Category Archives: 2012 Wisdom

Letting Go of 9 / 11

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In my heart I feel it’s time for us Americans to decide our most important ENERGY FOCUS to carry from past tragedies like 9/11 into our future:

Should we focus on the personal hurts, the torn families, the great damage to our national sense of stability and pride?

Can we find deep emotional and spiritual closure by dwelling on or suppressing the past?

Can we transcend the pain of our dreams and loves lost by daring for a revitalized brotherhood and sisterhood in our homes, our communities, our world?

Or should we continue obsessing over endlessly seeking vengeance on old enemies to the point that we endlessly create new ones?

Can we secure our country’s borders and our citizens’ liberties by letting our naturally spirited, free-speaking, free-acting, free-thinking people be treated as suspects by the endless motley parades of suspicious military, police and political bureaucrats who would “make our world safer for us”?

Isn’t it approaching time for us all to end mourning of the dead so the sparkling possibilities of today can emerge from their hiding places beneath the rocks of our guilt, anger, fear, habitual blindness?

Do I respect the dead? Do I respect those still in sorrow? Do I respect those who have sacrificed for our country and for a more peaceful world?

Yes, I most certainly do–
but I respect the claims of no man or woman, dead or alive, rich or famous, to chain me, you or any human being on Earth to any vision of our collective future that denies the great endless spiritual growth that is everyone’s sacred birthright.

No more excuses, my friends.

Your natural claim to a more joyful, peaceful, creatively sane existence is inextricably tied up in the fulfillment of every other human being’s very same birthright.

No matter how stifled or controlled by others in the past, this vital joy of our collective human birthright is meant to push up through the ashes of the Great Crusades, the Inquisition, the Black Plague, Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Bhopal, 9/11…

We’re to water with work and bright expectation the unseen seeds of an unknown harvest now germinating in the earth. These seeds now yearn inwards and reach outwards for Divine blessing to awaken their core potential.

How can we do anything but say YES to the opportunities for good that seek our patient attention through the tragedies inescapable to all human life?

I am honoring the dead of 9/11 and the newly born every day since by knowing and trying to live by this scientific fact:

LIFE NEVER ENDS.

Your life, my life, the actual existence of everyone’s spiritual beingness, simply never ends.

It only changes shape, changes focus, changes riverbed. Changes wind current, changes fragrance, changes intensity of awareness for our true hearts’ desires…

Peace, Blessings, Happiness and Solace to you and yours–
living, dead and yet to come–
on this good day of September 11, 2012.

Rev. Scott Ufford
Spiritualist minister
Copyright 2012

Don’t Let Them Turn You into a Drone!

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I whole-heartedly AGREE with former President Jimmy Carter’s blasting President Obama & the many foolish politicians of BOTH PARTIES who condone abuse of drone weapons for OVERSEAS ASSASSINATIONS.

Why?

Because if left unchecked by our moral & spiritual compass:

USA’s use of drones OVERSEAS to indiscriminately slaughter “SUSPECTED terrorists or sympathizers”, whether or not they’re American citizens–
as well every innocent bystander caught near the blast–

can and eventually WILL lead to their use against American citizens IN OUR COUNTRY, “suspected” & tried without due process of law for a multiplying array of paranoid & convoluted reasons.

Just as many police depts are stocked like small ARMIES that exhibit thug-like behavior, & SWAT teams & Tasers now mindlessly misused as simple matters of CONVENIENCE rather than as weapons of LAST RESORT, so the temptation WILL be surrendered to for using weaponized & controlling surveillance DRONES AT HOME.

Because WHAT CLEAR HEADED POLITICIANS–
WHAT DEPT OF DEFENSE MILITANTS–
WHAT SPIRITUAL & RELIGIOUS LEADERS–
WHAT AVERAGE PEOPLE among us–
will say, right now:
NO TO DRONES–
NO TO EVERY FORM OF SLOW BUT SURE THEFT OF OUR NATURAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS to decent treatment as American citizens & human beings?

FACT:
The weapons, like drones, whose use USA flaunts with immoral abandon TODAY can & will be used against us with the same immoral abandon TOMORROW.

Why?
Because:
(A) Drone weapon technology, like all tech secrets, WILL drift into other parties’ hands, just as surely as Monsanto’s toxic GMO seeds can drift into & infect healthy organic farms’ crops, and
(B) our nation’s display of moral weakness can & WILL be used as excuses by other parties as a green light for misusing drones & other momentary advantages for their own “vital security concerns”–

Inevitably it’s US AND OUR KIDS, the average innocent Americans, who’ll suffer from FUTURE UNKNOWN VERSIONS of the 9/11 attacks & from scheming rabid politicians’ & Eisenhower’s predicted “military-industrial complex” brainwashing us into FEWER CIVIL RIGHTS and MORE BLOODY POINTLESS WARS LIKE IRAQ.

So, what are YOU going to do about it?

Peace & Blessings to you,
Rev. Scott Ufford
Copyright 2012

Watch Venus’ 2012 Solar Transit–A Breath-taking Spiritual Journey

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Can anyone lucky enough to see this amazing footage doubt the awesomeness of the endless journey every planet takes?

How can we help but imagine that every lone planet is a wanderer made perhaps of more than its own “flesh and blood”–
of its own rock, liquids and gases?

Can we really help wondering–is this planet Venus–and so our Planet Earth–on more than a physical path:

Is it on a mysterious SPIRITUAL JOURNEY all its own?

Watch this dazzling NASA video then COME BACK to ask yourself the GREAT UNASKED QUESTIONS below:

Stunning footage of Venus transiting the Sun on June 5th, 2012 from NASA

Such stunning stark images–generated by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 5th 2012–make us feel unusual emotions, and ask impossible questions, like:

Does Venus carry on its soul path its own unique citizens–its own sentient “spiritual riders”–with bodies built by God to thrive under physical conditions we would find unbelievable?

What forms of life could possibly exist on a scorching-hot planet surface over 400 degrees Centigrade? What or who could survive inside a sulfuric acid & carbon dioxide-swamped atmosphere ravaged with such bitter acid rain storms it would melt the skin from our flesh and our flesh from our bones to be exposed to it for even one Earth minute?

On a planet where one normal day lasts more than 2,832 of our own hours–for 118 of our Earth days–who could live?

Where a normal planetary year takes only 224.7 Earth days–meaning all the “4 seasons” of a Venusian year–if there are any seasons except degrees of hellishness–would complete themselves in only two Venusian days?

What kind of a miserable existence might Venus’ inhabitants suffer through? Hiding in deep caverns, or in cesspools of tolerable gases?

But if we ask our deep questions this way, we limit ourselves to thinking in Earthly terms, and that’s a mistake. Because if Venusians exist, they’re as suited for life on their home planet as naturally as the flimsy watery bags we call our normal bodies are suited for life on Earth.

Who after all from another world, could imagine our weak human bodies would survive to carry us to primacy over all the hordes of horned, clawed, fanged, finned and winged super-strong, sharp-toothed beasts that have dominated Earth’s landscape in waves for nearly a thousand million years?

Well of course, you say:

We humans are far more than our puny wet bodies–we are spiritual beasts on a pathway of realizing we are spiritual beings–it is the force of our SPIRITS–of our brains and our souls united–that have proved the nemesis of all brute conditions and creatures, except for the microscopic.

We humans are no more lacking of our spiritual essence and destinies than would be the intelligent inhabitants of any other world.

…Any other world such as even the brutally hostile environment of our hardy neighbor, the planet Venus, over whose destiny we muse in awe as she tracks silently past the Sun, and beyond.

Two final curious questions:
If intelligent species do live upon Venus–if they can and do thrive in its most inhospitably hot conditions–do they suffer at times like on June 5th, 2012, as their planet seemed to trek ever-closer to the broiling roiling Sun?

Or instead, is their nearness to the Sun and its even-hotter radiance a time for them of gladness–a time of giving thanks for its guiding warmth–a time for them of SOUL CELEBRATION?

Almost like a brief feeling of HOMECOMING?

Special questions to ask our Venusian friends someday, should we ever meet them…

Perhaps they’re a civilized race whose physical bodies have evolved to a higher spiritual dimension in a manner that makes survival on Venus as pleasant as our life would be spent lounging on cushiony pillows and feather beds?

Maybe they have much to teach us as we rush to defoliate & dessicate the Earth’s natural beauties and bounty?

Maybe the Venusians are, from those higher spiritual dimensions, ably and selflessly guiding us into our own higher step?

Why not? What do you think is possible?

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Peace, and blessings, and Glad Soul Path be yours, in our special Earthly year of 2012!
Rev. Scott Ufford
Copyright 2012

Is Maitreya a Saint or The AntiChrist?

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On this holiest of days in Christianity, Easter Sunday, I was asked point-blank about Maitreya.

Is he a saint? A savior? A delusion or a fantasy? The AntiChrist?

I’ll do my best to respond to this question clearly, despite my sugar rush lingering from eating one too many marshmallow “Peeps”.

More thoughts might come to me in the days ahead & I’ll share them in a more informal way than in the past.

First, there are a few different teachers out there claiming the name of “Maitreya”. Each appears to do good work on his own, but this question refers to the Maitreya spoken of by Benjamin Creme as “The World Teacher.”

The World Teacher is supposedly an Elder Brother of mankind, here to guide us into our new astrologically derived spiritual age of Aquarius during the next 2,500 years or so.

When assessing a stranger’s character, what’s better than your first-hand experience?

How does a Spiritualist minister or any modestly clairvoyant person experience a non-physically based being?

Well, we do have the advantage of being conscious of a few extra sensory inputs into our minds that most people only experience–but DO experience–on subliminal levels according to their comfort zones, shall we say.

My first-hand experience, my first impression of the one called Maitreya, came at a public lecture by Benjamin Creme in Manhattan in 2001, shortly after the WTC attacks.

In preparation, I had mentally invoked Christ guidance and protection of the Spirit of Truth–of Christ’s presence–for myself & the entire event. As St. Paul said in Corinthians, “Test the spirits”–don’t be gullible or flattered or threatened or seduced into mental acquiescence in any way, at any time.

Though I was very much on guard, the energy in the room and from Mr. Creme felt very positive during his talk. I was keenly aware that he was indeed overshadowed, or perhaps overbrightened, by a form of higher consciousness. I didn’t know if this was Creme’s higher self or superconsciousness speaking through him or if a higher being was speaking to Creme’s higher self.

Either way, illuminating words were indeed flowing down the pipe.

I felt Creme to be both a genuine mystic seeking to serve the higher welfare of mankind, and a bit of a lefty in political outlook. He spoke with compassion and with some seeming harshness about any United States’ response to the 9/11 lunatics.

Creme said in effect that we “should get over it”, which seemed unduly undiplomatic and rude, since many of us in the audience had lost friends & family in the terrorist attacks just months before.

(Later, I came to understand that he (or the being speaking through him) was not slighting the American people at all, but warning us against launching an orgy of violent reprisals that our military industrial complex, as President Eisenhower called it, was hungry for.

As we soon learned, unfortunately, Bush’s political & war machine manipulated the wave of public grief and world sympathy sent to USA. In short, they USED us.

Let’s be clear here. Almost immediately after 9/11, Bush & his henchman Vice President Cheney, plotted, lobbied, bully-pulpited & threatened their way–into what?

Into a brutal, completely unnecessary war in Iraq, to neutralize “weapons of mass destruction” that they KNEW did not exist! To capture terrorists they KNEW were nowhere near Iraq!

What would YOU call it when a brutal, completely unnecessary war is declared that slaughters & starves a quarter million innocent Iraqi civilians, kills a huge number of brave American soldiers and maims for life several thousand more?

Wouldn’t you call this an evil act? Wouldn’t you say those leaders who dragged us into this war were indeed war criminals? If not, then what’s it take to get a leader called a war criminal these days? Just not be an American?)

Anyhow, we can see Maitreya’s curt warning in the light of the ensuing miseries that were inflicted upon the world and America.

My most powerful clairvoyant impression regarding what Mr. Creme called Maitreya the World Teacher, came at the end of the talk.

By then, I’d satisfied myself that Creme was not crazy. Nor was he a hypnotist or a cheap con man.

He in fact had spoken with a kind of calm, poetic urgency.

As Creme walked down the center aisle towards my seat in the back (late arrival), I was scrutinizing the energy around him.

Was it like the energy of a pretender? A mesmer? Or an AntiChrist?

No, not at all.

I suddenly saw a brilliant flash of intensely warm-hearted light around him, so much that I could barely see him at all. I sensed a completely translucent, ego-less, glad and decent presence with him. One of an almost sublime level of intelligence.

The fact is, this bright presence around Creme was more like the complete absence of any malignant or malicious or lying nature!

I kept observing this presence for several seconds. I concluded to myself that if this being around Creme at that time was Maitreya, then Maitreya was the most simply joy-filled, peaceful being you could ever imagine inhabiting this Earth.

Observing this, I have continued to scrutinize Mr. Creme’s statements about, or said to be by, Maitreya over the years and can only conclude this:

Whatever he has said, whether I agree or disagree with it–
I can find no spiritual or ethical fault in his words. Not one drop.

I therefore cannot find any manner by which Jesus himself would find fault with these words. Or ever consider Maitreya to be an AntiChrist or a fraud or an enemy.

As Jesus once answered his disciples about another holy man in Palestine, not following Jesus, who also was performing miracles in the Name of God at that time:

“He who is not against me, is for me.”

Food for spiritual thought, and hope…

Peace and Blessings to you on this Holy Easter,
in this beginning dawn of The Age of Spiritual Honesty.

Rev. Scott Ufford,
The Psychic Philosopher,
Copyright 2012