… but I had to sit down and call, time after time, to get to an open line. What the person with whom I spoke said is that 2020 tax returns are still being processed. That is a 4-month delay from the usual processing time. She said it has to do with understaffing because of COVID.
That might be the partial cause; but in addition I feel that, if the IRS budget was strained by lack of income from 2020 tax returns (say, because taxpayers made less than the IRS projected based on prior years) then the IRS might have needed to hold back on 2020 tax refunds till the date of the third estimated tax payment for 2021. That is 15 September 2021, about 2 weeks from now.
My hunch is that influx of cash in the next few weeks might make it possible for the IRS to honor its commitment to send us our 2020 tax refunds.
In addition I have found USPS mail delivery in some American small towns (Durango and Upper Marlboro in my case) to be unreliable since about 2014. The US Postal Inspector is apparently unable to set things aright.
Three barometers of the American way of life are taxes, mail delivery, and the right to own real estate. As two of these are faltering in a way that seems from my stance to be unprecedented, my hunch is the United States may be undergoing a ‘sea change’ similar to that experienced by the USSR when it decentralized in December 1991.
In 2019 I wrote an article addressing the issue what we might anticipate here in the US were such a process to occur, in case you would like to take a look …
In the event of decentralization here in the United States, I feel the United States might expect to enjoy three power blocks along geographic lines of the three COVID pacts now in place amongst states in the Eastern States, the Midwest, and the Western States …
The Eastern States Multistate Council to do with COVID consists of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island …
Here is the map of the power blocks for these pacts, which, I feel, may well be expanded to assure continuity of taxation, mail delivery services, securance of real property rights, and local military defense, in the event of decentralization of the United States …
I have been reading “Preferential Option for the Poor” in “How to Speak Ignatian: Common words and phrases of the Society of Jesus.” I gather that tenet might be misconstrued in the Homeboy Industries program run by a Jesuit father in Los Angeles in this way:
Adherence to the tenet might lead Homeboy Industries subconsciously to consider the possibility of using ex-felon labor to murder well-heeled people on the excuse they have led lives the Jesuits deem reprehensible. The subconscious agenda might be that the money of the wealthy might be cozened for use by Homeboy Industries leadership so as to advance the Jesuits’ Preferential Option for the Poor. I have encountered this steely-eyed subconscious agenda in the dreamtime realm of the astral plane.
I discern it to be a denser energy misqualified in the current context of Ascension of planet Earth. The Society of Jesus cultivates finely honed minds in their quest for God’s presence in their daily life. I beg them to consider the most appropriate application in daily life of the Preferential Option for the Poor.
I feel the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to be a powerful force in the Catholic Church. As a Lightworker, I have a concern that, because of their power, which is much sought by the Dark, they might be targets of the Army of the Night; in other words, of the Demon Realm.
I see from my reading that there is historical support for this concern, to do with decades-long concealment of sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse, by Jesuits …
On the psychic plane I gather, amongst Catholic laity and clergy, an oft-adhered-to thought form to do with Christ’s sacrifice of his life on the cross for the good of humankind. I see what, as a Lightworker, I feel to be an adulteration of this teaching that goes like this: We will cast you (the Lightworker) out of this church, and arrange for this or that bad thing to happen to you. We are justified in this by Christ’s example. If he sacrificed himself on the cross for us, then you ought to agree to sacrifice yourself for our wellbeing.
I would like to set down in writing here the following: This thought form is invidious in the extreme. It is a way of exerting ‘power over’ to force another person into a role of selfless service. By adhering to such a thought form a person places himself in the role of the Centurion who oversaw Christ’s crucifixion. Surely this is an undesirable role for a Christian to play.
In like manner, but in an opposite context, I feel that holding high the practice of intentionally making oneself physically miserable through such practices as self-flagellation, mutilation of the male or genital organs, or torture or removal of any part of the physical body … which is known to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit … is contrary to the Will of God. In this context I always remember the words of Christ at Gethsemane: “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” –Mark 13:46 (KJV)
As a LIghtworker, I agree with Christ on this. Christ would, I feel, not intentionally have inflicted injury on his physical body. Nor would He have intentionally allowed anyone else to do so. Rather, He would, I feel in my heart, have done His best to preserve and uplift his physical body, and to keep his Spirit and that of His disciples far from evil inclination. Though He might feel that the law of His religion and of his religious elders amongst the Jews was wrong in this regard, yet he might, throughout His life, align with the Will, the Heart, and the Mind of God.
Evil befell him through Judas Iscariot. Christianity looks upon Christ’s crucifixion on Mount Calvary as a great blessing to humankind. Was that because of what Judas Iscariot did? Was it because of the condemnation of the Jewish elders, who acted, I feel, out of desire to maintain their own social standing? Or was it because, no matter what, Christ stood by God’s Will as being His own salvation?
History does not hold in high esteem the name Judas Iscariot. History does not even record the name of those Jewish elders. Yet it holds high Christ’s unshakeable faith in God’s Will.
The stance of Christianity that Christ’s suffering on the cross was what caused the salvation of all Christians is, I feel somewhat adulterated with misqualified, denser energies. It was, I feel, not his physical suffering that caused the upliftment of humankind. Rather it was his understanding that faith in God’s Will is the greatest good that can befall a human being.
Adherence to God’s Will may cause what seems like suffering; yet in the end, each of us passes on. Each of us suffers in that way. And after that, what befalls us? How may we experience the most joy after passing on? By continuing in our faith in the Will of God, which stands like a beacon before the Soul even when the physical body no longer may act as an instrument of the Soul’s self-understanding.
Thus it seems to me that the great glory of the Crucifixion was Christ’s greater understanding of right action in right understanding in dimensions higher than the third dimension, the mere physical realm. He did his best to preserve his physical body, and so, I feel, ought each of us Christians. Yet when that instinct of self-preservation was, in his optimal timeline and dimension in the causal realm (the third and fourth dimensions) of no avail, then faith in God saw Him through to dimensions fifth (the Heavenworlds) and higher. His faith overlit the path to the higher dimensions for the many who follow his example.
In a Lightworker context, in everyday life, the moral obligation of a human being is to balance the outgoing energy of selfless service with the incoming energy of personal healing, or ‘service to self’; for without being well and healthy ourselves … without having enough money to get by … without being happy and feeling joy in our lives … how can we hope to offer health and prosperity, happiness and joy, to other people in the world? I hold that to be strongly true: That I must first look to my physical welfare, and from that standing point, I may radiate Light and love and joy to all other human beings.
In terms of the lesser Light, the darker understandings of our animal ancestry, I gather from the psychic plane that there are historical forms of ‘shunning’ used by Judaism, by Early Christianity, and by Catholicism as a form of curse … which in my LIghtworker work I consider to be witchcraft. One of these, which I ran across in recent years on the psychic plane, is ‘Anathema’.
According to Wikipedia, “Anathema, in common usage, is something that or someone who is detested or shunned. In its other main usage, it is a formal excommunication …. The latter meaning, its ecclesiastical sense, is based on New Testament usage. In the Old Testament, anathema was a creature or object set apart for sacrificial offering and thus removed from ordinary use and destined instead for destruction.” –from Link: “Anathema,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathema … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported
Shunning is a feral drive or pack instinct stemming from the subconscious mind, which is molded by the animal past of humankind. From the psychic plane … but not online … I gather the Christian church has other methods of shunning, such as ‘Excoriation’ (which was disapproved of by Pope Francis) … and one other ritual, that I was too shocked, while experiencing the channeling, to write down its name, and have now forgotten it.
I do recall with some vividness of emotional affect, a muckraking effort to cast me as a sexworker and drug addict, through a ritual of Excoriation on the psychic plane. In the dreamtime realm, this manifested as a gathering of Jesuits … or perhaps actor impersonators playing such a role … flogging in concert and uttering these untruths regarding my life and character. Were it true that this dream was created by actor impersonators, then it would have the double impact of scandalmongering with regard to the Jesuits, and mudslinging with regard to my own character. It was pretty grim stuff that spun out, that memorable night, in the dreamtime realm, through the Collective Subconscious of the noosphere.
On the psychic plane, acting out of the ritual texts of ‘Anathema’ and ‘Excoriation’ came across as a diatribe spoken with solemn authority by a group of Jesuits so as to cause the Soul to whom they referred to be damned to Hell. As is often the case on the psychic plane, the words of the curse of Anathema came across as if the Jesuits were applying the curse to me personally.
I have found from other instances that to feel personal about energy threads clairly perceived on the psychic plane is a misqualified approach to Lightworkers’ efforts to help anchor to planet Earth the Incoming Light of Earth’s Ascension. Of course, I agree, it is very unlikely that what I heard on the astral plane applies to me personally.
Nevertheless, it was off-putting enough for me to come to this conclusion regarding a good mode of action for Lightworkers in the current times: I suggest that groups of all sorts, including organized religion and government, are being purified and remolded as the Incoming Light buffets and upwardly energizes Earth in atunement with the higher frequencies of energy now available to all Earth beings.
I feel that, in the minds of pastors of churches throughout Los Angeles, as might be expected, because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the specter of social unrest, and fluctuations in the worlds of finance, economics, and economic trade, there may be issues of concern for the clergy’s personal safety and of clergical abuse of well-heeled members of the congregations to mitigate the clergy’s personal fears.
For the time being, I feel it would be safest, when attending group meetings of all sorts, for us Lightworkers to give no money at all as donations, or only to offer a dollar bill, so as not to be singled out as an object of greed that might assuage the clergy’s fears for their personal safety and for not losing their church grounds in the general upheaval that is going on.
Especially, I feel it important not to offer donations to any non-profit institution in the form of a check, as when non-profits are hard up for finances, they will call our banks as if they were merchants or employers, and try to pinpoint donors with plenty of money in the bank. I would say, be very careful not to keep large amounts of money in a bank account accessible through checking, as this clearly might trigger acting out of the people in charge of the non-profits because of their greed and their concern for their personal safety, as well as the enduring safety of their non-profit organizations.
For those of the LIghtworkers who inadvertently pull in the curse of Anathema, I would be hard-pressed to express the extent to which I feel it inadvisable to approach the issue of witchcraft and black magic within the major religions through action in the real world. Instead, we must dissolve within ourselves any strands of energy … no matter how small … that allow this energy to manifest in our energy bodies, using our usual Lightworker techniques. Were the circumstances of human institutions during the Ascension process to prevent our participation in groups, we might always view a church service online, say our prayers at home, and walk lovingly upon the Earth throughout our days.
God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you through all your days!
In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars
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The ‘word from on high’ is: HVAC in retail stores across Los Angeles may be causing customers to catch COVID-19. That, I theorize, would be because HVAC in retail stores may be causing increased COVID-19 ‘viral load’ for shoppers. Some shoppers no doubt have the virus; when they sneeze, they aspirate the virus into the air.
The HVAC then circulates the virus throughout the store, and other shoppers breath it in. To inhale the virus is an ‘insult’ to a person’s immune system, I posit. The more the ‘insult’, the greater the ‘viral load’, and the harder it may be for the immune system to confront and overcome the virus without exhibiting serious COVID-19 symptoms.
I urgently ask Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom to mandate that California retailers sanitize the air filters in their HVAC systems daily.
I urge that President Trump propose similar measures to managers of high-rise buildings nationwide, with emphasis on New York and New Jersey.
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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 ..
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.
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The 2018 movie “Bad Samaritan” is about a serial killer who is a bondage and discipline (B/D) antisocial personality. From the antisocial stance, it seems to me this movie might be seen as an attempt to win over the ‘normal’ public to the notion of paraphilia or sexual deviation, by presenting the joy the serial killer gets in performing ritual acts of B/D, yet at the same time ‘softening’ the ending by allowing the ‘normal’, the hero, to reverse the roles and perform B/D upon the serial killer.
The feel of the “Bad Samaritan” movie, to my perception, is like that of the 2018 movie “Tag” which popularizes the prison game of ‘rape tag’ by ‘softening’ it so that it appears to be a socially acceptable game of male bonding.
From an intuitive stance, I feel it possible that many movies have been made in the last 20 years that represent the antisocial point of view. As to whether the entertainment industry is being influenced by ASPs through mind control, or whether the problem may lie nearer to home, I cannot say.
It is because of the antisocial tenor of many modern offerings on the silver screen that I feel very strongly the importance to the Lightworker of grounding in the real world rather than in the world of virtual fantasy.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Note: The text of this blog has been added as a Sidebar to … Link: “Package Dream,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 16 May 2018; published on 11 July 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9Bv ..
See also my blog categories: Circle of One … Antisocial personalities … ‘Feral children’ … and … Feral drives – pack instincts
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Written and published on 7 March 2020; updated on 8 March 2020
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?
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
Written and published on 22 February 2020; revised on 23 April 2020
Previously titled: Compendium: Child Torture
Glomming of Groups and Names on the Astral Plane
COMPENDIUM: CHILD TORTURE
Here is a compendium of astral insights into the murder of Dylan Redwine, who disappeared on 18 November 2012 in Vallecito Lake, Colorado.
As I spent the summers in Colorado for the next few years, I was very attuned to the upset of the people in those communities back then. I myself felt upset by their upset, and have done my best to chronicle the dreams I had back then, which I feel had to do with the collective unconscious of those communities as they came to terms with the disaster that had happened there.
I feel the results may help law enforcement and psychiatrists / psychologists pinpoint difficult couples relationships that may lead to child torture scenarios because of the couples’ catastrophic childhood experiences, especially during times of solar flaring and incoming coronal mass ejections.
Glomming of Groups and Names on the Astral Plane
At about the time that Dylan Redwine disappeared, there was a thickening and commotion in the ‘astral airs’, the fourth dimension or ‘dreamtime realm’. I thought at the time that the astral commotion, insofar as I clairly heard it, might have had to do with glomming of the groups of which I was a member, and maybe also to do with glomming of people with the same first names.
A number of noteworthy solar events were clustered around the date when Dylan Redwine disappeared …
11/08/2012 M1.7 Flare @ 02:23 UTC – Sunspot 1611
11/11/2012 M1.0 Flare @ 02:23 UTC – Sunspot 1614
11/12/2012 M2.0 Flare @ 23:28 UTC – Sunspot 1613
11/13/2012 M2.8 Flare @ 20:54 UTC – Sunspot 1613
11/13/2012 M2.5 Flare @ 05:50 UTC – Sunspot 1613
11/13/2012 M6.0 Flare @ 02:04 UTC – Sunspot 1613
11/14/2012 M1.1 Flare @ 04:04 UTC – Sunspot 1613
11/18/2012 Dylan Redwine last seen (died later?)
11/20/2012 M1.6 Flare @ 19:28 UTC – Sunspot 1618
11/20/2012 M1.7 Flare @ 12:41 UTC – Sunspot 1618
11/21/2012 M3.5 Flare @ 15:30 UTC – Sunspot 1618
11/21/2012 M1.4 Flare @ 06:56 UTC – Sunspot 1618
11/27/2012 M1.0 Flare @ 21:26 UTC – Sunspot 1620
11/27/2012 M1.6 Flare @ 15:57 UTC – Sunspot 1618
11/28/2012 M2.2 Flare @ 21:28 UTC – Sunspot 1620
COMPENDIUM: CHILD TORTURE
Link: “Alice’s Perilous Tales: Fatal Dungeons and Dragons Game?” by Alice B. Clagett, partially excerpted on 23 April 2020 from blogs filmed on 15 March 2018 and on 20 November 2016; revised on 11 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hHF … See the subsection: Tie-in to Dylan Redwine Murder Mystery
Link: “Astral Story about Dylan Redwine’s Disappearance in Colorado,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 7 June 2019 and added to a blog published on 22 February 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-d2T ..
Link: “Antisocial Sense of Humor: ‘Prison Rehab Speak’,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 17 April 2018; published on 29 April 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8A7 ..
Link: “Telltale Signs of the ASP Sense of Humor,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 15 March 2018; revised on 15 April 2020, 23 April 2020, and 11 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8tR ..
Link: “The Voice of a Child,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, published on 3 March 2018; revised on 2 December 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8rg ..
Link: “Astral Story: S and M Couple Engaging 24-7 in Astral Rape,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 14 April 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-77L ..
Woman in Couple … Link: “Soul Wounding and the Issue of Transgender Violence,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 March 2017, revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-76p ..
Link: “The Serial Killer: Fact and Phantasmagoria,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 November 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6pR … See the subheading: Astral Story About Dylan Redwine, a Durango Child Who Was Killed
Link: “Acting Out by Followers When a Group Leader Makes a Subconscious Suggestion,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 March 2016; published on 14 March 2016; transcribed on 5 June 2016; revised on 22 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4ZP ..
Link: “Acting Out by Followers When a Group Leader Makes a Subconscious Suggestion,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 March 2016; published on 14 March 2016; transcribed on 5 June 2016; revised on 22 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-d2B ..
Link: “Hornet Nest: An Ill Wind Blows,” by Alice B. Clagett, video filmed on 25 August 2015 and published on 28 August 2015; blog published on 27 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-iXu ..
Link: “Alice’s Perilous Tales: The Nagging Wife,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 July 2015; revised on 2 December 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QZ ..
See also … Link: “On Torture, and Being Tortured,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 February 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8hH… and my blog category: Torture – bullying – hazing
There is an interrelated topic to do with killing cults and groups acting out the subconscious suggestions of group leader. This topic might be explored by selecting from amongst the blogs in my blog categories: Crime families – cults that kill – outlaw gangs – street gangs … and … Circle of one