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Wells Fargo brings to light the reality behind the war on terror. Questionable accounting methods have been an underlying terror in the “war on terror” since the fraudulent Enron accounting methods were revealed in 2001. The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) began investigating just how far the Arthur Anderson fraudulent accounting methods used by Enron reached into other Wall Street firm’s financial reports but the investigation went down with the SEC offices in building number seven when the terror went 911. Wiki. list of tenants in the building number 7 But, as it does, truth will win out and here we are again.
Interest in just how wide-spread the fraud goes is always the first question when it is revealed, this is happening with Wells Fargo today. http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/22/investing/wells-fargo-fake-accounts-banks/ At the same time, our political representatives go through the actions of demanding accountability. Senator Elizabeth Warren has reached internet hero status for her grilling of Wells Fargo executives regarding their accountability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJhkX74D10M Yet, as wonderful as this woman is, the reality is “same, same, but different.” No change. Our banks are criminal enterprises. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2016/09/the-debate-is-over-banking-has-become-a-criminal-enterprise-in-the-u-s/
Terror, war and social confusion in the face of economic failure has obscured the corruption in the heart of our economy. Terror on all fronts has allowed for capital issuance to shore up money flow needed to keep the false front/false flag waving. This claim may oversimplify the complexity of what is involved and at stake in the global economy and the terror, but at the root remains this fraudulent accounting game. Note the continued pentagon money corruption as case in point. 9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon Trillions have continued to be “lost” out of the Pentagon budget year after year. In 2016 the loss has been reported as $6.5 trillion. The war on terror is bleeding money to win a losing corrupt battle.
The current Wells Fargo debacle tells us that the global money power game has reached a place in which all the major players are bankrupt, overextended and unable to keep playing, they can only continue to falsify accounting to keep afloat. When this happens to players of the popular Monopoly Game by Hasbro the board has to be wiped clean and the game has to start over. In real life, throughout history, wiping the board clean means going to war. I have family members who think this is just fine, the mental disconnect from the death and suffering this thinking encompasses is astounding. Soldier glory is a mental state, a warrior state of mind, that blacks out moral subtext and social/economic reality. It is a mental state that appeals to the fight in us when faced with terror, yet it is a fight that inevitably leads us to the wrong enemy and hundreds of thousands wrongfully dead.
The true enemy is the mind game that turns the 1%’s terror of losing their control into a terrorizing bogey man for the 99% to fight. The true fight before the people is the fight to see the mind game, the bogey man, for what it is. This is not easy, the loss of financial liquidity involved in the terror puts the squeeze on the lowest income earners in the 99% and the resulting terror promotes blind rage and violent uproar in the face of powerlessness. Headlines about protests and blood on the streets begin to rule our news. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/21/protests-after-charlotte-police-officers-kill-man-outside-apartment-complex.html The squeeze and “sucking” of all the resources available to shore up an overextended system encroaches on all that there is no matter how sacred, as our Native Americans have witnessed for hundreds of years and to this day. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/04/492625850/dakota-access-pipeline-protests-in-north-dakota-turn-violent The 1% will not face the terror of their making and we the people need to face down and reject the bogey man terror they are pawning off on us in order to cover up their corruption and to remain in the 1% position of power.
The people’s 911 is to turn the 1%’s 911 upside down, to do this is to realize the energy of new consciousness: 2000 plus years new. I’m talking about mindfulness, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust, consciousness brought to us by Christ, Buddha, Mohammad and Pythagoras. I’m mystical/magical/mathematical enough to believe in the quantum leap of prophesy attributed to our current time in the space continuum of these great teachers’ existence. http://earthsky.org/human-world/when-will-the-age-of-aquarius-begin Terror is something we must fight, but not in the way the corrupt masters of our economies are directing us to fight. The real fight before the 99% is to recover our ability to survive in spite of the money power’s false paradigm of existence crashing down upon us.
The front line of the 99%’s fight against the 1%’s terror is in the fight for the ordinary. I’m talking about the basics of true existence. The right to grow our own food. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/right-to-grow-food-zl0z1211zrob.aspx The fight to access clean water. http://water.org/water-crisis/water-sanitation-facts/ To clear the board of the corrupt money power game is to realize that the game has us harnessed to a survival based on the issuers/bank’s false paradigm of existence. To win requires that we stop being dependent on their monetary paradigm. This is what the Native American’s way of life does, this is what the Amish way of life does. If the people are going to win this round of historical corruption and denigration of all we say we hold sacred then the people need to be the ones that are brave enough to face the terror of monetary value disintegrating.
America’s new test of bravery is one in which we embrace reality and fight for the ordinary in the face of terror. We need to shore up our resources in our communities. Each individual needs to do their part in securing their source for local food and clean water, and fight for the same rights of others where they can. Individual financial survival and personal sovereignty also calls for moving money out of the big corrupt banks and into local credit unions and community banks. Promoting community survival is the best way for the 99% to diffuse terror as the big banks and military corrupt fail.
I went to find support for my sense that our current Pope Francis was missing his own cue for Jubilee. He has not made any statements regarding the economic situation in Greece. My call was to be: “What is Jubilee if not to stand up for debt forgiveness for Greece and all other debtors on this Earth today? The Pope named 2015 a year of Jubilee, where is he!?” Jubilee is debt forgiveness. My bad. A little research on what a Jubilee means is a bit more complex than I thought. It turns out the Pope’s call for attention on our Earth’s climate is indeed a Jubilee root call. Jubilee at its’ root is about human stewardship of our planet. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/jub/JUBmean1.html
That said, my soul is crying out about the monetary balance of power on Earth today. Money and the environment are intimately connected and today Greece has announced that it is going to print its’ own money, its’ own currency, as an answer to the untenable terms the Euro based bank’s have demanded for repayment. This kind of announcement in the past has triggered war. The Pope might just want to expand his Jubilee call after all.
The Pope could serve to secure freedom for all on our planet for generations to come if he were to make a call for the World’s Banks to take a haircut on derivatives and sovereign nation’s debt . The Pope could influence banks to clean up for the Jubilee so to speak. I certainly hope he intends to stand with Greece on their right to sovereignty. I hope all the people on this planet are ready to stand with Greece’s right to print their own money.
Choosing Honor was published in 2008. Everything I say in this book about money has become even more important today. How our world progresses is going to be up to us, the people. Ending war as an answer and developing clean sustainable resource use is in our hands. How we wield our money is going to dictate who rules. The new paperback edition of Choosing Honor has been published in support of the Pope’s naming 2015 a Jubilee year. The new format makes the fact heavy text easier to read and absorb. Knowing what you need to know to stand for what is right in the coming world conflicts has never been more vital. Find Choosing Honor on Amazon.
For what it is worth, I do believe the meaning of this symbolism bears repeating.
The Eye in the Pyramid Cap is a Magi symbol. It is found on the US Dollar bill and this is one reason why I use it on the cover of Choosing Honor. The Magi teaching attached to this symbol is that when one attains highest consciousness one enters the state of being in which one can choose to become a savior: Messiah. In the Magi tradition, once the highest consciousness is achieved then the hovering pyramid cap with the eyeball lowers and connects with the base pyramid. A full pyramid with the eye symbolizing realization of full being, wholeness. This teaching applies to both individuals and mankind as a whole. “As it is above, so it is below.”
Zoroastrian traditional places the prophet Zoraster in the center of wings, which is said to be from pre-Islamic Persia; the first texts date from 226-641 AD.
The concept of floating eye, flying disc, and the flying eyeball dates back to Sumeria. Sumeria, according to archeologist carbon dating, existed 5000 years ago. There are many theories regarding the meaning of the Sumerian flying disc: knowledge that came from heaven, saviors that came from heaven, and aliens are the most common.
The prophet Zoraster is said to have lived in 6th Century BCE, his teachings invoked saviors from the past who had attained this higher consciousness. He said these beings were like the dawns of new days and would come to the world in service; to model the way to the savior state. Zoraster hoped himself to be one of them. The belief in coming saviors developed from his teachings which also incorporated belief in angels and demons. There can be no doubt that the prophet Zoroaster’s ideas influenced Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the beliefs regarding ethical monotheism, heaven, hell, angels, the resurrection of the body, and the messiah figure: the extent of his influence is not known for certain.
Call me a nattering nabob of negativisim but no way in hell
would I sign the campaign for FCC ruling to clear the way to end robocalls.
Nattering nabob of negativism indeed. An FCC ruling that clears the way for blocking robocalls is not a win for the public but a loss of right to receive any and every call being put through on the lines. The government’s legal inability to interfere with the public’s calls is being rescinded by the public if we let this go through. There is already a public do not call registry. The only robocalls stopped by this change of law will be political campaign calls. Getting information out to the public is a right of assembly. The mind game seems to be in play on this move.
Ellen Brown’s book, The Web of Debt, was first published around the same time as Choosing Honor. I have long admired her work to reveal the truth of the money power in the United States and the world. In an article published today, links below, she nails what the people of the world are up against if we are to gain personal sovereignty. Kudos to Ellen Brown for yet again succinctly revealing the money power at work in the world today. http://www.alternet.org/economy/its-depressing-true-bankers-run-show
Bringing Your Reality Into Form – The 3rdth Path
The 3rd path in the Yoga of the West tradition, Kabbalah using the Tarot, is the path known as Binah, the birth giver. This is the cosmic gate from which the Light brings being into form. The numbers 3 of each suit in the Tarot deck, 4 cards combined, reflect the energy at work here. On this path order of all comes into existence. This is the hub of paths that includes the Magician, the Empress, the Chariot and the Lovers, a hub of synthesis. This path is a fusion of opposites; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We achieve this whole by fulfilling the work we are born to create, rejoicing in the profound recognition of what is valuable, experiencing birth pain in our hearts and knowing objective truth.
The first card is the 3 of Pentacles, which portrays three figures in conference in what can only be a cathedral. This card depicts sacred work, service. A workman is standing above a priest and a “judge,” in a clown cloak. The workman is the artist and he is raised above the others. The artist’s work, the work of creation is what is most important. This image makes me think of Michelangelo painting The Last Judgment in the Sistine chapel in the Vatican. The Pope’s master of ceremonies, Biagio de Cesena, insulted the painting and Michelangelo responded by portraying him as Minos, in the hell part of the picture with ass’ ears and a snake biting his penis. Funny but, in the workings of this path, dangerous, because if the three do not come to agreement the great work goes undone. Wholeness requires us to unify the three aspects of ourselves that these figures represent. Doing our true work in the world requires us to balance our creative perfectionist, with our spirituality and our practical worldly concerns (making a living).
The second card is the 3 of Cups. The name of this path, Binah, means understanding. The three figures in this card have come to full understanding. They have come together to rejoice in a spirit of equality to celebrate what is most valuable to them, their mutual understanding. Also, from the harvest fruit all around them, they are celebrating mutual success. These figures dance in a circle, not in a line, no one comes first, no one comes last. Wholeness requires us to put aside our individual ego and celebrate be part of a group without the need to be exceptional.
The third card on this third path is the Three of Swords. Three is a magic number and this three of Swords is THE card of creativity. The look of the three swords stabbing into a heart brings to mind heartbreak. But the pain in this Fire card is birth pain, the pain of creation, the pain of the right thing happening. No body gets out of this world alive. There is nothing to do with pain except take it into our hearts and in so doing transform it into creative energy. It is up to us to create the world we experience. To master the path of the Three of Swords is to master the understanding that the formation forces of life deliver what we need, not what we want.
The final card on this path of creative fulfillment is the Three of Wands, symbolizing intuition: knowing. The lone figure standing above all represents understanding what needs to be brought into being. The figure in this card stands centered in knowing, looking out over the sea of possibility. The figure’s right hand, the hand that symbolizes bringing the material world into form, rests securely on the right wand. This is the path of the prophets, the saints, the visionaries; the path of genius that changes the world as we know it. Wholeness on this path requires us to find centered knowing.
This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind. People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Yoga of the West go to https://choosinghonor.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/yoga-of-the-west-a-mindfulness-practice-that-uses-the-tarot-to-reflect-the-workings-of-the-light/
The first Crossroad that must be crossed to transcend the Tree directly is represented by Temperance and The Tower. Think of it as a metamorphosis via creativity. No matter which side you dance on this path, light or dark, this cross cannot be transcended unless one completely lets go of patterns of oppression. Liberation from self-oppression is the final liberation that occurs at this Crossroad. Liberation from the oppression from loved ones and family must be realized before you can even begin to cross this road.
Madonna’s story today about being a prisoner during marriage is very common for women. http://www.aol.com/article/2015/03/11/madonna-says-i-was-a-prisoner-during-guy-ritchie-marriage/21152333/?ncid=webmail1 My own experience was to realize self-oppression as the real culprit. Self-oppression is my behavior that puts me in my prescribed role in society as a daughter, sister, wife, mother. Though, that said, I have found that the oppression is not all self induced. Men, even men who profess support for women’s rights, do take advantage of our female conditioning to self-oppress. They are conditioned to take advantage of us. Continued propagation of the species requires this behavior. Sigh. What we do in the creative zone is always sticky and messy. Creativity and sexuality are one and the same force. I appreciate Madonna for breaking social boundaries. She has never failed to own her reality publicly.
I asked the question, “How do you tell a people that most everything they believe in is a lie?”
With this in mind, the cards I pulled to contemplate today bring me comfort and trust in the winds of joy that come with change. The Tower is never easy but when matched with Temperance you can be assured of wings to transcend the crossroads of change. Creation requires creativity in the face of the only constant in creation, change. Temperance helps us rise to new heights when faced with change outside of our control.
The path of Temperance is one of holding balance in the face of overwhelming events outside of your control. This path is the Crossroads of music legend that has to be crossed in order to create with the muses. The angel depicted on this card is said to be a hermaphrodite (child of Aphrodite and Hermes). In India this dual being, two sexes united in one personality, is the primal force, the Light from which life emanates. This symbolism is repeated on the hermaphrodite’s forehead in the symbol for the center of infinity: emanation or first cause. Human creativity soars to rainbow heights at this crossroad. The figure has one foot rooted in the water, feelings, and one foot planted on green earth, living form. This path balances sexuality (creativity) and love (creation). Art, creation, brings feelings into living form. The water flowing between cups in the angel’s hands is actually flowing from the lower cup to the higher cup symbolizing rising to a higher consciousness. Higher conscious also symbolized by the golden road that leads out of the water and to the “crowned” mountain peaks in the background, Temperance is a path of direct transcendence to whole consciousness.
The Tower, also known as the Lightening Struck Tower, is the path of sudden change of consciousness, completely out of our control. As the picture on this Tarot card depicts, the energy on this path can strike us with overwhelming devastation. This path balances mental will and victorious life mastery. Where there is a will, there is a way, but this Tower symbolizes the reality that the way is never what we expect it to be. There are two figures falling from the tower. A monarch is falling; he is resistant to change, without hope. While the other figure is diving with the flames, cloak flapping like a super hero’s. This figure is afraid, but going with the flow, diving into the change, surrounded by flames in the shape of the Hebrew letter Yod. Yod is the symbol for that from which everything is created. The energy on this path is painful to live with either way we fall. But how we deal with the fall dictates the power we have to master life when we land. Change is the only thing we know for certain will happen. Wholeness requires us to stay out of the way of right change happening; even dive into the flow of right change happening.
This reading is meant for the practice of Tarot meditation designed to build fluency in the symbolism to aid in personal transcendence. People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Tarot application to the Tree of Life go to http://bit.ly/9BiovO
Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America.