Though there is not much on the Illuminati as compared to the Freemasons who have a plethora of authors publishing esoteric material, many theorists have opted to use terms such as the "Cabal" to group these manipulative organizations. Truth is, we don't know who is what outside of the puppets used, at least not officially yet and much has been hidden. For example, even as a child I found that the history taught in schools were incomplete. Despite all sensitivity, I was the kid that kept asking why did Hitler want to exterminate the Jews. Not just ship them out, not enslave them, but Hitler wanted mass extermination. I was left drastically unsatisfied with my schooling that would spend a whole section every year dedicated to the Jewish Holocaust. American Indians got a paragraph in the book, African Americans got a few heroes, don't talk about the Armenian Holocaust or any other genocide for that matter, but the Jewish Holocaust got a significant amount of time over our education system providing the same simplistic information over and over again. It wasn't until I started studying the occult world in late high school that I started seeing WWII from a completely different perspective, especially with an organization that adopted one of the most sacred symbols used throughout the planet. Moreover, when diving into any major historical event, these occult societies had some major influence left undisclosed to the mass public.
Going through the occult material, there was always some sort of war/competition between individuals, sects, etc. More on point, going back to ancient times before the labeling of these groups, you had the White Brotherhood vs. the Black Brotherhood. However, no one knew exactly who was which. Maybe the masons were highly influenced by the White Brotherhood, but was infiltrated by the Black. Provided that masons trace their lineage at least to the Knights Templar, which were ordered to be destroyed by the Catholic Church on a fated Friday the 13th, the Catholic Church has typically opposed the Masons, which makes you wonder if the rivalry between the Catholic Church and Masonry is akin to the White v. Black Brotherhood. Currently, we have noticed more animosity towards the corporate and banking industry, both having their roots in the Catholic Church (corporate structure) and the Knights Templar (interest rates; when under the Catholic Church). So is it fair to pinpoint Masons as the Illuminati?
To pinpoint one organization as the White or Black Brotherhood would be quite difficult as history has shown these organizations to hold both positive and negative qualities. Much like any of these esoteric organizations and exoteric religious groups, there is the good and bad. Much like our ancient spiritual practices were usurped by patriarchal dominate energies, which led to highly spiritual practices being perverted to being tools of manipulation and control, including human sacrifices, it seems that if there was a Black Brotherhood, they would try to infiltrate every organization where the capabilities of manipulating and controlling others would be high. That would include every major political organization as well as every religion. If you control the people's politics, you control the parameters of society. If you control the people's religion, you control their belief system that either blocks or expands spirit (hence, the creation of monotheism; you bow to their entity).
However, the public's focus had been too much on the external organizations, the macro when really the individual, the micro, is the key to unlocking the appropriately named Illuminati. With the Illuminati using the term "illumination" much like "enlighten" and using symbols considered sacred to the ancients, such as the all-seeing-eye on top of the pyramid representing the third-eye, from an occult perspective, the Illuminati would seem to be a positive thing to awaken humanity. Nonetheless, this organization has been tied to all of the major wars, financial scandals and conspiracies, pretty much our collective idea of the devil. But, "as within, so without", the external circumstances and our awareness of such negativity maybe simply an attempt to "illuminate" the darkness within ourselves, the darkness within our collective consciousness.
Please attempt to view the entities about you as part of the Creator. - RA, The Law of One, Book II
As one of the main proponents of the shift from 3rd density free-will into the 4th density love, as well as pushing the disclosures on the organization he labels as the "Cabal", David Wilcock has been one of the best sources I've come across to help better understand our current predicament. Moreover, his main source, which also has been the source for numerous new age teachers, is the channeled material The Law of One from the entity RA. As has been expressed above, The Law of One was provided to the ancients, but was quickly misused to control and dominate others. Hence, the use of these esoteric symbols that were once used to uplift each individual had been diluted and rearranged so that only a few can be uplifted, which would lead to domination over others.
But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most, our one fellow and brother who most needed a friend yet had not a single one, the one sinner among us all who had the highest and clearest right to every Christian's daily and nightly prayers, for the plain and unassailable reason that his was the first and greatest need, he being among sinners the supremest? - Mark Twain
Each of us as individuals have our own karma that needs/needed to be worked out. However, we as a collective similarly have a karma to be cleared. Be it the collective humanity, the collective nation that you live in, the collective religion that you fall under, the collective city that you live in, there are plenty of attachments on both the individual and collective level that affect our progress. Often times, it takes a catastrophe to act as a catalyst to clear karma, which is objectively seen as creating change. For example, we need the corruption and manipulation of our financial institutions to show us as humanity that we were not meant to be slaves to the dollar. Without such corruption, many of us would be pummeling our way as a work machine living pay check to pay check without any question about the bigger picture of our lives. Another example, Christians need the terrible forms of Islam to put into play the teachings of Christ, of turning the other cheek, of loving thy neighbor, and most of all for all us, the gift of forgiveness. As The Law of One teaches, as the same with A Course in Miracles and other channeled materials, forgiveness is the scissors that cut our karmic attachments. Another words, to forgive is to negate karma.
I am Ra. Our understanding of karma is that which may be called inertia. Those actions which are put into motion will continue using the ways of balancing until such time as the controlling or higher principle which you may liken unto your braking or stopping is invoked. The stoppage of the inertia of action may be called forgiveness. These two concepts are inseparable. -RA, The Law of One, Book II
So when we think of the Illuminati, or the Cabal, or Satan, are they not but simply catalysts for humanity to place its awareness either in flight-or-fight karmic creating mode, or into a loving forgiveness karmic clearing mode. Post Sept. 11, 2001, it was flight-or-fight with the Islamic world here in the West. As a non-Muslim Indian male, no doubt the racism and tension was thick where is appears Americans lacked the ability to distinguish ethnic and religious backgrounds. However, Post Nov. 13, 2015 (Friday the 13th), the Wold seems to carry a bit more compassion towards Muslims, where the mob mentality of quickly grabbing the pitchfork seemed to be lacking, unlike it's Sept. 11, 2001 counterpart. That should be significant evidence that there has been a shift in perspective occurring at least in Western World.
I've been going through quite a bit of psychological/physiological clearing for the last year. Aside from work, I've been mainly living like a monk. I've been watching my food/supplements looking for optimal health, exercising pushing in more prana into uncharterered territories, read/watched mainly esoteric material as I find myself gravitating away from material I had once found fascinating, and have meditated my emotional ass off where emotional crap just flows down my grounding cord leaving me two belt knotches smaller (a feat of which two years of exercising/diet couldn't accomplish).
I grew up in a protestant elementary school, where we were taught the whole "judge not lest ye be judged". (Matthew 7:1). However, give the followers of this creed any issue from women's rights to other religions and you're left with massive judgment. Another words, this was not a "turn the other cheek" crowd. (Matthew 5:39). This was a crowd who felt all others should hold the same opinion, but done from the fear that those who do not hold such opinions will be condemned to hell (Dante's fiery Hell that is).
My friend's comment was based on a quote derived from Matt Kahn who stated that you will attract what you judge. Provided that the law of manifestation (attraction) expresses that you manifest what is being held in your emotional body, if we spend our time judging with condemnation, then that should manifest based on the emotions we associate with such judgment. Better stated, next time you're judging someone or something, take note of your emotions and how that feels for you. If you walk around in that emotional state, or should I say "attached" to it (karma), guess what you're going to manifest.
However, much like how noticing a thought in mindfulness meditation is actually a first step, since you realize you are something beyond that thought and not tied to it, the same applies with judgment where recognizing that you are judging is great first step. In this recognizing, you're disassociating your Self from the circumstance, where you are capable of seeing your ego body that is doing the judging in a third party perspective. Given that the goal is to not manifest that particular emotional attachment, we have to negate that emotional vibration and move into a higher emotional sensation.
Nonetheless, we've been taught by pretty much almost all teachers that judgment is bad. So as soon as we start to judge ourselves for judging others, we tend to beat our own selves down since we've been given the definition that it is bad. Much again like mindfulness meditation, how many people beat themselves down for having a thought? Move this beyond judging others, we also tend to overly judge ourselves based on the collective societal belief system bombarded on us. For example, we all probably judge our physical body based on the numerous media outlets depicting its ideal version of beauty. So the key is to forgive ourselves for judging others, for judging ourselves, and then send love to those aspects of ourselves and know that it's okay if judgment happens again. We're a work in progress. The goal is to transcend judgment, not overcome or fight it since those situations still leave a form of desire.
Understanding the importance of your emotional body and the ability to manifest what you attach to it (karma), that makes you think of how religion has been propounded at least since the fall of Sumer/Indus. For were we not taught to feel guilty for our "sins", or live in a society where punishment is more to harm than heal. In teaching a hell, or instigating fear as our news media consistently vomits, are we not moving the audience to have disruptive emotional bodies where they manifest thereof?
Rather than judge and punish, it's time to send love to those aspects of others and ourselves and understand that we are collectively creating these shifts out of our lower emotional sensations. Once we've done that, then will we still need/want to judge, condemn, etc.? It's time to transcend and manifest a new "reality", one where judgment is solely a tool to assess our decisions based on our emotional body.
My last day in Sedona was exhaustively eventful. My body was sore, but I've taken care of myself enough where the pain was minimal. Although a bit dirty and ready to crawl back into a bed, I drove back down the gorgeous scenery to International I AM where I was enthusiastically greeted by name by one of International I AM's owners, Christina. With complete elation, she was in gratitude that I came to support their students. Again, I was a bit perturbed at first given my motives were completely selfish in that, I'm looking for some answers. Given the power of Wednesday's session, I didn't doubt the caliber of the students, who were also at the Wednesday session.
Each student took her turn requesting to enter the energy of a particular audience member for a short message from Spirit. Although there were gaps of time between obtaining messages, each moment was well spent as I was completely impressed by each students ability. Although my messages appear to be a bit cryptic, others audience members who had no correlation to the organization had messages on point. Nonetheless, I was given messages such as holding a duality where I have the conservative appeal on one side and a flip to that with a "freak" side. Provided that my spirituality is my "freak" side, where I am intimidated to disclose much of my knowledge/experiences as they are not the norm, I have found myself becoming more and more open since my first visit to Sedona. Apparently, Spirit was really applauding me for that aspect of myself. In addition to obtaining some well-needed career information, the presence of two Spirit dogs following me (the 1 hour sessions was mainly silent outside, but dogs began barking when this tidbit was disclosed), I was also provided information about a joyful event (Wedding; not necessarily mine) to help boost my emotional body, an unknown but distant travel to Africa for the end of next year, and quick visit and hello from my maternal Grandmother who was kneading bread (roti) in the after-world.
The session ended with a quick goodbye where I thanked the owners, Whitney and Christina, for both Wednesday and Friday. The sessions were a big part of my Sedona experience that I will always remember and I felt saying goodbye was the perfect way to end my Sedona trip. Although I didn't think of it at the time, Whitney had expressed to me that when she saw me walk into the building, she had the sense that I was also going to stand up in the front and give a reading as if I was a student. Maybe that's a prediction for the future, as both Whitney and Christina would be excellent teachers given the positivity that effortlessly flows through them, but I'll leave that up to Spirit to decide. For now, I'm complacent with the knowing that Spirit is guiding me and believe will continue to have a greater presence in my life.
My last day in Sedona was a bit exhausting. However, instead of driving back to Southern California later that day, I was going half way to the gambling spot of Laughlin, NV. for the night. A brilliant plan provided that the following day was Halloween, and I didn't want to exhaust myself driving to visit my nieces and nephews.
Again, I woke up early to get to Cathedral Rock before other tourists ventured to the area. Probably a 1 hour steep hike, the views on Cathedral Rock are incredible. On the top of the trail, you're at the bottom of the large boulder rocks surrounding you like the sensation of being in an open top cave looking out into the horizon. I managed to get to the top where I was alone for a good 40 minutes. With no one to answer to, no one to describe the sensation of the experience, I was able to simply be. The first time I did this hike in 2014, I was left thinking how do I describe this experience to my numerous family members still sleeping in the hotel. However, there was nothing worth reflecting on and I was able to simply adjust myself mentally to soak up the moment.
One of the things I would notice from each of the vortexes that I had visited in Sedona was a knowing at the end of my visit, that I had got what I came for, whatever that may be. In carrying that thought, I was immediately greeted by a tourist who made it to the top and shrieked "damn" rather loudly at the view. Slowly coming out of my Sedona induced bliss, I tried to keep my attention on the view but was distracted by the tourists. Apparently coming in separate groups, instead of taking in the view, many of the tourists immediately proceeded to take posing pictures, talk with each other about where they came from, and then immediately walked back down the path. No one else noticed the moon's brilliance, which left me thrilled as I selfishly felt that she was only shining for me (Can you find her in the pictures above). Again, to each their own.
Given that I wasn't able to trail Boynton Canyon the prior day due to the rains, I was again under time constraints on Friday to get done everything I wanted to accomplish. Moreover, I was feeling the burn of the hikes after the steep Cathedral Rock. Nonetheless, I pushed on to the neighboring vortex of Bell Rock, didn't climb as much as this vortex is usually littered with tourists, then proceeded to lunch and Boynton Canyon afterwards. I was dismissed from handling Boynton Canyon the prior day because of the rain, however, I think I was meant to traverse this trail at a particular moment to feel her magick.
Everything has a purpose and I began feeling the magick of the songs as the drums drew in a hawk that flew above us. The hawk can be seen as the Egyptian Neter Horus, symbolic of the third-eye. As Ted Andrews further elaborates in Animal Speak, the red-tail hawk shows the seat of primal energy with the grounding color red, but yet soars high in the sky. Moreover as further discussed, the Ojibwa consider this bird as a messenger of the Gods, providing you with signals. Again, I was reminded of the Chariot that I drew from the tarot deck, the timing was perfect for me to have this experience and I knew that something was looking out for me.
As other tourists started making their way into our prayers having conversations on which direction to walk next, I again had the knowing that I got what I came for. It was time for me to go, to leave the natural bliss of Sedona as Boynton Canyon was the last natural stop for me before revisiting International I Am. As I was walking down the trail with the full knowing that I was done, I couldn't help but feel a bit of loneliness as I felt that this trip would have been so much more if shared with a special someone who would be open to the same experiences. No doubt I had come across and greeted many attractive tourists/locals. However, as my emotional body began spiraling downward while walking to my car, a fellow elderly gentleman walking up the pathway quickly greeted me and stated "I have something for you, it's in the shape of heart as it holds all of the loving energies that Sedona has to offer". I was handed a Sedona red rock carved into a heart shape. The gentleman quickly scrambled on while I was still in a state of shock telling him, "I really appreciate the gift". I was completely dumbfounded. Well, what do you think, is something looking out for me?
The owners of International I AM, Whitney and Christina, are full of love and light. They were not pushing a sales gimmick, but legitimately have a service to offer to help clients throughout numerous facets of their lives. Hence, although intimidated of what may arise, the energy in the room was relaxing and nothing like a horror movie portraying spiritualists as something unholy. In the dark room, after requesting my spirit guides to assist me, I found that I had the inability to open my eyes. Not thinking it was anything beyond the norm, I didn't address this issue with the group. Like my typical meditations experiences, I felt some pressure inside my head. Moreover, anytime I tried to open my eyes, my eyes would feel a burning sensation making me teary eyed. It wasn't until another individual in the room disclosed similar sensations that I immediately considered that this was Spirit. As one of the owners had described, Spirit was merely working with our chemistry to increase sensitivity.
After disclosing my sensations, I relaxed into the pressure of my head, didn't fight to keep my eyes open, and just let the cool relaxing tears flow. As one individual in the room noted, there was a Spirit above my head working on clearing some things as well as cat walking around my right foot. Moreover, another individual noted a labyrinth in front of me, where she described that I needed to walk a labyrinth to find the answers that I have been looking for. The stress of the long day of driving was melting away, the room had actually gotten impossibly darker somehow, I saw a shooting star flare on the ceiling, and I knew I was where I was suppose to be. The clearing above my head was completely believable given what I was feeling and was something I have been trying to do with my meditations. The labyrinth made perfect sense and had noted that labyrinths have also been showing up for me in the last year. But, the cat, the cat is what really got me and I didn't really think about it until after I got back to my hotel. As described in my prior posts, a large black jungle cat has made her presence known in my prior meditations that ended up becoming a segue to feeling the sensations of Kali. Could this cat be the same as in my meditations?
Feeling the exhaustion of the day and ready to sleep, I left back to my hotel immediately after the session. As I laid in bed, I could not help but think that I might be able to see something if I relaxed into the darkness of the room enough. But as fear struck in and knowing that I wanted to get up early to hit the trails, I called in quits and rolled over to sleep.
The following day was the only day it rained on my trip. Luckily, there were only slight drizzles in the morning where I was able to handle the airport vortex (and trail). The airport vortex offers you a complete 360 degree view of Sedona and is only a brief 10 minute climb. Although the twisting juniper trees were not as abundant as expected signifying vortex areas, the view was enough to experience a higher view or tap into a higher perspective. For the life of me, I do not know how tourists quickly scramble to these areas, take pictures, then leave without really soaking up the scenery. It's like looking at the Mona Lisa for a few minutes without spending the time to enjoy the details of each brushstroke. But oh well, to each their own. From here, I traveled to the "Tuzigoot" ruins. Like the sphinx, much of Tuzigoot was originally covered in soil and needed to be excavated. What was found was a large brick-and-mortar structure that apparently housed many different indigenous groups, like a meeting point.
I wanted to trail boynton canyon thereafter, but the winds and rains made me settle for exploring the shopping areas instead. I probably went through most of Sedona's new age shops that were clustered in the main shopping areas, looking for deals on gemstones that I would resonate with. There are definitely price differentiations between the shops where I was able to find some great deals. Nonetheless, the rainy day was still highly fruitful where I ended up back at the hotel around 8:30 pm ready to prepare for the next day of even more hikes and a revisit to International I AM. Read Part III here.
Sedona holds a special place for me. I visited these red rock mountains for the first time last year, where I purchased my lemurian quartz that really opened up the world of gemstones for me. I believe Sedona was a catalyst in increasing my sensitivity to beyond tangible reality. So with my boss leaving for a week to visit family out of country, I decided to take an impromptu trip back to Sedona to re-experience what has become my favorite place traveled so far.
The day before my trip, Tuesday, Oct. 27, was the full moon in Taurus. The energetics are more grounded compared to what the astrological shifts have been addressing these last few months. Numerous websites have addressed this as "dreams come true" or simply "settling feelings" where the road we walk is a bit more stable. Awesome energetics to take this short sabbatical to hopefully gain some grounding again. Provided that my condominium faces west, I normally don't get to see the moon until much later in the night or early morning. However, waking up for work on Oct. 27, she appeared from a small open fold within my bedroom window curtain, shining in all of her glory. I took that as a good sign with the idea that hopefully my trip will look somewhat like James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy.
Prior to my travels, with last minute planning, I researched events occurring during my stay. Among the concerts, or Halloween festivities, there was one "new agey" event that sparked my interest. This was the only event scheduled during my stay, a Psychic and Mediumship Workshop at the Sedona "International Institute of Advanced Metaphysics (International I AM)". As an introvert that mainly wanted to get to the vortexes with as much mental clarity as possible, I hesitated to do any social event. However, I told myself, "if it's close to my hotel, then I should really consider it". Well, it ended up being 0.2 miles, or a 5 minute walk away from my room. So I registered.
Provided that my 2014 trip lacked visiting the indigenous ruins, I chose to visit "Montezuma's Castle/Well" (nothing to do with Montezuma) which is right before Sedona. It was a nice detour from immediately going to my hotel, where there was only so much I could squeeze in between 12:30 pm and the scheduled 6:50 pm workshop. But, everything worked out perfectly. The "Castle/Well" reminded me of alternative history tunnels into inner earth, something straight out of a David Hatcher Childress book. It was my first stop on my trip, and although I felt the solitude of being on my first solo personal travel, there was no loneliness with the knowing that I have a higher purpose for this trip. I then proceeded to the Amitabha Stupa for further blessings for my travels before I check-in with my hotel.
The next stop I had planned was my hotel, rest for a bit and clean-up, then move on to the workshop. However, I missed making a right into my hotel parking lot and made the next right to turn back around. However, in huge print was displayed on a poster "book sale today", where I took the bait and ended up spending the next hour at the Sedona Public Library. On seeing the metaphysical books this place had for sale, and at the near-steal prices, let's just say I was having flashbacks to the Chariot card. After spending about $45 for books ranging from Tibetan high meditation to the Rosicrucian's, I was under the pressure to rush to make sure I made it to the workshop.
I quickly entered the hotel check-in rushing knowing that I needed to iron my clothes, shower, and hopefully take a short breather before the workshop. I was greeted with the scent of delicious Indian food and a fellow Indian who greeted me with a huge smile. A bit exhausted, I took in the room decor with a large "Aum" symbol, numerous tourist flyers, many large and gorgeous gemstones, and a picture that made my jaw drop. On the wall, the Hindu owners had hung a picture of the beautiful Hathor. If you've read my prior posts, you know my affinity for Hathor and her connection with Kali. After the owner told me a few things about Sedona and knowing I was under time constraints, I just had to ask about the Hathor portrait.
I only had enough time to unload my car, iron my clothes, and quickly dash to the workshop. I was exhausted and a part of me didn't want to be in a social atmosphere. Just wasn't in the mood, and food and sleep sounded pretty good. However, I knew I would hate myself if I missed this experience. Hence, I proceeded to "International I AM" and was greeted by numerous females who just had a radiant glow. Everything and everyone was of love and light. As a workshop to increase sensitivity, I was expecting an arsenal of techniques to add to my meditations or confirm my current practices. However, the workshop ended up being so much more powerful, do I dare label it more of a seance.
More to come in part II.
Overly educated and continuously exploring and revealing more behind the veil.
"It cannot be too highly emphasized that the mystic swims in the same waters in which the psychotic drowns."
-James Wasserman, The Mystery Traditions