket that is being pulled away from you, the more you tug it back the more you are saying that you do not want to let go of something that was not yours from the beginning. DO not lay claim to that which is holding you back…Allow your fingers to let go and walk into this energy that is before us. It will surround you with so much more accomplishments and love than ever before.

As we are in the middle of March the energy is here to lift you up, keep your eyes on the sky as there will be an illumination soon which you cannot ignore and will be that which brings much light to many and a few heartaches to some. Keep your arms open wide and embrace those with Love all around you. As there is no time to waste as it has been said before, watch the happenings at the Vatican and all the religious and political organizations that are around us. As each day new doors are opening for you to see the light that is shining through as it grows stronger and stronger. New discoveries are being reported each day…these my friends are the Akashic doors which have been opening little by little for each time we make a discovery to bring us closer to the answers of humanity , the Akashic is exposed brighter and brighter. But Just as these doors are opening so too, is that which is given to each of us to then be the bearers of illumination. The responsibilities lie upon our shoulders, so do not look for when the discoveries will be made…Know they are being made each moment of our existence.

May your days be filled with wonder, may you always see for what it truly is and may you find peace in your heart to accept those around you with the love you have for self…

Time has not lost you …you have found that which makes time stand still…...you hold it in your hands each day…you hold it in your heart every second…you hold it in your mind to recognize….now send it freely to where it needs to go…………..


Love, laughter & Light, Adele Copyright 2010 Adele Linsalata and Angelic Wise Ones http://www.angelicwiseones.com This material is free for public use to copy, distribute, and display if abided by these terms.  Credit must be given to the author Adele Linsalata and the work must be used in its entirety.  The work may not be altered, added on to or edited in any way.  For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.  Any of these conditions may be waived if permission from the copyright holder and author are given.  Any other purpose of use must be granted permission by author.  Contact Adele Linsalata at adele@angelicwiseones.com

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