Sunday, 29 March 2015

Post No. 680 – Psychic Weather Report No. 0023



There is an introduction / reminder / explanation after this week’s assessment.

Assessment

As a first point, it is also recommended that you read yesterday’s summation of world events. The key themes were:
(a) the insecure despots who feel that denying people rights and suppressing dissent or even discussion are so essential for order or feeling good about their group come from somewhere. How wonderful it would be if these people could be led to grow as people during their childhood, so that they didn’t reach adults as despots – whether they are despots influencing nations, homes or workplaces … see my post on changing the personality of oppressors for some ideas on this;
(b) lack of clear thinking, a lack which can so often happen as a result of unexamined, misunderstood or deflective emotions, can cause massive problems - ranging from Mr Putin’s attempts to kill LGBT kids, through the USA’s problems with international activities (over many decades) to voters being duped by media – and true motives for actions being able to be covered by more populist explanations. Fortunately, there are solutions to such problems - personal growth, spiritual forms of meditation (not the relaxation forms), and course such as Mr Brendan Myers' wonderful “Clear and Present Thinking”);
(c) I’ve mentioned previously how we are all connected through psychic effects: the effects in the physical, such as refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries and the instability of Libya threatening the fledgling democracy in Tunisia, are also very significant;
(d) it is always important to think things through – ranging from things like allowing for what to do if rain occurs for an outdoor event through things like having escape routes when one is driving in case of other cars/drivers losing control to things like attempts to help others international causing one grief later (e.g., the USA in Afghanistan in the 80s, the Western nations in Africa and the Middle East in the last few centuries – including Australia’s failure to prepare PNG for independence [e.g., insufficient education and consideration of disconnects between cultures and the idea of democracy]and particularly Western meddling in the Middle East during and after  World War Part One) and other twists and turns in events –such as the development of the various groups we are currently being plagued by, and even things like the Terror coming out of the Revolution in late 18th Century France;
From my runic and other divination:

  • the BPLF non-physical energies that are lacking are those shown by the rune Wunjo (inverted), acting through the Magickal Principle of Magickal Distance (Airy Magickal Law of Distance), which amounts to understanding that other people may not be “happy”, and having compassion for them;
  • the non-physical energies needing to be cleared are those shown by the rune Fehu, acting through the Magickal Principle of Harmony (Watery Magickal Law of Frequency), which amounts to creating a sense of worry that focusing resources etc on other people may disruipt one’s local / home situation (i.e., not helping out of fear of not having enough love / other resources to do so without detracting from the good situation of oneself and those one cares for).

BPLF non-physical energies are highest in the Mediterranean and the Yemen (9), and Central Africa, Southern Africa and South east Asia (7), and there is a relative deficit of BPLF non-physical energies in the Pacific(3), North America, Central America, Russia and Australia (4).
Unbalanced/unbalancing non-physical energies are lowest in the Pacific, Southern Africa, the Mediterranean, Russia and Central Asia (3), and North America, Central America, the North Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Australia (4), and a need of clearing of unbalanced/unbalancing non-physical energies is greatest in the Yemen (7), and South America, the South Atlantic Ocean,Central Africa, the Arctic and Australia (6).
An assessment of combined BPLF and nonBPLF non-physical influences suggests the areas most needing our care and attention this week are Australia (-2), the South Atlantic and the Arctic (-1), and South America and East Asia (equal, 5 or more).
To help you appreciate this energy assessment, here are higher quality images of the development of the contours from this week’s assessment:
(the above has an error, in that it doesn't show the "6" nonBPLF contour around Australia)


 
And here is this week’s assessment, presented graphically: 
Overall, this week’s assessment shows the limitations of the scale I work at, and the methodology. Based strictly upon the contours I would normally advocate working on South America as the highest priority, with a follow up for BPLF energy to the Pacific. Now, whilst those are important, the actual sense I have, is that the Yemen is the most significant place this week. I therefore added an extra measurement of energy specifically for the Yemen, which showed that it had the highest measurement of unbalanced/unbalancing (i.e., nonBPLF) energy this week – hence my comment about the problems of the scale of map I have to work at. However, it also showed the equal highest ‘positive’ (balance/balancing/BPLF) energy, at 9, which would normally suggest it doesn’t need more help. However, I consider that there is a reason the energies elsewhere in the world are relatively low, and the energies here are highest: it is that the events happening there are significant – not only for Yemenis and the nation of Yemen, but also for the potential for these events to spread to neighbouring nations, and lead into a much larger conflict. Therefore, this week I will be focusing predominantly on the Yemen – no sequence or strategy, and no uncooperatives, just the Yemen … and Saudi Arabia and Iran, who are the possible routes for the conflict to spread – but I will also remember, when I have done that work, South America and the Pacific (I am less concerned about my nation, even though it is relatively in need of help: we have stability and wealth, and systems that will help us to recover in the long term, but I will do work here once I have done all the rest, if I have time and energy).

Introduction / reminder / explanation

As an introduction / reminder / explanation:

  • “positive” (BPLF [1], or Balanced Positive) energies are mapped using purple, with purple hatching and heavy purple “contour” lines for highest positive energies, and orange hatching and purple dashed contour lines showing areas where this desirable energy is lowest (relative to other areas on the planet), and thus have a relatively greater need for BPLF energy to be sent to them;
  • “negative” (non-BPLF, in the sense of unbalanced or unbalancing) energies are shown in red, with red hatching and solid contour lines where this energy is strongest, and thus has a relatively greater need for clearing of negative (nonBPLF) energies (and red dashed contour lines where this energy is least);
  • places where the comparison of nonBPLF and BPLF energies indicates a stronger negative influence than balancing are shown using green dashes and dots.

Also, when I refer to higher levels, I am mapping the impact being felt in this world from those levels, rather than the energies on those higher levels. (The mental and spiritual planes of reality in particular, are not as changeable as what I am showing in this exercise each week.)
The aim of this exercise is to find the areas of the world with the greatest need for help, rather than just basing such work on what one knows, or – worse – who one knows (e.g., family and friends). The energy maps and interpretations that I am giving are, of necessity, limited - I only have a certain amount of time and energy, and I am also limited by the large scale to which I am working - as is illustrated by this week's assessment. I would love to map at least nine points in each of the 19 areas I currently map – together with detailed assessments of energy types and which Laws of Magick are significant, but what I do has to be fitted in to my life, including family – and I have reduce the number of levels I look at from four (including etheric), to three (spiritual, mental and astral), and now to a generic single “non-physical” assessment. Also, as with everything else on this blog, I could be wrong (and I am NOT a particularly expert dowser … ). So … you should feel free to examine this information in greater depth – and to come up with your own assessment :) In my view, doing this properly is going to have to wait until a properly resourced person – or, better yet, a team of people –becomes interested enough to act.
Oh – if you want something which is supportive of the possibility of this sort of work having an influence, try here, about the ‘electro-Gaia-gram’ (EGG; found from this YouTube show about telekinesis / psychokinesis, which has some interesting comments about such effects coming from the unconscious, so … know thyself :) I’ve also posted about the EGG project previously).
I have a simplified blogiography of posts related to this work here, a list of themes I have identified here, and my changing the personality of oppressors post, which I am contemplating expanding to include some key people to work on, is here.





[1] BPLF = Balanced Positive (spiritual) Light Forces. See here and here for more on this.
[2] Please see here, 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").
[3] I apologise for the formatting: it seems Blogger is no longer as WYSIWYG as it used to be, and there are a lot of unwanted changes to layout made upon publishing.

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  • Presuming that everyone has, or wants, a smartphone is discriminatory, unspiritual, and downright stupid.
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Tags: activism, discrimination, energy work, magick, meditation, nonviolence, peace, psychic weather, society, violence, war,
First published: Sunnudagr, 29th March, 2015
Last edited (excluding fixing typo's and other minor matters): Sunday, 29th March, 2015


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Post No. 679 - more on "changing the personality of oppressors"

I've added the following to my "changing the personality of oppressors" post:

Specific Example: Mr Vladimir Putin

It is when considering the issue of Mr Vladimir Putin that a couple of other aspects of this topic come into play:
(1) when the person is an adult, it gets harder to change their personality – in fact, the older they are, the more set the character/personality seems to be (but change is possible – as has been demonstrated to me by older people I know); and
(2) the context the person is in needs to be taken into consideration.

When Putin was younger, and working in the KGB, he had a certain amount of influence, but not as much as he has as the leader of Russia. By the same measure, the influences acting on him as leader of Russia are also greater – he now has the expectations of the nation, whatever senior people / advisors around him are saying, and so on. Thus, “changing” Mr Putin, which really means “changing the direction Mr Putin seems to be taking Russia down”, is not so much a case of changing Mr Putin’s character, as changing the actions of the leadership of Russia – a different focus, but one that must be kept in mind.

In terms of Mr Putin’s position in the leadership of Russia, he does clearly seem to have traits that are likely to lead him into taking into an aggressive, expansionist path – this assessment in particular suggests that. However, would changing Putin’s characteristics change the mindset and orders of the leadership of Russia’s military?

I’m not sure – but
(a) a previous Russian politician - Mikhail Gorbachev - was able to do so (although his easing of Soviet oppression led to the dissolution of the USSR, which I view as a good thing, but it also led to chaos and ***heads like Yeltsin), and
(b) it is better, in this instance, to try than to not, in my view.

So … what to do?

Well, having pondered and meditated on the matter, the solution appears – to me  to be to get Mr Putin to be more focused on the economic state of Russia, including, perhaps, the benefit of his associate, Mr Dmitry Medvedev’s work on economic reform – including against corruption - and the adverse impact of external actions Mr Putin has triggered on all this (including commitments Mr Putin may be making to Central Asian nations, perhaps?).

It could work … but, how to do that, using only BPLF psychic means, given Mr Putin’s personality?

I would suggest:
  • clearing Mr Putin’s Earth Star chakra of any nonBPLF units, so he is more grounded and connected to the “everyday” (I know Putin has lots of photos taken in outdoor situations, but they are all situations where is dominating the outdoors - and that is NOT being connected or grounded), and then connecting that chakra more effectively to his base chakra;
  • channel the strength, security and serenity of Mother Earth through the base chakra to his Solar Plexus chakra (perhaps a green link?), so he will feel strong enough on a non-conscious level to accept connection to other people and their needs as something that will not be overwhelming;
  • strengthen Mr Medvedev’s Third Eye, Crown and higher chakras (Causal Star, Soul Star and Stellar Gateway), to open him to more inspiration from the BPLF about the value of looking after the economy as a way to look after everyday people – and Mr Medvedev’s legacy;
  • bring Messrs Putin’s and Medvedev’s Throat, Heart and Solar Plexus chakras into matching frequencies (using the techniques I wrote about here and here), and use that to channel the idea of thinking about their legacies, along with the idea that economic resources are, in and of themselves, a form of empire building (for instance, consider the USA), and thus at least as valuable as physical accumulation of territory.

If anyone wants to do this, be prepared for a long haul: you can only work as is for the Highest Spiritual Good, balancing Messrs Putin’s and Medvedev’s Spiritual Right to Free Will against the Spiritual Rights of all the people they are affecting. It can be done, but it must be done slowly with lots of meeting, discussing, convincing and persuading on the astral level, and clearing nonBPLF units and healing within the limits of the Highest Spiritual Good.


Full Moon in Libra

If you would like to do something for the Full Moon in Libra, which is on Saturday 4th April, at 1:07 P.M., according to my ephemeris, I have a suggestion for a ritual here.

As my rituals are based on astrology, they should be performed within the time period that the Moon is in that sign – which in this instance is from Friday 3rd April at 06:09 P.M. until Monday 6th April at 05:05 A.M.

Also, you can find a Druidic addition for peace here.  

Post No. 678 - For Sunday evening’s meditation-clearing



Apologies to all, but this week’s post is longer than usual – a lot has been happening in the world.


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) the insecure despots who feel that denying people rights and suppressing dissent or even discussion are so essential for order or feeling good about their group come from somewhere. How wonderful it would be if these people could be led to grow as people during their childhood, so that they didn’t reach adults as despots – whether they are despots influencing nations, homes or workplaces … see my post on changing the personality of oppressors for some ideas on this;
(b) lack of clear thinking, a lack which can so often happen as a result of unexamined, misunderstood or deflective emotions, can cause massive problems - ranging from Mr Putin’s attempts to kill LGBT kids, through the USA’s problems with international activities (over many decades) to voters being duped by media – and true motives for actions being able to be covered by more populist explanations. Fortunately, there are solutions to such problems - personal growth, spiritual forms of meditation (not the relaxation forms), and course such as Mr Brendan Myers' wonderful “Clear and Present Thinking”);
(c) I’ve mentioned previously how we are all connected through psychic effects: the effects in the physical, such as refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries and the instability of Libya threatening the fledgling democracy in Tunisia, are also very significant;
(d) it is always important to think things through – ranging from things like allowing for what to do if rain occurs for an outdoor event through things like having escape routes when one is driving in case of other cars/drivers losing control to things like attempts to help others international causing one grief later (e.g., the USA in Afghanistan in the 80s, the Western nations in Africa and the Middle East in the last few centuries – including Australia’s failure to prepare PNG for independence [e.g., insufficient education and consideration of disconnects between cultures and the idea of democracy]and particularly Western meddling in the Middle East during and after  World War Part One) and other twists and turns in events –such as the development of the various groups we are currently being plagued by, and even things like the Terror coming out of the Revolution in late 18th Century France;

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 Sunday 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 that need to be cleared and BPLF units 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! … including yourself.
  • 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):
  • [Comment] I build these comments and notes up during the week, and Yemen has been particularly volatile. The week started with Jamal Benomar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, briefed the Security Council by video conference during its emergency session early this week on the crisis in that country, and said that he was working with all sides with the hope to resolve the current standoff and to avert civil war in order to put back on track the political transition. [Comment] Nevertheless, Yemen’s problems (for an example of the problems, see here) seemed to be heading it towards civil war – see here, and Yemen called for military intervention from other Gulf states, which led to a build up on the border, and then Saudi military action, with concerns that Yemen could become a proxy battleground between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Later this week the Secretary-General noted that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that, at the request of the Government of Yemen, it has begun military operations in Yemen. He was aware of reports that other states, in particular, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, are also supporting these operations, and recalled the Security Council's Presidential Statement of 22nd March which, while supporting the legitimacy of the President of Yemen, Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, called upon all parties and Member States to refrain from taking any actions that undermine the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen, to refrain from external interference which seeks to foment conflict and instability and instead to support the political transition, and he reminded all parties involved of their obligations under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians, as well as of the rules and principles of international human rights law and refugee law, and noted that, despite escalation, negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the Yemeni crisis. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Johannes Van Der Klaauw, issued a statement from Sana'a, urging all parties to the conflict in Yemen to show restraint, observe their obligations to protect civilians and allow access for humanitarian assistance to reach those in need;
  • the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino Leon, has been in Brussels to meet with representatives of municipal and local councils from a number of towns and cities across Libya to continue working on confidence-building measures. He said that the further discussions are expected to determine the names of people who will be part of the unity government, and added that the UN remains committed to help the parties to do everything possible to counteract the military escalation and expedite the talks so that much-needed results are achieved soon. Also this week, a new report that the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) released documents violent attacks and threats against Libyan rights defenders in the country;
  • the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, made a two-day visit to Cameroon this week, a country that is hosting refugees from two of today’s major displacement crises in Africa: 74,000 from Nigeria and more than 244,000 from the Central African Republic. The High Commissioner will discuss both humanitarian crises with President Paul Biya and also discuss the support that is needed to improve the living conditions for the refugees, internally displaced people and the host communities in Cameroon. Due to insecurity in the Far North region, UNHCR has been moving refugees from the border areas to Minawao refugee camp. [Comment] On Nigeria, there is also this: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-25/boko-haram-mass-kidnap-fears/6346210, which has been denied by the Nigerian government. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announced this week that the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries reached a 22-year high last year - 900,000, a 45 per cent increase from 2013, and the highest since 1992 at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and including 150,000 Syrians, almost 70,000 Iraqis and 60,000 Afghanis. The industrialized country receiving the largest number of asylum-seekers in 2014 was Germany, followed by the United States, Turkey, Sweden and Italy. [Comment] On that issue, much vexed and over-hyped in my nation (Australia), there has been verification of claims of abuse of refugees by Australia, and of the false allegations which led to abuse of journalists are evidence of a government that is increasingly immoral and is actively feeding social trolls – unlike the attitudes and work of this earlier politician. At least we now have a probe into some of the (sexual) abuses (here is a history of our approaches over the last few decades). On the other hand, Uruguay is no longer accepting former prisoners from Guantanamo);
  • the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today welcomed the strong statement by President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi, in which he condemned attacked on people with albinism, which was followed up by the unveiling of a five-point plan of action by a Government minister;
  • Robert Serry, the departing UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has expressed his concern about many of the hardline statements put forward in the final days of campaigning, in particular remarks by the Prime Minister raising serious doubts about Israel’s commitment to the two-state solution, and urged the incoming Israeli government to seize the opportunity of a fresh mandate to quickly demonstrate in words and, more importantly by actions, this commitment. He added that there is a genuine possibility that ending Palestinian security coordination with Israel may be the final nail in the coffin of the Oslo Accords. However, there is still time for parties to end the cycle of counterproductive action and counteraction ([Comment] also note the Justice in Conflict’s article, HRW’s article, and this report that Israel is reaching out to France, which is reported to be facing “unprecedented” terror threats);
  • the Secretary-General this week expressed his deep concern about the grave dangers facing minorities in parts of the Middle East: he warned that at stake are millions of individual lives and the social fabric of entire countries, and thousands of civilians are at the mercy of Da’esh. The United Nations is developing a Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism which will be launched in September, and the Secretary-General hopes to convene a group of respected women and men with deep understanding of the region’s religious, civil, cultural, academic and business sectors to be an advisory panel on inter- and intra-sectarian dynamics;
  • the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. The Fund adds that another 400 should be released over the next two days. ([Comment] They will need a lot of support and healing to recover from what they have been through. See this HRW report regarding the UN’s “List of Shame” on this issue.) The Cobra Faction has advised UNICEF that they have up to 3,000 child soldiers in their armed group. The Secretary-General spoke at the open debate in the Security Council this week on children and armed conflict, saying that the world’s children are increasingly under threat in theatres of war. Meanwhile, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that tensions and fighting were reported in the states of South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile region, with local communities fleeing towards the borders with Ethiopia and Sudan. OCHA says that aid agencies reached over 966,000 people with food in February, over half of whom were located in conflict areas;
  • in his message on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the Secretary-General called for a renewal of our commitment to end modern slavery;
  • in a message on the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, the Secretary-General said that the disturbing and widespread violence and turmoil of the past year took a toll on UN and associated personnel, with 33 UN and associated personnel detained by State authorities in 15 countries. One staff member is missing and two contractors remain in the custody of abductors. Also, the Secretary-General has opened the first-ever Chiefs of Defence Conference at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, which chiefs of defence and senior military officials from more than 100 Member States to discuss issues central to UN Peacekeeping (DPKO), as part of a wider process of engagement with Member States to expand the peacekeeping partnership and promote effective and efficient implementation of complex mission mandates;
  • in his meeting this week with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, the Secretary-General commended the country’s achievements in democratic transition and sustainable development;
  • on World Meteorological Day earlier this week, the Secretary-General stresses that mitigating climate change and adapting to it are among the great tests of our time. He reiterated the need for timely, reliable information, delivered to those who need it, in a form that is accessible and usable, in order to meet the challenges of climate change. This year the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is focusing on the need for climate knowledge which remains an invaluable resource and a prerequisite for decision-making for climate action. The Third UN's World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which replaces the Hyogo Framework and identifies four priorities for enhancing disaster resilience (understanding risk; strengthening disaster risk governance; investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction), and the Sendai Declaration, in which States stressed their determination to enhance efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction to reduce disaster losses of lives and assets worldwide;
  • the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that more than 166,000 people on 22 islands in Vanuatu have been affected by last week's Cyclone Pam. The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Joe Natuman, and the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Country, Osnat Lubrani, launched an appeal for nearly $30 million to cover their needs;

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 (a) the air campaign against Da’esh has been successful, but that Da’esh has changed its approach in response and now is more akin to the North Vietnamese Army in Hue in the 1960s, and that urban warfare will be required; and (b) that the US military is the only forces capable of defeating Da’esh in Iraq. [Comment] The article fails to consider (i) the fact that the Kurds have had success against Da’esh, albeit with air support, (ii) the ideological aspect of this struggle, and (iii) the need for Iraqis to be able to manage their destiny – including managing diversity, and external/internal threats, if they are to be a viable nation. The failures of the Iraqi army against Da’esh could also suggest shortcomings in the training that they were given by the US, British and Australians – possibly because of a need to address cultural problems? Or pay, logistical, social discrimination, stability or a range of other problems so that the Iraqi armed forces had a decent chance of adequate morale and an effective context within which to fight?;   a reasonable review of the US President Obama’s approach to “international policy”, including a brief comparison to President Clinton’s ability to learn from mistakes – but, again, the article fails to consider the long term need for people to be able to stand on their own two feet, and the sort of capability building that is required to achieve that (see also here);   a review of the USA’s foreign policy which basically argues that budget and expectations of the US should limit what the politicians try to do, which I consider only half right as it ignores the status of the US. The article includes the following quote: “The key problem with “benevolent hegemony,” Francis Fukuyama explained in his book, America at the Crossroads, is that it “rests on a belief in American exceptionalism that most non-Americans simply find not credible.” He continued, “The idea that the United States behaves disinterestedly on the world stage is not widely believed because it is for the most part not true and, indeed, could not be true if American leaders fulfill [sic] their responsibilities to the American people.” ” [Comment] I have been thinking about the topic of “American exceptionalism” (which means ”USA exceptionalism”), and I consider that it is a concept that has problems: the most obvious problems are described here, and the needed solutions to those is, in my view, outlined in US President Obama’s comments here. More broadly, there is also the problem that other people also see themselves as exceptional, or special – either as individuals, or because they are part of something larger than one individual, whether that be a nation, culture, religion, sub-section of society, or group of friends. People want to feel good about themselves, and the groups they are part of (that “desire for happiness”, as it is often put, is what got Buddhism under way). The yanks are not the only nation with this problem … but they are the biggest and most influential, with the greatest capacity to do harm or good, depending on whether they get it wrong or right. One good thing about the USA, is the strength of its political debates: the most active opposition to the excesses of the George Bushes was in the US itself, and the opposition to abuses of liberty arising out of things like the reaction to ”9/11” is perhaps strongest amongst US citizens. All we have to do now is get them to have the debate and thinking before they act … ;   a review of “how to create a US industrial base to support the US military” which desperately needs to run into Major General Smedley Butler’s “War is a Racket”;   a review of US-Afghan relations, and the new administration of Afghani President Ghani;   an article on robot warfare (shades of The Terminator, anyone?);   an article on growing right wing influences in France;   and   a (quite reasonable) call for US support of Afghanistan under President Ghani not to be tied to an artificial timeline;
  • the Justice in Conflict blog has:   an assessment of the results of Israel’s recent elections which suggests possible legal action involving the ICC may be used as leverage for achieving peace;
  • the Political Violence at a Glance blog has:   a link to an article suggesting that the USA’s goals in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2011 have been too ambitious, and were based on assuming those societies should end up looking like the US;   an assessment of a survey which suggests Tunisians still generally support democracy, despite the recent museum terrorist attack;   a report on the complications around the trial of the LRA commander by the International Criminal Court, including the possibility that the arrest warrant extended the conflict, and concerns over how offers of amnesty have been managed;   a link to an assessment of Da’esh which suggest that, although strong, Da’esh is perhaps not as unique as it seems: since 1945 roughly one-third of all insurgencies have provided health care and education, and “once an insurgency acquired territory, nearly 49 percent would ensure that the civilian population received education or medical care” ,  and  Many non-state violent actors have deployed extreme, public violence for strategic purposes, whether to intimidate local populations and foreign enemies or to maintain the morale of its members. The indoctrination of members into an esoteric code of beliefs is a mainstay of insurgencies, from the Marxist-Leninist movements of the Cold War to Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers to the personalistic cults in many African rebellions”,  but  the conditions on the ground and especially the relationship between the rebels and the society over which it holds sway … [suggests] they “will struggle mightily to address in the longer term” ;   a link to an article arguing that empirical studies of political violence can help policymakers;   an article on what are called “die-in” protests, where protestors stage dramatic re-enactments; an analysis of the influence of violence on Colombia’s elections;   and   a consideration of Hamas’ possible responses to the Israeli election result;
  • the Institute for War and Peace Reporting has:   a report on concerns for a detailed Azerbaijani “human rights defender”;   a report on calls for more women in Georgian politics;   a report that Armenia will tackle torture by police;   a report that Kazakhstan is following Putin and - in effect - attempting to kill LGBT kids;
  • Human Rights Watch has:   an article pointing out the problems associated with water supplies as a result of unregulated usage, as a lead in to World Water Day;   released a report saying that Opposition armed groups in Syria have indiscriminately attacked civilians in government-held territory with car bombs, mortars, and rockets;   a report that Russia has responded to reports that cancer patients have been committing suicide to end their pain by banning such reports;   an article on the United Arab Emirate’s attempts to suppress dissent, with a particular focus on abuses of workers building a University in Abu Dhabi;   a review of problems with freedom of information requests in the USA ([Comment] this is an area Australia also has problems with);   a report on China’s abuse of women activists;   a report that Israel is allegedly pressuring United Nations officials in Jerusalem to keep the Israel Defense [sic] Forces off the UN secretary-general’s “list of shame” of armed groups that commit grave violations of children’s rights during armed conflict, according to a cited Guardian report;   an article challenging Iran’s claims of promoting women’s rights;   an article on concerns about - and effects of – disappearances in Bangladesh;   an article on the problems with rights abuses in Afghanistan, the opportunities under new President Ghani, and why the US should support him;   an article on how concerns over Da’esh may be blinding the UN to abuses by Iraqi forces;   a report that 1,00 civilians have died as a result of Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria so far this year;   a report of claimed extrajudicial killings in Burundi;   an assessment of Kyrgyzstan’s political situation, “reaching out to Europe and inching closer towards Russia”, including considering a bill to attempt to kill LGBT kids;
and, from other sources:
  • from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Bell: Some consider the present troubles in Iraq are derived from the lines Bell helped draw to create its borders. Perhaps so, but her reports indicate that problems were foreseen, and that it was clearly understood that there were just not many (if any) permanent solutions for calming the divisive forces at work in that part of the world.” (from - I think: the cited year of publication doesn’t match the citation’s record of year of publication - Howell, Georgina (2006). Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN 978-1-4299-3401-5.; also issued as Daughter of the Desert: the remarkable life of Gertrude Bell, Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 1-4050-4587-6, pp 413–419);
I have a simplified blogiography of posts related to this work here, a list of themes I have identified here, and my changing the personality of oppressors post, which I am contemplating expanding to include some key people to work on, is here.
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. Other spiritual paths do this sort of work as well - for instance, see here and here, and even commercial organisations are getting involved (for instance, see here).

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.



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

[2] Please see here, 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").

[3] I apologise for the formatting: it seems Blogger is no longer as WYSIWYG as it used to be.


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 for a few minutes at some time 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.
  • Obsessive love may be a cover up of guilt.
  • Proxy embarrassment is both a form of control, and an internal barrier to truth, honesty and perspicacity.
  • 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.
  • Life is not a struggle for status.
  • 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 March, 2015
Last edited (excluding fixing typo's and other minor matters): Saturday, 28th March, 2015