February 2023

How Can it Happen?

Somebody asked me a question recently, about what is meant by the term enlightenment or awakening? and so I thought I would say something about this as there is so much misunderstanding about it.

Many of us went either physically or intellectually to the east, to hear about enlightenment or awakening or liberation, to india, japan, china, tibet, thailand and so on. And these cultures are of course, by comparison with western culture, extraordinary exotic and as a result many people, myself included, conflated the idea of enlightenment or awakening with the extraordinary exotic natures of these cultures, believing that enlightenment itself is something extraordinary or exotic. That it is a marvelous experience beyond any experience that we could possibly imagine and as a result we set up a, a goal to um experience this marvelous experience that we have heard about or read about. Nothing could be further from the truth, enlightenment or awakening is not an extraordinary exotic experience, indeed it is not an experience at all, it is simply the recognition of the nature of our being which underlies and indeed pervades all experience irrespective of its content and it is for this reason that I sometimes refer to this approach as a way of recognition, recognition meaning of course to to know again, something that we have always known but have overlooked or ignored or forgotten.

So what is it that we have overlooked or ignored? It is simply our being our essential self.
Why have we ignored it or overlooked it? Simply because we have become fascinated with the content of our experience.
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“But you don’t use the original slides in your classes”

1. I bought the official slide set through HD Canada, daughter of Ra, at the time.
2. ‘easily customizable’ it says it right there in the ad
3. I edited the copious mistakes
4. I added some fun jokes/memes
5. there is no obligation to use any fixed set of slides
6. the issue is in your head

omnomnom

“If you have a child that has the 26th gate by itself– you have to recognize this inherent capacity to be violent. Not only to be violent but to want to improve on it. The best thing to do with 26s, like what my father did, he put me into boxing for ten years– new and improved. Keep on working at it. Get the violence out, get the aggression out. And it’s essential to understand that 26s need that outlet and need to grow in that.

When the [Channel] 44-26 is there complete as a definition it is different, but what it does represent is that the 26 is ready to fight for its right to transmit what’s new and improved. In other words, they will really go to war to get something out. Do you have a war on drugs in this country? It’s the same kind of thing. They will literally take that violent analogy to its extreme. ‘I will improve them or die or I will improve them and kill them improving them.’

The Ego, the 26th gate is the gate of the Egoist. “I know, I am right.” This strong powerful ‘I’ in the Ego. Many people confuse the 51 and the 26. This idea that the 51 is brave and courageous, but the 51 IS NOT violent. The 26 IS. It’s inherent in its nature. And it’s important to understand that’s not moralistic. That is, the fact of the matter that there is violence in the 26 is the power of the T cell.

Every 26 carries this unbelievable warrior within them that is ready to eat you alive if it must.” -Ra Uru Hu

r/humandesign/wiki/faq/

Hi, in the Reddit HD faq it says under Definitions:
1. “Passenger: Used as another word for the mind, the personality, the conscious

mind is not the passenger, at all. The Personality Crystal is, regardless of it’s (current or future/past) imprint(s).

“From what I have observed the Personality is not the same thing as the passenger. The Personality is who I think I am, filtered through the mind (Ra’s definition). We have a binary consciousness; there is the potential to observe both the design consciousness frequency of the form, and the personality consciousness frequency of the mind. We are held together in the illusion of our separateness…That which observes the body/mind vehicle is the passenger, the eternal Personality Crystal. As long as I am identified – ‘me’ as the Personality, or ‘me’ as the vehicle, or the idea of ‘me’ as the passenger – I am missing half of the movie. Learning to observe, to be the witness to what life brings is a moment by moment experiment in being aware.”- Leela Swann-Herbert

2. “Vehicle: Used as another word for the body, the form, the unconscious, the design

There is no ‘the unconscious’. It, is only unconscious -to the Personality-, but it, is not unconscious at all. We are. Well, ok, who we think, we think, we pretend to imagine to be, are. It actually has a perfectly functioning consciousness, stabilize your Design Color and whoop, there it is! We are a Binary Consciousness, ie there is form consciousness. So to call that unconscious…?

Make sense?

Reply: “What exactly is the change you are asking for?

Well to remove the errors as stated about those 2 definitions.
Passenger: the Personality Crystal itself.
Personality: the Mind, the Personality Crystal imprint
Vehicle: the body, the form
Design: the Design Crystal imprint

Your first message was not very clear. Thanks for laying it out.

ok

I got around to making those edits to the wiki. Thanks for your corrections!

Cool, thanks

Nutso subtle difference

Outer Authority

Sjef just said literally whatever he thought out loud all the time. And Sjef goes online in the hd community and literally pretends he doesn’t do that.

See, another funny bunny mixing things up, with a fucking loud mouth no less. And using THEIR mind to tell you what using mind is about (!!) It does not get any funnier/sad/yum/retarded.
Mind, is -not- the enemy
Expressing the mind is not wrong
Using mind as Inner Authority, is, wrong, incorrect, not-self, nutso self.
Using mind as Outer Authority or means of communication, is, not wrong, correct, self, no self.

Auras

Now, we have all kinds of speculation about the nature of the aura. In order for us to connect with the other, in order for us to be directly conditioned-in other words, you have a gate in a channel and it’s open and somebody has a gate in the same channel at the other end, the harmonic gate-in order for that definition to come into existence your auras have to make contact.

But they make contact in different ways. And different auras have different sizes. The first thing about the size of the aura, the size of the aura is not static. It breathes. If you’re an urbanite and you have to get on the subway you’re going to pull your aura in. And when I say you are going to pull, it’s not that you consciously do that. Your aura will pull in. In other words, the aura breathes. And it’s very important not to see it as something that is static. It’s not like you’re moving in a fixed shell, like you’re inside an egg or something. You really have to understand that this is something that is breathing.

More than that, that breathing fluctuation can go from being quite large-so for example, if you stand up and you place your arms up in the air away from you, spreading your arms as far as they can so you’ve got your full wingspan, if you double the length of that distance, twice an arm length on either side going all the way around you in every direction, that’s approximately the maximum potential. Now, if you think carefully about that, what that means is that if you’re living in an apartment building and your bedroom has a common wall with a neighbor next door, they’re always sleeping with you.

I don’t want to shock any of you, but I truly want you to understand that. If you’re living in one of these modern buildings that has a very low ceiling, then you’re in contact with those that are above you, and you’re in contact with those that are below you. Your aura will go through anything. It does go through walls. If you’re living beside a street and there is a room in your house or your flat that is very close to a pedestrian walkway everybody walking by walks through your house. It’s something to keep in mind.

So the aura is more than something that’s static. The aura is something that is breathing. But that’s not what I really want to talk to you about today. I want you to understand that each type has a unique aura. Now, that’s just logical. Each type is a very specific configuration genetically. They operate very differently from each other. Their strategies are different from each other. And it’s essential to see that it also is evident in their aura. So let me describe to you the four different auras of the four types.

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actually, the reflector is great –

On the interwebs I read:

So I would have preferred to have this on a vlog, but will type instead.

This has taken months of looking at things from angles, literally. From determination, to cognition, environment, motivation, to view. From looking at things about the other, to seeing things that I had learned about myself through things I had seen through other people around. Through Ra audio, through things about Projector’s, invitations, being asked, through seeing the transits without looking them up through other people during the time I had visited in the Netherlands.

We can look at things for 20 years and still be wrong, I see people do this often, as if the length or depth of looking has any bearing on the results of the looking, or it qualifies as more better or something.

And from really looking at my thoughts, and also, what the body was like in the Netherlands, what Sjef was like, what the Reflector was like – how i felt there, and how things looked from the outside, when no longer being in the Netherlands. What i actually looked like, when no longer focused on the other.

We can only look at ourselves, and how -we perceive- the other, but we can never say how someone else ‘was like’. Cause we are not them, we can only interpret, so it is always far more nuanced.

What actually happened is my design received an invitation to a place in which i actually couldn’t experience any time in my own aura. I was told when going to the Netherlands, there would be two rooms. And there were/are two rooms in that apartment. But the apartment is so small, that there is no place in that apartment really, where people can be outside of the aura of another. The apartment is literally for one human.

Is that what ‘actually happened’? Or did you interpret it as such…?

Now, I can’t say for sure that Sjef actually knew that. Because Sjef explained how he actually had a girlfriend live in that apartment with him in the past.

twice

Here’s the thing, physical things like walls, aren’t capable of separating auras. Auras are roughly 5 feet all around the physical body, outward – in every direction.

I’d say it’s rather 10 feet or about 3 meters, ‘2 arms lengths on either side’ makes for double, easy. And of course (!) varying upon the person, the day, the mood, or whatever else aura size may influence (no one really knows), a quote:
In other words, the aura breathes. And it’s very important not to see it as something that is static. It’s not like you’re moving in a fixed shell, like you’re inside an egg or something. You really have to understand that this is something that is breathing. More than that, that breathing fluctuation can go from being quite large-so for example, if you stand up and you place your arms up in the air away from you, spreading your arms as far as they can so you’ve got your full wingspan, if you double the length of that distance, twice an arm length on either side going all the way around you in every direction, that’s approximately the maximum potential.” – Ra Uru Hu
from http://humandesignsystem.blogspot.com/2005/07/auras.html

But I have shared my apartment plan, either like this

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N5X British Overdrive amplifier part 2

I found a second hand Wide Body Mesa Boogie Mark IV combo housing and ordered a corresponding
Aluminum Chassis Mesa Width Style and got some special delivered chassis straps for it and put the DIY Ampmaker NX5 inside

combined with a B-Stock 12 inch 16Ohm Celestion G12H anniversary speaker
for now running with a Mesa 12AX7 and a JJ EL844 😄

One of its greatest features, is the Power pot, a VCB/VVR voltage control kit going from 256 Volts at maximum to 21 Volts at minimum (actual measurements), making overdriving the tubes by diming both Gain and Master pots a breeze, for tasty rock sounds in the living room.

It will pair up with my Marshall DSL-5CR

This was a fun and educational (9 months!) build !
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ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990

ZZ Top – the Studio Albums 1970 – 1990 is a 10 CD boxset of the band’s classic studio albums from their Warner Bros. Years. This compact, clamshell boxset features each album in a mini, vinyl replica card sleeve with original artwork, including replicated original gatefold sleeves for Tres Hombres and Tejas. Most importantly the original audio tape versions will finally be available, for the first time, on CD for three of the albums: First Album, Rio Grande Mud, and Tejas, and the original masters for Tres Hombres and Fandango will also be included. Much discussion has been had on the quality of the mixes released on CD in the 1980s but now the original audio will be available once and for all in an amazing boxset!

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fyi: Variable info in MMI is potentially off… if not more

“the chart discrepancy will be related to our recent Time Zone Database switch, as our chart services recently switched from the ACS Atlas to tzdb. We rely on time zone databases for all time zone boundaries, UTC offsets, and annual information on daylight saving times and dates used to calculate all charts. We used ACS Atlas timezone data for many years but eventually discovered that much of their post-1970 timezone data was not as accurate as we’d hoped. Therefore, we made the change to tzdb which allows the community to suggest edits and which was more accurate than ACS Atlas. Our only goal is to ensure that any chart created using our chart calculator services will use the most accurate timezone data possible, generating the most reliable chart. Regrettably, this comes with rare instances of chart changes.

Time Zone Database (“tzdb”) by IANA is an open-source project, which means anybody can contribute, and individuals have the option to correct mistakes or omissions. All new charts created at MaiaMechanics.com, Jovian Archive, or myBodyGraph use the tzdb for time zone conversion.

All the charts generated using any of our chart calculators (myBodyGraphMaia MechanicsGet Your Chart) as well as the IHDS’, will generate the most up-to-date chart using the new timezone database. The only software still waiting to have the timezone database updated is our desktop MMI Software, which will receive the update shortly.” -Customer Support, Jovian Archive Media

…and should probably read ‘pre-1970’…

In case of doubts go to https://www.timeanddate.com/
They seem to have the exact time zone archives. Then find the location and the year. It gives the exact UTC time. Then make a chart in any software with UTC time.

Reply:

Notice regarding the Source of Time Data and Human Design Chart Calculations | February 20, 2023

Time data refers to the conversion from local time in a particular place—taking into account timezone and Daylight Saving Time (DST)—to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), which is required to calculate a Human Design Chart. There are approximately 200,000 birth locations worldwide, each of which may be determined geographically or politically—by country, state, county, or town depending on the year.

Concern has recently been expressed about time data in chart calculations. The issue stems from a difference in data provided by official sources, and with this notice we hope to clarify the situation.

MMI for Windows was released in 2004, and has since relied upon the ACS Atlas by Alabe for time data. The ACS Atlas was the most reputable source of time data available at the time, and to this day is used by numerous astrological applications. And while ACS Atlas data is for the most part reliable, based on user feedback and our own investigations, it unfortunately does have its flaws. Most importantly, it is not maintained to a level of degree that provides us with enough confidence for the future.

During the development of our online application, MaiaMechanics.com, we decided to implement the Time Zone Database (TZ) by IANA. TZ is an open source database which is constantly reviewed and updated. We are now confident that TZ data is 100% reliable for birth data calculation since 1970, while pre 1970’s data has only a 1% chance of a faulty result, which we will continue to monitor and refine. For this reason, TZ is the best solution moving forward.

As our focus was on the development of the online application—and on verifying that we were satisfied with TZ data—we did not manage to streamline the shift from ACS Atlas to TZ across all applications simultaneously. We apologize for any troubles this may have caused. Moving forward, MMI for Windows will receive an update to implement TZ, but will be phased out by the end of the year as we focus on continuing development of MaiaMechanics.com. The online application is about to be available in 8 languages and will include a BG5 edition later this month, while DreamRave and the classic BodyGraph will be implemented later this year.

In the meantime:
• Anyone can verify general chart properties and time data using MaiaMechanics.com’s free calculator (find time data from within Properties > Birth Data) or by creating a free account at myBodyGraph.com.
• Until MMI has been converted to TZ, users of MMAI (Advanced Imaging for MMI) are eligible for free access to the Advanced plan of MaiaMechanics.com which allows the creation of Advanced Imaging charts using TZ data. Create your account now and then contact us for free access (please include the email address of your Jovian account to verify MMAI ownership, and the email address you used to sign up at MaiaMechanics.com)

Loki S. Krakower-Riley
Jacqueline Riley
Co-directors, Jovian Archive Media Pte. Ltd.

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