Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #86July 18, 2003
1. Opening Words - Experience - Alishaya
Opening Words - Experience (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
The Being of All, the Source of All, IS.
Everyday Karma & The Golden Rule (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." A famous person said that, and you doubtless know who it is. Often called the Golden Rule, it forms the cornerstone of every major religion.
Does it sound like nice advice, if you had the spare time, or if you are planning to be a saint? If so, it may astonish you to discover that not only does this make sense from a spiritual and altruistic viewpoint, it is also good advice if you are acting from purely self-serving motives. It actually makes sound business sense too, although very few businesses operate that way.
The reason for this is that the universe operates according to strict law, and not according to chance or luck. One of those laws is that of Karma, also known as the law of Cause and Effect. In the material world, it has its equivalent, and this is enshrined in one of Newton's laws of motion; namely, "To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".
Thus, the Golden Rule is not just nice advice, if you can find the time and energy to get around to it. It is actually essential to your long-term success, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and materially. Let us examine why this is, and how exactly the law works.
You may have heard of Karma, and believed that it only deals with reincarnation and past lives. Actually, it has a much more direct application here and now, and that is what the Golden Rule is really all about.
At its essence, the universe is pure energy; the energy of creative intelligence. Moreover, YOU are a thinking center, and can form thoughts that radiate out into this creative ocean of intelligence. You are like a magnet, drawing to yourself whatever circumstances and people are in harmony with the vibration of your dominant thoughts. Your mind is like a broadcasting and receiving station for thought waves; of specific vibrational frequencies that you are free to choose. It is much the same as tuning your radio to a specific channel.
Now you can better understand why it is that what you put out into the universe must come back on you in the end. That is the "selfish" basis of the Golden Rule. It's not just about "being nice". It's got a hard-edged reality about it. You see, WHATEVER you put out - for good or ill - comes back on you eventually by infallible law. That is one excellent reason why you definitely want to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Let's take a practical example. Let's say you are angry with someone, either at home or at work. According to this rule, you would do best to treat that person with kindness and forgiveness, and NOT engage in retaliation, back-biting criticism, revenge or character assassination. The reason for this is twofold.
First, even if the person is wrong, and is fully aware of the fact, no one takes kindly to being attacked. No one lies down and plays dead. Hence, your own attack, however justified, will only provoke a similar or greater reaction. If you speak ill of this other person, you can bet that person will find something bad to say about you, even if it is a lie. From the Golden Rule viewpoint, what you put out on that person will directly and pragmatically return to you.
Second, consider the effect such behavior has upon you. In truth, regardless of external consequences, whatever you put out comes back on you directly via your internal psyche. Every thought you think modifies your psyche, and hence your essential character, for good or ill. You have a choice between a base response or one that is noble and high-minded. Whichever you choose will modify YOU accordingly. The next time you meet other such situations, you will be more likely to react in the same way. It will happen more naturally and more swiftly until it eventually becomes automatic.
These are the reasons you must do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In a very literal sense, you ARE doing unto yourself whatever you are doing unto others in thought, word and deed.
If you react negatively, you modify your inner psyche in a negative manner. This sets up negative vibration in your thoughts. If you do this often enough, the negative vibration becomes coherent, laser-beam focused, and begins to attract into your life other things, people and circumstances of harmonious vibration to itself. Karma does its work.
Conversely, reacting in a positive manner, as dictated by the Golden Rule, sets up a positive vibration within you, and this attracts other positive vibrations into your life. So, in a sense, you could say it is good, practical, SELFISH advice.
This explains another matter that often confuses people. They expect that if they help another person, a positive return should result from THAT person. No. That is not how it works at all. You may get nothing back from that specific individual. However, you do modify your own psychic vibration in a positive manner, which in turn attracts other vibrations of similar frequency. In turn, that manifests from the universe many circumstances and events of like vibration. You benefit, but not necessarily from the one whom you benefited.
In other words, the good you will receive is guaranteed. However, the Infinite Intelligence will deliver it from a source of its choosing.
Hopefully, this has helped you to see that the Golden Rule is not some sort of naive, wishful thinking theory. It is an essential and key secret to life. Imagine what the world would be like if nations could practice this attitude, as well as individuals.
In truth, the Golden Rule is the fundamental spiritual law by which the universe works. If you live in accordance with it, you will manifest all the good that you desire, now and forever.
Copyright 2003. Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
An Invitation to The Pagan Way Group (view on a separate page)
This Group has been founded to address the real issues facing Pagans in a today's world. This group is mainly a forum for those of any Pagan belief but is open to anyone. Our goal is to promote tolerance and understanding between each other and the mainly Christian Untied States. Our forum is here to express both the benefits, and concerns of our religious beliefs as they apply to the modern world.
Topics can include what the various forms of our religion are. It can also include the problems faced by us in everyday life living in this modern and complicated world. It can include chitchat or exchanging spells. Legal issues to a "What happened to me today". Topics can get heated at times, however, respect for other's beliefs is expected. Whatever topic is, it's welcome.
Rules are simple. No bashing somebody else's beliefs in this group. No bashing each other. No profanity. No Flaming. When a moderator says take it to e-mail or to the Debate Forum, that's where it goes. Keep the topics real. Discussions on problems were having and what types of things we believe in and practice are gladly accepted. Unacceptable conduct is not.
This Group is for the sharing of ideas on what we, as Pagan's must deal with in everyday life. This is not only a group about current events, but for those seeking factual answers to real questions about being Pagan and the practice of the Craft in general.
Our Website is located at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the_pagan_way/
In Their Service
But I'm a Christian! (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Small world, huh?
I've always taken an interest in paranormal stuff. Maybe it's simply because I'm a Scorpio. (Don't laugh - that's supposedly a common personality trait for my sign!) Or maybe it was just a form of rebellion. Or maybe, just maybe, being an intuitive reader is my great calling in life, and my growing fascination over the years was leading me up to the point where I'd finally figure it out. I was baptized Catholic at a young age. And, as with many strict religions, I was taught to believe that anything paranormal was evil. Anything out of the ordinary, that didn't have a cut and dry, logical explanation, had to be the work of the devil. And as I got older, I began to notice tons of television shows and blockbuster movies supporting that claim. In fact, just a few years ago, I was watching one of my very favorite shows, when a new episode came on which revolved around a Tarot reader. The theme was, this woman was supposedly straying from God, performing evil deeds by offering readings to her clients. There was even a demon possession portrayed in this particular episode. Needless to say, that was the last time I sat down to watch that favorite show of mine. It's not that I don't believe such things can happen. My gripe with that episode is how they want us to believe it always happens like that - it's the only thing that can happen. But that's not the case. Not unless you seek (and accept) evil will you find it. I am 110 % Christian. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected three days later. And while I'm sure there are probably a few religious organizations out there who might point their fingers at me and call me a hypocrite, I'm also fairly certain that there are others who may feel exactly the way I do, and might even be cheering me on as they read this.
I think being a Christian is more a state of mind than anything else. It's all in what you believe. There is so much information in the Bible. Some might even seem contradictory. It seems to me that people generally get whatever they want to out of the Bible, and then they can almost always find a scripture to back their belief. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not knocking the Good Book - not at all! But even the Concordance versions can be difficult to understand. If we get nothing else out of it, we should at least acknowledge and remember a few, key verses. Perhaps the most important things God wants us to understand are actually the simplest. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47) "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." (Matthew 7:7) "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22) Pretty simple, wouldn't you say?
Personally, I don't think it matters much what religion a person is. I don't think God will penalize you for not reading your Bible every day. If you believe in Him, love Him, and trust Him with all your heart, then I think you're in His good graces.
If, for example, you talk to a Jehovah Witness, and they swear up and down that only 144,000 of their own people will be the ones to enter into the kingdom of Heaven, God knows that's what they were taught, and what they believe. He knows that they mean well - just as well as everyone else who considers themselves a Christian. They just believe differently than someone who chooses to go by the book of John. No matter what you believe, you don't have to explain yourself to anybody. God already knows. And as long as you believe in His love and His word, you can safely consider yourself a Christian.
Consulting Tarot cards, or your own intuition (the voice of God) is in no way anything that could be rightfully considered evil. That is, unless you're looking for ways to cheat, steal, do wrong, cause problems, etc. Be assured that God will not tell you how to quietly eliminate someone you don't like. He won't offer you suggestions on how to get revenge on someone who made you mad on the freeway this morning. Anything that isn't love can only be considered evil. And anything evil is not of God. So maybe playing around with a voodoo doll is a little on the dark side... but asking for Gods advice certainly isn't! Asking Him to guide you and give you direction in your every day life is one of the very best things you can do! And it doesn't matter which method you choose for your communication. The only thing that matters is that you're intentionally consulting God, and that you're true intentions are nothing less than light and love.
So use your Tarot cards, your runes, I-ching and bibliomacy. It certainly doesn't mean you're not a Christian. If anything, attempting to hear and appreciate God's word proves that you are!
Brotherhood: The Hope and Goal of Mankind (view on a separate page) (more articles about literature)
All is still in the great womb of the universe
If truth were witnessed,
The Facilitator (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
It was initially offered as a riddle, in the opening presentation of a guided meditation called "The Higher Heart":
I am not a "seer" of the future, yet my Spirit possesses knowledge of
the hologram of life. I am the facilitator of Peace by
I am not a "channel" of wisdom, yet my Spirit draws upon the Light of the Masters. I can facilitate the awareness of All That Is.
I am not a "healer", yet my Spirit being the Love of God sees the perfection in All That Is. Knowing that you are a beautiful, radiant child of the Universe enables me to facilitate your self-healing.
I am not your provider, yet my Spirit knows the opulence and riches of God's full presence. I can facilitate the manifestation of your Heart's greatest desire.
I can call upon the Ascended Masters and the Angelic Host. I can command the Essence of their Presence, yet I cannot give you that which you want for until you open your Heart and find me there. Until you empty the Chalice of all discord can the Holy Grail be then filled with the Light of Eternal Love.
Until you share from the Heart can my garments reflect the Majesty of our Being. Until you are willing to surrender to me shall you know Who you are. Shall you be embraced in the arms of my Love.
I Am the Facilitator,
The answer being... I Am the Light of your Soul
As Predicted By Time Travelers in 1978 (view on a separate page) (more articles about aliens)
-Photo of Apr 13, 2003-
The mysterious "orange ball" (predicted to appear in our skies by time travelers from the year 2018) has arrived.
Is it "Planet X"? - Nibiru? - Or something altogether different?
-Planet X / Nibiru photos 6-21-03 from Australian observatory-
"This is not the end of the world."
For so many years, the issue has no longer been ""are" UFOs?", rather, "WHAT are they?"
So now we begin to confront this new issue:
A check of today's planetary positions shows that the object in the
photos is not one of our system's planets. Some might try to argue that
the photos show an asteroid or a comet, and it is to be expected that the
media will be promoting one after another "last word" explanations from
government chosen (well scripted) "experts".
One day, St. Francis was busy hoeing his garden. A friend approached
him and asked, "What would you do if you knew that the world was going
to end today?"
So continue to hoe your gardens, and remember:
It's only "the new beginning".
Luke 21; 28
"Ready to roll!"