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Engaging Life in a New Living Awareness as ONE Together

Engaging Life Together

I’m breaking from the normal posts for a moment. This last fall a very magical event occurred not necessarily related to Ufology, yet the overtones certainly have their foundation in common with the quest for getting to know our neighbors better. It appears some Arcturians (tall Greys) were involved in the set up as well, from a few perspectives. We don’t often have physical evidence or references to share, yet this is one that we think you will enjoy.

Luba Brodsky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was trained as a concert pianist and teacher of piano and music theory. She also had an intense curiosity about her star family relationship, feeling like they were present in her life from very young. After a stroke in 2008 which paralyzed the right side of her body for some time, she willfully brought herself back to playing and teaching piano. To meet and listen to her now you would never know.

Engaging life after her recovery, she became intent on exploring her spiritual path which led her to studying Kundalini yoga. Not only did she study it, she engaged a Kundalini teacher training program; a grueling 26-week program that took her to a new living awareness of energy and matter. During this time, her relationship of 26 years (interesting correlation, eh?) ended rather abruptly. She began researching ‘twin-flame’ information across the web and watching Tom Campbell’s videos. Life was about to change, again, only for the better this time.

I, your curator, had been going through his own dark night of the soul regarding relationships, eventually coming to terms with being comfortable alone. It was a tough process and yet, as soon as the choice was made, a dream/vision occurred that changed everything. The essence of the dream was a hug, a simple hug (NOT), that led to a complete merging of the two into one energy. It was something I’d never felt before then and at 60, I didn’t think I ever would.

A few days later I was invited to an outdoor music festival where I met a guy, Brent, who also happened to be in that 26-week Kundalini yoga teacher training class. He invited me to the graduation a week and a half later, which was odd but immediately accepted. It just felt right. On the way there the next Sunday, October 28th, I had a thought about the kind of environment it would be and that, of anywhere, it would be a great place to meet someone. I didn’t really think I would.

Kundalini Conundrum

Upon arrival I heard an old friend yell out my name as soon as I got out of my Montero. She was a member of a UFO Contactee group I had facilitated for a couple of years and just three days older, both of us having birthdays at the end of June. After a short conversation she had to go, but not before saying she felt there was someone there for me to meet. ‘Yeah, right,’ I thought. Brent and his son arrived just as we were invited inside for the graduation ceremony.

Brent and his son sat in front and I sat in the back of the room and waited. While waiting for the ceremony to begin, a young woman walked in front of me. We had no eye contact, but my heart had this really strange sensation as she walked by, like it flipped in my chest. Well, I got the clue and paid attention. I felt really odd because she looked about the age of my daughter, who is in her late 30s and I felt uncomfortable at the possibility.

She was eventually called up as a graduate, which I had not assumed earlier, Luba Brodsky. ‘Hmmm, Russian?’ I wondered. When she spoke her ‘I Am statements’ as part of their process her Russian accent was obvious. I still wasn’t sure what to do about this strange feeling. Once the ceremony was over, the back of the room cleared out almost instantly, it seemed, and we were left standing there, looking at each other.

Awkwardly, I introduced myself and told her I found her very intriguing and would like to get to know her more if that was an option. Her first response to me was, ‘Are you reading me?” I felt like I’d invaded her space and apologized for the gaze, admitting that I knew I didn’t blink much but it wasn’t intended to peer in so deeply. I told her I felt something different and had to explore it. She said it was okay and that she had felt something, too. I asked her to lunch, even offering to prepare it at my home, having found out she had just moved a few minutes away a week prior. Oh, and she wasn’t my daughters age thank God, she was a Piscean born in 1968.

Cosmic Conundrum

That is how it began. After a few times together and discussing a wide variety of topics, including extraterrestrials and my involvement with them the conversation shifted to one of inquiry. She acknowledge that she’d felt ‘them’ around and just a few years prior finally saw one of them peer out through a wall, just sticking his head out slightly and enough for her to see him without freaking out.

She had been in meditation seeking entrance into the Akashic records focusing on a couple of questions: What is my purpose in life? Who am I? The answer she received was, “Mother and Teacher” and then she saw a wall that looked like a TV screen filled by static that seemed to go on forever. The face of a grey gently protruded from the wall for a moment, then receded. She felt an intense love from it.

I asked if she’d like to find out more about him or them and see if one had been ‘assigned’ to communicate with her. I felt there was an opening for it to happen. I’ve had numerous ‘sessions’ with others of like fashion over the years. This was the first for this kind of relationship, though, and it felt very important. I was nervous. I wasn’t sure it would even work, but I got over my insecurity and moved forward with the process.

I had her relax and did a little guided process to prepare her for the introduction, almost like preparing for a hypnotherapy regression only there was no regression to occur. I had her imagine a stairway with a door at the top and describe it to me. She did. I asked her to walk up the stairs and open the door, letting her know that as she did there would be an opportunity to engage ‘them’ and possibly meet her ‘handler’ as I called him. I refer to the three tall greys I’ve known since childhood as my ‘handlers.’

The door opened and she saw a room full of cherubic-looking figures dancing and running around like they were in some kind of joy-filled moment. I thought it was kinda funny, but a good start for her introduction. I asked her to ask their ‘leader’ to step forward and introduce himself (since she already felt it was a male). One stepped up and announced himself as ‘Nick.’ Then I asked her to ask him to show her his true form and before I got the sentence out she said he had morphed into a tall grey. We had a short conversation, which was all we could manage because she was so excited and just wanted to talk about the event.

Returning to Relationship

The ‘twin-flame’ information she shared with me later showed we had all the characteristics from several lists she’d found to share. It was spooky cool to say the least. The fact that she came from Russia and my ‘mission’ of harmony among people and planet was perfectly served with a partner from ‘our’ arch nemesis was simply surreal, let alone the nearly infinitesimal nuances we shared in our behaviors. I proposed to her a couple of weeks after we met.

I moved her, her 12-yr old son and 83-yr old mother (who speaks only Russian) in the first week of December. It seemed the only appropriate thing to do since we were spending every moment together that she wasn’t teaching. My work schedule was my own so I made myself available, of course. It took a little bit of time with her son, still reeling from the breakup of just a few months prior. Once settled, Nick began making regular visits and on one of them, told her she could trust me with her life.

Now she wasn’t so accepting of this alternative reality she was experiencing on a regular basis. Although it was exciting and intriguing as well, she had a hard time bridging worlds and being comfortable with the dual citizenship, so to speak. There were many more discussions of how and why we came together in what seemed to be such an effortless fashion. Sharing the process with some online groups seemed to stimulate deeper conversations with others online, too. We are a living example of how the universe (God, Creation, Reality) conspires to bring harmony and purpose to those who truly seek it.

Life for each of us certainly has had its challenges. We stayed the course, didn’t give up and yet gave up everything that got in the way of our natural spiritual paths. The result was simply a magical and mystical experience of a reality we had only dreamed possible. The funny thing is we were both driven by this inner knowing that it could happen if we became submissive to the process. That word ‘submissive’ was an issue for her for some time, especially as a powerful woman let alone being Russian. There is a huge difference in cultures from American women.

Fall Equinox 2017

Fast forwarding to our wedding on the fall equinox of this year, 2017. We got our wedding license on the spring equinox, so the timing seemed perfect. The location was at the base of Bell Rock just outside Sedona, Arizona. Our officiant, who happened to be a retired UFO lawyer and known as the ‘vortex jumper’ in Sedona, had taken us to the top of Bell Rock a few weeks prior. We’d been introduced through a mutual friend and were considering the ceremony on the top as well, but after the climb we decided the attire of choice would be too much of a challenge to take up and change on top. Our witnessed weren’t the best climbers, either and we wanted a nice and safe event.

The ceremony was perfectly timed at the moment of the autumnal equinox. The words Peter, our officiant, spoke were quite elegant and referenced the many realms of creation we all know exist and honor. Luba and I stood on a couple of rocks and I stepped across the gap as a symbol of traveling across the void to become ONE. It might have looked a little silly to passersby (Bell Rock is a popular place) but we didn’t care. It was the action of intention that mattered to us. We got some nice photos as well.

When we returned to Peter’s place, a short distance away, we were greeted by two other Top of Bell Rock Club members, Amanda and Kyle, visiting from California. We struck up an wonderful conversation as we shared the photos of our ceremony with them. Allison was a contactee as well and had been learning how to channel, mainly Arcturians, for the last several months. We later made the connection between the tall greys and the Arcturians as being the same ones Luba and I had been encountering for most of our lives.

That evening after a wonderful dinner at Cucina Rustica, we were sitting on the balcony of our honeymoon suite looking over The Ridge Golf Course when Luba felt Nick’s presence. It was totally unexpected for her and a bit overwhelming as she acknowledged what was happening. She always wonders if it is just her imagination, even though she said she felt like they were trying to pull her out of her body so they could speak with her. I attempted to soothe her in knowing she was safe and that she just needed to be present with them for a few moments was all.

Of course I was curious of about the conversation and asked her what they were saying. I could tell she was really hesitant to say anything. It seemed like whatever they were saying was almost too much for her to believe. Still, I prodded until she gave it up… They were pleased at the her union with the son of Ashtar was the first thing Nick had said to her. It had her wondering about her sanity and whether she was making it up in her head. I told her the sensation she was having of their presence was certainly something that she couldn’t just imagine. It had to be real, based on her prior experiences as well.

Her experience brought up a lot of things for me that I’d held at a distance for some time, opting for a more ‘normal’ lifestyle of steady work and playing golf occasionally. I have to say I’d hoped that our union would indeed create more opportunities to explore our cosmic connections with the Galactic Federation as many of us know it to be called. My commitment to ‘the work’ had also been contingent on having a life partner that was also congruent with her knowledge of other worlds and our ability to flow within them and ours as well.

I’m sure there will be more to come. Thanks for tuning in.

 

 

A Fresh Edition – Vetting the Quest for Truth

advice - thoughtSupporting the quest for the truth in Ufology

Fifteen years into the new millennium and, objectively, we’re still no closer to getting along with each other. It is still hard to tell the truth about human-centric agendas and relationships, let alone  extraterrestrial encounters. What would possibly cause us to think we’d be able to embrace, let alone accept, open contact with races from places beyond our solar system?

Conspiratorialists would have you believe there are government cover-ups and military coups just waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting public. Others would have you believe that there are no threats from space, only our fellow humans are suspect. Information toward both perspectives is available and even prolific on the Net, but who’s vetting it?

Claims, confabulations and critical thinking are caught in a swirl of slippery slopes. How are we to know the truth? Is there something, some trick of the trade of discerning truth, that allows us to filter the information with some sense made common? Some say sensitivity to frequencies or vibrations may do just that, but we’re bombarded with stimuli that often produces a sensory overload.

If we just step back and look at all the social media postings about this, that or the other… can we determine the agenda of the poster? Is it just some arbitrary information that someone has come across and needs to feel like they are contributing, so they post it without comment or concern? What kinds of posts seem to draw out comments? Are the comments thoughtful responses or just truncated tidbits?

Communication is key in building any kind of community. It is even more important in ufology and tangential topic areas. Common understanding and common knowledge are often two vastly different perspectives. Even more critical and necessary a question: What are the real agendas of those who’ve become the ‘authorities’ or ‘personalities’ within the overall community?

Are we still facing the masks of the ego, or is there emerging hope for wego? After all, doesn’t the community build the future and evolve based on how well we all get along? That seems to be the message that filters down through the various sources who claim contact and are confident their experiences are not warped by belief systems or other psychological manipulations.

Have you noticed an emerging understanding that Ufology is less about phenomena and more about awareness or even consciousness? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of the ‘phenomena’ as an external event-driven experience? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of personal or internally-driven experience as part of the ‘phenomena’ today?

There seems to be plenty of stories about malevolent activity, but no proof to back them up. There are also many other stories of just the opposite and often no proof to back them up either. The reality is we’ve got plenty of video of various types of encounters and none of them show any malevolent activity. We know that throughout human history, populations have been manipulated through fear and mistrust.

Perhaps is we looked at the ‘phenomena’ with new eyes, free of presumption or postulation, and asked some basic questions there might be some sense made common that emerges. There have been a number of researchers over the decades since Roswell who’ve attempted to ask better questions. The stories of encounters or experiencers are tainted with deep-seated belief systems and perspectives skewed by varying degrees of intelligence and/or understanding.

Are we indeed planetary or galactic citizens? Are we human-centric or inclined to engage universal understanding through means beyond human? What does it really mean to be human? Is there a consciousness beyond the mind/body/spirit/soul complex? What might our evolutionary path look like as a human-centric civilization?

What might it look like from an expanded view, considering other worlds of form and/or consciousness? What might form, fit and function have to do with our reality? We have far more questions than answers currently. We have the ability to have conversations, too. Perhaps that is the next step – minimize the talking heads and incorporate or initiate facilitated discussions.

The latter is an enigma, often riddled with folks just wanting to tell their stories. Experiencer groups often challenge the facilitator to manage the conversations and minimize the pontification of those with self-serving agendas. They also need to be able to recognize when others have valuable understanding and wisdom to share. Groups of any size are always a challenge, no matter the topic. Communication protocols and procedures need to be in place for a community to develop effectively and have lasting results.

2015 IUFOC – from a patron

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Jim Dilettoso, Zen, Liz Alpert, Clifford Mahooty

A moment in time…

Many years ago the gentleman on the far left in photo, Jim Dilettoso, along with Ret. Col. Wendelle Stevens (RIP) organized the first International UFO Congress in Tucson, AZ. I was quite fortunate to have been able to be there, arriving in a limousine owned by a mutual friend, Roy Haddix (RIP), along with the future mother of Jim’s awesome daughter.. now a teenager. Some really amazing things have happened over the years.

The event today brings people from all over the world. Mine is a personal experience of connecting with others and sharing what we’ve found in our personal direct experiences and relationships forged from internal and external perspectives, something that is not particularly shared on stage by the presenters. Most of that information is perhaps more linear and, quite honestly, polarized in one perspective or another. Below is a series of interviews I did at an event in Sedona in 1992, which includes Jim Dilettoso and others. It’s a veritable synopsis of what is and has been going on for decades.

This year was probably the most profound shift I’ve noticed in the willingness of people to share openly, mostly patrons rather than actual presenters. The shift has been in their ability to question and the willingness to see things from an inner perspective, free of polarization. This demonstrates the growth in awareness and consciousness among the collective of experiencers. The morning and evening gatherings of experiencers in a facilitated session by Yvonne Smith brought out the fact that many are still grappling with the intense juxtaposition of fear and freedom in experiencing non-linear and non-local events of their own.

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Rey Hernandez, Rev Zen, Richard Dolan

There is a new organization called FREE (Foundation for Research of Extraterrestrial Encounters) that has taken the environment to a new level of investigation. Rey Hernandez and I shared a table during the event and got to know each other well, another unexpected joy for me particularly. FREE’s work, began by folks like John Mack (RIP) some years ago, is bring an opportunity for contactees to share their experiences and study the commonality. Academic studies of the phenomena of long been plagued by the reluctance of the scientific community to explore.

Today, the work of FREE is forging a new path in the acceptance and corroboration of a common theme in the awareness of experiencers, that of a congruent understanding of the helpfulness garnered toward the actualization of an openness toward our Star Families, revealing the potential of many who have found their lives to be integrated with a massive movement toward evolving consciousness. Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr. Rudy Schild are co-founders of FREE. Dr. Mitchell and I had conversations about this possibility when we met at the Prophets Conference in Phoenix in 1997.

Travis-ZenThe common perception among nearly all the folks I was able to meet and speak with for any length of time over the 5-day event was that we are learning how to move beyond our internal fears prompted by the induction of various philosophies and religions, Travis’ recent shift is one of the most notable. Of course there are those who still seek to polarize the public for personal and profitable reasons. The great thing is that the discussion of personal discernment is growing and the suspension of old, worn out belief systems is occurring throughout this environment. Some folks are still gullible and want to believe what they are hearing from these proponents of polarity. Indeed the conduit is closing, though, as the seekers of truth are reflecting their awareness more openly.

Perhaps there is a desire for harmony among people and planet, promoted by the majority of contactees, that is encouraging those who’ve felt like they were ‘abducted’ to look at their experience from a larger view, one of an expanded consciousness that is being offered by our extraterrestrial neighbors. The natural process of chaos to order is certainly being recognized.

Contact in the Desert

Your Chance to Win Tickets!

Now in its third year amidst the desert background in the Joshua Tree area, Contact in the Desert is moving the the end of May. Patrons are getting their wish as the previous August dates, even with the Perseid meteor showers, was challenging to heat-sensitive folks. It’s a beautiful venue, though.

Contact in the Desert New Dates

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site. Their mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential. The atmosphere is certainly conducive, especially with the new dates for the 2015 Contact in the Desert event.

You can enter to win two free passes for the weekend, too. Click on this link. It’s time sensitive. Make sure you look up our Curator, Zen Benefiel, at the event. He’ll be staying in the Rose Cottage and will undoubtedly be hosting some great after-hours discussions. Keep your eyes and the skies and your head in the silence within… that’s where you’ll find the most interesting conversations.

Convincing UFO Response

advice - thoughtContinuing the Convincing of UFOs

… a convincing response to Dr. Joeseph Burkes

Ah, the photo from the first IUFOC poster back in 1991. It was a grand event in Tucson, a collaboration initiated by Retired Col. Wendelle Stevens, Bob Brown and Bob Dean (I think)… with a little help from Ted Loman and Jim Dilletoso. Riding down from Phoenix was the first time I’d ever been in a limousine, courtesy of Roy Haddix who was a long-time friend of Jim’s. These guys were investigators and thinkers, hoping to share their passion and purpose – disclosure and exposure of VIPs (Veritable Intelligence Patterns) and UFOs to the public.

I agree with you about the blinds coming down and the glossy eyes, Joseph, but for different reasons. The subject material, after the initial fascination wears off, causes one to have to think deeply about their belief systems, concepts of reality and personal relationships in the world. Thinking deeply is not a comfortable place and many, if not most, run from the invitation. I’ve even seen it in classrooms where I’ve challenged students to think deeper by applying the Socratic method.

People tend to want to be told how, what and who to do with no accountability and responsibility for their own thinking or acting. Their eyes are dull, their minds are chaotic and their capacity for intelligent conversation is challenged. The shades are drawn and nobody is home. The deer in the headlights is only moved by the deflection of pointed questions and the inability to say, “I don’t know,” without having to defend some position. The wise are doubters, willing to put their truth on the chopping block at any given moment.

It appears that even those deeply invested in the ufology field also have that limitation at certain points where their previous concepts and/or professions of understanding are threatened. They can quite confidently go up to the edge of the cliff, only to run back to the comfort of the past prejudicial and psychological denials when threaten with new information. These actions are most often toward experiencers who present possibilities that cause them to consider what one might call quantum concepts within the mental frameworks of established ufological authority.

Now the past attempts at communicating concepts through ‘contactee’ interviews, statements and writings have often fallen short of the articulation and tone of believability. Scott Mendelker’s work is an example. The interviewers of contactees presented nearly a ‘lost in space’ perception due to the style and words used in their individual articulations. Striving to be considerate of the audience and presenting information so that it is palatable as well as understandable is something authors don’t always consider.

Perhaps because of that early miscommunication, so many contactees are frustrated with the lack of attention paid to the ‘real’ things that are going on above and beyond the standard ufology-focused consideration and events. We’ve moved on from phenomena, sightings and even in some cases the need for disclosure. There has been very little attention paid to experiencers. It’s a subject that has still not garnered the deserved attention it needs, withholding what I think you’ll agree is pertinent information necessary for our beneficial and effective personal and planetary evolution.

Grant’s recognition of the cycles of patterns in ufological behavior appear to be leading to an even greater awareness of not only interactions, but a kind of bio-spiritual evolutionary process that may indeed include those who have been introduced to the population as ‘hybrids’ of sorts. They [hybrids] appear to have little knowledge of who they are until the natural cycles of maturity and the internal questions of connection and service begin to surface. If you were one of them, who would you turn to for help in understanding what was happening?

It’s no longer just ‘wonders in the sky’… it’s here and now, right in front of us. How we will negotiate with that potential or ‘truth’ is yet to be seen. FREE has begun that process with their surveys and promotion of a new focus on experiencers’ encounters and collective information. The new sciences, both material and psycho-spiritual, are soon to advance our planet as many of us believe possible, toward harmony among people and planet with the open interaction with our interstellar relatives. That’s what I’m hoping for anyway.

Thanks for your vigilance, Joe and especially to Rey Hernandez and Dr. Edgar Mitchell for continuing to move forward with consideration and mindfulness.

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