The characteristics of a graduated ego may be seen transformed and seemlessly incorporated with other forms of definition of self and group, making it difficult to recognize there’s an ego in there at all (even though there is).
As a society, we currently are compartmentalizing attributes of the human psyche, ego (service to self) being one of those attributes. What we find with a transformed ego is not the elimination or neutralization or death of the attributes of any of these compartments (one of them being the ego), but the elimination or neutralizaton or death of the walls between compartments. We find that the percieved negative qualities of the ego, such as service to self, isolation, individualization, seperation, and the dualistic nature of ego, can be put to good use when it is combined with service to others, cooperation, compromise, inclusion, and the principles of unity, etc. The lines or compartments start to become blurred: “in my wanting to help or even save a stranger even if it means the sacrifice of me… is this just ego-gratification, or is it the disolving of ego, I can no longer tell the difference, they are becoming one-in-the-same.” It is not the death of the ego, but the evolution of it.
In your path towards service-to-others, stop trying to define the ego in its present definition.
Maybe we are truly graduated when we recognize that service-to-others and service-to-self are one-in-the-same.
Everything good that I do for the group (service-to-others) is good for me (service-to-self).
Don’t forget, EVERYTHING is a microcosm of God, a piece of God that contains the whole of God. Everything good that I do for the group (for God) is good for me (for God).
It’s all good!
Wholeness is as much of an illusion as separateness. The recognition of wholeness requires, in the least, the contemplation of there being a “seperate”, for without seperation the definition of something being or becoming whole is incomplete. Therefore, because God knows what it is to be One and is seeking the experience of being seperate, our goal as being on a spiritual path would be twofold. First, we become enlightened to a point where we can recognize that there is a One who is complete and whole, and second is to recognize that you were created because this One desires the experience of being incomplete and partial.
In the creative process (the process which attempts to bring unique experiences about, the process of seperation and reflection) I would think the goal is to have UNIQUE ongoing experiences of being “other” in order to experience and reflect on “self” in an attempt to know yourself and therefore know God (your reflection is God’s reflection of God-self in an attempt to know himself and therefore know You. You, in your uniqueness and wholeness are a microcosm of God pursuing self discovery, self discovery being the method in which God is experiencing himself through duality and seperateness, which are the tools you are using to discover your true self).
Now, because the One desires this experience and this reflection – seperateness, our goal should not be to shatter this game that was created by him, but to become enlightened enough to recognize the One and fulfill his desire of experiencing this self as seperate and reflect upon your
experiences while reflecting on the God-gift of your uniqueness, knowing that that uniqueness is inherant in the attributes of God and cannot be destroyed. In other words, rejoice in the experience of being alive and unique and meditate on its significance in relation to everything else (the Whole).
Uniqueness is also something that should not be ignored because uniqueness is a reflection of being whole which is an attribute of the One. Being unique means being like no other, being only One. Reflecting on our uniqueness give us the power to reflect on an attribute of God while still being separate. It sums up this method of self discovery.
The danger is in going too far one way or the other. The game is the play between polarity, between opposites. Remove an opposite and reflection and experience falls away, creation ceases to exist.
It is all about creation, the experience of that creation, reflection of the experience of that creation, the recognition of the gift to God this experience is in his/your journey of self discovery, and finally, the role that “gift of reflection” of the experience of that creation plays in bringing about more creation, which in turn creates new experience, which creates new reflection, which creates new gifts, which creates more self discovery, which creates new creation, which creates new experience, which creates new reflection, which creates new gifts, which creates more self……
I think a cycle…a circuit, was completed last night. I know it was for me.
Everything can seem so complex at times, but when you manifest in separate aspects, and experience the convergence points, you end up noticing how the gears fit. The convergence points can be likened to where the multidimensional gears ‘touch’ and cause movement across the system.
We fly through life, heading our various directions and destinies, and eventually come across a convergence point…another wheel in the cog, and actions or individual events are undertaken that may seem small, minor, or insignificant, until you experience yourself as other manifestations. A door opened, a door closed, a window left unlocked, at just the right moment changes the course of events in the cog.
Imagine, a massive system of overlying and entangled destinies, of life, events, organizations, spirits, and species…all entangled in a myopic quantum soup of relationship…and One not ‘seeing’ where the cogs touch, where that door should be left opened, a window unlocked…but having experienced the original cog, the original relationship, and existing as a separate entity and KNOWING when exactly to leave a door open, because it was Him that had needed that door opened in a previous incarnation and something had left that door opened…which is He in a soon to come incarnation.
How would someone…how would a nobody prepare his current incarnation and have all His bases covered without even thinking about it? Because He is incarnate in separate entities in different places outside of Time, but all active and current in THIS time.
A cycle was completed last night. A circuit. A beginning, and an end. All played out in the non-material, in different minds and incarnations, played out in the same time, but different places in time…different minds, ALL converging at the quantum moment of manifestation into the single universe of the material.
I played it all out last night. It is a single long dream, that I played out in multiple incarnations. It was a re-occurring dream, that I never noticed was played by myself as many different actors.
Last night, I was the final actor…the final piece, the one that joined all the other actors into one event. All the gears and cogs were finally set in place. All the actors were in their places. All the time signatures and individual events were placed, and the final piece…the final actor, played out the dream and opened and closed all the correct events for the final actor to reach his full manifestation.
Again, this was not just a reoccurring dream, but I played many different actors at different times throughout the years of my life. Last night, though I did not know it until the end, I played the final actor.
Going from nothing…to everything.
At the end of the experience, I found myself in a spherical room, with all these different events playing outside the sphere…ALL the different events, it was merely just a focusing on which event I wanted to experience, to view it.
Inside the sphere was my family…they looked like my present family, but somehow they weren’t. The last memory was of my father. I looked into his face. Into his eyes, and he drew me into his seeing orb. At first, the pupil of his eye was blurry, unfocused, but I was able to use the same ‘power’, the same force I had used to complete the multi-faceted dream…and focus his pupil into clarity. Once that was done, I was pulled into our Father’s mind through His eYe, and was inverted into His dreams.
I began meditation with intent to visit spirit guides. I started by doing energy work and visualization. I found myself before a gate keeper. The gate keeper was dressed in appropriate garb and stood aside as to invite me to his destination. I entered.
I walked through the gate and was transported to another world. I was before a doorway and I stepped through. I walked out under what appeared to be an archway carved out of granite. The granite was a combination of vibrant purples, subdued grays, magentas and violets, all swirled together and brilliantly smooth, like glass. This granite structure was like a large outdoor balcony or landing that overlooked a valley surrounded by a mountainous vista. The mountains displayed the colors found in the granite landing I was on. The landing had a ceiling that was also made from granite, but there were no walls. The landing was wide open exposing a wonderful view. To my left was a bench framed by another granite archway. The landing extended out approximately 15 steps where it abruptly ended, contrasting the harsh, rocky outcropping from which it was molded. The landing appeared to be carved right out of the side of the mountain.
My body was light and full of energy. I found myself dressed in clothing that appeared “regal”. It was similar to armor. The armor graciously reflecting the multitude of colors found in the granite with the addition of glowing splashes of golden white.
I began to walk the length of the landing while filling my body with energy soaked from the wonderful surroundings I found myself enveloped in. I decided not to walk, but lifted myself off the ground and floated slightly above it. My consciousness expanded and I began to feel myself become one with the moist air and harsh, smooth granite upon which I floated above. I re-gathered myself and flew off the ledge, now floating out about 20 feet beyond. I intended to meet my spirit guides.
A soft, white, luminous body appeared and floated before me. She did not communicate with me but instead attempted to blend with me. This did not work but was instead a gesture of love and longing. Soon I found myself surrounded by a dozen other beings of similar design. All embracing me in loving remembrance, carrying me now in an attempt to show their support.
Again, I dispersed my consciousness and attempted to become one with the environment. My being now was like a cloud that filled the valleys and inhabited the rocks, the waterfalls, the flora and fauna. I became one with this wonderful world. This was one of my homes.
I had the sense that I helped to build this world. I was the creative force that set potential free and manifested life. This world missed me. This seems to be what I do. I embark on wonderful adventures assisting the creative forces of life into manifestation.
I gathered my energy and became my being again. The angels, still supporting me, let go and reluctantly left me, wishing me strength of will and belief.
I floated back to the landing and set my feet upon the stone. I did not wish to leave. I walked back to the gate and was greeted again by the gate keeper. “Welcome home,” as he knelt before me. I respectfully returned the gesture and took one look behind me and wished good bye.
The Banker Aires His Views On The Right Of The Elite
To Control Everyones Lives. A Must Watch For Anyone Who Is Angry About The Current Finanacial Situation! This Is Whats Really Going On!
Performed By Mike Daviot
Written,Directed and Produced By: Craig-James Moncur
Hello, my name is Montague William 3rd
And what I will tell you may well sound absurd
But the less who believe it the better for me
For you see I’m in Banking and big industry
For many a year we have controlled your lives
While you all just struggle and suffer in strife
We created the things that you don’t really need
Your sports cars and Fashions and Plasma TV’s
I remember it clearly how all this begun
Family secrets from Father to Son
Inherited knowledge that gives me the edge
While you peasants, people lie sleeping at night in your beds
We control the money that controls your lives
Whilst you worship false idols and wouldn’t think twice
Of selling your souls for a place in the sun
These things that won’t matter when your time is done
But as long as they’re there to control the masses
I just sit back and consider my assets
Safe in the knowledge that I have it all
While you common people are losing your jobs
You see I just hold you in utter contempt
But the smile on my face well it makes me exempt
For I have the weapon of global TV
Which gives us connection and invites empathy
You would really believe that we look out for you
While we Bankers and Brokers are only a few
But if you saw that then you’d take back the power
Hence daily terrors to make you all cower
The Panics the crashes the wars and the illness
That keep you from finding your Spiritual Wholeness
We rig the game and we buy out both sides
To keep you enslaved in your pitiful lives
So go out and work as your body clock fades
And when it’s all over a few years from the grave
You’ll look back on all this and just then you’ll see
That your life was nothing, a mere fantasy
There are very few things that we don’t now control
To have Lawyers and Police Force was always a goal
Doing our bidding as you march on the street
But they never realise they’re only just sheep
For real power resides in the hands of a few
You voted for parties what more could you do
But what you don’t know is they’re one and the same
Old Gordon has passed good old David the reigns
And you’ll follow the leader who was put there by you
But your blood it runs red while our blood runs blue
But you simply don’t see its all part of the game
Another distraction like money and fame
Get ready for wars in the name of the free
Vaccinations for illness that will never be
The assault on your children’s impressionable minds
And a micro chipped world, you’ll put up no fight
Information suppression will keep you in toe
Depopulation of peasants was always our goal
But eugenics was not what we hoped it would be
Oh yes it was us that funded Nazis!
But as long as we own all the media too
What’s really happening does not concern you
So just go on watching your plasma TV
And the world will be run by the ones you can’t see
Written By Craig-James Moncur
via The Banker – YouTube.
via The Banker – YouTube.
Mysterious cloud spotted on Mars
Amateur astrophotographer Wayne Jaeschke captured this image of a “terminator projection” rising up from the edge of the Martian disk at about the 1 o’clock position on March 22. The inset photo is a 200 percent enlargement of the region around the projection. For more, check out Exosky.net, Jaeschke’s website.
By Alan Boyle
Amateur astronomers are puzzling over a seemingly anomalous cloud that has shown up on images of Mars taken over the past few days. Is it really a cloud, or a trick of the eye? Does it really extend 150 miles up from the surface, as some of the observers suggest? And what churned up all that stuff, anyway? The amateurs and the pros will be trying to resolve those questions before the phenomenon fades away.
“It’s not completely unexpected,” Jonathon Hill, a member of the team at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, told me today. “But it’s bigger than we would expect, and it’s definitely something that our atmosphere guys want to take a look at.”
Hill and his colleagues will be looking at the area where the cloud was spotted using the Thermal Emission Imaging System, or THEMIS, which is one of the instruments on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter.
“In the command upload we’re preparing to send today, we’ve included observations that will hopefully capture some of these recent clouds,” Hill wrote in an email. “Our THEMIS camera on Mars Odyssey is capable of acquiring simultaneous visible and thermal infrared images, so our atmospheric researchers are pretty excited about the possibility of not only getting a good look at the cloud structures, but also their temperatures.”
THEMIS will be checking out heightened cloud activity around Mars’ shield volcanoes as well as around the southern site spotted by the amateurs. Pictures from a camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, called the Mars Color Imager, or MARCI, might provide further clues about the southern cloud feature. And amateur astronomers are sending out the alert for observers to keep a close watch on the Red Planet over the coming days.
There’s been lots of buzz about the high-altitude cloud on Cloudy Nights and other online discussion forums for skywatchers. Sky & Telescope’s Sean Walker says the puff of white was first noticed on March 20 by Wayne Jaeschke, an amateur astrophotographer from Pennsylvania. Since then, other observers have identified the feature in images going back as far as March 12.
All sorts of hypotheses have been proposed: Could it be debris kicked up by a meteoric impact? Is it a huge weather system? Is it merely a funny kind of glint caused by a combination of lighting and atmospheric conditions?
In an email, Jaeschke told me that the feature is “still there, although it has decreased in size over the past two days.”
“This has led some to believe that it was some sort of transient-type event,” Jaeschke said. So it’s crucial to make as many observations of the area as possible over the next few days.
Wayne Jaeschke created this animated GIF image of Mars with the cloud coming into view on the upper right edge of the planet’s disk. For more from Jaeschke, check out his Exosky website.
Walker says the feature is currently well-placed for viewing from the Americas. He says it should show up on the edge of Mars’ disk around 1:10 a.m. ET Saturday, and 39.5 minutes later on each succeeding night. Consult the photos above for guidance on where to point a medium-size telescope — keeping in mind that these images are inverted to appear as they would through a telescope, with south pointing “up.” Arizona State University’s Hill says the area in question is called Terra Cimmeria.
Observation reports should be sent via email to Richard McKim, director of the British Astronomical Association’s Mars Section. (The linked website includes McKim’s email address, as well as a picture of the chap.)
Solving this mystery — if it indeed turns out to be an honest-to-goodness mystery rather than a mere quirk — may require additional data from the big guns of the astronomy world. But in any case, the episode illustrates once again how much amateurs can contribute to uncovering the wonders of the cosmos.
“When it comes to Mars, amateurs and professionals working together give you way more insight into ongoing processes, because with so many amateurs, you’re continuously monitoring changes in the planet,” Hill told me. “They provide a perspective and a context that we don’t usually get.”
Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
March 22, 2012:� A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles.� NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.
“This was the biggest dose of heat we’ve received from a solar storm since 2005,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley Research Center.� “It was a big event, and shows how solar activity can directly affect our planet.”
Earth’s atmosphere lights up at infrared wavelengths during the solar storms of March 8-10, 2012. A ScienceCast video explains the physics of this phenomenon. Play it!
Mlynczak is the associate principal investigator for the SABER instrument onboard NASA’s TIMED satellite.� SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a key role in the energy balance of air hundreds of km above our planet’s surface.
“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator.� “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
That’s what happened on March 8th when a coronal mass ejection (CME) propelled in our direction by an X5-class solar flare hit Earth’s magnetic field. �(On the “Richter Scale of Solar Flares,” X-class flares are the most powerful kind.) �Energetic particles rained down on the upper atmosphere, depositing their energy where they hit.� The action produced spectacular auroras around the poles and significant1 upper atmospheric heating all around the globe.
“The thermosphere lit up like a Christmas tree,” says Russell.� “It began to glow intensely at infrared wavelengths as the thermostat effect kicked in.”
For the three day period, March 8th through 10th, the thermosphere absorbed 26 billion kWh of energy.� Infrared radiation from CO2 and NO, the two most efficient coolants in the thermosphere, re-radiated 95% of that total back into space.
A surge of infrared radiation from nitric oxide molecules on March 8-10, 2012, signals the biggest upper-atmospheric heating event in seven years. Credit: SABER/TIMED. See also the CO2 data.
In human terms, this is a lot of energy.� According to the New York City mayor’s office, an average NY household consumes just under 4700 kWh annually. This means the geomagnetic storm dumped enough energy into the atmosphere to power every home in the Big Apple for two years.
“Unfortunately, there’s no practical way to harness this kind of energy,” says Mlynczak.� “It’s so diffuse and out of reach high above Earth’s surface.� Plus, the majority of it has been sent back into space by the action of CO2 and NO.”
During the heating impulse, the thermosphere puffed up like a marshmallow held over a campfire, temporarily increasing the drag on low-orbiting satellites.� This is both good and bad.� On the one hand, extra drag helps clear space junk out of Earth orbit.� On the other hand, it decreases the lifetime of useful satellites by bringing them closer to the day of re-entry.
The storm is over now, but Russell and Mlynczak expect more to come.
“We’re just emerging from a deep solar minimum,” says Russell.� “The solar cycle is gaining strength with a maximum expected in 2013.”
More sunspots flinging more CMEs toward Earth adds up to more opportunities for SABER to study the heating effect of solar storms.
“This is a new frontier in the sun-Earth connection,” says Mlynczak, “and the data we’re collecting are unprecedented.”
Stay tuned to Science@NASA for updates from the top of the atmosphere.
Author:Dr. Tony Phillips| Production editor: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA