You, the World, Change and Prosperity

These are “interesting” times we live in. So much is changing, including how we think about things and what we do.

There is a huge amount of spiritual energy flowing into this planet right now and this flow is going to keep on coming in. Before about 1900 or so, there wasn’t so much spiritual energy flowing in, and life on this planet ticked along, with some advances in human life. A lot of values, ways of thinking and ways of behaving within humanity changed very little.

Then in order to get humanity on the right track (right timeline) and up to speed in humanity’s spiritual development and that of Creation, a lot of spiritual energy was injected into the world. Some people might think that this would be like waving a magic wand and then all of a sudden everything would become love and light and harmony. The evidence so far of how changes happen in this world shows that such people didn’t really understand how things happen.

For instance, lovely spiritual light comes in to bring about change for the better to create a more loving world. But that means that a lot of people who have done very well with the old ways of doing things and who have amassed a lot of wealth, power and influence will find all of that diminishing. They won’t be so powerful, they won’t be so wealthy and will lose influence as more people have a say, as more of the population has a better level of prosperity (whatever that now means) and may… may have more power (whatever that becomes to mean). Plus those with wealth may find the old ways of amassing wealth are no longer allowed.

Even as the new spiritual energy pours in, those with wealth, power and influence based on the old ways of doing things won’t want to change and they will put up a fight, as they follow their selfish desires.

For example, people are realising that some basics of prosperity are clean air, clean water, minimal pollution and freedom to be themselves, as well as an income. Now, the people who own and run the petrochemical industries will do whatever they can to keep going as they want to keep making money. So they will lobby and where they can buy their way into governments they will do so. They will attack and discredit scientists and those that promote change. They will come up with schemes to make it seem OK to keep developing uses of oil. For instance, the notion that making plastic is good because it can be recycled was one of their ideas, which was a half-truth at best since most plastic isn’t recycled, but it made people feel okay about oil. This trick is still working.

The people who have shares in petroleum companies would also would also be against change. So many right wing, conservative politicians will have shares in oil and plastics and they are going to lobby and vote for what is going to build their wealth out of self-interest, rather than their nation’s interest, or humanity’s interest and long-term prosperity. How many governments in the world are funding research into alternatives to plastic and are passing laws limiting the actual production of plastics?

In basic terms, the Dark is feeling threatened by the Light and so is putting up a fight.

The spiritual light pouring in stirs everything up that is old, or outdated, or twisted. It flushes it up so that it can burn itself out or be burnt up in a spiritual sense. This then leaves something that has a spiritual basis. This means that life can be lived in a more spiritual way (whatever that means for each individual) and really this is still the beginning of all the changes so we are not at the point of really knowing what spirtuality really is.

But happily, God does know. And also happily, God, who is always full of surprises, is in each one of us.

This flushing up of the old, does make life seem chaotic and crazy, and seem out of control. But for those that can trust God, there is a path through, and it is possible to know true from false.

Spiritual energy speeds up old karma so that it can be balanced and used up. This tends to make life more intense and full of change. As old karma is used up or burnt up, old energy goes. This means new karma can come in and new energy can come in.

At the same time as the old, or Old Law way of doing things is cleared away, new ways that will benefit humanity, the planet and Creation generally, are being introduced and stimulated by the spiritual energy. So the good news is there is a Plan.

To know your part of the Plan it helps to trust God, build a relationship with God say through meditation, or simply by service to others and/or the planet, let go of what you need to let go of, and do what feels right to do in your heart.

People who are Dark orientated, who like having power, or wealth, or influence and control over others, will work hard to maintain and build these things. There is so much of this going on at the moment and it happens in all kinds of ways at all kinds of scales.

There are governments in the control of one person or a group of people, who then intimidate and suppress their own population or sections of it, and are aggressive to other countries and destabilise them.

There are businesses (and criminal groups) who knowingly act in ways that are destructive to the planet and do harm to people.

There are people who want to limit what people can think, feel, say and do in order to fulfil their own desires. They will do this by attacking others that disagree with them, by shutting them down, by trying to make them feel guilty so they can manipulate them, and by influencing politicians to do this for them. At a deep level, they have a lack of respect for other people. There is a lack of love here.

Often, people aren’t in a position to do something about the negative influences on their lives, or don’t seem to be, even when they know that something isn’t right or feels wrong.

But there are those who have the means and a calling to expose what is going on and there are people with the means and drive to do something about the various Old law-based individuals and groups.

Developing your spirituality is a great thing to do. It can really help you bring in the new, and it can help with dealing with anything Old Law or twisted trying to get into your life to push you off track.

The Divine is in us all, and so if someone starts to meditate, if they clean up their energy and protect it, if they connect with their intuition and pay attention to their feelings, notice what is going on in life around them, and if they listen into their heart to know what is right and what isn’t, they can ask inside themselves what it is they need to do. And then do it.

Progress in life happens because people think about things, make plans and then do what needs to be done. With the spiritual energy flowing in and stimulating people, people’s actions, including yours, can be fueled by spiritual energy.

©2022 Jonathan Barber

If you want to know more about new prosperity, there is a book, “A Spiritual Approach to Prosperity” available from Amazon by Jonathan Barber amazon.com/author/barberjonathan

Other articles and a meditation on Prosperity:

A meditation for you to try: A Golden Glow for Prosperity

A Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Life

Occasionally a person’s spiritual guides will interfere and precipitate a crisis in their life. They do this to create a shift in focus, and a change in direction, to get that person onto a new and more spiritual timeline. This means there are issues or problems for the person to deal with. Dealing with them brings about learning and development, including development of skills that can then be used to help others. Lifestyle and interests also change and become more spiritually orientated.

But after that, then what?

Before writing this I had been thinking about how I used to avoid reading newspapers during my own early involvement in what I considered spiritual matters. I did this because I thought I was not buying into negativity.

I had caught a song on the radio with the lyrics “I am a rock, I am an island, an island feels no pain”. It was a song about avoiding life in an attempt to avoid pain. I thought this was silly as no one is an island and no one is a rock. We are all connected. We are all part of humanity, of groups and society, often part of a family. It is other people we buy things from, that help us travel around, make goods, help us when we are not well or to improve well-being. What happens in one part of the world, and in one part of humanity can and does affect us. Even if someone lived off-grid, they still breathe the air and drink water that can be affected by the activities of others, and they are still subject to the laws of the land they live in.

The avoiding part or the ignoring part took me back to when I felt strongly I needed healing, different therapies, and self-help. I was very self-centred, focusing on dealing with my own issues, getting the help I felt I needed, and living a lifestyle I thought would help me be healthier and happier. I didn’t feel I had anything to give (apart from money for therapists and workshops), I was needy.

Dealing with my “problems” (really just areas for growth), I found I had more understanding than before, and I had learned skills and developed abilities which I could use for the benefit of others. This is probably common to a lot of healers and therapists.

There came a time when I stopped feeling there was a hole inside me that needed filling, and instead I felt like giving. I stopped feeling so delicate and sensitive. Instead I felt stronger and more robust. Whereas I had used spirituality to escape from life, I felt now I could live, using spiritual ideas to involve myself with life.

I knew that one approach to spirituality was to avoid life for fear of being contaminated by negativity, or, and I’m not sure by what process, adding to the negativity. I recognized that this approach was fear based. I think it’s far better to look at the problems and issues of humanity from a position of love and compassion.

A spiritual idea I had learnt was that the time for practicing spirituality in the cave or ashram was gone. As well as being inside us all, God is everywhere, in the world around us and in everyone. God is Life, God is Love. So to learn about God, to learn about Love, and to develop spiritually, living in and being involved in the world is the way to do it.

In the changes going on in the world as spiritual energy brings about that change, there are plenty of opportunities for loving, spiritual people to be practically loving and express their spiritual natures in practical ways.

With the Buddha it was the suffering of others that propelled his spirituality. Jesus taught about loving people. He gave us the parable of the good Samaritan. Other spiritual teachers have taught about loving others, often by doing work to alleviate people’s suffering and to help them have the basics they need for life. Going further, they help people live productive and fulfilled lives. For such spiritual beings, part of being spiritual means being involved in life, and being loving to others.

Within spirituality, it’s OK to care about issues and people. It’s OK to feel strongly about things. Being detached to deliberately avoid negativity, is not the same as being loving enough to care. To care enough to do something about a situation. There is a different kind of detachment where you can be cool-headed and emotionally detached enough to be truly helpful in difficult situations, rather than be caught up in the emotions. Though there might be a need to feel the emotions later. It is OK to get your hands dirty.

Thinking of helping other people, it may be the case that a spiritually inclined person, particularly if they are sensitive to energy, is concerned they might put themselves in a situation where they experience negative energy. It is sensible to think ahead like this, and it is possible to prepare and build up to such a scenario. A key point to bear in mind is that life is a spiritual training. We experience all kinds of energies, negative and positive, and learn by being in them about energy. We also learn how to deal with energy, and about ourselves. We learn by doing, and put on spiritual muscle by dealing with energy. Spirituality is to do with growth, and growth comes by experiencing new situations.

Some people are sensitive and some people aren’t. For the more thick-skinned amongst us, getting into situations where the energy is tough is straightforward. I have seen some people who are really energetically tough with big hearts doing amazing work with difficult and needy people. Their own training in life is often tough so they are prepared for the work they do; making a difference in people’s lives. (Plus they shift a lot of karma, gain a lot of spiritual points and work their heart centres. People don’t have to think they are spiritual to do real spiritual work.)

How to prepare for potential negative energy if you are sensitive?

A basic point is keep smiling and positive on the inside. A real smile on the inside, perhaps matched by one on your face, will help your heart centre open, and get your centres or chakras firing. It will help keep your thoughts positive which raises your vibration. As energy follows thought, a smile and matching thoughts keep negativity at bay and help your centres process any negative energy should it come into your aura.

Secondly, button-up or close up your centres, and seal your aura. There are meditations available to help you do this. A lovely one is to use one with a Native American flavour of wrapping yourself up in a protective animal spirit energy of something like an Arctic owl, or bison. Make sure to have your roots firmly down into the earth as this helps you process energy, also if you are rooted in and grounded, you make better decisions.

Thirdly, try to gain a sense of when you have absorbed more than enough negative energy, as it is time to clean up. At least the negative energy is being picked up doing something worthwhile.

If someone picks up negative energy they might find they feel emotionally low, or their thoughts are less positive. When I have overdone it, I might find the energy accumulates in my head (being positive:”Thank you God for the headache.”). Or I might have a stomach ache as I have been too involved to pay attention. My “gunk” level is too high and is way over my ankles. Fortunately, there are ways to shift the energy, emotions and thoughts, though. Some ways are practical and some are energy based. What suits depends on the individual.

In a physical way, washing hands (and feet) has a great effect. Showering, and having a bath with salt works. Physical activity will shift slow frequency negative energy out of the body. Walking in Nature, walking somewhere windy, and swimming in the sea or swimming pool works to shift energy as will yoga and sports. Generally, being healthy and fit means looking after your own energy, which makes you more effective in helping others.

There are meditations available to clear energies from the body, centres and aura. The energy can be shifted from the physical, astral, and the mental levels. With more and more practice, the meditations work quicker and quicker.

For an energetically sensitive person then, there is help available. What is also useful is to do a meditation in the morning to fill up with energy for the day, and receive energy for all the people you might meet. So it really is possible to have what is considered a spiritual outlook on life, and be involved in it in a practically loving way.

When someone is loving towards another person, and carries out an act of practical love, they balance negative karma, and gain positive karma. This can be a motivation to be involved with doing something for others. The most beautiful love though, is love freely given, free of desire for gain or recognition.

There is so much to be done, looking after and expanding the potential of people of all ages in our communities, helping them to find a voice,  to look after their basic needs, then empowered  them to be creative and economically independent. There are more hard core issues to be involved in, such as helping people who have been trafficked, who are recovering from drug addiction and countering the drug trade in communities, helping people exploited by some businesses, and helping people in other parts of the world supressed by dictatorial governments. There are a host of issues to do with people.

Then there is the environment. There is much to be done to clean it up. There is a need to protect it from some businesses, business people, criminal organizations and some politicians who value their profits and wealth above all else, and who care very little about the environment or people, though they might pretend to do so. One way for lightworkers with money to help, is to buy land to protect it. That really helps. It may be that some lightworkers’ skills lie in politics where it is really needed, in lobbying, business or finance, or also science and technology. There are lots of ways which give lightworkers their own unique powerful and practical way of expressing their spirituality through action, and of being the spiritual warrior. There is much to be done to gain and create the kind of world we want, based on love and spirituality.

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Meditation time for single parents, and for others who are a little bit busy

It is easy to meditate if you have the time, and your life and lifestyle is conducive to meditating. But what if it is not? What happens if life is hectic, filled with responsibilities? (I’m not counting partying or socializing as these don’t have to be done.)

A long meditation session is helpful in relaxing, it helps you find your centre, it helps with dealing with problems and with gaining some inspirations, and it can help with receiving some divine input and energy. It helps you know that you are a spiritual being.

Sometimes you have to be busy with responsibilities you have to deal with, and from which you cannot easily or rightly walk away. If you want to retain a sense of your spiritual self, and walk your talk as a spiritual being, a different approach is required compared to having big meditations. Someone who is caring for a dependent person may only have a little time to themselves, if at all, and they may get very tired. Single parents (or those whose partners are away or leaving), particularly if there are several children, especially young ones (I hold my hand up here), can be really tired out towards the end of the day. Meditation turns into more of a nap, or a falling to sleep.

Experiencing this kind of situation, I found that I was getting quite grumpy, not being able to meditate. I thought that this wasn’t on and I had to do something about it.

So in everyday situations I made an effort to smile more. When you smile there is an energy of being harmonious, and of accepting. For the brief time of the smile there is peace, some calm, and some stillness. Love flows. A smile is like a mini meditation.

Going about life at work and at home with the children, I monitored my thoughts and attitudes, particularly if I was feeling, or importantly, choosing to feel stressed. I would do a quick burst of positive feeling, and think a positive thought or two that I felt would be helpful. I would talk less and instead just pay attention to what was happening around me.

I would try to arrive five minutes early to work and use the time for a brief, recorded meditation. I made sure to have a break straight after work if I could to go into a healing meditative state, keeping warm and simply doze, as I warmed up, got the body’s self-healing mechanism going and shed slow frequency chaotic energy. I felt much more refreshed because this.

During the day I would go into meditative energy for a few or for several seconds at a time, closing my eyes if I could, so I could remember my nature for a moment.

If I could settle the children down in time in the evening, with necessary jobs done, I would try to meditate, even if it meant falling asleep. I also energetically cleaned all objects in the house, and around the house so that the energy or the atmosphere was conducive to feeling good and loving whether I meditated or not. It is easier to meditate if the energy is good.

On waking I would put my roots down into the earth, feel the light in my hands, then for a couple of minutes, put my awareness into my heart space in the middle of my chest, and open up to the light there.  I felt the light and the dark, the order and the chaos within me; balanced. I would de-cord, then send light down my timeline for the day, and give it to God.

I found that having a balance of energy in me, I felt organized enough to get young children ready for their day at school, and somehow… somehow arrive at work on time. Magic!

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What if You Could Check Out Possible Futures? – The Wonder of Timelines

At the time of writing the UK is going through emotional and political turmoil about staying in or leaving Europe; saying “yes”, or “no” to Europe. The people of the UK are being presented with a choice between two timelines. One where they stay in the European Union, or one where they leave and act in their own right.

There is a huge amount of energy being expressed and spilling out as people give their opinions of what is best for the UK. There are lot of people trying to persuade or shock or frighten others into a particular choice. They say this will happen if the UK stays in Europe, or that will happen if we leave. It is amazing and predictable to see them being so certain as they try to get others to join them in their opinions.

With timelines, there are actual timelines that are happening, that we are on now. There are probable timelines, where given how things have been in the past, and how things are going now, the timelines are likely to happen. Then there are possible timelines, which can occur if there is a sufficient injection of energy following decisions being made, or events happening. Opportunistic karma can kick in and change matters.

With the UK and Europe, there are two basic timelines on offer. Following a democratic procedure where people get to vote and indicate their choice, one of the two timelines will get to be embarked on. That’s the theory anyway. You never can tell with UK politicians and the shenanigans they can try to get up to (key word is “try”).

It is also worth looking at the timelines from Europe’s point of view: what will the timelines be like for Europe? (I’m saying nothing!)

Looking at possible futures means looking at possible timelines. You can look at, and feel into the qualities of the possible timelines. You can look at timelines for a business, for countries, for members of a country, for the people who run the European Union, and so on, and look and feel into the timelines. Each country and organisation has a spirit. The strength and qualities of the spirit indicates the strength and quality of the timeline. The UK has a spirit, each country in Europe has a spirit, and the European Union itself has a spirit. It is worth remembering that on this planet and throughout creation negative and dark spirits are getting a hammering with the amount of light and love (which is also quite ruthless) pouring in. So a lot of negativity and nefarious happenings are being exposed and being stopped. This is ongoing. (As a further point, each country and organisation has a chakra system which you can look at intuitively or clairvoyantly to see how light or dark they are.)

One point that is worth mentioning is that Meher Baba, who proclaimed Himself as the Avatar of the Age, communicated before He dropped his body in 1969 that he had made all the major decisions for creation for the next three thousand years.

When looking at and feeling into possible timelines for right now and in the future, you are using your intuition, which is essentially you using your chakras or centres, particularly your third eye to connect with energy and explore it.

Ability to use your intuition to view timelines is enhanced by several factors.

One is having clear chakras and centres, a clear aura and clear space around you.

Secondly,  having a clean and powered up third eye.

Thirdly, having your heart centre open and fired up.

Good grounding when doing any energy work will help, and have confidence in yourself, and in what you feel and see. Be happy. Doing this helps you to observe and feel timelines with enough emotional detachment and clarity, coming from a point of love.

Just imagining you can sense a timeline helps you to do so.

Ask yourself questions such as how does this timeline feel, rough, smooth, happy, sad, desperate, angry, fragmented, and so on. Is the timeline strong or does it feel like it is falling apart? Does the timeline feel and look light, or does it look dark? Is the timeline filled with love, or something else? Is it straight or curved or does it branch off?

Does the timeline feel rough to start with and then improve, or does it look all great, or all awful?

Let yourself look at timelines for a few minutes to start with; don’t tire yourself out. Several minutes max is fine otherwise you can tire your third eye and end up with a headache.

As after any energy work, clear your centres and your space, close down doorways and get grounded. And have a rest.

There are some great meditations on the blog to enhance your ability to sense timelines. The all time basic is the “Getting Grounded Meditation”. The “Clean Up Your Energy”, “New Dawn, New Day” and “Gain That Inner Sparkle”, meditations are all good for clearing your centres and energy generally. The “Purple Light Meditation”, is very good for developing and healing the third eye centre. For developing the heart centre, “An Essential Meditation on the Heart” is excellent.

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There is a great online course, the Intuition Program, that looks at sensing timelines and other things. If you are interested in more info, click on the link below.

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