An Old Soul's Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

by Truth Control on December 5th, 2013

How It All Began – Excerpts from Chapter 1

For eons, the vast entity had tried to contemplate its own nature and discover its limits, but without success. It had reached the end of its resourcefulness. A castaway on a desert island can talk to him or herself only for so long before imagining a companion, as Tom Hank's character in the movie Castaway created the "Wilson" character based on a volleyball.
So, the vast entity created quadzillions of companions within its infinite consciousness, and imagined them interacting with each other and with it, their Creator. But it wasn't enough. It wanted to explore its own nature using its creations as mirrors, but imaginary characters in its vast mind could not give it the external, objective point of view that mirrors do.
For further eons, the vast consciousness pondered the problem and realized that it needed to somehow liberate its imagined characters, to give them an identity within its mind that allowed them to act, without it first giving them the thought to do so.
To understand how it all began, Imagine that you are a scriptwriter for a daytime drama. All the characters exist in your mind. Day after day, you run plot ideas and have your characters play them out, but you know it's all just you. Without you thinking them into being and acting, nothing happens. You want your characters to somehow leap out of the TV set and become independent, autonomous beings who interact with each other and with you, all of their own volition and free will.
After further eons of deep thought, the vast entity found a way. It would create a dimension, an area within itself, and project its imagined characters there. Then it would give them free will and ask them to explore, create, experience their creations, and return to share what they had learned. The experiences they reported would become part of it, and it would know more about itself. It would grow in experience of itself because of their creativity. Further, because its creations had free will, it would have no way of anticipating what would happen. What a grand game!
With an enormous, liberating burst of creativity, it let its creations go and they dispersed into the vastness of the new dimension of the Creator's mind.
It waited for the return of its creations. And waited. And waited. But its creations did not return. It wondered how it had erred … and tried again. Again, nothing. After countless attempts over further eons, it realized what was missing. Nothing was holding together the energy of the creations and they "fell apart."
It experimented with different qualities in the energy from which it crafted its creations-curiosity, courage, resourcefulness. Still they did not return. It realized that a binding energy was necessary to ensure affiliation between the creations and with itself, so that they would cooperate with each other and return to it.
It imbued its next round of creations with an affiliation energy-love. This made the creations want to work and play together, to enjoy each others' creations, and then return to it and share what they had discovered. It was pleased. It had found the "glue" that would hold everything together. Cooperation instead of rugged individualism, a sense of purpose and belonging to a larger whole. And so its creations went out and explored the dimension within its mind, and returned to commune and share. And it was pleased. Of course, those creations are our souls at their highest levels-each a vast spiritual being in its own right.
After eons of forays on the part of its creations, it was growing in knowledge and understanding of its own nature. Then, its creations clamored for the ability to in turn create their own creations, so it imagined into being a new lower frequency dimension contained within the first. Into this, the creations thought into existence their own creations, and endowed these lower frequency versions of themselves also with free will, which is how it all began.

Life on the Soul Plane -- Excerpts from Chapter 2

A common human misperception is that the soul plane is a holding pattern for souls who are between Earth lives. Even some well-known mediums claim that some souls, on crossing over, are immediately boomeranged back into a body. This myth points to an Earth-centered myopia that says Earth lives are what it's all about. Nothing could be further from the truth; an Earth life is just a little safari, a break from life on the soul plane. If you were on the crew of Star Trek's Enterprise, busy with your shipboard duties, you may make occasional forays to a planet's surface to gather data or do research, but such forays are not your primary purpose. These brief missions are akin to a soul making periodic trips to Earth for the same purpose-gathering data and doing research.
We think of an Earth life as "normal," and life on the soul plane as "abnormal." WRONG! Life on the soul plane is normal; down here on Earth is an aberration, a horrible distortion of who we really are.
Eons ago, your "higher soul" fashioned you-the-soul plane level of your vaster being. A very simplistic model of the soul plane associated with our region of space is that it's a 6th-dimensional frequency band divided up into several sub-bands, say seven, and in that model, most souls inhabit levels three and four of the soul plane.
For eons (or what would be millions of Earth years if time existed there), we souls on the soul plane have worked, played, grown and explored the nature of creation. Where is this place? Right where you are now, interwoven with the Earth plane but vibrating at a higher frequency, so it is invisible to most of us. Its inhabitants can see and hear us but we cannot see them (usually), so a loved one who has crossed over may be reading this over your shoulder. (However, they are very discreet.) Also, the soul planes corresponding to other planets are interwoven with Earth's, too.
Do souls have to incarnate on Earth? Of course not. There are no rules on the soul plane. However, you could spend millions of years trying to imagine how you would behave if you did not know you were love … and still not get it. Or you could drop into a lifetime in Bosnia or a South African country in civil war and get a five-year crash course in hate, abuse, war, greed, fear and all the other loveless chaos on the planet. One five-year stint as a child in a war torn country will teach you more than millions of years of conjecture on the soul plane. And when you return Home after being brutally butchered into little pieces by a machete-wielding mob, you will look at love with new eyes. Yep, you can't beat the Earth plane for a quick study in limitation, which is why it was created, of course. All just the Creator learning more about itself.
Take grief, for example. How can you study the gut-wrenching ache of losing someone you love if it's impossible to lose anyone? On the soul plane, you just think of another soul and boom … you're right there with your buddy.
Now, Earth trips are not for faint-hearted souls because Earth life has a terrible reputation elsewhere in Creation for being the toughest thing any soul can take on. That's why only about ten percent of souls even have the courage to try. The other 90% stay warm and safe, living life on the soul plane.
Assuming you make 40 sojourns to the Earth plane, lasting an average of 50 years each, you will spend about 2,000 years in your various fleshy earth-suits. (For a hundred lifetimes, that's 5,000 years.) Now, as a soul, you are an eternal entity, but let's say you came into being a mere two million years ago-less than a blink in all eternity. That means your 2,000 Earth years are only 0.1 percent of your experience of life on the soul plane, so you spend 99.9 percent of your time on the soul plane doing "soul things." Now that puts the role of Earth lives into perspective.
The physical plane life you currently regard as so important is really just a flash in your overall soul's growth, and one of dozens, or even hundreds, of lifetimes just like it. Now someone hearing this might be tempted to say, "Well then, it doesn't really matter what I do in this lifetime, so I might as well take it easy, goof off, and the hell with everything." That attitude is precisely why reincarnation was written out of the Bible in the sixth century CE. The bishops found that telling people they had just one shot to prepare for God's Judgment Day got their attention and motivated them to attend church (more on this in Chapter 3). Meanwhile, the other two thirds of Earth's population continues to believe in reincarnation, however screwed up they make it. Hinduism allows for cross-species incarnation, which means, "shape up or return as a bug," and in India, it is tied into the caste system as a means of controlling the population, as in: "shape up or come back as an untouchable." Neither approach exudes unconditional love.

Final Word
As you work and play in this hologram we call reality, it's vital to remember the three Ws:
1. Who you really are. A vast spiritual being squeezing into a tiny bio-suit.
2. What the game is really about. The Creator learning everything about itself and growing in the process.
3. Why you're really here. As a Creator probe who begins its existence in the highest dimensions and projects down through them to explore on behalf of the Creator. For most, this involves learning, but a few million of us are here as a "transition team" to usher in a dramatic upsurge in the consciousness of humanity.

Because you're reading this book, you are probably part of that transition team, so if you're not yet awake to that, "Wake up … the time is now. And remember your three Ws."

The God Myth -- Excerpts from Chapter 3: The Great Identity Theft

Over the last two millennia, a great robbery has been underway in western civilizations-identity theft-and you have been the victim. Your true identity has been systematically stolen so that the thieves can control you, thereby enjoying great prestige and a healthy income at your expense. And they left two decoys in place of your true identity-the myths of God and Jesus. What a brilliant and masterful ploy-hide the real truths and leave decoys in their place!

The God Myth

The God myth tells us that there is a separate God up there or out there who: (1) created what we see around us, (2) demands certain things from us, (3) watches and judges us in our daily lives and, (4) at some far distant point in time, will give us a cosmic thumbs up or down depending on whether we give God what He wants. Then it's an eternity of either stoking the fires of Hell or enjoying glorious salvation in Heaven. How did this myth come about? It did not originate in the Bible but was already an ancient misunderstanding in Middle Eastern oral tradition long before the books making up the Old Testament were even contemplated. We need to go back much further in time.
What caused the dramatic evolutionary discontinuities 35,000 and 5,000 years ago that baffle archeologists?
The answer lies in the interpretation by Zecharia Sitchin and others of a story recorded on clay tablets found in many ancient cultures, such as Sumer, Akkadia and Mesopotamia. Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series tells of a species of extraterrestrial called, in ancient Akkadian, Anunnaki (An-nun-na-ki, or "the fifty who went to heaven"), about 450,000 years ago, came to Earth and chose the land of Sumer as their base because of the abundant water, oil, and temperate climate (an Ice Age was just ending). Based in Eridu, their purpose was to mine gold, which they needed to diffuse into the thinning atmosphere of their own planet to protect against radiation and retain their planet's heat.
Ancient Sumerian clay tablets, written much later, record that their home planet, NIB.IRU (now Nibiru), makes a large elliptical orbit round our Sun, coming in close for 200 years every 3,670 years, a period they call a "shar." (Measuring time in such units means that their lifespan is several thousand Earth years.)
Sitchin identifies three main steps in civilization: 11000, 7400 and 3800 BCE, which coincide with Nibiru's entry into our solar system. These steps took mankind from nomadic hunter-gatherers to highly sophisticated cultures, with courts, libraries and universities. And these ancient cultures attribute all this to a pantheon of gods that formed an extended family, headed by a dynastic leader named Anu. The Sumerians called them Nefilim ("gods who from heaven came to Earth") and Elohim ("shining ones"), terms that would one day make it into the Old Testament.
The Sumerian legend says that the ET contingent was led by scientist EN.KI, who was later backed up by a military commander called EN.LIL (both sons of Anu, the Nibiruan ruler). A team of workers came to Earth and set up a lab to extract gold from the Persian Gulf waters. However, the yield was too low, so they resorted to mining in what is now South Africa. On the next pass of Niburu, 300 miners were assigned to work round the clock. Mining was hard, tedious work even with their advanced technology and, after 40 Nibiru orbits (or 144,000 years), the Anunnaki workers rebelled, taking En-lil hostage. Anu arrived to resolve the situation, and En-ki suggested engineering some "primitive workers," which he and their chief medical officer set out to create. They used male Anunnaki DNA to fertilize the eggs of female terrestrial primates, much like rhesus monkeys, and placed the fertilized embryos in Anunnaki females ("birth goddesses") for gestation. After much experimentation, he created primitive workers, known as the "black-headed people." They were intelligent enough to toil in the mines but not so intelligent that they presented discipline problems. Some of the workers were also sent back to the ET headquarters in Mesopotamia. Spanning countless millennia, the tablets paint a bleak picture of the lives of these slave animals. These beings had hive souls, group memories, and no mental bodies.
In the beginning, the hybrids were sterile (as with the mule, a cross between a donkey and a horse), and the Anunnaki females mutinied, tired of being pregnant all the time, so En-Ki managed to produce fertile hybrids that quickly proliferated. Of course, some escaped and bands of them began roaming the planet. Between 200,000 BCE and 100,000 BCE, the planet underwent an Ice Age, which killed many off.
En-ki kept experimenting and, 35,000 years ago, came up with a more intelligent worker-our direct ancestors, Cro-Magnon man. The tablets tell of how he enhanced the human body to give it dramatically greater mental powers. Meanwhile, we on the soul plane worked to improve the human body's "soul-carrying" ability, which allowed us as souls to incarnate into those physical bodies. (As we will see later, how a soul attaches to a fetus in the womb in preparation for a new incarnation is extremely complex. It involves consciousness integrating with the brain and hence the rest of the body, and also hooking up to the system of chakras and meridians that the body creates. Few species have nervous systems that are complex enough to support fully interactive incarnation, which simply means "in flesh.")
Souls would attach to these bodies prior to birth and remained attached until the body ceased to be habitable due to illness, accident or just old age. After a period of reflection and evaluation on the soul plane, we souls would attach to new bodies, i.e., reincarnation. Despite the harsh conditions on Earth, we souls loved doing this, due to the intensity of sensory physical experience, and we became fascinated with how well we could interact with these new bodies.
More powerful minds allowed for language, which helped us cooperate with each other in the mining and other work. At some point, the Neanderthals were either killed off or allowed to die off, and that evolutionary branch was closed. The Anunnaki also built into the human DNA an aging mechanism called "replicative failure" to ensure progressive degradation of the human body's cells. To us, this made them practically immortal.
Eventually, the ancient legends tell us, the population of humans became so numerous and troublesome that En-Lil began to regret making them so advanced. At the end of the last Ice Age, during the Nibiru visit in 10800 BCE, he noticed that the proximity of the huge planet to Earth would cause the Antarctic ice-shelf to break off, crash into the ocean and create a huge planet-wide tsunami. Seeing a way to purge the Earth of its pesky humans, he intended to allow it.
En-Ki, on the other hand, was more sympathetic to his genetic creations and spilled the beans, which allowed several of his humans to escape to high ground in boats, carrying the DNA of each animal species with them (the Noah legend). When the ice-shelf did break off, the resulting tsunami funneled up the Persian Gulf, wiping out much of the life in the Middle East. This gave birth to the legends of the flood that are found in every ancient body of knowledge on the planet. The ETs, of course, watched the disaster from the safety of their spacecraft.
According to some sources, En-Ki had two sons, Ra and Thoth. Ra, the elder was put in charge of Khem, as Egypt was known back then, and was worshipped by the Egyptian humans as the Sun God. Being the more intellectual brother, Thoth, was a scientist, scribe and architect, and among other things, designed and built the Giza pyramids about 10,800 BCE to reflect their ancient home constellation of Orion. (The three pyramids are in the same positions relative to each other as the three stars in the belt of Orion.) Their main purposes, however, were to balance the Earth's orbit and generate energy. However, we have no idea how they performed these functions. Thoth also built the Sphinx to celebrate the planet's entrance into the Age of Leo, hence the lion's head on a human body. This entrance also occurred in the year 10,800 BCE, and the statue shows clear water damage, so this area was not always arid desert.
Even though hundreds of Anunnaki stayed on Earth, the Nibiru flybys were significant times due to the state visits by Anu, and the consequent planning meetings. Between the 10800 and 7200 BCE visits, the new humans made great strides in organizing into hunter-gatherer bands, and formed early matriarchal societies that worshipped the Goddess principle and Mother Nature. They devised rituals to appease her and express gratitude for her gifts, especially the birth of new life. These gentle hunter-gathers lived in deep communion with Nature, preferring to settle in one place and worship their female deities.
When Nibiru returned in 7200 BCE, Anu realized that they had made a huge mistake by underestimating the power of the human mind - spirit - body triad, and decided that this new species had to be subjugated. So they used the power of our minds against us. The God Myth had already been started, and humans already perceived the Anunnaki as gods, calling them two names: 1) Elohim, meaning "shining ones who descend from the sky," and 2) Yahweh, meaning "Lord of Earth." Anu reinforced the worship around himself, and told the human population that the Anunnaki were the Creators, and must be worshipped as gods. Given their great technology (space craft that seemed like the biblical "chariots in the sky," launchings that produced "pillars of fire," etc.) and extremely long lifespan, humans readily began to worship these ETs as gods.
Life on Nibiru was intensely political, and marriages and alliances were made to establish and maintain power. For thousands of years, infighting among the members of the royal family and Nefilim involved vicious exchanges of nuclear bombs, particle beam weapons, etc. Hence the biblical accounts of God smiting whole populations that annoyed him-all just the power struggles of competing gods.
The tablets continue to tell the story that, because of the shortage of eligible Anunnaki females, young Anunnaki men began to interbreed with human females ("the sons of the gods looked on the daughters of man and found them fair"), producing hybrids with great powers, such as telepathy. To administer the colonies during Nibiru's absence, these Anunnaki/human hybrids were appointed leaders or rulers, such as kings and pharaohs. Using these humans as go-between priests allowed the gods to rule their human subjects remotely, which further distanced them from humans, thereby increasing the mystique that surrounded them.
Back in the ancient Middle East, over countless generations, a band called Hebrews left Egypt and wandered about on the Sinai Peninnsula. Near Mt. Sinai, they encountered an ET who made a deal with them. He promised them land of their own in exchange for their loyalty and obedience. Called YHVH, he gave Moses, their leader, a set of rules to live by. Eventually, the Anunnaki left the planet, but the Hebrew's oral history carried the legends of their YHVH god-man, which became the God Myth. This would later become the Old Testament's one-god called Yahweh, based on Anu, the Anunnaki king. This explains why the OT is full of stories about a vengeful being called YHVH who caused disasters, destroyed cities, and committed genocide. Even atomic weapons were used, as in the incident at Sodom and Gomorrah. The cruelty was really perpetrated by the Anunnaki overlords to discipline the slaves under their charge. Of course, the Anunnaki had maintained strict secrecy about the true Creator of All That Is, and about the soul being our real identity, which is why the master-slave God myth mentality still pervades the Western concept of a male God who gets angry when we unruly subjects don't obey his rules.

The Jesus Conspiracy -- Excerpts from Chapter 4

Over the last two millennia, a great robbery has been underway in western civilizations-identity theft-and you have been the victim. Your true identity has been systematically stolen so that the thieves can control you, thereby enjoying great prestige and a healthy income at your expense. And they left two decoys in place of your true identity-the myths of God and Jesus. What a brilliant and masterful ploy-hide the real truths and leave decoys in their place!
About 2,000 years ago, Galilee was home to many competing Hebrew factions such as the Essenes, Saducees, Pharisees and Samaritans, all practicing their own brand of Judaism. Every sect of the day knew that they were in transit from the war-torn Age of Aries and brutal Roman Conquest to a hopefully more peaceful Age of Pisces. They also knew that a 400-year-old prophecy foretold that a messiah would be born who would lead the Hebrews out of oppression. Of course, each sect hoped that the messiah would be one of their members, because all members of the sect would then benefit from the kudos. As part of their bid to regain spiritual leadership, the members of one sect took matters into their own hands and decided to come up with their own messiah story. And they set it 100 years in the past so no one could contradict it.
The Library of Alexandria gave the sect's scholars access to every ancient spiritual manuscript in existence that documented the great mythological characters in human history. Many of these myths have almost identical elements: virgin birth, precocious boyhood, conflict with elders, beginning a ministry about age 30, martyrdom for the sake of followers, and resurrection after three days. In an intellectual feeding frenzy in the library, the scholars wove together their own story from bits and pieces of all the others. They were determined that their messiah cult would push all others aside by having their account accepted as historical fact, whereas the source legends admitted to being only mythological. This sleight-of-hand was the beginning of the Jesus Conspiracy.
They loosely based their messiah character on the life of a Gnostic teacher named Jeshua ben Joseph (a real character who, they claimed, had lived about 100 years earlier and, according to some sources, evaded persecution by the Sanhedrin (the Hebraic governing body, also charged by Rome with keeping the Jews in order) by fleeing to Gaul (now France) with his wife, Mary Magdalene, and their daughter.
They also credited their messiah with the teachings of Apollonius of Tyana, a well-traveled and knowledgeable scholar. To give their messiah supernatural powers, they plagiarized the Persian sun cult of Mithra and the ancient legends of Horus and Osiris, myths that were already centuries or millennia older and based on the characters of the Anunnaki royal family. So, long after the deaths of Jeshua and Apollonius, a great legend emerged telling a remarkable story of miracles and wise teachings. And because their story was set almost a century earlier, it could not be contested by eye witnesses.
The messiah story slowly caught on but caused a tremendous ruckus among the Jews in Judea. The common people wanted to believe that a messiah would free them from Roman occupation but the Sanhedrin was unwilling to displease Rome by embracing the new cult.
Over the next 50 years, the Jesus Conspiracy grew as the scribes wrote down the oral stories and wove countless accounts, or "gospels," about the life of their messiah, with the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, written between 170 - 180 CE. Therefore, none of them could be eye-witness accounts.
Again, borrowing from countless ancient salvation cults, their story included the notion that their savior had already been crucified to erase mankind's sins. (Note that, wisely, they did not predict a future coming, but claimed that he had already been and gone. Oddly, no accounts of the central character appear in Roman records even though they were meticulous record-keepers.)
When the creators of the story released it to the people, most of the uneducated folk of Judea could not fathom the more esoteric teachings attributed to Jeshua, so the proponents of the messiah cult simplified the issue by telling them, "Jeshua died so that your sins would be forgiven. All you need to do is accept him as the messiah." This made their cult more palatable than all the other competing cults, but a few zealous preachers, desperate for numbers, crossed the line and promised "God's Wrath" on those who did not accept this messiah-a fire-and-brimstone mentality that is still seen today.
As a marketing ploy, this worked and membership of many spin-off cults grew steadily between 200 - 300 CE. There was only one problem-whether or not to open the cults to non-Jews. Would gentiles accept a Jew as their messiah, too? And would the Sanhedrin allow into the temples gentiles who were not circumcised or who continued to eat non-kosher foods? The governing body firmly opposed the cults going outside Judaism and admitting gentiles, but when citizens of Rome joined the cults, the rabbis were powerless to prevent them, so it happened anyway.
The savior angle of the cults grew over the next 100 years, and turned out to be a master stroke because the then Roman emperor, Constantine, had littered his road to power with the bodies of murdered relatives, and none of the other cults wanted anything to do with him. But here was a cult that would forgive him his sins with one quick-and-easy (but not cheap) absolution if he simply accepted Jeshua as the savior who had died to expunge man's sin. So, in 312 CE, he adopted the Jeshua story and promptly placed the Roman Empire behind it.
Constantine looked to this Jesus Conspiracy story to unify his Empire, but all the different Jeshua cults were at war with each other, so he sought to unify them. In 325 CE, he convened the Council of Nicea, a group of leaders of the principal Jeshua cults of the day. He ordered them to rewrite the Jeshua stories into one teaching that unified (and hence silenced) the teachings of all the rival cults. The council was told to ignore any views that conflicted with Constantine's political agenda. This left out many fine manuscripts, some of which today make up the Apocrypha. Other writings not selected, such as the Gospel of Enoch, were sealed away in the Vatican so people would not know of any dissenting information that contradicted the new compilation of stories that would one day be called The Bible.
Constantine was happy with the way the Council assembled an "all in one" universal (or catholic) doctrine around the Jeshua character, now being called Jesus. For example, in order to appease Judaism, they gave Jesus the honorary title of Christos, meaning "anointed one," hence the name Jesus Christ. The church then renamed itself the Roman Catholic Church and the religion became known as Roman Catholicism. Rome approved of the "obey Rome and pay your taxes" mandate and the one-God concept inherited from the ancient hibiri Yahweh cult, because it gave them two "big sticks" for controlling the peoples of the countries occupied by the Roman Empire. (Keeping armies stationed across the huge empire was costing a fortune, so Rome seized on any way to control his unruly subjects.)
Joining the new Roman Catholic Church was a matter of personal choice until 391 CE, when emperor Theodosius proclaimed that all citizens of the far-flung Roman Empire must become Christians, or be guilty of the crime of heresy. Further, he knew the weakness of Christian dogma-that it had been fabricated-and ordered the destruction of all the bodies of knowledge on which the gospels had been based. Tragically this included the fabulous collection of writings in the Library of Alexandria, whose loss set back the evolution of human understanding by millennia.
As the new Christianity drew further away from its Jewish roots, the Jesus Conspiracy further distanced itself by rewriting the Gospels to blame the Jews for murdering its central figure, a plague that would haunt Judaism throughout history, and lead to horrors such as the WWII holocaust. It would even resurface in 2004, with the release of Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion.
So not only did the early Christian Church fabricate its dogma as a recruiting campaign, it also compounded the atrocity by destroying all evidence that could prove what they did. Gloating over the orgy of destruction, the fifth-century Archbishop Chrystostom said, "Every trace of the old philosophy and literature of the ancient world has vanished from the face of the Earth." So the Jesus Conspiracy was almost complete
By sacking and burning all non-Christian schools and temples, the Roman Catholic Church made itself the only repository of books and historical records, which it then freely edited. The Church also built over any religious site to do with "pagan" worship, thus denying it to worshippers and further obliterating history. Holy days in older religions were also "covered over" with Christian religious observances, to become holidays (holy days).
In 550 CE, Emperor Justinian went even further by declaring the death penalty for anyone who questioned Roman Catholic doctrine. Just three years later, he convened the Second Synod to remove the many references to reincarnation littered throughout the Bible. He did this to appease his new wife, an ex-prostitute, who was worried about future lives in which she would have to atone for her promiscuity. Reincarnation was a constant reminder of her ultimate comeuppance.
The Church willingly dropped reincarnation from its doctrine because it was proving bad for business. The bishops reasoned that because the people knew they had plenty of lifetimes to "get it right," they were too laid back about sins and sinning. But, if they were told that their soul came into being at birth and had only one shot to impress God enough to get into heaven and enjoy everlasting salvation, they'd really pay attention … and tithes. The faithful would be desperate to erase their sins by paying money to the Church, and the business of selling indulgences would go through the roof. Thus, to even mention the pre-existence of the soul before birth was declared anathema, a state that usually required death by fire to purify one's soul and rectify one's erroneous thinking.
Wherever it could, the Roman Catholic Church reinforced the Jesus Conspiracy by meeting any resistance with fire and the sword, or even worse atrocities, often involving deviant sexual torture of women who were perceived as temptresses of men and the cause of all ungodly behavior. In this way, the celibate priests could indulge their perverted sexual fantasies with any poor woman unfortunate enough to be accused of witchcraft. Evidence-gathering involved shaving the suspected witch's pubic area, and close examination for evidence of consorting with demons.
Interestingly, Jeshua never had a problem with carnal pleasures and enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Mary Magdalene. The cult that sprang up around his name initially allowed its priests to marry, but insisted on celibacy for unmarried priests because of numerous scandals involving married female followers that threatened to bring the cult down.
So does the Jesus Conspiracy mean that Jesus never existed? It's not a simple yes/no answer. On the physical plane, the character was largely fictitious, being a composite of Jeshua and Apollonius, both of whom did exist, plus countless mythological characters. However, on the astral plane, the answer is "sort of," and the astral and physical planes were almost interwoven back then. According to the Seth entity, as channeled by Jane Roberts, the Ascended Master hierarchy decided that the fictional Jesus character was a good vehicle for spreading compassion and wisdom, so they threw their weight behind it. Led by one of their number (Sananda), they induced mass dreams about Jesus in the population, which resulted in dreams and reality being interwoven. (Dreams were far more influential in those days and colored waking life, so the mass dream drove the myth of Jesus into the realms of historical fact and strengthened the religion's power base.)
Does this erode the validity of Jesus' words? Not in the least. Great truths are always great truths, whether spoken by a flesh-and-blood teacher such as Jeshua, the Buddha, Lao-Tzu, or even a Shakespearean character. The words ascribed to Jesus still stand as unparalleled wisdom to live by … if only Christians would. As with the God concept, the Jesus myth was created for the benefit of younger souls who need support over and above advanced knowledge about soul. The concept of a savior to forgive their sins serves their needs well.
Today, those on the soul plane report meeting Jesus, actually a projection by Sananda, and an incredibly wise and loving ascended master, but no one over there expects Jesus to "save them" because over there, no one believes they need saving.
Over the two millennia of political wrangling, much of the real message of teachers such as Jeshua and Apollonius-God is within you, and love your neighbor as yourself-was lost. Deifying the messenger as the "Savior of Mankind" further obscured the message, but enough remains for us to get the point.
Supporters of the Jesus story look to the Bible for their proof, but that is self-serving and circular because the New Testament was compiled for marketing and promotion, so we must look to contemporary accounts for validation. And since the Romans were prolific record-keepers, we should find plenty. However, not a single reference to the Jesus story exists outside the Bible. Not one, except for a brief passage in the works of Josephus, a Jewish historian, and even that is a clear forgery, added centuries later.
If the doctrine of Christianity is fiction, written to elevate the status of one Hebrew sect , and then rewritten to control the unruly citizens of Judea, then Rome, and if the lead character of Jesus has no more historical credibility than a TV soap opera star, where does that leave us? Seeing through the Jesus Conspiracy leaves us FREE! Free of rigid church dogma. Free of rules about the way you should be and act. Free to follow your own spirituality, guided by your heart and inner teachers. And free of a submit-or-perish-in-eternal-damnation God based on ancient ET slave-masters.
Does this mean throwing out the New Testament? Of course not, because its creators and the Council of Nicea called on all the world's great traditions and wove a rich tapestry of wisdom to live by. As for worshipping the character of Jesus, that is a valid step in a soul's growth early in its cycle of lifetimes when it needs a simplistic set of rules to live by. However, one is less likely to find Old Souls in church on Sunday morning.

Earth Life Preparation -- Excerpts from Chapter 5

Suppose, as a soul busy with your soul plane research on emotional states, you've taken theory to its limit and need to test something out. You-the-soul have realized that you need an Earth life.
With the help of your spirit guides and soul plane colleagues, you identify your goals, such as to study the balance between arrogance and humility, or how to create a concert symphony. Then the two big things you will need are:

The situation that will best support you in achieving your goals, which includes choosing the most appropriate physical body. Remember, that body will be conceived and born, regardless of which soul chooses it. The soul for whom that body will best serve gets to "appropriate" it. (If you hadn't chosen your current body, some other soul would now be living there instead of you.)
The personality structures that will allow you-the-soul to operate in that situation and hopefully achieve your goals. (Accepting that you created your personality allows you to change it. You created it so you can recreate a new one at any time.)

What's all this talk about goals? Are we not just born and left to figure out what life is about? Absolutely not. Your reasons for incarnating are carefully planned during earth life preparation, although ego-personality is kept in the dark until it returns the soul plane for debriefing … unless you can figure it out while still here. And that puts you in the driver's seat.
When a soul decides to incarnate, it begins a planning process that involves countless spirit guides and counselors, and the souls of everyone who will be involved in the Earth life, such as parents, siblings, mates, children and significant co-workers. You also use a time-travel "technology" that cannot be described in our language to preview how the life you're planning will turn out.
Each time a soul incarnates, it transmits a characteristic vibration, a fragment of its energy, plus the template for the personality it has designed, across the veil-the boundary between the soul and physical planes-and "attaches" to the fetus that will be its focal point for that incarnation. As we will see, when the incarnation is over, that soul vibration or fragment, along with the levels of mind and the etheric body (your higher frequency double that looks to other souls just like your physical body), all return to the soul plane to continue development, growth and learning. After a few thousand years, possibly several hundred of these fragments (all part of the same soul) exist, work and play on the soul plane and are aware of each other as "soul siblings" in the same soul family.
When the soul plans a new incarnation during earth life preparation, these soul siblings all have their say in the goals and challenges that the incarnation will take on, because they know the gaps in their soul's collective experience and understanding that must be closed. For example, suppose the soul siblings have shown a tendency towards arrogance while incarnate. The soul may plan a few lifetimes that explore humility, which would move the aggregate soul energy more into balance. If on its return to the soul plane, the soul fragment successfully led a lifetime of humility, that helps the other siblings, who can tap into that energy and moderate their arrogant streak. Therefore, each returning soul fragment helps and supports all the other fragments, past and future, in its soul family by pooling what it has learned and achieved.
This also means that while you are incarnate here on Earth, the knowledge and achievements of all the other fragments of your soul are available to you, but you must ask. Even as a soul fragment yourself, you are a sovereign entity and no other part of your soul can force anything on you, not even wisdom and understanding. However, what a resource once you know about it!
All the people who will be in your new life are "supporting actors" drawn from your soul's soul group, a band of maybe a thousand or so other souls who hang together for eternity. After 40 or 50 lifetimes, you all know each other very well and count on them to incarnate with you and put on a good performance. Of course, you have your smaller group favorites, or family, and turn to them for the intense interactions, such as becoming your mate or even murdering you if your soul needs that experience.
First, however, you define your intent for the upcoming lifetime. What facet of the Creator's experience do you wish to explore in your own way? Creativity, humility, courage, humor, nurturing, being nurtured? Or a talent such as music, art or mathematics.
Once you've pinned that down, you-the-soul chooses the circumstances that will best help you, such as gender, location, socio-economic class, and timeframe in history. (Because the entire timeline is available to the soul plane, you could drop into any period you wished, so the "next" lifetime could actually be lived an ancient Greece if that culture best supports your goals.) You also need to find other souls who want to explore that era with you and agree to co-incarnate with you. To study courage, for example, you may choose to incarnate into a country planning a war in 20 years, when you will be a young man. To study culture, you may choose to incarnate in Italy during the Renaissance, as did Michelangelo. Or Leonardo da Vinci, who studied everything.
Pinning all this down could take the equivalent of many Earth years and involve consultation with a council of wise elders, and countless meetings with the other souls whose lives will be intertwined with yours. You also use the holographic "time machine" to preview possible lifetime scenarios. (This may sound complex but it's as much fun to souls as planning a vacation is to us, as we decide what countries and landmarks we want to visit and where we will stay.)
During earth life preparation, what if two souls are interested in attaching to the same yet-to-be-born fetus because, say, it will be born to wealthy parents or even royalty? The higher selves of the souls involved sort it out because, at that level, we are infinitely wise and can see the larger ramifications of the choice.
Knowing that the most soul growth comes from overcoming the most challenge, souls deliberately build some adversity into the life plan … and how the incarnation deals with it is what the Earth plane is all about. From the common perspective down here, someone leading a charmed life of opulence, luxury, and an easy, painless death may seem fortunate. But from the soul perspective, however, that is a wasted life, for nothing is learned and no growth occurs. Of course, it may be a "vacation life" after a particular grueling lifetime of torture, rape, extreme pain and a grisly death that caused such disturbance in the soul's energy that an easy lifetime is needed to compensate. Therefore, no one can or should judge any incarnation's circumstances because no one has all the information. The down-and-out wino lying drunk in the gutter may be a soul studying advanced sociology on the soul plane, looking at compassion during this lifetime.

Who Shall I Be?

The next major group of decisions concerns the personality for the upcoming incarnation. Personality does not "just happen" but is carefully crafted beforehand. Two facets that soul cannot change are its basic nature and the overall Earth experience it has mustered from previous incarnations. These constitute "soul-level personality."
Discussing how a soul crafts a personality needs a model of personality, and a soul entity that goes by the name Michael has given us one. The Michael entity is a soul group of 1,040 souls that speak with one voice. Through a number of mediums, the group has given us what are called The Michael Teachings (see Resources), which present a model for learning and understanding. However, the entity stresses that this is a model only, presented as a rudimentary teaching tool, and that the truth is far more complex. (The following has been synthesized from many sources, including live channeling of the Michael entity and some of the sources in the Resources section.)
According to the Michael Teachings, souls close to the Earth plane tend to fall into seven types of energy, or Roles, and souls operate consistently within Role across the entire Earth cycle of incarnations.

Michael Teachings: The Optional Qualities

In addition to the two unchangeable qualities of Role and Soul Age, Michael identifies three variable personality components that can be chosen for each incarnation during earth life preparation: Goal, Mode and Attitude.

Goal

Goal is the primary motivation in an incarnation, and soul sets up situations to facilitate goal achievement. Failure leaves you feeling blocked and frustrated; things flow smoothly when you're on track as helpers appear and events unfold with a sense of inevitability.

Mode

Michael identifies the next quality of personality the soul chooses as Mode, or the primary form of expression and the approach taken to achieve the Goal. It is "how you do things" behind "what you do," and how other people see you.

Attitude

Attitude is the third quality, and the primary perspective with which we look at the world, which determines what things we take into account and how we interpret them when deciding what to do and what position to take on issues. Attitude determines how we see the world and through this, we then use our Mode to go about achieving our Goal.

Challenges

Finally, souls take on one or more Challenges as a stumbling block designed to neutralize our attempts to achieve the Goal. But why do we need such a handicap?
Without obstacles, life would be a breeze, we would meet no opposition and achieve little growth, so we build in Challenges to push us to a higher level. Coming to know your Challenge explains much about your reactions and allows you to overcome the "first strike" mode. You become more understanding and therefore tolerant of the behavior of self and others.
Challenge varies greatly in intensity and degree, and is usually selected by adulthood but may change many times. Old Souls may not manifest one at all. Some Challenges can be self karmic, holding you back, leading to self blocking, self destruction, self deprecation and martyrdom. Others may lead you to be outgoing and self serving in terms of greed, arrogance and impatience.

Who or What Actually Incarnates?

Usually, when a new incarnation begins, a fragment of soul splits off, forms a personality, inhabits a body, develops an ego, lives a life and returns to the soul plane. Then it does something extremely clever-it merges back into its soul, while retaining the same focal point of consciousness that it had on the Earth plane. So, if you visit a medium, your great-grandmother who crossed over 50 years ago can still come through even though she long ago merged with her main soul entity. (Those on the other side say that this feat cannot be explained in words.)
Now, when the soul decides to form a new incarnation, it "borrows" skills, understanding, wisdom and memories gleaned during the lifetimes of whichever of its incarnated fragments are needed. (This pool of wisdom determines soul age rather than the actual number of lives lived.) This "borrowing" gives it a jump-start on personality-building. But the new soul fragment is still a sovereign first-timer, never before having incarnated. However, the soul may include significant portions of fragments that have already incarnated, especially if there is "unfinished business," as in the case of suicides. But those fragments that have returned to the soul plane do not, themselves, incarnate again, instead continuing their development on the soul plane.
The degree of "borrowed" memories that a new fragment takes on could result in an "I've been here before" sensation, even though that fragment per se has not been there before. It only has the borrowed memory of having been there. The original fragment that had been there is still alive and kicking on the other side, waiting for its loved ones to join it.

The Human Chakra System

One of the trickiest things the incoming soul manages during earth life preparation, apart from working with the three levels of mind, is to master the body's chakra system. The chakras are a series of energy centers that transform and distribute soul energy and life force energy within the physical body. There are seven located within the body and seven outside. Knowledge of the function and maintenance of at least the seven in-body chakras is essential for health and well-being.

Earth School … and Back Home Again -- Excerpts from Chapter 6

Starting with being held upside down and having your little butt smacked as your first Earth School impressions, you have just started the toughest, most challenging experience available to souls that exists anywhere in this galaxy. Scary thought, but you did choose it, confident that you could handle it. In fact, you-the-soul spent years planning and preparing for it. Why? Because it's the single most powerful way to accelerate your growth. You-the-soul will learn more in the next few years on Earth than you could in a million years (literally) on the soul plane.
Imagine a friend recounting at great length how thrilling a roller coaster ride was for him. But his account is limp and pallid and, never having been on such a ride yourself, you just don't get it. Then, one day, you take the ride yourself and are blown away by the sensory overload of the experience. That's the difference in the intensity between the Earth and Soul planes. Now this intensity only applies to negativity, because what we call "love" here on Earth is limp and pallid compared with the intensity of love on the Soul plane.
On the Earth plane, we can forget who we really are and play "let's pretend we're limited mortals" for a few decades, with you-the-soul (the creator of you-the-ego) watching and wondering, "Will he get it?" Or, "When will she realize who she really is?"
The Earth School is the only plane where your soul can experience surprise, pain and death, and only then through your ego-personality. Every day sees hundreds of ways that your life can take unexpected (by ego) turns, and how you-the-ego respond is a source of great fascination and delight to you-the-soul.
On the Soul plane, everything is created by thought. If you want to live in a huge castle, just conceive of the architecture in your mind and bingo … there it is. You want the turrets taller? Then think them taller and watch them grow. The great secret is that the Earth plane is like that too, but with a dampening field applied so that a stray thought doesn't wreak havoc or create monstrosities that we can't handle
Specialized souls on the Soul plane are busy thinking the thoughts that sustain the Earth plane for us, but your thoughts influence what those souls create for you. To be effective, you must hold a thought with clarity and consistency, and exclusively for about 20 seconds. Most of us do that anyway, of course, only they are not positive, life-enhancing thoughts, but negative, fearful thoughts. That's The Big Secret, and if you don't know this, you can create a life that you really don't like. Your thoughts create your reality whether you know it or not.
This brings us to the second part of The Big Secret: your life is a reflection of your beliefs. If your life sucks, don't complain about life; examine your beliefs because that's where the root of the problem lies. This is classic "chicken and egg." Does your life suck because your beliefs suck, or do your beliefs suck because your life sucks? Contrary to popular belief, it's the former. Thoughts come first and reality follows. Of course, it looks the other way round in Earth School … which is why it's still The Big Secret.
So, to change your reality, first change your thoughts about reality, and your reality will then change, albeit slowly. What you believe and how you think are habits that took years to form. The good news is that you formed them unconsciously; now that you're conscious, change will come more quickly.
Why is this big secret still The Big Secret? Why isn't Reality Creation 101 taught in first grade? Who's keeping the secret from us … and why? For the oldest reasons in the world-power and greed. Since the beginning, powerful groups of people have been brainwashing us into believing that the real power lies outside ourselves in some God somewhere who wants us to behave in a certain way and punishes us if we don't. Of course, with their help (and for a fee), the Church will petition this God-out-there to maybe ease your suffering a little. Or if you must suffer, they will petition that you grow strong enough to bear the pain.

The Near-Death Experience (NDE): Window on Eternity
Thanks to improvements in medicine, more and more of those who die are being resuscitated and are returning to Earth School with fascinating stories of what happened while they were clinically dead. Each experience is different, but they all seem to contain the same core components:

Leaving the body, often looking down on it as medical staff rush to resuscitate you, as in the cases of the Red Shoe and the White Sneaker
High-speed travel towards a light, usually through a tunnel
Intense light with no apparent source, which answers all your questions, even though you may not remember the answers
Overwhelming feeling of love, acceptance, forgiveness and homecoming in the Light
Life review that examines significant life events and reveals what is truly important about life on the physical plane.
Colors, sounds and scents that dwarf everything on the physical plane.
Overwhelming desire to stay but being told or just knowing that it's not your time
Suddenly being slammed back into your physical body.

The important lesson of NDEs is not that they happen, but what they mean. How do they change the NDEr and the rest of us in the areas of self-view, how we perceive and hence treat other people, our larger worldview, and our relationship with soul?

Life as a Spiritual Being -- Excerpts from Chapter 7

If you espouse the worldview of the previous chapter rather than that of Chapter 3, how would this change your life? Completely and in every department of your identity: relationship with self, with how you perceive deity, and with others (romantic, platonic, family, co-workers, children, pets and deceased loved ones). Is that enough?
The spiritual path is not a "doing" thing, for that leads to spiritual ego and spiritual ambition. It also separates the seeker from that which is sought, which is True Self. The real spiritual path involves getting little self out of the way and dissolving the blocks to love. Then, you can allow True Self to embrace you, and self to merge with Self.
Also, "searching" implies that the path and Self are "out there" somewhere, when, in fact, they are very much "in here." Worse, you create the illusory "out there," so you would actually be chasing your own illusions, much like a dog chasing its tail-not a productive exercise and you get dizzy. Of course, you must interact with "out there," but do not confuse it with anything Real; the only Reality is within you, and it is the unconditional love of your True Self.

Relationship with Self

Again, love is not a "doing" but a "being" state, and all you need do for a life as a spiritual being is remove the fears that block love's flow and the indwelling presence of your True Self. And that Self "fits over" your physical body, which you borrow temporarily from Mother Nature. Anyone who has had an out-of-body or near-death experience will confirm that you are fully functioning and aware, even though detached from physical form.
When you look in the mirror, you are seeing only a tiny fraction of who you are-a physical body. But you now know that's not all you are. That body is just a temporary focal point for your soul and a system of muscles and levers for getting things done to sustain that soul's exploration.

Your Relationship With Self … Again
First, who are you? To summarize, the gestalt that is you consists of:

Soul fragment, in intimate contact with your main soul entity and, as needed, with the other incarnations of that entity (let's just call it "soul" from now on). This fragment of soul is a vibration transmitted from the soul plane into the mind and, analogous to a complex TV signal, conveys personality, soul vibration, and memories of all other incarnations.
Physical body, to which your soul attached sometime between conception and birth
Mind, an awesome non-physical electromagnetic structure for thought processing. This attaches to the brain at several points, including the limbic area at the junction of the two hemispheres and the brain stem.
Emotions, which soul uses to guide your mind in its decision-making by moving various energies around your body via the meridians, chakras, and the endocrine system. This Emotional Guidance System (EGS) and the mind are probably the most underrated and ignored marvels in all of Creation, which is why so many species of ET are here studying us. Your EGS is an invaluable but greatly underestimated resource that needs honing.

How We Block Love
We block love in dozens of ways, all of them laid down during childhood by how we interpreted our perceptions of how our parents treated us. Here are just a few:

Unwillingness to deal with feelings-if we felt hurt, we suppressed our emotions, which means all of them, pleasant and unpleasant.
Not feeling deserving of love-one way to deal with lack of love as a child was to convince yourself that you were unworthy of it, so you didn't expect it, and were not hurt when it didn't come.
I don't need love-another coping mechanism was to reinvent yourself as a rugged individualist who didn't need anyone else, especially if you're male, because the culture encouraged this.
I've had my shot at love and won't get a second-in other words, I screwed up the first time and must now receive my punishment.
If I open to love, I will get hurt-that's always a chance in anything we try.

A major source of low self-esteem was the trauma of birth, in which you were squeezed almost to death and ejected from the womb, into the harshness of the outer world. Not only is this traumatic first experience of the world recorded in your Subconscious Mind, but it may be interpreted as punishment, not for something you have done but for what you are-unworthy. So your very first self-image was one of unworthiness, and this still sits deep in your Subconscious, ready to be called up and reinforced whenever you do something dumb as an adult.

Unconditional Love in your life as a spiritual being

There's no middle ground with this-love is either unconditional or conditional, and the latter is simply bartering attention to get something you want.
If I love you unconditionally, you do not need to earn it, pass any tests, win any contests, or in any way deserve it. If you did need to prove your worth, you have tenure only until someone more worthy comes along-bluer eyes, whiter teeth, better cook, etc.
Unconditional love says, "You can be who you really are, and share your deepest thoughts, fears and feelings in absolute surety that I won't judge you or stop loving you. We may agree to disagree on things but I will never reject you, for I am committed to your well-being and growth."
When it comes to growth, how can one person support another? By criticizing, nit-icking, and pointing out flaws? Obviously not, but that's how most parents approach child-rearing; "Eat all your greens or mommy won't love you." That's flat-out manipulation but we carry that into adulthood, with "love" as a reward for a well-prepared meal or a promotion.
Many people use "love" to coerce a mate into conforming to their opinion of how the mate should be (just watch a few movies on the Lifetime Channel). Such "love" forces the mate to contract and shrink into a little box, often with the justification, "I love you and want only what's best for you." This really means: "… what's best for me." On the other hand, unconditional love encourages expansion and growth, which brings us to how love really works.

1. Love Allows

First, love allows itself to flow. Love isn't a "doing" thing, but an allowing thing. Imagine love as water, and you're a hose. How big a hose are you? A tiny tube used in an irrigation drip-watering system? A standard garden hose? A fireman's hose? Or a huge pipeline? This obviously determines how much love can flow through you, which increases with practice. Next, are there any kinks or blockages stopping the flow? As an adult, your flow rate depends on how you were loved in the womb and then as a child. If, in those early years, you picked up some kinks and blockages, you have some work to do, as we saw earlier.
Love also allows the beloved to be who he or she is, without seeking to change him or her, except for encouraging growth. We all know that it's impossible to change others; only they can change themselves but plenty of people do try … and end up exhausted and frustrated. It's about as pointless as mud-wrestling a pig---it's hard slippery work, and besides, the pig likes it.

2. Love Cares

Love cares about the happiness of the beloved and constantly reminds him or her of how special and important he or she is to you. Love says, "You are valuable to me; I care about you and will do whatever I can to ensure your happiness."

3. Love Respects

When you respect those you love, you honor them, are honest with them, let them be who they are without trying to change them, and want what is in their highest and best interest.

4. Love Forgives

All of us incarnate to learn, grow and explore, and we inevitably screw up somewhere along the way and hurt someone else. If someone harms you, you have two options: (1) you can hold a grudge, or (2) you can forgive. Clearly, the first harms you further and gives all your power to the very person who harmed you, allowing that person to determine how you will feel.
The second option allows you to move on, free of other people's energy, knowing that "they will get theirs" in their life review. You'll also live longer and healthier. However, the other person doesn't just walk away. They must be made to understand how you were harmed by their actions and offer a sincere apology and promise that it won't happen again. If they are spiritual, they will be eager to learn the consequences of a hurtful word or deed … otherwise there's always the court system. And if that deed stemmed from malicious intent rather than an innocent accident, the apology had better be good.
If you're the miscreant, it's essential to own the deed, without finger-pointing or blame. Fess up and accept the consequences of your actions. And preferably apologize before you're found out. Suppose a friend confides a secret in you and you have too much to drink and blurt it out. Apologize before word gets back to your friend, who may then still have some respect for you.

5. Love Encourages

Most of us have untapped strengths and potentials, and only discover these when slammed by some major Life Challenge. And if we run around "fixing" things for our friends and loved ones, we're simply enabling their victim-ness. Instead, love encourages others to find the strength and courage to tap their own potential, confidence and abilities to grasp life by the horns. Love en-courages others to explore the grandest expression of who they can be. And rather than nay-saying, love says, "Go for it! You can do it!"

6. Love Challenges

Love's final gift is to challenge the other to rise and stretch to achieve a goal or blast through a self-limitation, and thereby grow. Love's encouragement reveals the strength or ability; love's challenge calls it into action. Love says, "You have the vision of your grandest expression, so now become that expression."

Given that love allows, cares, respects, forgives, encourages and challenges, in your life as a spiritual being, the trick is to blend these ingredients in just the right proportion, or things won't balance. And the best way to avoid imbalance is communication. Ask, "How does it make you feel when I encourage you to find a better job?" or, "How does it make you feel when I dare you to ______?" Finding the right mixture of allowing, caring, encouraging and challenging is not easy, and both partners must communicate openly and frequently … for that, too, is part of growth.

Soulful Relationships -- Excerpts from Chapter 8

Unconditional Love

There's no middle ground with this-love is either unconditional or conditional, and the latter is simply bartering attention to get something you want.
If I love you unconditionally, you do not need to earn it, pass any tests, win any contests, or in any way deserve it. If you did need to prove your worth, you have tenure only until someone more worthy comes along-bluer eyes, whiter teeth, better cook, etc.
Unconditional love says, "You can be who you really are, and share your deepest thoughts, fears and feelings in absolute surety that I won't judge you or stop loving you. We may agree to disagree on things but I will never reject you, for I am committed to your well-being and growth."
When it comes to growth, how can one person support another? By criticizing, nit-icking, and pointing out flaws? Obviously not, but that's how most parents approach child-rearing; "Eat all your greens or mommy won't love you." That's flat-out manipulation but we carry that into adulthood, with "love" as a reward for a well-prepared meal or a promotion.
Many people use "love" to coerce a mate into conforming to their opinion of how the mate should be (just watch a few movies on the Lifetime Channel). Such "love" forces the mate to contract and shrink into a little box, often with the justification, "I love you and want only what's best for you." This really means: "… what's best for me." On the other hand, unconditional love encourages expansion and growth, which brings us to how love really works.

1. Love Allows

First, in a soulful relationship, love allows itself to flow. Love isn't a "doing" thing, but an allowing thing. Imagine love as water, and you're a hose. How big a hose are you? A tiny tube used in an irrigation drip-watering system? A standard garden hose? A fireman's hose? Or a huge pipeline? This obviously determines how much love can flow through you, which increases with practice. Next, are there any kinks or blockages stopping the flow? As an adult, your flow rate depends on how you were loved in the womb and then as a child. If, in those early years, you picked up some kinks and blockages, you have some work to do, as we saw earlier.
Love also allows the beloved to be who he or she is, without seeking to change him or her, except for encouraging growth. We all know that it's impossible to change others; only they can change themselves but plenty of people do try … and end up exhausted and frustrated. It's about as pointless as mud-wrestling a pig---it's hard slippery work, and besides, the pig likes it.

2. Love Cares

Love cares about the happiness of the beloved and constantly reminds him or her of how special and important he or she is to you. Love says, "You are valuable to me; I care about you and will do whatever I can to ensure your happiness."

3. Love Respects

When you respect those you love, you honor them, are honest with them, let them be who they are without trying to change them, and want what is in their highest and best interest.

4. Love Forgives

All of us incarnate to learn, grow and explore, and we inevitably screw up somewhere along the way and hurt someone else. If someone harms you, you have two options: (1) you can hold a grudge, or (2) you can forgive. Clearly, the first harms you further and gives all your power to the very person who harmed you, allowing that person to determine how you will feel.
The second option allows you to move on, free of other people's energy, knowing that "they will get theirs" in their life review. You'll also live longer and healthier. However, the other person doesn't just walk away. They must be made to understand how you were harmed by their actions and offer a sincere apology and promise that it won't happen again. If they are spiritual, they will be eager to learn the consequences of a hurtful word or deed … otherwise there's always the court system. And if that deed stemmed from malicious intent rather than an innocent accident, the apology had better be good.
If you're the miscreant, it's essential to own the deed, without finger-pointing or blame. Fess up and accept the consequences of your actions. And preferably apologize before you're found out. Suppose a friend confides a secret in you and you have too much to drink and blurt it out. Apologize before word gets back to your friend, who may then still have some respect for you.

5. Love Encourages

Most of us have untapped strengths and potentials, and only discover these when slammed by some major Life Challenge. And if we run around "fixing" things for our friends and loved ones, we're simply enabling their victim-ness. Instead, love encourages others to find the strength and courage to tap their own potential, confidence and abilities to grasp life by the horns. Love en-courages others to explore the grandest expression of who they can be. And rather than nay-saying, love says, "Go for it! You can do it!"

6. Love Challenges

Love's final gift in a soulful relationship is to challenge the other to rise and stretch to achieve a goal or blast through a self-limitation, and thereby grow. Love's encouragement reveals the strength or ability; love's challenge calls it into action. Love says, "You have the vision of your grandest expression, so now become that expression."

Given that love allows, cares, respects, forgives, encourages and challenges, the trick is to blend these ingredients in just the right proportion, or things won't balance. And the best way to avoid imbalance is communication. Ask, "How does it make you feel when I encourage you to find a better job?" or, "How does it make you feel when I dare you to ______?" Finding the right mixture of allowing, caring, encouraging and challenging is not easy, and both partners must communicate openly and frequently … for that, too, is part of growth.

Working with Energy -- Excerpts from Chapter 9
Dowsing

We saw in the last chapter that one way to determine your calibration on the Hawkins Scale was muscle-testing. This works because your body is in intimate contact with your subconscious mind and higher self, both of which are in touch with the M-field. There is another way, however, and one that opens us up to an altogether fascinating field---the world of dowsing.
As with muscle-testing, dowsing works because the body is immersed in a number of fields, and responds to changes in the fields due to the presence of minerals, oil, water, ley lines and, most importantly, truth. We dowse the truth, receiving yes/no answers, to overcome the great limitation of the human mind that it cannot tell truth from falsehood.
Dowsers usually use a couple of tools: dowsing rods and a pendulum, which amplify minute muscle movements in the arm so that they become noticeable. L-shaped dowsing rods can be made from a pair of metal coat hangers, using the long part as the horizontal and one of the angled parts as the vertical, discarding the rest. Use the outer tube from a couple of cheap ballpoint pens as handles for the verticals, so that they can rotate freely.

Dowsing the Environment
We've seen how you can dowse for buried water pipes, which is very useful if you have a leak under your concrete driveway. Simply hold the thought "leak" in mind and follow the line. When the rods cross, you're standing on the leak. You can also dowse for buried electrical and telephone lines.

Dowsing Your Life
Working with Energy can also use a pendulum, which is a true/false indicator, based on what your Subconscious Mind and higher self know, you can use it to probe many aspects of your life. And remember, unlike your ego, the pendulum doesn't care. If you suspect conscious interference, close your eyes while waiting for the result to emerge.

Chakra Balancing

Pendulum dowsing is an excellent way of giving your chakras a check-up and tune-up. Get a friend to do the testing on you, as you lie on your back. Starting with the pendulum over the root chakra, have your tester state, "This chakra is at least ten percent open." Hopefully, you get a yes, otherwise call a funeral home for you'll need them soon. Then test for 20 percent, then 30, and so on until you get a negative result or weak response. Jot down the number and move on to the next chakra. (Some experimenters may find that the pendulum rotates clockwise over a healthy chakra, and not at all over a blocked chakra.)
If one chakra is particularly down, say the solar plexus chakra, then you know you've got issues with low personal power. Your friend can attempt to "restart" your chakra by "winding it up," i.e., clockwise movements of the hand over it. For long term relief, you and your pendulum have some work to do, probing what's going on with that chakra.

How Dowsing Works
With traditional bent rods, dowsing is easily explained. Copper divining rods are charged with static electricity from the dowser's own body and we can measure this voltage using a simple voltmeter. A good dowser will read above 100 mV between the two hands. For men, the right hand is usually the negative polarity, and the left hand positive. This is usually reversed in women.
A positively charged divining rod (in a man's left hand) will rotate in the hand to line up parallel to a negatively charged object such as an underground water pipe. A negatively charged divining rod (in a man's right hand) will remain perpendicular to a negatively charged object because like charges repel. But then, because unlike charges attract, the unmoved rod will swing into parallel with the rod that did move, thus giving the impression that both responded to the buried object. Because a buried electrical cable carries alternating current, both rods will respond to the object.

Pyramid Energy
It's sitting out in the Egyptian desert on the Giza Plateau just outside Cairo-the Great Pyramid. Egyptologists claim it was built around 3750 BCE, but that claim is only to boost the Egyptian tourism industry. It was really built about 12,000 years ago, designed by Thoth and erected by Ra (see Chapter 3).

How Does It Work?

Working with Energy of Pyramids requires the sides at exactly 51° 51' to capture and focus Life Force Energy, named orgone in the 1940s by Wilhelm Reich, the pioneering researcher. Energizing effects are present anywhere within the structure, but are maximized in the center about one third up. Of course, this coincides with the placement of the Kings and Queens Chambers in the real thing. Anything placed at the focal point becomes "charged." What this means depends:

The crystalline structure of the metal in a razor blade "repairs" itself by sending atoms and molecules to areas that are worn away.
In water molecules, the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen atoms are changed and the oxygen atoms are charged as if they were tiny batteries.
A growing plant follows its genetic blueprint more closely and vigorously, thus giving larger and more perfect flowers. It is also less prone to insect damage.

Biorhythms: Cycles of Soul -- Excerpts from Chapter 10

This model is based on the four major aspects that comprise you as a human experience on the physical plane. These aspects are the physical, the emotional, the mental, and the spiritual … and each has an inner and outer part.
These facets are subject to long, fixed regulating cycles, or biorhythms, providing a framework for the faster daily or hourly cycles of each part. Imagine a city with all its activity, yet with everyone using the same calendar and clock setting to regulate their activities. As we'll see, the biorhythms are of a fixed duration, and emanate from the Inner Self and above (the Cosmic Self) to help create and sustain us in the lower dimensions of reality.
The awareness of our cycles is not profound in itself, for we are also far more than our cycles. The importance here is the knowledge and awareness of ourselves and the aspects that make us up, so that we can have full access to the gifts, talents and wisdoms that they contain and offer to our lives. Most people tend to favor the input of only one or two of their aspects while the others go barely noticed or listened to. But by watching the cycles of all four of the aspects, and noticing their interactions and styles, all that you are will come to be honored, accessed and heard. Thus your aspects can then become more allied and aligned in a their common goal, and form a solid team, in fully expressing the Spirit that you are on the planet and on your life … for the creation of "Heaven on Earth" begins within ourselves.
The physical aspect is the most obvious and most dense of the four aspects, and the most "real" from our perspective. And it is, of course, the only one that we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell on a purely physical level, as it has its existence in third dimensional reality. But it is much more complex than a collection of chemicals. It has its own consciousness that works with many, many cycles, from the very rapid cycles of each single cell to the 90-minute cycle of brain activity, to the daily waking and sleeping cycle, to name but a few. Yet it is subject to a longer 23-day cycle-an overarching regulatory system that helps to regulate the faster cycles within it.
The emotional aspect is the next higher frequency up from the physical, and exists in the lower astral (4th dimensional) plane. It has a fixed 28-day cycle, set to the cycle of the moon (the body in astrology that rules the emotions). The mental aspect, existing in the upper 4th dimension or upper astral plane, is the next higher in frequency, with a longer biorhythm of 33 days. And the spiritual aspect, with a higher frequency still, has a very long rhythm of 56 days, exactly twice that of the emotional aspect, or two lunar months. This means that the spiritual aspect is in one half of its cycle for one full lunar month, or one complete cycle of the emotional aspect.

The Cyclical Nature of the Universe

As we've seen, everything in nature exist in opposites, and these are most stable when they are alternate to create balance. All systems have a natural rhythm consisting of two phases: the yang phase with outward release of energy and the yin phase which restores the system and prepares it for the next active phase. It is impossible to have one without the other.
In our daily life, we see this same natural rhythm. We have active periods when we expend energy by working, thinking, walking, and so on. Then we go into yin periods where we rest, sleep, eat, drink, or reflect on the active phase. We all know that our efficiency depends on the balance between these two phases. Nothing can go on for ever, and if we are active for too long, as with sleep deprivation, we lose touch with reality and begin hallucinating as the aspect forces us into rest. If we are yin for too long, we begin to feel listless and edgy as the body tries to initiate an active phase.
The point when a system switches from one phase to the other is a time of stress and vulnerability. The car engine piston stops and begins going the other way. You stop work and start to rest. As we'll see, these changes in direction or flow can catch us off guard and cause problems.
Now our daily lives are subject to longer cycles that govern our physical stamina (23 days), our emotional state (28 days), our mental state (33 days), and our spiritual state (56 days). Prior to birth, the fetus follows the mother's rhythms because its body, emotions, and thoughts are wholly determined by the mother. But at the moment of birth, the newborn's body, emotions, mental capability, and spiritual connection are freed of its mother's biorhythms and the newborn begins an active phase for each of its personal cycles. Those cycles immediately follow their own timing and will not come back into synchronization for many years.
You have been living with these cycles since birth, and they have been influencing your health, feelings, and thoughts. So let's take a deeper look at them.

It's very important that you know your cycles, and that you honor them, possibly scheduling the events of your daily life around them. This knowledge is not meant to allow you to feel victimized by them or so you can find excuses within them, but just so you can work with them in your life. How can you discover your cycles? The Internet is an enormous resource, and a Google search uncovers hundreds of biorhythm generators.

Crossover Days

On 5 8 days a month, you are in some kind of flux from either yang to yin, or yin to yang in one or more cycles. For the last 11, 14, or 16 days, you have been driven by one sort of energy or the other, outward or inward looking. And today, you switch modes.
Crossing from a yang, outward phase to a yin phase may catch you off guard. The change in physical energy, of emotional expression, or of mental agility may make you feel irritated, thwarted, or that you've so much to do but not the resources to do it. Of course, you will swing back the other way, but yang to yin crossover days may leave you feeling empty until you adjust to the new pace of the next two weeks or so. You may be more affected by external factors than usual, like another driver that cuts into your traffic lane. You may be a little distracted or spacey while working with machinery. And innocuous remarks by co workers, friends, and your partner may catch you off-guard and you over react.
Yang to yin crossover days are also unsettling but for different reasons. For two weeks or so, you've got used to being more withdrawn, introspective, or less active physically. You've become comfortable with keeping your thoughts or feelings to yourself. However, now new energy begins to flow and need to share this with others, but the flow may be jerky or uncoordinated. It may come in sudden bursts of anger, clarity, or impulses to do things. You may take a risk while driving but don't have the coordination to pull it off. You can also be distracted by an idea or feeling while using machinery.

You and Those Around You: a New Perspective

Because your rhythms, and those of other people, are fixed at 23, 28, 33 and 56 days, if you are in synch with someone else, you will stay in synch for the rest of your lives. And if you are out of synch, you will remain out of synch. Therefore, it's vital that you know how you mesh with those around you. (Because the Spiritual cycle is so subtle, and affects your relationship with Spirit, the degree of Spiritual cycle meshing is less significant.)
You may always be arguing with your mate, but not know why and blame yourself for being a bad partner. Knowing that it's just a poorly meshing Emotional cycle allows you to compensate, especially when you or your partner is on a crossover day.
However, non matching cycles is not bad! Some of the most profound and stable relationships are between those with 180 degree mismatches in their Emotional cycle because when one is up and nurturing, the other is down and needs nurturing, and vice versa.
The important thing to know for each cycle is by how many days the two of you differ.

Being an Old Soul in a Young Soul World -- Excerpted from Chapter 11

If you're reading this, you're probably an Old Soul. Infant Souls are in jail for being serial killers; Baby Souls are busy attending Bible class or Ku Klux Klan rallies; Young Souls are off chasing the Almighty Dollar so they can park a shiny new BMW in their driveway for all the neighbors to see; and Mature Souls are flitting between their shrinks and the Betty Ford clinic. Only Old Souls sense that there's more to life, and are trying to figure it out so that they can get off the incarnation carousel. However, as the chart shows, we're in the minority.
So, Old Soul, you live on a planet where the average soul age is late Young … and can't you tell? You know about living by the Golden Rule and honoring the Four Agreements, and you smile at the games played by the younger soul ages, for you were there once. You know that it's all Maya, or illusion, so you march to your own drum, rarely getting steamed up about causes. You are good at almost anything you do but may choose to do nothing, which, by the way, really puzzles the younger soul ages. And our work and hobbies are usually oriented to personal growth, teaching, writing or bringing beauty of some sort into the world.
Rigid schedules, a classy house or a new car are low on our list, even though we could have them because we know the secret-using the laws of creation, programming the M-field, etc., rather than plain, hard work.
The problem is that, in a Young Soul world, we're not appreciated because the younger souls don't understand who we are or what we have. Oh, we "get" them fully, of course ("been there, done that"), but they don't get us. So, when we judge ourselves by Yuppie values, we fall short. We don't fit the Madison Avenue image of success, so beating ourselves up comes easily. In fact, low self-esteem is a major Old Soul problem because we've lost the brashness and arrogance of the earlier soul ages.
According to the Michael Entity channeled through Emily Baumbach, Baby Soul organizations include most government agencies, the Ku Klux Klan, the National Rifle Association, and groups such as Rotary Clubs. Most of Corporate America is Young Soul, while ecological groups such as Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are Mature Soul. We Old Souls are just too laid back to even want to organize anything.
Another reason is that we see the big picture and realize how truly tiny is our role in it. We don't have the Baby Soul's self-importance, the Young Soul's driving ambition to acquire the most toys, or the Mature Soul's fascination with his own dramas. No, we see things as they are, and can't get puffed up with our own self-importance. It's not that we don't care. In fact, we are the most caring soul age, as witnessed by Old Soul peace activists Sting, Jerry Garcia, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
For their own purposes, different soul ages favor certain countries. Aboriginal populations tend to be Infant Souls, such as those in Australia, Borneo, Ethiopia, the Amazon Basin, and the Sudan. Baby Souls tend to incarnate in Latin countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, and Central and South America in general. Baby Souls also predominate in China, India, Indonesia, in Muslim countries such as Iran, Iraq, Libya and much of the Middle East, and in African countries such as Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Liberia and Nigeria.
Young Souls pop up where science and economies are hot, such as Australia, Canada, some European countries, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam, plus progressive Arab states such as Oman and Saudi Arabia. Some areas of the U.S. are comfortable for Young Souls, such as California, especially LA and Silicon Valley, although the rest of the U.S. is shifting from Young to Mature.
Mature Souls favor countries that have the basics handled and are exploring sociological issues, such as Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden and most of the United States.
That leaves few areas that Old Souls enjoy, such as Iceland, Switzerland, and some pockets in the U.S., such as Oregon, Washington and northern California, and in spiritual enclaves such as Santa Fe, Taos, Sedona, Atlanta, the Florida Keys and Boulder, Colorado.
Our challenge is that we live in a world defined predominantly by Baby, Young, and Mature Souls. Because Baby Souls need rules & regulations, structures, direction, "authorities" and frameworks within which to live, they create them and impose them on everyone. If they think having a nude beach is disgusting and perverted, they figure it should be disgusting and perverted for everyone, so rather than just leave us alone and not go there, they ban it. Or they get the Young Soul lawmakers to ban it, who will because they're sporting the latest Gucci swimwear and don't need a nude beach.
Likewise, Old Souls see nothing wrong with being gay, but the idea terrifies Baby Souls, who pull out their Bibles and quote scriptures at the poor gays, who just want to be left alone. Their hit list is endless-pot, abortion, euthanasia, smoking. For every freedom, there's a law limiting it, and more laws pour out from the Baby Souls every day. The problem is that Baby Souls are so sure they are right, that they think they're right for us, too.
It's not easy being a Baby Soul, though. No glorious sex out in the open air; it's in the dark with pajamas on. And if the rulebook doesn't cover a situation, they must find an older soul for guidance. Their greatest constraint comes with religion, as witnessed by Baby Souls Jerry Fallwell, Oral Roberts and Jimmy Swaggart. (According to the Michael entity, Jim and Tammy Fae Bakker are first level Young Souls still operating as Baby Souls.)
Talking of religion, in Europe about 500 years ago, many of us Old Souls were doing Mature Soul intensity and beginning to question the rigid dogma of the Catholic Church. Or maybe, as an Old Soul woman, you lived alone on the edge of a forest with your cat and studied herbal remedies. Either way, it was enough to have the Baby Soul Church come after you … and Baby Soul Priests threw nine million of us into the "flames of purification" because our souls were apparently in mortal danger of eternal damnation, or so they told us. Or did they just enjoy strip-searching young women and girls, shaving their pubic hair, and looking for the "devil's teat"? Nah, they wouldn't do that. Would they?
Also, Baby Souls are compulsive about neatness and germs, not realizing that 100 percent of all illness is neurotic (all in the mind) in origin. But they worship doctors as gods, and sacrifice themselves to the medical industry, losing breasts, prostate glands and ovaries to the knife.
Okay, having pissed off 20 percent of the population, let's turn to Young Souls. Here, the main issues are power, prominence and wealth. Who has the most powerful army, the tallest skyscraper, the biggest diamond, the most gold, the largest oil reserves? And if it's not us, let's go to war so that we can have it. After all, Young Soul Warriors make up the largest population block in the United States (Young = 30% and Warrior = 30%, making for 9%, or 23 million people), exemplified by George W. Bush, a Young Warrior (with Goal = Dominance, Mode = Perseverance, Challenge = Arrogance). Perfect presidential material!
The Young Soul credo of "I win, you lose" has brought us the adversarial legal system, dreadful pollution, gas-guzzling SUVs, and a business management system corrupted into a money-making machine for the few. Talking of corruption, classic Young Souls Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, late of the Philippines, siphoned billions out of their country, while most of their subjects lived in squalor and poverty.
But again, it's not easy being a Young Soul. They are compulsive about appearances and the trappings of success, so they work long hours to buy the biggest, the best, the fastest, and the most. Also, a strong identification with the physical body brings terror at the first wrinkle or gray hair. Sagging breasts, balding or crows feet are all alarms that send Young Souls to cosmetic surgeons, also Young Souls with a taste for SUVs and BMWs. And the beat goes on.
We have much to thank Mature Souls for. Finally, souls can see and appreciate others' points of view, and don't see others as "the enemy." They bring mature themes in music (Paul McCartney, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna), in art (Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin) and in literature (J.D. Salinger and Truman Capote). They also bring us crusaders such as Ralph Nader and Gloria Steinem, not to mention passionate actors such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Kevin Costner, Russel Crowe, and Robert DiNero.
Most notably, Mature Souls are into "rights"-civil rights, gay rights, immigrants' rights, unborn children's rights, animal rights and the rights of any minority without a voice.
But now the nagging questions of "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" begin to plague the Mature Soul, who doesn't yet have the Old Soul's answers. This brings emotional angst, confusion and pain, which in turn leads to drugs, alcohol and suicide. Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr., and Woody Allen are living examples of Mature Soul angst. And James Dean, Princess Diana, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are examples of Mature Souls who would still be with us if their flight plans hadn't called for an early departure.
So, here we Old Souls live within Baby Soul rules, Young Soul greed and competitiveness, and Mature Soul angst, but at least we know what's going on and can make adjustments and allowances for the younger souls.
Now, let's turn the tables. What if we were in charge? What would the world look like if Old Souls ran it? Actually, we wouldn't run it; it would run itself once Old Souls predominate in the population. Normally getting there would take about 50 generations, or 1,500 years, but we don't have that long, for as you'll read in Chapter 12, something will happen in 2012 that will catapult us into that future, ready or not. And the next chapter explores what that society will look like.

Life in a Spiritual Society -- Excerpts from Chapter 12

So far, we've focused on being a spiritual individual, enlarging and redefining our beliefs, which will change our day-to-day reality. However, apart from a few spiritual groups, we have no real societal support. But, projecting a few years into the future, suppose people such as you become the norm. What would society look like then?
This chapter examines how several societal issues and institutions would change if a spiritual worldview prevailed, beginning with the institution actually charged with our spiritual welfare-organized religion.

Organized Religion

Organized religions will be the first thing to go with life in a spiritual society. The word "religion" literally means to "bind back" in the context of our relationship with God. So their professed purpose is to teach us what God is and then how we can appease it to get a passing grade on Judgment Day. However, their approach is to separate you from your own divinity, so that you can stand apart from it, feel guilty about being separate from it, and then worship it from a distance … in a very specific way-their way. And they condemn any other way of worshipping that fictional deity. But it gets much worse.
Their notions of what that deity is are extremely narrow and limited. First they teach that their judgmental and vengeful God wants something from you, but how can God possibly want something from you? What can this being possibly need? That you behave in a certain way, we're told. And if you don't act in that way, then God will impose sanctions on you, such as not letting you into heaven. Why on Earth would your creator make you the way you are-human and imperfect-and then punish you for being that way? Doesn't make much sense, eh?

The Spiritual Society and Children

Life in a spiritual society would acknowledge that the souls of children choose their parents for reasons of genetics, environment, imprinting and exploring karma, and that the child's soul makes a contract with the parents' souls. This contract is binding, and can be broken only at the soul level.
Such a society would also know that the first trimester of pregnancy is a trial period on both sides, so miscarriage and abortion have no consequences. So don't be needlessly consumed with guilt and/or grief. It's all just the Creator learning more about itself.
The parent/child spiritual contract can be voided if the incoming soul finds that the fetus is not viable for some reason, but again, this is all okay at the soul level because that soul fragment was part of your soul group and you've incarnated together countless times before … and will do so countless times again. In cases of miscarriage, that same soul fragment often shows up in a later pregnancy so, from the soul's perspective, it's just a tiny delay.
In a spiritual society, parents would know that the incoming soul chose them specifically and would view themselves as "stewards" to give the incoming soul time to develop its ego-personality and worldview, and become self-sustaining. From this perspective, there can be no question of "ownership" of a child.
Spiritual parents would know that a baby's mind is already forming while still in the womb, and is recording every energetic nuance in the Subconscious Mind, so they would ensure that the mother is stress-free. Because the new Subconscious Mind is already recording everything in its environment, parents would guard that carefully, allowing in only what will bolster the child's self-esteem and self-worth. In addition to health and nutrition, prenatal classes would also include telepathy so that parents can also get a head start on forming their relationship with the new child.

The New Children

Aa part of life in a spiritual society, a new subspecies of human began showing up in the 1980s. Variously called Star Seeds and Star Children, they are also known as Indigo Children because of the color of their auras. In addition, they seem much older than their years, and have a disconcerting gaze that "looks right through you." They also display enhanced psychic abilities such as telepathy, precognition, psycho-kinesis, clairvoyance, powerful intuition, and the ability to affect electrical devices such as street lamps, computers, and watches. They also have a comfort and familiarity with off-world events and higher dimensions.

The Spiritual Society and Death

For millennia, every civilization on the planet has embraced beliefs about death and where we go when our turn comes. The Romans went to the Elysian Fields, the Vikings to Valhalla and Pagans to the Summerlands. Today, in the West, Christianity gives us a pretty insipid "heaven," and the medical profession is no help at all. Instead, they pour all their efforts into delaying the inevitable, little realizing that the soul has already pre-ordained the time and means of death (except in cases of suicide).
In hospitals (and to a lesser extent, hospices), people tread lightly around the D-word, and the staff feel that each crossing is a loss for them and a victory for the Reaper. In fact, unless you have committed monstrous acts while alive, going to the soul plane is a cause for great celebration, not the usual wailing and mourning. So why is this fact not in the consensus? Because the Judeo-Christian model of reality does not allow for pre-existence of the soul. Christian dogma asserts that the soul begins only at birth (or maybe conception) and at death goes into a state of limbo, awaiting Judgment Day.
Also, Christianity makes no allowance for communication between the living and the deceased, which is commonly practiced by every aboriginal people, whereby those who have crossed over offer invaluable guidance to those still on the Earth plane. The former watch over the latter, with love and concern. For example, on a recent episode of Crossing Over with John Edward, a woman's deceased husband warned her of faulty wiring in her basement following a flood.

The Spiritual Society and Grief

Grief is really about change, and the most obvious change comes when someone we love dies or disappears from our life. But it also comes when you're suddenly jobless or homeless after a natural disaster. Grief is the process of adjusting to the new situation. And that takes time. Of course, life goes on; eating and breathing happen, just minus the person/job/house/pet you're missing. No question, it's rough to be cruising along and suddenly life takes a sharp right turn and you're fighting for survival. Of course, you wrote this in your life's flight plan but that's no help when you're in emotional quicksand up to your chin.
So, grieving is being confronted by change and having to adjust to it--your mate dies or leaves, or a tornado moves your house to the next state. Unbidden, unwanted change, drastic life rearrangement, major stress as you adjust. Of course, anger and denial are options, too, but acceptance and adjustment are the sane responses. And while you're accepting and adjusting, ask "Now why have I pulled this into my life? What did I plan to learn? How did I intend to grow?"

The Spiritual Society and Sex

Apart from organized religion, in no other area of life are we so messed up as we are about sex. First, gender is possible only on the physical plane, for on all other dimensions, creator-souls are made up of both radiant, male, yang energy and receptive, female, yin energy.
Second, having two genders is local to the Earth plane, and the species on the physical planes of other planets can have from one to five genders. Having only two genders makes for the maximum karmic potential. And the need for sex between a member of each gender in order to create a new member of the species greatly magnifies that karmic potential. So, what we take for granted as "just the way it is" is actually the result of enormous forethought and planning on the part of us as creator-souls in order to maximize Challenges and the need for matching Resources.
According to the designers of our species, the primary purpose of sex is the energetic union of two people, with procreation coming second (which knocks the Catholic stance towards contraception on the head). Combining Divine union and creating children was a very interesting choice.
For life in a spiritual society, Tantra comes closest to exploring the true gift of sex between two people as a means of focusing energy and using it to experience our own soul and merger with our partner. Those on the soul plane report that soul merger is the highest form of ecstatic bliss possible, and is infinitely beyond our ability to imagine while still on the Earth plane. In comparison, an orgasm is little more than a sneeze!

Reincarnation -- Excerpts from Chapter 13

Initially, this chapter was just a section in the previous chapter, but it became so large that it turned into its own chapter. A working understanding of reincarnation is second in importance only to exploring the nature of the soul itself, and is vital to interpreting events and the world around us. For without that understanding, nothing makes any sense. In a spiritual society, reincarnation would be considered an indisputable fact, and no one would question its reality. With the concept accepted as "the way things are," society would be fully engaged with its consequences for daily life:

No one would be intolerant of another's race, skin color, gender or sexual orientation because everyone would know that their soul will incarnate, or has already incarnated, as someone of every race, skin color, gender and sexual orientation
We would have enormous concern for the environment because everyone would know that their soul will reincarnate within a few years and will want breathable air, drinkable water, swimmable rivers and oceans, and freedom from radioactivity
Richer nations would share with poorer neighbors, so that incarnating into a poorer nation isn't a living hell
War would cease because we will need many future physical bodies that are not shot up or blown up, and still have some limbs left
The level of compassion would increase so that the world will be a better place to live in when we return.

Given this, why isn't reincarnation uppermost on everyone's mind? Because ...

Incarnation Waves

On a much larger scale, the phenomenon of Incarnation Waves involves hundreds, if not thousands, of souls incarnating together to work on some project of historical proportions. For example, author Marge Rieder tells of a group of Celtic priests who fled to Ireland from England following Rome's conversion to Christianity in 391 CE and Theodosius' edict that all citizens of conquered countries must also convert. The Roman Army pulled out of England in 406 CE, so the Celtic priests apparently fled during that 15-year period. This group got together again during America's Civil War, all living in the small town of Millboro, VA., where they ran an "underground railway" that smuggled Union soldiers and escaped slaves north behind Union lines, safe from the Confederates. Of course, such a risky endeavor would have required complete trust among the group, which would not be possible among "just a bunch of strangers."
Many members of the group reunited in the late 20th century in southern California, where synchronicity brought them all to Marge Rieder, a regression therapist. One by one, her clients began to recall their lives in Millboro, and whole family trees emerged … along with a fascinating story of intrigue and danger. (See Marge's books, Mission to Millboro and Return to Millboro.)
In Alive 5 times, Allen Eastman documents another wave of the people involved in Lincoln's intended kidnapping and eventual assassination, who also reunited 100 years later to do the same thing to President Kennedy. According to the author's sources, the co-incarnation correlations are:

The Other Side … from the Other Side -- Excerpts from Chapter 14

In her book, Conversations with Tom, Walda Woods asks Tom many questions about the Other Side, and his answers enlarge this worldview to include life on the other side. For example, Walda asks, "I want to know more about what it's like to die. I'm fascinated not only by the similarities in each NDE case I read about but also by the fact that it all makes such sense. So, Tom, please tell us what the dying process is like."
Tom answers: I can only give to you my own experience and what others here have told me. When I first left my body, I was confused as to what had happened. I was watching all that went on at the scene, and when I tried to get back into my body, my energy seemed to "scatter." Part of me was shocked that this could happen at my young age and without warning! I kept going in and out of my body as the paramedics worked to bring me back. I kept trying to embrace you when you cried.
Then I was thrust into a place that was like the tunnel people speak of. I didn't move quickly, but just "floated" on through, filled with an overwhelming sense of love. The tunnel sides were dark but sparkled with what looked like magnificent, sparkling diamonds. Then my guide appeared and said, "My name is Daniel. I know you are shocked about what has happened to you. Your mother and grandparents are here to greet you."
Daniel points out that spirit had sent chest pains to warm Tom, who then tells Walda: Understand that going to the doctor at the first sign of discomfort would have made no difference in terms of my time of death. It was my time to die, something planned long ago as part of my incarnation contract. But I would have found out that I had only weeks to live and would have been able to put some closure to our earth relationship. I needed to tell you so much and felt really short-changed when I died. Your willingness to let me go helped, as did Daniel's assurances that I was not really "leaving" you.
After a week of "hanging on," Daniel appears and tells Tom that it's time to move on. Tom continues: When I finally left my body, I saw a pinpoint of light in the distance, and as I approached it, my fear and confusion left me. As I got closer, I saw some glowing beings and wondered, "Do they have wings?" They didn't; it was their clothing billowing out behind them, along with the beautiful spinning light around them. Then cherubs, like baby angels, smiled at me and said, "Hello, welcome home!"
The light that surrounded me then became me. It was brighter than all the suns that you could experience in a lifetime, and I thought that if I were back on Earth, I couldn't look at it for it would have burned me. Also, I was bathed with indescribable love and ecstasy.
Then, a Being more brilliant than I can describe stood before me but I couldn't see a face. In awe, I kept thinking, "If you are God, then I'm not worthy to be with you right now."
The being must have heard my thoughts, for it said, "You are worthy to be with me. Do not be afraid. We are going to make the journey to the other side together. Your wife has asked that I help you, to carry you home."
To Walda, Tom adds: I remembered your belief and thought to myself that if it wasn't for your faith and your belief, God may not have come to me like that.
In a state of indescribable love, I was carried to a place so beautiful that mere human words are inadequate. As I drifted into a sleep state, unseen arms held and rocked me. While in this state of rest, I observed my funeral and heard people saying "good stuff" about me. Then I was back again in the presence of this Being and my angels, and ready to examine my "book of life" which some call the life review. I relived every thought, word and action that had been a part of my life while on Earth.
It's impossible to describe the process or how long it took to get to the other side. It was as if my whole life was one movie that I could see simultaneously. This happened very quickly. I was amazed at how nothing in my life had been hidden. Everything had been recorded in preparation for this very day. I squirmed when asked, "What have you done for your fellow man?" because I was shown the times when I was not very giving, not very loving. Feeling the pain I'd caused and seeing the domino effect it had on others was difficult. At this point, I underwent what you might call a crash course in compassion and tolerance. The lessons I had set up for my life had been arduous and challenging, and to continue my studies in this new existence, I had to admit the wrongs of my life and promise to master the lessons. I was also shown the good deeds I had accomplished while on Earth, and was proud of the love that I'd given and of the times I'd helped the less fortunate.

The Shift -- Excerpts from Chapter 15

Something remarkable will happen on this planet in the next 10 years, definitely by Winter Solstice, 2012, the date when a 5,200-year "long count" in the Mayan calendar comes to an end, along with two other cycles of 26,000 and 130,000 years respectively. Every 26,000 years, this planet enters an Age of Aquarius … and it also enters the Photon Belt, a region of highly charged space.
The result of our entry to the Photon Belt is unpredictable because what happens depends on the level of consciousness of each of the planet's individual inhabitants, so each time is a first … which also means it's a very personal impact. Those who are less prepared for the Shift may feel as if they have walked into chaos, and nothing makes sense; those who are more prepared will see the disruption as the removal of limitation. Either way, things will be disrupted, and a new order of organization will emerge from the chaos in a process that many are calling ascension.
Forget the doom-laden prophecies of the Book of Revelation, Nostradamus, and Edgar Cayce. Anything that predates the Harmonic Convergence of August 1987 goes out the window. Consider only post-Convergence predictions, but because things are changing daily, regard even those with suspicion.
Following the Convergence, and with a dramatic increase in spirituality among Earth's population (and that includes you), the Shift will be far less destructive than once foreseen. However, there is a continued need for us to deepen our unconditional love and compassion for our fellow humans. Religious Fundamentalism, being born of fear, will fall away as tolerance and compassion based on love come to the fore. Women will take the initiative and we will listen to the new children.
During the Shift, coastal areas may be inundated, but the only people impacted will be those whose soul planned for them to cross over … and return after the Shift to enjoy the results of the new beginning. To survive the Shift, the ability to let go of attachments to material things is vital. We must be willing to walk away and start over, confident that it's our spirit's plan.

Schumann Resonance Factor

The Schumann Resonances are quasi-standing electromagnetic waves that exist in the Earth's "electromagnetic" cavity between the Earth's surface and the ionosphere, about 40 miles up, formed by electrical activity in the atmosphere, such as the 1,000 lightning storms at any given moment worldwide. As lightning shows us, the atmosphere is actually a weak conductor and lightning "rings" the cavity much like a striker rings a bell, that then resonates at its own characteristic set of frequencies, i.e., its unique "tone."
The cavity has several resonant frequencies between 6 and 50 cycles per second; specifically 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz. The so-called Resonance Factor is the average of the frequencies in play at any one time, and for centuries was pegged at the lowest frequency of 7.8 Hz because of its high amplitude.
However, the nature of the cavity changes when the ionosphere becomes charged as during solar flare activity and, in 2003, we were at the height of 11- and 22-year solar cycles. And even though the official "policy" of scientists is to deny the existence of the Photon Belt (a super-charged area of space), it is real, and we are entering it. (Actually, Russian scientists are working with it publicly and are very concerned. Openly their American counterparts remain quiet but, behind the scenes, however, it's a different matter as the military worries about the Belt's effect on weapons systems.) The effect of the Belt on the ionosphere is unknown, but measurements show distinctly that the amplitude of the higher Schumann frequencies is increasing, which means the "average" Resonance frequency is going up. But why is this important?

Our Extraterrestrial Companions

They are here. If you don't believe that, over two thirds of your fellow Americans think you're deluding yourself, according to a 2002 Roper Report. And they have been here for a long time … so long that one group bio-engineered our bodies, as we saw in Chapter 3. In fact, on Saturday, February 14, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell stunned an audience of over 200 by saying, "Aliens have landed. A few insiders know the truth and are studying the bodies that have been discovered." Mitchell, only the sixth man to walk on the moon, along with Alan B. Shepard, added, "A 'cabal' of insiders stopped briefing presidents about extraterrestrials after President Kennedy."
In a taped interview with J. L. Ferrando, astronaut Maj. Gordon Cooper said, "For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialist in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition unknown to us. And there are thousands of witness reports and a quantity of documents to prove this, but nobody wants to make them public." So insiders are in on the truth that ETs have shown up as part of the Shift.
Modern involvement began in the 1930s, with a group of ETs working with Nazi scientists in pre-WWII Germany. This came to light during the 1945 liberation and much information, hardware and many scientists were spirited to the USA, where their work has continued. The Russians also received their share of the spoils. But we then went into the Cold War, and everything went under wraps as each side sought to capitalize on their ET advantage.
Meanwhile, in 1941, the U.S. Navy recovered a downed UFO from the waters off San Diego. Six years later, two disks were recovered at Roswell and were the subject of a laughable cover-up, when a senior Army intelligence officer said, on the orders of Gen. Ramy, that he'd made a mistake and the wreckage belonged to a weather balloon. Just in case anyone actually believes the official denials, examine the testimony of Ben Rich, the CEO of the Lockheed-Martin "Skunk Works," which developed the F-117 Nighthawk and F-19 stealth fighters. It could only be revealed after his death that Rich confirmed that much of the design and technology of the newer manned and unmanned aircraft was based directly on the craft recovered at Roswell. For example, the vertical stabilizers of the F-19 and SR-71 Blackbird are canted inwards at exactly 30 degrees, just as on the Roswell UFOs.
As the evidence mounted over the years (e.g., the 1953 buzzing of the White House, various abductions, and the Phoenix Lights in 1997), so did the cover-ups. But why?
The pre-war German scientists were preparing for hostilities and sought any military advantage they could under top secret wraps. In the U.S., a few weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack, a huge object parked itself over Los Angeles and stayed there for an hour. It was shelled by every coastal battery in range, with falling shells causing heavy damage to property and many injuries. By morning, it had gone … and the questions started. Seeking to avoid panicking an already jittery citizenry, President Roosevelt ordered a total cover-up … one that's still going.
After WWII, we entered the Cold War and Truman continued the secrecy so that the Soviets would not know how much recovered UFO technology the U.S. was reverse-engineering … and it was significant, e.g., the transistor, integrated computer chips, microwave ovens, Kevlar body armor, etc. But the Cold War was really only for show to redirect enormous taxpayer wealth into the military/industrial complexes of both countries. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, clandestine organizations in the Soviet Union and U.S. were collaborating against the perceived threat posed by ETs, even as other groups were working with ETs, albeit in fear that the latter may rise up against us. Truman secretly micro-managed the UFO situation, while publicly denying all knowledge.
When President Eisenhower visited Palm Springs in February 17 - 24, 1954, he mysteriously disappeared on the Saturday evening. Insiders claim that he visited nearby Edwards Air Force Base and met with a group of Greys (a four-foot tall reptilian species of ETs from the Orion system). He agreed to let them build bases in this country, abduct a limited quota of citizens for medical experiments, and mutilate a quota of cattle for genetic research … all in exchange for their technology.
Ike was the last president to have "hands on" oversight of the ET issue because an organization called Majestic-12 or MJ-12 was formed to manage military/government contact and the cover-up. Working with clandestine units in the military, MJ-12 basically wrapped the ET issue up in so much secrecy that not even presidents had the clearance to probe it.
JFK and RFK were fascinated by the UFO issue and wanted to go public, but JFK was stonewalled by the CIA until he was assassinated for threatening to dismantle the CIA and the Mafia. LBJ was flatly refused information but, being bogged down by the Vietnam War, didn't press the issue. Then, in 1969 under Nixon, the whole ET/UFO issue was hijacked from any White House oversight and buried deep in an international industrial/military cabal. Kissinger cleverly stonewalled both Carter and Nixon. However, on June 14, 1977, MJ-12 gave a verbal briefing to Carter. The 9-page transcript contains the words: MJ12 feels confident the aliens are on an exploration of our solar system for peaceful purposes. However, we must continue to observe and track the aliens' movements until it is determined that the aliens' future plans contain no threat to our national security or the civilization of Earth.
Reagan had a total hands-off executive style, and often didn't even read the President's Daily Briefing documents. But he let everyone in the White House read them, so the CIA stopped including any sensitive material, including UFO matters, even though Reagan was personally fascinated by UFOs. However, UFOs were becoming so bothersome that, in 1983, Reagan was told just enough to agree to the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars). Defense insiders knew, however, that the real targets were off-world spacecraft and not Soviet missiles. In fact, Dr. Edward Teller, father of the atom bomb, wrote a famous memo to Reagan advocating SDI. In it, he wrote: "A menace greater than the nuclear arms race exists. It does not originate here on earth but comes from space itself." Now when a man of Teller's stature writes that to the president of the United States, you know he's not blowing smoke.
At a lunch with the Soviet President, Gorbachev, Reagan said, "How easy our jobs would be if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We'd forget all the little local differences … and find out once and for all that we really are all human beings on this planet." At a luncheon with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, Reagan once remarked, "What would happen if the world was faced with an alien threat from outer space? Don't you think the United States and the Soviet Union would work together?" And in a speech to the entire UN General Assembly, he said, "Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize the common bond that unites all humanity. How quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet I ask you, is not an alien threat already among us?"
When George H. Bush, an ex-CIA director, succeeded Reagan in 1988, there was an MJ-12 "insider" in the White House, who reinforced watertight secrecy and nondisclosure. Clinton upset the applecart by making moves towards executive oversight which were thwarted at every step by one crisis after another. Even so, it was on Clinton's watch in June 1993 that a new chapter was added to the Fire Officer's Guide to Disaster Control by Kramer and Bahme, a "bible" found in police and fire departments across the country. Chapter subheadings in Part One include: The UFO Threat - A Fact, UFOs - Why Now?, UFOs - What Are They?, Shapes of UFOs, History of UFOs, and Why the Secrecy. Part Two is a little more sinister, with UFO Hazards, Power Blackouts, UFOs - The Panic Hazard and UFOs - Emergency Action. So much for governmental denials.
Control by proxy was established when George W. Bush arrived and the ET issue could once again be closely managed. Immediately, the race was on to have the U.S. occupy the ancient site of human/Anunnaki contact by the 60th anniversary of the Philadelphia Experiment. Why is that important? Some researchers claim that an inter-dimensional portal opens up every 20 years in August (1943, 1963, 1983 and 2003) and that ancient technology left behind in the current Iraq may have something to do with that. Remember Stargate? Now that would be something to reverse-engineer.

ET Worldview

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains more than 200 billion stars. It was formed about 12 billion years ago out of a huge cloud of gas, mainly hydrogen and helium, that collapsed on itself and began forming stars. Those star systems most hospitable to evolving life exist in a ring around the galactic center, and are between 4 and 8 billion years old. Astronomers have found that 75 percent of the habitable stars are older than our sun, so 75% of any intelligent life on their planets has had longer to evolve than humans have, possibly 4 billion years longer.
Look at how far we've come in the last 100 years, and project it forward another 100 years. Where will we be then? And in 1,000 years? In a million years? In a billion years? If some of those ETs circling Earth have been around for a billion years longer than we have, it's no wonder that they have some neat technology that can help us through the Shift. And what can we learn about the spirituality of those species who avoided blowing each other up along the way? The mind boggles.
Let's focus on the spirituality of category #2 above. And for that, we turn to Dr. Richard Boylan (www.drboylan.com), who has compiled probably the best account from hundreds of interviews with contactees. Here's what ETs have told them on a number of topics:

God. ETs see this as a transcendent matrix of consciousness, which underlies everything. As such, they do not make a big fuss of it, and just get on with their lives.
ET Superiority. Although the average ET displays a much higher intellectual capability than the average human, they consider us as equals in that we are both sentient, conscious, intelligent life forms. They also enjoy greater sensory acuteness, paranormal abilities, more robust immune systems, and hence longevity. Their technologically is vastly more advanced than ours, as shown by their ability to jump vast interstellar distances. Culturally, they appear more advanced, living harmoniously, without aggression or war. They are concerned for the Earth's ecosystem, but are not patronizing towards the primitive human culture that is destroying it. Despite the absence of formal religions, they demonstrate highly developed spirituality, with spiritual awareness woven into their daily lives.
Spiritual Mission. The various races have different missions regarding Earth, all seeming to prepare us for contact with them. Some are here to remind us of our cosmic origin. Others show us previous lifetimes, to teach us of reincarnation. Often, they inform us of the many varieties of other ET races, to show us our larger galactic family. Many experiencers come away with deeper metaphysical understanding of the nature of the cosmos, and a more enlightened appreciation for the community of intelligent life forms.
ET Role in our Physical Development. ETs admit that they have been involved in our evolution since the ancient past, and that several groups participated in the genetic engineering of terrestrial primate stock to advance its intelligence and consciousness to our current levels. (This explains why there is no "missing link," and why the Sumerian and ancient African cultures suddenly arose without any bridging cultures.)
ET Role in our Spiritual Development. ETs reveal that many of our avatars (major world religious leaders, such as Zoroaster, Lao-Tzu, Moses, Krishna, Quan Yin, Buddha, White Buffalo Calf Woman, Yeshua ben Joseph, and Mohammed were: (1) actually ETs who came here to raise human spiritual consciousness, (2) humans who were guided by ETs, (3) humans inhabited by ET souls, (4) human-extraterrestrial hybrids, or (5) ETs manifesting human appearance. None of these scenarios negates the divinity of the inspiration, but widens the divine to include ET intermediaries.
One-shot Life versus Reincarnation. ETs speak unanimously of their souls and ours as having had previous lifetimes, and, after death, going on to lead successive lifetimes. They also stress that reincarnation is voluntarily and a conscious choosing of the next body and life circumstances, which is not necessarily on the same planet. They believe that the degree of consciousness and spiritual progress that a given soul makes in a given lifetime influences the possible choices available for that soul regarding a subsequent lifetime. Not one ET race believes in the doctrine of a single lifetime, after which the soul is judged and assigned a permanent fate.
"Sin" and Evil. ETs have no concept of sin; instead, they regard bad human actions as unwise, unenlightened choices, and encourage us to learn to operate more wisely. If our choices are bad enough to cause harm to our species or planet, ETs may try to influence us to remedy the situation. In rare cases, they will even step in themselves. They often berate government leaders, for their bad choices can cause enormous harm to the environment or humanity.
Creation and Evolution. According to ETs, the Supreme Source, out of which everything is manifested, is that matrix of consciousness in which all entities have their being. ETs, therefore, see no paradox in creation and evolution operating side-by-side.
Our Relationship to the Supreme Being. The high spiritual nature of most ET races points to the width and diversity of "God's family." It truly spans the universe, and encompasses its many forms of conscious, intelligent life. ETs emphasize how spiritually "precious" humanity is, and that we are all sparks of the divine.

First Contact
This planet received a major wake-up call during August, 2001, in the form of two patterns laid down in an English cornfield-a complex message and a face. What is amazing about these two crop glyphs is that they are the first mass public ET contact! However, the events of September 11 completely eclipsed the awesome significance of this first contact.
The story began on November 16, 1974 when a 3-trillion watt transmission was sent from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. It was aimed at a cluster of about a million stars near the edge of the Milky Way, designated M13, and about 25,000 light years away. The message was encoded using two different frequencies in the 2.3 GHz band, which allowed for binary code-1's and 0's, the simplest form of communication. The 1,679 characters were arranged in 73 rows of 23 (the only way to break down 1,679), which told the recipients how to decode the message.
On Monday, August 13, 2001, a glyph appeared that, close up, did not seem to make sense, but from the air, it clearly shows a face. When subject to a process known as Gaussian blur, the face bears a remarkable similarity to a human face. A week later, on August 17, the main glyph appeared that was very similar to the Arecibo message sent out in 1974, except for a number of important differences:

We listed hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorus as the key elements of life on Earth; they corrected our list by adding silicon, a vital component of healthy bones, although in 1974science did not know the role of silicon.
We showed two identical strands of DNA; they replaced one strand with a much more tightly coiled strand, which tells us we have genetic differences. They left the central bar unchanged, which tells us they, too, have about 4 million base pairs in a chromosome.
The stick figure we sent came back changed to show them as about 3½ feet high, with proportionately much larger heads. Does this suggest a body type similar to the small gray ETs? The population of their planet or race is about 21.3 billion (see Figure 7-6 for detail).
They returned the same 9-planet solar system diagram but they changed it to show that they inhabit the third and fourth planets (Earth and Mars?) and what seems to be the moons of the Jupiter (see Figure 7-7).
Where we sent an outline of the Arecibo dish, they repeated the 2000 crop glyph. Various esoteric sources suggest that this represents the holographic universe, and points to the importance of the etheric realms around Earth, Mars and Jupiter, in which the circle-makers reside.

What Does It Mean?
The fact that this happened at all is amazing, but the larger implications are staggering. First, it tells us that we are not alone in the cosmos, but raises the issue of who they are. With smaller bodies (3½ feet tall) and larger heads, are they the small gray aliens we know come from the Zeta Reticuli system, and who are in our solar system in droves? And is the face a likeness of them, meant to show us that we have a common ancestry, or of us as the intended recipients of the message? And how about the timing, coming just a decade before the Shift.

Divine Alignment -- Excerpts from Chapter 16

As we go through the events portrayed in the previous chapter over the next few years, staying in Divine Alignment will be vital for our health, well-being and sanity. This means that rather than our minds and emotions trying to figure it all out, we leave that job up to us-the-spirit, which is a fragment of soul. Soul is always in alignment with the Divine Plan conceived by the Creator of All That Is, as is Spirit … if we let it. The problem most of us have is that mind and emotions shout so loudly that they drown out the "still, small voice" of Spirit.
Listening to this voice or voices is becoming increasingly important as we approach 2012. But as the veils open, we become ever more open to input from the higher realms … for better or worse. The dark side still has an agenda and is eager to find ways to influence us so before doing any spiritual work, it behooves us to protect ourselves. Probably the best protection I know was given to us by Archangel Ariel and documented in my book An Ascension Handbook---the Triple Grid.

The Triple Grid
To protect your fields against unwanted intrusion by detrimental energies, use the following three-step Divine Alignment process at least morning and evening, and whenever you feel like extra protection, such as at work or on the freeway:

Visualize your chakras as one large chakra, centered in your heart, forming one large field around you and two feet or so above and below you. Then, cover the outside of the field with gold mesh. State that the gold mesh will let only love and Light in and out.
Call on the Legions of Michael, the Destroyer Angels, and Circle Security, in turn, to lay in a triple protective grid around you and your home, car or office.
Ask the Destroyer Angels to spin out any detrimental energy from your fields.

Asking for Guidance and Help: The Superconscious Technique

We saw in Chapter 2 that, in addition to our Conscious and Subconscious minds, we also have our Superconscious Mind, which is the soul presence, the part that receives the soul's vibration or signal, and which knows who it really is. Often called higher self in Divine Alignment, it is the soul as far as the rest of the psyche is concerned, and communicates constantly with the main soul and with spirit guides as needed. It is the bridge between the soul and Earth planes. Just as it's important for ego to listen to its Superconscious, ego can also petition it. Any form of words can be used, but a group known as Earth Mission gave us the following wording during the 1980s:
"Superconscious, by the force of Grace, will you manifest the essence of the effect and performance, and embodiment of the highest possibility of [e.g., an experience or a new picture of reality you wish to assimilate], so that the power of this can be manifest in my experience. By the force of Grace and by the decree of Victory. And so it is!"
The words "effect and performance, and embodiment of the highest possibility of …" specifies what you want to happen without limiting how spirit should deliver it to you. The words "so that the power of this can be manifest in my experience" again asks that the power be manifest, without limiting the details of what or how. For example, you may want a new car and be wondering how you can afford one. Spirit, on the other hand, may surprise you with a loan or a prize in a contest so that the power of a new car manifests in your life, without you buying it.

Becoming Soul-centered -- Excerpts from Chapter 17

1. Western religion has done a brilliant job of identity theft, stealing our power and using it to control us. The gods they peddle are watered-down versions of the Supreme Creator of All That Is, modeled after ETs, and portrayed as wanting us to behave in ways that religions deem useful to their agenda, with extreme sanctions for non-compliance.

2. As a soul, you are a vast, powerful entity, created directly from the same "stuff" as this Supreme Creator, and you possess all its powers. As soul, you spend eternities on frequency bands higher than the Earth plane, exploring, creating and loving, where experiencing anything other than unconditional love is impossible.

3. Because of this soul plane limitation, the Creator and its hierarchy of souls established a "quarantine zone" of a lower frequency, to which a fragment of your soul's energy can incarnate and experience fear, which blocks the flow of unconditional love. The Earth plane is of such low frequency that much of what you as soul know is lost when your fragment descends here, so each incarnation starts with a "clean slate."

4. The combination of starting fresh and the built-in limitations of the Earth plane are totally convincing and egos engage fully with them. The wisdom that your soul places in its fragment and the ego-personality it constructs each time, plus beliefs implanted by authority figures, determine how you the incarnation behaves towards the incarnations of other souls, and to your own soul.

5. Your soul incarnates on the Earth plane a few dozen to a few hundred times, each time bringing valuable experience, wisdom and understanding back to your main soul entity. On your return to the soul plane, the point of view you established as an incarnation is both absorbed into your soul essence and remains a standalone identity that continues to grow on the soul plane.

6. Because the soul plane is a "thought up" or mental environment, you are free to choose how you appear there, in terms of body type, age, gender, etc. Those who crossed over as children choose either to remain at that young age, or to age-progress. Other souls will always know you by your unique "energy signature."

7. The soul plane is one of intense activity-work, play, creativity, and recreation-and because time has no meaning, you can accomplish a great deal. Most inventions and inspirations begin on the soul plane and are transferred to receptive minds on the Earth plane.

8. At some point, you as soul will decide that you have little left to explore and learn by sending fragments of your energy to the Earth plane, so you stop incarnating and move to yet higher dimensions. Once no longer distracted by Earth plane learning, you are free to explore the full breadth and height of All That Is. At some point, you may choose to undergo a program of incarnations on a lower frequency physical plane associated with another planet, or return to Earth's physical plane as a teacher.

9. After millions of years of relative stability, the Earth plane is undergoing a transformation in readiness for a Shift to a higher dimension. Souls who so choose will move with the planet to a fifth-dimensional plane above the frequency at which fear can exist. Opportunities to incarnate on what we know today as the Earth plane will no longer be available as a dimension for karmic learning and growth for the soul. Of course, other planets will be commissioned as quarantined learning environments for those who want to learn the old way.

Divine Alignment -- Excerpts from Chapter 16

As we go through the events portrayed in the previous chapter over the next few years, staying in Divine Alignment will be vital for our health, well-being and sanity. This means that rather than our minds and emotions trying to figure it all out, we leave that job up to us-the-spirit, which is a fragment of soul. Soul is always in alignment with the Divine Plan conceived by the Creator of All That Is, as is Spirit … if we let it. The problem most of us have is that mind and emotions shout so loudly that they drown out the "still, small voice" of Spirit.
Listening to this voice or voices is becoming increasingly important as we approach 2012. But as the veils open, we become ever more open to input from the higher realms … for better or worse. The dark side still has an agenda and is eager to find ways to influence us so before doing any spiritual work, it behooves us to protect ourselves. Probably the best protection I know was given to us by Archangel Ariel and documented in my book An Ascension Handbook---the Triple Grid.

The Triple Grid
To protect your fields against unwanted intrusion by detrimental energies, use the following three-step Divine Alignment process at least morning and evening, and whenever you feel like extra protection, such as at work or on the freeway:

Visualize your chakras as one large chakra, centered in your heart, forming one large field around you and two feet or so above and below you. Then, cover the outside of the field with gold mesh. State that the gold mesh will let only love and Light in and out.
Call on the Legions of Michael, the Destroyer Angels, and Circle Security, in turn, to lay in a triple protective grid around you and your home, car or office.
Ask the Destroyer Angels to spin out any detrimental energy from your fields.

Asking for Guidance and Help: The Superconscious Technique

We saw in Chapter 2 that, in addition to our Conscious and Subconscious minds, we also have our Superconscious Mind, which is the soul presence, the part that receives the soul's vibration or signal, and which knows who it really is. Often called higher self in Divine Alignment, it is the soul as far as the rest of the psyche is concerned, and communicates constantly with the main soul and with spirit guides as needed. It is the bridge between the soul and Earth planes. Just as it's important for ego to listen to its Superconscious, ego can also petition it. Any form of words can be used, but a group known as Earth Mission gave us the following wording during the 1980s:
"Superconscious, by the force of Grace, will you manifest the essence of the effect and performance, and embodiment of the highest possibility of [e.g., an experience or a new picture of reality you wish to assimilate], so that the power of this can be manifest in my experience. By the force of Grace and by the decree of Victory. And so it is!"
The words "effect and performance, and embodiment of the highest possibility of …" specifies what you want to happen without limiting how spirit should deliver it to you. The words "so that the power of this can be manifest in my experience" again asks that the power be manifest, without limiting the details of what or how. For example, you may want a new car and be wondering how you can afford one. Spirit, on the other hand, may surprise you with a loan or a prize in a contest so that the power of a new car manifests in your life, without you buying it.

Becoming Soul-centered -- Excerpts from Chapter 17

1. Western religion has done a brilliant job of identity theft, stealing our power and using it to control us. The gods they peddle are watered-down versions of the Supreme Creator of All That Is, modeled after ETs, and portrayed as wanting us to behave in ways that religions deem useful to their agenda, with extreme sanctions for non-compliance.

2. As a soul, you are a vast, powerful entity, created directly from the same "stuff" as this Supreme Creator, and you possess all its powers. As soul, you spend eternities on frequency bands higher than the Earth plane, exploring, creating and loving, where experiencing anything other than unconditional love is impossible.

3. Because of this soul plane limitation, the Creator and its hierarchy of souls established a "quarantine zone" of a lower frequency, to which a fragment of your soul's energy can incarnate and experience fear, which blocks the flow of unconditional love. The Earth plane is of such low frequency that much of what you as soul know is lost when your fragment descends here, so each incarnation starts with a "clean slate."

4. The combination of starting fresh and the built-in limitations of the Earth plane are totally convincing and egos engage fully with them. The wisdom that your soul places in its fragment and the ego-personality it constructs each time, plus beliefs implanted by authority figures, determine how you the incarnation behaves towards the incarnations of other souls, and to your own soul.

5. Your soul incarnates on the Earth plane a few dozen to a few hundred times, each time bringing valuable experience, wisdom and understanding back to your main soul entity. On your return to the soul plane, the point of view you established as an incarnation is both absorbed into your soul essence and remains a standalone identity that continues to grow on the soul plane.

6. Because the soul plane is a "thought up" or mental environment, you are free to choose how you appear there, in terms of body type, age, gender, etc. Those who crossed over as children choose either to remain at that young age, or to age-progress. Other souls will always know you by your unique "energy signature."

7. The soul plane is one of intense activity-work, play, creativity, and recreation-and because time has no meaning, you can accomplish a great deal. Most inventions and inspirations begin on the soul plane and are transferred to receptive minds on the Earth plane.

8. At some point, you as soul will decide that you have little left to explore and learn by sending fragments of your energy to the Earth plane, so you stop incarnating and move to yet higher dimensions. Once no longer distracted by Earth plane learning, you are free to explore the full breadth and height of All That Is. At some point, you may choose to undergo a program of incarnations on a lower frequency physical plane associated with another planet, or return to Earth's physical plane as a teacher.

9. After millions of years of relative stability, the Earth plane is undergoing a transformation in readiness for a Shift to a higher dimension. Souls who so choose will move with the planet to a fifth-dimensional plane above the frequency at which fear can exist. Opportunities to incarnate on what we know today as the Earth plane will no longer be available as a dimension for karmic learning and growth for the soul. Of course, other planets will be commissioned as quarantined learning environments for those who want to learn the old way.

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14 Comments

Tim Lovell: hmm this post has so much

hmm this post has so much truth in it thank you admin

Starperson: This post works for me

The information in this post is very close to my experiences and beliefs, and then some. It is comforting to find out that "I'm not the only one" who believes or knows these kinds of truths. Some of the posted statements gave me a chill...because I have never read my own EXACT thoughts, beliefs or experiences in another's writings.

I just ordered the book. By the author's own description, the first volume is huge. And, because of the way I read material on this subject (read, ponder; read, meditate; read, sleep on it) I won't be finished this year :)

Thanks admin.

Sky: INCREDIBLY INTRIGUING to say the least

This post is incredibly intriguing to say the least. I read up to the CHAPTER 5 header. I definitely plan on returning to read the rest. So far I this rings of truth. I can only imagine how long it must have taken to write this post Admin. I admire your bravery in posting this since much in-depth analysis is bound to have some controversy otherwise there would be no transformational value to the Soul in it.

quintar3652: awesome post and information - can't wait to buy the book

This post is intriquing...so much of the information resonated with my feelings about things. I can't wait to get the book!

jrtown: You already have this book.

You already have this book. It is written and contained within the minds and souls of every man and woman and every entity that has existed from the beginning of time. Learn to look within and you will see. It may seem to you that you have limited ability to know or see. Your apparent beingness is that of a limited point of view but this is just you lieing to yourself. In truth you are at Source Point. You exist outside and beyond any state of limitation. You have the potential of total knowingness as you truely exist outside of time in space. You are infinite in consciousness as are we all.

Tim Lovell: Hmmm is that you Quinton? :P

Hmmm is that you Quinton? :P

quintar3652: your question Tim

If you are referring to me, I am a new member here and use quintar3652. I am not Quinton if that is your question. I am ME..., lol.

Tim Lovell: No it's just a little joke as

No it's just a little joke as your name and Quintons are so similar

dandelioness: The book

Does anyone know the title of the book for this article? Or if the book is available yet?

pasqualie: its by Tony Stubbs Living with Soul

its 2 parts volume 1 and 2

Tarheel: It's one of my Top 10 favorites.

I often revisit this one. Great content & commentary.

jrtown: All-knowingness to playing the game of Life, simplified.

Thought, in its highest vibrational frequency, consists of almost infinite space and time. If you intentionally drop out some of that space and time you get a condensation of thought, a lowering of frequency, and when the frequency goes low enough, the resulting creation of energy and matter. As this energy and matter is still attached to super-conscious thought, the result is a created point of view which has a location in time and space. All viewpoints can trace their creation, ultimately, to the same original Source of infinite consciousness. We are all created viewpoints. Our purpose is to mold into existence this three dimentional physical universe into a shared reality as individuals and groups through a process called Cause-Distance-Effect and we call this process Communication. We truely are bothers and sisters playing a game called Life via the appilcation of two-way (reciprical) communication and the exchange and sharing of creative thought, thereby creating for ourselves a three dimensiional field of play, which is the physical universe. Each Viewpoint agrees, by choice, to assume the status of a player in this field and the name of the game is Life.

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