Page 4 - Reflections
Oh, btw, the channeling last night was off the scale, and I wish I could have saved it, but it won't save on Yahoo. Five people attended, including me, and it was phenomenal. First of all, an archangel named Bernadette came in and connected us all together and opened our chakras, ALL OF THEM one at a time and we had the exact same experiences. We thought she was IT, the whole deal and everything. But once she got us all opened up, she brought in Martin. She said, someone is here who wishes to speak, and I channeled the name, Martin.
GOD'S HOLY LEGIONS
That's another amazing thing that I can hardly describe. It lasted for two hours and 15 minutes. When I first got Martin we had difficulties getting it synchronized, he and I, and really we couldn't. Sananda came in and totally stableized us. Martin did a parable and a poem (with Sananda's help, I suspected) and it just blew us away. It was about a man who took a raft across a river and met a woman on the other side. He told her, you and I are the same person, and she said, no way, or something like that. He said, see that raft? That raft and I were one when we came across the river and you and I are like that. (He told it better than this. It was mesmerizing.) The woman said again, no way. And he said to her, madam, you are a fool. And she said to him, sir, you blaspheme yourself. And Martin just started laughing laughing and it knocked me out of the chat room somehow. Too much energy, I guess. I had to get back in while they waited.
He did a poem that went something like this:
There was a old man who lived in a shoe, stop me if you've heard this. (Everyone chuckled)
He had so much money he didn't know what to do.
He decided to go look for a bride
He went out of the shoe but it was cold outside.
So he decided to seek for a bride from within,
And accomplished it with email, my friend.
I forget exactly. It was funny.
Martin said that, in life, he was crazy about Sarah Vaughn :-) He also remembered about a little puppy he had when he was a child. He did tremendous material, once we got in the flow, about life and fear, and he knew something secret about everyone in the room, and spoke to them. He made someone cry, he got so close to them. He said, the illusion is that the world is frightful. He said, "The dream is freedom." He told us there is much work to be done. He said a lot and he really was talking directly to our hearts. It was beautiful. I want to channel him again.
I had the wildest time with this crew because both Bernadette and Martin wanted to play with my computer equipment and my microphone, and kept me involved with that for at least 15 minutes, off and on, while everyone waited. I typed in, I'm trying to wrestle this equipment from these angels. And Bill Brown typed back, Just when you get a body you want to play with the toys. When I first got Martin, he kept saying his name with my mouth over and over, at least 10 times, like he just wanted to hear it spoken by me or him or something, I don't know.
And guess what? You won't believe it, but Sananda never said ONE WORD. I was stunned. He just sat around and checked it all out and helped me and Martin get organized. So I channeled Bernadette, Martin, and Sananda, who said NOTHING. Then, towards the end, in came a Sirian and a Pleidian. I could hold 4 but not 5, so the Pleidian left and the Sirian only stayed long enough to say hello to Char (Bill Cunningham) who Sananda promoted to Sirian Commander a couple of years ago through me. Then Bernadette left and took Martin, Sananda stayed behind silently, then Bernadette came back and visited with everyone again and then with James, who had come in late and hadn't had the benefit of her energy. James emailed today to say she has been with him all day, and Char said the same thing. It was awesome, just awesome, and I was so tired by it. This morning when I got up I felt like I was wearing a football helmet :-)
Do you know Bill Brown (Zapphoton) from the Ashtar list at Spiritweb? He was there and if you know him you could email and ask him about it. Get it from his perspective. It would be so great it you could attend personally. I'm getting information on the next one that sounds like, tentatively, Archangel Bellaron, Angel of Death and Dying, and Lady Di. That ought to be something!
Channeling Session To Host Archangel Raphael
Tuesday Night, February 1, 2000
8:30pm - 9:30PM EST
Yahoo chat room
Dear Club Members: We have been very successful with
the archangels we hosted, though we didn't expect a
couple of them to appear. That tells me our beacon of
light is bright. It is beaming into the highest
realms, and They can see it and are coming toward it!
This week we hosted several winged beings of light,
all either angels or archangels. We experienced the
feminine energies of Goddess when Archangel Bernadette
swirled her white gown over our heads and magically
opened our chakras. We experienced the masculine
energies of God's Holy Legions when a flock of
angel-eagles with talons landed in us. We hosted the
Egyptian God Horus, whom we were not expecting, and we
connected with the spirit-soul of Martin King, the
name he prefers. We hosted Bird Tribe, who came in
vast flocks and interacted with us. The Lady Di is
preparing for her time with us.
We are hoping to host the archangel Raphael on Tuesday
night at 8:30pm EST. (Note the new time, spirit's
request). My guidance is to prepare for his arrival
and the appearance of his healing teams.
We have requested this appearance of God's Healer to
come heal us of our sorrows, whatever they may be, and
of our physical discomforts and ailments. We pray to
the mighty Archangel Raphael to come and bring his
healing staff of Hermes and touch us with it. Last
week, I brought through the word Hermes and I felt the
connection to Raphael and to that Higher Power yet to
come. What an experience!
When archangels visit our channeling group, we gain
the physical experience of them. This is because we
are an experiential group rather than some other kind.
There is really no pressure or need to bring through
words or to otherwise obey any perceived concepts
about channeling. Eventually, words do come and they
are beautiful and profound. But it seems the energy
is focused on kundalini awareness and the chakra
system rather than speech, regardless how high the
podium :-) We benefit more from kundalini
yoga-consciousness expanding aspects of this work than
from the analytical organization required for speaking
words. I speak what I hear, but I experience more
than I speak. I try to express that, also, but some
things, no words can ever tell.
The best results we have been getting, imho, are those
that are dynamic, physical and real - the personal
interactions with the energies we call for. If we can
feel them, then we can believe in them. And if we can
believe in them, then they are real. The great
gnostic writer Basilides said, "It is belief in the
invisible that brings it manifest."
My personal goal is to experience the beings of light
with all of my senses. The main thing is to feel the
touch of the Divine Finger (or the grip of the divine
talons, or the swirls of the divine gown, whatever :-)
Here is my personal understanding of how to do this
kind of channeling, and it has been working for me.
The archangels and angels are just as interested in us
as we are in them. We can merge with them and share
some of our commonalities as well as our personal
areas of expertise. They have vast healing powers, we
know this, particularly the Raphael Powers. They also
have the ability to make real whatever we beseech them
to make real, because they are our co-creators in many
ways. But we have divine capabilities that the
archangels are interested in; we have the ability to
project reality. We have the Powers of Projection.
Here is my channeling formula, which is the old and
simple alchemical formula for making yourself divine
by merging with it. The alchemists would say the
formula is simple but the alchemical preparations
require many stages of development. There is mixing
and re-mixing involved, with plenty of Mercury and
Phospherous added. Then you heat it, then you chill
it, then you take it out and test it and you put it
back. You do this over and over until you make lead
into alchemical gold. How does this relate to us?
It seems to me the physical experiences we have been
having in the beginning of the sessions, when the
archangels work with our resonance and frequences and
get us all in tune, are like the alchemical mixing and
re-mixing metaphor. And I have felt the presence of
the Great Alchemist St. Germain behind the scenes of
our sessions, mixing and stirring and helping out. I
have also seen the spinning pink CD of the Lady Quan
Yin, which tells me she is working with our tones. I
have been intoning during the channeling sessions.
A simple way of expressing this channeling is the
Alice Bailey way. She called it the externalization
of the hierarchy. "As within, so without."
Everything on the outside of us is also on the inside
us, but not everything on the inside is on the
outside. If we want divinity outside of us so that it
can act upon us, then we must place it there. To do
this, we externalize the (cosmic) hierarchy, which
dwells within in the vast, inner-dimensional World
Another simple expression is I AM THAT I AM. The idea
is that the eternal and pure is seeded within each one
us, and we can access It and activate It by conscious
intent and repeated tries like in Alchemy. Here is
how to do it.
To merge with the angels and archangels, we have to
embody them, take them within us. But they have to be
outside of us for that to work, and we already know
that everything outside of us is illusion. The only
thing real is on the inside. So, we awaken them from
within, project them outside of ourselves so we can
experience them as "powerful other," and then take
them back inside. Then, they can move in and out of
the crown chakra and nest on the head like Eagle :-)
and keep the Water of Life flowing by piercing the
crown with talons. In this way, we share realities.
This channeling works well as a group activity because
we are all at different places along this path. When
we do this as a group, we empower each other and
amplify our capabilities like in the portal rituals.
Oh, btw, the membership list of the channeling
sessions club is now my main mailing list. If you are
a member of the club you will get email :-) If you
are not a member, then probably you won't :-( If you
are a member you can schedule chat room time on the
club calendar and send invitations. (I AM still
figuring out how the calendar works. Right now, I
can't get it to send invitations.) Let me know when
you schedule time and I will send invitations to the
club. Good ideas always welcome :-)
To become a member, follow the links below. If you
have any problems, email me and I will send an
invitation direct from the club, and you should be
able to join that way. Hope to see you there!
Peace and Love,
Merkaba building continuing nicely after the session.
How bout you? I still have Raphael with me. Is he
working with you? Also, Metatron is requesting
personal time with us, "My own time slot," he says. He
left last session with the comment that he was leaving
because he wasn't schedule.
Oops! I'm happy to host him, even though my experience
of him last week was that he was a large lump on a log
that came to sit inside me and stare without blinking
at my computer screen. I have never "not moved" so
much in my life as in those minutes when we merged.
There was intense pulling energy, and I had the
deepest and most peaceful sense of NOTHING. NO-THING.
No-think, no words, no nothing. (Wasn't it after
Metatron that Buddha came in, but not as heavy?) I
stayed in the No-thing for as long as I could.
Metatron never spoke. I think he cleared his throat a
time or two is all. But, whatever. His guardianship
of us is sublime, I'm sure. He's powerful enough to
short circuit all our computers, so it may be just as
well that he sits quietly. I know he has something to
bring us or he would not be requesting time. Also,
he's a guardian angel of very high rank. I think he
is probably known around the divine realms as Mr.
Metatron. :-) I think we will be hosting the
Archangel Metatron on Tuesday night as our "main
provider," he says.
It would seem that we schedule one lightbeing, but so
many are interested and wanting to "play with us" that
they share the time. There was Archangel Uriel. I
sure would like to get him back, big as he is. He
told me his favorite nickname, right when we got him,
but I didn't want to type it in, even though he asked
me to. (He caught my block. I'll do better next time,
Sir Uriel.) It's "Buffoon." He said he was the
biggest buffoon in the Universe and that he holds up
galaxies. He was huge and entered smiling, and we
sure got the sense of just how big he really is. He
is one big buffoon. (I apologize, I haven't seen
Char's notes, but who brought in Uriel? Was it Aoriel
or Kirombi? Gentleheart channeled him, and he was
Wow, weren't the lovers, Tristan and Isolde, something
else with their twining energy? Their energy was so
profound, I was knocked right out of the chat room.
Still online, but I couldn't remember where my page
was and how to get to it. Then, I noticed I was on my
page! Some more of that NO-THING. I came back into
the chat room feeling absolutely great! The image of
Cupid with his arrows comes to mind. Zapped by the
arrow of Love!
Archangel Raphael came and brought us the LOVE, and it
was wonderful and lasted 20 minutes or so. Just being
infused, all of our particles, in pure, healing love.
I'll take it anytime I can get it! Love love love!
We absorbed it for as long as we could, and then Shiva
Bala Yogi appeared and congratulated us on our
ascension. He said we were causing a ruckus outside
the Peace Palace in Heaven where John Lennon was
giving a concert, and that he and his friends had come
out to see what was going on. Then, he implied that
he was facilitating our group and our ascension, and
had been the whole time! He said, "Listen. Can you
hear it? John Lennon is singing. He's giving a
For several moments, I was there, hearing him sing and
seeing how he looks. He was singing, "Get your gear
because we're moving on!" Something like that. He
has long, angel white dreadlocks, and he still wears
the glasses. He was wearing a light beige linen suit,
loose shirt and pants, very casual and relaxed. His
shoes were dark brown and like slip-on wooden shoes,
that modern style, whatever you call it. He was
strumming his cherry wood guitar. I saw him in
concert for a second, then a longer view of him
sitting on a stone pillar and lying back against
another one, like lounging on the steps of an ancient
I remember his hair the most. It was angel white and
glowing white, like fluffy cotton, in long matted
dreadlocks like Bob Marley. In fact, I wondered when
I saw him if it wasn't another twining, this time of
Lennon and Marley. I got an impression from them that
they were "Facilitators of the organic process in
heaven of Rastafarian palaces." Humm.
Char is working on his notes of the session and I am
trying to get a chat room set up on ICQ, where
everyone can save a copy of the chat or print it out
from the screen. I think too much is happening not to
have a transcript of it. And Char misses out by
typing. A transcript will carry an energy that you
can re-connect to just by reading it.
As soon as Char's notes are done and I've added in my
notes, I'll send them. I'll also keep you updated on
the ICQ possibilities. Also, as the angels,
archangels, energies and guides learn the
capabilities of the group and the chat, I'm sure we'll
see some innovative opportunities for inner connection
come out of this, some we haven't even thought of.
One thing that occurs to me and that I can kind of
overhear guides talking about, is the way Raphael
connected us all together with those DNA spirals.
Then, he flowed the love juices through the spirals
and infused us with love. Wow, that was something
else! I think more will happen with that and some new
ways of connecting will come about. That will be
Peace and Love
Feb. 1, 2000
Claire (CL): temple touches... blue.. Chills ... Deep
breathing... inward focus
Hosting Archangel Raphael
Char (CH)...solar plexus
Gentleheart (GH)... new chakra energy, above heart
Kirombi (Kir)...blue... Heart filled
CL: raphael present... many others attuning us
CL...looking thru tops of eyes like bifocals
CH...swirling spirals of love connecting us all
Zap...chills upper body
CL...Rock of Ages
CH..lots of kundalini.. All day
CL...archangel metatron... opened the door... brought
...another.... lighter energy...calm... a lady
CL: Tristan and Isolde...lovers divine
[everyone feeling heart]
GH...green and gold
CL...interwoven divine love energies...two spirals...
head to toe...tree energy...
Kir: feeling sweet sadness in heart... reunion
CL: [blasted off the puter]
Thru CH: "We are so very pleased to find you all so
very open to our presence...thank you for allowing us
to join you.
Our intertwining reflects your oneness with each
other...with all, as you continue to allow your
frequencies to be
raised... as you continue to remember who you are..."
CH: feeling them inside me so strong
CL: eye of horus ...eagles eye... gods of all
kingdoms... rulers of the light... bringers of dawn...
CL: we've been passing thru frequencies, thru
spectrums of light...each individual ray identified
itself to us...
CL: now a new one... a soul unborn
CH: such a pure light
CL: instilled in each lies one... and where you go it
GH: asleep but fully conscious.. Knowing each of us by
CL: by each is known the timbre of the forest and the
GH.. Is the great goddess-god present
Kir: fingers warm
Thru CL: "Archangel Raphael attends you now..."
Kir: seat of my soul
Aor, GH, Kir: throat...tight like a bowstring
CL: totally emobied...thirsty
Pkt: fingers pulsing
CL: if you sit still and focus on top of head, help
activate opening so the archangel can come in... he's
waves of energy from me (CL) reaching out to connect
you... intertwining... Like dna spirals, activating
of your system if you let them... merkaba
initialized... unitary chakra enabled
CH, CL: feel the energy coming in thru face
Thru CL: (Raphael) "here is the master you wish
for... the healing keys of the creator... collecting
it to you... healing... be refreshed and renewed... be
whole and happy"
CL: Archangel touching my fingers
Thru CL: (Raph) "Remember..."
CL: all my particles just thrilled
Everyone: feeling gratitude
CL:. make love to us, archangel!
Aor: feel light... so grateful
Everyone: hugs around... all... so much love... love
is all you need... love is all there is... wrapping in
blankets of love...
love is the base of all... love is what is
Aor: Uriel is here with me... a heavy one... sitting
on my head
I (CH) got booted... missed some
GH: [something about the]..Milky way
Zap: saw Milky Way shooting from his hand
everyone feeling connected... at higher self levels
GH: Uriels says we usually encounter him when deep in
astral, and that the Milky Way is his prized project,
we're very close to successfully completing our
tasks, and he's proud of us...we've far
surpassed their expectations of us... he sends and as
always sends his deepest love and gratitude for
such a challenging assignment
Kir... feel like only beginning
Thru GH (Uriel): "Therein lies the error, Kirombi...
aspects of self... it only looks like they're
alpha and omega look the same from 3D limited
Aor: never felt him as fat.. Just so BIG and immense
in his nature... grateful for his protection and love
Thru GH (Uriel) "I work with GH a lot, but not used to
utilizing physical form. Frustrating."
GH: he's a jolly being, whom we call Saturn or
Old Father Time or St Nick
CL: Shiva Bala Yogi
GH: but his true name is Uriel
CL: Feeling the presence of a yogi: Shiva Bala Yogi...
sends his love to us... wants to work with our
friends to introduce to us... heard about our
GH: Uriel is the energies we asign to Saturn, but also
aligned with Pluto and Cronous
CL: walking thru the cosmic grapevine
CL: Shiva Bala Yogi wants to talk with us.. Something
important... something going on, big time, in the
divisions... something right outside the Peace Palace
on high... "Censored"
Thru CL: (SBYogi): "Well maybe just a word or two, but
keep it to yourselves. : ) Listening to John Lennon
"Get your gear ready cuz we're movin on"
CL: that's it..that's what's happening...we're having
an ascension NOW
Thru CL (SBY): "I am your ascension guide for this
evening's ascension. You may call me Shiva Bala Yogi"
[then I kept getting booted and got no more notes....
sorry : ) ]
Built during Solon's lifetime, the Parthenon is the masterpiece of Greek architecture. Solon is thought to have contributed both architectural insights and governmental funding for the project.
SANANDA BESPEAKS SOLON
Born into a noble family in Athens, Greece about 639 BCE, Solon was a famous lawmaker and established Athenian democracy in Greece. He was known as one of
the seven wise men of Greece. He uses Centurion because he was a commander in the Greek army and also because he
reincarnated as a lawmaker in ancient Rome. As a Greek commander he conquered the island of Salamis and was
elected chief government official of Athens and given the authority to change the laws.
Most of the wealth in Greece was in the hands of a few powerful citizens. The farmers had been forced to mortgage
their lands and to borrow money, offering themselves and their families as security. Solon immediately passed a law
which canceled all these debts and mortgages, and freed those who had become slaves. He also changed the monetary
system so that foreign trade was made easier. Solon made many other changes to the benefit of the citizens, allowing
all classes of citizens to become members of the assembly and the public law courts. When he retired from office, he
made the Athenians promise to keep his laws for 10 years. Solon is here with us now giving us benefit of his great
logic and his brilliant beingness of light.
"Solon was the greatest lawmaker Greece ever knew because he understood logical skepticism in a way no one else
could. He used it in battle, he used it in life, he used it in law and he used it in love. He was told he would be divine
while he lived and he believed it, acted upon it, understood it, and became in life who he became. He
furthered himself, his people, his land and his learning through the knowledge of his divinity and never doubted it,
He stood tall among men, for in that time only men ruled in such a way as Solon could be called to rule. In
the Golden of Ages, he was pure gold and so everyone said so. And when he was asked his secret of success he replied to
the people, "I am divine and so are you. Now what will you do about it?" he asked them. "What can you make of it?"
They looked at Solon and knew he was divine because he could speak this way to them. They worshipped him and
he told them, "No, do not worship me for I am no more than you are, but I am only applying my knowledge in such a
way as was given to me to use it, but you, you are standing and admiring me, and where will this get you? You have
better things to do with your life than to stand and admire somebody else. You are divine, now go be divine like I told
you. Go be God. You are God. Go be God."
"We are skeptics, all of us, are we not? We are made this way for a good reason. We are also imbued with logic as part of our tools for living. Logic and skepticism combined make for a powerful tool of discernment.
And discernment is everything, in the sense that, without it, we are lost at sea in a vast ocean of decisions and energies, pulling this way, pulling that, and no way to decide this or that, here or there, what or why. We are in dire need of logical skepticism to help us navigate this sea of possibilities, this ocean of yearning and desire, needs, wishes, hopes and dreams. What a place this is, this life, this universe, this selfhood! What a fine place this is to be, and logical skepticism makes it all the sweeter for it helps us to define ourselves and our purposes, our joys, all the things that make life worth living, all the things that make life sweet.
This is the most beautiful of places and the most beautiful of lives that we have now, and we must strive, strive, strive to make it the most it can possibly be through both logic and skepticism. We are not puppets nor were ever meant to be. We are divine in all respects and our purpose here is to discover our divinity, whatever it takes, wherever it leads, whatever the cost. We are divine and so we will be divine through all powers given to us, one of them logical skepticism. Solon Centurion says this."
"I am a distinct personality from Claire. We are not the same being but yet we can come together this way and work as though we are. Claire and I have matched our frequencies so that we can unite and work together. So much fun we are having, so much joy and love we feel for each other. We are married, you know. We are husband and wife. We are having a great time!"
"Have you ever gone to the battle and known you would die and knew also the importance of it?"
"When in doubt, always withdraw from the fray. It is the wisest thing to do in all situations. Never be afraid to withdraw, for there is safety in hanging back until you feel a level of confidence to enter the contest again. For this is what this is, a contest to establish certain truths and ways of being. This contest is marked by casualties along the way, people who did not or could not continue in the struggle for truth. Such is life." (Solon Centurion, Commander of the Greek armies against the armies of Rome)
Solon's entry in Encarta 96 Encyclopaedia:
Solon (638?-559? BC), Athenian statesman and legislator, considered the founder of Athenian democracy. Born of a noble family, as a young man he engaged in foreign trade, gaining valuable experience. During his lifetime, a crisis occurred in social and economic conditions in Greece. An agricultural depression had taken hold, and many free Athenian small farmers who could not pay their debts were sold into slavery. In 594 BC Solon was elected archon, or chief magistrate, to reform the oppressive conditions.
Solon immediately forbade borrowing on the security of the person of the debtor and canceled all current mortgages and debts. He also encouraged those who could not live by farming to take up other occupations, thereby giving impetus to trades and professions. Equally important were Solon's constitutional reforms. He retained the older division of people into classes according to wealth: the pentacosiomedimni, that is, those whose annual income equaled 500 medimni (1 medimnus = 1.5 bushels or 8.5 gal) of grain, wine, or oil; the hippeis, or knights, who could supply a war-horse for military service and whose income amounted to 300 medimni; and the zeugitae, or teamsters, who could supply a yoke of oxen and had an income of 200 medimni.
To these classes he added as a fourth class the thetes, who in general were without property. Political offices were open only to members of the first three classes, but to the thetes he gave the right to take part in the public assembly. This step was important in the development of popular government, because the selection of the assembly out of the entire citizen body gave the people control over the administration.
A new council, composed of 400 members, was formed to prepare proposals for the general assembly. The council assumed many of the legislative functions formerly held by the council of the Areopagus. On each of the four classes Solon also imposed certain duties. The three highest provided the land army of Attica, while the thetes, as rowers in the triremes (ancient ships with three banks of rowers), formed the most important part of the navy, later to prove the salvation of Greece and the mainstay of the Athenian Empire.
Solon's regulations ranged over every province of life, including marriage, adoption, clothing, farming, and the calendar. Although many details of his legislation are obscure and disputed, Solon undoubtedly emancipated the individual and took the first decisive step toward complete and true democracy. The keynote of his reforms was moderation, and he believed that each class should receive privileges in proportion to the public burdens it was able to bear.
The reforms met with dissatisfaction, however, being too democratic to please the wealthier aristocrats and not democratic enough to suit the people. In fact, tradition indicates that Solon met with such opposition that, following his year in office, he withdrew from Athens for a period of approximately ten years.
The First Athenian Poet
Solon occupies a prominent position also as the first Athenian poet. His poems are statements of his personal beliefs and political concepts. In Plutarch's Life of Solon is recorded much of Solon's poetry.
Ganesha says, "I AM Ganesha, all Worlds Within.
My face and the face of the particle are ONE."
Page 1 - The Voice Within | The Goddess Awakens
Is Life a System? | The Multidimensional Self
Public Citizen, Private Property
Page 2 - Roman Ascension Groups
Bar Mitzvah Praetorius | Letters About Jesus
New Parables | The World and How to Fix It
Princess Ganatha Ganesha | The Orion Transmissions
The Genetic Disk | The World's Teacher
Page 3 - Measure Your Head | OK, Do It Your Way
Flock of Angels | Archangel Belleron | Archangel Metatron
Merging With Spirit | Martin Luther King
Page 4 - Reflections | God's Holy Legions | Merkaba Building
Archangel Raphael | Archangel Metatron | Solon Centurion
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