Sunday, 26 June 2011

First Call; for He Who has Ears to Hear

A 'long-lost" tape recording of a public lecture given by economist E.F. Schumacher at my community, the Findhorn Foundation, almost 35 years ago now (in October) was recently restored, and was the basis for a programme on BBC 4 yesterday celebrating Schumacher's perspectives on the 'good society' and in part at least as inspiration for the current UK prime minister's take on the 'Big Society'. Schumacher, whose book entitled 'Small is Beautiful - Economics as if People Mattered' made a ripple some forty years ago - helping to give form to and land the environmental movement - spoke at a conference that was titled 'One Earth: The World Crisis And the Wholeness of Life'. The talk, and the theme of the conference, couldn't be more timely.

Although I was at the community at that time, I wasn't at the talk. I don't recall the reason; it was most likely, as is my wont at the occasion of these things, that I was busy 'behind the scenes', helping with the work department needs of the host community. I'm sorry to have missed it - he was "on fire", as someone remarked - and especially as he died suddenly of a heart attack only months after his appearance here, and so his voice was silenced, in person. But thanks to the written word, and electronic technology, his talk has been captured on CD; which I have just listened to, along with various commentators on his talk, and his life, especially in relation to celebrations there will be this summer on the occasion of his birth centenary.

His ideas, then, were ahead of his time. And I would like to comment on further ideas for our time, in the same vein. The vein of living in a way that honours people, not 'the system'. Man, not the Machine.

Simply put: We are at a crossroads. We can go down - into further chaos, starvation, environmental pollution - or up, into a sunlit highlands. And the key is the elimination of 'money' as the motivator of Man, and ingenuity.

To paraphrase Einstein: You can't discover the answer(s) to the problems that the current paradigm throws up on the same level as the current paradigm. You have to think bigger. And when you do, you discover the beauty of simplicity. That Small, indeed, is Beautiful.

The (current paradigm) need for constant growth is harmful to the environment, and puts into serious question finite resources? Simple. Eliminate the need for constant growth. Settle for sustainability. How? Eliminate money.

The huge gap between the very wealthy and the very poor is increasing almost geometrically, creating a harmful social environment (and with the elimination of a buffering middle class). What to do? Simple. Eliminate money.

Technology is throwing people out of work, and so they have no choice but to go on the dole? Wrong. The answer? Decouple 'income' from a 'job'. How? Simple. Same answer as above.*

I could go on. The point is, that all these problems are built in to the system based on 'money'; on the idea of motivating people to make contributions to society based on the opportunity for personal material gain. On something called 'wealth creation'. Which is simply an idea; a concept. Not a hard-and-fast, physical law.

We are already as wealthy as we will ever be.

It is, in its essence, the ability of the mind, to create. And all that is needed to activate that inbuilt wealth is a motive.

Traditionally, Man has used the motive of personal gain, in a world of scarcity.

How about using the motive of social gain, in a world of (relative) abundance. With more than simply a materialist's idea of 'secular humanism' as a motivator. (Communism tried that. Been there. Done that. Of no more real value than the capitalist's thirsting for accumulation - 'wealth creation', for itself/regardless of the consequences to others.)

How about the motivator of sharing the creation of goods and services, and the giving of the best of our human ingenuity to one another, out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning.

And if we do - when we do - there are no losers.

There are only winners.

The human race.

Spiritual beings having a human experience. And learning how to move out of one paradigm - getting increasingly uncomfortable and untenable - to another.

A higher one.

Where we begin to get - really get - that We Are All One.

And so, as you do unto others, so do you do unto yourself.

It's time for that environment that E. F. Schumacher was trying to help us dream into, those 35 years ago. The environment of looking at economics 'as if people mattered'.

Not as if 'I matter, and to hell with anybody else'. The paradigm that says, and teaches, that 'if my actions affect you detrimentally: tough. That's life. Nothing matters- really - but Me.'

But what if You are...they.


Together, on the stage of life. Playing different roles, is all. Now a prince, now a pauper. Now a male, now a female. Now of one race, now another.

Exploring life.

In order to come back to Unity; the better for the experience.

The wiser.

The more whole; in yourself.

Because You and the Whole are One. And we ARE - have been indivuated - in order to come to recognise that. And as a consequence, take a great leap in spiritual evolution - for the Whole.

For the All That Is.

Blessed be Its name.

How can it work, practicallY?

Various individuals and groups have given this matter (the 'Great Turning', in the words of David Korten and Joanna Macy) serious consideration, and have come up with some good answers. It is, really, - simplified to its essence - simply a matter of earning credits for services to the social order, which you can 'spend' as you wish. Some of the schemes that have been dreamt up use the concept of an energy-based 'money' system (rather than human labor/'man hours'): how much 'energy' you contribute to the collective. But since our energy sources are very likely to change, as we tune into our new paradigm more and more (one waiting in the wings, eg, is radiant energy from the universe), I personally wouldn't get too hung up on precise sources, and measurements. Each of the various One Earth communities may well pioneer their own credit system, and put their own value on what they contribute to the Whole. It's not something to get hung up on. Keep to the basic motivator - gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning - and 'it' will work out.

'It': Life on Earth. In the new paradigm.

Just waiting to be birthed.

It's our collective call.

And may we honour individuals like E. F. Schumacher when we do, for their contribution to the consciousness-raising that helped it come into being, on the physical, from the realm of Ideas.

From which cometh our help.


* So you're not doing things for the money; you're contributing your best in service to the system. Which thereby runs on heart energy.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A Troubled Sleep...

...and the new day dawns on the deliverance of an email warning about the slow, stealthy steps being taken to ensnare America into something called the UN Small Arms Treaty. This is a measure ostensibly designed to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals; but its effect will be to make ALL firearms subject to international law, and thus to international control. That is to say: control by the UN.

A few points.

(1) Who guards the guards.

(2) 'I thought you were a c.o. [conscientious objector, post-Korean Armistice period], and are against war and weaponry. Why are you signing petitions to the U.S. government demanding the right of U.S. citizens to keep and bear arms?'
Because, in the current reality - level of general consciousness - the reality is that people have every right to defend their person, family and property; and have every reason to do so in particular in the particular current reality, when measures are being put in place by the erstwhile Controllers, the Powers That Be, to fasten their New World Order on the people of the planet, by any means necessary.
The end - to them - justifying the means.
The battle cry of tyrants down through the ages.*
And so they can't afford to let the populace fight back. Have the means to fight back. Even to try to fight back. Messy business, pacification...
..and America stands, like a bulwark, in their way. With its constitutional rights secured to The People.
So the Constitution needs to go.
And one way to accomplish that end-in-effect is to get the Congress to sign off on a treaty compromising the spirit of the Second Amendment.** Because treaties have terrific clout; take precedence over domestic law.
And especially with the creation of a condition of 'national emergency'. Which also lays the groundwork for a declaration of Martial Law, and the country thus locked down. The whole thing insidiously put in place by the country having been put on a war footing.
The War On Terror.
Which was promulgated by the PTB in the first place.
Because...(all together now...)
Thus, the PTB need to take down the U.S. as a sovereign body. The better to eat you with, my dear...
And so I support the right of The People to keep and bear arms, in self-defense. And to protect their country from being taken over by tyrants.
Tyrants from without. And from within.
(Shades of Taylor Caldwell's novel about Cicero, and his times...)

* Including more than just 'political' tyrants. It's the same cry as raised by, eg, medical monopolists, who, eg, want to make vaccines mandatory on the whole herd - excuse me; populace. In order to achieve their vaunted goal of 'herd immunity'. Conveniently ignoring evidences - and growing - of terrible side effects from the vaccines. Because - all together now: The end justifies the means.

** Do U.S. citizens really understand their Constitution?? The Bill of Rights is just a statement of examples of rights remaining to 'the States, or the people', in the new federal contract; where the newly established-to-be federal government was only granted those powers that were specifically mentioned in the contract. Its powers were limited and delegated. "Few and defined,' in the words of the Father of the Constitution, James Madison. Not unlimited except as specifically denied by the Constitution.
It may be a subtle difference. But it is a world of difference, in effect. And has been proven, in the years since the Constitution's inception.

(3) The thing is, there can - will - come a time when humanity does away with weapons. Because we will be living with truth. The truth of our core being. As 'spiritual beings having a human experience'. And so the need for such as weapons will disappear, organically.
Especially with the elimination of money, as currently defined, and our human civilization structured by, and with.
Because we will be living with the motive of, in a word, Love.
Sharing our best with one another out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning.
And so people will be contributing their labor and efforts out of that incentive.
Not the primitive incentive of 'making money'.
And especially not with interest-bearing money. Which creation has caused humanity to lose sight of its true origin. And purpose.
The latter of which is to grow in consciousness, in order to fulfil our spiritual potential - as divine sparks of our Source - ultimately to become One with All That Is.

The latter concept may be difficult for some, in their current consciousness, to fathom. But bear with the process...

A process which throws up some amusing moments along the way. As recently, when a talk-show host in Australia, in interviewing the Dalai Lama, tried a joke on him, by telling him the one about the Buddhist monk who went into a pizza parlor to place an order, and said to the man behind the counter, 'Make me one with everything.'
And the talk-show host waited. And waited. And waited...for the Dalai Lama to get it.
Which, in the end, he didn't.
But hey.
Maybe the real 'joke' is: he didn't have to.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

And the Signs Continue...

Checking out a blog on the Before It's News e-newsletter site on the close-run matter of nuclear power plants in Nebraska going offline in a nearly rather calamitous way from the flooding of The Missouri, I noticed a link to another story, about something called VIPR. This is an extension of the airport TSA action into local communities all over the country, in a manner eerily reminiscent of the brownshirt SA in the rise of Hitler, and the softening-up of the populace to become good little citizens of Nazi Germany, cowed into behaving themselves. The article was written by one M. Ruppert, who would be the Mike Ruppert, of 'Crossing the Rubicon' fame.

I commend it to your attention. Here, I just want to share my incensed thought, before calling it a night, and facing a troubled sleep:

[link to:
['Obama's Sturmabteilung; Coming To a Location Near You' - 22/6 M. Ruppert]


Posted by Anonymous 23 June 00:13

"Thank you for this clear, cogent heads-up, Mike.

"The only reason they are getting away with this basically unconstitutional activity is because the U.S. has been put on a war footing. The War on Terror. Funny, that. Bin Laden having been visited in hospital by the local CIA field agent, and the underwear bomber having been helped onto the plane by an intelligence agent, and so on and on. The War on Terror, in short, is a cover, for the destruction of the Constitution - of the United States itself, as it has been. To be turned into merely a region of the PTB's vaunted New World Order. And so these TSA agents are 'out there' for one reason, and one reason only.


"Conditioning of the herd...

"A rising up of the herd - excuse me; The People - is overdue.

"And don't look to your congressional representatives to do the job for you. They are part of the problem.

"And this upwising (not a misprint) will have to happen soon. Not in November 2012. Because the PTB are already moving their forces into place, to cut off The People at the pass.

"The pass of the United States from a Republic to Empire.

"Coming to a town near you. As Mike points out.

"The answer?

"The short-term answer is to support your Local Police against their co-option by the feds.

"The long-term answer?

"Ah. Well. That's another blog.

"First things first.

"Meaning: Education. Knowledge. And the creation of a sense of community, standing against just such vipers as have already started infesting our local communities.

"VIPR. Clever.

"Perhaps a bit too clever.

"With people starting to wake up now to the danger, by the sheer arrogance of its presentation.

"Keep it coming, Mike. You're right on it."

Monday, 20 June 2011

Obama the Congress Whisperer

...gently, gently lulling Congress with sweet reasonableness. Nothing to see here, folks. Keep moving. Pass right on by.,,

I hadn't realised fully just how bad it has gotten in America with the Obama administration, in cahoots with Congress, robbing the American people of their country. The latest, in truth, outrage: the Obama administration's ignoring of even the advice of its Department of Justice in the matter of acting unilaterally in engaging in the 'hostilities' in Libya. (The legal situation seems to turn on the varying definitions of 'hostilities'. Authorizing the firing of drone missiles, that kill people, doesn't seem to amount to engaging in 'hostilities' in the considered opinion of the Obama administration. Building, one can note, on the forays into the 'unitary executive' territory engaged in by his predecessor; and thus snapping yet another constitutional chain on the executive's power.)

I happened to come across, in a seemingly minor notation, a link - just one among many - on the e-newsletter site of 19/6 to a blog at the Weekly Standard e-newspaper, by one Adam J. White. Entitled 'President Obama Rejects Justice Department's War Powers Interpretation', it was a cogent take on the subject. Gently worded, it nevertheless made my blood boil. My comment to the author (there was no Comments thread to the article itself):

"First of all, thank you, Mr. White, for a reasoned and reasonable approach to this subject.

"Now may I ask when the lawyers of this nation are going to call a spade a spade en masse, and let Mr. Obama, and the nation, know in no uncertain terms that he has stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, and must be taken to court to show cause; or at the least, be tried in the court of public opinion?

"Or have we learned nothing from history?

"I, and I am sure others, await your mutual call on this exceedingly important constitutional matter. Or the Republic will descend into Empire on your head."

Their collective heads, I meant; but I wanted him to feel some personal heat, in helping to take this serious matter further. The public can't be expected to know all the ins and outs of such legal matters; with his valuable take on the matter, his understanding of it, he had a duty to help promote the information, beyond just a blog - one among many that day, to be forgotten easily by the average citizen, who needs informed help to keep up with such issues, and have them kept with 'legs' in the public forum.

And yes, such 'interested parties' as the Tea Party needed to do their job in the constitutional matter, too.

I hope they help in this particular issue, beyond just the 'minor' link they gave the story.

A story that I then followed up on by checking out another link to the subject, at the Weekly Standard's site. This was to an article (17/6) on the NPR (National Public Radio) site, by two legal scholars. My response on the site to that take on this matter:

'Weekly Standard: Did Founders Create War Powers?'
by Benjamin Kleinermann & Vincent Philip Munoz

"Stan Stanfield (kibitzer) wrote:

"A thoughtful piece, Mssrs Kleinermann and Munoz. Now will you raise your scholarly voices in opposition to this administration's arrogant attitude in opting for the role of a unitary executive? Another word for which is emperor??
20 June 2011 11:41:52 BDT"

Interpreting law constantly to its own benefit - and getting away with it, with a supine Congress not discharging its constitutional duty to be a check and balance against just such a usurpation of power??

Congress MUST act, and rein - and reign - Obama in. Or lose their legitimacy. And thus leave it to The People to do the job in a direct fashion.

Affairs are now soul size...

,,,calling for extreme measures. The man calling himself Obama needs to be called on his very apparent usurpation of power, initially in gaining the presidential position itself deceitfully, and since then in that seat of power, consolidating the 'unitary executive' trappings largely put in place under his immediate predecessor (as part of the New World Order scenario the global PTB are pushing). There needs to be a march on Washington of The People, and a setting to rights of the situation: the man calling himself Obama forced to depart the office; Congress dissolved, for not doing its job, of properly vetting that person for that particular office, with its higher standard of citizenship than just citizenship itself, and for rolling over obediently as the executive has continued to consolidate that power; the Supreme Court dissolved as well, for not allowing The People 'standing' in a court of law to pursue the many questions regarding their president's eligibility; and elections to be held 'in a time certain', say 3 months.

And I will act as the Art. II Sect. 1 Officer to oversee all that activity, if The People so choose.

And then return to my retirement to my home in the country; specifically, in a spiritual community in the north of Scotland.

Which is the guarantee that I will not in turn take dictatorial powers, in the interregnum: because I am a firm supporter of the American Constitution, and it does not allow for dual citizenship of the Republic's president.

A fact which has been sorely abused in the instance.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

It's Time, and Counting

[thread to PROOF! Palin is Evil - or Something, on]

Raymond says:
June 19, 2011 at 5:24 am
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism would work, and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich – a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan.”

All grades would be averaged, and everyone would receive the same grade – so no one would have to fail, but no one would be able to receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride, too, so they studied far less. The second test average was a D. No one was happy.

When the 3rd test finally rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased – but bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would agree to study for the benefit of anyone or everyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor explained to them that socialism would also ultimately fail for exactly the same reason – because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when someone (government) takes the reward away, no one will try or care enough to strive to succeed.

Couldn’t be any simpler than that.

Please pass this on. And, remember, there IS a test coming up, we can’t afford to fail in 2012

Stan says:

June 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm
"Fair enough thought and observation, Raymond. Just one thing. If you’re talking about merely a linear, material scenario in a world of scarcity, I would agree with you. But consider for a moment a different “reward”, and motivation for contributing one’s best to the welfare of all humanity. If everyone gives of their best to one another, out of gratitude to their Creator for life with meaning, then we can release the training wheels of interest-bearing money and fractional-reserve banking – drop the money-changers from sullying the temple of life and controlling humanity through fear – and move now into a new era. Not the New World Order planned for us by those puffed up by pride and power; but a stage of synthesis of all that has gone before, into a global society of brothers and sisters living closer to the ideal of their Creator.

"One Planet – One Humanity – One Destiny. On a higher level than that planned for us by those holding the power strings today, out of ignorance of, and denial of, their true Source.

"Love them, too; and they’ll come around. But don’t wait for that to happen, while you usher in the new in your own life. Do it for its own sake. Not out of a sense of a reward for doing so. And if we do, then ‘all else will be added unto us’. In abundance."

We really need to get away from thinking in terms of reward for effort via money. Money - the money system currently in vogue - needs to go. And I'm not talking about communism as its replacement. Communism is merely a horse of a different colour: Humans thinking to rule humans by force and fear. I'm talking about our releasing the role of 'profit' in human endeavour. Thinking to make a personal 'profit' on some activity. When the answer to the future is to do things, and think of things, as a benefit to humanity - us - as a whole. To do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Knowing - really getting - that as we do to others, so do we do to ourselves. Because beyond the realm of separation - outside of the matrix that we are embedded in - We Are All One. So we are doing literally to ourselves as we do to others.

Otherwise, the role of profit in giving individuals an incentive to do things will continue to lead us astray, and down such roads as the road to a dystopian, police-state future - the road planned for us now, by our human/moneyed/erstwhile Masters, and down which we are proceeding, seemingly at an accelerating pace.

Item. Vaccines that are causing infertility - on purpose. (Especially the HPV vaccine, and the flu vaccines.)

Item. GM foods, by which humanity can be controlled (patented seeds); and thus, towards which humanity is being herded, by such measures as the state outlawing access to the foodstuffs of private, organic gardens. Can't have that; that's independence, and health. Need dependence, and ill health, so that people can be controlled more easily. Case in point: the current e-coli scare in Europe, with a superbug that has all the earmarks of having been engineered.

Mike Adams, of Natural News, has written and videoed well of this appalling matter.

My response to one of his articles on this subject:

(Mike Adams:Forensic evidence that e-coli superbug engineered as germ warfare)


"Thanks, Mike, for this info. Yes, there is still an outside chance that there were enough antibiotics as water contaminants that they somehow resulted in 8 classes being resisted by this e-coli strain. But that chance begins to pale against the other current factors that you mention.* Taken all together, the most likely answer is what you suggest. And that means that the PTB are getting to a very serious stage of their agenda to cull and control the human populace by any means possible. And P.S.: Vaccines cause the immune system to be suppressed. So what a clever tool: seed superbugs into the environment, and then create vaccines for more and more illness & disease conditions, which then suppress the immune system, making more and more people susceptible to illness and death...these erstwhile Controllers are a perfect example of what happens when Man loses sight of his basic nature, and purpose, as 'spiritual beings having a human experience'. ('Without a vision, the people perish' - in more ways than one.) The PTB need to be deposed from their positions of power, and stat."

* Such factors as how the U.S. Congress recently passed a 'food safety' law that was really about curtailing the public's access to fresh, organic foodstuffs, and putting the public thereby further in the hands of the likes of Monsanto - who were obviously unhappy with Spain's voting to keep the EU GM-free; and one thing leads to another in life, and in this case, Spain's food exports dealt a deadly blow by being 'advertised' as responsible for the e-coli superbug outbreak in the EU.

All of which brings up the matter of the HIV pathogen, and the considerable evidence that it, too, was engineered; and on and on, in the murky matter of pathogens stalking humanity, to keep the populace controlled and sickly. A humanity needing now to break out of its controlling matrix.

The moneyless society will take care of this controlling factor in one fell swoop. Since there will be no more 'incentivizing' to make money off dealing with people as sheep to be sheared - without the carrot of 'profit' motivating the activities of the individuals in the society - the only activities that will take place will be those that enhance life, and living; in alignment with our higher natures, as 'spiritual beings having a human experience'.

And not a moment too soon.

Humanity: Tear down this wall that is keeping us from expressing our higher natures, for the sake of doing so; not for an expectation of personal gain.

The wall that is made of money.

The wall that IS money.

Interest-bearing money, with its companion piece, fractional-reserve banking.

Time, and counting, for it to go.

And a new world to be gained from its passing.

A far, far better world than we have known heretofore.

On this plane of existence, at least.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

There's Gold And Then There's Gold...

Title of article on conservative byte, 16/6:

'Tidal Wave of Gold Demand Coming: WGC' (World Gold Council)

India and China are going to increase their percentage of gold holdings, as the world economic outlook looks bleaker and bleaker, and the system creakier and creakier. Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain...and the keystone, the U.S., so hopelessly in debt that it can't possibly come out from under the load, without defaulting, and throwing the whole global system into chaos.

Sounds terrible; right?

Well. Not necessarily.

Sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better.

Part of my answer to this current dilemma, as a comment to the above article:

"I trust people are beginning to understand that as more and more people 'go to gold' they will still be at the mercy of the PTB because the PTB, who have instigated this collapse of the world's economic system, are already there, having staked out their position long ago. So 'sound money' isn't the answer: the PTB will still control that, too.

"To paraphrase FDR: When something happens in the political and financial realms, you can bet that somebody planned it that way.

"Why would they jeopardize their own wealth? Because they are playing a longer game. They have known for years that the one thing that is standing in the way of their New World Order is America, with its Constitution. And that the only way to get rid of the Constitution, and merge the U.S. into their global [police-state] system, is to create conditions for Martial Law to be declared and imposed - because of 'a state of national emergency' - and massive powers to be delegated to the executive. And it doesn't matter to them whether that erstwhile dictator is from the 'right' or the 'left', because they control both sides of the nominal two-party system.

"So what's the answer?, if not gold??

"The answer is what they would also like to impose: electronic money. But just not the e-money that they want. They still want an interest-bearing money system, because that puts The People in perpetual debt to the money barons, ie, the perpetrators of this whole charade.

"It is time for the money changers to be sent packing from the temple of life on Earth, and The People uniting in a system based on Love, not profit; circulating goods and services, and giving of their best to one another, out of the crowning motive for human interaction: out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning. In a New World Order, all right. Just not the one planned by the little gods on the planet. Who have actually been doing God's work, 'His wonders to perform' - taking humanity so far into great Crisis that it has allowed great Opportunity. The Opportunity to move above the level of the problem, onto the level of the solution.

"The only solution possible. Well, there is chaos and violence and destruction possible, yes; involution into the animal part of our nature. That's free will for you. But the only viable solution, now, is to go neither left nor right, but Up. And on a planetary level.

"So thank you, PTB, for driving the historical process to a globalized level - a state of Synthesis, in hegelian terms. The People will take over now, thank you very much. And create a higher level of civilization than ever heretofore, for being worldwide, now. On dear old Planet Earth, sorely needing us to get our act together, and stop fouling our abundant nest.

"One Planet - One Humanity - One Destiny. That's the ticket to the future. The true, higher-road future. Not the dystopian future of Orwell's '1984' scenario. That's such a pitiful approximation of our human potential. Thank you, no thank you, that one. I for one will take the road less traveled by, And meet you on the Mountain Top. Or not. Your choice."

What am I talking about. I'm talking about a system similar to a LETS system, where the 'money' is simply a medium of exchange; a balancing of credits and debits. Where we give service to each other out of Love; out of the gratitude that I referred to above. And if we do - when we do - all else will be added unto us...

Why will people move into this new paradigm, this higher level of consciousness?

Because it's time to. Because we have pushed ourselves up to the limits of the current level of consciousness; and can either collapse terribly into chaos, or evolve.

And the key element that will help us evolve to that higher level of consciousness is the understanding of the truth about reincarnation. That we have been playing parts - now prince, now pauper; now male, now female - to learn lessons. To grow in consciousness from the life experience. To gain wisdom And now it's time to leave the role-playing behind - step mindfully off the stage - and engage in the real thing.

Which is the awareness that We Are All One.

And it is time to head back to that Unity of Being that is our real state of being.

Not these separate selves, that have become too fastened on the drama, on the Play, to realise what it is, and has been.

For long enough now.

Time now for the real thing.

Which is living in the awareness that life is an illusion.

Is a school. And the purpose is to graduate.

Join the procession.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

'What Is The New Way?'

Recent items in the news:

* 'Research links big bonuses to risky takeovers' - The (Glasgow) Herald, 19/5. ("Bankers who are paid big bonuses for completing acquisitions are more likely to engage their banks in risky behaviour, according to a new study...")

* 'Anxiety keeps the super-rich safe from middle-class rage' - op-ed by Peter Wilby, the Guardian, same date. ("The pay gap at the top should change the terms of political trade. But the squeezed middle must first learn to look up...")

* 'They caused the crash and now they strangle recovery' - op-ed by Polly Toynbee, the Guardian, 28/5. ("Instead of lending to small businesses, bankers are lining their own pockets. And yet we look the other way...")

* 'Slow death of the dollar' - article in the Business section of the London Times by Iain Dey, 29/5. ("The greenback remains reserve currency of the world but China's renminbi is starting to draw followers...Big investors around the world don't want to stuff all their savings into an asset that everyone expects to fall in value. It is those same big investors that have been funding America's colossal budget deficit - which increases by about $4 billion a day...")

* 'Options and futures: the speculators playing with our daily bread' - article in the Guardian, 3/6. ("In the final part of our series, Felicity Lawrence looks at the link between rising food prices and poorly regulated commodities markets.")

As to this issue of poor regulation, consider this, from an article by Russell Targ carried on & posted on 31/5:

"Traditionally, banks lend money to homeowners for their mortgages and retain the risk of default, called credit risk. However, due to twenty-first centurey financial innovations, banks can now sell rights to the mortgage payments and pass on related credit risk to other banks and securities dealers through a process called securitization. Until 2000, the Roosevelt era Glass-Steagall Act prohibited banks from offering investment, commercial banking, or insurance services. But the Republican driven Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 allows commercial and investment banks to consolidate and create securities out of their junk mortgages. That is, your local bank can now wrap up hundreds of worthless home loans in tinfoil, tie them with a ribbon, and call them securities. A bank no longer cares whether or not the boorrower will ever pay back the loan, because it wil soon be bundled and sold to someone else. These are called 'ninja' loans - no income, no job, no assets. This new 'originate to distribute' banking model means credit risk has been distributed broadly to investors around the world, with a series of consequential impacts. Economist have criticized Texas senator Phil Gramm's deregulation Act as a principal contribution to the on-going subprime mortgage financal crisis, arguing that the 'bail out' amounts to corporate welfare for financial institutions and a moral hazard that will make taxpayers pay dearly - $700 billion so far..."

Shades of the Savings & Loan scam and scandal of a couple of decades ago. These people are nothing if not insistent. And predictable...

Enough background. Sufficient background, to my concluding comment on this blog.

From a Comments thread on an article, entitled 'Global Revolution by Winter', by business critic Gerald Celente, appearing on the 3/6 e-newsletter Before It's News, originally appearing (on 27/5) at business

Led on May 28 [spelling & punctuation as original]

"we need a new way. the Spanish are right. so are the greeks and arabs. The left and the right each have their flaws and people can finally see them. We are all unhappy. we are all getting screwed no matter what party gets in. the middle class is forgotten. we need a new way. this old way hasn't worked for a long time. The middle class reached it's peak in the 60s and 70s and its been downhill ever since.

what is the new way?"

kibitzer - June 8 [me]

"The new way, Led, is to stop looking linearly - Left or Right - and look up. To a new paradigm of life on Earth. Characterized in particular by a lack of money as a motivator; and getting to fundamental basics about life.

Consider. Either there is a 'God' - something more than Man; a reason for life, beyond just in and for itself only - or there is not. If there is not, then nothing really matters anyway, and one might as well live one's life exclusively for oneself - independent of the effect of that pursuit on others - as not; for the end of the closed system of life can, then, as easily be seen as that as anything else, a presumed evolutionary advantage in cooperating with others, or whatever. (Dinosaurs don't care about the future.) If there is, however, then certain things follow.

It follows for one thing that there is Plan in and Purpose to life; that life has meaning, beyond just in and for itself. And there you have your answer to your question: the new way is to recognize this reality - really. And when we do, people will exchange goods and services between themselves, and give of their best to one another, out of the highest motive there is: out of gratitude to their Creator for life with meaning. And if they do, then 'all things will be added unto them'.

Including the creation of a level of civilization operating on a higher level of consciousness than now.

Just waiting for us to look up. See it. And get there.

And I'm not talking about 'religions'. I'm talking about spirituality. About the recognition of the whole of the life experience. Which involves higher dimensions than just the material level. Which is all that is recognized by atheists. Also known as Flatlanders.

Ignorance may be bliss. But it's a drag. Especially on human social evolution."

And them's my thoughts on the subject for tonight.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Sign of the Times - Updated

(1) At a Way of the Council evening (26/5) in the Upper Community Centre of the Findhorn Foundation, to the question posed by the moderator, ‘As a male, what do I see as my role in the current crisis’, I said something like:

(to the fellow next to me on the cushions in the inner circle - with the females, after their own council sitting, acting now as witnesses for the males - who shared how he saw his role to do with worms, as in composting in the garden, and to bring joy into his work) “I like the specific nature of your sharing. I can get very philosophical about this sort of question - and I will, now - but my heart is in it as well.

“I see my role as a male in this time of crisis as taking the responsibility to help humanity see the way through the Crisis, to the Opportunity on the other side. And it is a big Opportunity. Big Crisis creates big Opportunity. And I’m not going to talk about the glass being half full or half empty. I’m talking about THE way to go, to get to that better world on the other side of the divide from here. I’m talking about what we called, in the ‘70s here, the New Age. A time of major change on the planet.

“And the way to get there is to do away with money. Especially interest-bearing money; which has been in the way, from time immemorial, for us to be brothers and sisters on this planet, creating community.

“And if people say, ‘It’ll never happen,’ I can only say; ‘Sorry; that’s the way to do it. The way that it is going to come about. The only way that it WILL come about.’

“And if they say, ‘But how do you motivate people without money,’ I reply: ‘With the highest motive there is. That people will exchange goods and services, and give of their best to one another in all that they do, out of gratitude to their Creator for life with meaning.’

“So yes, people will have to believe in that. But that’s part of the consciousness-raising that needs to happen” (nodding across the circle to an elderly Wider Community fellow who had used the word in his sharing).

“And we males have the responsibility to bring that world about. Because we created the Crisis.”

(My thought before the sharing itself was to phrase it something like:

‘I see my role as a male in the current crisis as to take the responsibility to help suggest the way to get through the crisis to the great Opportunity on the other side/to to make a suggestion, or suggestions, about how to get through the crisis to” - etc.. I’m pretty sure that in the event I dropped the word ‘suggestion’, and, by that, made my comment a little stronger. More in keeping with my sense of need for movement on this front.)

If I had to do it over, I would add the words, at the end of the statement about ‘gratitude for life with meaning’: “Knowing that we are all One anyway.”

(2) At an Elders meeting on 31/5, in a circle of Foundation members coming up to retirement age (or, in my case, already there) with some members of the Foundation's 'Spiritual & Personal Development' (Personnel) department, we were asked to look, in a meditation, down the road to 10 years' time, and open ourselves to our High Dream of what it would look like here in the Foundation Community, particularly in relation to this question, and growing issue, of retirement. My response:

We were there. In the new paradigm for humanity. Functioning in a moneyless society. And so the current question, of how to finance retirement matters, or allow for them in some way, was moot. We were living in a resource-based economy -

like the Zeitgeist Movement envisions for humanity. Except with the missing element to their vision, of and for the future, in place:

The vertical alignment.

With Spirit.

Breathing into the situation we are faced with the piece of the picture that gives it wholeness.

Whereby the answer is to go neither Left nor Right but Up.

To a new, higher level, of consciousness.

And thus, the reason why there is so much frustration in the body of humanity at this time.

Because too many people are looking for the answers on a two-dimensional, strictly linear level.

Lift up your eyes, unto the hills, we have been advised from days of old.


To the sunlit hills of a world functioning on the application of love; not the pursuit of profit.

Where and when we will have moved from the love of power to the the power of Love.

It's (r)evolution time.