Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #50December 20, 2000
1. 50th Issue Celebration
50th Issue Celebration (view on a separate page)
2000 Rain: A Look Back (view on a separate page)
It's been a little over 2 years that I have been part of Project X, and I'd like to take the time in this article to look back over that time at the events which have unfolded. In the last two years, Project X has expanded from its official site and library, Project Y, to include coverage on artwork, a forum, a chatroom, dreams, visions, guides, prophecies, and the likes of many things the majority of us had not expected in the least.
Community X's display of vision-oriented artwork spurred the arrival of other displays of artwork, especially Project X's Spiritual Postcard Art Contest, which produced delightful pieces from all over the world. I would personally like to thank everyone for making that one possible. Although Project X's forum went through some very interesting times, it still produced some very valued conversations and thoughts, which were often times carried over into the chatroom. While the chatroom has had its ups and downs as well, we tried to maintain a steady variety of topics.
The topics which spanned subject matter from dreams to portals to the essential functions of space and time, made every meeting memorable. We developed new forums, including a dream symbol-interpretation site (finally). Since these are still in their infant stages as entities on the Internet, I hope you will help them grow and prosper. Visions and prophecies were regarded, and the process of things were witnessed to later become realities. Although not all of them were pleasant, it seems to make all things go round. When I read of the explosion just off the coast of Yemen, a few months earlier, I was reminded of the talks in X-triad a few months before that, which centered around Yemen. Concerning the battles which have taken shape within the last year or so, my blessings go out to all the fighters and defenders, including Aldarow and Rinor for what they have been experiencing in Israel. And for the most recent of battles, there is much disdain and humour in the United States' Indecision 2000.
The Project has seen many a day filled with troubles and triumphs over obstacles which have appeared on all levels, and still going strong. As 2000 comes to a close, it's important to remember the tones of spiritual enlightenment and progression in the skies, from light purple sunsets, to amethyst eclipses. 2000 has truly been a year to remember. And as we continue down our lightened pathways the progression into the 21st century brings forth chances and opportunities to continue the expansion of the mind, body, and soul.
An Overview of New Additions to Our X-triad (view on a separate page)
Greetings, Alex, and the readers of the newsletter. I was informed that this would be another special edition, the 50th, in fact. I thought I'd inform everyone of a few official changes which you may not know. The X-triad, group of sites which encompass Project X, The Chosen, Community X, Project Y, and X-triad, now has a few new additions.
For a while now The Chosen has instituted a new kind of Forum, the Q/A Forum. The purpose behind the Q/A Forum is to allow visitors to send us questions about a variety of things in the zone of occult, paranormal, spiritual, or just plain weird. To these questions, we would provide answers, sharing our knowledge with others on the Cybernetic expansion. This forum is covered by several of our friends, who offer assistance to those with questions in need of being answered. For more information, please visit http://www.geocities.com/nightwg/qaforum.html
After months of compiling a database of dream symbols and meanings, I put together the dream dictionary site, Cosmic Dreams. This little number has an alphabetical listing of symbols and their meanings, as well as a dreambook, where guests may feel free to post their dreams, and all who visit the dreambook are more than welcomed to give interpretations, and likewise, post more dreams. For more information, please visit http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/cymorilm/dream/dreami.html
Community X is still undergoing some serious construction, and may be partially down. X-triad is still going strong, and the chatroom has managed to hang by a few threads, which are starting to mend themselves, though I still feel that will take a bit of effort from all parties.
Again, I thank all of you for your patience, and those of you who are already aware of the expansion, I thank you for your support.
Do You Think Or Are You Being Thought? (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
So much of what we do is governed by the opinions of others, or out of concern for what others might think. However, there is something much more pervasive going on. There is a process operating in the lives of all human beings called "social proofing" which basically means that we derive most of our social values, morals, imperatives and taboos from those around us. In a more universal sense, this is known as Entrainment.
Entrainment occurs in a wide range of physical and biological systems. For example, if you place a number of pendulum clocks in the same room and set their pendulums moving completely out of synchrony, after a reasonable period of time, you can return to find all the pendulums moving in perfect synchrony to each other. It is well known that large groups of women who live in closed communities, e.g. nuns or female convicts, will tend to have precisely the same menstrual cycle. If you have ever watched those wildlife films on TV, you may remember seeing an entire shoal of fish, consisting of thousands of individuals, moving and turning as a single entity. The same happens with certain species of birds in flight. Yet, there is no known way that the individuals in such groups can communicate such global messages in such a way as to affect the whole group simultaneously.
Not surprisingly, similar processes occur in human society, but often in areas where we believe we have conscious control. Think about it for a moment. How many of your social values, morals, and opinions did you consciously sit down and decide upon? If you are honest with yourself, you will have to admit that very few were a result of your own deliberate decisions. Most of it arises from "social proofing"; the beliefs and values of our friends, relations and work colleagues. In other words, many of the beliefs and values you cherish and might even die for had nothing to do with your own deliberate rational thought! You simply picked them up from elsewhere, literally without thinking!
Yet, it is so vital to take conscious control of these processes. To fail to do so is to behave like a robot, to live life half-asleep, and to seriously under-achieve compared to all you might be capable of. Here are just a few common examples of social proofing that many of us buy into without much thought.
(1) Marriage. Roughly half of all marriages end in divorce, often bitter and acrimonious, with severe financial/emotional consequences for one of both parties and any children that may have resulted. Of those that last the course, a large percentage are drab affairs in which the partners hardly seem alive at all. Yet we see in excess of 70-80% of the population cheerfully tying the knot to people that half of them end up despising within a few short years! Why? First, because of the expectations of society and of parents. Despite many changes, single people are still regarded as rather abnormal and deficient; and nobody wants to be thought of like that.
Second, in order to bring up children. But is this really the only way? Are there really no alternatives? Ah, but then we would get into even more social proofing; the social/religious "immorality" of children born out of wedlock...
(2) Religion. Whether you believe that God is indivisibly ONE, or three personalities within the ONE, or a huge number of separate personalities, or even if you don't believe in God at all - much of it is a result of social proofing. Your beliefs of the intrinsic nature of God and the universe can literally depend on the accident of which country you happened to be born in.
Can you imagine the social consequences of a Moslem in Yemen or Saudi Arabia converting to Hinduism?! When Christians glibly assert the Triune nature of God, they have no idea how much blood was shed in the early Church for decades on just this subject alone. Bishops and their entire congregations were literally murdered by rival "Christians" owing to differences in opinion so infinitesimal that it defies belief today that it could have caused so much death and misery. Yet today, Christians the world over buy into the Triune nature of God as part of the package without ever exercising the kind of independent thought that the early church has to at least be given some credit for. Social Proofing again. So even our philosophy of the metaphysical is often determined by others.
(3) Politics. Whilst it is easy to be socially or financially entrained into voting for the same political party again and again, how many of us fail to see the wood for the trees when we don't even once ask ourselves whether Democracy itself is a valid political system to begin with? Why do we simply accept it as the best or only system possible? Because the politicians and the media tell us it is! And nobody around us ever questions it either. In the age of global telecommunication, international commerce, and the internet, why do we still buy into the concept of Nation States - an outdated concept that originated with primitive tribes and chieftains countless millennia ago?
(4) Education/Career. Do you think education is a good thing or a bad
thing? Do you believe that the smartest and best educated always end up
the wealthiest, the most successful, or the most happy? Did you decide
to go (or to not go) to university because you sat and deliberated over
the pros and cons, or because everyone around you were either planning
to go (or not go) themselves? If your father is a multi-millionaire, do
you feel comfortable starting your own shoe repair business?
The list is endless. We could go on and on. Social Proofing is so pervasive and subtle that we are close to having to admit that very few of our opinions are actually our own. Yet, we make major decisions in all aspects of our lives based upon ideas, attitudes, opinions and beliefs that we imbibed from society without a second thought! No wonder so many people's lives are unhappy or confused.
So what should we do? Get conscious! We need to question our most comfortable beliefs and opinions in all areas. For the truth is that whatever we believe, for good or ill, becomes our reality. We must take control of our thoughts and opinions or we will be in danger of remaining a comfortable conformist cog in an ever dysfunctional society, always looking to others to know how we should think, behave and act.
So learn to live outside the known and the norm. Take chances. Embrace the unfamiliar and the unorthodox. Try to examine your own cherished views and see whether they arise from your own rational thought processes or were imbibed from the social culture around you. Examine the situations and relationships that you now find yourself in. One good exercise to break the chains of conventional thinking is to ask yourself, "Knowing what I now know, if I had to do it again, would I do it?" This can apply to a relationship, work situation, anything. Asking this one question can set you free from a lot of unconsciously accepted bondage.
Whilst social proofing will always be with us, because it is almost impossible to view ourselves totally objectively, we can certainly learn to take conscious control and minimize its damaging effects. So take control of your thought processes and literally question everything you have grown up so comfortable with. By doing so, you can begin the process of giving yourself more choices and unshackling yourself from chains of bondage and conformity that you didn't even realize you were wearing.
Copyright 2000, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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In Reply to the Previous PXN Edition (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Thank you for sharing your stuff. I see that you have been coming to grips with Negativity.
Then let me share a little about my own experience/point of view. The Difficulties of the World can be classified to three forms
1. Evil. Ill-intentions for others/self/both. It is more destructive than most people realize, simply because most do not know how it works, like a child playing with plutonium.
2. Darkness. Stuff like anger, guilt, depression and fear. Not generally considered as "evil", but also very damaging. These are like poison to the soul. Most of these are MAL-reactions to situations PERCEIVED as unfavourable, so it is a double whammy. Taken with trace amounts, some of these dark attitudes serve as warning signs, but should be discarded, when the person has understood the message (which may turn out to be completely false, due perhaps to a lack of confidence). In short... they are largely unnecessary.
3. "Resistance". This one has many many other names, but as our World in known as a "resistance world", I'll use this. This difficulty is caused by the imbalance of others, whether in knowledge or attitudes. A difficult boss/parent, an irrational partner, a psychotic colleague, all can contribute to situations that can be very difficult to say the least!
I was plagued by the first 2 in my younger years. But these two are really WITHIN. By reining my thoughts, discipline, and determination, I was able to understand the difficulties and stop them completely. I also realize that by understanding them, you actually SOLVE them... i.e., you've passed Stage One. It becomes largely a thing of the past.
BUT my real challenge appeared as No. 3... Resistance. I tried so hard to "fight" it with my old techniques.... But it did not work! They kept disturbing me. I even tried to formulate an attitude based on Harmony to help ... but it could not solve EVERYTHING.
Only after working with a spiritual associate did I realize that We are NOT meant to STOP Resistance! Simply because it is a tool for PROGRESS!! We have chosen to incarnate to learn via this method. (but actually there are other methods, but Earth plane's main Subject is based on this). It is like what OSix said.
So I ceased trying to formulate a panacea (it really doesn't work that way. There is no panacea to Resistance), and deal with situations as they come. And solving Resistance can be simply by being true to oneself, and let things be. At this point of time, I am in my usual happy state, but I know it is only a question of time before it is time for a test again.
The REAL difficulty for people is when All No. 1, 2, and 3 are combined or worse... Confused!! Because all three compound each other, and ONE of them is actually rather inevitable, Life's difficulties will begin to seem insurmountable... and suicide is sometimes considered.
I was fortunate enough to have solved No. 1 and 2 before the brunt of No. 3 struck. But some of my friends are not so fortunate. Some gave up spirituality, some are contemplating suicide. God bless them.
That's the reason, dear Alex, that no matter what difficulties you may face, whatever temptations, You can solve it, you can realize it, even if you must fragment them into digestible portions. :)
There is one more thing that I would like to say. Being rich does not mean that spirituality is given up. In fact, it can mean that more can be done for others. I am not really rich and am not really interested in becoming such, but only if it gets in my way of my training (my Life's priority). Usually rich people are more interested in materialism and thus become trapped. But it need not be so. Let's put it this way. Money and Happiness are not the same thing. Most will do well to remember this.
The Power is Within You
The 11th Commandment (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
The New Testament Commandment
There have recently been many efforts on the part of religious groups
throughout the United States to have the 10 Commandments posted for display
on public grounds such as city, county, and state court houses; as well
as at other governmental facilities.
He stated also:
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34
Such a mandate cannot be written in stone. It cannot be fulfilled by
postings or legislated into manifestation.
What is the major difference between the Old Testament 10 Commandments and Christ's New Testament "Law of Love"?
In attempting to keep the 10 Commandments, we CANNOT WIN.
In attempting to keep the 11th Commandment, we CANNOT LOSE.
A Letter from God (view on a separate page)
(Found on the Net and shared via our Open Forum by Moi)
My dear children, and believe Me, that is all of you, I consider Myself a pretty patient guy. I mean, look at the Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get it right. And about evolution? Boy, nothing is slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to take place cell by cell and gene by gene.
And I have been patient through your fashions, your civilizations, wars and schemes, and the countless ways that you take Me for granted until you get yourselves into big trouble again and again.
I want to let you know about some of the things that started ticking Me off. First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me up a wall. Enough already! Let's get one thing straight. These are your religions, not Mine. I'm the whole enchilada. I'm beyond them all.
Every one of your religions claims that there's only one of Me, which, by the way, is absolutely true, but in the very next breath each religion claims that it's My favorite one. And each claims its bible was written personally by Me, and that all of the other bibles are man-made. Oh, Me. How do I ever begin to put a stop to such complicated nonsense?
All right, listen up now. I am your Father and Mother, and I don't play favorites among My children.
Also, I hate to break it to you, but I don't write. My longhand is awful, and I've always been more of a doer anyway. So ALL of your books, including those bibles, were written by men and women. They were inspired men and women, they were remarkable people, but they also made mistakes here and there. And I made sure of that, so that you would never trust a written word rather than your own living heart.
You see, one human being to Me - even a bum on the street - is worth more than all of the holy books in the world. That's just the kind of a guy I am. My spirit is not an historical thing. It's alive right now, right now, as fresh as your next breath. Holy books and religious rites are sacred and powerful, but they are not more so than the least of you. They were only meant to steer you in the right direction, not to keep you arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you from trusting your own personal connection with Me.
Which brings Me to My next point about your nonsense. You act like I need you and your religions to stick up for Me or win souls for My sake. Please, don't do Me any favors. I can stand quite well on My own, thank you. I don't need you to defend Me, I don't need constant credit. I just want you to be good to each other.
And another thing. I don't get all worked up over money or politics, so stop dragging My name into your dramas. For example, I swear to Me that I never threatened Oral Roberts. I never rode in any of Rajneesh's Rolls Royces and I never told Pat Robertson to run for president, and I have never had a conversation with Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell or Jimmy Swaggart. Of course, come Judgement Day, I certainly intend to.
Now the thing is, I want you to stop thinking of religion as some sort of a loyalty pledge to Me. The true purpose of religion is so that YOU can become more aware of ME, not the other way around. Believe Me, I know you already. I know what's in each of your hearts, and I love you anyway with no strings attached. So, lighten up and enjoy Me. That's what religion's best for.
What you seem to forget is how mysterious I am. You look at the petty differences in your scriptures and you say, "Well, if this is the truth, then that can't be." But instead of trying to figure out My paradoxes and unfathomable nature - which, by the way, you never will - why not open your hearts to the simple, common threads of every religion? You know what I'm talking about. Play nice with each other. Love and respect everyone. Be kind. Even when life is scary or confusing, take courage and be of good cheer, for I'm always with you.
And learn how to be quiet, so that you can hear My still, small voice. I don't like to shout. Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and gracefulness, for you are My own child. Hold back nothing from life, for the parts of you that can die surely will, and the parts that can't, won't. So don't worry, be happy. (I stole that last line from Bobby McFerrin, but Who gave it to him in the first place?)
Simple stuff now. Why do you keep making it so complicated? It's like you're always looking for an excuse to be upset. And I am very tired of being your main excuse. Do you think whether you call Me God, or Yahweh, or Jehovah, Allah, Wakatonka, Brahma, Father, Mother, even the Void of Nirvana? Do you think I care which of My Special Children you feel closest to - Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or any of the others? You can call Me and My Special Ones any names you choose, if only you will go about My business of loving one another as I love you. How can you keep neglecting something so simple?
No, I am not telling you to abandon your religions. Enjoy your religions, honor them, learn from them, just as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your parents. But do you walk around telling everyone that your parents are better than theirs? Your religion, like your parents, may always have the most special place in your heart. I don't mind that at all. And I don't want you to combine all of the great traditions into One Big Mess. Each religion is unique for a reason. Each has a unique style so that people can find the best path for themselves. But My Special Children - the ones that your religions revolve around - all live in the same place in My heart, and they get along perfectly, I assure you.
The clergy must stop creating a myth of sibling rivalry where there is none. My blessed children of Earth, the world has grown too small for your pervasive religious bigotries and confusion. The whole planet is now connected by air travel, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines, rock concerts, diseases and mutual needs and concerns. Get with the program! If you really want to help me celebrate the birthday of My Son Jesus, then commit yourselves to figuring out how to feed your hungry and clothe your naked, and protect your abused and shelter your poor. And just as important, make your own everyday life a shining example of kindness and good humor. I've given you all the resources you need, if only you abandon your fear of each other and begin living, and loving and laughing together
Finally, My children everywhere, remember whose birthday you honor on what you call Christmas Day, December 25th, and the fearlessness with which He chose to live and die. As I love Him, so do I love each of you.
Now, I am not really ticked off. Not really. I just wanted to grab your attention because I hate to see you suffer. But I gave you free will, so what can I do now other than try to influence you through reason, persuasion, and a little old-fashioned guilt and manipulation?
After all, you know I am the original Jewish Mother. I just want you to be happy, and I'll sit in the dark. I really am, indeed I swear, with you always. Always. Trust in ME.
Your One and Only,
The Healing Mind And Heart: Part Three (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
"All in One & One in All"
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SHARED HEALTH AND HEALING
All of our thoughts, words, and actions are the product of our individual
will. When our will is in harmony with the Universal Will, we experience
(in varying degrees) the wholeness of the Universe as reflected in our
life experience as health, peace, wholeness, joy well-being, love, happiness;
and the full manifestation of all of our wishes, dreams and desires.
In the mirror of our reality, we dwell in a curious dichotomy.
THE QUICKEST AND SUREST WAY TO RECEIVE THE NECESSARY ENERGIES TO HEAL YOUR REALITY IS TO FIRST SERVE AS A CONDUIT TO SEND SUCH HEALING ENERGIES TO OTHERS.
And in so doing (as the energies pass THROUGH you) they also heal (re-balance) anything that is not in balanced harmony with the Universal Will.
WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU GET.
HEALING PRACTICE AND PROCESS
In all things (when dealing with an imbalance or disease) begin where you REALLY are. Don't try to convince yourself that there's no problem. The fact that an inner imbalance is being reflected as a disease is a message sent from you inner self that there is a corresponding imbalance somewhere in your internal process which needs to be addressed and put back into Universal harmony.
METHOD ( 1 )
1. Welcome and give thanks for the lesson learned through the disease. (Even if you're not yet clear as to just what that is.)
2. Pray and give thanks that you dwell in an abiding process of health and wholeness. Offer yourself as a channel for the whole health and healing of others with the same condition. Offer yourself as a healing vessel for all beings and the Universe Itself.
3. Relax. (Release all tensions, anger, pain, and negative emotions
toward others and self.)
4. Give thanks that all is now healed in the experience of those for whom you have prayed and channelled Healing Energy. Give thanks that you are now also healed.
AND SO IT IS DONE!
Sound too easy? OK, let's get a little deeper.
METHOD ( 2 )
Find the one spot in your body where you feel the MOST healthy. Relax - close your eyes - and take a few deep breaths.
Picture that one part of your body as a gentle green light in the darkness
of space. And now, start counting; Not with numbers but with blessings.
Count your blessings! Give thanks for all that is RIGHT and GOOD; HEALTHY
and JOYFUL in your body and in your life.
Follow this procedure until you are satisfied with the results.
Give thanks for greater blessings.
METHOD ( 3 )
SPACE IS THE SOLID FORM OF TIME.
THE "I AM" CONSCIOUSNESS IS EQUALLY PRESENT AT ALL POINTS OF "SPACE / TIME". Thus, YOU are equally present at any point of the past or future; just as you are in the "now".
WE ABIDE IN THE "ETERNAL NOW"
How de we experience a "memory"? Is it similar to popping in a home video and watching as the frames roll across the screen? OR might it be that there is really no such thing as "memory" as we have been taught to conceive? WHAT IF the process of "remembering" is actually a re-connection to the moment of an experience or event?
WHAT IF we literally travel back in time via the vehicle of Universal Consciousness to actually re-experience moments in the past?
WHAT IF we could transmute healing energies across time and space (by means of our connection to the Universal Consciousness) to be reproduced as wholeness and healing; following a more perfect pattern of health as it vibrates in the repository of Universal "One Time / One Space"?
Well... Guess What!!
(A) Close your eyes - Relax - Give thanks for renewed health.
(B) Envision a time and place when you had the health and wholeness; youthfulness and vitality that you wish to have in your present experience.
(C) Allow the full experience of that moment to over-take all of your
mind, feeling, body, and energy fields. ALLOW, but don't force yourself
to re-live the moment. Know as you do that you have literally crossed all
conceived barriers of time and space, and that the experience of that moment
is every bit as real for you now. You are ONE with the I AM Consciousness
- You are ONE with all time and space - You are ONE with your more enabled
self as you are in the ETERNAL NOW - as you re-experience that moment,
your form is rejuvenated and recreated.
"THIS IS NOW.....I AM AS I AM"
Repeat the process until you are satisfied with the results.
Insights Into Enlightenment (view on a separate page) (more articles about literature)
Formless Angels filter devotion within meditating neurons,
Morning lights shine through all the senses of infinity,
Behold the inner solitude of excellence, reflecting cosmic creations,
Closing Words (view on a separate page)
"The world is closing in