Vol.6, #5

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The Body Reality

The recent “end of the world ” postulated by poor old  Harold Camping got me thinking about  the human condition, and Christian concepts like the Rapture.  The Rapture is supposed to be an Event whereby the true believers are called to heaven, while the rest of us continue in our mundane and pointless existences on earth. Like almost all Biblical or ancient references, it does contains a grain of truth, albeit a distorted truth.

There are now seven billion human beings on earth, far more than at any time in human history. It is apparent to even a casual observer of life that events on planet earth are moving extremely rapidly. We are seeing an explosion of information, instant communication planet-wide, and a bewildering eruption of financial and economic changes. How can all of this be explained?

From the limited viewpoint of the five human senses, it all seems confusing. From the body reality, physical events occur haphazardly and human affairs seem directed by coincidence, or “historical forces.” Attempts to explain the direction of human events usually degenerate unsatisfactorily into conspiracy theories. You know, the Gulf Oil Spill was a conspiracy  by BP to raise oil prices, the nuclear accident in Japan was caused by a man-made tsunami, etc. There are dozens of conspiracy theories generated to explain every catastrophic event. We instinctively understand that people are responsible for events, but we don’t understand the broader picture: physical events are a result of physical actions combined with the influence of an invisible, programmable, holographic field of subtle energy that all people on earth are contributing to. Now there’s a mouthful! My new movie, “The Evolution of Human Consciousness,” explains this in greater detail.

Conspiracy theories and end-of-the-world scenarios are attempts to explain the direction of events solely from the five-sense reality of the body.  But there is a much larger game being played outside the level of the body reality!  We are all a part of this “higher” reality, which is at the invisible level of consciousness. More and more human beings are waking up to the idea that they are more than just the perceptions that filter through the body’s sensory system. People are discovering that there is another level of perception beyond the body’s five senses a vast gateway not only to the multidimensional nature of the All-That-Is, but also to new physical laws and an understanding of life that goes far beyond five-sense reality. Here, my guidance tells me, is where the action is. It is at this level that we program the stage play called earth, and set the boundaries of what is possible and what is not.


The arbiter of truth on our planet is science. However, science (understandably) rejects anything that isn’t measurable and provable to the reality of the five human senses. That is what it has been designed to do. Science by definition is based firmly within the body reality, and so it naturally dismisses concepts that cannot fit within its matrix of provable phenomena. The problem is that the scientific framework has been used to “prove” that spirituality is non-existent and delusional.  Well, of course a system of investigation that is based firmly in the body reality will generate results within that framework. Garbage in, garbage out!

How do you explain intuition scientifically? You can’t. How do you explain psychic phenomena, or that you feel a greater sense of personal power, or awareness, or compassion for life? You can’t, using a system that has not been designed to even acknowledge its existence. Even so, a lot of us are experiencing such things! But it’s very difficult to explain these ideas coherently. When I do my radio show, Interview With Spirit, I am constantly banging up against the English language.  English is a wonderful medium of expression, but it is firmly mired in body reality. There are almost no words that correctly express spiritual ideas! And so those of us who are waking up are trying to express ideas for which there is no established conceptual framework. are no words. It is very difficult.

The idea of the Christian Rapture, for instance, is that those who have a certain belief system will be saved while the rest perish. What the Rapture is trying to express is the idea that humanity is evolving out of the body reality and into greater spiritual awareness. What is not understood is that this evolution is happening to everyone, not just the Chosen Few. We are all chosen! The New Reality – for want of a better word --  includes the body reality, but also makes us aware of our Higher Selves, and the multi-dimensional nature of the All-That-Is. We don’t want to make the mistake of saying that the body reality is lower, or something we need to ignore. The body and the physical playground are enormously captivating and exciting; it’s what we incarnated on earth to experience! It took us a lot of time to construct the physical universe; and the adventures we have all had, from lifetime to lifetime, are the stuff of legends when we return to Native State. But we also need to remember our connection with spirit. The combination of the body reality with increased spiritual awareness, and the understanding that our reality is programmable from the level of consciousness itself, makes our physical experience so much better.  It’s like having a wonderful dinner along with a really superb wine. Why not enjoy both together?

How is humanity evolving in consciousness?

The engine of consciousness evolution in the physical begins with the rapid population increase, which is creating an excitation within this higher “spiritual” reality.
Human Population Growth

Consider the idea that there really is an ether, an invisible substrate that permeates all physical objects. The ether would be like a gigantic holographic information system, accessible to every human being, and programmable  through thought and intent. We don’t believe that such a thing exists because our authorities are rooted within body reality. It takes a higher level of consciousness, unprovable scientifically, to even reach for this concept.  And because it is outside of the body reality, it is not a subject for serious investigation.

In the vibrational universe concept, matter, energy, and thought are vibrational in nature, and thought has a direct effect on physical structure.  Scientifically, within the body reality, the vibrational nature of atomic structure is accepted. It is not such a leap of the imagination to suppose that thoughts and emotions are vibrational as well (for further exploration of these ideas, you can view “The Unity of Spirit and Matter,” and “The Vibrational Universe movie,” free at In any system that is well-designed, you have to have a way to access it and repair it. In every system there is an information system associated with it. Your stove comes with a schematic that shows every part and how the  appliance is put together. A house comes with  a blueprint. Your cell phone not only has a schematic but a separate user manual that shows you how to program the device. The more sophisticated the system, the more likely it is to be programmable: the cell phone is more programmable than the stove, for example, but each system has information associated with it.

Is it such a stretch to say that the earth herself has such an information system? I think not! The earth is the most complex and sophisticated system we know of! This tells us that even simple things like rocks and so-called “inanimate” objects also have information systems. I believe that these information systems were used by our so-called “primitive” ancestors, to machine and lift stones weighing 100 tons, and to create a linked series of monuments all over the planet that would be difficult or impossible for our engineers to duplicate today.

So let us assume that the earth herself is somehow programmable. How would we access the earth’s information system?
Holographic earth

We know that health can be affected by stress and improved by thinking and acting more positively. What if the earth could be similarly affected by thought and intent? What if we could re-program what is possible by re-programming our own personal databases and our own lives? If that were possible, then physical events within the Matrix of Body Reality would be affected. In the past we have simply programmed our species for conflict, scarcity, and contention. However, when millions of people ask for greater prosperity, more tolerance, and an end to war, this has a tremendous effect on the earth’s information systems, and upon the species consciousness. The earth’s information system is the background vibration that is the backdrop for all human activity.  It affects the parameters of permissible action. That is why we are seeing events changing so rapidly. We, the people of earth, are altering our reality through our thoughts and desires, and this is having a tremendous effect on our political and economic structures within the body reality.

Right now, however, we have not yet written coherent programming for our future, because the human race is still an adolescent species. The first requisite for a mature species is, at the very least, tolerance.  The continuing conflict amongst human groups reflects a fragmented consciousness.  It’s no wonder then, that although more and more of us are waking up, the human race does not yet have a coherent identity, and so we have not yet written coherent programming. That is why events have been so chaotic! We know what we don’t want (the current system) but we have not yet decided what we do want.

However, the continuing increase in human population will provide more spiritual oomph to enable us to transcend the body reality, and make a tipping point in consciousness even more likely. The invisible, subtle information systems of earth are being programmed every day by the thought and intent of individual human beings. In combination, we collectively program what is possible. Does this seem nutty? Does it seem crazy that all of us are responsible for what happens in our own lives and to the planet? Or do you prefer to believe that there are a few powerful crazies in the world who control events, and the rest of us are just victims? Does it seem silly to say that each one of us is a programmer of our reality? Well, it is silly if you are only aware of the body reality.

The more incarnated spirits there are on earth, the more the earth’s subtle fields of information/energy become activated, just as heat applied to a pan of water will excite the molecules and make them move faster and faster. By our very numbers, we are creating an excitation and an increase in the background vibration that affects all life on earth. This increasing vibration will allow new programming, at a higher level, to replace the old programming of contention and conflict. As humanity wakes up we will discover our power, celebrate our differences, and understand our shared divinity.  

State of Being Part II

(From the Interview With Spirit show, 4/27/2011)

OK Guys, you said that you would have more to say about a "state of being."
The last message was interesting, but a bit complex. What is on the menu for this week?

We want to tell you that any physical manifestation comes directly from your personal state of being.

Ken does not believe that you can alter physical structure with just a change in thought or intention, but Ken is wrong! {ha, ha}.

A state of being is like a container. The size of the container and the type of container will determine what you can put in it. Obviously, you can't put water in a potato bag, and you wouldn't want to store a piece of fresh fruit in a heated oven. Your state of being determines, vibrationally, what you can put in your energy field and in your cellular structure.

Your state of being is the motivating decision behind the construction of the container. If you want abundance, that requires a large container, not a small one!

You can't change or create a state of being by thinking. Thoughts come FROM a state of being. A thought is like the light that comes from the headlight. A state of being is the decision to turn the light on! Once the headlight is turned on, the light just comes out in the direction the light is pointed in.
Consciousness creates thought. Consciousness is non-physical, and physical things have no effect on that which is non-physical! (More on that later) So a state of being has nothing whatsoever to do with thinking or emoting. It is a direct creation of the Creative Principle, which is what every human being is. The body you operate, for example, is just an extension  of your personal state of being.
Here we have made a very powerful statement! Physical forms are just an extension of consciousness.
Now, we know that the question everyone has is: "How do you create a state of being?" Well, this is the wrong question, dear ones. We talked last week about the architect, and how he creates a blueprint for a house from thought. If you asked the architect, "how did you become an architect?" he will probably tell you what schools he went to and the training he received. But this training was not the cause of his becoming an architect. The training he received was a product of a state of being he created, that we call "architect."

If we probed a little deeper, our friend might tell us about the thought process that led him to decide about an architect as a career path.  He might tell us that when he was a child, he liked to go downtown and look at the skyscrapers, the museums, and the restaurants. He might tell us how he wondered about how these structures were made. Now we are getting a little closer to the truth, but we are still at the level of the light that comes forth from the headlight. How did the headlight get turned on? How did our friend BE-come an architect? Well, that came from a decision. A decision is not thought, however. A decision is something that motivates thought!

Ken says, "I have no idea where this is going guys. Hopefully this will make some sense eventually."

We are speaking about the most powerful concept in the universe: the decisions of a conscious being. What we are talking about now is behind everything we have said for the past four years.
How do you make a decision? Well, there is no process. This is what Ken is asking for, a formula or a recipe to manifest something like wealth, health, a loving relationship, or a successful business.
But the truth is that there is no formula. That is the secret of life! As soon as you try to put something into a recipe, you lose the spontaneity and the creativity that makes success possible. We will tell you right now that success in anything is proportionate to how much you love what you do. The more you can access the higher emotions in your process, the better your result will be. We are not talking here about something mundane like baking a cake, or building a house from a blueprint, or performing a scientific experiment. Recipes and formulas are at the very end of the creative process! They come after you have already created a state of being and gone through the creative process resulting from your decision to BE. Our architect friend created the blueprint because he had the training, because in one split instant, he made a decision to BE an architect. The blueprint is the end of the line! But if the architect loves what he does, then creating the blueprint will be fun. And it will be fun no matter how many times he does it.

So how do you make a decision? You just DO IT (actually BE it), like the commercial says. There is no formula, that is part of the message we want to get across this week.

How do you tell if you have made a decision that creates a state of being?

You feel different. You feel a spark. You feel creative energy begin to flow within you. Hah!!! Now that is living, dear friends!!! The decision that leads to the creation of a state of being is summarized in the word catalyst. What is a catalyst?

A catalyst is something that promotes or causes activity, but which itself is not consumed or altered in the activity. When Ken looked up catalyst he found something really interesting. "In chemistry, catalysis is the change in rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of a substance called a catalyst. Unlike other reagents that participate in the chemical reaction, a catalyst is not consumed by the reaction itself. A catalyst may participate in multiple chemical transformations." Ah, that is a good word: transformation. This is a very good definition because it describes exactly what we mean when we say that consciousness creates a state of being, which then results in manifestation. Consciousness is not consumed or affected in any way (unless, of course, it decides to do so) by the physical activity which it generates. Consciousness is the catalyst, the originator, of what is physically created!

It's like this: when an ice crystal forms in a cloud, water vapor collects around a very tiny piece of particulate matter, freezing and getting bigger and bigger as more water vapor collects around it. These particles are called ice nuclei. Without the little ice nuclei for the water to form around, nothing happens. This is the picture we want you to get when thinking about a state of being. Think of the little ice nuclei as your state of being. Your state of being creates a vibration that resonates a particular way. This is your intention. The shape of the crystal that forms is determined by what you have decided, because the Law of Attraction brings you more and more "stuff" that matches the vibration of what you have created with your state of being.  Now you have made your container and what goes in it is determined by what you are resonating to.

Let us ask our architect friend again how he became an architect. If we were very thorough, we would eventually be able to isolate the exact instant in which he made his decision. If we were very clever, we could get our friend to describe exactly how he felt when he made this decision. In that instant, there was an alignment, on a non-physical level, to the quintessence of his being, and a connection to the universal field. Remember last week that we said the universal field is a universe-wide potential from which physical stuff -- matter and energy -- is formed. If we could isolate this moment even further, we would find that it happened outside of physicality itself; outside of time and space. Of course, you don't have to know all of this when making a decision! You don't have to know anything about physics, or philosophy. All you have to do is decide to BE. That is the most powerful force in life, dear ones: the decision to BE.

So our message this week is that you cannot think your way to a state of being. You need to find something that floats your boat and then decide to be it. And if you have really made a decision that creates a state of being, you will feel something really good. It is something that connects with who you are, as a conscious being, as an aspect of the One Consciousness that created the universe and everything in it. It is enormously powerful! And that, dear ones, is unique to every being on the planet. There is no how, there is no try. There is just BE. That is why a state of being is so powerful!  Because it connects you with you. We will have more to say about this next week. And yes Ken, we ARE going somewhere with this!

Continued next month

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  5. Kerry Cassidy interviews Graham Hancock: Consciousness, Ancient Technology, and the Pyramids

  6. The World-wide Energy Grid: Hugh Newman with Kerry Cassidy

  7. Amit Sood: Building an on-line Museum to view Great Art

  8. The Town of Allopath

    Treating symptoms, and not the cause. I've always thought this video is funny, not necessarily because it criticizes pharmaceutical medicine, but because this phenomenon is present in a lot of human organizations!




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