SHUT UP AND LISTEN. WAKE
UP AND FEEL.
By Daniel Jacob
Amazing stuff. Each article spoke
specifically to these words that I received, and provided wonderful new
tones to direct my day.
It does not feel as though the words were
given to me alone. Rather, they were given to me, ALL ONE.
They are an anthem for letting go of distraction...........and
honing in on what's truly important in life. There are times when
it is truly important for a person to SPEAK UP, just like one of those Hebrew
Prophets. There are other times when speaking (and living in action
mode) becomes a kind of mantra, keeping disturbing or
activating feelings from coming to the surface and making changes in the
colour and texture of my awareness.
The Guides have
often said that there is a vast difference between being self-centered
and being centered in self. The former state denies the Oneness
Connection of All, and forcibly enlists everyone around me to
serve and cow tow to my solitary needs or agenda. The latter state
honors my Oneness with everything, and eagerly watches to see where the
Oneness Agenda seems to want to move next. If everything and everyone is ME,
then which part of ME am I (the Collective) focusing upon and
through in this moment?
As Michael put it this morning:
"We cannot heal the disease in our sibling. We can only heal it in
ourselves. This is where the prophet comes in. The prophet is the
therapist commissioned by God to manage the illness as it infects the
collective soul in each of us. The collective soul is God's terrain
And God/Goddess/All That Is lives and
breathes in each of us. The Recons have designed a majestic Game,
whereby a person can get a good spot check on where he or she stands, in
regards to being self-centered or being centered in self. It's
called THE GOD SELF, and it is well-worth a look
see. Watch out, though, the reflections you may receive by playing this
game can shock you. But being shocked is sometimes a perfect beginning
for a POWER-FILLED Day. It's what they do for people whose hearts have
stopped beating. We all can get into such a state, from time to time,
even though we still appear to be up and walking around. And then,
suddenly, some Planetary Healer calls out "Clear!" and an
unseen hand offers a gift of VOLTAGE through our ailing heart space, and back
we come to life.
There was a message about 9/11 that came through in
the transmission "Open Heart Mergery,"
which was released on Valentines' Day, 2002. It is an example of a nation (and
a planet) that was suddenly "shocked" back to life.
In that message, the Guides told us:
"We have named this
transmission "Open-Heart Mergery," in a play on words around
that surgical procedure which often follows the occurrence of a
heart attack in the physical. It is discovered in such
cases, that the heart is either dysfunctional in some way, or it has
become blocked and cannot perform as required. Therefore,
highly trained surgeons cut into the heartspace---and with focused
effort and skilled hands, they remove the blockage and repair that which was
The primary occlusion,
which has been choking the life out of your Global Heart most recently arises
from your intense love of and preoccupation with COMMERCE. When
we say this, we are not demeaning your needs to buy and to sell things. Your
manifold methods of trade and mutual support have served humanity well since
they were enacted, so long ago. But recently, a large portion of
humanity has begun to worship Commerce, and the accumulation of material
property, in the same way some civilizations have followed after their
Through the expansion of
your many activities and struggles related to this frenetic
"worship," you created lifestyles where you could no longer
breathe in your spirit or feel within your collective soul.
Deprived of love and connection, which is the very lifeblood of humankind,
you experienced a momentary lapse in your awareness, and you gave Dark
Forces control over key access points upon your
planet---plunging a dagger deep into the chest of the World's Economy,
peeling back layers of flesh, exposing your deepest fears, and also awakening your noblest
and most inspirational traits as a species.
The initiation of this
Open-Heart Mergery is the beginning of a Global Reconnection to Oneness---a
joining of hands and hearts across your world---that is based, not upon
the relentless agendas set by your Taskmasters of Buy and
Sell, but by a common human experience of loss, suffering, and the
importunity of human need.
The dress-rehearsal for this
experience you are within now was accomplished back in your year
1997, with the passing of those souls known as Princess Diana and Mother
Theresa. As their departure from the Earth Plane was made
commonly known, a worldwide ejaculation of emotion formed a neural
network for linking your planet empathically, a network which instantly came
back online the day your World Trade Center fell."
Sometimes, when a person is brought back
from THE BRINK, through the ministrations of electro-shock, he or she
gets terribly pissed off. An alarm clock has broken through the stillness of
his slumber, just when he was settling in to a nice juicy sleep of spiritual
and emotional death. Grumpy and reeling, he stumbles out of his bed (of
forgetfulness) to see what the hell is going on. "How dare you
rouse me from my dreams!" he cries.
The moment that the U.S. was attacked, on
that fateful morning in September, 2001, a worldwide wave of
sympathy and tonal resonance flowed our way. A Gateway opened, and
people of all backgrounds, all nationalities, reached out and took our
hand. No longer was the U.S. a behemoth of power and endless
resources. Suddenly, we were just like everyone else.......vulnerable
and shaking......shivering in the cold morning air, and struggling
Our American Dream was shattered on
that cold September morning. And our American Nightmare was
about to begin. This is what happens when a slumbering person
flat-out refuses to awaken, rolls over and goes back to sleep.
The Eagle healed its injured wing
and took to the skies, dropping "payloads" of disdain and anger on "enemies,"
who we felt were responsible for our injuries. I do believe
that the sting we felt most was injured pride. The sympathetic hands
that had reached out to us in our time of sorrow began to withdraw from
us in our anger and projections of blame. The tonal resonance
stopped, and a new tone of fear (and even loathing, in some cases) took
its place. Our "coalition of the willing" became
more like a "coersion of the angry or afraid."
SHUT UP AND LISTEN. WAKE UP AND FEEL.
The self designated Prophet in this
morning's article says it aptly: "Terrorism is a global
illness. It is not the illness of some separate group. It cannot
exist in one of us unless it exists in all of us together. Seeing it as
someone else's disease is not only symptomatic of the disease, but is also
I don't really know the rest of what
Michael teaches, but he is certainly singing a welcome and truthful tune
Many souls awakened during that "Open
Heart Mergery" of September 11. Club Recon (Our Online
Discussion Community) is proof of that. Whereas we were once a
small band of Oneness Pioneers, back in our day............tapping out musings
to each other, in a Yahoo Group online..........we became an
International Community of HEART SHARING, living within a morphogenic
field of transformative vibrations. Spiritweb, and the transmissions that
were posted there (and elsewhere since) became a clarion call,
ordering our Neo-Shamans of the New Millenium to
rise, shine, and begin to make themselves known.
George Bush's frenzy for rattling
sabres, during this newly forming age of the "pre-emptive
strike," is part of a PERFECT PLAN that Spirit has for exposing the
Shadow that lives in all of us. We all love cowboys. We love white hats and
black hats. Mr. Bush has consented to wear that
mask for us......with speeches about an "Axis of
Evil".........and a stony face of resolution. He is no more to blame for
this Shadow than
any other being. As I said earlier, the agenda and face of our Oneself
Collective tends to move around during the course of human events.
And I am not excusing the acts of Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, or any of
their cohorts. But part of conducting a War on Terror must also involve
getting a grip on the FEAR that has moved into our hearts. That fear,
and the events that flow from it........are costing us far more than two
towers, falling down in New York.
The other night, John Kerry began talking
about a GLOBAL TEST that needs to be conducted, before our Eagle
takes to the skies and starts dropping "piles" on other nations and
people. He didn't defend his position so well, from what I can see, but
at least the words came out of his mouth. After all, the rest of
the world is just a MIRROR for U.S., isn't it? Are we being self-centered
in this struggle, or are we becoming centered in self?
Do we receive those reflections that come
to us, from the other inhabitants of Spaceship Earth? Or do we toss and
turn in our collective sleep......oblivious to clear messages that are being
sent our way?
And yes, Mr. Kerry..........a Global Test can
be a noble thing. It doesn't have to mean surrendering our power
to other countries, asking for permission to defend our people against terror.
Rather, it would be our form of taking an "acid test," to
see if our intuitions (intelligence?) about the situations we encounter are
valid, or if the "Quick-Draw McGraw" in U.S. has been seized up
by paranoia, and needs to be held for "observation" for 72 hours so
he doesn't shoot off his left toe.
And where was that "Global Test"
when a majority of Democrats willingly ceded power to Mr. Bush,
during that building of momentum that preceded the Iraqi War? Where was
that AWARENESS when the sympathetic hands of the world were being
pulled back from us and angry placards and picket signs took their
place.........taking MILLIONS to the streets, all over the world, and saying to
the U.S.: "Stop! You're asleep and dreaming! Wake up!
I saw a stubborn and defiant Mr.
Bush stand firm against those protests. Standing STUBBORN
was more like it. I saw it and I was shocked. And then I
began to try and own the reflection. I realized: My government doesn't represent me.
It reflects me, as does the rest of my world. When it's time for me
to head off into a particular direction, in order to learn more about myself
and gain insight--an entire world could not turn me away from it. I have
gone off half-cocked many a time. People marry at the drop of a hat, and they
divorce just as easily. Lives are changed, and sometimes devastated.
People place bets, and they sometimes lose.
During the time before the War, I saw a whole host of
democrats stand SILENT while things were unfolding--the same ones who
are throwing around accusations now. There may have been a few
"prophets" in the system who stood up when it counted, I don't know--but my memory only
brings forward the image of a lonely Senator Robert Byrd, standing on the floor
of the Senate, calling out to his fellow statesmen: "Where are
the voices of my colleagues, asking the important questions that need to
be asked during this time of madness?" And few, if any, rose to the
I've been thinking about this, and I don't
know if a "flip flop" in politics is such a bad thing right now.
In a nation where 50% of the people stand firm in support of the status quo
and 50% of the people absolutely HATE what's going on............the most
POLARIZED NATIONAL STANCE I have ever seen in all my 55 years.............it
would seem to me that a manifestation of "flip flop" in a
politician is a sign that he is actively trying to climb into as many
"shoes" in this troubled nation as he can..........to determine
what the hell WE must do in order to pull ourselves back
Flip Flop? You bet. This
country needs to do some flipping and flopping. Let's turn this
place into an International House of Pancakes, for God's sake!
At least in our minds. Let's leave no stone unturned. It would help
greatly if everyone could take THE
SHADOW CHALLENGE on all philosophical or political positions
that make us angry or turn us away from owning the rest of the world AS SELF.
Only in this way can we release the bias that closes our ears and numbs our
sensitivity to the Whole Self, rather than its parts.
And then, there are the troops. We've
already committed souls and equipment to something, haven't we? We've
got our tit in a wringer, and it hurts to see body bags come home. We must
factor in ALL that we've decided up to this point, and ALL the individuals
that are being affected before we shift that collective stance. We've occupied
a sovereign nation, under the rationale that we're going to help things get
better. Are we accomplishing that? Would a continued policy of
MORE OF THE SAME solve the problem?
Why is it that so many folks pray
daily for a Bill Clinton to come back and take over the helm of this ship?
Come on, admit it..........even if you didn't like "Slick
Willy," and what he stood for............you certainly long for a
national economy and the world image that he presided over. His
"slickness" lubricated some of the gears that keep our system
running. And yes, there were some things that needed work.
There always will be. But Mr. Bill was an excellent "flip
flopper." He was a mixer and blender of ideas. One of the
reasons why Republicans hated him so much was because he took many of
their (noble and sensible) policies..........mixed them a bit of
compassion.........and repackaged them as New Thought for Democrats.
What he was really mixing up was New Thought for AMERICA---an amalgamation of humanitarianism
and corporate wisdom and productivity. It's what our leaders would be
doing if they quit clamoring for power and dominance and concentrated on
blending the best and brightest of what each viewpoint brings to the
The Democrats are saying: "We
want to take this nation away from the Corporations and give it back to the
people!" But hey, who do they think owns those Corporations........Reptilians?
(Don't answer that. I know what some of you are thinking.) The
Corporations ARE the people. The Government IS the people. And this
whole world is a mirror aspect of ME, just as I am a reflection of it.
If I look upon prosperity or corporate productivity as The Evil Empire, I am
cutting myself off from the manifestation my own power and vision.
If "the people" knew what to do with Government (as opposed to the "haves" and "have
mores" that President Bush considers to be his base) don't you think that
they would OWN SOMETHING, figure out the system, and get off their collective
arses long enough to get involved? Anyone who doesn't understand what
I'm talking about here needs to watch the movie "Bullworth" a time
The fact is: Common Folk don't
have any more "intelligence" about playing the global game than the
Aristocrats who labor long and hard stacking the decks in their own
favor. Do you know what a camel is? It's a HORSE that was designed
by a "committee." Leadership in this world is important.
Some people have a gift for it, and others need to shut up and sit
down. And those who have no vested interest in how this nation fares
could never be fully qualified to lead it. They wouldn't be able to feel the
outcomes or care. But wise men listen to them anyway. Wise men
listen to EVERYTHING, and then they make their decisions. Indeed, the
"words of the prophets" COULD BE written on the subway
When someone separates him or herself
from "the masses," whatever he considers them to be, we all lose.
Democracy is a fine system, and there are wealthy people who do
have compassion, and perform great service for the planet. Big companies
create big jobs. And republicans are not the Devil, and having things in life is not a
sin. We just want to make sure that it is WE who are having the things, and
not THINGS that are having US.
Polarization is a result of seeing our
world through POLAR EYES..............cold, separated, and calculating.
I've seen folks do that in the name of
humanitarianism just as I have seen them do it in the name of personal greed. What
we need now are SOFT EYES...........that look for the best in others
rather than the beast. Then, we can begin to develop SYNCHRON
EYES..........a synthesized way of seeing that shows us how to sidestep
insanity, and embrace some goodness and love before we all go down for the
"dirt nap." After all, our kids are watching.
They see what we're up to. And they're the ones who will inherit
this Game Board when our time of dealing is done.
SHUT UP AND LISTEN. You just might
learn something. WAKE UP AND FEEL. You just might find
that you DO care about this world after all. And finally........GET UP AND DO
YOUR WORK, whatever that may be, because there's plenty of it that needs to be
NOW is the time, HERE is the place, and WE
are the ONE who must rise to the
October 7, 2004.
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