Monday, August 29, 2016

Heavenly Validation: Inspired by a Workshop With Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell at Omega Institute

Dr. Eben Alexander. Photo courtesy of his website.
I read Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander's  book about his N.D.E. (near death experience) a few years ago. Usually words come easily to me, but I find it difficult to describe the book's impact, except to say that its truths resonated and its life affirmations elucidating realms in the afterlife comforted me. It was a confirmation of my faith in God, the Spiritual realms of reality, Christ's unconditional love. If that doesn't work for you, then imagine feelings of intense relief and safety, warmth, love, joy and the sense that everything you thought might be good and true and positive, actually is.

Another way to relate it to you is imagine someone of great authority and wisdom comes to you, someone you trust. Imagine they look you in the eyes deeply and with all sincerity they say, "Hey. Everything is OK. All is well. Don't fear anything because ultimately, you are loved, love yourself. There are beautiful unseen forces around you which are holding you up and shepherding you to the next level in your growth spiral. Just because science cannot adequately explain what happens to consciousness, the soul/life cycle doesn't mean you, your being will end just because in materialism, physical bodies grow cold. There is much more to being and it is more incredible than you can possibly imagine."
Karen Newell of Sacred Acoustics. Photo from site.
You already know this. In fact, there have been glimpses of this eternity of infinite spirit throughout your entire life. If you stop to think about it, think about the strange coincidences, the weird happenings, the dreams or intuitions that came true, you will remember. There is something tugging at you. It is drawing you and letting you know...there's more to reality than what your 5 senses apprehend...there is much more and it's great.

So when I had the opportunity to take the workshop with Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newel of Sacred Acoustics (there are frequencies of sound that can facilitate your stepping past the veil of materialism) at Omega Institute in upstate NY, I jumped at the chance. This sonnet inspired by their work is something I started in the class and finished when I returned home.

                   Heavenly Validation

The pulsing flames of Light within soul life
Are solid waves of love, health and well being.
Consciousness sublime of pure insight,
Transforms with unconditional love and spiritual seeing.

The material world and all that it imbues
Its social trends, its values we obey,
Our belief in science, empiricism's views,
Occludes our inner sight, our soul, betrays.

The powerful spiritual realms can't be obtained
Through fleshly sight and fleshly ego's pride:
Material things pervert our thoughts and stain
The truth by misdirection's stately lies.

Eternity is real can be embraced,
Within our consciousness through love and grace.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Women's Right to Choose, Christ's Untrap Law of Love

This is a sonnet dedicated to all the women who have sacrificed their lives and died giving themselves an illegal abortion. They made a decision to choose to take possession of their souls and bodies regardless of the punishing culture's wicked laws denying them safe healthcare with a medical doctor. God truly has granted 10 commandments and Christ said all are encompassed in the first two commandments:

1)Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength (the joy of the Lord is your strength)
2)Love your neighbor as yourself.

God does NOT contravene His own word. Anyone who kills a doctor who gives an abortion or attempts to kill the doctor is contravening God's commandment to LOVE and forgive. That is murder. God does not condone murder because that is not loving. Such individuals cannot lie and say they are doing God's will. They are doing man's will. Pro-lifers are being used by conservatives to obtain power for the conservative wealthy. There is nothing Christian about such politically conservative arguments. In fact they go against God's scriptures and the conservatives have been blaspheming the Holy Spirit and lying on His word.

If a woman decides to abort, that is between her and God. She has free will and is an independent person. Exodus 21: 22-23.  The scripture makes it clear that a dependent life (fetus) is not the same as an independent life. If they were the same, all the women who do not carry their children to term, but who have lost their children through natural abortions (for example ectopic pregnancy), deserve to be tried for murdering their fetus. Either the woman and fetus are separate independent beings, or one is an independent being and one is a dependent being.  Exodus 21: 22-23 clearly indicates the fetus is dependent and the mother's life is independent of it. That is why according to that scripture, if a man causes a pregnant woman to miscarry and the child dies, he is fined, but only if the woman lives. If he causes her to miscarry and she dies with the fetus, then he is charged with murder.

Because you're born a woman you are trapped
Inside a female body. You're oppressed
By those who hate. Your power they would sap
To dominate what God has truly blessed.
The patriarchy spirit is a lie
That masquerades as truth, a fearful threat.
It harms and maims and kills those who would try
To overthrow its legion of regrets. 
Conservatives, mountebanks-quotidian whores,
These hypocrites use "Christian" politics.
In shadows they belie Christ is the door.
They practice not His love, but devilish tricks.
Women's souls are free, their choices, rights,
 Are guaranteed by Christ's dear sacrifice.