Allen’s Reflections

Welcome to Allen’s Reflections. Another addition to the Points of Power work
and perhaps a little extraneous at times to our core purpose,
but still ever relevant to the New Energy path.

You’ll find most of the following discourses to be relatively short…
hopefully luminous but definitely not voluminous.
Contrary to general perception – having authored a couple of books
and having a website and all that – I am not altogether mad about writing.
In fact I’m quite like Richard Bach in his introduction to ‘Illusions’…
“If I can turn my back on an idea, if I can avoid opening the door to it,
I won’t even reach for a pencil.”

But unfortunately, as much as I find composition to be slow torture,
and as much as I’d rather be out having fun at one of Sydney’s glorious beaches
or working out at my favourite gym or bashing out Gershwin or Bach on the keyboard,
or to be perfectly honest just relaxing and shamelessly doing nothing,
some thoughts just won’t go away it seems until they’re set in words.

So here we go…


The Headings:

New Energy Teachers & Teachings
Truth Vs Fact
The Impersonal Life
Learn to speak their language
Instant Manifestation
Questions Only
20/20 Vision – Backwards
Sai Baba – once and for all!
Worry
Spiritual Ego
Imagine No Religion
Success & Failure
Don’t think like a Human
The Irony in Followship
“Iron-dogging” – coveting the past
Allen’s little chat with God
Interesting Bible Quotes
The Clash between the old & The New
New Energy Definitions
The New Testament & The New Energy
Don’t let duality…
Intent – the pros and cons
Telling and truthful quotes on the
world’s biggest industry

New Energy Teachers & Teaching

There’s a gross misconception (and frustration) among many New Energy teachers that the only ‘real’ way for them to teach and effect change is through leading and running workshops and seminars and such. But that is most definitely not the case at all. New Energy teachers/leaders are also greatly needed in areas far beyond the spiritual workshop arena… in education, art, music, science, health, medicine, government, law, finance, business, technology… and absolutely everywhere else.

The world is absolutely ready for enlightened New Energy leadership in every area.

So if you’re a New Energy teacher and you really can’t see yourself conducting workshops or speaking from a rostrum – and you couldn’t think of anything worse anyway – then take heed:
You are still greatly needed… in whichever area of life your interests and passions happen to be. And even if there’s no strong interest in any particular domain, always remember that as the DIVINE HUMAN LIGHTHOUSE that you are, you’re always doing unbelievably awesome work anyway… even when it seems you’re doing what duality-based humans would call ‘nothing’.

Truth Vs Fact

The world of academia will probably always differ on the words ‘truth’ and ‘fact’.
However, the FACT IS that truth changes, and most appreciably as we grow in awareness.
Truth at one level of awareness or from one perspective is not truth at another level.

For example:
Two women walk through the new-age section of a bookstore.
At the end of the aisle one women remarks on the large number of angel books.
“What do you mean?” said the other woman. “There were no books at all on angels.”
“But of course there were”, replied the first women.

They start to argue.

Oh, by the way, one woman was considerably taller than the other.

So then, truth is not the same for everyone.
And of course nowhere is this more evident that in the world’s religions.
How many zealots have died defending their ‘truth’?
And how many innocents have been massacred simply because they had a different ‘truth’?

So truth is changeable… but facts on the other hand aren’t.
It was once a truth that the earth was flat, but it was never a FACT.

So now that we’ve got the facts cleared up,
here’s a handful of the spiritual kind…

There is NO old energy tool, book, technique, spiritual practice or guru
that can help or serve you in any way for the journey into the New Energy.

 The way things worked in the old energy is NOT the way they work in the New.

 The spirituality and metaphysics of yesterday is NOT the spirituality and metaphysics of today.
Nor will today’s be tomorrow.

 You will never get out of duality’s illusion and into the New Energy
with meditation, prayer, techniques or ritual.
But you will with Pure Intent.

 The spiritual awakening/ascension journey is an ALONE journey.
You cannot take a loved one with you.
You cannot choose the ascension journey for another.

 Religions have nothing to do with God and everything to do with men’s control.

 You cannot be responsible for another’s happiness.

 Healers do not heal.
Intent, Understanding and Responsibility heal.
The healee creates and only the healee can discreate.

 Change always leads to something greater.

 There is no such thing as sin.

 God is You

And a few facts from Kryon on what will and what will not assist spiritual progress…
What will:
Claiming the power of your inner guidance.
Lack of worry (peace) about the future.
An absolute “knowing” that all is well [in Perfect Divine Order].
Celebration of everything that is happening to you – no matter what.
Realization of self-worth to facilitate the creation of pure intent.

What will not:
Remaining in fear when you know the real truth of the way things work.
Holding on to portions of your life that you know very well are of low vibration
because you can’t think of a way to exist without them.
Not trusting the divinity within.
Having a wavering intent on spiritual matters.
Worry!

The Impersonal Life

RISE UP! O aspirant for union with Me. Accept now your Divine Heritage! Open wide your Soul, your mind, your body, and breathe in My Breath of Life!

Why, in your seeking, be satisfied with anything short of the Highest? Why seek in human or spirit teacher, guide, master or angel, for the necessarily limited manifestation of My Perfection, when you can come directly to Me, God within you, the Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, the Inspiring Idea back of ALL manifestations?

You, My beloved, who have consecrated your self to Me, and are bending every effort to find union with Me, but instead have found apparently that every prop of the World’s support has been withdrawn or is being withdrawn, and that you are without money and without friends and know not where to turn for human help;

Learn, My Blessed One, that you are very, very close now, and that if you will only continue to abide in Me, letting My Word abide in and guide you, resting and trusting absolutely in My Promise, I will very soon bring to you a Joy, a Fulfillment, a Peace that human words and human minds can not possibly picture.

Then, when you are sufficiently conscious of My power and My love, will I begin to speak through you words of Wisdom and Truth, which will confound the learned of the world, even the Doctors of the Law.

And then, then you will KNOW, I AM, GOD. You are a part of Me, yet You are I, My Self. We are One, and always have been. I AM You, the Real Self of you, All that you REALLY are. That which you think you are, you are not. That is only an illusion, a shadow of the REAL You, which is I, your Immortal, Divine Self.

The best and surest way you may know Me is when Selfless Love fills your heart, and there is a strong, compelling urge to help others, to heal their ills, to relieve their suffering, to bring them happiness, to point out… The True Way.

From ‘The Impersonal Life’ by Joseph S. Benner 1917
Quite a New Energy approach for 1917 wouldn’t you say?

Learn to speak their language

Something all of us New Energy teachers and facilitators need to remember is… just how much we now ‘know’. And to keep in mind that those beginning the ascension journey can’t absorb all this information at once.

We need to ascertain exactly where people are along the awakening/ascension path and always teach from that place of understanding and awareness. We need to always speak ‘their’ language.
Here’s a little story to illustrate…

Learn to speak their language
by Steve Goodier

A woman was explaining her theory of putting her children to bed: “I never tell bedtime stories that begin with “Once upon a time,” she said. “If I really want to put them to sleep, I start off with, ‘Now, when I was your age…” It’s nice to understand people so well that we know just what to say! Here is a mother who could speak her children’s language.

The story is told of the most famous elephant in the World – a huge, beautiful and gentle beast named Bozo. Children extended open palms filled with peanuts for the Indian elephant, who gently plucked them from little hands and seemed to smile as he ate his treats.

But one day, for some inexplicable reason, Bozo changed. He almost stampeded the man who cleaned his cage. He charged children at the circus and became incorrigible. His owner knew he would have to destroy the once-gentle giant.

In order to raise money for a new elephant, the circus owner held a cruel exhibition. He sold tickets
to witness Bozo’s execution and, on the appointed day, his arena was packed. Three men with high powered rifles rose to take aim at the great beast’s head.

Just before the signal was given to shoot, a little, stubby man in a brown hat stepped out of the crowd and said to the elephant’s owner, “Sir, this is not necessary. Bozo is not a bad elephant.”

“But he is,” the man argued. “We must kill him before he kills someone.”

“Sir, give me two minutes alone in his cage,” the visitor pleaded, “and I’ll prove to you that you are
wrong. He is not a bad elephant.”

After a few more moments of discussion (and a written statement absolving the circus of liability if the man should be injured), the keeper finally agreed to allow the man inside Bozo’s cage. The man removed his brown derby and entered the cage of the bellowing and trumpeting beast.

Before the elephant could charge, the man began to speak to him. Bozo seemed to immediately quiet down upon hearing the man’s words. Nearby spectators could also hear the man, but they could not understand him, for he spoke a foreign language. Soon the great animal began to tremble, whine and throw his head about. Then the stranger walked up to Bozo and stroked his trunk. The great elephant tenderly wrapped his trunk around the man, lifted him up and carried him around his cage before carefully depositing him back at the door. Everyone applauded.

As the cage door closed behind him, the man said to Bozo’s keeper, “You see, he is a good elephant. His problem is that he is an Indian elephant and understands one language.” He explained that Bozo was frustrated and confused. He needed someone who could speak his language. “I suggest, sir, that you find someone in London to come in occasionally and talk to the elephant. If you do, you’ll have no problems.”

The man picked up his brown derby and walked away. It was at that time that the circus owner looked carefully at the signature on the paper he held in his hand – the note absolving the circus of responsibility in the case he was injured inside the elephant’s cage. The statement was signed by Rudyard Kipling.

People also become frustrated and angry when they are not understood. But great relationships are
formed by parents who learn to speak their children’s language; lovers who speak each other’s language; professionals who speak the language of their clients. When people understand that YOU understand, that you empathize with their heartaches and understand their problems, then you are speaking their language! It is the beginning of true communication.

Instant Manifestation
A means to an end or an end in itself?

So many on the spiritual path feel they need to be able to instantly manifest something, anything, in order to validate their spiritual standing and qualify their spiritual arrival. And while being able to instantly create something from nothing would certainly do just that, as well as being quite a buzz to say the least, is it an end in itself – the spiritual seeker’s Holy Grail? Or could it be but a means to a grander purpose?

And just what and where IS this power to create something from nothing anyway?

From the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy:
“There was once a Master who had occult power which attracted many disciples, but God told him to stop using it. Then he started telling his disciples that he had lost all his power, so that the miracle-seekers would leave him. Then he began a real spiritual life. The real miracle is to remain in the highest consciousness. It’s not the miracles that Christ performed that compel the world to adore him, but the infinite Compassion and Love which he eternally embodies.” 

And similar words have been said by the controversial Avatar Sai Baba (whose instant manifestations of just about everything from fruits out of season and delicious hot food, at times in huge quantities, to gold deity statues and items of jewelry) have been witnessed and authenticated for decades by thousands of people including scientists, the most hardened skeptics and world-renowned magicians. Even Kryon has said that we’d be amazed if we could see what Sai Baba and a few other avatars can do.

Dr. Frank Baronowski, a Professor at Arizona State University is considered a world expert on the human aura. He has given over 6000 lectures all over the world, many with royalty present, and has studied the auras of tens of thousands of people including that of Pope John Paul II. He not only photographs auras but is also able to see auras directly with his eyes. He has met over a hundred holy men in India and has no hesitation in saying that their auras or energy fields show nothing but a strong interest in their own personal egos and institutions, and are only around 25 to 50 cm broad, about average. 

According to Dr. Baronowski, a pink aura always typifies self-less love and is rarely seen. On a visit to India in 1979 he described Sai Baba’s aura as completely unique and totally overwhelming… not only was it the colour of self-less love, but it actually reached out to over forty feet in all directions, even extending beyond the building.. and even ‘into’ whoever he was talking to or happened to touch. The Dr described Sai Baba’s energy as limitless, as ‘love walking on two feet’.

From (the late) Sai Baba:
“Those who profess to have understood me, the scholars, the yogis, the pundits, the jnanis; they have not desired to contact the source of all power that is available. All of them are aware only of the least important; the casual external manifestations of an infinitesimal part of that power, namely, the miracles! But I request you not to attach importance to these. Do not exaggerate their significance, the most significant and important power is, let Me tell you, my Prema (Love)… I may turn the sky into earth or earth into sky but that is not the sign of Divine Might. It is the Prema, effective, universal, ever-present, that is the unique sign.” 

So then, before we begin our instant miracle workouts, our ‘something from nothing’ practice, perhaps we should take the advice of Jonathan Livingston Seagull’s wise old teacher and ‘keep working on love.’ Then maybe, just maybe, when we’ve learned to love enough we’d have nothing else but miracles. And then, as with all the great Avatars, miracles would be nothing more than our calling card, our attention-getter for the ultimate testimony… “God is love, and The Kingdom of God is Within You.”

Questions Only

There are quite a few questions and answers on the Points of Power site,
and also quite a lot of answers only (material) without questions.
So to balance things up a little, here are some questions only.
Some are easy while others may need some quiet reflection… especially the last one.

Many great teachers have said that God is all-knowing and has
all the answers. We only need to ask… ‘God, what is it that I need to know right now?’
Other great teachers have said that God doesn’t have all the answers at all;
that God learns as we learn, and only knows what we know.

Who is right?

Is there any delight in owning anything unshared?

Which climate is more conducive to enlightenment –
close to the equator or towards the poles?

And why?

Some of the simplest creatures in nature can regenerate lost limbs
but the most advanced entities on the planet (humans) can’t.

Is there a reason for this?

St. Francis of Assisi said that what we are looking for is what is looking.

What did he mean?

Why are we humans here on earth?

How do you know that you know?

Where did the New Energy actually come from?

Why do people get emotional when they see 11:11?

What’s the difference between hope and trust?

Do you believe what you experience
or do you experience what you believe?

What is the difference between true faith and blind faith?

Why is it that the younger your soul age is
(younger in wisdom and experience, not in time)
the more likely you are to win the lotto?

And last, a little question we need to constantly ask ourselves –
a reality-check on our REAL spiritual progress into the New Energy…

“Would I be only too happy to live in a world where every person
was as honest as I am and where everyone’s word was as good as mine?”

20/20 Vision – Backwards
Allen’s ascension journey into the New Energy – in hindsight
(Now also included on the Hints for Transition page)

Knowing what I know now, if I had to do it all again
(hypothetically speaking, thank God)…

I would… know that I CAN NOT have a spiritual awakening on my terms.
‘I can’t have my cake and eat it’ as the saying goes. I would know that things will change
for me in many ways, including the loss of things and people near and dear,
and that I must be accepting of this regardless of how uncomfortable, disconcerting
and confusing (and often frightening) these changes may appear to be. 

I would… know that contrary to everything I’ve been told about the spiritual enlightenment path –
all the heavenly peace and bliss etc, I was in for a rude awakening – of the highest order.

I would… never worry about a thing. All worry ever did for me was to reek havoc
on my physical body and throw it into imbalance and dis-ease… and never changed one other thing.

I would… know that most of the things that I thought really mattered
don’t really matter at all.

I would… never supplicate. As tempting as it can be in times of crisis, I would know that
begging and pleading to a supposed higher power supposedly someplace in the sky
does absolutely nothing… and only serves to remove me from the REAL God within.

I would… know that my needs would ALWAYS be met… WITHOUT FAIL.
Often at the last minute, and often from sources that I didn’t expect, but WITHOUT FAIL.

I would… accept whatever was happening no matter what,
knowing that it’s ALL in Perfect Divine Order, even the times of hellish chaos.

I would… know that when certain seemingly bad or negative things happen to me,
especially with health, relationships or finances, it’s because my Spirit, my Divinity,
has things that are far more important to it than any of my petty little ‘human’ wants
or any of my misguided cravings for personal power and control.

I would… never look to ANY old energy duality-based book, teacher or teaching –
the spiritual kind or the personal power/human potential kind,
for help, answers, comfort, insight, justification or validation.
I would know that there is NO old energy tool, practice, course, program,
tradition, technique, discipline or ‘secret’ that works for the transition into the New.

I would… remember that if I was ever feeling great sadness, or worse, felt like I was dying,
it’s because I WAS dying… dying to my old life and my old duality self.
And I would also remember… “The bigger the death, the bigger the rebirth.” 

I would… remember that I really CAN let go and trust; that the Divinity within CAN be trusted
and ALWAYS has my best and highest interests at heart.

I would… never fear the New and unknown as I know it’s a lot safer and far more REAL
than the old and known.

I would… remember that for every one of my so-called problems along the way,
no matter how seemingly difficult, ominous or ‘impossible’, there IS a divine solution
that is grander and more profound than anything I could have imagined.

I would… never hold on tenaciously to people or things – including money.
I would gracefully let everything go that wanted to go and that needs to go
knowing that the New is not created from a mountain of clutter or built upon the past,
but is created from a void, from no-thing.
I would also remember that all this loss is ultimately an illusion and is always ‘perfect to the purpose’
as it’s ALWAYS leading to something greater – something greater than I ever thought existed.

And I would thoroughly recommend this modus operandi to all those on the New Energy path.

(The late) Sai Baba – once and for all!

[From Allen: We’ve received quite a bit of comment on my Sai Baba inclusion in the Instant Manifestation article above. Many have said that they don’t quite know what to make of Sai Baba and are both suspicious and perplexed as to why he allows the masses to worship him when he teaches that each person is God. Many of the Points of Power visitors are also passionate Kryon readers, so I trust that the following Q&A from the Kryon website helps to clear up this apparent contradiction. As with all the Kryon material on our site, it is used with permission from Lee Carroll].

QUESTION: Dear Kryon: My question is regarding Sai Baba. I, myself, have gone to visit this man in India and I see masses of people crowding to him and worshipping him like a God. I have no doubt of his enlightened discourses and many of these teachings I agree with since he says that each person is God.

However, what I can’t understand or relate to is the fact that he allows people to worship him in such a manner. Masses of people kneel before him and he raises his hands to offer penance to whomever he chooses. He allows pictures of his feet to be taken, which he knows will be displayed in people’s homes for them to worship. His devotees believe in self-empowerment and the God-within but believe that Sai Baba is God incarnate – surely a contradiction! I have heard of people regurgitating powder in the name of Sai Baba and have heard many talk of honey dripping from his pictures. But what is the point of this? How is he teaching people to become their own God if he is showing them miracles that make them feel inferior before him?

Who is this man? Is he truly an Ascended Master as he claims to be? If so, then surely his way of teaching is of the old energy, where we look externally for someone more powerful than us. Thanks!

ANSWER: Sai Baba is a current Master (not Ascended) walking the Earth. He is real and yet most westerners do not even know about him. His DNA is activated to a point that he teeters on actually leaving the Planet. He can manifest “something from nothing” and has the gift of healing.

Do not judge what all this looks like, for in your culture (America) the “worship” attitude looks trite and out of place. However, consider the culture he is in (India), and the consciousness of the people around him. He does not wish to be worshipped and his message is not one where he demands it. No masters wish this. But the culture of India is far different than yours, and the people there are comfortable with this mode of learning.

Disengage yourself from your perception of what it looks like and be wise in the differences between the ways Humans must find God. For them, this is the way they choose to listen and learn. For you, it seems inappropriate. Know that the western world could learn a great deal from Sai Baba, but will wait until after he is gone to validate him. Then he will begin to be a symbol of enlightenment for many, like so many masters who have to pass on to have their real work known.

Touché, especially to the last few words… like so many masters who have to pass on to have their real work known. 

Worry – the bane of all humans
and the helpmate of none

Worry is naught but an insidious and futile energy.
It improves nothing, solves nothing and helps nothing.
It plunders our health, steals our happiness and trashes our dreams.

Here are five quotes on worry that are worth remembering.
They are not just fanciful words, they are very real.

We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us
if we could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed
to worry about anything whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Worry is spiritual short-sightedness.
Paul Brunton

I have spent most of my life worrying about
things that have never happened.
Mark Twain

Worry cannot ever change what we want to change.
It can only ever change what we don’t want to change.
Allen Stacker

Spiritual Ego –
duality at its ignorant and arrogant best

Spiritual ego is not the same as self-worth, self-esteem, self-respect or self-love. Spiritual ego is bigheadedness or excessive pride and self-importance in one’s spiritual attainment… or more accurately and somewhat ironically, in one’s fancied, imagined or supposed spiritual attainment.

It’s not uncommon amongst fiery New Age disciples (the chakra and chopra set) who have completed a few duality-based courses or workshops and have suddenly been elevated to the title of ‘master’. It’s also very apparent in anyone who insists on calling themselves a guru or a spiritual master (eastern or western) and it’s also very apparent, and ever so insidiously, in all religious institutions. Indeed, who else but somebody completely spellbound in their spiritual ego and believing in their own spiritual supremacy would be pompous and arrogant enough, not to mention ignorant enough, to assume the office of mediator between God and humans by hearing confessions and giving absolution in dark curtained closets?  

Spiritual ego is a totally duality-based affair and is not something that’s a part of any True New Energy teacher. The forerunners of the New Energy Journey and the True Awakening Process have had such a shockingly difficult time of it that every last little bit of ego, spiritual or otherwise, has been well and truly knocked out of them. 

True self-worth – the most valuable of valuables and our true ticket to freedom, comes with the experiential understanding and appreciation that one is God, and that All is One. Spiritual ego on the other hand happens at a much lower level of awareness, where one still believes there are two – God and human in the case of portentous priests, and greater and lesser in the case of self-aggrandizing gurus.

“From the first moment I looked into that horror on Sept. 11,
I recognized an old companion…
I recognized religion,” Monsignor Lorenzo Alabacete said.
“I knew that force could take you to do great things.
But I also knew there was no greater or more
destructive force on Earth than religious passion.”

Indeed. But of course it wasn’t the Christian church that committed that dreadful atrocity.
It was, you know, that other eastern fundamentalist mob – all those ‘extremists’.
Good Christians would never do anything like that! They would never hurt a soul.

Oh?

Then why did the late Pope John Paul ll openly apologize to the world
for all the past sins (crimes) of the Catholic Church…
for all the unspeakable atrocities committed against men, women and children over centuries,
for the torture and murder in the most heinous and cruelest possible manner
of all those who, in the church’s psychotic ‘extreme’ paranoia, posed a threat to its authority?

The bloody religious wars, the appalling abuse of children, the subordination of women,
the hypocrisy and hidden agendas, the indoctrination and control, the judgment and fear,
the guilt and shame, the cover-ups, the pseudo humility and benighted righteousness,
the disunion of humanity…

Imagine No Religion

Imagine the day when all true believers come to realize that they’ve been taught,
quite artfully, what both they and God, are not.

Success & Failure
The classic old energy catalysts for self-importance and self-reproach

 Neither exists in the New Energy because in the higher and vaster
realms of Oneness there are no polarities, or opposites.
No right-wrong, good-bad, love-hate, heaven-hell, oppressor-victim,
win-lose, greater-lesser, young-old, light-dark… or success-failure.

No duality-based illusions!

However, if we’re still hell-bent on defining these two old energy imposters,
then here are two of the best… interestingly, from sources that couldn’t be further apart.

Success: A person is a success if they get up in the morning
and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
~ Bob Dylan

Failure: What you consider to be failure oftentimes will bring you to your knees…
so you can get on with the real work you came here for!
~ Kryon.

 Don’t think like a Human

 Right now I’m okay*…
but it’s not now that I’m worried about.
It’s tomorrow, next week, next year… the whole future.

How am I supposed to survive, buy food, pay the rent, pay the bills?
And I see other problems looming as well… health perhaps, relationships, or maybe no relationship.
Who knows. 

To be honest, I feel like I just want to die… I really can’t see any other way out.
Things can’t change that quickly, it’s just impossible.

Is it?

Henry and The Missing Bridge
Based on the Kryon parable
(Now also included on the Panic Button page)
  

Henry is happily speeding down a winding mountain road… down to where there’s a bridge across to the other side of the deep valley. 

Henry rounds a sweeping bend where he gets a full view for the first time of the valley below… to immediately see that the bridge across the chasm is missing. 

What would a human think at this time? “The bridge is not there; therefore I will surely die. The bridge cannot possibly be rebuilt quickly enough. I must turn back.”

Henry was about to stop when he heard a voice, a voice powerful yet calm and unlike any he had heard before… “Continue on Henry. Don’t think like a human. Things are not always as they seem Henry. You will be taken care of Henry.” 

So Henry continued on, although quite a bit slower than before. “Can’t you go any faster Henri,” the voice said. “Things are not always as they seem Henri. You will be taken care of Henri.”

Henry speeded up. Although very apprehensive and more than a little fearful, there was something unusual about this voice, something that he trusted.

Henri was now rounding the last bend on the road that leads onto the bridge… the bridge that he knew was no longer there. His fear increased… it was the last moment! It took everything he had in him not to stop right there… yet the voice kept saying “Henry, continue on, continue on. Don’t think like a human.” Henri gripped the wheel, held his breath… and closed his eyes.

Moments later he heard the sound of men’s voices calling out. Henri opened his eyes to see several workman on the side of the road waving him on to an area he had never observed before. And standing in full glory there was a beautiful new bridge! It was a bridge that was so big and so awesome that Henry realized that it had been under construction long before he came along, long before he needed it. It was being built completely out of sight, and only presented itself NOW… when he needed it. Henri crossed the bridge in joy, realizing the power of his partnership with Spirit.

If you understand this parable, you will understand what Spirit has for you in this New Energy. Time with Spirit is not linear. The setups are in place now for what you will co-create and manifest tomorrow… for healings, for abundance which is coming your way, for partnerships which are around the corner. The setups have started now for creations among you that have not even been conceived by you yet. There are solutions already created to problems that you don’t even have yet… solutions that are far grander than anything you could ever imagine.

Don’t think like a human. 

Things are not always as they seem.

Continue on, continue on… You WILL be supported and cared for.
Make no adjustments along the way out of fear.

Never worry and never panic.
Like Henry’s solution to the missing bridge,
the solution to every problem, challenge, test or trial that you will ever have
already exists in the NOW… when you need it.

*If you’re okay right now, then you must ALWAYS be okay,
because it’s ALWAYS NOW!

The Irony in Followship

Irony: the incongruity between what is expected to be and WHAT ACTUALLY IS,
or a situation showing such incongruity.

Ironically, most humans on this planet are followers…
followers of doctrines, dogma, creeds, saviours, gods, gurus, redeemers, Messiahs, lords,
swamis, masters… you name it, and there’s a human somewhere who’s following it.

And if you’re ever tempted to join them, first quietly ask yourself…

To where exactly am I following this person, this organization, this institution?
Where are they going? Do they really know where they’re going?
And what if those I’m following are also just followers,
and are really just following someone else or some other institution?
And what if that someone else or that other institution
is also just following… etc… etc… etc?

Hmmm

Ah, but what if they’re following someone really, REALLY great…
like the Buddha or Jesus for instance?
The Buddha has hundreds of millions of followers, and Jesus even more.
You can’t tell me that anyone needs to stop and think twice about joining those numbers.
After all, the Buddha and Jesus are the very way to salvation, to enlightenment, to God.

Are they?

 From the Buddha:
“Do not believe what you have heard.
Do not believe in tradition because it is handed down many generations.
Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times.
Do not believe because the written statements come from some old sage.
Do not believe in conjecture. Do not believe in authority or elders.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may”.

From Jesus:
“Neither shall they say, Look here! or Look there!
for behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Yes, but we can’t possibly compare ourselves with Jesus…
What about all those miracles?

From Jesus:
“And greater works than these shall ye do.”

Okay… but we can still depend on the Buddha to help us with…

From the Buddha:
“Do not depend on others. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
We ourselves must walk the path.”

 But I do believe the Buddha when he said…

From the Buddha:
“Believe nothing no matter who said it,
no matter if I have said it.”

And so forth and so on.
Whichever way you look at it, there’s just no escaping the irony in followship…
WHAT ALL HUMANS ARE LOOKING FOR and expecting to find through followship,
IS WHAT IS LOOKING… IS WHAT THEY ACTUALLY ALREADY ARE.

There is never anything to find
because nothing is outside of God.
And each human is God.
Not just a fragment of God,
but the WHOLE of God.

 Heaven, Joy, Peace, Freedom, Miracles, Light, Love, God
are nowhere else… but within.
There is nothing to follow and nothing to find.
There is only awakening.

But unfortunately, that’s the hard part.

“Iron-dogging” – coveting the past

I first came across the expression “iron-dogging” in a metaphysical/inspirational book I read many years ago by the late Florence Scovel Shinn – The Secret door to Success, originally published in 1940. Florence Shinn was very much of the old Emmet Fox / Norman Vincent Peale metaphysical school and was widely known and loved for many years as an artist and illustrator, metaphysician and lecturer. Her books are still in print after all this time and are now published together in one volume – The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, ISBN 0-671-68228-8.

Florence was always admonishing people to live in the power and perfection of the present – “to look with wonder at that which is before you”, and to never covet the past because it would not be the same now as they remember it. She said that she personally knew people who lived so much in the past that they could only ever think about their happy childhood days… no skies have since been so blue, or grass so green. She tells the story of one particular friend who lived in a town when she was very young, and then moved away to another city. This friend always looked back longingly to the house she first lived in; to her it was a large, glamorous enchanted palace.

Many years later when she had grown up, this women had an opportunity to visit her old house. She was totally disillusioned. She found it small, stuffy and ugly… and in the overgrown front yard there was now a big unsightly statue of an iron dog. Her family now calls living in the past, “iron-dogging.”

Florence tells the story of another woman’s “iron-dogging.” When this women was about sixteen, she met a very dashing and romantic young artist overseas. Although the romance didn’t last, she talked about it a lot to the man she afterwards married.

Years went by and this very dashing and romantic young artist had now become very well-known. The woman heard that he was to have an exhibition of his work in her home town. She was filled with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of renewing their friendship. She went to his exhibition… and in walked a portly balding ageing businessman with no trace left of his dashing romantic youth! When she told her husband, all he said was, “iron-dogging.”

In my own case, I’ve recently had reason to revisit the house that I grew up in – which is just a few minutes walk incidentally from the centre where both the Lightworker and Crimson Circle organizations have held their Sydney seminars – in the suburb of Crows Nest just north of the harbour. Although I don’t covet or thirst for the past in any way whatsoever, including the properties I’ve owned and lived in, it was still nevertheless an ‘interesting’ experience. Although the property was still in reasonable shape, and making allowances for the fact that it’s now used as a rental investment and thus without the owner’s typical personal touch, it was still a little unsettling to see how very different it is now from how I remembered it. The best way I can describe it would be to say that the house was now completely heartless, soulless and loveless.

If I had of been one who lives in and covets the past – an “iron-dogger”, then there’s no doubt that this little revisit would have been quite a wake-up call.

The same applies to everything else from our past, and especially to our past relationships – our ex-wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, relatives and lovers… and even our friendships. And while it’s always nice to have fond memories, we seem to ever forget that this once ‘significant other’ is now no longer the person we used to know, or even looks like the person we used to know. Of course this also applies to ourselves, and especially to those of us on the New Energy awakening/enlightenment path where the gap between who we were and who we are now could only be measured in light years… if in fact who we were even exists now at all.

So while it’s always nice to have fond memories, if we’re always coveting those memories and forever “iron-dogging”, then we would, as dear old Florence Shinn quite rightly said, “completely miss the magic and divinity of the present”… which, rather enigmatically, would have also been our future fond memories.

The only time that it’s prudent to look forward to the past
is when we’re rowing a boat.
~ Allen

All of time is but the mad belief that what is over is still here and now.
~ A Course in Miracles

That though the radiance which was once so bright,
be now forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back
the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
~ William Wordsworth

Allen’s little chat with God

Allen. Hello, are you there God?

God. I’m always there.

Allen. Okay, then let me ask you a question. Why haven’t you always helped me when I’ve asked you?

God. But I always have.

Allen. Well, you could have fooled me.

God. Only you can fool you.

Allen. Hmm. Okay then… so if you’ve always helped me as you say, then how come you haven’t given me what you know I’ve always wanted more than anything? Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?

God. And what is it that you’ve always wanted more than anything?

Allen. Come on now, I’ve asked you often enough.

God. Oh, you mean all the money?

Allen. Exactly! Where’s all the money?

God. But I couldn’t give you that… at least not up till now anyway.

Allen. Couldn’t? What do you mean you couldn’t? You mean you wouldn’t.

God. No, I mean couldn’t.

Allen. Ah, so you don’t really give everybody what they want then.

God. I always give everybody what they want… not always what they ask for, but always what they really want.

Allen. Then why not me? Am I in your bad books or something?

God. I don’t have any bad books… or any good books either for that matter.

Allen. I’m getting a little confused here. Just tell me why you couldn’t give me all the money when you knew that’s what I wanted more than anything in the world.

God. Because it wasn’t.

Allen. It wasn’t what?

God. It wasn’t what you wanted more than anything in the world.

Allen. You must know something I don’t.

God. I don’t know anything that you don’t.

Allen. I’m getting really confused now. So tell me, what was it that I ‘supposedly’ wanted more than anything else in the world?

God. What are you doing right now?

Allen. What! Right now? Right now I’m talking with you. You’re not answering my question.

God. And you’re writing it all down as we speak?

Allen. Typing it actually. I’m glad we’re not talking too fast. Why are you asking me this?

God. And what are you going to do with it when we’re finished talking?

Allen. Don’t know, not really sure… come to think of it, I suppose I could put it on the website somewhere… if it ends up being interesting enough.

God. I think you should.

Allen. Put it on the website?

God. It might help somebody. You know, give some insight.

Allen. For God’s sake!… oops, sorry about that… but how could this possibly help anybody?

God. Can’t you see?

Allen. No.

God. Don’t tell me your readers are brighter than you are.

Allen. Okay, so I’m having an off day. So just between you and me then, what was it that I could possibly have wanted more than the money?

God. What do you think it was?

Allen. I can’t imagine.

God. It might be time for you to put these words on your website… you know, the website that would not exist had I given you what you thought you wanted more than anything else in the world.

Allen. So I wanted the website more than the money? I think you may have that back to front somehow.

God. What’s the website really all about?

Allen. New Energy stuff.

God. Stuff?

Allen. You know, transition, change, awakening, ascension… all that sort of thing.

God. The sorts of things you’ve experienced yourself, you’ve gone through yourself?

Allen. I suppose… along with quite a few others.

God. Things that all the money in the world couldn’t buy?

Allen. Hmm, that’s true.

God. Things that somebody with great wealth would never dream of doing or be far too busy and distracted to ever have time to do?

Allen. Hmm… yes that’s true too.

God. Well…

Allen. You’re right… it’s time to put this on the website. Is there anything else I need to add at this stage?

God. No.

Interesting Bible Quotes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your might
~ Ecclesiastes 9:10

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
~ Luke 12:34

Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding,
for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold
~ Proverbs 3:13-14

… as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, yet possessing everything
~ 2 Corinthians 6:10

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
~ John 14:27

In quietness and in trust shall be your strength
~ Isaiah 30:15

Be strong, for the lord your God goes with you;
he will not fail you nor forsake you
~ Deuteronomy 31:6

And remember, I am with you always…
~ Matthew 28:20

Know ye not that you are The Temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in You?
~ 1 Corinthians 3:16

It makes you wonder how such clear and simple words
could have ever become so bastardized…
how God could have ended up in the sky somewhere
and only make him/herself present on Sundays in churches and temples.

But then, something had to be done…
I mean we couldn’t have humans running around the planet actually believing
that THEY WERE IN FACT The Temple of God, now could we.

The Clash between the old and The New
From Kryon with parenthesis (and etceteras) from Allen

So there will be those who will stay in the old energy calling themselves lightworkers [or gurus, masters, mystics, priests etcetera] and calling you “wrong”. They will not understand ascension status nor see the gifts that are available. The differences between the two of you will be obvious to anyone looking in from the outside. Those in the old energy who call themselves lightworkers [or gurus, masters, mystics, priests etcetera] will have lists of things that a person must do, and procedures [meditations, rituals, inductions, ceremonies, initiations etcetera] and agendas [often hidden] in order for anyone to have an enlightened energy within. The NEW ENERGY features Human Enablement and Power. There will be very little structure and no ego developed around any Human hierarchy [or angelic hierarchy] that must be adhered to. It will be obvious who is in the old and who is in the NEW ENERGY to anyone who compares them.

Beware of systems that require you to join and be and do [all sorts of special ‘spiritual’ things etcetera]. Instead, look for new ideas that have very little or no organization [or control] around them. These are the ones that will be of the NEW ENERGY – that provide for individual growth within a non-system that somehow has all the attributes of an organization without walls or rules or membership [or despots, doctrines, dogma, disciples, duplicity, drama, duality, deception, delusion… etcetera].

New Energy Definitions of duality’s Big Three

Health: The natural state of being in the New Energy. Dis-ease, in effect, is the body language of our humanness in karmic lesson. There is no karma in the New Energy.

Wealth: What we are left with when we lose all our money.

Happiness: The duality-based subordinate of Joy, which is love in expression. If we were always ‘happy’ we wouldn’t be a Lightworker, we’d be a game show host.

The New Testament & The New Energy

From The New Testament:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

So how does all this shape up now in the New Energy?

Ask, and it shall be given you. Sorry, not true at all. We do NOT always get what we ask for. It would be nice if we did, but it’s clearly obvious that we don’t… and as far as our spiritual growth/awakening is concerned, it’s actually a divine blessing that we don’t. However, we DO always get what we truly want and need – what is in our best and highest interest and in alignment with our level or state of consciousness… which, incidentally, is the TRUE law of attraction at work. 

Seek and ye shall find. True. Unfortunately though, most seekers don’t seek hard or long enough. They tend to get stuck in duality… stuck in religions and philosophies, in old energy spiritual organizations and practices, in guru worship and followship, or in duality’s popular old stand-by – the human potential movement.

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Very true. But only if it’s the right door, and then only when the timing is right.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. Absolutely!!! But unfortunately, most humans seek the kingdom of God where the kingdom of God isn’t… and never was and never will be.

“The Kingdom of God is Within You”
~ Yeshua ben Joseph (Jesus of Nazareth)

Don’t let duality put you out of countenance

After you leave this website or leave a New Energy gathering, workshop or seminar somewhere, you will walk back into a duality-based world. You’ll be bombarded with all the heaviness, all the contradictions, all the control-based power structures, all the economic, cultural, political and religious delusions, all the antiquated educational and medical systems, all the dishonesty, corruption, greed and lack of integrity, all the struggle, confusion, dogma and fear, all the empty hype and glossy drama, all the know-alls and pretenders, all the ego, envy, arrogance and ignorance, all the hidden agendas and all the old energy spiritual BS.

Yes, there are a few exceptions here and there, but overall it’s not a pretty picture.
But don’t let any of this put you out of countenance.
Rather, use your countenance, as Shakespeare says, to change it.

“O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts; and that which would appear offence in us,
his countenance, like richest alchemy, will change to virtue and to worthiness.”
~ William Shakespeare

And indeed, as a New Energy Divine Being, you’re an alchemist of the highest order.
It is you who are changing not only planet Earth, but the entire Universe.

So never let duality rattle you. Remember…
duality is only illusion, and the illusion is very much in its final days.

No matter how yucky things are, always think of yourself as the butterfly…
It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. 

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all.
~ Joni Mitchell

And neither does anyone else Joni…
until they’re out of duality’s illusion and in the New Energy.

Intent – the pros and cons

Like synchronicity and co-creation, intent is pretty much a standard catch-word these days in spiritual/metaphysical circles. It’s also pretty popular on the net with any number of intent-type websites – ourtrueintent, visualintent, healingintent, realintent, seriousintent etc etc etc, and even just plain old intent.com. There’s also at least one Blog about intent.

With all this attention, it’s obvious that intent must be pretty important and also pretty powerful. But the big question is… just how important and how powerful is it for those of us in the New Energy?

So let’s try and find out. First we’ll look at the usual dictionary definitions of intent and then examples of its use in two of the top healing/balancing modalities. We’ll then have two of the best New Energy channeled entities answer questions on the true power and importance (or otherwise) of intent in the New Energy.

Warning: Be prepared for a little confusion and some ‘seeming’ contradictions with the channeled answers. But be assured that the emphasis here is on seeming. There is actually no contradiction at all.

1. From the dictionary…

INTENT n
Something that is intended; an aim or purpose
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
The act of intending
(Law) The will or purpose with which one does an act

INTENT adj
Firmly fixed; concentrated
Directing one’s mind or energy (to)

2. From the healing/balancing modalities…

Sound Therapy: (the therapeutic application of sound frequencies from tuning forks etc to the physical body and energy field) It is said that ‘intent plus frequency = healing.’

EMF Balancing Technique: (the balancing of the Human Electromagnetic energy field) The expression “Now let us give intent for…” is used regularly throughout the various phases. However, the intents in the EMF work are always given without any human agendas or specific outcomes. The outcomes are always left open to allow for whatever is in the client’s highest good to take place.

3. From the channeled entities…

QUESTION: Dear Kryon: I’ve read about the importance of the word intent, but I’m still confused as to its meaning. You say that true intent is all that is needed, but my grandmother used to say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” and my daughter always “intended” to clean her room but never did. Surely the intent must be carried through by positive action or it’s meaningless.

ANSWER: Dear One, you left out the other part we’ve taught for years. It’s called “pure intent,” and that’s a description we’ve defined again and again. It’s an interdimensional purity that’s spiritual. There’s no such thing as pure intent to clean your room. It’s a spiritual attribute that was defined as the intent that Abraham had [in the parable] when he held the knife that was about to go into his son’s chest. It was driven with a purity that cannot be shaken, and which is driven by the core level of the Human soul.

It can’t be altered or denied. It is “pure” when it is absolutely correct for your path, and this is known only at this core level. Consider it the angelic intent if you wish, for it’s involved with you, your life lesson, and why you came here. It’s powerful, and drives everything in front of it when it’s finalized and put into play.

QUESTION: Dear Kryon: I am changed forever as a result of your channelling and I am so grateful for being here now. I am a little confused by what is meant exactly by ‘giving intent’. To me it’s an odd use of the language. So far I’ve interpreted this as intending honestly to have something change… or giving permission to accept truths or gifts. It would help if I had this clarified.

ANSWER: It’s more than intent, or honesty or giving permission. We have defined it as “Pure intent.” This energy has been described and explained many times. It’s not “passive intent,” or “angry intent.” It’s the core of your passion… when your very being resounds with it. It’s driven by a spiritual engine that can’t turn back once it has been given.

QUESTION: Tobias, if we have given our intent for things, will they manifest through our allowing? How would you define creation?

ANSWER: Your intent of things presupposes that there is a particular path for you. Your intent for things was based in an energy of duality. Your intent that you have created for yourself in the past was based on old energy ways of creation. And again all of these things have brought you to this point. All have helped pave this path for you. It is time now to release all intent for all things. This is difficult concept perhaps, for you have been filled with intent. You have been filled with direction. Challenging. Challenging, to release all intent. Intent is based on a belief system that you currently hold, whether the belief is about abundance or relationships or love or the way things work. Your intent was being funneled through a belief system that we are telling you – and those who are in the forefront of the new energy – no longer serves you. As we said in our channeling earlier today, we know this will be challenging for many.
With the release of intent and the release of belief systems, you will be able to observe how things truly work. You will be able to observe how things are created. When you come to a point of understanding from a place of peace and a place of “one” perception, you will then come to understand at levels that you could not possibly understand now how creation works, how creation in the new circle works.
Again we have laid out that this not a simple task. This is a year of work in this group. We will continue to expand on this in the months to come. It will be difficult. You will curse us out before this is done!
We come back to the canoe, coming over the waterfall [a Tobias parable]. There comes to a point in releasing all. Perhaps you will be filled with fear. Perhaps you will be challenged by the potential outcomes of the situation but there will come a point in the releasing where you come to understand the illusion that is being built, the illusion that is at play. You will then understand how the creation process works on a whole and within yourself. With that understanding you will know how to truly cause, truly affect and truly create. But you will also have the wisdom, from your discipline of accepting, to stay outside of a drama or difficult situation. You will have the wisdom to understand when to intervene and when not to. That will be important.

Telling and truthful quotes on the world’s biggest industry

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom,
those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods,
religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”
~ Voltaire

“No creed can be stretched to the size of truth;
no church can be made as large as man.”
~ Lemuel K. Washburn

“All national institutions of churches,
whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish,
appear to me no other than human inventions,
set up to terrify and enslave mankind,
and monopolize power and profit.”
~ Thomas Paine

“What religion a man shall have is a historical accident,
quite as much as what language he shall speak.”
~ George Santayana

“If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be – a Christian.”
~ Mark Twain

“Religion is excellent stuff for
keeping common people quiet.”
~ Napoleon

“You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church,
Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated
the human mind and annihilated reason”
~ Voltaire

“The most ridiculous concept ever perpetrated by Homo Sapiens is that the Lord God of Creation –
shaper and ruler of the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of his creations,
that he can be persuaded by their prayers, and becomes petulant if he does not receive this flattery.
Yet this ridiculous notion, without one real shred of evidence to bolster it,
has gone on to found one of the oldest, largest and least productive industries in history.”
~ Robert Heinlein

“Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration –
courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.”
~ Henry Mencken

“We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us
that we do not notice the atrocity, stupidity and cruelty
with which the teaching of the Christian church is permeated.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

“You find as you look around the world that every single bit
of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law,
every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward
better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery,
every moral progress that there has been in the world,
has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world.
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches,
has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.”
~ Bertrand Russell

 “I’m an atheist and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except
that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.”
~ Katharine Hepburn

“I assert most unhesitatingly,
that the religion of the South is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes –
a justifier of the most appalling barbarity, a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,
and a dark shelter under which the darkest, foulest, grossest,
and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection.
Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement,
I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity
that could befall me. . . . I . . . hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping,
cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.”
~ Frederick Douglass

“Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented,
there is none more derogatory to the Almighty,
more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason,
and more contradictory in itself than this thing called Christianity.
Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice,
it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or fanatics.
As an engine of power, it serves the purpose of despotism,
and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests,
but so far as respects the good of man in general it leads to nothing here or hereafter.”
~ Thomas Paine

“Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy
than reason and common sense”
~ Voltaire

“The so-called clergy stupify the masses.
They befog the people and keep them in
an eternal condition of stupefaction.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from a religious conviction.”
~ Pascal, Pensees, 1670

“By inflaming and justifying the worst of human instincts as the will of God,
theistic religions have resulted in countless millions of people being tortured and murdered.”
~ Joseph Daleiden

“Historian Larry Hise notes in his book Pro-Slavery that ministers
‘wrote almost half of all defences of slavery published in America.’
He listed 275 men of the cloth who used the Bible to prove
that white people were entitled to own black people as work animals.”
~ James Haught

“The principle of the Inquisition was murderous. . . .
The popes were not only murderers in the great style, but they also made murder
a legal basis of the Christian Church and a condition of salvation.”
~ Lord Acton

“By far the cruellest aspect of the inquisitional system was the means by which
confessions were wrought: the torture chamber. Torture remained a legal option
for the Church from 1252 when it was sanctioned by Pope Innocent IV
until 1917 when the new Codex Juris Canonici was put into effect. . . .
Thus, with license granted by the Pope himself, inquisitors were free to explore the depths
of horror and cruelty. . . . The Inquisition invented every conceivable device to inflict pain
by slowly dismembering and dislocating the body.
Many of these devices were inscribed with the motto ‘Glory be only to God.'”
~ Helen Ellerbe

 “Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the rulers as useful and by the wise as false,”
~ Seneca the Younger

“All religions are ancient monuments
to superstition, ignorance, ferocity;
and modern religions are only ancient follies.”
~ Paul-Henri

“I’m religiously [extremely conscientiously] opposed to religion.”
~ Victor Hugo – author of Les Miserables

“After coming into contact with a religious man
I always feel I must wash my hands.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no religion higher than the truth.
~ Helena Blavatsky

“There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.”
~ Ruth Hurmence Green

“Everyday people are straying away from the church
and going back to God.”
~ Lennie Bruce

 

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