Category Archives: Famine – starvation

Coronavirus: Urgent Plea to U.S. Mayors and Governors to Establish Stores of Staples in Case of Shortage . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 March 2020; updated on 8 March 2020

Dear Ones,

I was in my local Walmart a few days ago and noticed they were short of staples such as rice and dry noodles, and out of bags of beans. I feel each family must buy what staples we can, as soon as we are able, given what is available in the stores. I feel we might wish to store up enough for 3-4 months for our family, in case stores run short of supplies.

Bottled water is also important to have on hand; second best would be water filters such as Brita or the like. I also suggest water disinfectant in whatever form can be purchased, in the unlikely case urban water supplies should be compromised.

I ask that United States mayors and governors purchase for their towns and states a supply of staples … grains such as wheat, corn, millet, oats, beans, and rice … and also powdered milk for mothers with young children … to provide in case of urgent need should a food shortage develop for the next three of four months.

Maybe our mayors and governors can obtain bulk staples through farmers’ cooperatives in their own states. if not there, it maybe that farmers’ cooperatives in the Midwestern United States will have available the needed staples (at granaries, for instance).

I wonder if Red Cross … phone 800-733-2767 … or the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust … phone 202-720-4221 … might offer foodstuffs for short-term food crises due to coronavirus here in America?

Link: “Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust,” by United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service … https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/bill-emerson-humanitarian-trust … COMMENT: I note this Trust is in cash rather than commodities, and aimed at famine relief in non-United States countries.

If bulk staples can be obtained by government officials, that will help stave off famine in the communities they serve.

There is a possibility of lockdowns on public transportation as cities begin to experience the Coronavirus epidemic; this must be taken into consideration when planning for distribution of bulk staples to the underserved in our local communities. In other words, families who have no other means of picking up government foodstuffs than public transportation might be left to die at home.

I am sorry to be so specific in this regard, but I feel many people are unused to thinking in survival terms, and unable to visualize what may transpire if our mayors and governors are unable to provide for the needs of the underserved in case of famine.

As well, our local government staffs … the folks who would work on food distribution programs … might be depleted, and the government offices themselves might be shut down as the coronavirus passes through the various United States communities.

Thus I feel the time to act, with foresight, is now. That time is upon us.

Alice B. Clagett
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON STRATEGIC GRAIN RESERVES

Link: “Did You Know That the U.S. No Longer Has Any Strategic Grain Reserves at All?” by Michael Snyder, 16 August 2015 … http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/did-you-know-that-the-u-s-no-longer-has-any-strategic-grain-reserves-at-all ..

Link: “Strategic Grain Reserves,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_grain_reserve ..

Link: “Storage and starvation: Public granaries as agents of food security in early modern Europe,” by Dominik Collet, 1 January 2010, in “Historical Social Research” … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287007046_Storage_and_starvation_Public_granaries_as_agents_of_food_security_in_early_modern_Europe ..

Link: “The Public Granary: An Historical Basis for State Intervention,” CERES No. 072 (FAO Ceres, 1979, 50 p.), by Community Development Library (CDL) …  http://www.nzdl.org/gsdlmod?e=d-00000-00—off-0cdl–00-0—-0-10-0—0—0direct-10—4——-0-0l–11-en-50—20-about—00-0-1-00-0-0-11-1-0utfZz-8-00-0-0-11-10-0utfZz-8-00&cl=CL1.37&d=HASHf2842d99c1d10f8a9ae536.4&gt=1 ..
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Ought the United States, like North Korea, Have Forced Labor? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 May 2019

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain

  • HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION
  • FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM
  • HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE
    • Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time
    • Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs
  • ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
    • Work Camps as Work Ethic Education
    • On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

Here in the United States, we are faced with lack of funds to deal with big problems of homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, and poverty-line living. For some years now, these difficult problems have been before us, and felicitous solutions, to date, do not avail.

Why is it that we have not found viable, long-term solutions to these problems? I feel it is because we have not felt desperate enough, or perhaps innovative enough, to look outside the envelope, and see what other nations that have been facing similar problems have come up with in terms of solutions.

I took a look at the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s “World Factbook,” hoping to come up with some off-the-wall offerings, and came up with the example of the dire poverty faced by North Korea, and its institution of Forced Labor for public projects. Here is part of what I found out …

HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION

As I see it, in North Korea, the problem is intractable, long-term, incurable poverty. I have for you this quotation from the “CIA World Factbook,” with regard to the grim facts of the North Korean economy …

“North Korea, one of the world’s most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. Large-scale military spending and development of its ballistic missile and nuclear program severely draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power outputs have stagnated for years at a fraction of pre-1990 levels. Frequent weather-related crop failures aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems, including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, poor soil quality, insufficient fertilization, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel.

“The mid 1990s through mid 2000s were marked by severe famine and widespread starvation. Significant food aid was provided by the international community through 2009. Since that time, food assistance has declined significantly. In the last few years, domestic corn and rice production has improved, although domestic production does not fully satisfy demand. A large portion of the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed semi-private markets to begin selling a wider range of goods, allowing North Koreans to partially make up for diminished public distribution system rations. It also implemented changes in the management process of communal farms in an effort to boost agricultural output …” –from Link: “CIA World Factbook,  North Korea” … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM

Rather than asking people, who have nothing, for taxes, instead North Korea is conscripting people into forced labor situations for nothing … for free … to help with government projects …

… North Korea is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; many North Korean workers recruited to work abroad under bilateral contracts with foreign governments, most often Russia and China, are subjected to forced labor and do not have a choice in the work the government assigns them, are not free to change jobs, and face government reprisals if they try to escape or complain to outsiders; tens of thousands of North Koreans, including children, held in prison camps are subjected to forced labor, including logging, mining, and farming; many North Korean women and girls, lured by promises of food, jobs, and freedom, have migrated to China illegally to escape poor social and economic conditions only to be forced into prostitution, domestic service, or agricultural work through forced marriages.” –from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … Subheading: Trafficking in persons … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

To some degree, the ‘forcing of labor’ in North Korea, I feel in some instances may be a substitute for the coined tax system … It is more like a ‘barter’ tax, you know? We might look at this practice and offhandedly think of it as a completely evil thing, whereas, in fact, it may be a necessary thing there, so as to keep the economy alive, in a situation where everyone faces starvation whenever (as is often the case) weather conditions are not good.

Image: “A farmer inspects his ruined crops in famine-plagued South Hwanghae province, where a man is said to have been executed recently after being reported for eating his two children,” Damir SagolJ, Reuters …  http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1250764.1359505983!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-north-korea-hunger.jpg ..

HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE

I feel that we have various forms of forced labor here in the United States … forced labor that may be less injurious to human rights, but nevertheless forced labor. It is just that we cushion it with other terms … more aesthetic terms … according to our ideas of how things ought to be. Here are two kinds of ‘forced labor’ that we look favorably upon in the United States …

Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time

For instance, North Korea has forced labor part of the year … during which the people in the towns have to work for the government for free or for almost nothing … That has analogies to community service at, say, $40 a day, in lieu of prison time for Coloradans.

Link: “Alternatives in Imposition of Sentence in Colorado CRS 18-1.3-104,” by Colorado Legal Defense Group … https://www.shouselaw.com/colorado/CO_alternative_sentences.html ..

Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs

Then, I noticed in Mendocino County, California, there are various prison ‘work release’ programs … home detention, work release, and work furlough …

Link: “Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office” … https://www.mendocinosheriff.com/ … Click on: Corrections

ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Work Camps as Work Ethic Education

I recall that, in Russia and China, they think of forced labor as a way of educating people with regard to the work ethic … inculcating a notion of being productive members of society. And we might consider it like that too.

If we cannot house the felons in urban prisons, we could expand our programs to house them in work camps in rural or wilderness areas. These work camps might be viewed as offering education in the work ethic, and in that way, helping felons to qualify for good jobs after their release.

On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers

In addition to providing work ethic education, work camp job experience would likely provide improved physical conditioning. This might help released felons find ‘rough and tumble’ jobs far from urban centers, occupations such as lumberjacking, or tramp steamer crew, for instance. Maybe, work in the mines, or in the deserts, or on oil rigs. There might be a segment of felons to whom rough and tumble jobs appeal; and this appeal might decrease recidivism.

There may be felons with many offenses, and whom we are unable to keep in prison. Yet if they are released, they might look for criminal work, and not wish to integrate into the general community. In some cases, they might fall into the category ‘antisocial personalities’. In such instances, it might be good if they found work away from the general population.

If California is unable to house multiple offenders, we might also consider offering those serving time the option to become a free person, or a semi-free person, in an occupation that is far from the general public … where the released prisoners cannot hurt the general public.

CONCLUSION

My thought as to whether forced labor might successfully be employed in the United States is this: Considering the American way of life, forced labor could never succeed here if it ruthlessly trammels human rights. I do feel, on the other hand, that the choice of modified versions of forced labor … as amongst the prison populations, or for released felons, or for the indigent … might be offered as an alternative, a free will choice, that might prove appealing, were its benefits to be properly laid out, and then offered by way of explanation to those undertaking it.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Notes on Forestalling Social Unrest in California,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 12 April 2018; published on 6 December 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8xT ..

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Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 11 May 2019

  • LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD
  • WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?
  • ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY
    • The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence
    • Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy
  • HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?
    • Matthew 25:31-46
  • CONCLUSION
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Christian Virtues
    • Plagues and Pandemics

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Dear Ones,

This is a call to action regarding the religious practice of mortification of the flesh, including self-flagellation, that some Christian denominations retain as a historical tradition. In noospheric tenor, these practices tie into the denser energy streams of sadomasochistic sexual practices and snuff sex that have, of late, ransacked the noosphere of Los Angeles, especially on the weekends.

Aside from the link-in with historic practices of fleshly mortification why is it that this relatively rare nuance of sexual behavior is such a standout in the Los Angeles noosphere of late? For more, I turned to this publication …

Link: “The Psychology of Sadomasochism: An Attempt to Explain Sadism and Masochism,” by Neil Burton, M.D., posted 17 August 2014, in Psychology Today … https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201408/the-psychology-sadomasochism ..

From that I learned that many seemingly innocuous forms of behavior, such as tickling, infantilizing, and love-biting … and perhaps, I would add, taunting and bullying, as are oft found online these days … play into the darker, denser energy streams of the relatively recherché world of sadomasochism. Thus we are all, willy-nilly, for the most part unwittingly, involved in the clearing of these dense energy strands from the Los Angeles noosphere at present.

My appeal today is to those who are consciously able to choose whether they will add to these denser noospheric energies of sadomasochism. I make this appeal because, as an intuitive person, I find these energies very difficult to bear, especially on the weekends in Los Angeles, and most particularly so during times of solar storm … even geostorms as mild as that which we experienced last night …

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that  a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

In order to keep our personal Body of Light (aura, or energy field) pure and bright, I feel it is important to avoid injury to the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit itself, in my sense of it, is injured by mortification of the flesh.

LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD

It is the work of a Christian to discover the Grace of God within, or so I believe. What can be farther from that goal than the undercurrents that apparently evolved, over the centuries, in organizations such as the historic Knights Templar? Having read this no-holds barred account of that evolution …

Link: “The Dark History of the Knights Templar,” from “Knights Templar’s Saga” at theunjustmedia.com … https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm

… as well as this more tempered account …

Link: “Knights Templar,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_TemplarMore tempered.

… I have some concerns about the renaissance of the Knights Templar tradition by newly formed groups here in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

How is it that, in ages gone by, sincere members of devout religious orders have fallen prey to emanations of self-hatred and hatred of others through organizations founded for the best of reasons?

The answer, I feel, lies in the slight affinity aroused in the body to hatred of others through the practice of self-mortification …

Link: “Flagellation: Religious Practice,” written by Geoffrey Abbott, in Encyclopaedia Britannica … https://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellation ..

Through this ‘toehold’ of hatred of the body, flows forth into the noosphere hatred in all its forms: Hatred of women, abuse of children, envy at the sexual prowess of other men; hatred of this teaching or that of one’s own church, or of those of other Christian denominations; and finally, hatred even of the Light of God within, and turning to the abomination of Satanic ritual.

WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?

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In the mid-13th Century, processions of self-flagellants took place in central Italy with intent to mitigate a devastating plague. In current times we face another such plague, the scourge of HIV / AIDS, which leaves those of our children who are so infected unable to produce viable offspring.

In our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., according to Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2016, the lifetime risk of contracting HIV was 1 in 13 people …

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Since 2016, no state-by-state statistics have been published. Yet the epidemic, I feel, is cresting in the congested urban areas of the United States, or will soon do so.

Until statistics are caught up, we cannot definitively know where we stand with regard to the HIV / AIDS pandemic. Meanwhile, shall we once more fall to the practice of publicly mistreating our bodies … whether in our streets, or on the silver screen?

ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY

The answer to the social stresses now testing the tensile strength of our democratic way of life lies not in hatred, not in acts of terrorism whether ultra right or ultra left, not in pogroms, not in vigilante justice, not in wanton waste of life, but in a learned and temperately discerning approach to the problems at hand.

Let us pay utmost respect to our bodies, the abiding temples of God’s loving kindness to us. It is this, the virtue of Christian charity … to ourselves as well as to others … that holds the answer to action in the world during this, the cusp of the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

In the Book of Matthew, Christ says …

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 6:16 (KJV, public domain)

I am put in mind of the biography of pastor Martin Rinkart, whose example I find  inspiring in these times of worldwide hardship …

The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence

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Martin Rinkart (23 April 1586, Eilenburg – 8 December 1649) was a pastor who ministered to his flock in Eilenburg, a walled German town, during the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648.

In 1637, when the town was already worn down by war, the Great Pestilence took place. At that time the town of Eilenburg had four ministers. People from the surrounding area who were suffering from epidemic and famine sought refuge in Pastor Rinkart’s town.

As the plague-ridden entered the town, the townspeople became infected. One of the town’s ministers, no doubt overcome by a sense of impending doom, fled to healthier climes. The two other ministers stood by Pastor Rinkart, who saw them buried.

In the end, Pastor Rinkart was the only pastor left in Eilenburg. He conducted services for over 4,000 people, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 a day. In May of 1637 his wife died, which must have been a grievous personal blow to him. By the end of that year, the dead were being buried in trenches, and there were no services for them.

Under the most harrowing of personal circumstances, Martin Rinkart composed this uplifting hymn of gratitude for God’s myriad acts of loving kindness, a hymn that is often sung even today …

Video: “Now Thank We All Our God,” by BestLovedHymns, 15 November 2008 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OA6YL-EIs ..

Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy 

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The examples of the many great saints of our Christian faith are like a beacon lighting our way in these difficult times. Like them, let us maintain hope in the face of the trials that stand before us. Let the heartbreak of many in our community lift us to faith in God’s sweet intention towards our Souls. Insofar as we may, let us speak to the pure Spirit within, so that we may find the courage to face calamity with equanimity, and the fortitude steadfastly to practice the Christian corporal works of mercy.

Let us feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, ransom those held captive. and bury the dead.

Link: “Works of Mercy,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_of_mercy ..

HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?

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There is a passage in Matthew 25 that speaks most poignantly to this time of Ascension on Earth. This passage brilliantly limns the manner in which we may choose to address the momentous days that lie before us, through works of mercy practiced in loving remembrance of Christ …

Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV, public domain)

31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

Surely none has spoken, nor likely ever will speak, more eloquently or to the point, than Christ himself has done. This passage sets us on a sure path through faith in Him, even in the face of  the most devastating hailstorm of temporal sorrow.

CONCLUSION

In these days of woe, shall we stand with Christ and act on his behalf? In truth, what we may do for the disempowered, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised people of Los Angeles, is what we may be privileged to do for Christ Himself in this lifetime.

It is the Body of Christ Himself to whom we minister. It is He whom we feed, whom we clothe, for whom we provide potable water, for whom we find lodging, whom we help to find a sure path after release from prison, and whom we seek to ransom from malefic entities … whether human or clothed in mists beyond our ken … who hold them prisoner.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Christian Virtues

Link: “Seven Virtues,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues ..

Plagues and Pandemics

Link: “Black Death,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death ..

Link: “Spanish Flu,” the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised on 3 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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Notes on Forestalling Social Unrest in California . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written on 12 April 2018; published on 6 December 2019

  • THOUGHTS ON PROVIDING STAGE ONE WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA HOMELESS AT LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE, IN EXCHANGE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
    • Prison Work Programs for Less Than a Dollar an Hour
      • Prison Release Work Camps.
    • A Stage One Consideration in Employing California’s Homeless at Less Than the Minimum Wage
  • THOUGHTS ON SLOWING THE SPREAD OF HIV AND AIDS IN PRISONS
    • On Isolating HIV-Positive Prison Populations in Cell Blocks, Together with HIV-Positive Prison Guards
    • Conjugal Visits
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF IMMIGRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES, COMPARED TO THAT IN CHINA
    • How China Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from North Korea
    • How the United States Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from Mexico
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

I wrote up these notes in April 2018, with a hope that I would soon finish them off. More than a year later, I have to figure I may never get round to that. I apologize to my reader that they are presented here in outline form …

THOUGHTS ON PROVIDING STAGE ONE WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA HOMELESS AT LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE, IN EXCHANGE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

I have a thought that Stage One work might be provided the California homeless at less than minimum wage, in exchange for social services such as State One housing, necessary medical treatment, food, and temporary housing.

I note we have precedents in paying less than the minimum wage, here in America: Commission sales work, work on small farms, and newspaper delivery, for instance …

Link: “When Must Employers Pay the Minimum Wage?, updated by Sachi Barreiro, Attorney, at NOLO … https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/employers-pay-minimum-wage-law-29600.html ..

Prison Work Programs for Less Than a Dollar an Hour

Then there is the special instance of prison labor, where inmates have the voluntary option to work, for less than $1 an hour …

Link: “How Much Do Incarcerated People Earn in Each State?” by Wendy Sawyer, 10 April 2017, in Prison Policy Initiative … https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2017/04/10/wages/ ..

Thus we have a precedent, in the exceptional circumstance of incarceration, for offering work at a great deal less than the minimum wage. Could we build upon this precedent by offering work training to our felons or released felons or homeless, at far less than minimum wage?

If the precedent might be stretched in this way, then we might have the setting for an economic bounce-back, here in California, as greater numbers of the currently unemployed are able to find employment.

Prison Release Work Camps. I am thinking that something like this might be good if, for lack of funds, we have to release the prison population. For those who are ‘unregenerate’ … to use an old-time term … work camps might be set up or ‘rough and tumble’ work might be provided as an alternative to imprisonment, at greatly less than the minimum wage. This topic I discussed in a little more detail here …

Link: “Ought the United States, like North Korea, Have Forced Labor?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 21 May 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cQw ..

A Stage One Consideration in Employing California’s Homeless at Less Than the Minimum Wage

Here is a Stage One consideration: Let’s try to figure out some way to get around the minimum wage, for people who are unhomed, and who are receiving extra social services, in the event the United States government is not able to participate, here in California, in ameliorating the situation, and easing the social unrest.

For instance, could we offer something more akin to prison labor … voluntary labor, and a very small wage, in exchange for housing and food and medical care? Could we offer that, in camps especially set up for that?

What would be the long-term situation with regard to those that California cannot now find work for at minimum wage, and who must find work? If employment at less than minimum wage in exchange for social services were to be offered as a temporary, short-term Phase One, then what would be Phases Two and Three?

THOUGHTS ON SLOWING THE SPREAD OF HIV AND AIDS IN PRISONS

On Isolating HIV-Positive Prison Populations in Cell Blocks, Together with HIV-Positive Prison Guards

In United States prisons, HIV tests might be used to separate the HIV-positive prison populations … and the HIV-positive prison guards … physically, from those prisoners and guards who are HIV-negative. These tests need to be performed every 6 months, as I understand it, and also one month after possible exposure to the virus. HIV tests might be made routine in prison medical facilities, not only for the safety of prisoners and guards, but also for the sake of the infectable law-abiding populations upon whom prisoners might prey, either as prostitutes or as sexual predators, after their release.

Conjugal Visits

I think that, to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS amongst United States prison populations, we ought to consider allowing conjugal or significant other visits in our federal prisons, and in those state prisons that currently do not do so.

Conjugal visits might lead to less intercourse amongst inmates, and less intercourse between inmates and prison guards, so that HIV might spread more slowly amongst the prison population. I feel that conjugal visits might also lead to less violence amongst prisoners.

Such a policy also might help prisoners who have been in long-time-paired relationships to preserve those relationships while imprisoned. It might help families stay together through the financial hardship of imprisonment of a parent, and that might positively affect community life.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF IMMIGRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES, COMPARED TO THAT IN CHINA

I have been perusing the “CIA World Factbook” online …

Link: “World Factbook,” by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ ..

… and have found it full of information pertinent to forestalling social unrest in California. For instance, from my reading, it seems to me that the human trafficking of immigrants to China from North Korea in our lifetime is, in some ways, analogous to the human trafficking of immigrants to the United States from Mexico.

How China Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from North Korea

Apparently, there are masses of people in North Korea, whom the government forces into forced labor in China …

“… North Korea does not fully comply with minimum standards for the elimination of [human] trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; the government continued to participate in human trafficking through its use of domestic forced labor camps and the provision of forced labor to foreign governments through bilateral contracts; officials did not demonstrate any efforts to address human trafficking through prosecution, protection, or prevention measures; no known investigations, prosecutions, or convictions of trafficking offenders or officials complicit in trafficking-related offenses were conducted; the government also made no efforts to identify or protect trafficking victims and did not permit NGOs to assist victims (2015) …” –from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … Subheading: Trafficking in personshttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain

Korean people also may flee to China of their own free will so as to escape starvation …

“… risking arrest, imprisonment, and deportation, tens of thousands of North Koreans cross into China to escape famine, economic privation, and political oppression … –from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … subheading: Disputes – International https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain

Those types of labor available to trafficked peoples sometimes may be beneath the level of misery that is acceptable here in the United States …

Link: “Trafficking in Persons Report June 2017,” by United States of America Department of State … https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=801874This is a pdf download.

It might be prostitution. It might be illegal activities such as theft. It might be begging. They might be held by gangs that are ‘beneath the law’ and forced to be members of those gangs. This, to me, is unacceptable.

How the United States Deals with an Influx of Minimally Employable People from Mexico

The situation with immigrants from North Korean to China is analogous, in some regards, to the situation with immigrants from Mexico to the United States. Immigrants from Mexico are not forced by the United States government into inhumane kinds of labor, but they may find themselves in those kinds of situations … living In dug-out caves in the Earth, for instance. And doing seasonal, migrant labor. Or young women or children may find themselves forced into lives of prostitution by pimps.

One thing we might look at, going forward, is how job training might be offered new immigrants, here in the United States, so as to broaden the scope of job opportunities for which they are eligible. This type of job training is doubly beneficial: It helps raise the living standard of immigrants; and it helps lessen the spiritual burden of human trafficking in the United States and uplift our nation through good works in our community.

The philanthropy we offer those caught in the throes of human trafficking is a kindness we offer our children as well, for they will look forward to a better educated community through whose informed choices may be sculpted a brighter tomorrow for all America.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I feel that Los Angeles in particular, due to such stressors as homelessness and released felons, faces the spectre of social unrest at present. What to do? I feel we must look at what other countries do when faced with these stressors. We must not turn away from innovative solutions simply because we feel they are beneath us, as Americans.

I feel it is because we feel this: that the lesser good we are able to provide the homeless and released felons is beneath us, and unworthy of them, that we have found ourselves for ten years to be in stalemate as a city.

We are unable to provide the level of benefits and care that has been, with hopeful optimism, voted into California law. Massive problems lie before us, and have done so for 10 years now. California is a Sanctuary State for those fleeing from downright extermination in the crueler states of our great Union.

Though we are that to many, we have not the funds to help those seeking sanctuary in the manner afforded the homeless, the helpless, those seeking shelter, food, and work in days of old.

Here in Los Angeles we must make bold to provide what we may to those who have nothing at all. Though it be against the laws of our nation, and against those of our State, we must do what we can. We must offer what we may. We must open our hearts, still our doubts, and come up with sensible, novel solutions to the new problems that lie before us.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Video: “Everyone In–Supportive Housing Across L.A.,” by Everyone In LA, 8 March 2018 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=QnZWabk8mO0 ..

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On Getting Through the Apocalypse in Los Angeles . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 17 April 2017

Image: “Woolsey Canyon Fire, Simi Hills, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, afternoon of 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Canyon Fire, Simi Hills, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, afternoon of 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

  • END TIMES PROPHECIES
  • ASTRAL ROVING BANDS OF MEN
  • ACTING OUT OF PREDATION ON WOMEN BY MEN IN TEAMS OF TWO
  • FAKE DRUG-DEATH M.O. BEING USED AGAINST VALIANT MEN
  • CANNIBALISM OF WIFE BLAMED ON AUTO ACCIDENT
  • ON AVOIDING END TIMES APOCALYPTIC SCENARIOS
    • Cultivating Positive Emotions Lifts the Astral Body Out of the Hellworlds
    • Hathors on Optimizing Timelines and Dimensions to Escape Danger
      • On Remembering Our Multitemporal, Multidimensional Skills
      • On Having Faith, and Following the Wisdom Set Down by Others
  • CONCLUSION

Link: “For the Children,” a Zen poem by Gary Snyder … http://moralground.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/GarySnyder.pdf ..

Dear Ones,

END TIMES PROPHECIES

It was prophesied by others regarding the End Times … the time we Ascensioneers call the Time of New Beginning … that there might be roving bands of men preying upon women and children (something like some of the scenes in the upsetting movie “A Boy and His Dog” (1) that was filmed many years ago. This is just a heads up regarding that, for the sake of community health and safety.

ASTRAL ROVING BANDS OF MEN

In the main, this theme has been playing out merely on the astral plane, as the feral drives and the lower chakras clear and are purified by the Incoming Light. While a little unsettling, these sorts of astral stories, about roving gangs of men psychically raping women, are not life threatening.

ACTING OUT OF PREDATION ON WOMEN BY MEN IN TEAMS OF TWO

However, there are some few men, especially in large cities such as Los Angeles, who, because of the patriarchal energetic imbalance of the Atlantean Age, have the energy threads of misogyny, or hatred of women, as a weightier portion of their Soul wounding. Amongst these men, some few are acting out the following scenario:

They form a group, which may be found online, but whose true purpose will be gilded over with noble thought forms. The members of the group are men who have been convicted of sexually molesting a child, or perhaps of raping a woman.

These men hunt down women in packs of two: One man beds a woman. The other creeps in while she sleeps and murders her with a drug overdose. This kind of killing is commonplace today in the large cities, and is difficult to pin down because of the heavy burden of drug use under which the cities labor. In a law enforcement report, such a murder is often misplaced as a drug OD by the murdered woman.

A fake marriage certificate has been forged before the murder, and the woman’s goods are deeded to the first man, the one who bedded her, and who is, technically innocent of the act of murder, although in fact he is complicit.

This technique used to be implements through psychic heart attack before the 2012 Shift, but now that the light on Earth has shifted, psychic heart attack can no longer be employed. Those who used to murder through psychic means have turned to difficult-to-detect physical means such as drug overdose.

On the astral plane, I’ve heard of one man who has a list of over 100 women whom he intends to murder using this MO. He has gathered a group of men together, along the lines described above. He assigns these men in twos to women on the list. This group has, according to the astral stories, successfully murdered many women and garnered their property and money for various non-profit cover organizations which apportion the money to the men involved.

FAKE DRUG-DEATH M.O. BEING USED AGAINST VALIANT MEN

According to the astral stories, a less elaborate drug-death MO (modus operandi) has been used by a member of the group to murder valiant men (was it a 17-year veteran of a fire department?) who attempted to investigate this criminal group.

CANNIBALISM OF WIFE BLAMED ON AUTO ACCIDENT

There is another ploy taking place, along the same theme, where a misogynist ‘offs’ his wife by murdering her, dismembering and partly eating her. The act of cannibalism is disguised through a faked death report citing an auto accident. No doubt, with the many auto accidents today, consumption of part of a mangled body would be easily overlooked, without the need for money to change hands.

From the astral stories, this cannibalistic acting out is relatively rare, in comparison to the drug death method described above.

ON AVOIDING END TIMES APOCALYPTIC SCENARIOS

The above are a few of the examples of the real-life workings out of apocalyptic End Time scenarios predicted by prophecies (as I recall, these were prophecies by a Zen monk?) prior to the Shift. Many other disasters have been predicted, among them earthquake and other natural disasters, economic troubles, war, population decimation, famine, and in general, the ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth predicted many times over in the Bible.

Weeping and gnashing of teeth … https://jesuswithoutbaggage.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/outer-darkness-500.jpg ..

In fact, there are some people who are experiencing this apocalyptic scenario on the astral plane (6th and 7th levels of astral negative … the densest hellworld experiences) right now. However, it’s very easy to sidestep these experiences.

Cultivating Positive Emotions Lifts the Astral Body Out of the Hellworlds

First, we must create within our emotional bodies positive emotions such as joy, hope, faith, and charity towards other people. That is because it is our negative emotions such as fear, hatred, and anger that are causing us to have the hellworld experiences, and to act them out.

Hathors on Optimizing Timelines and Dimensions to Escape Danger

Second, if we may use the timeline and dimensional optimization technique to escape imminent danger, whether it be danger of being at the effect of violent acting out, or the acting out itself.

Here is the timeline and dimension optimization activation of light, as gifted by the Hathors. Every word is important; so the beneficial effect cannot be guaranteed if the wording is changed:

Spirit to Team!
Optimize timelines and dimensions!
For the All, through Free Will!

What happens, when we use this technique, is that our Awareness timeline and dimension undergo a shift that optimizes our chance of Soul learning. In other words, the fabric of time and space shifts. As humans, we have the ability to manipulate time and space in this way, only we have forgotten that we do.

On Remembering Our Multitemporal, Multidimensional Skills. Thus, the greatest hurdle to implementing this technique, and escaping the present Apocalyptic dangers, are to remember that we humans have these multitemporal, multidimensional abilities.

On Having Faith, and Following the Wisdom Set Down by Others. If we cannot remember, then we must have the faith to utilize the ascension techniques anyway; and not just those that I espouse, but those put forth by other Lightworkers, those described in the Bible and other holy books, the wisdom writ down by the ancients.

CONCLUSION

For those that would like more information on transcending End Times and Apocalyptic scenarios, I recommend the following …

Link: “How World Events Hold a Mirror to the Soul,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 March 2013 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-789 ..

Link: “Dharma Talk: Zen in the Time of Apocalypse,” by Myozen Barton Stone, 27 May 2012 … https://stonecreekzencenter.org/2012/05/27/zen-in-the-time-of-apocalypse/ … Here is the audio file … https://ia601604.us.archive.org/0/items/20120527MyozenZenInTheTimeOfApocalypse/2012-05-27_Myozen-Zen_In_The_Time_Of_Apocalypse.mp3 ..

Link: “Saturn Retrograde: The Prophecy of the Popes,” by Salvadore Russo, in Spirit of Ma’at, 2019 … http://spiritofmaat.com/magazine/march-2013-spring-equinox-edition/saturn-retrograde-the-prophecy-of-the-popes/ ..

Well, stay safe! May you be blessed with unconditional love!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) This is a reference to the first 5 minutes of the 1975 iconic movie “A Boy and His Dog” …

I suggest this video only be viewed by children if their parents consent, as they may find the topic unsettling … Video: “A Boy and His Dog,” by Megadude, 2 February 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BDxqhI9qDw ..

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Generating Positive Emotions to Navigate the Astral Plane . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 26 November 2015; revised on 28 February 2019

  • NAVIGATING THE ASTRAL PLANES BY FEELING POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
    • Anne Frank
    • Movie:”The Pianist”
    • German Pastor Martin Rinkart and the Great Pestilence
  • ON LIFTING OURSELVES UP FROM THE HELLWORLDS TO THE HEAVENWORLDS
  • ON BEING LIKE LORD SHIVA, THE MASTER OF ILLUSION

Dear Ones,

NAVIGATING THE ASTRAL PLANES BY FEELING POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

As you know, by changing our emotions we can move to different Awareness levels on the astral plane. For instance, when we feel fear, anger, or despair, we descend to the hellworlds. When we feel love, peace and joy, on the other hand, we rise to the experience of the heaven worlds …

Learning to navigate the astral planes by generating positive emotions is an important step in our Ascension Awareness. No matter where we are in our Awareness timeline, we can generate these emotions.

Anne Frank

Think, for example, of the story of Anne Frank, who was so full of hope and joy during a very dark period of human history.

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Image: Anne Frank, at TEDx NJLibraries … https://www.flickr.com/photos/tedxnjlibraries/4609595373 … CC BY 2.0 Generic

Image: Anne Frank, at TEDx NJLibraries … https://www.flickr.com/photos/tedxnjlibraries/4609595373 … CC BY 2.0 Generic

Movie:”The Pianist”

Then there was the story of the great pianist who uplifted everyone with his music during those same years …

Video: “The Pianist #2 Movie CLIP – Play For Me (2002) HD,” by Movieclips, 16 June 2011 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgBLraZlGww ..

German Pastor Martin Rinkart and the Great Pestilence

Then there is the story of pastor Martin Rinkart, whom I learned about last Sunday. He was a German pastor who ministered to his flock in Eilenburg, a walled town during the Thirty Years’ War. People from the surrounding area, who were  suffering from epidemic and famine, sought refuge in his town. The Great Pestilence occurred in 1637. At that time Eilenburg had four ministers. One fled to healthier climes. Pastor Rinkart saw two more buried. And so, he was the only pastor left. He conducted services for over 4,000 people, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 a day. In May of 1637 his wife died. By the end of that year, the dead were being buried in trenches, and there were no services for them. —adapted from “Martin Rinkart” … https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Martin_Rinkart.html ..

Under the most harrowing of personal circumstances, Martin Rinkart composed this hymn, which is often sung even today …

Video: “Now Thank We All Our God,” by BestLovedHymns … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OA6YL-EIs ..

ON LIFTING OURSELVES UP FROM THE HELLWORLDS TO THE HEAVENWORLDS

No matter what our situation, we can still generate positive emotions. And in these days of Ascension, this will immediately lift us from the hellworlds to the heavenworlds, and allow us to optimize our timelines. It is a sudden shift in the emotional or astral plane that is very dramatically evident for those with clair abilities.

ON BEING LIKE LORD SHIVA, THE MASTER OF ILLUSION

Then we become like Lord Shiva, that master of illusion, that amazing ascetic yogi who tears down creation moment to moment so that we can build up a new reality. In this way, each of us becomes a co-creator of New Earth.

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Shiva Puja  …

Link: “Shiva,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva ..

Link: “Shiva,” by the Sanatan Society … http://www.sanatansociety.org/hindu_gods_and_goddesses/shiva.htm#.VoURlPkrKDV ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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End Times: Matthew Chapter 24 . with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 8 and 9 September 2015; transcribed on 20 October 2018

Image: “Sky and Clouds 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 September 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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  • OPENING REMARKS
  • A. END TIMES: ALIGNING WITH GOD . MATTHEW 24:1-2
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
      • Introduction to the “End Times: Matthew Ch 24” Video Series
      • Matthew 24:1-2: Aligning with God
      • Sidebar: Matthew 23:33-34
    • FOOTNOTE
  • B. END TIMES: BIRTH PAINS . MATTHEW 24:3-10
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • FOOTNOTES
  • C. END TIMES: FALSE PROPHETS, INIQUITY . MATTHEW 24:11-14
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
      • Sidebar: Matthew 23:37
    • FOOTNOTES
  • D. END TIMES: SANCTUARY . MATTHEW 24:15-22
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • FOOTNOTES
  • E. END TIMES: CHRIST’S LIGHT . MATTHEW 24:23-28
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
      • Sidebar: Matthew 23:27
  • F. END TIMES: THE VOID . MATTHEW 24:29-31
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • FOOTNOTES
  • G. END TIMES: THE TIME OF NEW BEGINNING . MATTHEW 24:32-33
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • H. END TIMES: ON BEING AWAKE AND AWARE . MATTHEW 24:34-51
    • VIDEO BY ALICE
    • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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OPENING REMARKS

Dear Ones,

Below is a discussion, topic by topic, of Matthew Ch 24, which speaks of the End Times. My thought is on aligning Ascension lore with Biblical prophecy …

All the scriptural quotes below are KJV, public domain. Each video is followed by a lightly edited Summary …

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A. END TIMES: ALIGNING WITH GOD . MATTHEW 24:1-2

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 8 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Introduction to the “End Times: Matthew 24” Video Series

I am here reading from Matthew Chapter 24. This is a long discussion, in many different videos, about Chapter 24 from Matthew, where Christ discusses the Second Coming, and the process that we are all going through right now.

I have done my best to add what little I know about how things are going, and perhaps provide a greater window of opportunity for interpreting these words.

Of course, there are many different opportunities, and many different interpretations; and it is up to each individual to pick the one that suits and resonates with them most, at the moment.

Matthew 24:1-2: Aligning with God

On that note, I will just start with the first two verses …

24  “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.”

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

So this is the first verse: Jesus was in the Temple talking … Actually, in the prior chapter, he was in the Temple talking to the Scribes and Pharisees, and telling them what incredible hypocrites they were. But that is a whole, separate story. So it is no wonder that they were all upset, is it not?

So he went out from the Temple, and his disciples came to show him the buildings of the Temple. Apparently there were quite a few buildings involved. It was probably like a little spiritual complex, and maybe the center and the heartbeat of that community. And the disciples were apparently very proud of these buildings, right?

So you might consider that what was going on here, was that Christ was talking to the main religion of his area, at his time, and as a Teacher of Higher Truth, he was trying to explain that appearances were not everything … That the important thing is what is in our hearts, and whether we really desire to serve God, right?

And this upsets people who are caught up in social structures. The Spirit has some conflict with the … you could say ‘psychic bonding’, the tribal bonding of people … Because the Spirit leads our hearts up to God, and down into the very center of things and of ‘matter’ on Earth; into the very center of Earth.

It does not spread itself out, really, into social bonding, because the first fractal of Truth created through affinity with Spirit is the pranic column (aka pranic tube, central vertical power current, kundalini, antahkarana, silver cord or silver thread) energy … the energy of our own hearts reaching up to God … to Heaven … and of our own hearts reaching down to the very center of Earth.

Connecting Spirit with matter: That is our main function as mirrors of God. First (to paraphrase), is to love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole Soul … like that. The second is to love your neighbor as yourself. (A1)

So what that means is, a very basic understanding of the fractal nature of reality: We create this image, this alignment of ourselves with God. We feel our relationship to God. And other people start replicating that.

We love our neighbors as a fractal that aligns with God.

So the breakdown … the degradation of relationships … that has occurred during the Dark Age .. during these many ages when we have felt so separate from God, and when Soul wounding has occurred … the degradation is to align ourselves with what we see in the world of ‘matter’, rather than to align ourselves with our own Spirits.

So Christ walked into the Temple, where this degradation of alignment had occurred … where people were looking to each other for greater self-esteem, by pretending to be higher than other people.

He walked into the temple and he said (to paraphrase): You hypocrites! … He had so many bad things to say! He said …

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Sidebar: Matthew 23:33-34 (KJV, public domain)

33 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” … [How could they take this? Then he says …]

34 “Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets,” … [that would be Christ, in this case] … “and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify;” … [now who would this be? Christ Himself, right?] … “and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:” … [such as the Apostles, right? … after Christ passed on] …
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So we do not have to take this literally: That we are going to be crucified and so forth. But the thing of it is, that as the Ascension process continues, there will be much scourging and torturing and crucifying of people that represent Christ …

Because the fractal is different. The fractal is very different. We align with God; we align with Christ. We align with Christ consciousness.

We do not do that I need you! [somebody else]. We do not do that I need your money! thing. We do not do: I look up to you because you are higher! … No. We are that Higher Self. We are that Source of abundance.  We are that image of Christ Himself. We are that!

Why should we look afield? Why should we look to how other people think of us? And so: What of these Temples of Earth, as in Chapter 24, verse 1? What of these Temples of Earth? What of these buildings of stone? What do they really mean?

This is how I feel about it: They meant to Christ, and they mean to me, the snagging of consciousness on the material world … the turning away from God, and the turning of the consciousness to stone.

This applies to all the religions, in some degree or another. Every church that has a building, has this snagging, or solidification, of consciousness. It is that against which Christ railed: He wanted a free flow of beingness in God. And so, here in Chapter 24, verse 2, He describes that. He is looking at the beautiful Temple buildings, and He says …

2 “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

Did He mean that the temple was going to be destroyed? No! He meant that the structure of our thought in religious groups is going to change to such an extent that we will not be able to recognize it anymore. The solidity of our beliefs in religion are going to go away, during the Ascension process. During the End Times, the Temples will be torn downl

So, why hold onto group consciousness when we can … in the magnificence of beauty of our own Souls, align with God Himself?

So the first message is probably the hardest one to take. In another video, I will go on with this Chapter.

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FOOTNOTE

(A1) Here is the relevant Biblical quotation:

“The Parable of the Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-28, KJV, public domain)

25 “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

26 “He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

27 “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

28 “And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.”

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B. END TIMES: BIRTH PAINS . MATTHEW 24:3-10

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 8 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Christ was sitting on what was called the ‘Mount of Olives’. And this story goes like this ..

3 “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

So here Christ begins quite an interesting description of the sign of His coming … His Second Coming at the end of the world.

My comments on this are that … as we will see a little later … what he really meant by ‘thy coming’ was: The coming of His consciousness to Earth.

And what he meant by ‘the end of the world’ was: The end of the world as it was then, and the beginning of something very new and wonderful, on Earth.

That is just something that is often overlooked. To continue on …

4 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Alright. So this is about the false Christs. And just from my own observation: One of the problems that we have today, is that there are many different versions of Christianity … and many other religions in the world. And each one is proclaiming, in its own way: I am the Christ!

But Christ Himself … Christ consciousness … cannot be divided into sects and religions and beliefs of the mind. Christ consciousness … as we will see, a little farther on, is much more … it is almost a physical thing. It is Light. It is a new Light.

He describes it as physical Light; but physical Light is only the physical manifestation of a Light that includes many layers … or Dimensions … of Realty.

So, thoughts in the mind, and divisions that the mind makes of Christ consciousness into religious groups, and so forth … I feel that these are, in a way, the false Christs that He is talking of.

And so, I hope I have not offended anyone. But it seems to me that Christ consciousness is much greater than any of that. You know? It is just incredibly much greater.

So this next part here [the next verse] pretty much shows the headlines that we see in the newspapers today. Now, mind you, this is not necessarily the state of the world, but it is the state of our belief in how the world is.

And so, Christ’s prophecy in this regard has been fulfilled by what I would call … in another blog, I called it the ‘Associated Press mental filter’. (B1)

So here are the headlines, according to Christ. And, in fact, that is what we see today …

6 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” [the word ‘sorrows’ is sometimes translated as ‘birth pains’]

So what we have here, I feel, is a rising up of fear amongst humankind. And this fear is creating all these headlines. That is how I look at it, in terms of co-creating our Reality.

But other people, who do not know the power that they have to co-create Reality, will imagine themselves enmeshed in a Causal Realm, and carried along in a tide of ill tidings … of wars and rumors of wars …

These might be psychic wars that will take place, as people sort through their ego issues, and as telepathy becomes worldwide, and as people finally realize that striving against each other does not bring them happiness. And that happiness is only found in the Heart.

So all these events that are spoken of …

  • Whether they be in the astral realm, in the fourth dimension … as people expand into the fourth dimension, during this, the time of the Great Shift …
  • Or whether they be acted out in the real world …
  • Or simply the emotions of them ratcheted up through headlines that are very incendiary towards fear and anxiety and upset …

In any case, all of these things presage the coming of Christ consciousness … because Christ speaks of “famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places” … the notion that wealth, or physical security, is our true home, and our true safety, will go away, and people will turn to Faith instead. And they will turn to Love, and to supporting each other, instead. That is how I see it, in the broad sense.

And then this business about ” … nation [rising] against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” Well, of course, this has been the history of the world, has it not?

But I think also, as people expand into the fourth dimension … into the feeling world … and as the world becomes telepathic … then this business about group versus group will come to the fore.

 Because people only ascend one by one. They only inherit the Keys to the Kingdom of God from Christ. Not from a group. And so, people are grouping together … again, for safety. Turning to wealth for safety. And all these things will be shaken up; and people will look towards other possibilities.

But to get back to what is going to happen in the psychic realm: Imminently … very soon … people will start encountering people in other groups, with other beliefs. And there will be psychic wars along those lines, until people settle into the notion that everyone on this Free-Will Planet is able to have their own beliefs. And that, in fact, that is the way this Reality functions, you see? So that is coming up. That part is pretty much coming up.

All right, now what is happening is that the groups that I know are creating … what is it called? … ‘sacrificial victims’ to reinforce their group identity … I being one of them! So I can talk about this pretty easily.

So, I want to relate and align only with God. And the groups that I have been involved with … their leaders are turning them against me, and creating hostility against me, so as to solidify their own ranks.

There is a name for this .. I would call it ‘scapegoating’ in other blogs, if you want to look it up. (B2) So this is one aspect of ” …nation [rising] against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” It is one of the first things that groups do … whether they be nations, kingdoms, associations, political groups, economic groups, church groups … whatever it is. As in the witch hunts of Salem, they find people that they can turn against … and kill or pillory, or however it is … on the psychic plane. And these acts of what I might term ‘mass hysteria’ are supposed to solidify the group.

Secondly., the next thing is that a group will try to take over another group … what might be termed a ‘hostile takeover’ in the corporate world. A ‘kingdom’ will try to take over another ‘kingdom’ … As has been the case in the war of the United States against a small group of very religiously fervent people in the Middle East: We have tried to put down their cultural values, and their beliefs about chastity and Faith, and adherence first to God, and only to God. And we have tried to destroy them completely. So in a way, that is an instance of scapegoating again, not ‘nation against nation’.

Coming up are the ‘Big Bads’ (B3) … nations against nations; and ideologies against ideologies. And when the dust settles, we will have Christ consciousness.

To continue … Oh, what do you know! This is about that scapegoating thing. This is when people’s hearts open a little wider, and groups attack them. For a number of different reasons, they attack. This has happened to me, as my Heart opened: Groups have banded together, on the psychic plane to stop my Heart from being open.

There are a number of reasons for this, but I think, in general, had life experiences in the third dimension, incarnation after incarnation, they became very leery about keeping their Hearts open, because of all of the Soul wounding that was going on, and actually, the danger of keeping the Heart open. It is a very valiant thing to do; this is what I think about that.

And the other thing is that, when one person’s Heart is open, and they are not the group leader, then the group leader looks bad in that regard ... Because the Heart is the Source of great .. of incredible … outpouring of energy. And it makes a person a very powerful co-creator of Reality … a very, very powerful person, whether they be male or female. And so, it makes the leader of a group look bad, if somebody else has all that power.

And not only that. The state of Soul wounding in the world today is such that people long for that power and that relationship with the Divine. They long to no longer be separate from all that they are. And they do not know how to reach out for that.

And so the result of that is, when they run across someone whose heart is open, they latch onto that person … in any chakra that they can. Anytime that person is feeling weak or tired, or is sound asleep, the fractals of these people … the Soul wounding … the Shadow of aspects of these otherwise very good people latch on and leach energy from the person whose Heart is open. (B4)

So there are a number of things going on like that. And Christ describes this very well. He says …

9 “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”

So in finding our Hearts we will go through this journey of discovering hatred, and coming to terms with hatred, and then turning to the Light. That is what I feel.

All right, this is getting kind of long, so I am going to continue in another video. It is pretty interesting reading, do you not think?

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FOOTNOTES

(B1) Link: “Associated Press Mental Filter … Co-Creating Our Reality,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 June 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6P1 ..

(B2) Link: “Blood Sacrifice, Scapegoating, Disclosure, and Deals with the Devil,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 August 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5aA ..

Link: “The Fainting Goat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 February 2014 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-1sE ..

(B3) I am joking, here about nations and ideologies being the ‘Big Bads’. I feel that the ‘Big Bads’ are really rather gnarly astral negative beings, such as Satan and Lucifer and Ba’al (Baal).

(B4) For more on chakric leaching, search my blog titles for the words: vampire  …  or …  vampirism

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C. END TIMES: FALSE PROPHETS, INIQUITY . MATTHEW 24:11-14

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 8 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am continuing with the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, which speaks of the End Times, the days that we are in right now … And with my own thoughts about it, which may help, in some cases. And so if you like them, please consider them; but if you do not like them, I hope you will not take offense.

So we are now up to verse 11. I am going to take the next couple of verses one by one, because they speak about ‘divers’ topics, as they say in the Bible. Verse 11 …

11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”

These are the End Times; but they are the Beginning of the New Times too. But the end always brings concerns and upsets and fears for safety, because it is the end of something. I have spoken before of our body cells, which are very conservative little beings. We have plenty of them, and they create quite a bit of anxiety in times of change.

So what happens, when we feel upset and anxious, and we do not know where to turn, is: We turn to other people to help us.

I have spoken before of the ‘False Ascension Matrix’ (C1). This is a notion from the “Ascension Glossary.” What we have is, especially men, who are used to being the leaders of society right now, They are trying to think, with their left brains, what to do about all this. They know that change is happening; they know that their families and their groups, and those people that they look out for, are upset about things. And with their left brain, they are constructing mental filters (C2) to carry their groups through the Ascension process.

But the thing is, the left brain is not capable of that. It is like Geometry: The left brain proceeds from a set of principles that are posited. And it creates a construct based on that. If somebody had not come up with those principles or postulates (C3) through intuition, in the first place, there would be no Geometry.

And so, the left brain comes up with a bunch of principles (or ‘postulates’) and then creates a construct, and then the leader informs the people about this construct. These constructs keep changing, over and over again, because the Change is happening … nothing old fits, really.

And so, that may be what they mean by ‘false prophets’ is that these are people who mean very well, but they are creating False Ascension Matrices, because they are working through their left brain, or through their third-eye point divorced from their hearts.

Eventually, it is all going to settle down into the center of our being, our Heart chakras. Keeping in mind that our Heart chakras are not just where the physical heart is; there is a Low Heart just around the diaphragm; there is a High Heart located at the thymus gland. And so there is the Low, the Middle, and the High Heart. [Some say there are also a Left Heart and a Right Heart on either side of the chest.] And so these create a very dynamic engine for seeing us through these Changes.

And those leaders who turn to their Heart energy … the energy of Christ consciousness … will, in fact, switch from the false things that they have been trying to help people with, to a truer version of how they can become the Prophets of this Age.

That was a long sentence! And a long explanation for Verse 11. And I think there is time for another verse or so. Verse 12 …

12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Alright. So I have spoken of this in a prior video. What we have is massive Soul wounding. I prefer the notion of Soul wounding, myself, as an explanation for what is going on. It is called ‘iniquity’ in the Bible … meaning ‘evil actions’. And these are described elsewhere in the Bible very definitely.

So I was looking around for a definition of iniquity, and I looked to the chapter before … Matthew, Chapter 23, verse 37. I like this verse because it describes ‘iniquity’ in terms that are not like the usual list of adultery, like the Ten Commandments … failing to honor your parents, and so on. We know about that list of iniquities. But here is a new definition in verse 37 of Chapter 23 of Matthew. I like it because Christ is speaking from his Heart here. And he is describing something that we can aspire to. He says …

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Sidebar: Matthew 23:37 (KJV, public domain)

37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”
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So this is very good. Christ is saying that, out of our concern for our social position, we may act in an iniquitous manner towards people who look to Spirit … as the Sanhedrin did to Christ; the religion of Judaea at the time was killing the prophets; killing the true prophets and stoning them, the people who were sent to uplift all humanity.

And then He said how he would behave: He would gather the children that they socially ostracized, like a mother hen gathering her chickens together. He would gather all humankind; he would not think about whether people were worth it, or whether people were not worth it. But, like a mother, he would shelter and protect everyone.

So this is the difference, I feel, between iniquity and Christ consciousness: Whether we feel our Hearts towards all humankind, or whether we act within the strict and stringent limits of societal boundaries.

To read the verse again … verse 12 in Chapter 24 of Matthew: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

So, I feel, let us just think about social strictures there, and let us think about how we can loosen those social stricture and those group affinities, and those national affiliations. And how we can stop warring, and just feel Love. Feel Love; we do not have to feel love for anything. Just feel Love, feel Appreciation. And in that way, even though Soul wounding is everywhere, the Love of our own Hearts will not wax cold.

All right, now let us go on to Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 13 and 14. These speak of Faith, I feel. It goes like this …

13 “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

So, in the prior verses of this Chapter, Christ has spoken of all the things we have to overcome …

  • He has spoken of the wars, and the rumors of war.
  • And he has spoken of the beginning of sorrows, or of our birth pains during the Change, as some translations have it.
  • And then he has spoken of the prophets being persecuted or killed,
  • And he has spoken of the false prophets that we need to come to terms with,
  • And how Love will die because iniquity abounds …

And then he says: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” 

So we have to have Faith. We have to have endurance. We have to have fortitude. We have to know that we can get through this; each of us … every human being … can get through this process.

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …” The Gospel … the Good News … the news that Love is very important: “… love thy neighbour as thyself.” –Matthew 19:19 (KJV, public domain)  Let us love God first, I feel. And when we establish this, in our own Hearts, we will be home free, do you not think?

“…  and then shall the end come.” The end of what? The end of the sorrows … The sorrows that we have been experiencing for all these many lifetimes in these, the Third and Fourth Dimensions. And a new Kingdom will be there: The Kingdom of Love; the Kingdom of Christ consciousness. 

So … Faith! And we will go on with this Chapter in a little while.

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FOOTNOTES

(C1) Link: “False Ascension Matrix,” by Ascension Glossary … https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/False_Ascension_Matrix ..

(C2) For more on mental filters, see my blog category: Mental filters

(C3) Link: “Definition of Postulates” [in Geometry], by Chegg Studies … https://www.chegg.com/homework-help/definitions/postulates-63 ..

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D. END TIMES: SANCTUARY . MATTHEW 24:15-22

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 9 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am continuing on with a reading of Matthew, Chapter 24, because it speaks of the End Times, and here we are, in the midst of those things. And I have my own ideas about this so … Blest, if I offer anything of service; and hopefully, not too much trouble if you do not agree. That is fine too.

There is quite a long passage here, that I would not take too literally; I would take it as a state of mind that happens to each of us, as the Changes continue, and as Light pours in, and as our Souls are purified, so that we may enter the Kingdom. But this is a feeling, and it is very graphically described here. So I am reading Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 15-22. It goes like this …

15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”

All right now, at this point I would like to say: It seems to me, when people are so upset about the Ascension process, that if they go to the mountains … or maybe to the seashore, or to the desert … if they go away from the places where people are … they will find the help they need there. They will find the peace, and quiet, and the ability to get through that.

So he is saying: Go to the holy place. Would that be a temple or a church, perhaps, if you are still in town? Or if you can find a good mountain retreat? Or if you can just do your best to remove yourself from and become neutral to the mental turmoil in other people that is going on, as the Changes take place?

Ok, so now for this graphic description here …

17 “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

Alright, so Christ is describing a time when people need to move to a safe place … Perhaps in their own hearts and minds. and away from whatever they are used to consider to be safety. So they need to find a place of sanctuary. They need to discover this new place of sanctuary.

And He is also saying that there are those whom He calls ‘the elect’, for whose sake all this will be shortened … Perhaps those who feel Christ consciousness in the world today, are helping to mitigate all these days of sorrow and Tribulation, so that everyone can survive through them. That is probably it.

So, that is all for now. I will check back with you further on Matthew, Chapter 24, in a new video. Meantime, look for that which creates a sense of safety for you … a sense of appreciation, and joy in the moment … even though other people may be very upset right now.

You know, as Judy Satori (D1) says: To feel the Love, no matter what. And as Peggy Black (D2) says: To feel appreciation and gratitude in some small thing, every day … Not something relating to another person because of all the Soul wounding, but just:

  • how your cat purrs,
  • how the rain patters on the pavement,
  • how the Sun is shining through the leaves of the trees …

… Something simple. Maybe that is our place … what Christ calls ‘the holy place’, when he says “… whoso readeth, let him understand …”

Where is your holy place? 

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FOOTNOTES

(D1) Link: Judy Satori … https://www.ascensionlibrary.org/

(D2) Link: Peggy Black … https://www.peggyblack.com/ ..

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E. END TIMES: CHRIST’S LIGHT . MATTHEW 24:23-28

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 9 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Well, I like this bit in Matthew, Chapter 24, very much, because it describes what Christ really is; and what He is not; and how we will know the difference. It starts with verse 23, and it goes like this …

23 “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

25 “Behold, I have told you before.

26 “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”

So that is through verse 26. And what I am hearing here, is that these false Christs that people propose in the time of Tribulation. These are people who propose that Christ is like a physical person that will save them.

He is saying: I am not some person that you can go to and be with, during this time. So, if they say: “He is in the secret chambers” … or if they say; “He is in desert”  … Do not go out there and look for a human being that is going to create this transformation in you.

And then in the next verse, he describes what he is really like, and this is very interesting. It is verse 27, and it goes like this …

27 “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

So he is saying: Christ is like lightning. Christ is a great Light that shines from the East to the West. And Christ strikes and transforms us … This is the energy of Christ consciousness that he is speaking of.

He is not speaking of clinging to another person; he is speaking of personal transformation. He is speaking of the transformation of the whole sky of our Awareness to something lighter and brighter.

Alright. So this is the last verse in this video that I am going to talk about: It looks like verse 28. I took some time puzzling over this, but now I have a possible meaning for you. The verse goes like this …

28 “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”

And I spent some time wondering about eagles and carcasses, because eagles are considered to be very beautiful, and they are considered to be the national symbol … the emblem … of the United States .. the national bird of the United States. And they are a royal bird, in many traditions.

And here in this verse I think we have that they apparently are carrion birds, and that they feed roadkill? … that is carcasses; the carcass is a dead animal, right?

And then there are a bunch of eagles gathered together there. And first I wondered … because of the great heights to which we place eagles … I wondered if maybe the eagles were the elect?

But then I got to thinking that maybe the eagles are like the great Sanhedrin of Judaea … which could be translated into the great religious leaders of today: Those who are very interested in maintaining the status quo, because they have a leadership position, and it is very important for them to be ‘higher’ than everybody else, and like that, you know …

In response to which I have been trying this clair affirmation lately: I am higher; I am higher … And that shakes people in groups up so much, on the clair plane, that they just freak out and go away; which is alright, because my primary relationship is with God.

So the eagles, in this case, I am thinking Christ may have meant were like the hypocritical religious leaders of His time, who were always pretending to be one thing … He described in the previous chapter. They pretend to fast, and then they put dirt all over their faces, and then everybody thinks that they are doing the right thing …

But, He is saying, when you do things for God, do not let anybody else know. Just do them. And He goes to great lengths about that; about how people are pretending to be this or that. Let me see … Here we have Matthew, Chapter 23:27 … Oh, scathing words from Christ! …

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Sidebar: Matthew 23:27 (KJV, public domain)

27 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” 
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This I relate to this other verse that we are studying right now. See, here he describes the scribes and Pharisees … ‘whited sepulchres’ … looking really pure and white on the outside; but then, on the inside, ” … full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” 

And this goes very well with this other verse that we were reading in Matthew 24:28 … which goes, “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered …” 

So, let us say the ‘eagles’ are the hypocritical Pharisees and scribes … and/or, in our case … and hitting close to home … the elite of our particular religious groups; the leadership of our religious groups. I know you do not want to hear this, if you are reading this. But it seems to be what Christ is saying.

So he is saying: “… wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered …”

  • Suppose the carcass were our Soul wounding … the Soul wounding of the congregations.
  • Suppose the leadership of the congregations is further increasing our Soul wounding by leading us, not in the context of Christ consciousness, but in the context of relative morality of congregations …
  • Suppose the leadership of the congregations is participating in scapegoating and pillorying other people …
  • Suppose it is engaged in witch hunts, and witch burnings, all for the sake of maintaining the status quo

So, if it is involving the congregations in these types of activities; of putting down other people and proselytizing other people who do not have the same faith, in the name of Christ consciousness … No. This is causing the Darkness and Shadows of our own Souls, actually. It is like this: It is creating Soul wounding.

And they look good: They look like eagles … This is how I am reading this … But they are gathering around what is ‘dead’ in us.

So we have to turn to the Light; the Lightning that is Christ consciousness. And we have to turn away from this Darkness of trying to kill other people; of creating this ‘carcase’ in the world. Do not gather around the wounding of other people. Do not stand by those qualities of leadership that allow this.

And that is all I have for you today. It is a weighty topic, and something worth consideration …

  • What should we support in our spiritual leaders, and what should we avoid?
  • Do we owe them infinite obedience?
  • Or, like Christ, should we question the scribes and Pharisees, and determine for ourselves, what to look up to, and what not to look up to?

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F. END TIMES: THE VOID . MATTHEW 24:29-31

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 9 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

And I have for you, in this discussion, albeit no doubt arousing a lot of different ideas in your own head … which is a really good thing! … my own discussion of Matthew 24:29-31… which verses are very interesting. I will describe them one by one, and talk about them.

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: …”

Well so, this is a very vivid image, is it not? And, is it true? Or is it just allegorical? We could look at it either way: We could look for physical signs like that.

Or we could look at it as an allegory about the change of consciousness that is coming upon humankind. And this is the way that I would like to consider it today …

When Christ says the sun shall “… be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven …” I think it is worth considering he may be describing what some of the new prophets and sages have just gone through in the last year … what they call the Void. (F1)

The Void is apparently a place we pass through in transitioning from what we knew as Reality in the old days in the third dimension and the fourth dimension … into the fifth dimension of Christ consciousness. Between the fourth and the fifth dimension apparently exists a space called the Void. And in it there are no physical objects … You are all alone with your Awareness … your consciousness.

And so, in that sense, in that allegorical sense, we could say the sun shall “… be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven …”

And in that space of the Void, where we cannot relate to physical things anymore; we cannot even see anything anymore … where there is only nothingness … Then, in that space, must we have Faith. Faith in God, to lead us through that … as we have no other context.

… the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: …” It is the Dark Night of the Soul, I feel. It is the time when nothing prior makes any sense anymore; and when, in fact, the beingness is evolving into a completely new state. 

Such a thing has happened to me, on a couple of occasions … That I have actually lost all sense awareness. I have stood up, and everything has been completely black; I had no context of kinesthetic sense, or anything. And so, when it comes to that, I stand. And I wait for the will of God to manifest.

And I think it is from that space, too … according to what the new seers and prophets say … from that space that we will ascend into Christ consciousness. Some people call it, today, ‘new software upgrades’ … changes in our mental minds that allow us to relate to reality differently. So here I say …

  • Just hold the line in Faith.
  • Know that all is well, even if everything dissolves around us.

And moving on to the next verse …

30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

Well, so … Let me offer you something here that is very untraditional: Suppose the ‘Son of man’ described here is you!

” …  and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn …” You know, when we come into our power, through Christ consciousness, our families … all those that we relate to, and like that, do mourn, for the connection that we have amongst people is dissolved. The tribal awareness that we have, is eclipsed by our awareness of Christ consciousness, and our alignment with God. 

So! Let us just say that you are the ‘Son of man’ … You become just like him.

” … and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” … So that is how you are going to look to other people who have not yet achieved Christ consciousness. Something worth considering!

And on, to the final verse to be discussed in this video …

31 “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

With the ‘sound of a trumpet’ … They say that, when the Heart is fully opened … the Heart chakra is fully opened … lots of times you hear the sound of a trumpet. (F2) Would not that make sense, here? So, Christ is coming, with his angels, and the sound of trumpets … the sound of hearts opening ….

” … and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” … 

So according to this last verse, it might be you that are doing this gathering, right? Your consciousness … your Christ consciousness … is gathering together the Christ consciousness of all people everywhere. Or you could say Christ … through you … is doing that thing. And you are working with the angels to do that. What a wonderful job description!

Well, we will continue with this chapter in another video. You all, take care …

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FOOTNOTES

(F1) For more about the Void, see my blog category: Void – zero point – null point

(F2) Here is more on various ‘subtle sounds’, including the sound of the trumpet. The texts here specify that these subtle sounds relate to upward coursing of the kundalini, and to deep meditation states, but do not specify with regard to specific chakras …

Link: “The Subtle Sounds Which Indicate Progress in Yoga,” by “Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and Mother,” https://auromere.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/the-subtle-sounds-which-indicate-progress-in-yoga/ ..

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G. END TIMES: THE TIME OF NEW BEGINNING . MATTHEW 24:32-33

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 9 September 2015

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Continuing onward with Matthew 24, verses 32 and 33: And these are hopeful verses that are often overlooked, I feel; because the preceding verses described a great many things that might be happening … either truly, in the physical sense; or allegorically, in our consciousness and in our psyches, as we turn to the Kingdom of God … as we turn to Christ consciousness.

So but here now, I feel, He is describing something very hopeful, which I would characterize as a New Beginning. It goes like this …

32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

So He is describing all these events as signs of Spring … the signs of the fig tree, the bearer of fruit, putting forth leaves.

And He is describing this coming time as the time when ‘summer is nigh’ … We are almost to the Summertime of Our Souls … The Great Summer of Light and Love and Joy and fulfillment of all the things that our Souls are capable of, in the real world … capable of, while standing on Earth as humankind … capable of changing, transforming our consciousness, and enjoying the Shift of consciousness of all humankind, as we all come to our powers, and co-create the New Reality.

And these two verses are substantiation from Christ, that it is not desolation that we need to worry about; these are just signs that the fig tree is about to put forth leaves.

So here we are. We are seeing all the things … even if we look at the daily newspaper, we are seeing all the things that are prophesied in this Chapter. And Christ is asking us to keep our Hearts open and hopeful. And to know, though the End is near, that Spring has arrived, and Summer is on the way.

Those are a pretty good two verses, do you not think? Very cool.

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H. END TIMES: ON BEING AWAKE AND AWARE . MATTHEW 24:34-51

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 3 September 2015; published on 9 September 2015

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

So we are coming down to the end of Matthew, Chapter 24, which is a description of the End Times. And right now I am on verse 34, and following. We might just finish up with the chapter in this video because the thoughts in the verses are really just one thought, even though they describe a number of different things. So I will start right now on that. First, Christ says …

34 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

Now, what could He mean by that? … Because that generation did pass, and those things were not fulfilled. Is that not so?

But I do not really think, in hindsight, that that is what he meant. I think what he is setting up, here, in this last bit … in this last description … is that we must be in a state of conscious awareness of the way things are, so as to know the time of the Change, the time of the Shift, and the time of the Ascension.

Clearly He was not speaking to that generation; He was speaking to the Awareness that we must have, in order to successfully go through the Change and achieve Christ consciousness. That is all I have for you, for that particular verse. But let us continue onward …

35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

So, the world, as we know it, will end. But the Truth of His words will sustain you through this Change. His words are the important thing here … and not the physical reality.

36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

So here, He is contradicting what He said in the first verse there … He is saying: Nobody knows really what that day and hour will be; only God knows that … God the Father.

37 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Alright. So He is saying: You be Noah. You be in the Ark, through Faith in God. You be ready, no matter what. Nobody knows when the moment and the time is, except for God. So this whole passage, that we are talking about in this video, has to do with the state of mental preparedness and Faith. And to continue on …

40 “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 “Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

So, what is He saying? He said there is one man in the field who is taken and one who is left; there is one woman grinding at the mill who is taken, and the other if left. Why is that? Because one is ready, and one is not. 

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” The one who is awake and aware, is the one who will be prepared. It is the same point, right? See what I mean? And continuing on …

43 “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

So, be ready for the unexpected. You cannot know the exact moment; nobody knows. And so, your house will not be broken into if you are always vigilant, right? You will not suffer a loss and upset in these days if you are ready … if you are prepared.

So now, in the next few verses, Christ is comparing two ways of fulfilling the duty of being a Christian. One is; When you are given a duty, to be always watchful, and always prepared, and to always serve God in the capacity that your Soul has agreed to serve in.

And the other is: When you kind of lose track of what you are doing, and forget the most important thing, which is your duty to serve God and to honor your Soul’s purpose, right?

So He describes it very simply, and much more vividly than I did. He says it like this …

45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant,” … [That is what we aspire to be, right?] … 

45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”

So there is a person who is fulfilling the obligation that he has agreed with God to do. And continually fulfilling it, even though God does not seem to be there; even though he feels a sense of separation from God … say, during the sorrows and the tribulations, right?

So that person is still fulfilling his duty, even though it seems that God is not there; that he is separated from God …

47 “Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.”

Huh! This servant, who is always looking out, and always ready to do God’s bidding, and always ready to fulfill it, even though God appears to be absent … God really appreciates that, and He says He “… shall make him ruler over all his goods.”

Is this a way of saying that such a person, who is united in will, and heart, and mind with God, all the time … that that person will be co-creating the New Reality? … and creating a great sense of abundance in his own life? I think so, yes.

Now Christ describes the opposite. He says …

48 “But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49 “And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 “And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

And  that is the end of this Chapter.

And so Christ is giving a stern admonition about being always on the alert to fulfill our duty to God no matter what the circumstances seem like … no matter how far God seems to be from us. And not to slack off and turn away from the Soul’s purpose, and from our desire to align with God … Not to turn away from that, just because it seems like these days are very difficult.

So on that note, this is the end of that Chapter. And I wish you all Godspeed, and God’s greatest blessing.

Take care.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

“Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.” a saying by Desiderius Erasmus
“Whether we call His name or not, God is here with us.”

Image: “Sky and Clouds 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 September 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky and Clouds 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 September 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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