Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #71April 5, 2002
1. Opening Words - What do you think? - Lady Isis
Opening Words - What do you think? (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Change your thoughts and change your life.
Do you think you have problems in your life? You don't. Do you think your relationships are not up to what you want them to be? Change them. Do you think you have financial problems? You don't. Do you think your health is bad? It isn't. Do you think this world is going to hell in a hand-basket? It isn't. Do you think???????
If you don't want something in your life... don't think about it. If you do want something in your life think about it. Sounds too simple to be true? It isn't! How many times have you heard?... "YOU create your own reality." YOU have free-will choice. And whatever you choose the universe will supply. You just have to change your choices. Your way of "thinking."
Everything is made up of "energy." Energy is constantly in motion. If you could take a very strong micro-scope and look at the ring on your finger, or the watch on your arm, you would see the energy in motion. Atoms, molecules all the small particles that make up the universe. If you could see the world around you, you would see energy in motion and not one thing is solid. Solidity is an illusion. . . created by "thoughts of separation from the Source... from God... from ALL THAT IS.
YOU are Divine!!!! The ground you walk on is Holy ground. You are not separate from ALL THAT IS... Separation is an illusion.
Old ways of thinking are old 'programs' instilled deeply within your psyche, deeply within your subconscious, as well as stored in your 'soul' from past-life experiences. You could think of it as information stored on a hard drive that needs deleted so new information can be added. For your mind/brain/body/organs are like a computer, they collect and store information. And unless you are open to new information that changes your way of thinking the 'old' will just keep coming back into memory and recreating the same old thing.
Being a walk-in I get a lot of 'practice' in this area. For those who may not be familiar with what a walk-in is, they are Soul/Spirit Transferences. They move-in to an unwanted body and do what they came to do. And since memories are stored in the body cells and organs of the 'borrowed' body, I have the majority of the memories of the one who was the original owner of this body. There are times when something will come into my mind and I say to myself, "Where in the world did that come from? Delete from memory banks... it is no longer needed." It never comes back again.
If you want a peaceful, loving world you have to stop thinking, buying into and spreading the "thoughts" of doom and gloom... stop giving it your energy. You have to start sending the energy of love into the energy of hate. Just like darkness can't remain where there is light, hate can't remain when love comes in.
If you want to have a loving relationship, stop seeing and thinking about all the so-called "bad things" within that relationship... within that "other person."
EGO has created separatism. EGO created individuality. EGO creates that which appears or disappears, in your life.
"In the beginning God created..."
So who created the forces of darkness, the devil and hell?
Uncreate it. It doesn't exist except in your mind.
You are the grains of sand kissed by the ocean waves on the beach.
You are the birds, the trees, the flowers,
Astral Reflex (view on a separate page) (more articles about dreams)
Several nights ago, I had a multiple out-of-body experience. Multiple, because I've left and re-entered my physical body about three times.
I used the "SunEye" method, same technique that worked for me in the past (if anyone recalls, I've posted about it a while ago). Basically, in this method, you set the alarm clock to wake you up after 6 hours of sleep. When falling asleep for the first time, focus your eyes toward the center of the forehead (where the sixth chakra - third eye - Sun Eye resides), and repeatedly tell yourself, "Tonight, I will have an out-of-body experience." When you're awakened six hours later, stay awake for about 1/2 - 1 hour, then go back to sleep, telling yourself, for at least three minutes, while still focusing on your Sun Eye, "NOW I will have an out-of-body experience."
I've found out, that the less I understand the technique of OBE/astral projection, and less conscious I am, the more I'm successful at it. I don't understand the logic behind the "SunEye" method, but it works as a charm. There are several possible scenarios that happen when you fall asleep; in the past, for example, I've realized that I'm dreaming (a lucid dream), so I've decided to wake up, and as I did, I've realized that my body is still paralyzed (as it is for all of us, when we sleep), so I simply slid out of it. This time, I just woke up and WILLED myself, or, rather, FORCED myself out of my body.
Here's one of the most interesting things: I required only a very little of pre-read knowledge to perform the separation; I did not have to visualize anything, or climb an invisible rope, etc. It's like we have this astral reflex already built in, and it was as natural as moving my arms - my physical ones, that is. Anyway, as I pulled myself out, there was a flash of whitish light around me, and a noise of a rushing wind, which I concluded to be the vibration or energy. The noise was slightly sickening at my head's area, like a sink sucking in the remains of water; I've concluded that there was not enough energy there, more had to be directed to the head's chakras. Eventually, I was out.
I was sluggishly floating above my bed. It was totally dark, I could not see a thing; half-unwittingly, I've opened my physical eyes, repeating a mistake of the past; thus, my consciousness transformed back into the physical body, and I heard an "angry" noise, as my astral or soul body pulled itself back into the physical (I left the astral one hanging!); I helped it pulling back as well.
Again, I left my body. I must note here, that the sequence events are not 100% precise; after all, my brain was still partially asleep. Which, by the way, brings me to another interesting point - I think that I was functioning on a different level of consciousness. All the previous beliefs and expectations played little-to-none role; I projected and floated naturally, non-consciously, as I would in a dream. In fact, I think that I projected myself into some sort of a dream world, because I started to see the details of the room, but I doubt it was exactly my room.
Back to the body. A thought reaches me, that I should roll on my back - I was lying on the side - for an easier projection. I follow the advice, separate, and sit up on the bed. Realizing that my experience is limited by my room, I silently ask the Masters (of ATOM teachings) to take me somewhere. I'm momentarily startled, as I sense a presence behind my right shoulder, but I think it's my physical body, that lies behind me n the bed.
And then it happens. I'm transported to see about three worlds, or, rather, areas in outer space, filled with bright blue color, birds of paradise and flowers. I understand that I never dream about flowers (or birds of paradise, for that matter!), hence it is neither a dream, nor my imagination. This part of my experience was brief.
This is the biggest part of my experience. I've omitted smaller details,
like the fact that, later, I was fully dreaming, but still understood that,
while I watch and participate in my dream, my body is left in the room
behind me. But I think I've delivered the main idea of this message - it's
all natural and universal, our ability to separate and fly/float, as well
as being taken to distant worlds. The secret is not to think too much ;-)
The Benefits & Dangers Of Spiritual Communities (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Being involved with a spiritual group has many tremendous benefits over going it alone, but it can also have many pitfalls. On the one hand, you have the benefit of interacting with people of like mind to your own. However, on the other hand, you have the many frustrations and challenges that come with participating in a group of diverse individuals, each with a separate opinion of what constitutes a correct approach to the spiritual path.
One danger we can very easily fall prey to is that of comparing ourselves to others. Of course, each of us has spent a large portion of our lives making endless comparisons of just about everything. However, when this is applied in a negative fashion to the spiritual arena, it can have dire consequences.
Many people quietly ask themselves, "What's wrong with me?", and can make themselves very depressed by doing so. It seems that other people are making good progress in their spiritual growth, but when you look at yourself in the mirror, not a lot has changed. This problem is also magnified by the fact that many individuals in spiritual circles like to parade their supposed achievements, sometimes subtly but often quite blatantly, and let everybody know just how advanced they are. Hence, sensitive souls, who insist on comparing themselves to such people, can undermine whatever growth they have achieved. Indeed, they can even cause themselves psychological problems in the process; depression being the most common of these.
This is why it is often best to keep your counsel. Spiritual work is best kept secret and personal. It is not intended to be a beauty competition. Otherwise, there is a tendency towards making negative comparisons. At the other extreme, it is also possible to develop spiritual pride and boastfulness through some imagined superiority of your own.
Neither extreme is of any benefit to your spiritual life. Therefore, if you give away some money to a worthy cause, keep it to yourself. Should you one day see a vision of Christ or Krishna during your meditation session, only you and your spiritual diary should know anything about it. If you do share your insights with another person, ensure that you only do so in order that the other may benefit, or because you are genuinely uncertain about your experience and need clarification from someone further along the path than yourself.
Comparisons can be most valuable if used in the correct way. By comparing yourself to those who have attained what you seek, you see where you are lacking and are given a role model whom you can seek to emulate, however imperfectly at first. Thus, Christ, Krishna, Buddha, and others have been used as role models to the great benefit of those who have done so. By studying the lives of such people - by pondering on their thoughts, words and teachings - you inspire yourself to want to be more like them, and actually accelerate the process of doing so.
Actions do speak louder than words in the context of spiritual society. Words are cheap and easily spoken. They are no measure whatsoever as to the spiritual progress of the individual speaking. Mere head knowledge of the esoteric is no guide either, since books are plentiful these days and anyone who wants to can rapidly obtain a "spiritual Ph.D" in esoteric chatter! Sadly, the spiritual arena does attract many psychologically maladjusted individuals, whose greatest pleasure is vaunting themselves up on the good opinions of others. It is important that you are not easily fooled, and especially that you are not depressed and discouraged, by their antics and claims.
However, actions that are sincerely motivated speak clearly of what lies deep within the heart. There is a lot of hypocrisy going on within spiritual groups. You may find one person making all kinds of spiritual pronouncements, and yet this same person will quite thoughtlessly walk past a beggar in the street without even thinking of helping in any way. Here is an actual example of this kind of behavior. A yoga teacher was preparing to send cash donation overseas to a worthwhile charitable course. She mentioned this to her class and asked if anyone else would like to contribute too. The silence was deafening!
As you observe spiritual people in such groups and communities, you will see many such examples. However, the point is not to become judgmental or regard yourself as superior. Rather, you should observe and be aware. Guard against falling into the same trap yourself.
It is also vital to respect your spiritual teacher, and listen sincerely to the teachings, without crossing the line into worshipping your teacher or regarding him/her as having descended from heaven. This can lead to tremendous disappointment, and has done so for many followers in many different places and times. It is always wonderful to find a perfect teacher giving perfect teachings. All too often though, the teacher you end up with is just as human and fallible as the rest of us. Moreover, the greater the degree of advance, the greater the distance there is to fall, should it happen. Spiritual teachers have been known to "come off the rails" and get involved in sexual affairs, or other such behaviors which their disciples would regard as improper. Others engage in ashram/temple politics, apparently for their own self-aggrandizement.
Hence, it is always a good idea to use discernment at all times. If the teachings are valuable and true, then heed them. However, if the teacher should ever bitterly disappoint your expectations one day, beware of throwing out the teachings with the teacher! This is what many disappointed aspirants do. They give up their practice and drift away disillusioned forever.
If you are a teacher in a spiritual community, it is quite common to find people in the group who do not respect you, and who seek to undermine your authority, or belittle you in subtle ways. In such instances, it is wise to remember that in any spiritual group, there will always be sheep, as well as wolves in sheep's clothing. It is not your job to sort them out. Rather than become discouraged, or get into a bickering contest, focus instead on always giving of your very best, regardless of praise or appreciation. Your chief point of comparison should be yourself, and how well you are holding to your own values. Let the world's opinion come and go.
Spiritual groups can truly be a wonderful place to grow, and to meet other people of like mind. If used in this way, they can be a tremendous spur to your inner development. However, it is always wise is to remember that no group is perfect. You are dealing with real and fallible people, no matter how they might like to represent themselves or be thought of. Therefore, rather than focus on the imperfections and get distracted by them, approach the spiritual group or teacher with realistic expectations. Since the whole point of a spiritual community is to aid growth, it should never be a cause of disillusionment and sorrow. By working within a group in this manner, and by never neglecting your own vital individual practice, you set yourself up for success and steady advancement upon the spiritual path.
Copyright 2002, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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Visitors From Tomorrow - Part Three (view on a separate page) (more articles about aliens)
Personal Encounters With Time Travelers
(c) 2002 Mark Andrews
The months of April and May of 1978 seemed to hold one surprise after
another, all intertwined with the UFO incidents that began with the fishing
trip that George Biro and I "attempted" to have on the evening of Monday,
The skies above me in those days were saturated with strange flying objects. I invited my friend Bobby (now departed) to ride with me one evening to share the experience. Between us that night, we counted over 20 "unknowns". We weren't sure what they were or who was behind the "big show" in the sky. We just tried to take it all in and be grateful for the encounters.
Also around that time, my Dad told me that while I had been out one
evening, he took a phone call from someone claiming to be George Biro,
but that whoever it was sounded much older than George (then 14). Dad added
that the caller had left a series of "weird" messages for me but that he
(Dad) had forgotten to write them down.
Ah, parents! What's a son to do?!
(to be continued)
Part Four of this series was published in the past, in newsletter #
63, under the title "The 'Black Sheep' Hero" (http://www.chosenones.net/PXN/PXN63.htm#Hero).
Mark Andrews says that the coffee shop spoken of in the piece is the same
"Waffle House" from the earlier installments, and he believes that you
will see the continuity between the parts.
A Poem, A Prayer, A Prophecy (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Long before the beginning of time we gave seed to you,
that you should be fruitfull, multiply, AND replenish the earth. To subdue
it, and have dominion over the foul of the air, and over every living thing
that moves upon the earth.
Return, O Lord, deliver my soul, oh save me for thy mercies
sake. For in death there is NO remembrance of thee in the grave who? Shall
give thee thanks?
A Prophesy Of Sorts
If they should turn there ears to Orion then he that hath an ear shall hear of me. For NOW am I revealed to all. The TIME IS at hand.