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Quantum state may be a real thing: Physicists summon up courage and go after the nature of reality. [Jul. 4th, 2014|10:01 am]
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    So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you? [May. 21st, 2014|01:36 pm]
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    The return of the unseen [Mar. 6th, 2014|04:53 pm]
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    Edward Frenkel: Is the Universe a Simulation? [Feb. 16th, 2014|08:49 am]
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    There is no such thing as teaching. There is only learning. [Jan. 25th, 2014|12:27 pm]
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    We are all Cosmic Farmers [Jan. 17th, 2014|04:17 pm]
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    excerpting from
    The Children of The Law of One & Lost Teachings of Atlantis
    by Jon Peniel

    Chapter 10

    Free Will, The Universal Law of Cause & Effect and The School of Prophets:

    [pages 133-142]

    You Can Take a Road to Anywhere
    and Anywhere you Are, you Took a Road To

    The next day, we began learning more about how the use of free will, and
    Universal Law, create various destinies, and the paradox of it all.
    “Having free will means you have the ability to choose the direction you will
    go on the path that lays before you NOW. By choosing your direction, YOU bring
    experiences into your life. This is where free will interacts with the Universal Law
    of Cause & Effect.
    Have you ever said to yourself, ‘I didn’t do anything to deserve this’, or, ‘Why
    is this happening to me?’ Wallowing in self-pity with such attitudes is not only fruitless, it is destructive. Thinking that someone else, or something else, is responsible for your experiences is a trick of the separate self - an evasion of your own responsibility.
    You are never really a ‘victim’ of circumstances. Where you are at right
    now is where you have come to through the effects of your actions.

    We are all Cosmic Farmers

    All is subject to the Universal law of cause and effect. You reap what you sow.
    A plant you water and feed will thrive, the one you do not will die. Take a good
    broad look at the history of this planet and you can see this law in operation in all
    things. The word ‘Karma’ is often used to describe effects that are ‘due’ from causes
    that have been initiated. For example, getting killed could be called your karma
    for murdering someone. Sometimes karma is more subtle, or complex, than that,
    i.e.., being poor may be your karma for burning a village. Those who have been
    trained in prophecy, and are at one with Universal Consciousness, have fully realized
    and understood the law of karma, and can also know the details of such things
    if they need to (if necessary in the flow of Universal Will).
    When your personal wants and desires have your attention (‘at-tension’), you
    are focusing on and empowering your selfish separate self, and thus thinking and
    acting from that separate consciousness. When an entity acts thus, it acts in a selfish
    way, and a negative cause is put into action, and the re-action brings its negative
    effects. Likewise, when an entity acts in an Unselfish Loving way, a positive
    cause is brought forth and positive effects result.
    What have you created in your life and the lives of others?
    When you initiate negative causes, you could be said to be accumulating negative
    karma. When you get a negative experience coming into your life, a karmic
    ‘payback’ could be said to be taking place. The same with positive - positive out,
    positive karma accumulated, positive karmic 'payback'.”
    I must interject here that Karma is often misunderstood by people who really
    haven’t studied or understood it. I knew a lady who vehemently insisted that she
    had great karma, and her belief and “proof” of this was solely based in the fact that
    she drove a new Cadillac and owned 2 houses. The fact that she had to see a chiropractor every day for years because of an accident she had in the Cadillac, “had
    nothing to do with her karma” according to her. She was also a very selfish woman
    who sought to hurt anyone who didn’t give her what she wanted. Having wealth
    and ease is no indication of good karma.
    Also, just because something awful happens to you doesn’t mean that you
    have “bad karma”, or that the event is necessarily a karmic 'payback' for a negative
    thing you have done. Oddly enough, karma is not the only thing that can be
    behind an apparently negative or positive event. Negativity seeks positivity so it can
    neutralize itself. Look at the lives of the great beings of history - the saints and
    teachers, for instance. Would you say that because they were persecuted, tortured,
    and murdered, it meant they had bad karma? No. Nor was it that they “had negative
    thoughts that drew it to them”. The fact is, their very positive natures drew
    such negative response, because this world is ruled by negative selfish separate
    selves. The greatest beings have suffered the most. This also occurs because the
    Universal Spirit forges its best tools in a fire. To paraphrase an old saying, “God
    falls hardest on those he wants the most”.
    The bottom line regarding the teachings on making sure that all your actions
    are accumulating good karma, is this: you must be surrendered to the Universal
    Spirit, and following the guidance of Universal Will. More about this later.
    So how should we deal with “bad” experiences we have in life that aren’t
    because we’re “saints”? The teachings say that when a “bad” experience is actually
    a negative karmic 'payback' taking place in your life (taking the form of an apparently
    bad event or a challenge), it is giving you a chance to learn from your mistakes.
    As Zain said to me, “How do you re-act (your choice!) to what exists in, and
    comes into, your life NOW?”
    The best way for a person to react, is to see the lesson in the experience, realize
    what life is communicating to you through this experience, and change. Such
    a change will insure that the mistake will never be repeated, and thus your future
    “nows” will be different.

    Free Will and the Mind
    Mind is the Construction Worker of our Lives

    Zain told me I could attend a special series of lectures relating to my new studies,
    and he recommended it strongly. It was quite an honor, because they were to
    be given by Michiel, and only attended by elder monks. Michiel was very old
    (according to Zain, far, far older than 100), yet he only looked about 65. I don’t
    think anyone really knew how old he was. But speculations ran quite wild. The
    ancient teachings indicated that with a combination of diet, meditation, and energy
    techniques, a lifespan could be stretched like a rubber band, and that lifespans of
    800, 900 or older, were not only possible, but should be the norm. Even the modern
    bible indicates average lifetimes were that long for many of the characters in
    the Old Testament. And now, in recent years, scientists are claiming this as a “new
    possibility” with the right diet, supplements, and stress management. But I’m getting
    a bit off track. As the head of the monastery, Michiel was more of an “Adept
    monk’s Adept monk” (If we had been Catholics, he’d have been our Pope. If we’d
    been Buddhists, he’d have been our High Lama.). Regardless of his youthful
    appearance, he was very weary, and chronically ill, so these sessions were a great
    strain on him. Because of his position in the order, and his health, I rarely saw him.
    But even though he was in great pain, and so very old and weary, in the few interactions we had, he was still very kind and caring, and seemed to have a particular affection towards me.
    During this lecture, he presented some of the Atlantean Children’s teachings
    about aspects of the mind, separation, and free will.
    “As I’m sure those of you here have all heard before, our being has two-fold
    and three-fold properties. One of these is that we are a combination of spiritual,
    mental, and physical aspects, with the mental realm being dominated by a brain that
    is divided into two very different, and often opposing, ways of looking at things. The
    mental realm is influenced by the other two aspects of our threefold nature - the
    physical realm on one side, and the spiritual on the other - and the mental is sandwiched in between. On the physical side of the mental realm we have what the teachings call the self-body-mind. The Self-body-mind only grasps things intellectually in a non-abstract, separate, logical, literal, divided, polarized manner.
    Essentially, to the self-body-mind, everything is clearly categorized into two separate
    divisions - things are either yes or no, + or -, black or white, etc. [Author’s note:
    very much like a modern computer]. And on the spiritual side of the mental realm
    we have the Oneness-integration-mind which grasps things intuitively, as a whole,
    allowing us to understand abstract things. Our ‘will’ functions between the two, like
    a pilot, or captain of a ship, and allows us to act, or think, in any direction, and utilize
    either aspect of the mental realm, or both. Free will is our birthright; it is an
    inheritance - offspring of the Father (Infinite) and the Mother (Finite).”
    Next he discussed the vital importance of mere thoughts.
    “Thoughts are the very building blocks of physical experience. Please contemplate
    in fullness the outstanding profundity of this concept: EVERYTHING
    Every thing you can think of! Try to think of even one thing, that
    wasn’t first thought of before it came into existence. A building? First someone
    had to conceive of the idea of a building, then someone had to want a building, then
    they had to figure out the details of how it would be, then the details of how it would
    be constructed. Every single thing that you can think of that is not from nature,
    was first initiated in the mind. Don’t take this lightly. You must realize it, not
    just intellectually grasp it. When you think about it, it is really like magic.
    Someone just thought of a building, and in relatively very little time really, it was
    there. It is magic, just a slower reacting form, because it is dealing with a slower
    vibration realm. You must realize that also.
    Thinking about something
    first gives it birth. Then thinking of it again, is nurturing it. It is part of the process
    of bringing any thought or idea to fruition. First you plant the mental seed. Then
    if you water it (by thinking about it from time to time), it will grow. If you don’t tend
    your plant, it will die. This works in our favor, and against us, depending on what
    our plant is, and if we discipline our mind.
    If you have negative seeds, such as those planted by negative thoughts/emotions
    such as jealousy, the separate self will use your programming and emotions to
    constantly turn your thoughts to those seeds. This will provide constant nurturing.
    Thus it will bring to bear negative fruits. What can you do to stop negative seeds
    or plants from thriving within you? You can only “starve” them out by using your
    will to discipline yourself and control your thoughts - redirecting your thoughts
    towards the positive, every time a negative thought rises.
    Unfortunately, when you are growing positive fruits, you do not have the
    advantage the negative side has.”
    “What do you mean by advantage?” asked the elder monk Pythagoras.
    “I was just getting to that. The negative side has the advantage of the selfish
    separate self using programming and strong emotions such as jealousy. This literally
    ‘grabs’ your attention and thoughts, urging you to tend the negative seeds. It
    also has ‘habit’ on its side, with programming that unconsciously and automatically
    thinks, acts, and dwells, negatively. To get positive seeds to grow, you must first
    overcome the negative emotions, programming, etc., plus you need to work to create
    new habits, new programming. When you are planting positive seeds of virtue,
    such as becoming a more compassionate person, those too will come to fruition -
    but only if you discipline yourself to mentally tend your plants regularly.
    Remember, you are having to do this, not only without benefit of already having
    positive programming, but rather, having to re-program against negative program -
    ming. So, often times, making positive mental progress is far more arduous than
    just sitting back with the status quo, doing nothing, and letting the negative side ‘run
    with the ball’. You must really take control of your ‘reigns’ in order to change positively.”
    “How can one overcome such odds Michiel?” I said. “It seems a herculean task
    that is so difficult as to be virtually impossible.”
    “It is not ‘impossible’ or I would not be standing here today. Certainly it is
    hard. But just because it is hard is no reason to give up or not do it. And it can be
    made easier, with the right training of thought patterns. It is a matter of developing
    a simple habit - rather than constantly engaging in a struggle. In fact, you must
    not engage in a struggle, which I will explain in a moment. If you use your will to
    discipline yourself and control your thoughts, you can re-direct your thoughts
    whenever your programming or emotions grab them from you to nurture negative
    seeds. If you stop watering and tending your negative plants they will
    eventually die. That’s all there is to it.
    But you cannot directly
    fight evil, or negative thoughts and feelings. You will lose to it because the very
    nature of the fighting involves directing your thought energy towards the thing you
    are fighting. Your thought energy then feeds it, sustains it, even as you seemingly
    ‘fight’ it. The only way to win is to starve out the negative - by not
    thinking negative thoughts, or even thinking about it at all - and by
    making progress in the positive. Because when the positive grows,
    it takes up all the space, and doesn’t let the negative take root or grow.

    Just like maximized food gardening, if you plant the right groups of good
    plants, and you keep them healthy, the negative plants won’t grow. A person who
    is filled with Unselfish Love, does not have selfish thoughts to fight against. There
    is simply no room for them to exist, and no soil for them to take root in. In such
    a manner does the mind ‘grow’ or ‘build’ all things in life.”

    Free Will is the Construction Supervisor of our Lives

    There was a novice student who had ‘wandered’ into the chamber sometime
    during the lecture. I hadn’t seen him before, and didn’t know his name. He was
    quite open and relaxed though, and Michiel didn’t seem to have any issue with his
    presence. Out of the blue, the gutsy novice interjected a question.
    “How do we insure that what we are ‘growing’ or ‘building’ in life, is always
    the right thing, and will yield the right results?”
    Good question, I thought to myself.
    “While mind is the builder, will is the director of mental activities (kind of a
    construction boss). You can lend your will to either your selfish separate self, or
    your Inner Being. You can have positive thoughts or negative thoughts. You can
    be destructive or constructive. But only through using your will in harmony with
    Universal Will can you achieve lasting peace, in bringing balance, Oneness to the
    spiritual, mental, and physical.”
    “The Universe has a will?” the perplexed novice asked.
    “Yes, the Universe is a being of sorts, not in the sense that you can understand
    now, but yes, it has a will. It also has a consciousness, and a flow. It continues to
    function in incredible synchronization and harmony. Only humans have gone out
    of step with it.”
    “How do you know what its will or consciousness is?”
    “Different ways young novice. You will learn more in other courses son. This
    is actually a session for more advanced students, but you may stay. Perhaps everyone
    will learn more through your innocent presence.
    Universal Consciousness can be further described as an awareness within each
    being. This awareness is ingrained, or “pre built into” the mind, and when awakened
    by the spiritual use of will, the person realizes their Oneness with the Universal
    Spirit. This “imprinted pattern” is something like instinct, like how a newborn
    infant already knows how to find a breast, and how to nurse. Although it’s far
    more sophisticated than mere animal instinct, like instinct, it’s already there inside
    you. It just takes the right stimulus to bring it out. It’s the same with Universal
    Consciousness. If you want to awaken the imprinted pattern of that awareness,
    you just need the right stimulus. And in this case, the right stimulus is applying your
    free will, unselfishly. When you grow enough in consciousness that you begin to
    make free will decisions that are unselfish, you trigger a response, and you instinctively begin to discover a new awareness - your Universal Consciousness.”
    “Getting back to the basic concept of free will, Michiel, why do we have such
    a problem with using our free will in harmony with the will of God?” I asked.
    “The Inner Being in each of us is part of the Universal Spirit, and it thus represents
    Universal will, and wants us to follow it. Unfortunately, when most humans
    use or think about their free will (if they even think about it at all), they use it, and
    consider it, as a means of doing anything BUT Universal will. They think of it as a
    means of doing whatever their selfish separate self wants - regardless of Universal
    will (God’s will). And doing what the separate self wants is usually the opposite of
    Universal will. The separate self does not like ‘serving’ God - the separate self sees
    it as a sacrifice of its own will. So most people ignore Universal will, use their free
    will to serve the separate self’s will, and pay the resultant karmic price.”
    “Which is...”
    “Which is, for purposes of our discussion here, that we keep getting disillusioned,
    and we keep suffering. But we eventually find that only by doing the will of
    the Universal Spirit, by living in harmony with the Universal will, can we live in happiness & peace. Finally, in time, some of us begin to realize that our real will is the
    will of the Universal Spirit, and that only by sticking to this do we ‘return to paradise’.
    When we synchronize our will with Universal will, we then act only in ways
    that make positive karma.”
    “So basically just be a good person,” said the novice.
    “Definitely yes. But this is a complex issue, and you are oversimplifying it.
    Acting in ways that create positive karma may not always have the appearance of
    doing something good. And doing something that appears to be good, may not
    always create positive karma, it could even create negative karma. For instance,
    you could decide that being charitable is good, giving away money to the poor is
    good. That certainly is good in general. But consider this. Let’s say you come
    across a poor man lying in the cold street, and he holds out his hand to you silently
    asking for money to help him. You have choices to make. How are you going
    to know what is best. If you are following the charitable route, you may give him a
    great deal of money, thinking you are doing the right thing. But there are many
    things you cannot know just by yourself, and you need Universal guidance to really
    do the right thing. Sure, he might use that money to buy warm clothing, shelter,
    create a livelihood, and live happily ever after. But he also might use it to buy drugs
    or alcohol, and end up in a stupor in which he gets harmed or killed, or even does
    so to someone else. On the other hand, maybe this man is psychologically ‘set’ just
    so - and if instead of giving him anything, you were to scream an insult at him
    instead - perhaps he would say to himself, ‘That’s it! I’ve had enough of this human
    degradation!’, and pick himself up out of his self made hole, get himself work shoveling Yak dung, then continue to improve his conditions, and/or himself, and ends
    up finally living happily ever after. So while yelling at him would have been the right
    thing to do, to someone who just saw you yelling at this poor man, it would appear
    that you were being cruel and heartless, not doing something good.
    Some of these things can be known by an enlightened being trained in prophecy,
    as you will be. But other things can only be known in the higher levels of consciousness outside the limits of our physical existence.”
    “What do you mean?” the novice hastily said.
    “There is a hierarchy of beings that are beyond us in consciousness, who have
    left the physical plane of the Earth, or were never part of it, all the way to the
    Source of the Universal Spirit - these include Angels, enlightened and saintly beings,
    some of whom are our ancestors, and other Greater beings. They see and understand
    these things better than us because of their state of ascended consciousness,
    and are there to guide us if we surrender our reigns to the Universal Will. Thus we
    can only properly make such choices, as the one in the example above, if we let
    our Inner Being, with its ‘Universal Consciousness’, guide us intuitively.”
    The novice spoke again, “How do we get to such a state that we can be guided
    like that?”
    “Humility, and Unselfish Love will bring you to Oneness with the all. There is
    nothing that can keep you from Oneness with the Universe but your separate self.
    Only through Unselfish Love can you make your will one with the Infinite One. And
    by so doing, you will become a blessing to all who come in contact with you, for
    they will be coming in contact with truth, their own essential being, The One
    Universal Spirit.”

    The School of the Prophets

    Zain entered the chamber, to relieve Michiel, and lecture more about the
    Atlantean teachings on learning prophecy. Michiel had done too much for the day
    as it was. Zain kissed him on the cheek, and as he left the chamber, I bowed to him
    out of respect, and in appreciation for his time and efforts with us. It wasn’t just a
    gesture, or anything expected of anyone. Those kind of “rote” gestures weren’t
    done at our monastery. But it just sincerely came from my heart, spontaneously.
    As he shuffled out, bearing nearly half his weight on his cane, he stopped and
    looked me deep in the eyes, then he smiled and nodded to me in recognition and
    humble gratitude for my gesture. That was the last time I would ever see him.
    Zain’s first words brought me immediately back to my earlier thoughts about
    destiny (which we started this chapter with).
    “There are those who totally believe in fate. They say all things are pre-destined,
    and we cannot change them. Others believe that there is no such thing as
    destiny at all - that we totally make our own reality. The Children teach that these
    two concepts are a paradox, and both are true. The paradox is this: we have free
    will and shape the future through our choices, but everything is pre-destined by a
    definite flow/Universal plan/pattern. Impossible, yet true.
    Humans are both One with, and “miniature” representations of, the Universal
    Spirit. Thus we have the means to take responsibility and initiative in playing an
    active role in creation. If you were in a city, walking across the street and someone
    said, ‘Watch out, a car is coming!’, would you say, ‘Well, if I’m supposed to be run
    over, I will be.’ And go on walking blindly across the street? Would that not have
    been God telling you to watch out for the car? Most everyone agrees that if someone
    warned them that a car was about to run them over, they would move. Yet
    many times I have heard people forewarned of disaster, say, ‘If something is meant
    to happen, it will happen’. These were people who didn’t believe in destiny, yet
    they were making a statement as if they did. Of course, their comment was true,
    in part, but it was being ‘rationalized’ by the person to the point of imbalance. Even
    to the point of death. For instance, I have known people warned to begin moving
    their habitats, told that an earthquake would destroy them if they did not move.
    They were warned by monks with reputations of very high accuracy in such prophecy.
    But the warnings went unheeded. Even though the people knew they and their
    family might be killed, or at least injured and lose everything, they ignored it.”
    “Because their selfish desire to not leave their land, certain possessions, or not
    put out the energy it would take to move, etc., outweighed their Universal intuition.”
    This is sad but true. In these recent times, I have met many people whom I
    have warned of various events that would befall them if they did not take a different
    action. I have, as Zain had, even warned of devastating Earthquakes, and been
    ignored. There are people who would NEVER drive without their seat belt on, yet
    they continue to live in an area where even scientists have said a disastrous earthquake will definitely occur, and could hit at any time. Yet people continue to stay there, using illogical rationalizations like “If something is meant to happen, it will
    happen”. But as Zain said, they wouldn’t say that if a car was about to hit them.
    Speaking of Zain, let’s get back to his lecture:
    “On the other side of the coin, you have people who believe they totally create
    everything in their lives, and can’t be affected by anything else. They believe
    this to the exclusion of the Universal Law of Cause & Effect. Some even believe
    Jesus’ crucifixion was the result of “drawing it to himself” because of negative thinking.
    They’ll tell you that you won’t get cancer if you don’t accept the idea. I guess
    that’s what killed Madame Curie - negative thinking rather than radiation. Some
    will even go so far as to say you won’t die if you refuse to believe you will. Yet no
    one has proven such yet. Some say you don’t need to eat to maintain a physical
    body. Yet no one has proven such yet. If you really believed the way these people
    profess, you could sit in the middle of the road, on a highway of blind truck drivers,
    enjoying your dinner. You could walk up to a gunman who’s in the middle of robbing
    a store, and take away his gun, because if you haven’t “drawn” violence to you,
    you can’t get shot. And you wouldn’t even need to bother with stop signs, because
    if you haven’t “drawn” an accident to you, you won’t have one. Yet I don’t see any
    of these people who profess such beliefs, doing such things. Why not? Because
    they still really know inside that it isn’t totally true. That things do happen to people
    that they didn’t attract to themselves. But if you noticed, I said it wasn’t totally
    true. Because, it is partly true. Things do sometimes happen to people that
    they did attract to themselves mentally. And for the most part, we do create our
    own realities, our own lives. It takes a great deal of understanding, and high consciousness, to fully grasp such paradoxes, and not think in an imbalanced manner one way or the other.
    The Children fully understand, and teach the Universal Law of Cause & Effect
    in all its paradoxical wonder. This law dictates the results that follow an action or
    group of actions. Understanding this law is how a prophet determines what things
    are past the point of no return, and are thus “destined” to happen regardless of
    what else happens. The companion knowledge to this is understanding the subtleties
    of free will.
    How to read and utilize the revelations of Cause and Effect, and the projections
    of free will, have been taught by the Children since the earliest days of fair
    Atlantis. That is why we have sometimes been called the School of the Prophets.”
    “Where is the School of the Prophets?” said the novice who was still hanging
    Zain looked at him quizzically, then asked, “Who are you?”
    Before the young novice could answer, Zain went on. “Oh, never mind. Look
    around young one. Open your ears. You are in the School of the Prophets. It is just
    part of the overall training received by the elder monks at our monasteries, or given
    personally to novices or elders by Initiates of the Children of the Law of One who
    don’t reside in a monastery.”
    “So how do we learn and understand the subtleties of free will and its interaction
    with Cause and Effect?”
    “Contemplate it. Here is a good analogy to contemplate for now: Cause and
    Effect works something like ripples in a pond. You throw in a rock and see the concentric circles go out from the point that the rock entered the pond. Most people only realize the rock was thrown in the pond, they don’t pay attention to what happens with ‘the ripples’. Even those who see the original ripples, usually don’t see beyond them. But if you watch the ripples closely, and keep following them, you see that the ripples may reach a shore, or a large rock in the pond, and then they bounce off and start making new ripples. And then the new ripples may even interact with the original ripples, or make more reflective ripples themselves. Human events are much like these ripples. One action sets an entire series of other actions into motion. And our ripples are interacting with other people’s ripples.
    These actions can be very elaborately complicated. For instance, let’s look
    again at the example of the beggar in the street that was used earlier. We said one
    scenario would be you gave him the money, he got warm clothes, a new livelihood,
    etc., and lived happily ever after. Wonderful. That would seem to be a positive outcome then, right?
    But let’s follow the ripples further. What if his new livelihood
    was making a special kind of glass that was impervious to changes in heat and cold,
    that subsequently enabled scientists to develop a new chemical for killing insects on
    farm plants, in order to help feed more people. But instead, the chemical had an
    unknown reaction, that began a process of some kind, that created weather or solar
    changes that started ruining the food plants, or created new diseases? Many such
    things are in the ancient prophecies, and much, much more. And there will be such
    so-called ‘innocent’ people being part of these developments. Or in another scenario
    with the poor street person - what if you helped him, and he lived happily ever
    after, and had children, and one of his children became a lawyer, who turned out to
    be the next Hitler. Altering cause and effect is a very complicated matter with very
    serious implications. And unfortunately, everyone is constantly altering it, just by
    all the things they do in their day to day lives, and they are altering things by thinking
    and acting from the virtually ‘blind’ point of view of the separate self.
    Prophecy can be learned. Using discipline and concentration, techniques of
    contemplation can be used to trace and interpret the complex ‘ripple’ patterns of
    cause and effect. These techniques allow the outcome of events to be seen partially,
    or sometimes, all the way to their final outcome. But like medical school,
    there is a pre-requisite to ‘getting into the school of the prophets’. You must also
    transcend the limited view of the separate self.”
    “Then you will know all things that are going to happen in the future? Including
    about your own life? And isn’t that fate again, not free will?”
    “Both. Don’t forget it is a paradox. But also know this: there are two fields
    of prophecy. The first is the prediction of pre-destined events. The second is the
    prediction of events that are yet to be determined because they involve the free will
    choices of one or more individuals.
    The outcome of a situation involving free will choice is difficult to predict at
    best - because you never know for sure what a person might choose - because they
    have free will. Thus prophecy involving free will becomes what might be considered
    in gambling terms as an ‘odds on’ betting game. Or in scientific terms as a
    ‘probability factor’. For example, when free will is involved you won’t be able to
    predict that ‘such and such’ will happen for certain, but you may be able to determine
    that there is an 85% probability that it will happen, a 45% probability that it
    will happen a certain way, a 30% probability that it will happen another way, etc..
    Predicting a free will choice becomes easier to call, and more accurate, if there are
    factors that exist that will make the person ‘lean’ one way or another. For instance,
    let’s say Jack is going to drive by a Chinese hitch-hiker tomorrow, and you want to
    predict whether or not Jack is going to pick up the hitch-hiker. Let’s also say that
    we know that Jack is not inclined to pick up hitch-hikers, and usually doesn’t - but
    he has done it before on rare occasions. There is a ‘leaning’ that makes it more
    likely that he will not pick up the hitch-hiker. We’ll say there’s maybe a 5 to 10%
    probability that he will, given other factors we know about. But if you combine that
    leaning with a stronger leaning, such as knowing that Jack also hates Chinese people,
    he is almost definitely not going to pick up the Chinese hitch-hiker. Yet, he still
    [Whew! And that example was nothing - first grade level stuff in prophecy school.]
    “Then there are the situations and events that do not involve free will choices,
    and can be seen and predicted for certain. Such is the case with Earth Changes.
    Humans have caused such an imbalance as the result of their past free will choices,
    that certain things will happen within the Earth, even if all the beings make free will
    choices to try and repair the damage. Sadly, it’s beyond the point of no return, and
    it’s just a matter of time before the ripples in the pond, finish their journey. Don’t
    forget though, we can still change our own lives, and the effects of these things
    which are past the point of no return, can be altered in various ways.
    Some prophecy involves a mix of pre-destined events, and free will choices.
    These types of things are very complex. Some aspects of the outcome will be certain,
    but there will be variations of the outcome that are influenced by the free will
    choices involved, thus the variations are uncertain.
    Again, the only way to be able to know for sure that you are making the right
    predictions, and the right choices associated with them, is for you to have surrendered
    to the Universal Will. If you are thus living in a state of Unselfish Love all the
    time, and thusly in tune with the Universal Spirit, you will both see far more, and
    more clearly, as far as prophecy is concerned, AND you will be under the guidance
    and direction of the hierarchy, and Universal Will. Thus all your decisions will be as
    good as they possibly can be, and will be ‘right’ regardless of whether or not you
    can see their outcome, or what the apparent outcome is.”
    “If you live that way Father, then can miraculous things also happen?”
    “Miraculous things are always happening. People just aren’t aware of it. But
    to answer your specific question more directly, when you have thus become an
    instrument of Universal Will, the hierarchy will sometimes do something through
    you, or around you. Sometimes you will be aware of this taking place. Other times
    things will happen through you, and you won’t even be aware of it, or you’ll just be
    aware of some of the particulars.”...

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    One Simple Idea: A Short History of Positive Thinking with Mitch Horowitz [Jan. 8th, 2014|05:18 pm]
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    Aliens Exist' Says Canada's Former Defense Minister [Jan. 6th, 2014|03:15 pm]
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    Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever - RollingStone [Dec. 28th, 2013|09:15 pm]
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    Matt Taibbi:
    Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.

    You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that's trillion, with a "t") worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it "dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets."

    That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world's largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world's largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

    Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It's about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget...
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