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Autobiographical Stories from

an American Spiritual Master

By J. Jaye Gold

Currency of Struggle

How is it that some people get mildness, mellowness, and circumstances of natural beauty, and others have conditions that are so extraordinarily different that life for them is a struggle for food, clothing, and shelter, and sometimes even for safety? If you have never had to miss a meal—if you have the leisure to read and talk about extraordinary things—if you have time to explore and experiment, while millions of people have to make sure they have food, clothing, and shelter, then you are probably troubled by that question.

I’m going to explain something that may help you embark on and maintain a spiritual quest without having to contend with and be challenged by that conflict. Rather than be inhibited by it, you could be inspired by it, be enthused by it, be motivated by the absurd-appearing dichotomy between the people who have so much, as most of us do, and the many millions who have so little. In actuality, though circumstances may be diverse, there is a common denominator for all human beings. What we have all been given is a stage for struggle, and the players are either struggling or they aren’t on that stage.

I am going to explain what I mean by this word struggle. It is the commodity, or more like the currency, of participation in human life, and everyone has an equal chance to participate. We are all players on the same stage if we recognize what we have to struggle with and are fully engaged in that struggle. We have the opportunity to recognize that we have enough, and even excess. The struggle for money, for attention, for recognition, for comfort—even the struggle for control is no longer our struggle.

Our natural inclination to struggle is now meant to be put in another arena—the arena of struggling toward consciousness, toward awareness. Now, our struggle could be with our lack of attention, with our lack of concentration, struggle with our inability to get beneath the surface of things, struggle with our negative opinions of other people, struggle with our blame and self-pity, and all the other obstacles that are between us and the beautiful experience of being a servant—not for our own pleasure but because the world desperately needs people who have those qualities.

We will start to feel differently about ourselves in relation to the poor and downtrodden and to all the other people in this world who have very difficult external circumstances, including threats to their physical safety. You may even find yourself assisting those people in some way, but not from your guilt, not from discomfort with your own good fortune.

In some curious way, those who struggle for the essentials may have a more straightforward task than those of us who are struggling toward consciousness. First of all, we are dealing with an elective choice, because external circumstances don’t demand our struggle. We have the option to stay off the stage of life, even though it might bring us numbness and cost us our humanity. Second, we have two obligations, as opposed to the one obligation of survival held by those in poverty or in harm’s way. We must not only work as hard as they do at our endeavor, but we must lend assistance, in any way we can, to those who are actually trying to make a living—or more precisely, trying to keep themselves and their families living.

If you are actually struggling for consciousness, your life will not be easy. It will be difficult, but in a different way from that of those who lack the essentials. Perhaps we should use a term other than struggle to define our work, because it’s not strain, and it’s not suffering. It’s going against. Going against self-destructive tendencies can take tremendous effort, as can going against the momentum of numbness and blame and all the different forms of negativity and darkness. Similarly, it can take a tremendous effort to go against our laziness, our mechanical ways of acting, our false confidence, and our tendency to blindly accept what we’ve been taught.

There are so many opportunities to struggle that if you really were fully involved in what people have historically called the work, not the play, you would not, at the end of the day, feel so separate from those who have been given other assignments of struggle. Understand, those of you who have been given the gift of leisure have been given it so that you can struggle with your lack of consciousness. If you do, your confusion will be replaced by an overwhelming sense of belonging to the unexclusive experiment called the human race.

Certainly you can refute what you’ve been reading, and your heart will still continue to beat. The power that creates breath and heartbeat doesn’t enforce the requirement to struggle, but you will not be having the experience of a natural human being. You will be a passer of time, and a passer of time is far, far short of what a human being can be. Human beings are those who struggle for food, clothing, and shelter, along with their brothers and sisters who are struggling for consciousness. The only way you can really verify the equitability of those struggles is to engage in them. When you do, you’ll feel a unique connection to history and time, because you will be a player on the stage of life. You will be paying the currency of struggle.

We are aware of the details of the struggle for freedom from oppression and deprivation, but how clearly are we aware of the details of the struggle for freedom from our obstacles to consciousness? Here is a list of 10 freedoms worth seeking. They are all examples of our self-destructive tendencies, and our struggle is with these tendencies that keep us from realizing our full potential as conscious human beings:

  1. Freedom from identification with negative emotions;
  2. Freedom from a distorted sense of our own importance;
  3. Freedom from self-deception and dishonesty;
  4. Freedom from the misconception of responsibility;
  5. Freedom from fear of other people’s opinions;
  6. Freedom from unexamined concepts;
  7. Freedom from mechanical behavior;
  8. Freedom from fear of relinquishing control;
  9. Freedom from insecurity and material loss;
  10. Freedom from unconscious imitation.

If we can identify, understand, and eventually remove the obstacles to these freedoms, our innate beauty will be revealed beneath them. The stories I am presenting are geared toward understanding those obstacles and the freedoms they conceal.

June 15, 2017 |

Bridging the Past With Today

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Golden Road Radio Hour

Golden Road Television and Radio Show

“Bridging the Past With Today For a Better Tomorrow”

By Michael DiMartino

Michael DiMartino

 

The Golden Road Television and Radio Show:

“Bridging the Past With Today for a Better Tomorrow”

 

 

 

  • Where can you listen to in-depth interviews with individuals and organizations from our region?
  • Where can you watch and enjoy live music performing arts and visual arts from the comfort of your own home?
  • How can you become aware of the current issues that affect you and what’s happening in our region and around the world to help make the world a better place?
  • Where can you find community members who are committed to enhancing your quality of life and empowering you with health tips that you can use in the privacy and convenience of your own kitchen?
  • Where can you find a legitimate source to keep you informed about environmental change that affects you and gives the indigenous community a voice?
  • What show is specifically dedicated to showcasing incredible talent and resources of the Sierra?

Golden Road Radio Hour

The Golden Road television shows broadcast from 6 to 8pm every Sunday in Nevada County, Butte County, Placer County, and the Truckee Tahoe area and at 2pm Sunday in Sacramento County. The audio from the shows, along with world music, is also played from 4 to 7am every other Saturday on KVMR 89.5 FM radio in Nevada City and on KUBU 96.5 radio in Sacramento.

The Golden Road radio and TV show explores the intersection of arts and culture, health and the environment, peace and justice, and science and technology.

Every week we have live in-studio guests, an in-house DJ, live musical performers, and video clips from dozens of local events varying from the snowcapped Sierras in Lake Tahoe down to Nevada City, Auburn, and Sacramento and all the way out to Chico.

Even though the show is a magazine format with many moving parts and extremely entertaining, we also take on very serious subject matter that you will not hear anywhere from corporate-sponsored media.

Michael DiMartino, the show’s founder, says we are committed to educating and inspiring people to help make a positive difference in our community and in the world. In this day and age, making content that appeals to the mind is important but real change takes place within the human heart!

Mr. DiMartino also plays in a world music band called The World Beatnix (worldbeatnix.com). He has traveled and performed around the world in places such as Egypt, Morocco, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Israel. He is also an interfaith minister who is dedicated to bridging the differences between cultures and religions through arts, music, and consciousness.

 

You can also get tickets for these events for $5 and be part of the live broadcast via event www.brite.com; more information is available at GoldenRoadRadioHour.com or 530-270-9169.

 

February 10, 2017 |

Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas

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Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas

By Rahasya Poe

gorilla-cellphone  I know the title sounds almost as if it’s the beginning of a sick joke, but it’s not. A mineral found in almost every piece of technology we use—computers, iPads, cell phones, and so on—is called columbite-tantalite, coltan for short. When refined, coltan becomes a heat-resistant powder, metallic tantalum, that has unique properties for storing an electrical charge.

            In a recent report from the United Nations it was shown that the militia involved in the local civil war’s in the Democratic Republic of the Congo make their money mining Coltan. An example of the money being made would be that of the nearby Rwanda army, which made more than $250 million in less than 18 months by simple playing the middleman in selling it. Then there are the military forces of Uganda and Burundi who are also implicated in smuggling coltan out of the Congo for resale in Belgium. The enormous amounts of profit that go back into the rebel groups are obvious, but there’s also the aspect of child labor, human smuggling, and environmental degradation.

            It is the environmental degradation that directly affects the gorilla population, Often, if hungry miners come across a gorilla they kill it for the “bush meat” because they make less than $10. per month. In Kahuzi Biega National Park the mountain gorilla population has been cut in half, from 258 to 125 as the ground is cleared to make mining easier.

            In the same way that the movie Blood Diamonds caused a revolution in the way diamond wholesalers bought and sold gorilla-cell phone diamonds, we can also change the way coltan is mined and sold by putting the light of consciousness on it. American-based Kemet, the world’s largest maker of tantalum capacitors, has asked its suppliers to certify that their coltan ore does not come from the Democratic Republic of Congo or from neighboring countries. Such moves could lead to the marketing of “gorilla safe” cellphones, much in the same way that tuna meat is now sold as “dolphin safe.”

 

What Can We Do?

Many of us feel overwhelmed when reading about something such as this; however, there is something that every one of us can do. For instance, I still have mountain-gorillaa flip phone that I’ve had for many years; it still works just fine, and everything in our office is updated equipment. For example, the Mac G5 computer we recently bought is a 2009 upgraded with solid-state technology and it works great; we also recently bought a refurbished iPad. Would we like to have all the latest technology on the market? I suppose if we lived in a perfect world, yes. But our world is far from perfect and everything has a cost.

            As always, my opinion about this world boils down to the fact that without a massive leap in conscious awareness we will not make it as a species, but I think this is happening; your reading this article is a sign of that process. But along the way we can make changes in our buying habits and stop buying “into” the latest upgraded cell phone on the market when the phone we have works perfectly. Would you eat that tuna sandwich if you knew a dolphin gave its life for you to eat it? This problem is much worse than I’ve written about here so please do your own research and the next time you pick up that brand-new iPhone, look into your heart and ask yourself if the price you are paying is worth the life and possible extinction of yet another sentient self-aware species on our planet.

 

DROP-OFF LOCATION for old cell phones to help

  Save the Last Remaining Gorillas in the World

Chico Phone Repair (located inside Chico Computer Clinic)

1304 Mangrove Ave.

(Across from Papa Murphy’s Pizza)

Funds generated from your recycled cell phones help raise funds to help Save the last Gorillas located in the Congo where 80% of the known conflict mineral Coltan is known to exist.

October 31, 2016 |

The Little Red Hen

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Little Red Hen

Little Red HenThe Little Red Hen

Empowering Children and Adults

with Developmental Disabilities

By Blake Ellis

NOTE from Lotus Guide: Like most business owners we often wonder why we do what we do. We obviously have financial goals so we can meet our responsibilities in the world around us; however, as we read this article we realized the true significance of what we do. We love helping people who help people and we are so appreciative of all of our advertisers and readers who make it possible to help promote organizations such as The Little Red Hen and the many other people and organizations who are out there making this world a little better and easing the suffering of those in our community. Rahasya & Dhara

 

If you live in Chico, Little Red Hen is probably a name you have heard before. Perhaps you’ve landscaped your yard with drought-tolerant plants bought at the nursery. Maybe you ordered a lovely bouquet from the Floral & More on Mother’s Day to show your mom just how special she is. You might have even decorated your home with a unique find from the Vintage Hen, or found the perfect gift for that certain someone at the Gift Shop or Kids & Kitchen. However, what you may not have heard of is Little Red Hen’s best-kept “secret,” the Park and Garden.

Little Red Hen has been empowering children and adults with developmental disabilities for more than a decade by offering fair and paid employment, socialization, and educational opportunities. This nonprofit organization is founded on the belief that everyone is capable of growth and deserves the opportunity to do so. Little Red Hen gives individuals, in a marginalized and underserved community, the opportunity to grow. However, at the Park and Garden, career and social skills and self-esteem aren’t the only things growing …

At Park and Garden we have more than 15 raised beds, in order to accommodate people of all abilities, where we sustainably and organically grow seasonal fruits and vegetables. We also have a small orchard where we grow peaches, apples, figs, jujubes, cherries, and will soon add citrus trees. The staff members at Park and Garden are able to learn a multitude of organic and sustainable practices, such as integrated pest management, companion and succession planting, composting techniques, and more. Working with your hands out in the garden is healing, and we view our work at Park and Garden as therapeutic plant and land stewardship. All of our organic produce is given away to the staff at no cost to them, and it is delivered weekly to a different Little Red Hen location.

Adults and children with developmental disabilities are disproportionately affected by preventable chronic diseases—such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. One of our main areas of focus at the Park and Garden is education. We offer nutrition lessons one to two times a month and hand out healthy and affordable recipes with every produce delivery. In our nutrition lessons we cover a range of topics from “eating healthy on a budget” to “how to properly read a nutrition label.” Together we aim to empower our staff with the knowledge and the ability to make healthier choices.

The future of the Park and Garden is indeed in the hands of our future—our children. The Children’s Garden will be open to the public and will enthusiastically welcome children from all backgrounds. We will offer education on growing food and nutrition through hands-on, experiential learning in the garden and through cooking classes. We understand the importance of connecting children to the earth and to their food and providing them with an interactive, exciting environment in which to learn and grow. The health and education of our children are of utmost importance and one thing is clear—if a child grows a tomato, a child will eat a tomato.

The plans are big for Little Red Hen’s Park and Garden and we don’t want them to be a secret any longer. We are taking an intersectional approach to improve the lives of our staff, our children, our community, and our environment. Come to Park and Garden and see for yourself. Come grow with us!

 

For more information about Little Red Hen please visit www.LittleRedHen.org or drop in at:

  • Little Red Hen Gift Shop, 897 E. 20th St #B
  • Little Red Hen Vintage Hen, 973 East Ave.
  • Little Red Hen Therapeutic Plant Nursery, 189 E. 8th St.

October 27, 2016 |

Take a Walk on the Golden Road

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Golden Road Radio Hour

Take a Walk on the Golden Road

By Gary Parks

The bold statement heading the website declares a lofty goal: “Bridging the past with today for a better tomorrow.” And in Nevada City, California, it’s happening right now. With a mission to “explore the intersection of arts and culture, health, environment, peace and justice, and science and technology,” the Golden Road Radio Hour seeks to build a better future through education, empowerment, community building, and positive social change.

At its core, the weekly Golden Road Radio Hour is a fast-paced, two-hour show highlighting useful and inspiring ideas, presented by a variety of individuals who are actively sharing their gifts with the community. You might listen to a valuable holistic health tip, followed by a moment from Nevada County history, a report on GMO legislation, and a demonstration of healing vocalization. The presentations are interspersed with musical performances, stories, interviews, and humor—with different themes and concepts explored weekly. Some of the shows are performed and recorded with a live audience, adding another dimension to the presentation.

Golden Road Radio HourSimilar to the biological process, birthing an idea and nurturing its growth takes substantial time, energy, and commitment. And so the Golden Road Radio Hour was born during the past 18-plus months, initiated by musician, producer, educator, and Drums Around the World founder Michael DiMartino—and aided by a multitalented team of volunteers.

Arriving in Nevada County about four years ago, DiMartino was inspired by the variety of talent, knowledge, and skills represented in this modestly sized Sierra Foothills community. As he interacted with more and more people, he began looking for ways to give them a microphone to the world—a means to spread the messages of hope, joy, and healing to a wider audience. And having produced major events such as a millennial world music festival in Egypt in 1999, and a five-day festival and conference at the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico in 2012, the format of a live show was a natural fit.

DiMartino and other team members have extensive experience in radio, television, and music and audio production. These elements have been brought to the foreground, bringing excellent production values to the show. With the folksy character of Prairie Home Companion, the breadth and impact of the TED talks, and the musical variety of eTown as inspiration, they developed a concept that included live radio shows (including audio and video recording, web streaming, and live radio broadcast), in-studio radio shows that are also videotaped for rebroadcast, and sharing the shows regionally in cooperation with other public radio and television stations.

Members of the local community were invited to participate in developing the show: contributing as presenters and entertainers; providing the audio- and video-production backbone; keeping the show flowing smoothly backstage; and helping to nurture its growth. Strong links have been forged with Nevada City TV, the thriving KVMR community radio station, and the local performing-arts venues in the area. As Michael DiMartino says, “There’s a seat on the bus for everyone.”

The August 2016 launch of the Golden Road Radio Hour included three live radio shows held in the historic Nevada Theater—California’s oldest existing theater still in operation. Throughout each evening, members of the audience were treated to a variety of short talks, music, poetry, dance, storytelling, and visual arts. They were able to see, hear, and participate in the nuts and bolts of a live production as it happened while enjoying some great entertainment and inspiring thoughts.

These first shows were recorded and filmed, with the second show broadcast live on KVMR radio and the third show live-streamed to the Internet. They have been edited and are available for viewing on Golden Road’s YouTube channel and the website. Featured musicians included Ma Muse, Brandon Phillips, multi-instrumentalist Paul Ong, World Beatnix, the Rayos, Art Rock Ensemble, and Gary & Eva. Juggler and storyteller Izzi Tooinsky added a dollop of humor to the second show, and the audience at the third show was treated to both Persian and flamenco dance. Part of the proceeds from each show went to local nonprofits, including Hospitality House, FARM, and the Friendship Club.

A team of regular content providers is in place, variously involved in the recorded and live parts of the show. “Global Golden Road Radio HourRhythms,” the environmental issues of “Range of Light,” “Sound Advice” with healing sounds, “Gift of Health,” the “Peace and Justice Report,” and “Inner Path” are typical features. Leslee Sesno provides “In the Field” interviews by “collecting voices from the community about social issues, with the aim to bridge the gap across generations.”

There is still room for you to become involved. Members of the team meet weekly, with a spirit of consciousness and collaboration, as they plan the next steps. Interested content providers can go to the website and send a note on the Contact page describing their presentation.

Check out the shows online on YouTube or at www.goldenroadradiohour.com, and listen 6-8pm every Sunday on Sacramento’s KUBU 96.5 radio or on KVMR as scheduled. The videotaped shows can be seen on NCTV Channel 17 in Nevada County, Access Sacramento Channel 17, or Tahoe Truckee Channel 6 community television. Come take a walk on the Golden Road …

October 27, 2016 |

Designer Perception

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Designer Perception

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It seems that the leading edges of science agree with the wise fool “Nasrudin,” who appears in Sufi teaching tales making illogical observations such as “If I hadn’t believed it, I wouldn’t have seen it with my own eyes.”

Though conventional wisdom insists that seeing is believing, scientific evidence suggests it is likely the other way around. We might feel certain that we know what is “out there” in the physical world, but our conclusions are primarily an interpretation of the mind.

Central to the teachings of all the wisdom traditions I am familiar with is a recognition that the universe is essentially a mental phenomenon. This is considered a keystone to understanding the nature of life. It is further understood that the universe conspires with our beliefs—whatever they are.

The other day I listened to a radio interview with psychologist James Hogan, who was plugging his new book, I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, which discusses the epidemic lack of civility in social and political discourse these days. Among other things, this book points to a major impediment to most people’s ability to achieve happiness and expanded awareness: our insatiable appetite for certainty.

The certainty principle is at an odd polarity to Heisenberg’s familiar uncertainty principle, a central plank of modern science, which points to the virtual impossibility of being absolutely certain of anything, no matter how hard we try or how fervent our belief. The certainty principle, on the other hand, is based on the observation that most people, when given a choice between a certainty likely to be painful or an uncertainty likely to be pleasurable, will invariably choose certainty.

It is ironic that many of us would rather be right than happy! We all know people who seem unable to accept that their perceptions and beliefs might be flawed or might interfere with their understanding, but this tendency plagues all of us.

It is wise not to believe everything you perceive …

or everything you think

Most of us subscribe to the popular illusion that what we experience as the sights and sounds of the outside world constitute reality; however, as with many cherished assumptions, considerable research evidence suggests otherwise. However, most of us also prefer the familiar (certainty) and continually strive to maintain and replicate it as though it were hard-wired into the brain.

It is well known that the brain has the ability to override our senses, which it often does, constructing what we perceive based on experiences that have calcified into beliefs and expectations. The brain has a strong tendency to reflect what you are feeling even when it is not true or does not reflect what really happened! Feelings are an entirely subjective reality. As neuroscientist Dr. Michael Posner of the University of Oregon points out, “The idea that perception can be manipulated by expectations is fundamental to the study of cognition.”

While we often insist that our view of the world and events is an objective reflection of what is “real,” the truth is that complete objectivity is a delusion. We may do our best to be objective but, as Heisenberg demonstrated, it is basically unachievable.

I have often been compelled to remind couples that their personal truth is their enemy when it comes to having a successful and fulfilling relationship. It is the enemy of understanding. It is also the enemy of enlightenment. We are comfortable with the familiar, but it is our “Achilles heel.”

            Everything we perceive is to a certain degree an illusion. Not in the sense that it is not there, but in the sense that it is not entirely as we perceive it to be. What we insist is real and true is a projection of our own beliefs and expectations, which blocks us from perceiving truths that are outside the realm of our own experience. It is also apparent that our brains have trouble distinguishing between memory and fantasy.

Our beliefs are derived from the meaning we assign to our experiences. These perceived meanings are encoded in familiar mental and emotional states based on prior experiences that actually become our biology—neural networks that determine our perception.

            Did you know that there is considerably more capacity for information exchange from our brains to our senses than the Jim Redtail Collinsother way around? Neural bundles that send information from our brains to our sensory organs are 10 times more prevalent than nerve bundles coming from our senses to our brains.

This surprising discovery should give us pause to wonder and reason to celebrate. Understanding the way we are wired opens new possibilities for personal empowerment and higher intentionality.

There is considerable evidence that we can literally create our own reality by re-creating our brains—our neural pathways—by design. This is not just a “new age” wishful notion. In fact, numerous practical tools are emerging from the field of epigenetic medicine that have proven quite effective in accomplishing such transformation.

The more we see the world in a certain way, the more our experience of it conforms to that belief. And the more calcified our beliefs become, the more it seems to us that our beliefs and the perceptions are the only true reality. Repetition does not make it so.

To empower ourselves to create the life we want, we must stop rewriting our stories from our wounds and disappointments and learn to develop flexible perception.

Perceptual flexibility is your ticket to happiness, fulfillment … and wisdom.

 

Dr. Jim Collins, known as Redtail, is a seasoned psychologist, a wisdom keeper in the lineage of the Laika shamans of Peru, and a many-time Sun-dancer in the Lakota sacred tradition. He blends an extensive background in epigenetic and energy medicine with the ancient wisdom of the Americas to assist self-mastery—helping people find their wings. Private sessions and other transformational opportunities are available through his Redding office at 530-604-8653 or through his website at www.Redtailhealingarts.com.

October 27, 2016 |

Not Totally Human

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Conscious Awareness

By Benjamin Hills

These days one must consider that not all of us walking around planet Earth on two legs are completely human. Some think that several races of extraterrestrials have been in residence here for many millennia, but after attending the recent International UFO Congress near Phoenix, Arizona, I have to give more thought to the confluence of galactic DNA that we are now calling alien hybrids. The invasion that humanity is now experiencing is not one of scary ET beings but a more subtle one of off-planet consciousness well developed by thousands of years of evolution that have taken place on planets throughout the universe. Many of these hybrids have committed their lives to teaching the rest of us how to rise above the shortcomings of selfishness on a global scale.galaxy

As the Kepler telescope continues to astound us with frequent discoveries of new planets, open minds are encouraged to look at evidence of emerging new thinking not previously considered. Brilliant astronomers who have identified planets in the “Goldilocks zone” of solar systems light-years away are enough of a miracle, but the people being identified as having alien DNA in their bodies are truly a leap into the future of our species. Pure consciousness does not need a spacecraft to travel vast distances and influence beings such as us. Influences from far-distant places such as Arcturus, Lyra, Sirius, the Pleiades, and even Andromeda are working with the part of our DNA that is mutable. This “junk DNA,” previously not understood in the unraveling of the human genome, may have many functions concerning consciousness not related to the coding of the production of proteins. Some of these hybrids understand very early in life that they have special abilities that other children do not have. I personally know a 46-year-old woman who started talking to her Russian mother in Russian hours after her birth. Her intelligence is a joy to share. Galactic rumor has it that a major upgrade was attempted earlier on Earth but failed. In any case, where we are going is eventually evolving enough that we will be invited to join the Intergalactic Federation of Sovereign Planets (IFSP). Given the state of conflict of our many tribes, we have a long way to go to be accepted.

Progress, however, has been happening in individuals who see the bigger picture of evolution beyond Darwin and have made sharing it with others their life work. Barbara Lamb has taken a brave step with the release of a book called Meet the Hybrids, bringing forth the case studies of eight people self-identified as humans containing DNA from many different ET races. She followed it up with a presentation at the UFO Congress that included six of these people. All of them have a strong sense of their mission to educate us to the possibilities of acting from an expanded group consciousness for the good of everyone on this planet and beyond.

Vanessa LaMorte speaks of her work as a psychic and energy healer, calling herself an ET contact specialist. She helps parents understand their hybrid children and has had experiences with bilocation, remote viewing, and astral projection. She has learned to use modalities such as Reiki, sound healing, and light language, which is a bridge between telepathy and spoken language, to move between states of consciousness while staying in and interpreting through the heart chakra. Of course there are hybrids who are more alien than human, but the acceptance of these more human hybrids makes them far more effective in helping humans understand the concepts of ascension. At this point, I think, we have to trust the intentions of other races in trying to bring us out of the morass of materialistic struggle that is destroying the planet. They believe our warlike ambitions also threaten the rest of the galaxy, especially if we succeed in exporting nuclear weapons.

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Barbara Lamb

The origins of a 27-year-old woman living in England named Charmaine D’Rosario-Saytch are explained by her as Reptilian, although her ancestry is described as a mix of Italian, English, Indian, and Jewish. She is gentle and beautiful, with six hybrid children, three of whom live on a military base in the UK. There are four implants in her body, in her nose, arm, hip, and leg. One is to prevent her from shape-shifting and the one in her nose is for tracking. She is not happy about her forced contact with the military. Her mission on Earth is to help integrate hybrids and neutralize the negativity ascribed to Reptilians. Charmaine does nutritional counseling and is also a practictioner of emotional freedom techniques (EFTs).

Jacquelin Smith is one more hybrid I met who deserves mention. Her blended soul arrived through Tall White Zeta parents, and she remembers many sessions aboard starships as a child, learning about love and how to travel with her consciousness. Now at 65 years old, she counsels and teaches, raising the frequencies and consciousness of humankind, partly through telepathic communication with animals. She has recently published a book on that topic called Star Origins and Wisdom of Animals, revealing that she is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient, which enables her to track lost animals worldwide by looking at a photo. She has many hybrid children and is part Reptilian. Yes, this all sounds beyond wild so you will just have to read Barbara’s book for details that will make it more real.

This planetary shift is also helped along by abductions, such as the one I was privileged to hear about from a woman who was abducted in 1979 when she was 17 years old. She was given what she said was the answer to the universe, adding that “This was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Space does not allow me to tell her story here but I hope there will be an opportunity in the future. It appears we have much help in our process of ascension into a new reality.

Benjamin Hills—Benjamin Hills Photogenics, Chico, CA, benjamminations@gmail.com, 530-332-9857

April 14, 2016 |

Rahasya Uncensored

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Also Check out Spiritual Activist Radio with Rahasya…Uncensored

If you are here to watch the rest of my interviews on BBS Radio you are at the right place.

Here is the rest of my interview with David Sereda on…well, almost everything.

You can watch my first Rahasya Uncensored segment on the Golden Road Radio/TV show that will air every 3 weeks on Sundays at 6pm in 7 counties. Here’s an edited down version of my first show. My next show will be December 11th, 2016.

Update: Jan 22nd will be my next show on Channel 11 with an interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton

 

Here’s an edited version of my 2nd Rahasya Uncensored show on the Golden Road Television show that airs in 5 counties and some cable networks.

 

Here is an interview I did with Dane Wigington of GeoEngineeringWatch on Dec 1st, 2016 and will be the meat of my Rahasya Uncensored Show on Dec 11th

If you want to hear what the corporate media news like FOX is saying, check out a recent ‘news-cast.’ http://fox21news.com/2016/11/11/chemtrails-vs-contrails-an-explanation-that-just-makes-sense/

This page is the beginning of me, Rahasya, telling it like it is, which is not meant for everyone in today’s sedated society. But if you are reading this you should bookmark this page and come back frequently because this is the “Uncensored” section of Lotus Guide where we are allowed to do that lost trait called “Thinking for Ourselves.”

I’m in the process of starting an Internet Live Radio show that will be a community supported non-profit endeavor once I can get my non-profit status.  To talk about the things that need to be talked about I need to be free of commitments to advertisers so it will be entirely a non-profit mission driven show.  The show will be called “Spiritual Activist Radio with Rahasya…Uncensored.”  The reason for this is because after many years of looking, and dealing, with life’s problems I have come to understand that they are by their very nature, “Spiritual” problems which means that the solutions need to be Spiritual solutions. When I use the word ‘Spiritual’ I could just as easily use the word “Consciousness.” 

Albert Einstein once said that we will never find the solutions from the same level of thinking/consciousnessRahasya Uncensored that created the problems.  I’m sure you have noticed that no matter what we do we end up making it worse or the situations connected to it worse.  Over the past few centuries the only thing we have progressed at is to come up with more efficient ways to annihilate each other and destroy the world around us.  Martin Luther King once said that “We have guided missiles and misguided souls.” 

We have cut ourselves off from the very nature around us that supports us and we need to reconnect. Without an evolution of consciousness…this will not happen.  The answers we seek lie within.

So we all need to be a “Spiritual Activist” which simply means that we need to take action in the world around us using a higher level of awareness. Our world leaders, sorry to say, are on legal and illegal drugs and for the most part are sociopaths making decisions about our lives.  It’s time to Wake Up from THEIR madness!

You can visit my Facebook page to stay up on the progress of putting the radio show together , Join me at www.facebook.com/rahasya.uncensored and you can join our Community Email with 9,000 other residents HERE

You are not alone when you get this feeling that something amazing is happening even in the face of all the chaos and destruction in our world. Our strength lies in our ability to come together with other like-minds and together we can and will change the world…Join Me and millions of others.

Thank you, Rahasya

Here are some past articles that are not meant to tell you “What” to Think, they are meant to simply get you “To” Think once again about situations that we ‘thought’ we had the answers to.

The Politics of Energy

WhistleBlowers

Cognitive Dissonance

Disinformation & Misinformation

Can We Handle the Truth

Holographic Universe

Science That Validates Ancient Knowledge

Evolve To Greatness

MonoAtomic Gold

Junk DNA?

Just the FACTS

A Dream Within A Dream

Are We Alone?

Have We Ever Been Alone?

Visit the Article Section and Look under Rahasya and Rahasya Uncensored for many other informative articles.

Spiritual Activist on Coast to CoastThank you and feel free to leave comments, Rahasya Poe, Author of To Believe Or Not To Believe: The Social & Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems.  You can hear my interview on Coast to Coast AM Radio with George Knapp HERE.

www.RahasyaPoe.com

rahasya@usa.com 

March 13, 2016 |

Returning the Social to Agriculture

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We live in exciting and challenging times in which we must adapt to weather changes and water shortages. Look to your local community for programs like this. One that I know of is the Paradise Grange Community Garden. You can contact Debbie at 530-413-3974 for more information on what they’re doing and what might be possible in your community. A special thanks to Pyramid Michael for letting me know about this community garden. Lotus Guide

by Craig Gibsone and Jan Martin Bang

For many thousands of years, we lived in farming villages, worked the land, and celebrated the round of the seasons as part of our religious, spiritual and cultural life. Jan lived for many years on a kibbutz in the center of Israel, and on the ancient city mound, only a half hour walk away, was found one of the very first pieces of written Hebrew, dating back about 3,000 years.

            This was called the Gezer Calendar, and can be seen in the Archaeological Museum in Istanbul. It is indeed an agricultural calendar, marking the passing of the seasons, something that was familiar to the members of the kibbutz so many millennia later.

permaculture            Today, with just over half the people on this planet living in cities, many of us have lost this connection to the rhythms of the year and the seasons. And the loss has not been so positive. In doing so, we are cut off from nature, it’s become harder for us to appreciate what an abundance she gives us, and we have the archetypal situation where children think that milk comes from boxes in the supermarket rather than from cows being milked.

            One strategy that is developing a new relationship between the grower and the consumer is the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement, which is experiencing large growth rates in the western world. A variety of forms have been developed, ranging from the more casual Farmer’s Markets, to groups of people in the city buying a farm and hiring a farmer to grow food for them.

            Most CSAs consist of a membership group who commit to buying a box of kitchen-ready seasonal vegetables that they receive each week or month.

            One of the interesting side effects of CSAs is the social effect. Many CSA farms have open days when members are encouraged to gather together with their children, and celebrate some aspect of the year. Harvest festivals are a big hit here.

            Children see farms at work, discover how crops and animals are tended, and get to taste safe, chemical free food straight off the land. This celebration of the seasons and of nature’s abundance is not necessarily a spiritual exercise in itself, but is part of the hidden side of Permaculture design.

            Not only do we get good nutritious food, but in addition we find ways of getting together socially that do not cost a lot of money, and are not subject to exploitation. Bringing the social back into agriculture is in itself a way of creating a more aware and contented community.

Devas, Nature Spirits and Good Compost

Working with the land in a conscious way has been a key element in the evolution of the Findhorn Foundation community since the earliest days. Indeed it was probably the aspect of the community that attracted more interest than any other. The three founders received spiritual guidance that they should start a garden on the sand dune where their caravan was located (as it still is), in spite of the lack of soil.

            There began a synthesis of approaches, which is still significant today. They brought together a spiritual source of information through Dorothy Maclean’s communication with spiritual beings she called the devas of each particular plant species. They also absorbed the latest ideas in organic farming as researched by Peter Caddy as well as information from experienced local gardeners.

            The result was superb vegetables coming out of this inhospitable sand dune and people coming from all over the world to see them. Today the Findhorn gardeners mostly do not claim such direct communication as Dorothy received, but are all committed to developing the intuitive side of their relationship to plants. Dorothy, still, constantly, confirms the importance of everyone developing their own understanding and intuition in ways that are natural to them.

July 6, 2015 |

Three Steps to Heart-Based Living

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By Ronna Prince

Creator, executive producer, songwriter of the new film Sacred Journey of the Heart

Dive in, tune in, lighten up!

It seems we are inundated with messages about living in the heart. It’s the latest catchphrase. But really, what does it all mean?  It means living in balance with emotions and thoughts. It means allowing one’s heart to lead the way in decision making and actions. It does not mean letting unchecked feelings rule your life. But it also means not letting unexpressed feelings limit your interaction and connection with others.

Most of us have been brought up to be logical and rational, to hide our emotions and just “get over it.” The problem with this is that we really can’t solve today’s problems, problems that were created by analytical and mind-based approaches. I’m convinced that the analytical approach is what got us to where we are today, in many of the distressing situations we see in our own lives, communities, and on a global scale.

So the question is: How do we really embrace heart-based living and be effective as leaders and decision makers in these times of change? I believe we can do this by using a heart-based approach that has been distilled to three simple steps: Dive in, tune in, and lighten up. It really is a simple process. It starts with a choice to go into the heart-based feelings and explore what is there. I have found that if you can’t or won’t do that, you’re putting a veneer over the truth of your existence. Mastering emotions through the heart is the key to this time of intense transition. When we check into our hearts, we tend to make wiser and more compassionate choices. And with that, we live more peaceful and connected lives.

Step 1: The first step is to have the willingness to dive into the emotions locked inside the heart. This does not mean re-experiencing the traumas of the past. Rather, it is to acknowledge that your heart had to shut down in the past as a way of dealing with the hurts that all humans experience to one extent or another. In diving in to the heart (step 1), we are really just allowing the awareness of feelings and emotions to surface. In this step, we dive in to touch what’s been locked inside. We follow the breath into our hearts and listen. We can ask, “What’s in my heart?” Usually it’s a two- or three-word message that bubbles up, such as: “I’m afraid,” or “be careful,” or “go for it!”

Step 2: The next step is to tune into the feelings behind these initial pearls of heart-wisdom. “What is my heart telling me?” If you hear: “I’m afraid” or “Be careful,” your heart is informing you that you need to spend some time allowing the associated emotional imprints to emerge. We do that by feeling whatever is there and accepting the feeling no matter what it is: fear, anger, sadness, depression, happiness, joy. Tune into it, and allow it to move and flow.

As we allow ourselves to tune into these emotional states, we move the energy. When energy moves, there is room for heart-wisdom to emerge. Tuning into the heart takes practice, because we’re used to turning to the mind to find our answers. But the truth is that our hearts know. Our minds will rationalize or justify. But the authentic tuned-in feelings of our hearts will always lead us to compassionate and wise choices.

Step 3: The final step in this three-part formula is: Lighten up! This is an essential part of the three-step process. It means that after we do some intense emotional healing, we consciously choose to relax, enjoy, and embrace the gifts in life. At first, we have to really focus on this and make it a priority, because in dealing with emotions, we can easily get stuck in a state of perpetual healing and forget to enjoy each day.

 

So in this final step, we commit to looking around us and seeing beauty and joy, even if it’s just a small thing, such as a flower or a bird’s song or the smile of a loved one. Living in the heart is a balanced place, and in that balance, we make room for more joy and peace, not by ignoring but by embracing the wisdom of the heart.

Ronna Prince is the filmmaker behind the extraordinary new film Sacred Journey of the Heart. An official selection at the LA Femme Film Festival and featured at Sedona International and Awareness Fest Film Festivals, Sacred Journey of the Heart is a powerful and inspiring documentary that traces the role of the heart in connecting us to our higher selves, our spiritual essence, each other, the planet, and the cosmic design. The heart is the single organ that not only creates a unified field among all people, but that also creates a harmonic field with the Earth itself. The compelling film reveals how modern science is proving what ancient peoples have known all along: We are all connected—and that connection is the human heart. Featuring such luminaries and best-selling authors as Greg Braden, Joe Dispenza, Mary Morrissey, Colin Tipping, Sarah McLean, plus Dr. Rollin McCraty and Dr. Deborah Rozman of HeartMath, along with an array of other spiritual leaders, indigenous elders, and scientists, the film is designed to give people new tools to achieve a state of “heart-centered balance” so they can create a peaceful state of connection in their own lives. For more information or to see the trailer, go to www.sacredjourneyoftheheart.com.

January 18, 2014 |
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