Montag, 30. November 2009

The Purpose of You and Me

Are we undergoing an alchemical transformation?

It seems so, in fact in a way
of what it means to be human, says Michelle L. Casto, a Soul Coach expert I´ve recently met on Twitter. "Traditionally, we have held two world views: material and mystical. I believe we will be moving beyond a dualistic world view to a holistic worldview where everything---light, dark, material and mystical unify and harmonize."

A Course in Miracles teaches that welfare of the world depends on you learning. Learning what you might ask? Learning to live a higher life and learning to actualize your humanity and mature into your divinity.

The time for spiritual education is here. We can no longer cast a blind eye to the ills, wrongs, and general ignorance of our current reality. It is time for an end of the ego and the rise of the Soul.

Many prophecies about the Shift of Consciousness that is occurring between now and 2012 have emerged from ancient traditions of the Mayans, Hopi, Zulu. With this ending of a cycle comes a sense of loss and the opportunity for massive expansion.

A new consciousness is being birthed on the planet, I call it the Age of the Soul, because inner lights are being awakened and activated, causing humanity to grow its angel wings. We are blessed with the very real opportunity to ascend higher up the evolutionary scale, where we can experience our own version of heaven on earth.

As you begin to know yourself, you begin to master yourself.
As you begin to master yourself, you begin to recreate your reality
based on your soul's longings and desires.

You have everything you need to be a pioneer in this new age of practical spirituality. The good news is that the divine you is not something you need to create. God already did that. The divine you is the light and love that you are. Your job is to clear the blockages so you can shine bright.

The New energy arriving on planet Earth requires a new and upgraded human being, (an upgrade from Second Life to Eternal Life - cassie says :-)
one in sync with their soul’s purpose and strong in loving presence, a divine human.
Now more than ever we are called to trust our inner knowing and make spiritually smart life decisions. We live in an era that is inspiring souls to awaken and take action.

We are here to do a great work because the mind that created us
knew what it wanted us to do when it created us.
-- Raymond Barker

Let everyone get in their destined place. It’s time to for us to unite and create a bright new reality. This work requires the heart, hands, and intentions of as many people as possible. We will need to create new solutions to modern-day problems, and be called upon to work together collaboratively.

So lets see: What is this thing called The Soul?
The soul is the spiritual essence behind your physical form. It is eternal, unlimited, and connected to Infinite Intelligence. It knows who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. C.S. Lewis so eloquently puts it: “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

Thus it is no accident that You are here on Earth at this time of the Great Shift in Consciousness (or the fact that you are reading this). The divine’s plan for salvation includes you. You are at a choice point. Will you choose to ascend or remain stagnant?

What do you think when you think…
if others saw the real me, they would ?”

Hopefully your answer will be

“they would be blinded by my light!”,

as Marianne Williamsen stated!

Your answer to this question surely reveals how ready you are to show up and shine.
When we can see ourselves as divine, light and love filled beings with wisdom to share, gifts to bring, then we can see it in others.

So it’s the divine time for YOU to:

  1. Reclaim your divine inheritance
  2. Accept that you are anointed and appointed to do great things.
  3. Take action on your desires and dreams.
  4. Shine your bright light.

Our greatest opportunity will be to stand in our true power and glory—to radiate our light for all to see, no more turning it down so others won’t feel uncomfortable or holding back our power and presence.

In this great awakening, Truth will be revealed and most especially masks will be removed. Games and manipulations will be seen for what they are and the reign of the ego will end.

I absolutely know and experience my brilliant
and illuminated mind.
Light energy from heaven guides my path and
from here my genius shines brightly.

(affirmation for every day)

Socrates said that the purpose of life is the enlightenment of the soul vs the pursuit of materialism that leads to darkness. Since much of our history has been about the accumulation of things, it seems natural that in this Age of Soul, for a deep change to occur in where and how we find our happiness.

I hold the belief that the curriculum for our enlightenment has been set by our soul and that LIFE gives us the opportunities to collect the keys to our eternal wisdom.

In life, we experience 3 major challenges:

  1. Power-oriented—making a stand/being courageous
  2. Love---expressing and receiving love
  3. Intellect---developing our mind and creating things.

Use these 3 Keys to reach Your Divine Kingdom
we can grow into our expanded self & fulfill our divine destiny in each of these areas and more.

Key 1: Conscious Learning
Learning is the connection for your soul’s evolution. Knowing yourself is understanding both your personality and your divinity and creating a life that harmonizes with both aspects of your Self. Along the way, you may learn lessons, however, the main thing is to learn to be a conscious creator and masterfully apply the skills of cognition and choice to manifest a reality that you adore.

Key 2: Soul Purpose

To discover and live one’s soul purpose is essential to your well being. Look within at your desires, dreams, aspirations, and longings that you carry in your heart of hearts.
Ask not, Can I do it? But Will I enjoy it? Ask not, What can I get, Ask, What Can I give?

Fulfilling your purpose means creating a pathway to your soul’s highest happiness and inner fulfillment, which can be expressed in 3 ways—universal purpose, personal purpose, and professional purpose.

Key 3: Conscious Creation
Understanding the idea that thoughts are things is the first step to re-creating your reality. Harnessing the laws of the universe such as law of attraction, law of action, law of reciprocity, law of intention, etc will make this effortless.

The first and most important step is to make the decision to be happy and successful. Keep in mind, the brain does not make the human, the human makes the brain by what he thinks about, focuses on, and what he allows to influence his thinking.

Shared by © Michelle L. Casto~ The Soul Coach
Thank You!



Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this
excerpt from the Book "As a Man Thinketh", written by James Allen:

~ We are the master of thought, and
the molder of character, maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny ~

11. Juni // 30. Nov. 2009

Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2009

500 Euro Kindergrunsicherung pro Monat - Jetzt!

Mindestens! Millionen unserer Kinden gehen "ohne" Frühstück in die Schule!
2,47 Euro darf eine 16-Jährige im Monat für Zahnpasta, Shampoo und Seife ausgeben. Für 2,21 Euro im Monat darf ein 17-Jähriger sich Hefte und Stifte kaufen. Für Bildungsausgaben sieht das Budget, das Kinder von Hartz IV-Empfänger bekommen, 0 Euro, in Worten: Null Euro.

So arm sind mehr als 2,4 Millionen Kinder in unserem reichen Land. Und weitere 1,5 Millionen Kinder, deren Eltern zu tariffreien Dumping-Löhnen arbeiten, liegen knapp über dem Niveau des staatlichen Sozialgeldes.

Gegen skandalöse Armut

Wir fordern einen mutigen Systemwechsel und 500 Euro Grundsicherung für jedes Kind im Monat“, sagte Christiane Reckmann, Präsidiumsmitglied der AWO und Vorsitzende des Zukunftsforums Familie (ZFF) zum Auftakt des "Bündnis Kindergrundsicherung".

"In jedem 6. deutschen Kinderzimmer spielt die Armut mit", kritisiert Axel Plaue, der Vorsitzende der AWO Bezirksverband Hannover e.V. "Das heißt, dass Millionen Kinder ohne Frühstück in die Schule gehen. Dass zum Beispiel "Lisa", die das Pech hat, dass ihr Papa langzeitarbeitslos ist, niemanden zum Kindergeburtstag einladen kann. Dass sie keine Musikschule besucht und den Sportverein meidet, weil sie sich den einheitlichen Trainingsanzug nicht leisten kann. Es heißt, dass Lisa nur eine 20-prozentige Chance hat, Abitur zu machen. Dass sie viel eher zu den 70 000 Kindern gehört, die jedes Jahr die Schule ohne Abschluss verlassen."

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Die AWO fordert deshalb schon lange einen kostenfreien Zugfang zu allen Bildungseinrichtungen. Das Konzept der Kindergrundsicherung des Bündnisses von sieben Verbänden und sechs namhaften Wissenschaftlern ist das mutigste und beste für alle Kinder.

Die Kindergrundsicherung von 500 Euro im Monat errechnet sich durch das vom Bundesverfassungsgericht festgestellte sächliche Existenzminimum von 322 Euro im Monat. Plus den ebenfalls höchstrichterlich festegestellten Kosten für Betreuung, Erziehung und Ausbildung von monatlich 180 Euro.

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Für die Gesamtkosten von brutto rund 100 Milliarden Euro im Jahr, hat das "Bündnis Kindergrundsicherung" eine Finanzierung errechnet, die alle bisherigen Leistungen der Familienförderung zusammenfasst, beispielsweise das Ehegattensplitting als Förderung des puren Trauscheins abschafft und die neue, einheitliche Kindergrundsicherung der Einkommensbesteuerung unterlegt - womit Gutverdiener weniger als Niedrigverdiener bekommen und Bedürftige den vollen Satz.

"Es bleibt eine Finanzierungslücke von rund 10 Milliarden Euro, die eine Frage des politischen Gestaltungswillens und der Prioritätensetzung ist", sagte Axel Plaue und forderte die Parteien im Superwahljahr auf, Farbe zu bekennen.

Über die AWO
Der AWO Bezirksverband Hannover e.V., in der Mitte Niedersachsens, ist einer der großen Bezirksverbände der Arbeiterwohlfahrt im gesamten Bundesgebiet mit 19 Kreisverbänden und ca. 23.000 Mitgliedern und erstreckt sich von Hannoversch Münden bis Cuxhaven.

In den verschiedensten Einrichtungen von den Kindertagesstätten, Krankenhäusern, Kurkliniken, sozialpsychiatrischen Angeboten bis hin zu den Seniorenzentren - sowie in den 19 Kreisverbänden - arbeiten ca. 2.800 hauptamtliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter, die durch ca. 3.600 ehrenamtliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter in der Arbeit vor Ort unterstützt werden.
Die Arbeiterwohlfahrt ist ein anerkannter Spitzenverband der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege, in dem sich Frauen und Männer zusammengeschlossen haben, um eine fortschrittliche Arbeit zu fördern.

Das sozialethische Fundament und der unverwechselbare sozialpolitische Hintergrund der AWO beruhen auf den in der Tradition der Arbeiterbewegung verankerten Grundwerten Freiheit, Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit, Toleranz und Solidarität. Im Vordergrund allen Handelns steht der Mensch mit seinen individuellen Fähigkeiten.

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Samstag, 9. Mai 2009

Gilian Anderson: Stop Animal Experiments asap!

english/german article:

X-Files Actress Gilian Andersons writes email to the EU Parliament (!)

She is claiming to stop scientific animal experiments by June 2009 and to replace those no-longer needed thus crucial experiments asap with the latest invented and unharming technologies in scientific research.

Bravo! See, read, act.

Dear Member of the European Parliament,

I am writing urgently on behalf of PETA to ask you to stop Europe returning to the darkest days of vivisection. I urge you to act in the interests of compassion when MEPs vote on the proposed directive on the protection of animals used in scientific procedures.

I have been dismayed to learn of proposals introduced to the draft legislation which will have a devastating effect on animal welfare and completely prevent governments from effectively regulating animal experiments on behalf of the citizens of the European Union. Please vote to protect animals, promote good science and ensure proper oversight in the First Reading of the proposed directive in May.

To reflect the deep concerns of European citizens, it is vital that the directive at the very least do the following:

• Promote effective, humane and relevant methods to replace animal experiments. This must
be at the heart of EU policy.

• Ensure that no experiments are conducted on animals unless a licence is issued by
government authorities in advance (this is already the law in many European countries and is vital for animals' protection).

• Ensure that no animal is ever exposed to severe, prolonged pain.

• Make real progress towards ending the use of all non-human primates in experiments and
take decisive action to completely end the trapping of wild monkeys to supply the vivisection industry.

We must not return to a "free-for-all" in which there is almost no effective control of what
takes place behind closed laboratory doors. Twelve million dogs, cats, mice, rabbits, monkeys, horses and other animals suffer and are killed in experiments in the EU every year.

I am certain that the overwhelming majority of EU citizens would be as horrified as I was to
learn that their elected representatives were considering washing their hands of those animals, leaving millions of them with little or no legal protection whatsoever.

Please vote in favour of
progress and compassion. Please contact me (through PETA) to let me know how you intend to vote on this critical issue.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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Gilian Anderson deckt unheimliche Fälle einer EU-weiten "Laborverschwörung" auf.

Die Emmy-Gewinnerin hilft der Tierrechtsorganisation PETA Europe dabei, eine waschechte "Verschwörung" aufzudecken, in der Mitglieder der Europäischen Union (EU) den Tierschutz in Versuchslabors zu reduzieren versuchen.
Ca. 12 Millionen Tiere werden innerhalb Europas jedes Jahr in Laboratorien eingesetzt und getötet.

Die Europäische Kommission hat einen Gesetzesvorschlag vorgelegt, der Tierschutzstandards in Laborexperimenten innerhalb der EU noch niedriger ansetzen will. Gillian Anderson hat sich als große Tierfreundin deshalb im Namen von PETA Europe an alle Mitglieder des Europaparlaments (MEPs) gewandt und sie gebeten, sich für die Tiere und die Wissenschaft einzusetzen und sicherzustellen, dass die Direktive effektive Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch fördert, und somit die Versuchs-Tiere davor bewahrt, schwerwiegenden und lang anhaltenden Schmerzen ausgesetzt zu sein.

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09. Mai 2009

Eine Einladung von jemandem, der Dich kennenlernen will

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, wie Du Dein Geld verdienst.
Ich möchte wissen, ob Du es wagst, der Sehnsucht Deines Herzens zu folgen

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, wie alt Du bist.
Ich möchte wissen, ob Du Dich traust, wie ein Narr auszusehen, weil Du Diene Liebe zeigst, Deine Träume lebst und wirklich lebendig bist.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du Dein eigenes Leid umarmen kannst, ob Du durch die Lektionen des Lebens offener geworden bist, oder ob Du Dich verschlossen hast aus Angst vor neuem Leid.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du mit Schmerz umgehen kannst, meinem oder Deinem Schmerz, ohne ihn verstecken, verändern oder überspielen zu müssen.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du voller Freude sein kannst, meiner oder Deiner Freude, ob Du voller Wildheit tanzen kannst, ob Du die Ekstase von Deinen Fusssohlen bis zu Deinen Haarspitzen fliessen lassen kannst.

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, ob die Geschichte, die Du mir erzählst wahr ist.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du jemand enttäuschen kannst, wenn es wichtig ist, Dir selbst treu zu bleiben. Ob Du mit Verrat umgehen kannst, ohne Deine eigene Seele zu verraten.

Ich möchte wissen, ob ich Dir vertrauen kann, ob Du mein Vertrauen wert bist.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du dann noch die Schönheit in allem sehen kannst, wenn es nicht jeden Tag schön ist. Und ob Du aus der Quelle des grossen Geistes trinken kannst.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du mit Fehlern umgehen kannst, Deinen und meinen Fehlern und zugleich am Ufer eines Sees stehen kannst und dem Silber des vollen Mondes ein lautes "Ja" entgegen brüllen kannst.

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, wo Du lebst und wieviel Geld Du besitzt.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du nach einer Nacht voller Streit, Kummer und Verzweiflung, zermürbt und erschöpft bist bis auf die Knochen, aufstehen kannst und für die Kinder das tun, was getan werden muss.

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, wer Du bist oder wie Du hierher gekommen bist.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du mit mir im Zentrum des Feuers stehen kannst, ohne zurückzuschrecken.

Es ist nicht wichtig für mich, wo, was oder mit wem Du studiert hast.

Ich möchte wissen, ob Du mit Dir selbst alleine sein kannst. Ich möchte wissen, was von Dir übrig bleibt, wenn alles Äussere von Dir abfällt.

Oriah Mountain ~ Dreamer, Indian Elder
29. April / 09. Mai 2009

I Never Saw a Wild Thing Sorry for Itself !

- says D. H. Lawrence to the absent audience,
nipping at his mold whiskey in his writingroom -

The kitty cat lays on his legs listening to him as always,
enjoying the tender caressing fingers from her mastermind.
"That´s a thing like me", shekitty thinks.

Kittycat speeds up to the dressing-room - smack!
Kissing the mirror. Falls back on floor. Rolls over.
Miaus madly happy.

D. H. Lawrence now curious.
"Oh my precious Lord, why me."

Look at the picture :-)

"God has grant me the wisdom and knowledge to achieve my goals.
It is now my job to use the wisdom. Rrrroooaar."

Donnerstag, 30. April 2009

How to Magically Transform Your Life & Relationships

- submitted for tweeters unite by Love Coach Dawn Allen -

My boyfriend, Paul, and I recently reunited after separating a few months ago. I couldn't be happier. Since I did not want to make the same mistake twice, I've given a lot of thought to what happened to break us apart the first time.

When we originally started dating, I had only been divorced a few months. My ex-husband and I were still sorting out our post-marriage relationship. Although Paul and I tried to venture slowly into our new relationship, we didn't succeed.

Our relationship moved ahead very quickly. It wasn't a conscious act on either of our parts. Falling into a deep relationship happened quite easily because we cared so deeply about one another.

However, after a few months, I was emotionally overwhelmed. The stresses of still doing my ex-husband's bookkeeping, raising my daughter alone, running my business, and starting a new relationship, spread my time and energy so thin that I wasn't giving anything or anyone my full attention. Everything and everyone suffered as a result.

I may be a Love and Relationship Coach for other people, but it doesn't mean I can always see my own stuff. That is why coaches have coaches. And thank God, I have mine.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize what I was doing until the damage was done. Paul received the brunt of walking through the minefield of my emotions. I realized I had two choices. Either end our romantic relationship, or continue trouncing his feelings because I was so emotionally ill equipped to be seriously involved with anyone.

The last thing I wanted to do was hurt Paul any more than I already had, so we ended our romantic involvement. He understood. He could see what was happening to me. It didn't end my feelings for him, however. In fact, they only grew stronger the longer I was away from him. I realized more and more what a wonderful man he truly was.

I dated a few nice men who I enjoyed very much, but truthfully, no one compared to Paul. Besides missing him in general, I also really missed dancing Argentine Tango with him, which he had taught me when we were together.

I asked Paul periodically during the time we were apart if he would consider dancing with me as a friend, but his emotions were still too raw for comfort. This time, I understood. It's not fun when you hurt someone you love. I had hurt Paul and it hurt me just to think about it.

But think about it I did.

It's very true that how we do anything, is how we do everything. I didn't particularly like how I was doing anything. It all seemed very scattered. I was distracted most of the time, and there wasn't any depth to anything I was doing. Everything felt shallow.

I knew that if I was ever going to have a great romantic relationship, I had to look at myself and how I related to everyone. I wanted to learn how to become present in everything I did, but especially in my relationships.

I started by de-cluttering my life. I quit doing my ex-husband's bookkeeping (too many ties to the past, something my coaches had been telling me for months), narrowed the focus of my work and, most importantly, took my own advice.

I learned how to pay attention and stay present to what I was doing and who I was with. I forced myself to do just one thing at a time, which truthfully I never thought I'd be able to do. It always seemed like there were way too many things to do and not enough time to do them.

But, I learned that by focusing on only one thing at a time, I did everything better. My relationships improved. Instead of trying to rush through conversations with my daughter or my mother, so I could move to the next thing on my list,

I stopped whatever I was doing and listened. I stopped interrupting, because I wasn't always jumping ahead to what I thought was coming next. I paid attention to what was being said, gave the other person time to finish their thought, and then responded.

My life transformed. I was more relaxed. I was happier. This translated to my not only doing better work, but also getting more work done in a shorter period of time.

Weeks later, Paul and I went to lunch. He noticed the difference in me immediately. He said there was an openness and generosity about me that hadn't been there before. ‘A generosity of spirit' is how he described it.

That's exactly how I felt. Open and generous... to life, to Paul, to everything. This time, my heart was completely open and ready to share.

A few days later, Paul and I danced together. It was as if we were transported back to the very first time we danced... every magical, passionate feeling we had for each other came flooding back.

After we danced, Paul took my hand and we sat down. We talked about what we had both learned while we were apart. Then, he asked if I might like to date again. After I said yes, we talked about what we would do differently this time.

As I jabbered on about how happy I was, Paul mentioned I should probably stop talking because he had stopped listening to me about five minutes earlier. He leaned over and kissed me. It was as if time stood still. There was no past. There was no future to worry about. There was only that moment to be cherished, treasured, and enjoyed.

John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Don't let life happen to you. Live each moment in the present, and watch your life and relationships magically transform. I wish you a life filled with many, many magical moments to be cherished, treasured, and enjoyed.

~ 2009 Feb. 27th ~
shared and written by Love Coach Dawn Allen.

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This weekend, Joel and I celebrated 22 wonderful years of marriage. When I think about it, I can hardly believe it's been that long! So many people ask us all the time, "How do you do it? What’s your secret? Do you ever fight?" Well, Joel and I are as human as any other couple, but early on in our relationship we made some decisions about how we would treat each other and how we would respond to one another.

First of all, Joel and I choose to respect one another. We value each other's thoughts and opinions, and we make sure to listen and consider what the other has to say. We don't always agree on everything, but we do agree that we want peace in our home. Sometimes that means we have to simply agree to disagree. In other words, we can still respect and love each other even when we don't see eye to eye.

Another decision we made early in our relationship is to support one another. We recognize that we are a team and whatever we decide to do, we do it together. Anytime we had a financial goal, we both did our part to save money. If we were remodeling a house, I was right there with him laying sod in the yard. When we were building our home, I was there every day to meet the subcontractors and help keep us on schedule. When Joel became pastor of the church, I did my part in the service as well.

As our lives have evolved over the years, we've both been willing to do whatever it takes to keep our connection strong with one another. For example, several years ago when we assumed leadership at the ministry, our lives became fuller and more complicated. Oftentimes, we'd find ourselves moving in different directions. We had to make an extra effort to connect with each other throughout the day. If we weren't careful, we could easily find ourselves breezing right by each other, our minds preoccupied with the tasks at hand. Instead, each time we passed, we chose to acknowledge each other–to make a connection. Sometimes we high five, sometimes it's a quick "I love you," and occasionally, he'll plant a kiss right on my lips. It's not important how we connect, but it is important that we do connect. We are both busy people. We both have a lot going on, but whenever we see each other, everything else is placed on hold for a moment while we connect.

I encourage you today to treasure the people in your life. Be willing to make adjustments to improve your relationships. Respect one another and don't hold on to offenses. Keep the connections strong. You may be going through a difficult time right now, but remember, there are better days ahead in your future. The difficulty may be for a season, but your relationship is for a lifetime. Keep the right perspective. Remember, people are God's priority, and when we make the people in our life our priority, we are taking steps towards building lasting relationships.

A friend loves at all times… (Proverbs 17:7).

Thank you so much for your wonderful insights!
Victoria Osteen (link to her blog)

30. April 2009

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