Which path should I travel through life? Do I have a choice?

In his 1989 book “The Seat of the Soul”, author Gary Zucav talks about the world as witnessed by human personalities and that same world as lived through the human soul. He describes these alternate journeys through the same time and space by the same individual as being horizontal (personality) and vertical (soul).

“Each human soul has both guides and Teachers. A guide is not a Teacher. Guides are what might be thought of as experts in a certain field that are called in for consultation. If you are writing a book, for example, or creating a project, or organizing an event, a guide that has the quality of warmth, or creativity, or insight that you wish to incorporate into your work is available to you.

Teachers work on a more personal plane of involvement, so to speak, although they are impersonal energies that we personalize, that we feel a personal relationship with. A nonphysical Teacher brings you ever closer to your soul. It draws your attention to the vertical path, and to the difference between the vertical path and the horizontal path.

The vertical path is the path of awareness. It is the path of consciousness and conscious choice. The person who chooses to advance his or her spiritual growth, to cultivate awareness of his or her higher self, is on a vertical path. The vertical path is the path of clarity. The potential for the creation of clarity and the experience of interacting with your nonphysical Teacher are one and the same.

The horizontal path is the path that satisfies your personality. A businessman or a businesswoman, for example, who devotes his or her life to the accumulation of money is on a horizontal path.No matter how diverse his or her ventures may become, they are essentially identical. If they make money, they please the personality, and if they lose money, they distress the personality, but they do not serve the higher self. They do not serve his or her spiritual growth.

A person that seeks relationships only to gratify his or her own needs, such as his or her own emotional or sexual needs, will find thay each relationship is essentially identical, that the people in his or her life are replaceable, that experiences with the first and experiences with the second are essentially the same. This is the horizontal path. Each new experience in not really new. It is more of the same thing. To experience relationships of substance and depth requires approaching and entering into relationships with consciousness and concern for the other. That is the vertical path.

This does not mean that learning does not occur in all situations, and that when a horizontal path is no longer appropriate to a soul’s learning, that soul will not leave it behind. Sooner or later, each soul will turn toward authentic power. Every situation serves this goal, and every soul will reach it. The vertical path begins with the decision to do that consciously.”

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Tricks, Lies & Powerpoint Slides

An explanation of why information regarding the scope and pace of Anthropogenic (human caused) Climate Change is being withheld and “softened” at every level – Academic, Corporate, Governmental and Journalistic.

Pour yourself a coffee (it’s almost an hour long), you may want something stronger by the time the lecture is finished.

So here is what the “most powerful person in the world” thinks about that:

“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” – Barack Obama at 1st 2012 post-election press conference.

Apparently, despite opinions to the contrary, the US President is simply another guy that “doesn’t get it”. Creating the almighty jobs is “simply to address the need for more votes” because, if climate change is ignored no one will have or want a job – continuing to exist will be the primary need for future generations.

The even more almighty growth is, of course, the root of the climate change crisis and all the other factors which are lining up to cause the extinction of the human species. So, ignore climate change and work to destroy the Earth and humankind, not at your peril but at the peril of every scrap of life on the planet – the votes will keep on coming until they don’t, that will be how you know it’s time to assume the position – “crash position” that is.