Friday, August 27, 2010

UFO Disclosure Project, Dr. Steven Greer

Who are the extraterrestrials? Are we alone? I think not, as does Dr. Steven Greer.

Steven M. Greer, M.D., has been working on his Disclosure project for several years. His talk here in this video is excellent--informative, credible, and humorous. His talk is long but well worth listening to!

My friend Thomas Jacobson brought this to my attention yesterday. Thomas has done spiritual and mediumistic work for many years, and was the trance medium who channeled Dr. James M. Peebles for the interviews Don and I did for our book, To Dance With Angels. (thanks, Thomas)

I have been aware of Dr. Greer for a number of years as he is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM Radio show with George Noory. But I was not aware of this video of his talk in Barcelona last year.

Thomas commented, "Among other things, a most fascinating experiment and procedure that his [Dr. Greer] team uses to purportedly achieve communication/response from the ETs."

Dr. Greer not only goes into his discussions and disclosures with President Clinton but also more recently with President Obama. It sure appears our presidents' hands are tied in being able to disclose the truth of the extraterrestrials.

I guess my major concern is WHO is tying their hands.... and it has appeared, the hands of other world leaders. And how can those WHOEVER have so much control? Darn right scary! I don't mean the extraterrestrials are scary—but the persons who have control of keeping this information away from us!

What are your thoughts? Are you part of the 80% ?



Thursday, August 12, 2010

CA Gay Marriages Return

Love and equality wins out, at least for now. About time.

The Judge rules to lift the ban on gay marriage and gay marriages in CA can resume on August 18.

Our Former Governor and now Attorney General (and current candidate for Governor), Jerry Brown, who has considered Prop 8 unconstitutional as many of us have, today quoted the words of Frances Wright, a leading feminist of the 19th Century (1795-1852):
"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it."

Why is it so difficult for people to get that? And why, in a country founded on religious freedoms, why does religion even have a say in someone's choice of love and matrimony?

It will be so nice when we can get beyond these biases and accept diversity, and allow equality not only for ourself but for everyone--no matter race, religion or sexual identity.

It seems time for our country to catch up with the rest of the world.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Miracles, Big and Small

Today I was formatting my book, A Walk Through Grief: Crossing the Bridge Between Worlds for ebook publication in addition to print and Kindle, and wanted to share this.

Possibly you have experienced something similar, but if not, I do hope you are open to the possibility of experiencing this sort of thing. This is from my Chapter 9, Miracles, Big and Small:

If we can accept the fact that life does not end at death and that our loved ones are still around us then it should be easy to believe that from time to time we can experience communication with them and from them. That communication may come through to us if we are open to receive it and believe that it could occur. It may come in subtle ways, or it may be profound, we may have healthy skepticism, or we may deny that an unmistakable event has occurred right before our eyes.

Just recently I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with a woman I had met about two years ago, several months following her husband's death. We had not seen or spoken to each other since that last visit. This time, we had the commonality of widowhood to discuss. As we talked and exchanged experiences, she told me she had asked her late husband for a sign that he was still around her. She asked him to give her one red rose. She dared him to do it and she set up a deadline. She had to have the rose by the following Thursday at midnight. That particular Thursday afternoon came and she received an unexpected package in the mail from one of her dear women friends with whom she had not discussed her challenge to her deceased husband. Inside the package was a pretty blouse and lying on top of it were two dried red roses. She laughed and said, "See, he couldn't do it. I didn't want two roses, I asked for one."

It was my turn to laugh. "He sent you two roses. He showed you he could do it and do one better."

"But I only wanted one rose," she insisted. We both had a good laugh.

A recent Time magazine poll reported that 69% of people believe in miracles. But how do we classify a miracle? Does it have to be a profound event such as the Virgin Mary appearing to the children of Medjugorje?–or could it be our deceased grandmother standing at the foot of our bed? Is it an extraordinary healing or mysterious warning voice that calls out and saves us from disaster? Could it be the tears flowing from a religious statue or is it a little two year old boy who says he has been playing with his deceased grandfather? Is it the appearance of a guardian angel at a time of deep depression or could it be the warm hand on our shoulder when no one is around?

Or, could a miracle be two red roses?

If we are not open to receiving a miracle in whatever form it comes to us we may miss it. Albert Einstein said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."

So, as Einstein told us, the choice in how we perceive our world is ours, and ours alone. Miracles may come to us in many guises, in subtle ways, without a marching band announcing their arrival, through prayer, without demand, with just a glimpse, when most needed, through epiphany, at a moment of meditation, with the helping hand of a stranger, with the cry of a newborn infant, or with the wrinkled hand that reaches for one last touch, with the flower that bursts forth revealing its beauty, and with every beat of our heart and every breath we take. Life is a miracle. Each one of us is a miracle. The world is filled with miracles, tiny ones, big ones, incredible ones, profound ones but never, ever, insignificant. The cosmic dance of life is filled with miracles, it is the way God planned it. He would expect us to embrace them with joy, reach out with anticipation, revel in the extraordinary beauty, and allow ourselves to be touched by His gifts. If we expect a miracle, it may very well be ours.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

CA Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal." ~Abraham Lincoln

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturns CA Gay Marriage Ban, with some strong language, ruling "Proposition 8 is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses."

The Court's Conclusion:

"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."

This is good news that we are moving ahead in having equality for all. This Federal Court decision is being called an historic decision and although the ruling will likely be appealed it is really beside the point, as gains have been made. It was shocking to many of us Californians, young and old, that Prop 8 even passed, but many say we can thank the Mormon Church for that television ad campaign that aired several times a day with false information.

I just read a poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute and the results show that Prop 8 would not pass today ... so there seems to be hope that gays and lesbians will have their equal treatment in our country in the near future. I have also found it rather interesting that East Coast states and Iowa have been more progressive than the allowing gay marriages. Even many other countries are ahead of us in this regard.

It could be so nice when citizens of our country can dissolve prejudices and biases in all areas of life: race, culture, sexuality, and religion. Our social climate is changing but we do have a ways to go.

The two excellent lead attorneys for the gay couples were Ted Olson and David Boies, who were on opposite sides of a legal battle between George W. Bush and Al Gore over the results of the 2000 presidential election but joined forces in representing the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. Kind of ironic, huh? Yet, when I first heard they were on the case I was optimistic.

In May of 2009, Ted Olson stated, "We are two lawyers from opposite ends of the political spectrum who have come together to support one of the most important issues of our time, is not about liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican. We're here in part to symbolize that."
And at that time David Boies said, "Our Constitution guarantees every American the right to be treated equally under the law. There is no right more fundamental than the right to marry the person you love and to raise a family."

Read full transcript of the Court's Decision.