Pema Chödrön on Relationships (with ourselves & others)

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8052.Pema_Ch_dr_n?page=1

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

“[F]eelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.”

“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.”

X2 Radio : Neil Kramer & Brooks Agnew on the Boston Marathon Bombing

http://neilkramer.com/return-to-x2-radio.html

“Neil Kramer returns to X2 Radio to talk with host Brooks Agnew. We discuss recent events at the Boston Marathon, the esoterica behind the headlines, freedom of speech, rubbish media reporting, and truthfulness in modern society.”

“We talk about the details of the Boston Marathon Bombing, what happened and what didn’t happen, corporate media hype and conditioning, shutting down a city, kill squads vs cops and robbers, Chechnya not Czech Republic, demonizing independent thought, racial profiling of new enemies, the aftermath is what counts – not the event, humanity separating off into those who want truth and those who do not, dark sorcery, magical operations with energetic analogs, esoteric correspondences, Egyptian goddess worship through sacrifice, charging reality tunnels with blood, reason and intuition in discernment, the importance of spiritual gatherings, and more.

Use the following direct download links for MP3s of the show: HOUR 1, HOUR 2, and HOUR 3.” [Neil Kramer is introduced at 30 minutes in Hour 1.]

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Blue House

“Mexican artist Frida Kahlo expresses her feelings about her husband, Diego Rivera.”

http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/132

“Nobody will ever know how much I love Diego. I don’t want anything to hurt him. Nothing to bother him and rob him of the energy he needs for living. For living as he likes – for painting, seeing, loving, eating, sleeping, being by himself, being with someone. But, I never want him to be sad. If I had good health, I’d give him all of it. If I had youth, he could take it all.” ~Frida Kahlo

Neil Kramer : The Construct

http://neilkramer.com/the-construct.html

“Neil Kramer writer, philospher and teacher takes us on a journey in his own unique way through what he describes as ‘The Construct.’ A matrix of distraction and disinformation which diverts our gaze away from the ‘Organic Signal’ that encompasses us.”

“The world really isn’t the way we were told it was. Now, that is very, very self evident and there is no real escape from that… It’s not a rumor, it’s not a notion and it’s not a vague or faint possibility. It’s something that is right there, we can see it. It doesn’t function; the system is broken…

When we rewire our inner landscape, that is the only thing that shifts the outer landscape…

Move away from [The Construct’s] media… move away from it’s broadcasts. They do not represent actual reality in any way, shape or form. The filters of those broadcasts are so at odds with what’s actually happening in the world that it really deters us from seeing clearly from our own filters, from our own way of looking at things – and it creates a sort of noise. So, we have to decontaminate ourselves from the mainstream media and that’s a very powerful way of doing that. Not just, ‘don’t watch tv,’ the whole thing. Everything.

So, to move away from that noise creates space for us to receive the real signal of reality. The only signal is the organic signal, and that does not come through the media. It’s not possible to perceive clearly when you are continually force feeding yourself with news and violence and sports and celebrity and those deceits. You have to detach from it…

You don’t detach yourself by hiding, you detach yourself by reformulating your own perceptive operators. To say, I am going to see things as they are… I am going to decide what is newsworthy, and I am going to decide how much attention I pay to local, national and international affairs, and what is relevant and what’s important… You claim the power, in this respect, by determining for yourself what you want to look at, what you want to put your energy into, [and] what you want to become conscious of.” ~Neil Kramer

The End of April : A Time of Human Sacrifice

http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/the-end-of-april-the-most-magickal-time-of-the-year/

“Why do we often witness tragedy and senseless deaths during the second half of April? The list of violent events that occur during this time period is simply staggering. Here are some of them:

*April 19, 1993 – Waco Massacre: An FBI assault lead to the burning down of the compound of a sect named Branch Davidians, killing 76 men, women and children.
*April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing – 168 people killed.
*April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School Massacre – 13 people murdered, 21 injured.
*April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Massacre – 32 killed; 17 injured.
*April 16, 2013 – Boston Marathon Explosions – 3 killed; 107 injured.
*April 18, 2013 – Fertilizer plant explosion, Texas – 5-15 killed (Notice that this event occurred almost exactly 20 years after the Waco Massacre, which is in the same area. Also, on April 16, 1947, a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate docked at the Port of Texas City and erupted in flames, causing a massive explosion that killed approximately 576 people)…

[M]ost of the events mentioned above fit right in the mega-ritual “criteria” checklists. If you look carefully at the facts surrounding each one of these events, you might conclude that they were either carried out by government officials or blamed on mind-controlled patsies. Most of these events are absurdly gratuitous, generating even more trauma and causing people to wonder “what kind of evil people would do such a thing?” Unfortunately, these evil people rule us, and the same events are then used to further extremist political agendas. The powers that be have become masters at combining pragmatic politics with occult rituals

While many will ascribe the occurrence of these events during the end of April to coincidence, the fact remains: Mass violent events involving death and fire happen regularly during the same time period that is occultly dedicated to Baal, who is worshiped through fire and human sacrifice. Whether this is all done on purpose or just the result of some crazy universal synchronicity, the fact is still there and cannot be disputed.”

Also see, Why Government Should Be The First Suspect In Any Terror Attack:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-government-should-be-the-first-suspect-in-any-terror-attack.html

The Orwellian Paradigm : Killing You, For Your Own Safety

http://original.antiwar.com/faisal-moghul/2013/04/12/the-orwellian-paradigm/

“Almost thirty years ago, cultural critic Neil Postman argued in Amusing Ourselves to Death that television’s gradual replacement of the printing press has created a dumbed-down culture driven by mindless entertainment. In this context, Postman claimed that Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World correctly foresaw our dystopian future, as opposed to George Orwell’s 1984.

Contrary to Postman’s critique, however, the principles of Newspeak and doublethink dominate modern political discourse. Their widespread use is a testament to Orwell’s profound insight into how language can be manipulated to restrict human thought…

The semantic deception began shortly after September 11, 2001. “Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda,” Bush said in his State of the Union address, “but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

The defining feature of this rhetoric is that it declares war on a particular method of violence used by disaffected states or groups. In fact, the phrase “war on terror” functions as what semiotics calls a floating signifier, a term devoid of any real meaning and thus open to any interpretation. Terrorism has no shape, mass, or boundary; it is an abstraction, a tactic of asymmetrical warfare used to achieve political goals

The Obama Administration gave the War on Terror a facelift by rebranding it “Overseas Contingency Operations.” But the sanitizing nomenclature has done little to halt the institutionalization of the apparatus of tyranny – from Kill Lists to Disposition Matrices to Drone Playbooks to indefinite detentions to persecuting whistleblowers to pervasive domestic surveillance…

Like Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, the opinion molders – the handful of corporations that control the flow of information – sanitize reality to cover for even the worst cases of executive wrongdoing. Their paternalism regards people as mere casual observers to be controlled, not stakeholders to be informed about the democratic process. Their function is to control the narrative of events, for “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”’