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"The World Is Too Much with Us" . a poem by William Wordsworth . read by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 17 March 2014; revised and republished on 19 February 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Story by Alice: My High School Latin Teacher
    • The World Is Too Much With Us, by William Wordsworth
  • DEFINITIONS

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about escaping the humdrum of the day to day and enjoying the beauty of Nature and the wonders of our imagination. The text of the poem is in the Summary that follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Story by Alice: My High School Latin Teacher

When I woke up this morning, suddenly popped into my mind a poem that I learned when I was young … I remember my Latin teacher in high school. I remember her very well, because she carried a little stick, or wand, with her. She would swish it through the air, when we said something that she did not like. And she would rap it on the desk, if she really did not like it. She always made me think: Maybe she’ll hit me too! … although that was probably against the school rules. [laughs]

One of the things she did, besides teaching us Latin, was to teach us this particular poem. She felt it was so important to us, that she made us memorize it, and then recite it, every time we came to class.

These days I do not totally remember it, but I do remember how important it is. It is a poem by William Wordsworth … a very short poem … and it is about how we can get caught up in the day to day … the everyday routine of our lives … and what we want to get, and what we want to have … and what we want to do. And how these activities … like mental activities … like kind of a cage we get ourselves into … can prevent us from seeing the immense beauty of the natural world.

I am not so good I can recite it by memory, so I am going to read it off the internet. Maybe you can read it in my eyeglasses too [laughs], because it is reflected there. It has some big words in it … for those of you that are younger. So here goes …

“The World Is Too Much With Us” 
by William Wordsworth

“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
“Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
“Little we see in Nature that is ours;
“We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
“This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
“The winds that will be howling at all hours,
“And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
“For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
“It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
“A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
“So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
“Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
“Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
“Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.”

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

This blog has been added here … Link: “Compendium: My Childhood and Family, and Later Years,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled and published on 21 March 2020; republished on 29 March 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-haj ..

DEFINITIONS

boon … blessing, gift
bosom … chest
upgathered now … right now, the winds have quieted down
suckled in a creed outworn … brought up in a Pagan religion
lea
… grassy, open area
Proteus … Greek mythology: god of rivers and oceans
Triton … Greek mythology: messenger of the waves and also of calm seas

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Timelines and Dimensions 3 . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 10 February 2017; published on 13 February 2017

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Dear Ones,

This is the last in a three-part video series on timelines and dimensions. An edited Summary follows the video. After that are the photos that are at the end of the video …

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SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I just did two long videos on the very interesting time travel movie “Dimensions,” 2011, starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Camilla Rutherford, Patrick Godfrey … http://dimensionsthemovie.com/ … available, among other places, on Amazon.com. And I forgot to mention the main thing I had in mind! And so here goes …

In this movie “Dimensions” the teacher, the professor, at the very beginning of the story has the children do an exercise where they put on cardboard masks with little slits in them for the eyes. These are a little like Inuit snow goggles …

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Image: “Inuit goggles made from caribou antler with caribou sinew for a strap,” Julian Idrbo from Winnipeg, Canada, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_goggles#/media/File:Inuit_snow_goggles.jpg … CC BY-SA 2.0 ..

Image: “Inuit goggles made from caribou antler with caribou sinew for a strap,” Julian Idrbo from Winnipeg, Canada, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_goggles#/media/File:Inuit_snow_goggles.jpg … CC BY-SA 2.0 ..

He has them walk straight forward and say what they see. They are in a garden, on a lawn, and all they see is a little green. They see just in one direction, as they are just walking in one direction.

The professor describes this as the first dimension … You can only see, in a straight line, one thing. Then he turns them around … They do a pirouette. And he says: What do you see? They say: Lots of different things. They see all different kinds of colors, because they are able to experience both length and breadth … the x- and the y- axis we see on two-dimensional charts. That is the second dimension, he explains.

Then he takes the mask off of them and says: Now what do you see? They all start dancing together, and they say: We see EVERYthing!

But they don’t. What they see is the third dimension, in which things have length, breadth and height. So they appear to be ‘solid’. There’s an appearance of physical reality. It is this dimension that we take for true right now, while we experience ourselves as being in ‘physical form’.

This third dimension is as lacking in information as the first dimension, from the perspective of the higher dimensions. You could imagine that you have on right now this same mask that is shown in that movie … a mask with tiny little eye slits … where you can see just a little green, from the trees. You do not know that they are trees, though. You just see the green.

That is like what we are seeing right now. It seems so to those of our Ascension Team who are observing us from the higher dimensions.

So we are caught here now, in an untrue notion of physicality, which seems true to us because the instruments of our Soul that we know how to use right now reveal only that physicality.

Our celestial Ascension team … which exists in various higher dimensions, so as to step down our understanding of the user manual of our Soul to us here in physical form … knows about all the other instruments in the panel of our Soul field.

If we ask, we shall receive. If we ask for help, we will receive it. We will get just the right information. But it takes imagination to know what questions to ask.

We have to align with the Divine will and heart and mind in order to even come up with the questions to ask our Ascension team.

PHOTOS BY ALICE

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Image: “Gaia 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Gaia 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Keys to the Codes 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Keys to the Codes 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Blossoming of Humankind 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Blossoming of Humankind 3,”  by Alice B. Clagett, 13 February 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

For more information see … Link: “Compendium: Timelines and Multitemporality,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-byd ..

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The Power of Imagination and Sandia Peak . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 13 January 2013

Dear Ones,

Something odd happened to me two days ago. I was driving, and I got to thinking about a Rumi and Meditation meetup I will be co-leading two weeks from now. I was concentrating so hard on being there with the folks in 2 weeks, I suddenly found the road I was driving on and the beautiful landscape just disappeared. Instead, I was there in the future, with the Rumi people.

This terrified me, and I suddenly recalled myself to the car, the landscape, and most particularly the steering wheel. All was well. Possibly no time had passed, I do not know. That will teach me to imagine vividly while driving.

Then there is another thing. I drove into Albuquerque today, and once again I noticed the incredible energy I had felt when I went through here in … I guess it was late November or early December? Absolutely incredible. Today it feels like I am joining with a huge vortex of energy — maybe 100 miles in radius, believe it or not. My head seems like it is expanding out into this vortex, no boundaries. There is a circling energy rising up from my base chakra, really strong. I have to center my energy exactly at my core, vertically, while sitting or standing. Wonder what will happen when I lie down?!

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Image: “Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande,” by G. Thomas, from Wikipedia … public domain

Image: “Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande,” by G. Thomas, from Wikipedia … public domain

I originally thought the source of the energy might be Sandia Peak, which is on the northern flank of Albuquerque. It is almost as if this mountain might be one of New Earth’s chakras, activated. I did an internet search and found a clue that the center of this energy might be a tiny town named Placitas just the other side of the mountain. I will go exploring in a couple of days — check out Placitas and its environs.

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