Saturday, 28 February 2015

Post No. 664 – For Sunday evening’s meditation-clearing



For everyone’s convenience, I’ve shifted the reminders / explanations about Sunday’s meditation-clearing to the end of this post.

Now, the themes – short, medium and long term - that come to mind for my work this week, after I review all this news, are (and no apologies if this repeats the themes of any previous weeks – in fact, given the size of this task, that is to be expected):

(a) our ‘world view’ (that is, our view on the nature of reality, and what is effective) colours what we decide to do, and why. That world view includes our views on religion, and fundamental issues such as whether or not the world is fair. NonBPLF world views can lead to situations such as those where some young people travelled to fight with Da’esh, but had to buy “Qu’ran for Dummies” – and, according to one article this week, Da’esh “pursues intense indoctrination to keep the jihadists in the right cosmic war framework before they realize the absurdity of war, which is never glorious or beautiful, as it is in the movies”. To address this, the world needs effective lessons in right thinking, as the Buddhists would frame it, and a patient and mature perspective on the world and change (particularly the time needed to effect that change). Education and upbringing for our children and young people are crucial – and both are currently flawed by the emphasis on job skills and parents creating “mini-me’s”. Changes will take time, energy and persistent effort, and politicians willing to put the long term benefit of society ahead of being re-elected;
(b) changing societies - which needs to be assessed over decades, not an electoral cycle or the idiotically short news cycle - needs to be done with awareness of the possibility that it can go wrong – as with the attempts to Westernise Russia’s economy in the 90s, which led to the Russian mafia being powerful, the rush to push nations into democracy (which needs to happen ultimately, but, as with peace, it needs to be a strong and lasting version) without thinking about the effects of culture, lack of education and people’s characters, how to overcome those problems (France in the late 1700s, Afghanistan, PNG, Egypt, etc –on the other hand, Gandhi managed that brilliantly in India in the early and mid 20th Century, and – contrary to the rubbish on TV at the moment – the US’s “founding fathers” did a pretty good job back in the 1760s and 1770s), and the need to enfranchise the disenfranchised (the failure to do this led to riots in the USA in the 60s, and contributed to problems in Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere);
(c) just as injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, violence  not just violent extremism – anywhere is a threat to peace everywhere, both through the violence passing through borders, and through psychic effects;
(d) it is of great importance to learn from history, but one can only do that if one can think clearly and objectively, and accurately see true parallels in situations, and discern them from the merely apparent parallels;
(e) bullies and the violent need to be stood up to – in a BPLF manner, but that may involve being forceful. It is no more right for a teacher to stand by uselessly flapping their lips as a bully physically bashes another child than it is for society to stand by while children or (domestic) partners are abused or people suffer the abuse and gross indecency of poverty, or than it is to watch a Hitler or a Da’esh torture, kill or enslave other people;
(f) every little battle has a reflection of other battles, and thus, standing up for more inclusive and reflective education everywhere, no matter how small the battle is, helps everywhere;
(g) words are cheap: actions matter, including psychic and spiritual actions.

Don’t forget the Shield of Hope, and the importance of clearing nonBPLF units, as well as thinking about people and places that are most in need of help through tomorrow evening’s meditation. Also, we are part of a planet of billions: it may take persistent, patient effort to realise the results we are seeking – and doing so in a BPLF [1] way is only effective way to do so.

News and other matters from this week include the following (opportunities are shown in green; good news is shown in purple; WARNING: some of these links may contain triggers around issues such as violence, sexual assault, discrimination, etc). Incidentally, the purpose of reading these news links is not only to inform: it is also to stimulate a connection to nonBPLF units (people, places, objects, concepts, energies, etc) that need to be cleared and BPLF units (people, places, objects, concepts, energies, etc) that need to be strengthened. That only works if you don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by this, so take it in small chunks if you need to, but remember to actively clear and heal!

  • permanent issue: may all actual and potential BPLF [1] Leaders be kept safe against any/all attempts to divert them away from effectively fulfilling their role of Service to Life by being effective BPLF Leader(s), including keeping them undetectable to the nonBPLF and keeping all their Significant Others inviolable against being used for indirect psychic attack (including also being kept undetectable to the nonBPLF), all as is for the Highest Spiritual Good;
  • 2nd permanent issue: may all actual BPLF workers create, with the guidance and assistance of their Higher Self and BPLF allies, a reserve of positive (BPLF) energy, links, allies and other units, sufficient to act as a (tactical) reserve for when it is needed and to ensure that all the BPLF support and resources they need continue;

From the Daily Briefings of the United Nations (UN) (and other sources):

  • the Secretary-General spoke at this week’s ministerial-level Security Council open debate on maintaining international peace and security, and said “the United Nations was founded to prevent another world war, and it has succeeded in that. Despite the recurrence of genocide and repeated outbreaks of armed conflict in the past seven decades would surely have been even bloodier without the United Nations.” He noted that a major obstacle to United Nations human rights action has been a concern among Member States that such action may harm national sovereignty. In reality, he said, it is serious violations of human rights that weaken sovereignty. Such abuses kill and displace people, divide communities, undermine economies and destroy cultural heritage. The Secretary-General said that we should bear in mind that the three opening words of the United Nations Charter make clear who is the driving force behind the United Nations: “We the peoples”. He called for a re-affirmation of our duty to serve those peoples with all our creativity and will;
  • the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, took part in a panel discussion on a transformative approach to transitional justice, co-organized by UN Women, and discussed how transitional justice needs to take into account the opinions, needs and rights of women to address the full range of wrongs experienced by them during conflicts;
  • the Security Council has adopted a resolution reaffirming its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen, and expressed concern over the ongoing political, security, economic and humanitarian challenges in the country and reiterating its call to all parties to resolve their differences through dialogue, and reject acts of violence (see also here and here). The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Yemen, Jamal Benomar, continues to facilitate negotiations with all parties, including the Houthis and southern groups;
  • the Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, has said that the UN continues to support Lebanon as it faces the impact of the conflict in Syria;
  • the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, has expressed concern about reports that a substantial number of civilians may have been kidnapped or killed by Da’esh in the Baghdadi area of Anbar Province (other links relating to Da’esh are provided below). The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, UNAMI, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have released a report documenting widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country;
  • the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that some progress has been made in the treatment of conflict-related detainees in Government detention facilities: the new Afghan administration has committed to accelerate efforts to fully eliminate the practice of torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities, but more needs to be done. The BBC has considered whether or not the Taliban are seriously ready to hold talks, as indicated by Pakistan, which may be due to a combination of a new, perhaps more credible and effective President in Afghanistan and the Pakistan army being more serious about fighting the Taliban following the recent attack on a Peshawar school. Also, the War on the Rocks has pointed out some obvious – well, to me: haven’t any of these people read history? – reasons why the counterinsurgency in Afghanistan was different to that in Iraq and quite likely to fail;

  • the humanitarian community in Ukraine has appealed for more than $300 million to help 3.2 million of the most vulnerable people in the country (other links relating to Ukraine are provided below);
  • the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said today that it launched a wide operation in Bangui, in cooperation with the national security forces, which aims to combat the surge in crime in the capital. the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported that an upsurge in violence has led to new displacement inside the Central African Republic and across the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo (MONUSCO) has reported that the Congolese army, the FARDC, launched its operations against the FDLR in Uvira territory, South Kivu, on 24th February;
  • the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that a joint team from UNMISS and UNHCR visited Wau Shilluk last Friday, following reports about the abduction of children from the area by gunmen in military uniforms;
  • during a telephone conversation initiated by the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, stressed the need for full respect for due process and transparency of the legal proceedings against former President Nasheed, who has been arrested. The UN is monitoring the situation, and Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen also appealed to the Government of Maldives to allow for peaceful political dissent and for ways to seek to engage with the opposition, in the interest of long-term political stability in that country;
  • the High Commissioner for Human Rightswarned has said that Myanmar seems to be headed in the wrong direction and needs urgently to get back on track in a crucial year for the country’s democratic transition and long-term reconciliation;
  • the Secretary-General has said that he is concerned by new reports of violence and loss of life in Venezuela, but noted that nation’s Government's stated willingness to undertake a full investigation, as well as the call made on February 20th by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the building of a democratic space for dialogue in Venezuela;
  • this week the Security Council held consultations on sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and on Somalia, where some fishermen who have been held for four years by pirates have been released this week;
  • at a high-level event organized by the Government of Chile in cooperation with UN Women called “Women in Power and Decision-Making: Making a World of Difference”, the Secretary General said that progress in achieving gender equality was too slow and uneven. He added that words are not enough and that action needs to be backed by funds, “we need to change mind-sets, starting with men”. He urged for the appointment of more women at all levels, from Government to business;

From other sites:

  • the US-based and centric “War on the Rocks” blog (which I have found may also have other articles that I have concerns with - and thus do not provide links to) has:   an article arguing that the ethics of the West, whilst seeming to limit direct action against Russian provocations historically and attacks now, may be its greatest strength;   an article on rules of navigation to reduce the possibility of collisions between Chinese and US ships (see also here);   an article on approaches to containing Iran’s nuclear programme;   a very reflective and informative - particularly historically - article on how people view reality and life, and the connection with that and violent extremism;   and   an article on the ending of Nepal’s civil war, in 2006-2008;

  •  the Justice in Conflict blog has:   an article on the International Criminal Court and it’s history of being in crises of its own and others’ making, and what it appears to be learning from that - and   an article on an idiot in the US who is trying to shut down the ICC;

  • the Political Violence at a Glance blog has:   a link to an article on Islam and modernity, arguing that calls for Islam to “be more enlightened” are misguided;    and   a link to an interesting article on state transformation and the rise of China;


  • the Institute for War and Peace Reporting has:   a report that the Georgian government is unhappy with Georgian opposition figures being hired by the Ukrainian government;   a report on problems in Armenia with selection of a judge to sit at the European Court of Human Rights;
  • the International Crisis Group has:   a report on the possible collapse of Libya, and a review arguing that persuasion towards a political solutions, not lifting the arms embargo, are the best way to solve that nation’s problems;   and   a report on the improvements to justice and life more generally in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez over the last four years;

  • Human Rights Watch has:   an article on Malaysia’s homophobia, including the US bigots it has sought junk science from on this;   the danger that cooperating with China on countering violent extremism may legitimise China’s suppression of human rights;   an opinion piece urging Australia to take the lead in abolition of the death penalty;   an article on the crippling of the ILO over the right to strike (I have reservations about the ILO anyway, because of their moronic definition of unemployment);   an article on the inadequacies of the European Union’s response to asylum seekers drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, after the Italians had done so well for several years (Australian Government: please take note);   a report on Israel’s apparent racist attitudes towards African refugees;

and, from other sources:








  • a report indicates that the ‘most wanted’ drug lord has been captured in Mexico;


Now, my regular weekly reminder / explanation.

Remember that, in general, every ‘bad’ news story is something that requires:
(i) clearing of all negative energy associated with the event directly (e.g., pain, fear, etc on the part of the direct victims) or indirectly (e.g., fear, overreactions, inappropriate reactions, or seeking to outdo others’ reactions in others reached via the media);
(ii) healing of those harmed;
(iii) that those responsible be found through BPLF [1] means and brought to BPLF justice (if otherwise, as the means shape the end, the result will a society that is lessened and a strengthening of the so-called ‘law of the jungle’ [2]); and
(iv) that BPLF inspiration be given to enable all to rise above this, and take BPLF actions that will ensure a BPLF prevention of a recurrence, in the sense that USA President John F Kennedy talked of “true and lasting peace”.
Thus, every one of these ‘bad news’ stories is an opportunity – but, furthermore, so are many of the ‘good’ news stories, which often requires nonBPLF units to be cleared to prevent blocking of improvements, to help those who are busting their guts and becoming exhausted trying to make good things happen, and to provide some much needed BPLF inspiration and encouragement –
every
single
good
news
story.
Don’t be complacent :)

Now, keep always in mind that I started this meditation programme based on the idea of generating the energy of peace, as set out in the channelled teachings of “The Nine” in Phyllis V. Schlemmer's "The Only Planet of Choice" (see p. 279 - well, in my copy at least :) ), which was the follow up to the brilliant "Briefing for the Landing on Planet Earth" by Stuart Holroyd [2]. “The Nine” proposed getting twelve (or a minimum of three) people to meditate for eighteen minutes (or a minimum of nine minutes) at 9 PM Sunday in Jerusalem, which is based on using the Magickal Principle of Harmony (of time), from the Watery Magickal Law of Frequency, and the Magickal Principle of Effect, from the Earthy Magickal Law of Strength and Common Sense. In other words, get everyone working together, at the same time, and as many people as possible, for as much impact as possible.

Now, that is valid, but getting people to work at the same time across the world is an incredibly difficult proposition – and, in my experience (including for multinational companies in my day job), leads to fewer people taking part. That experience also includes my time at the Correllian Shrine of the Crystal Web, where one member (not me – I hate getting credit where I don’t deserve it) pointed out that they had found that having people perform work at the same hour by their local time can build up a wave of energy going around the entire planet, which is the Magickal Principle of Dynamism from the Fiery Magickal Law of the Taijitu. That worked well there, and so I have adopted it for these meditations. I also am happy for every person who wants to contribute to do so, rather than waiting until there is a group of a minimum size, which relies on harmony of focus being a way of overcoming physical separation (which is the Magickal Principle of Magickal Distance, from the Airy Magickal Law of Distance).

“The Nine” are the first source I can remember talking about Balanced Positive, which is where I get the term BPLF [1], but:
I also include the use of clearing, so there is more than one difference to the original proposal.
However, I agree that the more people who join in, the better.

I would also like to point out that other people have been working on the use of coordinated, group meditation for beneficial effect, including the Lucis Trust's Triangles network (which has been running for many decades, since before World War Part Two, I think),   the Correllian Tradition's 'Spiritual War for Peace' (begun in 2014), the Hope, Peace, Love and Prosperity Spell (also from the Correllian Tradition, in around 2007 or 2008, I think, from memory),   the Healing Minute started by the late, great Harry Edwards (held at 10Am and 10PM local time each day, and one can pay to be officially registered. This also has been running for decades);   and   a Druid ritual for peace, to be performed at each Full Moon (begun in 2014, I think). This work is neither original nor solitary.

To further set the mood for this work, here are a couple of quotes from this surprising article:
   “External armed interventions tend to extend the duration of civil wars and even worse, increase the number of civilians killed. A country has a more than 40% chance of relapsing into civil war within 10 years if the conflict is resolved through violent means”;

   “Admittedly, a political struggle is not a panacea for every type of violence, but nonviolent organizing and mobilizing against violent actors have proven to be historically twice as effective as and three times shorter than armed struggle, not to mention almost 10 times more likely to bring about a democratic outcome within 5 years after the end of the conflict than its violent counterpart.”
Ongoing military conflicts are listed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_military_conflicts, and include (as of Wednesday 21st January, 2015):
This can be viewed as a map at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ongoing_conflicts_around_the_world.svg (keep in mind that nations involved have been coloured in completely, whereas the conflict may be in only a part of that nation).

Finally, but far from least, don’t forget the Shield of Hope. This area is formed by (part or all of) the South Atlantic Ocean, Southern and Eastern Africa (including both sources of the Nile), the Indian sub-continent (including the Himalayas) and the Indian Ocean, shown in gold on this week’s energy map, and the aim is to ensure this area consistently has BPLF energy at or above 7 by the time Neptune leaves Pisces, on around 30th March, 2025 (a date which has an eclipse the day before). If you wish to do a little more coordinated action on a positive strategic front, I'm also planning on routinely sending BPLF energy to Hong Kong, Tunisia, and Mexico, which show potential as "outposts of the BPLF”, and I wish to encourage their change for the better. Furthermore, I am currently sending BPLF energy from that area through the Red Sea and Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, and thence to the connected Black Sea.

I have a simplified blogiography of posts related to this work here.
 



[1] BPLF = Balanced Positive (spiritual) Light Forces. See here and here for more on this.

[2] Please see here and my post "The Death of Wikipedia" for the reasons I now recommend caution when using Wikipedia. I'm also exploring use of h2g2, although that doesn't appear to be as extensive (h2g2 is intended - rather engagingly - to be the Earth edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").

Love, light, hugs and blessings
Gnwmythr, Wéofodthegn
(pronounced "new-MYTH-ear"; ... aka Bellatrix Lux … aka Morinehtar … would-be drýicgan or maga ... )

My "blogiography" (list of all posts and guide as to how to best use this site) is here, and my glossary/index is here.

I started this blog to cover karmic regression-rescue (see here and here), and it grew ... See here for my group mind project, here and here for my "Pagans for Peace" project (and join me between 8 and 11 PM on Sunday, wherever you are, to meditate-clear for peace), and here for my bindrune kit-bag. I also strongly recommend learning how to flame, ground and shield, do alternate nostril breathing, work with colour, and see also here and be flexible.

I am a Walker upon the Path of Balanced Positivity, seeking Spiritual Maturity.
  • neither eloquence nor inarticulateness inherently indicates correctness, but, as words can kill, the right to freedom of speech comes with a DUTY to be as well-informed, objective and balanced as you can be.
  • Gnwmythr's Stropping Strap: Occam's Razor only works if  the simplest solution is actually recognised as being the simplest, rather than the one that best fits one's bigotries being labelled 'simplest'.
  • I mourn the desecration of the term 'Light Worker' by commercial interests, and the warping of the word 'Light' away from 'Clear Light' by the "(Fluffy) White Lighters".
  • Presuming that everyone has, or wants, a smartphone is discriminatory, unspiritual, and downright stupid.
  • Our entire life experience, with all the many wondrous and varied people, places and events in it, is too small a sample for statistical reliability about Life.
  • May the world of commerce and business be recognised to be a servant, not a master, of the lives of people.
  • Being accustomed to interacting via certain rules makes those rules neither right nor universal.
  • Like fire to the physical, emotions to the soul make a good servant, and a bad master.
  • The means shape the end.
  • My favourite action movie of all time is "Gandhi", although I've recently come across "Invictus" and might put that one in to that category. However, I loathe the stereotypical action movie - and, for similar reasons, I loathe many dramas, which are often emotionally violent, more so in some cases than many war films.
  • All of the above - and this blog - could be wrong, or subject to context, perspective, or state of spiritual evolution ...

Human dignity is the inherently cumulative holistic combination of human rights, wellbeing and potential, and all actions or interaction which promote, realise or facilitate same. The converse also applies: whatever degrades, diminishes or robs humans of dignity, is inherently undignified.
Gnwmythr

The “purpose” of spiritual evolution is not the attainment of “spiritual perfection” - not in the sense of not having to evolve further, at any rate, since there is no such thing. We need to evolve in order to grow - but we can take rest breaks (hopefully well earned :) ) along the way. No, the “purpose” of evolution is, rather, to perfect our ability to learn, and thus grow.
Gnwmythr

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Females, get over 'cute'. Get competent. Get trained. Get capable. Get over 'cute'. And those of you who are called Patty and Debby and Suzy, get over that. Because we use those names to infantalise females – we keep females in their 'little girl' state by the names we use for them. Get over it. If you want to be taken seriously, get serious.
Jane Elliott

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [people] to do nothing.
(based on writing by) Edmund Burke

We didn't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we only borrowed it from our children
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy

Tags: activism, discrimination, energy work, magick, meditation, nonviolence, peace, society, violence, war,
First published: Laugardagr, 28th February, 2015 (just shortened the month by 2,786 days, since I had originally typed the 2814th of February :) )
Last edited (excluding fixing typo's and other minor matters): Saturday, 28th February, 2015