For Memorial Day
and upcoming events
The pangs of loneliness are very familiar to most of you. Today, the day you call (St) Valentine’s day, is a day of hunger and sadness for many, who, just like, around your Christmas season, have to face a world in which they feel very alone, without close family or friends, or a lover. There is a sense of isolation that is part of the Human condition, for, in truth, when it boils down to it, each one is really alone within their own universe, within the mental and emotional structures of the psyche and the consciousness that has developed around you and colors your world view. So, this underlying reality is heightened many fold, when your world celebrates these times with gifts and flowers, feasts and special ceremonies and with what is supposed to be a joyous gathering with a special someone or a special group of friends or family.
It does not make it easier to understand that loneliness is an endemic state of affairs and is part and parcel of the human condition. Even within the most seemingly loving, harmonious and ideal relationships and family structures, there often lurk hidden components that can grow like a canker in the blood, and suddenly, at some undetermined point, rear their ugly heads as a form of cancer or disease or eruption of dissatisfaction, anger or disaster. For human life is not only a mystery, but is a territory for a journey of growth, and if there were no challenges, no thorns to the rose bush, and always love and light, the lifetime may seem sweet but would not yield growth and spiritual development. There would be little learning, therefore not much advancement for the soul.
So what is the lesson in the field of loneliness? What is the seed that grows and what is the nature of the plant and the blossoms and the fruit of this condition. Shakespeare has said in King Lear, “The ripeness is all.” There is a deep experience within the feeling of being alone that is accompanied by self blame, self loathing and self denigration. There is a sense unworthiness, of being a victim and of being down on your luck, not a pleasant state of affairs and not an easy experience to combat or contradict if you do not have a powerful practice or strong belief in something like a Higher Power that is loving and embracing and forgiving. It is often in these moments of feeling so isolated, that one can choose to end it all, to take their life and sometimes that of another with them, because the desperation and sense of powerlessness and worthlessness is so great.
There is a need to develop a practice of caring, of community and of cultivating a strong intuition for your friends and neighbors, because a smile, a kind word, a cup of tea or coffee or a walk together can make all the difference in someone’s life. It is vital to develop a practice for yourself in which you grow your faith, in which you undertake to negate the voices of put down in your head, to connect with the body mind and develop a relationship with something creative and life enhancing; to break old patterns, to develop resolve to end habits of addiction that numb the soul and the emotions and allow the presence of demons, be they real or metaphoric, to take over your life. You have been given the power of choice, of decision, of wonder and miracle to allow you to shift these old patterns and remove from yourself the burdens of old worry and struggle that have been placed on your shoulders and accepted by you as yours, unwittingly, when you were too young to know the difference.
We urge you to reach out to someone, to find help and to recognize that there can be a difference between loneliness or isolation and solitude. In solitude, you begin to create a relationship with yourself of love, of admiration, of gratitude and of sovereignty. You become your own best friend, You find things that excite and energize yourself, and you begin to recognize that you have the power, that there are guardians and angels that you can turn to and develop a relationship with, who will steer you in a direction of growth and deeper satisfaction. We want you to know that life is connected, that you are immortal and infinite, that you are a part of a greater whole and that you are indispensable to the greater good of the whole, of the planet and your community and that this feeling of being isolated is a wake up call to change the direction of your life from feeling like a victim to an empowered, sovereign being with the self authority to make healthy decisions. You may need to change the environment in which you live, the people you see, and certainly the attitudes that you have habitually seen your life and the world through, but it must be done, it can be done, and you are the one who must choose. The simple practice of exercise, of walking in Nature, running, swimming, sports, of some kind, will bring a huge shift, because you are engaging your body and your mind and your emotions.
We understand that loneliness is not fun, not pleasant and feels lousy. It can be overcome. Imagine what it would be like for you if someone reached out to you for help, for a kind word, a listening ear, a cup of tea, a little bit of the time of day, as they say. You would not begrudge them. So imagine that you can ask for that, to be heard once in a while. Seek help. Recognize that beneath the skin, everyone is hungry for attention, for love, connection and kindness. You may have had a rough childhood, but you have many shining examples of how people have turned their lives around. Become one of them. Become an example to some kid of how you overcame the sense of loneliness and developed a rich, fertile life, enjoying your alone time as a rewarding experience and having compassion for others. We are angels. We love you and want to help, so reach out to us in prayer. Give your troubles to God or whatever you think of as a Higher Power. You will begin to notice. difference. You will hear our answers. Your life will change.
Good evening, we are glad to be with you this evening, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
As you open your heart, you change your entire world. When times are rough, it is especially challenging to open your heart and it seems that times are rather stressful as you enter a new phase in humanity’s evolution, for the old crumbles. It is important that there is a new. It is not up to you to change the world by trying to change everything that is wrong. It is certainly important to use your voice, to use your power, and to use your hearts passion to change the situations you find yourself in, by advocating and teaching, and especially by modeling a new way of approaching whatever the problem might be; and to do it in such a way that there is a new vibration; that there is a new experience being created for as many concerned as possible. It is important for you in situations where you feel anger to allow yourself an outlet that is held for your anger, but not to bring your anger to the table. The more you can live in your heart, the more you can live from a place of non-judgment, the more easily and powerfully you will be able to affect situations around you. Places where there is injustice, experiences that relate to health, children, education, to spiritual involvement to the everyday experience of communication with those in your environment.
We are asking you to generate for yourself a spiritual practice, to meditate, to take time for self care, to take time to have fun, to play, to be with your children, with your friends, with Nature. We are asking you not to work on yourself, but to learn how to love yourself. The very first thing you can do towards this end, is take time for yourself. Drink water. Bless the water. Bring healthy food into your home, into your mouth, into your body. Generate benevolent, loving, encouraging thoughts. Disallow, interrupt, reject, pay no attention, to all the voices that run your life that are not You. We say You with a capital letter. You are all. We are not talking about the Big You and the Little you selves, differentiated selves, higher selves or lower selves. We are referring to who YOU are as an essence, as an immortal being, as a human in form, as a human being – The whole of you. For every aspect of you is interconnected. You cannot be separate. We understand that you feel separate. It is your conditioning that creates this reality for you and it is necessary for you to have this forgetfulness around your eternality.
Your eternal reality, your infinite nature or your immortality is not in question. For those who believe or think that this life is all there is, that this planet is the only one that supports life, that you are alone in all of the universes, in all of the stars systems, in all of the galaxies, you are seriously mistaken if this is what you feel, believe or think. Every single atom that you are composed of contains micro particles that interface with all other micro particles in all of the Universe in some fashion that may be incomprehensible to you. It is not so for those who study quantum physics or for those who have pursued metaphysical explorations. You are interconnected with all that is. All That Is, is another name for what some of you regard as the word God. GOD. It is but a word. It has so many connotations for you because of your religious, social and intellectual upbringing. It is laden with judgment, emotion, ideas, idealizations, unreal qualifications or qualities. However, we use this word simply because the dialogue, the conversations that have happened in all of your civilizations, in all of your lifetimes, around this concept of God has created an awareness within you that has been tailored for particular power control energies. We are therefore attempting to reintroduce to you, shall we say, a renovated experience of this word because when you re-define God as All There Is you, take away the idealization, the attachments, the personalizations and the anthropomorphism that have surrounded this word, this concept, this identity in your mind, in your thoughts, and in your experience. This has been your reality, a reality that has externalized this energy, giving it a gender and giving it power over you. We therefore wish you to recognize that the new “god” we are wishing you to experience, is the All That Is aspect of what is within you; the you that is interconnected with all that is, with this intelligence. We want you to bypass any conceptualization, any idealization of this thought form; Free yourselves from any emotions and any concept around this term God. There are not really adequate words and concepts for most of you that can replace these idealizations that have been part of your culture. The Great Mystery, the TAO, the Great Mother or the Great Father. All and many more of these words have power but they do not have the same commonality. Most of your people on your planet have an association with the term God, and you change the nature of the reality around this term, change the nature of the location of this energy, (from outside to within, or all around), by changing the nature of your thought.
This is what is necessary for you to be able to live in the world of chaos, in the world of pressure, in the world of stress, and have a new experience. It is through the practice of stillness, silence, watching your thoughts, being an observer, allowing, simplicity, and giving everything to God, that you will find your life begins to move in a direction of magic, ease and grace and miracle. A recognition grows that there are also helpers in the unseen that are ready, willing and waiting to assist you as you develop your faith, as you develop your trust in a benevolent universe. For we are here to remind you that the universe is benevolent. The universe is just another way of saying God. The Universe or All That Is, or God has given you the ability to choose, to create, to be your own star. You were given free will. This is the greatest gift of God. How you use it determines the nature of your experience, your reality, and how you show up in the world. For when you stop judging yourself, or others, you become able to experience more and more a state of being which we are calling equanimity, a state of grace.
Consider too that God is also the word love, but more than that. It is God’s love that flows through your veins that is part of the electron flow of every chemical, biochemical, electrical and electromagnetic process that takes place within your physicality within your metaphysicality and within your consciousness. There is a reality in your life to what we are terming God’s love that is similar to the concept of prana, Chi, life force, living spirit, soul, and all of the many terms you use to express the energy that flows through you, that surrounds you, that is within you and that is what makes up the composition of your universe, be it external internal or transcendental.
When you take a moment at the beginning of your day in the middle of your day, or at the end of your day, your taking time out for yourself is felt in all universes. Your experience of going within, your silence, your breathing, your focus of awareness, no matter what kind of experience, or meditation that you practice, the very fact that you do so, is what creates for you an expanding awareness of all that is. Which means you are coming closer to God. You are embodying more of the nature of this flow within your being, and therefore you are actually enhancing life on Earth, consciousness itself, and there is a new definition of God. This practice, however modest it may be, is what changes things. It is how you are able to modify your behavior when you wish to express anger or when you face a challenge. Because you are not alone. No, because you are interconnected with all that is, because you are cultivating an alignment with a higher power, with an inner power, with an elevated process of thinking, you are enhancing consciousness on the planet, and enabling yourself to have a different perspective. As you move the focus away from yourself and your worries, your preoccupations, your emotions, and your opinions, you create more clarity, which enables you to see other perspectives, to see what it might be like for others; it allows you to have more compassion; for yourself, and then for others. Part of your practice is to be aware of the voices in your mind. The other part of your practice is to change the voices in your mind. If you can ignore them, well and good, however you may need to be more firm and replace them with positive, life-enhancing, benevolent and encouraging words. Even the images need to be replaced. The energy of the heart is the energy and place where you make these kinds of changes because in the heart vibration everything is possible. In order to be in your heart, it is necessary to take some time, whether it be one moment, that one moment of silence, that morning five or 10 minute meditation. We will see you in that space. We are wishing you to know that we are always here for you. We are available to communicate with you, answer your questions, assist you in guiding you to make more life-enhancing choices for yourself, as you reach for communication with us.
You can call us your guardian angels. We love you. Unconditionally.
Greetings to you in this early stage of 2018, perhaps your most pivotal year to date. We observe how many changes and cycles many of you are experiencing along your journey in the universe of form. It is with some delight that we watch you as you endeavor to negotiate the rapids and boulders in the river that is flowing with your life energies to bring you closer to the great sea, to the truth of your interconnectedness. For in truth, everything you experience is the result of your attempts at the highest levels to get you to that place of recognition that the journey is about realizing the truth of interconnectedness. The thrust of evolution on your planet right now is taking you deeper and higher and by that we mean, into the worlds of the within as well as the without. You are at the brink of a new world. That is a reality that the sooner you come to terms with, the easier the old reality will fall away and the easier it will be to accept that everything is an extension of your inner state, and that you are being asked to bring the inner state to a higher level of vibration so that you can experience the Oneness, finally and with such conviction and somatic understanding that this evolution is yours and you are deserving of being elevated to the highest expression of Union and you are being prepared for it; and that’s really what all the turmoil and change, challenge and perturbation is all about.
It is essential for you to come back home – to your own body, your very unique, personal entity that is the vessel for your experience on this plane. There is a treasure chest at the end of each experience of pain, of loss, of separation and rage. Everything you experience is part of the now, the now is the only reality. It is the moment, and the vessel of alignment that you are, is needed to be in harmony with your mind, your soul and your experience of self. This is the ark of the covenant, the biggest treasure chest of them all, the covenant between you and Creator, that you would receive a vehicle through which to express your own creator nature – you were given free will and the power to create. Are these not among the characteristics of “God” in your mind?. So to create is an aspect of your nature as human beings. Look at what you have created. Look what God has created. If you can bring these into alignment, you can more easily release the old habits and patterns that keep you and your world in a state of disconnection.
Are you not most hungry for connection? This is the greatest quest of your world, in some way. Connection is the language of the heart. Each offense to creation is a cry for connection, to recognize the beauty of the heart that you share with all creation, ALL creation. It is where the healing of your lives and your planet is anchored. It is connection that aligns you with your humanity and with your divinity. You have come here to marry those two and you cannot do it without coming fully into your vehicle, your sanctuary, your temple, your very own flesh and blood, your very own personal body. If you have not incarnated, how can you “ascend”, how can you expect to graduate from the school of hard knocks if you haven’t learned to complete your curriculum? You must fully experience your emotions and your senses in order to be fully present. If you are not present, you can have an “accident”, say all the wrong things, blow up, contract or run away,…… In order to transcend this world’s challenges, you have to have at least taken them on and faced them, in whatever way is appropriate for you. After all, you are a creator and you have free will. This is what differentiates you from all life and all of the inanimate world around you. It is God’s greatest gift and it is continued to express itself through God’s love, which flows through you as the Living spirit, as Prana, Chi, energy, life, love. It is all the foundation of who you are. You are Immortal, Eternal, Infinite and Universal. You come back and forth to this world. This time is an opportunity to finally complete your assignment(s) and then you can go home to from wherever you came or to wherever it is that you are destined to go once you leave this vessel. It is your time. Believe in yourself, not someone or something outside of you , unless it is reflecting your Inner Truth.
Cycles. What has this to do with cycles? Remember that on your planet everything moves in cycles, all phenomena are renewed in some form . There is constant flow and you are never the same conglomerate of ideas, thoughts, atoms and molecules from one moment to another, to another. You and everything is evolving, becoming something else. So remember that things that are one way now can be a different way in another moment – or year. Let this be THE year for you when you realize that the cycle has come full cycle, that you are ready for a new way of being, transcending your story and applying truth to every aspect of your being, which includes thought and feeling and knowing what it’s like to be in your body fully inhabiting your experience. For, just like the winter ends and the Spring arrives, there is a beautiful sunset awaiting you with every day’s waning of the Sun and the light of the day.
Apply your divine gift of creation and marry to it your free will and follow the path through your sorrows, through your pain and through your anger and when you reach the edges of your perceptions, you will pass through the veil and understand, and take a breath and realize it is all a grand adventure, like your movies, all a creation, an unending, ongoing unfolding of story, of plan, of evolution, and you are on the wave. Take heart, for you are not alone. In this cycle you get to have companions, friends, angels and human beings beside you all the way, for you are not disconnected from us in reality, only in the capacity you have to make that connection with all worlds and all spirits. Or don’t. You always have a choice at some level. Most of what you have chosen so far was unconscious and has been running the show for so long. That cycle now comes to an end and it happens this year, a great gathering of the collaborative energies that are changing the face of the Earth as you know it, as people and creatures and the invisible realms begin to see each other, find each other, get to know each other so you get it for once and for all, that you are connected. Interconnected. The cycle is now. There is magic and miracle, mystery and beauty melding in with this realization and it will not be long that you feel the shift if you have not yet felt it. We are at your service as we hope you will be also at “our” service, for we all serve the Whole.
Your Angel friends
The day was crisp. It smelled of Winter coming. The Old Sage of the Forest was sitting beside the Lake of Li. All of a sudden the cold air was replaced by a warm breeze. “Ah!” he told himself, “He is come” As he tuned in to the vibration, he felt a warmth and a shiver come over him. The warmth was spreading through his breast and the shiver was in his abdomen. “This one is special”, he whispered to himself. “This is what I have prepared for all these lives. “ He sat in stillness and silence beside the lake to await him. In the distance the waterfall crashed down into the waters and the air became alive.
At the edge of the Forrest of Kan, the boy dismissed his escort and stepped forward to the fountain. The royal guards had expressed their concern for the 13 year old, left alone on the verges of the forest, but the son of the Emperor waved aside their concerns as he had dismounted from his horse. “I am the son of the Emperor. It is my duty to study with the Old Sage of the Forest. One day, I shall be Emperor and I must be brave and endure my challenges, for my Father has sent me, as was he, and his father before him, to receive the tutelage of the Old Sage on his 13th birthday.”
He stepped up to the spring-fed water fountain at the small opening in the woods where a path entered the dense forest. The forest was almost completely hidden by a dense fog that appeared as the boy had arrived. “I am Immortal, I am Infinite, I am Eternal, I am Universal” he declared, as he had been instructed. As he cupped the sweet tasting water in his hands, the fog parted just enough to reveal the path. He stepped into the fog and it parted in front of him. His heart was pounding. It was getting cool. The night was not far away. He stepped, and the fog parted.
Blessings. Blessings and Peace to you all. May the Living Spirit that is in all Life come forward and touch your heart, and enter your breath. I am Old Chinese. Who are you? What is your work in the world? Why can you not forgive? What is it that affects you and keeps you in bondage to the past, to the pain. What do you want? What do you not want? Why do you run away, hide, pretend.
Are you ready to face yourself? Are you willing to embark on a journey of discipline and power that can bring you the freedom you seek, and allow your life to flow with ease and grace. It will require that you become a warrior; a spiritual warrior. It will require that you cease judging, open your heart, be courageous, face life as it is, and no longer allow the old story to run your life.
The one writing and I have embarked on a new journey together. To allow the ancient wisdom of the Taoist schools of Old China, the understanding of the modern mind and the practice of disciplines adapted to the world in which you live, to blossom in you. It will be an exploration of your inner self so that as you shine the light there, it grows and never again diminishes. This is what the Introduction to Spiritual Warriorship is for and about. 7 weeks of introduction, then we take the next step. Technology allows you to listen to the program from a phone or computer. We look forward to meeting you, and telling you more of the story of the young boy and the Old Sage.
Unfortunately the links to the individual recordings are no longer valid. If you are interested in listening to them, contact me and I can send them to you
Raphael Weisman (and Old Chinese).
There is a message that has been brewing in my soul since the election in the uSA. I have come across many responses of sadness, despair, shock and outrage as a result of the election results, responses that surprised me from people I respect and love, who seem to have a perspective that I do not quite share. In my innocence and naivite as a dreamer, as a “hopeless/hopeful romantic”, I have come to have a perspective that always attempts to see things through a higher perspective, through the vision of Spirit, of God’s love and of the evolution of consciousness on the planet that I have come to be a part of, to serve and experience. There is a flow of awareness and evolution that is in process and we don’t always have the ability or capacity to know the whole picture. It is my perhaps naive view, that everything, EVERYTHING, that happens has a higher purpose, however horrifying, traumatic, joyful or cruel, it may seem. I have complete trust that there is a higher purpose also in these events that are happening in human history, in the history of the planet and the current moment in the evolutionary process of our “civilization”. Empires, civilizations have risen and fallen for countless millenia. Within the framework of time (or no-time) everything evolves and is part of our soul’s journey towards wholeness, towards the recognition of God’s love manifesting in our lives and moving towards the eventual world of Heaven on Earth, a “return” to a New Dawn, an age of peace, love, harmony and cooperation on this planet. It is not necessarily given to us to see how the steps along that journey are part of this unfolding, but I hold in my heart the dearness of this vision and the Divine Purpose that is at work. Our human perspective has been conditioned heavily by the traumas, acculturation and distortions of our upbringing, of our limited brains and perspectives, and I am praying and holding space for the evolution that is now occurring to blossom into the reality of this vision that my heart tells me IS the New Reality unfolding. May it be so for you too, in whatever way it can manifest for your deepest happiness.