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What are we doing on this planet?

Have you ever wondered what you are doing on this planet?

Actually, there's nothing wrong with Planet Earth; it's a beautiful place with so many different ecosystems and species. It the human race that sometimes astonishes me, because we seem to have everything wrong-end-forwards.
In a universe that is over 14 billion light-years in diameter, with over 7 trillion galaxies and 30 billion trillion stars, it would be mind-boggling if the earth were the only planet with intelligent life. A simple calculation (assuming that the universe is closed, and roughly spherical) shows that the volume of the universe is around 10^38 cubic miles, or 100 trillion trillion trillion cubic miles. There are trillions of galaxies and approximately 30 billion trillion stars. Yet when Tom Cruise dared to suggest that we were not alone in the universe, he was pilloried in the "popular" press as a kook. Now I don't have any particular love for "Scientology Tom," but doesn't that seem just a little strange? Well, it doesn't to a LOT of humans. Why?

Well, we are told that in the Final Days there will be a battle between good and evil, but this description is too simplistic. We aren't fighting a battle, we are in the middle of an evolutionary leap in consciousness. Those who understand that they are an immortal spirit having a temporary physical experience are clued-in to a deeper level of awareness of Self and of the universe. Those who aren't believe stuff like "when you die, you're dead," that you can only vote Democrat or Republican, that Osama Bin Laden caused 9/11 (go to the official FBI website and see what crimes Osama is wanted for), and that you have to fight for everything worthwhile in life.

The description of spiritual evolution as a "battle" between two polarized opposites is a perfect example of the kind of thinking that our species is moving out of!

We are moving out of an old set of beliefs, based upon a lower level of awareness, and into a new set of beliefs more aligned with universal principles. That process is painful. The human race is like an adolescent having massive hormonal changes, and a growth spurt. Human consciousness is "tuning in" to a new awareness, but not all of us have yet gotten the message. The old memes of struggle, conflict, and unworthiness are still strong. And so what appears to be a battle (using the old paradigm of thought) is simply, and more accurately, an evolution in thought (using the new awareness).

Here's the point: what seems obvious to us is "nutty" to those who are still connected to the old vibrational patterns.
And that is perfectly understandable, if you understand the vibrational universe concept. Someone who is cheerful is not on the same wavelength as an angry person, and they simply don't see "eye to eye." There is little comprehension and affinity, and the weltanschauung of these two people is likely to be wildly different.

To understand this concept, consider this very simplistic graph of two vibrations. The waveform at the top is of a higher frequency than the one at the bottom because it has five crests and troughs for every one crest of the bottom vibration. If we use the vibrational analogy that awareness, or consciousness, exists on a scale of lowest to highest -- highest being the broadest awareness, including many more data points-- then a higher consciousness can understand a lower one, but not vice-versa. Why? Well, since thought is vibrational in nature, a higher vibration can "read" a lower one.

High frequency waveform: wHigh:
higher vibration

Low frequency waveform wLow:

Imagine an "eye" at every wavecrest on wLow and wHigh.

The person at the higher frequency just counts out 5 wavecrests and can easily see the lower wavelength. But the one on the bottom can only be aware of its much longer wavelength, because its perception is too gross. Even though there are 5 wavecrests of wHigh between every one for wLow, wLow cannot see them, even though they surely exist! (excerpted from

I use this crude little analogy to point out the dilemma of awareness and consciousness. Those in the lower vibrations get very frustrated, because they cannot understand why you don't agree with them. For such people, their opinions and beliefs are always "obvious," and your understanding seems deliberately perverse! They look at you like you are a kook, because they can't see your deeper understanding. Actually, they suspect something; like the waveform wLow, they sense but cannot comprehend that you are "different," and it scares them. That is why, when such people get into "power," they try to squash the arts, and decrease funding for scientific investigation.

Such people always bludgeon their way to distorted goals, not because they are evil in any way, but because they simply can't (yet) see the higher vibrations. It is always possible to inflict enough pain to force agreement, at least for a while. Societies and organizations based upon the use of coercion and force, however, are inverted, and always collapse. This has been the human history of planet earth for millennia, as humanity has been mired in the old paradigm of thought and belief.

A study of human history appears to elicit "natural laws of human behavior." But these laws are falsehoods: they are merely the result of an adolescent belief system. Adolescents act irrationally; we don't say that adolescent behavior is inevitable for the duration of the life; we simply call it a "phase." And so is the current phase of human evolution that we are now beginning to move out of.

A couple of weeks ago I saw the movie "Avatar." This movie is a perfect example of two societies on a different level of awareness. The leader of the security team and the head of the corporation regard the inhabitants of the planet as primitive, spaced-out, kooky wierdos, because they don't have any machinery. Of course, everybody knows that high-tech gadgets are an indicator of a higher consciousness, right? Well, maybe not! If you look at where our technology is evolving, it's evolving TOWARD a non-mechanized culture. In other words, electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller and faster and faster, they have no moving parts, and they are operating on higher and higher frequencies and with more and more bandwidth. That is to say, our technology is becoming less dense and more and more ephemeral, approaching that of thought itself. And when we get there, perhaps we won't need those crutches any longer. What will have been accomplished with a cell phone will, perhaps, be accomplished via thought, intuition, ESP, and all of those other "kooky" ideas.

I thought it was interesting that in Avatar, however, the solution of the indigenous people fight a war. It's the same in all human fiction: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc. In order to defeat the "bad guys," you have to play on their level, otherwise they just overrun you. But that idea is entirely in conflict with universal principles like the Law of Vibration and the Law of Attraction. Galactically speaking, a society that has evolved to a new level of consciousness never meets up with a primitive, mechanized culture. That's because there is simply no reality between the two vibrations.

On planet earth, of course, immersed in the old paradigm, it is always possible for a peaceful culture to be overwhelmed by barbarians. That's because the species consciousness has not yet evolved to a higher state. The Japanese have a saying, "the nail that sticks out will be hammered down." That's what happens when a group begins to evolve out of a limiting set of beliefs and into a new set of beliefs, all the while existing within a planetary envelope firmly enmeshed in the old set of beliefs. But it seems unlikely that such a scenario that played out in Avatar could actually exist in "the real universe." (I say "the real universe" as opposed to the world of science and science fiction, which always assumes, parochially (and arrogantly) that the rest of the universe is at our level of consciousness.

In psychology, this is known as "transference," and it is a phenomenon associated with children, and other immature types who cannot conceive of a world different from the one in their beliefs. This belief is itself part of the collection of beliefs associated with the old paradigm of thought on an adolescent level of consciousness, which is where the human race is evolving out of).

Adolescents are pretty feisty. I believe it's the same for cultures and civilizations. Right now on our planet we have an unusual situation. I don't believe there have ever been this many human beings on the earth, ever. The civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria (if they existed at all)  from all that I've read, had nothing like the current human species count.
The evolving sectors of our civilization will tend toward more cooperation, more harmony, and much greater productivity. The sectors mired in the old system will look more and more primitive, and will force themselves on a more and more unwilling population.

Allopathic medicine in its current form is clearly one of the systems destined to die away. Pharmaceutical drugs are scattershot approaches; using a blunderbuss when a laser is needed. For example, when a heart medicine is administered, it goes into the bloodstream and hits every organ in the body. That's why these drugs have so many side-effects. But the pharmaceutical industry continues to lobby Congress, insisting that newer, alternative medicines find no favor. These companies have consistently tried to ban vitamins and other natural products, or force them to be declared as drugs. Such an approach must surely fail, because it is easy to see that it contravenes the common good; and it is typical of an outdated approach mired in the old paradigm of unworthiness, coercion, and control/domination from above.

It is the same for the fossil fuel industry on planet earth. The U.S. Dept of Energy spends over 95% of its budget on polluting fossil fuel technologies, and almost completely ignores research on cleaner, alternative energy technologies.

Politics as it is practiced today on earth is also an aging dinosaur, soon to be extinct. Politics today is the politics of special interests (mainly corporations) who essentially bribe legislators to pass favorable laws. One might argue that this has always been so, but with the advent of the internet and a planet-wide neural network, it is becoming more and more impossible to hide activities that are not in the best interests of the people or the nation. That is why the U.S. intelligence community is now attempting to control the Internet. An article in "Wired," called Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet, describes this approach by those who desperately cling to the old memes.

Of course, these tactics are also doomed to failure in the new, evolving consciousness. Those who operate from this mindset are stuck in their vibration, and cannot see past it, just as the angry person cannot contemplate the higher vibrations of cheerfulness, or the allopathic doctor who uses pharmaceutical drugs cannot comprehend new and improved methods like Rife technology

Guys like Michael McConnell, the former director of national intelligence (see the article) must always use the ineffective, bludgeoning tactics of the fighter because he doesn't know any better. These people are scary because they have "power," but this "power" is a phantom, and comes from the outdated, lower vibrations. Those of us with a higher awareness can see through these people like open books. When the laser is needed, a blunderbuss simply will not work anymore!

The traditional media is also one of the institutions that is not evolving toward more cooperation and openness.

I used to think that conspiracy theorists were themselves a little kooky, until I found out about the $3.78 trillion CMKM Diamonds lawsuit against the directors of the Security and Exchange Commission, for fraudulently trading over 2.5 trillion shares of CMKX Diamond stock, and stealing the proceeds, in an illegal process known as naked short selling (selling shares of stock that don't exist, and that you don't own). This is the biggest financial fraud case in world history, filed in open court in the United States District Court, Central District of California. Copies have been sent to the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Bloomberg financial network, Barrons, and the Wall Street Journal. Not a peep has been heard from any of these prestigious institutions, however.

So I guess I must be a kook for suggesting that this case should at least be somewhere on p.14 of the financial pages! (You can find a copy of this lawsuit at, here:
The Deep Capture website was founded by the CEO of, and discusses the activities going on in America's financial sector; activities which are simply not reported on by the "mainstream" media).  

Unless the mainstream press in the United States reforms itself, it too will implode. And the same for the intelligence community, and indeed, all organizations with hidden agendas. Note that this includes "evil" and "black" organizations, who supposedly have so much power. Well, they don't! They are based on lies, which are themselves inherently unstable data structures, and must eventually implode (see my blog post, "Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?" at

The good news is that the human race has evolved too far to ever go back to the old paradigm of thought. We are past World War III scenarios and silly "2012" disaster predictions where the oceans flood the coastlines, or some sort of natural disaster wipes out life on earth. Again, these predictions come from those who do not yet see the light, and are still stuck in a paradigm of thought based on conflict, struggle, coercion, and domination.  These are fear-based scenarios and are a perfect representation of their vibrational orientation. Keep in mind the wonderful quote from science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, who once said, "never assign to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity!"

Understanding the vibrational universe concept can really ease your mind. Evil actions are merely actions based on deluded, materialistic thought processes. That doesn't make these actions less harmful, of course, but such knowledge does give you one very important benefit: it keeps you emotionally and vibrationally at the top of your game. In my studies of current events I often find myself complaining about the dark, evil people who seem to control things. But then I realize that these people are also evolving, and that the increasing vibration of the human race is causing them to react in fear, and to stick out uncomfortably, where they can be easily seen.

When you don't understand something, you become afraid. Fear is just a closing off to source energy.

The evolution in consciousness on planet earth is occurring in the human race. The other life forms, and species, on the planet already "get it." They are just waiting for us to wake up! And we are waking up; but like an adolescent, we are experiencing growing pains.

Websters New Collegiate Dictionary defines transference as, "the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood, toward a new object."



Why is Humanity disconnected from Source? (from the Interview With Spirit show)


We would talk about love and affinity, and how wonderful it feels to BE, but you always seem bored with that, and are looking for something deep and profound! And you know, because you have experienced it, that there is nothing more deep and profound than the feeling of love, of the OM, as it sets you vibrating and resonating to Source. In fact, the speech you are giving today is all about that, is all about your experience. So we suggest that you tell your listeners this week about that experience.

[The experience I had was going to a  "channeling" website about 15 years ago, and picking up on the energy of the channeled message, and having a spiritual awakening]

All right, now what did you conclude? That the gateway to the soul, the gateway to spirit, is through the feelings, is that not correct? Data cannot provide that wonderful experience. Data, as you describe in your speech, is something that sits within the carrier wave, just like the FM or AM radio signal is a modulation of the carrier wave. Data is a sort of "add-on", something ad hoc to the actual communication of the carrier wave. Without the carrier wave there is no data! And so you can see how scientists can miss the boat in their investigations into matter and energy.

Mere detached observation and measurement can never lead to anything except a description of data – the particles of energy that make up the visible universe. But these particles float within, and are themselves created from, a sea of subtle energy. It's like not being able to see the forest for the trees! Here you all exist in a wonderful cocoon of loving source energy, but you ignore that and look to the data points and scrutinize them for the truth! That is a little like studying the boats that float upon the sea, and ignoring the ocean!
Now of course Ken will say, "that is all fine and good, but tell me how I'm supposed to connect with this wonderful, invisible energy. If it's everywhere, then why don't I feel fantastic all the time? Why is there so much misery and stupidity on planet earth?"

The answer to that question is simple, dear ones: this dilemma applies exclusively to the human race! Everything else on planet earth "gets it." That narrows the field of investigation quite nicely, does it not? So the question really is, "Why is humanity disconnected from source?" And the answer to that, dear ones, is that you have chosen, as a species, to do so. You see, it is possible to experience ANYTHING in this physical playground you call the physical universe. The set of beliefs that you choose, as a species, creates a configuration space that determines what you see and, most important, what you FEEL.

Your beliefs are like a scientific experiment that has a set of cells in a petrie dish. Whatever environment you create in the petrie dish will determine ehat will grow, or not grow, in the dish. Humanity has lost sight of this fact. Humanity has forgotten the importance of thought in determining the set of parameters which provide the configuration space of the race. Your set of beliefs acts as an interpretive filter, blocking out all inputs and vibrations that are not compatible, just as a polarizing filter blocks or lets in certain frequencies of light. You have so lost sight of yourselves that you even believe that when  you die, you're dead! This is something that constantly amazes those of us who watch you and follow your progress. But we have to say that because of these limiting beliefs on a species-wide basis, you have created a petrie dish for your race that is incredibly fascinating, enticing, horrible, wonderful, ugly, beautiful, and astonishing!

What you perceive as ugliness within the petrie dish, we see as something incredible. And so do you really. That is why so many of you have decided to experience it. And that very growth of population is inevitably raising the background vibration of the species consciousness, which will in turn bring about a higher awareness, and recognition of a new set of memes that are more compatible with universal principles.

We have to tell you that there is a little bit of reluctance within all of you to give up this amazing and crazy environment you have created! Ken is watching the series "Friday Night Lights," about High School football in Texas, with his wife Jenny. Ken is constantly commenting on how constricting, rigid, and limiting are the beliefs of the people in the town of Dillon, Texas. But they are both riveted to the series, even though Jenny doesn't like football. And why is that, do you suppose? Because of the people and how they deal with this environment. It is fascinating to watch how most will simply go along to get along, and what happens when someone tries to break out of the box. You really discover a lot about yourself in very challenging environments like that, do you not?

How wonderful would it be to exist in perfect harmony, with everyone agreeing with you? Well, for those of you on earth, the adventure seekers, it would be very boring indeed. And that is why we think that the human race will always desire a little bit of drama and excitement. You get addicted to it!

And so there is a dichotomy within the consciousness of the human race. By species consciousness we simply mean the set of beliefs that everyone agrees on. The species consciousness can be likened to a very, very complex 3 dimensional matrix of subtle energy that is dynamically changing in every moment, as each of you makes decisions in your daily lives. That matrix affects everyone who incarnates on the planet. Of course there are subsets of this matrix, which you call "cultures." The Chinese have a culture, the Americans have a culture, and so on. But these cultures all have something in common; in our matrix analogy, when there is a union of two subsets there is common agreement between the subsets. Now imagine all of the human cultures and beliefs and imagine what the human species matrix might look like. It is one of the most beautiful things in the universe, we can tell you that!! We can see this matrix in all of its beauty, and it is astonishing.

The interesting thing is that before you come to earth, you see this matrix in all of its glory and you cannot wait to become a part of it. "Oh," you say, "I'll go back down to earth and become a part of this incredible evolution!" And then you incarnate and re-connect with the matching energy from your previous experiences (which acts as a sort of background choreographer, influencing you this way or that, like the grid of roads that you must drive your car down, or get stuck in the ditch or the field) and you lose that greater connection to the fullness of yourself, in the excitement and the power and the intensity of your physical experience. But again, you knew that would happen, and it's all part of the fun!

So the answer to the question, "Why is humanity disconnected from source" really is, "because it's so much fun!!!"

You see, there are two different perspectives. While you are on the harrowing rollercoaster, you can't wait to get off. But after you get off, you calm down a little and are eager to get back on it again. Why? Because it makes you feel so alive, gets you experiencing so intensely, that you just cannot get enough of it. We feel fantastic and would not exchange our experience for yours, but it is amazing to us to observe and fell how intensely you live life.

And remember, dear ones, that even though you may feel despair and misery and frustration, it is all temporary. Very temporary!

One of the fascinations of the human experience is that when you are in it, you feel that it will never end, that is it hopeless, and that you are vulnerable and powerless. And we tell you that THAT feeling is one of the reasons you came to earth, because it is not possible to feel like that in Native State. It's the reason for the creation of any physical universe: limitation that creates an understanding and appreciation of freedom.

Infinity is a concept that is only possible through limitation, as Ken explains nicely in his movie, "The Unity of Spirit and Matter," which Ken and Amanda will discuss in the next show.

So we hope that Ken is now satisfied (and we see that he is) and we wish you all the best in your experiences. And we remind you once again that all endings are happy endings.

That is the way of Spirit, the way of Source.


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