Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gun Control...What Do You REALLY Believe...??

Let me say, first off, that I do not like guns. At all. I owned one once...for about 2 weeks...that was enough. They are not for me. I respect the fact the some people do not share my opinion.
But having said that, this article may not turn out to be what you might be expecting.
Funny. Ironic, actually. I was looking to write a real bang-up (pardon the pun) article on gun control, and I started in doing research. I couldn't seem to find what I thought I was looking for, but I found what I needed to find in order to align myself with my own beliefs.
Again--'funny' in a way --how when you think you are looking for one thing  --you come up with what you really need to find...which may turn out to be quite the opposite of what you were searching for.
In my searching to 'prove' how I was statistically correct by jumping onto the Gun Control bandwagon, wanting to believe that would 'solve' so many of America's problems... I couldn't seem to find anything to back that up. Nada. Zip.
What I found, much to my surprise, was that the amount of crimes and murders in a country had nothing to do with whether or not the country had loose to strict  gun control -- to banning of guns.
It's not my aim to try to 'prove' this to you using statistics... I would instead ask you to lay your opinion aside (both sides) and simply do some open minded research.
In spite of the fact that I was just sooo positive that I  was on the 'right side' --thinking that the banning of all guns,  especially assault weapons, would prevent 'needless and senseless' murders, what I found instead was -- the absence of guns would not prevent an evil or insane person from committing murder. NOT to a 'significant degree'... I mean that respectfully, so please don't get angry with me here and just  be willing to hear me out.
I know that those of you who read this have many widely varied religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs. I am metaphysical which leans more towards a scientific bent, but not void of emotion. 
What kept nagging at me as I was carrying on so vehemently (although somewhat hesitantly at times...) about gun control was that little voice that kept saying: But Betty, if you claim you create your own reality... why are you suddenly believing that 'control and change of situations on the _outside_ ' will bring about a real solution or answer?
Like getting caught up in politics and 'taking sides'... we are more often than not, simply wanting to be 'right.' Both sides guilty.
I had used the quote "If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword'... and I still believe that is true. But not in the superficial, circumstantial, 'realistic' way I was thinking about it.
It's what you BELIEVE that manifests into our reality. If you like it or not...if we lay claim to it or not. It is simply Universal Law. Most religions as well have some scriptural reference to how our thoughts create and that what we think about gives birth to reality. No, my friends ...its not really true that: "shit happens" ... It's just that we are being clueless as to the WHY of it.... We each handle this in our own varying ways...and that's ok, too.
Even a newborn infant is connected to an 'old soul'...or better stated, a 'timeless soul'... I'm not trying to change what you believe, but I found myself having to clarify my own beliefs. No person dies unless it is upon agreement with that greater part of the Self. I know that we ALL have experienced death of loved ones in ways that just tore our hearts apart... and we were reminded of that with this latest school shooting...but we DO have to move beyond that. So many people seem to be hovering like vultures over the worst pictures and most heartbreaking accounts they can find. This IS wrong!...wrong for us and any kind of sense or sensibility. But we are 'media trained' to do this...and we call it 'being concerned or / informed.' Excuse me: but Bovine Elimination.
If you are not metaphysical (or even into quantum physics) I do not expect you to believe what I will now say: But those of us who ARE know that there are blue prints in place, acted upon in accordance to the inescapable Law of Attraction... whereby The Perpetrator and The so called Victim were (for whatever reasons!) drawn together. There are many themes and variations on this idea and I'm not saying one is Right and the other is Wrong.
But we have GOT TO keep focused about what is GOOD FOR US. Moaning, groaning, complaining, condemning, judging, concluding, etc etc etc is NOT going to do anything but energize vibrationally what we do NOT want. Remember that what seems to cure things 'short term' is never the lasting answer or change we seek.
What we do not create deliberately, knowingly, we do so by 'default'...which means our frequencies/vibrations are simply taking their cues/reactions from our strongest beliefs and habitual thoughts. Thank goodness, as Seth told us, that we have 'conflicting beliefs' and that a goodly balance of them are more positive...because it saves our derrieres many a time. To be mindful of our thoughts is one of the most important things we can be doing. Truly.
If we BELIEVE we need to gun to be safe...than you perhaps DO need one, because your belief in that will play itself out. I am not saying 'you are wrong.'
As for me, however, this whole thing was seeing, quite suddenly and surprisingly, that I needed to mentally 'put my money where my mouth was'... or either truly adhere to what I claim to believe or not. I DO believe that in time, as every human continues to expand or evolve, we will all learn how powerful we are...that we ARE creators and that we DO create our reality. Otherwise, to believe we are lowly little sinful 'nothings' that are unworthy and in constant need of 'saving' --would give us a tendency to see life as quite meaningless in the long run, or  for what we call eternity.
I didn't write this to 'win an argument'... I am well aware of every single 'comeback' (re pro-gun control) you could put forth to me. (that means I can understand it, too! :)
It's about my own journey, following my own Light, and maybe taking the hand of another person who temporarily got lost in the 'outside of things'...forgetting how terribly impermanent ALL those physical things are.
Let's forget about and not concentrate on the horror of those bad events. Let's choose instead to picture ourselves filling with Light and Love and sending that Light and Love to those who we think would benefit... because it WILL.
We are all connected... so what do we want to contribute to make our world
a better place?

Friday, December 7, 2012

WHAT WILL HAPPEN? December 21, 2012....

By the time I publish this, there will be only a few days left before, the now infamous, date of December 21, 2012.
Never before has such attention been given to a projected date. The Mayans supposedly predicted this date as being 'the end of time' ... or did they? A lot of controversy surrounds this particular date. Astrologically, it truly IS a time of unusual alignments. There should be no doubt in any one's mind that the earth, our galaxy, and the entire universe goes through significant cycles which definitely has a direct bearing on 'what happens' to our planet...and to other planets. This latest cycle brings about the end of a 26,000 year cycle.
But let's talk about what worries people the most! First of all: the #1 Big Fear:
Will the world come to an end?
Injecting some humor here -- if it does 'come to an end', we will be at a slight disadvantage to argue about it and say 'who was right!' :}
I can only write this from the standpoint of what I, myself, believe.... and what I believe the majority of my readers believe. I don't know of anyone, personally, who believes that Earth will come to a sudden demise and simply no longer exist.
There is more than one way, however, of looiking at what one might consider to be 'the end.'  
It's all individual. Everything always is. NO ONE experiences 'life on Earth' in the same exact way as any other human does. When enough people agree about what they believe and are in agreement (on a subconscious as well as conscious level) upon what they 'see'...this lends itself to what we call mass consciousness. We can be a part of many groups of mass consciousness.
A term that is currently gaining in popularity is the word 'tribe.' Each tribe does not see themselves as members of countless and vast groupings of the masses... but rather, as being set apart from them. So much so, that they don't mind being referred to as being 'weird.' :) A member of a 'tribe' shares more in common, belief wise, than anything that is disagreed upon by its members. Various tribes can have multiple differences, and sometimes they may overlap. The only thing these tribes truly share as a very distinct commonality--is that they KNOW they do not 'go along with the crowd'... and this can envelope many different aspects of life. Back in the hippie days, it was called being 'anti-establishment.'
Metaphysics is gaining in acceptance and popularity. All over the world. A lot of Hundredth Monkey business contributed to that. An amazing phenomena.
Many people are becoming aware of the 'polarization' that has been going on..(meaning you are more acutely aware of where you 'belong' and where you do not). This is good in that it serves as a vantage point. Sometimes, as of late especially, events/situations have been painful for us..but polarization has caused us to 'see what we are doing or thinking' --and-- if it is benefiting us...or not.
The 'old ways' are dying hard..In some ways, its like overcoming addictions. We are each learning to open and expand more -- in our own ways, in our own timing.
The more we Let Go of the old embedded ideas of 'good and bad' and 'right or wrong' the more we will start allowing our OWN god power -- which we have always been endowed with. Before our Earth experiences as humans, we set up some interesting 'games' for ourselves in which we CHOSE to get lost or forget in order to find our way back to our own Power.... the main we 'forgot' was  remembering to look WITHIN...rather than to something we had convinced ourselves was OUTSIDE of ourselves.
Most of you know exactly what I am talking about when I say "This new Energy has been really difficult to live with...and becoming more so!" Since everything... yes, everything is frequency and vibration it shouldn't be overly surprising to us "that the times, they are a changin' "(and how!) .... The only constant is change. Everything is in continuous motion...nothing remains stagnant... although sometimes we try to insist to our 'minds' that it must 'remain the same.' To Let Go and TRULY 'go with the flow' takes a LOT more Faith and Trust than any of the ol' time organized religions especially that of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, ever demanded of us... But, to be fair, they have all served (are serving) as stepping stones, and to level all our criticism at any one of them is NOT 'Letting Go'... in fact, it serves us as velcro that holds us back and keeps us from expanding our consciousness. I know...
It's not easy! :)
What will 'come to an end' will, once again, be an individual matter. When we are drawn to, attracted to (in many cases born to) members of a 'tribe'... we most likely will experience the same 'end' events. As for me (and my tribe) I believe we will, individually and tribally, observe the same big changes, and most of those changes will consist of moving forward in a more expansive direction of one's consciousness and total being, choosing to leave behind the baggage, garbage, and the whatevers... all the things that did not serve us...but in fact, hurt us. This is not to say that individuality will not still predominate. We each have to learn to 'stand alone'...not just rely on any group think, as comforting as that can be.
Who is to say that for some people 'the world won't come to 'an end' in the way that THEY think about it and strongly believe in it. We continuously CREATE OUR OWN REALITY...One of the hardest ideas to LET GO OF is one that says: "we are ALL observing the same thing." In stubbornly clinging to that kind of thinking, some of us who consider ourselves more liberated in our thinking, are actually on the same 'track' as those who keep insisting on the concept of: 'one god of the bible'... Same theatre, different movie. (especially when we mutter to ourselves, yeah, but, they are wrong and we are right..:) See what I mean? :)
I do believe the date: December 21, 2012
will be a very powerful day. Look how much focus and attention it will be given...!Whatever we focus upon and give our attention to becomes very significant and powerful ways. Hence, the energy will be, in my opinion, VERY strong that day...This, my friends, including possible doubters, :) is simply SCIENCE. (quantum physics to be precise) It's not some far out intangible, pink fluff thinking.
Perhaps, then, by being aware of this, it would wise to have this day be a day
of working with INTENTIONS... What is it we really and truly want? We need to make sure that what we want TRULY is what we know will genuinely benefit us.
It will be a most excellent day for meditation, prayer, and thoughtful reflection, (and any kind ritual) that you believe is for your Highest Good...and don't forget to add, the Highest Good of All.
So learn to hang on to safety bar of Faith and Trust... cuz its a real possibility that the roller coaster ride could get even wilder with higher crests and deeper valleys before we enter the newer and improved dimensions!... Maybe we best learn how to have FUN while doing this? Sounds like a good plan to me!!
LIVE, LOVE, and LAUGH is a good motto.
As the P's once told us. "You can fool everybody else by what you are appearing to think and be, you can even temporarily fool canNOT fool your OWN frequencies." (which basically are our REAL beliefs...) What we manifest into being will be directed by those vibrations/frequencies. So above all else, let's be true to ourselves. Let's LET GO of what is not serving us well.
Let's Think Peace and Joy!!.. A great combo.