Surprising, and fun. I had a boyfriend back in the day who was Assyrian Iranian. His family was lovely: warm and fun-loving, and the food was yummy, yummy, yummy: dookh (the yogurt and mint drink), kebabs: chelow (ground beef strips), juji (chicken), shish kebabs (beef and vegetables, the shish is the skewer), the spice samakh, the dolmas (grape leaves or cabbage), Turkish coffee (yuck on taste, but the fortune readings were fun).
Lamb testicles are a delicacy. I was tricked into tasting it. Smelled delicious when grilled with onions, but when boyfriend's father wouldn't say what it was, I was suspicious. Everyone laughed and said, Eat, Eat. So, I ate. Never trust a twinkle in a Persian father's eye. Never.
The Assyrians are Christian and were/are a persecuted minority in Iran. This family left because of the Muslim persecution in the late sixties. About a decade later the Shah was deposed and the Islamic revolution happened.
Never believe all people ("them") are bad. They aren't. It's the leadership that has gone bad. Haven't we learned that lesson here in America? Are "we" DC? No.
The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun's ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that Earth's upper atmosphere is responding.
"We see a cooling trend," says Martin Mlynczak of NASA's Langley Research Center. "High above Earth's surface near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, the upper atmosphere could soon set a Space Age record for cold."
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As Julian Assange And Ben Carson Issue Warnings To America And The World
http://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Michael-23-160x118.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 262px) 100vw, 262px" width="262" height="193" />I’d like to look at a conversation Archangel Michael and I had in my last reading with him, through Linda Dillon, on Sept. 21, 2018.
In a nutshell, he said that what’s holding the Reval up are lightworker attitudes – primarily one of entitlement – we are the chosen ones; we have this because we deserve this, etc. Everything else is in place but they want to work on our sense of entitlement.
Let me reproduce his comments here and then I’ll comment on them tomorrow, if you’d permit me.
Steve Beckow: What is holding the Reval up now, Lord?
Archangel Michael: What is holding it up is still some of the attitudes of the Lightworker community; [primarily,] the belief in ascendancy. And I don’t mean ascension.
I mean of privilege. And I don’t mean the privilege of serving the Mother.
There is a very strong sense of entitlement and [the growth of] greater division [in the Lightworker community] – that there are those who are blessed and there are those who are not; those who are the chosen people and those who are not.
This is being worked on very assiduously, especially by Archangel Uriel.
Everything is in place [in terms of the Reval]. Everything is ready to go but we want to shift some of these attitudes before…. Well, it is a matter of days. (1) So we are working on it.
Steve: Is the Reval going to happen before the end of the fiscal year of October 1?
AAM: Not necessarily.
Steve: Okay, so all these dates that people come up with, “Oh, the end of the fiscal year. Peace here. A meeting there,” they don’t really mean anything, do they?
AAM: Again, these are distractions. Our concern in this regard is the Lightworker community.
And what is happening is [the lightworker community] are putting all their attention on these distractions and on this event or that event and it is not about that.
It is about the quotient, the heart quotient, the love quotient. And, when they are placing their attention outside on these manipulations, it is not helping the process.
Tomorrow let me comment on what he’s just said.
(Concluded in Part 2, tomorrrow.)
(1) Get your hopes up too high at your own risk. No prediction so far has come true, from anyone’s lips. This is a gradual process with peaks, rather than something that begins and ends at discrete points."
Thanks to N'imra for this one.
Meditation & health
" three minutes of meditation affect the electromagnetic field. Eleven minutes of meditation, modify the glandular system. Thirty-one minutes of meditation allow the fluids of the glandular system to reach all the cells in the body. Sixty-two minutes of meditation change the gray matter of the brain. Two-and-a-half hours of meditation, modify cells, body tissues and rebuild the entire system. The person is reconstituted as if it were in the womb "
- Yogi Bhajan
This is America:
“Kent,” a 68 year old veteran dying under a bush outside million dollar properties in LA. The softball size tumor on the side of his face is now a gaping hole. Dried blood covers his hands and face. Flies swarm around his head, not bothering to wait for him to die before laying their eggs in the open wound that is crawling with hundreds of maggots. He tries to speak, but I can no longer understand him. This is fucking America!
“I’m just looking for a place to die,” he said. Those were his first words to me when I first discovered “Kent” about a month a go in shallow bed under the bushes outside my place. Like many people, my initial gut reaction was, not in my backyard! But I know better. I’m aware that homelessness is a symptom of our broken and wasteful system, and the basic lack of decency, and compassion towards one another. We treat people like trash. We want to discard the parts of society we don’t want, but like plastic, it’s never going to go away. All we do is make the problem worse, rather than realizing that our own habits are the problem. The way we treat people is the problem. We speak to one another through our own filters, and judgements before we even get to know them. So, instead I brought “Kent” water, and sat down to talk with him for awhile. He pulled his hoodie aside and showed me the tumor on the side of his face. “I did it to myself,” he said. Years of smoking was the likely cause. He went to the VA for medical care, but he said that he felt like they were just waiting for him to die so he left. I asked if I could get him some help, but he didn’t want it. “I’m just looking for a place to die,” he said.
We are all full of shit, guys. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Between the look-at-me-now Instagram selfies, the woke AF Facebook posts, and the heated political rants over which party is more American, we have lost our souls. We’ve sold out. We’ve forgotten that real wealth comes from investing in one another. This isn’t the “Me Too” era, it’s just the “Me” era. We are the wealthiest, and most wasteful consumer culture in the history of humankind, and we buy everything they sell us, even their excuses. “We can’t fix every problem! It’s too big! It’s too expensive! Get a job! I had to work for it, why shouldn’t they?!” Bullshit!!! Each bomb we dropped on Syria costs us $100 million, and we’ve dropped dozens. The Iraq War cost American taxpayers over $2.5 trillion dollars and counting, and it was a lie! We have our own national emergency right here in the City of Dreams, but we don’t have enough money to fix it. Could you imagine what would happen if we took funding for just one of those bombs, and dropped it into social services for American communities; into shelters for the homeless; medical care for our vets; clean water for Flint?!?! Don’t say we can’t fix the problem, because that’s bullshit. We can!!! We are just so god damn brainwashed and complacent that we don’t think we actually have any power to change it. But change starts when we stop ignoring the problem, and realize that we are the ones to fix it. Even the smallest act makes a big difference. There is no one else to call! Tag! You’re fucking it!
The irony of the fact that I took a photo of “Kent” as he lie dying outside my house while waiting for paramedics to arrive, and posted it here for all to see, isn’t lost on me. This might appear hypocritical to some, but that won’t change my commitment to people like “Kent” in my community. I will continue to treat these people with dignity and respect, and be of service anyway I can, and if in the process, this post gets at least one of you, the next time you see someone camped out on the street, to stop and talk to them; to put your hand on their shoulder; to call them brother or sister; and to restore even the slightest sense of dignity in them through a simple act of compassion, then it’s worth it. Not everyone can help in the same way, and sometimes people don’t want help, but we all can be human to one another.
As they lifted Kent onto the stretcher, he raised his hand, and gave me a peace sign. I don’t know his status at this time, but I will post an update as soon as I can. - People over Profits - -Compassion over Comfort -
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