Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #57May 19, 2001
1. Opening Words: Cargo Ship - Alexander Aldarow
Opening Words: Cargo Ship (view on a separate page) (more articles about else)
Ashdod, the Israeli town I live in, has a long shoreline, bordering the Mediterranean sea, the cradle of Western civilization. At the northern part of the shore, there is a power station factory, with its enormous chimneys rising into the dark of night, creating a spooky industrial vista. Last night, I suggested to Rinor we drive there, we haven't visited that spot for several months. Little did I know, that there was a certain addition to that part of the beach.
As we passed a swerve, already seeing the sea, the lit ships in it, and the factory, a huge mass appeared on the very border between the land and the water. A terror literally clutched at me, as we beheld an immense cargo ship, stranded by the beach, sitting in the shallow waters in a bit askew manner.
I recalled some bits of news I've heard several months ago, about a storm, a ship crashing next to the power station... but I forgot about that since then. And now, sitting in the car, I found that I'm too afraid to step out. It was dark, it was cold, and there was this thing, a wrecked ship, towering above all humans who might challenge it. A certain fear rose in me, something from the childhood that I didn't knew it to inhabit me. Something primal, something deeply subconscious.
We finally went out. The ship was of Russian origin, judging from the flag painted on it; it was named "Vladimir Svintsov". In months of inactivity, it became rusty, thus even more ominous. I recalled all the associated books and TV series, including "The X-Files"; Rinor also suggested the Bermuda triangle. We were talking about it all, to drive the mutual, unexplained fear away, strolling the sand within several yards from it. It was cold and windy that night; the ship was creaking at times, and the waves occasionally exploded against its horrifying carcass.
Then something happened in me, something began to pull me toward the ship, as a decision was half-consciously made. Rinor stayed behind, reluctant to come any closer to the inanimate monster ("Only by daylight," he said). I took a step after a step, I was entirely close to the ship, hearing a water whooshing inside of its hollow belly, hearing the ghost-like creaking. I reached out, and touched the ship.
I felt sand, some rust, a surface devoid of either cold or heat. I stepped back, and saw that the monster was brightly lit now, by the lights of the nearby factory... and that it wasn't a monster at all.
At the moment of the contact, the fear has evaporated. I faced it, I conquered it, I defeated it. I wasn't aware of its initial origin - but I overcame it nonetheless. The experience, although it might appear simple and childish for a side viewer, was empowering nevertheless. I could now look at the ship, yes, in the dark, cold night, yes, hearing the sea and seeing the rust, but the ship did not propose any threat anymore, ever.
My friends. At times, to go through a powerful experience, we don't even need to perform a complex ritual, or go into hours of meditation or out-of-body flights. The Universe, when you least expect it, will provide you with one. The Universe will provide you with everything you need on this never-ending journey, through Time and Space. I've seen the proofs, again and the again, I've seen the Universe in action - and so have you.
I will tell more about my recent experiences in the next edition. Meanwhile - watch the skies...
Last note - in the previous edition, a letter from Sebastian was published, titled "Lost in Space?" Last week, I've received the following one:
"Hey, Alex, greetings, my friend. I haven't had any access to a PC and
I'm stunned at the responses to my story. I don't have time to respond
to them as I'm using someone else's PC and have only got 10 minutes! One
guy couldn't understand how, if I am Love (and we all are), how come I
split with my girlfriend and how could I stop loving her? I never stopped
loving her, it's just that my journey with her was over. We travel side
by side with everyone in our lives, teaching each other, and when the lessons
are learned, we take them and journey on. I'm still learning and will forever
learn and create from these teachings. To the others that wrote to me I
would like to say thank you so much for letting me know that I'm not alone
or going crazy!! I will try and stay in touch as much as possible. Gotta
go. One Love in the Light. Seb."
Contact... On The Horizon (view on a separate page) (more articles about aliens)
May 1, 2001
This Is It
The word going around is that there's "something in the air" about to
break for the world involving formal contact with one or more extraterrestrial
"Gentlemen, start your warp drives!"
You might want to keep a loaded camera in your car. Because as I learned yesterday... You never know when or where they might show up!
Photo taken near I-465 and Madison Ave.; Indy South Side.
Education Has A Price - So Has Ignorance (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Education is your key to success and advancement in every area of life. However, it is NOT defined by academic qualifications. In fact, all too often, these can form an excellent contrary indicator! Whilst academic qualifications do undoubtedly smooth the way in many career areas, they are by no means a guarantee of success.
The real education you need is the ongoing self-learning that will help you match your capacities to your chosen goals in life. In this fast-paced transient society, if you are not continually learning and moving forward, you are really moving backward. The sum total of human knowledge is now doubling every few years. If you are not significantly improving on your skills, then you have only yourself to blame when opportunity and good fortune pass you by.
It is said that good luck is when opportunity meets preparation. If you haven't prepared, you will be unable to take advantage of whatever opportunities may arise. Thus, your luck will remain perpetually poor, and you will continually wonder why.
The self-made wealthy and successful of society continually invest in the process of self-education in almost religious fashion. They buy and read books and have well-stocked libraries. They regularly attend seminars given by experts in their chosen field of study. Successful people are continually looking for ways to expand their knowledge and understanding.
By contrast, the vast majority of the population are completely different. They hardly read books at all; preferring instead magazines and newspapers. If they do read a book, it is the latest pulp fiction bestseller. In fact, only 10-15% of the population buy ALL the books! Do you realize the implication? It means that 85% of the population don't read books at all!
These people never go to seminars either (unless their companies pay of course), and they never buy courses to develop themselves in any way. They say they can't afford it, or what use will it do anyway? Interestingly, they can afford their cigarettes, alcohol, CDs, and home video rentals. They can often afford one, or even two, holidays a year, and a whole range of other luxuries.
However, you will never get them to part with a few dollars for a book that might really change their lives! You might as well go down to the Red Sea and raise your arms in commanding fashion! They say they cannot afford it. Times are tough. In certain rare cases, this might well be true. In most cases though, it is simply an excuse. In truth, who are these people really short-changing? Themselves! The brutal truth is that nobody else is going to care less if they don't advance in life but fall back instead. They are the ones who will suffer. Ironically, it is the very people who need to commit to self education who are the last people to do it.
Some may often point out that the wealthy have the money and thus they can afford to spend it on their own education. That is yet another interestingly devious excuse. If you follow that line of argument, you would have to admit that financially successful people have the least use for on-going education because they are already successful! Rather than point out that the education budget of a wealthy person is less in proportion to their total wealth compared to the poor person, you instead have to ask why they spend ANY money at all?
It's a very interesting fact that successful people continually self-educate and re-invest their time and money in themselves through continual learning, whilst unsuccessful people do not. It's a classic chicken-and-egg situation. Do the successful spend money on educational products and seminars because they can afford it? Or did they become wealthy and successful BECAUSE they made their own self-education a priority and paid whatever price it took to achieve it? An objective analysis would reveal the latter to be true.
The truth is it really does not cost that much to invest in a book or product that can really change your life. You can enroll in evening classes quite economically. Whether the product or seminar costs $9, $99 or even more, you have to weigh the financial cost of the product against the long-term personal cost of not obtaining the knowledge. Ignorance is NOT bliss!
Yes, there is a lot of free stuff out there, and the internet has created a freebie-seeker's paradise. But really, how much of that information do you ever act upon? How many free e-books and articles have you downloaded and never read? Knowledge may be cheap these days but the sad truth is that what you don't pay for, you never value either.
So do yourself a favor. If you still participate in the freebie mentality, QUIT IT NOW! Realize that education is valuable and comes at a price. Resolve to pay that price and move into the fast track of the self-educated and successful in our society. If you continually just seek free stuff, what sort of message are you sending your subconscious mind? Are you affirming your affluence and that you truly value yourself? If you spend money on a book or course, or take time out for training, does this not send a FAR more powerful message to your inner mind that you actually think you are worth investing in? If YOU won't even spend a cent on your own self-betterment, then why on earth would you expect anybody else to care?
Truly, there is little you cannot accomplish if you resolve to pay the price in terms of money, time and relentless commitment. However, the decision is ultimately yours.
If it's financially difficult for you, see where you can make economies elsewhere. Above all else, get that essential self-education. People are either in an expanding or contracting spiral of life. Successful people are expansive; they can afford more, because they have gained the knowledge required to create success and wealth. Often though, they had to make tremendous sacrifices and work hard for years to get to the exalted level where we now see them.
Unsuccessful people want it all now. They spend their money and time on things that don't matter in the long run. They take no risks and they never self-educate. Then they say, "I'm too poor", "I can't afford it", and so on. Yet, you often find that they do have cash for all their little transient pleasures.
Don't be like that. Break into the positive spiral. Model yourself on the successful in our society, and not the also-rans. Make no excuses. Determine to get an education and pay whatever it takes in time, energy and money to attain it. Start today!
Copyright 2001. Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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Freedom - The Right To Choose (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
We hear a lot about the word freedom, so I would like to talk a little about that today. Freedom is as natural to spirit, as breathing is to physicality. Freedom equals choice and choice equals security. Having the right to choose means you are free to do something or free not to do it.
Let me give you a couple of examples: Let us say you work in an office. You are free to go to work tomorrow, taking a tennis racket with you and just spend your day bouncing tennis balls off the wall of your office. Or say you're a hairdresser, and you have a client that wants a haircut, and say this client has always been one that has grated on your nerves and made your day miserable, one you could never please, yet your boss insists you are the one to do her hair. You are totally free to tell the boss you will not do her hair again. Or you are totally free to let this client walk out of the shop bald. These examples are a little extreme and I could give you many more examples, but I think you get the picture. Of course there are repercussions, reactions to your actions, but you are totally free to make that choice.
What I am trying to get you to see is freedom of choice is always yours and yours alone. Once you really feel this then you no longer feel as if you are not in control of your life. Freedom is just a matter of being aware of choices.
Freedom is not about achieving goals... goals are enslaving. Once you make the goal/choice, you are no longer free. Can you see that? The goal then becomes the driving force in your life. So until that goal is reached you are not free to do anything else.
Don't be a slave to your beliefs or opinions. Once you stand your ground in opinions or beliefs, you are no longer free to accept new ones into your life.
Most people sell their freedom to get something. They sell themselves to a job they hate because it gives them the ability to buy the things they think they want that enslaves them to these "things." Or they sell themselves to an institution that promises them a piece of paper, that in turns promises them a career/job that will once again enslave them to the "things" they want. That most of the time after they get these "things" they find they are no longer important, but they are still slaves to them paying for them and caring for them. Avoid the danger of success by keeping your freedom.
Another key to freedom is appreciation. Appreciate your life and it increases in value. Depreciate it and it decreases in value. This is what happened to the housewife/homemaker. It was not seen as a valued place in life. So the housewife/homemaker role was depreciated and now the youth of America have no "home." But watch the next 20 years the role is once again beginning to grow in appreciation. It has been discovered that they shot themselves in the foot by putting down housewives.
I think I have said it before, and will no doubt say it many times again, "Life is a game. Play it in a way that when it's over, you have a smile on your face."
One Type Experience (view on a separate page) (more articles about else)
I have decided the best way to regain some of what I have lost is to
relive via sharing with you guys. Perhaps, this will bring my own understanding
nearer to what it once was. This sharing isn't meant to "enlighten" anyone
at this site, except for myself.
Jetting Along (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Reference: "Brain Wave Diary" (05/06/01)
It is a fabulous day, bright blue sky and startlingly bright sunshine and a cool breeze to make things nice. What a present, investment zero, satisfaction - off the scale. Trees triumphant in their brand new spring jackets, birds singing with the promise of nesting and early posies with bursting buds, thrusting inquisitive opening blooms into the bright eye blinking day.
Another perfect day to lint less navel gaze and WONDER at it all.
Up above I notice con trails from airliners, usually the flight path is East to West, my attention is drawn today by the West to East condensation trails... or else I would have thought about something else. I kicked back on my chair to look better, balancing on the back two legs.
This is thrill seeking when there are too many fives in your age.
As I contemplated the clean, long lines of white jet vapor scribed on the perfect sky, I wondered about the souls ensconced in the bright aluminum tube of their NOW. I wondered whether the food had been OK, and if the cart had made the party run yet and how perhaps little relationships had developed from the absolute improbability of streaking through the sky at thirty two thousand feet seated with a random assortment of travelers.
Many other idle flight thoughts crossed my relaxed mind. I wondered if I had just watched first class, ostrich-like in their disdain for crass need to go, or lesser seat class representing AWE, fright, reunion and anticipation.
I expect so!
As I watched, I thought, what if I mark a place on the contrail behind the path of flight and then measure in time how far they advanced in their future... using my stop watch.
Why, who knows? Probably my penchant for WONDERING.
As I went about this task, I realized it was an impossibility. Selecting a point behind the craft was no problem, starting and stopping elapsed time on the watch was no problem. The problem was the distance traveled... since I stopped the watch. It could never be their NOW... so the statistic could only ever be historical.
Their NOW was always a future point from where I stopped the watch.
Anything measured behind the line of travel was historical and could never include NOW. For the passenger this meant everything that could be measured was long gone in significance. Irrelevant in the scheme of destiny. Left far behind in the dissolving condensation trail of travel. Time used... never to be returned or revisited and of no value at all to NOW. Knowing what it WAS, versus knowing what it IS, is a very different thing.
"What a metaphor for life", I thought.
Why bother with a measurement of life's history? Why dwell on something that was fleetingly NOW... then, a place and time never to be no more. Why not swing the beam of focus ahead and measure only that which is from NOW to a point ahead in the future? The measurement that MATTERS.
Surely this is the only statistic that matters, is it not?
Destination... well for the traveler that is locked and decided in the past at the ticket counter... for once airborne that is where the chances are... you will arrive.
In life we do not even have to lock on to a certain destination we can wing it like a bird, going NOW to where it is favorable to be THEN. I expect if we remembered this, we could and would.
Would we not?
Your baggage? Oh I expect it goes someplace else... like it is won't too.
Love Light Laughter and WONDER
Disinformation, Please! (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Military Disinformation Officer Spins A Yarn On Art Bell's Radio Program.
South Pole Mystery Expands
"Space Aliens Land At South Pole To Reclaim Time Travel Unit From Atlantean