Rhyming communication, enhancing realization
Be active in the preparation of your station
For the ongoing calibration of your vibration
To a higher elevation in this material nation
In a sincere affirmation of divination and holy individuation,
Follow the gentle condensation of sensation through meditation
And receive vital information for your present incarnation
As a body manifestation, you are a living presentation
Of unlimited transformation
Through the faithful application of divine inspiration
With your concentration of creative imagination,
A light-filled pulsation moves throughout creation
Sparking the formulation of a new generation
Of conscious consideration and collaboration
Enjoy the revelation and infinite celebration
Of pure joy and elation through the transmutation
Of the illusion of separation from the spirit nation
Gary Goodhue is an author, actor, poet and spiritual aspirant. Gary has been exploring universal success principles, personal development and spiritual concepts for most of his life. He has studied at the School of Metaphysics, as well as teaching classes and serving as branch director for one of their sixteen school centers. He was also involved with the Community of Light and is currently living at Sunrise Ranch, headquarters of the Emissaries of Divine Light. He is involved in their Full Self Emergence Program and serves in multiple capacities on the ranch and in the community. He works within different departments and also has started participating in the EDL ministry program, sharing spiritual truth and reciting original works of poetry, as well as writing blog articles for the website. Gary is looking forward to deepening his relationship with the Emissaries and serving in greater capacities as the spirit of love expresses through him into larger levels of manifestation and experience.
submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka
The vibrational current moving on Planet Earth is intensifying; there can be little doubt about this for those who are attuned to it. I believe a particular intensification occurred when we moved through the portal that opened on December 21, 2012. Though it didn’t bring, as some thought it might, some kind of instant apocalypse or series of cataclysms, I believe it did impact the collective consciousness of humanity in such a way that the human state of self-centeredness and materialistic orientation is now being phased out. This intensification has its power source in unconditional love, and it is as if an electrical charge from this source is being shot into the body of mankind.
This surge of love energy, which reportedly has raised the vibrational rate of the planet from 8 cycles to 11, has sent human beings scrambling for what could be called “surge protectors”—ways to somehow cope with or drain off the increase of current. Surge protectors are very useful for protecting electrical equipment such as computers and television sets from the potentially damaging effects of electrical power surges. But when their equivalent is installed in human consciousness to somehow fend off or delay the intensification of love current, the ultimate result will be far more damaging to individual and collective consciousness than if the current is welcomed and creatively released. Love is an irresistible force, and while a surge protector installed in consciousness may seem to temporarily block the current, providing momentary relief from the pressure, love will ultimately surge through, destroying the protector and possibly the person.
What are some of the surge protectors that are being increasingly used these days in attempts to defend embattled egos and dysfunctional patterns of living from the surging current of the truth of love? Alcohol and drugs are tried and true surge protectors that have been used by human beings for centuries to provide momentary relief from the pressures of life. Not only are illicit drugs being widely used these days but prescription drugs are increasingly used to numb the senses and induce temporary states of euphoria. Obviously if drugs and alcohol are used to the point of addiction, the flow of life is not only diminished, it could be ended entirely.
Also vacations that offer the chance to “get away from it all” continue to be popular surge protectors. Need relief from stress? Can’t handle the intensity of life? Take a Caribbean cruise! Of course, given their recent track record, boarding a cruise ship these days may bring an “adventure” at sea that is not only unpleasant but even life-threatening!
As an avid listener of radio talk shows, I’ve noted an intensification of complaint and castigation on the part of talk show hosts, both on the right and the left, and the level of “discourse” in the U.S. Congress has reached new lows of accusation and blame. Yes, politics remains one of the most popular surge protectors. Planetary intensification has brought with it a proliferation of human problems—a worldwide economic crisis, climate change, deforestation, species extinction, poverty, disease, terrorism, etc.—and with this has come an avalanche of political activity. The illusion that politicians and government bureaucracies can solve these problems acts as a surge protector for increasing numbers of people, particularly activists who pour themselves into political causes with tremendous fervor. All of this activity only addresses symptoms and drains off energy that could otherwise go toward addressing the fundamental cause of the whole human condition.
Religion has for millennia remained the most popular surge protector of all. Religious beliefs can do nothing other than block the surge of life that is seeking to come through human hearts and minds. Those who adhere to a particular religious faith say in effect, “God (the creative power of the universe) needs to be accessed through my beliefs, my doctrines, my creeds, my symbols, my holy books, my rites and rituals, my churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, etc. in order for it to be fully valid.” But when the current of unconditional love is forced to move through these filters, these surge protectors, the power is substantially reduced, and when religious extremists resort to violence to impose their version of faith, the energy of love is channeled into death and destruction.
One of the most pernicious notions common in such religions as Christianity and Islam is the belief that life on earth is a mere dress rehearsal for a heavenly afterlife. Of course the exact opposite is true. We did not incarnate on earth in order to get out of the earth into some imaginary heaven; we came to bring the beauty, wonder and glory of heaven into the earth. Right here in this physical dimension, in human forms of flesh and blood, is where unconditional love is to be embodied. As the love current increasingly surges on earth, those who continue to insist that life on earth is simply a prelude to life after death will be hard-pressed to maintain this surge protector.
Relationships, when they generate such things as anger, resentment, possessiveness and dependency, stifle and divert the energy from Source. Other popular surge protectors include comfort food (this may account in part for the continuing rise in obesity), body work and assorted weight-loss programs (e.g. “The Biggest Loser” on NBC TV and fitness programs like “Insanity” and “The Brazilian Butt Lift”), obsessive interest in sports either as a fan or participant (here in the Denver area we have “Bronco mania”), and, yes, even war and terrorism. The latter are invariably justified as defending a religion, a country or some political cause, but they are actually serving as a shield or protector from the intensified current of life, which wants to be expressed in a creative and integrating way rather than a destructive way. An absolutely stupendous amount of potentially creative life force is deflected or drained off in this way.
These are just a few of the more commonly used surge protectors that are increasingly being used in these days of intensifying love current. You may have your own favorites, I have mine. Some are very subtle, creeping unawares into everyday behavior as well as the thinking process, emotional reactions and patterns in the subconscious mind. They all serve, either consciously or unconsciously, to protect and preserve individual human egos and the barren and worthless state of human self-centeredness on earth. As suggested earlier, these surge protectors may seem to work for a while but ultimately will be blown away by the irresistible surge of love. Why would I try to hold on to them and risk being destroyed along with the protector?
So “bring it on!” And why not? The power surge is coming from me and you! From the unconditional love at the core of our being. We are the power source! We came on earth to disseminate this power. So why in the world would we want to protect ourselves from it? The impulse to protect can only come from a residue of identification with a fabricated separate self, the human ego. Let that go and there is no further reason to maintain any surge protectors.
If anything is being called for in these days of mounting intensity, it is total openness to this surging current, radical availability to unconditional love at the center of my being and yours. This may require some self-examination to determine where surge protectors may still be operative in one’s own consciousness and life-expression. If any are located it is wise to take whatever steps are necessary to let them dissolve before they are forced out by the irresistible movement of love. Surely it is time to come fully into the present moment, letting go of all the beliefs, traditions, addictions, assorted attachments, all the human wants and desires that would in any way impede the surging cosmic energy of love that is even now transforming the world and making all things new.
Jerry Kvasnicka, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, has had a varied career as a youth minister, a radio news reporter, a writer and editor for several magazines and journals and a custodian with the Loveland, Colorado school district. Jerry currently edits and writes for the spirituality section of the online magazine The Mindful Word. He has lived at the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community in Loveland for twenty-five years. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Submitted by Rachel Morrison
Today, I woke up to the truth of reality. The reality of the infinite intelligence and magic of God, and my power to manifest that intelligence and magic through my capacities. The possibilities and freedom of creation are eternally available to me in God the Means. I am not realizing, but rather remembering, that this is real. This is not just a philosophy that is a distant ideal. This is not only tangible, but already available to me. In remembering, a surge of energy is being formed in every fiber of my surrounding world. I am reminded of power in staying open to God’s will and give myself to that will to be used. I can see why people would turn away from this path. There is much responsibility in stepping into true form. That can and does feel overwhelming at times. In that vision, rather than feeling overwhelmed, I choose to step into my God completely. Through the cosmic and infinite reality of this existence, I was shown how this process and cycle will unfold itself. I saw the role I am to play in this transformation. I will take responsibility for my position. I remember why I am here. I hear You.
Submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka
As if the year 2012 wasn’t already slated to be a milestone year in terms of economic turbulence, protest movements, climate change, storms on the sun, the end of the Mayan calendar and the potential for massive change affecting virtually every sphere of human activity, there is also an election for President of the U.S. and four-hundred sixty-eight members of Congress.
Democracy may be the best form of government that the human mind can come up with. But with its contentious elections and parliamentary machinations it simply “raises” conflict from the physical to the mental level, and the current polarization in the U.S. Congress, along with “attack politics” evident in the current Republican primary contest to nominate a candidate for President, simply illustrate how vicious this mental conflict can become. Indeed, in some legislative bodies, such as South Korea, delegates occasionally do resort to actual physical combat!
The poisonous atmosphere in the Republican presidential debates has some conservatives worried that the surviving candidate will be so tainted that the Democratic incumbent, no matter his alleged flaws, will look good by comparison. While U.S. politicians traditionally suffer from low public approval ratings, recent antics have plunged this rate into the single digits!
Notwithstanding all of this, I don’t think it is appropriate to blame the individuals who hold these offices for the mountain of problems that afflict the nation. Charlie Reese, a former columnist with the Orlando Sentinel, recently wrote this: “One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President and nine Supreme Court justices…are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not directly traceable to those 545 people.”
I think this view is extraordinarily naïve. Human governments are merely the reflection of the populations that elect them. A wise news commentator once said, “The chief cause of problems is solutions.” And as long as human consciousness remains at what I would call an earth-bound, materialistic level with politicians functioning as little more than problem-solving technicians, the resulting “mind-made world” will be exactly the mess that is observable now, no matter who is in office.
But does human consciousness have to continue to exist at an earth-bound, problem-solving level? Could the temporal control systems of the mind-made world be replaced by something we might call “spiritual government”? This obviously would require a wholesale change of human consciousness, a change acknowledging that this world can never be run by “good” ideas concocted by human minds but can only survive and thrive when a creative process is acknowledged. This has nothing to do with religion or human concepts of God, which are just inventions of the mind. It has everything to do with the elemental creative power operating the universe and which simultaneously forms the spiritual core of every human being.
Yes, you and I, as representatives of this universal creative power, are responsible for spiritual government on this planet, and as our consciousness changes to fully accept this cosmic identity and role, then beauty, order and true government are returned to the earth. Yes, there is need for leaders and facilitators in this process, in other words, for divine politicians. But these wise administrators of the creative process will emerge by a natural and spontaneous process of Self-selection, certainly not by human elections.
Writer and educator Alan Hammond beautifully describes the true politician’s role in these words: “Man’s affairs are organized quite naturally through a governing hierarchy of leaders, and here we may glimpse the true role of politicians in the social body of mankind. They would be the primary control points whereby the cosmic power might effect its purposes in the affairs of mankind on earth, the means whereby affairs spiritual and secular might be one, the means whereby God’s dominion in man might extend through man as God’s dominion in the earth.
“What a magnificent role the true politician has in the scheme of things! But a true politician must be a true man first. And when we as individuals are governed by, and govern our affairs with, divine character, then and only then is the way open for the appearance of the divine politician. You and I must lead the politician back to his true role.”
I can think of no better year than 2012 (a leap year!) to radiantly accept our political responsibilities and accelerate this process.
Jerry Kvasnicka, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, has had a varied career as a youth minister, a radio news reporter, a writer and editor for several magazines and journals and a custodian with the Loveland school district. He has lived at the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community in Loveland for twenty-four years.
by Jacqueline Nesler
Have you ever stopped to consider how humanity reached the point of separation that it is now experiencing? In the beginning of creation, I believe there was only one aligning source of energy. It was the energy and purity of love ~ that all life was to gravitate towards. As groups of people began to adjust their belief systems, add rules of conduct, leave behind other values, we have seen new religions emerge.
I don’t believe this was the intention of our creator – for you to go to your corner of the city, and me to go to mine, every Saturday or Sunday to pray to God, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Our King, The Divine, Jesus, Great Spirit, or the Universe. What if we all could find a commonality that would unite us? What if we could each appreciate the inner most being of one another, no matter what their beliefs are?
It is in this place of holding agreement that we can have clarity in a vision of coming together and making a change in our world, being that change in our world. I hold very dear the knowing of integrity in the workings of my life. It is my passion to also assist others in their process of finding inner happiness. To discover the well of spirit within that is always there to connect to. We can always have the desire to help others – but we cannot make them drink from the well of inspiration.
Last night, I went to sleep praying and asking for direction after having an intense conversation with my son. I had an amazing dream that showed me that we are on separate journeys, even though our travels may be to the same destination. (Last night we were going to Japan.) Looking at our tickets we realized that we had different departure times, arrival times and the layovers were different. We were debating if we could change the ticket – which we could not. My conclusion was that no matter how much you want someone to be with you on a journey, – the journey of self discovery is each person’s to be taken in their own time frame.
You cannot influence another’s place in life if their state of consciousness hasn’t arrived to meet yours, no matter how much you want them with you to experience the grandness of what you are living. We can choose to be in a lower state of consciousness, lowering our vibration to match that of our family or friends to allow us to relate, bond with them, and share in their experience. Can you imagine living in a place that doesn’t reflect your potential and your greatness?
It is through fully living and doing our very best that we demonstrate a life well lived. It has taken me a great deal of discipline to learn to respond rather than react when others would rather me live my life in doubt, shame, resentment, or guilt. Because my spirit is very empathetic and can feel the pain of others, I am thankful that I have learned that to be able to offer my best in our world – that I cannot lower my vibration, because in doing so – I serve no one. I choose to set an example of living in the vibration and feeling of love and joy. What are you choosing?
I know that by holding my constant state of love, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, humility, and honoring of the truth – I set an example. It is a beautiful place to live and I hope that you choose to live there too, because it is in each of us doing so that change will occur around our planet. How can you make your world better today?
Please remember, if you lower your vibration – you significantly diminish what you have to offer. When you are wrong, be willing to admit it – and say you are sorry. When you have been untruthful – admit it, as it is in the truth that new beginnings and space occur and create momentum for brighter tomorrows and healing.
I live in a state of love – and humility is a vibration that I welcome. It is okay to be wrong, to make mistakes – as long as we learn and grow from them. I will always admit mine… but I will not own someone else’s. I can’t make you own your faults, but I highly suggest for your own happiness and the happiness of those who are innocent and impressionable – you come to the conclusion that being open, humble, and honest is the only way to live and sets an example of how to live in right relationship to the laws of humanity.
There is no room for trying to defend who you are. If someone believes something about you – that is their choice. No matter how much you try to advocate for your innocence – they have other beliefs which will override your efforts, depending on their level of consciousness and the influence of others around them to hold them in a lower vibrational pattern. Don’t live from a place of others imposing their judgments on your quality of living. Stand in your truth and knowing of who you are. You are the only one who knows the truth of who you are… and that is all that really matters. Live from that place of divinity.
By Jacqueline Nesler
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This is the second in a series of posts about embracing all of our emotions as necessary and beautiful aspects of our development of self and relationship. I draw on my own experience living in community at Sunrise Ranch, my training as a Shadow Work facilitator, and from a life dedicated to practical spirituality.
I don’t think “spiritual” people are made to feel more shame for any emotion more than anger. Anger is seen as dark energy, destructive, ugly. Well, for any of us who work with this emotion in our lives, we know first hand how ugly it can be. When anger is in control, people destroy relationships and they can ultimately destroy themselves. So we should turn away from this emotion when it comes up right? And get back in touch with our magnanimous selves, shining light and magic all around. Wrong, for me anyway. When I push anger down it pops up later in unexpected and destructive ways.
So if we can’t turn away, and can’t give in to it totally, what path is available to us? We can listen to what the anger is telling us. And like any other emotion that comes up, what it first tells us isn’t usually the core energy of it, so we have to ask questions.
This past weekend I went to a performance by Elephant Revival, a great local band that describes their music as “transcendental folk”. There are five talented musicians, and center stage is a young woman who plays washboard and other percussion as well as sings. So I’m up front with two friends, standing with a little swaying going on every now and then, when I hear two guys behind us talking. They’re talking like they’re out at the adjacent bar, without leaning in or lowering their voices. Talking like they’re not up front at a relatively quiet concert, but as if there’s loud rock music all around covering up their voices.
And I feel…angry. I get warmer, flushed even. I’m pissed off that this beautiful music is being cut across by unaware rude people. That my night out is being jeopardized, that everyone around me is having a less good time because of this distraction. And I have to change this! I start with a raised eyebrow glance back at them. I get my friends to agree that this is indeed annoying. I continue with two raised eyebrows aimed at them. Finally I reach my peak of “This is Not RIGHT”-ness and walk over to them and say “would you mind keeping your voice down? though its a really beautiful voice I’d really like to hear the band right now and its difficult.” The guy says he’ll keep it down. I turn around, and two minutes later it starts up again!
What do I do then? I’m stuck–either I have to put up with this like it is or confront them again with more “umph”. But then a radical idea occurs to me. I MOVE over two feet to the left. A small smile finds its way to my lips, and I enjoy the rest of the show in peace.
When I thought about this later, I wondered what that anger was really about? For me, it was about not being in control of my experience. I wanted to be having a certain experience, and someone else was messing it up! It was also about feeling protection about something precious that I felt was being disrespected. Emotions aren’t always rational. I think they can be more rational the more we look at why we felt and reacted in certain ways.
I am more aware of the fact that I am very uncomfortable when I feel imposed on, like I’m not in control. When I feel anger in the future, I can ask myself “Does this have to do with not feeling in control?” If so, I remind myself that I am ultimately in control of my experience and can choose to see things differently by “moving two feet to the left”. My anger is helping me to see that for my personality, having the power to experience life as I choose to is very important. I thank my anger for encouraging me to bring strong energy up when that is not happening so that I take notice and make a change.
I am also more aware of how protective I am of things that I see as beautiful, artistic, innocent. If anger comes up around other people and their relationships, I can ask myself “Does this have to do with protecting something I hold precious?” If so, I can look at the situation and decide what energy is needed from me to help. Maybe there is a line that has to be drawn to protect someone who cannot protect themselves. Or maybe it’s about offering my love and support them. I thank my anger for showing me how much I care for the tender things of heart that need support.
For those of you who know the Enneagram Personality System, you would notice that these are clear characteristics of an eight. If you do not know your number, I encourage you to take the test, as it is a very useful tool to see how your type tends to interact with anger.
Raised in New York and Connecticut, Helena is a graduate of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies in Redlands, California. Her self-designed emphasis was: Facilitating Personal and Organizational Transformation: Psychology, Sociology, and Religion. Her Masters is in Business Administration with a concentration on non-profit management. Helena lives in Denver and works for Sunrise Ranch. Her passion is to provide settings where people can know and express their creativity, power, and unique spirit—in a spiritual seminar, an office meeting, or around her dinner table. Follow her on Twitter
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