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From The Desk Of Joe Rumbolo December 2006

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings!
Happy Hanukah! Buon Natale! Feliz Navidad!

Since this is the Planet of Free Choice, you may choose one or more of the above…whichever one(s) appears to be politically correct to you and/or whichever one resonates with you. If none of these resonates with you, then I say to all of you: Greetings, Salutations and thank you for joining us this time.

The Holiday Season is upon us once again. Does it seem as though it has arrived rather quickly this year? To me it seems like just yesterday that I was patiently (LOL! Or as patient as I can be!) waiting for 2006 to arrive and voila…here we are, preparing to bring it to a close so we can usher in 2007!

During the last three months of 2005, I felt as though I was at a stand-still and perhaps even moving backwards. My dad had just made his transition and I was dealing with that, along with a couple of other things that had occurred that were rather stunning and could have become numbing, had I allowed them.

It seemed as though nothing was happening and that nothing was going to happen until the beginning of the new year, 2006. At best, I felt as though I was walking on a treadmill, going nowhere fast, but at least I wasn’t running while going nowhere fast, exhausting myself for no reason at all. No…instead, I accepted the fact that it appeared as though nothing was happening, waiting until the stroke of midnight, January 1, 2006, all the while TRUSTING and KNOWING that there were things taking place "behind the scenes" (although I was blind to them) that were not ready to reveal themselves and that were setting up the new year.

This year, it has been different in that those activities which would normally occur "behind the scenes" are at least partially revealing themselves enough for me to be excited but not enough to show me details. The past couple of months have been similar to previews for motion pictures, just enough information to stir up some interest, excitement and fascination and not enough to tell me when, how, why, where and/or to what extent, so now we’re back to the issue of patience that I mentioned in the second paragraph!

Just as the Universe is showering me with sneak previews of how the new year will possibly unfold for me (Attempts to figure that out would be futile!), there is also an incredible amount of information coming through at this time on so many different topics that it is overwhelming as I sort through them to deliver not only what, in my discernment, is needed and wanted in this moment but how shall it be delivered; channel, commentary or both?

If you will refer back to last month in both the commentary and the channel, you will notice a commonality in some of the subject matter (Self-empowerment in particular) but with a difference in presentation. You will also notice that I mentioned that the messages were coming to me in two ways, (1) In the style of channeled information and (2) In the style of me writing and speaking to and as me.

As examples of the two presentation styles and of this commonality, here are excepts from both the commentary and the channel, November 2006:

From The Desk Of Joe Rumbolo November 2006…

"Everything that I have written here so far today, was also given to me in a completely different format but the messages are the same and this message about presentation, especially, ties directly into the first topic discussed in the channel…Self-empowerment…The Real Thing.

You see, once you realize that if you so choose, the channel is open and available to you at all times and once you realize that it indeed is You Talking To You because You Are The Oneness, that my friends, is Practical Information and True SELF-EMPOWERMENT."

THE CLEAR VIBRATION November 2006 Installment # 45...

"Simply speaking, as we have stated many times before, everything that appears to be from WITHOUT…that which appears to be outside of you…can be found WITHIN…

You discover, you know and you feel that there is nothing outside of you that is any greater or more magnificent than what is within you; nothing outside of you that is any more powerful, kind and loving than what is within you and nothing that is within you that in any way can possibly be diminished by anything outside of you.

Dearest Wielders of the Sword of Michael, this, in itself, in the moment that this moves from intellectual concept to what truly is for you, is that which is called SELF-EMPOWERMENT. Just this small sliver of true knowingness…no, actually this is WISDOM…along with the trust in yourself that it takes to actually know this and acknowledge this, is enough to greatly change your life. Follow this up with some Appropriate Action and you are on your way!"

(To see the commentary and channel in their entirety, CLICK HERE)

If you will notice, there are two separate and different presentations that are saying the same thing. This commonality is the result of the merging and integration process occurring within each one of us. I don’t know how you feel about this but it is exciting to me!

Once again, I sat down this time to write about one thing (the holiday season) and a half a dozen other things began to pop up, so I think we’ll just stay with that for now.

Before I continue, I want to impress upon you that everything that I say here is My Truth. It does not have to be Your Truth. It is My Truth and you may take what resonates with you, if anything, and leave the rest for someone else.

Judgment and Discernment (and Opinion?)

The topic of judgment and discernment came up months ago and it kept being put on the "back-burner." I’m certain that somewhere during the course of the last almost four years (In March 2003) and forty five channels and commentaries that this topic has come up and been discussed but apparently, it is time to present it again, perhaps in a different way, and the time is now.

It is difficult to find a definition of the word JUDGMENT, without it including the word or a derivation of the word DISCERNMENT. It is also difficult to find a definition of the word or a derivation of the word DISCERNMENT, without it including the word JUDGMENT.

According to Webster’s Online Dictionary, the definition of JUDGMENT is:

(1) a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion;

(2) the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing

Also according to Webster’s Online Dictionary, the definition of DISCERNMENT is:

(1) The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment

(2) Keenness of insight and judgment

In the metaphysical and spiritual communities, these words are not defined nearly as much by each other as they are defined by what they are about. In these communities, at least intellectually speaking, JUDGMENT is about right and wrong; good and bad and DISCERNMENT is about resonance, what truly resonates with you; what truly feels good to you; what do you like or prefer; rather than right, wrong, good and bad.

As an example, I may go to a restaurant and order a steak cooked medium. For my taste, rare does not work nor does well done. If the steak comes to the table, tender, flavorful and cooked medium, then I say that it is an excellent steak. If, on the other hand, it arrives tough, dry and overcooked, then I say it is a terrible steak. Those are my opinions…my judgments.

Tender, flavorful and the way it is cooked are all relative to one’s taste, which is neither right nor wrong, good nor bad. It is just one’s taste, one’s preference. If the steak comes to me tough and well done and I say, "This steak is terrible" then that is a judgment. If I say, "This steak is not cooked the way I ordered it and prefer that it be cooked" then that is discernment. It is my preference. It does not mean that well done steaks are bad and medium steaks are good, it just means that I prefer medium to well done. I have a good friend who prefers his steaks so well done that they are almost cremated and when he orders a steak like that, he tells the wait person that he will take full responsibility for it. For my taste, the cremated steak is not tender, flavorful or even close to being cooked to my preference.

I’m sure that many of you are wondering, "Okay, so why all this talk about steaks and preference, judgment and discernment?" Others of you may be thinking that a really great steak would taste good right about now! Yes, you can be a good little metaphysical/spiritual person and still eat red meat and be a baseball, football or hockey fan, as well.

The reason for this discussion is that, in my experience, there is so much made about JUDGMENT and DISCERNMENT, not only in the metaphysical/spiritual communities but in the psychological community, as well. There are times when people are almost afraid to express their feelings, thoughts and opinions for fear that some good little metaphysician will jump all over them for not expressing themselves correctly, according to the rules and regulations of the language police! Okay, so this might be a bit harsh but allow me the opportunity to have some fun here.

The other day I had I conversation with someone who I had met regarding her modality which is called Light Integration Therapy. As we spoke, we discovered that there may be a possibility for us to do some work together. So that I could better understand what she does, she offered to do a Light Integration Therapy session with me, which I promptly accepted. The session was wonderful, relaxing and meaningful as a couple of interesting things came up.

I was sitting on the edge of the table after the session, grounding myself as we were talking about modalities and presentation styles, when she made a statement about something or someone. Whatever she said neither bothered me nor did it offend me but as soon as she said it, she immediately apologized for "sounding so judgmental", or so she thought.

First of all, what she had said did not seem judgmental to me at all and secondly, I told her that as long as she was a living, breathing Human, she would have judgments and that HUMANS, by nature, are judgment machines. If there is anyone reading this who Does Not Judge anything or anyone at anytime, I would love to hear from you (Joe@HealingTheUniverse.com).

The line between judgment and discernment is a very fine, almost indistinguishable, blurred line. Whether a statement is judgment or discernment is partially dependent upon the intent upon which it was made. Another piece to consider is the presentation of the statement; the words, the attitude, the tone of voice, the body language, etc.

Now let’s throw another piece into the judgment/discernment mix; OPINION. Where does this fit, in the scheme of things? Let’s look at how Webster’s Online Dictionary defines OPINION:

1) a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter

2) a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge

3) a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert

There just seems to be no escaping it! Viewing the definitions of judgment, discernment and opinion, it is easy to see that JUDGMENT = DISCERNMENT = OPINION. I recall a conversation that I had a few years ago with someone who told me that I was being judgmental. My reply was that by telling me that I was judgmental, was in fact, a judgment in itself! I was immediately informed by this person that telling me that I was judgmental was not a judgment, It Was An OPINION! It did cause me to laugh in the midst of a not-so-pleasant conversation!

There are two problems associated with all of this:

  1. Our verbal expression is limited by language and vocabulary. There just are not enough words with enough meanings attached to those words to accurately and adequately express ourselves.

  2. People have been taught, especially in the metaphysical and spiritual communities and to some degree in the psychiatric and psychological communities that, To Judge Is WRONG with the consequence of hundreds and even thousands of people constantly beating themselves up whenever what appears to be a judgment pops into their minds.

To Judge Is Not WRONG. To Judge Is HUMAN, so stop beating yourselves up for it, but only if you so choose. As I said before, perhaps languaging it differently; it is not about the fact that I judge, opine or discern, it is about what is my intent in so doing, what is my presentation of it, if indeed, there needs to be a presentation and how do I handle or respond to it.

My purpose in this presentation of Judgment, Discernment and Opinion has not been to make anyone wrong. It has been to show these three in a different and perhaps a softer light and by so doing, the next time you Judge (And, YES, You WILL Judge Again!), maybe you will view it in a different way and go a bit easier on yourself. The flip side of that is that the next time someone appears to have judged you, perhaps you will view it in a different way and go a bit easier on that person and on yourself.

Since this is the year-end and the channel this month is rather short, I will address one more topic before concluding for this time.

The Holiday Season

It is the Holiday Season; Christmas, Hanukah, the Winter Solstice and many more such celebrations taking place at this time of year throughout the world.
There has been much spoken and written about the birth and the life of Christ, some of it fact, some myth, some legend, some fiction, some metaphor and some fairytale, but no one knows (remembers) the real story, no one knows (remembers) all the details, so we are left with stories…pieced together from gospels and other written and handed down sources…spoken and written each with their own twists and turns and each aimed at their own target audiences or markets. There were many who were attempting to enroll/recruit as many people as they could to get on ‘board the J. C. Train and so different approaches were taken, different appeals made, depending upon who was being wooed.

Just as there is today in sales, marketing and enrollment, I’m sure there was a bit of sensationalism employed along with some bending, stretching and reshaping of the truth. I’m not saying that anyone was lying but you know what happens when you give one person a piece of information and then he passes it on to the next person and that person to the next and so on. By the time the original message gets back to the original person, often times, the message has no resemblance to the original message.

If you add to this, over 2000 years of interpretation, manipulation and reinterpretation, what we are left with is some fact, some myth, some legend, some fiction, some metaphor and some fairytale; so what do we do? Do we believe all of it; do we believe some of it; do we believe none of it?

I can only speak for myself when I say that I have taken only those pieces that resonate with me and have left the rest. If someone wants to believe in a virgin birth that took place in Bethlehem 2006 years ago on December 25th, well, that is up to them. It does fit in nicely with the already established Holiday Season which was being celebrated, even though there is evidence that points more toward a birth in April in Nazareth in the year 4 B.C.

As an aside, could you imagine Mary, the mother of Christ, a 12 or 13 year old Jewish girl coming home one day and saying to her parents, "Mom…Dad…I have good news and I have bad news! The bad news is that I’m pregnant. The good news is that it is a boy and He is Christ, the Savior, so your little girl is the Mother of God! Oh, and by the way, the child’s father is The Holy Spirit and I’m Still A Virgin!" At this point, Mary’s father could be heard yelling, "Joseph? JOSEPH!?! MARY? Where is your S.O.B. boyfriend, Joseph? He has some ‘splainin’ (explaining) to do!"

There are things that resonate with me, things that do not and things that just do not matter to me. Here are the major things that both resonate with me and matter to me:

  1. Jesus Christ was/is both Human and God; a man who was/is both a piece of God and the Son Of God…Just As We All Are.

  2. Jesus Christ was/is both a Human Being having a Spiritual Experience AND a Spiritual Being Having A Human Experience…Just As We All Are. That is what Living and Being The Bridge is all about.

  3. His message was not, "Look at me! See what I can do. I am the Son of God. Worship Me."

His message WAS (to paraphrase), "Look at me! See what I can do. You Can Do All Of This AND More! I Am The Son Of God…AND SO ARE YOU!"

This is My Truth and it is Powerful Stuff. "You Can Do All Of This AND More!" This, in itself, tells the story. It tells you your capabilities and Who You Truly Are. This message has been delivered to the Planet Earth Project by many different masters in many different ways and for me, this message alone is my reason for rejoicing and celebrating this joyous season.

This has been perhaps the longest of these commentaries that I have written, to date. I attribute this to the transition occurring within in me as I…the Me in the NOW…meld with all of the others of Me…Past, Present and Future…accepting that everything that I had previously thought was outside of me is actually Inside of me. As I move forward toward becoming the Fully Integrated Being that I know myself to be, the format of the channeled communication is shifting to something of a more casual, everyday style. As I have described it before, it is a style where it is basically Me talking to Me.

I express to you my most sincere thanks and gratitude for indulging me and allowing me the opportunity to present this information to you for your discernment.

If it is your choice, feel free to tell your friends about Healing The Universe.  Your questions and comments are always welcome. Contact me at: Joe@HealingTheUniverse.com.

Spread Love and Pack Light!

Joe Rumbolo…The Sentinel

Certified OverLight Facilitator in Spiritual Psychology, Spiritual Life Coach,
Mentor and Manifestation Consultant and Facilitator

Facilitating Self-empowerment, Manifestation and
the Practical Application of Divinely Inspired Information in your life

© Copyright 2006 Joseph C. Rumbolo/HealingTheUniverse™...All rights reserved


THE CLEAR VIBRATION™ December 2006 Installment # 46

Greetings…

Dearest Warriors Of The Light…

Welcome Home!

Practical Spirituality…The Next Generation:
Living and Being The Bridge
10TH Edition

Every ONE is gathered here in this moment of NOW, individually and together (See: THE CLEAR VIBRATION™ November 2006 Installment # 45). WE ARE Joseph, the Higher Self of our partner; WE ARE Mathias the Philosopher; WE ARE Closcovi the Warrior also known in some circles as Carmine the Conqueror; WE ARE the Sentinel; WE ARE the Many; WE ARE ONE. We stand together with and as a Divine piece of the ONENESS, each expressing the energies of the Divine individual aspects of our partner, as well as the Divinity of the ONENESS that we are. Do not dwell on the Hows, the Whys and the Wherefores of all of this, for how, you may be wondering, can this possibly be, both individual and ONE, simultaneously? If this idea of individuality within the ONENESS resonates with you, then that is just fine. If it does not, then simply do not spend your time on this idea. Move forward without it; believe what you will believe; know what you know; proceed from there.

Now, as a result of the recognized presence of these many aspects Within himself, a feeling of completeness has swept through our partner, as though that which had felt empty is now feeling full, the disappearance of a void upon the re-emergence of the individual personalities of himself. It is a feeling that The TeamHis Team…after appearing to have ventured out individually to do whatever was needed to be done, has now come together once again, each with a specific role to play, in order to move forward to Be, Do and Have whatever was intended for this incarnation, for his highest good and for the highest good of all. As it has turned out, unbeknownst to our partner, His Team never did leave but instead had just opted to Work From HOME, just as some of you have!

This has been a long time coming. At first there was the presence of many, each with names and specific duties to perform, each stepping forward continuously to speak, but as the illusion of that which is called time progressed, there came an awareness that all were one, that all would speak in tandem if requested to do so, that he is comprised of not just one single energy but of a powerful group of energies akin to the energies that comprise the likes of Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, Kryon, the group and others; Akin To The Energies That Comprise Each Of YOU!

The year of your linear time/illusion, 2006, is coming to a close. The yearend, along with the impending New Year, 2007, has come upon each of you with an acceleration greater than you could have even imagined, but what did you expect? You are now squeezing what you think is 24 hours in a day into the timeframe, whatever that is, of 16 ½ hours. It is no wonder that everything feels accelerated; IT IS!

It is the Holiday Season, celebrated by many different groups…religious, metaphysical, spiritual, pagan, etc. It is interesting how each group, featuring the illusion of independence from one another, all seem to have chosen approximately the same times during the year for their celebrations. It is like one holographic belief system, superimposed over the next, over the next, over the next, each taking on some of the characteristics of the others; each one of them becoming a religious/metaphysical/spiritual stew of sorts and each emphasizing different ingredients.

Living and Being The Bridge, Revisited

Just as has been predicted and promised, many have made their transition during this past year with many more to follow in the new year. These Humans have chosen to leave their Human bodies at this time to continue their work and continue to make their contributions to this Planet Earth Project either from the other side or by leaving and coming back into yet another incarnation as a more highly evolved Human.

For those of you who believe that you are a Human Being Having A Spiritual Experience, these transitions are seen purely as Human Tragedy. In many cases, you wonder why did these people have to die; and for those that suffered, why did they have to suffer needlessly? This one was too young to die; that one was a good person and did not deserve to die, etc. You have all felt this at one time or another in your lives.

For these of you who believe that you are a Spiritual Being Having A Human Experience, the tragedy and the anguish of the Human experience may elude you as you look toward the spiritual answer or reason for the deaths/transitions and of course seeking and often finding comfort in the Spiritual.

Neither of these is right or wrong. You are always at choice and thusly may always choose your experience. There is, however, another way to view this. It looks like this:

YOU ARE BOTH A HUMAN BEING HAVING A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AND A SPIRITUAL BEING HAVING A HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

You are both a Human Being and a Spiritual Being, each having the experience of the other, simultaneously, but only to the extent that you allow this. We have spoken of this many times before and have called this, for some time now, Living and Being The Bridge, living your life harmoniously with one foot in the Human, 3rd Dimension and the other in the Spiritual. The key word here is HARMONIOUSLY, sometimes leaning a little (or a lot) more to the 3-D side, other times leaning a little (or a lot) more to the Spiritual side.

When you are Living and Being The Bridge, in this example, you are having the Human 3-D experience of feeling and experiencing the emotions connected with the Human tragedy of death while deriving the comfort supplied by the Spiritual side. You may be asking why you would even want "the emotions connected with the Human tragedy of death." You would want this because You Chose To Incarnate, To Play This Game, To HAVE The Human Experience. Oh, and by the way, all Human experiences do not have to have the illusion of being tragic; many of them can be fun, you know.

If you have stayed with us until now, we thank you and commend you for your perseverance. We know that for some of you, especially those of you who are Indigo Elders and others of you who also who have issues with patience, that this is a lot and we ask you to stay with us just a bit longer.

We have been talking about Human, physical death or transition up to this point. The flesh dies and is discarded and the energy…the Spirit/Soul remains, to play another day.

Death By Healing…Healing By Death

There is another "Death" that has been taking place, however, that we must discuss before leaving this time. We will call it Death By Healing and/or Healing By Death.

Many of you have worked ambitiously on yourselves to process feelings and emotions from your past in this lifetime and even from past lives. You have even gotten quite good at it, by the way. We applaud you and we also know that as Humans, it is not usually enough for you to release and let go of your "junk"; no, you want to know what it is, what caused it and why, even though this information is not a necessary part of the processing.

Many of you are feeling detached from certain parts of your lives. For instance, you may remember the home run you hit in the bottom of the 9th to win the game when you were 12 years old or the first girl that broke your heart in high school; you may remember winning the Blue Ribbon at your dance recital or the boy who broke your heart in college. You may remember these events but You Do Not Feel As If It Was Really You Who Participated In Them.

You may be in denial about a part of your past, or parts of your past that are enmeshed together, for whatever reason. It is also possible that a bundle of really wonderful individual experiences that did not have the desired total outcome, are denied. In these cases, you would do the work to reintegrate these pieces with yourself and then go about your business of healing and releasing whatever needs to be healed and released.

(You can read about Joe's personal experience with this reintegration process at this LINK: Messages From Myself August 2003 Installment # 6).

Guess what happens as you TRULY heal and release each piece; not intellectually, but TRULY…where you Get It In Your GUT!?! IT DIES!!! WHEN IT HEALS, IT DIES! WHEN IT DIES, IT HEALS! When you Get This In Your Gut, it no longer feels like a part of you. It feels like a stranger to you.

Dearest Warriors, that is a major part of the mission you are on this time, to heal the past wounds in this lifetime AND from all past lives…and you are doing a magnificent job of it!

We thank you so much for staying with us and sifting through all of this and We express to you our most heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the opportunity to present this information to you for your discernment.

ALL OF THIS IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING.

TAKE ALL OF IT. TAKE SOME OF IT. TAKE NONE OF IT.

YOUR CHOICE!

YOUR GLORIOUS CHOICE!

We ask only that you…

Laugh Often
This is called Lightwork. Do not take it so seriously.
It is only a game. Light-en up!

Spread The Light
You are the Light. Allow yourself to shine!

And

DO NOT FORGET TO BREATHE!
You are the breath of God!

YOU ARE GOD, and So Is Everyone Else.

I AM Joseph…I AM the Sentinel…I AM the human

I AM You

WE ARE ONE

© Copyright 2006 Joseph C. Rumbolo/HealingTheUniverse™...All rights reserved