Archives for July 2014

Barbarians at the Gate – Hill Country News, July 16, 2014

20120220-_MG_Small6032By Chuck Robison

You may have heard the stories of what happened to the “Okies” who left for the coast during the great dust storms and drought of the 1930’s. When they reached the state line of California, armed American citizens and guards, who forbade their entry into California on the basis that the Okies would destroy the state and its economy, met them.

Hatred ensued. Then, in time, California absorbed all of these unwanted immigrants and life went on.

Or, imagine what it would have felt like, when as a starving Irish parent, the only hope you had left for your children was to put them on a boat, alone, to travel to America and the outstretched hands of the Statute of Liberty, who wears these words: “Give me your tired, your poor,
 your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
 the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
 send these; the homeless,
 tempest-tossed to me. 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Contained within this quote is the secret history of the last 150 years of American History.

And now listen to Texas politicians and other assorted defenders of our liberty, speaking about the illegal hoards bursting over our border with Mexico. Chris Davis, a 37-year-old truck driver listed as commander for a militia group gearing up to repel the invasion, told the San Antonio Express-News he believes law enforcement agencies welcome the help.

The group will secure the border in a “legal and lawful manner” Davis said. However, in a 21-minute YouTube video of Davis, which was first reported by the McAllen Monitor on July 4, (which he has now removed) suggests otherwise.

“How?” Davis asked on the video. “You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.'” Davis said the “influx of illegal immigrants is bringing bad elements” to the country such as “sickness”.

Governor Rick Perry suggested that President Barack Obama could be leading a conspiracy to bring immigrants into the country. The Congress of the United States has refused to do anything at all about the Immigration Issues in hopes of being able to blame all of this on a duly elected President just before the fall election season.

Now imagine what would happen if our drought continues and we experience loss of water and major fires. Imagine gangs of thugs and billionaires who form groups to control what water is left, and these people enforce their power with guns, and many people are being killed, including children.

So the logical solution would be to attempt to emigrate to Arkansas and the water and springs there. All of a sudden, your lonely and painful trip to Arkansas and safety is met at the Texas border by angry Arkansas mobs feeling Texans and their overblown egos will finally ruin their state and lifestyle.

Now, as we all know, that could never happen in Texas. We fought them off at the Alamo and we will repel this invasion as well. And proudly we hail as a Republican Tea Party state, primarily of white people, who are all Christians.

So let’s ask the obvious question of our Christian selves in this situation: What would Jesus do? Do you really think he would tell the little children to go home to be killed? Or would he say: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

While we’re deciding who we really are in this situation, you might consider the end of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath when the Okie, Ma Joad, speaking for all immigrants who have met hatred when they arrive in America, says: “I ain’t never gonna be scared no more. I was, though. For a while it looked as though we was beat. Good and beat. Looked like we didn’t have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kinda bad and scared too, like we was lost and nobody cared…. Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain’t no good and they die out, but we keep a-coming. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out, they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, cos we’re the people.”

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Russell Forsyth and Using the Energy of Spirit

Russell Forsyth is a healer who has been certified under Dr.Doreen Virtue and also works as a crystal bed practitioner, inventor, writer, radio show host, speaker, teacher and musician from Austin, Texas. After an inspirational shift in 2006, Russell has written several books, given workshops, invented a crystal light bed and has appeared on several radio shows, theatre productions and was selected to film a pilot TV show on angel readers. Russell currently cwrites a weekly newsletter called “Angel Whispers”, which features a word study and channeled messages from the angels. [Read more…]

Aurora Foxx and Intuitive Spiritual Music 2011-10-04

Aurora Foxx explained her music and how it worked. Her piano playing, seen in this video, demonstrated how her connection to spirit allows spirit to work directly through her hands to create wonderful and powerful music.

Aurora Foxx transitioned to the next dimension in 2017. She is missed.

Notes From the Masters Class July 7, 2014

Gratitude

Enjoy……this is the exact spot to begin your spiritual quest.

Water, water everywhere….Our Latest Hill Country News Opinion Column

20120220-_MG_Small6032By Chuck Robison

The nattering nabobs of negativity, A.K.A. the US Congress, have successfully crippled our national government, rather than allow the duly elected President to fulfill his responsibilities to lead the country where it clearly wants to go. They proudly proclaim they have been against virtually everything that might improve our country.

Our country does not want a pipeline right down its center to deliver Canadian oil to Houston for shipment to China. Our country does not want to have weapons for everyone without at least a minor background check. Our country does not want us to continue the wrong path we travelled since prohibition in the 1920’s and tried again with the so-called drug war, which we started in the late sixties, and have spent mega millions of dollars with no results, other than populating the nation’s for-profit-prisons with the 2.8 million prisoners, the highest prison population on earth, and most of them for minor drug offenses. And our country does not want another Three Trillion Dollar, lie-driven war in the Middle East!

Another current example of something we do not want is the recent petition by 300,000 citizens of Detroit to the UN for help in fighting their city’s pro-privatization, billionaire-driven, decision to cut off water to tens of thousands of people, simply because they cannot afford to pay their bills.

In response, United Nations experts declared last Wednesday, that the City of Detroit’s shut-off of water to thousands of job-less residents, who are unable to pay their bills, “constitutes a violation of the human right to water” and may be discriminatory against African-Americans.

“The households which suffered unjustified disconnections must be immediately reconnected,” said UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston, and UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque, in a joint statement issued Wednesday.”

“If these water disconnections disproportionately affect African Americans they may be discriminatory, in violation of treaties the U.S. has ratified,” said Farha.”

This crisis for 300,000 Detroit citizens is a stunning signal of how screwed up we have allowed our country to become. This particular issue portends what could easily happen right here in drought-ridden Texas. Suppose our elected leaders, backed by billionaires’ cash, proposed to privatize Texas water. Would we put up with that denial of our rights, as we have with so many of our other rights?

The mere fact that our citizens are so disillusioned and hurt by the care-less management of serious problems right here in America, completely signals, for me, that we have lost our way. Imagine our citizens feeling the only re-course they have, in life threatening situations, is to call on the UN!

While we have been out invading every third world country we can, America is becoming one itself. This is not a political problem…….this is the very definition of a national spiritual crisis.

What is it going to take to convince us that we must come together and co-operate with each other to improve our lives? Are we going to wait for Ronald Reagan’s prediction that only an alien invasion will make us band together for our own wellbeing and common wealth? Isn’t a total breakdown of our environment, happening right now, enough?

And the next time someone tells you that the environmental problem cannot have been caused by man’s actions, buy them a first class ticket to Oklahoma and encourage them to discuss with the citizens of our neighbor state, how it is that only since the destructive fracking of the Oklahoma landscape, has there been a massive and catastrophic increase in major earthquakes there.

Telling ourselves more lies about what is happening to our country and our world is the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes, made new for our times. While you are thinking about that, how long is it going to take us to explore what happened to make our cherished Constitution full of quaint lies and no more than “just a piece of paper”, as one recent US President said?

It seems to me that we MUST move up to another level of consciousness in order to deal with these kinds of problems. As Einstein said: You cannot solve problems on the level at which they were created.

Actually, this is an old problem partially solved by Ben Franklin when he said “……unless we stand together, we shall all hang alone.”

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day 2014

As a way to celebrate this sacred moment in our history, we present
Father A.A. Taliaferro, D.D. in a document which contains his best thoughts on what this day means.

The Fourth of July: Celebration of Freedom
By A. A. Taliaferro, D.D.

In the great annals of the history of man certain occasions have arisen that have been directly under the influence of the Most High, working through the mind and Soul of humanity. A great truth about life has been communicated to the Soul of man in various ways, through the Magna Charta, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Four Freedoms, the Atlantic Charter, the philosophers and the great thinkers of France and England, as well as those from the Orient. This great idea of the freedom of man has been preserved for Americans in the celebration of the Fourth of July.

This celebration has a spiritual nature, as the concept of Freedom and Liberty , Equality and Fraternity for all humanity has a spiritual basis. America was created for a definite purpose. The whole purpose of this country is to project all these great ideas throughout the world, not to just America, and to do whatever is necessary, even at the sacrifice of financial resources and time, to make it possible for human beings to know these truths. Humanity must be freed from the shackles of materiality. Humanity must also be freed from despotism and dictatorship, and from those individuals whose power and ego makes it possible for them to use humanity for their own self-gain.

The heritage of our country, in historical terms, is a synthesis of the great contributions that have been made in the past through the labours of all humanity, by ancient China and India, Persia, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Europe, Britain, and of course America. The early struggles of man were material, and to a certain degree this is still true. But as man won through the power of his will and the steady accumulation in his mind the ability to conquer the earth, to master the techniques by which he can distribute those things that are created by his ingeniousness, he is becoming able to understand the meaning of leisure and the freedom that comes with the availability of time. Man is able to improve himself spiritually as he conquers the material world. The evolution of the material side of our nature, the physical, the emotional/desire, and mental, has enabled us to create material forms, then using the created forms for the betterment of humanity.

The principle of mass production is a very recent thing. The disciple Henry Ford conceived it, and his real contribution to America and to the world was not the automobile or any mechanical device, but the spiritual idea of groups of human beings working together for the betterment of the whole race. When this first began, it was a revolutionary concept. It was successful and effective in the real world, and was made available to the whole of humanity. It transformed the economic life of the planet.

To understand the meaning of the Fourth of July we must understand the spiritual meaning contained within the great historic past of humanity. Almost all of it is represented in the symbolism of the Great Seal of the United States . It took a long time to create the Great Seal. It took a lot of political maneuvering, because there were a great many people who worked on it who actually did not understand it. In 1935, the Great Seal was placed on the one-dollar bill, which is the single most used piece of paper in the United States . Those who look at it are reminded by symbols of the great spiritual heritage of our country.

The Great Seal has symbols with tremendous power. First, there is the eagle, which in ancient times was the symbol of human freedom, the spiritual freedom of the soul as it soared above the material world. The eagle flies higher than any other bird. This has come down as the great symbol of our country. Above the eagle’s head there is an interlaced triangle. This is the Star of David, ancient symbol of the initiates and of the entire process of involution and evolution. It is made up of thirteen stars that symbolize the twelve apostles, who represent the perfection of the different aspects of human nature, plus Christ, who makes the thirteen.

This great energy is creating a new heaven and a new earth, a new kind of political and social system that guarantees freedom for all mankind, without any exceptions. This freedom is the freedom to think as we choose, the freedom to worship God in our own way, the freedom from fear, the freedom to be what we want to be and can be in creating our life in a particular incarnation. This will ultimately be the guaranteed freedom for all humanity. It is the purpose for the establishment of America , not only to provide freedom for the people who live here, but for all humanity. The energy of love and wisdom makes this possible. Immediately surrounding the thirteen stars is fire, the great fire of creation. Surrounding this fire is the light that is the wisdom of the Soul. Just as the rose is the symbol of the Soul and of the perfected mind, so the human mind itself is the symbol of God’s final creative achievement. As human beings develop their abstract mind, they will become increasingly conscious of themselves as Souls.

Political power is the use of power that comes from on high that is radiated out into society through the Soul and mind by the persons who are placed symbolically in a position of power. They are only there temporarily for the purpose of dispensing power, which should be used as a blessing for all mankind, not just a few or a small group. If an individual in power would dedicate himself to this principle, he would be shown by illumination and the intuition the means of how this could be done. However, most people who are in positions of power do not want to do anything except for themselves or those who are around them, those who keep them in power. Today the arrogance and lack of humility of many political leaders, combined with the limitations of the concrete mind, block their registering impressions from higher realms.

Below the eagle’s body, the right talon holds the olive branches, and the left talon holds the arrows. In ancient biblical symbology, arrows stand for thought power, the power of the mind on the material plane. The olive branch stands for peace, the power of the soul’s energy, of “peace on earth, good will to men.” This is the very nature of love, and it is the revelation of grace in Christ at Christmas. These concepts can be brought into the rest of the world by America . Held in the eagle’s beak and rising above his wings is a ribbon or scroll with the Latin phrase, E. Pluribus Unum. This means that the great power of America comes from the realization of the union among individuals on a spiritual level, “Out of the many comes the one.” The tremendous power of this phrase is in the spiritual realization that eventually all humanity will be one. Just as man is one on the Soul level, some day he will also be one on the material side. The eagle is facing to his right, which means that the Soul is dedicated to the spiritual goals of manifestation and of creativity. The soul in humanity is unerringly leading man to the goal of his evolution and existence.

On the other side of the Great Seal, and at the other end of the one-dollar bill, there is the great symbol of the pyramid. This and the eagle, the symbol of the freedom of the Soul, are obviously related. It is impossible for us to be free until we conform to the laws building the symbolic pyramid. The pyramid is a very ancient symbol. Long before the pyramids were built in Egypt or Mexico or South America, the pyramid was the symbol of the building of the temple, just as Solomon’s Temple or the Temple of the Lord is the great symbol in Masonry. The power to build this pyramid is in the human consciousness, in terms of ideas. When we begin to live by these great truths, and incorporate them as stones in the pyramid, with Christ as the chief cornerstone, we begin to build a new culture, the future spiritual culture. The long history of the human race is the process by which this has is being done. It is being accomplished through trial and error, pain and suffering, through tremendous struggle, and the expenditure of great physical, emotional and mental energy.

The pyramid on the Great Seal is not completed because humanity itself is incomplete. Humanity itself must build the capstone that will complete the pyramid. This capstone is the Christ consciousness, the consciousness of the Soul that will transform and regenerate the material world. Christ is often referred to as “the Divine Redeemer.” Then there will be the universal recognition of the brotherhood of man, based on the Fatherhood of God. Above the pyramid is the capstone, which is surrounded by rays of light, symbolic of the Great Architect of the Universe. The capstone contains within it the all-seeing eye, standing for the divinity of the Most High. The meaning of the all-seeing eye is that there is a divine mind present in the material world, and in the human consciousness. It is looking out upon everything that we do. It is conscious of us, not only as individuals but also in group formations such as our family, the community in which we live, the groups with whom we work, and others with whom we are associated. This all-seeing eye is the ever watchful divinity that looks over everything and protects us from all harm, provided that we are doing the work and actually projecting into the material world the great Wisdom and Love and Will and Purpose of the Most High. As result of the fulfillment of the Lord’s Prayer, man will eventually express on earth the consciousness of the kingdom of heaven

Below the pyramid is the Latin phrase, Novus Ordo Seclorum, which means “A New Secular Order.” This new secular order is now being created. It is a brand new form of human political, economic, and social organization. It comes right out of the soul of humanity. It was not by accident or happenstance that America was started. It was started under the divine Will, the energies impressed into great illumined and powerfully oriented personalities through the Souls of these personalities, the main one being Thomas Jefferson. His great companion in this work was John Adams. They worked together for over 50 years, and they died within a few minute of each other, ironically on a Fourth of July. They were aged and Thomas Jefferson was in terrible debt when he died. He made little money during his lifetime. He gave himself completely and his friends recognized that his work was so great and important that he deserved what they could do to help him continue on the material plane. He created unbelievably wonderful things for the benefit of humanity and this country. Of course, he had the help of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and the many others who were working around him.

The government of America is unique among the governments of the world in that its three branches are separate but equal, and correspond to the Holy Trinity or the three aspects of divinity, expressed in Christian phraseology as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Executive Branch corresponds to the Father, the first aspect of divinity and the Will of the Most High. The Legislative Branch is closest to the people and corresponds to the Son, the second aspect of divinity, the Love of the Most High. The Judicial Branch corresponds to the third aspect of divinity, as it interprets and adjudicates the law of the land, and represents the Intelligent Activity of the Most High. By these three branches being separate but equal, they serve as a check and balance on each other. Other governments, even some totalitarian governments, have Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, but none of them have branches that are separate but equal.

Philosophers founded America , people who spoke, thought, and acted on the truth. They did not found this country for the selfish purposes of the people who would come after them. They lived in the selflessness of their philosophy. They gave themselves so that those who would come after them could benefit from their experience and their sacrifice. They were not religious in the generally understood sense of that word. Nevertheless, they were true philosophers. If ever there was a group in the history of humanity that had the consciousness of the soul working within them, it was the group of Founding Fathers that led this country to its formation, literally carving out of human experience a brand new nation, a brand new philosophy, and a brand new unselfish way of looking at things. They spoke the truth that it is possible for human beings to be free, to worship God in their own way, and to seek the truth, and to serve their fellowmen, and to make it possible for all of humanity in the future to do the same thing.

The word philosophy means the love of wisdom or the wisdom of love. It was originally intended to convey that ideal in the ancient oriental civilizations, as well as in the civilizations of Egypt , Greece and Rome . The philosophers were concerned with seeking the truth and devising techniques by which that truth could be lived by the people, for the benefit and well being of society as a whole.

The last President who was a leader in terms of philosophic principles was Abraham Lincoln, evoked by the genius and destiny of the race, coming forth from the very soul of the people. He was one of the most powerful Avatars which humanity itself has produced, and was very sensitive to Shamballa force. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine and others lived the philosophy in their daily life. They were willing to take the personal consequences in their life for their love of wisdom. They sacrificed their whole life for the sake of this country. They witnessed the selfish intrigue and shameless and embarrassing infighting among the delegates of the various states as they hammered out the Declaration of Independence and later the Constitution. These documents would make it possible for this country to be one nation, indivisible, and made up of the various states. The different groups of people came together, trying to understand that they must cooperate with each other or perish.

Today we have changed the philosophic system of thinking that our early forefathers used in establishing a philosophic democracy. We have changed the system of freedom that came from the philosophic principle of wisdom, to the use of that freedom for our selfish ends. The purpose of life today is to become as powerful and as rich as possible, with a minimum expenditure of energy, and to use our power and our riches for ourselves. We do not know how to think and feel or act out a change in our life because we are literally afraid to be unselfish. We do not know that there is a great power which communicates by the intuition to the individual who is willing to become unselfish, to give himself for his fellow man, that he will be given everything he needs to do this. It is a test of faith. He cannot ask for proof and then decide to do it. He must do it with the assurance from within himself that every step of the way he will be guided and protected and he will be aided and helped.

When President Kennedy said in his inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” there was a very great truth in what he said. The personality grasps for itself and holds with clinging hands, whereas the nature of the soul is to serve unconditionally, without expectation of recognition or reward. He was really saying we should get up every day and ask what we can do for the world and for our fellow men, instead of instinctively recoiling and wondering how we can finesse someone into doing something for us or manipulate events in the daily world for our personal gain. We should simply know that if we make the connection with the consciousness of the Soul and become a Soul infused personality, then the Soul will work through us in mysterious ways its wonders to perform. We should live by the wisdom, truth and love of the Soul.

America was and still is today the great divine experiment in human freedom, making it possible for the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Most High to work out on this planet a new kind of life in which we are conscious of the power of the Soul. We can be conscious of the truth. We can be conscious of the fact that we are truly our brother’s keeper, and that we are one with each other regardless of race, color, or creed. We are truly one because we use the same energy of matter to build our physical bodies, and we use the same energy of the soul to become conscious of ourselves, and of the Will and Purpose and Love of the Most High.