I am not the victim of the world I see.
How can I be the victim of a world that can be completely undone if I so choose? My chains are loosened. I can drop them off merely by desiring to do so. The prison door is open. I can leave simply by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. I would give up my insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.
A Course In Miracles
Read more Awareness
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
These communications are the second in a three part series of conceptual transmissions concerning events now transpiring within the field of magnetic influence around the Earth. The first of these revelations occurred during a period of time from 1967 to 1969. These current transmissions are part of a series being sent during the years 1977 to 1979. The last of our communications to take place on conceptual levels will be sent during the years 1987 to 1989. All three periods of transmission occur within what we call the period of Individual Awakening, the first of the three major historical periods still before you.
As you read these words, only a handful of your species are able to conceive of themselves as one consciousness, one being, expressing itself simultaneously through a multitude of apparently separate forms. This will not be the case a decade from now. Ten years from now there will be many working signs and wonders in the name of Christ. Twenty years from now, individual awakenings to the reality of Christ consciousness will be commonplace. Thirty years from now, there will be a sufficient number of healthy functioning holoids to consciously undertake the final cycle of Creation on this level.
From Chapter 5 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
The other day I wandered into the Olympics badminton venue, about half an hour by bus from the Barra Olympic Park. It has a rickety, provisional feel, as if someone had slapped some temporary stands and a few courts into a newly built warehouse, hurriedly turning it into a sporting arena with a shelf life of perhaps no more than a month. Three matches, each with its own announcer, were going on simultaneously in view of the crowd. The announcers took turns saying things, so as not to talk over one another.
Badminton, even at the Olympic level, verges on being a risible sport. (shuttlecocks, anyone?) You’re not really sure why it’s an Olympic sport at all. Serve, return, try to put the birdie away, just like in the backyard. Only it’s much better than that. Here were six athletes, all in superb physical condition, all deadly serious, locked in tight, fiercely fought contests. It was kind of exciting.
The American Presidency
The Legislative Branch
Established by Article I of the Constitution, the Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.
The House of Representatives is made up of 435 elected members, divided among the 50 states in proportion to their total population. In addition, there are 6 non-voting members, representing the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and four other territories of the United States. The presiding officer of the chamber is the Speaker of the House, elected by the Representatives. He or she is third in the line of succession to the Presidency.