May 2, 2008

"Crossroads of the Ages"

 

Hello Friends,

I begin this Newsletter with the words of an old friend to many of us.........Herman Hesse. This passage is from his famous
"Steppenwolf," a story which was, at once, perfect for its own time as well as looking far ahead into ours. In this passage, a Narrator speaks about the records and life experiences of one Harry Haller, a (self-proclaimed) "Steppenwolf"..........(half man, half beast---lonely and desolate,by his own admission). As I thought about the energetic shifts of these last few weeks, I felt this passage to be quite apropos:

From STEPPENWOLF:

"NARRATOR: And now we come to these records of Harry Haller (The
Steppenwolf)---those partly diseased, partly beautiful, and thoughtful fantasies..

I have been able, to some extent, to understand them, and even to appreciate them.. I would hesitate to share them with others if I found in them nothing but the pathological fantasies of a single and isolated temperament.. But I see something more in them.. I see them as a document of the times, for Haller's sickness of the soul, as I now know, is not the eccentricity of a single individual, but the sickness of the times themselves---the neurosis of that generation to which Haller belongs---a sickness, it seems, that by no means attacks the weak and worthless only, but rather, precisely those who are strongest in spirit and richest in gifts..

A remark of Haller's gave me the key to this interpretation.. He said to me once when we were talking of the so-called horrors of the Middle Ages:

(HH) "These horrors were really nonexistent.. A man of the Middle Ages would detest the whole mode of our present-day life as something far more horrible, far more than barbarous.. Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own strength , its beauties and ugliness; accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils.. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to Hell, only when two ages, two cultures, and religions overlap..

A man of the Classical Age who had to live in Medieval times would suffocate miserably, just as a savage does in the midst of our civilization. Now there are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standards, no security, no simple acquiescence.

Naturally, every one does not feel this equally strongly.. A nature such as Nietzches's had to suffer our present ills more than a generation in advance.. What he had to go through, alone and misunderstood, thousands suffer today....."

NARRATOR (continues): I often had to think of these words while reading the records.. Haller belongs to those who have been caught between two ages, who are outside of all security and simple acquiescence.. He belongs to those whose fate it is to live the whole riddle of human destiny heightened to a pitch of a personal torture, a personal Hell..

Therein, it seems to me, lies the meaning of these records can have for us, and because of this I decided to publish them.. For the rest, I neither approve nor condemn them.. Let every reader do as his
conscience bids him..." (end excerpt)

With gratitude to Herman Hesse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppenwolf_%28novel%29


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From THE RECONNECTIONS..........

"LABOR PAINS OF THE NEW HUMANITY"

My Dear Friends,

"These are difficult times, indeed. Many of you are crying out in panic and physical pain. We feel this pain, and immediately dispatch assistance to comfort and offer guidance to you. But often, you cannot feel it. Many more are discouraged, locked in a profound state of despair. You wonder whether you will be able to make it through this. Were we mistaken when we said that Mother Earth is laboring to bring forth a New Humanity from her womb? Will the "baby" ever arrive? Will the Mother even survive?

We recount these oft-expressed feelings and questions in this way so we can remind you how close what you are all doing matches the labor experience of a human mother, as she squeezes forth new life from her body. She wails, breathing deeply, and feels as though she must surely die! In this way, she momentarily embraces the very "Root Essence" of Third Dimensional Existence--she becomes a Bridge between life and death.

This happens within each of you, day in and day out. You breathe in, you live. You breathe out, you die. You pulse fresh blood to your body's organs, you return spent blood to your organs of filtration and elimination. In, out, the pulse of life--daily, hourly, moment-by-moment. A woman in deep labor is being called upon to let go of something that she has been cradling and nurturing in her womb for many months. It has become a part of her. How can she now separate herself from it? But she must! For this baby will not be denied. The baby demands his or her place in this world! And so, the labor continues........."

MORE:

http://www.reconnections.net/labor_pains_trans.htm

 

SYMPT0MS OF HUMAN AND PLANETARY LABOR

Fatigue, Lethargy, Spaciness, Depression, Inability to Concentrate, Forgetfulness, Mood Swings, Suicidal Thoughts, Insomnia (rearrangement of circadian rhythm in the body-mind), feeling of loss of (individuated) self, body aches and pains, Weight Gain, Acceleration of Psychic Powers and Abilities, Intense Dream Experiences, Sudden Shifts in Body Temp, Dizzyness, Vertigo, Feeling Dissociated (Out of Body), Growing Disgust with Mundane 3D Lifestyle and Processes, Intense Hunger for "Magic," Lack of Personal Motivation, Letting Go of Longtime 3D Relationships, Feelings of Loneliness (Only-ness).........many, many, more.

http://www.reconnections.net/what_happening_to_me.htm

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"THE META-HUMAN PROTOTYPE"

Series is now posted in its entirety.

http://www.reconnections.net/metahuman_prototype_index.htm

THOSE KIDS! Are they something or what????

Try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLCurB1lJw


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As many of you may notice, one of the primary challenges we now face is dealing with our Emotional Body as we realize the changes that are (most definitely) coming upon us. On many levels, we are VERY UPSET, as was Harry Haller in Herman Hesse's book. To quote him directly (and Hesse too, I'm sure):

"I cannot understand nor share these (human) joys, though they are within my reach, for which thousands (nay, millions) of others strive. I am crazy. I am in truth the Steppenwolf that I often call myself; that beast astray who finds neither home nor joy nor nourishment in a world that is strange and incomprehensible to him......." (H.H.)

In no other area of life will these feelings be made known more vividly than in the Realm of Relationships and Sexuality. And, if you noticed the increase in Earth Rumblings lately (Eastern U.S. and Spain), you'll understand why the Guides have prompted me to repost some of the most pertinent precepts from their Spirituality and Sex Series, adding new insights as we go along.

It seems now that we are not merely between Two Ages, as was mentioned in the above passage. It feels more like we are at a CROSSROADS for SEVERAL AGES, collectively preparing a suitable denoument for a rapidly declining 3D Separation Paradigm, while simultaneously giving birth to an entirely new way of being. Because of this, the "dual nature" that was lameneted by Harry in his rugged autobiographical ramblings is expanded into a MULTIPLICITY, of Grand Proportion, which not only knocks steadily on the Gates of Hell, but opens wide the Gates of Heaven and all levels of existence in between.

You will hear more about this from me very soon. In the meantime, you may enjoy seeing some of these updated snippets from the Relationship Sector, as well as the Sprituality and Sex Material.  There's plenty of new stuff in there to chew on as well! As always, your comments and questions are very welcome.

http://www.reconnections.net/fire_in_belly.htm


http://www.reconnections.net/reconnected_relationships.htm


http://www.reconnections.net/fragments_of_self.htm


http://www.reconnections.net/reconnected_sexuality.htm


http://www.reconnections.net/reconnected_sexuality2.htm


http://www.reconnections.net/love_making.htm


Enjoy your reading............and please.......Stay Steady! There are
more WAVES coming! Hang onto that which is most faithful and
true..........namely, the realization that whatever face the next "challenge" chooses to wear...........IT'S ALL YOU.........

Love and Blessings,

Daniel Jacob
www.reconnections.net

www.thestarchildren.com


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"This song of mine will wind its music around you, my child, like the fond arms of love.
This song of mine will touch your
forehead like a kiss of blessing.
When you are alone it will sit by your side and whisper in your ear...
When you are in the crowd,
it will fence you about with aloofness.

My song will be like a pair of wings
to your dreams, it will transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.
It will be like the faithful star overhead when dark night is over your road.

My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes, and will carry your sight into the heart of things.
And when my voice is silenced in death,
my song will speak in your living heart."

~Rabindranath Tagore