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Ascension Thoughts on the Parable of the Tares . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 23 July 2021

Dear Ones,

I heard a great Bible story today called the “Parable of the Tares.” The story is about a man who sowed wheat in his field. But while he slept an enemy came and sowed ‘tares’ or weeds among the wheat, then crept off …

Image: “The Parable of the Tares,” by John Everett Millais, 1865, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Everett_Millais_(1829-1896)_-_The_Enemy_Sowing_Tares_(St_Matthew_XIII,_24%E2%80%9325)_-_1925P103_-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg … public domain

When the servants of the man found out about the ‘tares’ they wanted to pull them up. But the man thought that might injure the good wheat that was growing in the field. Instead, the man asked his servants to let both grow together till the harvest. Then at that time the reapers would pull up the tares first, bundle them, and burn them. The wheat, which would be all that was left in the field, might then be gathered into the man’s barn …

Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV, public domain)

24 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 “But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 “So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 “He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 “But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

When I heard the sermon about the Parable of the Tares, the pastor made a very good point that we must stay awake all the time … insofar as we may … so as to prevent the Enemy (which to my way of thinking means Satan and his works) from contaminating or polluting the good fruits of our Christian labors. The pastor explained how easy it is to slip into a state of sleep, even in the daytime. He explained how important it is to be awake and saying our prayers, instead of sleeping through church services.

I also thought of how The Enemy enters our dreams at night, with thoughts we Christians feel to be wholly foreign to us. From that I imagined how important it must be to counter these inimical thought forms and nightmarish dreams with a good prayer on arising every morning. That way, I feel, we may strive to stunt the growth of whatever that stealthy, dark and evil being may sow in our psyches while we dream on, all unaware of his endeavors.

I had some other ideas about this Parable that I would like to mention here. For instance, one might feel the Parable expresses there are both good and evil men in the world, whom God (the householder in the Parable) allows to dwell together on Earth. Then one might interpret that on the Day of Judgment … which many Christians feel will come to pass during the Ascension process … God will winnow the wheat from the tares, so that some people will be cast into the fires of Hell, and others will be gathered into the Holy Congregation that He shelters near Him.

There are Ascensioneers who agree with this idea. They feel … or used to feel, until the year 2012 … that only a portion of human beings would Awaken to Christ Consciousness, to the ‘Fifth Dimension’, during the Ascension process. Back then, they thought that other human beings would go through another long cycle of Earthly experiences before their Souls were ready and eager to go through an Ascension process to take place in the distant future.

Then at about the time of The Shift in 2012, quite a few Ascensioneers began to feel that Earth herself was arising and awakening, and that all the beings on her, within her, or above her, were also inevitably becoming more refined in energy and consciousness … that there would be no exceptions, either through enduring the Ascension process, or through death, to what some Christians call the Tribulation.

This is what the Ascensioneers think of as ‘burning away of the ‘dross’; of the ‘malware’ installed by The Enemy, and which is foreign to our true nature; or as dissolving of the Soul wounding encountered during our Earthly experiences. Everyone on Earth, they felt, was taking part in the Ascension process. Everyone’s energy field was being upgraded from one sort of energy so that it would include a more refined sort of energy. That was because we children of Earth, they felt, could not but follow closely in her footsteps.

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Sidebar: Prep Work for the Refiner’s Fire

The fire of refinement of our energy field as we enter the Fifth Dimension might seem a fearful notion, or we might ready ourselves for the experience with a feeling of faith, and of hope in a New Tomorrow.

Whether we experience fear or joy, whether we feel a burning sensation … as is oft mentioned in Christianity as being ‘the woeful fires of Hell’ … or whether we feel blissful upliftment … pictured in the Christian world as standing at the right hand of Christ, near the Throne of God … depends on how we prepare ourselves emotionally for the Ascension process.

The video below offers an example of prep work for a pleasing experience of energetic refinement during Ascension …

Video: “‘Refiner’s Fire’ Ft. Brian Doerksen & TWP Band,” by The Worship Project, 26 October 2018 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLyQAx8DpBI ..

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I feel the idea that all human beings will be marching along together, in ‘lock step’, during the Ascension process to be a little misleading, a little facile, considering the theories of Multitemporality and Multidimensionality I and other Ascensioneers have channeled.

Surely on an Earth whose fundaments are free will and the All, in a Universe comprising many alternate timelines, many alternate dimensions, many alternate realities, there must be the longer ‘Ascension ride’ for those whose Souls are eager to acquire greater wisdom through physical experience in the third dimension, and through astral experience in the fourth dimension, while on the way to greater understanding of Christ Consciousness in the fifth dimension … must there not?

Given the theories of Multitemporality and Multidimensionality, there is ample leg room for each of us to experience this grand sweep of the Ascension process … a time-space continuum that suits each of us to a tee. Yet in our own optimum Awareness timeline and dimension, there may be many other seeming human forms whose Awareness timeline and dimension is not our own.

To us, they may seem to be sleepwalking through the Ascension process. It may seem to us that they have ‘missed the boat’. In reality, though, it may be that they are wide awake and ascending, here on Earth, in a space-time continuum that is slightly different from our own.

Yet through God’s mysterious wonders, I feel we may all emerge in the realm of Christ Consciousness at what may seem to our human sensibilities to be exactly the same moment. That is because the Fifth Dimension exists beyond Time and Space, in the Eternal Now. Thus we may anticipate we will all be together, in one grand instant, in the presence of Christ in His great glory.

From my fellow Ascensioneers I hear that, from that Eternal Now, He may teach us to dip into this timeline or that … into this dimension or that … so that we and our fellow Ascensioneers may once more enjoy Earthly life, through His Will, and by His Grace. But in so doing, we might always remember that Eternity from which we descend into the Earth realms, and that Grace on whose wings we flit through the halls of time and space, however briefly.

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

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Leda and the Swan . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 8 March 2020; published on 7 December 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

This is the fourth of five videos filmed on the same day. This video has to do with the legend of Leda and the Swan, with the song The Daemon Lover, and with noospheric currents of astral rape.

I am just too chicken to say what this blog is really about, as I fear attack by a Neo-Hindu cult that specializes in mind control and astral rape. However, I have provided a clue about it in the fifth video filmed the same day … Link: “The Catch-22 in Spiritual Names,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 8 March 2020; published on 7 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kWF ..

There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I have something to convey to you, that I have to convey in an extremely roundabout way, for my own safety and for the safety of other people as well. I hope some of you will be able to benefit from it, even though I am speaking very rotundly at the moment.

There was a story once … it was a myth … about a woman named ‘Leda’ and a swan with which she had a love affair, and by which she became pregnant, I think … the story of Leda and the Swan …

Link: “Leda and the Swan,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_Swan ..

There is something about swans: They look very proud … kind of arrogant. They look very beautiful. They fly through the air. And typically they do not make women pregnant. But I suppose it is possible that a woman could think, in an erotic manner, about a swan.

So for people who have a concern about astral rape … otherwise known as psychic rape … on which I have a large section on my website … astral rape is a little like the story of Leda and the Swan, because something that feels like you as a woman are being raped or having intercourse (depending on your receptivity to the notion) flies through the air, and lands, and seems to actually be having sexual intercourse with you. So, in a way, the notion of astral rape is similar to the myth of Leda and the Swan.

There is a very ancient song about The Daemon Lover …

Video: “Andy Irvine – The Daemon Lover,” by praEdward, 30 July 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvlgKeIpf18 ..

… that was, in recent years, changed into a song about a House Carpenter, with the same tune.

The story of The Daemon Lover is a lot like the story of Leda and the Swan, and also like the stories of astral rape. There is someone that flies through the air, and seems to make love to the woman, and causes her to leave her husband and her children and go off sailing across the seas … possibly in an empty boat … an empty barque … and never to see them again.

She loses touch with her family life, and in my opinion goes off into a world of the imagination because of the daemon lover.

Image: “Study for a Leda,” by Michelangelo Buonarroty, circa 1530, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo,_studio_per_la_leda,_casa_buonarroti.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: In this painting it is as if Leda is daydreaming; this lends support to the theory that the legend of Leda and the Swan has to do with the legend of the Daemon Lover (‘The House Carpenter’) and the noospheric energies of astral rape.

Image: “Study for a Leda,” by Michelangelo Buonarroty, circa 1530, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo,_studio_per_la_leda,_casa_buonarroti.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: In this painting it is as if Leda is daydreaming; this lends support to the theory that the legend of Leda and the Swan has to do with the legend of the Daemon Lover (‘The House Carpenter’) and the noospheric energies of astral rape.

This daemon lover is, to my way of thinking, a type of negative astral being that can cause that stimulation of the second chakra, and at the same time, attack through mind control. In a woman, frequently that being stimulates also the heart chakra … giving her a feeling that she is in love with someone, when in fact, there is no one there at all. It can take away her life from her. It can take away her family … her husband and her children. It can turn her to the world of dreams, and remove her feet from Mother Earth.

In a man it can do the same, but not through stimulation of the heart chakra. It tends to degenerate into stimulation of the first and second chakras, and lead to the practice of homosexuality in a manner that descends into sadomasochism.

In both cases, I think, it is good to turn to those anchors of the faith that one has had in childhood … if one is lucky enough to have done so … and use those anchors to prevent the onslaught of these demons.

In addition I would like to say … for those that feel themselves to be arrogant and spiritual teachers … who feel that they are the beautiful swans of this world, and that other people are ugly ducklings compared to them …

Those people are in danger of being consorted with by those demon beings that then turn the people they meet into these paths of unrighteousness … the path of karma rather than that of dharma … if you see what I mean.

So I have a lead, from diverse traditions, on the notion of the demon lover, and I have a thought that through our traditional faiths, and the symbols of those faiths, and the sacraments of those faiths, we can overcome that loathsome fate inspired by those malevolent astral beings.

I wish you all Godspeed in avoiding them, and in returning to the ways of humankind, and the Light of God’s love and peace and joy, in this time of great Tribulation for humankind.

You know, Tribulation offers various avenues for us; it offers us a chance to grow in faith, or a chance to fall down in despair. It is up to us. If is our free will. We have these choices, moment to moment, in this Time of Tribulation.

God bless you all, and keep you safe.

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

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The Sign of the Son . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 27 January 2020

Dear Ones,

I have noticed this group of very strong Christian singers; here is one video I just found that I like very much. Maybe you will like it too …

Video: “The Sign of the Son – Знамение Сына – Simon Khorolskiy,” by Simon Khorolskiy, 14 January 2020 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgRWoYIVDRk ..

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

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

Written and published on 11 May 2019

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

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_van_Laer_-_The_Flagellants_-_WGA12368.jpg … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US

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Dear Ones,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD

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

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

… as well as this more tempered account …

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?

Image: “Processione dei battanti di Guardia Sanframondi,” uploaded by Nicpac at it.wikipedia, 3 September 2007. Transferred from it.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Fale using CommonsHelper; in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battenti_guardia1.jpg … CC-BY-2.0

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

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

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

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

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

ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY

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

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

In the Book of Matthew, Christ says …

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

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

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

Image: “Martin Rinckart,” 1586, from http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienM/Martin_Rinckart.html … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_Rinckart.jpg …  This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy 

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

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

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

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

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_of_the_Divine_Mercy,_Vilnius#/media/File:Kazimirowski_Eugeniusz,_Divine_Mercy,_1934.jpg … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCLUSION

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

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

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Christian Virtues

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

Plagues and Pandemics

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

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

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

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Sky Journal: Renewal of the City of the Angels . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 18 December 2018

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SKY JOURNAL: RENEWAL OF THE CITY OF THE ANGELS

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

Here is a Los Angeles sky journal for October through early December 2018. This includes images from Woolsey Canyon Fire of 8-21 November 2018, as well as the time before the fire, and the fire aftermath.

Since the fire, there have been an unaccustomed number of gentle rains in Los Angeles, and these have helped settle the ash from the fire and start a crop of lush new California wild oats sprouting up vibrant green from the grey Earth.

I am looking forward to what may be one of the best of Spring seasons for a crop of ‘fire follower’ flowers here in the Santa Monica Mountains …

SKY JOURNAL: RENEWAL OF THE CITY OF THE ANGELS

Image: “Sky Journal 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Sky Journal 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky Journal 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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On Fortifying Our Personal Plane of Forces for the Tough Times Ahead . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 December 2017; revised on 27 March 2020

  • ON FORTIFYING OUR PERSONAL PLANE OF FORCES FOR THE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD
  • LUKE 13: 22-30: THE NARROW GATE
  • ALICE’S COMMENTS ON THIS BIBLE PASSAGE
  • THE TIME OF CALLING, AND OF CHOOSING

Dear Ones,

ON FORTIFYING OUR PERSONAL PLANE OF FORCES FOR THE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD

Here are two links to resources that will strengthen your electromagnetic field, your prana, and your kundalini energy. These are three of the most important forces, among the plane of forces, as a shelter and sanctuary from negative astral influences. By strengthening them, we may attract health, happiness, and the blessings of abundance to ourselves …

Link: “Crisis Kit” by Kundalini Research Institute … http://kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/docs/KRI-Crisis-Kit.pdf ..

Link: Meditations excerpted from “Survival Kit” by IKYTA,” … https://www.3ho.org/files/pdfs/Survival-Kit.pdf ..

As you may know, the plane of forces lies between the physical realm … the realm that we perceive with our 5 physical senses … and the astral realm … the dreamtime realm. It is in the dreamtime realm that thought forms wing about.

The great warm sea of the unconscious thought cloud of the world bathes our first three chakras, 24/7, in thought forms of the collective unconscious of humankind. As humankind awakens to telepathy, we begin to notice this veritable barrage of thought forms. It begins to feel like a deluge of thought forms, some welcome, and some not.

In these times when our human auras are expanding through the astral realm, and into the fields of greater love and Light that characterize the fifth dimension, it is of utmost importance to reinforce the individuality of our physical and subtle bodies through practices that strengthen our personal plane of forces.

These personal plane-of-forces practices … whether they be those I recommend herein, or those of your own devising … will see you through the tough times ahead. As was predicted by Yogi Bhajan in the 1980s, these days will see people falling on their ear and howling in the streets (or words to that effect). Christ said it very well indeed …

LUKE 13: 22-30: THE NARROW GATE (KJV, public domain)

22 “And he [Christ] went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
23 “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24 “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 “When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26 “Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 “But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28 “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
29 “And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
30 “And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.”

ALICE’S COMMENTS ON THIS BIBLE PASSAGE

Christ also predicts “weeping and gnashing of teeth” as some are able to pass through the ‘narrow gate’ and into the Kingdom of God, and others are not able to. People will come from far and wide … “from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south” … and not just from our own social groups, our own ingroups.

People from other groups … people unknown to us … will get in before us.

The rich and powerful whose favor we all feel impelled to court may not get in … “there are first which shall be last …”

And yet those the social eye casts out and disdains … perhaps even the homeless of Los Angeles? ! … may walk right through that gate … “there are last which shall be first …”

THE TIME OF CALLING, AND OF CHOOSING

This is a time of choosing. We must choose to pass through the woes and terrors of the astral realm. We must choose to ask, with all our hearts, to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Beyond that calling of those whose heart knows Spirit, lies the Choosing. That will depend on the sum and weight of our worldly deeds, and on the grace that flows into Spirit through the Divine.

So, let us strengthen our plane of forces shield against the buffets of the times … against the ‘chaotic nodes’ mentioned by Tom Kenyon … www.tomkenyon.com … against the weeping and wailing of those who choose to stay behind, in the realms of Darkness … against the fear that this person or that, whom we love, will be of that lesser choosing.

Spirit directs and sustains our lives, and the lives of all we know. Let us trust in the guiding Light of Spirit. Let us know that those who choose the paths of Light are of our own Soul’s yearning. Truer still than any other, truer than those we have known all our days, the those who tread, with us, the pathways of the Stars.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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The HIV / AIDS Pandemic . Extrapolation on U.S. HIV Incidence for 2014 and 2015 . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 5 July 2016; revised on 6 July 2017

  • A SURVEY OF THE 2014 HIV INCIDENCE DATA
    • The Deceptive Effect of Data ‘Smoothing’
    • Data for Central and Northwestern United States Cannot Be Extrapolated Because the Data Have Been Suppressed
    • Thoughts on the Data that Have Not Been Suppressed: The East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States
    • 20.3% Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for Median 2014 HIV Incidence
    • 62.4% Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for Highest 2014 HIV Incidence
    • Questions Regarding Tabulation of 2014 Data
  • CDC REPORT ON DATA FOR HIV INCIDENCE, 2009-2013
  • THE ACCELERATING COURSE OF PANDEMICS
  • MY EXTRAPOLATIONS FOR HIV INCIDENCE, 2014 AND 2015
  • GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY PREPARATION FOR THE HIV PANDEMIC
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Image: “The Seven Works of Charity,” by the Master of Alkmaar, 1504. At the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. From Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Werken_van_Barmhartigheid,_Meester_van_Alkmaar_(1504).jpg … public domain

Image: “The Seven Works of Charity,” by the Master of Alkmaar, 1504. At the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. From Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Werken_van_Barmhartigheid,_Meester_van_Alkmaar_(1504).jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

It looks to me that United States government figures have been revised on HIV incidence in 2014.

A SURVEY OF THE 2014 HIV INCIDENCE DATA

The Deceptive Effect of Data ‘Smoothing’

Take a look at http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas [broken link] … You will find yourself on the State View. This view smoothes out the data on all the counties in a state. Since many of the counties’ data are suppressed, the data on the State View are essentially a way to whitewash the facts; this smoothing technique is often used in statistical analysis to conceal an underlying problem.

Now click on the button “View Counties” … and you will get the county view. In that view, all the areas of the United States that appear to be white are areas where data on HIV incidence for 2014 have been suppressed. On the face of it, it would appear that the great majority of United States counties have declined to report their data. There also exists the possibility that their data have been suppressed at higher levels of government, and this ought to be looked into by the appropriate parties.

Data for Central and Northwestern United States Cannot Be Extrapolated Because the Data Have Been Suppressed

Looking only at the counties for which data have been suppressed, one sees there are essentially no data for the central and northwestern United States. As nearly all the data have been suppressed, this leaves us no room for extrapolation for the central and northwestern United States.

Thoughts on the Data that Have Not Been Suppressed: The East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwestern United States

A fair amount of counties on the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and in the Southwestern United States offer data that has not been suppressed. To overcome the concealment effect of the State View smoothing factor, we can extrapolate for each of these areas on the basis of the reporting counties alone. In other words, we will not allow the ‘zero’ effect of the suppressed data to weight the data so that the pandemic appears to be less advanced than it truly is.

Note that the color keys for the State View and the County View have different HIV incidence values, as follows …

State View        County View                Color
not shown        data suppressed        white with bars *
0-4.8                  1.8-7.2                         cream colored
5.2-9.0               7.3-11.2                       very light green
9.2-12.8            11.3-16.2                     medium bluegreen
13.8-20.4          16.3-27.0                     darker bluegreen
20.7-66.9          27.4-178.0                   darkest bluegreen

20.3% Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for Median 2014 HIV Incidence

As I mentioned above: Since many of the counties’ data are suppressed, the data on the State View are essentially a way to whitewash the facts; this smoothing technique is sometimes used in statistical analysis to conceal an underlying problem.

By comparing the HIV incidence value ranges for the State View to those of the County View in the table above, the extent of this whitewashing becomes clear.

For instance, for the State View, the median value might be calculated as the average of the middle (medium bluegreen) value range. That, then, would be …

(9.2 + 12.8) / 2 = 22 / 2 =
11 as a median 2014 HIV incidence in the State View (the default view of the map, for which data smoothing occurred)

Then for the County View, the median value would be …

(11.3 + 16.2) / 2 = 27.5 / 2 =
13.8 as a median 2014 HIV incidence in the County View (the hidden, but clickable, view of the map, where there was no data smoothing)

The State View whitewashing effect for the median 2014 HIV incidence might be calculated as …

[(13.8 – 11) / 13.8] x 100 =
[2.80 / 13.8] x 100 =
20.3%. This is the whitewashing effect for the median 2014 HIV incidence value.

62.4% Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for Highest 2014 HIV Incidence

The highest value for 2014 HIV incidence is 66.9 for the State View (the default view) and 178.0 for the County View (which is the hidden, but clickable, view). For this highest value, then, one might calculate the whitewashing effect as follows:

[(178.0 – 66.9) / 178.0] x 100 =
[111.1 / 178.0] x 100 =
62.4%. This is the whitewashing effect for the highest 2014 HIV incidence value.

Questions Regarding Tabulation of 2014 Data

Regarding these keys, I have the following questions:

  • Why do the values on the State View differ from those on the County View?
  • Why are there gaps between the data ranges? For instance, should not the second category on the State View begin where the first category left off, like this: 0-4.8 (first category) and then 4.9-9.0 (second category)? What about the data that would fall in the gaps between the value ranges … have these ‘gap’ data been overlooked?
  • I have a question about the data for the “darkest bluegreen” category: Why is the data range for the County View (27.4-178.0) so large? Does this indicate that a logarithmic scale is being used? I ask this because it seems likely to me that the use of a logarithmic scale indicates that the people who composed the value ranges are anticipating big increases in the values, or else that such increases have already occurred.
  • Another thought on the data for the “darkest bluegreen” category: For myself, I would like to see a four further breakdowns in this range, so that I might see on the graph how many counties have an incidence in the range of 27.4-50.0, 50.0-100.0, 100.0-150.0, and 150.0-178.0, for instance. That way the future curve of the pandemic might be more accurately predicted.
  • Also, along technical lines, there is a text overlay on the County View that makes the color keys difficult to read. Consequently, I may have misread the value ranges for the County View.

CDC REPORT ON DATA FOR HIV INCIDENCE, 2009-2013

An “HIV Surveillance Report:  Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013” is available online … http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-vol-25.pdf ..

This report was prepared by the National Center for HIV / AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV / AIDS Prevention, CDC. Since the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is a public domain website, and the CDC is a federal agency, I’m assuming their work is in the public domain.

In the report, there is a table that indicates HIV incidence per 100,000 for the years 2009 through 2013. This is “Table 1a. Diagnoses of HIV infection, by year of diagnosis and selected characteristics, 2009–2013—United States” …

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Image: “Table 1a. Diagnoses of HIV infection, by year of diagnosis and selected characteristics, 2009–2013—United States,” in “HIV Surveillance Report:  Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013”  …  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-vol-25.pdf ..

Image: “Table 1a. Diagnoses of HIV infection, by year of diagnosis and selected characteristics, 2009–2013—United States,” in “HIV Surveillance Report:  Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013”  …  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-vol-25.pdf ..

Here are the summary data from the table …

HIV INCIDENCE PER 100,000
2009: 15.3
2010: 14.6
2011: 14.1
2012: 14.4
2013: 15.0

THE ACCELERATING COURSE OF PANDEMICS

The summary data in this table show an average baseline incidence per100,000 of about 14.7. This baseline effect is similar to the baseline of stock prices, which sets the stage for the subsequent rise in the stock price, as may be observed with the well-known Dow Jones Industrials, NASDAQ, and S&P 500,  stock charts …

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Image: “Comparison of three stock indices after 1975,”  from Wikimedia Commons …  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comparison_of_three_stock_indices_after_1975.svg … public domain

Image: “Comparison of three stock indices after 1975,”  from Wikimedia Commons …  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comparison_of_three_stock_indices_after_1975.svg … public domain

As can be seen from the above chart …

  • For the stock market, there was a baseline, or momentum building effect from 1975 to 1985.
  • Then there was the beginning of an acceleration in price from 1985 to 1995.
  • Then there was a big rise in prices from 1995 to the year 2000.

The course of pandemics is similar to the above chart. There is a baseline or momentum building effect, as was the case with the CDC data for 2009 to 2013.

Then follows the beginning of an acceleration of incidence, such as might follow from my extrapolations on HIV incidence in the section of this blog that you are about to read.

After that there is an accelerated phase of the pandemic, during which time it would be good to already have in place the community support measures I propose in the final section of this blog, the “Guidelines for Community Preparation for the HIV Pandemic.”

MY EXTRAPOLATIONS FOR HIV INCIDENCE, 2014 AND 2015

Extrapolating for the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and California on the basis of the reporting counties in the County View of this map … http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/main.html?value=atlas [broken link] …

On the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and California, it appears that the majority of the reporting counties fall in the “darker bluegreen” to “darkest bluegreen” categories, whose HIV incidence per 100,000 for 2014 are 16.3-27.0 and 27.4-178, respectively (see above).

An estimated incidence of 27.4 per 100,000, which would be the border line between these two categories, would be a conservative estimate for these regions for 2014.

I calculate the 2015 incidence as double the 2014 incidence, based on my feeling that we are currently in the moderate acceleration phase of the typical bell curve of an epidemic (as mentioned above, with the stock graph. For more on the bell curve, see “For More Information” below.)

Here are my extrapolations for 2014 and 2015 …

HIV INCIDENCE PER 100,000
2014: 27.4
2015: 57.8

GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY PREPARATION FOR THE HIV PANDEMIC

Through schools, churches, social clubs such as Rotary and Lions Club, and in our immediate families, let us talk together about the current situation, and devise good strategies to meet the needs of our communities.

Let us make home means of testing for HIV readily available across demographics. I note that HIV tests are available in drugs stores such as Rite Aid for about $40.00. I suggest this alternative because of the social stigma connected with the HIV and AIDS ‘labels’.

It seems likely that statistics for women and children are greatly underestimated, as these groups until now have been considered as not being at risk. As this pandemic has begun to accelerate, such assumptions are not tenable. Women and children ought also be advised of risk, of testing procedures, and of treatment methods and prognoses, both traditional and alternative.

It seems likely, as the epidemic progresses, that traditional medical facilities will be overstretched. Let us look into the existence of, and efficacy of alternative medical techniques such as homeopathy, healing tinctures and crystals, and energy rebalancing techniques, as well as alternative ways to bolster the immune system, such as healing foods and yoga.

Let us look to our schools and churches as possible places where care may be provided if hospitals should be overstretched. Making plans for such an eventuality, even though it most likely will not occur, will ease the minds of everyone in our communities, I feel.

With a better understanding of the course of epidemics (see “For More Information,” below) it becomes clear that the survival of human beings with resistance to the infecting agent is the key to the survival of the human race. Thus it becomes important to keep our HIV-infected populace … including HIV-infected newborns … alive and well cared for. Among them will be the resistant strain of humankind that lives on into the future and preserves our species, as was the case with the deadly influenza epidemic of the early 1900s.

Let us look with an open heart to everyone whose immune system has been weakened by the HIV virus. Let us understand that this is no longer a disease affecting only men who have intercourse with men, or people who use intravenous recreational drugs. Straight families will be equally affected … men, women and children across the board, all over America. Let us lift the HIV social stigma, so that we can talk with each other about the times of tribulation we are now facing.

Let us stand with Christ in these times. Let us look to the work of feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting those in prison, and burying the dead. (For more on the Corporal Works of Mercy, see Link: “Part 10: The Corporal Works of Mercy,” in The Divine Mercy …  http://www.thedivinemercy.org/library/article.php?NID=3479 ..)

Let us stand as people of faith, hand in hand with the people of all faiths. Let us do what we can for all peoples everywhere, as this is a time of tribulation that crosses all borders and affects all nations, all races, and all cultures. Let us stand together, with and for each other, in the highest love and Light. Let us persevere through faith, in compassionate love, and in hope of a better tomorrow for all humankind.

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

The last section of the above blog has been excerpted to … Link: “Guidelines for Community Preparation for the HIV Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, excerpted from a blog published on 5 July 2016 and republished on 3 April 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hiC ..

For a complete list of my blogs and compendiums on HIV / AIDS see … Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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