Written by John Cali

Gratitude John Cali

Overrepparttar years, Joseph has spoken often about gratitude, andrepparttar 122230 wonders it can create in our lives. Inrepparttar 122231 USA this week we celebrate a day called Thanksgiving. A day of giving thanks for allrepparttar 122232 blessings in our lives. A day for expressing gratitude.

Joseph and I wrote this newsletter many years ago. But it’s never lost its timeliness, especially at this season ofrepparttar 122233 year. And especially at this time in our human and planetary evolution.

I wish you all a most blessed and happy Thanksgiving, whether you’re inrepparttar 122234 USA or another country. We all have much to be thankful for, even inrepparttar 122235 world’s current state of affairs. So let us focus on allrepparttar 122236 good in our lives, especially during this holiday season.

Chief Joseph

There are many souls incarnated onrepparttar 122237 earth plane who appear to be struggling with attracting into their livesrepparttar 122238 barest, most basic necessities of physical survival. Abundance on all, or at least many, levels seems to elude them. And many of these souls often wonder why. Why them? Why is life such a struggle? Why can they not have more in their lives, more joy, more peace, more love, more money? More of all forms of abundance?

Now you've heard it said you create your own reality. And this is true. All of you create your own realities, your own experiences, every aspect of your experiences onrepparttar 122239 earth plane. However, even in knowing that, you may find little comfort or solace.

And yet it does not have to be this way. Abundance, in all forms, is your birthright as a child ofrepparttar 122240 Goddess,repparttar 122241 God. You are not only a child ofrepparttar 122242 God/Goddess. You arerepparttar 122243 God/Goddess. You are one with God. And so this brings us back torepparttar 122244 question of why so many, even among you,repparttar 122245 lightworkers, are living lives of struggle.

You will hear, have already heard, voices telling you your “lot in life” is “God's will.” Well, that's true. The only problem is most of those uttering these words, or something similar, do not realize they are God! They arerepparttar 122246 God,repparttar 122247 Goddess who has willed their own struggles, their lot in life. Simply being aware of, and accepting, that reality is very freeing. After all,repparttar 122248 truth shall set you free.

We are in no way advocating you “beat up” on yourself if you are struggling with any aspect of your life. And, of course, it is true your higher self, your soul, can and will use whatever circumstances and conditions you are experiencing atrepparttar 122249 human level asrepparttar 122250 “raw material,” if you will, to produce a higher good for you. Another way of saying that is: Whatever is happening in your life can and will ultimately result in your highest good.

However, your highest good does not have to come through pain and struggle. It can come to you joyfully and easily. If you are not experiencingrepparttar 122251 abundance you want in your lives, it is because you are literally pushing it away from yourselves. After all, your natural state, your birthright, is abundance. You have always been provided for, even inrepparttar 122252 midst of your self-created struggles, though perhaps not in exactlyrepparttar 122253 luxurious style to which you would love to become accustomed! But you have always been taken care of.

Think about that for a moment. Think about what you considerrepparttar 122254 worst experience of your life. Even inrepparttar 122255 midst of that experience, were you not provided for? Was there not someone “watching over” you? You have never been totally destitute, totally without resources, without recourse. You are, after all, divine beings, albeit in human form for a time. But still, you are Gods and Goddesses. And, as such, you have power, great power, divine power, absolute power to do, to create, to be anything you wish.

Dreams or Dreamers? Part One

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

From my Encyclopedia.


“We are told by Herodotus that inrepparttar temple of Bel {This isrepparttar 122229 Keltic god known as Ba'al byrepparttar 122230 Phoenicians, Bel might have been in Babylon throughrepparttar 122231 Byblos city onrepparttar 122232 Persian Gulf that sold ships torepparttar 122233 Egyptians in 2900 BC. Later Byblus in Lebanon is thought to be what some [who try to limit Phoenician interest] call Byblos as a small part of a decreasing international influence.} in Babylon, a priestess lay on a bed ready to dream visions ofrepparttar 122234 second class, and thatrepparttar 122235 beds of such soothsayers were often made ofrepparttar 122236 skin of a ram --is well known.

The ancient Hebrews obtained such dreams by sleeping among tombs, and this especial gateway torepparttar 122237 supernatural world seems to have been, and still is known torepparttar 122238 majority of nations, primitive and civilized, as intimately as hypnosis and other methods of reaching its planes and hearing its pronouncements. Sleep was, of course, often induced by drugs, whetherrepparttar 122239 soma ofrepparttar 122240 Hindus,repparttar 122241 peyote ofrepparttar 122242 ancient Mexicans,repparttar 122243 hashish ofrepparttar 122244 Arabs, orrepparttar 122245 opium ofrepparttar 122246 Malays or Chinese, and these narcotics which haverepparttar 122247 property of inducing speedy sleep and of heightening inward vision were and still are greatly prized by professional dreamers alloverrepparttar 122248 world, especially as they rendered dreaming almost immediately possible.” (10)

'Professional dreamers' following visions from above and divining our future, quickly became willing to sell their advice to those who threatened them if they didn't. The dependence on such easy answers continues amongrepparttar 122249 mass of population ‘til this moment as 'experts' and politicians joinrepparttar 122250 media in a free for all. We believerepparttar 122251 breakdown in matriarchal influence and egalitarian governance created this cauldron of deceit inrepparttar 122252 Mediterranean afterrepparttar 122253 influx created byrepparttar 122254 rising waters that formedrepparttar 122255 North Sea due to glacial effects if not sooner, whenrepparttar 122256 northern 'Hyperboreans' colonizedrepparttar 122257 area. The issue of what is real about dreams is open for debate to sayrepparttar 122258 least but there are many who think they can interpretrepparttar 122259 chaos of these partial insights. Personally I enjoyrepparttar 122260 practice, if there is something positive to say but I regard 'free will' asrepparttar 122261 most important ingredient in what really makesrepparttar 122262 world 'go round'. William James and his book 'Pragmatism' was important to Carl Jung whose work in dream interpretation setsrepparttar 122263 stage for many symbolic and archetypal interpreters to this day.

"The first treatise onrepparttar 122264 subject was that of Artemidorus, who lived inrepparttar 122265 time of Antonius Pius. He differentiated betweenrepparttar 122266 dreams of kings and those of commoners, as he believed thatrepparttar 122267 visions of royalty must have reference torepparttar 122268 commonwealth {The Bible andrepparttar 122269 plagues predicted by Joseph, for example.} and not torepparttar 122270 individual {No reason in common sense or science to believe this. Carl Jung was a commoner who sawrepparttar 122271 First World War in advance. Tesla's vision led to many great and useful inventions - however dreams are seldom so vivid or what one can call 'flashes of illumination' - that is an entirely different phenomena.}. Dreams which represented something as happening torepparttar 122272 individual who dreams them, show that they have a personal significance, whereas ifrepparttar 122273 dream relates to another it will concern him alone. He detailedrepparttar 122274 numerous species of dreams throughout five books, and then adduced numerous examples. The rules of Artemidorus are far from clear, and according to them, any dream might signify any event, and any interpretation ofrepparttar 122275 same might be considered justifiable.

The method of testing dreams according to Amyraldus in his 'Discours sur les Songes divins' (Saumur, 1625) is whetherrepparttar 122276 instructions and advice that they contain make for good or ill--a test it is impossible to apply until afterrepparttar 122277 result is known. But Amyraldus surmounts this difficulty by proposing to test dreams byrepparttar 122278 evidence they show of divine knowledge--by asking oneself in short, whetherrepparttar 122279 dream it was desired to examine gave any evidence of such things as God alone could know.

It would seem from an examination of such dreams as were submitted torepparttar 122280 diviners of antiquity thatrepparttar 122281 symbolism they exhibited was of a character so profound that it could only be unriddled by an interpreter who received divine aid, such as was afforded inrepparttar 122282 case of Moses or Daniel inrepparttar 122283 Bible. It is plain, however, thatrepparttar 122284 most far-fetched interpretations were given to many ofrepparttar 122285 most epoch-making dreams of antiquity, and indeed,repparttar 122286 oneiocritical {Greek dream interpreters} system is one ofrepparttar 122287 weakest spots inrepparttar 122288 armor of occult science, and wasrepparttar 122289 first of its departments to fall into disrepute and becomerepparttar 122290 prey of charlatans.

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