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juliemartyn posted a new Topic in Personal/Spiritual Growth:

In the French motel that we stayed at last night there was the phrase written on the walls - stencilled in quite a large script as part of the decor, not grafitti - "la meilleure façon de réaliser ses rêves est de se réveiller" (the best way to realise our dreams is to wake up).  Quite surprising to find such a profound pronouncement in such mundane a context!

  • juliemartyn's picture
    3 weeks ago

    Just come across the connection that Gina Lake is Nirmala's wife! And a load of their books are available on Kindle Unlimited.


  • fredburks's picture
    3 weeks ago

    Very cool, Julie. Thanks and enjoy your travels in France!


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    4 days ago

    "Deep down in your heart know that all is well. Understand that the Universe is your friend and can never hurt you. It is the substratum of all existence which is love! When you develop a loving consciousness there can be no problems.

    Love takes care of everything. Love is the same as absolute awareness, pure intelligence, or the power of God. When you have enough love inside, there are truly no problems. Problems only arise when you believe you are separate and lacking love." ~ Robert Adams


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    3 days ago

    "There is evil cast around us, but it's love that wrote the play" -- David Wilcox in his beautiful song "Show the Way"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8BXP0cotIk


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    21 hours ago

    “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

    ― Albert Einstein


    When I first came across this 'quote' I thought it was an odd subject for Einstein to be concerned with - as far as anyone is aware he had no interest in bees whatsoever and the original source was a Canadian beekeepers’ journal in the 1940s. Apparently it's not true and Einstein didn't say it - but it sounds like it should be true ;-)


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nickmiller73 posted a new Topic in General Discussion:

I hope everyone here is doing well. 

 

I had been hearing about this book series about Anastasia called the Ringing Cedar Series.  I have read just over halfway through the first book and am very excited.  I was just wondering if anyone else has touched on this or tried any of the suggestions she has mentioned in the book.

 

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    6 days ago

    I've been searching for salvia divinorum sources. Few and far between. Won't ship to CO.

    :(

    Have a small bottle of ayahuasca sitting in fridge for about four years now...

    Goin St Francis on us? Talking to trees?

    ;)

    I haven't read, but I'm familiar with it.

    Good travels to you


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    6 days ago

    Just finished reading “The Game – nothing is as it seems” – although I have to admit I did skim read some of it (patience is an ongoing lesson!) Basically a very convoluted fairytale-like story which is claiming to put some of the ideas from the Ring Cedars series into context – but I’ve yet to get started on this, so that's somewhere down the road.


    Some of the key ideas I picked out:


    • Do you understand that Earth is a virtual reality?

    • As above, so below.

    • The program is designed to give you more experiences that confirm what you believe.

    • If you feel afraid or worried, you’re not in the moment – you’re either focused on the past or the future.

    • You’ll realise every moment has its own unique perfection, whether you like it at the time or not.

    • The binary code also responds to the feeling of yes or no, or you could think of it as love or fear.

    • When you worry ... you are actually causing the program to create more of what you don’t want.

    • You carry everything you will ever need to know within yourself.

    • You just have to learn how to wake up.

    • All you do in response to any problem is say to yourself “All is well”.

    • The more you believe in the existence of love, the more you see a loving world.

    • Sometimes you just have to rely on the kindness of strangers.

    • Reality is flexible ... that it moves according to your focus and beliefs.

    • You can have anything you can imagine if you can wish without worrying.

    • Even if there is unavoidable pain ... suffering isn’t necessary, it’s always a choice (I think this concept had a recent airing on your FB pages, Fred).

    • You don’t need to fix the Game. The program isn’t broken – it works exactly as it was intended to work.

    • Sometimes not knowing is part of the bigger plan ... it gets us where we need to go – trust the process.


    So this is what I’ve pulled out of the book, I suppose because it’s what resonates with me. I suspect it actually says more about me and my life view than it actually says about the book!


    BTW Fred, it was Nick who was talking about breaking free, so perhaps he might like to expand on this a bit?


    With much love


  • 6 days ago

    On breaking free, I wanted to escape from society. I take medication daily to keep me from becoming what society calls manic. I feel like it is a spiritual emergence of some sort that has been trapped inside of me waiting to be released.


    However, I've never found a safe way to release it as the previous six times have resulted in psych wards. I was hoping that Peru, nature, a good shaman, and the universe would guide me. After some major hiccups in my plan, I actually received a verbatim message from the universe during an ayahuasca ceremony.


    The stars opened up for me and I heard a voice say, "Nick. You need to be a business man right now." After that, I decided to come back to society for a while and make some money and regroup. I am currently doing that and researching the best way to safely fulfill my plan of breaking free.


    To try to make this long story shorter, breaking free for me would be a place/community surrounded by nature where I could get off my medication, experience the mania to its highest and see where it goes. I think there is a crazy amount of untapped potential inside of me and it kills me to waste it.


    I take medication to be normal, but I was never born to be normal.


    Peace and love,

    Nick


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    5 days ago

    Hi Nick, thanks for sharing and being so open about your aspirations. We all have to be able to function in this world in our own way and for many it means conforming (at least to some degree) to society's expectations of normality - but few of us want a boring life. Sounds like there's little danger of that with the challenges you've been having! Hope you find your community soon, but enjoy the journey in the meantime!

    Much love.


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    5 days ago

    Wow, Nick! Thank for sharing so beautifully and vulnerably. And how great that you got such a clear message from the universe on your ayahuasca journey. May your path guide you beautifully to that place of breaking free.


    And Julie, thank so much for sharing the gems you got from "The Game." I resonate strongly with everything you wrote. Therein lie the keys to mastery. Take care and enjoy!


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    21 hours ago

    The first book in the Ringing Cedars series is a relatively short read. Described by reviewers as Mills & Boon meets Carlos Castenada or The Bible meets Star Trek ;-)


    The ideas put forward by Anastasia largely resonated with me, living in total balance and harmony with nature, effortlessly relying on nature for a complete life support system - quite an appealing idea. I like the idea about growing food that’s ideally suited to our own DNA make up, about the importance of honouring the bees who even in our own societies are critical for our food production – Einstein said something about humanity only being able to survive 4 years without the activity of bees! (I’ve come across the quote 3 times in different places over the last few weeks!)


    Interesting idea of no ritual being made of mealtimes, grazing on what comes to hand as it’s required. Such a big contrast with the way things are in our society where food and drink have such immense cultural and social ramifications. And that’s without touching on the issue of all the pervasive psychological issues we have relating to food.


    The timing of the story in 1994/95 is only around 25 years ago, yet I had the sense of it being a lot further back in time whilst reading it. The author and narrator, Vladimir, is not an attractive character – abrasive, aggressive, impatient, critical, selfish – a stark contrast with Anastasia’s way of being, and possibly chosen for that reason, so that we’ll perhaps be able to see more clearly his development as things progress.


    Apparently some readers have felt an emotional connection to the book straight away and been inspired to all sorts of poetic writings – that’s not me – although I am interested enough to want to see how this develops!


    Just thought I’d get this posted while things were still fresh in my mind – looking forward to what Nick has to say! And also Fred and Chris, if this sparks off any ideas?


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juliemartyn posted a new Topic in General Discussion:

Hey Fred

I was just having a general look around the forums and can see there's a lot of history and stories in there.  I was amazed that there were hundreds of comments on the most commented post, going back 10 years or so - obviously a lot more activity at that time.

I was interested that there seemed to be a lot of posts 'removed at author's request' - what's that all about?

Nice to see that active members have recently expanded to the 4 of us ;-)

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    4 days ago

    It's nice to come onto the site and see someone else is there, logged in, in real time. My pleasures are simple haha ...


  • fredburks's picture
    2 days ago

    Regarding the question of what's up with "removed at author's request," this forum started in late 2007. It was private back then, meaning only members could see what was written. But there was so much good, useful, and fascinating info that we decided to make the forum public. We sent a message out to all members, so that any who did not want their information public could opt out. Those who did opt out had all of their information and posts removed and replaced with that message. As I recall there were less than 10 who opted out.


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    2 days ago

    For some great ideas on why we are so polarized right now, check out https://www.wanttoknow.info/g/donald-trump-polarizer


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    2 days ago

    And for the history of the course and this forum, see:


    http://www.gatheringspot.net/topic/transformation-community/story-creati...


    It was a very happening place the first year or so, but then some big controversies caused me and others to lose a lot of hope and interest. You can get an idea of what happened at the link below:


    http://www.gatheringspot.net/topic/general-discussion/feeling-sadness


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    2 days ago

    Hey Fred, thanks for taking the time to make comment on what appears to have been very challenging and uncomfortable times very close to the start of your dream of a loving and supportive community coming into being. Reading the expressions of love, gratitude and support at that time it's clear how much and how deeply you were appreciated in your efforts to do the best for all concerned irrespective of the discord in the background.


    For my part, I am so grateful that you and your team managed to weather the storm and move through this so that new and future members can continue to have the benefit of this community, and the opportunity to grow it into something approaching your dreams, reflecting the loving principles you're sharing with the world.


    Thank you again, Fred, for being there, walking your talk and providing a safe haven for like-minded souls to make a connection.


    With much love and gratitude.


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    1 day ago

    Thanks for your kind words, Julie. It was a challenging time and I was particularly sad to lose the warm, loving field we had created before all that. And thank you for helping to enliven this forum again. Much love to you and to all.


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    2 days ago

    Sounds like you've been on quite a journey with your health, Julie. I'm a vegetarian and eat almost 100% organic and thankfully blessed with robust healthy. I wish you all the best with you continuing journey.


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juliemartyn posted a new Topic in Healing/Health:

Reiki seems to have a good reputation and following but I would describe my experience at best as very subtle in the physical dimension. It's difficult to sing the praises of Reiki when I have no personal experiential evidence of it having any effect at all, either on myself or others.

As part of my early efforts to become 'more spiritual' I undertook Reiki 'trainings' and workshops, having 3 attunements up to master practitioner level over around 18 months.

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    1 month ago

    And the limitations placed upon whatever beings, having to use WORDS, especially if they've never been human.

    And our HTSI (human time space illusion) and having to respond within that framework.

    That's why I'm going to drop down and explore for myself. We've come a long way, baby!

    But thanks to all those who have come before and have yet to come. Good luck to y'all in the 3D scenario!

    ;)


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    1 month ago

    I found Seth Speaks to be one of the best books out there for explaining really big picture, meaning of life type stuff. I also read the Education of Oversoul Seven series and found it to be quite intriguing and well written. There is so much great material available to those who open to it. Enjoy!


  • juliemartyn's picture
    1 month ago

    Getting back to where we started, Fred, what's your experience of Reiki?


  • fredburks's picture
    1 month ago

    I absolutely love energy work in all its forms. I haven't studied Reiki and have only received a few Reiki sessions that weren't very notable for me. I tend to not be so interested in the codified forms of energy work like Reiki, yet I know it really works for a lot of people and fully support that. My own understanding of such things for both practitioners and those receiving is that the more you trust and believe in it, the more it works. I personally love to play with energy, but in a much more free from way. And how are your travels going?


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    1 month ago

    We've got a property in France so after the ferry and a day's driving we generally don't do much traveling. I loved the place right from the start although my husband's still ambivalent. It's been the friction point for a lot of life lessons.

    After a lot of frustrating searching the property literally fell in our laps - although we almost dismissed it as being well over our budget.

    Truly blessed - and Suzie (our furry friend) loves it too - we know she's settled when she starts squirming on her back on the grass in the morning dew!


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    1 month ago

    Sounds beautiful, Julie! Enjoy your time there.


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onesong posted a new Video in Inspirations/Transformational Stories:

The first thing I read this morning was that Leonard Cohen has left this world.  A master of music has taken his place in a more Angelic realm.  I consider him genius. His music became more poignant as he aged, his voice rough - his words often tender. So I ask a blessing on his way and offer you these. In memoriam, Dear Mr. Cohen.

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    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing those beautiful songs, Kristyne! And thank you Leonard Cohen for sharing your heart and soul with all of us!


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    2 years ago

    An interesting conversation with a lifelong friend about the songwriter and the man, a discussion about Hallelujah from the New York Times.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/opinion/my-friend-leonard-cohen-darkne...


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    2 years ago

    Thanks so much for the story on Hallelujah Kristyne, I had seen a discussion on it somewhere, and no one had the correct answer..... I just stumbled on this version,,,by pentatonix,,, https://youtu.be/fwMowPviUAQ ,,,,,and it has the lyrics


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    2 years ago

    just so, good sister, just so...


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    2 years ago

    Whatever force brought those kids together definitely had this in mind, they are just so tight. And there's only a few real bass vocalists out there,,Avi is one of them. I was downloading their videos and playing them for the kids in China,,,they were in awe, and begged for them every day. Of course they are the same kids that begged for Minecraft parodies too!

    If you didn't follow Kristyne's link on the other post, Cohen explained that the song was written as a sort of recognition, or acceptance, of a "less than perfect" world,, which I guess is like saying,,,"All is as it should be",,or,,"All is well",,,, kind of fitting for the Gspot


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    1 month ago

    Since I first came across Hallelujah many years ago I've been haunted by its beauty and appreciated the occasions when it popped up unbidden in my life. I was amazed and delighted when I found this song on Jai-Jagdeesh's 'Of Heaven and Earth' which I bought totally on a whim without having heard it, and which is now one of my favourite albums! Just a very small example of how God moves in mysterious ways ....


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Starmonkey posted a new Topic in Relationship/Interpersonal Dynamics:

Seems like a bomb went off during the time I was absent. What happened to everyone? Hope they're not "Once-ler"ing up in their lurkems, waiting for the end...

I'm more interested in the birth struggling to happen amidst the death of the old. And that old, it don't go quietly.

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    1 month ago

    Thanks for your wise thoughts, Chris. I also find it's much better to get clear on the work within before taking action out in the world. And like you, I still regularly go back and look at the WingMakers philosophy and am amazed at its continual clarity and profound depth. Enjoy!


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    1 month ago

    What you're saying here totally resonates with me, right down to the yoga and meditation - thanks for taking the time to share! I'm about 10% into Tantra Illuminated and so far I'm impressed with the clarity and precision of expression - plenty of time yet to get bogged down in the dense bits ;-)


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fredburks posted a new Topic in WingMakers Forum:
I just recently found a most detailed article on Damanhur's time travel program. In case you are interested, check it out at: https://damanhurinsideout.wordpress.com/the-other-face-of-da... Wild stories!!! I would find it very hard to believe all of this if I hadn't been to Damanhur myself and met people who personally told me stories. Enjoy!
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    2 months ago

    Very cool, Chris! How did you get in contact with him? I'm guessing from what you wrote that you believe he is fully legit. Thanks for sharing that.


  • Starmonkey's picture
    2 months ago

    :(

    Googled him through white pages in upstate NY. Looks like he had a stroke in September of last year and a heart attack on October 5th that sent him on. Just missed him!

    Wonder what happened to the bed and all his radio equipment...

    Alas, he will be missed. Not many fun pure scientists exploring the frontiers out there in a safe and humanitarian way. I don't really know that, but...

    Thanks for reminding me to think about and look him up again. We talked over an hour and it was finally a restroom break that broke off the conversation.

    I initially wrote him a letter with my contact information and he called and I called back...

    Good guy. Hope he's free and assisting us through our transition.


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    2 months ago

    Wow, Chris! Thanks for letting me/us know about that. And yes, may Preston help to guide us from the other side. Much love to you and all!


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    2 months ago

    I sometimes use the Synchronicity Oracle Falco created for augering...

    Looking at the art from the Temples and the selfica paintings, I notice a similarity in his script to that of the WingMakers.

    Did you pick up on that, Fred?

    Curiouser and curiouser!

    Did you experience any of the Selfica technology there? The chamber or little helmets or jewelry?

    I've always wanted to visit.

    Near Turin, right? Where "the shroud" was discovered...

    Ah, Italia. So many wonders and mysteries and KARMA. Glad Damanhur is there to balance out the Vatican.

    Somewhat.


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    2 months ago

    I didn't really notice the similarity between Falco's script and that of the WingMakers, though the interest in time travel, Falco coming from the year 2600 in the future, and more are similar. I did do what they call "the chair" there. It's not their time travel chair, which I don't think they show visitors, but another one completely encrusted in selfica where they subject you to strobe lights, wild music and more for an amazing seven-minute ride for about $60. I definitely felt something shift in me as a result of this ride, as did my girlfriend. Very cool! Damanhur is well worth a visit if you ever make it to that part of the world Enjoy!


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    2 months ago

    The Dutroux affair is a key to understanding how child sex trafficking rings are used to corrupt and control politicians around the world. For by far what I have seen is the best coverage of this incident, see the amazing, disturbing documentary "The Imperium" at https://www.wanttoknow.info/mk/child-trafficking-documentary. By shining a light into the shadows, we can make a big difference.


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    2 months ago

    I find it interesting (I site the Catholics, although they are all different, like everyone), how damn near EVERYBODY has been coerced into regular "transgression". The whole confession shtick seems to encourage people to "sin" and then just repeatedly ask for forgiveness...

    But they ain't got nothing on the mainstream media as far as contradictions go.

    The way it plays and preys on people's minds and emotions with distractions and confusion of a devious nature. Keeping everyone fixated and trapped in mostly lower emotions (fear, anger, sadness). If there's laughter, it's usually based on perpetuating stereotypes or repetitive animalistic laugh tracks...

    But I DIGRESS.

    So, yes, they get the politicians and celebrities, anyone with "power" or influence in their pocket so they can't rock the boat or disturb the paradigm. They underestimate us "little folk" breaking free.

    I'm unplugging from it more and more these days. Going within for balance and holding to the center.

    Aren't any answers "out there". And I'd like to see what's on the other side when this mess sorts itself out. Create a new and better world.

    Adios Washington! Adios Disney! Adios parasites of human greed and misery!

    ;)


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