I am writing this blog on the morning of the seventh day of Ukraine invasion by Russian forces. Some people have decided to go down a track which may have grave consequences for the whole of humanity, not least more imminently for the people of Ukraine and the wider Baltic regions. Their raisin d’être seems to be fear of potential threat when actually opportunities for co-creation and collaboration are alternative options.
Western Powers will do what they can, short of engaging in war themselves, to apply pressure on Russia to desist and retreat – or at least stop with the full annexation of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Somewhere down the line, a bifurcation has occurred. As many people on Spaceship Earth are seeking ways to reach post-pandemic unity and usher in an age of planetary stewardship, others are dragging the world back to pre-1939 ways of thinking and doing.
This by the way is as political as I get in a blog … mainly as I do not profess to have any answers or expertise in political and military matters.
What I do know is that we are at a point of bifurcation and, at the very least, the days for partisan, elitist and corrupt politics in the West has to stop for us to have any chance of global peace. At the same time, the crushing fear held by dictators must be replaced with true love for humanity. The massive chasm between the behaviours of the Russian and Ukranian presidents are an example of the rift that has to be healed … hopefully before too many more on each side lose their lives for no logical reason.
My Own Bifurcation
The reason this blog is about bifurcation is that I find myself at a point when there is potentially an imminent split in my own focus. On reflection, both sides of this split however are in harmony as they have the same aim – that of awakening of consciousness.
The bifurcation lies in where people are at in their journey. Clearly, some people on the planet are hell-bent on courses where death and destruction are inevitable consequences. This naturally grabs news headlines and peoples’ attention.
I estimate that the vast majority of the world population would just like an easier life, without hardship and strife.
I have been passionate about sharing content freely, even before I was invited to publish on Insight Timer in 2015. I can testify that what goes around, comes around and that the freemium model works.
For a while now, the app has delivered some premium content in the form of courses. This provided an income that has helped me and many other guides to a position where we can afford to creat more and more content. This is the ‘going around’.
So as I am just on the point of launching and expanding on my own premium offering, I am delighted that I have been invited to run a workshop for Insight Timer. I hope it’s the first of many.
It will be delivered in April over three sessions and the subject is Attention Management – a new way of approaching time management indeed. Watch this short video for more and here’s the link to book your space:
My aim in delivering this workshop is that you will get your investment of time and money back many times over. As such, this type of event represents a bridge from purely freemium to premium.
Note that my output on Insight Timer is aimed at those on the cusp of awakening.
The Path To Overstanding
My new ‘premium’ offering is aimed at those who would like to ‘awaken’ to a whole new level. The word ‘premium’ is italicised as it’s really not expensive – starting at less than $5 a month. I want this information to be accessible and affordable to many. The fees just help me to cover hosting and administrative costs.
Since I first published my first non-fiction books back in 2009, I have been focussed on making the esoteric – what is complex and somewhat obfuscated – into the exoteric, namely understandable and accessible.
My latest premium offering is the culmination of that journey. Back in 2009 and 2013, I wrote two books – namely Flavours of Thought and Planes of Being – which are, respectfully, deconstructions of the Major and Minor Arcana of the Tarot. I always knew there was a third book and indeed that I might also design my own deck.
So, as previously signposted in this blog and elsewhere, the deck will see the light of day this year and has been beautifully illustrated by Siri Opli. It’s called The Tarot of Overstanding and is an evolution of the Tarot as it is known.
In parallel with its release, I am writing the book that accompanies it and serialising in audiobook format via my Soundwise app. It’s augmented by three other Soundcasts – Meditations on the Keys, a new ambient album called Arcanum and a series of exclusive conversations called Uberstandings.
It will contain and explain all the esoteric wisdom I have come across over the last 15 years and also include information that I am receiving from off-worldly intelligences. It is literally mind-opening.
It’s available exclusively to subscribers, optionally along with my other recent Soulwaves-based metaphysical content.
Find out more here …
… on The Path to Overstanding
Let me wrap up this blog by sharing some freemium content written by Henry Longfellow back in 1855 and so relevant to these bifurcated times.
Smoking of the Peacepipe
The last two years has been somewhat traumatic for humanity. Six million souls, at the very least, have shed their mortal coil in some way due to COVID. The pandemic has exposed the dangerous combination of corruption and incompetence in governments and businesses across the globe.
This all came at a time when humanity thought that Climate Change was their biggest threat. It still is and there is a possible connection to COVID. Perhaps it’s a virus that didn’t come from a lab but introduced my the Earth Consciousness of Lady Gaia to protect Spaceship Earth from the worst excesses of humankind.
At the same time, these tumultuous years have brought people closer along with some amazing acts of kindness and compassion. We are commuting and travelling across the globe a little less. Some connected with long lost friends and families. Some of us got to know our neighbours a little more. Some of us found some more time for ourselves – perhaps ushering in a change of lifestyle or career, perhaps learning a new skill.
We are on the cusp of an age of enlightenment which will see us evolving from being planetary abusers to being cosmic caretakers. I say cosmic because our influence can already be felt off-planet. We have a cloud of satellites around our planet – some of it is already junk and debris. We’ve even littered the Moon, Mars, Venus and the moon Titan. While the space probes have brought new knowledge, one day we should go and clear up the mess. We certainly should not colonise Mars until we learn how to properly look after this planet.
We have created an electromagnetic energy sphere from our small planet with a radius of over 100 light years. More significantly, our collective field of consciousness, which travels at infinite speed, can already be sensed by beings blessed with the ability to tune into it – as can we with others.
To help usher in this new age of enlightenment, we each have one simple task and that’s to shine light into any areas in our lives where there is darkness.
Simply put, all we need to do is to end endarkenment.
So how do we go about that? Does it mean it’s time to face our demons and explore our shadow side. Quite rightly, such exercises fill us with dread and should be avoided at all costs.
A better way to end endarkenment starts within us. When we make such changes individually and microcosmically, collectively they effect a macrocosmic shift.
Here’s how to begin, noting just doing one of these a month is a start:
- Each and every day, be kind to yourself and make sure you treat yourself, even if it’s just in a small way
- Each and every day, perform a random act of kindness to an acquaintance, the planet or ideally a stranger
- Each and every day, find something to be grateful for
- At least once each and every week, make a connection with a new soul, or a reconnection with an old soul
- At least once each and every week, let your creative self come out to play
- At least once each and every month, if you have a gift, share an aspect of it freely
- At least once each and every month, if you create something of value, share with the world in exchange for some money or a gift of reciprocal value
By way of example, let me share with you how I go about all of this on a typical day, week and month.
- I treat myself to at least 10 minutes of meditative Me Time each and every day
- I let people out in traffic or give way on our local single track roads. Say hello and smile at people when out walking dogs.
- Each day, I am grateful to Mother Earth for holding us to her as well as the air we breathe and the water we drink. If I see a sunset or sunrise, I am grateful to the constant cosmic dance of Sun, Moon and Earth.
- I am always on the look out for like-minded souls on social media – or when increasingly mixing again face-to-face
- On average, I deliver around four nuggets of creative output a week. Then, in non-work related activity, creativity abounds too.
- On average, I share a new piece of content free to the world on Insight Timer four times each month PLUS a free one hour talk.
- My metaphysical library of content, for Soundwise subscribers, has a new addition of content four times for every orbit of the Moon.
- do share by way of comment, how you contribute to the end of endarkenment
Links, by way of example, so you can see how I go about doing the the above and how you can initiate your personal end to endarkenment :
When you start any year, you have some plans but also are open for the unplanned to rock up too, as it tends to do.
So this year saw an unplanned and very successful and pleasant house move. It also augured in the fixing of a knee that had be painful for far too long.
From a creativity perspective, the month of December sees the Soulwaves : Insertions project coming to successful conclusion. The 12th ambient track is published today and the 12th Meditation on the Numbers in the can and scheduled for publication on the Full Moon. Likewise the 12th Lecture on the Numbers scheduled to be broadcast live on the Winter Solstice on the 21st December.
I am doubly proud that I’ve not missed a single delivery date and at the quality of the output, which has surprised even me. The former is a testament to using cosmic timing for project planning and the latter a result of tuning into the Council of the Light for guidance and support.
Halfway through the year, it looked like 2022 was to be the year of The Duadex and the third part of the Soulwaves Anthology. As mentioned in last moonth’s blog, there’s been a change of plan. It might happen but something else has popped in, even before the next orbit of the Sun has started.
It appears that 2022 is the year of the Tarot of Overstanding. This involves the writing and publishing of a book and production of a unique deck of Tarot cards. Both the Major and Minor Arcana will expand and evolve, as will all those who use them.
The book will be the third in another trilogy that I started writing over a decade ago, with the publication of Flavours of Thought and Planes of Being. With those two books, I only told part of the story. Perhaps the world wasn’t ready then. Or maybe I simply wasn’t ready.
With the third book, nothing will be held back. The esoteric knowledge of which I have been blessed and graced with will be made exoteric. It will also be augmented by a series of 23 ambient tracks to open your mind and 23 guided meditations to open your heart. There’s a sneak preview of one that accompanies the Minor Arcana below. The other four are available now in the Just for Each Day Soundcast.
Do you want to join me for this amazing ride in 2022?
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a change of plan
I spent my 59th birthday at the funeral of my best friend from school. It was a sad and poignant day but also a celebration of his life and impact.
At the time, I had published 15 books but I had never finished the draft of a novel that I penned before any of them. This book was about the future history of Earth and allowed me to explore themes a bit too wild and whacky for a non-fiction book. On the way back on a long train journey, I decided that I should really get it published by my 60th birthday, just in case.
Despite my laudable ambitions, the Universe had other plans for me and another book and project got in the way. I met an Earth angel in the form of Laurence Udell. At first he wanted me to mentor him to write his opus. It ended up that we wrote and published what became my 16th book together. It is called The Big U and I am really proud of it.
When the project came to conclusion though, I got into writing Soulwaves : A Future History. It turned out my first draft was pretty amateur and I ended up re-writing it and publishing a 100,000 word novel from the ground up. The central character was changed and I brought in other actors in the Density and perspectives from the Council of the Light in the Void. This collusion proved significant and it took me to explore themes which are literally out of this world.
The novel was published on the 1st New Moon of 2020 and gave rise to a series of soul-full meditations and a whole album of ambient music, which you can tune into in my SoundWise portfolio.
Shortly after publication, the world was thrust into lockdown and, like many, I found myself with time on my hands. In Spring 2020, I began to write of a set of short stories called Soulwaves : Insertions. They were published on the first New Moon of 2021, 13 moon orbits after the seed novel.
Following this event, on each subsequent New Moon, I have released an ambient track inspired by the corresponding Insertion. On each Full Moon, a guided meditation on the associated numerology has been released. At the time of this post, I have completed 11 of the 12 and not missed a deadline. I am rightfully proud of this timeliness and the quality of this output.
So earlier this year, I started serialising the third book in what had morphed and grown into the Soulwaves Anthology. It is a direct spin off of the 12th Insertion and called The Duadex.
It’s progress was interrupted by an unexpected house move and much needed knee surgery. Now both have been done successfully, I can move on at a pace. However, again the Universe has other plans. I have drafted the next few chapters of the Duadex but the Muse is not with me. This is a project for next Spring.
This is not failure of a writer succumbing to writer’s block. Rather it is a recognition that there is a time, rhyme, reason and season for everything.
the tarot of overstanding
In the summer of this year, I architected a new Tarot deck with 23 Major Arcana and four suits of the Minor Arcana of 15 cards each, not 14.
The talented artist, Siri Opli, began to illustrate them and we serialised them daily on Facebook and Twitter. This task is nearing completion and it would be done now had something rather new and potentially mind-blowing had not come along.
In meditation, the idea for a fifth suit came in. It gives an over-arching context for the other four suits and indeed the Tarot itself. It is called The Suit of Overstanding.
I am aware of decks like the Osho Zen with 23 Major Arcana. I am unaware of any decks with more than four suits for the Minor Arcana. I may be wrong of course.
Anyhoo, this new project is calling me and I have been ‘asked’ to project manage the production of the deck and to write a companion book for the deck also called The Tarot of Overstanding.
Several years ago, a medium gave me this message.
Finish the Trilogy First this is of the utmost importance:
- Do it with fervour – he must do this first because of that which about to come before him – we say must because – this is the writing that will support him on both the physical and mental planes to be able to succeed and overcome irreverent blight.
- This is the one that wins self acclaim and silences critics.
- This is the opener of doors he doesn’t know exist.
- Tell him – finish the trilogy FIRST.
He has manifested a tangible Tool capable of being used by many in places of school and thought.
This is no insignificant project. Born of Love from The Divine. The Original Source is US – the Tarot is JUST his ‘gateway’ his ‘door’.
I wrote the first two books, Flavours of Thought and Planes of Being, a decade ago. The third book in this particular trilogy is something different. The Tarot is not fixed in stone and nobody owns it or can hold a patent or trademark over its wisdom. It is a font of collective guidance for which I am one of its baton carriers and guardians.
I am in debt to Paul Foster Case and the Builders of the Adytum, with whom I have studied for many years. I stopped training with them earlier this year as I realised it was stopping something new and revolutionary coming along. This book indeed.
So, the scribing of Sian’s tale will take a back seat and I’ll get back to it in Spring. She can wait as she’s not born yet.
This year, I’ll complete the Insertions project and, in 2022, I will launch three new Soundcasts. Indeed, by the end of this year, in the Just for Each Day Soundcast, you will be able to hear five meditations inspired by the five suits. You can hear the first of them below.
The first Soundcast will be the audiobook version of the Tarot of Overstanding. A introduction will probably appear before the year is out
The second Soundcast will be an ambient album inspired by each key of the Major Arcana.
The third Soundcast will be a set of guided meditations similarly seeded.
When the Tarot evolves, we evolve. I hope you are ready for the ride.
Seeds of Thought
For as long as I can remember, I have had a painful right knee. I’ve had various treatments and fixes over the years but nothing has really worked and now I am down to bone on bone. Even if you aren’t medically trained, I think you can see the problem in the banner above – the knee on the left is my right knee.
By the time this auspicious New Moon of the 6th October 2021, I will have one of these implants inserted – an insertion of a different sort perhaps.
So why share it in this blog? Well, my first ever overnight in a hospital bed is a reminder of my mortality but it also represents a turning point. I have literally limped along for most of my life and achieved a fair amount. I am wondering where I might go once I can walk well again for the first time since my childhood.
Naturally, the operation is the just first step. There will be a recovery and recuperation period with physio. Like all these life resets though, there is an opportunity to get other parts of the house in order.
One of these has been inspired by an amazing happenstance. When I found the extraordinary surgeon and biomedical engineer who can perform this procedure on my knee, Professor David Barrett, I also chanced upon his ex-surgical practitioner, Mery Zanutto. I love it when adversity leads to fantabulous serendipity.
Apart from knowing lots about knees, and confirming this procedure is the right one for me, Mery is one of life’s polymaths with many strings to her bow, see www.meryzanutto.com
And I am so proud Mery has already added another string to that bow, she is now a meditation guide on Insight Timer and her first track is entitled Walking Well – listen to it and others here www.insighttimer.com/meryzanutto
Don’t you just love it when that happens? What goes around so comes around.
Last Moonth’s Output
So the usual Insertions ambient track, meditation and lecture are all available via Soundwise. A whole gamut of stuff has appeared on Insight Timer, too much to list but you can find it all here.
What I am really excited and chuffed about though is formalising my offer that many meditation guides have adopted and that’s using my ambient music as backgrounds to their meditations.
So there’s a new Soundcast that I will add to monthly where you can sample them and when you subscribe, you’ll get a link to a page with the direct download page.
Note that there is a small annual subscription but if you subscribe to the whole package, it’s included.
Next Moonth’s Output
As I am going ‘under the knife’, I’ve got the whole of October’s Soundwise content recorded and scheduled for publication. I have to tell you that I have taken the brakes off and I am revealing alchemical magic that even surprises me. Hold on to your hats.
I am also really thankful to Siri Opli who is posting the daily Just for Today’s. We are creating a Minor Arcana deck with two differences – 15 cards per suit and five suits no less. This time the tables are turned as I have written them already and Siri uses the words to inspire her art.
While all this is going on, I’ve paused the writing of the Duadex for a while – listen here for why.