Saturday, April 19, 2014

JESUS, THE LONELY REBEL




With the emergence of a popular pope this Easter within a morally disintegrating Catholic Church, which is torn by sexual abuse and corruption, it's time for a new look at the very human and lonely Jesus, the ultimate populist rebel with a timeless cause ~ love one another ~ but who also deeply knew something that most people chose not to be conscious of: Allen L Roland   

 
"All great truths begin as blasphemies" George Bernard Shaw

 
As I wrote the last few Easters, I personally do not think of Jesus as meek and mild but instead as a determined and compassionate revolutionary ~ an evolutionary but lonely forerunner for a state of love and soul consciousness which we will all eventually surrender to. As such, God is an evolutionary process with which we all participate as co-creators. Only the church as an institution stands in the way of this common innate connection and empowering knowledge.

 
To many devout Catholics or far right Christians, a very human and unchained (from the church) Jesus would be the ultimate blasphemy ~ but I maintain that it is a great truth which has long been sensed by millions throughout the world.

 
Why have we never forgotten Jesus? A rhetorical question because the obvious answer is that he manifested a love that is also deepest within each one of us.

 
But Jesus was also profoundly alone for he knew something that very few people accepted or even acknowledged ~ which is precisely how Carl Jung described loneliness  ~  “Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”


To discover the real Jesus ~ one must completely surrender to love ~ for only then will you be seeing through the heart; for only then will you sense and begin to understand that Jesus was the ultimate rebel ~ an evolutionary forerunner and spokesperson for a state of love and soul consciousness that lies deepest within us all. A state of consciousness that he surrendered to and found during his undocumented years from age 12 to 30 years old and most probably during his travels to India.


But what about the resurrection myth and the millions of people who base their faith on the resurrection stories and other myths?  

 
Is it possible that Jesus was still alive when taken into the tomb and was stolen away by his followers and later appeared. BBC explores that possibility in this excellent 9 minute video entitled Jesus in Kashmir, India ~


 

Or is it possible that Jesus appeared to his followers as an After-Death experience as millions of people have experienced, including myself. This is not unusual now but it certainly was 2000 years ago.

 
Gallup has revealed that nearly half of all Americans believe that they have been in contact with someone who has died, including myself ~ usually a dead spouse or sibling who they had a deep loving connection (In my case, my mother and my twin) Another important point in Gallup's study was that the major factor associated with contacting and experiencing the dead was a belief in a loving God, rather than a judgmental one.

 
In that sense, Jesus represents the transition from an externalized old testament God of wrath and judgment to an internalized new testament god of love and a state of soul consciousness.

 
My own mother appeared to me the night she suddenly and unexpectedly died in 1987 ~ some 3000 miles away. Not only did she tell me how deeply she loved me but she also said that she knew of this Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that I know and live  ~ Allen, I Know, Allen, I Know ..

 
I had sent her a copy of my Unified Field Theory some months prior to her death which can best be summed up in this one statement ~ The basic underlying and uniting force of the Universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ( The Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but ALSO beneath our deepest fears and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.

 
So my mother appeared to me, much like Jesus did with his followers, and told me that she was now in that same state of unconditional love and soul consciousness which I call The Unified Field, thus ~ Allen, I Know, Allen, I Know ..

 
Did Jesus not do the very same thing when he appeared to his followers after his death ~ proving to them that the kingdom of heaven was within them in the form of a state of soul consciousness that exists beyond time and space.

 
It makes sense that Jesus as a young child sensed his destiny and traveled elsewhere in a quest to not only find himself but to get in sync with his destiny. Several authors have claimed to have found proof of the existence of manuscripts in India and Tibet that support the belief that Jesus was in India during that time in his life. Some assert that Jesus lived the life of a Buddhist and taught Buddhist ideals to his disciples. Their work follows in the footsteps of the Oxford New Testament scholar Barnett Hillman Streeter, who established in the 1930s that the moral teaching of the Buddha has four remarkable resemblances to the Sermon on the Mount.

 
So let’s say that Jesus, like many of us, was originally looking outside for God and true meaning in his life and towards the end of those 18 years realized that what he was externally looking for was instead deepest within him ~ a love, a state of soul consciousness and a kingdom of heaven so deep that it existed beyond time and space and it was calling him to service.

 
Imagine him returning home armed with this burning cause ~ a heartfelt knowledge and eager to share this truth with friends, neighbors and disciples and then also imagine his shock of witnessing the decadent Roman culture and externalized world that existed at that time ~ which eventually became threatened by his teachings and rebelled against his message of love, inner freedom and individual power.

 
It was then that Jesus became Jesus, the lonely but unorthodox revolutionary, spreading his message of love and touching a loving chord that has never been forgotten because it also exists deepest within each one of us ~ regardless of how well hidden it is under blankets of unworthiness and self-doubt.

 
Today, Jesus would be considered not only a rebel, if not a terrorist,  and most certainly a threat to the establishment and the status quo ~ as he most certainly was 2000 years ago.

 
Indeed, Jesus was the ultimate rebel but Jesus has been misused and misinterpreted for thousands of years and is still being misunderstood under the current banner of Christianity. 

 
Substitute the word emperor with the Pope and you get the current big picture of how Christianity has been misused and with 80% of the American military being Christian ~ are we not still fighting the crusades against the media labeled primitive, fanatically religious, hateful Middle East Terrorists ~ when in reality they are our brothers and sisters barely surviving in illegally occupied and economically ravaged countries.

 
So much for Christianity, let’s get back to Jesus ~ the lonely rebel for love who still calls to us from deep within to open our hearts and find  'The Way of the heart'.

 
It is my contention that Jesus did not die for us (contrary to the Catholic church) but, instead he lived for us for he was indeed a determined revolutionary and an evolutionary forerunner for a state of love and soul consciousness which is also deepest within each one of us ( the Unified Field ) ~ a state of love and soul consciousness that exists beyond time and space and is one in the same with the experience of an after death and near death experience.

 
Dr. Eben Alexander, in his bestselling book Proof of Heaven writes about his near death experience and says the same thing ~ it's all about love;  

Proof of Heaven,  p. 71 ~ “If I had to boil this entire message down to one sentence, it would run this way:“You are loved.”  And if I had to boil it down further, to just one word, it would (of course) be simply: Love.
Love is without doubt, the basis of everything.  Not some abstract, hard-to-fathom kind of love, but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows - the kind of love we feel when we look at our spouse and our children, or even our animals.  In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional.  This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions.  Not much of a scientific insight?  Well, I beg to differ.  I’m back from that place, and nothing could convince me that this is not only the single most important scientific truth as well.”

 
The controversial Catholic theologian Hans Kung in his thought provoking book On Being A Christian has helped to demythologize the bible by attempting to rediscover the true Jesus:

" Against all tendencies to deify Jesus, it must constantly be stressed today that he was wholly and entirely man with all the consequences of this (capacity for suffering, fear, loneliness, insecurity, temptations, doubts, possibility for error ) Not merely man but true man. "

 
Jesus was a definitive threat to the establishment and they, in essence, eventually killed the messenger ~ just like they did with Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

 
For those of you who are waiting for Christ's return, I will tell you to look within, for it is there that he resides in our deepest propensity to unite with and love one another ~ and we all have a part to play in that gradually unfolding loving plan.

 
Jesus wasn't just a rebel. He was the ultimate rebel. And now his call, "Follow me," seems a whole lot more radical because what he really means is go inside, open your heart and find and travel the path or WAY of your heart.

 
81% of Americans say they are Christians which is now the world's largest faith ~ with 2 billion believers or roughly 33% of the earth's population. Newsweek reveals that 75% of them say that Jesus was sent to earth to absolve mankind of its sins. 

 
Let's get something straight. Jesus was not sent from anywhere for Jesus was divinely human ~ no different than you or myself at birth ~ and the humanizing of Jesus is an essential step in the journey towards taking responsibility for that same love deepest within each one of us. 

 
As such, the natural birth of Jesus and the loving relationship of Jesus and Mary Magdalene completely humanizes Jesus, takes him off the unreachable pedestal the Catholic Church and others have put him on ~ and makes him finally accessible to the world through love and Relationship

 
As such it also places women, ( the divine feminine ) as symbolized by Mary Magdalene, in their rightful place at the right of Jesus ~ and certainly on more than equal footing with men. In September 2012, Harvard University divinity professor Karen L. King made a stunning announcement, revealing the existence of an Egyptian papyrus fragment that contains the first-known explicit reference to Jesus being married. The fragile relic, measuring only 1.6 inches by 3.2 inches, appears to have been cut from a larger document and contains eight incomplete lines of Coptic script scribbled by a nubby pen. The fourth line of the text contains the words “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,” followed in the next line by “she is able to be my disciple.”

 



 
And why not ? It makes total sense to me that in the much needed process of humanizing Jesus, that we realize that he was married  and used that love to perfect himself.

 

Teilhard de Chardin said it beautifully ~ The only right love is that between couples whose passion leads them both, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being..... Union, the true upward union in the spirit, ends by establishing the elements it dominates in their own perfection.

 
We all have a personal covenant with Jesus in our capacity to unconditionally love one another as he manifested that love in his life. It is my potential to love as Jesus loved that fills me with faith ~ not the immaculate conception, resurrection story and other myths. But the path is the lonely path from the mind to the heart and it is indeed the hero's path.

 
And it is the fuel for my heart centered work with all my clients.

 
When you walk in love, you walk with Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Gandhi, King and all the other great souls of our planet ~ Happy Easter.

 
Allen L Roland

 

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and psychotherapist Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations (allen@allenroland.com )

 

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FORT HOOD SHOOTING / MORE FALLOUT FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS


The recent Fort Hood shooting once again brings to the surface the heavy fallout from the use of symptom based psychiatric drugs, versus source based alternative therapy, in treating our wounded veterans ~ whereas the dramatic increase in Military suicides directly coincides with the dramatic increase in dangerous psychotropic drugs: Allen L Roland

No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone’s life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

No amount of psychiatric drugs can ease that psychic burden and even Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s No. 2 officer, who has long been an advocate for soldiers suffering from the invisible wounds of war (such as PTSD and TBI) ~ also advocates the need for other alternative approaches ~ ” I want to understand what drugs we should use to treat these symptoms, if we should use any drugs at all. I want to look into alternative pain management. We are finding there are other ways to handle pain that are more effective and allow a person to feel a lot better than throwing a bagful of drugs at them.”  See http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/23/unsaid-issue-behind-veterans-rising-suicide-rate-is-shame-based-guilt/

America learned within hours of the April 2nd shooting at Ft. Hood that four people were dead (including the shooter) and 16 had been wounded in the attack. The shooter, 34-year old Army Specialist, Ivan Lopez, served in Iraq for four months in 2011 and according to The New York Times, Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, said Lopez had been "examined by a psychiatrist within the last month, but showed no signs that he might commit a violent act." Secretary McHugh further explained to the Senate Armed Services Committee that Lopez "had been prescribed AMBIEN, a sleep aid, and other medication to treat anxiety and depression."

That's what Psychiatrists primarily do ~ prescribe medicine or drugs and here are the known destructive side effects of Ambien, the drug of choice for Ivan Lopez. Here's an example of some of the disturbing side effects of AMBIEN ~ the number #1 prescription sleep aid ~ according to the FDA, the Ambien user may experience: Hallucinations, Aggressiveness, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Memory loss and extreme anxiery and we have many examples of this behavior including Lopez.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that rather than continually send heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, it is time for lawmakers to investigate the connection between prescription psychiatric drugs and violence, including suicide.

Here's an excerpt from their excellent recent wake up call to law makers ~

" The military long has been aware of the increasing number of military suicides and last August released the findings of the Department of Defense (DOD) 2013 Study title "Risk Factors Associated With Suicide in Current and Former US Military Personnel." Although the study was based on a questions posed to current and former military personnel, nowhere in the study do the words "drugs" or "medication" appear. The DOD study did conclude in part that, "the most important finding was that mental health problems, including manic-depressive disorder, depression, and alcohol-related problems, were significantly associated with an increase in the risk of suicide."  Yet, the study questionnaire did not ask respondents to provide information about psychiatric drugs they had been prescribed.

While psychiatric drug information did not make it onto the questionnaire, CCHR explains that there is ample data to support an investigation into the increasing number of psychotropic drugs prescribed to military personnel and the part the drugs may play in the recurring violence."

Here are some important findings from the report ~

·            # Since 2002, the suicide rate in the U.S. military has almost doubled.

·            # From 2009 to 2012, more U.S. Soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide.

·            # In 2012, there were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel - more than were killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

·            # Veterans are killing themselves at a rate of 22 a day - one every 65 minutes.

·            # The U.S. Department of Defense now spends $2 billion a year on mental health alone.

·            # The Veterans Administration's mental health budget has soared from less than $3 billion in 2007 to nearly $7 billion in 2014.

·            # From 2005 to 2011, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration increased their prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times. That's more than thirty times faster than the civilian rate.

·            # One in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug.

·            # Thirty-seven percent of recent war veterans are being diagnosed with PTSD and 80 percent are of those are prescribed a psychiatric drug.

 
Colonel Bart Billings ~ clinical psychologist with a  34 year military career in both active and reserves ~ speaks out regarding the growing evidence of psychiatric drugs, over medication and violence as well as the VA's refusal to deal with the situation. See 8 minute video and article ~
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11735195.htm


 Allen L Roland
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/fort-hood-shooting-more-fallout-from.html

 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

THE 12 TRUTHS OF ROLAND'S UNIFIED FIELD / NOW ON KINDLE


 
The basic underlying, uniting and healing force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness (The Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite. It’s now on Kindle: Allen L Roland

 
In physics, a unified field theory, occasionally referred to as a uniform field theory, is a type of field theory that allows all that is usually thought of as fundamental forces and elementary particles to be written in terms of a single field. Wikipedia

 

Here are the three basic tenets of my Unified field ~ which I fully explain in my book and Kindle EBook entitled RADICAL THERAPY. This is the Amazon Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Therapy-Surrender-Yourself-Sessions-ebook/dp/B00JGE5VQE/

 

Tenet One

The basic underlying healing force of the universe is a psychic energy field of universal love, within which gravitational and electromagnetic fields, the strong and weak forces in the atom, and all other forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state. Within this psychic realm of love, paranormal events such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and near-death experiences are also conditions of state. The principal property of this field of love is its propensity to unite, complete and fulfill all living beings within a constantly evolving loving plan. This field of love is the absolute constant of the universe in that within it, time and space do not exist. Thus, we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe which is in the process of uniting, completing and fulfilling itself.

Tenet Two

The consciousness of the observer is the determining factor in being able to perceive the Unified Field, and the depth of one's sensory experience is what determines this consciousness. In that regard, our most profound sensory experience is the total surrender to what is deepest within ourselves, that is, the surrender to love and a joyful state of soul consciousness - which is the awareness of an evolving loving plan and the taking of responsibility for one's function within that plan. The Unified Field is therefore a state of soul consciousness. That state which limits or denies our perception of the Unified Field is fear based ego consciousness.

Tenet Three

It would appear that the pain of not feeling loved for oneself and being seemingly separated from our original state of soul consciousness and the Unified Field is of such deep psychic proportions that, early in childhood, processes are triggered in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our connection to the Unified Field and the love and joy and a state of soul consciousness deepest within us. It is from this dark tunnel of pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death that the ego and ego consciousness is born - for survival and protection purposes only. As such, death or the idea of death, is an illusion measured by the limits of our consciousness.

 
Think of the ego as a protective cocoon that is eventually meant to be shed. The Unified Field can be visualized as a grid of great luminosity joining all living beings within its energy field of love. The words of Longfellow would seem appropriate in describing this all-encompassing field or grid: "The thread of all sustaining beauty that runs through all and doth all unite."

My title of my 1998 dissertation ~ The Unified Field ~ was a finalist in the Noetic Science/Common Boundary contest for papers relating to Spiritual Psychology ~ but was later changed to Radical Therapy (Surrender to Love and Heal Yourself in Seven Sessions, Not Seven years) for marketing and promotion reasons. It is now in the process of becoming a Kindle EBook.

 

My original intent was to use the title THE UNIFIED FIELD but promoting reasons prevailed and RADICAL THERAPY/ Surrender to love and Heal Yourself in seven sessions ( not seven years ) was published in 2002 ~ which combined both major points from my dissertation as well as my proven seven self-healing sessions.

 

The last 12 years have been spent proving its basic premise with my clients ~ especially combat veterans with PTSD who have been taught to hate and kill ~ and all of them have read this book as well as utilized the seven sessions during their individual heart centered self-healing process.

 

Approximately 66 active duty veterans have participated in my Band of Brothers Healing the Wounded Heart workshops with an astounding average of 60% improvement in all 21 symptoms of PTSD ~ particularly peace of mind, gratefulness and the ability to give and receive love.

 

Band of Brothers #11, in 2012, was both a culmination and affirmation that I was now fully participating in this loving plan as I facilitated the journey of five Gulf War veterans through their deepest fears, anger and unworthiness to a place of love, joy and gratitude and a new choice in life.

 

Make no mistake about it, the healing the Wounded heart workshops dealt with the re-opening of closed hearts through gratitude and forgiveness; seeing their life as a quest versus a struggle, and noting how every love relationship played its part in their individual journey to finally find, embrace and celebrate their authentic self as well as the capacity to fully love and receive love ~ and everyone, I mean everyone can relate to that quest.

 

Stephen Hawking wrote "there ought to be something both simple and profound about a grand Unified Field Theory" ~ and what could be more simple and yet profound than Love.

 

The intent of book and eBook is to both heal and inform you ~ for within it you will discover not only a proven formula for self-healing ~ but also, these 12 major truths that could well change your perception of the world.

 

The twelve major truths this eBook reveals are as follows:

 
1. You can heal yourself by surrendering to love. It is really that simple!

 
2. The long sought for Unified Field is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ~ which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.

 
3. The so called laws of science and physics are essentially observer dependent in that the consciousness of the observer determines what can be truly seen.

 
4. This Unified Field of love and soul consciousness is the absolute constant of the universe ~ in that, within it, time and space do not exist. Light is no longer the one constant of the universe, in this field of love, and even gravity is subject to this stronger attractive force through Asymptotic freedom.

 
5. The near death experience is, in reality, a state of soul consciousness that lies beyond our present state of ego consciousness. Dr. Eban Alexander's bestselling book PROOF OF HEAVEN is actually proof of this very same Unified Field of Love and Soul Consciousness.

 
6. Our life is a clearly defined quest, not a struggle, to emerge from our present state of ego consciousness and reunite with our authentic self and our original state of soul consciousness.

 
7. Beneath our deepest pain and grief is a state of love, joy, and soul consciousness ~ the Unified Field of love and the keys to that magic kingdom of the soul are gratefulness and forgiveness.

 
8. Jesus was divinely human ~ an evolutionary forerunner for a state of soul consciousness we will all eventually surrender to.

 
9. There is no such thing as an ugly soul; we all come from a place of love, joy and soul consciousness.

 
10. Relationship is the true test of who we really are ~ and every love relationship, regardless of the pain, is a gift on the journey to find and embrace our authentic self and our
authentic vocation in the loving plan.

 
11. Most long term therapy is thinly disguised co-dependency; we all have the capacity to heal ourselves if we will open our hearts, say yes to ourselves and not be controlled by fear.

 
12. Darwin had it wrong. Evolution is fueled by social cooperation and altruism, not survival of the fittest. We cannot escape our destiny and it is divine.

 
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So what would it look like if the World suddenly realized that what was deepest within us and all living matter was love ~ or that the basic structure of the universe was LOVE.

 
We are looking at it right now ~ just scale the entire history of the universe (13.8 billion years) down to one calendar year, with January 1 marking the Big Bang. The stars would have formed on January 20, and the galaxies a few days later. Our sun didn’t appear until August 31; life on Earth first appeared on September 21. And humans? We didn’t show up until the last hour of the last day, December 31.

 
Our entire history would be contained in the last 14 seconds ~ and guess what's fueling this incredible burst of complexity/consciousness ~ a Unified Field  of love and soul consciousness fueled by the universal urge to unite.

Lincoln Barnett correctly described the true philosophical triumph of this stunning discovery ~

 The great philosophical triumph of any unified field theory is implicit in the first word of its title.

For it will carry to logical fulfillment the long course of science towards the unification of man’s concepts of the physical world.

For from its august perspective the entire universe would appear as one elemental field in which each atom, each flying electron, each star, each wandering comet and slow-wheeling galaxy, is seen to be but a ripple or tumescence in the underlying space-time unity.

And so a profound simplicity would supplant the surface complexity of nature. Thus all man’s perceptions of the world and all his abstract intuitions of reality would merge finally into one, and the deep underlying unity of the universe would be laid bare.  Lincoln Barnett

 
The deep underlying unity of the universe has always been about love and the universal urge to unite. Surrender to love and find that same magic deepest within yourself ~ as well as your part in this universal loving plan.


Allen L Roland

 

 
Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations allen@allenroland.com

 
Allen L Roland is also a lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net