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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 14:39:29 +0800
Subject: Re: WITNESS FOR THE THINGS TO COME

At 01:15 AM 7/20/98 EDT, you wrote:

 

>That's great, Ernie. Can you do stock market predictions? Do you know who
>will win the World Series? How about when I should expect my next bowel
>movement?
>
>Dave

 

Hi Dave,
      By 1999 of July, August, September stock market will plunge down.
It may come earlier or later. There will be more economic problems. You will have LVM when after you receive this mail. The guest player will be the winner, The Forces of Light.

      Bye, sayonara. +Ernie ^i^ +A+A+A+ ^i^


Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:54:04 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Re: Back On-Line

Relief...!!! After paranoya hitting my arrogance neg feature with no spirit messages on my inbox. Sounds familiar???

Jose

At 01:07 18/07/1998 -0000, Lori E. Tostado wrote:

 

>Anybody out there??? :^) Hopefully we're back on-line!
>
>Here's the latest news on the condition of Spiritweb:
>
>> Finally, the server has been reinstalled with new OS which
>> is more secure and reliable than the one we had before.
>> We had several attempts to trace the hackers but finally just wanted to
>> bring the server back .. so we do this now. Within the next
>> hours all functionally should be available again, the digests of
>> the several lists will be sent out tomorrow morning MDT as
>> usual. Needless to say it was a real drag to get all working again
>> after the hacker attack.
>>
>> Peace,
>>
>> René

 


Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 11:55:36 -0700
Subject: An Optical Illusion of Jesus !!!

Dear Ones,

I'm sure you will find this of interest, and maybe of some value also:

The following site contains an abstract image that will induce an optical illusion of Jesus. The rest of the site is spiritually oriented and worth some exploring also.

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/sattvananda/opticalillusion.html

Please feel free to share the link with friends. Enjoy.

Whole-Heartedly,
Sattva.

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/sattvananda

PS. I'll be viewing the available e-groups here at SpiritWeb over the next little while to see which ones I'd like to participate in. Be talking with you all soon perhaps. Hope value finds you in the above link. If so, pass it on.

At your service (direct communication by mail from the site).
Gratefully,
Bodhisattvananda.


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 11:10:12 EDT
Subject: Newsletter, Conference room

I forgot to mention in my last post that if you'd like to be on my e-mailing list to get my sporadic newsletters directly, please e-mail: mailinglist@summerjoy.com, even if you received the recent one (I'm updating the list). Thanks. As I mentioned, the newsletter is also posted at my site. It contains personal news, information about upcoming books and trips (I'll be doing private sessions in New York City in August, by the way), and more.

Dave wrote me the following:

 

Kewl....you've got a Michael board for posting (on your site). Why didn't
you tell anyone? I see it's about as active as dead flies on a window sill in
winter. You should bring it to the attention of Lori's list. If that doesn't
liven it up, I'm sure an interesting topic could be presented; such as the art
of composting, for example.

 

Well, yes, my site contains a conference room (message board). It might be appropriate for discussion specifically about my books and site, or, um, gardening technique.

All the best,
Shepherd


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 14:08:55 EDT
Subject: Books

Greetings!!
      I have been going through withdrawl just like most of you have. Not necessarily because I missed the mailing list (although I did!) but because I sorely missed rambling through the archives. The archives have helped me more than I ever imagined to learn and grow.
      However I do have one question. Is there any way of getting the second Yarbro book "More Messages.....?" I would love to even have a copy of some of the book off the copy machine!! I am still trying to go through inter library loan and hopefully they may find it somewhere. I know it has been out of print for some time now.
      Also it would be so helpful to some of us here in more rural places to get some book recommendations from others on the list. Is there a book that really affected your perspective on things? Thanks!!
Shannon


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 13:54:12 -0500
Subject: Self-Karma

Long posting warning!

Hi Dave and everyone,

Thank you for your comments, Dave. Frankly, I do not understand some of your remarks, but it seems like you do not understand some of my remarks either. This gives me some impetus to elaborate a little. You might want to elaborate on your perceptions also. "Hogwash" is not very definitive.

Following are some comments about elements of your remarks on what in philosophy and in theology is called "the problem of evil" and/or "the problem of suffering".

Seth's statement that "you create your own reality" bothers me too. I think it is misleading if one does not also say, "you are created by reality", and then go on to explain that so much of the proper understanding of these statements hinges on the definition of "you". Who does that "you" refer to -- your parallel lifetimes, your past lifetimes, your future lifetimes, your subpersonalities, your false personality, your true personality, your soul, your cadence, your entity, your cadre? All of these are "you" in different "strata" of space and time and plane. It has been a long time since I read the Seth books, and I do not remember if he went into the subject of stratification. I think the concept of stratification is fundamental to resolving the various apparent paradoxes and unfairnesses in our experience. (In a future posting I will derive of the concept of strata from the assumption of a conscious cosmos.)

As I understand self-karma, the personality itself -- not just the soul -- does eventually experience "benefit" in exchange for "detriment" -- being "victimized" by the soul. I suppose often the "benefit" comes later in the lifetime in which it experienced the "detriment," but perhaps more often in a "future" lifetime. In other words, the personality is only "victimized" by the soul by a "self-karma" for a duration of "time". The "justification" for the "victimization" for the personality comes "later" when the personality experiences the rebound from the negative pole of the experience to the positive pole on its way to "balance" at the next strata of experience. The soul knows this even when the personality does not. Michael has said -- and I agree based on my understanding of physics (Newton: "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction") -- that karmic action on the physical plane generally has to be balanced or neutralized by a re-action on the physical plane. Self-karma is like regular karma in that, among sentient beings, there can be a displacement in the re-action in space/time, unlike the instantaneous reaction among non-sentient things. From the point of view of the soul -- which exists and functions primarily outside of space/time -- the reaction looks "simultaneous". From my Christian days I know that their theologians postulate a "judgment day" of one sort or another to eventually balance the scales of justice and make everything fair and right. This is just another variation of the self-evident (scientific as well as theological) truth that the cosmos is balanced (One) overall, but imbalances (Two) exist and happen in strata of space time and plane. In fact, "experience" is nothing but imbalances, and some of these are extremely unpleasant.

With their teachings on "interpersonal monads" Michael seems to me to say that even if there was no "bad" interpersonal karma -- people infinging on each others choices -- souls would make agreements to do some very unpleasant things to each other. The victim-and-victimizer interpersonal entanglement is one example that they mention. It makes sense to me that the soul could also choose for its incarnate personality to experience a "self-karma" of "victimization" via the chief feature of martyrdom or via birth into a defeating situation. I resisted and resented this notion for a long time myself (I do not enjoy my suffering or that of other), but I have come to understand that this is necessary and there is no sense or value in railing against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

So why is it that some aspects of "ourselves" choose unpleasant things for other aspects of "ourselves" to experience? (BTW, it works both ways: sometimes the soul has to put up with the personality abdicating the soul's choices for the life, and sometimes it is vice versa. There is "tough shit" all around. From the point of view of consciousness on a particular strata, all the other strata "impose" some of their choices on that strata. Whether you like it or not, this is the way the stratified cosmos exists and functions.) Well, if I understand the implications of Two correctly, then that which is experienced as agony from one point of view is experienced as ecstasy from the opposite point of view, and vice versa. The cosmos as a whole -- the One -- is always balanced in terms of the agony/ecstasy axis and all other axes of Two. But as the One produced the Two and the Two produced the Three, the agony/ecstasy dichotomy appeared. It is a feature in a cosmos derived from consciousness and it cannot be any other way. Our human consciousness is not One or Three. We partake of Two, and we experience agony as distinct from ecstasy for the same ultimate reason that two objects cannot occupy the same place at the same time. In many ways, it is only in the distant "future" of our evolution from the lower (ordinal) planes into the higher (cardinal) planes that we will experience the opposite of the suffering we experience here. (And then of course the process will go the other way again because ecstasy will turn into agony.) However, you realize that your essence "already" experiences consciousness in the cardinal realm of consciousness, so it is "already" ecstatic about your personal agony. Many find this concept to be extremely unpleasant. I hope this philosophical exposition does not seem to trivialize the suffering we all experience, but the teaching is -- and I am inclined to believe it based on my understanding of physics and metaphysics -- that our physical plane experience is way toward the agony end of the agony/ecstasy axis. Perhaps sometime "before" "you", the "created", evolves to become the "creator", you will see the "necessity" of this. I think it would ease "your" suffering "here-now" if "you" saw things the same way the cosmos sees it and stop resisting or insisting that it be some other way.

You will probably intuitively perceive that this is not a complete solution to "the problem of suffering" and you will be correct. There is a lot more to say on this subject, but this heat wave has sapped my energy and motivation to continue for now.

Philbert

Tao produced the One.
The One produced the Two.
The Two produced the Three.
And the three produced ten thousand things.
The ten thousand things carry the Yin and embrace the Yang,
And through the blending of the Chi they achieve harmony.


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 13:00:54 -0600
Subject: Re: Self-Karma

Dear Philip,

The create your own reality statements by Seth, Ramtha and others refers to the creational aspect of your words, sexual partners and energy interactions which live in your aura. Once taken into the aura, they must be played out in the manifest earth world. Thus, the bible and other power books teach that your words have energy and thus manifestation capability. What is housed in the aura becomes the reality in which you work and play.

Sexual energy is the next closest energy to GOD because of its creational potential, yet it is the energy which keeps us in bondage to the base chakra and survival mentality. So, the sexual partners which one interacts with allow the energy from the partner's auric shield to penetrate and enact in your aura.

The aura is the dirty garment which the bible speaks of and is in fact your reality meter.

Thus, the words of "I can't," words spoken against another, the harm that we do to each other and the animal kingdom, all those things live in the auric shield and manifest in our lives. If mankind would TODAY, just try to deal with the KARMA of this day and post only CLEAN/LOVE ENERGY to the AURIC COMPUTER, we would start living in a very different world day-by-glorious-day. We can't worry, in this time frame, about the next lifetime and that karmic debt, if we can't worry about the endless days which stretch ahead of us in this lifetime.

Your words have power and they carry a symbol which buries itself into the aura, which in turn magnetizes that energy to your life experience.

This is what the Seth's and Ramtha's are talking about when they talk about creating your own reality. You are the power, chose wisely the words you speak and the people you surround yourself with.

In the light,

Judy


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 15:14:54 EDT
Subject: Re: Books

In a message dated 98-07-21 14:09:58 EDT, Shannon writes:

 

Also it would be so helpful to some of us here in more rural places to get
some book recommendations from others on the list. Is there a book that
really affected your perspective on things? Thanks!!
  Shannon

 

Yeah. Try the book of human experience. It's better than any Michael related material currently available. And if that doesn't suffice, toss in Carson McCullers "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter," and perhaps some Thoreau, Sylvia Plath, Faulkner, and William Styron. But if you must insist, Shepherd Hoodwin's "Journey..." is probably the most comprehensive out of the currently available titles in the ever growing Michael library.

Dave ;-)


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 03:46:20 +0800
From: Dr. E. L. Damasco
Subject: PRIESTESS OF THE WORLD MOTHER

Dear Readers:

The Dutch writer and Theosophist Van der Leeuw wrote that a day would come, in the future, when a new religious Ideal of GOD THE FATHER, as FIRE OF CREATIVE ACTIVITY and the ETERNAL MOTHER, would be thought of as ONE.

This would transform the difference between the sexes, and everything that has to do with them in our individual and social lives. He also said that in learning to know the ETERNAL MOTHER, we would find ourselves enveloped by her MATERNAL FULLNESS which englobes the entire UNIVERSE.

And why not? Why shouldn't women today revive the WORSHIP OF THE MOTHER, which in fact, is reserved especially for them? Why shouldn't they rediscover, respecting a certain discipline, these specific rituals?

Women might even enlarge their horizons by spiritual and occult studies as Mdm. Blavatsky wanted to! WHY NOT, since most of the traditional Churches and spiritual groups, which are very masculine do not accept women to their PRIESTHOOD and often in their occult groups.

Nowadays we can speak more openly about a FEMININE PRIESTHOOD. This does not shock people now as much as it did only 20 or 50 years ago. At that time it was absolutely scandalous. A priesthood for women had been proposed and considered, unfortunately not from a feminine point of view which is that of the WORSHIP OF THE MOTHER, but rather from a masculine view, which is that of the WORSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH in 1971.

It is apparent that the actual POPE - JEAN PAUL II - is not in accord with this way of thinking. On his last voyage to America, the POPE replied to SISTER THERESA KANE, who dared petition him to allow women to be ordained, by saying: "Be careful! Or you will all be obliged to go back to wearing the traditional long black dress!"

The Protestant Churches seem to be less short sighted in this matter. Many women have been ordained MINISTERS. They are quite dignified and respected in Protestant countries such as Norway, Sweden, Holland, and France.

It is undeniable that there are still many obstacles to be overcome on the path to a FEMININE PRIESTHOOD, specifically in theological, historical and traditional matters, as we shall see.

Our civilization - as advanced as it may be - is still deeply attached to the morals and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The myth of Adam and Eve, totally misunderstood, weighs heavily on the stature of all women.

We can still hear these words, from Genesis 3:16, spoken by the angry God of that time: "I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."

This was the first law beginning male supremacy.

In the New Testament we find: "Let woman learn in silence with all subjection. I will not suffer a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man...etc. (Timothy 1:2 , 2:14)

And St. Paul who said: "I want you to know... The lord of every man is Christ, the Lord of every woman is man."

And for Mohammed, he declared, "When Eve was created, Satan rejoiced."

The Jews thank the Lord every morning not to have been born as women!

After these myths, these words given to men by a God from another era, or by so called INSPIRED PROPHETS, it seems quite normal for the Church to consider women as exclusively sensual creatures without Souls.

But the times have changed, the times are changing...
I am always astonished whenever I hear of the liberation and promotion of women. It seems that everyone willingly ignores the spiritual side of this matter and also the spiritual role that a woman is called to fulfill side-by-side with her Eternal Companion: Man.

We witness helplessly today the defeat of our great Christian civilization, which risks to be overpowered by a growing materialism that seems to be growing more and more each day, rejecting in it's wake all religious thoughts, ideals, and morals. Drug abuse, sexual perversion and violence crush everything that is beautiful and pure.....

At a time when any excuse will do to throw away all sense of responsibility; at a time when depression, discouragement of not despair and suicide enslave man, along with violence, hold-ups and debauchery; it is more than necessary, even indispensable to show the feminine side of today's masculine religions as well as other parallel feminine movements be they philosophical or spiritual. It is right for women to look back into the past to study the roles that she has played throughout the history of mankind.

Let us look now more closely into the past Cults of The Divine Mother since it was almost exclusively celebrated by women.

To begin with, WHO IS THE DIVINE MOTHER?

H.P.Blavatsky speaks of Her in the first stanza of the Secret Doctrine, and joins Her name to that of the Father, thus making the ETERNAL FATHER/MOTHER, the first Divine Couple indispensable for the creation of the UNIVERSE.

The MOTHER is one of the fundamental prototypes - if not the most important. The MOTHER is the nourishing womb from which all is made, and to which all returns. The MOTHER is infinite space, the tree of LIFE, the complimentary pole of the FATHER.

By all this, we can see the true and Universal Dimensions of the MOTHER, the QUEEN of the Cosmos, and Mother of GOD!

DEVI MAHATMYA, a disciple of this great MOTHER, sings of HER in these terms:

"You are ETERNAL ESSENCE
The MOTHER OF GODS and MEN,
The Supreme GODDESS,
By YOU, the worlds were created. You are their support,
You are their protection,
And it is YOU, who, at the end devours them, At the end, eternally.
Since the beginning of Creation, You have assumed a creative form,
And when the world needs protection Your form is that of LIFE ITSELF.
But, when comes the end,
We perceive YOU as DESTRUCTION,
Yet, YOU identify yourself with the UNIVERSE."

Yes, the MOTHER identifies herself to the Universe, to the creative force, to the Mahasmakti. She is the Power of Execution of the FATHER, to whom she is FOREVER UNITED.

Another disciple of the MOTHER - MAHAKALA SAMHATA wrote this to describe HER:

"YOU are not a girl, nor a virgin, nor a woman, not young, not old.
You are neither female, nor male or even neutral.
You are ENERGY, inconceivable, without limits;
the BEING of all that exists, untouched by duality.
You are the SUPREME BRAHMAN that man can only reach
by ILLUMINATION or PURE WISDOM".

The MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE, the MAHASHAKTI, is given to functions of transmitting the consciousness of BRAHMAN - of the DIVINE - the ENERGY of INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT to all matter. This ENERGY, this great MOTHER, eternally penetrates the UNIVERSE. She is also the path of return always offered to the consciousness that climb to infinity. The PRIMORDIAL MOTHER, the GODDESS WHO IS UNITY, becomes many, the Uncountable. She has a thousand names, each according to Divine aspect that She represents.

Nevertheless, She is UNITY ITSELF - the MOTHER! "When I think of the HIGHEST BEING, not creating, nor conceiving or destroying, I call him - BRAHMAN or PURUSHA, the impersonal God," says RAMAKRISHNA. When I think of HIM as active, creating, conserving, and destroying, I call him SHAKTIMAYA or PRAKRITI, the personal God. But the difference between them do not matter. The DIVINE MOTHER and BRAHMAN are ONE.

This is the GREAT MOTHER, the DIVINE MOTHER in Her true and limitless dimensions - such as She is presented to our interior view by the era of AQUARIUS. Man who has now surpassed the frontiers of our planet, can no longer ignore the limitlessness of the MOTHER.

Let us now look at the WORSHIP OF THE MOTHER, as it was in the past. Archaeology shows us that the GREAT MOTHER was worshiped before the neolithic era (7,000 B.C.) and some historians go as far back as the paleolithic Era (25,000 B.C.)

From the beginning of the historical period, and even at the neolithic Era, it seems that the MONARCHY (which according the Frazer is a DIVINE RIGHT) was represented by a Great Priestess at the Head of State.

Archaeology has equally stated that the first laws, governments, the art of medicine, architecture and metal work, as well as vehicles with wheels, weaving and writing, were first developed in MATRIARCHAL SOCIETIES - those who worshiped the Goddess as CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.

But, to our dismay, most of the documents and objects concerning these great FEMININE RELIGIONS, most of which lasted thousands of years, long before the Jews, Greeks or the Christians, are hidden in obscure archaeological texts, or in inaccessible libraries, most of them closed to the public, such as the Vatican library in Rome.

On the other hand, the translators of these ancient texts always employed the work DIVINITY in the FEMININE TENSE, for everything that had to do with the GODDESSES or the PRIESTESSES of the MOTHER. Few historians have ever gone beyond the assimilation of the feminine tense, with anything else than fertility. But, nowadays it has been accepted as a fact that the ancient Priestesses of the TEMPLES, guided the DESTINY OF NATIONS. They were also HEALERS (mostly by magnetism and chromotherapy), prophets and courageous warriors. It was these WOMEN who founded the WORSHIP to the ancestors, and they were the first to have the biological sensations from invisible beings and things.

In the WORSHIP OF THE FEMININE PERSONALITY and for the PRIESTESSES, SEX was considered to be a gift from the GODDESS to HUMANITY, it was sacred and very respected.

The SUN was often considered to be an ACTIVE GOD, while the MOON was the FEMALE aspect of this same God, and was PASSIVE. Yet in some of the very ancient countries, such as in AUSTRALIA, with the ESKIMOS, and particularly with the KASSIS OF INDIA, there still exists legends of the GODDESS OF THE SUN, being the CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.

In ancient EGYPT, until the 18th DYNASTY (1570 - 1300 B.C.), women were considered to be equal to men. The QUEENS reigned side-by-side with their HUSBANDSwhen rendering JUSTICE; they even replaced them in their absence.

It is written that at the beginning of the DYNASTIC PERIOD, 61 PRIESTESSES and only 18 PRIESTS served the GODDESS MOTHER - avatar of Isis - while NEITH was served exclusively by Priestesses.

The MYSTERIES OF ISIS are, it is said, the foundation of all the essential MYSTERIES that were later to spread through other civilized countries. From EGYPT, they spread to GREECE, and inspired the teachings of ORPHEA and of PYTHAGORAS - those of the CABBIRES OF CYPRUS, those of JUPITER, in CRETE those of MITHRA, of BACCHUS and of CERES in GREECE.

In SEMURIE, many women were PRIESTESSES consecrated to the GREAT GODDESS, the DIVINE MOTHER. There were also PRIESTESSES in ASSYRIA, in PHOENICIA and in ANATOLIA, as well as in ROME and in GAUL. There were also SCRIBES and HOUSING AGENTS.

In CRETE, the PRIESTESSES were considered as the INTERMEDIARIES between the DIVINITIES and the PEOPLE. The GENERAL MOTHER-PRIESTESS, personified the DIVINE MOTHER.

In the MUSEUMS of ATHENS, there is a figure of the DIVINE MOTHER and Her PRIESTESSES in adoration. One of the first FEMININE SOCIETIES was founded at OLYMPIA - and the WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER was celebrated exclusively by the PRIESTESSESS OF THE TEMPLES.

One can still see, under the statue of CHRIST, over the central gate of NOTRE-DAME de PARIS, built over an ancient TEMPLE dedicated to ISIS, CIBELE holding two books, one of them opened, and the other closed. The symbolism of which means, that she held EXOTERIC AND ESOTERIC KNOWLEDGE.

I have recently learned that the town of EZE SUR MER, in the maritime ALPS, has the motto "ISIS MORIENDO RENASCO", meaning the RESURRECTION through the MYSTERIES of ISIS. The name of EZE , comes from ISIS. It is not surprising that FRANCE has been the place of predilection for the apparitions of the VIRGIN, as well as the revival of the CULTS TO THE MOTHER, and the WORSHIP TO OUR LADY (Notre-Dame).

I will not spend any more time on this subject of the long gone past. Those of you who would like to have more ample documentation on this subject as well as more details - especially women - you may find them in such recent book as WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN by MERLIN STONE.

The subtitle of this book is "TOWARDS THE DISCOVERY OF THE GREAT GODDESS, SOURCE OF POWER FOR ALL WOMEN".

I am absolutely not a feminist as you may think after this lecture. And I will not give any publicity for any of the books published recently, mostly by revolted women seeking excuses for their arrogance and their sexism.

I shall also have to pass silently over the cults to the MOTHER and the rituals offered to the SOPHIA of the GNOSTICS, as I have not the time to do so. I shall simply mention the existence of "LA DAME des CATHARES", so beautifully sung of by the BARDS and TROUBADORES, as well as the MYTHS OF BEATRICE and so many others.

At what moment, and for what reason was the ETERNAL FEMININE ABASED and REPLACED by the ETERNAL MASCULINE?

ARCHAEOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY and HISTORY itself prove that the adepts of the new religions of the time, imposed masculine GODS, about 3,000 years before CHRIST. In reality, it seems that the FEMININE RELIGIONS were absorbed progressively into the panoply of the masculine GODS. and these GODS finally overpowered everything in their wake. It is also said that from INDIA started a chain of SAGES OF THE NORTH (Shamballa) which spread in GREECE...but they were killed. So it was decided at that time, that HUMANITY will not be helped for a long time. But this community of MEN and WOMEN is still alive, as we know.

It has been ever since this time that the INITIATIC HIERARCHY became almost always the work of MEN, and the PATRIARCH - which is still in vigor - was installed. From then on, women were said to be inferior as same as the GODDESSES. But some courageous women as equal to their masculine companions created on the physical plane a FEMININE HIERARCHY as well as FEMININE SECRET SOCIETIES, which had a hard time trying to progress ever since. This Feminine Hierarchy corresponds and is in touch with the occult one.

In the secret and sacred teaching of INDIA, there is a mention about the WHITE FEMININE HIERARCHY, which was composed of the same number of MASTERS as the HIERARCHY OF OUR SAINTLY MASTERS, that we all know. This HIERARCHY was held very secret, but now it may be revealed, and certain members are well known. THESE WOMEN-MASTERS represent all the SEVEN RAYS we know. In INDIA, from the 6th RAY, we have MA ANANDA MAY - SISTER KRISHNABAI, Sister PALMO (Friend of RUKMINI DEVI. I met her at ADYAR!), Sister THERESA and many others. But now it is mostly in the political domain, that these EMINENT LADIES work for this Earth. The VIRGIN MARY is the Heart and Soul of the FEMININE HIERARCHY on this planet.

The FEMININE SECRET SOCIETIES and the FEMININE SACERDOCE, dedicated to the MOTHER OF THE WORLD, and equally to the CHRIST (for example the women PRIESTS ordained in AMERICA by a BISHOP) are very discrete or totally secret.

It has only been since the last WORLD WAR, that we can speak openly of the feminine Masonic Lodges in FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and some other countries, and of MARTINISM , which though originally open for some women became very masculine oriented in some of it branches, mostly in France. Whereas in other branches, in HOLLAND and in BELGIUM, certain WOMEN have been initiated equally into its rites.

Other FEMININE SECRET SOCIETIES have been established since then but they are not well known. Of course, a masculine AUTHORITY is always employed and very often imposed over women in most of the mixed groups - it is almost always MEN that direct them. WOMEN, because of their EDUCATION, are accustomed to consider MAN as superior, and it is the WOMEN THEMSELVES, who generally elect men to the DIRECTION.

HOWEVER, more and more often, WOMAN is being conscious of her personality, of her force, and of her duty towards her companion, as well as towards everything that touches wellbeing: in politics, education, in arts and science, and not only on a family scale, but also on a planetary scale. Women must realize herself in the present and in the future. There is no HIGHER PRIVILEGES for a woman as well as for HUMANITY, than that of well understanding her role, not only socially, but also spiritually.

In venerating the MOTHER, in consecrating oneself to HER SERVICE, it is permitted for WOMEN, not only to reach the knowledge reserved until now exclusively for men, but also to gradually climb the rungs of the INITIATIC SCALE, as well as to be able to accede to the FEMININE PRIESTHOOD, such as it existed in the past.

The MASTER KOOTHUMI, in one of His letters addressed to DAMODAR, as it is given in the book "DAMODAR AND THE PIONEERS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT", said that a woman, as well as a man, could be initiated and participate in the DIVINE MYSTERIES, but He adds, "This is more difficult for her than for a man, on account of her position".

This is true, and the time has not yet come when WOMAN acts of her own free will. But if a woman, on account of her position has more difficulties than man, to be able to fulfill the required condition then she has the more merit!

Lady EMILY, a Theosophist of the nineteen-fifties wrote on this subject, "EVERY WOMAN, by reason of her sex, is a HIGH PRIEST WITH GOD - PRIEST of that OLDEST of all religions, the great MYSTERY RELIGION of Creation. It is the function of the PRIEST to transmute the lower in to the HIGHER; to consecrate the outward visible signs that they may better show forth the inward spiritual grace. WOMAN is the transmuter of the UNIVERSE, and in that she is forever fulfilling her PRIESTLY OFFICE."

"She is the guardian of the LIFE FORCE of the world, building them into forms if BEAUTY. Her contribution to the world should be that of ever changing, ever transmuting, ever working towards the perfection of the forms, through which the life-force works. she should look on every question from the standpoint of LIFE, and its expression. Every woman is a symbol of the great EARTH-MOTHER, who receives into her bosom all seeds, giving them back transmuted into trees and flowers and fruits. In the same way", she wrote,"every woman who receives into her womb, the seed of life, transmute it and gives birth to the flower of humanity - a living child... MOTHERHOOD is a GREAT INITIATION, because is involves, like every initiation, an expansion of consciousness."

"This is", says Lady EMILY, "the first stage of the MADONNA, which is reflection of a spiritual reality, still ignored by men. BUT - since nineteen-fifty, WOMEN have evolved a great deal and the stage of MADONNA is enlarged to the dimension of the COSMIC MOTHER equal to the COSMIC FATHER."

In venerating the FEMININE PRINCIPLE OF GOD - the equal of GOD THE FATHER; in consecrating oneself to HER SERVICE, to HER PRIESTHOOD, it is permitted to understand this DIVINE TRANSMUTATION of the CREATIVE ENERGY, by which a WOMAN - just like a man - becomes DIVINE.

JUNG shows the superior WOMAN "arrayed with the SUN", as being the image of the MOTHER OF THE WORLD - the THEOTOKOS - arrayed with CHRIST.

ROMAIN ROLLAND in his book on RAMAKRISHNA repeats these words from the famous sage, " My MOTHER is the ENERGY of the PRIMORDIAL GOD. She is everywhere, she is at the same time at the interior and at the exterior of all phenomenas. She gave birth to the world."

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, in speaking of the NOO-SPHERE (the sphere of INTELLIGENCE that encircles the Earth) says that this sphere is polarized on the totality of women taken as a whole, and that each woman is a cell composing this noo-sphere. He said also in his essay on "THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, "TOWARD MAN THROUGH THE WOMAN, it is in reality the UNIVERSE which advance. All the questions ( the vital question for the EARTH is that of the recognition of it...") *

These words alone are fit for reflection, because they attribute to WOMAN some values much higher than that of FERTILITY and MATERNITY (which most of the time is unconscious), with which she has been honored up until now.

ST. FRANCIS - friend of the Ste. CLAIRE - founders of the CONVENT and MONASTERY of "CLARISSES" and of "FRANCISCAINS"... ST. FRANCIS said that "the role of the new woman, is to serve the mission of the NEW EARTH, to RAISE MAN out of his level of attachment to matter, in the consciousness of the SOUL, and by this, allowing him to be reborn". This is, Brothers and sisters, the REAL and MOST IMPORTANT role for WOMEN, well defined by a Saint!

The era of AQUARIUS governed by new astral ENERGIES which destroy all limitations, all barriers, are starting to come into POWER.

The ENERGY of the 7th RAY, which is particularly convenient for our WESTERN MINDS, is brought upon us by the influence of URANUS, who rules all that is occult, and descends the FUTURE into the PRESENT. HIS ENERGY is already growing since 1675 and shall stay active for another 2,000 years so as to establish order and harmony in our chaotic and disorganized world.

The decline of the science of RITUALS corresponds to the decline of MAN HIMSELF. This decline results from his detachment from "the RITUAL OF NATURE". In nature, everything is a ritual...from the SUN RISE to the SUN SET, and the apparent awakening of nature in the spring, to its apparent death in winter.

Every action, especially spiritual, repeated and having a rhythm, constitutes a RITUAL. Each RITUAL, celebrated by anyone, is always rich in symbolism, symbols that, according to the VEDAS, constitute the "LANGUAGE OF THE GODS", in an alphabet of sounds, of colors, of thoughts and all that may touch our senses.

But the biggest symbol that exists, the vastest RITUAL - to the dimensions of INFINITY - is the DIVINE DRAMA played by DIVINE ENERGY by the DIVINE MOTHER ADITI, as she descends from plane to plane in the act of creation.

We can read this RITUAL, in the evolution of space, in its largest expansion as well as in its smallest atom. The celebrants are the GREAT COSMIC and ASEXUAL INTELLIGENCES, right down to the smallest DEVAS. THIS IS THE RITUAL of all RITUALS! THE FIRST RITUAL PERFORMED BY THE MOTHER HERSELF!

CREATING JOY! Well playing the role of NEOPHYTE, STUDENT or DISCIPLE OF THE HIERARCHY, is to participate in this great COSMIC RITUAL, which shares the SACRAMENT of the DIVINE GIFT! WHAT A WONDER!

It is this, which we as women desire to know! It is this that we should know and do!

Most of us here in the WEST, have been educated by the masculine RELIGIONS, but deep down inside of us, we conserve the ANCIENT MEMORY of the ALTARS and the SACRED TEMPLES where the PRIESTESSES honored the FIRST of all DIVINITIES - the MOTHER!

Since 1924, the year when VENUS came closer to our Earth, the FEMININE ENERGY has been reinforced by the MOTHER who up until now has veiled Her Face. Now she opens Her veil for her DAUGHTERS.

In the book "ILLUMINATION" written by HELENA ROERICH, are these words full of meaning: "THE MOTHER OF THE WORLD appears as a SYMBOL of the FEMININE ORIGIN in the New Era, and the MASCULINE ORIGIN gives back voluntarily the treasure of the word, to the FEMININE ORIGIN" (p.74), "The morning star, is the sign of the GREAT ERA which surges forth as the FIRST RAY from the CHRIST who was so abased by the World." Don't turn your eyes to the plains, but look to the top of the mountain of the MOTHER OF THE WORLD, there will no longer be any limits to your actions" (p.674).

"(201 Infinity) It is very difficult to determine the frontiers of the cosmos, between the so called passive and active. If WE SAY that all forces are active, men find this declaration to be a paradox. but a superior consciousness, may understand how we perceive these FORCES OF THE ORIGINS as ACTIVE. The difference is so subtle that it is hard to bring people to understand the principle that resides in the evident force of the MULAPRAKRITI (the root of matter). It is the same thing with the PRINCIPLE OF LIFE, that cannot be affirmed without the realization of the FEMININE ORIGIN.

MULAPRAKRITI is a universal principle, just as the COSMOS itself. The ORIGIN cannot be considered as ANTAGONIZING FORCES. Only the unification of these FORCES can CREATE LIFE. We manifest a consecrated REVERENCE for the ORIGIN that humanity calls PASSIVE. Yes! Yes! Yes! The superior consciousness knows what the TRUTH is, and we are ready to proclaim this TRUTH to humanity, but for this, humanity must climb a rung higher. WHEREAS each LORD must be given to the WORLD BY A MOTHER, how can ONE venerate you, O MOTHER OF THE WORLD! How then, can ONE ACCEPT, as the HIGHEST MANIFESTATION of the Cosmos, the Power of this INTENSE SYMBOL of the 3 Rays of the Lord reflected...One could say that the RADIANT IMAGE of the MOTHER gave a NEW COMPREHENSION to= Humanity!!

And Again: (227 Infinity) "WE, THE BROTHERS OF HUMANITY are fighting with force for the stability and the installation of the principle of the MOTHER OF THE WORLD. When the comprehension of the creation shall be confirmed, it will be possible to reveal to HUMANITY the creative power of FIRE. Humanity has so violated the MAGNETISM OF THE BEING that the construction of the NEW LIFE will have to be established. ONLY THUS, can we stop the GENERATION OF CURRENTS. We are fighting for the COSMIC MAGNETISM and for the PRINCIPLE OF LIFE. The ERA is complex and so vast!

In the stress,, in the middle of the terrible incomprehension of humanity about what concerns the BEING, WE are giving the new CODE OF LAWS. We call upon humanity to understand these LAWS. In this great CODE OF LAWS resides the Principle of the BEING. We say to humanity "VENERATE and RESPECT the Origins, venerate the MOTHER OF THE WORLD, VENERATE AND RESPECT the CODE OF LAW of cosmic magnetism."

This is how the LORD expresses himself through HELENA ROERICH. And so, we as WOMEN, reply to this urgent call: LET US consecrate ourselves to the service of the MOTHER OF THE WORLD, let us rediscover, side-by-side with our COMPANIONS, our role of INITIATORS to "THE MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP", just as Prof. Van der Stok said!

Each Ritualist - man or woman - when facing the ALTAR where is to be celebrated the Mystery, can see the analogy between the ALTAR that is before him and the GREAT UNIVERSAL ALTAR OF THE HEAVENS, as well as the RITUALISTIC OBJECTS and their SYMBOLIC MEANINGS.

Before these SYMBOLS so magnificent, how can one make a distinction WHEN FACING THE ALTAR, between a PRIEST and a PRIESTESS? HOW CAN we not accept this service as women, when it is the CHRIST and the MOTHER OF THE WORLD that offer it to us?

If the RITUAL be masculine or feminine - if it be addressed to GOD THE FATHER or GOD THE MOTHER, it is always addressed to the Divine, to GOD AS= ONE!

WOMAN must raise herself by the heart to the BUDDHI, because WOMAN is the heart of the EARTH, the MOTHER, the BRIDE of the World, the COSMIC FLOWER OF THE PLANET!

WOMAN is the great channel for the metamorphosis of the EARTH; she is the root, and psychic nourishment.

The science of MAN is that of forms whereas the SCIENCE OF WOMEN is that of ENERGIES.

Our physical body matters very little, and even less the opposed resistance we can find on our way. Let us conquer our RIGHT TO THE DIVINE ENERGIES, and WIN BACK our RIGHT to the WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER, to the FEMININE PRIESTHOOD!

"If you receive the kiss of FIRE from the MOTHER
If you raise out of the flood FULL OF LOVE FOR ALL, and forever,
If your vision of the world is transformed,
If you see GOD in everything that surrounds you,
If you no longer now HOW TO HURT,
If you always know HOW TO BLESS,
You have - man or woman - been born twice,
And you shall sing the SONG OF ETERNITY!

O YOU PRIESTESS!

Yes, the female aspect in ceremonial work is a new POWER of the ETERNAL NOW because it was such in the past. It is such today, and it shall be such forever -- TO THE GLORY OF THE MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE!


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 17:55:53 EDT
Subject: Re: Self-Karma

This is a post I made in response to Jody Bower's question on karma. Since the board has been down we conversed privately but I thought I would go ahead and post it again for general feed back.

Phil wrote:

 

As I understand it, "self-karma" is the term applied to that
class of phenomena where it seems the soul has chosen to experience something
that its personality would un-choose if it could.

 

I think this is a very good statement to use in understanding this issue. To further draw the example -- in this lifetime I have chosen to deal almost exclusively with self-karmas and here is one of them:

In the mid 18th century I was the wife of a baker in Lusanne, France. The baker died and I was left with three small children to raise. I managed to continue the business but lived in fear that what was left of my family could be turned out on the street at any time. This aggravated a cf of greed in that lifetime. When times got bad in that area, and many people went hungry, instead of sharing what I had (which was considerable as the main source of baking in that area), my fear (and cf) led me to hoard the supplies.

No one died as a consequence of my actions, no choices were obstructed and so no karma with others was created but there were issues of faith (the interconnectedness of all things), compassion and sharing/giving that were short-changed in that life. In many ways I think that that life may well have been set up to give me the opportunity of growth in these very areas and that failing to do so created a situation of failure to keep a promise to myself -- hence the need to "un-choose", as Phil says, the choices that were made. All lessons/choices to be sure, but not quite learned and, obviously, personality ran the show in some seriously negative poles.

So in this lifetime [and I am at 5th level old, second lifetime] I have made some interesting life choices in order to emphasize those things that were left in an "uncomplete" condition. First and foremost, I chose a Jovial bodytype. Being fat has an interesting set of perceptions, from both within and without, that revolve around "greed". Many of the people in my family have continually drawn from me either money or time or both for most of my life -- giving me an opportunity to watch greed/selfishness from the other side of the fence.

When you write:

 

I'm wondering if it might have to do with the issue of drawing to ourselves that which we most fear

 

I think of this; that what I've found is that since I've recognized the self-karma involved, the lessons as set up and then executed as something "I" designed and therefor control, that I no longer *call* these lessons of greed/sharing/faith into my life. Until I came to this point, and could love myself for the choices I made and lessons I learned, there were always fragments around who were willing to continue to help me learn and grow in these directions.

At the same time, all of this self-karma aided the bigger pictures in my life. One is my task, which is to disseminate my perspective. Well, perspective is one of the things that I now possess in overwheming quantity. To learn to love myself down to the last pound has also given me the ability to love others in the same unconditional way. To realize that in "giving" freely I receive back something equal, though intangible, in return. It may well lead to things in the future that I cannot yet perceive.

I would ask you to consider your task in this life, and/or your pillars, and see what self karma has done to help you grow in those directions... to fight for understanding of what "abandonment" has taught as a lesson and identify whether or not you continue to need to work on those lessons. Look at the word "fear" and read "chief feature" instead and see what's being fed on in that situation. I don't know, only you will.

Love, Kathy


Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 17:34:39 -0500
Subject: Self-Karma

Excellent comment, Kathy. This goes along with my remark about neither insisting nor resisting the way things really are in matters of self-karma. Her response and mine bear not only on "the problem of suffering" but the "problem" of the chief feature and the "problem" of the negative poles. The perennial philosophy teaches tht the proper way to transmute the negative through the positive to the neutral at the next higher strata is to experience the negative fully and completely rather than fighting it. The more of this one chooses to do in their here and now - regardless of what strata of space, time or plane their consciousness is imbedded in -- the less they have to agonize in the wherever and whenever until they get the point (agape). At the point of agape, one becomes immune to that particular polarity. It is then no longer an "issue". Carl Jung or somebody called this "integrating the shadow".

May the force be with you -- dark side and light side!

Philbert


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 98 13:45:00 UT
Subject: PRIESTESS OF THE WORLD MOTHER

Oh, lordy. First hackers and now a priest stuck in the zealotry pole who clearly knows and cares nothing about the Michael teachings. Being one of those who gets my postings in one long email, I had to scroll through all of this *&^% to get to Kathy's and Phil's thoughtful postings on my question about self-karma, severely testing my secondary CF of impatience. I think Dave's got the right approach; maybe we can just laugh this guy off the list?

Jody


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 98 13:51:44 UT
Subject: RE: Books for Shannon

Hi Shannon,

If you can get into the archives, many posts deal with which books people have found most useful (and the problem of finding the out-of-print ones).

Besides all of Shepherd's books, I've found "Transforming Your Dragons" by Jose Stevens to be valuable (although I wish he'd provide an index!). Another book that is not strictly a Michael teachings book but confirms the teachings is "Journey of Souls" by Michael Newton, a psychologist who has learned to regress people not only to past lives but to the time between lives on the astral plane.

Amazon.com is a great place to shop if you're not near good bookstores.

Best,
Jody


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 13:22:18 EDT
Subject: Astrology (joke)

Adam Sandler Astrology
Read all of them . . . What's your sign?

Aquarius (Jan 23 - Feb 22)
You have an inventive mind and are
inclined to be progressive. You
lie a great deal. You make the same
mistakes repeatedly because you are
stupid. Everyone thinks you are a fucking jerk.

Pisces (Feb 23 - Mar 22)
You are a pioneer type and think
most people are dickheads. You are
quick to reprimand, impatient and full of
advice. You do nothing but piss-off
everyone you come in contact with.
You are a prick.

Aries (Mar 23 - April 22)
You have a wild imagination and
often think you are being followed by
the FBI or CIA. You have minor influence
on your friends and people resent you for
flaunting your power. You lack confidence
and are a general dipshit.

Taurus (April 23 - May 22)
You are practical and persistent.
You have a dogged determination
and work like hell. Most people think you
are stubborn and bullheaded. You are
nothing but a damned communist.

Gemini (May 23 - June 22)
You are a quick and intelligent
thinker. People like you because you
are bisexual. You are inclined to
expect too much for too little. This
means you are a cheap bastard. Geminis
are notorious for thriving on incest.

Cancer (June 23 - July 22)
You are sympathetic and understanding
to other people's problems, which makes
you a sucker. You are always putting
things off. That is why you will always
be on welfare and won't be worth a
shit. Everyone in prison is a Cancer.

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
You consider yourself a born
leader. Others think you are an idiot.
Most Leos are bullies. You are vain and
cannot tolerate criticism. Your arrogance
is disgusting. Leo people are thieving
motherfuckers and enjoy masturbation
more than sex.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
You are the logical type and hate
disorder. Your shit-picking attitude is
sickening to your friends and
co-workers. You are cold and unemotional and
often fall asleep while fucking.
Virgos make good bus drivers and pimps.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
You are the artistic type and have
a difficult time dealing with
reality. If you are a male you are probably
queer. Chances for employment and monetary
gain are nill. Most Libra women are whores.
All Libras die of venereal disease.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)
You are the worst of the lot. You
are shrewd in business and cannot be
trusted. You shall achieve the
pinnacle of success because of your
total lack of ethics. You are the
perfect son-of-a-bitch. Most Scorpios
are murdered.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 22)
You are optimistic and enthusiastic.
You have a reckless tendency to rely on
your luck since you have no talent.
The majority of Sagittarians are drunks.
You are a worthless piece of shit.

Capricorn (Dec 23 - Jan 22)
You are conservative and afraid of
taking risks. You are basically
chickenshit. There has never been
a Capricorn of any importance.
You should kill yourself.

Dave


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 15:18:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Astrology (joke)

Dave,
    Thank you so much for posting the hysterical astrology joke! I was sweltering in my sauna-like apartment and contemplating the murders of the people across the street who are blasting the worst of 80's geek rock on their stereo. Reading the joke I found myself guffawing and hoping noone outside could hear me. My amusement snapped my boiling brains back to reality and I am happy to announce that my neighbors will live to hear Loverboy yet another day. Agape lives in upstate New York! Blessed be!
;)

Peace,
Beth

ps. For those of you living in REALLY hot places, pardon my whining, we're not used to these temps in these here parts!


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 16:44:00 EDT
Subject: Re: heat

In a message dated 98-07-22 16:27:17 EDT, Beth writes:

 

ps. For those of you living in REALLY hot places, pardon my whining, we're
not used to these temps in these here parts!

 

Those of us from Texas salute you! We, at least, signed up for the beta version of hell by choosing to live here and, for the most part, hang around cooling ourselves in front of a raging air conditioner. {{{Beth}}}}

Kath.


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 21:45:24 +0000
Subject: Re: heat

Hi,
can you send me some heat via e-mail please ?
the cold is killing me over here, it is less than 5 deg.celcius.

Thorunn


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 16:56:45 -0500
Subject: RE: Re: heat

Thorunn wrote:

 

Can you send me some heat via e-mail please?

 

No. Sorry. I am an engineer, and I happen to know that this is against the laws of physics. You will just have to live with it this way. Things are tough all over the physical plane.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

HA!

Philbert


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 00:02:11 +0000
Subject: Barry going AWOL

Hi gang,

Good to be back in contact. However, this is the last contact I'll have with anyone for the next 7 weeks, as I'm participating in a 6 week Enlightenment Intensive retreat... followed by a 1 week rest. So next time you hear from me I expect I'll be all-wise, all-loving, and about 20 pounds lighter.

Just a couple of parting shots:

Phil - I really admire your attempt at re-thinking the teachings, but I think some of your interpretations are a tad flawed. Seems to me you're seeking symmetries where none need exist. I'll say more when I get back (if I'm up to it).

Otters - keep up the good work!

And to the rest of you crazy people I've come to know and love in recent months (this list is really kickin'!), my best wishes.

Oh, and Ernie - enough already.

Ta-ta for now,

      B a r r y
__________________


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 20:30:03 EDT
Subject: Re: heat

Thorunn - want to switch climates for a while? Hee hee. It has been around 100 every day here (Austin, Texas) since May!

Envious in beta Hell,

Martha


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 20:31:28 EDT
Subject: Re: Barry going AWOL

Big hug Barry!

Have a great time and don't go into 'tubby withdrawal.

Martha


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 18:08:49 -0700
Subject: fire me up

Summer is the time I'm glad I live in California. It may get to 110 degrees F, but thank the Tao that's what it really is. None of that humidity factor BS. Oh and for those of you who use a real temperature scale, are non-Americans, scientists, engineers, or otherwise Farenheit challenged, that's about 43 degrees C. I mean, I'd rather live somewhere they're saying is going to fall off into the ocean than beta-hell or tornado ally. I'm a good swimmer, heehee.

You know, I've always wondered about that Farenheit guy--he based his temperature scale on the coldest temperature he could get salt-water in his lab as zero degrees, and the average body temperature of a cow as 100 degrees. I'm thinking, how did he take that cow's temperature anyway? I mean, I rather doubt the cow let him stick a thermometer under its tongue....

Musings of a demented scholar (it's the heat! ;-p No, it's El Nino!!)
Lori (moooo-hoo-hoo-hoooooo!)


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 21:08:12 -0400
Subject: Teletubbies

Speaking of tubbies... I recently found out that all four of those "little" guys are over 6 ft tall. Broke my poor little 6'1" heart. Can't believe in nothin' these days.

Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 21:21:06 -0400
Subject: Re: fire me up

Lori E. Tostado wrote:

 

> I'm thinking, how did he take that cow's temperature
> anyway? I mean, I rather doubt the cow let him stick a thermometer
> under its tongue....

 

I'll bet it wasn't in the tongue, but in the other end. No bull.

--
Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 21:04:56 -0700
Subject: Re: fire me up

operacat wrote:

 

> (What makes you think it was under the cow's tongue?)

 

My point exactly!

<sigh> Doesn't anybody get my dry sense of humor??? :^)

teeheee
Lori


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 02:18:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Astrology Joke

    Thank you for the list being back. I missed you all. Ken, during that time, my computer's power supply died. This last month has felt like a Mercury Retrograde. Who knows what will be when it really hits, which will be around the beginning of August. Perhaps 2 negatives will make a positive or two positives will make a negative depending on how one percieves..............

Dave wrote:

 

> Pisces (Feb 23 - Mar 22)
> You are a pioneer type and think
> most people are dickheads. You are
> quick to reprimand, impatient and full of
> advice. You do nothing but piss-off
> everyone you come in contact with.
> You are a prick.
>
> Aries (Mar 23 - April 22)
> You have a wild imagination and
> often think you are being followed by
> the FBI or CIA. You have minor influence
> on your friends and people resent you for
> flaunting your power. You lack confidence
> and are a general dipshit.

 

These definitions are reversed. Aries should read "pioneer type" and Pisces is paranoid regarding the FBI and CIA. There used to be birthday cards you could buy with the same interpretations, but with more, deliniations, back in the late Seventies. Just can't resist putting my two cents in when something concerns "astro speak".
    Thank you Jody for the self karma question. I was eagerly awaiting answers once it was posed. Also to Kathy for sharing one of your karmic experiences as explanation. To Phil, thanks for posting Aaron's weather report. During the List being down I found where it was on AMT. I needed some kind of "Michael Fix".
    To Lori and Rene, you are much appreciated, and Spirit Web, too. Mostly, I have been out in "Lurkland" trying to "get" the teachings. It is still taking awhile. But, I want to thank all of you who contribute to this list for helping me get there.

--Sharon


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 17:09:42 +0800
Subject: What is the Michael Teaching LIst ?

At 01:38 PM 7/22/98 UT, Jody wrote:

 

I for one would prefer that you restrict your postings to discussions of the
Michael teachings, which is the point of this mailing list. You don't appear
to know anything about the teachings.
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Dear Readers, Jody claim to know everything, please send yours question to her !!! Do not ask me, because I do not know anything, please !!! I am not god, she is god, according to her, that she know everything ! ?!?!?

Ernie


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:54:51 EDT
Subject: Re: What is the Michael Teaching LIst ?

In a message dated 98-07-23 05:08:16 EDT, Ernie writes:

 

Dear Readers, Jody claim to know everything, please send yours
question to her !!! Do not ask me, because I do not know anything, please
!!! I am not god, she is god, according to her, that she know everything ! ?!?!?

 

Dear Ernie,

What Jody was saying, imo, is that this list deals with the principles and teachings of the causal plane entity "Michael". There is a large body of printed work surronding those teachings and they deal with handling life here on the physical plane, in a day to day manner. The desire of all here is to "stay on topic" but we do occaisionally (Hi Dave! ;-) ) run off track.

For instance, your statement quoted above reflects an ego protection we term "chief feature". In this case it appears to be "martyrdom", although, I'm interested in what the other posters here interpret it as. Jody appears to have threatened you in some way and you have responded with a fear based reaction.

Also, your original post seemed to indicate that your "role in essence" is one of "priest" energy and operating out of a slightly negative pole, which would be "zeal/righteousness" -- the positive pole of priest energy is "compassion". If you wish to explore these teachings we will all be more than happy to assist.

Welcome to the Michael List.

Kathryn.
{My overleaves are: 5th level old sage/scholar et/growth/power/realist/int center/arrogance --> self dep.}


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:42:20 -0500
Subject: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE - REALLY?

JULY 22, 1998

RE: THE RESPONSES TO ERNIE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE WRITTEN

THIS MESSAGE IS TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY POST REMARKS AND IDEAS TO THE MICHAEL TEACHINGS.

MY NAME IS JUDI AND I AM NEW TO THE "MICHAEL TEACHINGS" GROUP AND I AM STILL TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF "YOUR GROUP" GETTING TOGETHER AND POSTING THOUGHTS TO THIS SPIRIT WEB ADDRESS?

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO EXPLORE -- WITH AN OPEN MIND -- THE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD SHARE, IN THIS OPEN FORUM, THEIR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS?
*NOTE* WHEN I SAY USE AN OPEN MIND I MEAN USE BOTH SIDES OF YOUR BRAIN -- DON'T TURN THE LIGHTS OFF IN A COUPLE OF ROOMS.

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO BASH AND PUT DOWN THOSE PEOPLE -- SUCH AS ERNIE -- FOR EXPRESSING HIS OWN IDEAS AND FEELINGS?
**PERSONALLY - I FEEL THAT SOMETHING VALUABLE CAN BE GAINED FROM LISTENING TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON I COME IN CONTACT WITH.

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO RIDICULE, THRU YOUR POSTINGS, THOSE PEOPLE WHO YU'ALL FEEL DON'T THINK LIKE YOU DO OR HAVE THE SAME IDEAS AS YOU HAVE?

I JOINED THIS GROUP TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO FURTHERING MY SPRITIRUAL AWARENESS AND TO HOPEFULLY LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM YU'ALL REGARDING THOSE ATTRIBUTES WHICH ARE SO BANDIED ABOUT, ON THIS SIGHT, BUT I FEEL THE REAL MEANINGS OF THESE ATTRIBUTES ARE LOST IN LIP SERVICE FROM SOME OF YU'ALL:
ATTRIBUTES:
** SPEAK/WRITE AND THINK REAL LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND NOT JUDGEMENT
** RESPECT EACH AND EVERYONE'S IDEAS AND FEELINGS - AND STOP DUMPING
** READING AND RESPONDING TO POSTINGS WITH POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND NOT NEGATIVE DENEGRATION.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE EACH READ AND HEARD THAT OUR THOUGHTS CARRY POWER WHICH CAN HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT OF EVERY SINGLE THING ON THIS EARTH AND IN OUR LIVES.

SO I GUESS MY THOUGHT TO THIS GROUP WOULD BE AND I THINK "MICHAEL" THEMSELVES WOULD BACK ME UP ON THIS ONE ---- ALWAYS CARRY LOVE IN YOUR HEART FOR EVERYONE --- SPEAK, ONLY IN LOVE SPEAK, TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOUR FELLOW MAN AND TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM ---- AND REALLY WORK ON PASSING ALONG POSITIVE/LOVING FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS TO ALL THAT PASS BY YOUR WAY.

LOVE AND LIGHT
JUDI


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 23:32:30 +0800
Subject: Re: RE: Digest No. 1998-07-22 of Michael Teachings List

At 01:46 PM 7/22/98 -0000, you wrote:

 

>Oh, lordy. First hackers and now a priest stuck in the zealotry pole who
>clearly knows and cares nothing about the Michael teachings. Being one of
>those who gets my postings in one long email, I had to scroll through all of
>this *&^% to get to Kathy's and Phil's thoughtful postings on my question
>about self-karma, severely testing my secondary CF of impatience. I think
>Dave's got the right approach; maybe we can just laugh this guy off the list?
>
>Jody

 

LOL you just thought of it? And I thought laughter is among the most spontaneous expression of emotion... but of course, there are fake laughter, forced laughter, etc. Yeah, that self-important "priest" plays one important Comedian Role. As a Sage, I have to admit that he is a more natural comedian than I am... He clearly demonstrates the superiority of the mind -- how much stuff you can clutter in there and keep stuffing more in, without having it exploding in the face (head/skull). But he fails to demonstrate the ability of will, because he has listed out all his paths as being proded on by others, showing that he is the result of others' actions, not his own. We can only pity those who willingly give up freedom to be others' puppet.

J J Tan


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:29:13 EDT
Subject: Re: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE - REALLY?

Personally, I respond poorly to religious dogma - one of the reasons I enjoy Michael. So I will just skim Damasco's posts and move on. That doesn't mean I have negative feelings towards him, just don't have an interest in it. As to purpose, I bet he's hitting more than one list with his proselytizing - something else I respond poorly to. But far be it from me to get in the way of a Priest on a mission!

Martha


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:26:14 EDT
Subject: Re: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE - REALLY?

In a message dated 98-07-23 11:46:33 EDT, Judi writes:

 

THIS MESSAGE IS TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY POST REMARKS AND IDEAS TO
THE MICHAEL TEACHINGS.

 

Hi there. :-)

 

MY NAME IS JUDI AND I AM NEW TO THE "MICHAEL TEACHINGS" GROUP AND I AM
STILL TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF "YOUR GROUP"
GETTING TOGETHER AND POSTING THOUGHTS TO THIS SPIRIT WEB ADDRESS?

 

Well, this Michael list began after extensive research was conducted on the philosophical ramifications of inserting french fries in our nose. At first the viscid slippery secretions detected on the tiny spud probes was merely deemed consistent with the expectations one would find on any object inserted into an orafice that produces mucus, but after careful examination, it was discovered that deep and profound spiritual insights could be derived from the "snot"-laced probes.

 

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO EXPLORE -- WITH AN OPEN MIND -- THE THOUGHTS AND
IDEAS OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD SHARE, IN THIS OPEN FORUM, THEIR THOUGHTS
AND FEELINGS?
*NOTE* WHEN I SAY USE AN OPEN MIND I MEAN USE BOTH SIDES OF YOUR BRAIN
-- DON'T TURN THE LIGHTS OFF IN A COUPLE OF ROOMS.

 

I believe our purpose is to determine how many licks its takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

 

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO BASH AND PUT DOWN THOSE PEOPLE -- SUCH AS ERNIE
-- FOR EXPRESSING HIS OWN IDEAS AND FEELINGS?

 

Yep...;-p

 

IS YOUR PURPOSE TO RIDICULE, THRU YOUR POSTINGS, THOSE PEOPLE WHO YU'ALL
FEEL DON'T THINK LIKE YOU DO OR HAVE THE SAME IDEAS AS YOU HAVE?

 

No, not at all. In fact, I was delighted when the good Doctor accurately predicted the arrival of my next bowel movement. There I was, my haunches spread on the comode, the sports page in hand, and then WHAMMO...it was like a barge had come in; a virtual turd the size of Miami. Doctor Damasco's prophecies are absolutely AMAZING! My life will never be the same again!

 

I JOINED THIS GROUP TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO FURTHERING MY SPRITIRUAL
AWARENESS AND TO HOPEFULLY LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM YU'ALL REGARDING
THOSE ATTRIBUTES WHICH ARE SO BANDIED ABOUT, ON THIS SIGHT, BUT I FEEL
THE REAL MEANINGS OF THESE ATTRIBUTES ARE LOST IN LIP SERVICE FROM SOME
OF YU'ALL:
ATTRIBUTES:
** SPEAK/WRITE AND THINK REAL LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND NOT JUDGEMENT
** RESPECT EACH AND EVERYONE'S IDEAS AND FEELINGS - AND STOP DUMPING

 

Yes, but as you could discern from my earlier paragraph, Dr. Damasco elevated dumping to a new level. ;-p

 

SO I GUESS MY THOUGHT TO THIS GROUP WOULD BE AND I THINK "MICHAEL"
THEMSELVES WOULD BACK ME UP ON THIS ONE ---- ALWAYS CARRY LOVE IN YOUR
HEART FOR EVERYONE --- SPEAK, ONLY IN LOVE SPEAK, TO EACH AND EVERYONE
OF YOUR FELLOW MAN AND TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM ---- AND REALLY WORK ON
PASSING ALONG POSITIVE/LOVING FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS TO ALL THAT PASS
BY YOUR WAY.

 

Hey! Which one of you punks gave me that hickey? ;-p
Seriously, I don't have a problem with the personal insights Dr. Damasco wishes to post on this list. Obviously, this list was designed as a forum to specifically discuss the teachings of Michael - as first presented through the books by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - but as I have argued in the past, other spiritual ideas and concerns can and should be introduced from time to time, for no other reason than to possibly validate the Michael perspective on them, and also to keep the evolution of our discussions somewhat fresh. So post away Dr. Damasco. But keep in mind that since this list is primarily focused on the Michael teachings, that your comments may not be as favorably received as they would be on a list that was devoted to embracing a more generalized discussion of spirituality.

Glove and Buttlight,
Dave :-)


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:34:59 EDT
Subject: Re: What is the Michael Teaching LIst ?

In a message dated 98-07-23 05:08:13 EDT, Ernie writes:

 

Dear Readers, Jody claim to know everything, please send yours
question to her !!! Do not ask me, because I do not know anything, please!!!
I am not god, she is god, according to her, that she know everything ! ?!?!?

 

What!!?? Jody, you ignorant slut! How many times do I have to tell you to NOT harrass the tourists. Damn, we just can't have nice things. ;-p

Dave ;-)


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:45:24 EDT
Subject: Re: Self-Karma

In a message dated 98-07-21 14:53:08 EDT, Phil writes:

 

Hogwash" is not very definitive.

 

It worked for me. ;-)

And you'll love this reply: I DISAGREE with your previous assessment. I could elaborate further, but I fear the result would be a string of replies as lengthy as the animal rights diatribe, and at the moment I don't have the energy. Besides, days like this are best spent eating vast quantities of Ben & Jerrys. :-)

Dave ;-)


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:54:12 EDT
Subject: Re: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE - REALLY?

In a message dated 98-07-23 12:32:09 EDT, Martha writes:

 

Personally, I respond poorly to religious dogma - one of the reasons I enjoy
Michael. So I will just skim Damasco's posts and move on. That doesn't mean
I have negative feelings towards him, just don't have an interest in it. As
to purpose, I bet he's hitting more than one list with his proselytizing -
something else I respond poorly to. But far be it from me to get in the way
of a Priest on a mission!

Martha

 

It's MAAAAATHA. ;-p
Sorry, inside joke.

Dave ;-)


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 98 20:49:23 UT
Subject: Hear me roar

 

Dear Readers, Jody claim to know everything, please send yours
question to her !!! Do not ask me, because I do not know anything, please !!!
I am not god, she is god, according to her, that she know everything !

 

He forgot to add, "also send her all your money."

Bye Barry McGenius! We'll miss you!

Love,
Jody ( one of several million current avatars of the Uppity Woman principle)


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 16:50:36 -0500
Subject: Website Update

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that the work on the Student Website is moving along slowly but surely. I am going to request a domain URL for it soon, so if anyone has any particular ideas on how it should read, please let me know. Also, if anyone has any poetry, "short" essays, whatever, that you would like to have appear in the newsletter, send them to me.

One of the newer students asked at one point to be able to send questions to have answered. If any of you who are too shy to ask something on the list, have a question, send it to me and I'll put it out there (no names) and see what kind of answers you get.

Am also wondering if one of you would like to volunteer to do a "positive" review of a book or tape that you think might be of real benefit to other students.

Thanks.

Jeanne

5th Level Old Sage/Priest ET;Discrimination;
Passion; Pragmatist; Self-Dep/Arrogance/
Intellectual Center, moving part


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 19:44:42 -0500
Subject: loose ends

1.     Regards Aaron's channneling: I posted a couple of his sessions to the MTL before the Spiritweb crash without realizing that they also appeared on the AMT web site. (I received them from another source.) If nobody minds, and if any of you would like for me to continue to post them to MTL, I will do so - you won't have to search for them on AMT.

2.     Regards symmetry: Barry, briefly stated, I believe the pure abstract archetypes have a pattern that is symmetrical, and this is reflected in my "space" and "time" structure charts showing arrangements of the overleaves. I have not yet developed my pet theory far enough to convince others, but I suspect that the inanimate cosmos of physics and mathematics follows this pattern. This symmetrical, lawful, orderly realm is the "personality" of the cosmos, you might say. It provides the "playground", you might say, of conscious beings. However, I believe all conscious experience in the playground is the result of asymmetry. In metaphysical terms, it is the Creator experiencing Itself "as if" it were not Itself; that is, in piecemeal and distorted (asymmetrical) fashion. The Tao has provided the pure abstract archetypes as the symmetrical template of all experience, but conscious beings can toy with it. Scholars and non-scholars alike can appreciate an arbitrary experiment: "Let's see what happens when we do this!" Then they proceed to "break the rules." In my opinion, this is what makes the "game" of life worth playing out. I am making this up as I go, so I may tell you more about that in later postings as it comes to mind. I appreciate the feedback I get from you folks, as it evokes further insights.

3.     Regards Phil rethinking the teaching: Barry, I am not the only one. At the AMT conference in San Francisco last November, and at the Pivotal Resources seminar in Santa Fe in June, the channels told us that there is a lot of new material in the Michael pipeline, on its way to us now and in coming phases of the development of this teaching. I am not a channel, but I seem to be in touch with some higher centers, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for me -- in spite of my shy, introverted nature -- not to say what I see. Not only is the teaching incomplete by a long shot, but as everyone knows, because of the normal human fallibility and bias of the channels there is contradiction and there is ambiguity and there is error in some portions of what we have been given so far. My particular perception is that there is also a deeper, higher level of understanding of the very good information that we have been given so far.

4.     Please be kind to Dr Damasco. He says he had a near-death experience. I have encountered personally and media-wise several people who have had this experience. I myself have had something vaguely similar, mild mystical and spiritual experiences in the higher centers. This sort of experience changes your perceptions big time. When you have looked beyond the veil and lived to tell the tale, it is difficult not to be evangelical about the glories on the other side. It is also hard not to sound like a nut, because things are way different over there, and things don't translate well between the two realms. He is trying to verbalize his experience in the terminology of his particular physical plane knowledge. For whatever it is worth, I am trying to verbalize my experience in the language of Michael, math, and physics. Please be kind to

Philbert


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 15:04:37 +0800
Subject: Heat ( more Love)

 

can you send me some heat via e-mail please ? the cold is killing me over here, it is less than 5 deg.celcius.

 

Hi Thorunn,

      I am giving you a big hug with love. To warm your cold body. I am from equator and we had the blessings of the Sun.
Just visualize the Sun. Or, pack your things, fly , and visit our paradise island. You will love to enjoy it.

      Please, mail your extra cold here. I have been almost naked and sweating, the aircon does not work any more.

      Luz y Amor, Salamat. +Ernie ^i^ +A+A+A+ ^i^

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Give me your postal address : I will send you a post card.
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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 98 13:42:47 UT
Subject: Re: being kind to priests on a mission

I think the mature soul motto is operating here for me. But having now had several private emails from the good doctor impugning my femininity (actually pretty funny for a Michael student), personal jattractions, and mental status, plus some rather more threatening statements, I will just scroll very fast in future past any posts from that quarter.

Jody
PS we hit 110 the other day here (45 C)! Thorunn, I could use some ice.


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 98 13:49:01 UT
Subject: RE: Digest No. 1998-07-24 of Michael Teachings List

 

Jody, you ignorant slut! How many times do I have to tell you to
NOT harrass the tourists. Damn, we just can't have nice things. ;-p

 

Okay, I won't say anything about how difficult it is to read posts that are all in uppercase.

Dave, I love you madly, more than ever before.
Jody


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 07:39:41 -0700
Subject: Jody this one's for you Babe.

 

Phenomenal Woman
by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.


I say
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.


I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please
And to a man
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees
Then they swarm around me
A hive of honey bees.


I say
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.


Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.


I say
It's in the arch of my back
The sun of my smile
The ride of my breasts
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.


I say
It's in the click of my heels
The bend of my hair
The palm of my hand
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

 

--
Lori Tostado


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 11:20:59 -0400
Subject: JODY! & the good DOCTOR, and my big-ass attitude

ALLRIGHT!!! I can't sit by and watch this any more! My "rile-me-up" buttons are just getting, well, all riled up!

JODY!

I am going to take a stand here (this is unsolicited and does not reflect the opinions, necessarily, of Jody) and say that I think YOU WERE RIGHT to make your comments!

I think it is slightly ludicrous, double-standard, and down right INSULTING to reprimand YOU in light of the NON-MICHAEL LIST comments made by the DR. I doubt there is anyone on this list who saw them and comprehended them as relevant in any way to this list. You were the voice of many people who found the religious, doomsday-prophecy-ish posts to be fear-based, distracting, unrelated, and zealous.

It has always IRKED me that so many professing this "love everybody" thing will JUMP on a person who voices opposition or discord in the face of something like this, speaking in high voices about live and let live and freedom of speech, all the while imposing on YOURS. I am a trouble maker by default somehow and know this position all too well.

You cannot protect the DR. from the opinions of other people! You are forgetting that squashing the OPPOSING viewpoints is what many of us have endured for centuries.

It is NOT that he isn't welcome, or that his words are annoying (so much), but that THIS IS A MICHAEL LIST. That's all.

And for that lurker who wrote in all caps about our attacking the DR. and our acceptance being somehow exclusive, the post said more about the person who posted it than the list members anyway.

When I saw Jody's posts, I just thought, "Oh, good, someone is addressing this..., SOMEONE needs to say SOMETHING." If we wanted to be on a list where we were to be informed of the Christ-Almighty, Mother-Mary-Jesus, Revelation-Fates,... we would be on those lists.

It's very simple, DOCTOR: If you would like to express your experiences about your revelations, your religious experiences, and other phenomenon, all I (we?) ask is that you somehow relate it to the nature of this list, so we can all participate in your journey. No one likes to be talked AT.

So, my contributions here are to say that Jody was the cool, brave one to just lip off to the inconsiderate posts, but lots of us wanted to; that to reprimand her betrays your reasoning behind doing so in the first place; and that the Doctor's comments are welcome if we can find a context for them...

That's why we have DIFFERENT lists, and those comments would be most effective if they had some relevance to our sharing here.

Prepared for the apocalypse,
Otterly Blue


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 11:21:49 -0400
Subject: Phenomenal Woman/Women

Lori Tostado posted:

 

> Phenomenal Woman
>
> by Maya Angelou

 

Good googa looga mooga! Makes me feel glad I'm a man! Hot damn! I just love it! Ehh Doggies!

Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 13:06:16 EDT
Subject: PROFOUND AFFIRMATIONS

Dear Dave and other fellow listers,

I urge you to remember this wise affirmation:

"Before I criticize a man, I walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he's a mile away and barefoot."

This is from "33 Affirmations for Personal Growth and Enlightenment" that Kate McMurray forwarded me. I don't know who the author is, but they're great. Repeat them daily ten times, for a month, and you are guaranteed to cycle off! Here's the whole piece:

1. As I let go of my feelings of guilt, I am in touch with my inner sociopath.

2. I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of suspicion and paranoia.

3. I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else's fault.

4. I no longer need to punish, deceive, or compromise myself, unless I want to stay employed.

5. In some cultures, what I do would be considered normal.

6. Having control over myself is almost as good as having control over others.

7. My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of judgment.

8. I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no personality at all.

9. Joan of Arc heard voices, too.

10. I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self- righteous people around me.

11. I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper, and complain.

12. As I learn the innermost secrets of people around me, they reward me in many ways to keep me quiet.

13. When someone hurts me, I know that forgiveness is cheaper than a lawsuit, but not nearly as gratifying.

14. The first step is to say nice things about myself. The second, to do nice things for myself. The third, to find someone to buy me nice things.

15. As I learn to trust the universe, I no longer need to carry a gun.

16. All of me is beautiful, even the ugly, stupid and disgusting parts.

17. I am at one with my duality.

18. Blessed are the flexible, for they can tie themselves into knots.

19. Only a lack of imagination saves me from immobilizing myself with imaginary fears.

20. I will strive to live each day as if it were my 50th birthday.

21. I honor and express all facets of my being, regardless of state and local laws.

22. Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so!"

23. False hope is better than no hope at all.

24. A good scapegoat is almost as good as a solution.

25. Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day in my underwear in the Hollywood Cafe. Instead, I will move my computer into the bedroom.

26. Who can I blame for my problems? Just give me a minute. . . . I'll find someone.

27. Why should I waste my time reliving the past when I can spend it worrying about the future?

28. The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working.

29. I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage.

30. Becoming aware of my character defects leads me naturally to the next step of blaming my parents.

31. To have a successful relationship I must learn to make it look like I'm giving as much as I'm getting.

32. I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.

33. Before I criticize a man, I walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he's a mile away and barefoot.

All the best,
Shepherd


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 18:06:23 EDT
Subject: Re: JODY! & the good DOCTOR, and my big-ass attitude

Otterly, you said it all!!

Jody, my inner child really wants to see your evil e-mails. I bet they're hilarious.

Dave, have you tried Cool Brittania? Loved it, loved it, now I can't find it!

Shepherd, I am LMAO!

Martha


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 98 14:52:23 UT
Subject: Blown away

Oh wow, I'm sitting here laughing and crying and so in love with all of you - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your love and support and acceptance of my impulsive smart-mouth aspect. Damn! I think I must be through the 4th internal monad at last, because in the last month so much love and other wonderful things have come to me - things are really flowing. I can even thank Ernie for being the catalyst for this wonderful expression!

Lori, I've got Maya Angelou's picture on my home altar. And Kenneth, if you liked that poem, how about my all-time favorite line of hers:

"Do you wonder
Why I walk
As if I had diamonds
At the joining of my thighs?"

Thanks Boy Blue, your energy is always so uplifting. And Shepherd, I laughed hysterically and will forward that list to many.

In gratitude,
Jody


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 98 11:41:24 -0700
Subject: Re: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE - REALLY?

To Judi and all others interested in this subject

 

>MY NAME IS JUDI AND I AM NEW TO THE "MICHAEL TEACHINGS" GROUP AND I AM
>STILL TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF "YOUR GROUP"
>GETTING TOGETHER AND POSTING THOUGHTS TO THIS SPIRIT WEB ADDRESS?

 

Welcome to the Michael Teaching.

I'm sure that each one of us has a unique purpose in coming to this teaching. I have found this teaching useful for self acceptance. That includes accepting my chief feature demons as well as the many other parts of my present personality.

 

>IS YOUR PURPOSE TO EXPLORE -- WITH AN OPEN MIND -- THE THOUGHTS AND
>IDEAS OF EACH PERSON WHO WOULD SHARE, IN THIS OPEN FORUM, THEIR THOUGHTS
>AND FEELINGS?
>*NOTE* WHEN I SAY USE AN OPEN MIND I MEAN USE BOTH SIDES OF YOUR BRAIN
>-- DON'T TURN THE LIGHTS OFF IN A COUPLE OF ROOMS.
>
>IS YOUR PURPOSE TO BASH AND PUT DOWN THOSE PEOPLE -- SUCH AS ERNIE
>-- FOR EXPRESSING HIS OWN IDEAS AND FEELINGS?
>**PERSONALLY - I FEEL THAT SOMETHING VALUABLE CAN BE GAINED FROM
>LISTENING TO EACH AND EVERY PERSON I COME IN CONTACT WITH.

 

From the point of view of some Michael Students, an attack can be a valuable tool in piecing together the many parts of the self. Many of us like to look closely at what is offending us. When I come across an offensive post I usually delete it but Jody chose to express her offense. The only difference is my reaction was passive and hers was active. She chose to share her feelings and I chose to put them aside.

Is it better to pretend I love someone or outwardly express my anger, or in this case, express a minor irritation?

 

>IS YOUR PURPOSE TO RIDICULE, THRU YOUR POSTINGS, THOSE PEOPLE WHO YU'ALL
>FEEL DON'T THINK LIKE YOU DO OR HAVE THE SAME IDEAS AS YOU HAVE?

 

Jody has made many intelligent posts on this board. I don't think any of us believe that her purpose is to ridicule anyone. Most of us use this post to share our ideas and thoughts about the Michael Teaching. I think in this case, Dr. Damasco's revelations have little to do with the Michael Teaching as it stands today.

 

>I JOINED THIS GROUP TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO FURTHERING MY SPRITIRUAL
>AWARENESS AND TO HOPEFULLY LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM YU'ALL REGARDING
>THOSE ATTRIBUTES WHICH ARE SO BANDIED ABOUT, ON THIS SIGHT, BUT I FEEL
>THE REAL MEANINGS OF THESE ATTRIBUTES ARE LOST IN LIP SERVICE FROM SOME
>OF YU'ALL: <

 

Your feelings as expressed by this post would be considered a valuable event on the path of self understanding. The trick is recognizing the true source of your feelings - yourself.

 

>ATTRIBUTES:
>** SPEAK/WRITE AND THINK REAL LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND NOT JUDGEMENT
>** RESPECT EACH AND EVERYONE'S IDEAS AND FEELINGS - AND STOP DUMPING
>** READING AND RESPONDING TO POSTINGS WITH POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND NOT
>NEGATIVE
> DENEGRATION.

 

By the way, the negative pole of the CYNIC - one of my favorite overleaves.

 

>HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE EACH READ AND HEARD THAT OUR THOUGHTS CARRY POWER
>WHICH CAN HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT OF EVERY SINGLE THING ON THIS EARTH
>AND IN OUR LIVES.

 

With the Michael Teaching paying attention to our thoughts is more important than censuring our thoughts.

 

>SO I GUESS MY THOUGHT TO THIS GROUP WOULD BE AND I THINK "MICHAEL"
>THEMSELVES WOULD BACK ME UP ON THIS ONE ---- ALWAYS CARRY LOVE IN YOUR
>HEART FOR EVERYONE --- SPEAK, ONLY IN LOVE SPEAK, TO EACH AND EVERYONE
>OF YOUR FELLOW MAN AND TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM ---- AND REALLY WORK ON
>PASSING ALONG POSITIVE/LOVING FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS TO ALL THAT PASS BY
>YOUR WAY.

 

A loving thought would have to be generated from love rather than vice versa. Thinking the word love or speaking it in pretense gives the word no power. When we are within the space of agape then our actions speak of agape. There is no deliberation, no forethought, no planned action of any kind. I simply am the love and the love is expressiong Itself throught another body/personality. It cannot be forced out. We can only surrender to it. We arrive then to our beloved origin through the good old work of self study and self observation or whatever path we have chosen this lifetime.

All is valuable.

So I ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD TO EXPRESS ANY THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS THEY FEEL THEY NEED TO EXPRESS. We can always hit the delete button.

Yours

Ted


 


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 16:14:01 EDT
Subject: Fundamental Michael Students

Hey guys it sure seams like a mean sand box with a lot of bully, bossy and know-it-all Michael students as playmates (That includes me). WE make Jimmy Swaggert sound refreshing. Fight, criticize, belittle, hurt, slander, blemish, bruise, bash, pig parent, make sport of, look down upon, ostracize: all the things I fear inside of me. all the things that keep us fragments from not bonding in our entities.

Let us consider Dave's example of after having had fun with someone show that you really meant fun and invite and welcome the object of your craft to play. Dr. Damasco is our playmate. I want to be his fun-loving playmate. He had a priestly, inspired experience. To brand him a PRIEST-ON-A-MISSION* is to put him in a box from which we might never find our way. We attack him. He attacks back. RESPONSIVE/REACTIVE OSCILLATION. Now, how do I get out of having attacked you guys whom I have labelled MFS's, by admitting that I am the KING of slander and meanness. Help me find my way out of my own trap. HELP ME, PLEASE. Show me love 'cause I could use some.

Love always,

Dan

P.S.: I will not be running off to be enlightened because I need to fix some things inside of me first. They are pretty painful and make me a mean guy.

P.S.S. I recommend this book called The KEY:And The Name Of The Key Is Willingness, A Center For The Higher Practice Of Zen Buddhist Meditation, P.O. Box 91 Mountain View, CA 94042. It is printed in cursive and reads like butter and a breath of fresh air.

*We are not our overleaves. We are our Essence. We are not our essence in role. We are our Essence. (This is what I'm leaning torward now)


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 17:34:51 -0400
Subject: RE: OTTERLY & Fundamental Michael Students

DAN WROTE:

 

Hey guys it sure seams like a mean sand box with a lot of bully, bossy and
know-it-all Michael students as playmates (That includes me). WE make Jimmy
Swaggert sound refreshing. Fight, criticize, belittle, hurt, slander,
blemish, bruise, bash, pig parent, make sport of, look down upon, ostracize:
all the things I fear inside of me. all the things that keep us fragments
from not bonding in our entities.

 

Otterly gets bitchy and says:

I was only addressing the "attacks" on JODY for expressing HERSELF, while in the face of some people expressing hypocritical philosophies about BEING free to express yourself. That just didn't make sense to me. Double standards have always been ugly to me.

JODY's expression was the equivalent of rolling her eyes at someone's apparent disregard of the nature of this list, nothing more (in my opinion). I only felt moved when the DR. attacked back and you could see he was not secure in his expressions, and those who related to this insecurity followed suit with chastisement and judgment MULTIPLIED way past anything ever expressed by Jody.

It's not HER fault anybody REACTED to her silly posts nor is it anyone's responsibility to coddle another. For someone to ignore their own feelings and expression to protect another from their own is insulting and degrading to everyone involved.

Other than the ALL-CAPS PERSON who dismissed the quality of the entire Michael Teachings and this list because of one single incident, and the Doctor himself, who reacted with the same level of communication that a mean child would have after having their candy taken away, most responses have been supportive of BOTH parties.

But SEE?!! Your post is the EQUIVALENT of Jody's ORIGINAL posts; You are expressing YOUR disapproval. But, see, you are OK, since it's in the name of some vague implication of better loving. Qualifying your statements did not make them less rude and arrogant.

It all comes down to how we choose to REACT or RESPOND (two very different things). But for you to compare the people on this list as a whole to an oppressive religion who harms anything other than its own, is to me the most shocking of reactions.

I personally feel that those who related to the apparent insecurities in the Doctor brought this discussion to a place darker than was EVER intended by Jody's innocent attitude.

Anyway, how dare ANYONE think they should tell her to shut up!? Where in the midst of all that is the LOVING you talk about!?

Well, I just wanted to clarify my expression a little and with not much improvement, I see. But, what the hell... I'm a mean blue boy with a big fat red heart...

AMEN!

PRAISE JESUS!

I HOPE YOU HEATHENS ALL FIND THE LORD CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR...

The CHRIST-MICHAEL CHANNEL WITH A BIG-ASS ATTITUDE,
Otterly

Ps: As for the sand box analogy... Dan, I really really like you and I want you to know that. You are SOOOOOO damn cute!


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 19:18:56 -0400
Subject: An Observation from a Scholar

Dear List Mates,

It seems to me that as I allow myself to feel the energies coming out of my monitor from the Michael-Teachings postings that we are indeed growing in agape and awareness.

I'm feeling that these MT List energies are much higher now than they were when the list first started.

Toes, fingers, egos, etc. have gotten stepped on, and have been responded to with anger, love, tears, rants, support, semi-flames, etc.

Help and prayers have been asked for and received.

And all these have served, for the most part, to accelerate our self-awareness, our other-awareness, and our agape.

And these all show in the overall subtle feelings and qualities that I experience from the postings.

I have lived in communities and spent other times in other situations, and I have never seen it fail that when attention is paid, and openness is fostered, and exporation is encouraged, and feedback is honored, then leaps in growth and love can occur frequently and deeply and spontaneously.

And very importantly:
We learn how to (and how not to) communicate with each other.
We learn to question ideas without attacking people.
We learn to accept criticism without becoming depressed or angry.
We learn to love without intruding.
We learn to lend support without being a crutch.

Is it any wonder that I too am in love with you all?

Please keep on being your wonderful selves. You all have made a great great difference in my life. Thank you very muchly.

And even more thanks to Lori Tostado, the List Mistress, and to Rene' Mueller the Spiritweb Originator.

Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 19:33:51 -0700
Subject: Re: OTTERLY & Fundamental Michael Students

Hello Otterly, Mr. Ed. here. Just wanted to thank you once again for helping to save the planet. You've done a commendable job. You leave a distinctive energy signature. Thanks again.

     Peace and Love, Mr.Ed IS RAEL

 


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 20:32:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: The end is near

Hi all,
The bad news is the end is near.
The OTHER bad news is its too late to repent.
Mike

 

>Prepared for the apocalypse,
>Otterly Blue

 


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 23:58:17 -0400
Subject: RE: The end is near

And Otterly just laughs and laughs and laughs...

Amen!


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 14:30:58 +0800
Subject: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

My Children,

      Christ has ransomed us from the curse of the Law inasmuch as He became a curse for us, for it is written , "cursed is every one who hungs on a tree, " in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might be realized for the nations and that we through faith might receive the promise of the Spirit.

      "Love your neighbour as yourself," If, however you tear at and consume one another, look out or you will be destroyed by each other.

      Love endures long and is kind; love is not jealous; love is not out for display; it is not conceited or unmannerly; it is not neither self-seeking nor irritable, nor does it take account of a wrong that is suffered. It takes no pleasure in injustice but sides happily with truth. It bears everything in silence has unquenchable faith, hopes under all circumstances endures without limit.

      Love never fails. As for prophesyings, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will lose its meaning. for our knowledge is fragmentary and so is our prophesying. But when the perfect is come then the fragmentary will come to an end.

      " Make Love your great Quest; then desire spiritual gifts, and specially that you may prophesy. For whoever speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; no one catches the meaning; he is uttering secret matters in the Spirit. But he who propheses gives people a constructive encourageing and comforting message.

      I say behave in a spiritual way; then you will not carry out your fleshly cravings. For the longings of the flesh are contrary to the Spirit, and those of the Spirit are contrary to the flesh; they are in opposition to each other, so that you do not do what you want to do. But if you are guided by the Spirit, then you are not under the Law.

      Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, such as immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, bad temper, outbreakes of selfishness, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousings, and everything of the kind, of which I warn you as I did long time ago, that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

      But the Spirit's fruition is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, generosity, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control. There is no Law against these.

      Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us not become vainglorious so as to compete with each other and to envy one another.

      Exercise self-control. Be on your guard. Your opponent , the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion in search of someone to devour. Firm in your faith, resist him, aware that throughout the world, sufferings of this kind are imposed upon your brothers.

      But God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will after you have suffered awhile, Himself equip, stabilize, strengthen , and firmly establish you. To Him be dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

      My child obey my commandments, I don't have enough time to wait for you. Time is running out and you will be tranformed at a twinkling of an eye.

      Peace to all of you. Greet one another with a Kiss of Love. My Love and Light shall always be with you, forever and ever.

      I am the Feminine Aspect of God, the Mahashakti, the Universal Mother, the woman clothed with the sun, I am Life and healing, I am provider of my children, I AM THE LADY OF THE SEVEN RAYS, ISIS.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ADMG, FOR THE GLORIFICATION OF GOD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dr E. L. Damasco


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 04:33:08 -0400
Subject: RE: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

Now was this information in the first Michael book, or the third?

GAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Ott!


Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 22:35:43 -0700
Subject: thank you

Thank you all who send me "thank you's" I want you to know I really appreciate it, and I appreciate you all, and the gratitude is very much reciprocal. I learn so much from you all. I'm also thankful for Rene and his Spiritweb site and letting us have this mailing list here! He calls Spiritweb his life-task but I see it more like it's his baby. ;-) I've seen how he really has put his heart and soul and time and money into it that's for sure--just like a baby, hehe.

In Love and Gratitude,
Lori


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 04:20:15 EDT
Subject: Flattery?

Otterly,

Do you really think I'm cute? (I don't know how you got that picture. It was a side-job thing.) I think you're the hippest, coolest channel: no matter how loud you yell.

Everyone. I am practicing the control that the good doctor is talking about. It's quite new to me. Praising God? It's all new to me. The end is coming? It's all new to me. Delayed gratification? New to me. Not being selfish. New to me. The newest thing to me is me. I feel fresher every day.

I long to meet Jody and Jodi and Dr. Damasco, and Otterly and (of course) Dave and Martha and Ken and Barry and Ted (The balls in my court to see him) and Philbert and Mr. Dean and Jeanne and Dick (Dick where are you?) and all the other great voices I hear and want to hear more of. All the others on this board I have met and love.

Please, straighten me out and then give me a big hug so that I know you straightened me out so we could be together.

Love now,

Dan, as busy as a cat...lazy as a dog and longing.

Am I wearing server in this post? A Sage perspective and a King fantasy.


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 04:39:01 -0400
Subject: Re: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

Dr Damasco, I respond for myself, not for others.

Dr.E.L.Damasco wrote:

 

> My Children,
>
> Christ has ransomed us from the curse of the Law inasmuch
> as He became a curse for us, for it is written , "cursed is every
> one who hungs on a tree, " in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing
> of Abraham might be realized for the nations and that we through
> faith might receive the promise of the Spirit.

 

What is this ransom? I have never been kidnapped or stolen.

We are already, in our essence, this same Spirit. Faith is not required in order be what we already are, and receive what we already have.

 

> "Love your neighbour as yourself," If, however you tear at and
> consume one another, look out or you will be destroyed by each other.

 

We are, in our essence, immortal. We cannot be destroyed by anyone or anything.

 

> Love endures long and is kind; love is not jealous; love is not
> out for display; it is not conceited or unmannerly; it is not neither
> self-seeking nor irritable, nor does it take account of a wrong that
> is suffered. It takes no pleasure in injustice but sides happily with
> truth. It bears everything in silence has unquenchable faith, hopes
> under all circumstances endures without limit.
>
> Love never fails. As for prophesyings, they will pass away;
> as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will lose its
> meaning. for our knowledge is fragmentary and so is our prophesying.
> But when the perfect is come then the fragmentary will come to an end.
>
> " Make Love your great Quest; then desire spiritual gifts, and
> specially that you may prophesy.

 

Love, Yes.

Desiring spiritual gifts causes focus on the "signs" of spiritual awareness rather than on spiritual awareness itself. The spiritual gifts come automatically as we grow in awareness of our unity with the TAO.

 

> For whoever speaks in a tongue
> does not speak to men but to God; no one catches the meaning;
> he is uttering secret matters in the Spirit. But he who propheses
> gives people a constructive encourageing and comforting message.
>
> I say behave in a spiritual way; then you will not carry out your
> fleshly cravings. For the longings of the flesh are contrary to the
> Spirit, and those of the Spirit are contrary to the flesh; they are
> in opposition to each other, so that you do not do what you want
> to do. But if you are guided by the Spirit, then you are not under the Law.

 

There is nothing existing that is not of Spirit. Flesh is of Spirit. Flesh could not exist without Spirit. The longings of flesh are part and parcel of the physical experience that we are put here for. There is nothing contrary to Spirit except in the consciousness of those who believe this contrariness and opposition to be a fact in their lives. This contrariness is not a fact in my life. Love and the unity of all existence is a fact in my perceptions and in my life.

 

> Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, such as immorality,
> impurity, sensuality, idolatry, bad temper, outbreakes of selfishness,
> dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousings, and
> everything of the kind, of which I warn you as I did long time ago,
> that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE
> KINGDOM OF GOD.

 

Patently not correct. We are all already extensions, inheritors, and residents of the kingdom of GOD. In Michaelese we, all of us, are fragments of the TAO.

 

> But the Spirit's fruition is love, joy, peace, forbearance,
> kindness, generosity, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control. There
> is no Law against these.

 

Nor is there a Law "for" these. These are part of the isness of existence.

 

> Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with
> its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us not become
> vainglorious so as to compete with each other and to envy one
> another.

 

Why not? Isn't this also part of our growth experience here on Earth? What is so wrong with passions and desires? and what is wrong with healthy competition, and the experience of envy, so as to know the experience of all these when we see them in our friends and neighbors, and especially in our loved ones. This is how we walk a mile in another's shoes, and makes us less likely to cast stones at those we disagree with.

 

> Exercise self-control. Be on your guard. Your opponent , the
> devil, prowls around like a roaring lion in search of someone to devour.
> Firm in your faith, resist him, aware that throughout the world, sufferings
> of this kind are imposed upon your brothers.

 

I say exercise awareness. I have met the devil, and he is our ignorance. The devil prowls nowhere, and devours no one. We, as human beings, tend to prowl around in our own lives, and in the lives of others, and in doing so we tend to feed ignorance with even more ignorance.

I suggest that ignorance not be resisted, but rather be fed with the experience and mana of awareness and love.

 

> But God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in
> Christ, will after you have suffered awhile, Himself equip, stabilize,
> strengthen , and firmly establish you. To Him be dominion for ever and
> ever. Amen.

 

I have never ever left God's eternal glory, nor do I know, nor have I even heard of, anyone who has ever left God's eternal glory. Such a separation is possible only in personal perception, not in spiritual actuality. Even your "devil" is being victimized only by his own perception of his own separation from the TAO.

We are already equipped, stabilized, strengthened, and firmly established in the TAO. We have never been otherwise.

 

> My child obey my commandments, I don't have enough time
> to wait for you. Time is running out and you will be tranformed at a
> twinkling of an eye.

 

I obey no one. Especially someone, or somewhat, who would lay his time trip on me so commandingly. I am already transformed... every day, and in every way.

 

> Peace to all of you. Greet one another with a Kiss of Love.
> My Love and Light shall always be with you, forever and ever.
>
> I am the Feminine Aspect of God, the Mahashakti, the Universal
> Mother, the woman clothed with the sun, I am Life and healing, I am
> provider of my children, I AM THE LADY OF THE SEVEN RAYS, ISIS.

 

Good for you. Really and truly.

---

Doctor Damasco, in your own reception and perceptions of the revelations that you appear to accept so readily, I suggest that you question all spiritual authority, just as I expect you, having the title of "Doctor", would question all earthly authority. Would you dare question this ISIS, as we Michael Listers feel free, and do, question the Michael Entity.

Is the style of your revelations the way ISIS actually communicates to you, or are the above words just your interpretations of ISIS's communications.

I sense a Christian Fundamentalness in ISIS's words and style, and I wonder why... especially since ISIS was an egyptian deity.

--
Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 04:40:18 -0400
Subject: RE: Flattery? & Otterly Blue

Mikey wrote:

 

Otterly,

Do you really think I'm cute? (I don't know how you got that picture. It
was a side-job thing.) I think you're the hippest, coolest channel: no matter
how loud you yell.

 

And then Otterly says:

Well, if your attitude is any indication... you MUST be my next mate agreement...

Could it be a love THANG!

Don't Know, but would hug you all the same,...

Juicy Wild Raspberry Blue,

Otterly


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 04:44:32 -0400
Subject: RE: Re: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

WELL! It appears that Ken may fall in to my loved ones category after all!

hee hee.

Good job Ken, and too bad for you,... You do speak for more than yourself...

Baby Blue,

Ott


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 14:41:47 UT
Subject: Onward

Ken, I just have to say, you, just by BEING, validate the Michael Teachings for me - I read your stuff and bathe in the loving and calm energy that comes through and think "so that's what 7th Level Old is all about."

I can safely say, because I know you won't do this, that you COULD set up a "healing ministry" through the internet - "Just put your hands on the computer and you will be HEALED!" 'cause the energy is definitely there.

Oh and Boy Blue, you got me exactly right - eye-rolling is precisely what I was doing. I think that Dave expressed the positive pole of teasing and I expressed the negative pole of irritation of "bafflement," also called "say WHAT?" I will try sliding to the positive pole next time.

Back to 7th Level Old: I'm curious, Ken and Shepherd and others at that level - do you have a sense or do you know if you're about to cycle off, and if so, would you be willing to share what that is like?

Love,
Jody


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 14:56:44 UT
Subject: Re: Men

I'm reading Terrence Real's book "I Don't Want to Talk About It" which is about men, the ways in which society deprives men of their "feminine" side and forces them to conform to a false idea of "masculinity," and the resulting hidden depression that affects many men - and consequently, everyone around them. Real claims that most addiction, violence, and criminal activity by men can be blamed on a desperate, unacknowledged sense of loss and alienation.

It is a powerful, moving, scary piece of work. After the past 30 years of focusing on how women have been denied expression of their true selves, I think this book signals a new awareness and a movement towards allowing ALL humans to be whole people.

You lovely "Michael men" have shown great courage in that effort. This book has helped me see just how brave and strong you are.

We need a "Phenomenal Man" poem!

Love,
Jody


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 11:13:19 -0400
Subject: RE: Men, Otterly, JODY

Otterly smirks and says:

Look no further, baby...

hee hee

otterly


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 11:40:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Onward

Jody wrote:

 

> Back to 7th Level Old: I'm curious, Ken and Shepherd and others at that level
> - do you have a sense or do you know if you're about to cycle off, and if so,
> would you be willing to share what that is like?

 

Thanks for the compliments, Jody.

I feel that I'm no where near cycling off... at least not before December of 2012, which is the end of the Mayan calendar. I do have the deep feeling that if I can keep my body healthy enough I can make it to the ripe young age of 132 during the year 2070.

Plus I expect that by then I will be able to transform my physical body at will, and take it with me to whatever non-physical level I choose to ascend to. That way I can return to physicality whenever I so desire without having to come through a birth canal and suffer through another childhood.

Plus... part of me would like to be like Robert Heinlein's "Lazarus Long".

Plus... I also know now that I can leave any time I want to, and that I did not really have to incarnate at all this time. I did, though, to play with creating an ideal material life for myself in response to a question put to the akashic about how this can be done. It's part of my job as an Akashic Orderly to find answers to questions in the akashic, or to create those answers when the akashic does not have them.

I have arrived at the fun part of this present incarnation so that I have pretty much lost the desires to "go home" that used to "plague" me during my earlier years.

--
Peace and Light to You and Yours,
Kenneth Broom, The Happy Scholar, INFP
   7th level Old Scholar/Server, Observation, Acceptance, Idealist,
   Higher Emotional & Higher Intellectual, Impatience/Stubbornness,
aka I.A.M. Research, Columbia, Maryland, USA


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 12:09:27 EDT
Subject: Re: Men

In a message dated 7/26/98 2:59:10 PM, Jody wrote:

 

You lovely "Michael men" have shown great courage in that effort. This book
has helped me see just how brave and strong you are.

 

You would see more of it if this list was a safe place to communicate.
-John C


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 13:40:32 EDT
Subject: Re: Men

In a message dated 98-07-26 12:10:25 EDT, John C writes:

 

You would see more of it if this list was a safe place to communicate.
-John C

 

{Stabbing John through the eyeball with a crow bar} What do you mean this isn't a safe place? ;-p

Dave


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 14:09:38 EDT
Subject: Re: Men

In a message dated 98-07-26 10:59:16 EDT, Jody writes:

 

It is a powerful, moving, scary piece of work. After the past 30 years of
focusing on how women have been denied expression of their true selves, I
think this book signals a new awareness and a movement towards allowing ALL
humans to be whole people.

 

{Singing passionately} FEEEELINGS....NUTIN' MORE THAN FEEELINGS....FEELINGS OF LOVE........FEEEEEELINGS, OH, WHOA WHOA FEEEELINGS......SCAB INFECTED PEEELINGS.......

 

You lovely "Michael men" have shown great courage in that effort. This book
has helped me see just how brave and strong you are.

 

I kilt a bare when I were only three....

 

We need a "Phenomenal Man" poem!

 

This isn't a poem, but just for your information, the phenomenal man NEVER listens to Neil Diamond, plays exquisite be-bop jazz, sports a beard which he affectionately calls "the BABE magnet," doesn't scratch his crotch on National TV, firmly believes in Women's rights (every man should own one), can derive deep, spiritual insights from reading the ingredients on a beer can, and kicks the shit out of Richard Simmons on sight. ;-p

Please....withhold the accolades, though I'm sure my insights have moved you to shower me with exquisite gifts and thoughts of love. My greatest reward is that you just receive my spiritual message with a certain, how should I say it....quiet joy. ;-)

Dave - Blessed be..


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 14:21:47 EDT
Subject: Re: RE: Flattery? & Otterly Blue

In a message dated 98-07-26 04:42:37 EDT, Otterly writes:

 

And then Otterly says:

Well, if your attitude is any indication... you MUST be my next mate agreement...
Could it be a love THANG!
Don't Know, but would hug you all the same,...

Juicy Wild Raspberry Blue,

 

Wow.....we'd better get you two a motel room. The question is: do famous Michael channels stay at The Ritz-Carlton or Motel6? Well, the Ritz-Carlton is out, as Raggott the gerbil would not be allowed on the premises. Hahahahahah....Just kidding...

Damn, I'm a sick puppy. ;-p

Ok....I shall convert immediately!
{Singing} WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS....

Dave - See ya. I'm off to a gig at the beach. ;-)


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 14:25:27 -0400
Subject: Overleaves Expression

Jody wrote:

 

Back to 7th Level Old: I'm curious, Ken and Shepherd and others at that
level - do you have a sense or do you know if you're about to cycle off, and if
so, would you be willing to share what that is like?

 

    I am curious too, not only about the experience of one's soul age, but about people's experience of their overleaves. Would anyone be willing to share their experiences? I guess it is my Artisan nature, but I understand things much better if I can visualize it. For instance, I have a memory from childhood of trying to go down one of those huge slides in an amusement park. There I was, just me and my little piece of carpet, and I could not go down. Others would line up behind me, so I would get up and let them pass. Down they went, but I could not. Finally I took myself with carpet down the up ladder in defeat. I have been down the up ladder many times since in my approach to life. Channeled has having a goal of Growth with a mode of Caution, it does seem that I drive myself with the brakes on.

    I am also interested in anyones' sense of their own soul age, any level, and how it feels to be on that level. There is this section in Yarbro's book MICHAEL FOR THE MILLINEUM, which delineates each fragment of a specific role and their journey through their lives ending with the 7th level Old. It reads like cosmic shorthand, but is enlightening about karmic debts being paid, evolution, etc.

 

    Thanks Ken, for a brief moment to see through your eyes.

 

Peace, Love and Agape,
Sharon


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 12:02:07 -0700
Subject: Re: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

Dr. Damasoc makes some interesting points. I read Kens response which I thought was excellent. My apologies if I am being redundant with this, but Dr. D. gives us a great opportunity to compare and contrast belief systems.

 

>My Children

 

I would think that God would be beyond hierarchies such as greater/lower etc. God could even see us as teachers. Anyway I don't think God patronizes us by calling us His Children.

 

> Christ has ransomed us from the curse of the Law inasmuch
>as He became a curse for us, for it is written , "cursed is every
>one who hungs on a tree, " in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing
>of Abraham might be realized for the nations and that we through
>faith might receive the promise of the Spirit.

 

This passage I do not understand. I would think that any communication with the Christ Consciousness does not include any sort of rules, curses, or randsoms. Anyway, Jesus is probably much more layed back than we give him credit for. "Relax folks, it's just an illusion"

 

> "Love your neighbour as yourself," If, however you tear at and
>consume one another, look out or you will be destroyed by each other.

 

When you love yourself you will love your neighbor. True we have and continue to treat each other quite Viciously but this is more a product of mechanical choice rather than conscious choice. God doesn't judge us though, we only judge ourselves.

 

> Love endures long and is kind; love is not jealous; love is not
>out for display; it is not conceited or unmannerly; it is not neither
>self-seeking nor irritable, nor does it take account of a wrong that
>is suffered. It takes no pleasure in injustice but sides happily with
>truth. It bears everything in silence has unquenchable faith, hopes
>under all circumstances endures without limit.

 

Yes, and in our origin we are Love. Our origin is within us, always.

 

> Love never fails. As for prophesyings, they will pass away;
>as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will lose its
>meaning. for our knowledge is fragmentary and so is our
>prophesying. But when the perfect is come then the fragmentary will
>come to an end.

 

Does a fragment make a choice to become a fragment or is that choice made by the whole? If the choice is made by the whole, then doesn't the fragment serve the whole? If the fragment serves the whole then the fragment is valuable and necessary to the whole.

 

> " Make Love your great Quest; then desire spiritual gifts, and
>specially that you may prophesy. For whoever speaks in a tongue
>does not speak to men but to God; no one catches the meaning;
>he is uttering secret matters in the Spirit. But he who propheses
>gives people a constructive encourageing and comforting message.

 

No search is necessary. The love is already available. It is less of a search and more of a permission to allow love to flow. Letting go of our vulnerabilities, fears, etc will uncover the sea of love we are already in.

 

> I say behave in a spiritual way; then you will not carry out your
>fleshly cravings. For the longings of the flesh are contrary to the
>Spirit, and those of the Spirit are contrary to the flesh; they are
>in opposition to each other, so that you do not do what you want
>to do. But if you are guided by the Spirit, then you are not under
>the Law.

 

Flesh is a gift to spirit.

 

> Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, such as immorality,
>impurity, sensuality, idolatry, bad temper, outbreakes of selfishness,
>dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousings, and
>everything of the kind, of which I warn you as I did long time ago,
>that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE
>KINGDOM OF GOD.

 

God owns nothing therefore God has nothing to leave in his will that we can inherit. Are we ready to make no claims ourselves? (I know I have a lock on my door, my car and my bike)

 

> But the Spirit's fruition is love, joy, peace, forbearance,
>kindness, generosity, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control. There
>is no Law against these.

 

This is the Way of spirit. We, body & personality included, are also the fruition of spirit.

 

> Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with
>its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us not become
>vainglorious so as to compete with each other and to envy one another.

 

Can we get Christ off the cross and back into our hearts where he/she belongs?

 

> Exercise self-control. Be on your guard. Your opponent , the
>devil, prowls around like a roaring lion in search of someone to devour.
>Firm in your faith, resist him, aware that throughout the world, sufferings
>of this kind are imposed upon your brothers.

 

Please, let us not pick on the devil. He has been over rated and too much maligned. No wonder we have a hard time going into our instinctive center! I have met the devil and he is quite the entertaining sage.

 

> But God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in
>Christ, will after you have suffered awhile, Himself equip, stabilize,
>strengthen , and firmly establish you. To Him be dominion for ever and
>ever. Amen.

 

Again, consider we may already be there. Refer to the Higher Centers.

 

> My child obey my commandments, I don't have enough time
>to wait for you. Time is running out and you will be tranformed at a
>twinkling of an eye.

 

God makes no commandments. When we act from love then we need no law to govern us. Note, that not having enough time describes chief feature of impatience.

 

> Peace to all of you. Greet one another with a Kiss of Love.
>My Love and Light shall always be with you, forever and ever.

 

Please use breath mints first and make sure you have some extra Everreadys (hey, if God can't take a joke - even worse, if God is as humourless as our religions make him out to be - then I am heading to a different Universe next cycle! ack - could this really be the humourless Universe?? never.)

 

> I am the Feminine Aspect of God, the Mahashakti, the Universal
>Mother, the woman clothed with the sun, I am Life and healing, I am
>provider of my children, I AM THE LADY OF THE SEVEN RAYS, ISIS.

 

Good to meet you. I am Ted, Artisan, proud member of the 1st Cadre, 5th entity, one of the great party animal entities of the Universe. Operators of Cosmic Cruise Lines star studded journeys through time and space. We have traveled for Billions of years through the cosmos, exploring multiple dimensions and most bizarre and exciting worlds. We are here to serve you in anyway We can. Call on Us whenever you desire - tickets available through Incarnations Incorporated, a division of Multi Dimensions Conglomorate.
But please, when you come to visit, remove your shoes before you enter our Great Hall of Hot Tubs.

Take care

Yours -- Ted


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:13:54 -0400
Subject: RE: the devil, Mr. fontaine, & Otterly

TED wrote:

 

Please, let us not pick on the devil. He has been over rated and too much
maligned. No wonder we have a hard time going into our instinctive
center! I have met the devil and he is quite the entertaining sage.

 

Otterly writes:

Thank you for this unsolicited plug... I thought no one understood me.

Your friendly sage with the big-ass attitude,

Otterly


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 09:01:08 -0700
Subject: Re: Lady Master Isis Message to Spiritweb

Ernie, Good day to you.
I would like to remind you that there are more appropriate places for forwarding such messages as these, such as the "Spirit List" and the "Spirit Communication List." I think you may also find, if you haven't already, that the Michael Teachings List isn't a place where we like being preached at either, but if you feel like sharing YOUR own thoughts and feelings, that is fine and welcome in a mature manner, just like everybody else's. Thank you for understanding.

Blessings,
Lori


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 15:40:23 -0700
Subject: article

Listmembers

Following URL contains a good article:

http://www.largeruniverse.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?read=585
(Web site offline - Editor)

 

"Paranormal phenomena are anathema to orthodox scientists because they
demolish the central dogma of the materialistic faith: that everything is
explicable in terms of physical matter-energy operating according to
known laws. Many scientists are so convinced that the paranormal does not
exist that no amount of evidence will ever persuade them otherwise. Once
when two physicists submitted an article presenting evidence for
clairvoyance (or remote viewing) to a scientific journal, an 'expert'
consulted by an editor responded by saying: 'This is the kind of thing
that I would not believe in even if it existed.'[1]....."

 

These posts don't stay up for long on this site. I did save a copy if you can't find it.

Yours -- TEd


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 18:11:15 -0700
Subject: Re: Overleaves Expression

 

>I am curious too, not only about the experience of one's soul age, but
>about people's experience of their overleaves. Would anyone be willing to
>share their experiences?

 

Observation mode sliding to caution and power.

Observation mode isn't very dramatic in itself, just a tendency for me to not commit and stay on the sidelines observing the show. Caution mode has been tough - its kept me from doing all those exciting things that young men do (not that I am young anymore, neither in body or soul age). I remember flunking boy scouts and being frozen in my body when forced into a physical confronatation. Worst memory is my best friend being beaten up by the nieghborhood bully and me just standing there - frozen, with only my intellectual center running with a feeble attempt at reason. The caution mode memories are probably the most painful. Interesting because what has kept me from being injured has kept me from experiencing some of the more dramatic physical plane experiences (like getting my teeth knocked out). Hey, I've got all my teeth, only one broken bone, and never ever had a traffic accident. My friend still likes me but the memory of the cowardice pains me. A little tinge of self Karma there.

Sliding to power came later. Teaching requires it. Remember, positive pole authority. Power mode helps keep the group together. I slid into the negative last Spring during a stressful situation a the High School, and although it worked to achieve the objective, I never felt good about it.

Skeptic with intellectual center keeps me in my head. Question & analyse. What, why, how. I want to understand how things work especially spritual mechanics if there is even such a thing. I also feel like it isolates me from normal social experiences (whatever that is). I get bored with the lack of intellectual stimulation. Cynic is the next attitude on the list and cynic doesn't win friends. Otherwise its 'keep my mouth shut and stay out of trouble, if I talk too much and start revealing my beliefs to this manifestation of a hostile belief system then I am sure to be isolated." Another statement of self Karma. Big message recently from Spirit Land (no, not a subsidiary of Disney) is, "stop the censoring".

Growth kept me traveling during the first half of my life but this second half has kept me in one geographic location. Home life is stable but I go through hundreds of relationships, especially now while teaching. Also much of the growth is inner directed (Mars retrograde in the 8th house). I change meditation plans about twice a year. I decided to go with it, must be the plan.

Art pursuits have also been hurt by growth. I constantly change mediums and I keep experimenting with styles. I can't seem to stick to one project. Alas, I may have to put away any pretense of making it in the art world as it exists today. Still I go along with the program, the changes seem to provide the growth I need. Process rather than product.

And finally (for now) Intellectual center moving trap. Dealing with an emotional problem does not mean going on a bike ride and thinking about it. The bike ride may ease the stress but it doesn't complete the emotional issue.

Yours -- Ted


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 98 18:11:13 -0700
Subject: meta tags

Perhaps one of more of you can answer these questions?

Can I enter more than one meta tag within the Head of an HTML document?
for example:

 

<HEAD>
<META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Adobe PageMill 2.0 Mac">
<META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="pottery art drawing">
<TITLE>artery-home.html</TITLE>
</HEAD>

 

AND

Within the context of the meta tag, how should single words be separated from groups of words or phrases, such as the difference between "jewelry" & "stained glass"?

Thanks

Yours -- Ted Fontaine


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 21:38:23 -0700
Subject: Re: [michael-teaching..] thank you

Hello Lori,

      I am new on your list and would like more info on the Michael-teachings (books,web sites, etc.)You seem to have quite a eclectic bunch.
Also,please call me Rael, I would like to use that name on your list,I thought it would be more apropos.

Peace be with you,
Rael


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:26:31 -0400 Subject: Re: Digest No. 1998-07-26 of Michael Teachings List

 

Michael Teachings List wrote:

 

> My Children
>
> "Love your neighbour as yourself," If, however you tear at and
> consume one another, look out or you will be destroyed by each other.

 

    Michael says that Jesus was truly saying "Love your neighbor as yourself,for he IS you" (Chelsea Quinn Yarbro book--don't remember which one). We are all, in the end, of the same--that which is.

 

> I say behave in a spiritual way; then you will not carry out your
> fleshly cravings. For the longings of the flesh are contrary to the
> Spirit, and those of the Spirit are contrary to the flesh; they are
> in opposition to each other, so that you do not do what you want
> to do. But if you are guided by the Spirit, then you are not under
> the Law.

 

    The flesh was given to you by the Creator. You chose this particularform of fleshly body. It was designed to help you with your experience here. God calls it your temple in the OT. To deny the body is to live only part way and to live only part way is to reject part of God's gifts...(it also slows karmic ribbon burning and progress, and can create a "resting life") But of course, this is YOUR CHOICE.

 

> Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, such as immorality,
> impurity, sensuality, idolatry, bad temper, outbreakes of selfishness,
> dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousings, and
> everything of the kind, of which I warn you as I did long time ago,
> that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE
> KINGDOM OF GOD.

 

    No, Jesus warned us that he was the way (THE TAO) and onlythrough him...(THE TAO) would we move on...Nowhere does Jesus say that those who commit the sins you mention will not inherit the kingdom of God...All those things you mention are part of the human experience and if any are practiced by taking away another's choice, then appropriate penance will be paid, but not as you imply. We all pay the piper and move on, so to speak:-) It's a long journey.

 

> My child obey my commandments, I don't have enough time
> to wait for you. Time is running out and you will be tranformed at a
> twinkling of an eye.

 

    God (TAO, eternal creator) is beyond time, has more "time" than wecould even imagine. This sounds too human for me to trust it:-)

 

> Peace to all of you. Greet one another with a Kiss of Love.
> My Love and Light shall always be with you, forever and ever.

 

    Cool.

 

> I am the Feminine Aspect of God, the Mahashakti, the Universal
> Mother, the woman clothed with the sun, I am Life and healing, I am
> provider of my children, I AM THE LADY OF THE SEVEN RAYS, ISIS.

 

    There is no f*cking way you are the Mother. She would never preach aboutdenying the body, fearing everything, etc. She preaches love, patience, nurturing, non-judgement (something you may want to look at;-). A mother can wait for her child to stumble, fall, and learn and grow and lets them grow...A mother embodies acceptance, patience, understanding, unconditional love. Unconditional--something else you may wish to look at.

--
Lynne T


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 20:25:04 -0700
Subject: Re: Overleaves Expression

To the exceptional fragments of this list:

    Thank you Jody and Sharon on your questions regarding peoples experiences w/ overleaves and soul age!!! I'm not one to write much, but I do read all(well most) post (OK, not the ones that go on and on and on).
    Ken and Ted.....Thank you even more for your experiences. I've learned more from those post, than I have in a long time. I surely hope that others will reply w/ their experiences w/ their overleaves.

    This list is a treasure chest, and I feel lucky each time I get to open it! ;) Ok,Ok, I know Dave a little mushy...but what the hell,i probably won't write again for another three months....And i want you all to know there are us lurkers out there reading your every word... with wild abandon i might add !

A big Thanks and Namaste to All

Cindy D., a little fragment here in CA.


Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 23:48:28 EDT
Subject: Re:Risk and Reward

In a message dated 98-07-26 21:11:15 EDT, Ted writes:

 

Otherwise its 'keep my mouth shut and stay out of trouble, if I talk too
much and start revealing my beliefs to this manifestation of a hostile belief
system then I am sure to be isolated." Another statement of self Karma. Big
message recently from Spirit Land (no, not a subsidiary of Disney) is, "stop
the censoring".

 

Here also, that message came through. "Sages must take the stage without knowing their lines, Warriors into battle with their speartips broken, the priest to speak from her pulpit while the church stands empty..." etc. and was reminded that while there is risk in all actions, there is also reward.

I work in a bastion of young souled southern baptists, here in Texas. Discussing anything remotely metaphysical creates the most amazing amount of fear and distrust. It is such a lesson to be a part of. So, when I started to be fairly open about my beliefs (ok, so I still use the word "intuitive" instead of "channeled") there was the predictable fear movement. What surprises me is how many people have sort of snuck out of the closet to ask me questions, and ask with this sincere desire to understand something of a bigger picture. It's worth the risk.

Doing Growth in DFW,
Kath.


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