“Robes” excerpt #1 – World War III

When the Robes visited, they said that IF there was another world war, it would not look like the first two world wars. They also made a comment that now means much more than it did back in the early 1980s. They said that most of the battle would be between those who wanted to hold onto old ways of doing things, and those who wanted to move ahead to new ways. Now I’m seeing this battle with sharp clarity. The Robes didn’t categorize the two sides in any way, nor did they point out any flaws in the thinking of either side. However, if one side is the cabal of corporation-based corruption that has taken over the U.S. and is pushing their ideas of a completely controlled New World Order, and  the other side is the growing movement to challenge that corruption, what are our alternatives? The last sentence in the excerpt below will give you something to think about.

“As the old ways come to a close and the new ways open, you will see the unfolding of struggle, fighting, and destruction in nearly every corner of your world.

“In the beginning there will be no nuclear weapons used in these battles, and there will be no major, international military conflagrations of a protracted sort that characterized World Wars I and II. But many kinds of serious conflict will spread across every land, bringing quick invasions based on greed and the desire to control others.

“As the nations begin breaking apart, this fighting will escalate and spread to many new places. Along with the ‘official’ international conflicts, there will be regional conflicts everywhere. This will include conflicts between cities and states, within cities and towns, and between tribes and old groupings as neighbor suddenly turns against neighbor…

“…These battles will be fought for all kinds of reasons – over food, water, land, air, animal rights, mineral rights, trade rights, and human rights. There will be arguments and bloodshed over boundaries, the right to govern, the right to speak the truth, the right to live where one wishes, to be spoken to with respect, treated with dignity, and to die when and how one chooses.

“…there will be few places left to run to that are not engaged in fighting, or where human beings are not suffering small wars, persecution, death, environmental disaster, or serious deprivation in large numbers….

“At this point you will realize that, for all intents and purposes, the world is engulfed in what will eventually be termed World War III. It will not look like the first two world wars with a common battlefield, trenches, and two sides lined up to confront one another, but it will be a world war due to the fact that almost everyone is fighting over everything.

“In order to survive you will have to regain a sense of purpose and direction in life, and to gain a sense of direction you will have to do things very differently. Therefore, a great number of the battles will be between those attempting to hold on to old ways of doing things and those who want to move ahead to new ways…If you are wise, you will work to find peaceful and creative ways to help one another.”    (from “Robes – A Book of Coming Changes” based on information the Robes gave me from 1980-1982, and published in 1997.)

If one of the sides in the battle is corruption…then what?

The Real Problems

We don’t have a population problem, we have a problem of arrested human development.

We don’t have a political problem, we have a leadership problem.

We don’t have an agricultural problem, we have a disconnection from Nature.

We don’t have a financial problem, we have a lack of survival skills.

We don’t have a pollution problem, we have a lack of common sense.

We don’t have an educational problem, we have a creativity problem.

We don’t have an immigration problem, we have a problem with equality and compassion.

We don’t have a corporate problem, we have a loss of integrity.

We don’t have a climate change problem, we have an ignorance of the planet.

We don’t have a communication problem, we have forgotten how to listen.

We don’t have a religious problem, we have a loss of inner authority.

We don’t have a media problem, we have a problem with illusion vs. Truth.



A Fireside Chat on July 26, 2014

Here’s a link to a radio interview I did with interviewer Lance White on http://www.bbsradio.com last Saturday.

Talk Show Episode, A Fireside Chat on July 26, 2014 | BBS Radio

Justice vs. Personal Preference

A question that has been slowly forming over the past few years crystalized in my consciousness with the ‘Hobby Lobby decision’ from the Supreme Court.

Is it just me and my imagination… or does it appear to anyone else that the ‘law’ as managed by our legal system is looking more and more like the personal preferences of whoever happens to be in the judge’s seat?

For some naïve reason, I thought that the law represented something higher than personal bias. I thought it had something to do with universal good, and whether you liked a particular law or not was irrelevant because it stood for what was intrinsically right, fair, and just. It symbolized a higher consciousness that would guide us in daily life.

However, there have been a series of legal decisions and their reversals that have made it look like the law is not really law. It looks more and more like a system based on some other guy’s beliefs. If a law is nothing more than that guy’s belief, what makes his beliefs any more of a law than my own? That might sound like playing with anarchy, but if we are going to have a nation based on the rule of law, that law better damn well be something that stands up under rigorous tests of consciousness – not conscience – since the whole idea of conscience is much too tangled with religious biases.

This latest entanglement seems to be a blatant violation of the ‘separation of church and state’ principles that our country was founded upon. People fled Europe in the Middle Ages because of cruel and unreasonable persecutions based on religious bias. It looks to me that Hobby Lobby and a huge number of other corporations are leading us right back down the primrose path to the divisiveness, greed, and distrust fostered by religion.

The Financial Wars

Just want to make sure that you understand that the wars going on in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Libya, Syria, etc. are really financial wars. The Cabal is out of money and needs to come up with some cash quickly. Options for raising money are: grabbing someone’s territory and getting access to their natural resources, robbing their treasury of gold, or offering a big loan from the IMF that will bring in some interest payments while imposing austerity measures so they can keep raking in the dough. This also opens the door to bribery and extortion of the puppet people in the new “government.” When people in that country figure out what’s going on, they usually fight back…thus the wars we see in various places.

Personally, I think they’ve run the game just about as long as it can run and they’re out of time.

Holding Fear and Facing Hopelessness

I have a little story to share. Years ago, when I first moved to Kalamazoo, I got a job at the Upjohn Company, a major pharmaceutical company. This was in the late 1980s or early 1990s and the first wave of “new age” thinking was moving slowly through corporations. I was not at Upjohn very long when I noticed that everyone had a very carefully upbeat tone of voice, attitude, and outlook. They chose their words with great consciousness, and admonished one another to think positively when someone spoke in a judgmental or negative way.

One day my boss asked me what I thought his future was within the company. My response was, “If the people of this company don’t drop all that positive crap and look at themselves honestly, there isn’t going to be a company. The world changes. Upjohn is not acknowledging change. I’ll give it five years at the most and if people don’t wake up, the company will go down, people will lose their jobs, and you’ll all be forced to be real.” Five years later, Upjohn, struggling  with rising costs and hopeful decisions, merged with Pharmacia. Two years after that, it split, part of the company going to Monsanto and the rest to Pfizer. Caught in the stress of all the job losses, changes, and new demands, my former Upjohn boss had a heart attack and died.

All of us want to think that the world is safe, that life is good, tomorrow will look at least somewhat like today, and that daily events will be manageable. However, this moment in time on this planet – specifically from 2014 to 2021 – is “crunch time.” This brief cycle of seven years is the change point that will set the tone and shape the events for the next couple hundred years. What we do or don’t do is critically important.

Do pay attention to what is happening in the world around you both far and near. Do not panic. Fear is one thing; panic is something else altogether.  Do not try to pretend that all is well when it is not; this is insanity. Some information is bound to make us fearful. That’s okay. It is normal to feel fear when scary things are threatening. To insist on avoiding truth because it makes you afraid is putting your head in the sand. You cannot use power wisely with your head in the sand.

Do go about your business with as much serenity as you can muster. Do not make decisions as if disaster had already struck, but do know what decisions you need to be ready to make. Have discussions with family and friends in which you come up with all sorts of questions about what you might have to face if… Talk about answers to these questions at another time. Create a small notebook containing the questions that are important to your survival along with a wide variety of answers for each question. Stress shuts off access to the thinking part of the brain and it is very difficult to come up with useful solutions when you are caught in the stress syndrome. You don’t want to be limited to knee-jerk, fight or flight reactions at the very moment you most need access to open, out-of-the-box possibilities.

Do have a few essential supplies on hand and do not shop on a “just in time” basis. Neither should you spend the last dime of your savings buying things you think might save you. Be sensible. Part of that notebook mentioned above should contain lists of what you have on hand for emergencies and where these items are kept.

Do stay in good physical shape so that stress does not overcome you. Do not avoid talking with family and friends about what may happen; you need to be in alignment with your people if trouble should arise.

Do learn to be comfortable with paradox. Do not insist on being one-sided in your approach to life or you will create trouble for yourself and be unprepared for a lot of things. Holding paradox means holding opposing views or a multiplicity of views and being consciously flexible enough to choose what is appropriate at any given moment.

An example of a set of paradoxical positions is knowing that war is coming, loving your homeland, holding a vision of light for all people, preparing to leave your home if necessary, taking time to learn and understand the dynamics of why you are being attacked, planting a garden as if you weren’t going anywhere, and celebrating a child’s birthday as if all is well. Another set of paradoxical positions might be knowing that the economy is unsustainable or doomed to collapse, investing in a company you truly believe in, setting aside money in both savings and alternative forms of currency, putting a child through college knowing that it is preparing him or her  for an economy that probably won’t be there, helping people financially whenever you can, and improving your own skills so you can get a raise or make more money.

Do not insist that people say only what is positive. This is immature thinking and not helpful in the long run. Do insist on truth, even if it scares you. To hold fear and face hopelessness while remaining alert, aware, and informed is a challenge for even a mature consciousness. Take on that challenge. To stay alert and act wisely in the face of fear is to force that fear into the service of wisdom and power. Each of us has an immense amount of power. Do not shut it down because things are not as you wish.