HOLLYWOOD BIDS FAREWELL TO 3D!

One more day 'till the debacle known as The Academy Awards. Yes! The Oscars! In many ways this year, Hollywood, and the ubiquitous "Academy," are apparently giving the Lifetime Achievement Award to... Hollywood and the ubiquitous Academy! It is like a final tribute to its century-long reign in 3D (as in 3rd Dimensional consciousness) film entertainment. And like everything during this time of consciousness raising, 3D must give way to 5D.

So, how is this honorarium and departure manifesting? Well, in 3 ways, basically - by the depictions in the nominated films themselves, by the #OscarsSoWhite mortification and boycott movement, and by the #HollywoodSoOldWhiteMen movement that's about to get underway.

Starting with the movies...

"The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Room," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," and "The Revenant" all harken back to recent or not so recent moments in time when the primary themes of 3D life were greed and corruption, sexual abuse and denial, paranoia and xenophobia, prejudice and nativism, survival and revenge.

Ah, you gotta love dualistic, linear, time-limited consciousness!

Then, there's Mad Max and The Martian, set in a future created by the most popular 3D themes of all: fear, fear and more fear! Fear of abandonment, of course, fear of technology, and fear of the ever present imaginings of a dystopian, nuclear war torn, water-deprived doom in the not-too-distant future.

What anticipatory, optimistic fun, eh?! Well, actually, it was for a while, in its way, and I sort of enjoyed most of the films above, but with a sense of relief to be moving on from those old story lines.

Onto #OscarsSoWhite... so much has already been said and written about this embarrassment that all I can add is... Really?!

                                 

That's it? That's all you've got, Academy members?!

Oh well, now, the movement I'm most excited about - the #HollywoodSoOldWhiteMen farewell!

These days, most people in the movie business under 65 years of age are pretty clear that the "Studio System" and the so-called "Golden Age of Hollywood" are defunct, certainly dying if not quite dead.

Old or aging white male moguls, titans and tyrants, who ruled with an iron fist for so long, keeping women, racial minorities, gays, and ironically, people their own age, locked out of positions of power or out of the choicest roles in films, are being challenged by younger, diverse, enlightened minds and rapid advances in technology and social media.

And just as traditional studio filmmaking gave way (somewhat) to independent filmmaking, and Network television gave way to Cable, which is giving way to Netflix, Hulu and AmazonPrime, all of which will give way to home grown, grassroots production companies and collectives very soon, the oligarchy that has been Hollywood is heading for its final moments on stage next Sunday.

More prescient that he may have known, Billy Joel's apocalyptic song from 1976 was our clarion call to "Say good-bye to Hollywood!"






See ya!

Flash! Hot off the press - "Hollywood still 'straight, white, boys’ club', finds major diversity survey!"








WOW! THIS IS A LOVE OF COFFEE!!

Well, I've written a lot on this blog about the benefits of coffee, and clearly I do love the dark brew, but this guy trumps me in his dedication to the roasted bean -
Really!

Read more HERE.


LEFT BEHIND? SORRY, BUT WE'RE ALL GOING!

This is somewhat vintage post (from 2 years ago) that came into my consciousness this morning -

I just saw one of the worst movies of 2014, "Left Behind," based on the first book in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. The monumentally popular books (at least amongst self-described Christian fundamentalists) are quite loosely based on a fear-based and child-like interpretation of the Book of Revelations in the Bible. Starring a rather ambivalent Nicolas Cage, who wouldn't openly talk about his religious beliefs when interviewed about the movie, and a forlorn Lea Thompson, who seemed sad to have been reduced to the role of a chagrined mother who gets "raptured" early on in the film, Left Behind takes a powerful psychic projection from long ago, linear speaking, about the transition from 3D Earth to 5D Earth, now taking place in our times, and turns it into a proselytizing reward and punishment lesson about believing or not believing in a Jesus who actually never said most of the things devout Christians attribute to him.

Here's a piece I posted on FPL 2 years ago explaining how the Revelations predictions are actually playing out for all of us on 5D Earth.

As I've written on FPL, this current transitional time is a time of "non-optional choice." That might seem like an oxymoron, but let me explain.

The non-optional part is that you must make a choice, now. In other words, this is not a time where remaining in neutral is possible. The status quo must go. The optional part is what choice you make.


As has been written and talked about for a few thousand years, by soothsayers and metaphysically connected individuals, we collectively put in place a decision that in this age, at this time, and specifically centered around the calendar year, 2012, we would shift from 3D consciousness to 4D briefly and then on to 5D (You can read some FPL posts on 4D HERE).


The choices basically come down to this: 

1. You may hunker down, hold on, and dig into 3D ideas and beliefs - like dualism and limitation - which means that your life will be what is referred to in the Book of Revelations as the "Tribulation." In other words, you will continue on in a struggling, battling, crisis-ridden way of life, in which obstacles, barriers and adversaries continue to plague your daily existence.


2. You may simply leave the planet, making your statement that you don't want to make the shift to 5D in physical form just yet, but you don't want to suffer either. As FPL readers may recall, I posted the statistic a few weeks ago that more people died last year in the U.S. than in any year since we've been keeping the statistic. Revelations calls this the "Rapture." Yep. It's definitely one popular route right now, especially with younger souls.


3. You may do the self-work necessary to open your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual channels, embrace change and the unknown and move forward into 4D, then 5D, where you create your reality consciously in accordance with your highest excitement. This is the "Thousand Year Golden Age" described in Revelations.


I mean, this might seem like a no-brainer to you, but that most likely means you're on your way to doing whatever it takes to get on the 5D train. A good number of people right now, I can assure you, are going with options 1 or 2.


This particular moment "in time" represents the opening of a significant window in our continuum, a moment when there is a great deal of energy available to make the transition. But The 2012 Train is heading out of the station, and it will not be as "easy" to catch soon. Can you eventually catch another train? Absolutely. Ultimately, every being must evolve and continue to raise their vibrational frequencies on their way to fully conscious oneness. Everyone "makes it," in other words. But how and when is always up to us. Again, as I've said before, there will eventually be another train of acceleration to get on at some point, and sooner or later, everyone is going to 5D and beyond. But if you're ready, willing and able, now would be a good time to leap!


So, here we go, folks. There's now less than 3 weeks left to 2012, time to make your choice and get on the 5D train... or not. But, as Bashar says, we're pulling out of the station.


All aboard!











HERE is link from a channeled piece by "Bashar" on "The 2012 Train" talking about "leaving the station!"

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2016!

Jacob Marley to Antonin Scalia on his deathbed?

Marley: "I wear the chain I forged in life! I made it link by link and yard by yard! I girded it of my own free will and by my own free will, I wore it! In life, my spirit never rose beyond the limits of my money-grabbing decisions like your Citizens United ruling! Now I am doomed to wander without rest or peace, incessant torture and remorse!

Scalia: But it was only that you were a good man of business, Jacob!

Marley: BUSINESS?! Mankind was my business! The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my legal trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!

Scalia: Why do you lament?

Jacob Marley: Because I seek to intervene for good in human matters, and have lost my power forever. By the way, you have no idea the length and breadth of the ponderous chain you yourself bear.

Scalia: Oh. Shit.




TODAY'S LOVE QUOTE!

"And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course."
Kahlil Gibran

[FPL Editor's Note: 1. It is more accurate to say that it is Eros whose course cannot be directed; and 2. Love always finds you worthy.]

Happy Valentine's Day!

TODAY'S "BOOK OF MASTERY" QUOTE!

How you decide to be in encounter with any situation will call to you the next series of events that you will learn through. Each time you make a choice to be a certain way, to align to the self in a certain way, you claim the potential of that choice to ricochet and propel you forward. So the choice that is made of how to perceive the self in regard to any situation calls to you how the response is manifested in the physical realm.”
(Paul Selig in "The Book of Mastery")

DO YOU HAVE "RBF SYNDROME?!"

In the past on FPL, I've written about so-called "syndromes" identified over recent years by the so-called "Traditional Medical Establishment" ("TME"). (See "The Medicalization Of Mundane Experience: The 'Syndrome' Syndrome.") My favorite at the time was "RLS" or "Restless Leg Syndrome."

Well, I have a new favorite - "RBF Syndrome" or "Resting Bitch Face Syndrome."

This is from Wikipedia:

"Resting bitch face, or bitchy resting face, is a term for a facial expression (or lack of expression) which unintentionally appears angry, annoyed or irritated. The concept has been studied by psychologists and may have psychological implications on facial biases, gender stereotypes, human judgment, and decision making."

This is from the Urban Dictionary:

"A person, usually a girl, who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless, without meaning to."

Now, you might think that RBF is just a humorous meme, but think again, because once the TME gets ahold of it... That's right! According to the NY Times: "Plastic surgeons say they are fielding a growing number of requests from those who want to surgically correct their 'permafrowns.”

Folks, you don't have to be an expert in body language to understand the concept of "masks," as described in character analytic and bioenergetic therapies. They are the repetitive attitudes, stereotyped verbal expressions, and rigid physical poses and postures we adopt in childhood in a futile attempt to hide ourselves from ourselves and others. But your grandmother knew that when she told you to stop frowning, lest that expression become permanently stuck on you.

The good news is you don't need surgery; your mask can be removed by you in a thorough holistic therapy that gets to the underlying cause of the deformation. In fact, when the mask comes off in therapy, it is a beautiful sight to behold. Suddenly, the entire person's visage becomes supple and vibrant.

So, while she may have been right in her admonitions, for Grandma's sake, take action and heal your RBF... before the TME comes up with a drug for it!




     


THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING, PART SEVEN: THERE IS NO "ORIGINAL SIN!"

As with all the other Truths About Everything, truly understanding the implications of this one changes things significantly. The idea of "original sin" is a novelty concept of the Catholic Church, an organization that also specializes in sinning, though not very originally or coincidentally. It usually follows that the more you seek to suppress something, the more driven you are to act out the very thing you are suppressing. Of course, the belief in some kind of inherent "sinfulness" in human nature is certainly not limited to Catholics.

Even psychology-minded critics of religion like Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, believed that human beings were "bad" by nature, that is born with inclinations to be aggressive, competitive and selfish, and that these tendencies would plague us all of our lives. In his book, "Civilization and its Discontents," Freud lays out what he believed to be the unavoidable conflict between our primitive desires and impulses, and the need to behave in a socially conscious and cooperative way for the good of society, a conflict which ultimately leaves us... well... discontented.

The truth is, however, that the Church and Freud are wrong. There I said it. Blasphemy, eh? Okay, so let me qualify a little...

It is true that human children are basically savages for the first 5 years of their little lives. By civilized standards, little kids are greedy, sadistic, violent, narcissistic, impulse ridden, ruthless, and pretty much incapable of true empathy. It isn't until around age 6 or 7, when most children start desiring to have a pet to care for, that kids begin developing some small amount of empathy. However, because little children are... well... little, they can't do a great deal of harm to society, so they are given a fair amount of leeway by adults going about the business of socializing and civilizing the little Neanderthals.

Furthermore, it is certainly true that adult human beings as a whole have a history of violence and destructive acting out on a massive scale. No other species so wantonly attacks and kills their own like we do. And we don't just kill when we feel our survival is threatened. We kill out of pride, lust, envy, over differences in philosophies, spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation and skin color. Whew!

So, didn't I just validate the Church and Freud? Human beings from the get-go seem to be pretty... bad! Yes. But... no. You see, we've have made things a lot worse by believing in our own badness, by even developing such a concept. 

Linear human evolution, as we think of it, began at a very animalistic level, yes, where violence, as such, was for survival purposes as it is with most animals in nature in this particular line of reality. However, homo sapiens became capable of developing intellects and egos, which allowed us to reflect on our behavior, a potentially positive things, but along with the capacity for reflection came capacities for judgment, shame and guilt (specialties of the Church, btw), and along with judgment, shame and guilt came emotional and psychological disturbances and distortions, which caused our personal and social evolution to become somewhat derailed.

Here's famed psychoanalyst, Karen Horney:

"Inherent in man are evolutionary constructive forces, which urge him to realize his given potentialities, that man by his very nature and of his own accord, strives toward self-realization, and that his values evolve from such striving. With such a belief in an autonomous striving toward self-realization, we do not need an inner straight jacket with which to shackle our spontaneity, nor the whip of inner dictates to drive us to perfection. There is no doubt that such disciplinary methods can succeed in suppressing undesirable factors, but there is also no doubt that they are injurious to our growth. We do not need them because we see a better possibility of dealing with destructive forces in ourselves: that of actually outgrowing them. The way toward this goal is an ever increasing awareness and understanding of ourselves. Self-knowledge, then, is not an aim in itself, but a means of liberating the forces of spontaneous growth. In this sense, to work at ourselves becomes not only the prime moral obligation, but at the same time, in a very real sense, the prime moral privilege."

If you're a reader of the FPL blog, you probably seen that quote before because it's one of my favorites. What Horney is saying here is that if the "whip of inner dictates" - i.e. - judgment, shame and guilt - were not in play in our psyches, we would naturally outgrow our primitive impulses. Again, it is our belief in our own badness that causes us to act badly. In other words, our actual original sin is believing in original sin.

Here's a quote from the home page of Full Permission Living:

"Full Permission Living is the based on the understanding that human beings are, by first nature, sane, loving, cooperative, creative, humorous, intelligent, productive and naturally self-regulating. Full Permission Living rests on the foundation of truth that all people are entitled to live pleasure-filled, spontaneous, lives without guilt, shame or oppressive inner rules and prohibitions. Indeed, we are meant to live with full inner permission to follow our natural inner guidance and our inborn pleasure instinct to seek out gratification in all of our actions and endeavors, and that such a way of living always benefits those around us and those that we love."

That last line is important, folks. Contrary to common (erroneous) beliefs, truly living a life of self-centeredness - i.e. - centered in your true self - will always benefit the people in your life energetically as well. That's the harmony of the way higher consciousness works. The belief in competitiveness and scarcity is exactly that - a belief, an idea, perhaps an experiment or game that we have been playing that we are now beginning in earnest to outgrow.

Hey, we've had some great wars, haven't we? Some spectacular thefts, scandalous cheating, innovative brutality, really taken it to the edge, right? It was stimulating for sure, but if you're ready for the next level of excitement - peace, harmony, bliss, expansive creativity without competition, deep love, Eros and sex, vibrant health and abundance... then keep in mind what Karen Horney's "prime moral privilege" is - to work on yourself - and have a blast!  



TODAY'S "IF A TREE FALLS IN THE WOODS..." QUOTE!

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
(Niels Bohr)

And read THIS piece!


 

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