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Devil’s in the semantics.

Many sensitive people don’t watch the evening news bc it’s “too depressing”. Could be that we’re supposed to pray about what we see.

I prayed for 2 years that a teen’s murderer experience justice. They just arrested the people involved in Justice’s murder.

I’m thinking about attending the trial and sentencing…

I’m reading the “Relationships” Bible plan. The 1st verses were about Adam & Eve. Then…David and Jonathan. Were they gay? Because… “became one in spirit” is a biblical euphemism for #sexytime. Was Saul homophobic?

Or were David and Jonathan just really, really, REALLY good “friends”? One was quite devastated at the other’s death… Either way, they “read” like soul mates to me.

My generation (born between 1970-1984) especially needs the reference guide above:

The planet Neptune was in the sign of Sagittarius from 1970 to 1984. It’s important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation you need to look at the house position of Neptune in your chart. Both the sign of Sagittarius and the planet Neptune lead towards the pursuit of spiritual ideals.

This generation will hunger for knowledge and meaning. This search will take them to foreign lands and cultures. They will bring back and implement these ideas in their own cultures. Ideas such as Yoga, Meditation and Buddhist ideas began to take root in Western Society during these years. The shadow side of Neptune in Pisces is the following of cults or misguided leaders without a healthy skepticism of what they are preaching.


About a month ago, I had a dream that showed me a film highlight reel of many movies that negatively influenced (& still influence) my generation’s ideals and pollutes our collective unconscious (psyche). It’s difficult to fight the after effects because we don’t know how we’ve been affected. It’s difficult to trace the effects back to an original source. So ephemeral. So ineffable. So subliminal. So Neptune.

Neptune “rules” our collective unconscious (psyche), film, advertising, spirituality, vision (3rd eye), creativity, channeling, freedom, enlightenment (God Consciousness) and the zodiac sign Pisces. Negatively, it “rules” deception, denial, magic/illusion, slavery, drug addictions…My dream was about a month ago when the transiting Moon (symbolizes nurturing, subconscious, dreams, early conditioning) was in Sagittarius (symbolizes philosophy, prophecy) conjoined my Neptune in the 1st house (awakenings). My natal Moon is in the 12th (Neptune’s) house.

In college, I majored in Business with a concentration in Marketing. One of my turning point projects? A presentation on Subliminal Advertising. It is everywhere. It’s abundantly used to sell people false hopes and solutions to life’s problems. I’m a master at it. I’ve successfully used my skills for many corporations…

Idol worship (& false prophesy) is the easiest vehicle to spread lies to us because we don’t even have our guards up against our favorite entertainers, artists, poets, pundits…who are all paid by the same group of people with the same agenda. Once you learn about how what Neptune (especially in Sagittarius) symbolizes works within us and culturally, you will see why we are constantly looking for a Messiah. We intuitively know that one is out there waiting to save us from our mistakes that have led us away from happiness, waiting for us to return to The True Source of Higher Information. The Messiah is not Tupac, Left Eye, JDilla, etc. (all born in early 70s), though.

Dig deeper into our roots, before we were taught that organized religion is dangerous, limits our intellectual and philosophical freedom, causes unspeakable sorrow and shame…

In 2011, Neptune returned to its “home” sign (Pisces) - the last sign of the zodiac, the last stop on the spiritual carnival ride - for the first time in…Count back 164 years. The last time Neptune was in Pisces, “good Christians” had to face God’s Truth that owning human beings and mistreating them as they did is a crime against humanity. U.S. slavery was outlawed and the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Many of us have that association deeply embedded in our biological and spiritual DNA, so we still run away, still try to escape, still searching for The Answer when we aren’t asking the right questions…

The answer is yes, God loves us despite our mistakes and our disbelief. Yes, God wants us to be free. The truth shall set us free. It’s time that we all return to The Most High, The Creative Source, The Truth to reclaim the greatest Love of all.

*plays this “trippy” 1974 album for the journey*

What finally made him see, he says, was the passing of J Dilla, the revered hip-hop producer, on February 10, 2006. They’d just talked on the phone, D’Angelo says, when suddenly, J Dilla was gone at 32 after a long battle with lupus. It was like a blinding light had been switched on. Why did so many black artists die so young? He’d been haunted by this thought for years. Marvin. Jimi. Biggie. “I felt like I was going to be next. I ain’t bullshitting. I was scared then,” he says, recalling how shame engulfed him, preventing him from attending the funeral. “I was so fucked-up, I couldn’t go.”

Shame, guilt, repentance—D’Angelo knows them well. To say that he was raised religious doesn’t begin to capture it. He’s the son and the grandson of Pentecostal preachers. To D’Angelo, good and evil are not abstract concepts but tangible forces he reckons with every day. In his life and in his music, he has always felt the tension between the sacred and the profane, the darkness and the light.

“You know what they say about Lucifer, right, before he was cast out?” D’Angelo asks me now. “Every angel has their specialty, and his was praise. They say that he could play every instrument with one finger and that the music was just awesome. And he was exceptionally beautiful, Lucifer—as an angel, he was.”

But after he descended into hell, Lucifer was fearsome, he tells me. “There’s forces that are going on that I don’t think a lot of motherfuckers that make music today are aware of,” he says. “It’s deep. I’ve felt it. I’ve felt other forces pulling at me.” He stubs out his cigarette and leans toward me, taking my hand. “This is a very powerful medium that we are involved in,” he says gravely. “I learned at an early age that what we were doing in the choir was just as important as the preacher. It was a ministry in itself. We could stir the pot, you know? The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound. But you know, you’ve got to be careful.”



How Artists Are Converted From Christianity (& Take Their Followers Fans With Them)

Many pop artists weren’t even raised in the church of Christ (note that many of them were raised in The Industry), so they have no clue about the light side of the spiritual realm - let alone how to protect one’s soul and physical body against “dark forces”. How do you sing soul music with a dead compromised soul? Instead of praying for artists to return to hell on earth to satisfy their craving for new music, followers fans should pray for the artists’ soul salvation - like Whitney requested (and people ignored to mock her).

How Artists Are Converted Into Entertainers (aka How Artists Are Convinced to Sell Out)

“It’s easier and far more subtle than you think. Shallowly cloak the stuff in Christian symbolism and terminology, and your foot is in Satan’s door (For example, Freemasonry is not considered in opposition to Christianity by most).

Convince others that pragmatism (the end is more important than the means) is the way to go, and you’ve stepped in Satan’s room. Every argument toward aesthetics (what pleases the senses) and a higher, more spiritual feeling/experience in connecting with God is just playing with another toy of Satan’s.

Over time, the person becomes convinced that this is the best way to get through life. They go through the rituals, they commit more and more sins, and every step brings them closer to fame and fortune and glory. They think what they are doing is the way to attain salvation for themselves.

I don’t honestly know if these people were really Christians or not to begin with, but slowly they are convinced they can achieve whatever they want (and worldly speaking, what more could they have?) The industry and their fans all act like they’re gods anyway…

I have been in acting a little, and from personal experience I can tell you there is a LOT of pressure to just do whatever “they” want. Don’t rock the boat. You do want this part, right? No big deal, people do it all the time. Swear a little, kiss some person you don’t know, act the idiot, eventually show more skin than you thought you ever would. Basically, little by little you are expected to prostitute yourself for your “craft”.

Some make it honestly, but it is very difficult.”

Why it’s easy to lead artists astray and how they can return to the right(eous) path.
The reason people can do the shitty things they do is because they can justify it to themselves. Nobody’s the villain of their own movie. Which means it becomes whether or not you can get away with it: If nobody sees you find the wallet, you get to keep the wallet.

Jacob Clifton, recapper of “The Good Wife”

Jacob is an anti-religious, liberal gay white man (born under an aries - 1st developmental level of the zodiac - sun) from Austin, Texas. Shocker, right? Not at all.

His lumping of “all” people at his level of moral and ethical development is exactly why I don’t trust people who don’t believe in - and don’t possess a healthy fear of - the power of an omniscient God and who don’t understand how universal law aka karma works.

He’s right about how self-justification influences (read: strips away, prevents) moral development. But his conclusion is reflective of his opinion (knowledge of the world + knowledge of himself) that “no one” is above acting as low as he thinks “everyone” acts.

I know that if the wallet has ID in it and you don’t return it, then you will lose even more than you gained from keeping the wallet. That’s enough higher perspective + self-interest motivation to do the right thing for someone above the 1st level of moral development, not to mention that we would want our wallets returned to us and this is just the objective right thing to do.

My recent conversations with God are guiding me to truth and the original sources of wisdom and knowledge…

Kinda funny that Erykah is worshiped as a goddess amongst the ankh and anti-organized religion set for her wisdom.

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide one’s sources.” - Albert Einstein (Pisces Sun)

Tell-tale sign of copied wisdom: it’s not applied in the “wise” person’s daily life.

Erykah Badu (Pisces Sun)’s Source:

1 Corinthians 8:2

My Sources:

My eyes

"I don’t want to bring your gods down babe…But I just wanna say to you that like your gods, your guilt, and your beliefs, I, too, wanna be with you ‘til the very end babe" - Terence Trent D’Arby (Pisces Sun)

"So, then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that "An idol is nothing at all in the world" and that "There is no God but one."

For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.” - 1 Corinthians 8:4 - 7

“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised. Amen.” - Romans 1:25


I told someone I would share some thoughts, and here they are.

The Spiritual: I was told I’d burn in hell for merely being attracted to another man. I was taught that I was made in the image of God and that He knew me before my parents and their parents and their…

This is beautiful.

(via young-man-old-soul)