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Crazy Day

Posted in Liberal, Life, Love, Politics, Society, Trump, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2017 by rikki5

Strange energies coming through today.  I can barely focus on work and I am very hyped up and more “political” than usual.   I keep reading about the crazy things Trump is doing.  So lets take a look on day 6 of the Trump administration:

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Uhh, ya… I don’t know about you but none of this looks all that appealing to me during the first week of a Trump presidency.  FIRST WEEK– shouldn’t the President be getting the feel for things, moving into his new place, greeting people,  getting his family settled after a long season of campaigning, and seeing “what’s up” with this whole being President thing before he completely dismantles the government and starts pissing off a bunch of people?  These guys mean business, folks.  They are ready to start cracking the whip.   Trump supporters are eating it up though, if you question in any way their leader they immediately label you a Hilary supporter, a liberal, a snowflake.  Anything to make you seem weak and inferior.  The only positive thing on this list is the Department of Agriculture lifting the “gag order” — but again, why was there even a “gag order” in the first place from a President to a State Department?  Is this really happening in the country I live in right now?  I feel like I’m being invaded by a foreign nation.
Also in the news is the new administration charging reporters with felony rioting charges for covering the inauguration day protests.  See, here.   This seems an awful like that dreaded word that I didn’t want to use that starts with an “F.”  And no, not fuck!
Now independent reporters who cover protests, no matter what they devolve into, may be charged with felony rioting charges.  What’s next, charges against the American people for exercising their 1st Amendment rights?  I could see that happening in a few years if things continue like this.  It is only day 6.
Trump’s pen was all a twitter as well as he introduced proclamation after proclamation and writing it into law.  Undoing all of the orders that Obama signed, and introducing some clever ones of his own.  Executive Orders are meaningless, folks– this is why we have 3 branches of government so when Congress does not do their job each President has to do “executive” Orders but they are essentially worthless as we see today in 2017.  A newly-elected President can simply hold a news conference and sign his proclamations and now there is a new law.   Now we have a King and his Subjects.
What’s clear from today’s news and the past few days is that peaceful protesting, and solidarity with others in our cause is the only thing that will save us.  Executive Orders are meaningless and we are our own worst enemies but also our own best friends.  Let’s be good to each other!
~Fin~

Caring for the Dearly Departed

Posted in Life, Spirituality, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 29, 2014 by rikki5

In modern society, we have scientists who study the mystery of birth, ways to achieve better comfort levels for mothers in labor, we have doctors and health care providers who give the utmost of care throughout a person’s lifetime to prolong and improve the quality of life. However, why do we not give the same care to those who have recently departed? In ancient civilizations (and still today in some cultures), death is revered as a transcendental transformation and many rituals are performed in order to not only comfort those who remain but also to guide the newly departed into its next phase of life in the best way possible. In modern society however, the dead are usually taken away shortly after they draw their last breath, embalmed or cremated within 48 hours, and then funeral services are held usually within a 3-4 day period.

If we are truly our brothers/sisters keepers in life, shouldn’t we also be in death? I believe so. We should not rush this process just because it is more convenient or easier to get on with it. Ideally, a person should be kept in a very quiet, refrigerated place for a period of 3 ½ days as the soul is experiencing a transformation. Roscruician philosophy teaches us that the soul is reviewing its life for 3 ½ days – each and every experience, thought, and lesson we have encountered in our lifetime. This review will help our soul to advance and to understand the purpose of our lives and the lessons we have learned will carry on with us throughout eternity. Sort of a movie of your life, but instead of 2 hours it’s 84 hours! After this “viewing” so to speak the soul will meet with its soul advisors or higher being to assess the level of development the soul achieved during physical existence. This is not the damnation preached about by some Christians either as an all or nothing you either go to hell or not—this is a cumulative experience of a lifetime taken with consideration all of the problems and obstacles the soul encountered through its recent lifetime. Possibly the only “hell” that exists is the soul free of its physical form looking back upon its life and realizing it failed to do something or wasted opportunity. This review is usually for essentially “good-hearted” people. Another spiritual reality awaits those who have been evil or caused harm to others in life, or those who have taken their own life. But that is not the purpose of this blog entry so I won’t go into it here.

As stated in the Rosicrucian Mysteries by Max Heindel (public domain): “Probably there is no form of torture more commonly inflicted upon the dying than that which is caused by administering stimulants. Such potions have the effect of drawing a departing Spirit into its body with the force of a catapult, to remain and to suffer for some time longer. Investigators of conditions beyond have heard many complaints of such treatment. When it is seen that death must inevitably ensue, let not selfish desire to keep a departing Spirit a little longer prompt us to inflict such tortures upon them. The death chamber should be a place of the utmost quiet, a place of peace and of prayer, for at that time, and FOR THREE AND ONE-HALF DAYS AFTER THE LAST BREATH, the Spirit is passing through a Gethsemane and needs all the assistance that can be given. The value of the life that has just been passed depends greatly upon conditions which then prevail about the body; yes, even the conditions of its future life are influenced by our attitude during that time, so that if ever we were our brother’s keeper in life, we are a thousand times more so at death.
Post-mortem examinations, embalming, and cremation during the period mentioned, not only disturb the passing Spirit mentally, but are even productive of a certain amount of pain, there still being a slight connection with the discarded vehicle. If sanitary laws require us to prevent decomposition while thus keeping the body for cremation, it may be packed in ice till the three and one-half days have passed. After that time the Spirit will not suffer, no matter what happens to the body.”

The study of death in modern society really is considered taboo. In fact, death is an uncomfortable topic for most. When anyone mentions death it is considered morbid and in bad taste. Yet instead of fearing or dreading death, we should welcome the inevitable reality that we are all treading the path back to the creator. We are bound by a silver cord as spoken about in Ecclesiastes which ties the physical body to the spiritual realm. Once the silver cord is broken, there is no longer a connection of spirit to the desire body.

Ecclesiastes 12:6: Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street. Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it…

We should look out for each other not only in life, but also as we transition—to a new life.