Monday, January 31, 2011

Hello Hello ...

.. what does that remind you of? The mad bunch in the comedy on tv where Rene pretends to chase the girls, and his wife pretends not to know? Or is the song I keep singing in my head -

Hello, hello, turn your radio on ... is there anybody out there, help me sing my song ... by Shakespear's Sister.

Ok, its a really odd song, but in a way its very appropriate too. Life is very strange, people do have their priorities confused, and we have woken up to a brand new world .. or so some people say. From here in Nar Nar Goon it looks pretty much the same to me?? Perhaps I'm in the daze? The tune is good.

I am not really in a soapbox mood today. I'm even vaguely enjoying the 36C windy weather, from here inside my airconditioned house. I'm loving the clouds rolling in! They (the PTB's) promise rain tomorrow afternoon. I hope so for now.

So let's get back to 'hello, hello' ..

What's the first thing you think of .. hmm.. policeman .. Pirates of Penzance perhaps .. another lot of wonderful music. Hmm.. my mind is rambling at the moment. I wonder why?

How do you hear your guides? Ah .. trick question. Do you even listen? Another doozy. When was the last time you acted on your gut feeling about something, or the 'sense' that you had to do something, or be somewhere, and it was very important that you followed through? When was the last time you trusted yourself, paid attention to your heart instead of your head - your emotions instead of your logical mind? And just how much trouble did you get yourself? Hopefully none at all. Sometimes it happens, but mostly when we follow intuition things turn out just fine.

When was the last time someone commented on you talking to yourself, laughing at shadows or skipping and not stepping on cracks on the pavement? When was the last time you had some fun (me .. on Friday night at Altona Homestead where I got to be chief medium and there were lots of ghosts to talk to .. that was fun!). You? What brings you joy?

What brings you joy? (Yes, I repeated myself - it's important)

What makes you happy? When was the last time you thought about that?

Did you know that it's said that God/Spirit created the universe through music, and keeps creating and recreating it, because the angels are continuously singing. I might not have mentioned it on this site, but I once got caught in a stream of their music. It was just before Christmas a few years ago, on a zebra crossing in the middle of Armidale NSW and I walked straight through a flowing steam of Michael angels singing a hymn/carol. I immediately turned around and walked straight back over the road again .. and straight back into the music, and stood there for a moment just listening .. luckily the road was not busy at that time, and the town already thought I was a little 'touched' .. actually my friend Sherry and I once took off our shoes and danced in the tiny stream of water flowing down through the mall (pedestrians only) one hot day when a sudden downpour caught us all by surprise. We got very wet, but oh we were happy .. and it made other people laugh, and a few joined in. That's joy for you .. it's infectious! (Just think - a disease you can catch that won't kill you :-) )

Hello, hello .. sometimes my ears get a tin whistle sort of sound, and instead of grumbling about it I ask my angels to 'tune me in better please'. There could be a logical explanation .. well angels are a logical one to me .. but it could be tinnitus .. but it never hangs around for long .. so I figure I've just 'bumped the knob' (so to speak) on my personal radio and need to tune the thing in again .. so that I can hear the music that Spirit is playing, to my heart and soul .. just as they are playing it to yours.

Hello, hello .. are you listening .. because the music is there, all day and night, every day and night, since all of this was created and into forever.

We love you,
Love & Light

Thursday, January 20, 2011

When is a flood not a flood ...

Dictionary definition:

· the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
· an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
· deluge: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
· light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
· cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"
· a large flow
· supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
· the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
· become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"
· flood tide: the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide); "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune"

I think that explains it. Do you think we should all email it to the Australian Insurance companies that are busy saying that the water in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria are not a flood and so no one is covered by their, usually expensive, insurance policies?

I guess all those people are expected to sacrifice their goods and chattels to the greater good of the Insurance God .. whichever God that is? I just checked Google and there doesn’t seem to be a God of Insurance? Hmm... I wonder if we could define it as Ego?

And on this subject of sacrifice – I wonder how the Life Insurance companies are going to feel at the end of December 2012 when lots of people put in claims for all the people (over one million according to something I read) that are suppose to die before then – for the greater good of Mankind. Is mankind a God? Does it deserve that much sacrifice? Not in my opinion, and yes it is my opinion, but then .. this is my blog.

When I joined the new age industry, following the advice of my guides and angels, and opened a Healing Centre and learned Reiki, and Counselling, and became a Spiritual Teacher, I hoped that I would stop seeing the world fall apart around me. Perhaps, from my light and happy vantage point the small nasty things that people do to each other wouldn’t touch me anymore, and I would no longer weep at the confusion in people minds and hearts. No such luck. (Hang on a minute, according to one workshop I went to Luck is a Babylonian God and we are not even supposed to mention that name, let alone wish anyone any of it .. but I still do). I guess I am going to be going to hell, but then .. sometimes I think we are already here.

So here are three prickly topics to look at ... the powers that be in the Insurance industry who redefine water falling from the sky, filling up a big dam, and rivers and lakes, and then overflowing and ‘inundating’ thousands of homes as not a ‘flood’ and ‘therefore they don’t have to pay’. Geez man .. if it was your house, you’d need help getting your life straight again .. but hey, I guess you can’t see me at the top of the corporate ladder with your dry feet and your thousand dollar suits .. and btw, my house isn’t in a region that flooded. I am counting my blessings on that one.

When did you forget, in all that worship of Mannon, that there are people out here who do not earn top dollar, or live on high ground. No, the council approved the speculators to sell land in the flood plains and then build houses on it. Great. And what about all the farmers and the lost crops .. oh, you probably don’t insure for them either .. and neither do the banks awaiting to foreclose ...

Yes I am ranting again. In the scheme of human lives, given that we are supposed to lose over one million people in the next almost two years, twenty or more people is probably not too much to lose, but for your mother, brother, sister, cousin .. the lady across the street who lost her husband and her nine year old son .. it's TOO MUCH! And now you say they have no right to rebuild using the money they paid you in good faith. What happened to your ‘good faith’ return .. to looking after them when they are fallen? Hell no, it might have to come out of your wages? They are just unlucky, aren’t they?

There’s that word again, but I don’t feel like debating with a small group of Christians about whether wishing someone something wonderful is invoking a ‘demon’. Intention is actually everything, and I am sure that God, whose name is El, btw, will understand the will of my heart, and perhaps my lack of wisdom in the saying. At least that’s what it says in the bible.

And then we get to the sticky one – sacrifice.

According to the Christian Bible there was a man called Jesus Christ who was crucified and died on the Cross, as ‘the perfect sacrifice’, a once only event, his blood breaking a lock that freed all of humanity to go get on with their lives. (Hebrews 9:28) My theology teacher described Jesus’ outstretched arms as reaching towards all people in every direction. I know it’s hard to believe in the metaphysical in this age of mechanical wonders – but what does it cost you – you only have to believe in the Christ to be free, you don’t actually have to go to church – plenty of people have proved that. In the Catholic church you can even buy ‘redemption’, if you have enough money – but why do people have to buy redemption? Hmm.. which church is worshipping which God these days, or spiritualist group for that matter - seeing as many of those I have visited have the 'Lord's Prayer' as the only part of God in the 'service' (dedicated mostly to proving there's life after death by having unidentified spirits 'standing beside you - your mother perhaps - oh she's still alive, did she have an sisters?' giving advice about stuff that even I don't relate to. ("You don't connect? Well, can I leave it with you .. I'm sure it's for your future.) Hmm.. do I sacrifice my commonsense just by going to those 'churches'?

Back to topic in hand: According to Christian teachings no other human sacrifices are needed to keep open the door into the heaven for all of humanity, nor has it slammed shut – you would think we would have heard – so why suddenly is a group called the Light Force saying that over one million people will be sacrificing their lives for the rest of us, through earth changes they are creating before the 21st December next year (the end of the Mayan calendar in case you are wondering about the date) to force humanity to change? What happened to the one perfect sacrifice? Wasn’t the Son of God ENOUGH?

I live in a world where the news is mostly propaganda, where the latest headlines are more important than the simple truth (see my last blog on Sacred Gates Blog - the link is on the right).
Propaganda is defined as a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.

Take the angels .. we have two main kinds in the world, those in the Light and those who are fallen. The fallen you might know better as demons. I believe the angels are supposed to be part of the Light Force .. the good ones .. the ones that say "love one another" and not the ones that say "die for Jesus". We get so upset when someone chooses to "die for Allah", you know them as suicide bombers, and then there were the Kamakaze, who died for their Emperor .. they thought he was a god. They sacrificed themselves for something they believed in, a form of ritual suicide .. taking out as many of the unbelievers as possible .. and they did it for the greater good - the greater good that they believed in, which in a way is understandable, since the Light Force are now saying that the folks who have to die are also doing it for the greater good. But whose Good is it?

Back to JC and the perfect sacrifice. It can't be for God, because God sent Jesus as humanity's redeemer, and s/he doesn't need us to sacrifice ourselves for him/her. So it can't be for humanity for the same reason .. its already been done.

So I ask again, who is it for? Or could it be that someone is lying?

Do the Light angels lie? Or does it simply mean that over one million people will die anyway, in the next two years, due to natural attrition and silly accidents? I certainly hope so.

I will leave you with those thoughts ...

Love & Light

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Are we pawns or willing players?

My daughter once explained to me what a player is .. someone who dips into life, rather than commiting to it, or anyone. That's the polite version, anyway. Dips into life - doesn't commit - doesn't stay for the long haul, doesn't try when things get tough. Easier to walk away, change job, change location, change clothes, change friends, change spouse or partner, even change your name and start again .. only to repeat the whole thing, because we learn nothing from turning our backs on challenges and running .. the challenges follow us, in one form or another - until we stop and confront them and stop being 'players'.

The other side of the coin are pawns. Life is so tough 'for' them (you might know them as their other name 'victims'). Everything always goes wrong. Everyone hates them, does things 'to' them, doesn't do what they want them to do .. makes life hard. And they are not responsible for any of it. You've heard the reasons that are really excuses. Once again they are players .. not pawns. There are no such things as human pawns, because God/Spirit gave us Free Will, and there are very limited circumstances that take away our right to choose. And even then, our actions usually set up the circumstances. Don't know what I mean? How about a graphic example, political prisoners become prisoners because they choose to defy their leaders. Sometimes they do this for the greater good, but often they are only doing it to satisfy some 'want' within themselves ... even the greatest of them, whose motives seem so pure, could be trying to manipulate an outcome that backfires on them.

Manipulation .. yes, even they are players - for players try to manipulate others to suit themselves. You could say I am being cruel, or overly judgmental, but look at the world around you, where are the great people now .. mostly they are dead. These generations of ours seem to have forgotten how to be 'great'. We venerate footballs who can't keep their clothes on, the notoriety makes them more popular? And the drug dealers who admit their crimes are still talked about in the media as if they are suffering some fate worse than death in their Asian prison .. for the addicts its a fate worse than death. If the drugs were not available anymore, there would be no addicts. But, people become addicts through choice, and people become drug runners through choice also. And where are the bosses, who paid them so much money when they succeeded with the deliveries, when they needed bailing out of gaol .. ? More players.

Who are your heroes? I admit to having none. Oh no, that's not entirely true. I have a few whose words of wisdom have touched the hearts of so many people - you know them - Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi .. all of them were human, all of them defied societies expectations, and all of them left a legacy of wisdom that we can dip into anytime we feel the need to 'play'. And there are so many others, poets and muscians, simple people and cranky old nuns. Did we listen when they spoke, do we now?

Funny how the angels say to me, when they want me to do some serious work for them, "Ama, come and play". Who took the words, and the world, and twisted it in knots.

And how do we untwist it again?

I'll start with me ...

I am neither a pawn nor a player. I will walk the path of Light to the best of my abilities, watching my step so that I don't 'tread on anyone's dreams' (WB Yeats), watching my tongue so that my words will 'harm none' (the Wiccan way), and watching the love and joy dance lightly on my heart.

Try it .. you might enjoy the sensations.

Love & Light

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let me get back up on my soapbox ...

Good morning,

I was having a deep think while underwater this morning (the shower is a great place to communicate with your angels). I was asking them what I should 'rant' about this morning. I can feel their smiles from here. :-) They popped so many ideas into my rather scattered mind, and they all slipped away but one ...

When did we separate God from Spirit? Why did we? What dope decided this? When did we forget God? God didn't push us away from him/her .. we turned our backs and walked off. We decided the 'rules' were too hard .. you know .. the 'love one another as I love you'. What are the other commandments .. oh yes, do not have any other God but me. Loosely translated that could mean 'I am the God of Love, so make Love your first priority .. because it is ME.'

I guess that is Rule no. 1 Have no other God but Love.

Rule no. 2 Worship no idols. I won't even start on the tv program. Let's pick something bigger.

When did Mannon become our first priority? How many people have the desire for money foremost in their thoughts. Don't get me wrong, I think money is great too, I just don't think chasing it is more important than chasing and finding Love. No, Love probably won't feed you, or buy you all your new toys ... but then .. how many toys will last in the floods we are having in Queensland right now .. if you lose everything tangible, you will still have the Love!

Rule no. 3 Don't swear .. or worse .. don't blaspheme. Ok, I am guilty of that one. Oh God! when not addressing the Most High is actually rude. So is 'bloody' btw, a great aussie by-word .. it actually means 'by our lady' .. with so many more interesting anglo-saxon adjectives we could use, why do we spend so much time abusing God's name? Truth is, its a lazy form of speech - and the English language, which used to have thousands of words, is becoming more and more limited - particularly now we have texting. Do u no wt i mean?

Rule no. 4 Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. That's right, God decided we needed one day of rest a week. The Jewish people chose Saturday. Most of the Christians chose Sunday. Just think, you could go to church on both .. who knows, you might learn something .. starting with how similar all our different beliefs really are. And how do you keep it holy? Can it be as simple as giving our thoughts to greater things than the prompting of our egos? Can it be a day of giving thanks for all the good that is in your life, instead of focusing on the negative stuff - the things we don't have, the people we are angry at, and our fears of the unknown future that cause so much stress in our lives. Why have we all learned to focus on the stress, and build it into huge mountains that threaten to destroy us .. when we could easily come to God and ask for help with our issues .. to take those huge mountains and turn them back into little hills all over again.

Most of the shops shut on sundays when I was a child, (oh I know hospitals can't but I am sure God understands the need to help the sick and gives special blessings to those who have chosen careers based in service to the frail) but that was before we all learned to worship the great shopping dollar and our 'need' to entertain our minds instead of thinking more worthy thoughts. Instead we find other thoughtless entertainment like choosing to play 'shoot-em-up' games on the computer instead of talking to our family and friends. Hmm.. I also guilty of that .. well, not the shootemups, but silly games that are a distraction when I could be learning so much of the good of the world, instead of sitting in a lump clicking the mouse over and over again.

I think you get my drift.

Rule no. 5 Honour your father and mother. That one can be a challenge when the parents forget to honour their kids as well. But its also talking about honouring God as father and mother - so if you can't abide your parents, don't take it out of God. We chose them (no I didn't! will scream some people but..) - according to spiritual beliefs - we choose our parents and those people who have the most impact on us during our lives - which means those we love, and those we hate, for what they would teach us. If we could learn to honour them all, perhaps then we would learn to honour ourselves, and give up all the self destructive behaviours, from drugs to alcohol, and all the other mental illnesses the people of the world now suffer from. I include greed here, and lust, wrath, sloth, pride, gluttony and envy - you will know them as the seven deadly sins.

Rule no. 6 You shall not murder. Self-explanatory in action, but also do not do it even in your thoughts. The Buddha teaches us 'with our thoughts we create the world'. Yes, I know its not 'God', but where do you think he got his ideas from? It wasn't the devil. The devil promotes such negative behaviours. On a metaphysical bent, either is really bad karma.

Rule no. 7 You shall not commit adultery. Hmm.. I shall leave you all to know your own issues on that one.

Rule no. 8 You shall not steal. Anything. Not the food from another's table, or the idea from their head. Not a moment from their lives through your foolish behaviour, nor the heart from their body - and no, I am not talking about organ transplants. I actually think that's a good idea. I am talking about deliberately choosing to lead someone on, only to hurt them in some way for your own satisfaction. There are so many other ways we steal things from each other - and we steal things from God - because many of us, when we are in trouble, will demand God's help and offer nothing in return. "Help me or I won't believe in you". It's called 'emotional blackmail' and shows us all up for the children we truly are.

Rule no. 9 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. That's pretty simple. Don't lie - not even the little social ones. "Does my bum look big in this" .. Oh God, what do I answer? "The colour is wonderful on you," because it is.

Rule no. 10 Do not covet your neighbours house, wife, slaves, donkeys or anything else that belongs to them. Envy is a poison that destroys too many lives. Can we not be satisfied with our simple lives, a safe place to sleep, food on the table, good family and friends. Why do so many people have to try to 'keep up with the Jones'? When is 'more' enough? So many times I have heard that the rich might be RICH but they are very seldom happy. Happiness comes from serving others, not from self-serving behaviour. We have to change our programing. Dear Head, please help me think another way. Or better yet ..

"Dear God/Spirit help me think in a more loving way. Let the good I do for others lift up my spirit and show me the good in me, so that I might find peace and healing within your loving Grace. This is my only request. All else I have through you."

Ok, so I said it was going to be a rant. I'll climb down off my soapbox now.

Love & Light

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love is a danger of a different kind ...

Good morning, anyone else love Eurythmics? I am singing the song to myself even now, having started it in the orchard as I wandered down a row of those glorious trees, covered in tiny apples (well, about half the size they will be in a month or two), and I was thinking about hate.

How's that for a subject! Hate. Why do we hate? Why do we bother? Dear God, why do we do it?

Really, the whole thought came up because I was thinking of the word 'God' and 'Spirit'. It can make both sides of the 'religious' bunch blanche. The Christians (and I'm a believer, just in case you are wondering) can't bare the word 'Spirit', used by the new age folk for God. And the new agers .. don't use 'God' because .. because why? Because the Christians do and they don't believe in that 'stuff'. Because its not specific enough?

"Which God do you mean exactly? I follow Isis." Yes, that has been said to me. I even ask the question of people when they come out with some truly outrageous statements that are supposed to be Christian .. like "I hate him!"

I don't remember God or Jesus teaching us to hate .. but then again, go and check out the Old Testament. There's one heck of a judgmental 'god' in there, known as 'the Lord' .. and then there's the other loving one .. and then there's a whole lot more of them - so which God do you follow?

And then there's the Holy Spirit - guess what guys .. new age folks .. and I've worked among them for years and years .. your 'Spirit' is the Holy Spirit .. someone just left off the first word. It's all the same energy .. you keep telling me that, and yet you then isolate bits of it and name them 'Gods'. Sigh ..

Where was I? Oh yes, hate.

Sadly, we are all more than capable of hating. Even the sweetest person you have ever met has a touch of hate in them, or they wouldn't be on this planet. The 'I've come only to serve others' sugarbabies make me blanche (that means go white in the face and want to groan BTW). All of us are here in physical bodies because we have work to do on ourselves - poke a sugarbaby and they are equally capable of lashing out when they are hurt. Believe me .. I've been on the receiving end. We don't intend to hurt them, we just remind them of their issues. I say 'we' because, although its me talking, its often their angels, or mine, who are directing where the conversations go.

Hate comes from fear. Hate is not the opposite of Love. Hate is what happens when we no longer trust, either another person, or ourselves. It is part of wounded pride and ego trying to restore integrity within us. It's version of integrity anyway, which is not always good for us. We should try not to feel that way (ahh.. the should word .. well, in this case, its appropriate). Hate destroys us from the inside, just as unexpressed anger, jealousy, guilt and all the other 'acid' emotions do. They burn away within us creating illnesses such as cancer and others (see Annette Noontil and Louise Hay for the connection between emotion and illness - fascinating .. and true).

Hate is the weapon we use first on ourselves, before we broadcast it not only at the person we are angry with, but also at everyone around us. It poisons the air around us, the food we eat, the water .. our friends, our family, our pets. Please tell me .. why do you hate?

No one deserves this sort of punishment. Not you, not me. Not whomever did whatever it was they did to you .. no matter what it was.

There's a belief among the spiritual folk that we create our reality and that everything that happens to us 1) happens because we chose it for the lessons, and 2) happens for a very good reason. One of the main reasons negative stuff happens is to help us to learn to love UNCONDITIONALLY. I typed that in capitals .. yes, I'm shouting. Should I type LOVE that way too?

Love is a danger of a different kind - because it makes us vulnerable to being hurt. Through love we open ourselves to receive so much good, and when the someone who the focus of that emotion cannot give back what we want them to .. for whatever reasons .. we can choose to 'love anyway' and let go, or we can drag them to us and hold them there forever by hating them. It is ropes of steel that bind us to the person we hate .. and they might never know it, and you might never meet them again .. but you are still bound to them, in the time and place where you chose to hate.

I do not want to be trapped in a time of great pain and loneliness, so when I was given a choice to love anyway, I fought to choose it. I fought my own anger, fear and loneliness, all reactions of ego based in pride, and in the end I let go .. oh it took time, but I made the choice and kept working on it each day until the whole issue didn't hurt anymore. I am very grateful for the lessons to those people involved. I learned so much about myself, how can I bear you any ill will?

Do not hate. Do not choose to destroy yourself and everyone around you through that negativity. The planet suffers enough with our stupidity. Do not make it suffer more. Confront the reality of your emotional attachment to those people you are angry with, forgive yourself, forgive them and let go. So much more than you will be healed. And we need that healing now.

We love you,
(and the angels)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Spiritual Soapbox

Good God its afternoon again. What happened to the morning .. oh I know, I spent a large part of it trying to change the background pictures on this site, and my other 'sacred gates'. I succeeded finally, after abandoning any hope of uploading my own favourite pictures. I settled for the wood of a crate for this one .. very appropriate given its new title. Yes, the site will still be about God, Spirit, the angels, demons, elementals, and hopefully a tiny bit of wisdom that I have been trying to acquire over the years. I noticed I succeeded in not writing a thing here since 11 March 2010. That didn't mean I wasn't writing .. believe me, I was .. there are reams of (paranormal) pages to prove it, and then there was the meetup group .. which turned into more of a struggle than it was worth .. so its gone, but some of us remain - quietly hidden (lol) away at yahoo and facebook. In summing up the year I have to say the rest of it was a struggle - a mood swing and hot flush and other joyful symptoms of peri-menopause one .. so before I go any further, for those who also suffer, the Australia Menopause Centre is wonderful. Check them out. They have been my saving grace!

In the last nine months I have made many attempts to write a blog or two here. I even started a couple of other blogs with the same results .. no words were forthcoming on any particular subject, because most of the time it was my frustrations I wanted to express, and not the joys. When I sat down this morning I 'clarified' my thinking, which Spirit had been asking me to do for some time .. I deleted two of my blogs and settled down to keep just these two. I intend to try and write in each each day, but if I don't .. you'll know there's a very good reason. Call it my new year's resolution. I usually resolve not to resolve anything, but not this time. Things have got to change! :-) So this site is for expressing the challenges in life, and sacred gates will be for the joys.

Having spent at least an hour under the clothes line hanging clothes and talking to myself, everything I wanted to say here has vanished .. so I'll sign off for now and flip over and write something cheeful at Sacred Gates. The link is there on the right if you want to follow.

Have a wonderful day, have a wonderful year, and most of all, have a wonderful life,
Love & Light
Ama (who is very happy to be back!)'