WITNESSING TREE SPIRITS  IN ORDINARY REALITY   

Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as the ash trees slowly lost their battles to the Ash Borer Beetle. It bores pencil holes into the bark, then tunnels under it, robbing the trees of vital sap. Simultaneous attacks by tent caterpillars forced the trees to leaf out twice in the same season depleting their reserves.

The first tree to come down was a 60 foot specimen that was still mostly alive when we felled it. It came down with a heavy thud that shook the little glen, and sent my son and me running for cover.  We bucked the branches and left the trunk for another day.

Three nights later I awoke around 4:30 AM for a bathroom visit, and became wide awake afterwards. Since it was a mild October night, I put on my bathrobe and slippers in the dark, and decided to walk down to the glen to make a rare, early morning meditation.

As I descended into the glen I hit something. I had forgotten about the felled tree laying in the middle of the very dark glen. Even though my eyes were dark adapted, I did not see the branches lying on the ground until I walked into them. As I peered into the darkness before me, my eyes took in a faint ribbon of light stretching away from me for many feet into the night’s darkness. I had to take a few steps back to catch my breath and regain my balance.

Puzzled, I walked back up to the rim of the glen from where I could see that there were no patches of low-lying fog forming anywhere down in the glen. The night sky above was clear and starlit, and I could not see any sky shine from other ground sources. I gave the long sliver of glowing light a wide berth so as not to disturb it, as I walked around to approach it from another angle to see if I could discover its source and extent.  This time as I got closer, I could make out a soft grey-blue  glow hovering over the full length of the carcass of the tree. As my mind took in the significance of the scene my head dropped intuitively out of respect for what I knew in my heart was a lifeforce leaving the dying tree. I said some words of regret, and my body started to shake with excitement or cold, as I sat in quiet wonder.   

The glow disappeared as the morning light entered the glen. I rushed to the house to investigate the strange light on-line.  My cursory research suggested that the grey-blue glow fit the pattern for bioluminescence from decaying organic matter. The common name is Foxfire or Will ‘o the Wisp, and it was documented long ago. The usual sources are decaying matter and fungi, and the glow is so faint that it can only be observed if your eyes have been dark adapted. Apparently, the light is produced by a pair of special enzymes present in decaying matter which react with each other to release biophotons of soft light. After discussing the tree’s eerie glow with an experienced woodsmen and chemist, I chose the simple explanation that the light I had observed that morning came from rotting sawdust created under the ash bark by destructive beetle activity.

A few days later I started to dissect the trunk for firewood, and I noticed how thick the bark was, and how little actual sawdust had been produced by the beetle invaders. The amount of sawdust under the bark was trivial, and it just didn’t seem possible that so little organic matter could produce all the light that I had observed. In addition, the bark was so thick that it would surely absorb all the light photons completely. More compelling, was the sudden realization that the rest of the ash trees that were still standing were equally infected, but they did not give off any visible light emissions on that night. As the realization sank in; that the eerie glow over the dying ash tree was most likely its life force or spirit leaving the dying carcass, it sent a chill up my spine.

I consulted some of the top forestry research and management experts in Canada, who ruled out an explosion of the Armillaria fungus, that glows in the dark forest, and can spread over large areas of forest floor and acts as a communication system for trees. It became clear that the unusual glow could not be explained satisfactorily by natural processes. I reviewed my personal impressions as I witnessed the event, keeping in mind that my human presence in the glen could have perturbed the natural electromagnetic field energies present on that morning. The physical evidence I observed that morning informed me (mentally and spiritually) that spirits live  in trees. Why is there no documentation of this anywhere? Can only autistic eyes discern spirits and things that glow in the night? Now I see trees differently. Wherever there are trees, there is abundant life. They’re like living fasteners that connect the sky with the earth. Because they live in both worlds, they act as a conduit of communication between them.  

FMRI studies reveal that consciousness is still measurably present after the brain/body has died, telling us that consciousness is not the result of biological processes. Science supports the theory that trees have intelligence, because trees have been observed to mount organized defences against a deadly threat like invading insects. Planning and strategizing require creative thought.

When the rest of the ash group is felled this spring, they will hopefully provide more opportunities to study this undocumented phenomenon, perhaps with a night vision camera.

Shamanic and other spiritual cultures around the world honour and use sacred trees as: portals or gateways to hidden worlds, sources of wisdom, and even wish fulfillment. To name just a few, the Mohawks of North America honour the cedar as the sacred tree of life. The Caribe natives honour the ceiba tree, and West African’s have spiritual relationships with the iroko tree.

The visible light emissions coming from the ash tree trunk 3 days after it was cut down, proved to me with high confidence that trees have a spiritual nature that gives them life, and it can be observed and possibly documented under the right conditions.

 

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Comment by Steve Staniek on March 5, 2021 at 5:42am

STILL CHAINED IN PLATO'S CAVE?

"What the hell was that, and where did it come from?"


                                                         
Thanks to Amy Trumpeter

There are times when I identify strongly with Plato's students, who were shown the difference between the delusion of shadows on a cave wall, and reality outside the cave. Separating delusion from reality is an internal process, but some students chose to live in the predictability and safety of the cave of delusions, rather than face an unknown and unpredictable reality outside the cave.

Is the cave the human brain? And is the pineal gland the operator inside, watching the show of light and shadows inside the brain, produced by electrochemical reactions that release biophotons of light, monitored by the brain as it operates? 

While spiritualism has been in the public's awareness for over a century,  only a few have experienced other forms or aspects of "themselves" in ordinary reality. OR, others may have had similar extraordinary experiences but have blocked them from conscious awareness to protect the bubble of safety that they live within.

I've had several experiences that have caused my rational mind to ask: "What the hell was that, and where did it come from?"

Many years ago, I was driving mindlessly along a highway the first time I heard Sarah McLachlan sing "Angel" on the radio, and her voice and words penetrated me, and disrupted me so violently that I had to pull off the road or lose control of the vehicle. My body started to shake uncontrollably as I slumped over the steering wheel, crying and heaving with unbearable spiritual pain from nowhere.

I had intentionally experienced the personal depths of my primal pain many times on a matt in a darkened room during therapy, searching for my lost fragments, but this was such an overwhelming feeling of pain that it felt as though my chest was going to split, as it went straight into my soul, where it ignited something hidden. I felt destroyed, as though I had missed my quest, took the wrong turn somewhere, and ended up on a road to nowhere heading in the wrong direction...and why was I such a complete wreck over a song on the radio? 

"What the hell was that, and where did it come from?" Sarah's voice penetrated the depths of my soul to awaken something so powerfully primordial in me, that it had no words as it rose up to flood me with spiritual energy that started to remind me of what, and who I am. The prospect of having to face my hidden but absolute truth, was accompanied by fear.

You could say that Sarah broke me, and opened me to my inner truth. Our chains could be a self imposed form of defensive resistance to change, and the darkness we have come to call home and defend with our lives, is far more attractive than the unknown dangers lurking outside the cave.

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 3, 2021 at 8:51am

SARAH SINGS OF ANGELIC COMFORTING TO SHOW US HOW GOOD ANGELS WOULD BE HEALING HUMANITY IF ONLY THEY SERVED US, UNFORTUNATELY, MOST ANGELS ARE LOCKED IN SERVICE TO THE GREAT SPIRITUAL PARASITE YAHWEH, AND HIS HIERARCHY OF SPIRITUAL PARASITES....

After a lifetime of searching backwards, inwards, and forwards, all I can see are countless generations of humans like the stars in the sky, suffering alone in darkness for all eternity, for dark reasons...and all the evidence of human history confirms that there has been no angelic comforting here.

The spirits or angels that serve Yahweh, Lord of Darkness and Destruction, belong to his  hierarchy of spiritual parasites, and do not serve the best interests of humanity, or the planet.

Perhaps humans are here to change all that, and Sarah is showing us the way to be good angels...

When I watch Sarah perform, and I hear/feel the powerful vibrations of the sacred ardour that she holds for humanity in her magnificent voice, I can feel the energy rising in the backs of my arms, from my fingers to my head. As my heart opens in auto response, I can feel formless energy emerging from my arms, and slowly organizing itself around both.

Each time it happens, the energy feels more stable, stronger, and better defined, until it awakens the deep desire in me to "be that comforting angel", that brings: abundant love, relief, safety, hope, and joy to humanity's children.

I believe that the multiverse has been waiting for the human heart to change/heal it.

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 3, 2021 at 6:08am

THE MAKING OF AN EVERYDAY CANADIAN GODDESS...SARAH MCLACHLAN 

Sarah's loving heart makes the music, that comes out and connects with us through the direct and overwhelming intimacy of her spiritual voice... 

1. Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing - YouTube

2. Sarah McLachlan Interview Discussing Surfacing CD - YouTube

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GmxMTwUgs

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh, beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty
Oh, and weightless, and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight
In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold, hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference

                Thank you Sarah, for showing us the way back to our hearts...with music.

Comment by Steve Staniek on March 1, 2021 at 6:39am

AMERICAN CONFUSION OVER TRUTH AND MORAL VALUES CREATES SOCIAL ENTROPY

My short sabbatical is interrupted by more important events...

WAS OBAMA'S OFFICIAL MURDER OF UNTRIED AND THEREFORE INNOCENT IN THE EYES OF THE LAW, OBL, THE MORAL EQUIVALENT OF BIN SALMAN'S [aka Prince Mohammed bin Salman] OFFICIAL MURDER OF UNTRIED AND THEREFORE INNOCENT KHASHOGGI?

SOME RELEVANT FACTS:

Osama Bin Laden was a Saudi leader who tried to liberate the Muslim world from American and British domination and oppression, and Washington murdered him to stop him. 

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist who tried to liberate the Muslim world from British and American sponsored domination and oppression through the Saudi royal family, and they murdered him to stop him. 

Trump's highest achievement was tearing the veneer of civilization from the underbelly of America to reveal what really motivates it...

                                                             Thanks Guardian

FROM AN OUTSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE:, Americans seem to get everything wrong when it comes to moral and ethical judgements. Someone [concealed organizations and their media outlets] has been tampering with America's moral compass since its inception, but today's CRISIS OF MORALITY has been triggered by the enormous ego of Donald J. Trump, the architect of the moral gridlock and social entropy we are witnessing on the American landscape.

How can America live with itself when it continues to contradict its professed ideals, philosophies, and policies, which they congratulate themselves for repeatedly during the day, but at night those values are rejected and disappear in the darkness of "competition" whenever their so called national interests [corporate interests] are at stake.

Where does the 250 year history of American terrorism end....it ends at the steps of the US Capital. 

Examples of America's deep moral confusion:

  1. Americans rail ad nauseum with fake moral outrage, at the notion that any other power, foreign or domestic, would dare to interfere with what passes for democratic elections in the USA - IT IS FORBIDDEN TO SPEAK OF THIS IN THE AMERICAN CORPORATE PRESS, but America has not only interfered in, but violently overthrown countless sovereign governments around the world, and many of them were democratic [eg: Iran Haiti, and Panama] . American greed expressed as violent terrorism, has destroyed any moral platform that may have been cobbled together by a few moral Americans. To an outsider, the USA has no moral ground, because it failed to create it.
  2. Americans bristle with fake moral outrage at political assassinations by other powers, eg: Russia's Litvinenko]  Saudis, etc... while Americans murder their way freely across the globe in a river of CIA BLACK OPS assassinations in almost every country where the USA has sought power either through its 730 military bases that occupy and oppress weaker nations with its economic demands, or indirectly by providing American weapons of war. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 25, 2021 at 12:30pm

AFTER A SHORT SABBATICAL....THE NEXT TOPICS WILL BE....

1. YAHWISM - every believer is required to surrender her Soul, [actual transfer of ownership], rendering 4.3 billion [?] Christians and Muslims [more than half of us today], Soulless! Half the population is walking around with Souls....aaahhh!  But then again, it can be easily argued that Soul is just a stone age concept, and its value or benefit has never been proven. 

2. LONGITUDINAL DIVINATION...of the Old Testament, finds that ancient Samaria [Israel] in Palestine, was in fact launched by Abraham who fled the Sumerian city of Ur, and his mysterious partner Yahweh who is traceable to the Anunnaki family that ruled Sumer, as the New Sumer.

Today, Israel is indeed the New Sumer, just as England begat New England.

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It hasn't been seven years, but I'm taking one nevertheless...

S-a-b-b-a-t-i-c-a-l.....

                                                                         Thanks eBay

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 21, 2021 at 6:36am

IS IT REALLY ALL ABOUT CONTROL?...IS CONTROL THE GUARDRAIL ALONG THE PATH TO EVERYTHING?

Some of us grew up with an acute sensitivity to the controls [more powerful forces] around us, that pushed or pulled us in different directions at different times, mostly against our will.

During my long climb out of the darkness that I was born into, I was constantly subjected to unwanted or harmful experiences that came wrapped in a veil of  doubt and confusion that prevented me from working through many of those dark moments. I was subjected to recurring negative thoughts that the lifeforce that brought me here, was not upspiralling love, but downspiralling destruction. I was plagued with overwhelming anxieties, fears lurked around every corner, shadows of darkness hung over me and coloured my perception and world view. Shit seemed to come at me from almost every direction including my own, and the only place that I could find refuge, was my powerful imagination.

Since childhood I had a love affair with boats. When we were finally able to afford a large 40ft boat, the man who drove it to our marina was also an experienced commercial airline pilot. He  taught me to handle and drive the big boat, and as he piloted it competently through some narrow passages around the marina, he offered me the best practical advice I had ever heard.

His first words of sage advice to a rather timid neophyte were: "Learn to control the boat or it will control you."  In other words, if you don't control your direction of travel, something else will control it, and take you where you don't want to go.

So here it is in a nutshell....

           CONTROL IS THE SECRET KEY TO LIFE. 

  • Learn to control your thoughts, or they will control you.
  • Learn to control your desires, or they will control you.
  • Learn to control your delusions, or they will control you.
  • Learn to control your gods, or they will  control you.

        You snooze, you lose.

                                                        Thanks OpsGroup

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 19, 2021 at 7:48am

THE SUPREMACIST MIND - BORN OR MADE?

Functional historians study human history "functionally", ie: how events actually unfolded on the landscape, instead of allowing themselves to be distracted, guided, confused, and consequently misled by all the political window dressing known as official narratives designed to hide or disguise horrible acts committed by groups and nations. .

An endless stream of social delusions has harmed humanity, and prevented it from growing spiritually by driving it down into the darkness of colonial depravity that began in Jericho. Humanity's spiritual evolutionary progress has been thwarted and reversed by the unknowable, "ineffable cloud of darkness" ie: ignorance, imposed on humanity by the cult of Yahweh. His power hungry priests created the fiction known as the Old Testament, based mostly on Babylonian and Sumerian mythology.

We can now reconstruct how the marauding "Sea People" that invaded the Levant, and were described in ancient records as destructive vandals, were none other than the wandering Hebrews who began to colonize Palestine for the first time with violence under Yahweh's criminal leadership.

According to ancient records, around 1400 BCE, a leftover member of the Sumerian royal family named Yahweh, who had been rejected by his family for his insane behaviour, desired an empire of his own. According to the New Testament, he made a "love for land deal" with another Sumerian named Abram, [Abraham] who left the city of Ur, and moved to Palestine. Here, Yahweh the great destroyer, led Abraham's descendants down into the spiritual depravity of total destruction in Jericho. Yahweh lied about the promised lands that he did not own or have title to. His entire relationship with the Hebrew people was a grand deception.

Yahweh taught his Hebrews the concept of absolute supremacy through the total destruction and subjugation of the other. He became the absolute destroyer of everything, a true champion of his people, as he committed his first holocaust in Jericho. He is credited with the complete destruction of every living creature, and the ritual burning of everything in sacrifice to himself.

Instead of leading his chosen people into spiritual ascension, Yahweh became a great spiritual parasite that led them down into the spiritual abyss of: deathly delusions, wanton destruction, spiritual enslavement, ignorance, confusion, and domination.

Yahwism grew into Christianity with the help of many immoral men like: Saul of Tarsus, The Roman Flavians, The Roman Conqueror Constantine, Henry the VIII, Alexander the VI, etc..

Christianity was the religion of Europe's supremacists, as they plundered, ravaged, and enslaved the New Worlds. Two thousand years of spiritual darkness created by Christianity has prevented humanity from advancing spirituality.

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 18, 2021 at 5:24am

THE NUREMBURG TRIALS (1946-49) WERE A COLONIAL FARCE

By 1939 CE, most European Christian nations had spent centuries creating colonial empires in the New World, which they produced with brutally criminal "genocidal land theft". The United States of America publicly professed freedom for all, but that political farce was no different than the Magna Carta that demanded rights for "landowners in England", but not the common class. Washington adopted a totally lawless colonial process they euphemistically called: "pushing back the frontier", that destroyed indigenous nations, and took their lands forever. It was a completely lawless process of violent destruction by white Christians that prompted Americans to turn a blind eye towards the horrors of destruction they were producing, during a period they disguised with romanticized delusions of: : "Taming the Wild West".

In 1939, Germany ordered its military forces to invade Poland, to begin the destructive process of  "colonizing" Europe and the USSR. My Polish parents were taken prisoner, and forced to work in German labour camps as slaves.

Almost every nation on this planet has been affected by colonial terrorism, defined as:

 "the use of violence and threats of violence, to gain political control over indigenous nations and their land wealth."

[This non-political, pre-Bush definition, is derived from a definition of "terrorism", found in a Canadian Funk and Wagnalls, Standard College Dictionary, printed in 1963].

Those of us who have transcended our western cultural conditioning, which is programmed largely with "colonial thoughtforms" that frame our very identity, are able to see today's colonialism though it has gone underground to conceal its criminality from the public. No western nation dares to use the repugnant word "colonialism" in public media today.

Canada is a product of British Christian colonialism, an achievement attributed to the social delusion known as "supremacy". British Christians were dressed in red surge  to hide the oceans of native blood that they shed, as they butchered their way across a defenceless New World. They were little more than armed gunmen who used absolute violence to gain control over their indigenous victims, and their land wealth.

Like other Christian nations, Britain conspired to rule the world with brutal conquest, and for four hundred years British greed created a much hated Empire of Evil. It destroyed millions of human lives, and enslaved the rest with colonial legislation, learned from their Roman masters. All of these international crimes against humanity were committed under Constantine's Cross of Conquest, which was inspired by their spiritual leader Yahweh-Jehovah who taught them how to colonize in Jericho, where he committed his first holocaust.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper became a Zionist terrorist when he publicly supported Israel's colonization of Palestine for the second time since Jericho. When he was forced to apologize in public for the state's crimes against children during Canada's post colonial period, and then he snuck off to Pennsylvania to tell his American buddies with a straight face, that Canada's has no colonial history! Supremacists make horrible leaders.

So, from 1946-49, a bunch of victorious western generals, created a show of fake moral outrage, a legal farce called "military tribunals", where they prosecuted German generals and high ranking government officials, for the very same crimes against humanity that their own predecessors had been committing for centuries in the New World.

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 17, 2021 at 6:28am

CREATING NEW WORLDS FROM OLD...

...and new understandings from old confusion.

I AM THE LIVING FIELD WHERE ALL COSMIC FORCES MEET TO DANCE….

WHEN I MOVE INTO THE MAGICAL "ME", I CAN SUMMON STRONG AND WEAK FORCES AROUND ME, TO CREATE A NEW DANCE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.

MY FIELD IS A DIVINE ORGANIZING ENERGY THAT DECONSTRUCTS THE OLD ORDER AS IT NEARS THE END OF ITS CYCLE, AND ORCHESTRATES THE RESULTING CHAOS INTO NEW HARMONIOUS LIFE.

IN MY LEFT HAND I HOLD THE DIVINE DARKNESS OF REGENERATION, AND IN MY RIGHT HAND I HOLD THE DIVINE LIGHT OF INFINITE GROWTH.

MY CREATIVE IMPULSE RISES ON A SINGLE BREATH, AS I BRING TOGETHER ALL THE ENERGY WITHIN AND WITHOUT, IN A SELF-ORGANIZING SPIRAL OF NEW LIFE.

Edgar Cayce wrote: "MIND IS THE BUILDER..."

                                                                    Thanks BBC

        And physical reality is the result...

                                                      Many Thanks to Normus

Comment by Steve Staniek on February 11, 2021 at 6:06am

DID STOCKHOLM SYNDROME TRANSFORM EUROPE’S NATIONS FROM COLONIAL VICTIMS TO COLONIAL PREDATORS?

 

In 43 AD, Rome’s predator armies invaded Britain, and began to terrorize the island population with three prongs of Roman colonialism, specifically: massive organized violence, forced imposition of Rome’s state religion, and colonial laws designed to control indigenous land wealth, while enslaving the defeated populace.  Roman armies occupied Britain for nearly four centuries, dominating, oppressing, and transforming Britain’s indigenous nations with Roman culture. When the Roman armies finally left in 410 AD, they left behind their formula for brutal colonialism, that was eventually adopted by some of Rome’s victims, who had become converted to colonial thinking, which is “all about dominating the other.”  

 

British elites copied Roman style legal instruments that allowed them to transform British society into a Roman style hierarchy of social control that would place them at the top. Social laws were created to elevate the elites to the top of Britain’s hierarchy, while degrading the peasants to a class of serfs or slaves. Long suffering, British commoners were not free until they finally revolted in America in 1776.

British elites had launched a grand conspiracy to dominate the world, which eventually resulted in tiny Britain controlling more than one quarter of the world’s indigenous nations and their real estate with savage British violence provided by  firepower. The means of colonialism was would be through armed British gunmen, dressed in red surge, [Redcoats], to conceal their bloody butchery. 

Savage British violence facilitated genocidal land theft that was the foundation of the British Empire, as it plundered the world for its treasures. But its darkest, most abominable claim to fame, is its mistreatment of indigenous children over many centuries. This emerging fact has exposed it as:  The British Empire of Child Abuse.  

Good Therapy’s website states: “Stockholm syndrome refers to symptoms that may occur in a person who is in a hostage situation or otherwise held prisoner. Typically, these feelings can be described as sympathy toward captors or the development of a bond with the captor or captors.

This reaction can also be recognized in those who have left religious cults, abusive relationships, or other traumatic situations.”

 

“Monkey see, monkey do”…may sum it up simply, but there’s much more behind humanity’s programmed behaviour that compels us to follow the leader, when we’ve failed to develop our own path. When we grow our own sense of sovereignty instead of copying others, our growth finds its own direction, which opens our path before us like a light in the darkness.

 


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