Category: Living in the Now

The Opacity of Human Nature

The Definition of Opacity: In a painting or photography program such a InDesign or Photoshop, the user is able to create the amount of opacity, basically, its level of blocking an object or a color that is behind. For example, if you put a completely opaque picture over top of a blue background, you will see no blue. But if you change the #opacity of the front picture to 75%, you will see 25% blue bleeding through the picture. If you change the picture to 20% opacity, that picture or color beneath it will bleed through to the point where you may not even recognize the picture on top as it once was. Also, the places in the picture that are lighter will be filled with the image beneath it. The lighter the exterior, the more vulnerable to the opacity shift.

In so many ways as humans we have the ability to be completely opaque. In fact, of of us move through life never showing what’s beneath the surface. We only show our human nature and cover 100% of the authenticity and Spirit that is within us. In negative situations, people like Donald Trump can be 100% opaque, hiding the evil and narcissism within.

In juxtaposition to the negative, the positive humans have the ability to lessen our opaque exteriors and let the light and love that is within us show through our human veneer. As never before, humans are realizing that we are not “humans with a spirit,” but “Spirits, housed in a human body.”

As we become more aware of our spiritual core and the purpose within, we can let that purpose, love, and compassion shine through us in places that are most vulnerable to opacity changes, like our eyes, our hands, and our hearts.

We can turn up the Spirit by turning down our hard human exterior simply by our ability to become observers of our humanness.The more we can see the human behavior that we exhibit, the more we are able to control how much we show at any given time or our more loving interiors.

So, how can you tell what’s inside a human being? Is he or she authentic and real? This can be seen only by his or her ability to make the exterior human transparent (by changing his or her own opacity). The more transparent you become to the world, the more the light or the darkness within will shine through.

My hope—and the hope of Ra and the positive influences trying to save the world from turning negative and becoming annihilated—is that when we expose the light and the love by decreasing our human opacity, we will eventually use the magnetic light waves of love to draw all humanity back to Source or God. In turn, we can release the magic power of love into the Earth to draw it to a heavenly, more loving and compassion state.

How do you begin this process in your own life?

Today, recognize how much of you is a hard veneer that must do task after task to stay humanized and avoid looking at the potent, negative changes in the world. Realize you can stay in your own little world and can avoid the terror of the world completely on the exterior. But what about your interior fear? Will it not eventually show through your thinning human exterior? Will your opacity change and shift as you are unable hold in the darkness that lurks within?

Remember, the darker the color behind the picture, the more the colors will bleed through the vulnerable places in your human picture. So, you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You hold the peace and security of your family in your heart. You watch the news constantly and wonder when your children will be in the school with the gunman holding them hostage… Is it not time to change what’s inside of you to light? to become a source of positive change to the world, not a negative polarized only by his or her internal fears?

What would happen if you meditated everyday and believed in the possibility of change in the world—the ideas that God and Love could overthrow the worst enemy of humanity? What would happen if you could hold fast to this light and let it shine through your humanity—change your human opacity to 25% and let your authentic, God-self shine through. You plus me could change the color of the world to the light that is within us and allow the Earth to polarize toward the positive.

We could save our planet, if enough of us bend in the direction of transparency.

Become a less opaque human! Turn down the opacity of your hard humanness, and turn up the power of the loving Spirit within!

It’s time to shift.


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Some Lives Matter; some don’t!

Some children grow up with the idea that it’s okay to kill things—just about anything but their own family. They catch bees in a jar, torture them, and never once think that this is life! They step on bugs, catch frogs and even badger animals without most parents ever saying a word. Perhaps, they never see this happening. However, they are never taught that life matters, whatever the form it takes.

“Beautiful: Simply Because I Am!” Art by Bo Sebastian

So, when these same children grow up to kill things that they feel don’t matter or are causing them trouble, the neighbors and onlookers say, “He was never that kind of kid! She was always kind!” Was she?

She or he was always that kind of child, because that child was never taught otherwise. 

Okay, I’m not blaming parents; I’m blaming “the preverbal village,” in general. However, a large part of the responsibility becomes the parents portion to deal with since they did bring children into the world. But parents must  be awake enough to understand themselves so that they can teach a child. This is where society feeds us a bunch of crap by all of the trash and commercials we watch on television and simply believe because we are told to. I guarantee if you show a most people a MacDonald’s commercial with a triple quarter pounder 10x a day; that same person will want the burger and want it supersized.

So, how do we—as a society—begin to change the template of “what sentient beings matter?” This is the huge question today that we must answer to stop the endemic crime spree in schools and in on today’s streets. Is it the guns? or is it the minds?

I believe that guns shouldn’t be available, yes. No question here about that. But guns have to have a hand on them to shoot someone. So, we are back to what matters, who matters? We have no room in society for prejudice, but do we have room for people to choose to kill things simply because they are not like themselves? Are we not teaching prejudice when we say to a child, it’s okay to kill a cow, but not a dog? Are we not teaching the same subconscious message of prejudice?

We can’t choose which lives matter by intelligence or beauty. What about those children who are born deformed or with Downs Syndrome, for instance? What about some animals that are not so pretty, but very very intelligent, like pigs? What about insects that can build intricate castles beneath the earth and carry 50x their weight, like ants? Are any of these creatures worthy of being stepped on or murdered—just because?

We have a “me, too” movement going on that is trying to change the message about women in the workforce and how rethink the treatment of women in all areas of life. I believe that this movement is intrinsically for all of us, though. “Me, too! I’m old. I’m overweight. I’m devalued because I’m a certain color. I’m gay or transgender. “All of us matter!

Now, what about people who can’t speak for themselves, the mute or the ones who are too sick to talk? Do they deserve an advocate who will speak up for them? Of course, they do.

How about animals, like dogs or pets that we love but can’t speak for themselves. Should they be challenged with baseball bats by our neighbors because they dared to cross a property line? Of course, not.

Then, why are we drawing so many lines in the sand about who and what should be valuable in this world? Let’s make a concerted effort today to look at all things, people, and sentient beings as valuable—simply because they are!


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The Wolf in You

For the last few days, Dave and I have been seeing wolves on our path, on television and in dreams. We are firm believers of the American Indian tradition of animal totems. So, after seeing the wolf twice, we quickly looked up the meaning. Here is what we found:

Wolf as Your Spiritual Totem

Although their lore and legend is filled with blood-thirsty tales of terror, Wolves are the consummate comics of the wilderness. Their commitment to and love of family is humbling, their communication skills elegant, and their extreme intelligence awe inspiring.

And these traits are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Wolf symbolism and meaning is rich and multidimensional.

When wolf appears in your life it may be time to take a close look at a person or situation who may be a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Trust is earned, do not give it freely. Pay close attention to what your instincts tell you.

While this Wolf symbolism seems negative, consider that He is an omen of something you’re not seeing. Wolves have been observed to have a highly developed “third eye” or “sixth sense”. Because you’re seeking out Wolf symbolism and meaning, perhaps it’s time to work on cracking open your intuitive senses.

Wolf is also very smart, loves autonomy and has a strong social character.

When you walk with Wolf you’ll discover your intuitive nature blossoming alongside a healthy sense of self confidence. Remember, your soul still remembers what it feels like to be wild and free – to trust your feelings and choices! Look at the ordinary world in an extraordinary way!

Wolf sometimes appears when we face challenges for which we feel less than prepared. Wolf reminds you that you have all the tools in your spiritual treasure chest to handle this effectively. Take a step back and see with fresh eyes.

Today, Dave and I were headed to a family gathering. On the way off of a busy Interstate Ramp, we had a big blow out, flat tire, forcing us off of the side of the road. I have only changed 1 tire in all of my 57 year, and Dave has never owned or driven a car, so neither were prepared for this.

As luck would have it (or a spiritual lesson), I had transferred my insurance and my roadside assistant last month and never replaced the roadside assistant part of the program, leaving us to change the tire in the middle of trucks passing a steep turn at the top of a high altitude exit at 80 and 90 mph… The weather was a steamy 99 degrees. And we both looked at each other as if to say,  “where do we begin?”

I had an entire load of junk in my trunk. The spare was below.

We unpacked the trunk, got the tire and what seemed like a 2 inch jack and began our descent into hell. After we got the old tire off, the jack broke, and we were left with not many options.

I had remembered that the last insurance agent mentioned that my lease may have included roadside assistance already,  so I called inquiring about it with the backdrop of a loud interstate. I could barely hear the assistant.  We needed to make arrangements for someone to help us, including, perhaps a policeman to put up road block to keep us safer.

Making matters worse, one tire was off and the other tire wasn’t on, so the car was out of balance. We were both afraid that if we turned on the car and got into the air conditioning that we could tumble the car.

One and half hours later, we had roadside assistance change and fix the flat, as it was a nail in the tire that we had apparently run over.

As we were driving home, I had remembered Dave praying, “Wolf guide, help us. Angels protect us and lead us to a perfect outcome.”

I also remembered that every time I communicated with Dave, I tried very hard not to be harsh and tough on him with my accusatory voice, which I tend to get when I’m in a tense situation.

All in all, we had a very successful and powerful afternoon with the wolf helping us to overcome some issues in our relationship and gain trust in Spirit to guide and lead us in all situations.

I needed to nap for 4 hours to reset my mind, but after the nap, I felt as if the day had been a good one.





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