Whilst not all of the following material is from New Energy sources,
it is still in one way or another allied to the awakening process.
It all helps to peel away a few layers (especially the weight loss section)!

Of particular relevance to those on the New Energy path is
‘A Letter to Awakening Humans’ by Tobias of the Crimson Circle.
A reassuring message from the other side of the veil that you are never alone.

 Insights  Photo Scrapbook
 Poetry  What’s In & What’s Out
 Quotes  Lean for Life 
 Articles & Excerpts  Muscles in Minutes
 Inspiration  From Wisdom to Witdom
 What Do I Really Know?  Goals – How They Really Work
 What is Love?
 Odd Questions
 A Letter to Awakening Humans


“The Truth”
“So what exactly is the truth?” asked the bright-eyed young disciple.
“The truth,” replied the master, “is exactly what you create it to be,
it changes and evolves as you yourself evolve.”
“Oh, and what’s that supposed to mean?” frowned the young disciple.
“It means that you create your own reality – always and forever,
whether you’re in physical form or not.”
“Well, I just don’t believe that’s true,” said the disciple.
“Well, there you have it,” said the master. “You create your own reality.”
~ Allen Stacker
So much for the old adage “the truth shall set you free.
” Perhaps it’s time we changed that to “the facts shall set you free.

 Man can learn nothing except by going
from the known to the unknown.
~ Claude Bernard

The path of inner spiritual awakening is so difficult
because we humans innately resist change.
We don’t like to be outside our comfort zone at the best of times,
we loathe upheaval and uncertainty, and the unknown simply scares us to death.

What most of us humans would really like to be is a bigger, richer,
more powerful and more successful caterpillar… a sort of superlarva.
No immense, strange, difficult and frightening metamorphic process –
no going through the fires of transformation,
just a healthier, happier, prettier, smarter, richer and altogether more successful
(and hopefully more enlightened and fully healed)
version of who we presently are… or think we are.

Well, unfortunately…

It’s amazing, but even some seagulls
know what most humans don’t know,
or don’t want to know…

“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one.
Learn nothing and the next world is the same as this one,
all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.”
~ Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Sign seen outside a church in Sydney…

For everything you’ll ever need to know about God and Heaven, enquire within.  

It looks like the church has finally got it right.

The Lighthouse – a metaphor for Lightworkers

The lighthouse is anchored on the rock, no matter where it is built.
Sometimes the Lighthouse is re-built in other areas
as the weather and conditions change –
same Lighthouse – same Lighthouse keeper –  always anchored on the rock.
The lighthouse is there to do ONE thing, and that is to SHINE THE LIGHT.

When the light is able to steer ships into the harbour safely, the lighthouse rejoices!
When this happens, however, the lighthouse keeper
does not go over and have a party with the captain of the ship.
Instead, the keeper silently rejoices and continues to shine the light.
Most captains who reach port safely due to the light of the lighthouse
never know the lighthouse keeper.

The lighthouse keeper does not publish a statement telling the world that he saved a ship!
He is silent and continues, often alone, anchored in the rock.
For those ships that did not look up to see the lighthouse,
and wound up on the rocks in disaster, the lighthouse may be saddened.
But the lighthouse keeper does not go over to rescue the ship.
The lighthouse keeper does not take responsibility
for those who end up on the rocks!

Instead, the lighthouse has one purpose, and that is to
There is integrity in the silence – a silent honour and respect
for the free choice of each human.
~ The Kryon Writings

If you’ve ever wondered what these Lightworkers, the Keepers of The Light,
got up to when they were growing up back in the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s,
then here is a brief rundown…

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, no locks on cabinets
and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts, air bags or power brakes.
Riding in the back of an open truck on a sunny day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends from one bottle
and NO ONE actually died.

We ate cupcakes by the dozen, plain white bread with heaps of butter
and drank soda pop loaded with sugar, but we weren’t overweight
We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
as long as we were back before dark.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were perfectly O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all,
no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound,
no cell phones, no personal computers and no Internet or Internet chat rooms…
but WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth
and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We made up bows and arrows with sticks and ate worms
and although we were told it would happen, we did not put
out very many eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

We loved exploring under the house
and we loved playing in drains when it rained.
We’d go to the seaside and scoop tiny fish from rock pools
and could never understand why they couldn’t live at home in the bath.
We rode scooters or walked to a friend’s house and
knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

We went to the Saturday afternoon movies, which we called ‘the pictures,’
and got Fantails stuck in our teeth and rolled our Jaffas down the aisles.
After the pictures we played at whatever was showing…
Tarzan, Cowboys and Indians, Batman or Superman.
We played ‘dress ups’ when our mother was out.
We had some aunties and uncles we loved and
others that scared us to death.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those of us who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment.
Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law
was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility;
triumph and disaster, cuts and bruises and laughter and tears,
and we learned how to deal with it all.
We had no regrets for yesterday and we never worried about tomorrow.
There was only NOW… always.

The perfect Lightworker initiation

A short Buddhist outlook on life

     Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

     When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

      Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.

     Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

     Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

     Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

     When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

     Spend some time alone every day.

     Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

     Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

     Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

     A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

     In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

     Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

     Be gentle with the earth.

     Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

     Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

     Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

     Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


On Fame & Fortune

Name the 4 richest men in the world Name the 4 richest women in the world Name the last 4 Miss Universe winners Name the last 4 male and female winners of the best actor Oscar Name the last 4 winners of the men’s long jump at the last 4 Olympic Games
Can’t do it? Don’t worry, nobody else remembers either.
Applause soon dies away. Trophies gather dust, or are given away or lost. Winners are very soon forgotten…
because at the end of the day nobody really cares.
Now answer these questions:
Name someone who helped you in your time of need. Name someone that you love to spend time with. Name someone who cares about you.
The people who mean the most to us and who we never forget don’t have the most money, are not famous and have never won an Oscar.
The most important thing in this life is not fame, stardom or golden statuettes. The most important thing is to serve and help others.

If I’m such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you’ve got somebody around who loves you. ~ Judy Garland

I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care. ~ Source Unknown



All karmic bonds are severed, the holy wars have gone. Yet all seemed so very real for so very, very long.

It’s amazing how illusion can seem so very true, yet all this time it’s only been because we thought that there were two.
A God above and us below, a great and less, that’s not. A right and wrong and win and lose, we blindly bought the lot.
We even bought the story of a heaven and a hell. A cool place for the squeaky-clean and a hotpot for the infidel.
But lo, there’s only been the One, and it ever shall be so. For to think that there’s an ‘other’ is but illusion all aglow.
So next you pass me on the street do give a little nod, for I am you and you are me. And together we are God.
But if perchance you do conclude this be only fancy prose, then stay with the illusion and all your foes and woes.
Stay put with man’s decree of yore, duality’s status quo – a super king of kings above and us wretched pawns below.
For in the end it matters not if you buy there’s more than One. You’re loved as much regardless when all is said and done. 
But ponder this from time to time, perhaps when next you’re blue: If All-that-Is is God the One, so must be Me and You.

Copyright 2004 Points of Power

Translation from an ancient Egyptian text

I have at last reached my Goal
And solved the secret of my Soul.
I am “THAT” to whom I prayed.
“THAT” to whom I looked for aid.
I am “THAT” whom I did seek,
I am my own Mountain Peak.

I upon Creation look
As a Page from my own Book.
For I am the “ONE” the many make
Of Substance which from “ME” I take;
For All is “ME”; There are not two;
Creation is “MYSELF” all through.

What I grant unto Myself
I just take from Myself
And give it to Me, the only One;
For I’m the Father and the Son.
What I want I do but see
My wishes flowing forth from Me.
For I’m the Knower and the Known,
Subject, Ruler, and the Throne.

The Three In One is what I AM,
And Hell itself is but a dam
That I did put in my own stream
When in a nightmare, I did dream
That I was not the only One;
And thus by ME was doubt begun,
Which ran its course till I awoke
And found that I with ME did joke.

So, now that I do stand awake,
My Throne I do surely take,
And Rule My Kingdom, which is ME,
The Master thru eternity.

 God – who and where?
Dear God to whom I kneel and pray,
where are you for my needs?
Someplace ‘up there’ I’m told,
but just exactly where?

 “Not where, but who,” God said.
I said, “Then who?”
“Why you, your very self,” God said.
“I thought you knew.”
                   ~ Allen Stacker

Unanswered Prayers – the hidden blessing
If all my prayers were answered
how marvelous it would be
I’d be so rich and happy
and completely worry free.

If all my prayers were answered
how tremendous it would be
I could have exactly what I want
and not worry of the fee.

If all my prayers were answered
how super it would be
I’d never have to work again
I’d be absolutely free.

If all my prayers were answered
how fantastic it would be
A bigger house, a faster car
more friends to covet me.

But if all my prayers were answered
and I had the whole world in my hands
you see… I’d be far to busy to ever know
the one who gave it all to me.
~ Allen Stacker

It would not be better if things happened
to men just as they wished.
~ Heraclitus

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life
is thank you, it will be enough.
~ Meister Eckhart 1260-1326 AD

The Man in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day,
just go to a mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father or mother or wife
who judgment upon you must pass;
the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one starring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
for he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed the most dangerous, difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
and get pats on the back as you pass,
but your final reward will be the heartaches and tears
if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.
~ Dale Wimbrow 1895-1954

The Paint Brush

I keep my paint brush with me wherever I may go,
in case I need to cover up so the real me doesn’t show.

I’m so afraid to show you me; afraid of what you’ll do;
you might laugh or say mean things;
I’m afraid I might lose you.

I’d like to remove all my paintcoats
to show you the real true me.
But I want you to try and understand
I need you to like what you see.

So if you’ll be patient and close your eyes,
I’ll strip off my coats real slow;
please understand how much it hurts
to let the real me show.

Now my coats are all stripped off.
I feel naked, bare and cold.
If you still love me with all that you see
you’re my friend, pure as gold.

I need to save my paint brush though,
and hold it in my hand;
I want to keep it handy,
in case somebody don’t understand.

So please protect me, my dear friend,
and thanks for loving me true.
But please let me keep my paint brush with me,
until I love ME too.
~ Author Unknown



We’re not much on tired old duality-based quotations,
but the following still sit well in the New Energy…
and some very well.

What we are looking for,
through books, courses, quests and pilgrimages,
through cosmology, science, religion and every spiritual practice,
is what is looking.
~ St.Francis of Assisi (with a little elaboration)

 If you could only love enough,
you would be the most powerful person
in the world – unquestionably.
~ Emmet Fox

  Glorious indeed is the world of God around us,
but more glorious the world of God within us.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent
a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves.
~ Eric Hoffer

“Why stand we here trembling around calling on God for help,
and not ourselves in whom God dwells?”
~ William Blake

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

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

The problem is not that the churches are filled with
empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
~ Charlie Shedd

Man would indeed be in a poor way
if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment
and hope of reward after death.
~ Albert Einstein

 When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
~ Henry J. Kaiser

 Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.
~ Publilius Syrus

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

 In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
~ Albert Einstein

In giving advice,
seek to help, not please, your friend.
~ Solon (638BC – 559BC)

Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’
but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’
~ Kahlil Gibran

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
~ Unknown

 I have lived to thank God that all my prayers
have not been answered.
~ Jean Ingelow

  It’s called ‘friend-ship’, because we are all in the same boat.
~ Unknown

 What we do to another we do to ourselves,
because there is no other.
~ Unknown

Practice makes perfect,
so be very careful what you practice.
~ Unknown

A man stood before God and asked, “Look at all
the suffering, the anguish and distress in your world. Why don’t
you send help?” God responded, “I did send help. I sent you.”
~ David J. Wolpe


 Quotes to ponder when choosing a teacher –
especially a New Energy teacher…

Have you noticed how fools and fanatics
are always so sure of themselves,
but the wise have doubts.
~ Bertrand Russell

The less you know, the more you think you know,
because you don’t know you don’t know.
~ Unknown

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach,
or governs well who wants to govern.
~ Plato

The only source of knowledge is experience.
~ Albert Einstein

Trust one who has gone through it.
~ Virgil

Example isn’t another way to teach,
it is the only way to teach.
~ Albert Einstein

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
He guides their eyes from himself to the Spirit that quickens him.
He will have no disciple.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

Articles and Excerpts

“Wake up!” I sing, for the time of the New is at hand, and all things are to be
different from what they have been. See what I have in store. Believe nothing
anymore, for I am the source of eternal knowledge and henceforth I will rise up
within you like a spring that will never run dry. In the moment of your need
will I inform you with everything you need to know. It has always been thus,
but in these days the winds of life blow stronger than before.
The Creator approaches. Trust all that is and is to be.
                                      ~ Ken Carey. The Starseed Transmissions.


 You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people
won’t feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
     ~ Nelson Mandela

We travel to wonder at the beauty and majesty of nature.
We look to the heavens and wonder at the might and glory of the cosmos.
We even wonder at the Seven Wonders of The World.
Yet every morning we look in the mirror –
straight into the eyes of God, without wondering.
~ Allen Stacker

Christ and Christianity

Once every hundred years Jesus of Nazareth
meets Jesus of the Christian in a garden
among the hills of Lebanon, and they talk long.
And each time Jesus of Nazareth goes away
saying to Jesus of the Christian…
‘My friend, I fear we shall never, never agree.’
~ Kahlil Gibran


These stories have either been sent to us via email
or have been obtained from other websites with permission.

Giving Blood
Many years ago, when I worked as a transfusion volunteer at Stanford Hospital,
I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed
blood from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease
and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he
would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment
before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.”

 As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled,
as we all did, seeing the colour returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale
and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice,
“Will I start to die right away?”

 Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going
to have to give her all his blood.
                            ~ Author Unknown

But you didn’t
I looked at you & smiled the other day,
I thought you’d see me
but you didn’t…
I said I love you & waited
for what you would say,
I thought you’d hear me
but you didn’t…
I asked you to come outside
& play ball with me,
I thought you’d follow me
but you didn’t…
I drew a picture just for you,
I thought you’d save it
but you didn’t…
I made a fort for us back in the woods,
I thought you’d camp out with me
but you didn’t…
I found some worms ‘n such for fishing,
I thought you’d want to go
but you didn’t…
I needed you just to talk to,
my thoughts to share,
I thought you’d want to
but you didn’t…
I told you about the game
hoping you’d be there,
I thought you’d surely come
but you didn’t…
I asked you to share my youth with me,
I thought you’d want to
but you didn’t…
My country called me to war,
you asked me to come home safely,
but I didn’t…
~ Author Unknown

The Rose

John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose. His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind. In the front of the book, he discovered the previous owner’s name, Miss Hollis Maynell.

With time and effort he located her address. She lived in New York City. He wrote her a letter introducing himself and inviting her to correspond. The next day he was shipped overseas for service in World War II. During the next year and one month the two grew to know each other through the mail. Each letter was a seed falling on a fertile heart. A romance was budding. Blanchard requested a photograph, but she refused. She felt that if he really cared, it wouldn’t matter what she looked like. When the day finally came for him to return from Europe, they scheduled their first meeting – 7:00 PM at the Grand Central Station in New York. “You’ll recognize me,” she wrote, “by the red rose I’ll be wearing on my lapel.” So at 7:00 he was in the station looking for a girl whose heart he loved, but whose face he’d never seen. I’ll let Mr. Blanchard tell you what happened:

A young woman was coming toward me, her figure long and slim. Her blonde hair lay back in curls from her delicate ears; her eyes were blue as flowers. Her lips and chin had a gentle firmness, and in her pale green suit she was like springtime come alive. I started toward her, entirely forgetting to notice that she was not wearing a rose. As I moved, a small, provocative smile curved her lips. “Going my way, sailor?” she murmured. Almost uncontrollably I made one step closer to her, and then I saw Hollis Maynell. She was standing almost directly behind the girl. A woman well past 40, she had graying hair tucked under a worn hat. She was more than plump, her thick-ankled feet thrust into low-heeled shoes. The girl in the green suit was walking quickly away. I felt as though I was split in two, so keen was my desire to follow her, and yet so deep was my longing for the woman whose spirit had truly companioned me and upheld my own.

And there she stood. Her pale, plump face was gentle and sensible, her gray eyes had a warm and kindly twinkle. I did not hesitate. My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather copy of the book that was to identify me to her. This would not be love, but it would be something precious, something perhaps even better than love, a friendship for which I had been and must ever be grateful. I squared my shoulders and saluted and held out the book to the woman, even though while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of my disappointment. “I’m Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must be Miss Maynell. I am so glad you could meet me; may I take you to dinner?” The woman’s face broadened into a tolerant smile. “I don’t know what this is about, son,” she answered, “but the young lady in the green suit who just went by, she begged me to wear this rose on my coat. And she said if you were to ask me out to dinner, I should go and tell you that she is waiting for you in the big restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!”

“Tell me whom you love,” Houssaye wrote, “And I will tell you who you are…”
                                          ~ Author Unknown

A four-year old girl was at the pediatrician’s office for a check-up.
As the doctor looked into her ears with an otoscope,
he asked, “Do you think I’ll find Big Bird in here?”
The little girl stayed silent.
Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked
down her throat. He asked, “Do you think I’ll find the Cookie Monster
down there?” Again, the little girl was silent.
Then the doctor put a stethoscope to her chest. As he listened
to her heart beat, he asked, “Do you think I’ll hear Barney in here?”
“Oh, no!” the little girl replied. “God is in my heart. Barney’s on my underpants.”
~ Author Unknown

On Being Yourself

You must realize that you won’t be liked by all people.

You can be the finest Apple in the world –
ripe, juicy, sweet, succulent
and offer yourself to all.

But you must remember that there will be
people who do not like apples.

You must understand that if you are the
world’s finest apple, and someone
you love does not like apples,
you have a choice of becoming a banana.

But you must be warned that if you
choose to become a banana,
you will be a second-rate banana.

But you will always be the finest Apple.

You must also realize that if you choose
to be a second-rate banana, there will
be people who do not like bananas.

Furthermore, you can spend your whole life
trying to become the best banana –
which is impossible if you are an Apple,
or you can seek again to be the finest Apple.
~ Author Unknown

The Wise Woman’s Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.” 

~ Author Unknown

If you find serenity and happiness,
others may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

And on those days when it all seems
to be too much,
just do what you can to get through the day.
For Spirit is working through you anyway.

People are often unreasonable, illogical
and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, others may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends
and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat and betray you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
you could lose overnight;
Build anyway.

For you see in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and anyone else anyway.
~ Mother Teresa

What’s In & What’s Out

A New Energy Precis

‘What’s in and what’s out’ (or what’s cool and what’s not) is a feature usually found
in the glossy magazines on the fickle subjects of fashion, dating and diets etc.
On a much vaster scale however, and infinitely more REAL than the glossies model,
we still very much have a what’s in and what’s out precis.
As humanity slowly awakens from the long sleep of duality, much of what was ‘in’
slowly but surely becomes ‘out’… and in this case for good!
Here are just a few of the New Energy ins and outs…

Out: Worshipping God (& fear of God)
In: Part of God

Out: Prayer
In: I AM

Out: Meditation
In: The Third Language – a constant state of Divine Intervention

Out: Competition
In: Co-operation

Out: Rituals of any kind
In: Play of all kinds

Out: Worry
In: Peace & Trust

Out: Fear
In: Love & Understanding

Out: Going to Gurus
In: Going Within

Out: Going to Ashrams
In: Going Within

Out: Going to Church
In: Going Within

Out: ‘Love, Honour and Obey’
In: ‘Love, Honour, Respect and Equality’

Out: Us and Them
In: Oneness

Out: Spiritual Hierarchies
In: The ONE

Out: Bigotry
In: Tolerance

Out: Force
In: Allow

Out: Struggle & Resistance
In: Surrender (not resignation) & Acceptance

Out: Personal Power
In: Enablement

Out: Hidden Agendas
In: Openness and Honesty

Out: Free Will
In: Divine Will

Out: Death
In: Transition

Out: Sympathy
In: Empathy & Compassion

Out: Karmic Lessons
In: Free Creation

Out: Hypocrisy & Pretense
In: Being REAL

Out: Judgement & Comparison
In: Non Judgement

Out: Greater / Lesser
In: Coequality

Out: Healers, Saviours & Gurus
In: Guides & Facilitators

Out: Blame
In: Responsibility

Out: Egotism (vanity)
In: Stewardship (energy in spiritual passion)

Out: God as ‘Him’
In: God / Goddess / All-That-Is

Out: Panic
In: Total Trust

Out: Failure
In: Growth & Transformation

Out: Goal Setting
In: The Synchronistic Life

Out: Struggle, Labour, Effort, Toil, Searching
In: It comes to you

Out: Victim
In: Creator

Out: Euphoric Ignorance
In: True Enlightenment

Out: Religious Virtues of Lack & Suffering
In: Divine Attributes of Abundance & Joy

Out: Unworthiness
In: God I AM

Out: Evangelism, Crusading & Proselytizing
In: No Replacements

Lean for Life

A Weight Loss Synopsis

How many Lightworkers and those on a spiritual path carry excess weight? Well, the fact is, a lot. And why do so many of those who do such great work on the planet have all this trouble with their weight?

The answers to that are many and varied, and can have their origins both in this lifetime and others. However, they can be all pretty much boiled down to one word – safety. The extra weight has been part of the protection in one way or another against not feeling safe.

So while the secret to definite and permanent (and easy) weight loss for those on a spiritual path lies in feeling safe, in dispensing with the fortress –  WHICH IN THE SAFE NEW ENERGY NOW THEY MOST DEFINITELY CAN, the following material may still be of interest… and we might add, is fully qualified.

Body Image – comparing yourself to what… ? Do you have those horror days when you are convinced that you’re just fat, plain, ugly, awful and maybe even repulsive? A large majority of women in our culture (and more than a few men) do not accept their bodies as they are. In fact, it is a rare woman today who is not actively doing battle with her body, and few have a healthy body image.

This ‘hate my body’ or self loathing can be learned early. Being uncomfortable with your appearance may have been programmed into you from a very early age. Amazing as it may seem, research has revealed that even some three year old toddlers are body conscious and actually believe themselves to be fat. Adolescence is typically a period of severe dissatisfaction, with the perfect body myths being constantly reinforced through popular teenage culture.

The multi billion dollar fashion, weight loss and cosmetic industries have an enormous financial stake in persuading consumers that they ‘need’ their products. Their mannequins are getting thinner and thinner (many dangerously so) and younger and younger, and women blindly compare themselves to this non-natural ideal and almost always find themselves flawed.

The bottom line is this: First, the ‘perfect ideal body’ does not, has never, and never will exist! It simply can’t, because there’s no prototype; unless of course it was the storied Adam and Eve, but nobody knows what they looked like anyway. So exactly what are we comparing ourselves to? And second: We are not our body in any case. We ‘have’ a body like we ‘have’ a car; it’s but a vehicle to operate in during this physical incarnation, But it’s NOT OUR REAL SELF.

Release the excess weight by all means, but don’t give in to society’s (duality’s) unremitting pressure for extreme skinniness. Size 10 does not bring with it heavenly bliss, and is neither necessary nor ideal. Harness the attention and energy wasted on this illusion of body hate, and use it as fuel for your creativity, happiness and endless possibilities.

How many cares one loses when one decides
not to be something, but to be someone.
~ Coco Chanel

Tips – obvious ones
*Don’t shop when hungry. Always eat before you go food shopping.
*Use a shopping list, and stick to it.
*Never, EVER go on a fad diet – however tempting.
*Don’t skip meals – don’t go hungry. Eating in itself does not make us fat.
It’s WHAT we eat that determines how much extra body fat we carry.

Facts – not so obvious ones
Sauna & steam baths do not reduce body fat!
We burn more energy (fat) being cold than being hot!
*Spot reduction is impossible!
*Sit ups and abdominal exercises do not, in themselves,
reduce waistline body fat!
*Skipping meals and going hungry does not reduce body fat
and actually slows down metabolism.
*‘Aerobic’ activity is not the most effective
form of exercise for fat-loss!

Why Not Aerobics…? Aerobic activities such as jogging and aerobic dance are high-force activities that over time can be damaging to the knees, hips and back. Even so-called ‘low-impact’ activities such as stationary cycling and aerobic classes are not necessarily low-force. They also contrary to popular belief do not burn a significant number of calories.

However, if you’re one of those who think that aerobics is the be-all and end-all of exercise, then take heed… According to several articles by highly reputable authors, Dr. Kenneth Cooper the cardiologist who coined the very term “aerobics” and for over 25 years promoted nothing else, now admits that he was wrong! According to Dr. Cooper, further research has shown that there is no correlation between aerobic endurance performance and health, longevity or protection against heart-disease. He now admits that aerobic activities do carry with them a high risk of injury, and that gross-overuse activities such as running may be so damaging to the body as to be considered carcinogenic!

The Best Exercise – Period! Yes, aerobic exercise does burn some calories and does increase metabolic rate, but ONLY while we are doing it… and this is its blind spot. Every pound of lean tissue (muscle) added to the body of an adult female will require an additional 75 to 100 calories a day just to keep it alive! Indeed, the more lean tissue we carry, the more calories we are burning CONSTANTLY – even when we are at rest. So then, the best possible exercise to aid our fat-loss program is weight-training using either machines, free weights or our own bodyweight. And as bodyweight exercises such as squats, push-ups, chair dips etc. require no special equipment, they can be done at our convenience and in the privacy of our own home. Moreover, the total amount of weight-training required to positively add lean tissue and thus be burning more calories 24 hours a day, is only one hour, or even less, a week!

It’s interesting to note that more and more weight loss facilitators – personal trainers, dietitians etc. are now recommending weight-training over aerobics for their clients. Some (enlightened) health club owners no longer even have treadmills or other aerobic equipment on their premises. But what about our heart? Don’t we need aerobics for cardiovascular conditioning? The function of the cardiovascular system is to support the muscular system, and not the other way around. Increases in muscular size and strength will correlate to improvements in cardiovascular function. All exercise works the heart, and weight-training is exercise – the very best exercise… for men AND women!

There’s nothing wrong with a brisk morning walk, a hike in the mountains, a splash in the surf or a spirited sprint along the beach – absolutely nothing at all. It’s all great stuff. But for maximal health and expeditious fat-loss, joining the hard-core leotard brigade (the monomaniacal lycra and attitude set) is neither vital nor wise.

Heavy Questions & Light Answers

Q. Both my parents are overweight, so what are my chances? A. Excellent.

Q. I’m told that I’m an ‘endomorph’ body type. Can I still lose weight? A. Absolutely!

Q. Can I lose weight without doing any exercise? A. Yes you can. But a little of the right exercise definitely helps.

Q. What about alcohol? A. The ‘beer belly’ (on men) is largely a myth. It’s really a ‘snack belly’. A glass of wine or beer (preferably lite beer) here and there will not interfere with a fat loss program.

Q. How often should I weigh myself? A. Never. Go by the fit of your clothes or a tape measure. Total body weight means next to nothing. Two people can weigh exactly the same and yet look very different. Also, severely restricted fad diets (which you should never be on anyway) can result in ‘weight loss’ in the form of water and precious lean tissue, but without any significant loss of fat at all. Ditch the scales.

Q. What is the best diet? A. None. Diets are always something we go ‘on’, and anything we go ‘on’ – a roller coaster, an airplane or a diet, we must inevitably, at some stage, come ‘off’.

Q. So what should I eat? A. Yes, this can be confusing, and little wonder. One minute low fat is all the rage, and the next minute it’s all low carb. The fact is, you’ll do just fine if you stick with fresh fruits and vegetables – preferably organic, meats – preferably grass fed (NOT grain fed), poultry – organic/free range, fish (check the internet for contaminants in some seafood), dairy products – sugar free and preferably organic, and some organic grains such as oats. Avoid as best you can, pizza and all fast foods, toasted and all high fat/sugar breakfast cereals, cakes, biscuits, pastries, processed meats and all high fat/sugar snack foods and sweets. It is best to cook by grilling, stir frying, dry roasting, boiling, barbecuing, steaming, poaching, dry frying or casseroling. You can use herbs and spices liberally. There are any number of inexpensive cook books available full of delicious and nutritious weight loss menus.

How quickly can I lose my excess weight? A. A loss of around 2kg of fat per month is ideal and quite easily attainable. If you don’t think that is a lot of fat, then after 3 months go to your supermarket and pick up twelve 500 grm tubs of butter (or 24 tubs after 6 months, 36 after 9 months) and see the amount of pure fat you’ve lost.

Q. I’ve tried over and over to lose weight, but after a couple of weeks I always give up. When I look in the mirror and don’t see any noticeable change, I always become frustrated and depressed and throw it all in. This inevitably leads to a huge binge session and even worse depression. What’s the way out of this? What’s the secret? A. The secret is ‘time’. Yes, linear time is ultimately an illusion, but it is nevertheless what we experience here on Earth. As far as your weight loss is concerned, the secret is to take this illusion of time in 3 month lots and not in 2 week lots. We can liken this to the building of financial wealth using time and the magic of compound interest. Just a few dollars put aside each day and invested at a healthy interest rate, and with all the interest reinvested, will grow into an absolute fortune over time. However, as with our weight loss program, if we were to look at how rich we had become after only the first couple of weeks, then no doubt we’d also get discouraged. Don’t think of the whole business of weight loss as some horrible, wretched thing that you’ve got to get through, or ‘do’. Instead, look at it as a whole new exciting lifestyle. And keep in mind those evocative words about ‘time’… It’s too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not. Forget time, and you’ll be slimmer in no-time. 

Q. I’ve heard that the older we get the more difficult it is for us to lose weight. A. That’s true, and for two good reasons. First, our metabolism slows down by around 2 percent each decade after the age of 20. And second, we generally become less physically active as we get older and so lose muscle tissue which is metabolically active and fat burning. Yes, we do need to be a bit more diligent as we get older, especially by exercising to keep as much lean tissue (muscle) as possible, but we can still get into shape – unquestionably. In fact, as we get into our 50s, 60s and 70s, and even beyond, resistance training in its various forms can be our new best friend. Yes, it may take just a little longer than it does for the younger ones, but we can definitely get there – and stay Lean for Life!

Q. I’m a 42 year old female and I really want to lose a few kilos (actually quite a few) and get into shape. I’m very open to joining a gym, but very hesitant about using the weights and machines. The thought of ending up like Arnold Schwarzenegger just scares the life out of me. A. Release the fears. There’s not a chance in hell of looking like big Arnie.

Q. I am both a Lightworker and fitness professional and I totally agree with you that weight training is the best form of physical exercise. But what about weight training from a spiritual perspective? Do you feel that creating muscle mass is of any real help to us spiritually? A. To answer your question I’ll quote a few lines from a Metatron channel that was sent to me by email. Unfortunately I don’t know the author (channel) of this material  so I’m not able to give credit. I think you’ll find it interesting… “Human bodies have a tendency to try to cope with descension [the merging of the physical body with the Higher Self] by becoming bigger to contain the spiritual mass coming into it. The only effective way to stop the weight [fat] gain once it has started is physical exercise. I mean very hard exercise such as weight lifting. The exercise must be sufficient to begin building muscle mass. Creating muscle mass will protect your nervous system, for the energies coming in with each descension is much stronger than your nervous system is accustomed to. Adipose tissue [fat] cannot protect the nervous system as muscle does by accepting the overflow from the nervous system. Adipose tissue will “fry” as these energies overflow, and the result is damage to the insulin receptors within the cells. This throws the metabolism out of balance, and the result is weight [fat] gain. The muscle mass created by exercise will take the overload from the nervous system, and will convince the body consciousness that it is “big enough” to hold the spirit.”

It takes more than just a good looking body.
You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
~ Lee Haney – Mr Universe

I don’t mind that I’m fat.
You still get the same money.

~ Marlon Brando

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