TODAY'S EGO QUOTE!


"When the ego becomes too concerned with daily matters, with worry in other words, then the works of the tool [the ego] become clogged. It becomes ineffective. Dissociation [not identifying with the ego], and I will give you many ways of achieving it, unclogs the tool and is absolutely necessary."
Jane Roberts (Channeling "Seth")

FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY!














Fifty years ago today, in another linearly measured reality, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas. I was nine. I don’t "remember" much from the actual day, and my memories are blended with all the footage and stories of the events over the subsequent years. I remember being sent home from school with the whole world seeming to be focused on the event. Everything stopped in a way that is rare. Being just a kid at the time, I remember being disgruntled that I couldn’t watch any of my favorite TV shows because they were all pre-empted. After all, there were only a few TV channels in 1963, and Mom and Dad were watching only the news that day.

The murders of Martin Luther King and RFK in 1968, John Lennon’s murder in 1980, the Challenger explosion in 1986, and of course, 9/11 all were in the same world-stopping category of events. But somehow, the assassination of JFK looms larger and more unique. I realized in watching a documentary about JFK’s presidency recently that his singular mission here on earth may have been to turn the world away from nuclear annihilation, which he effectively did during the Cuban Missile Crisis. More or less on his own. The world never got back to that brink again, and now here we are, alive and well, shifted to a new vibration and ready to meet our galactic and intergalactic neighbors.

JFK’s death was the beginning of the end of seeing "politics" and "social movements" as the solutions to anything related to our further evolution. The Viet Nam War, Watergate, Kent State, and for me personally, and finally, the election of Ronald Reagan turned me inward in my search for ways to improve life on Planet Earth. That search and inward turn have never relented, and I would have to say today, have yielded much fruit.

“The kingdom of Heaven is within each of you.”

Indeed it is, and many are beginning to get that those words were not meant metaphorically. Life is an inside job. Creating reality, individually and collectively, begins within each of us.

I look around me today, as a reflection of looking within, and I see many people waking up. It’s beautiful. We made it. Good job, everyone. Nicely done. 

Enjoy the coffee.

NEW ADDRESS FOR THE PATHWORK GUIDE LECTURES!

To All FPL Readers: In case you have tried to access the PWG Lectures through the link to the right and gotten a "FORBIDDEN" notice, fear not. This is 5D and access to higher wisdom is never denied. They just changed their address. You can now link to it from FPL and from HERE.

WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT 5D?!

Apparently something.

The cover story of Time Out New York this week is about - and I'm not paraphrasing - the current "comedy boom."

"LIVE COMEDY Takes Over NYC"

That's the headline. No joke (Sorry.)

The New York Comedy Festival (What?!) was apparently in full swing here last week, unbeknownst to me, but not slipping my notice is the current surge of interest in all things funny. As of yesterday, I now personally know of at least three people who just decided to take-up stand-up. Just like that and they're off to any number of the city's countless comedy clubs, or grabbing an open mic in a bar whenever and wherever they can find one.

On the personal front, around our house, like many, many households these days, we don't watch CNN or MSNBC for the news anymore. We watch Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher. Comedians. Not only do our adolescent kids keep informed on world events via Comedy Central, but our 16-year old son, an old soul indeed, is infatuated with stand-up comedy, and not just as performed by Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifia...whatever, and Wanda Sykes, et al, but he's also into the old-timers like Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, and even the deceased funny, like Richard Pryor and George Carlin.

So, what gives?

Well, in case you thought 5D was a "serious" dimension, think again. While interpersonal turmoil, creative labor pains, natural disasters and generalized existential angst were part of the initial Wave in 2012 that took us to 5D, humor, laughter, joyfulness and satisfaction in love and creativity will be the ambience post-Wave. And all of our Higher Selves know that physical life is "just a ride" anyway, as comedian Bill Hicks blithely pointed out (See the FPL post HERE)

So, lighten up enlightened readers. In the words of Michael the Archangel, as portrayed by John Travolta:

"You gotta laugh. It's the key to loving."

REPOST: "FROM NEAR DEATH TO SAME OLD LIFE? A FREE SAMPLE NOT FOLLOWED UP ON!"

Below is a link to a very interesting piece by Tim Kreider, a man who had a near-death experience that truly changed him and made him happy... but only for one year. After that, it was back to the muck.

Why should that happen?

It is our self-made (in childhood) character structures that cause our lives to be repetitive and not fully gratifying. Logically, it would be the removal of said structures that could lead to fulfilling, spontaneous lives, right? Yes, but... no external event, regardless of how dramatic - a life-threatening illness, a tragic loss, falling in love, or winning the lottery - can by itself undo what we have created. Such events, however, can open a window to our souls temporarily, giving us a glimpse of what life can be like outside of the confines of our defenses. These "free samples from the Universe," as I like to call them ("A glimpse of grace," Tim Kreider calls them.), are opportunities to pursue the inner self-work necessary to keep the window open. It can be done, and more rapidly today than ever before, but it is determined work, and more transformative even than... being stabbed in the throat.

Alas, Tim concluded, erroneously, what so many have:

"It didn’t last, of course. You can’t feel grateful to be alive your whole life any more than you can stay passionately in love forever."

Yes, you can, Tim. It's just not enough to almost die. You have to decide to do whatever it takes to get free and stay free.

P.S. For one of FPL's favorite Pathwork Guide lectures on how one can stay in love forever, I refer Tim, and everyone to this lecture: "THE FORCES OF LOVE, EROS AND SEX."

HERE is the link to Tim's article.

DRINK COFFEE AND HONEY AND FORGET THE INHALER ! (MORE ON "IF IT FEELS GOOD, IT IS GOOD!")

No kidding. An article on GreenMedInfo, entitled "Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid For Treating Cough," sites a new study that found that the coffee-honey combo was significantly more effective than prednisone in curing a persistent upper respiratory tract infection.

I've posted several times about following your Pleasure Principle in deciding what to eat, how to heal yourself and how to live. I've also posted several pieces on the benefits of coffee, chocolate and sunshine over the years (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE)

Once you've freed yourself from the confining beliefs, emotional suppression and physical stresses caused by your character structures, your body will tell you what it needs.

And believe it or not, very often what it needs... tastes good!

REPOST: "ARE YOU READY TO HATCH? FEAR NOT!"

Inevitably, when someone working with me has a breakthrough and breaks out of their character structure (that conglomerate of defense mechanisms created to survive childhood) the response is typically like they've just hatched from an egg or awoken from a dream. The sense of freedom, exhilaration and clarity is striking initially, like they're seeing the world around them for the first time, and it is often startling, as well.

It is almost assured at some point early on that said "hatchling" will express dismay in this way to me: "Oh my God! Everywhere I look, everyone seems crazy!" I reassure them, sort of, by confirming that perception with a calm, "Yes. Most people are."

The next very important phase of acclimation to sanity and freedom, then, is to adjust to that reality. Being a sane person in an insane world can stir up fears of being isolated and lonely forever, and even inspire wishes to be insane again, so as not to be alone.

Undaunted, I continue on: "Yes, most people regularly lie, even to themselves." "Yes, most people cannot truly love, but substitute co-dependence for the real thing and call it love, utterly confusing the children they bear in far too many numbers." "Yes, most people resist growth and change vehemently, at times even violently, and call it being 'traditional' or having 'values." "Yes, sadism, the flip side of the rampant masochism infecting most people, is experienced as pleasure, while affection and sensuality are decried as weakness." "Yes, running up deficits to start wars and give tax cuts to subsidize the extravagant lifestyles of the rich is not thought of as spending, but using public funds to build better roads or schools or environmentally safe industries is thought of as wasteful." "Yes, it seems like we live in the Bizarro World of the Superman comics where up is down, square is round and bad is good." "And yes, Glenn Beck is really getting paid big money to break down and have psychotic episodes on television."

But not to worry, I insist. True loneliness comes from being alienated from yourself, from living inside the cocoon of a character structure, separated artificially from life. As you get used to being free internally, the fear of loneliness will be replaced with a confident, grounded, empowered sense of self and a oneness with all of those around you, even with those whose toxicity may be such that you cannot directly engage with them. You will realize that while we are all human, we are not all the same, and especially not all the same in terms of "soul age." Many people on Planet Earth, in fact, are still relatively young in that regard, and so still given to the delusions and dictates of the ego. Your presence as a mature, older soul, whatever chronological age you are, will ultimately be a guiding light for those who only appear to be in power.

And to boot, your health will improve - physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and sexually - and again, regardless of what age you are when you break through.

So, come on out. It's not only safe out here in the light, it's fun!

TODAY'S MUSIC QUOTE!

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
(From the song, "Nature Boy," written by Eden Ahbez)

THE TRIADIC NATURE OF IT ALL!

I've been writing lately about Eckhart Tolle's paradigm for the evolution of consciousness from "acceptance to enjoyment to enthusiasm." I have also written often here about the pulsatory movements of consciousness and the cosmos as being "expansion-contraction-rest," and about the triadic aspects of our Higher Selves as being "love, wisdom and will," and in my own paradigm about the evolution of a person through the healing process as from "false clarity to genuine confusion to genuine clarity." 

The triadic nature of so many spiritual paradigms is surely no coincidence.

In Catholicism, there is the "Holy Trinity" of the "Father-Son-Holy Spirit." The "Law of Three" is a significant tenant of Wiccan and Pagan spirituality practices and beliefs. And so on...

Well, I came upon a fascinating bit of "triadic" information today in the Daily Beast. 

On the 22nd of this month, it will be the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. Most people know that fact. What most people don't know is that two other famous men who influenced our world greatly also died that day: Aldous Huxley (philosopher and author of "Brave New World") and C.S. Lewis (author of "The Chronicles of Narnia). 

November 22 1963.

Three legendary souls entered the afterlife together. Must have led to some interesting conversations!

TIME TO PRACTICE ACCEPTANCE...

Sunset at 4:50 PM today!

TODAY'S QUOTE!

"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."
Andy Warhol

TODAY'S MESSAGE!

Start your day out today with this beautiful message:

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