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The End Times?

In these times, which some have called the End Times, the vibrational momentum on your planet is increasing. Your have already entered a period of chaos, where the energy of thought, driven by the choices you are making, has detached itself from the current dominant “attractor” and is headed off in a new direction. The exciting news is; no one (least of all us) have any idea where you are headed!

From our vantage point, we see an incredibly intricate, dynamic, and beautiful tapestry of light that human beings are creating with their thoughts and preferences. These patterns are creating billions of swirling vortices of energy; they combine for a while and release in millions of different geometries, all of it exquisitely beautiful to us. There will come a time, in the near future, when these patterns will coalesce broadly and a new, more stable era in human consciousness will be born. The dynamic and volatile nature of this consciousness shift is directly related to the growth of human population, just as a crowded parking lot will generate more movement and a greater chance of accidents. An expanding population means more ideas and more options.

The time frame for this can be anywhere within a couple of years, to several decades. It all depends where and when the patterns reach what has been called a tipping point. The tipping point, we would say, is the new dominant vibrational pattern, or attractor, which the choices of humanity will create. The new attractor will invite thought, belief, and therefore action, to it.

You have no idea of the power of your thoughts and your choices. Each of you is a powerful vortex of energy. Each of you is surrounded by a field of subtle energy that influences each other, the species consciousness, and the geological and climactic processes which proceed forth from the energy field of Gaia herself. Each of you contribute your powerful note to the “everybody knows.”

 We use this term to describe the accepted mode or pattern of belief. For thousands of years, for example, one of the maxims of humanity’s dominant belief system was that the woman is subordinate to the man. This idea went unquestioned in most human societies until a century ago. Now that idea is increasingly seen as outdated.

The Old Order has pushed the United States into financial insolvency. What has happened is that the United States has been a target for the forces aligned to the old attractor. In their fear and insecurity, those who resonate to the old attractor lash out frantically as they FEEL the earth begin to resonate to a higher vibration. Have you ever felt this way? Perhaps you were in a job interview, or on a training course. The material is coming at you very quickly, and everyone else in the class is getting it, but you feel left behind. Perhaps you were just a BIT unqualified for the job, and the interviewer is asking you questions that you don’t feel knowledgeable enough to answer confidently. There is a feeling of slipping away. Does that not generate a sense of panic within you? We assure you, that is how your President and those aligned with him are feeling right now. Because they occupy positions of power –– which, by the way, have been granted to them vibrationally by the citizens of your country –– they can create mischief. When we look inside George W. Bush we see a childlike, beautiful soul who is very frightened. This is a good man who, vibrationally, has gotten in over his head, just as in our example above.

The Constitution of the United States is a great shining beacon of light. It encapsulates the ideas of liberty and equality and codifies them so that the forces within society maintain dynamic equilibrium and balance. In Ken’s mind we see a tensegrity structure of Buckminster Fuller. These configurations are flexible and strong, and can adjust to changing conditions and forces, yet still maintain their integrity. 

The forces aligned to the old attractor (the “Old Order”) have attacked the United States in it’s vulnerable underbelly: the dollar; just as the United States attacked the Soviet Union in a similar fashion 20 years ago to weaken the ruble. Again, this is the Law of Attraction at work.

We tell you this is necessary for balance. The Old Order are doing their job. They are accelerating a trend that was inevitable. All is well. There is a great rebalancing of energy occurring on your planet at this time. Although this re–balancing could have occurred smoothly, the consciousness of humanity would not allow it. In the United States especially, there is an appetite for conflict and confrontation. And so it is not surprising that the Law of Attraction would work as it has. The financial demise of the United States was accomplished by stealth; even now the main stream media has no idea of the true state of affairs.

However, we tell you that all of this is necessary. On your planet, you do things the hard way! That has been your history through many planetary cycles. Now, you are coming to the end of another cycle, and have another opportunity to choose your direction. This time, we hope you choose the path of self–empowerment and not victimization, cooperation and respect, instead of domination and control. But however it turns out, we know that you will, when your time on earth is over, be eager to return, for there is something exciting about your volatile, beautiful, and dangerous planet! You are all adventurers and would not have missed this time, not for anything!

The End Times is actually a misnomer. We see it as the ending of one attractor and the beginning of a new one. Like a wound that is healing, it emits disgusting pus. Do you concentrate on the pus or the wound that is now cleaning itself? It is much more rational to do the latter. When you embark upon a new path of higher expectations and personal growth, old thought patterns are released. This will naturally result in unwanted negative emotions. it is very important to allow yourself to feel these emotions. When you do, they release and make way for the next set of garbage! If you do not, you block the healing process, and then you wonder why you feel even worse!

Things are not always what they seem. The chaos and unrest you observe on earth is a result of an increase in vibration within the human race, and the consequent release of old belief systems that are no longer serving you.

Ken does not want to write this because he thinks it is kooky, but we insist. Do you think that your planet is isolated and alone in the universe? We assure you that it is not. For thousands of years, your planet has had visitors, and, in fact, the biological stock of humankind has been influenced by these visitors. At the present time, there is an adjustment between the quickening vibration of humanity and those who have interacted with humanity since the end of the last planetary cycle. That is all we will say on the matter, for we tell you that you are not victims.

The universe is vibrational and universal laws are scrupulously fair, allowing free will and, as you would say, “equal opportunity.” Each one of you interfaces personally with the universe’s operating system. Each one of you is empowered! You invite and create your destiny, so do not worry about the other actors in the play. We tell you that the awakening currently in progress on earth is now unstoppable. Along with Gaia herself, humanity is finding a new attractor, a new vibrational platform, a new dominant set of memes. Can you feel it? It is in the ethers, a sense of excitement, of change, of growth, and of the discarding of old energy and beliefs. This can feel frightening and even painful, as parts of you are let go.

But do not worry, dear ones! Are you afraid of the weeds that inhabit your garden and choke off the growth of your favored plants and flowers? Of course not! As you kneel on the good, fragrant earth with the warm sun on your body, you pluck the unwanted growths from the flower bed and discard them. This process is occurring now.

Will there be adjustments? Of course! As we mentioned before, the earth is coming into a new balance, which is reflected in the current state of the US dollar and the ascendance of Asia in international trade and finance. We see the pendulum swinging the other way for a while, as the United States loses economic power and Asia gains. This is necessary if the new attractor, based on equal opportunity and mutual respect, is to flourish.

Europe holds the balance. Vibrationally, Europe is perfectly positioned to be the link that unites East and West, North and South.  We see this trend as very beneficial for the people of the United States. Your people have lost that great American spirit that created the Constitution, and codified freedom and liberty in a beautiful governmental structure that propelled it to the greatest military and economic power the world has seen since the last cycle ended, just as the British empire dominated the world a century earlier. But this also created an imbalance, which is now being righted. The history of your planet has proceeded thusly. The Roman empire, the great Mongol empire, and others, have risen, dominated for a time, and then disintegrated. This cycle has been repeated over and over since the end of the last planetary cycle, for it is a reflection of the dominant memes in the human consciousness. That is now changing, as more benign memes oriented to Source begin to gain ascendance. Like a warm front encountering a cold one, a few storms are inevitable until balance is achieved! 

To the American people, we say that Americans will learn once more, in their greater hardship, to again trust one another and to regain their sense of individual empowerment. This will result in a resurgence of America’s national integrity and spirit, in alignment with natural law and the universal principles upon which your country was founded.

As we said before, the world is in a chaotic period, where the energy is shifting. Even we do not know what the outcome will be. But we assure you that well–being is the dominant vibration on your earth, and always has been. It is only resistance to well–being that causes humanity to suffer.

Envision and create the reality you desire, both personally, nationally, and on a planetary scale! We say again that you have no idea how powerful is your conscious and deliberate creation. Your thought forms, your choices and your intentions literally program the species grid and affect the grid of Gaia herself, as well as the other life forms that coexist with you upon the earth. This process is invisible to you, because, encased within your biological containers, you cannot see your subtle but powerful thought forms. But they exist in an intricate, beautiful and interconnected tapestry that creates the physical structures upon your planet.

You are writing your own script! You are the actors in the grand play called Earth. Your work, as spiritually aware beings, is to create that bright future you have always dreamed of. Do it! Never let go of your dreams, or your aspirations! These are the very stuff of life, and the reason you came to earth.  You are the Masters and we watch in awe as you discover your inner truth and your power.


Talent and the Law of Attraction

How do you apply the Law of Attraction if you aren't talented at anything? How do you get it to work for you?

I have heard many talented people boast that they simply found their passion and ran with it. For these people, what they wanted was pretty obvious, and when they applied themselves, they got results fairly quickly. Of course, hard work is involved, but it's a lot easier to work hard when you KNOW you are good at something, isn't it?

But what if you aren't really good at anything? Then you work hard and still get mediocre results! In other words, it takes you longer, because you don't have that native ability. And so there are many more opportunities to get discouraged, because your path is longer.

Well, that's the conventional wisdom, anyway!

What talented people have discovered is that when you find your passion, you automatically connect with inspiration. You feel a sense of eagerness and excitement that will carry you along your creative process, even though it may take a while.  And when you discover that desire that lights you up, you suddenly begin to find your core strengths.

I am a good example. No one who reads my writing will mistake me for Ernest Hemmingway. My style is a little technical and workmanlike. I don't have the flowery language, the subtle metaphors, or the imagery that some writers do. However, I HAVE found my own writing voice, and that has made me a successful writer, and imbued me with a passion for what I do.

When you find your voice, you increase your chances of success exponentially. That applies to anything in life.

You have to ask yourself, "What is success for me?" The Law of Vibration and the Law of Attraction always give you the life you are creating! The universe is like a trampoline. The more you push down, the more it pushes up! The laws of the universe work almost mechanically to give you more of exactly what your focus is. I have discovered this in my life over and over and over again. When things don't work out for me as intended, I go back and inspect the  feelings I have regarding it. I always find that my feelings about a project exactly match the results I got.

You have to begin with your feelings and emotion. Surrounding all limiting beliefs are emotions. When you begin on a path, you usually do so with high hopes and expectations. Your emotional tone is very high. Eventually, however, most people allow the challenges (which are really opportunities) to become barriers. When this happens, an emotional shell is built around the original intention, and begins to obscure your original thought forms and the excitement that goes along with it. The templates of thought associated with your project or goal become muddied and surrounded by negative emotions. In order to dig yourself out, you have to begin with an inspection of how you are feeling.

Dr. Maurice Turmel, a friend of mine, is a professional psychologist and a spiritual author. He suggests that you journal every day and pay special attention to how you are feeling, especially if things are not going well. It may seem like a waste of time to catalog emotions, but emotions ate amplifiers to thought. Emotions are an indication of your currently activated vibration.

Emotions encapsulate thought.

Therefore, a study of your emotions will lead directly to the thought forms that are causing your unsettled state. In order to even reach those thoughts, you have to first deal with the emotions connected to them. How often have you said, in a difficult situation, "I can't think!" Well, of course you can't, because your emotions obscure your thoughts, and the rational process the intellect uses to make decisions.

Emotionally charged thought is the most powerful thought, because it is thought amplified by feeling. It is an indication of what you are broadcasting to the universe right now. It is not only an indication of where you are vibrationally, but also tells you how the universe is responding to you!

So don't pooh-pooh your emotions. They are like the monitor on your computer. If you couldn't see what you were typing, you would have no idea what you were doing.

I don't think it is coincidental that passionate people are emotional people. Sometimes they can be hard to take, but a passionate person is on full-blast. Their signal to the universe is very strong indeed. One of the benefits of a strong signal is that things happen to you faster, because the Law of Vibration and the Law of Attraction say, "look at Kathy! Her signal is strong, and so we will respond." The loudest person in a room gets the most notice. As Abraham says, when you hit a bump in the road at 100 mph, you sure do feel it more than when you are going 5mph! 

A passionate person may be less balanced, but he or she is potentially learning life lessons much more quickly (or could be, anyway! Sometimes passionate people are stuck in their passion, which makes them stubborn and intransigent. But the truly passionate person is involved in a grand experiment with the creative energy of the universe. They are traveling their creative path at speed, and having a grand time of it).   A passionate person -- even one who is not vary talented -- is learning and growing at a much faster rate than one who is not!  In that way, passion can make up for a lack of talent.

So if you aren't talented at anything, the solution begins with finding something you really like. It doesn't matter what that is. If you like cooking Brussels Sprouts in mustard and ketchup and eating them all day, then do that. If you like ranting about current affairs, then do that. Begin by doing something that gets your juices flowing!

What will happen is that eventually you will discover your TRUE passion. In order to discover your true passion, you have to begin somewhere. Your direction might take a 180- degree turn, but you will have begun your adventure of connecting to creative energy. And when you do, my friends, you will discover that there's nothing better.

June Campbell's LOA story

Last month's article 'The Law of Attraction and Choice, " elicited reader comments.

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Dear Ken,

You invite your list subscribers to submit a story of a spiritual incident that changed their live. This is mine. It happened in October of 2007. For awhile, I questioned my sanity after this incident, but now I believe it to be true.

Prior to October, I had been using the Silva Method (http://www.silvamethod.com/) and EFT tapping (http://www.emofree.com/) with the goal of increasing my financial abundance and improving some minor health conditions such as a knee injury. I had been removing layers of buried anger, bitterness, grief, despair, guilt, shame, anxiety that had been in place for much of my lifetime. As I removed these blocks, health related changes occurred.

However, when doing the EFT tapping, I experienced a pain in my chest, a lump in my throat and my voice became hoarse. During one session, as I removed a layer of negative emotion, I suddenly began gasping and wheezing. My lungs gurgled and I could barely breathe. I came to understand that I had damaged my lungs through the years that I had smoked. (I stopped smoking in 1986 after a doctor told me I had the beginnings of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). I believe that my tapping had released blocked energy around this lung condition. I also believe that my lungs began healing at that time, although the pain continued whenever I tapped. From time to time, I sometimes tasted and smelled a smoky, tarry sensation.

The lump in my throat remained a mystery. Then I began doing a visualization that I learned elsewhere. In this visualization, I leaned over a pool of water and observed myself in the water. After doing this a few times, I began seeing an unknown woman’s face in my visualization rather than my own face. I did not know this woman, but she appeared in the water persistently. At the time, I was a member in an Internet forum for business women who practice the Law of Attraction (www.desiretogrow.com). One day, I happened to notice another member's picture and recognized her as the woman I was seeing in my visualization. I sent this woman, I'll call her Ruth, a PM, and said in a joking way, “What are you doing in my head?”

Ruth was as puzzled as I was.

The next day, I saw Ruth's face again. This time, she bent her head backward and showed me her throat. She pointed to a lump protruding from her throat. I PM’d Ruth again with this event. She had no explanation but said to keep her posted.

Since Ruth had pointed to her throat in my visualization, I decided to tap about the lump that I felt in my throat when I tapped. (I had no such lump when not tapping). As I tapped about this lump, I became aware that I was accessing a huge layer of repressed grief and tears. I somehow understood that this blocked grief was harmful to me but I was desperately afraid to proceed any further. I could not remove the block by tapping. Suddenly, I saw Ruth’s face again and I somehow understood that she was offering to share her strength with me so I could face this layer of blocked energy.

I “touched” Ruth’s face in my mind, and suddenly this layer of despair broke forth explosively and I burst out sobbing. I am not a person who cries easily, so for me to cry is an unusual occurrence in and of itself. After considerable crying, I was still very upset , but I suddenly experienced this amazement and gratitude towards Ruth. At that point, I “saw” her again – but this time I experienced her as a little light bulb, not a face. The words “Ruth’s prayer” came to my mind and the instant I thought those words, I burst out sobbing with yet more tears and grief. I had a "knowing" that she had prayed and I was in direct contact with the prayer. It was a feeling that I have never had before and I lack the words to describe it well.

I somehow understood at this time that I had been facing lung cancer stemming from the blocked emotions combined with the lung damage caused by my smoking. I also understood that at a deep spiritual level, I had been on the verge of giving up and had not been committed to life. At a spiritual level, I was facing the most basic of all questions. Would I opt to live or die? I am not clear as to whether this cancer had actually manifested in my body or whether it was in my spirit as a potential malignancy. Either way, I believe that I chose life and that the cancer, whether real or potential, is healing.

I want to emphasize that I was aware of none of this at a conscious level. It was quite the opposite, in fact. I had been observing a healthy lifestyle and had received compliments from friends (and from my physician) about my improved physical condition and good outlook. I was happier than I had been in a long time.

After this episode, I was drained and shaken. I came to understand, through my meditations, that Ruth and I had reached an agreement at a spiritual level that we would assist one another with issues related to healing. At that time, I “sensed” a healing light that surrounded me and I focused on sending that light to her. In my mind, I saw Ruth becoming filled with this healing energy also.

Ruth and I spoke on the phone a few days later. She described herself as a healer and an empath. The incident had particular meaning for her as well, as she had recently resumed smoking after years of being cigarette-free, and had a family history of lung cancer.

Now, three months later, Ruth is once again cigarette free, and I continue to use EFT and meditation. I am still freeing up energy trapped in my lungs and am still releasing lung congestion.

I believe that the LOA brought me to the forum (I was invited to join as lifetime member prior to the forum's official launch) where I could connect with Ruth, and in turn, we would both heal ourselves of real or potential cancer. My life has changed dramatically. A year ago, I was an atheist. Today, I have deep spiritual beliefs and look at life in a much different way.

I have not shared this experience publicly until now, other than in the forum and with two or three close friends. I felt drawn to write about it today when I saw your invitation.

Best, June Campbell

Don Fanstone: Going to the Mountain

Just a note to suggest a means of reaching the blissful state
you show in the list of emotional states. Have just
completed a 48 hour silent retreat, and the main
meditation consisted of repeating
"I surrender to the Power and Presence of God within me."
"I surrender to the Living Spirit of Christ within me."
When you surrender and let go of the daily news,
the newspapers, the traffic jams and the cell phone
and contact spirit, your consciousness changes
and by this, your life changes. 
A great peace is found and prosperity abounds.
It works for me, I would hope that others will consider
going to the mountain.

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