Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Story for our Times?

This story was originally posted on my other blog Beautiful Traitor exactly 2 years ago today on March 22nd 2007. In occasion of the anniversay, I re-publish it here... still relevant I wonder??



Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.

In his opening address he said,

"We can't keep people from going to pray."

"We can't keep them from reading their holy books and knowing
the truth."

"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship
with their GOD."

"Once they gain that connection with GOD, our power over them
is broken."

"So let them go to their prayers; let them have their covered
dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time
to develop a relationship with GOD."

"This is what I want you to do," said the devil:

"Distract them from gaining hold of their GOD and maintaining
that vital connection throughout their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent
innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."

"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the
husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they
can afford their empty lifestyles."

"Keep them from spending time with their children."

"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no
escape from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that
still, small voice."

"Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever
they drive." To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going
constantly in their home and see to it that every store and
restaurant in the world plays non-religious music constantly."

"This will jam their minds and break that union with God."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."

"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."

"Invade their driving moments with billboards."

"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs,
sweep stakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional
offering free products, services and false hopes.."

"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so
their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's
important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives."

"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night."

"Give them headaches too!"

"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they
will begin to look elsewhere."

"That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them distractions to distract them from teaching their
children the real meaning of life."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive."

"Have them return from their recreation exhausted."

"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's
Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts,
and movies instead."

"Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in
gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time
to seek power from GOD."

"Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing
their health and family for the good of the cause."

"It will work!"

"It will work!"

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing people
everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and

Having little time for their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of GOD to change

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his

Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?


Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Art of the Genuine

Often it is the small daily things that are important, that keep us all together. After all, we're not all here to save the world... are we? Are we? Okay, bear with me...Lets say we were - just for a moment of fantasy - to think we were going to change the world... how would you do it? Through grand acts of keeping bridges from falling down like superman, or the more respectable acts of donating your money into philanthropic causes... or perhaps just through (dare I say it?) - being human?

From the Wingmakers site these words from a paper titled The Art of the Genuine caught my attention:

The art of the genuine is the practice of coherence between the deeper awakening of the heart virtues within each of us, and their faithful expression in the worlds of form. Those individuals who are awakened to the frequencies of the energetic heart within and practice–to their best ability in the moment–the expression of these frequencies in their behavior and actions are practicing their highest purpose.

Allow me to stress this point: they are practicing their highest purpose. They are not seeking it. They are not wondering what it is. They are not frustrated by the enigma of their seeming elusive purpose. They are simply practicing it...

...This alignment increases the ability of the individual to achieve genuine expression of their heart virtues through their behaviors and actions.

The spiritual works of earth are cluttered with so many admonitions, rules, precepts, laws, formulaic processes, and esoteric practices that the art of the genuine may seem oddly simple, and therefore less potent. However, it is the simple acts of virtue that hold the true power of transformation and upliftment.

Which brings me right here to this story... which I think sums it up better!

Truly Important Things

Nasrudín began to chat with some friends. One of them, suddenly, asked him about his wife:

- Oh, my wife! - he said - she stays at home.

- What is her occupation? - the others asked.

Nasrudín shrugged his shoulders and said:

Insignificant activities, unimportant things, small things without any transcendence. She takes care of the work at home, takes care of our children and helps them with their homework, goes to the market, does repairs when it is needed, like painting the house and fixing whatever is broken. She takes water out of the well and waters the orchard, also takes care of her ill mother and my mother too; sometimes she visits her sister and helps her out with the children... those kind of things, small things of no importance.

- and what do you do? - someone asked

- Ah friends, I am truly important, of course! I am the one who investigates if God exists.

...Need I say more??


Monday, March 09, 2009

Messages for the Ground Crew

Below are some extracts from the short text 'Messages for the Ground Crew' which is allegedly a text that was channeled to George Green. Whilst this cannot be validated, some of the material stands up on its own merits. This text primarily deals with the need for humanity to 'wake up' now and fast, in order to be responsible through these coming changes. As Frank Herbert never tired of reminding us - 'the sleeper must awaken'...

Each pathway to the completion of the human experience is unique for each human...

...Now is the time to wake up, become aware of that which surrounds you and decide if it is good enough, or is the "more" worth desiring it enough to commit to attain it at all costs...It is a monumental decision...As difficult as the planetary situation is, there is purpose to it. Mankind must learn to be a responsible being individually which then in composite form is reflected in a planetary whole...

...The balancing feature is in the fact that humanity is both consciously and unconsciously asking for help. The help that is available does not appear in a tangible way that humanity as a whole can recognize, and yet it definitely is present and available.

...Humanity wants to know the exact time they will be rescued, which is an impossible dream...Thus the message of encouragement to those who are aware and capable and understanding the nature of their assignment is to "hold the pole". They must know that there is a plan and that they are very much a decisive part of that plan, even though their part appears to be doing nothing. In fact, it is important that they appear to be doing nothing so as not to draw undue attention to themselves...It is those who are to quietly do their part that need the most encouragement.

...Though this sounds like the easiest of assignments, in the times yet to be experienced, it will not be simple or easy to remain calm, to observe and allow the actions and reactions to surround one and not lose control! To remain devoted with no recognition in a society that thrives on attention and quick gratification will be a stretch for many who truly desire to serve in some capacity in the days to come. As humanity asks for help, it must also respond to the help that is offered to it, no matter how simple or ineffectual the requested response may seem to them. This is what is required in order that more help may be brought to bear on their behalf. It is a simple plan of a request, a response, a further request, another response, etc.

Always remember, subtle energy is powerful and powerful energy is subtle. It could also be called a "grass-roots movement". Use it!


Extracts taken from 'Messages For The Ground Crew' - which can be downloaded as a pdf here.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday!

That's right - 'Between Both Worlds' is now officially 6 years young! Sunday March 3rd 2003 was the first post on this blog. And - like most things - I never anticipated it would get this far! For this 6th anniversary I re-post below the exact words I opened BBW with:

Between Both Worlds (BBW) is a site that will hope to share information about a search that is both individual and yet collective. It is the search for meaning, Truth, and understanding. Many have taken this path, and many will continue to do so. I am no exception. It is only that thanks to the new modern age of information communication technologies, there is the possibility for a greater depth of connectivity between all global peoples. As our global world develops towards an increasingly precipitous future, there is greater need in preserving the tradition of spiritual understanding and awareness of our evolutionary role within a much larger, universal context. With the enveloping capitalist modus operandi, material consumerism is taking attention away from a contemplative life. Moments of introspection, consideration, questioning, leave us as the world moves towards pleasure principles of external stimulation. Hence the title of this site refers to the maxim 'Of the world yet not of the world': the call for one to acknowledge that the path towards understanding must be taken within society and not in a reclusive setting. Likewise, it also calls for the strength to be separate from the immersion in purely material attachments.

What I will post on this site will be reflections, poetry (both old and new) and mirrorings of my own journey as it too continues to unfold. My friends will be able to check the site when and if they wish; newcomers are most welcome, as are responses and contact. Again, to reiterate, this is only a humble offering of an individual contribution. What is most important is that the new social ordering of connectivity can be made use of to proliferate ideas, thoughts, and understanding between as many like-minded people as possible. The future is not a distant relic, it is built upon our moments now. What gives us meaning is how we choose to make use of our moments, now.



Monday, March 02, 2009

Webpage Update - New Materials

My homepage - - has had some refurbishment. It now holds a range of downloadable pdf files on a range of subjects.

From the homepage click on 'Online Materials' and there will be a list of subjects:

Inner Development





There are some interesting books available, as well as interviews and shorter texts. Please feel free to browse...

Also - I have a new link 'Video & Audio Links' - from here there is a comprehensive list (in the 100s) that will have something to suit everyone. I have to qualify by saying that I have not seen most of the videos listed. Some I have watched; others I know about. Some are new to me yet taken from external sources of similar interest. There are some great Terence McKenna interviews; some quantum physics; esoterica; ufology; science; mysticism... lots of material.

Please enjoy... and pass on!

Onwards & Upwards...