Anne Beversdorf, Austin’s Prominent Western and Vedic Astrologer discusses 2017

Anne joins us again for a look at 2017 rom several well informed viewpoints.  It looks like we are going to be living in interesting times!

The Passing of a Paradigm – The Great Division and Disclosure.

Aluna Joy Yaxkin

Aluna Joy Yaxkin

This is an article published by Aluna Joy Yaxkin shortly after the polls closed in America on November 8, 2016.  I am reposting this on our page because we must immediately confront what this election means and how we are going to live our lives in a new reality.

Aluna Joy writes: “I received this message weeks ago, but I am posting it after our voting has closed, because this article is not about a singular election. I know this article may ruffle some feathers, so I am going to say this nicely… If you post angry, ugly, political comments, conspiracy theory, or any fear mongering, they will be taken down. It is not the point of this article, nor will they be relevant. I am asking you to see these world events and our personal events as clues to our evolution.”

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The Passing of a Paradigm. The Great Division and Disclosure.

For decades, we have prepared for where we are right now. And if we feel torn in half in more ways than we can count, then we are a part of a great divide between worlds. Anxiousness, anxiety, overly passionate, mixed with profound apathy are a part of everyone’s daily experience these days. We are ready for it to be OVER already, and this encompasses more than you think (If you dare… Read more…).

We are being asked to let go of our expectations of anything continuing as what we perceive as normal. The old material world was created from frequencies and belief systems that no longer apply! This will be our new flow … to embrace the continual and sometimes shocking changes. We must remember that no experience or earned wisdom is ever lost, and that they have helped us arrive to where we are right now. Any constructs and programs that are based in truth and natural law will always remain, and morph into new and higher frequencies and expressions.

We have cleared out most of the barriers to our inner truth, and we have transduced reality and spirituality down to one core decision. There are two clear sides now on how to make any decision. We can choose what our material world (ego) supports, or we can choose what our hearts (love) support. These two are further apart than ever before. There is a huge detachment, a cosmic unanchoring, from the old material world among a huge mass of the population. Global apathy is gripping us in a tight hold that we can’t seem to break free from. We might think we are giving up on changing our world for the better, but what if we are letting go of what is not true to make room for what is?

I do not like to get political, but for today it is a good analogy for what is going on in our cosmic evolution. So please don’t post angry political comments on this post, because you will miss the point of this message. The point is … are we literally voting (physically and spiritually) to collapse the old world paradigms so a new world can be born.

A few clues…
In the UK, most people didn’t know how to vote on Brexit. Yet… a majority said they DID vote for succession from the EU. Yet, when it was all said and done, they were shocked when it actually succeeded! And now they want a do over. What? And the UK is not even vaguely prepared on how this will play out for them. So what happened? Did England’s citizens vote for something they didn’t want? … Or did they? Are they voting to let go of old Earth paradigms.

The same issue is happening here in the USA. We have two main candidates, and no one seems to want either one, at least in my circles. No one knows how to vote, and most people say that they will vote for one, because they don’t want the other. It isn’t a vote when you vote to avoid something. This only neutralizes our creative energy. We sit back in a weird, confusing detachment, and we have allowed these events to happen.

Another clue is the question why real quality people are not attracted to the job of running a country. Out of millions of smart people worldwide, has it really come to this? Is it because these jobs are becoming obsolete and not supported by the future ahead of us? Just think about it.

Going through the motions of what we use to be passionate about is also a big clue to what we might be letting go of. Are we becoming, numb, anesthetized and simply waiting it out? This pervasive feeling of drudgery and plodding through what was once exciting and passionate is a huge clue that we could be pulling our energy out of old archaic systems. Does it mean that the old way of governing a country and planet is not as important to us as it once was? Is it now obsolete? Is something new beginning to take its place?

It is becoming clear that we (most who are still reading this now) are letting go, and allowing the self destruction of the constructs of an old paradigm by simply standing back and allowing it to happen; like cutting the string to a balloon that we do not want anymore. Are we allowing an implosion to take place? Choosing nothing, even the lesser of the two, is a vote to fully enter the void between worlds and travel toward an alternate reality. Those of us who are looking impartially (a.k.a. witnessing), with eyes wide open, can see that even ones who appear to be unconscious are actually helping us let go of the old world paradigms. Like I have said in the past, we may have arrived from different places, but we are in the same boat now, together as one.

These huge changes, wobbling in the very structure of our society’s foundation, are huge clues to what is happening WITHIN US now. For most, the energy has been freaking insane! It is like someone opened the pen and let a heard of wild mustangs out! The etheric duck tape is off our true voices, and we are unleashed, bigger and wilder. We are completely unprepared for this new, wild west world. We are letting go of the past, but we are still fighting to throw all caution to the wind, and really let go.

In our personal lives, we are torn between what appears to be practical, provable, and material, to what our heart and soul yearns to be true. It is getting harder to choose any path at this point, and yet magic is beginning to happen from many perspectives and many paths all at once. Humanity has a lot of irons in the fire so to speak. There is a matrix of possibility in front of us. We are now standing firmly on the first foundation stone in a new cycle of time. Say good-bye to linear time and creation.

The temporary whiplash effect.
I find my consciousness continually going to multiple places where anything is possible, and then whiplashed back into the current reality of limitation. We need to ask ourselves “Are we dreamers, or creators?” Do we let our dreams die and face what we think is still reality, or do we give a final big push to birth this new world. It is feeling very tangible now. We need to move past mere imagining into fully creating as living masters.

This great divide has been coming for decades and most evidently to most people since 2013. The only place I feel the Earth is holding any equilibrium for a new evolution is in the world’s sacred sites, the ley lines, the dragon lines, the serpent lines, etc…. It is becoming apparent that these places will hold firm through this shift as they have through many other shifts prior to this time. No wonder we love to be in these sacred places.

Rebooting a huge cycle of time, like this 104,000 year cycle of the maya calendars, is new to us all. We didn’t get a guidebook, or an owner’s manual to this new cycle. We have no idea if we are making the right choices or where this is leading. We only have our heart to listen to, and, even with that, it doesn’t seam practical or even familiar. It might take decades for us to see the results of what is happeing RIGHT NOW. Evolution uses massive cycles of time so that life can evolve with it. And up to now, we usually don’t live long enough to see the outcome of these shifts.

Have we now grown this strong?
Are we ready to vote for the last veils to be removed that have kept us from collective global truth, and are we voting (allowing) others to do this heavy work for us? Yes we are! If we truly want all the darkness to be revealed and have full disclosure, who would be willing to step up and do that job for us? Are you following me here? Only a person fueled by ego, power and a total loss of a moral compass would walk into this job. God bless them.

And you might think “Oh no, I didn’t want to vote for that like the Brits did.” But what did we expect when we asked for truth to be unveiled in a world that is still quite asleep? Was your vote wrong? No! On the other side of this temporary chaos and global mess, these unconscious ones are unveiling to us all the hidden lies. Don’t they know we can see this happening? They are blinded by their heavy purpose to dissolve this world, and they don’t see that the world’s camera is on them right now, and we see the truth!

The acceleration of duality is astonishing, nearly comical, and it is leaving us simply dumbfounded. We are seeing a HUGE rise in the victim versus the aggressor. We are seeing this in global politics, violence, racial divisions, record breaking weather patterns, Earth changes and solar events. All of these events are giving us just what we asked for! They are helping us to finally achieve full disclosure of truth and the resolution to all the lies that we have been fed. The children’s story about the emperor has no clothes has come to life.

We want those that we vote into power to be intelligent and honorable. If we had better more impeccable and honorable choices, we might have voted for them. Thus we might have stayed in the dark, and the lies and power mongering could have continued. So what we have in front of us is a choice to accept these court jesters in our lives. We must support them in their process to unveil to the entire world all the skeletons in the global closet! And then we can be done with it. So now we can understand why no intelligent and awake person would want the heavy job of dissolving out of date constructs and programming. (Again God bless them all) When you think about it, we are pretty clever for allowing others to do this hard work, so we can all reap the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow … A new world.

Guner Arslan for Austin Kindness & Wisdom

Guner is a Muslim who founded the Dialogue Institute Southwest to improve the conversation between Muslims and members of other religions in the Austin area.

Faith Roundtable / Hill Country News

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“Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?”

The church is a tiny voice in our society, and acts even tinier. The big voice, the thought leader, the decider is the Military Industrial Complex which includes Big Media. Media is the control room of public thought. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, even Scientologists and Mormons take their thought prompts from Big Media. And Big Media wants us to be afraid and anxious most of the time.

It is not surprising that when we think about the question before us, the mind immediately goes to the voting block known as The Evangelicals. This group of seeming like-minded Christians can be counted on to vote Republican regardless of who is running. And Big Government and Big Media court these Christians. That is, they gin up the fear in this group to ensure the right wing candidates will get their vote. Faith becomes fear. Would we really be so against taking care of our brothers and sisters in need if we had not been taught to fear our brothers and sisters getting “handouts” from Big Government with “our” money?

News reports this week suggest that, in Louisiana, these same Evangelicals who were all Trumped up two weeks ago have had a sudden change of mind about government handouts and are actually grateful that the Federal Government has been there to help relieve the pain and trauma of the current 500-year flood.

Our Faith matters very little in political issues, especially when it comes to taking care of our own people. The problem is that our faith is seldom used as a guide-post in political matters. We act as if our innate political insight is much better at solving problems than the guidance of our faith and the Golden Rule.

No church, alone or in concert with other churches, can solve some of our human problems when they involve millions of men, women and children forced to live in poverty, mal-nourishment and squalid conditions in America. The problems are too big, and require big support if we are even going to pretend to solve them. But then we are told by our Right Wing politicians that we want none of this fearful Big Government telling us what to do with our money.

The Military Industrial Complex with Big Media can tell Christians what to think and vote, and a large number do. The Church seems powerless to actually motivate people to choose between their fears and their faith.

We are actually much better than all of that. The current Pope seems to be the only big voice for Christian Values. He challenges even American Presidential candidates to act out their supposed faith.

But Stephen Colbert, the late night comedian, says it best:

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

If the question posed for this Roundtable was critical, we would have to say that people do not vote their faith, but their fears, and this seems to be in line with how all of us are being programmed to think.

The Discovery Doctrine, Hill Country News August 10, 2016

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“Politics is the Entertainment Division of the Military Industrial Complex.” Frank Zappa

Somebody put an item on Facebook that said: Is 2016 being directed by Quentin Tarantino? As you look around where you are, is it hard to believe that what is happening in America, right now, makes any sense? Doesn’t it feel like some kind of bad movie which we all know is just a show?

It’s time to walk out of the movie theatre and ground ourselves in a healing reality. Today’s insanity came from someplace a long, long time ago.

In 1453 Pope Alexander VI, a Borgia, published The Doctrine of Discovery. Remember, at that time, all agreed that the world was flat, atoms were solid and the sun majestically glided across the sky every day. Very little created in that world view will hold up under the rules of today’s Quantum Universe. Chief among those is this Doctrine which entitled Christians exploring the world to dominate any “discovered” territories and the people inhabiting them. At that time all the white European Christians knew who they were and this Papal Doctrine made it clear that all non-whites were to be under the rule of the White Christian explorers.

Thus it came to pass that White Europeans dominated North America. It happened like a movie we have seen too many times on the evening news. A group of indigenous people hold land that has something of value in it and the White Christian Explorers know it and decide to take control of the land. It was expedient to kill anyone who was in the way. And we need look no further than the Middle East to see how we adhere to the Doctrine of Discovery in our relations in the world right up to this very minute.

Actually, we need look no further than the ”Indian Reservations” we currently use to store the people who are left after the largest known mass genocide in human history. It was the stated policy of the United States and of several of the individual states to eliminate Indians. Estimates of Native Americans killed in this 200-year state-and-church sponsored genocide range as high as 30,000,000 people. And we killed most of them with guns.

And to add additional color to our national saga, we imported African slaves to help with our Southern agricultural system.

This is in our past from the sins of our fathers and in our own National DNA, not to mention our National Karma. Attempting to reconcile what our ancestors did with whom we wish to become today is possible, but almost unimaginably difficult. “Reconciliation would be easier if the only problem were misunderstandings between two equal groups. But in 2016 racial differences remain in unequal standing, embodying unjust relationships between white people and people of every other color in the U.S. One must understand the problem of race relations in the U.S. as the exploitation of people of color and unequal access to power and resources.” Elona Street-Stewart.

We can get past this, slowly, and it will mean changing our minds about who we are. The American Myth is comforting to White People armed with attack weapons, but it is not the truth. We still act like White is best. In his great War Speech, H.I.M. Haile Selassie I addressed the United Nations in 1963 with this thought: “…until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned; that until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; that until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; that until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; that until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained.”

The first step is to use our 21st Century Quantum understanding of our religions to see each one of the 8 billion of us here today as a divine soul worthy of our recognition and respect. If we could just make that one change in our thinking, we would never consider “bombing the hell out of everyone” as our current Republican Presidential candidate promises us he will do to the Middle East just as soon as he is Inaugurated.

If we fail to make that change in our thinking, we will wander off into the tragedy of a 24 hour lighting nuclear war. And those of us left will be faced with starting all over again at about the point we were at 200 years ago. And then we will have to Discover who we are.

Dr. Oliver Markley on Austin Kindness and Wisdom

Oliver joins us outside to discuss why he was called to live in Austin and his idea of what Austin can contribute to World Peace:

Family Constellations with Anne Beversdorf

Anne Beversdorf is an internationally known astrologer and author and her materials can be found at Stariel.com. Anne is also known locally for her life altering Family Constellations. These sessions can be lengthy and very powerful and will result in the participant’s gaining new insight into how the lives of his family have affected that person’s own life.

A Commonwealth of Consciousness

Hill Country News Faith Column on July 14, 2016

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The dictionary definition of Liberty is: “the power or scope to act as one pleases”, and as July 4th reminds us, we love to celebrate our Liberty. But somehow in my lifetime, we have voluntarily allowed ourselves to give up much of that power. And the fault lies directly at our own feet.

We have allowed ourselves to become members of the Great American Herd Instinct, following others most of the time without thinking through the price or consequences of our own actions. We go, as if electrically prodded, on paths that are not in our own best interests. One thing is sure; none of these paths will lead to a positive future by winding through the past.

There is a good chance that in this dynamic year of 2016 many people will Wake Up long enough and soon enough to decide to change things for the better. Plenty of people seem to want to change our government somehow, but when you Wake Up enough, you realize that Government is Middle Management and middle management is tripping all over everybody to make the owners happy.

The owners, in our case, are those following the Golden Rule: He who has the most gold rules. The one simple fact that the two major parties are in play to spend One Billion Dollars, each, on the election for the Presidency…and who knows how much on the lesser offices….is proof enough that our Oligarchy is not democratically inclined.

When you are willing to spend $1 Billion on anything, you do so to get a very big return. Our Golden Rule Oligarchy wants us to mind their rules, take what we are given and remember that only money counts when it comes to the value of our individual votes or lives. In short, this is the end of our Liberty.

Can we Wake Up? Do we have the power to Wake Up? Are we conscious enough to Wake Up? That remains to be seen, but it is certainly the hope of many…..who are already awake.

The Owners care not a whit if we battle each other on sides that have been manipulated to have us believe that the other side is the enemy…and if we get too rowdy, Middle Management has drones, bullets, police, military who can be ordered in to “Bring Peace.” And if you are reading this article, you know this is a distinct possibility.

So let’s focus on the Impossible. The Owners and Middle Management did not give us our liberty. Our great, great, great, great grandparents took it for themselves, and they did the impossible by changing their thinking, creating new ideas about how they would like to live and how to get there. There is strength in numbers and we number about 330 million. As Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately”. By constantly allowing ourselves to be manipulated into at least two camps, which cannot communicate with each other, we cannot ever stand together.

But if we are willing to ignore our differences and come together in A Commonwealth of Consciousness we can forget trying to return to a past that we know does not work any more and begin creating a new future that will work for us just as well as our forefathers invention worked for them.

This is the moment and Now is the hour when we must demonstrate our higher selves and the unity we all share on that spiritual level, by working together to create a new way of living with each other and the world. Liberty: we do have the power to please ourselves by creating a new way of communicating with each other. It will come from the fearlessness of our hearts, not the complexity of our minds. We must lead by becoming the Real Golden Rule and doing to each other as we wish done to ourselves.

After every conflict there is one question for the survivors, and that was also the question posed before the conflict began: How do we live with our neighbors?

Creation Stories

Hill Country News Faith Roundtable Article 2016-05-25

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By Chuck Robison

All of us wrestle with the Big 5 Questions most of our lives. They are: 1. Who are we? 2. Where did we come from? 3. Why are we here? 4. Where are we going? and, 5. What time is it?

Every society, religion, and civilization has its own creation story, each designed to make sense as an answer to question 2. There is no need to seek the literal truth of our own Judeo, Muslim, Christian creation story. It is all made up. There was never a Garden of Eden, we never fell from anywhere and the entire history of mankind, going back at least a million years, has been about evolving out of the primordial muck and into the less than perfect beings we are today.

However, the creation story that we Jews and we Christians and we Muslims share has very specific powerful value, especially in today’s world. We three are religious cousins and our fights and squabbles are put into perspective when we read the first sentence of our common creation story:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The message is very clear. We did not create this. We had nothing to do with this creation. Our Universe can be described as a Great Thought, which God had in a moment, and we are but the result. All artists can determine how their art is expressed, used and by whom. God created all of this, including each of us, and He can determine how He wants to use us.

Asking this Roundtable’s question tempts us to buy into the confounding resurgence of American Anti-Intellectualism. All of sudden, it is very common to hear Americans deny science, history, and even humanity’s great intellectual achievements to focus instead on “stories” that are supposed to make us feel better. We now casually deny science and common sense when we proudly proclaim “there is no environmental crisis. Even if there is, man did not cause it.” However, the very God, the higher Divine Mind behind all of this, will not allow us to get away with this “story” much longer.

We do well to study just the first sentence of our Creation Story until the day comes when we fully understand that we are the creatures and God is the creator. He made the rules and He decides the outcome. And this part is not a made up story, it is the law.

Where there is no Vision….

Hill Country News Faith Article 2016-05-13

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By Chuck Robison

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” This selection from Proverbs 29:18 is worth your consideration at this very strange time in our lives.

At best we are living in a world of competing nightmare visions. Each and every one of them is generated by fear. It is almost impossible to resist engaging in at least one of them some of the time. Sixty-four years ago, you would have had a very difficult time convincing most of the people who survived a global war, that there would ever be a religious war. Today we are marching toward that Global Religious War, without much critical thought. We have been led and taught to believe Muslims want to kill all non-believers; Jews want to destroy virtually all of their neighbors, who are also their genetic cousins, and Christians in America are praying for the World War so that Jesus will come back.

There is nothing happy or uplifting in these visions. Believe it or not, God did not hand down these visions from on high with a demand that we pray and work to fulfill them. But here we are. We cannot afford drinkable water in many of our ancient cities; we lust to carry guns in anyplace we wish, including our local churches; and just to make it interesting, we cannot feed a significant percentage of children in our country, nor can poor families afford a place to live.
And now, we have chosen to squander our national treasure by spending more than one trillion dollars to ‘upgrade’ our nuclear weapons. We are being led to believe that using our tax money to solve our own citizen’s problems is creating a give-away-society.

If there was ever a moment when our faiths were needed to shine a Holy Light on our lives, this is it.

Here is why. All of the Big Three World Religions and all of the others believe that treating each other as we ourselves would like to be treated is at the core of a spiritual life. That is buttressed by the global spiritual law that we cannot escape doing to ourselves as we do to others, because we are all ONE.

The people who we have let program us to create the weapons which will ultimately destroy our world want us to always believe we are not one and that it is always us against someone else, who we call the enemy.

War and our large military establishments exist solely to kill people and war resembles a huge fire as it spreads. We are free to change our minds about all of this. As the Dali Lama recently said, “If we are going to stop the murder of other human beings and war in general, we need to shake ourselves awake from the brain washing that we have created for ourselves over the past six decades.”

Imagine what would happen if every human being on this planet refused to participate in this vision of global war! Money would be freed up to help all 8 billion of us live lives of productivity and dignity. One trillion dollars would clothe, feed, heal, house and educate every person on Earth.

Today we are faced with choosing leaders who cannot imagine this outcome. So that leaves us to lead. We are the salt of the earth. It is up to us to move past those who lead us to war and bend our swords into plow shares and discover we were not made to kill each other, but to lift each other up from the fire of war into the fresh air of a spiritual transformation actually taking place right now on Earth.

We are the ones who must create and demonstrate a new vision for humanity, and to hell with those who want to keep burning people up like cheap firewood.

Without such a powerful Holy Vision, we really will perish.