Monday, February 22, 2016

Saint of the Environment

[] In the late nineteenth century, Ascended Master Kuthumi—also known as Koot Hoomi or K.H.—collaborated with Helena Blavatsky and El Morya to introduce humanity to the spiritual teachings of theosophy. And like Master M., K.H. is dedicated to advancing the spiritual fitness of mankind to a higher consciousness. Thus, Kuthumi approached his interaction with humans in the same manner as his mahatma contemporary: he veiled his identity behind the Indian dignitaries of the time, in this case, Thakar Singh Sandhawalia, leader of the Singh Sabha movement. Founded in the early 1870s, this Indian independence campaign emerged as a grassroots effort to maintain the purity of Sikhism, otherwise eroded by Christian Missionaries. Sandhanwalia, Ranbir Singh—one of El Morya’s aliases—and H.P.B joined forces to spread theosophy throughout India.
Kuthumi and El Morya shared a close relationship through the ages. Both trained by the Ascended Master Maha Chohan, the spiritual duo, as two of the wise men, paid homage to the baby Jesus: K.H. as Balthazar and Master M. as Melchior. Kuthumi also shows up as Sir Percival at the round table of King Arthur (aka El Morya). But his incarnation history isn’t limited to associations with his spiritual Brother. Kuthumi’s past lifetimes include the Greek philosopher Pythagoras; Thutmose III, the warrior pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty; Shah Jahan, the emperor of India and builder of the Taj Mahal; and founder of the Franciscans, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Highly educated and extremely private, Kuthumi, a Cambridge University alumni, spent 200 years in seclusion in the Himalayan Mountains before ascending in 1889. He is a gentle Master affiliated with the Golden City Malton, and the Gold and Ruby Rays of ministration and service to humanity. In one of his earliest letters to A.P. Sinnett, Kuthumi calls the holy Golden Temple of the Sikhs his home, although he’s seldom there, preferring the solitude of Tibet.
Author Alice Bailey, who continued to work with the Masters after Blavatsky’s death in 1891, writes about a visit from K.H.: “Master Koot Hoomi, [is] a Master who is very close to the Christ.” In 1895, Kuthumi told the fifteen-year-old Bailey that she would travel the world “doing your Master’s work all the time” and that “I would have to give up being such an unpleasant little girl and must try and get some measure of self-control. My future usefulness to him and to the world was dependent upon how I handled myself and the changes I could manage to make.”
A.D.K. Luk writes of Kuthumi: “He was such a lover of nature that he would watch a certain phase for hours, or would stay a whole day with a flower to see it open into full bloom, and perhaps watch it close again at night. He was one of the few who represented the heart of the Nature Kingdom. He was able to read through the Elemental Kingdom and accelerate his consciousness to a point where he was of assistance in that realm. Birds and animals were drawn to him to be in his radiance which was about him; drawn by his constant attention and adoration to his Source.” From Points of Perception, by Lori Toye

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Extreme Weather Strikes Israel as Sea of Galilee Rises, Negev Floods

[BreakingIsraelNews] Following a week of unusually mild weather, winter returned to Israel this weekend as a large rainstorm struck from the north to the south, causing floods in the desert and dropping snow on the mountains in yet another round of apocalyptic weather in the Middle East.
The storm made itself felt in every part of the country. In the north, Mount Hermon was closed to visitors and skiers due to heavy snowfall, fierce winds, and heavy fog. The Sea of Galilee, which is at a near-constant risk of depletion, fortuitously rose by 1.5 centimeters, said the Water Authority.
In the southern Negev region, heavy rain has caused dangerous flash floods, washing out roads and stranding those unlucky enough to be caught in the storm. Ten hikers were rescued near the Ramon Crater by the volunteer Har Hanegev search and rescue unit.
The Ein Gedi area, near the Dead Sea, was particularly hard hit, with several schools closed on Monday following flash floods. Another rescue team was called in to extract a number of cars which had become stuck in the nearby Arugot Stream. Read More

A New Madrid Earthquake Is Coming And America Will Be Shaken Like Never Before

[RightSideNews] Most Americans expect the next great earthquake in the United States to come on the west coast.  But what if it strikes right down the middle of the country instead?  The New Madrid fault zone is six times larger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.  Back in 1811 and 1812, a series of absolutely devastating earthquakes along the New Madrid fault zone opened very deep fissures in the ground, caused the Mississippi River to run backwards in some places, and were reportedly felt as far away as Washington D.C. and Boston.  They were the strongest earthquakes ever recorded east of the Rocky Mountains, and scientists tell us that it is only a matter of time before we experience similar quakes.
In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey has admitted that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“, and the number of significant earthquakes in the middle part of the country has more than quintupled in recent years.  Someday, perhaps without any warning, an absolutely massive earthquake will strike the New Madrid fault.  Thousands of Americans will die, tens of thousands of structures will be completely destroyed, and millions of people will find themselves homeless. Read More

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fields of Light: Master Your Light Within and Without

[] Would you let go of everything and everyone you’ve ever known, and move 1200 miles to a desert you’ve never been to, just to fulfill a spiritual mission presented to you by Ascended Masters?  That is what author and mystic Lori Toye did, when she committed herself to be of service to a host of Spiritual Teachers, not of this Earth plane. She promptly uprooted from her childhood environment, and moved her family to Socorro, New Mexico, with her new partner Lenard. This book, Fields of Light, is a result of that move. It functions as a spiritual map of sorts. It allows us to see how our choices can lead us down roads not previously taken. But these roads are not just common roads; they present those on the path with unique opportunities and challenges. Traveling these roads means letting go of the norm and having the courage to step outside one’s comfort zone. It means dropping the safety net that often keeps us from seeking and learning beyond the current confines of our environment;  physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It also means letting go of everything that has become familiar to us, to discover unknown regions of ourselves and seek new opportunities in unknown environments.
These paths often require radical changes. That’s because small changes do not challenge us and radical changes will move us. They are meant for our own spiritual development, to push the soul into a state of acceptance, detachment, sacrifice, and forgiveness.  This typically requires another person or an outside relationship that will create challenges that move us toward love and light.
Fields of Light, is not only about the paths that we take out of our comfort zones, it is about the light that is created through pursuing our higher mission, facing challenging partnerships, dealing with the inevitable results of our choices, resolving seemingly unsolvable problems, and connecting with spirit and the higher realms to find spiritual solace, love, resolution, and finally our inner light. The techniques in this book, presented by the Ascended Masters, help spiritual seekers find, Master, and contain the light within and without. Read More

How To Prepare For The Cascadia Megaquake

[] Oregon Field Guide spent a year-and-a-half probing into the state of Oregon’s preparedness, and found that when it comes to bridges, schools, hospitals, building codes and energy infrastructure, Oregon lags far behind many quake-prone regions of the country.
This is what your home and community could look like after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.
This is what could happen to critical infrastructure — schools, hospitals, fire stations, etc. — across the state.
This is what you should have as a disaster emergency kit in your home.
Disaster experts recommend having evacuation kits ready as well.
OPB’s Unprepared series is dedicated to stories that inform our community about the dangers of a megaquake, and to examining ways our region can be better prepared. Oregon Field Guide spent the last year-and-a-half probing the state’s level of preparedness. It found that Oregon is dangerously far behind many quake-prone regions in the world. Watch the hour-long Oregon Field Guide Unprepared special.

Asteroid to fly 21 times closer to Earth than the moon NEXT MONTH

[ExpressCo]On March 5th, an asteroid dubbed 2013 TX68 might pass by just 11,000 miles away – the moon is 238,000 miles away.
The asteroid was first discovered in 2013 when it made it’s first fly-by, but this time it could come even closer.
However, on the other hand, Nasa states that it may be up to 9 million miles away.
The space agency has been unable to get an accurate prediction on it’s orbit because it is a newly discovered asteroid.
Paul Chodas of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies said: "This asteroid's orbit is quite uncertain, and it will be hard to predict where to look for it.
"There is a chance that the asteroid will be picked up by our asteroid search telescopes when it safely flies past us next month, providing us with data to more precisely define its orbit around the sun.”
The next time the asteroid is due for a flyby is in 2017, when the odds that it will crash into Earth are one in 250 million.
Although the chances seem slim, it is more likely that 2013 TX68 will plough into Earth next year than it was to win last weeks Powerball jackpot in the US, when odds were one in 292 million. Read More

Weather Forecast–Climate Change Signs? Cities Issue Severe Weather Alerts

[The BitBag] Severe weather alerts have been issued in many cities and regions since the past week up to this day especially in the US, Australia and UK. The weather conditions have been getting worse lately. Are these signs of climate change?
Severe weather warnings were issued for north-west and north-east England, Yorkshire and large sections of southern Scotland as reported by the Met Office. “Yellow Warning” of ice was issued for much of Scotland at 10:57 on Tuesday, January 16. The warning is valid from 16:00 Tuesday, January 19 to 11:00 Wednesday, January 20, according to BBC. A widespread frost is expected across Scotland leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces through Tuesday evening, night and well into Wednesday morning. The Met department asked people to be aware of the potential risky driving conditions. Also, a flood warning was issued for “Southwest” by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales on January 19 at 13:15.
Meanwhile in Australia, a fierce thunderstorm is moving towards south-western Western Australia, bringing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones as it moves through Perth. The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia earlier issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including and between metropolitan Perth and Mandurah as the system passes through the state’s capital, reported 9News. The Bureau has warned that the storms may cause significant damage to homes and property, with flash flooding also a possibility. This includes people in, near or between the following towns, Mandurah, Busselton, Bunbury, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Katanning and Albany.
The widespread “severe weather warnings” point toward the extreme changes in the climate that is proving disastrous for the lives of people. A tornado in Manatee County, Florida in the US on Sunday had left two dead and five injured as well as wreaking havoc in the area, reported BitBag. Another freak EF2 tornado in Sarasota had destroyed properties worth millions. These freak weather conditions that sparked two
EF2 tornadoes, much powerful than the usual EF0 tornadoes are a sign of the changing climate.
Climate change fears have been growing since a lot of freak weather conditions especially excessive floods occurred during the last years. The French Riviera flash floods that left 19 dead in October is one such incident when the area received more than 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone. In December, Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India was lashed by heavy rains leading to severe flooding that resulted in the deaths of at least 280 people and large scale damage. Northern England too had faced severe flooding December of last year, another case of extreme weather.