Wealth and Poverty Reply

Posted:  17 May 2011 (updated: 30 October 2014 @ 14:30) by Jason Remfrey

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If people only shared more, this world would not be in the situation it is in now.  Greed is rife.  So many people suffer at the hands of a few, who hold to themselves what they claim to be their own.

The thinking that “as long as I’m alright, who cares about anyone else?” would probably sum things up nicely.  If only there was the realisation of the heartfelt joy that comes in giving up what will never be used or needed, people would not hesitate in giving more in order to help bring peace to their soul.

Those who have missed out for so long may be among the first to receive their Divine Inheritance, in such a way that the saying “The meek shall inherit the earth” will take on new significance, truth and meaning.

There is nothing wrong with having wealth, as long as it is used for the right reasons.  I feel money should be used modestly, as a tool, not to gratify oneself excessively.

I myself know what it is like to give up a good chunk of wealth.  And I know how difficult it feels to bring oneself to do it.  But shortly after I had made my offering, the feelings of warmth and humility in the heart that I received was worth more than any monetary amount.

Share what you have with those less fortunate.  Caring and sharing are two of the most beautiful gifts that can be given, however that may occur.  Show to others that you care about their needs, so that they may enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and have the means to put food on the table and keep their families safe and well.

Much love,

Jason

Being where the change began Reply

20131221 - mt-cookNew Zealand is a powerful country, as this is where global change began first.  There had to be a point of origin, a place where it all had to start from.

Although a large percentage of New Zealand’s population (about half) state they are affiliated with the Christian religion (of whatever denomination), we are relatively free from discrimination, persecution and control as far as peoples beliefs are concerned.

A great deal of negative energy has already been removed from New Zealand, and as a result, this country and many of its people have been used (for quite some time) as a healing source for countless others in this world.  For this reason, those coming to New Zealand may struggle (on whatever level, to whatever degree), as it is sometimes a case of people with a lower energy vibration coming into a place where a much higher vibration exists.

The result is that people can often “discharge” and experience their negativity much more quickly, to the point where if they have an amount of latent karma, negativity, whatever you wish to call it, these are forced to the surface to the point where there is an outer manifestation of an inner problem.  This could be in the form of a spiritual, emotional, or mental reaction (or process), or perhaps even a physical event, whatever that may be.

New Zealand is a beautiful place to live, visit, and be a part of.  If you are wishing to travel here, simply ask yourself this…

“Am I relatively clear of negativity?  Do I feel confident enough to say I am free of many of my issues, to the point where I have no reason to be concerned?”

If the answer is no, or I’m not sure, then a regime of meditation is the best course of action before there is any consideration given to a visit.  Once this has been completed, and there is a feeling in the heart that balance has been achieved, then there is no reason to have any concerns.

This country is exceptionally beautiful, and I love it as a place to live, but healing is given everywhere, in every country, city and town – to everyone, as God’s energy reaches every corner of this world.  Know that you will receive His most powerful healing energy and Grace where you are now, in a profound and undeniable way, without needing to do anything to be worthy of it, or go anywhere to be a part of it.

One of the most wonderful aspects of our modern society, where technology is readily available, is that through the medium of television, radio, the Internet and other such communication tools, we are all able to be connected, very quickly, so no-one needs to feel they are missing out.  These tools will only help to accelerate a powerful global change.  Even those who seemingly have no way of knowing what is taking place will still be reached, as God will touch their hearts and make them aware of what is happening in a powerful way.

Much love,

Jason

America’s Cup 2013 Reply

americas-cupThe following is a tweet I made on the 26th of September 2013, the day the America’s Cup was won by Oracle Team USA:

Altho the result may not hav been wht was hoped for, often the picture is bigger. #TeamNZ u’ve not let us down, the disappointment will pass

I feel this could cause a little confusion, regarding my reference to the “picture being bigger”.

Sport is so important, it provides so much enjoyment for everybody.  What happened during the final stages of this regatta, when Team USA and Team NZ were racing, was more powerful and profound than most people could really appreciate at the time.  Here I would like to offer my thoughts on what took place, from a spiritual perspective especially.

There were three major aspects, as I see them, which made up a scenario which was (and is) so powerful on every level.

The energy

I have tried to make the following as simple and easy to understand as I can, but if you do struggle with what I have written here, don’t worry, as this is not part of my formal teaching material.

Every morning, for over two weeks, tens of thousands of kiwi’s were glued to their TV screens between 8am and 10am.  The tension and stress that was experienced by everyone who watched allowed so much stress-related negativity to be transformed into positive energy.

As well as a person transforming and releasing their own stress, when a powerful (or large) group of people go through a stressful (or perhaps anxious) collective emotional experience (as happened during the Cup racing), this can sometimes mean that many others will have their “load lightened”.  A term that could be used to described this is a “mass catharsis”.

In effect, those who are having their “load lightened” by others have their own negativity healed and removed. These “recipients” may have not even been aware they had anything wrong with them, and they may have not even watched the America’s Cup taking place.  The healing takes places at a spiritual/subconscious level, and these people being healed are usually not aware that anything is taking place.  The fact that this all took place in such an enjoyable setting was a blessing.

New Zealand (as a country) has a very powerful spiritual vibration.  When one person (who has ascended spiritually) experiences a negative emotion, in a process I refer to as “direct healing”, many more can benefit, and I feel New Zealand as a whole was a significant benefactor in this event/process.  When the time comes, it will be obvious that this process of direct healing (which has been taking place in its fullness since 1998) has been a key ingredient in helping to establish a stable and peaceful world.  It will be as if a light has been switched on, and everyone glows without knowing why.

The following is an explanation of this process:

Direct healing

This is where a person (or healer) experiences for themselves the emotions and negativity of others, as though they were their own.  The people that are helped are usually close to them on a spiritual level, rather than just on a physical level.  This kind of healing is common, and anyone can be used in this way, as they offer themselves to God (at a spiritual or soul level) to help their fellow man or woman.  In a way, the healer “suffers” as a result, until this “direct healing” is complete.

There was disappointment of course, but I feel this was short lived for most.  Of course it was felt much more acutely by Emirates Team New Zealand, and understandably so, and when Dean was interviewed shortly afterwards he looked shattered.

As I have written in my tweet (above), as New Zealanders, all we have is pride for all that the team achieved and went through, and for all their hard work and tireless effort in the years of preparation that was needed, and we came so close.  The team did nothing but give us inspiration, and did not let us down in any way.   And as I am describing here, the team was instrumental in helping to facilitate a healing for so many.

Of course the same could be said for any sporting event, but perhaps rarely to this degree.

The humility

New Zealand is a great sporting nation.  For four million people, we achieve so much in this area, all the while keeping our feet on the ground, many of us humbled by the achievements of others.

If we had won, collectively, I am sure that New Zealand would have felt an up-swell of pride that would have been intense to begin with, and perhaps may have lasted quite some time, if not for the entirety between now and the next defence.  However this could well have turned into false pride and ego, as people lost touch with the spirit of how it was all achieved.

When a change in consciousness arrives, false pride and ego can be a distraction, and outer achievements can sometimes take away from inner beauty.  Humility is a great ally.  This world is changing, beneath the surface at the moment, but I feel it is better to be humble in as many ways as possible, allowing for an easier road towards a more profound and beautiful inner change, when the time is right.

As with the previous sub-topic (“the energy”), this is simply one aspect of what I feel is the significance of this event to New Zealand as a whole.

The freedom

It’s always good to be free from distractions, when and where possible.  New Zealand has a special place in this world, just as every country has, but for this country, a starting point has been made, a starting point for a global spiritual revolution.

If we had won the America’s Cup, there would be a great deal of focus on defending it on New Zealand soil.  I feel it is good that we are able to clear our minds of this for the time being, as far as creating the infrastructure (and more) that would have been needed.

These are simply my feelings as I share them with you here.

In conclusion

There was a moment when Emirates Team New Zealand almost capsized, 0.2 of a degree in fact.  Even those among the team said there was “someone looking over them”.  Undeniably so.

Thank you Team NZ for giving so much over such a long period of time for our enjoyment, and the roller coaster ride that ensued.  Thank you also to Oracle Team USA for setting up the event, and congratulations on winning the cup.

Although the concept of catamarans racing gave such an awesome spectacle, something never before seen in this event, personally I find the mono-hulls more appealing to the eye, more beautiful, with their big sails and sleek lines, and I imagine they cost less and perhaps they may allow more countries to compete, but this is simply me, and this may be totally different to many others.  Who knows if USA will defend their cup in the near future, or what type of boat they will use.  Either way, it is a great sport and I was honoured to be able to be part of this event, even if it was only from my lounge!

Much love,

Jason

Pussy Riot – Slaves in Russia Reply

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attends court in 2012. Photograph: Aleshkovsky Mitya/ Aleshkovsky Mitya/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attends court in 2012. Photograph: Aleshkovsky Mitya/ Aleshkovsky Mitya/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

This is utterly disturbing.  I realise there may be other such prison camps in this world of ours, but if so, especially in developed countries, I wonder if they could be any more punishing or inhumane.  Are those at the “top of the chain” responsible?  For those in power, was it their choice to send these precious souls into this situation?  I am sure the chain continues.

I really know very little about this situation, although I did see what I saw on television, which concerned me greatly, back then in the Russian courts, where freedom of expression was stifled, as it seems so many things are in Russia, from the limited view of what I have observed.

Please read, even if only in part, as it is a very detailed and accurate account given by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/23/pussy-riot-hunger-strike-nadezhda-tolokonnikova

Kind regards,

Jason

Update : Both Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and fellow Pussy Riot band member Maria Alyokhina were released from jail late in December 2013.

Christchurch earthquake recovery Reply

earthquake-houseMy heart goes out to all those people who, still, wait for some kind of action when it comes to their dwellings, life situations, heartache and more that they are going through at the moment.

I have just watched a Campbell Live program, where over 30 people over a 6-7 minute time frame  told stories of issues they are having with E.Q.C, for one.  Little or no communication, and it’s been 32 months, and having been given the run-around, it’s such a mess.  Surely, now, something should have been done before things got so out of hand.

It’s hard to compare one situation to another, but the situations are dire for some.

There are stories of a person in Christchurch having a child of age 7 months, where the child just had heart surgery, having to go back to a home in a state of disrepair.  A woman whose hair is falling out (I can only guess it is related to the cold, but I could be wrong).  Power bills of over $400 a month, even when a wood burning fire is used.  Temperatures inside homes 6 degrees lower than W.H.O (World Health Organisation) recommended minimums.  Tears and frustration.  Add to that the ridiculous rental prices, and so on.  These are our own people, who deserve so much more from their country.

I am sure I do not know the full story, but perhaps the people who are worst off could have been given more priority, instead of, perhaps, improving rebuild statistics by choosing to fix the easier houses first?  Again, of course I do not have the ability (as I see it) to know what is truly going on in regard to this.

My thoughts go out.

Much love,

Jason

The paparazzi Reply

paparazzi-2The concept that once a person becomes publicly known in their field (for example the artistic field), that they then suddenly become “public property”, without boundaries, is abhorrent, in my opinion.

For those who stalk, hound, obsess, and denigrate the sacred ideal that “the most valuable asset a person has is their anonymity“, can create karma for themselves, and I feel that they truly do not consider or understand the implications of their actions.  The emotional consequences (not only for those who are targeted, but for many others), influence the lessons a person creates for themselves which need to be learned in order to put right what was done wrong, as is the case for the law of karma in general.

I am not talking about those who are in a position where they give their consent to be in the public eye in the situations where they feel comfortable with this, or who consent to have their story shared, but I feel there is a boundary between what a person’s job (or role) is and the life they need to live in order to be a member of public that enjoys the freedom that everyone else enjoys.  This seems to be a real problem in what is referred to as “tabloid journalism”, but extends to many other areas as well, I feel.

Tonight I saw a television report where children, young children, were hounded just because of who their parents were.  The paparazzi were even waiting outside the children’s school in wait for something which will create them income.  I have seen the result in the printed form, but not seen fully the method of their actions that enabled this to take place.  I felt so sorry for these children, who perhaps will never know what it will be like to live an “ordinary” life, and will never be able to enjoy much of what the rest of us take for granted.

There may be the argument that “these public figures knew what they were getting into” when they began their careers or whatever, but boundaries needs to be respected in as far as what they choose to do outside of their chosen vocation, as much as is possible.  In this regard, a person who begins to tread a path may not always be aware of where that path will take them, in regards to a person who begins to experience a presence in the public eye.

Everyone who is in the “chain”, as far as the dissemination of the given material is concerned, is part of this, and need to take responsibility for their actions.

I don’t know if this will be heeded, but I hope it is.  I realise the implications are significant, especially in institutions that “thrive” with such “endeavours”, and where whole media institutions are founded, but these are simply my thoughts.

Much love,

Jason

Whaling, poaching and related activities Reply

whalingIn principle, I am totally in favour of highlighting situations in this world where attention needs to be brought to bear, where there is injustice against our environment, ecosystem and wildlife.  I feel that bringing attention to these issues is an important element in helping to protect God’s creation, in all its forms, and to bring about change where the greed and thoughtlessness of others leads to the suffering of so many forms of life on our beautiful Earth.

I feel that to bring this to our attention is vitally important, to allow public opinion to drive change.  The organisations that foster this awareness have to be commended, in so many ways, for all that they do.

For me though, I feel that this does not mean countering violence with violence, as all this does is show that anger is meeting anger, setting up lessons for everybody, including those who seek to further their protective cause.  I have heard through the media that in some cases of eliminating poaching, deadly force is sometimes used, but I would hope some other form of intervention can be introduced that does not call for the loss of human life.

I agree with the Dalai Lama’s sentiment, where “In 2010 during a visit to Japan, the Dalai Lama said that while he agrees with the goal of stopping Japan from hunting whales, they should stop using violent methods to achieve that goal.” (source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Sheperd).

Documentaries and priority given by the media to allow genuine injustice to be reported in its entirety, to be brought more fully into the public’s consciousness, would hopefully help bring about the desired result.

When it comes to those countries that carry out whaling to kill in the guise of science and research, to me this shows true arrogance and a disregard for the sanctity of life.

I wrote a poem about a decade ago…

Once there was no ship at all
Mightier than you
Heavier than any land animal
Could you be really true

Bulk alone you’re so much more
Whale it’s you I’m speaking of
For mothers and fathers all of you
Plunging mighty trough

Now you are still hunted
Although you have many friends
In the name of science they do kill
To meet their selfish ends

Are they so small minded
Thinking we won’t see
That to feed their selfish hunger
They remove you from the sea

May all their boats go rusty
And shame be brought upon
Those whaling men of anger
Who wish that you were gone

I am not fully aware of all the considerations when it comes to “eco-awareness”, but these are simply my thoughts and feelings in relation to these matters.

Much love,

Jason