Saturday, December 23, 2006

Where's the Accountability...?

This is one of the best speeches I have ever read. Sean Penn told it like it is when he received the 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award from the Creative Coalition on December 18, 2006 in New York City. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! If you care about truth, if you too wonder why a President can get impeached for lying about his sex life but not illegally bombing a country, killing, wounding and destroying the lives of millions of innocent people in the process, if you are increasingly incensed by the media blindly and pathetically following Bush's agenda, then you have to read this:


"...Words may be our most civil weapons of change, when they connect to actions of sacrifice, or good will, but they have no grace or power without bold clarity. So, if you'll bear with me, borrowing a line from Bob Dylan, "Let us not talk falsely now--the hour is getting late."

Global warming
Massive pollution
Non-stop U.S. war in Iraq
Attacks on civil liberties under the banner of war on terror
Military spending
You and I, U.S. taxpayers, spend 1 1/2 billion dollars on an Iraq-war-'focused' military everyday, while social needs cry out.
Health care
Public transit
Environmental protections
Affordable housing
Job training
Public investment
And, levy building.

We depend largely for information on these issues from media industries, driven by the bottom line to such an extent that the public interest becomes uninteresting.

And should we speak truth, we stand against government efforts to intimidate or legislate in the service of censorship. Whether under the guise of a Patriot Act or any other benevolent-sounding rationale for the age-old game of shutting down dissent by discouraging independent thinking and preventing progressive social change.

The most effective forms of de facto censorship are pre-emptive. Systemically, we are encouraged to keep our heads down, out of the line of fire--to avoid the danger, god forbid, that someone in the White House, on Capitol Hill, or a media blow-hard might take a shot at us.
But, as a practical matter, most of the limits on creative expression and other forms of free speech come from self-censorship, where the mechanism of corporate clout offers carrots and brandishes sticks. We avoid a conflict before the conflict materializes. We reach for the carrots and stay out of range of sticks....

...What is impeachment? It's not a Democratic versus Republican event. Not if used responsibly. If the House of Representatives votes to impeach this president, is he thrown out of office? No, he is not thrown out of office. That is not what impeachment is. Impeachment is the opportunity to proceed with accountability and give our elected senators, democratic and republican, the power to pursue a thorough investigation. The power to put the truth on the table. Mothers and fathers are losing their kids to horrifying deaths in this war every single day. Horrible deaths. Horrible maimings. Were crimes committed in enlisting the support of our country in this decision to go to war? For the moment we're living the most spineless of scenarios; where the hawks abused impeachment eight years ago, now, the rest of us politely refuse to use it today. Let's give the whistle-blowers cover, let's get the subpoenas out there, and then, one by one, put this administration under oath. And then, if the crimes of "Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" are proven, do as Article 2, Section 4 of the United States Constitution provides, and remove "the President, Vice President and...civil officers of the United States" from office. If the Justice Department then sees fit to bunk them up with Jeff Skilling, so be it. So...look, if we attempt to impeach for lying about a blowjob, yet accept these almost certain abuses without challenge, we become a cum-stain on the flag we wave. "

I highly recommend you read the full version. Penn doesn't hold back and rightly so. It's about time we all stopped holding back. Click here to read (source: Counter Punch):

For info on the Creative Coalition:

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A little perspective

This is great - clever, funny and a little reminder that we're just a small speck on a little dot in a big massive universe.

Turn up the sound.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Energy Readings & Soul Guidance - Moving to the Next Level

Many readers, channels and mediums are expressing similar viewpoints right now about a change in the way readings are unfolding. We are in changing times and TIME itself is changing. The future is no longer there to be read, if indeed it ever was. We are now moving into a time where more of us are becoming conscious of the fact that the present is what is real, all else is either illusion or irrelevant. The present is the space from which we create our reality. The present contains our greatest power and potential. The question is no longer: what’s going to happen in my future? The more important question to be asking is: What kind of future do I want? The second question is: How do I make it happen? This is the kind of reading that I believe more readers will start offering, and more clients will start requesting. It is empowering and hands back responsibility to you.

There are those, including myself, whose work it is to be a channel or medium accessing information from the energetic and higher realms. Know that this is information you always have access to yourself. However there are times for all of us when confusion, doubt and fear overwhelms us, clouding our clarity, making it so that we can’t hear our own inner guidance or feel our own intuition, or access the information we need to access. That’s where a reader can help, to help you see your true self when you can’t see it, to remind you who you are when you have forgotten, to bring through the words from your guides that you aren’t hearing. The information is always exactly what you most need to hear at the time. What you do with the information is up to you.

Don’t ever become dependent on readers for guidance, or think that is the only way you can get guidance from the higher realms. You are your own best source of information. If you have a problem or an issue that is on your mind or in your heart, take 5 minutes to sit in a quiet space. Breathe deeply in and out a few times. Ask that you be connected to your highest truth, love and light. Ask your higher self, guides and angels to be with you. Quiet your mind, think about your issue or question, and see what comes. Get out your journal. Start writing. See what comes. If you are doing this and still there is a sense that you aren’t getting the whole picture or message, you have a choice. Let some time go by and see if the situation resolves itself or you might feel that it’s a good time to get a soul reading as a gift to yourself. Some people get one once a year, others every few months, whatever works for you. Let yourself be guided to a reader who looks like they themselves are living their truth, who is aligned to a vibration that feels compatible with yours. There are readers who tune in to your fears, doubts or desires and present that to you as their reading of your truth, or worse project their own issues into the reading blurring their perspective. That is not helpful and never makes you feel good in the long-term! For example, a client was told by a reader she briefly encountered that a business venture she was thinking of wasn't a good idea. After tuning in I saw that my client had some deep yet natural fears about starting her own business. The fears needed to be addressed and acknowledged which allowed her to understand her hesitation in moving forward. This freed her to start planning her business with renewed excitement, knowing her fears were making sure she moved into it as prepared as possible. Her fears had a purpose, they were not in this case a wrong way sign!

Ask your guides or a trusted friend to recommend someone who will channel information directly from your highest truth and authentic self. A reading should always feel ‘right’ in the pit of your stomach. Sometimes truth can be challenging to hear but we are all naturally attuned to our deepest truth so when you hear it or read it there should be a sense of ‘yes, this feels right and true’.

May you always be guided to the guidance that is right for you. If you have any questions about readings at all, please feel free to email me or visit my site:

The Flip

No message resonates more with me than the idea that we are all here, at this time, to create a new earth, a new reality for humanity. As we look around at the increasing chaos many people are shrugging their shoulders saying there's not much we can do about it. Others are calling it the end times. Yet there is a growing wave among us who believe otherwise, who believe that the chaos we see is the natural falling away of a world that no longer serves us, to make way for a new world that we serve for the collective and highest good. Yet the choice is ours - which path are we going to take? Do we want to create a new reality for ourselves and the planet, or are we going to give up at the last minute and say to Earth "Thanks for the memories"? The time to decide is now.

The instant I found out about the book 'The Flip' I thought yes, this is exactly what people need to read!! Written by visionaries David Rippe and Jared Rosen it is filled with inspiring and practical Visionary Wisdom including insights from Oscar Arias, Gary Zukav, Candace Pert, John Gray, Barbara Marx Hubbard and many more who agree: we are in the midst of an evolution revolution! Offering simple yet powerful 'Flip Tips' the book shows the way forward for making changes in every aspect of our lives so that we can all, one by one, move from living in an 'upside down world' to one that is 'right side up'. David and Jared, thank you thank you for such a great work, may it reach millions!!

The Flip:

December Monthly Vision

What’s Happening this Month in your World
Embracing Personal, Global and Cosmic events to Enhance your Reality, written by Dana. Happy End of Year!

Dec 5 Full Moon Gemini
Something comes full circle, or perhaps a chapter ends, in the realm of communication. Maybe you finally have that closure talk with someone, or create closure in your own mind about an issue that has been churning round and round. It’s time to make a decision, it’s time to stop battling between two forces or choices, it’s time to pick a path and go with it come what may. Alternatively it might require working out how to integrate two seemingly opposite paths – can you have commitment and freedom, security and adventure? The answer is yes: own all of these qualities within yourself and you will find your outer reality forms to match your new inner perspective.

Dec 6 Saturn Retrograde Leo
Saturn is the disciplinarian of the zodiac, making sure we are grounded in reality regarding any goals, projects or fantasies we have committed to creating in our life. When he goes retrograde you find yourself faced with the nuts and bolts of anything you have in your life that hasn’t been secured properly. Is your foundation solid? Can the structure support the great vision you want to build? Wherever Leo is in your chart (see for free chart) is the area that will naturally arise for attention duing this retrograde period (until April 19 2007) with the following words in mind: stability, commitment, structure, discipline, responsibility.

Dec 7-9 – Alliance for a New Humanity: The Human Forum, Puerto Rico
The founders of this rapidly growing and positive organization include Deepak Chopra and Oscar Arias: “We call upon all people who are tired of passively waiting for things to change.”

Dec 10 – Human Rights Day
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today is a great day to remind ourselves of this declaration and ask ourselves: what are we doing about it?? It’s all good on paper but in reality how many of these articles are being enforced and ensured? The UN has created a wonderful ideal but until they genuinely own and use their power, and we all do our bit to support them and other like-minded organizations, it remains just that: a wonderful ideal. The time to be true to this declaration on behalf of all humanity is now. Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here:

Dec 20/21 New Moon Sagittarius
Dec 21 Summer/Winter Solstice

The New Moon in Sagittarius occurs this year right on the cusp of a powerful day: the Winter/Summer Solstice. This is the shortest (Northern Hemisphere) and longest (Southern Hemisphere) day of 2006. It’s a day for new beginnings, and a turning point in a chapter of your life. Sagittarius represents the adventurer in all of us, the part of us that yearns for travel, exploration and higher learning, whether it is in our outer or inner world. He is constantly striving to be more, see more and experience as much as he can. He is also the archer – he sets his mark and goes for it. He is a visionary who puts his dreams into action. There are 10 days left until 2007 – take this time to write your Vision list for 2007. What dreams do you have for yourself? What do you want to learn? In which area would you like to grow? How can you make it happen? Good luck!