The mind is a beautiful tool. But it can also be a destructive device too. Similar to a computer, we continuously upload and download information in our minds throughout the day. And similar to a tape recorder, what we fill and record in our minds vastly affects our thoughts, behaviors and actions in life.
No matter what religion or spiritual belief – even atheism – lightness and darkness exists in the real world and within our individual souls. If you don’t believe than take a look outside at noon and then midnight. The yin-yang symbol is the perfect example of the dualities between masculine and feminine, lightness and darkness and hot and cold.
It is no secret that there is a psychological epidemic today. I believe social media and the internet contributes to this problem. Our brains, and souls, have not yet evolved to process this much information.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
patient and waits
faithful and upholding
soulful / emotional fulfilment
deep affection / spiritual bond
impatient and impulsive
endangers, or looks to its benefits
disloyal and unfaithful
greedy and selfish
physical / imaginative
at “first sight”
conditional (I love you if…)
craving for sexual desires
Although the money, sex and conversations maybe nice, most people ignore their soul crying inside because lust has become the drug that's consumed all rational and logical decisions.
Ask yourself, "Am I in love with this person? Or am I in lust?"
True love is Godly.
God is love. And He wants the best for every person on this planet. Now for that lustful red devil, he wants to keep y'all hooked on drugs, sex and rock-n-roll to trap you from the truth - a soulful, deep connection between two people.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
A moral compass can be seen as “doing good,” or interpreted today such as, “I’m better than you” because I am doing good. The perversion of social media stigmatizes kind acts because everyone wants to be in the limelight or to be praised for their good work.
A compass is a navigation tool to get you back on path when lost in the wild or in the dark. Ironically, the needle points northward, which symbolizes our souls connection to God, the universe and source. The moral part of the compass includes the mental processes of our soul’s direction or guidance. It's the balance between the head and the heart.
"On the ocean of life, let your mind be the ship and your heart be the compass."
-James David Manning
According to Psychology Today, one of the problems in today’s society is that we are “amoral,” meaning lacking a clear compass or a foundational guide. Although there are plenty of immoral things happening today, as well as throughout human history, it is evident that people are losing their way.
In the past, our ancestors used tools like the Bible, The Golden Rule or nature as their moral compass. Religion was used as a method, or a compass, to control the primitive pagans and instill some form of “humanity,” which led to the church controlling the state. Since then, we’ve evolved and it seems that people need a new set of values for their compass.
Humans are multifaceted creatures. There is no one perfect person and it easy to admire and love someone like JFK, Martin Luther King and Oskar Schindler for their courageous work. However, all three of these men were either womanizers or had multiple affairs outside of their marriage.
So how moral were these characters? It is only fair to analyze all areas of the character. It is easy to judge the moral humanitarian character as a ‘good’ person, but what about the destruction caused to the wife’s heart? Today, with the exposure of powerful men taking advantage of women, we see another part of one’s moral compass suffering. People are human and make mistakes.
But it is important to learn from these mistakes so one can better setup their future. People who don’t have a moral compass (or a connection to it) often make the same mistakes again and again. Most cannot look in the mirror and admit their mistakes, weaknesses or the pain they caused to other people.
So how do I improve my moral compass?
Respect is a quality that we should have for ourselves and others. It is defined as, “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.” We respect ourselves and others through our thoughts, actions and behaviors.
What do you think of yourself? How do you speak about others? How do you treat your body? How do you treat your coworkers? If we respect ourselves, we generally respect others (and our home).
Integrity is moral uprightness and the quality of being honest, and having strong moral principles. This is self-explanatory, but many people lack integrity. For example, a woman meets her soulmate. But, her soul-mate is married. Confused by lust and emotion, she cannot see that his heart is already taken and that he is a human being too. I’ve seen this happen where the two have an affair and the man ends up not leaving his marriage and the soul mate is crushed.
Let’s look at this scenario from the lens of respect and integrity.
Why do people ignore respect for their pure selfish motives? Why did the woman not have respect for her body, but also for the wife and child? Why did she not respect her emotions? High emotions clouds good judgement.
Instead of rationalizing and respecting the situation (or keeping it platonic), both succumbed to love, lust and animal instincts without integrity or thought of how these actions will affect other people. The reality is that infidelity always catches up and the truth will always be exposed.
Marriage is the most sacred bond on this planet and it is important to block temptations and respect the bond and vows that were created by two people. Read more thoughts on my "Soul Mate is Married" blog.
What are your thoughts on a moral compass? Check out my latest Sunspiration post on Steering your Ship with Your Moral Compass.
Sticking to your moral compass isn’t easy in today’s world, but it’s the one way to evolve our souls and consciousness.
Forget the career goals. Forget the goals to strive for success or lose a certain amount of weight.
This 2018 is dedicated to transforming our inner worlds. And to that I must follow my own path of taking years of lessons and REALLY focusing on who I really am and who I want to be in this world.
We all have. No one is perfect. And trying to succeed in this fucked up world of Instagram and Facebook likes (which I've paid plenty of mentors who praise popularity as a means to success) it's easy to get caught up and lost in this superficial world. And when this happens we take those who are closet to us for granted because we have trust that they'll always be there for us. Until one day it's gone, and all the shit blows up in your face, not realizing that your blinders were on in many areas of life.
“Our life is fritted away by detail. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify,” said Henry David Thoreau.
Embrace Simple Living
I have a friend. He's a devout Christian. And like a broken record, I've heard him continuously say throughout this past year that life is not that complicated. We humans make it complicated. We tend to psychoanalyze everything to a degree of complexity that I'm sure our therapist doesn't even understand. Our ancestors thrived on simple living. Marry the one you love. Raise children. Cook Whole Foods. Move your body. It's simple stuff and as I've written in the past, The Art of Simple Living is easier than we think.
Live a Pure and Honest Life
Honesty is the best policy. The truth will set you free. These simple quotes are the basis of living a pure and simple life. The more we lie, we have to cover a lie with a lie and the snowball continues. If you messed up in your relationship, admit it. Karma has no deadline and the truth always gets exposed.
Embrace a Diplomatic Voice
No more bullshitting or being afraid to talk about sensitive subjects. Lack of communication is what ruins relationships. And it did to mine. At some point we have to "grow a pair" and continuously communicate what is on our minds. It's not about blame or finger pointing. It's about expressing our troubles or desire with eloquence.
We fight to hold on and we also fight to let go.
In the past, I've been so accepting of people and their path in life that I've accepted people for who they are. I am not extreme and I just don't cut people out of my life. That behavior to me is perplexing. But at some point we must let go of the things or people that no longer serve us.
Trust in God
Everything in life works out. Life may not work out as planned but know that every event has a purpose. Putting faith in God embraces our path in life. If there is one thing we can (or should) do in this world, it's to serve God and infuse our consciousness with his light, love, wisdom and energy.
Embrace the Hardships
Crisises are the perfect time for change. When low or at rock bottom, it is the time to analyze thoughts, actions and behaviors and focus on evolving and to become a better person.
Guard My Heart
One major life lesson that I and we all can learn is to better guard our hearts and souls. What we manifest may not always be for our highest good. Some people or situations enter our life as a way of testing us, reigniting areas of our lives that are dormant or becoming the "rapture" to really shake things up. Just remember, especially if you are in a marriage or relationship, always guard your heart and home takes care of their own first. 2 Corinthians 11:14 states, "Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light." What we think is serving us, is actually darkness pulling us away from the truth, our loved ones or steering us off path.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
The world is messed up. Darkness is on the rise and it is important to maintain a sound mind and body, and step out of the reactive, impulsive nature to keep reaching for the light. Tap into the higher mind and take a moment to think before speaking or reacting.
Wish Others the Best
Forgiveness sets you free and so does wishing the best for everyone. Jealously is normal, especially in the work world. When we embrace other people's celebrations we tap into a higher part of ourselves that is free from the ball and chain of jealousy.
Continue to Discover the Lessons from Nature
Nature has all the secrets. Too many people want to live in a world free from danger, hardship and negativity. In my belief system, we must discover HOW to navigate the darkness. Nature has all the answers. Some animals are monogamous and others are not. Some animals from the same species kill each other. And animals from different herds hunt, prey and kill each other. Some flowers are beautiful and others are poisonous. When you understand the natural world, you'll understand the real world and our human experience.
What do you hope for in 2018? I wish you the best and Happy New Year.
Your experience can create great things,
if you stay in the moment.
Dwelling on the past and worrying about the future is common in this technological age. Social media ignites the idea that everything in life has to be perfect and stirs emotions of how everyone's life looks so glamorous meanwhile ours may "suck." It makes us worry more about the future, and like a hamster running in a cage, we strive for further perfection or this ideal life.
Focus on the now. Focus on what you can do in this moment to make a change, knowing that this is a stepping stone to your future self. These are all lessons I remind myself daily and without further ado, here is the except of "The Power of Now and Then" written by Gary Szenderski.
I have often written about the power of being in the moment and appreciating what is happening this very second. Being in the now is empowering in many ways because it frees us from the burden of the past and worry of the future. Being present and aware allows us to gather more input and develop a greater ability to absorb what is happening now. Noticing details about surroundings or the look and words of people we’re with is heightened when our mind stops living in the past or future and pays attention to what is right now.
It takes real practice to stay in the moment, but it’s worth it. If we learn to use the now as a place of engagement or even refuge from worry, we begin to get a glimpse of ourselves observing ourselves. This self-observation and reflection is extremely useful when applying all of the previous moments of our life – the then– to what will be the new now. In other words, our experience, good or bad, is always with us and available to help construct and hopefully enjoy the now that is currently upon us.
The power of “then” lies in its symbiotic relationship with our psyche and ego. Whatever we may have learned can be useful in any given moment. And any given meditative awareness of the moment, the power of now is the most fertile time for launching new thoughts and writing new chapters in our life. That’s because whatever path we have taken to get to this place in time, has prepared us for the “new now” we’re about to slide into. If we tap into what got us here, we can create a better version of ourselves from here forward, one step, one chapter, one moment at a time.
Gary Szenderski, Author of Szen Zone
Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher and branding specialist. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and Szen Zone, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California.
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Odd sensations ran through my body but I ignored the call to pay special attention to my new friendship. My friend went to the bathroom and I saw an email from my Uncle’s friend with a weird subject line, but I didn’t open it.
After meeting my friend, I read the email and it said to call the Westlake Police Department, which matched the number of the missed call on my cell phone. I called the number and an officer informed me that my uncle was found dead in his condo, which looked most likely like a suicide.
Everything in my body dropped. I nearly puked on the sidewalk and frantic, I called my dad hysterical. Not knowing or understanding his death, the first question I had was why and what drove him to do this?
For weeks, I couldn’t keep my composure. I would burst out in tears at the drop of a dime or when hearing an emotional song. My uncle was quirky and a bit eccentric. Because of this, he was outcasted from many social circles. I empathized and understood his mentality.
He had a pure love and passion for the star and wildlife. We often talked about how we wish we could understand what an animal is thinking in that moment when our eyes meet.
Dealing with suicide is never easy. It’s a shock and blow to one’s soul. And depending on the relationship, some people may never overcome the death, especially if it tends to be a child, parent, spouse or sibling.
Here are some recommendations on how to cope and heal from a loved one’s suicide
There are many forms of counseling such as support groups or speaking with a psychologist privately. The first and most important step to healing is to understand the steps of grieving and to communicate your voice.
People will bounce between stages of being mad, sad and angry. It is important to process those emotions as they come and continue support groups. These support networks can give insight on their healing mechanisms and give space for your space. Most people who bottle up their emotions end up in a worse space because they feel lost and not heard.
Build Up Your Spirit
From a spiritual perspective, everyone is on their own path in life. Humans come in and out of our life to learn lessons. Many people seek suicide as a way to escape pain. There is no way one should ever take blame for another person’s choice to take his or her life.
When low, build up your spirit. Whether that’d be walks through nature or scheduling a reiki appointment, ingest nothing but the natural and pure. It is easy to go on benders such as drinking or seeking pleasure externally through sex.
Journaling is another powerful healing method, especially when sitting in nature. Maybe you can take a walk down his or her favorite path? Or visit their favorite beach and have a conversation with their spirit? As much as it hurts, try to remember the positive qualities of what that person contributed to society or the world as a whole.
I thought my uncle was really selfish for what he did, but after consulting a psychic about his death it was expressed to me that his mindset caused him so much pain in this life. Consulting a psychic may not be for everyone but I received the clarity and answers I needed at that time.
In moments of chaos, the power of NOW really helps. Time heals all wounds and it’s important to process those emotions you feel at the moment. Everyone processes things differently, but don’t be afraid to take a break or to stay busy. It’s a balancing act but some people can get depressed and not move forward, where workaholics want to stay busy but sweep their emotions under the rug because it’s too painful to think or confront the person’s death.
Regardless of how you handle your situation, just know the pain gets easier with time. For me, I felt completely healed at least 2 years after my uncle’s death.
Have you lost someone to suicide? If so, what coping mechanisms helped you heal from the person’s death?
Each and every one of us experiences life and situations that shift our perspectives and perceptions. From a spiritual lens, I believe that our vibrational frequency, divine purpose and belief systems shift our perspectives.
A child or young adult will have no fear on conquering something adventurous like bungee jumping or rock climbing compared to an adult with some life experience that understands the risk and dangers of this sport.
Have you ever noticed while relaxing on a beach that time seems to slow down? Have you ever wondered why when attending nonstop work meetings the day seems to pass quickly? Time has no limit and those with psychic abilities can tap into the past or the future.
A person who is blinded by drugs, sex and alcohol will have a different perspective on life than a spiritual person who prays to God, connects to nature or lives a pure life.
Life is an incarnation of polarities, or a battle between the light and the dark. Every spiritual theory, text or lineage discusses the battles between the light and the dark, or the physical and spiritual world.
Anything and everything on or in this planet can help or hinder humanity.
Let’s examine several examples.
Exercise makes people feel good and keeps us strong physically and mentally. The flip side is that exercise can be abused. People can workout for hours everyday in fear of getting fat or to boost their self-esteem. Overtraining and breaking down is possible when exercising too much or for the wrong reasons.
Technology helps humanity stay connected and the advancement of prosthetics have aided hundreds of humans and even animals. That’s a good thing. But, when our governments use technology for spying, or behemoth tech firms use technology to manipulate the mind or keep us addicted to consumerism, that does not benefit humanity.
Sex can be immoral or the most magical moment in someone’s day. It’s the act that results in procreation and building a family, which on the flip side can be the worst news, especially to teenage girls.
In terms of sex, why are people choosing these certain acts? Sex with a husband for procreation builds up our spirit and the respect to share our knowledge to a newly incarnated soul. On the flip side, those who use sex for power or control, or have sex with people to build their confidence are using other souls to build up their own spirit and character. They use sex as an energy sucker or vacuum.
Politically, everyone has a different opinion and perspective. Most people who think cops are pigs do not have the same perspective as those who grow up dreaming of becoming a cop to help his or her community.
The very act of the current US presidency indicates people’s perspectives on various issues. Some people believe that the president is the worst human being to ever be alive and others see him as the best president since Reagan or JFK.
Most people do not have the emotional maturity to realize that the darkness can bring out the light in us, similar to a blessing in disguise. Sometimes darkness must rise in order for the light to combust the dark.
Like a bubbling volcano, sometimes the ugliness has to explode and deteriorate in order for something amazing to grow, or mature, from that destruction.
What does this have to do with the spiritual laws on perspective?
As a health coach, I detached from my own ideologies and became neutral to help clients reach their goals. In turn, I detached from any one thing and listened to both sides of every story or situation. From there, I empathize, process and create a conclusion.
A spiritual approach is a more mature approach to life. Nothing can be resolved when clouded with emotions and drama. Spiritual perspectives allow us to see the light and the dark in every situation and not be so fixed on our own ideology.
Some of the biggest global problems root to an ideology – a border free society, political correctness, religious/world domination, the craving for more power and money – whatever it is, if this trend continues we will eventually need to hit rock bottom.
Is it possible to avoid rock bottom? I believe so, but these changes must come from WITHIN. Everyday we are faced with choices. We can do something good, or follow the corrupt path.
Hopefully, through a spiritual perspective on life we will shed more light on humanity. There are many natural laws to life and the spiritual perspective includes a balance of "what goes down must come up" and the reminder that "everything comes in full circle."
As the world changes, it is quit apparent that intellect is the driver and motivation for ideological notions. Spiritually, I define intellect as “being in the head,” and intelligence “coming from the heart.”
Intellect is facts. Intelligence is a feeling or wisdom that roots deep from within. According to Psychology Today’s Intellect and Intelligence article, it states, “Intellect was seen to denote cognition—the rational mental processes that constitute ‘knowing’: the ability to identify and analyze, memorize, and categorize… the physical characteristics and implications of whatever thing or event is perceived by the senses, thus bringing one to comprehend the objective facts of the external situation. Intelligence, however, was regarded as a mental faculty in its own right—a function of consciousness taking one beyond the facts as such, to suggest meaning or purpose, and determine the course of action to be taken.”
Today, most decisions are based from one area without balancing the other. For example, people who challenge the world of science and question scientific results that match the donator’s business objectives are deemed anti-science. We see this with Monsanto research where people who put their “faith in science” believe consuming GMO’s is okay because Monsanto-funded research says so. People who question GMO’s know that nature becomes dysfunctional when artificial “things” disrupt the natural laws and growth of the environment. The people questioning the scientific results are tapping into their intelligence.
As for emotions, people should not be confused to equate being emotional as intelligent. Some of the worst decisions are made from hyper-emotional mindsets. I’ve seen this with bleeding hearts that meet their soul mate and give up everything immediately to be with that person, only later to find themselves disappointed “because they followed their heart.” They didn’t take into consideration that this person is a human being living his or her own experience.
Our logical and spiritual consciousness also differs. Mundane consciousness is linear and logical. Non-linear consciousness is spiritual as it doesn't follow a logical path. You can read more on the following blog post, Understanding Linear (Mundane) Consciousness and Non-Linear (Spiritual) Experiences.
I believe some of the best decisions are made from balancing the head and the heart, or essentially logic (science) and spirit (intuition). Logic ignites realistic points of view to decisions that are clouded with emotions. Over-emotional mindsets can lead to impulsive decisions and behaviors and the same goes for people whom are chronically in their head with logic and reason and have no spiritual grounding. Also, over-emotional individuals live life solely via feelings which may ignite an idealistic point of view where life "should, could or would be this way if...." Shoulda, woulda and coulda mindsets do not see reality for what it is.
When needing to make an important decision, why not check in with your head and your heart? What is each organ communicating to you? What does your higher self say? How would you feel after making this decision?
Some of the best decisions are made in the middle, and being in the middle balances the head and the heart, or our intellect and intelligence.
Freedom rules my existence and Seville reawakened my spiritually drained soul. To understand what the sparrow means in my life, we must take a journey back in time.
Lately, I’ve been into small birds, but specifically, a sparrow. These tiny little brown birds beg for waste grain at the European cafes. In Colmar, France, I walked into a vintage-antique shop to find 1800’s animal sketching’s. I flipped through one hundred pages, searching for the animals that called out to me. Somehow I had to find small birds that at least looked like a sparrow. Not tropical birds, not big birds and not birds of prey. Small, tiny, little birds, which is what my soul wanted.
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Seville is a city that moves to the beat of its own drum. It’s got soul. It’s got spirit. It’s no wonder why everyone falls in love with Seville.
Standing next to the Seville Cathedral, I heard the trumpets and horns play in the background for Corpus Christi. I looked into the air and noticed swarms of little brown birds circle in the sky, like the circle of life.
Inside the cathedral, I lost my emotions with tears streaming down my face. Big burley Spanish men wearing white carried the Mother Mary countless blocks into the Cathedral. Everyone dressed his or her best, from young and old.
Endless cross statues flooded the air, which was thick with spirit. I stood next to a pillar with my sunglasses on and continuously wiped the tears that streamed down my cheek.
Have I finally re-entered this realm of seeking Christ? Through 12 years of being open to spiritual experiences, I always questioned Christ, angels, or anything to do with Christianity. I think I believed in them, I just wanted scientific evidence. The more I progressed my spiritual journey, the closer I became to my ancestral roots. As an ex-Christian basher and a nature-lover and yogi, I think my soul has finally come home to the real meaning of Christianity, and rediscovering the power of Christ based on my own terms.
This is a discussion for a separate blog post, but you really have to go to the beginning in order to understand where the corrupt separated from the authentic teachings. I keep looking at pictures of Christ and he represents this gentle, hippie soul with a Virgo nature about him - man beard, flowing long hair, Birkenstocks, white dress, cuddling a lamb - the guy resembles a west coast hippie.
I love old Gothic churches. Sometimes they creep me out, but nothing is more beautiful than the art and sounds from an ancient organ, or the angelic voices projected from a choir.
I couldn’t understand why the Spaniards were so spiritual, and deeply rooted to their Catholic faith. I did not experience this while living in Germany or visiting France during holy days. Maybe its because when people struggle or don’t have much in life, they connect to their faith? Spain’s unemployment crisis is an epidemic like obesity in America. The only thing this country survives on is olives and tourism. But the irony is that I've wanted to visit Seville for 14 years, and sometimes we must trust the divine that it has no timeline and things happen when the timing is right.
I also shed a few tears at the complete horror of today’s culture. Instead of enjoying (or at least letting locals enjoy their holiday), countless selfie-sticks flooded the air, video taping and photographing every second of the ceremony, shoving their way to the front of the line.
Yes, I took pictures too, but some people ran around the cathedral photographically raping every corner of the church and ounce of the ceremony.
They are goddamn tech zombies. We are on a path to self-destruction but not many people are #woke to realize it. Where are we going in this material world?
Why am I so fascinated by sparrows? When younger, I paid attention to bigger animals – lions, bears, horses – you know the ones that get most attention in our world.
I love these little birds so much that I bought two small hand-painted bird statues and a shirt with blue birds on it in Seville. I wanted to find something made in Spain, which ironically is hard to do since everything is made in either India or China. Something about this trip led me to ultra-fascination with birds.
I couldn’t quit figure it out, but I encountered plenty of sparrows on the streets and beaches of Mallorca.
In Mallorca, life was so beautiful; I couldn’t believe a place like this still exists. The surroundings were so surreal that I couldn’t believe all this dark political shit in the west exists.
France and Germany are no longer the same places. Cops with machine guns roam the streets, protecting churches and keeping an eye on the locals. Nothing has the same luster and sense of freedom, specifically for women, like it did years ago or while I lived in Germany.
Near the end of Mallorca, sadness flooded through my spirit. Whenever I left Seattle, I used to be excited to return home. But not anymore, and that is what the lady next to me also expressed on my Southwest flight home from Oakland – who happened to be a Christian.
Seattle, and America are on the verge of reaching a peak in this psychological epidemic. Europe is failing and becoming the next Roman Empire. I got sick on the international flight back to America. After a few days of being back in Seattle, I lost my voice.
My third chakra, blocked as fuck, is symbolic. I’ve been lost for sometime, suppressed in a sea of political correctness, hiding in fear that any criticism I share will backlash, even in the natural news segment of life. I’ve chosen to be an eagle to see things from a higher perspective rather than being a catfish and ground feeding off every crumb left on the floor.
So what does this have to do with sparrows you may ask? Many things.
I am deeply intertwined with nature. I call on nature to share its secrets with me. Back in America, I wondered, “Why am I so fascinated with sparrows?”
I Googled, “spiritual meaning of sparrows.” And this is what I found.
“A common visitor with a love of old buildings that are a symbol of peasants and the common people. Most animal totem resources describe the sparrow as a synbol of peace and joy who denote that even a common little bird can triumph. But on the negative side, sparrows are aggressive fighters that will evict any nesting bird from a cavity to take over the site. Sparrows will tear up nests, break eggs, kill and toss out nestlings and adults and then build their nest right on top of the carnage. Therefore they can behave like little Nazi storm troopers invading neighboring territories and seizing “Lebensraum” (living space) from peaceful native inhabitants. So when you see sparrow types coming around be wary of those who may be coming to force you from your home and taking it for themselves.”
I also found this:
“It is said that the sparrow was the only bird around during the Crucifixion of Jesus and became symbolic of the triumph after a time of long suffering. This tiny little bird who seems so insignificant today was once a symbol of household divinities in Britain and in the Middle Ages was a symbol of the peasants of the lower classes in all of Europe who were in a state of helplessness under the power of the Lords over them. These peasants loved to tell and hear stories of how a small little bird like the sparrow would triumph over enemies like a wolf, bear or eagle that symbolized the different houses of the nobility.”
The sparrow has told me the secret I needed to know. I believe (though I am still questioning certain things) if you ask the divine for what you want, you can receive a glimpse to an answer (though some people say that is just a coincidence.) The problem is that so many people are spiritually clogged and mentally fogged to have any sort of awareness to the answers that are given to them. (Like the doctor saying, “Hey if you keep up this lifestyle, you’ll become a diabetic. The doctor is giving you an answer to your potential future.)
It is time for us to quiet our minds. I share the same birthdate at Charles Dickens and other writers and spiritual nobles who saved countless lives like Desmond T. Doss.
I am astrologically connected to these folks who critique and criticize society but do not lose faith in their faith and ability.
My soul has bled tears for the people and peasants of western countries, especially in terms of our health in America. Sick, obese, lost and confused, many of our citizens are lost. The upper elite, establishment is transforming our country into India. I lived in India and it’s not a happy reality. In Seattle, we have a population of extreme power and wealth, meanwhile our homeless is hooked on heroin, one of the hardest drugs on the market. This extreme gap between upper and lower class, is a ramification of globalization, but most want to ignore that.
Life is a battle between the light and dark. And there are many wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing.
The sparrow reminded me that the right wing and left wing are a part of the same bird. In order for the bird to fly, it must use both of its wings. A bird cannot fly with one wing. What is happening today is not a battle between the right and the left. It is a battle between the people (very Age of Aquarius) and the establishment (globalists), the people who want to destroy everything we know. It will be another “war” between the natural and artificial world. The psychological, spiritual and material messes that we have today are results of the artificial world.
And in order for the “establishment” to win, it must infiltrate its dark forces on both sides of the bird, and become the wolf in sheep’s clothing. They are neither right nor left. They are their own breed and they need to outbreed the other two.
The Nazi concept of lebensraum still exists today. Some countries are powerful and wealthy because of natural resources. But Mother Earth is drying out in those parts of the world, and these people need a new living space, lebensraum. (This also includes wiping out the old, our heritage, to bring in the new.) The new ideology needs it’s own living room.
Nature has the secrets and wisdom, but you have to be a scientist (or detective) and investigate the hypothesis. The world we once knew is no longer here. This is a new age, or millennial, that will have new problems and new battles. I hope I am wrong and that the power of the people can preserve our ancestral roots.
Although I feel like a tiny little bird who will receive much criticism, I know my spiritual experiences in Seville served a purpose to strengthen and summon my soul to stand up for the people and our natural world. The peasants and the light will win.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com
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