Absorbed in deep contemplation, down beyond the chatter of life, I find that space where silence reigns and darkness turns to light. Where peace moves in, on golden threads, caressing my numinous heart. The current of multi-dimensions rushes through, dancing eternity’s infinite beat.
In 2009, at a dinner party in Philadelphia, PA., I was introduced to the manuscript for the first book of "Letters from 500." My dear friend, Robert Potter, had an amazing five months of download from a Being 500 years in our future, and I was among the first to hear of this wonderful adventure story that has provided me with resonance to a new level of knowing.
After two days, in complete absorption with the book, I promised Robert that I would help make this story known. Since then I have helped design and publish all three of these amazing books.
This blog is my sincere offering to the universe and to those wonderful Vigilans who, I have discovered, are our future selves. To them, I bow with my Soul's gratitude, for it is through their sublime words that I now direct my life and with their guidance share with those who resonate as deeply as I did.
Can we surrender to the word that fills our hearts with joy? For one moment look beyond the doubting mind, the mind filled with judgment. Look not out beyond yourself, but within the body, even deeper down to the very heart of the soul. Listen… beyond the words, to the energy that fills your being. It is subtle but so recognizable.
I’ve lost my mind. It’s spinning out of control. Which way, what way! Our individuation cries for help, but help is nothing but a snake oil cry for commitment. And yet, beyond the chatter of senseless belonging, comes the sound of silent awareness. The void that looks so dark to our unconscious mind is but a doorway to the light that greets us upon our conscious awakening.
AS: The soul gives you access to the universe inside; soul is both the spirit and the matter that make you; and you areit—the ultimate free agent. Ouroboros symbolizes both identity and cyclic action. This archetype provides the all-embracing key to comprehension.
Still, being human, you possess the divine gift of free will. Exercising it, humans invariably want to break free and choose to explore not being who they really arefor many incarnations; such is evolution’s design. In this period, as a consequence of your incarnate nature, you repudiate your underlying reality—that is, your ‘material’ awareness hides reality from you. It is the destiny of all players in the material game.
Now, here is the crux: Understanding ‘free will’ is the key to knowing consciousness. It is a profound, multifaceted gift. Look at what the words mean: Freedom allows you to be ‘independently sentient’. Individual will, gives you the divine power and thrust of incarnation; it enables your entrance into the game of Life. And most profoundly, it is the main artery, coming out from the heart of Oneness into your being and expression on Earth.
RP: Hold on for a second. How can free will be all these things—especially the “key to knowing consciousness?”
AS: Ah, good. You’re paying attention. It’s simple: First, will is the energy that carries you from spirit into the physical world. Second, the quality of freedom gives you the destiny to self-reflect and be introspective. Here are two more parts to my answer, as you might expect:
‘Liberation’ is the ultimate goal of evolution; survival—as in ‘survival of the fittest’—is only a preliminary function. All creation seeks to survive—to ‘live beyond’and to be, ultimately, free from limitation, both psychically and physically; evolution seeks to rise above the density into which spirit has ‘fallen’ in incarnation. Secondly, ‘will’ is the driving power behind evolution’s yearning. It is the foundation within all expression and exploration—the pure essence behind ‘desire’. Will is the ultimate creative, conscious presence.
In worldly religious terms, the Buddha taught that desire is the ‘cause of all suffering’. Divine desire—pure will—becomes corrupted during its immersion in the ‘separative’ dimensions of materiality. However, pure will is to desire as pure ‘soul’ is to persona.
The whole dilemma of human existence is ‘separation’ from the divine will and purpose. But in reality there is no separation; pure will resides forever within the heart of humanity, the heart of all creatures. The reversal of suffering is to drop corrupted desire and re-identify with the inner, essential will. This means dropping ego and ending the false separation from pure universal purpose by realizing that that essence has always existed within. It is as simple as that.
RP: Yeah, simple—but oh so hard to do!
AS: Humans often, mistakenly, assume free will means ‘separated independence’, and thus must diverge from Oneness. Paradoxically, it is just the opposite. Freedom brings us back—through the power of will—to the wholeness we truly are, the freedom of the Hologram.
In the great scheme of things, the fact that separation is illusion, creates tension and vibration—between the lesser and the greater will. That vibration spawns movement; movement generates volition and evolution. Evolution brings emancipation, libertation. Freedom is the space in which ‘will’ works to evolve the worlds. We gradually come to know ourselves as space, emptiness, and as the eternal moment. When the spark of awareness finally joins the flame of consciousness, we are truly born!
RP: Well, whew! I can see that might work eventually. But let me retrace the steps: I always assumed free will was very different, like a license to contradict our shared experience, to escape authority and structure—to be me, not tethered to everyone else—or to the whole.
AS: Yes. It does start out that way. But what eventually happens, through evolution and karma—through trial and error, embodied experimentation—is that the underlying principles of truth and instinct naturally pull our awareness back into the matrix of universality. It is a gradual ‘aligning with wholeness’ by means of mutuallyunderstood freedom. Wholeness is ultimately the only place there is to go.
This was downloaded by Robert on November 11, just after the election. Not much I can add to this except how prophetic that today the delusional mind has turned its cult attachment into a reality.
RP: Good morning, AS. It has been quite a long time since we talked—and transcribed—in the old way. I’m sure you’re there, nevertheless. I feel you always, just beyond the threshold of my thinking.
AS: I am indeed here, in your presence, in your mind and heart, in your blood and flesh and breath. I am here. And I hear. What woke you in the ‘dead of night’ this morning is important to me, just as it is very disturbing to you. Mind you the numbers: Today is 11/11/2020. That reduces to ‘8’, the number of karma.
RP: Holy Cow. So it is. That sounds ominous. Well, great. I’m so glad you’re here and so ready to dialogue. Let me reiterate my concerns, if you don’t mind.
AS: I won’t ‘mind’, so long as you enter the ‘heart’ space with me, and feel what it is to be me in this moment.
RP: All right. I agree to that provision. I’m ‘lifting up’. As you know, we’ve just had a very significant election in the USA. The old president is defeated and a new one is waiting in the wings. However, the old one is making motions not to accept the outcome, refusing to accede to the vote of the people. In fact—and here is what woke me up just now—he is suddenly reconfiguring the Pentagon leadership in ways that look like he is thinking of wanting to stay in power by force.
This is disturbing to me in the extreme. It means, quite frankly, that he may be planning a coup. Many Americans have suspected for several years that this was his ultimate goal. We are afraid he will destroy our democracy. Is this fear justified? If so, what can we do about it? And importantly, how can I get back to sleep tonight—and other nights?
AS: No fear is truly “justified” as a motive for behavior and sleep patterns, except as a trigger to awakening—in the spiritual sense. You have been awakened today in that sense. You are responding to a stimulus of very high order.
Have no fear, my friend. Awakening is upon you all. What you are observing in your current national leadership is dire and threatening, yes. You are observing the bleeding, dying dragon—shall we say, dinosaur—in its last clutch at control of life on Earth. It is the culmination of thousands of years of patriarchal dominion. It is Death! The writhing and snapping out, ripping and clawing is terrible to behold.
This must play out. It is being ‘scripted’, as you like to say these days. You are not incorrect in that assessment. The play must be set on the stage, the world stage; the actors must act and perform according to the energies sweeping through them, across the globe, rising up from inside the heart and soul—and from the belly of the beast. All the terrible fomentation must be brought up—vomited out—for all to see and chronicle.
Yes, the group of dying patriarchs is now utterly cornered. They have their backs against the wall. They have been outwitted and undermined, turned into biting and gnashing against themselves—and anyone else who comes close enough to be cut. It is wise to keep one’s distance. It is fair to acknowledge that the party members who acquiesce to the cornered beasts are justly afraid for their ‘political lives’—as well as their own souls. They see firsthand how rapacious and ravenous are these beasts from hell.
This is much larger and more dangerous than one shallow man facing election defeat and removal from office. This is the end of a long, long age of domination, greed, violence and fear. This is the climax of centuries of hatred and evil intentions foisted upon the human spirit.
What comes next is karma. Karma is coming, swiftly and surely, straight to the heart of the evil presence. You are right to sense that the individuals involved are now willing to risk it all in their final gesture of defiance against our evolving spirit. They do indeed intend to destroy democracy and spurn the will of the people, expressed in the recent election. They actually believe they will receive some divine intervention.
Do not fear. What they will receive is their own just karmic retribution. It is arriving in this very moment, now, in the center of their misapprehended power. These creatures from the abyss have misguidedly perceived that there is no ‘heart’ within them; they supposed that they were immune to the forces of benevolence and balance. They are sadly mistaken. Every living thing in the Cosmos is possessed of a heart connection. It is our link to Oneness, one and all, good and evil, yin and yang.
The denial of compassion and goodness is quite their downfall, in more ways than one. Not only does loving kindness trump fear and cruelty, but it also reveals a shining portal within the center of each being—though hidden in some. Through that heart portal, for evolving spirits, comes consciousness and love, moving us all upward into higher, enlightened realms. What comes through the same portal for those in denial is, plainly, karma. Woe is it to those who must hold to that path even now.
Now, arrayed on all sides, though invisible to most human eyes, are the ‘hosts of heaven’, the fiery angels of yore. Archangel Michael is at the center. All the warriors of the spiritual domain are brought forward in this epic battle “for the soul of America”. Be advised, it is not merely for America, but the entire human species. The time has come. This is the Apocalypse and Armageddon.
Of course, the patriarchs will fight to the death. It is their passion, their destiny and density. We cannot stay the swords of the Archangels once drawn forth by the greatest need. We are about to witness the triumph of Spirit into matter. It will be a terrible sight for some—those who have attempted to hide their light and close their hearts. It will be a blessed release for others. But it is a just fight—a fight to the finish. Let it be so. Let love prevail.
Be not afraid. Stand firmly in your faith. Open your heart to destiny, living and being born this day. All is well.
Time to return to our Nation’s will. The will to be better, to act better, to manifest better ideas than the ones that have torn us apart these past four years. Get out of your mind people. Run to that heart that lays truth upon you without bias. We are all in it together and cannot succeed without the many acting as one. Now that the Thanksgiving weekend has come to a close we must never forget how it all began and do our best to make our future better.
This is the proclamation that set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving.
Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.”
Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times, mainly in New England and other Northern states. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale’s request immediately, unlike several of his predecessors, who ignored her petitions altogether. In her letter to Lincoln she mentioned that she had been advocating a national thanksgiving date for 15 years as the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book. George Washington was the first president to proclaim a day of thanksgiving, issuing his request on October 3, 1789, exactly 74 years before Lincoln’s.
The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.” According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln’s secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops.
Have you noticed that this election has produced a sentiment, not of extremes, but of moderation? Both parties made strides in bringing the center closer. Those who want either end of the political extreme may have to wait or just come to understand that most citizens just want to live a life of peace and prosperity in some way that meets their family’s needs. Sanity is neither left nor right, it’s balanced. It’s reasonable. It compromises. It finds a space where nerves are neither highly strung or wobbly. Of course, the intelligent approach creates better results than the gut wrench. And then, somewhere between the mind and the gut, lies the heart. The seat of kindness and compassion, reason, and understanding. This is the friend we should turn to now for advice. This friend never lets us down and always makes us feel balanced. Here’s hoping we hear its cry.
Our dear friend and “Letters” author Robert Potter has recently turned me on to this video of an amazing [Before Life and Past Life Memory] story. I’ve viewed it several times and each time have been brought to blissful tears. In my many years of investigation into spiritual practices, and those of my own making, I’ve occasionally come across those adventures that have made a profound impact in my journey. This is certainly one of them, and at the least, it will raise your vibrational state to levels of joy and delight. Of course, there will be those naysayers who doubt that something this provocative could be truthful or legitimate. That would be the ego mind at work and this video is not for them. It is meant to be watched from a place that is nonjudgmental, a place where the heart vibrates to a truth laid bare. I hope you will benefit from this viewing, and if so, you will pass this on to anyone you know that will see the light.
Do you ever wonder what’s in the “small print” when it comes to the election process? What’s in those not-so-read portions of presidential election protocol? Is our Democracy in jeopardy? Maybe! Maybe not! Van Jones took a deep dive into the election process and here is what he discovered. If we don’t pull off a grand majority to Make Sanity Great Again, we might be in for 4 more years of madness.
When I was in my twenties I joined a community in Queens, New York, headed by an Indian guru. I spent only five years there, but the impression it left would be the foundation for the life that followed. Much of the experience with the guru is more than meditation and selfless service. If you think peace, light and bliss are constant in this environment you are mistaken. The constant battle over ego and ego’s best friends; jealousy, doubt, insecurity, pride and depression, is mind boggling. It releases these friends in big doses and breaks you down like never before.
Yet, in spite of this, there is still the searching for peace, light and the all elusive bliss. With the practice of meditation – and opening of the awareness centers that meditation activates – there is a touching of these esoteric essences that comes to visit every so often. Peace and Light are visible to the inner eye through clarity that imbues the inner being. You can see the wave form in front of you during meditation and feel its presence as it enters your body from the other realms.
Bliss is not visible. Bliss is resonance at the most subtle level. There are times when you think you’ve caught it, but it’s just the emotional body responding to the Peace and Light that comes through the meditation. You are even set upon by tears of joy which masquerade as bliss, playing on the third chakra, and sending messages to the heart producing bouts of unstoppable weeping. This is the kundalini energy moving up to the third chakra, the emotional center; and when it gets there it is suddenly blocked and the energy stops moving further up to the heart center where the real experience of bliss occurs.
So what is bliss? Bliss comes in a wave, like a soft breeze against the skin. It moves gracefully. It never announces itself and you can’t meditate to it. It comes when least expected because the human mind cannot intend it or even cry for its presence. No, Bliss sneaks in when you’re off guard and guard is the key word here. We always guard ourselves from external and internal occurrences, or so we think. We are constantly watching out for ourselves and this creates the barrier to keep bliss away. Bliss is always present. It resonates around us all the time. It is part of the cosmic makeup and it laughs like hell when it feels someone searching high and low for it. It’s just not going to show up. Don’t even try.
What you must do is pack your mental bags, put them into storage, and move into the palace of the heart. The home of the heart is a beautiful place. It is always clean and scented with delight. It sees you always as a dear one and will never tell you anything but the truth. And once you accept the truth that the heart offers you, you will see a change in yourself. Immediately you will notice a grace about your Self that was not apparent before. You will see all things as good and all beings as loved ones. The noticing of this is subtle but it will tap you on the shoulder and let you know it’s here. Once your mind no longer directs the symphony of your life, once you hand the baton over to your heart, you will be free. And Bliss will become your best friend. You will laugh with joy when it arrives. It shows up at the most unimagined moments. You could be strolling down a road or listening to a piece of music. Suddenly the wave arrives. It caresses you and you feel your heart swell and tears roll out. These tears aren’t thunderous, they are expressions of recognition. And this recognition bolsters the experience to levels of the greatest delight. I’m sure there are those that will read this post that have had their own bliss experiences, for each one is personal and I would hope you will share these experiences with us. Oh yes, one more thing, when we all discover simplicity in our lives we will open the door wide for our friend to arrive.