Presto! Consider the pervasive perspectives of profane politicians with potentials to fixate the position of people’s assemblage points in an attempt to permeate, and pervade reality without permission. The penetration of pointless propaganda that promotes poisonous points of view is poised to perpetuate perplexity while placing us in the predicament of a precarious plunge into a pestilent existence. Putting us in peril of a state of platitude, we pause to ponder this illusion of persuasive power. If you find this paragraph to be puzzling and perplexing, just remember it’s possible to promote a positive and persuasive paradigmatic permutation of peace and profundity beyond the patterns of puppeteering. Patience and persistence are pertinent as we poignantly and poetically persist in a pragmatic manner to prevail in pure perception. ~ LV
When we become aware of something through one of our senses, to include our sixth sense of intuition, we perceive; we become aware of something. Our ability to perceive provides us with a way to interpret and understand our world. How we each perceive differs vastly based upon the conditions that shaped our reality. Enter in perspective.
We are approaching the time of year when the weather is getting cooler and crisper, the sun rises later and sets earlier, and you can feel a shift of energy in the air. Between October 31st and November 2nd are the recognized holidays of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. These Christian observances have their roots in Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween), and Dia de los Muertos, the day of the dead.
The Encyclopedia of Religion states that “the British church attempted to divert the interest in pagan customs by adding a Christian celebration to the calendar on the same date as Samhain, the ancient Celtic name for the festival that eventually would be renamed Halloween.”
Similarly, 500 years ago the Spanish conquistadores and missionaries moved the Mesoamerican festival of Dia de los Muertos from the July/August harvest time to coincide with the Catholic All Saints’ Day on November 1st and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd as a day to honor the dead. All Saints’ Day was originally known by the middle English word Alholowmesse. Over time this was shortened to All-hallowmas and the night before was known as All-hallows eve which eventually became Hallowe’en or Halloween.
The Equinox brings the balance of light and dark, when we have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. It ushers in a geometrical alignment between the sun and Earth and returns us to a state of balance. When we align with the energies of the earth and with the cosmos in a state of balance, universal life-force energy moves easily through our bodies and aligns us with the universal energy.
Utilizing the energies of the earth and the universe we find that individual will becomes effortless and we function with ease and in a state of grace. Offering our gratitude for our successes, challenges and failures of the past year, we are able to recapitulate and release them all, just as the trees release their leaves and the plants release their harvest.
Welcome to Graffiti Land where all the rides are in your head. The ticket is what is thought and what is said. Our attitudes are climbing. We don’t have time for more mind-wasting lies… Rant and roll, hearts speak from the spirit. Say it loud so everyone can hear it. Say what you mean, mean what you say, rant and roll when you feel that way. ~ John Trudell
We live in a world where humanity has reduced itself to having such an incredible lack of integrity. The bullshit that is flying through the ethers is becoming rampant as people seem to be functioning solely from a line of energy that is rooted in self-aggrandizement in their attempts to continually affirm and maintain the false self. As I explain in my book, there are lines of energy that glow so bright, people become attracted to them on a subconscious level. Bullshit is one such ever-increasing energetic line within the false matrix. It may be best described as pathological narcissism and it is on the rise. The flyer’s mind, as don Juan refers to it, is taking over …and we now have a sedated man; trite, conventional, imbecilic.
The new seers say that since the exact position of the assemblage point is an arbitrary position chosen for us by our ancestors, it can move with a relatively small effort; once it moves, it forces new alignments of emanations, thus new perceptions…once that assemblage point moves beyond a certain limit, it can assemble worlds entirely different from the world we know.”~ The Fire from Within
In this context and in many spiritual contexts, ancestor implies those who had come before us to predominantly ensure the preservation of knowledge and the earth. Has anyone ever considered that there are other ancestors, different ones than the ones that we have honored and revered as wisdom keepers?
I know people who were able to stop their internal dialogue, and they no longer interpret, they are pure perception; they are never disappointed or regretful, because everything they do starts from the center for decisions. They have learned to deal with their mind in terms of authority, and they live in the most authentic state of freedom. ~ Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual
From the time of birth, human beings are bombarded with words that contain entire sets of cultural customs, theoretical paradigms, and oftentimes, deluded concepts. Entire realities are imprinted upon people and each individual methodically devises their reality in order to conform to these patterns through preconceived ideas and conceptual notions. These realities are the result of the words and definitions they have received. These words become thought forms and are upheld by most.
Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment. ~ Krishna Das
Chanting is highly sensory and causes our energetic vibration to rise to a higher frequency. Every cell, organ, and tissue in our bodies has its own vibration and since the beginning of time, sound has been used to create harmony and balance within ourselves and our environment. Everything in the universe has a vibration and a frequency. Everything that we think and feel causes our brain to emit waves of vibrations that create a sound. The frequency of this sound cannot be heard by humans but emits a frequency that makes the resonant energy of the universe align with us. These frequencies are the very things that create our reality.
Too much emphasis is placed upon the personal. The burning flame of Spirit, the purity, wholeness, and wisdom, are no longer fueled and are burning themselves out. Self-identity and Spirit must be brought back into balance through individuation. This will allow for an awakening of subconscious qualities. People will remember the nature of being human within the universe, this vast sea of awareness. They will remember why they projected themselves into human form upon the Earth in the first place. ~ Becoming Awareness
Individuation is a quest for wholeness; a remembering of the self. Without getting into the detailed psychology of the individuation process which, incidentally, includes a lot of recapitulation, when the collective unconscious is brought into consciousness we are able to re-member who we are and why we are here. This brings us to a state of balance.
Thought is not, as is many times supposed, a mere indefinite abstraction or something of a like nature. It is, on the contrary, a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistible force there is in the universe. ~ Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With the Infinite
Thoughts have the power to create and we must be mindful of the thoughts we put out into the world. My thoughts are most associated with the power and beauty of this sacred earth.
I love the wilderness, the plants and creatures that inhabit this planet. In Robin William’s movie, What Dreams May Come, the characters created their reality through their thoughts. William’s reality was of creating beauty and since I first saw that movie I have held the intention to create even more beauty in my life in the manner through which he did in the movie, by making my thoughts my reality. To imagine flowers at my feet and seeing them become manifest at the next footfall. While living in Oregon, I manifested a Japanese maple tree. I wanted one so much but never purchased it. One day, while picking blackberries on the perimeter of my yard, lo and behold, a Japanese maple that was about 18” tall was growing under the berry patch. I transplanted it and it grew very big in a short period of time.
My book received a really cool book review, with this accompanying image from Carlos Castaneda’s book, The Fire From Within, and I want to share it here. It’s been so interesting to receive feedback about the book and I appreciate the time that has been taken by those who have left Amazon book reviews and/or contacted me with personal insights from the readers’ perspective.
Thank you, John, for a very interesting and supportive review!
Beyond Carlos Castaneda’s Teachings: A New Perspective
Rare is the book that comes along that is both a pleasure to read, as well as serves as a treasure trove of insightful knowledge into personal and spiritual growth. Lorraine Voss’s Becoming Awareness is one such book.
Early within “Becoming Awareness”, Lorraine mentions Carlos Castaneda and the books he has written. Some explanation is due to this mention.