Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lucid Living – 3 Ways To Become Lucid While You’re Awake

Lucid Living – 3 Ways To Become Lucid While You’re Awake
By Steven Bancarz| We have all heard of lucid dreaming before. Lucid dreaming is the act of waking up within your dream, and becoming aware that you are operating within a dream world. Everything around you becomes a little more saturated with colour and life as the realization sits in that the world around you is yours to create. You can fly, manipulate matter, and influence the behaviour of other characters in your dream.

More profound than the new abilities you have is the underlying sense of being present in a realm of dreams. Sometimes, it has almost moved me to tears while being in a lucid dream. It’s so beautiful. One of the best parts about lucid dreaming is the profound implications they can have on our experience of reality. I once had a lucid dream where it felt more real than real life. There are times where I know I am lucid within a dream, but this felt so hyper-real I couldn’t decipher between lucid dream and reality anymore.

Then I thought to myself, “If I can’t tell the difference between this and real life, how can I be so certain that ‘real life’ is not a dream also?”. A few moments after that, I found myself awake in my bedroom, hovering four feet over my body looking around my room which had now become illuminated by my astral body.

That experience taught me a lot about our experience of waking life. It also taught me to look closer into what happened in my mind leading up to my experiences of becoming lucid within a dream. What induced this lucidity? What happened in my mind as I transitioned from the dream state into lucidity?

After having many experiences with lucid dreaming, I began to get a sense of what it felt like to become lucid in waking life. To literally step outside of your story temporarily and become the watcher of your journey. Life is just a playground for spiritual evolution, and one day you will wake up and realize that you were just passing through. You will wake up from this dream, just like you wake up from your dreams each morning after being fooled into thinking that your dream was all there was to reality. In the same way your subconscious mind creates the landscape of your dreams, your soul has created the landscape of your waking-dream.

It doesn’t require a thousand hours of meditation, or for you to read every New Age book that has been printed. All it requires is that you make shifts in your consciousness, and I would like to share some very easy ways to shift away from ordinary consciousness and into lucid living. Here are 3 ways to become lucid while you are awake:

1) Stop thinking. Become the witness.

If you pay attention to what happens when you become lucid within a dream, you will notice that you literally get pulled out of your thoughts and into lucidity. You are initially trapped in this day-dreaming state of mind, not considering anything around you. And as lucidity begins to set in, your thoughts start to subside and a new level of awareness begins to arise from beyond the thought-stream.

Unfortunately, in waking life we don’t normally get yanked out of our thoughts and into transcendence out of nowhere. It requires that use our will to re-direct our attention. So right now, as you read this, I want you to stop what your doing. If you’re just passively scrolling through this, take a moment to focus. Take a deep breath right now. Inhale…now exhale.

Take the next 10-20 seconds to stop thinking. Don’t think about not thinking, just don’t think. Listen to the sounds that are happening around you. Maybe you hear the wind, or cars outside, or maybe you hear an undertone of silence. Whatever sounds you may hear, don’t think about them. Don’t judge them, comment on them, or label them. Just listen, without thinking. Now, pay attention to yourself as the listener. Who is the one that is listening? And who is the one that is AWARE of the one that is listening? There is something listening, but there is also something noticing the listening.

When it comes to dreaming, there is the dreamer (which is you who unconsciously cruises through the dream world), and then there is the awareness of the dreamer. This is where lucidity sets in. In waking life, there is the one who lives (your ego, personality, etc.), and there is the one aware of the one who lives (your soul, pure consciousness). When you take a moment to snap yourself out of autopilot mode, you will notice that the one who operates within autopilot mode is not you. It is just an aspect of you, that YOU can become aware of. Take a look around you. Really take a moment to actually see. Who is the one that is seeing right now, and who is the one that is aware you are seeing?

Don’t just hop on board with your thoughts and emotions, or even your experience of the world around you. Take a moment to notice your thoughts, emotions, or experience. Notice, and then notice that you are noticing. Feel the sense of an alert presence arise within your being as you remain still. You are now lucid living.

South Carolina: Laurens County GOP: If You've Had Pre-Marital Sex, You Can't Be A Republican

Sounds to me like SC politicians will all be moving to NC soon... ;) -AK

SC County GOP: If You've Had Pre-Marital Sex, You Can't Be A Republican
ByJillian Rayfield
PublishedMarch 5, 2012, 6:04 PM EST

Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you've never ever had pre-marital sex -- and that you will never ever look at porn again.

Last Tuesday, the LCGOP unanimously adopted a resolution that would ask all candidates who want to get on the primary ballot to sign a pledge with 28 principles, because the party "does not want to associate with candidates who do not act and speak in a manner that is consistent with the SC Republican Party Platform."

Among the principles, according to Vic MacDonald & Larry Franklin of the Clinton Chronicle, is standard fare like opposition to abortion and upholding gun rights, as well as "a compassionate and moral approach to Teen Pregnancy" and "a high regard for United States Sovereignty."

But then they get even more specific. From the Chronicle:

  1. You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage.
  2. You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.
  3. You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography.

It is unclear how they will precisely determine this (or regulate it), but an unidentified potential candidate for office in Laurens County told the Chronicle that candidates will be interviewed by a three-person subcommittee, who will then recommend to the full executive committee whether to allow the candidate on the ballot.

Bobby Smith, who chairs the Laurens County Republican Party, explained that "people feel the platform has not been adhered to. We want candidates to believe in and uphold the party's platform."

Though at first the resolution would have required candidates to sign the pledge, Smith clarified in a statement Monday that "due to various legal issues" the LCGOP cannot require that the candidates sign the pledge if they meet all of the other qualifications for a run. But, he said, the committee "reserves the right to vet its candidates and will encourage all candidates to uphold the principles of the party's platform as well as petition candidates to sign a pledge to do so. However, no candidate will be denied access to the Republican Party primary ballot for refusing to sign the pledge."

State GOP chairman Chad Connelly told the Chronicle that he doesn't necessarily oppose the idea. "If we are wearing the same uniform I want to be sure we are kicking the ball toward the same goal, or are you moving against me."

Via Corey Hutchins.

Photo from Dmitriy Shironosov / Shutterstock.

North Carolina Legalizes Call Girls For Politicians

I am not sure what is stranger about this article, the distinction between prostitutes and politicians, or the idea that sex doesn't influence opinion, or the rather cold hearted claim that the women have no value... they certainly don't work for free... -AK

North Carolina Legalizes Call Girls For Politicians
Author: Nathaniel Downes February 27, 2015 4:52 pm

North Carolina’s State Ethics Committee has just opened up a major problem for their state — they just made it legal for lobbying firms to purchase prostitutes to service politicians. The Committee’s determination that sex had no value and that sex between a lobbyist and politician was nothing to report or in any way questionable means that a major loophole has opened up for lobbying firms. Now lobbying firms can hire people with the explicit goal to seduce and fornicate with politicians in order to garner favor.

In other terms, lobbying firms can hire people who can offer sexual services for politicians, and they don’t even need to register.

Now, before it is said that it is being misinterpreted, here is the actual letter from the Ethics Committee, titled “Sexual Favors or Sexual Acts as a Gift or ‘Thing of Value.'” In it, they declared that these relations have no monetary value, so do not need to be reported. In addition, they declared that if the person is not registered as a lobbyist, there was never any point of concern, even if the service was paid for by a third-party. In other words, lobbyists can hire people expressly for a politician to use in a carnal manner, even if the politician asks for or otherwise indicates their desire for such a service.

Even more disturbing are the long-term implications. Let us say a politician does partake, yet the person who paid for the night of temptation was a less than honest broker. A few hidden cameras, some veiled threat that did not cross the line into blackmail territory, a night of infidelity could put a politician into a less honorable group’s pocket without major cost, and all now rendered perfectly legal by the Ethics Committee of North Carolina.

Lobbying is a practice which needs to end for the good of the republic. When our founders agreed that the people have the right to redress grievances and to petition the government, that did not mean corporations or trade groups being granted superior access to the people themselves. Money is not speech, liberty is not anarchy — freedom for all, not just for the elite.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Aisha North: Welcome to the March Gathering
around the Pond,
Sunday March 1

Welcome to the March Gathering around the Pond, Sunday March 1

February 27, 2015 in Gatherings around the Pond

Dear family of light! Time seems to pass faster and faster, and this upcoming Sunday it is already March 1, and at 21:00 Oslo time we will once again have our monthly Gathering around the Pond. This is what the CCs want to share about it:

“And so it is time for all of you to come together once again to make way through the ethers by way of organising your own energetic fields in such a way, the combined effects of it will once again be sufficient to move mountains out of the way, not just for you but for All. Let us explain. By now, you have become accustomed to the fact that this task that you have taken upon you, is one that encompasses so much more than what you see about you in your daily life. For you are not just here to set yourself free from the old drudgery of being a third dimensional human, no, you are here to elevate ALL, and that includes those not even inhabiting your planet or your dimensional form in any way.

In other words, the energetic ripples being sent out from this Pond reach far and wide, further and deeper than what you perhaps can envisage at this stage of your own evolution, but never the less, it is an impact that is being felt in fields you perhaps have no conscious connection to at the moment. But all of these unnamed fields and invisible forces have a deep connection to you, and all the work you do to literally lighten the load for mankind will also have a beneficial impact far from these wondrous shores that you inhabit. So yes, when we say the word ALL, we do mean that, as your tasks to do stand alone in a vacuum, rather they are an intrinsic component in all of existence. And as such, your rather small get-together that you will once again be staging this weekend will once again reach a huge number of souls, a number that far outnumbers the rather small number of souls currently housed within a human body that will take part in it.

So once again we say know that you are indeed changemakers in every sense of the word, for what you accomplish when you come together like this has no equal anywhere in Creation. Again, this is not said to make you feel elevated about the sea of mankind or anyone else for that matter, it is simply to state the fact that without you, so much would not be taking place, and for this, we will once again extend our deepest gratitude. The words that are at our disposal will once again be less than what it is you will accomplish this time around by your generous efforts in generating such a powerful collective force field, for it will literally be stronger than anything you have ever created before, so once again you will be surpassing your own previous feats. And as we have already told you on numerous occasions, your ability to surpass yourself time after time is nothing less than astounding, and we do foresee another huge progress being made this time around as well.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

So you want to act American?

Solar update Feb 21-25

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Holman Square: Chicago's "black site" off record interrogation center

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
  • Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US 
  • ‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights 
  • Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man’s death 

While US military and intelligence interrogation impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles and even a cage – focuses on American citizens, most often poor, black and brown. ‘When you go in,’ Brian Jacob Church told the Guardian, ‘nobody knows what happened to you.’ Video: Phil Batta for the Guardian; editing: Mae Ryan

Spencer Ackerman in Chicago


Tuesday 24 February 2015 21.43 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 25 February 2015 13.13 GMT

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

Chicago 'black site': former US justice officials call for Homan Square inquiry 

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.
  • At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.

GAIA PORTAL: Arcs of Connection are finished

Arcs of Connection are finished
by ÉirePort

Long-term constabularies have taken form in Gaia Energetic grid.

"Force" fields of Peace are strengthening concomitantly.

Fendings of Higher Aligned Spirit workers is ended.

Placements of planetary flight paths nears completion.

Arcs of Connection are finished.

ÉirePort | February 25, 2015 at 08:21 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Emotions & Thoughts...

Oliver Troll is a blogger in Sweden -AK

Emotions & Thought's...
by Oliver Troll

There is an evolutionary expansion going on at this moment of now. You might feel it or not..

There are information everywhere concerning the current energies hitting the planet. Something is brewing ... just came across these words of wisdom from a fellow human being - see the quotes further down!

We are so occupied with our daily lives so we tuck away those emotional feelings that needs to be released just in order have them come up at another point in life when maybe not appropriate at all i.e. lashing out at somebody who just got the last straw but is innocent. Work with what you have meaning your mind and body this is why you are here and not to collect stuff...

"...YOU'RE not doing this for only you, you're doing this for the whole planet and other worlds as well... if you found this information for instance... you can bet there are reasons behind it.. "  
REAL wisdom again: “The challenge is to master the emotions and thoughts, without suppressing them so that they are hidden away to be dealt with in the future. Deal with them up front, experience, feel and release.”

Emotions are energy (thoughts too). Energy is meant to flow. Denying or postponing emotions just causes a pressure build up, not to mention dis-ease. It’s gotta come out some time or you’ll blow up.

Suppressing emotions – any and all emotions, for there are no “bad” emotions except those not expressed – will just cause problems and that applies to love and anger equally.

I've found that some people stuff their emotions and don't feel them. Yep, waiting for a future time for them to be triggered and shoot bullets at some innocent bystander.

But some people actually do feel, their emotions ride at the surface, but these types might just use all their ranting and raving as “refueling” instead of taking the next step and releasing. It'd be like a steam engine having a pressure release pipe that instead of venting out, the pipe doubles back and goes right back in the steam engine. Let your rants be a true vent that actually leads to release.

As this quote we're looking at says – experience, feel and release. All parts are equally important. All parts represent some stage of the energy flow.

Everyone, “get current” / “up-to-date” on your old emotions by allowing them to surface, then release them.

One day you'll be experiencing emotions in an ideal way – where they happen immediately, with full intensity, right along with the event they belong to.

Pay no attention to the “man behind the current”, including silly lightworkers who advise such stupid crap as “don’t feel this or you must feel that.” Bunk! You feel whatever you feel. And if it’s an icky feeling, the best way for it to pass quickly is to feel it NOW and IN FULL… then get over it.

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

“We’re too busy keeping our emotions in check to ever dream of infinite possibilities. And maybe that is the ultimate conspiracy.” ~ Ramtha from the movie What The Bleep, Down the Rabbit Hole.

(“We”? Who you talking about Ramtha, you got a turd in your pocket? Not me! I don’t keep my emotions in check.  )

But yep, that emotional suppression keeps people too busy and distracted and then they don’t dream the REALLY big dreams, the ones WITHOUT limit, the infinite possibility dreams.

(Is someone gonna now post Madonna singing “Express yourself, don’t repress yourself”?

There is a strong connection between mind and body – our thoughts manifest outwardly, not only in our environment but also in our physicality.

Pay attention to what’s happening with your body, everything from an ache, pain, bump, bruise to major chronic illness.

It’s giving you vital feedback about your "stinkin’ thinkin’". (See Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Body”) Pay attention early while it’s still a bruise, ache or sprain, BEFORE it becomes you being on your deathbed.

Just be mindful of your thoughts. Don't deny them either, but maybe it’s time to think something else. Maybe it’s time to let go of beliefs that no longer serve you, that continue to bring experiences that you no longer need or want. The subtly, deeply ingrained ones are the problem children.

The socially accepted ones that the brainwashed masses are all into. Truth is NOT by consensus. But your thoughts, in any and all directions, are indeed creating your reality. Time for a new reality?

There is also a strong connection between emotions and spirit. By allowing yourself to feel, you can better hear the Divine. You’re suddenly overwhelmed with emotion and there’s not any outward trigger or even an old memory for it?

Then check in with the Divine, what are they communicating to you? And the Divine can also hear you better when you emotionally express. Is the Divine (or others communicating with you from above the veil) giving you the “don't call us, we'll call you” treatment? Oh sure, if they want something from you, it comes through loud and clear, but if you'd like an answer from them, then it’s painstaking, clunky whatever – Tarot readings or the like.

Get after the Divine, full blast. Emotional energy is VERY powerful. Trust me they'll hear ya."