Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Post No. 983 – Psychic Weather Report No. 0101



My apologies, but life (mostly family matters, but – as is usual – the demands of work also), have intervened and led me to doing this Psychic Weather Report late. I have assumed that those who interested in this have, as I have done, used the default plan to date.
There is an introduction / reminder / explanation about these posts here (and also see here for some investigation into evidence of the effectiveness of this type of work, which shows variability [and mentions causes] and cycles in the energetic/consciousness response), and some additional comments at the end of this post, just before my signature block. Please also note that I hope this work will be taken up by a network of competent dowsers and BPM psychic warriors
Now, as you read this, consider this: how does one outflank an idea, or attack an emotion in the rear? It is as well to consider what those who are unbalanced could do to good ideas and emotions, as well as considering BPM ways to outflank or ‘attack in the rear’ bad ideas/emotions. Also consider geopolitics, and this mapping exercise.
As a first point, it is also recommended that you read Saturday’s summation of world events.
This week’s assessment:
This week’s plan:
Significant features this week are the intense conflict in several places of the high – North Africa and Europe, Central, South and South East Asia, and Central America.
My approach this week will be (incidentally, if you disagree, please use your own interpretations, or your own divinations):
  • Bindrune:
  • Sunday: as per the default plan:
     - clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to the Shield of Hope, and to all actual and potential BPM Leaders, and for all humans to recognise the essential shared humanness of other people and to choose to live modestly;
  • Monday:
     - as per the default plan clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to West Asia (aka “the Middle East”);
  • Tuesday:
     - clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to North Africa and Europe;
  • Wednesday:
     - clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to Central and North America;
  • Thursday:
     - clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to South East Asia;
  • Friday:
     - clear nonBPM units from, and send BPM energy to South East Asia;
  • Saturday: this day will now be reserved for rest, recuperation and healing – of all those who are trying in a BPM way to make this planet a better place, not only of myself and those who are sharing this work. I ask that any and all healers who wish to contribute to this, take a few minutes to contribute to this on this day.
Remember, the meditation (see here, here, and here) consists of:
 - appropriate and responsible protection (see here, here, here), prayer and ritual (e.g., here) to establish and check protection (re-do or re-schedule, if you don’t feel safe and secure);
 - personal connection to Higher BPM influences;
 - flush one's aura with emerald green, royal blue and royal purple;
 - fill one’s Heart Chakra (and maybe one’s Earth Star, Solar Plexus, Third Eye and Crown Chakras) with emerald green, royal blue and royal purple; send a weave of three streams of this colour from the Chakra(s) to a visualisation of a gigantic, multi-faceted emerald (which has been created to facilitate networking of BPM workers) through your facet until you see your energy enlivening other areas of the emerald and can feel similar energies flowing back to you;
 - visualise the sequence of runes / bindrunes (if given);
 - generate feelings of love, peace, joy and respect;
 - strengthen those feelings (energies);
 - radiate those energies to the world for nine to eighteen minutes;
 - close your chakras, centre yourself and close your aura, use the banishing version of the LBRP to open circle, ground and release all excess energy; and make sure you are grounded and closed down – eat, if you need to, or seek help from someone capable and trusted.
Important note: although I show the flow of energy using arrows, they are really - to continue the weather chart analogy - more like the passage of a frontal system as shown on a synoptic chart. Also, if I ever miss doing a Psychic Weather Report, I have posted a standard, fall-back, default version here, which I will update from time to time when needed.
Irrespective of this assessment, however, please join us in trying to make sure that the Shield of Hope area 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 outlined in gold on this week’s energy map, consistently has BPM 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 BPM energy to Hong Kong, Tunisia, and Mexico, which show potential as "outposts of the BPM” and I wish to encourage their change for the better, and through the Red Sea and Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
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 and other world leaders post is here. It is also worth contemplating that one of the greatest weaknesses of those who oppose Balanced Positivity is the inherent pain, suffering and negativity of their aims and means – from the personal slights, insults and traumas left by the petty tyrant, autocrat, dictator/monarch or the ruthless (some at least are not; some are BPM) oligarch or politician, through the social dislocation of the economic ideologue to the long-lasting trauma, injury, death and desolation of society caused by those who use violence or war as a means to achieve power or impose their will. It may take time, but people WILL eventually realise what is not good, and will take action – which is why slavery is no longer ubiquitous, and why the march to freedom and democracy is underway – tentatively, and with backsliding and mistakes along the way, but inexorable nevertheless.
Also, if you’re interest is healing, I have changed the way I do these posts to more clearly show opportunities for doing healing. Those interested in providing protection for others always have a place – refer to the first item from yesterday’s summation of world events (details and link below), for instance. Finally, a reminder that if none of this is of any interest to you, but you would still like to contribute energetically / psychically to making the world a better place, there are other options –for instance, see here, here, here, here, here (and here), here, here, and here – and, no doubt, many other places on the internet.

I apologise for publishing these posts twice, but Blogger keeps changing my formatting. I can either publish it and then correct it, or save and close the post and correct it when I reopen it, but that leaves an extra copy in my "drafts" folder ...

Love, light, hugs and blessings
I am revamping my former website, and getting at least one other underway (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. The reasons for my caution when using Wikipedia are 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. 
May the best in me, my Higher Self,
and those of the Clear Light who assist me,
help me to keep myself grounded, centred and shielded,
to be Balanced and a Fulcrum of Balance,
a centre of Balanced Positivity and Spiritual Maturity,
with my aura continuously cleansed, cleared and closed,
repelling all negative or unwanted energies,
whilst allowing positive, balancing and healing energies in and through.
The real dividing line is not between Christianity and Islam, Sunni and Shia, East and West. It is between people who believe in coexistence, and those who don’t.
Tom Fletcher, Former UK Ambassador to Lebanon
  • All of the above - and this blog - could be wrong, or subject to context, perspective, or state of spiritual evolution ...
Tags: activism, discrimination, divination, energy work, magick, meditation, nonviolence, peace,  psychic weather,  runes, society, violence, war, 
First published: Tysdagr, 31st January, 2017
Last edited (excluding fixing typo's, Blogger's change of my formatting and other minor matters): Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Post No. 982 - Trump: what now?



So, in terms of resisting the threat to world peace that US President Trump and his supporters represents, what now?
Well, firstly, as always, actively generate and send BPM energy/units, clear nonBPM units, and look after yourself (survival can be a form of resistance).
In the long (or long-ish in a political sense) term:
  • it is vital to learn to include, educate and take all people with us as we seek to make society a better place: we must NEVER AGAIN think a battle on a progressive issue has been won – people need educating on not being sexist / racist / transphobic / homophobic / other –isms in every generation and every nook and cranny and class and backwater and by-water and power circle of society;
  • in four years time in the USA (next year in my home state, possibly the year after in my nation), there will be another election – and I can see the neoliberal party in my home state already manoeuvring to try and cash in on the forces of hate. We need to get voters – and political parties - enlightened in ways that they understand and consider credible, and for political parties to select and develop credible alternatives; it will be necessary for each of us to meditate on this, in order to determine the best way to contribute to it.
In the short term:
Finally, consider this excellent post from the US-based John Beckett: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2017/01/inspiration-badass-park-rangers.html 
Above all else, do NOT hate - we need to change, not harden, hearts and minds!
(especially in the US Republican Party, and amongst those who voted for Trump)

PS - see also here, and consider that you can do that sort of work - especially the listening - in the astral, during sleep state (make sure you have your defences up, and bail if the situation becomes aggressive - it's not a fight).

I apologise for publishing these posts twice, but Blogger keeps changing my formatting. I can either publish it and then correct it, or save and close the post and correct it when I reopen it, but that leaves an extra copy in my "drafts" folder ...

Love, light, hugs and blessings
(pronounced "new-MYTH-ear"; ... aka Bellatrix Lux … aka Morinehtar … would-be drýicgan or maga ... )
I am revamping my former website, and getting at least one other underway My "blogiography" (list of all posts and guide as to how to best use this site) is here, and my glossary/index is here. The reasons for my caution when using Wikipedia are 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. 
May the best in me, my Higher Self,
and those of the Clear Light who assist me,
help me to keep myself grounded, centred and shielded,
to be Balanced and a Fulcrum of Balance,
a centre of Balanced Positivity and Spiritual Maturity,
with my aura continuously cleansed, cleared and closed,
repelling all negative or unwanted energies,
whilst allowing positive, balancing and healing energies in and through.
The real dividing line is not between Christianity and Islam, Sunni and Shia, East and West. It is between people who believe in coexistence, and those who don’t.
Tom Fletcher, Former UK Ambassador to Lebanon
  • All of the above - and this blog - could be wrong, or subject to context, perspective, or state of spiritual evolution ...
Tags: activism, discrimination, divination, energy work, magick, meditation, nonviolence, peace,  psychic weather,  runes, society, violence, war, 
First published: Laugardagr, 28th January, 2017
Last edited (excluding fixing typo's, Blogger's change of my formatting and other minor matters): Saturday, 28th January, 2017

Post No. 981 – For Sunday evening’s meditation-clearing


Note: I am NOT a journalist, and make NO claims to objectivity or freedom from bias or trying to cover all [there are often more than two] sides of an issue: these posts are the equivalent of a re-tweeting service, or, at best, a commentary site, and are posted for the purpose of assisting in the clearing of nonBPM (“unbalanced/unbalancing”, or spiritually immature”) energies.
For everyone’s convenience:   the reminders / explanations about Sunday’s meditation-clearing are here;   a simplified blogiography of posts related to this work is here,   a list of themes I have identified here;   my changing the personality of oppressors and other world leaders post is here;   (see here for some investigation into evidence of the effectiveness of this type of work … and also here and here are interesting);   a range of information on emotions is here, and suggestions on how to work with emotions is here;   this copy of a speech to one of the Parliament of World Religions has excellent, helpful insights on generational transmission of harm, the cost of war, and ways to heal our hearts;   and   this post reminds us to be patient and persistent, like a “speeding oak” (and I like the comment about a sudden “shift” being just another form of apocalyptic thinking).
Now, as mentioned above, the purpose of posting these news links (and, incidentally, these posts are the equivalent of a re-tweeting service, or, at best, a commentary site: I am NOT a journalist, and make NO claims to objectivity or freedom from bias or trying to cover all [there are often more than two] sides of an issue – see here) is not only to inform:   it is also to stimulate a connection to nonBPM units that need to be cleared and BPM units that need to be strengthened, so that you can do the clearing / strengthening that is required.   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.
Further to that, in the same way that activists used to argue that “the personal is political”, the energies we use and manifest in our daily lives contribute to the larger soup of energies that influence world events. If you want to, for example, improve the communication of nations, improve yours. To help stop abuses of power, be always ethical in your conduct. Want peace? Then work in an informed, understanding, intelligent and nuanced way for peace in yourself and your life.
There are some notes at the end of this post about other options for those who do not like this way of working, opportunities for healers, and the default plan for any time I am late getting my Psychic Weather Report up.
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)   based on my interpretation of information here and here with Saturn in Sagittarius contributing to finding an authentic balance (until 20th December, 2017), Uranus in Aries contributing to fresh and possibly radical starts (until some date in the Year 2018), and Pluto in Capricorn contributing to a transformation of power and business (and careers) (until some date in the Year 2024), conditions are ripe for a change for the better in world politics;
(b)   there is an enormous need to clear nonBPM energy – the thought forms, unattached energy and scars of the collective unconscious created by millennia of violence. This need includes rescuing those who have been trapped by that history, and healing the warped views, seemingly “inherent” biases, and other damage done by the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual violence committed on scales large and small in that timeframe;
(c)   viewing the overall emotional state of the world from an elemental point of view, this week we need the stable endurance of BPM Earth;
(d)   I’ve created a bindrune for this week’s meditation, which is:
(e)   the major events this week are:   the fallout from the inauguration of US President Trump – including the sometimes dangerous, sometimes inspiring reactions to that, and the fear and harm being actively propagated as a result by small-minded, fearful, materialistic and possessive people;
(f)   historically, leaders have been known for subtler application of power – such as the “divide and conquer/rule” approach of the ancient Roman Empire and the British Empire, and multilayered, complex machinations. In the modern world, many of those types of activities are no longer as easily possible – but they still exist in the nonphysical realm, and in applications of power via the media, and they need to be actively countered wherever they occur;
(g)   leadership has sometimes been defined as the ability to take a group of people in a certain direction: rarely has the failure to do so led to so much conservative (aka reactionary) backlash as this week, nor has the need for – at times - patience, pragmatic but persistent gains been made clearer. The fight for human rights and social progressivism is a case of being a speeding oak – a bit like the struggle against road deaths, or poor sanitation, or any other large struggle for social change;
(h)   there is a very great need for world leaders to be patient, and this is a matter that can be helped psychically;
(i)   lashing out in pain, which is a form of revenge called “getting even” and includes pejorative labels, needs to be reined in: as Gandhi said, do you fight to change, or to punish?;
(j)   accountability can be abused;
(k)   the counter to fear is genuine  EQ and clear thinking, expressed through calm, de-escalating speech;
(l)   peace is powerful, but it is a process requiring patient (not impatient!), persistent and nuanced nurturing, and a blend of conventional spiritual work, clearing nonBPM units, and physical world activism;
(m)   where problems exist, advocating for BPM responses, and being as BPM as one can be, and constructive solutions - as is clearing nonBPM units;
I also take this opportunity to emphasise that it is absolutely VITAL that this psychic / metaphysical / spiritual work be performed non-violently and as is for the Highest Spiritual Good – which is part of being BPM – on all levels and in all ways. Always remember (see here): Do you fight to change things, or to punish? See also here, here, here, here, here, and my comments about “authentic presence” in this post.
News and other matters from this week include the following (opportunities/good news are shown in green; comments are shown in purple; WARNING: some of these links may contain triggers around issues such as violence, sexual assault, discrimination, etc).
  • Permanent issue: may all actual and potential BPM [1] Leaders be kept BPM safe, including keeping them undetectable to the nonBPM and keeping all their Significant Others inviolable against being used for indirect  psychic attack, and may they have all the BPM opportunities and assistance (so-called “good luck”) for them to be BPM effective at influencing the world’s direction, development and unfoldment, all as is for the Highest Spiritual Good;
  • Permanent issue: may all humans recognise, irrespective of the appearance of difference, the essential shared humanness of other people, the inherent resilience, the dynamic power, the strength of BPM collaboration, and the opportunities of having a diverse, inclusive and welcoming population, and may all people choose fairness, when such decisions are before them;
  • Permanent issue: may all humans choose to live modestly – to forgo outdoing others, or trying to have more than they need - for the sake of an easier, more manageable life, if they cannot do it for the sake of the planet;
  • With regard to democracy (which requires  protection of minorities and the vulnerable), freedom and governance (e.g., here, here, here and here):
       -   analyses this week include:   an assessment of the possible impact of whoever US President Trump nominates to that nation’s Supreme Court;   an objective assessment noting that US President Trump will be removed from power if he breaks the US constitution (see also my post some time ago here);   an examination of the deepening political divide in the USA;   an examination of US President Trump’s - nonsensical - statement about “taking Iraq’s oil”;   a review of several surprising conservative opinion pieces on US President Trump;   a call for objectivity and balance when considering US President Trump;   an examination of three decades of decay in the USA;  “simmering” tensions inside the Republicans over US President Trump;   some excellent – inspiring - comments on resisting US President Trump (US focus, but lessons for all);   a timely reminder from Berlin’s Mayor of the harm that walls can do;   a warning from a survivor of Auschwitz against hate speech;   an analysis of the glass cliff problem afflicting women in politics;
       -   of concern this week:   the Nuclear Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight;   some protests against US President Trump have turned violent, with some notably cowardly acts (that does NOT help! It just feeds the nonBPM entities!!! See also here);   US President Trump has decided to ignore that nation’s freedom of expression laws, women’s’ right and other nations’ sovereignty by and deny any US funded group in any nation in the world the possibility of discussing abortion (which the Netherlands is fighting back on), and has given notice that he will also interfere with statements about climate change – resulting in clandestine, unofficial social media feeds from several organisations;   US President Trump has ordered construction of a wall along the border with Mexico, and a crackdown on “sanctuary cities”;   the new US ambassador to the UN has started by making threats - but many others already fear the USA no longer “has their backs”;   US (state) police are questioning the legality of moves to use them to enforce President Trump’s (federal) executive order against Sanctuary Cities;   Canadians wanting to attend Trump’s inauguration were stopped at the border;   the US Senate has confirmed President Trump’s choice as CIA Director, despite concerns he may extend the use of torture – which has been criticised (see also here);   US President Trump has vowed to stop China taking over the South China Seas, thus moving us closer to a war;   the “psychographic” data company that contributed to Trump’s election is stretching its nasty tentacles to my home nation;   President Donald Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the U.S. election … but … offered no evidence to support the contention” but will investigate … – see also fact checks here, here and here;   Israel has approved hundreds of squatter homes in East Jerusalem;   the Polish government will interfere with a new museum which aimed to give a broader understanding of the causes of World War Part Two, including the rise of authoritarian governments after World War Part One;   the successes of the European Union are being ignored;   populist politicians are undermining the fight against corruption;
       -   in the grey area or neutral this week:   South Korea has apologised for blacklisting artists who criticised the government;   “unprecedented” marches by women across the world against Trump’s policies have occurred (peacefully, but with a very misguided tweet by Trump [if he thinks none of those women voted, he is more deluded than I thought]);  some people are leaving the USA now that Trump is in power (staying and fighting for a better nation is one thing, but if you have kids you have to consider their future. If Australia had re-elected John Howard one more time, I would have left for New Zealand);   the surprising support for US President Trump by members of minority religions;   Mexico and Canada have been preparing ahead of talks with the USA over trade agreements, but Mexico cancelled talks with the USA as a result of US President Trump’s behaviour;   attempts are being made to have a TPP  without the USA – which is an excellent opportunity to address the attack on sovereignty of the ISDS;   divisions inside the US Secret Service over the possibility of having to take a bullet for President Trump;   pushback on President Trump’s proposed change of the “catch and release” approach – and also on his attack on “sanctuary cities”, which US (state) police are questioning the legality of;   US President Trump has met with the UK’s Prime Minister, reaffirming his commitment to NATO, and will speak to Russia’s President Putin;   a UK court has ruled that Brexit cannot happen without a Parliamentary vote;   South Korean deliberations around possible corruption associated with the President and figures close to her are continuing;   Haiti’s President-elect has been questioned over fraud allegations;
       -   good news this week includes:   an advocate of a universal income plan is doing well in primaries for the French election;   one person’s response to the inauguration of US President Trump;   Italy has move a significant step closer to elections in 2017, based on proportional representation;
       -   and in my home nation this week:   Australia’s political parties have been urged to keep themselves secure against cyber attacks – see also here;   a West Australian city is taking a lead by celebrating an inclusive day after Invasion Day, as a choir in another State chooses to sing in that area’s indigenous language;   a politician has made a glib response to a housing affordability problem by suggesting people move away from jobs and social support networks to regional areas, many of which are discriminatory;   right wing violent extremists in Australia have threatened to bomb a theatre that displayed an Australia Day billboard featuring two young women in hijabs (I have counted this as a terrorist threat);   an activist site has been set up to help people targeted by the Commonwealth Government’s debt recovery “scheme”;   Australia’s “Local Hero” for 2017 has been helping rural families;   the “Australian of the Year” is a scientist who helped restore mobility to a quadriplegic;   although most of the Invasion Day protests were peaceful, one person has been arrested after burning a flag;   Australia is lacking when it comes to a “fair go” for all;   a Sydney security guard stopped a woman holding a “change the date please” sign from entering an event – until she pointed out that she would contact the media;
       -   this week’s atrocity alert at R2P lists Iraq, Burma and the Central African Republic;
  • With regard to violent extremism (aka, terrorism - e.g., Da’esh) (and, incidentally, I consider ALL people advocating hate or discrimination in response to violent extremism to actively be doing the work of violent extremists. This PARTICULARLY includes those cretins [including in the media, and Amnesty International] who use the acronym ISIS (see also here), which is actually the Greek name of the Egyptian Goddess Aset – and others (see also here and here) - and actively perpetuates the patriarchal and sacrilegious evil that violent extremists are trying to accomplish in this world – which will be countered, in part, by the sort of approach advocated by “Cure Violence”, and, in part, by addressing real and perceived disempowerment and acknowledging the variety in what provides genuine, BPM fulfilment as a counter to fanaticism as a source of meaning. I also am inclined, personally, to include here the last two millennia of neochristian and colonialist social engineering, which has led to suppression of women, child abuse, the Crusades, the Inquisition, etc, as violent extremism, but that would take too much explaining. As a final point, I am deliberately avoiding the use of specific names of violent extremist groups as much as possible to reduce the publicity they get – I’m not a primary news source, and thus consider I can do so: any names that are needed are in the articles I have provided links to):
       -   violent extremist attacks/acts have occurred this week in Somalia, Libya, Somalia (2nd), Nigeria, and, according to this Wikipedia page, there have been 4 attacks in Iraq and 4 in Syria (out of a total of 29);   violent extremist threats are or may be developing in Mali; and actions have occurred against violent extremists in Libya, Pakistan, Libya (2nd);   violent extremists in Nigeria are now using babies in suicide attacks;   right wing violent extremists in Australia have threatened to bomb a theatre that displayed an Australia Day billboard featuring two young women in hijabs;
       -   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and is expected to reinstitute the notorious torture sites programme – which is causing concern to CIA operatives – this possibility has been criticised (see also here);   the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that a former foreign secretary, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife;   Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso will establish a counter-violent extremist group for a common area on their borders;
       -   “Nearly 12 000 destabilising events were recorded in North Africa and the Sahel in 2016, an increase [of] 16% compared to the previous year, while the number of attacks around the world from terrorism and insurgency rose dramatically compared to 2015, with 24 000 attacks in 2016”;
  • With regard to refugees (noting the New York Declaration):
       an asylum seeker has been charged with rape – this is, if true, as I suspect it is, obviously unacceptable, and raises the issue of how draconian society should be with its punishments;   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, and the US Department of Homeland Security has stopped investigating applications;   a call for the real stories of refugees to be told to counter hate speech and negative media;   an examination of Italy’s growing numbers of refugees and the problems that causes;
  • With regard to human rights and discrimination (including associated violence / crime):
       -   on homophobia/transphobia this week:   a call for celebrants to not be allowed to refuse same sex marriages if Australian laws are finally changed;
       -   on racism this week:   an article on the racism in my home nation;   indigenous communities in my nation will be given a boost to help deal with suicide;   a thoughtful, objective, common sense opinion piece by Stan Grant on “should being indigenous really matter?”;   a West Australian city is taking a lead by celebrating an inclusive day after Invasion Day;   US President Trump has revived an abandoned oil pipeline project;   the opposition leader in my home state has made an appalling racist statement;   Italy will investigate racist abuse of a man who was drowning;   a Sydney security guard stopped a woman holding a “change the date please” sign from entering an event – until she pointed out that she would contact the media;   a documentary has been made on the appalling colonialist era “human zoo”;
       -   on sexism this week:   US President Trump has decided to ignore that nation’s freedom of expression laws, women’s’ right and other nations’ sovereignty by and deny any US funded group in any nation in the world the possibility of discussing abortion;   an analysis of the glass cliff problem afflicting women in politics;   the experiences of a US alligator catcher;   a stupid prank at a school has earned its victim, a cleaner, substantial compensation;   an innovative new breast pump is being hailed as an example of the reason more women are needed in STEM jobs (that could be achieved if more of the discrimination against women was removed);   an excellent step-by-step guide (e.g., don’t take smart phones, the location of which can be tracked) for women preparing to leave violent domestic situations;   Mary Tyler Moore has died – and she was a woman who, in the 70s, did a great deal for equal rights;   allegations that Ugandan soldiers on a peace mission to the Central African Republic raped women and girls;   Russia has decriminalised domestic abuse – partly due to neochristian influence;   Malaysia is compounding the abuse of women by forcing some to marry their rapists;   an evidence-based examination of the myths underlying the belief that integrating women into armed forces reduces rape in war;   a critique of the term “toxic masculinity” (some of these terms – including privilege and patriarchy, are used in ways that are akin to the neochristian (mis)concept of :original sin”);
       -   on other forms of human rights this week:   another backward step for animal rights, as Colombia allows bullfighting to resume – as has also happened in India;   attempting to “move on” homeless people raises the obvious issue of where do they go? (NIMBY?);   right wing violent extremists in Australia have threatened to bomb a theatre that displayed an Australia Day billboard featuring two young women in hijabs (I have counted this as a terrorist threat);   an estimated $265 billion a year is needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 2030;   Australia is lacking when it comes to a “fair go” for all;   two union leaders have been arrested in Kazakhstan;   Lebanon is abusing detained civilians and bringing them before military courts;   allegations of abuse from high profile trials in Azerbaijan;   Mauritania may execute a blogger on charges of apostasy after he pointed out that religion was being used as a shield by racists;   “More than 5,300 Turks have filed complaints before the European Court of Human Rights over their government's purge following a failed coup last July”;   the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that a former foreign secretary, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife;   “Top human rights lawyers say Xi Jinping’s China is moving farther and farther away from the rule of law amid new claims about torture of Chinese attorneys”;   Dalits in India are refusing to do some of the work they used to in protest at discrimination against them after a film of several Dalits being beaten emerged;   the last decade has seen “serious retreats” on indigenous rights;
  • With regard to crime, judicial matters and policing:
       a reasonably good overview of the problems associated with police pursuits – I disagree with the assertion that not wanting to educate criminals is infantile, however, and argue that it means that, as with the death of Bin Laden, a trusted intermediary should be used to comment on the policy;   a recent mass murder using a car has led to a positive community response, the possibility of a reform of bail laws in my home state, a call for national reforms to deal with drug threats, and an objective comment here;   there have been protests in Romania against a proposed prisoner amnesty plan;   Egypt has agreed to allow Italian and German experts to retrieve and examine CCTV footage related to the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni;   in an appalling abuse of ethics and power, a Japanese “psychic” forced a client of hers into prostitution – but I am very pleased the so-called psychic has been found guilty and ordered to pay nearly a million dollars in restitution (the so-called psychic should also, in my view, be jailed);   wastewater monitoring has shown an increased use of (illegal) drugs in one Australian city, possibly as a result of increased use per user – which shows a valid use of wastewater monitoring, and the need for more assistance for drug users;   seven youths have escaped from a youth detention facility in my home state;   right wing violent extremists in Australia have threatened to bomb a theatre that displayed an Australia Day billboard featuring two young women in hijabs (I have counted this as a terrorist threat);   an arrest warrant has been issued (GOOD!) for an idiotic non-custodial father who made moronic claims about boats to try to justify stealing his daughter from her mother and sailing across the Tasman Sea;   US President Trump has threatened to “send in the Feds” if Chicago does not get gun murders – claimed by police to not be significantly up – under control, leading Rev. Jesse Jackson to call for a plan, not a threat;
  • With regard to press aka the media, and freedom of expression (keeping in mind that claims of presenting “both sides” of a debate can be WRONG if the other side is RUBBISH –as is the case on LGBTIQ issues: having an “equal say”, or a “right to respond” MUST be assessed in the context of what is happening overall in society – NOT solely in one limited incident):
       US President Trump has decided to ignore that nation’s freedom of expression laws, women’s’ right and other nations’ sovereignty by and deny any US funded group in any nation in the world the possibility of discussing abortion;   South Korea has apologised for blacklisting artists who criticised the government;   US (state) police are questioning the legality of moves to use them to enforce President Trump’s (federal) executive order against Sanctuary Cities;   Vietnam is cracking down on dissent;   “Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is facing a lengthy prison sentence simply for stating that journalists and international NGOs cannot enter Bahrain”;
  • With regard to overcrowding and “modern” lifestyle issues (is YOUR smart phone free of conflict  minerals, environmental harm and child labour? I was recently pleasantly to find IT manufacturers now making at least some effort in this regard. Do you suffer from FOMO? Are you being duped by modern mantras? Does your AI use ethics? Does your corporation misuse mindfulness as a distraction from working conditions? Do you understand embedded emissions? Do you want a bigger, flashier home/car than people had 50 years ago – which means you are actively abusing the environment and society’s cohesion?):
       -   the experiences of a US alligator catcher;   the US EPA has been directed to remove its climate pages;   US President Trump has revived an abandoned oil pipeline project;   a closed gold mine site has released contaminated water during wet weather – but did manage to partially treat the water first;   replacing coal-fired power stations in my nation would cost twice doing that with renewable energy;   “Malawi’s recently passed information bill could help communities affected by the extractive industries get information about related environmental, health, and safety risks”;
       -   Australia’s political parties have been urged to keep themselves secure against cyber attacks – see also here;   solar power is being used to improve connectivity in Africa;   a natty use of the water jetpack idea (which has been around for a few years);   more use of biometrics in lieu of passports;   the “psychographic” data company that contributed to Trump’s election is stretching its nasty tentacles to my home nation;   concerns over US president Trump’s use of an out-of-date and vulnerable phone;   ethical concerns have – quite rightly (there are spiritual concerns also) - been raised about the creation of a human-pig chimera;
       -   an advocate of a universal income plan is doing well in primaries for the French election;   a surprising assessment that future jobs will have very human elements;   one major electronics goods company has said the rise of protectionism is “unavoidable”;   a call from Ecuador for “the creation of an inter-governmental UN tax body and the elimination of tax havens and illicit financial flows”;
       -   some farmers are allowing people to camp on their land (some have been doing that for decades);   Iceland has reduced drug abuse amongst apprentice adults (aka “teenagers”) by using a radical, evidence-driven form of “enforced common sense;   some of regional Australia is having a housing affordability crisis;  my home city has announced a $10 million emergency fund to move homeless people to “transitional housing” – but that may leave those left on the streets worse off;   an evidence-based call for better regulation of alcohol marketing;   an article in favour of a targeted basic income;
  • With regard to education:
       the Chinese city of Shanghai is achieving outstanding school results in maths, and may be model of how to teach better;   kids who are younger than their peers are more likely to be on ADHD medication;   a school programme is aiming to create closer ties to business (which is potentially good, in principle – and provided it does not detract from creating whole, rounded people, and I would like to see universities do more of that so that graduates are more useful, but it is NOT a panacea for unemployment – to suggest it could be is nonsensical);   a school teaching people “how to be adults” … with some pretty poor choices of what is important;   a student forced to urinate in a bucket has - quite rightly, I consider: the school has questions to answer - won a payout of over a million dollars;   abuse in Indian schools of kids who have HIV;
  • With regard to the conflict in Afghanistan (noting that Afghanistan was once a peaceful and modern society, even allowing women in miniskirts, before the Russian invasion – see here):
       warrants have been issued for the arrest of nine bodyguards of the Vice-President over allegations that they physically and sexually assaulted a political rival;   an assessment of what the USA might do in Afghanistan – which contains a staggering assertion that the US has spent more on Afghanistan than on rebuilding Europe after World War Part Two;   Russia has said the USA leaving Afghanistan would worsen the situation there;
  • With regard to Africa, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (and other sources) also has:
       -   solar power is being used to improve connectivity in Africa;
       -   a pan-African security conference is underway;
       -   populist politicians are undermining the fight against corruption – and not much has changed in the last year in Africa;
       -   violent extremists in Nigeria are now using babies in suicide attacks;   there is a housing affordability crisis in Nigeria’s capital;   Nigerian villagers attempts to sue an Anglo-Dutch oil company in the UK have been blocked;   a measles vaccination programme is aimed to reach nearly 5 million children in north-east Nigeria;
       -   violent extremists threats are redeveloping in Mali;
       -   The Gambia is missing $11 million after the former President left;
       -   allegations that Ugandan soldiers on a peace mission to the Central African Republic raped women and girls;
       -   Mauritania may execute a blogger on charges of apostasy after he pointed out that religion was being used as a shield by racists;
       -   “Malawi’s recently passed information bill could help communities affected by the extractive industries get information about related environmental, health, and safety risks”;
       -   the misery of Mozambique’s debt crisis – which came about through very bad misjudgements;
       -   a mining company in South Africa is being criticised for its workers’ conditions, five years after dozens were killed by police;
       -   the Democratic Republic of Congo – which has experienced a spike in human rights abuses last year -is planning on extraditing nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, despite the risk of refoulement;
       -   Kenya is building military ties with the USA;
  • With regard to China and East and South East Asia:
       -   US President Trump has vowed to stop China taking over the South China Seas, thus moving us closer to a war, and China has pushed back on this;   claims that US President Trump is deliberately using unpredictability as a weapon against China;   the Chinese city of Shanghai is achieving outstanding school results in maths, and may be model of how to teach better;   China will return several Singaporean military vehicles being returned from Taiwan that it seized after a commercial carrier – stupidly – went into Hong Kong;   a Chinese man who cycled 500 km off course while trying to get home has been very generously helped by police and others to get home;   China has directed cities to focus on local traditions to avoid looking identical (on the basis of my time in China on a couple of work trips in the 90s, this could be quite good);   “Top human rights lawyers say Xi Jinping’s China is moving farther and farther away from the rule of law amid new claims about torture of Chinese attorneys”;   China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial [refuelling] aircraft”;
       -   a warning that the UK risks “selling its honour” over Hong Kong, where the “1 nation, 2 systems” principle has been dangerously eroded;
       -   the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the occupied nation of Tibet, has visited the free nation of Mongolia;
       -   Thailand will buy Chinese tanks and a submarine;
       -   a North Korean defector is of the opinion that a people power revolution will occur … and if it does, it will be at a terrible cost;
       -   South Korea has apologised for blacklisting artists who criticised the government;   Worried that Beijing is punishing it over plans to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system, South Korea [has] said it will look to improve communication and cooperation with China to resolve difficulties faced by South Korean companies there”;
       -   thousands have protested proposed reforms of pensions in Taiwan;
       -   Papua New Guinea is moving closer to an independence vote in Bougainville;
       -   South Korean deliberations around possible corruption associated with the President and figures close to her are continuing;
       -   the Philippines appears to be reversing its recent anti-USA stance, and will allow an air force base to be expanded;   Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to South Korea on Thursday after policemen killed one of its citizens, then said he wanted to hang rogue police and send their heads to Seoul” – which is consistent with his other pseudo-tough guy rubbish, and just as damaging;   possible rebel links to violent extremists are putting a peace deal at risk;
       -   Vietnam is cracking down on dissent;
       -   Malaysia is compounding the abuse of women by forcing some to marry their rapists;
  • With regard to the conflict in Iraq (noting that Iraq was once a peaceful and prosperous society, before the UK / USA / CIA backed revolution – see here, and that it needs an emphasis on a secular society and citizenship – but also here, although based in Syria and here):
       -   retaking the rest of Mosul will be more difficult, and the UN fears for civilians there;   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;   unsurprisingly, Iraq has a major and growing problem with mental health issues;
       -   and the Iraq Body Count project reports 222 people killed in the last week;
  • With regard to the Libyan civil war:
       US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;   Libya has called for western investment in its oil industry;   the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that a former foreign secretary, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife;   arrest warrants have been issued for former government Ministers on charges of corruption;
  • With regard to Russia (which is currently actively supporting an – in my opinion, based on R2P principles - illegitimate regime in Syria), Russian influenced nations and eastern Europe, and responses:
       -   an assessment of the possible threat of Russian hacking to Australian democracy;   Russia has decriminalised domestic abuse – partly due to neochristian influence;   Russia has said the USA leaving Afghanistan would worsen the situation there;   a Russian cybersecurity manager has been arrested on charges of treason;   US President Trump will speak to Russia’s President Putin;
  • With regard to South and Central America:
       -   “With continued and strengthened implementation of a regional food security plan, Latin America and the Caribbean could become the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger”, according to the head of the UN’s FAO;
       -   another backward step for animal rights, as Colombia allows bullfighting to resume;
       -   Haiti’s President-elect has been questioned over fraud allegations;
       -   Mexico is investigating US President Trump for possible breach of their tax laws (this may give some media / political clout, but, realistically speaking, it is questionable how useful this will be);
       -   proposals to address violence in the Mapuche people’s region of Chile;
  • With regard to South Asia (aka the Indian sub-continent), The Hindu and other sources have:
       -   plans to rehouse slum dwellers in Mumbai have been brought undone by the distrust which has been created over past years;   an Indian state have regressed to allow bullfighting to resume;   India’s Prime Minister has been invited to the USA by the new President;   a volunteer firefighter has been given a prestigious award;   wastewater-fed fish farms have been successful in Kolkata;   abuse in Indian schools of kids who have HIV;   India’s Supreme Court has reined in the potential abuse of “ordinances”;   an article in favour of a targeted basic income;   Dalits in India are refusing to do some of the work they used to in protest at discrimination against them after a film of several Dalits being beaten emerged;
       -   “Pakistan's media regulator has banned a high-profile television host after accusing him of hate speech that could put lives at risk”;
       -   Bangladeshi police have broken up protests against a new power station;
       -   Sri Lanka’s government is blaming the previous one for financial problems;
  • With regard to Sudan and South Sudan:
       -   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;
       -   the new head of UNMISS has reiterated support for peace;
  • With regard to the conflict in Syria, where Assad’s regime has, in my opinion, lost all claims to legitimacy, and it is time to consider partition (see here, here, here and here):
       -   the first day at the peace talks was a war of words … with the talks ending with Russia, Turkey and Iran promising to use their influence to strengthen the ceasefire, rebels rejecting Iranian involvement, accusations around water and other qualifications … and no mention of a peace treaty, but there are signs that Russia is serious about ending the conflict: see also here, “Peace is a Process”;   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;   the Syrian “Twitter girl” has written to the new US President – which is unlikely to help, and may result in a backlash or abusive dismissal from the White House;   a rebel group has been crushed by violent extremists in Syria – leading to other rebel groups – finally – joining together to seek safety in numbers;   US President Trump is expected to order the creation of – risky - “safe zones” in Syria – which Russia has issued a caution on, but rebels support (and Assad is silent on);   the UN Security Council has been urged to work for greater humanitarian access;   investigations into possible war crimes in Syria “will be headed by a senior judge or prosecutor with extensive criminal investigations and prosecutions experience”;   Russia is urging Syria to remove the word “Arab” from its official name;   Israel may accept some Syrian orphans;   Syria’s Russian wheat deal may collapse;
  • With regard to Turkey:
       “More than 5,300 Turks have filed complaints before the European Court of Human Rights over their government's purge following a failed coup last July”;
  • With regard to the conflicts in Ukraine, particularly in the east:
       “Both sides in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have detained and abused people with complete impunity, Human Rights Watch said today at a joint press conference with Amnesty International in Kyiv”;   Ukraine has stated the obvious, which is that it must have a say in any talks on ending the conflict in its east, and called for sanctions against Russia to continue;   Ukraine has thanked India for its support on Crimea;
  • With regard to West Asia / the Middle East and North Africa, the Middle East Eye and other sources have:
       -   Israel has approved hundreds of squatter homes in East Jerusalem – and thousands in the West Bank, which has been condemned by the UN;   work continues on the proposed and highly contentious move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem – and warnings of an intifada if that happens;   Israel will decriminalise personal marijuana use;   Israel may accept some Syrian orphans;
       -   Egypt has agreed to allow Italian and German experts to retrieve and examine CCTV footage related to the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni;   more stories of the human rights abuses of the last six years in Egypt;   lack of availability / affordability of medicine has now extended from only the poor to also affect the middle class and some rich people;
       -  the five year jail sentence of a British-Iranian woman has been confirmed (there are suspicions the charges were trumped up: that is a miscarriage of justice, but given that such things happen, why choose to put oneself at risk?);   a mixed-bag assessment of the state of implementation of the Iran nuclear deal;
       -   Lebanon is abusing detained civilians and bringing them before military courts;
       -   “Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is facing a lengthy prison sentence simply for stating that journalists and international NGOs cannot enter Bahrain”;
       -   US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;
  • With regard to the war in Yemen (unlike Iraq and Syria, I cannot find a source of regular information on casualties in Yemen, but the hardship and deaths from food, water and medical shortages that concerns me just as much – if not more, and I don’t know if such sites would report that; it is also important to remember that there are multiple sides in this dispute – and opponents to the government are not necessarily Houthi or violent extremist):
       US President Trump will shortly ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen;   the UN says a viable peace plan could be “in reach” for Yemen;   yet another warning of the growing famine in Yemen – including the preventable deaths of 1,000 children and infants every week, which dwarfs the 10,000 violent deaths from the war;   Yemeni government forces are making advances;   unpaid salaries are exacerbating economic problems;
  • With regard to natural and other catastrophes:
       storms in the USA have killed at least 15 people – see also here;   rescue work is continuing in the Italian avalanche;   “The New Zealand government said on Wednesday it will require building owners to urgently fix hundreds of hazardous buildings due to concerns over the heightened earthquake risk following a deadly tremor in November”;   avalanches have killed 11 people in Kashmir;   Brazil has ordered 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines;   famine in four nations (Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia) has put 70 million people at risk;   bushfires in Chile have killed at least 10 people;
  • With regard to peace and/or spirituality generally, and the occasional nice story:
       the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus has been extended for another six months;
and from a range of other sites:
(Dear Reader, please remember, I expect you to think when reading this blog, and reserve the right to occasionally sneak in something to test that)
Now, some relocated notes and other comments/information.
Remember that many others are very capably doing this type of work – for instance, the Lucis Trust's Triangles network (which has been running for many decades),   the Correllian Tradition's 'Spiritual War for Peace' (begun in 2014, and see also here, here, and here), the Hope, Peace, Love and Prosperity Spell (also from the Correllian Tradition, in around 2007 or 2008),   the Healing Minute started by the late, great Harry Edwards (held at 10 AM and 10 PM local time each day, and has been running for decades);   the “Network of Light”  meditations;   and   also see here and here – even commercial organisations are getting involved (for instance, see here), there are online groups (e.g. here and here – which I’m not members of, and thus do not know the quality of) and even an app. No doubt there are many others, so, if you don't like what I am suggesting here, but want to be of service, there are many other opportunities for you. I also point out that more than just psychic work is required – activism in the physical world, even if it is “only” writing letters to politicians / the media will help, as will a whole range of other stuff. To stimulate some ideas on this aspect of service, see here, here and here, and, of course, here. On more physical level, there is the United Nations Online Volunteering page.
(Please note that I now specifically have a role for (absent) healers on Saturdays, as explained in the Psychic Weather Report posts. Anyone who wishes to be protector has a role every day :) , including – perhaps particularly - the first permanent issue I list below. At all times, on all levels and in ways, BOTH must ALWAYS be BPM in the way they perform such roles.)
If I am ever late getting my Psychic Weather Report up any week, the default plan is to build up energy in the “Shield of Hope” on Sunday, send energy to West Asia / the Middle East on Monday, and then extend that to include Europe on Tuesday, the USA on Wednesday, East and South East Asia on Thursday and Africa on Friday.
Regular sources include the Daily Briefings of the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, “War on the Rocks” (a very US-focused site which also has articles I have concerns about, but also a surprising number of gems),  the Early Warning Project blog, the Justice in Conflict blog, the Political Violence at a Glance blog, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, the International Crisis Group, the Middle East Eye, The Hindu, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the BBC, Spiegel International, The Conversation, John Menadue’s blog, Wikipedia’s current events portal, Wendell Williams’ blog, George Monbiot’s website, the Campaign Against Arms Trade, the “Cure Violence” blog, the Inter Press Service Agency (IPS), the Lowy “Interpreter” blog (which occasionally has good links about what is happening in the Pacific), and others.
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