Dunlap is author of Breakthrough
and Rainbow Connection
Is a Guiding Light
Story of A Clam
Rebekah Alezander Dunlap and John M.
When we affirm truth with a conscious,
deliberate, and powerful image of spiritual reality and bow our
heads in recognition of the Divine, then we may alter any
situation. That’s a broad statement, but it is correct. Giving
thanks to the Great Creator can provide believers with a strength
that can raise them to new heights of performance and insight.
Thanksgiving may be called the Principle of
Gratitude, with fear playing an opposite role. Gratitude enhances the
open-hearted, genuine appreciation for what is wonderful in our life.
Fear can be a constrictive force that- if we allow its entry into our
thoughts- can move us from the stability and strength of our own power.
Thanksgiving may be like a prayer of knowing that the
words we speak and the actions we take should be in harmony with the
purpose of the Great Creator for the benefit of his children. By making a
profound effort to be one with the Great Creator, will what we do in life
have a far greater rate of success?
Remember that each of us is important. Everything we
say, think, feel, and do is important! We are planetary citizens, a
wonderful part of a magnificent whole. Isn’t it tremendous that more of
earth’s inhabitants are awakening now to this awareness and to greater
responsibility? Realities glimpsed from afar are often seen as ideals.
When viewed from closer range, they become the practical necessities of
the time. Are events swiftly carrying us toward further realizations with
tremendous speed in this important period in cosmic history? Is now the
hour when the clarion call goes forth, inviting all to be infused with the
light of expanding consciousness, to be of good cheer, and to exercise
good will? Is this the hour when opening one’s eyes to immediate
situations and experiences becomes a necessity? No longer need we grope
in ignorance or egotism.
The Principle of Gratitude is an aspect
of the universe that deals with the flow of energy. That is, as we give
out energy, we receive the impact of the returning cycle. This works in
every arena of life. This spiritual principle is continuously combining
the expectations of the mind with the power of the heart. When we create
a “mold” for something good in our lives, the power of thanksgiving
becomes a magnet to draw greater good to us.
want to have life and have it more abundantly? Do you want to be
transformed and renewed? If you do, the activity of giving thanks is a
powerful key. Thanksgiving opens the door to increased spiritual growth.
And isn’t this the energy we desire to program into our daily lives?
Let’s Talk It Out!
By Carrie Shubert
happened to talking it out? Is our society encouraging the public to run
to courtrooms and to the police to solve everything? My fourteen-year old
son was served notice of a hearing in juvenile court set for the month of
November. The complaint was filed because of his pushing a boy who had
spit and slapped him on the bus.
to the attorney assigned by the court to represent my son. After reading
his file, she agreed the whole matter was absurd. We are going to take it
This is an
example of the breakdown of our society. This should have been a matter
where both parents were encouraged to talk it out with both children
present in order to determine a solution or appropriate punishment.
Instead, hours of precious time and money will be spent on preventing my
son from having a criminal record.
have a problem, they are no longer willing to go directly to that person.
Are we looking to others to fix it? Our society does not promote trust or
harmony. The government is creating suspicion among us. Look at the
news. Once again we are giving up more of our constitutional rights for
‘our safety.’ We are turning to them to enforce laws that typically would
be just common sense.
Be a part
of the solution. God will keep you safe, not our government. If you have
a problem, take it directly to the source. Don’t give up your power.
This Fool Thinking About This Week?
Dear Friends of LightStreamers.Com,
As I look back over the past month or so, I had so hoped that the world
would measure where it was, and where it was headed, according to the
incoming energies of September 17th (see previous article). But instead,
what I see is that the events surrounding September 11th still command and
control our very breath: now via ANTHRAX. As these tumultuous times
continue to create daily upheaval in the world, I find myself going
through many changes as I struggle, like all of us, to adapt to the new
world in which we now find ourselves living. As a result of my near death
experiences, I have known that this new unfoldment of reality was coming
for 25 years. However, it does not make it any easier to bear. I also
realize that there is so much yet to come!
It will all continue to change our lives everyday and in every way whether
we want it to or not. However, according to the boxes of knowledge that I
received in the first NDE, most of the fear we must now endure, will be
replaced, by 2004, with a divine understanding of the meaning of this
growth cycle which will ultimately lead to our own spiritual empowerment.
So, we must immediately begin to focus on ourselves from an entirely new
perspective. This new perspective helps us to honestly evaluate our inner
selves without allowing the outer world, in anyway, to control that
evolutionary evaluation process.
To give you a personal example, most recently I find myself pushing too
hard, not keeping myself spiritually focused, and forgetting that there is
a Divine Order in the timing of each event that is happening in my
Because of this, I find the relationships in my life changing very fast.
Old friendships are dissolving while new alliances are coming into
existence. And all of this is happening faster than I am prepared to deal
with. I am sure that this has been your experience, too. What I want
everyone to please keep in mind, over the next two or three months, is
that the new energy arriving is in reality just an old energy returning to
a new time. What this means is that we are being offered a golden
opportunity to receive and give love at a higher octave than at anytime in
the last 6,000 years. This means also that we must keep fear to a minimum
and inner growth to a maximum. We must consciously learn to forgive
ourselves as we clumsily work through this most important transition. We
must forgive others and open our hearts.
And let this new ideology begin with me. For all of you out there whom I
have offended or let down over the last fifty years (of which I know there
are many) let me say, I am sincerely sorry. For all of you who have
attempted to do the same to me, you, too, are forgiven. I believe that
this approach to self-realization will save me a lot of money on fine wine
consumption (my favorite form of self-medication). But I know better than
self-medicating, and so do you! Yet life has a way of getting the best of
Therefore, as we make mistakes in life and learn to forgive ourselves, we
need to be as tender, gentle and loving with ourselves, as we would be
with those we love, especially in these tenuous times.
The panoramic life review is the greatest teaching tool I have ever
received in my life. At a certain point in the near death experience you
will re-experience your entire life. Every feeling. Every event. Every
moment. You will watch it from a point of view as though you were only
seeking to forgive or be forgiven. Then you will literally become every
person you've ever met as well as feeling the direct result of your every
action towards them.
Having had three panoramic life reviews in the last 26 years has given me
an advantage, for better or worse, to get away with things that I should
not have, and most people have no idea how to. However, with the
tremendous cosmic vibratory energies of love and power now moving through
the universe, my inner spirit is compelled to grow by leaps and bounds. I
truly must turn my focus away from that which I can get away with a damn
it! and instead focus upon what we collectively can achieve.
It is my hope that by opening up this most private side of myself to you,
you will also be inspired to open yourselves to the true potential within
for greatness and thereby allow yourself access to the knowledge of Divine
Friends, in summary, I want to ask that each of you avow never to lose
faith in your own divine self. I truly believe that the absolute key to
spiritual growth is compassion, compassion for ourselves and for others.
Compassion is defined as, " a deep feeling of sharing the suffering of
another, together with the inclination to give aid or support to show
mercy." With this understanding we can all see that our true purpose on
Earth is easily definable. To master your life, simply put compassion in
P.S. On a very somber note, I would like to bring to your
attention that with the signing of the Emergency Terrorist Bill, President
Bush has given unprecedented power to our police forces to track
down terrorists. I ask you also to keep this in mind, "Those who would
give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."- The Papers of Ben Franklin
I ask that you support Compassion In Action and it's
The Seven Truths
Notes and Thoughts By
W. G. Black Ph.D. - Founder and Director of
Is Drama Triangle Consciousness Our Only
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and
hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblin, all of them imginary." H. L. Mencken
It's been awhile since Mencken made his profound observation. Apparently
truth is little affected by time. He couldn't have described our world in
the last few months any more accurately if he had been here and replaced a
TV anchor, which I doubt he would be allowed to do. Mencken also predated
Dr. Eric Berne and Transactional Analysis by quite a few years...yet, what
Berne and his colleagues made into social psychiatry and social science,
he described with practical clarity and simple elegance. Let us take a
journey through the history and anatomy of "Drama Triangle Consciousness."
As we travel become more and more aware of the enormous pressure to
accept, believe it's "the only game in town or on the planet," and enjoy
the freedom of knowing that transcending it IS an option, is possible,
and, yes, I believe, preferable.
Dr. Steve Karpman of San Francisco is credited with discovering,
describing and developing the clinical use of the "Karpman Drama
Triangle." The structure was simple and profound.
He developed the idea that life in the world of fear has three basic
roles: Persecutor, Victim and Rescuer. Other words can be substituted.
Perpetrator, Aggressor, Attacker,
and, these days, Terrorist, can be used in the top left, Persecutor
position. Sufferer, martyr, intimidated one, the abused, etc., can be
substituted for the Victim role. Reliever, releaser, freedom facilitator,
enabler, etc., can be associated with the top right position.
From this matrix has proceeded all manner of human experience. The
negative pole and negative emotions reign here. Guilt, fear, hate, anger,
loss, injury, death, ad infinitum have unfolded. It appears that any
aspect of the nine hells can be described and worked with through this
I am very grateful to Dr. Karpman for sharing this marvelous mental tool
with us. I found on occasion that people changed their lives just by
hearing it and seeing it described.
They automatically and intuitively "plugged themselves and their life into
it," and that created change inherently. Others needed more time and work;
results were phenomenal. As excellent as it was by itself, I noted that it
was like an X-ray. It showed where the bone was broken, but it didn't
offer a healed solution. I set about to change that for my own work with
others. I asked what the positive opposite was for each role. I decided to
use "Loving Confrontation with Truth" as the polarity of the Persecuter.
The polarity of Victim was "Finding and Identifying with One's Strength,"
focusing on the
postive, strength, power in the present. The polarity of Rescuer was
Helper, finding and achieving genuine, real help, actual healing rather
than the temporary relief of rescuing. The long history of working with
alcoholics has especially revealed and denoted the reality and agony of
this dilemma. I placed a bull's-eye in the center of the triangle:
perfection, wholeness, a state of being healed, creative and including
Maslow's self-realization. He only found twelve persons who had reached
the state he described as self actualized. To summarize very briefly, many
people have benefited greatly from this idea, this system of growth, work
Now, to apply it to the recent extreme duress of our world, I note that
some of my brothers and sisters, fellow humans in charge of great wealth
and/or governments, are exerting enormous pressure and expending great
resources to get all of us to join in believing that we are victims of
terrorists, and we must accept the popular party line and their governance
and solutions as rescuers. Do we want the problem, or do we want the
solution? I also dare ask who really GENERATED the problem and for what
REASONS, really???? Um...um...yes, as one author brilliantly suggested,
there are two simple "um's" which help us to understand the alleged drama
triangle in which we are all supposed to be victims in need of rescuing.
They are petroleum and opium. I refer you to several sources that are
"confronting the truth" about these two ums.
Here the concern is that the role of "victim" must be discerned carefully,
lovingly, and whatever fear is present, if any, is to be transformed
rather than manipulated as a trigger to get us to give up our sovereignty
as an individual. Is our Original Nature freedom, or is it slavery? Many
books have been written in answer to that.
What's important right now is that the freedom of the Original Source is
what is called for in this crisis.
As you do your form of growth, self responsibility and meditation, go
inward and become aware of any presence of the three prongs of the drama
triangle. Let any and all of it be OK. Then find the polarity of each item
present. Then affirm, "That I AM. I
am love even if everyone around me is full of fear. I am free even if
slavery is presented
with gold or chocolate all over it." Study Dr. Viktor Frankl's
response when he was captured by the Nazis. His inner thought was, "There
is nothing anyone in the Universe can do to me which takes away or lessens
the Divine Dignity which I AM, by which I was created, in which I live,
breathe, and have my being." As he created this experience inside of
himself, they were removing all his clothes and preparing to send him to a
concentration camp. He survived, thrived, advanced spiritually and
eventually was released. The rest is history, and you know it if you have
heard of him or followed his life. I heard him speak in Oklahoma City in
the 70's as he was traveling from Vienna. What an inspirational evening. I
remember it well. He held a professorship in Vienna, developed Logotherapy,
inspired countless people and advanced the positive side of the profession
Dr. Frankl demonstrated that Drama Triangle Consciousness is not our only
option under extreme, dire circumstances. We are all being called to
"Choose Once Again." Choose love, choose freedom, choose self
responsibility. Love is stronger than fear. We may be presented with every
known form of seduction to choose and prefer being controlled over
choosing love and freedom and personal autonomy and integrity. Be not
deceived by the glitter and the beauty of the wrappings. Universal law
indicates that "Control freaks will eventually be freaked out as they are
themselves controlled." Place love above control twenty four hours a day.
Drama triangle control consciousness is AN option...but not the only one,
unless you just insist on it. Hollywood might be little known or even a
ghost town without it.
"Faith, hope and love abide, and of these three, love is the greatest."
Hill - Author of:
Get It to G.E.T. I.T. Together
Warrior Work Week 4
Principle 4: Know the ways of all professions.
Networking is a great way to apply this principle and develop some good
interdependent projects. Two of the best networking groups in the world
are Rotary and Toastmasters. If these aren’t available or don’t suit your
goals then get involved in some service projects that utilize the talents
of a variety of professionals to achieve it’s goals. Learn about the
various worlds of these professions and let that knowledge enrich your
life and perhaps even inspire you to move into new fields. In the study of
aging, researchers are saying that there are people alive today that will
live to 150. A woman recently died who made it to 122. Born in France in
1875, she was strong willed and had a good sense of humor. She saw the
Eiffel tower being built and saw many things come and go throughout her
life. By becoming aware of different professions and integrating the
skills that make one successful as a human being, you can move between
worlds and professions. It is becoming more and more common to start new
ventures or jobs even in one’s 60’s or 70’s. Fostering your vitality,
energy and spirit is essential as you grow older – the number of elderly
over 65 will be ¼ of our population by 2010. Let’s not promote a nation of
nursing homes with fallen warriors trapped inside their bodies. Let us
become a nation and world of wise elders who remain powerful and fluid
role models for the young to follow.
As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning
We became one class.
As we lit candles of waiting and hope,
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and police officers fought their way into
We became one gender.
As we fell to our knees in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement,
We spoke one language.
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss,
We became one family.
As we cried tears of grief and loss,
We became one soul.
As we retell with pride of the sacrifice of heroes,
We become one people.
We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America.
submitted by Sharon Dougherty
(A COMPASSION IN ACTION Volunteer)
Donna McGrath is a
licensed Medical Technologist, and performed PH.D. level
research as a Molecular Biologist at the NIH. Donna will provide you
with the most accurate and up-to-date information on better health!
(ASCP), M.S., C.H.T., D.D.
After a busy tour of the Expo Circuit,
Donna is taking a much need vacation.
did want to get her two cents in regarding anthrax.
However, she is away from her office and her research materials.
We look forward to hearing from her in next months Streaming
Be safe, stay warm and take your
* Our Readers Viewpoint *
these uncertain times we live, it is especially good to have the
comfort of friends and family around us. At a time when the day
to day television, newspaper and radio coverage of the war
events and anthrax dilemma, our lives are inundated with scenes
of bombing and such and the war that rages fills our senses at
Our friends and family help us to keep grounded so that we may
continue to work, play and go about our lives in the hopes that
some manner of normality will come back to us, it will prevail
and the carnage will cease. In the meantime we endeavor to do
our daily tasks and look forward to putting together Halloween
costumes so that our children may
enjoy their "trick or treating"... and the visions of the
upcoming Thanksgiving warm our hearts, knowing that we will be
with those we love...to share the meal and share the love.
Awaiting our holiday festivities, we share an extra hug, an
extra "I love you"... extended to those around us, showing that
we do appreciate having them in our lives, enriching our stay
here on Earth.
Showing them how precious they are to us, always keeping them
near in thought and prayer.
We are very blessed to have this life and are thankful for it.
Yes, in these very uncertain days, we here at home must keep
faith and hope alive and live every day to the fullest and keep
the love alive and thriving! We are all survivors, holding dear
the torch of freedom. May we all see the 'bigger picture' and
continue to live in the Light of Love.
This we do for the freedom we cherish.
* * Another Reader * *
Hello! I was moved by your article in Streaming News and thank
you for putting it out there. Your thoughts definitely have
helped me rebalance as I board an airplane this week. I have
written down on an index card, perfect size for my carry-on,
essential points from your article that resonate inside me,
reminders of where my consciousness can rest if/when fear rears
its head. Feeling bogged down since Sept. 11 by a sense of
heaviness, your words definitely helped lift it and reset my
priorities. Thanks sooo much.
Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
The angels tell us to Let Go, or Let it Happen, or Allow, or to Let Go
and Let God. These are all ways of saying the same thing - to remove
ourselves from a circumstance and let wiser beings take care of our
worries and needs.
This is a difficult thing for we human beings to do because we have been
taught since infancy to take charge of our lives, to make decisions, and
then to take action. "The early bird gets the worm," is a popular slogan.
The Biblical quote "The Lord helps those who help themselves" is often
used as an excuse to keep in control of one's life.
The great motivators who write the books say, "You have to give 100
percent if you want to be successful." "You have to 'want' it more than
anyone else if you plan to be at the top!"
What does it mean, then, to "Let Go," when we have been taught to "take
action?" When do we act and when do we stand back? When is it appropriate
work hard? How do we put our egos in our pockets and let God and the
angels help us or take charge? We asked them all these questions. Here is
The Angels Speak:
When times are chaotic, it is difficult to "Let Go." It seems as if that
is doing nothing at all. In a crisis, you want to help! To Let Go seems
inactive, wasteful, and lazy.
When you are trying to figure out how much to devote yourself to your life
plan, helping others, or your passion, it is first important to remember
that you are part of a bigger plan - God's plan. When your human "brain"
becomes involved in trying to figure it out, confusion arises because your
brain does not remember in the same way your soul does. Your brain runs
your body and stores some memories, but your soul stores the reasons for
your life. Your brain doesn't know your mission or God's plan.
How, then, do you access information to find out the meaning for your
life? More often you can't, because it involves so many others
and is multi-faceted. That is one of the major reasons you have angels and
other divine beings to keep you on track. We see a bigger picture with a
greater meaning. We are the storehouse of that type of information. Your
brain only knows what is in it. We know what is in many people's brains
and what their purposes are. We work to bring people and circumstances
together at the right time and in the right place to connect for the
When you Let Go, you are merely announcing to yourself that you do not
need to know everything. You are saying that you have done all you can do,
and now you trust us to take your request or need to a conclusion. Think
of us as a heavenly mailbox. You have deposited your "mail" or prayer or
request in the box, and faithfully believe that it is going to the right
destination. Allow us to do our work for the best good. We hear and
act on every request.
What do you do in the meantime? A lot of you resort to worry. We say, let
us handle it. We will motivate you to action if it is needed. You only
need to do the tasks you need to do today. Let God and His angels do the
Faith Builder: Give your worries and fears to your angels today. Then let
them take care of them. Let God run His world.
(c) Copyright 2001 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
Syndicated by Paradigm News, Inc.
|It takes courage to face
yourself and be vulnerable enough to feel your true feelings and honest
enough to look at your real thoughts.... Life is an
opportunity to heal. Use it well. -Dr. Michael Ryce
from his book "Why IS This Happening To Me...AGAIN?!"
voice of God
COMPASSION FOR SURVIVORS
Dr. Rev. Chris Lowe
While the entire
world and I have watched in horror the events and results of the tragedy
that unfolded on September 11, 2001, there has been a tremendous amount of
compassion and sympathy shown for those who have not only lost their lives
but also to those who were fortunate enough to survive the tragedy. I
must also admit that there has been an extraordinary level of financial
and emotional support shown for the family members of those whose lives
However, I must express my concern and disgust,
to put it mildly, toward the visual NEWS MEDIA who have, in my view,
totally exploited the grief and emotions of those survivors of those who
lost their lives for the sake of “ sensationalism” and “ commercialism”.
This holds true especially for the MORNING
NEWS SHOWS who constantly “parade” the survivors and family members of
those who were not as fortunate and ask insensitive questions for the end
result of causing them to “break down” on the air and shed their tears
before the entire world! While they may feel as if this is perfectly
alright and newsworthy, It is my personal and professional opinion that
this is not “healthy” nor part of the “healing process”, because there
certainly cannot be a beginning of the “HEALING” if one continuously opens
up THE WOUND! THINK ABOUT IT!!!!
It is for this
end that we at LIGHTSTREAM PRODUCTIONS propose to support not only
the Compassion in Action program formed in 1997 by Dannion Brinkley, as a
non-profit national organization to recruit and train hospice volunteers
to provide compassionate care for the
dying, but also the creation and establishment of a program to train
volunteers to provide that same level of compassionate care for the
survivors of those who have lost their lives through any means, whether
naturally or via a tragedy such as that which occurred on September 11.
One of the major areas of concern would be that which was addressed in
respect to the News Media. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
Rev. Chris Lowe, Sr.,DD
Email Dr. Lowe
Sunday School Lessons
|We've had a lot of
request for the Sept. 16,2001 Dannion Brinkley interview on the
Allan Handelman Show.
Sorry but there is still no live show feed on the
Internet. Tune in to one of the 56FM Stations listed on Allan's
website. Hopefully, AFTRA will get things worked out so
you can get the internet feeds soon!
PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS FOR BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL ATTACK
by Dr. Len Horowitz
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In God We Trust
by Betty J. Eadie