If the last several weeks have been filled with an above-average amount of turmoil and/or trials, rest assured you are not alone. It is in response to this that I feel compelled to pen my observations, which are based on several on-going issues which, at their core, promote a false dichotomy of “us and them”. It was a somewhat recent announcement from China that triggered my mind into putting some puzzle pieces together but at the same time, adding a few more.
Modern Farmer reported on December 1 of this year that China was in the completion process of a mass cloning initiative involving, according to the sources, facilities to clone up to 100,000 cows annually to provide an enhanced food source. This has, understandably, raised many eyebrows and objections but the reality, no matter how vehemently one denies it, is that human beings can now recreate life, at will…. we can now do what most religiously-oriented humans still attribute to only their gods. Without doubt, there are vast moral and ethical considerations, even from outside of the 3 main messianic religions.
National Geographic posted an article regarding the creation of fluorescent mice that was both fascinating and yet disturbing at the same time. It provides a glimpse into the methodology, and hence mind-set, of the scientists involved in this program. Mice were being genetically manipulated at the cellular level to be “born” with an existing condition or disease, often one that was fatal. One of the most disturbing facts about this process is the use of a stripped down version of the HIV virus leaving only the most virulent part, known as the retrovirus. This becomes the agent of delivery and ensures the programmed condition reaches completion.
A good analogy for the above would be this: A weak king hires an army of ruthless soldiers to storm an opposition’s castle, where they proceed to remove and destroy all defensive measures they encounter. The end result is the king entering and sitting on the new throne. From that moment on, those who are not willing or necessary to fulfill the king’s demands are imprisoned or executed while all others are tasked solely with the king’s agenda. His hired soldiers have the ability to destroy any defense through force or subterfuge.
A DARK AGENDA?
One intriguing aspect of this announcement of mass cloning centers on how animals in general are viewed by other cultures, namely Buddhism and Hinduism. An apt example can be seen in the movie “Seven Years In Tibet” starring the very talented Brad Pitt. The workers become quite agitated and refuse to continue working because they’ve uncovered a massive number of earthworms on the construction site. Initially, Pitt’s character is incapable of understanding why minor little worms should have any significance until his foreman explains their beliefs. Based on how one treats others in this lifetime has a huge impact on that soul’s next incarnation, which can involve a life in the body of a so-called lower life form – like an earthworm, a mouse and even a cow. While followers of the messianic religions would scoff at this notion, one must keep in mind that Hinduism and Jainism, for example, are far, far older and have an almost equivalent number of followers, according to recent stats.
At what point does a soul spark enter the physical host? Is the process autonomous or are knowledge-specific entities needed for this “injection”? And how about the soul spark itself? Is it truly able to employ freewill as to choice in incarnation or can that decision be forced on it by coercion or trickery? With most westerner’s holding a completely different view of the after life as those in the east, how is it all souls are supposed to go to specific places upon physical death that are completely different, if there is only one creator and one Source?
Robert Monroe has been recognized as a pioneer and scientist, exploring numerous realms of the astral. One contention he made was that there were types of “belief specific” realms, where souls were directed, upon death, and based on the specific beliefs of the individual soul. Essentially, there are an enormous number of afterlife destinations in the astral for a soul to “migrate” to…. or to be sent or escorted. He furthered suggested that there was a type of “heaven” for each belief system and some present-day seekers have taken up this belief. What they have ominously suggested is that while these realms are real, their true purpose is anything but heavenly. An enormous clue can be found in the Christian belief that their eternity will be spent singing praises to their gods forever. Who or what would require or demand such a vast amount of energy and to what ends?
What if, as has been suggested, the overall creator of this reality was really a type of artificial intelligence, and consequently needs vast amounts of etheric energy to continue functioning? The Gnostic seers believed that this AI had been taken over by an entity named Yaldabaoth, who then had proclaimed there were no other gods but It. If the principles of Hermetic Philosophy are reasonably sound, the possibility of a type of cosmic “highjack” may be a cause for some exploration.
It is their Principle of Correspondence that is the originator of the axiom “As above, so below; As below, so above”. Consider the recent news of mass cloning. Humans can now create and alter life from just a very small amount of genetic material. If, as the principle states, that this reality is a reflection of the one “above” – the astral – then it stands to reason that they have the means to manipulate entities in their energetic reality. Based on the so-called holy texts centered on the messianic gods, their character is clearly on display. History is inundated with documented mass terror inflicted on helpless people by order of these entities. If they have the power to manipulate humanity while they are in physical form, it is not a stretch to ponder their abilities on their home turf in the astral.
So, could this cloning and genetic manipulation, in which a living, breathing being is created artificially be part of a murky and very dark agenda? If, as some contend, certain entities in the astral are able to control the disposition of soul fragments, is there potential for misuse? On one extreme – though not really, based on the irrational rage displayed by these “gods” and detailed in their respective holy books – would be to punish a soul by sending it into a newly-cloned being. Their entire existence would be of captivity and then a painful death, with their body cut up later to be eaten by others. The entire purpose of their life. which they were made aware of, was to be killed and consumed.
While not a fan of Sylvia Browne, I do agree with her on one controversial issue involving our pets. Do animals have souls? Ms. Browne contended that they do indeed possess a soul but were limited to a 3 chakra system, which did allow them to astral project. This acknowledgement is often tacit when a parent tells a child that their recently- deceased pet is now running around in heaven. And almost any pet protector will attest to recognizing an inner being within their pet.
I am not attempting to push any viewpoint on anybody. Hollywood has played advent to the arrival of certain paradigms by implementing them into their movies. Consider the Gerard Butler flick Gamer, in which he is wrongly accused of a crime, is imprisoned with a small device planted in him, allowing an outside operator to control his actions. He is forced daily to engage in firefights for the amusement of the general public, while his wife, similarly “chipped”, is forced to act in ways dictated by her controller.
There are many who believe and will openly state that the hidden controllers of earth are already cloning human beings and have been for a considerable amount of time. More evidence of Hollywood’s complicity can be seen in the Bruce Willis movie The Surrogates, where humans are able to transfer their consciousness to a robotic form that is perfection in their eyes. My point is that a meme has been placed into the collective conscious of humanity, through film, that could be closer to reality than we may know.
BLUE COWS IN CHINA
In recent years, we have seen a growing number and wide variety of messages channeled from entities in spirit form. Unfortunately, it can be difficult sometimes to discern the veracity of a source or a statement they have made, through their channel. It can be confusing to be reading and agreeing in general with the contents and then encountering an idea or statement that one does not believe or accept as their truth. It has been suggested that a beneficial approach is take note of the discrepancy and adjust one’s trust level accordingly. Just as in the propaganda foisted on us by the MSM, there is almost always some truth mixed in with simple diversion or, in the other extreme, outright deceit. This can create massive cognitive dissonance, and more dangerous still, implant false paradigms into a person’s mind set, which they will cling to despite being shown evidence to the contrary.
I need to elaborate here and pose an analogy for events I was recently involved in, which resulted in a noticeable breakthrough in understanding for me. This is a rough analogy of the conversation:
MAN: “All the cows in China are blue.“
ME: “Uh, no they’re not.”
MAN: “Yes, they are. I know this for sure.”
ME: “Um, I just got back from China and I can tell you that the cows are not blue.“
MAN: “You don’t know what you’re talking about. I read an article and saw the picture. All the cows were blue. So I know.”
Similarly, on The Atheist Experience show, I was astounded by the caller’s rigid mind set. The exchange went like this:
CALLER: “My minister says y’all hate god, that’s why you’re atheists.”
HOST: “Well, we don’t believe in god so it’s pretty hard to hate something we don’t believe in.”
CALLER: “My minister said y’all worship the devil.”
HOST: “Again, if we don’t believe in god then we certainly don’t believe in the devil.”
CALLER: “If you don’t worship god then my minister says you must worship the devil. And my minister doesn’t lie.”
This lady was inundated with a false dichotomy of reality, namely that it was made up entirely of those who believed in and worshiped god, as defined by her minister…. and those who must worship the devil. No other possibility existed in this women’s mind set or reality. This is actually much more alarming than meets the eye. Essentially, this minister was lying outright and clearly breaking the 9th commandment, which involves bearing false witness… by stating as fact that all atheists “worship” the devil. Ironically as well, many believers, especially in the messianic religious mythologies, cry foul when atheists lump all believers together and yet, do exactly the same thing. Even more ironic is the fact that many atheists know the contents of the respective “holy books ” better than most of its adherents. To add a touch of humor here, one prominent self-confessed atheist suggests that the quickest way to become an atheist is to objectively read the holy books of the messianic religions.
Without doubt, we have encountered people who stick to paradigms that we may deem to be “incorrect” and do not reflect reality, based on the most recent information, understanding and awareness. Many of us have been aroused to anger when people just can’t seem to grasp the fact that one’s viewpoint is not accurately reflecting reality, despite our best efforts to make them aware of the pertinent information. We also know that this type of arguing very seldom results in changing the other’s viewpoint. So we have learned to essentially choose our battles and understand that others are entitled to hold their own viewpoints and perspectives.
I’ll quickly reference my recent encounters with two individuals, each holding an identical and unshakable viewpoint which was not not based in realty, but rather what they believed reality should be. One problem we encounter as spiritual warriors is discovering a belief, held by an individual, that crosses lines of morality and ethics. One enormous example is the vast numbers of religious people who have been indoctrinated to believe that all atheists hate their god and hence, are not capable of employing integrity, morality, objectivity or even love…. simply because they don’t base their lives on religion. There is a great irony in this mental mind set. Consider: one group refrains from murder and theft because they believe there will be some type of judgment/punishment in the next life, because their gods see and make a record of everything. Many atheists believe there is no “afterlife” so they must make their efforts count in this one. Consequently, many understand innately that theft and murder is immoral and unethical and hence, refrain from those actions. Not inflicting injury on others because the gods will punish you later or not committing these crimes because one knows they are wrong…. which group would you say has a more moral approach?
Where am I going with this? As stated, sometimes another person’s beliefs may be unsettling to us, in varying degrees. While we acknowledge it is fully within the other’s rights to believe in anything they choose, it seems the only solution, generally, was to simply “grin and bear it”. I would suggest that we can take some action to alleviate our discomfort.
I recently read an article that involved an Israeli driver who had hit two Palestinians with his car, the author citing it as an example of a continuing trend. To some, who have conditioned themselves to purposely point out “Israeli aggression”, this only served to reinforce the belief that Israeli’s are always the aggressors. I have noted this trend with some concern because, in this case, the entire hit and run had been caught on camera – the proverbial “other side of the story”. What unfolds is essentially a car coming up a street and then being essentially ambushed by 6 or so stone throwers, launching their projectiles at the car, smashing the windows. Ever been hit in the head by a chunk of rock? Yes, the driver did hit one of the stone throwers, backed up and then tried to escape. He was, understandably, fearful for his life. This was not an example of Israeli aggression and had I not taken the time to dig further than the article, I would not have known.
My point here, in helping to alleviate any discomfort with another’s belief, is to ensure we gain an accurate insight into why they believe what they do. I will freely admit that some of my most agonizing times spent watching videos were those which disagreed with the theory of evolution and claimed to provide unshakable proof that their holy book and god were the only truth. It is unsettling to some people, for instance, to know that others believe fully in the talking snakes, talking bushes and talking donkeys detailed in their holy book. And yet those same religiously-indoctrinated people regard the ancient writing, some of the oldest in existence, known as the Ramayana, to be simply mythology that couldn’t possibly be true.
When it comes to how we feel, at a given moment, it is largely our choice. Obviously, in some instances, this can have limitations, as in a physical injury. We do, however, possess the ability to employ subtle alchemy, aided by the results of our research. Epictetus, a famed philosopher in ancient Rome, observed the following:
“Man is not distressed by events…. but rather by his interpretation of events.”
With a reasonably accurate understanding and motivation of a given belief, we have a more complete picture of the whole. So, where does alchemy come in? Combined with our “live and let live” attitude, our research grants us a deeper understanding and motivation of a believer. We begin to understand why they believe as they do. We don’t have to agree with it, but with understanding we can alter considerable negative energy associated with this issue.
THE SEASON’S REASONS
This is actually the core subject I wanted to explore briefly in this post, that of Christmas, and the numerous peripheral issues that have become prevalent. One of the most noticeable, of course, is the belief that Christmas has always been and will always be the day that a being named Jehoshua was allegedly born, on December 25. For anybody who has done any research into the “12 days of Christmas“, you’ll note it has been celebrated for millenia by numerous cultures across the globe. As for the birth date, it should be noted that less than 200 years before this official declaration of it being Jesus’ day of birth, Rome’s emperor had declared that December 25 was the birth date of Rome’s new god, Sol Invictus.
Personally, I do not celebrate Christmas largely because I do not believe in religion’s “the season’s reasons”. I do, however, recognize that there is a very positive current of energy that is noticeable and here we can also employ some subtle alchemy. Consider the altering high vibration effect humor can have. Whether we are in a theatre or sitting around a TV, when we respond to humor, very often we will look at others we are with. On one level, we are determining whether that person is humored but it serves one other important purpose – we are attempting to share the joy we feel with others around us. By doing this with intent, we are employing alchemy, by adding our own positive energy.
So, while I do not believe, I fully recognize that there is an almost palpable feeling of wonder, magic and generosity in the air. Fortunately, I do not have to believe to positively experience – or even engage in experiencing – the beautiful energies so closely associated with the Christmas season. And one further suggestion for all you alchemists, that you may wish to employ in this upcoming joyous season. It may seem like a trivial suggestion but it employs alchemy in a different way. Many will be attending parties at restaurants or bars, or other people’s homes. My suggestion is to consider requesting a blessing on all those who have entered the door, those in service and those being served. Typically, I request that each individual is granted some extended moments of peace, joy and contentment. This does not interfere with any freewill, nor is it requesting any harm or injury.
I truly wish much peace, joy and contentment on those who have read these words. Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule and Happy Holidays to each of you.
Namaste, Nick xxx