Sunday, 30 November 2014

Monstaville Book II. Chapter 43


“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.”
- Einstein.

Spongebob (to the evil Manray): “Good people don’t rip other people’s arms off.”

Manray then demonstrates that he has been rehabilitated: “Oh, boohoohoo. Oh sob. Oh cry. Oh woe is me. You don’t know what it’s like being evil for so long. Oh-oh-oh, how I wish to be good. If only some kind heroes would show me the path to decency.”

He cons Spongebob into trying to teach him how to be good so that they will let him go. Spongebob and his pal believe they have succeeded in transforming the monster.

Spongebob: “Just look at him Patrick - the picture of goodness.”

Seconds later...

The evil Manray: “Hehehehe. The only thing I’m good at is being evil. So long suckers!”

                (Spongebob Squarepants, ‘Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III’).

“Don’t threaten from the outside because it always strengthens people who are difficult to deal with.” - Tony Benn.

In war, if you are under attack and there is nothing you can do to defend yourself or retaliate to try to silence and deter your enemy - say you’re being tortured even - all you can really do is try to get away from the onslaught or minimise its impact on you. At the same time, you can try prayer or affirmations. You can accept the situation and choose whether or not to take revenge at a later date (if possible) - which your enemy probably has not considered.


Water overcomes the stone;
Without substance it requires no opening;
This is the benefit of taking no action. 

Yet benefit without action,
And experience without abstraction,
Are practised by very few.

- Laozi (Daodejing 43 translated by Tang-Wudaozi).

An episode of The Simpsons.

A scientific demonstration by different people on a stage: Ordinary salad dressing with pungent vinegar and so forth blocks the bully senses. Another demo using selected pheromones: Lisa Simpson sprays nerd, dork and sweat on herself and the bestial bully girl is let out of the cage. She roars with rage and storms towards Lisa but stops dead in her tracks when Lisa sprays the bully repellent on herself. Unfortunately, she runs out of the sample spray and the creature attacks all the geeks in the audience - as well as the viewer!

“Do not, I say to today’s women, please do not mistake sensitivity for weakness. This was the mistake which almost doomed our culture. Violence was mistaken for power, the misuse of power for strength.” - Anaïs Nin (my literary - but, unfortunately, not literal - mother! In Favour of the Sensitive Man: And Other Essays, Penguin Books Ltd., London, U.K., p.54).

Anaïs Nin

On weak ground: ‘God bless the weak for they shall eat dirt.’ [Dunno where I found that - The Simpsons maybe?].

‘The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth.’

“There was a time - yes, my children, the legends are true - when J.R.R. Tolkien was not cool. Really. Very much not cool. Also video games, and Spider-Man, and the X-Men. There was a time, not even that long ago, when you could get beaten up by jocks in the woods behind the backstop for being down with the X-Men. Not that this happened to me personally...The point is, things like that don't happen so much anymore. Over the past few years, an enormous shift has taken place in American culture, a disturbance in the Force, a rip in the fabric of space-time. What was once hopelessly geeky - video games, fantasy novels, science fiction, superheroes - has now, somehow, become cool. It's as if the economic hegemony of the geek in the 1990s, when high tech and the Internet were driving the economy, has somehow been converted into a cultural hegemony. Rappers and athletes trick out their Hummers with Xboxes. Supermodels insist in interviews that they used to be losers in high school...For the ectomorphs among us, it's a great time to be alive. Napoleon Dynamite is a cult hit. There are women, it is said, who find The O.C.'s Seth Cohen sexy, and men who feel the same way about bespectacled SNLer Tina Fey, to say nothing of emerging Harry Potter hottie Emma Watson. And Orlando Bloom - hello? Dude's an elf?...It's not hard to see how this happened. It's partly good business: nerds are highly employable, bursting with disposable income, and the entertainment industry has discovered them as a prime demographic to be marketed to, the same way it discovered teenage girls after Titanic. On a deeper level, there's something about the nerd's principled disdain for (or inability to abide by, same difference) ordinary social conventions that strikes Americans - a nation of nonconformists - as noble.” (From an article by Lev Grossman, 25 September 2005,

Bullies will be nice in public. They put on a great performance that will fool anyone and make their victim look like the black sheep because they are bitter and humiliated and this is yet another bout of being made to bow to the bully’s ego. The victim knows that yielding to other people’s pressure to be friendly and give the other guy a chance, and to make up, is simply letting the bully off the hook. So, after the ‘show,’ he carries on with his behaviour. He is, as ever, destructive towards both himself and others, ‘massacring’ everyone he finds to be suitable targets. Bullies are able to turn on the charm because they are overly extroverted creatures and deny that they have a problem. Moreover, they need to justify their displays of power.
Eminem’s genius: instead of putting others down, he disses himself. He confronts his skin colour, for example. He is bold but not aggressive or competing with others in order to prove himself. How can you get angry at someone who disses themselves? At the start of his career he entered hip hop MC battles in a very black, segregated area of Detroit, which took a lot of balls. He was ambitious, hungry for success, but he also helped to unite blacks and white people. [Notes from a TV documentary, I think].

Bullies deny their own aggressive behaviour which ignites the fire then blame the victims and tell everyone what they’ve done as if they have been the attackers when, in reality, their actions were taken in self-defence. That is why it is vital not to fight fire with fire. If everyone knows such truths, however, if such information becomes common knowledge, then perhaps things will be different in future and humanity will see a greater prevalence of justice.

The Dalai Lama has always lived by the principle of non-violence. He has cooperated with the Chinese Government and finally agreed that Tibet is part of China. The Chinese Government, however, being a monster, continues to label him a monster. This is an example of how stubborn the ignorant aggressor can be. The beast is too afraid to look at itself, to acknowledge the truth; for that, inevitably leads to change, and change can be a painful process. It is no wonder that the Tibetan people are at their wits end and are losing faith in their leader’s approach to the Chinese tyranny, turning to violence during the 2008 riots. However, as a reminder of the example he sets not only for his own people but the whole of humanity, see Appendix III.

Fire (element): ‘I don’t accept any of this shit. I just want what I want - and that’s it!’

People like Pigsy derive power from taking your energy. They want and intend to disturb you, to cause disturbance in order to trouble you, to hurt you and reduce your quality of life.

“I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.” - Kahlil Gibran.

A Buddhist friend told me that a group of people buried the Zen monk Ryokan alive because he disagreed with them. When asked why he didn’t complain, he said it was because it didn’t make any difference to him whether he lived or died.

Retrospective inserts.

“Cut past your complaints (you have rehearsed them enough) and get right to your solutions.” - Betty Perkins (Lion Taming. The courage to deal with difficult people including yourself, Tzedakah Publications, CA., U.S., 1995, p.111).

‘Everything Serves Love’ (notes from ‘Who Are the Ascended Masters?’ a talk by St. Germain and the Ascended Masters channelled through Ashamarae McNamara, 12 June 2009,

  • You increase your sweetness, wisdom, money, laughter by giving it away. Hoarding it, keeping it to yourself, being ‘too humble,’ is uncomfortable; it gets stuck. Give it away and then it comes back.
  • If they gave you an odd look, reprogramme yourself in that moment and then they change and become more open later. It gives them hope.
  • A cranky, miserable person is someone who is screaming - begging - for love the only way they know how. They know no other way but than to attack you.
  • Your mission in this life – your sole mission in life – is to love, to express the embodiment of love that you are. Every experience is only there for you to express love. If you express it you will get it from within you. How simple is that? There is no complexity in life. I increase it (love) and all good comes to me. I want for nothing. Everything serves love. If I want money it is there. Everything is in service to love.
  • You have a magical wand in your hand. Wave it. Say, ‘Thank you,’ and more of the sustenance that supports you comes in. ‘I don’t have that’: wave your magic wand. When you condemn [and if you are complaining or being bitter about the past or looking at what you don’t have, etc] you rob yourself. It is like opening a tap and letting the water our down the drain. The simplest alchemical tool is to love others – silently. Love knows everything. All in Creation exists within love. Sacrifice your pride, your arrogance (‘I know it’) to love. To do that you must share it. What you share grows.
  • May you always seek the Light/Love/God in your heart first. May that be your guru (‘Gee, You Are You’). Turn within for everything. Don’t rely on a guru, etc., for example, an Ascended Master!’

“People whose souls have no acquaintance with melancholy are those whose souls have no presentiment of metamorphosis.” - Soren Kierkegaard.

“Self-importance is the motivating force for every attack of melancholy. Warriors are entitled to have profound states of sadness, but that sadness is there only to make them laugh.” - Carlos Castaneda (The Fire From Within, Simon & Schuster, New York, U.S., 1984).

The Antidote to Fear

The Messages from God
Through Yael and Doug Powell
At Circle of Light
31 October 2014

Beloved ones, I Am in you. Always we are one. I Am sending you messages from your heart that burst forth in splendor to show you who you are. These are picked up as echoes by the little mind and taken in like beacons in the night to lead you home to the truth. And your heart is ever bursting forth new expressions of this wondrous Love that a million, trillion holograms are born to create a living, swirling, dancing matrix of the wondrous whole of God. And in this joy you forever live a sweet expression of My consciousness and the wondrous gift of My heart.

Any false ideas of fear are created by the ego-mind and spring forth from the idea that Love is not enough. But beloved ones, I promise you that it is. You need only take a moment to find the truth of your heart, and you know this. You feel the truth that you are made of life. You are filled with Love. You are surrounded with the great abundance of God. That you might taste this truth, breathe this energy, become the intention of Love's glorious outreach and step forth in trust that I Am also beneath your feet ever and always here to support you, this is what is before you now.

Everywhere you look I Am here. Within and in what seems to be outside of you but is in fact a reflection of your beliefs. I Am here to show you that you can claim the endless good, the wondrous joy and the limitless abundance of this Love. And claim it, beloved ones, you shall. For that is the thrust of these times. I Am clearing the illusion, opening up the true vision of your heart, establishing your awareness of the real consciousness of light that you might walk in faith that Love is everything. And when it is lived you become this light and all illusions of darkness must fall away.

So if you are seeking answers to situations outside of you, remember if they are less than Love they are created of shadows. Let me light your heart that you might become the torch that burns so brightly all shadows disappear. That which seemed to be fearsome, to be made of darkness, turns out to be absolutely nothing. For Love, beloved ones, is always here and you are ready to be aware of it.

So come into this moment with Me and let Me light the fire of this Love that you remember who you are. This living conflagration of the endless and glorious powers of God. That each of you may burn so brightly that the limited ideas of less than God simply have to disappear. Even one of you that truly remembers can totally change the whole world because every heart is part of Mine, and every heart knows the truth.

You are ready to be lit by Love, to be so powerful in your experience of the truth, to be so alive in this communion with your heart that every step is suddenly clear, every moment beautiful. You are living in the time of the end of fear. When that which has been creating false evidence is returned to the truth of the living whole.

Your choice is to support this awakening heart. To give everything you are to the ending of fear. But there is no need, beloved ones, to confront it, to believe in what the mind presents as fearful. Instead please take your attention away from it. Your powerful focus that brings forth the creative power of your heart. Instead light other hearts from yours. Burn so brightly with this Love that sparks fly to catch other hearts that all may see that there is only Love and nothing else is real.

It may seem, when looking through the eyes of the dualistic ego-mind, that there is as yet a truly fear-filled world and that much of humankind is yet struggling simply to survive. But the truth of Love moves under the surface. It moves in the quantum energies and it is fully engaged. Sweeping through the hearts and consciousness of humanity ready to burst forth to create a new star to light the whole world so brightly that all shadows disappear forever and can never return.

Beloved ones, become this light. Come to Me and I will ignite you. Bring this light as quickly as you can to everyone that you can reach until this illumination is so bright and so powerful that the old ideas of a world of suffering, of duality effortlessly fade away and Love is fully acknowledged.

So anywhere in your lives where there is fear, light the light, burn as Love, lift your vibration into the glory of My presence until you fully connect with all that you are. It is far beyond remembering, deeper than visceral. It is the essence of your true nature. And it has never been gone. It has just been ignored.

It is your heart that will lead the way and make the truth effortlessly visible. That will allow the light you are to sweep the world effortlessly and to bring the whole of humankind on board until that which lives in your heart at last becomes reflected as your world.

The time is here and you are ready. If you find false evidence appearing before you, you already know it isn't real. And you know also that it is here to assist you to remember that you can take your stand for the truth - for the heart - and blaze so brightly that the illusions disappear in an instant. That you might take each next step in total trust and in confidence that you are supported by Love.

Only a thin veneer of the old world is still in existence. It truly has no substance and very little energy. It won't take much to bring forth this remembrance, to increase the light, until the shadows disappear.

So everywhere it seems you are being tested, anywhere old ideas still hold sway in your life, turn up the fires of Love. Become the explosion of creation itself and remember that we are one and that Love is the only truth.

(probably plagiarised like everything else attributed to Einstein lol)

I love you, I strengthen you in this. I Am the torch that lights you now until this world reflects one heart and every seeming representation of less than Love shifts into the light. All you see then is that which is living in joy: perpetual Spring-time. Trees bathed in colors that easily change back to green. Animals that live in respect of each other. And most of all the reflection of the wondrous heart of humankind as the most extraordinarily beautiful complexity of the ever-expanding Love we are, that you might live the promise for which you came - the return of this world to the truth of only Love.

You can feel the buildup of energy. You know that humankind is reaching a crescendo, that that which has been ignored or suppressed - the light - the life - the power - is on the brink of re-emergence. Give thanks, beloved ones, continuously, and leap into the fires of the heart. All of creation's energies are you - are yours.

Dial it up. Say yes to Love. Become this attunement to the truth of God. And when your heart is open then your vision is clear. Because rather than receiving echoes of the truth, the light is so bright, the Love so profound that the little mind - the ego - can no longer pretend to be anything other than Love as well.

For a little while fear may still seem to visit as old ideas of the ego's world still hold sway. But you, beloved ones, are connected to your heart. You are aware of what lives within you, of what you are and you are ready now to express it.

Once again, beloved ones, let me remind you to take your attention away from it. Do not look at the false evidence appearing real. Don't lend it your creative energy. Instead, shift to the heart with all the dedication that you already choose to live. Place your vision on the truth and live in our communion until the light you are erases the false evidence.

Everywhere you look, through every vehicle of perception, be it part of the egoic dream or the pure perception of the heart, all will be in accord, seeing the truth of Love. Rejoice in this oneness that is also so filled with rich diversity as the exploration of the possibilities of Love. Expand and every electron of life celebrates your resounding "yes". Your "yes" to Love, to life, to truth and to living the heart, being the center of the universe and living as this shining light forever.

Take each other's hands and light up the world. Light each other's hearts as well until the only thing that stands is truth and not illusion. And everywhere you look is the unity of God and the majestic endless exploration of all the aspects of this Love.

Beloved ones you are such a gift to Me. There is a meaning to Creation that lives in our communion. In it you are given the key to the awareness of living both/and. Both as the pure, indivisible, unending Love and the unique conscious expression of your aspect of My heart. It is a dance, it is celestial music, extraordinary in its nature and ever more increasingly blessed. And the world, beloved ones, is poised on the threshold of becoming its own expression of My heart. And this is extraordinary as well.

Let every breath, beloved ones, be gratitude breathing. And every moment be ready to explore just how you can light other hearts and show the glory of consciousness to this wondrous experience of life.

You have come to live in an amazing time. A time that is the end of time. Love is already awake beneath the surface. You need only reclaim the light that the truth of your hearts becomes visible and that it shines forth as the world.

I Am with you as I Am also in you. And you are forever in Me. We are one breath of unity breathing and we are the heartbeat of creativity exploring new ways of being Love.

Good love really is the only drug of divine choice

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Healing a Broken Heart

By Archangel Michael

Channelled through Natalie Glasson, 14 November 2014

I am Archangel Michael and I bring forth a soothing balm of light to gently and easily heal your heart and all the thoughts, emotions and feelings connected to your heart chakra. I have a role of bringing your heart chakra into the light and loving vibrations of the Angelic Kingdom to further more recognise the Creator within your loving heart energies.

The heart chakra is so expansive, its energy and abilities are beyond any imaginable thought. Your heart chakra at a physical level is the key to unlocking and experiencing the heart energy and consciousness of the Creator. Imagine existing in and as the heart chakra of the Creator, it has a capacity to love on such a large, limitless and extreme level. Nothing is too small or large, too important or unimportant to be engulfed in the loving heart of the Creator. When you connect into your own heart chakra you are connecting into the heart chakra of the Creator, you are drawing upon, channelling and experiencing the supreme love of the Creator; a love that is beyond any boundaries and limitations. The more you connect with your own heart chakra seeing, sensing and acknowledging it as a portal and limitless gateway to the Creator the more you will develop your capacity to love in all situations and experiences. Love is healing and truthful, when you enhance your capacity to love you allow yourself to become the consciousness and energy of the Creator in manifestation.

Certain situations and experiences are brought forth to you attracted by your soul to enhance your capacity to love. You could say that the gateway of your heart chakra is too small for the intense and supreme love of the Creator which needs to be expressed through you. It is also that in order to be and express the vibration of love upon the Earth certain illusions and old habits need to be broken, ended, erased and dissolved in order to allow love to bring through a new consciousness for your acceptance. A broken heart which describes the pain a heart chakra experiences can be activated from numerous circumstances such as small disappointments to great losses of all forms. While your actual physical experience and situation has reason, meaning and the ability to teach lessons, the main purpose is the growth, expansion and giving freedom to your ability to love. You have the ability to love beyond anything you could possibly imagine and yet sometimes you can become stuck in your capacity to share your self love with others and yourself. While humanity is beginning to grow spiritually without the process of pain being an activation many people are experiencing situations in their realities which cause the feeling of heart break. This is because the Era of Love is moving through you, clearing all unneeded energies and asking you to love and be love. The expansion of the heart chakra is the key to accepting and receiving the love of the Creator; if you practice expansion in your heart chakra then you may discover you experience less painful situations in your reality, your attachment to the painful situations cause your heart to feel like it is breaking. If you can have a continued focus of the ever growing expansion of your heart chakra you will always be releasing limitations to love with ease and effortlessly, thus in truth you will be experiencing more love in your reality. The Era of Love poses the question can love exist in every aspect of your being and reality, in all your relationships, creations and experiences and how much love can be experienced?  The answer is ‘Yes,’ now is the time to feel, sense, acknowledge and experience it.

While everyone awaited the Era of Love its purpose is to challenge your capacity to be love and to express the limitless love of the Creator.

‘Today I easily and effortlessly expand my capacity to be love, give love and accept love.’

‘I let my heart chakra expand easily and the love of the Creator to flow through me today.’

These are two affirmations which can assist you especially if said to yourself upon waking in the morning, setting the intention for your day. When you discover a challenging moment in your reality you may also wish to remind yourself of one of these affirmations.

You may discover that as a light worker even in painful situations in your reality, your heart chakra never really closes. Even when pain is experienced, emotions activated, you can still sense and acknowledge the love and openness of the heart chakra. This is due to all of your spiritual practices and a greater ability to forgive and share compassion. If you find that your heart chakra does close in painful situations this is due to your fear for your safety and a disbelief in the process and love as well as not feeling secure or trusting in the Creator. If this is the case then there is a need to build your confidence in your everyday life of your continued protection, safety and security. This can be achieved by building a deeper connection with my energies, Archangel Michael. I am a reflection of your own energies of safety, protection and security. When you call upon my energies asking me to protect you, love you and create a space of safety I will always be there for you and yet I am simply you, a reflection of the power within your being.

Any feelings of a broken heart, disappointment, loss, suffering, pain, rejection and so forth each have a purpose. No matter what the situation is the purpose is always the same. It is to bring you back to the centre of your love and to ask you to love yourself with greater expansion. It is to ask you to acknowledge the greatness of your love and how completely it can fulfil your being and reality. Every situation and experience upon the Earth has this one purpose, it may be disguised by explanations such as to make you stronger, to help you let go, to help you heal and yet the most truthful expansion is to focus you upon your own self love and your ability to explore and experience your self love in your daily reality. You can ask yourself questions such as, ‘In this situation how can I love myself more?’ How can I express my love to myself? ‘What does it feel like to be loved by me?’

Loneliness is the energy that you move to when you are unable to love yourself unconditionally, it is separation for the Creator and this is why it is so painful. Love is a unity with the Creator which all have the divine right to experience. Accept your divine right because it is only you who is stopping yourself from loving yourself unconditionally.

Unconditional self love equals acceptance and experience of the Creator.

The greatest tool whether you are experiencing sadness, pain or suffering, or not, is to focus on yourself being surrounded by deeply loving Angels and simply breath in and out with concentration on your heart chakra. Feel love following upon your breath. It is as if your heart becomes your lungs absorbing the breath and the love and exhaling. Such a simple exercise and yet so profound in its abilities to expand your heart chakra. Draw more love from your soul and the Creator into your heart chakra and reality as well as easily shift unneeded energies, illusions and fears from your heart chakra. Thus the health, continued wellbeing and development of your heart chakra are supported eternally through this simple experience. You will find that less challenging situations are experienced in your reality because of your greater core focus upon your heart chakra and capacity to love. Repeating an affirmation of your choosing with this process will enhance the experience. Affirmations such as,

‘I love myself,’
’I accept my love,’
‘I am supported and loved,’
‘Love fills my being and world,’
‘I am love,’
‘I am always loving to myself,’
‘Love is my truth,’
‘I am healed by my love,’
‘Love sustains and fulfils me.’

There is so much simplicity in loving yourself unconditionally and so simple practices have great influence and yet it is often difficult to accept simplicity because it doesn’t seem hard enough or as if it will not give a worthy reward. Love is simplicity and so simple exercises reap abundant rewards.

Holding you in my loving heart eternally,

Archangel Michael

Monday, 24 November 2014

Monstaville Book II. Chapter 42


[The rock monster chases Nesmith]
Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman): Fred’s no good Jason, you're just going to have to kill it.
Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen): Kill it? Well, I'm open to any suggestions.
Tommy Webber (Daryl Mitchell): Go for the eyes, like in episode 22!
Jason Nesmith: He doesn't have any eyes, Tommy!
Tommy Webber: Go for the mouth, then, the throat, his vulnerable spots!
Jason Nesmith: It's a rock! It doesn't have any vulnerable spots!
Guy Fleegman (Sam Rockwell): I know! You construct a weapon. Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?
[Dane gets annoyed and grabs the communicator from him].
Alexander Dane: Well, you’re just going to have to figure out what it wants - what is its motivation.
Jason Nesmith: It's a rock monster. It doesn't have motivation.
Sir Alexander Dane: See, that's your problem, Jason. You were never serious about the craft.
                - From a scene in Galaxy Quest (directed by Dean Parisot, 1999).

The root cause of a conflict: Bullies in a nutshell.

Someone behaves selfishly, unaware - or not caring - that they are having an injurious effect on others psychologically by imposing their noise or desires and invading others’ space or peace of mind, or taking resources on which they depend. They do not care about anyone but themselves. Sooner or later, there is a reaction, whether polite or aggressive. The selfish person will only respect the wishes of others if they feel that there is no choice, if the other is, or seems to be, more powerful and likely to win the conflict. Otherwise, he or she will carry on doing what they want and may even do it more just to prove their point. They may show that they can do whatever they like. ‘What are you going to do to stop me?’ they ask. Selfish people bully whoever they can so they can get their own way. They impose themselves on those who are in a weaker position then they are physically or materially. They have predatory instincts and behave like animals in the jungle, wild cats, which prey on weaker creatures they can bring down, kill and eat.

In England, there are always some people like this in our midst (‘they know who they are’- and they’re unlikely to be reading this book). We have such mixed blood. There are whole families, whole areas, like it. We avoid them if we can but trouble cannot always be avoided. There are even whole nations that are ruled by selfish and aggressive regimes and cultural groups and in which those who gravitate to such attitudes freely inflict them on society. But, there are also countries where people are more peace-loving than in Britain, who do not have to put up with dangerous individuals because benevolent qualities are promoted and rewarded. They are so few and far between that they are easily dealt with. India, for all its failings, is perhaps such a nation, for example.

How far a selfish person tries to push things determines the outcome. They are always testing and always projecting their selfishness on to others, pinning the blame on them. They push a bit more, and a bit more. Any reaction justifies a ‘retaliation’ and ‘provoked attack’ because the selfish person is in denial of their own aggression. They believe they are behaving well because they are good and everyone else is bad. They never see others as they really are. They either see others as obstacles or victims because they just want. They are undisciplined and want to get their own way without restraint or respect for anyone else. They are so wrapped up in themselves that they give you the grief you don’t need and they take the peace of mind, space and resources you do need.

"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." - Gandhi.

Usually, if you are able to stand up for yourself sufficiently and show that you will not be intimidated the bully will either back down and look for someone else to use and abuse or there might be a confrontation or continued aggravation as they attempt to prove to themselves that they have not lost and will get what they want. They may continue the pressure in order to test you to see if you are up to the challenge, perhaps in a different capacity. They look for your weaknesses and may, if they are persistent or want something from you badly enough, try attacking you from other angles. Sometimes, repeatedly showing your intention not to be intimidated is sufficient. There is then always that factor of uncertainty that makes a person wonder what you might be capable of, or what you intend to do about the situation. These people are fighting with the world, fighting with you and fighting, ultimately, with themselves. They do not think about the future or the consequences of their actions. You might spend the rest of your life working towards getting even. That means nothing to them. As clever as they might well be, they do not have much awareness. They are, by definition, narrow-minded, barbaric people.

If a bully sees that you have friends, especially friends who could support and defend you, they are likely to stop harassing you. This is an ideal measure to take against aggressors. They like to go round in groups and pick fights with people who have no way of winning. They thrive on the power of numbers. Often, though, they do not have that many friends because no one genuinely likes them (perhaps, like Pigsy, they just used or bought friends and have none left). They hang around with people who are similar to them.

Over time, the aggressor and their prey get to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The former is always fighting and competing, trying to demonstrate their power and impose their will on the latter. When you think you have succeeded and ‘all is quiet on the Western Front,’ you can guarantee that trouble will start up again unless you have overcome the aggressor once and for all with a demonstration of power that puts them off trying it on. The reason for this is that such people do not change - they are naturally selfish and always want to get their own way. In fact, change is what they most fear because there is so much that requires changing within themselves in order to find lasting contentment without depending on making others miserable. Since they do not see why they should restrain themselves and resent any restriction from outside, they proudly demonstrate their power and attack. They may harbour a grudge from an earlier time when you managed to get them to back down. They ‘think,’ ‘I want to do this and nothing is going to stop me.’ So, they do it whether you like it or not, and they may deliberately go over the top to see what your reaction is, again, to assure themselves of your weak defence or passive acceptance.

"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk." - Dalai Lama.

You do not want to allow yourself to be dragged down into the gutter but, equally, you may find it difficult to remain positive or they walk all over you and make your life a misery. Unless you can get away from them completely, having to move, for example, you must gradually become stronger and keep trying to deal with the situation. You can only do your best. If you have faith and a positive intention to master it or endeavour to master yourself and centre yourself in the power of your inner being - then you have succeeded in transforming negative energy into something positive and you have changed yourself. It is then more than an endurance test. It is an initiation from which, in the long-term, you will benefit. The situation, the circumstances themselves, are only temporary. It is the way you react, the way you think and behave, which determines what you will be in the future.

You might be limited in the ways you can afford to act but you are not limited at all in the ways you can grow and learn from the situation. As long as you are expressing your higher nature, whether partly or fully, what others do and where they are lacking is their lookout. They succeed only in securing power temporarily whereas you achieve permanent qualities of self-control, inner power, love, peace and joy that are not dependent on external circumstances. These qualities may or may not be disturbed by other people but they run deep enough for you to find at least partial refuge. When ‘it’s all over,’ you will emerge victorious from your ordeals and know deep and lasting peace and happiness.

“I believe our everyday experience confirms that a self-centred attitude towards problems can be destructive not only towards society, but to the individual as well. Selfishness does not solve problems for us, it multiplies them. Accepting responsibility and maintaining respect for others will leave all concerned at peace. This is the essence of Mahayana Buddhism.” - The Dalai Lama (“Mayahana is to bring nirvana back into the world as a Bodhisattva,” as Alan Watts noted).

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good.” - Henri Frederick Amiel.

“I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet, true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.” - The Dalai Lama.

“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” - The Dalai Lama.

Retrospective inserts.

What is the environment that produces sabotage? Excerpts from The Lazaris Material. Ending Self-sabotage. Tape 1 (audio cassette) by Lazaris (channelled through Jach Pursel, Concept: Synergy, CA., U.S., 1986,

Before I can end my self-sabotage, I need to identify that’s what I’m doing. And, in order to identify it, I need to know the characteristics. Now that I know the characteristics, when I’m in a mess, when I’m in a jam, one of the first questions I’m going to ask myself when I get up above water enough to breathe is, ‘Is this a traditional method of failure or is it sabotage? [By being] able to answer that question, I, all of a sudden, have at least the stick of wood to hang onto in my drowning situation. I’ve got some lifeline here where I can hold myself above water enough to figure out what to do next.

[There are seven conditions that create an environment that encourages self-sabotage, according to Lazaris: symbiotic guilt (for example, people are starving in Africa therefore I must eat all of my food and make myself sick), not knowing how you succeeded, secrets, shame, unforgivability, undeservability and flirting with your negative ego fantasy (for example, if you are intelligent you might fantasise about insanity instead)].

[Playing around with your negative ego fantasy to see how dangerously close to the edge you can get is a way to feel. We fear both anger and love, says Lazaris].

And the scariest thing on your planet is intimacy – because, indeed, your relationship with God/Goddess/All That is would be direct except for all this barrage of illusion you throw up in between…See, you’re used to adversity. You’re used to difficulties. You’ve learned to grow up with them. You go to school to learn how to handle them. Intimacy is the thing you want the most and the thing that scares you the most. Feeling scares you; feeling love. ‘Oh, I can feel romance. I can feel titillation. I can feel the juices flowing as hormonal responses to people.’ But love scares you…
                “…there are people out there who are terrified of feeling. But you must feel. See, you create this space. And you’re going to feel love or going to feel pain. You’re going to feel. And as you feel love you feel pain. As you refuse love you feel pain. And some people, in that way, will, they go so far as to be so, so messed up, that they literally will hurt themselves, literally cut themselves, literally create physical pain because at least it’s a feeling. Some people will therefore literally destroy their lives, walk right in, eyes wide open-because, even though it’s devastating, at least they’re feeling.
                And we would suggest here that flirting with your negative ego’s fantasy of self-destruction is a way, sadly, some people, the only way that they have, of feeling anything. They never feel good. They never feel excited. The only thing they feel is fear and fear is what turns them on. They’re, they’re masochists, seeking a sadist. And the negative ego fantasy is the flirtation and that induces self-sabotage.

“Every human being feels pleasure in doing good to another.” - Thomas Jefferson.

“Student asks, ‘I am very discouraged. What should I do?’ Master says, ‘Encourage others.” - Zen Proverb.

Real joy comes from seeing others happy. - Alma Gygi (Gifts That Reach Beyond The Sundown, UT., U.S., 1975).

“You are the creator of your own experience whether you know that you are or not. Your life experience is unfolding in precise response to the vibrations that radiate as a result of your thoughts – whether you know that it is or not.” – Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.206).

"The heart is the key, it is the doorway to your freedom. Service to others is your relief from suffering. In serving others, you serve self and in that, joy is born." - St. Germain (channelled through Ashamarae McNamara,

“You have been on a roller-coaster ride - long, slow, painful climbs to heights from which glimpses of a marvellous future could be briefly viewed, followed by a very rapid descent back into the grime of the illusory world. The end of this ride, however, is at the top, not at the bottom, and you are on the last stages of the final ascent.” - Saul (channelled through John Smallman, ‘Your high hopes and expectations are completely justified,’ 11 November 2012,

Announcer: We interrupt with a special announcement: An hour ago a dangerous creature broke out of the city zoo. When last seen, the monster was heading for the Greenbrier-Woodlawn area.
Morticia Frump Addams: That's us again.
Lurch: Shall I bolt the windows and doors?
Gomez Addams: Nonsense. It's probably another relative.
- The Addams Family (created by Charles Addams, ‘Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family,’ series 1, episode 20, 1965).

Question: Why do you tell jokes?
Osho: First, Religion is a complicated joke. If you don't laugh at all you have missed the point; if you only laugh you have missed the point again. It is a very complicated joke. And the whole of life is a great cosmic joke. It is not a serious phenomenon - take it seriously and you will go on missing it. It is understood only through laughter.
Have you not observed that man is the only animal who laughs? Aristotle says man is the rational animal. That may not be true - because ants are very rational and bees are very rational. In fact, compared to ants, man looks almost irrational. And a computer is very rational - compared to a computer, man is very irrational.
My definition of man is that man is the laughing animal. No computer laughs, no ant laughs, no bee laughs. If you come across a dog laughing you will be so scared! Or a buffalo suddenly laughs: you may have a heart attack. It is only man who can laugh, it is the highest peak of growth.
And it is through laughter that you will reach to God - because it is only through the highest that is in you that you can reach the ultimate. Laughter has to become the bridge. Laugh your way to God. I don't say pray your way to God, I say laugh your way to God. If you can laugh you will be able to love. If you can laugh you will be able to relax. Laughter relaxes like nothing else. So all jokes to me are prayers - that's why I tell them.

You are all spiritual beings, and nothing can change that

By Saul

Channelled through John Smallman, 23 November 2014

As all the channels are telling you, the “event” is incredibly close.  Keep holding your Light on high and intend in each moment to be only loving.  You can do it because you are doing it!  And that is why the event is almost upon you.  You, all of you, even those who appear to you as dark, are simply and powerfully bringing it on.  So congratulations are in order, and we are showering them down on you incessantly.  Just be willing to receive them because you truly have earned them.

Do not embrace the gloom and doom that so much of the mainstream media dishes out because that just drains your energy.  Focus on the vast quantity of loving occurrences that are happening daily all across the planet, the stuff the mainstream ignores because it is so boring, YAWN.  They want explosions, and crashes, kidnappings, and other disasters, the more the better, and when you focus your attention there you help to bring them about!

You also add energy to maintain the illusion, and you really do not want to do that, you are in physical form at present to dissolve it, not to support it.  Its time is past and you are on Earth to bring the insane game playing to a terminal conclusion because that is the collective will.  It has always been God’s Will, but He does not control, manipulate, or interfere, He allows.  And now that allowing is paying off, you have all decided to return to Oneness and the infinite joy that state provides.

All bad news is an essential part of the illusion, it is its life blood, and when you pay undue attention to it you are giving it a transfusion.  Over the last few decades, because of the increasing numbers of you who have turned to the Light, to your spiritual paths, and made a point of trying to be loving rather than judging, you have succeeded in bringing about enormous changes all across the world.  The older ones among you only need look back to their childhood to see clearly that tremendous changes for the good of humanity have been happening with increasing frequency since that time in their lives.  It is wonderful!  Be conscious of the wonders that are occurring on your planet because that raises your energy signature to a higher frequency allowing Love to flow you through you more freely, and therefore more abundantly, which is your spiritual task.

You were created with only one purpose, namely to live in constant joy in the company of your Father.  And you did that.  Then you had an idea . . . What if I separated from Him and went off on my own, that would surely give me enormous freedom.  And by imagining it you brought that insane dream of separation in your mind to life and split yourself off into myriad pieces.  And then you fell into a state of horrifying confusion, panicked, and started to play your games of winning and losing – against Yourself! – because of the intense guilt and fear that that unreal state engendered.  It was so terrifying that you decided to enter into a state of deep sleep where you could totally deny your true nature.  And so the unreal state of separation from God became increasingly real to you, and as it did so your fear intensified.

The way out of the fear and terror that nightmares cause is to awaken.  And that, dear ones, is what you are in the process of doing.  There are seductions and enticements that are attempting to draw you back into this nightmare, but the Light within each one of you is now burning far too brightly to be hidden any longer, it is waking you up.  And to awaken is what you have been yearning to do since the separation first occurred.  The intensity of that yearning has finally reached such a vividness, in fact such a fever pitch, that it can no longer be ignored or denied.  You will wake up.

Here in the spiritual realms we have been nudging you, prodding you, and poking you for a very long time, but the depth of your sleep kept you unaware, anesthetized.  Finally the anesthetic, the sleeping draught is wearing off, the sleeper stirs, and awakening will shortly occur.  The sight of you stirring gladdens our hearts, because we have not enjoyed watching you suffer the terrors of your nightmare.

So, as we keep on reminding you, hold your Light on high by being loving in every moment.  When you really focus on that intent it is very effective in helping you to change yourselves from egoic judgmental beings into spiritual beings finding your way Home.  Of course you are all spiritual beings, and nothing can change that, but many have been living egoically for so long that they have utterly forgotten what it means to be spiritual.  It means to be Love in action which is the only action that there is; any other actions are unreal.
As you remember to be loving, and demonstrate Love in action, your energy field changes to reflect and extend that Love to all with whom you connect in any way at all, and so by changing yourselves you are changing the world and dissolving all that is not in alignment with Love.  When you have completed this task that you undertook willingly and enthusiastically eons ago the illusion will be gone . . . Poof!  And you will then find yourselves very much awake, unimaginably awake and alert and filled with the joy that is your natural state, the state in which you were created and from which you have never departed.

With that fabulous prospect to entice you towards wakefulness why would you remain asleep a moment longer?  Children always wake very early on Christmas day, their birthdays, or on other days of celebration because they know that it is to be a most wonderful day, and they cannot wait for it to start.  So, as Jesus said to you seemingly so long ago, although in truth it was only a moment ago, “Unless you become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.”  So do it!  Become like little children, let go of the corruption of the “Ego Games” that have contaminated you and filled you with fear and guilt.  You only have to choose to let go and all that corruption, all that distraction, all that unreal emotional baggage will slip away and you will be left with only your “carry-ons.”  And, because you are moving to a place where all your needs are perfectly understood and provided for, you will shortly be able to release your hold on that irritating carry-on as well, which seems suddenly to have grown far to heavy to carry.  Let it go and awaken!

With so very much love, Saul.