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Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 2 June 2020

  • FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT
  • POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS IN YEARS TO COME
    • Decentralization Stressors
      • COVID-19, AIDS, and Less Federal Revenues
      • The Price of Water and the Potential Need to Grow Crops
  • COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS VERSUS THE COMMON GOOD

Dear Ones,

FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT

As you may know, a Western States Pact has been formed in response to the COVID-19 issue. To date, the states involved are Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Nevada …

Link: “Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact,” 27 April 2020 … https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/27/colorado-nevada-join-california-oregon-washington-in-western-states-pact/ ..

This is a power block or united front asking for financial help from the federal government in response to the impact of COVID-19 on their states’ economies.

POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS IN YEARS TO COME

While this power block has a focused purpose, it does present a small step towards consolidating a Western economic region, in a way that is reminiscent of this possible timeline for relative decentralization of the United States into economic regions, with less control by a federal government as a possibility in years to come …

Link: “What If: Will the United States Become Less Centralized?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 6 December 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-fnm ..

Decentralization Stressors

COVID-19, AIDS, and Less Federal Revenues. Among the stressors, in the current scenario, would be COVID-19 affecting the current economy of the large United States cities; AIDS (which prevents having viable offspring) affecting the Eastern Seaboard economic region (which is hard hit by AIDS) first, and other regions later; and in the short term, inability of the federal government to provide financial aid because of decreased tax payments next year because of unemployment caused by lockdowns this year.

The Price of Water and the Potential Need to Grow Crops. In addition, here in Los Angeles the price of water has made it untenable to raise crops; water prices may rise elsewhere in the United States as well. For those in the cities, I suggest a power block lobbying for reasonably priced water. For those who can move away from the cities, I suggest moving to regions of plentiful rainfall, so that a sustainable or survival-oriented lifestyle can be maintained if necessary.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS VERSUS THE COMMON GOOD

My feeling is that riots and curfews are happening in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere because people who have no savings have been prevented from making a living by lockdowns in the urban areas of the United States. My hope is that our mayors and governors will see the wisdom of balancing relatively few lives lost through COVID-19 against social unrest caused by inability to get work.

Italy, for instance, was very hard hit by the epidemic, yet their people are going back to work and reopening churches. In addition, Dallas, Texas is doing so. From available news, the resurgence of COVID-19 in Wuhan, which reopened for business a while ago, has been far less in numbers than the good caused by the ability of the people to feed and clothe themselves.

In other words, I feel that, in terms of lockdown or return to normalcy, we must weigh the common good against our fears regarding possible, but as yet unproven, negative outcomes. For all we know, the worst is over, and better days lie just beyond the horizon, nearly within our ken.

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

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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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What If: Will the United States Become Less Centralized? . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 6 December 2019
Prior title: What If the United States Became Less Federal and More Regional in Government? 

Dear Ones,

ECONOMIC STRESSORS THAT MAY LEAD TO DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT          top

I have some thoughts on the state of the nation. Intuitively, I sense economic stressors that may gradually lead to our Federal government taking a lesser role in the governance of the United States, compared to regional alliances of states. I see the Federal government continuing to provide military defense, social security payments, and leadership in foreign affairs. I also see states taking more initiative in economics for their regions.

As to trade, I see future reliance on established railroad routes and water routes such as the Mississippi river. I anticipate that, should there be a gradual lessening of Federal power, then there might be more trade within an economic region, and less trade globally and nationally.

As to finance, I see potential reliance on barter, with care no to place our financial assets in overseas locations. Local-employment based credit unions may come into favor as regional savings repositories.

There may be more reliance on those economic sectors that hold strong during recessions … such as locally grown food, locally obtainable building materials, and water supplies not piped in over long distances.

As to economic stressors, I suggest the overarching stressor of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic impact of the HIV pandemic, and stress of regional aridity due to long-distance water transport costs,

A socially disruptive stressor is handheld psychosis, which may lead to chaotic events such as mass murders and actions by public utilities and military regarding perceived dangers that do not truly exist. This might precipitate social unrest in regions of the United States pinpointed by the Jade Helm exercises.

CAVEATS REGARDING POSSIBLE LOCI OF SOCIAL UNREST          top

In United States cities, the high cost of housing and the increasing phenomenon of homelessness may lead to social unrest and attempted land grabs through anarchist behavior; this is something for which, I feel, every large city mayor and every state government ought to have on hand emergency action plans. For states in arid regions, emergency anti-anarchist plans ought, I feel, to highlight security of water transport systems. Electrical grids, I feel, might also be an anarchist target.

We people in large United States cities can be of big help in creating peaceful environments for our children by offering our law enforcement departments volunteer help through neighborhood watch programs.

ON MAINTAINING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE FACE OF CHANGE          top

It seems unlikely to me that anything would happen in a moment; rather I feel that the United States might very slowly tend towards a model of government more akin to the state by state model of our early years as a nation. We may find, in future, that traveling from one state to the next is a refreshingly new experience. Not everyone may be watching the same thing on television every night anymore; there may be less airline flights from here to there; and so the natural flavor and local color of each region of the United States may become more striking to the casual tourist.

In addition, it may be that some regions of the United States may be more perilous for tourist travel, as was the case for travelers in the early years of our nation.

I realize the prospect of change can be unsettling. It is good to keep in mind that changes such as those spoken of above … if, indeed, change there be … would in all likelihood take place by slow stages, over the course of the next century or two. Thus I feel certain there would be plenty of time to make our plans and find our footing in the new.

POSSIBLE FUTURE UNITED STATES ECONOMIC REGIONS AND TRADE REGIONS          top

Below are some maps I have adapted to show possible United States economic regions and trade regions of centuries to come. I would be interested on your comments regarding this intriguing topic of the eventual possibility that the United States government might become less centralized, and more imbued with local flavor and with the strong spirit of our local communities.

HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, One Eastern Economic Region including the Southern states and the Eastern Seaboard … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons …

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, One Eastern Economic Region including the Southern states and the Eastern Seaboard …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, the earlier Eastern Economic Region divided by the yellow line into two smaller regions: an Eastern Seaboard Region and a Southern Region  … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, the earlier Eastern Economic Region divided by the yellow line into two smaller regions: an Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region  …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Western Economic and Cultural Stressors: Northwest Economic Region and California Central Valley Economic Region

Image: “Western Economic and Cultural Stressors,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Along the Pacific Coast, two regions delineated by white lines. To the north is the Northwest Economic Region, including the parts of Washington state and Oregon with good rainfall. To the South is the California Central Valley Economic Region (also with good rainfall) … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Western Economic and Cultural Stressors: Northwest Economic Region and California Central Valley Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Along the Pacific Coast, two regions delineated by white lines. To the north is the Northwest Economic Region, including the parts of Washington state and Oregon with good rainfall. To the South is the California Central Valley Economic Region (also with good rainfall)  …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor

Image: “Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in yellow are two possible regions that might secede from the Union, but with which reciprocal trade agreements might be negotiated. Topmost is a Utah-Colorado Trade Region (which might be divided into two separate areas based on dominant religion). Lower and to the right is a Texas Trade Region comprising what is now eastern, central, and northern Texas. Then there are two southern regions delineated in white These are regions that might lean favorably towards alliance with Mexico, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements. To the left is a Mexican Trade Corridor comprising California from Los Angeles and to the south; the lower halves of Arizona and New Mexico, and the southwestern part of Texas. To the right is the state of Florida, which might lean favorably toward the Caribbean countries, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements; this I term the Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in yellow are two possible regions that might secede from the Union, but with which reciprocal trade agreements might be negotiated. Topmost is a Utah-Colorado Trade Region (which might be divided into two separate areas based on dominant religion). Lower and to the right is a Texas Trade Region comprising what is now eastern, central, and northern Texas.

Then there are two southern regions delineated in white These are regions that might lean favorably towards alliance with Mexico, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements.

To the left is a Mexican Trade Corridor comprising California from Los Angeles and to the south; the lower halves of Arizona and New Mexico, and the southwestern part of Texas.

To the right is the state of Florida, which might lean favorably toward the Caribbean countries, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements; this I term the Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels

Image: “Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in white is the large Southwestern Arid Region, which might move to more local forms of small town government … as well as continuing with Native American Reservation governments … should the nation become less centralized. These include the Great Basin, the Great Rocky Mountains, and the western portion of the Great Plains … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in white is the large Southwestern Arid Region, which might move to more local forms of small town government … as well as continuing with Native American Reservation governments … should the nation become less centralized. These include the Great Basin, the Great Rocky Mountains, and the western portion of the Great Plains …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Central Breadbasket Economic Region

Image: “Central Breadbasket Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in green is a Central Breadbasket Economic Region, with plentiful rainfall and good river transportation. This includes the eastern portion of the Great Plains, as well as the area south of the Great Lakes, west of the Appalachians, and north of the Southernmost states … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Central Breadbasket Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in green is a Central Breadbasket Economic Region, with plentiful rainfall and good river transportation. This includes the eastern portion of the Great Plains, as well as the area south of the Great Lakes, west of the Appalachians, and north of the Southernmost states …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States

Image: “Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: The current capital of the United States is Washington DC (numbered ‘0’ on the map). Because of the AIDs crisis in Washington DC, and because our nation’s capital was once Lancaster PA, I suggest eventual relocation of the Capital back to Lancaster (numbered ‘1’ on the map). Farther out in time, it may be that Saint Louis, MO (labeled ‘2’) would prove a good location for our nation’s capital … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: The current capital of the United States is Washington DC (numbered ‘0’ on the map). Because of the AIDs crisis in Washington DC, and because our nation’s capital was once Lancaster PA, I suggest eventual relocation of the Capital back to Lancaster (numbered ‘1’ on the map). Farther out in time, it may be that Saint Louis, MO (labeled ‘2’) would prove a good location for our nation’s capital …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

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

See also … Link: “Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 2 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-is3 ..

MORE INFORMATION          top

Below are maps I studied while writing this blog …

ECONOMIC AND HISTORICAL STRESSORS          top

Civil War Stressor

Image: “United States map of 1861, showing affiliation of states and territories regarding secession from the Union at the start of the American Civil War,” by Júlio Reis, 23 February 2007, from English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Secession_map_1861.svg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

Image: “United States map of 1861, showing affiliation of states and territories regarding secession from the Union at the start of the American Civil War,” by Júlio Reis, 23 February 2007, from English Wikimedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Secession_map_1861.svg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dust Bowl Economic Stressor

Image: Map of states and counties affected by the Dust Bowl [1930s], sourced from US federal government dept. (NRCS SSRA-RAD).svg … “Based only on that PNG image. I made this file primarily using QGIS, and the following public domain … https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html shapefiles from census.gov] by Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Resource Assessment Division (NRCS SSRA-RAD) (Division of the U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture), 15 January 2012, from Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Image: Map of states and counties affected by the Dust Bowl [1930s], sourced from US federal government dept. (NRCS SSRA-RAD).svg … “Based only on that PNG image. I made this file primarily using QGIS, and the following public domain … https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html shapefiles from census.gov] by Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Resource Assessment Division (NRCS SSRA-RAD) (Division of the U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture), 15 January 2012, from Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Historical Expansion Stressor

Image: “A Map of the United States Showing Land Claims and Cessions from 1782 to 1802,” by Kmusser, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_cessions#/media/File:United_States_land_claims_and_cessions_1782-1802.png … DESCRIPTION: This is a map showing state land claims and cessions from 1782-1802 that I made. The disputed territory between New Hampshire and New York formed, in 1777, the independent country of ‘New Connecticut’ (later renamed ‘Vermont’) which eventually gained admission as the 14th state in 1791. Boundary disputes between states that were resolved before U.S. independence are not shown … CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic

Image: “A Map of the United States Showing Land Claims and Cessions from 1782 to 1802,” by Kmusser, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_cessions#/media/File:United_States_land_claims_and_cessions_1782-1802.png

DESCRIPTION: This is a map showing state land claims and cessions from 1782-1802 that I made. The disputed territory between New Hampshire and New York formed, in 1777, the independent country of ‘New Connecticut’ (later renamed ‘Vermont’) which eventually gained admission as the 14th state in 1791. Boundary disputes between states that were resolved before U.S. independence are not shown … CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic

Image: “perry-castenada: Admission of States and Territorial Acquisition U.S. Bureau of the Census (341K) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html …” by United States Census Bureay, U.S. Government, circa 1970s … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States#/media/File:Territorial-acquisition-uscensus-bureau.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: Census Bureau map depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood, probably created in the 1970s.

Image: “perry-castenada: Admission of States and Territorial Acquisition U.S. Bureau of the Census (341K) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html …” by United States Census Bureay, U.S. Government, circa 1970s … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States#/media/File:Territorial-acquisition-uscensus-bureau.jpg … public domain …

DESCRIPTION: Census Bureau map depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood, probably created in the 1970s.

HIV-AIDS Pandemic Stressor

Image: “Map infographic displaying rates of HIV Diagnosis in the United States based on 2017 CDC data, published by the CDC in February of 2019,” United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 February 2019, Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/statistics/overview/geography/hiv-us-map-2017.png … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiv-us-map-2017.png … public domain

Image: “Map infographic displaying rates of HIV Diagnosis in the United States based on 2017 CDC data, published by the CDC in February of 2019,” United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 February 2019, Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/statistics/overview/geography/hiv-us-map-2017.png … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiv-us-map-2017.png … public domain

Jade Helm Economic Stressor

Image: “U.S. Army Special Operations Command map, depicting the US military plans during the Jade Helm 15 exercise,” by U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 31 March 2015, Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/31/why-the-new-special-operations-exercise-freaking-out-the-internet-is-no-big-deal/ … This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Image: “U.S. Army Special Operations Command map, depicting the US military plans during the Jade Helm 15 exercise,” by U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 31 March 2015, Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/31/why-the-new-special-operations-exercise-freaking-out-the-internet-is-no-big-deal/ … This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

The above map leaves out Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which were mentioned as being part of the Jade Helm 15 exercise here: “The joint exercise in realistic military training (RMT) known as Jade Helm 15 … was sponsored by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) … and involved the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) with other U.S. Military units in multiple states, including Texas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Utah.” –from Link: “Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Helm_15_conspiracy_theories ..

This map of the Jade Helm exercises includes the states missing in the map above … Link: “Other information (unconfirmed) suggests that Jade Helm is geographically larger (10 states), involves larger forces and has already started,” in Citizens Journal … https://www.citizensjournal.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/jadehelmother.jpg ..

Rainfall – Aridity Economic Stressor

Image: “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

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Nuclear Power Plants and Seismic (Earthquake) Safety Survival Factor

Image: “Map prepared for CRS report for Congress: Andrews, Anthony, 2011 ‘Nuclear power plant design and seismic safety considerations’ Library of Congress Congressional Research Service report R41805, May 2, 2011, Washington. p. 22, fig. 8.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of nuclear reactors with statistics. 2011. Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011594649/ … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Operating_nuclear_power_plant_sites_vs._seismic_hazards_in_terms_of_percent_gravitational_acceleration_-_(United_States)_LOC_2011594649.jpg …. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Image: “”Map prepared for CRS report for Congress: Andrews, Anthony, 2011 ‘Nuclear power plant design and seismic safety considerations’ Library of Congress Congressional Research Service report R41805, May 2, 2011, Washington. p. 22, fig. 8.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of nuclear reactors with statistics. 2011. Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011594649/ … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Operating_nuclear_power_plant_sites_vs._seismic_hazards_in_terms_of_percent_gravitational_acceleration_-_(United_States)_LOC_2011594649.jpg …. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Post-Nuclear-War Survival Factor

Link: “The effects of a theoretical nuclear war in the USA – includes fallout, power outages, relief efforts, and more,” in Reddit … https://external-preview.redd.it/xyL0-MpSdZbu794s_N3NtCzySubUaitc9MoGcv_i7b0.jpg?auto=webp&s=c4630e18ef94d0ddf0c5759d3cf5d93222fcc9e4 ..

 

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Longest United States Hiking Trails

My feeling is, these hiking trails might provide alternative transportation routes if highways are blocked due to natural disasters or highway repair issues …

Image: “Long Distance Hiking Trails in U.S.,” by ZeroGram …  https://cdn.imweb.me/upload/S201905065ccffe1baee08/5c94f72b9fa12.jpg ..

Link: “Long-Distance Trails in the United States,” by English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-distance_trails_in_the_United_States ..

Native American Trade Routes

I thought these Native American trade routes must represent terrain more easily traversible on foot or ahorse …

Image: “Smithsonian Institution map of native American trade routes through a little of Mexico, some of Canada and the United States” … https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNFnMn-XUAAXDqH.jpg ..

Railroad Lines

Image: “This is a map of the Class I Railroads I made using DOT data,” by Kmusser, 9 August 2006, in Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

Image: “This is a map of the Class I Railroads I made using DOT data,” by Kmusser, 9 August 2006, in Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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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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United States: Wild Astral Rumors About Felon Rehabilitation . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 2 March 2018
Previously titled: Wild Astral Rumors About Felon Rehabilitation

  • ASTRAL RUMORS ABOUT RELEASE OF FELONS
    • Crime Makeovers?
    • Fake CIA Credentials? Fake IRS Credentials?
    • If True: Request for Secret Service and IRS Web Page to Help Citizens and Law Enforcement Determine if CIA, FBI, and IRS Identity Badges Are Fake or Not
    • Ex-Con Hirers as Unintentional Drug Distribution Focal Points?
    • Ex-Con Hirers as Focal Points of Rape, Drug Use, Murder, and HIV Infection
    • A Wild Astral Rumor: Small Town ‘Penal Colonies’ Preying on Tourists
    • ‘Madeover’ Street Gangs: Spiritual Cults That Kill?
    • Request for CIA Tourist Advisories, If Rumors Prove True
  • POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE NEED TO RELEASE FELONS
    • Life without Parole for 60-Count Rap Sheets and Higher
    • No ‘Crime Makeover’ for 60-Count Rap Sheet Criminals
    • Rehab Released Felons Far from Towns
    • Let’s Vet Whether Rehab Ranches and Farms Really Exist. Also: Are They Housing the Felons Nightly?
    • Wildest Possible Astral Rumor: Mob Bosses Murdering Felon Employment Bosses And Converting Rehab to ‘Crime 202’ (?!!)
    • Island Isolation for Released Felons
  • THE PROSPECT OF NORMAL LIFE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV
  • RESEARCH
    • Recidivism
    • Violent Crime on the Rise
    • Handheld Psychosis (‘Virtual Psychosis’) Among Children

Dear Ones,

I heard the wildest astral rumor, and it upsets me enough to get it out there.Whether there is any truth in it at all, I guess time will tell.

ASTRAL RUMORS ABOUT RELEASE OF FELONS

Anyway, what is ‘on the astral airwaves’ is that large cities all over America … I guess that would include Los Angeles … have not enough money to keep our felons housed in prisons, and that hardened criminals are being released into the mainstream of society, to whatever towns will take them, sometimes crossing state boundaries to do so.

Crime Makeovers?

I heard that they are getting ‘crime makeovers’ … which include fake IDs, alterations in hair color, facial surgery, gender change surgery, apparent cultural or racial changeups, fingerprint changes, and for the most hardened criminals, height enhancement surgery, so that their previous identities will be unknown when they are placed in society, and so that they won’t match up with law enforcement’s criminal databases.

Fake CIA Credentials? Fake IRS Credentials?

I heard, on the astral airs, that these released felons are getting hold of fake credentials, including fake drivers licenses and stolen credit cards … but more significantly, fake CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and IRS cards … and that these fake credentials are authentic looking enough to fool most ordinary people, and most importantly, people in banks … who are in charge of safe deposit boxes … and law enforcement agencies in towns that seldom see Secret Service or IRS involvement with the local community.

If True: Request for Secret Service and IRS Web Page to Help Citizens and Law Enforcement Determine if CIA, FBI, and IRS Identity Badges Are Fake or Not

For this latter issue, if it is true, I suggest the Secret Service and the IRS put up web pages letting everyone know how these agencies work with local law enforcement and with the banks, and what rights citizens have, in order to discover if they are being approached by true people, representing government authority, or by released felons.

As budget allows, I hope these agencies will also reach out to local law enforcement and to banks and other financial institutes nationwide, in an educational effort in this regard. An email campaign might be cost-effective in this regard.

Ex-Con Hirers as Unintentional Drug Distribution Focal Points?

I heard also that the companies that hire these released cons are in danger of becoming involved in the drug trade, because that is the stock in trade of the felons. If true, I surmise this might take place, initially, under covers, amongst the employed, released felons.

Ex-Con Hirers as Focal Points of Rape, Drug Use, Murder, and HIV Infection

Habits of rape, drug use and murder, and incidence of HIV infection, have a tendency to fan out from felon rehab focus points, according to the ‘astral airs’. Thus it seems possible that, with time, drug distribution done surreptitiously by released felons at their employment focal points, might eventually involve some members of the employing groups, as they might be susceptible to being raped, getting the HIV virus, becoming addicted, and needing extra money for medical care and to sustain their drug habits. This is only a hypothesis.

A Wild Astral Rumor: Small Town ‘Penal Colonies’ Preying on Tourists

Again on the astral airs, and much to my perturbation, I have very persistently heard, for several years now, that some small towns across America are formally agreeing to accept released felons .. with an understanding, either tacit or verbally expressed, that brothels will be established that offer the townsmen free sex. In exchange for which they will ‘look the other way’ when the felons prey upon tourists.

That there may be tacit agreements amongst townspeople or small town law enforcement that these released felons may prey up the underprivileged … for instance, the homeless and people who are culturally or racially different from the norm in these towns … also penniless young people who migrate in, for instance, for the ski season … at a kill rate of one underprivileged person a month. This then, may ratchet up to a kill a week, due to the enthusiasm of the released felons, and then remonstrances issued, and the kill rate lowered.

‘Madeover’ Street Gangs: Spiritual Cults That Kill?

Also that the felons are establishing ‘made over’ street gangs … what you might call ‘whitewashed’ killing cults or modern-day outlaw gangs, that look upper middle class, very spiffed up, maybe even highly spiritual in appearance.

Request for CIA Tourist Advisories, If Rumors Prove True

If there, in fact, are such towns, and if the problem is as severe as it seems through intuition and the ‘sixth sense’ … then in that case, I suggest the CIA issue tourist advisories for these towns … in the same way that the CIA Factbook online used to issue tourist advisories for nations given over to violence.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE NEED TO RELEASE FELONS

I also wonder whether there might be better solutions for the release of felons. For instance …

Life without Parole for 60-Count Rap Sheets and Higher

Perhaps the most hardened criminals … the type that have 60-count rap sheets, for instance … ought to be denied parole altogether.

No ‘Crime Makeover’ for 60-Count Rap Sheet Criminals

If parole cannot be denied, then I hope the government, and felon rehab industries, will not target these hardened criminals for complete ‘crime makeovers’ and Identity remakes. I realize there is a sentiment, on the astral airs, amongst the rehab industries, that these hardened criminals ‘have no chance’ unless their identity is disguised, so that they can get a fresh start.

My own point of view is quite the opposite. I feel a ‘crime makeover’ for the hardened criminal disguises their criminal tendencies, not only towards members of the communities they join, but also towards the well-meaning but easily duped industries that hire these men and women, and also … when they receive fake CIA and IRS credentials … they can deceive local law enforcement as well.

Rehab Released Felons Far from Towns

Here are some other possibilities:

  • Why not hire released felons out to the lumberjack industry
  • or the ranching or agricultural industries, with house arrest bracelets on them?

Let’s Vet Whether Rehab Ranches and Farms Really Exist. Also: Are They Housing the Felons Nightly?

Along those lines … and again, purely clair astrally … I heard that some felons may have been released to a ‘farm’ that does not exist, into dormitories on the ‘farm’ that are not lived in, but only used as brothels. Is there any chance this might be true?

Probably not, but still, unscheduled visits to industries hiring released felons seem to me a good reasonable idea. Aerial surveillance through Google is also a possibility; for instance, on the ‘farm’ in question, is there acreage for farming? Can the felons’ house arrest bracelets be detected there in the evenings? And so on …

Wildest Possible Astral Rumor: Mob Bosses Murdering Felon Employment Bosses And Converting Rehab to ‘Crime 202’ (?!!)

There is an even wilder astral rumor out there to the effect that the appointed overseers bosses at prison rehab focal points in our communities nationwide may have been, in some instances, murdered, and replaced with mob bosses who have assumed the names of their done-in predecessors. Then turning the operations from rehab to ‘Crime 202’ (!??) It seems to me it would be relatively easy, at least in this case, to determine the truth of the rumor, or lack thereof.

Island Isolation for Released Felons …

  • Or maybe, in the most difficult instances, very hardened felons could be confined to an island with airlift in of supplies?

I recall that England exported its sex workers and criminals to Australia in times past, for instance. In those days, England may have had financial constraints similar to those facing American urban areas today.

In the most difficult of circumstances, to prevent predation upon the American people, and to help halt the spread of the HIV pandemic to our schoolchildren, this island restraint technique might be worth considering.

THE PROSPECT OF NORMAL LIFE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV

It is important to keep in mind that schoolchildren infected with the HIV virus … taking into consideration the current state of Western medicine with regard to this disease … cannot expect to live more than into their 20s or 30s. And that those years may be lived, apparently without the option of having children, because of the toll that the virus would otherwise take on their health while under the physical stress of pregnancy.

Of course, prospects for our HIV-infected children are changing, day by day, for the better, and I have the highest hopes for them. But in the meantime, during the next 5 years, I feel it is absolutely critical to do our best to halt the spread of HIV to our schoolchildren in urban areas. That way the American workforce of 10 years from now can remain strong enough to keep our economy on an even keel.

One very important consideration in this regard is to keep hardened criminals away from our children; this is because prison life, sex work, and drug use among hardened criminals leads to the likelihood of HIV infection. Further, rape habits developed before or during prison life lead to the likelihood of rape of our children by released felons, and their infection by HIV.

  • Because of promiscuity promoted by the mass media,
  • and subsequent peer pressure in the schools,
  • and the sexual habits of our very young schoolchildren,
  • and their being targeted for predation by the drug industry,
  • and the unwillingness of parents to test their children for the presence of the HIV virus due to the immense social stigma involved …

… the very great likelihood exists that if one schoolchild is infected with HIV by a hardened criminal, most of his or her classmates will soon be infected as well.

This trend must be stopped, by whatever means the parents feel appropriate, and as soon as possible, for the welfare of all our schoolchildren, and of our society ongoing. I feel certain that PTAs across the country will find the means to implement the necessary changes.

RESEARCH

I did a little research online this morning, and could not find corroboration for these very out-there, off-putting astral rumors. I am hoping that, although the problem of rehabbing felons is clearly real, the rumors will prove to have no substance. Of course, there is always the chance some small part of it might have some truth to it, which is why I am putting these rumors before the public eye.

Through my research this morning, I got some interesting leads and statistics on the general topic of rehabbing felons. (There is quite a bit more online.) …

Recidivism

According to the National Institute of Justice, the rate of recidivism is 76% within 5 years … Link: “Recidivism,” by the National Institute of Justice …  https://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/recidivism/pages/welcome.aspx ..

Violent Crime on the Rise

Violent crime is on the rise in the United States … in 2016, there was an 11% rise in homicides: Link: “Violent Crime Is On the Rise in U.S. Cities,” by Josh Sanburn and David Johnson, 30 January 2017 … http://time.com/4651122/homicides-increase-cities-2016/ ..

Handheld Psychosis (‘Virtual Psychosis’) Among Children

Intuitively, I feel that handheld use amongst young children may be a seminal factor in the turning of our youth to lives of crime. Apparently, handheld use in early childhood leads to mental illness, aggression, addiction and ‘digital dementia’:

Link: “10 Reasons To Ban Handheld Devices for Children under 12,” by Chris Rowan, 3 March 2014 … http://sproutingknowledge.com/10-reasons-to-ban-handheld-devices-for-children-under-12/ ..

If you are a parent, please consider this compelling information. It may make a world of difference in the future of your children.

In love, light and joy,
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Coming into Our True Power as Human Beings . a vision by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 July 2014; revised and republished on 26 December 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • A Vision by Alice: How Things Used to Be, and How Things Are Different Today
    • Meditation on the Pranic Column as a Tool for Self-Discovery

Dear Ones,

This is a story about how things used to be and how things are different today … about the demise of the Dark, the helping hand of our neighbors, about self-empowerment, the Higher Self, Divine Love, co-creation, self-discovery, and the wonderful practice of feeling our pranic column energy. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones,

I am sitting here in the shade of the pine trees and the black oaks. And I have a little story to tell you about how things used to be, and how things are different today. Here goes …

A Vision by Alice: How Things Used to Be, and How Things Are Different Today

For long aeons, mankind huddled together, like cattle, before the iron hand of the Dark … With no hope of finding a way to escape.

Those were the Dark days. Those were the days when all we had, was the helping hand of our neighbors … through births and deaths, through wars and famine, through the early death of our children, through all the terrible things that humanity has endured through all these ages.

And now, as we face a new challenge … as the Dark disperses … as the unconquerable threat has been conquered … out of habit, we continue to rely on the help of our neighbors.

But there is a far more powerful energy available to us, that will carry us through, to new heights of greatness, as humankind. The power that we have lies in our discovery of our own Higher Self.

That is the quest today … to find our true power as human beings. Our true ability to love, our true ability to create, lies in self-discovery.

And I am wishing each of you the opportunity to turn to your own energy. To find your own strength. To know who you really are. To let go the hand of your neighbor … except, if they ask for a kind word, by all means, a nice smile!

But, know that your true strength lies in you. And find it! The world is ours to create now!

Meditation on the Pranic Column as a Tool for Self-Discovery

And may I suggest pranic column energy as a possible beginning? It is just a very thin line from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. And just concentrating on that line … maybe along the line of your backbone … That will be a start. Even something as simple as that, allows us to make great discoveries.

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

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

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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Image: Lord Shiva, by Andrea, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rivo/125806388 … CC BY 2.0 Generic

Image: Lord Shiva, by Andrea, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rivo/125806388 … CC BY 2.0 Generic

Shiva Puja and Chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ by Krishna Das …

Video: “Shiva Puja & Chant (OM NAMAH SHIVAAYA) Extended – Krishna Das,” by Cesar Ramos … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_By3RKfC7c ..

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

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

  • 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.” So 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://judysatori.com/ ..

(D2) Link: Peggy Black … http://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

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Saga of Peace and Quiet at Vallecito Lake . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 31 August 2013; published on 2 September 2013; revised
Location: Vallecito Lake, Colorado

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Nothing much going on here … just a walk at Vallecito Lake in Colorado. An edited Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Wow, so check it out! I am over here by Vallecito Lake, and the wind is up! Look at that! [shows view of lake, through pine trees] … Maybe you could see a little bit of the lake out there … Yes, off in the far distance.

And then there is this fallen tree [shows fallen pine tree] … very cool. Can you hear the wind? And look at this [zooms to a granite rock about 8 inches on one side] … Is this not pretty? [zooms to pale green lichen on rock] … See the lichen? Wow!

And if the Light were not glancing off of this rock so much, you could see that the lichen is almost in a complete circle … Like a fourth dimensional, magical ring on the rock. So, maybe it is a lucky rock. [laughs]

All right, everybody. See you on down the trail. [shows grassy footpath amongst trees] … So, I was walking a forest path by the lake, And then I got to a clearing here … you will see it in a moment … [shows shore and lake] … See there? That is the lake. Nice, huh?

Lake Vallecito. The water is down. They used a lot of the water for agriculture already, in the farms and ranches around the area. And off in the distance [zooms to roadbed raised up on rocks, at the far end of the lake] … This is a road. This is how you access the hiking trail. [pans right, to bridge] … See there? See that bridge?

The road goes along the high embankment there, and there are no guardrails in this part of the woods, so you have to be very careful, what you are doing. [zooms back to the shore view] … Well, let us see what awaits. [shows tree stumps on shore] … Gosh, I wonder what happened here? Out along the shoreline, and all along the path here, there are all these tree stumps.

It looks like something happened, and they … for some reason … maybe it was very high water sometime … I know there has been a drought here for five years, so it was not recent. But somebody came along, and cut down all those trees. There is a story there, huh? Would this be about the 2002 Missionary Ridge fire?

[pans left, to new, metal picnic bench, painted green] … And look, right over here … right beside the path … there is a nice bench; is that not nice?

[pans right, back to footpath] … Now let us see what is coming up … [shows view of lake, with billowing storm clouds above it] … Well, Dear Ones, it is turning into a gale. And $5 or no $5 for an entrance fee, I cannot help noticing those clouds over there. And the wind is coming from there. So I am going to head very quickly back to the car, and see what comes up. Bye!

[shows view out front window, from inside car] … Well, I ran to the car, and I made it up the incline from the lake up to the road that goes round the lake. I was waiting for a deluge to take place. And then … what do you know … Nothing happened! [laughs] … The wind dies down. Everything is fine. There is a little seed caught up on my rearview mirror here. [shows gossamer white milkweed seed on car rearview mirror] … And that is the action. See you all later.

[shows view of lake from inside car, farther down the lake rim road] … Well, first the wind drove the storm clouds over that mountain range over there [the mountains beyond the lake] … far over that way. And then the wind changed direction, and came towards me. And it drove all those clouds all the way around to this side of the lake, where my car is parked.

But it looks now like maybe there will be no rain. But because the clouds were so threatening, and the wind was so high, all the fishermen left the lake and came on up here, and got in their cars, and took off just now.

And that is the saga for today: It is a whole lot of, well, peace and quiet. See you all later.

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

Written and published on 11 April 2013

  • OMENS
  • PRAYERS FOR NORTH KOREAN LEADERS
  • THE SPECTRE OF DEATH
  • M6-CLASS SOLAR FLARE ALERT
  • TAIZE AND THE CONSUMING FIRES
  • BLESSING OF LIGHT

Image: “Consulting the Oracle 1884,” by John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917, presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01541, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain

Image: “Consulting the Oracle 1884,” by John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917, presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01541, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain (1)

Dear Ones,

This morning I read Eileen’s post “Like a Prayer,” (2) in which she mentioned a visit she and her husband made to St. Abbs.

OMENS

To paraphrase: They went down to the sea, and there they saw that dead puffins had washed up. Also, along the edge of the water, garbage had washed up because of a storm.

Then in the same blog were comments by Portia, who spoke of events in North Korea and in the world. She was thinking of the leader of North Korea, with loving thoughts.

Portia mentioned the Hopi prophecies to the effect that all living creatures would be endure a fire inside themselves. Some would be consumed by the fire, and others would attain peace after living through it.

Dead puffins, garbage in the water, North Korea, the Hopi prophecy of the fires that will burn us — omens, for sure. And I’ve been experiencing my own omens, as described below. Could it be these omens are portents of change?

Maybe the fearful aspect of the omens is just about the world clearing process? People digging in their heels — no! never! I won’t change! ?

PRAYERS FOR NORTH KOREAN LEADERS

At one of Peggy Black’s webinars last week (3), someone brought up the topic of North Korea. Peggy suggested envisioning the leaders of North Korea — Kim Jong-un, his aunt Kim Kyong-hui, his uncle Jang Sung-taek, and the new Premier Pak Pong-ju — surrounded by their spiritual guides, who are giving that good advice. That sounded like a good technique to me. In case the idea appeals, here is a picture to help with the visualization:

Image: North Korean leaders … http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/13/article-2522859-1A1420DB00000578-805_634x572.jpg ..

Shown in the photo:

  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un (with his hand on the escalator railing), First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea
  • His aunt, General Kim Kyong-hui (bottom left), Secretary for Organization of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Her drive and determination may be Kim Jong-un’s guiding inspiration.
  • And above her the new Premier Pak Pong-ju (with the fur hat on). The Premier represents the policies set by the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
  • And above him Jang Sung-taek (in the black coat), husband of Kim Kyong-hui, uncle of Kim Jong-un, and Vice-Chairman of the National Defense Commission
  • Above Kim Jong-un and to his right is a man whom I’ve not yet been able to identify

On the other side of the sea, I’m also envisioning United States President Obama surrounded by his guides whispering loving thoughts in his ear…

Image: President Barack Obama … https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/first-family/44_barack_obama%5B1%5D.jpg ..

THE SPECTRE OF DEATH

Starvation is stalking the people of North Korea.

Image: A farmer inspecting his ruined crop in North Korea … http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1250764.1359505983!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/article-north-korea-hunger.jpg ..

Most likely this awful famine accounts for the current political tension. (4)

It looks like a North Korean missile test may be in the offing, and all non-commercial traffic between North and South Korea has been halted. (5) The fear level in both North and South Korea must be pretty high, so today I’m envisioning the people of both countries showered with happiness, plenty of food, good health, and a hopeful future. I’m imagining that any missiles ever launched on this beautiful Earth have turned to showers of hearts, flowers, and love.

M6-CLASS SOLAR FLARE ALERT

Getting back to omens, a while back I signed up for solar flare alerts — flares always put me through a clearing process, which is why I signed up — for a heads up on the possible subsequent cleansing turmoil. Anyway, I got an email today, to the effect that an M6-class solar flare has taken place.

Video of today’s solar flare … http://spaceweather.com/images2013/11apr13/m6cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=laofna531a9lb0bubirt506jf0 ..

Not to be too concerned — it’s a standard warning. And an M-class flare is not huge like an X-class flare. Maybe this is the cosmos doing its best to ease the world’s political tensions. That’s my hunch, anyway – the incoming solar wind is actually cosmic unconditional love, pouring down upon us….

TAIZE AND THE CONSUMING FIRES

Image: Healthy Human Aura, by Robert Joseph Donaghey; bright golden light inside the body, and bright magenta, orange light outside the body … http://www.artisticgenius.com/HealthyHumanAura.jpg ..

My last omen … yesterday afternoon I went to a service called ‘Soul Break (Taizé)’ at the local Episcopal church. I had no idea what Taizé was. Sounded mystical and intriguing, though. And I always feel warmly about the Episcopal church because my mom, who passed a few years ago, was Episcopalian.

Sparsely attended, the service featured song (with piano and guitar) and a brief, silent contemplation. There were a few little prayers. When I walked in, the pianist handed me a sheet with two of the prayers highlighted and asked me to recite them during the Intercession. It was great fun …

During the service, my heart opened wide — I guess it was the music, and remembering my mom, and how once in my youth I dared the fires of hell by attending her service rather than my family’s standard Catholic service on Sunday. It was a tough moment, but my mom was worth it! Nice to meet her friends there, too …

Anyway, back to the Taizé service: I began to feel my heart expand, and the clairaudient chatter turned totally ominous — I was being begged to stop feeling my heart, as this feeling of unconditional love was putting … whomever … through fiery torment. Egads, I thought, who do I have on the line here? Beelzebub?

BLESSING OF LIGHT

Getting back to Eileen’s puffins and her topics of prayer and intent …

On the way home from the Taizé service, I tried feeling my heart with the intention of blessing …whomever… with beautiful light. What a ruckus! They proposed I was trying to kill them. So I thought about it, and changed my intention around to the prayer:

“I bless myself with beautiful light.”

Image: Young woman with her hand out, touching the center of a tunnel of white, pink, and violet light … http://www.artisticgenius.com/Light802.jpg ..

This worked wonderfully well, proving to …whomever… that my intent was not murder. And proving to me that I love my own grounded expression very much. That I feel myself worthy to receive this beautiful light. Despite the negative energy I heard, I felt myself deeply blessed.

And so, in closing, I bless you, dear ones, with beautiful light! (But only if the notion is appealing.)

In love and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) See also: Link: “The Power and Prophecy of the Oracle at Delphi,” 26 October 2009 … http://blog.aurorahistoryboutique.com/the-power-and-prophecy-of-the-oracle-at-delphi/ ..

(2) Citation: “Like a Prayer,” by Eileen at “Sacred Spiral of Light” … No longer available online. Eileen, who wrote the blog, and Portia, in the comments, had great suggestions for methods of supporting wisdom in government.

(3) Link: “Wisdom Wednesday – Think Big,” 3 April 2013, by Peggy Black, hosted by Cyndi Silva … http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=39885645 – These webinars happen the first Wednesday of every month. They are free; Peggy Black channels healing Hathor sounds. For info on these and many other upcoming events hosted by Cyndi, see …  www.metaphysicalwisdom.com ..

(4) Link: “New Reports of Starving North Koreans,” David Knowles, 29 January 2013 …  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/report-starving-north-korean-father-resorts-cannibalism-article-1.1250773 ..

(5) Link: “South Korea Raises Alert with North to ‘Vital Threat’”, 10 April 2013, BBC News …  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22088835 ..

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