Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plants are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are brittle and dry.
Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.
The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.
Tao Te Ching v76
Soft and Yielding
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
We are still experimenting with various ways and means of accomplishing our task of awakening, but with the increasing ease of direct informational exchange, our work within the currents of your history will probably subside. We hope it will not be necessary to shake you out of your exclusive past-future oriented focus on form through any of the cataclysmic events foretold in your various prophecies. We will use these if we must in order to protect the biosphere of this planet, but if you follow through on the information we are clarifying, there is no reason why we should have to resort to such extreme measures. Through these transmissions, and through many others like them throughout the Earth, we are supplying you with more than enough information to enable you to restore your own equilibrium.
We are allowing a certain amount of ecological destruction to take place without direct interference, because such destruction may help to precipitate a voluntary and cooperative return to a pre-Fall state. This would be far more meaningful than a return that is forced upon you. A self-initiated awakening will greatly enhance your ability to restore the Earth’s ecological harmony. Consequently, at this time, we are confining our help, as much as possible, to the provision of information and to the development of conceptual clarity.
Meanwhile, there are many among you who will, as the years go by, experience one by one the necessary psychological transformation, and enter into a conscious working relationship with those of us in a state of grace.
During this coming twenty year period we will be largely occupied with the conceptual education of your species. But after that, during the last ten years of this present cycle, we will withdraw our activity on conceptual levels, and focus more directly on physical and emotional levels. This is where the real work needs to be done. The establishment of a conducive conceptual climate, however, is prerequisite.
From Chapter 5 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play – Humor
Johnny Carson in a flashback to the Carter years. These snippets are priceless.
Here’s Johnny . . . .
The American Presidency
Peggy Noonan describes a collective sense of the conundrum in her WSJ article, The Year of the Reticent Voter.
The signature sentence of this election begins with the words “In a country of 320 million . . .” I hear it everywhere. It ends with “how’d it come down to these two?” or “why’d we get them?”
Another sentence is a now a common greeting among Republicans who haven’t seen each other in a while: “What are we gonna do?”
A final observation, underlying all. Under the smiles and beyond the reticence it is clear how seriously Americans are taking their decision, how gravely. As if it’s not Tweedledum and Tweedledee but an actual choice between two vastly different dramas, two different worlds of outcome and meaning. The cynic or the screwball? Shall we go to the bad place or the crazy place?
I returned knowing I was wrong about something. I thought everyone has been watching the election more than a year, everyone knows their opinion of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump, this thing is pretty much settled. No, it’s fluid. This cake is not baked.
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PS ‘This cake is not baked’ is not the last line in her article. It reminded me of the classic collaboration of Jimmy Webb and Richard Harris, MacArthur Park. The song was released April 1968. That year keeps showing up as events of this year continue to unfold.