YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY AND OTHER INTERESTING FACTORS
The image above was created by Cathie and I love it. FYI… I have just started with Part 8 of this poem, around 140 pages so far and I have been enjoying quite a ride writing it… with considerable help. With the pleasantries completed, I wanted to leave a list of links below to what I deem to be significant information. I’ll be concluding with a short update and message from Cathie to all you guys.
RISE OF THE DRAGON…ERRRR…. FIRE MONKEY
China’s emergence from a secretive society to its present-day status on the international scene has been dramatic in some cases. Its reach globally extends even farther than China’s most notable naval explorer named Zheng He.
Aside from the recent signing of legislation, a new anti-terror bill was put into law, allowing China to engage directly and militarily if need be, terrorism outside of its land boundaries. Two other items were not well known but occurring nonetheless and could have definite ramifications.
China has launched an online game, via social media, that will become mandatory in China by 2020, according to the report. The oddity is that one doesn’t gain points by paying bills promptly or behaving in an otherwise “responsible” manner, but rather how dedicated one is to China’s ideology.
Another fascinating yet unsettling piece of news involves the world of physics. Many are aware of CERN and the LHC, and we’ve all read differing points of view as to what CERN was actually attempting, when it was rocked by an explosion that shut the collider down. Hopefully, those in the east will take note of CERN’s headlong rush to find illusive particles. China recently announced the initial stages in the creation of a “supercollider” that would be at least twice the size of CERN.
Beginning February 8, 2016, a cycle passes through time forever, and the Year Of The (Fire) Monkey will commence. It would be unpardonable not to pay homage to likely the most famous monkey ever, a monkey king, known as Sun Wu Kong… otherwise known as Hanuman.
CONFLICTING MESSIANIC RELIGIOUS PROPHECIES
I will readily admit that I am not a fan of Christian and rapture-believing Lisa Haven but she did bring to light a barely noted event recently involving the Muslim world that could cause significant waves in the middle east. She is a reasonably good researcher, albeit from a strictly biblical viewpoint, and her recent article does have merit. She claims that the “Islamic Nation” has just declared a total unknown to be their version of a messiah. Referred to in the Quran as the Madhi, she equated this person to be Christianity’s “anti-christ”, even providing a rather comprehensive list of characteristics found in the Quran. She fails to mention that in Islam, their “anti-christ” is known as Dajjal. Interesting also is they believe that Jesus will return and will be at the Mahdi’s right hand and will actually kill this anti-christ in battle. But not so fast… she claims this is not the “Jesus” of her Bible, because she says so. A compelling case is made in an article by Tad Cronn entitled “Was Allah Originally A Babylonian God Of Violence?” in a counter to the evidence found in the Ugaritic texts, that Yahweh was originally a storm god and was “adopted” by the Israelites. It has been claimed that the attributes of the Caananite god El were given to Yahweh by his devotees. Contrary to what some religious believers think, the term El is singular, while “Elohim” is the plural form. The demand to have “no other gods but me” is a tacit acknowledgement that there are indeed other “gods”, or rather beings masquerading as omnipotent entities.
Her article fails to even acknowledge Judaism’s end times scenarios, involving the rise of their messiah. Which is odd because the other two messianic religions are variants and offshoots of Judaism, which in turn was refined by Israel’s interaction with surrounding nations and their religious practices and beliefs. And the Bible extends its association with the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods, namely the Keeper of the Abyss. Named Abaddon, Revelations 9:11 states this as his Hebrew name “but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” This, of course refers to the only god whose name remained constant during the transition from Greek to Roman – Apollo. What I find odd in this is that what we know of an entity named Apollo through mythology, guarding the gates of a prison would seem an unlikely task and waste of talents. In a strange parallel, the Books of Enoch (which some fervently believe is a true account of what transpired before recorded history) contend that a powerful being named Azazel was captured and then imprisoned in a rock-filled hole until “Judgment Day”. The Israelite Scapegoat Ritual involved placing the sins of the people onto a goat and sending it into the desert to be devoured by… Azazel. How can he be imprisoned by “god” and yet be free to wander the desert? For what it’s worth, some of you are aware that for some years, Azazel has been one of my mentors. When I inquired into this obvious discrepancy, his reply was one word – “Deception.”
Prophecies and predictions are not the sole domain of religious groups any longer, nor are they restricted to gender. Mother Shipton springs to mind and some suggest that even Nostradamus had predictions for 2016. Even more important, however, is a recognition that presently something is taking place on a fundamental level that cannot be ignored. Whether it is citizens with integrity who strap on a weapon to ensure that homeless people receive a good hot meal and warm winter clothes, a man who was so grief-stricken at the failing health of his daughter that he tried cannabis oil – resulting in a near miraculous recovery of the small child – and now risks jail time, to vengeful parents who complained to police that a teenager was giving away free copies of a “banned” book… these all may seem unrelated but I would contend that they are the unique effects from specific stimuli. And it’s not just humanity that is affected. One of my very favorite stories from 2015, was of the surprising friendship between a tiger and a goat, resulting in an outpouring of generosity, as well as understandable Russian pride.
Some ancient pagan systems believed a god died in the deep cold of winter and was reborn in the spring. In the northern hemisphere, cloudy days in winter are far from uncommon, and can take its toll, in terms of energy, our mood and even our thoughts. Don Juan, Casteneda’s Shaman mentor, contended that a spiritual warrior accepted death as inevitable, and hence were truly free to take any action. This naturally extends to thoughts of the afterlife and what one can not only expect…. but actions one can take now to assist in a smoother transition. In The Tibetan Book of The Dead, this after- or inter-life is known as the Bardo, which consists of three distinct stages. With a growing number at least beginning to research ancient and arcane manuscripts, the teachings of the east strike an innate chord. Like Madame Blavatsky before them, these teachings are experimented with and modified by each practitioner but each appear to claim the same thing:
What you know and comprehend at the point of physical death is the sum total of what you arrive in the non-physical realms with. You don’t break free of your physical body and suddenly, you understand everything. Consequently, the more preparation while in the physical, the better prepared one is to enter the “afterlife.”
I am not pushing the above observations on anybody as “the” truth, but it can’t be denied that a sound spiritual practice is never a bad idea. The possibilities and directions one can take are innumerable. As a direct consequence, we tend to experience a fair number of “crossroads” moments, some we’re not always consciously aware of. They appear as possible routes towards a goal… and sometimes, they may be designed to draw us from our central path. Opportunities that present themselves require an initial correlation with any ongoing requests one has with Spirit, or “The Runners” as I term them. Obviously, we must do all we can physically to assist them. For instance, if we’ve requested help, it is not reasonable to assume that one can find a new apartment, while never leaving their old apartment to look.
COSMIC SIGNS AND DECISION MAKING
After narrowing one’s choices to two, is there some way to get a bit of help to determine what choice or direction is in one’s highest and greatest good? You’ll be happy to know that there is a simple and direct way to do that, by enlisting the aid of The Runners. Based on a workshop I have been putting together, below is a very simplified version of “Cosmic Signs And Decision-Making”.
- Specify Sign – in simple terms, this should only include things you would generally not encounter on a given day. EG: I request to be shown a caduceus, a spinning earth, an owl etc.
- Specify Time Limit – major consideration must be given to this aspect; one must grant them a reasonable amount of time to manifest the requested sign, using the most direct method. Optimally, 4 – 6 hours is reasonable but the individual must be on a heightened state of awareness for the entire time.
- Specify Parameters – requests about taking out a car loan, whether one should go on a date with a certain person, or even for a pile of money lack the specificity required to ensure clean and unambiguous communication and results with Spirit, in its many forms. For this tool to be fully effective, one must request that the choice Spirit indicates is in one’s highest and greatest good.
- Specify One Choice – remember, this tool is designed to allow one to make a decision between two distinct choices. EG: Continuing school in North America or studying in Japan for a year. One can choose either for the request, in this case, perhaps “to indicate that it is in my highest and greatest good to study in Japan for a year.” Key to this is always request in a positive way.
Altogether, a sample Cosmic Sign Request would go as follows:
“Runners, I request to be shown a caduceus in any form, within the next five hours, to indicate it is in my highest and greatest good to pursue the mediumship studies.”
This is one of my most valuable tools, and the above request was actually one I made. The sign’s arrival was, in a word, spectacular and left me in deep thought. After using this tool dozens of times, it would be logical to presume that I have had the chance to make a number of observations, based on direct experience. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned:
Offer yourself to be a conduit for Spirit in the physical realm – I call it “pinch-hitting” – and I guarantee you will see some amazing results to your Cosmic Sign requests. I also found that there were ways that we can employ a type of “default setting” that will alert us to opportunities that may be in our highest and greatest good.
In the end, we believe what we believe in a very personal way. Some have suggested that it is this very set of belief systems that may well determine our destination, once freed of 3D constraints. As for me, I’ve got a private little realm that I helped to create that will be my first destination.
With that I’ll conclude this post, written during the passing of another year. As I wrote in the opening paragraph, I did want to give a short update on and from Cathie. After a number of post op side effects, her condition had improved enough to move her to a rehab. One recent ailment was thought to be caused by her pain medication and it was halted. After seeing her doctor today, the cause – a relatively minor one – was found and Cathie is now getting considerable pain relief. As it stands now, she will likely be in rehab for several more weeks.
As for a message from Cathie, it comes in two parts…Firstly, she really misses the interactions she had for so long with so many amazing people and she loves y’all to pieces.
Secondly, she has noted that there seems to be a wide variety of symptoms displaying themselves. One erupts and is addressed, only to be filled by another. So she was thinking and here’s what she would like to request: She is extremely grateful for all the prayers, healing and love energy and positive thoughts. What she requests is that, when you do send those loving, healing energies, please request that they harmonize with the energies already at work healing.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT…
Last winter it was said that a cow floated down the Mississippi River on a piece of ice and caught such a cold, she has yielded nothing but ice cream ever since.
Mixed Emotions: Your brand new Corvette going over the side of a cliff… with your mother-in-law at the wheel.
Middle Age: That time in life where you’d rather not have a good time than recover from it.
Middle Age: The time a guy starts turning out the lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
“You’ve reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.” Franklin P. Jones
A man wanted to live to be 100 and went to see his doctor. He was told to give up drinking, cigarettes and womanizing. “Will I live to be 100 then?” asked the patient. “No,” sighed the doctor, “but it will seem like it.”
You know the years are adding up if it takes you longer to rest than it did to get tired.
“I have never wanted to see anybody die but a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.” Clarence Darrow
Sign outside a funeral home: DRIVE CAREFULLY – WE CAN WAIT.
Pawnshop sign: PLEASE SEE US AT YOUR EARLIEST INCONVENIENCE.
Sign in a brassiere shop: WE FIX FLATS
Sign in a bar: STAY AWHILE LONGER. YOUR WIFE CAN GET ONLY SO MAD.
Sign in a cocktail bar: PLEASE DO NOT STAND WHEN THE ROOM IS IN MOTION
A junk shop near a railway crossing posted this sign: GO AHEAD, TAKE A CHANCE. WE’LL BUY THE WRECK
Sign in an optometrist’s window: IF YOU DON’T SEE WHAT YOU WANT, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
Sign over the incoming Los Angeles IRS office: “WATCH YOUR STEP.” Sign over outgoing door: “WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE”. Jimmy Starr, Los Angeles Herald
With that, I’ll sign off with my wish of peace, joy and contentment for each of you, in this brand new year.
Namste, Nick xxx