Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

Suzanne Spooner – This weeks GOD message -TAUK – 3 October 2011

by Suzanne Poulson Spooner on Monday, 03 October 2011 at 20:47
My Dear One,

In your connection to my love, I am first a sense of hope. Having hope is a projection of eternal love. When you hope, you override the beingness of ego.   Hope is the heart saying to the ego, “You might not be right all the time.” In  the world of third dimension, all decisions are made by ego. This is the weighing of the good & the bad and the pros & the cons. This was a perfect model for life in the third dimension.

The allowing for hope, love or oneness in a decision is the opening of letting a higher dimensional energy filter in to your being. You have done this very well, from time to time. This is the ‘slip’ of shifting dimensions. Make a decision with your heart and you are working in a higher frequency. This is like having your training wheels on while you adjust for the ascension you have been preparing for, not just in this life, but in between lives and lives before this one. What a grand plan you have created!

In the coming days and months, prepare for the experience of grand shifting. Its a journey into shape shifting of energy and heart centeredness. In your wildest dreams you cannot remember the beauty that awaits you in this transition. That was by design, we could never expect you to finish the grand experiment of third dimensional life if you could have total recall of the majesty and splendor that awaits you. But please, do go ahead and picture your world in a state of utter bliss. Just know that you have only scratched the service of your next experience. Live love and love one another.

Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 2/3

Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 2/3. via SteveBeckow.com

by Steve Beckow

Continued from Part 1.  In this part AA Michael discusses Ascension to the Fifth Dimension.


SB: [laugh] All right. Well, I see that the time is moving on apace, so perhaps I could turn to a second area. And that is, I don’t think there is anyone, Lord, that I am aware of who has told us what actually occurs when we ascend. What actually takes place that the word ascension refers to and applies to? What are the events that we would be aware of, or even not aware of, that constitute ascension?

AAM: Well, I could tease you and tell you the key point of ascension is you get a new bank account. [Laughter] And it has unlimited funds! But that is not the case. But in a way it is.

SB: As in my being a co-creator?

AAM: That is correct. So, it is the elimination of what you think of in many ways of effort. The process, or the elongation, the period of time that this process takes can be slightly different for different people. As I have said to you there will be many at the last minute rushing through the door, and that will not be as smooth a journey as someone who has done their preparation adequately. And soulfully.

SB: That’s interesting, Lord.

AAM: Yes.

SB: And the work we do in completing our old business and upsets, that makes for a smooth transition? Is that right?

AAM: Yes, it does. Think of it in terms of when a baby, a human baby, is birthed, sometimes it is a very easy delivery, sometimes it is 30 hours of labor. Sometimes the mother decides to birth in the fields, sometimes she births in the ocean. Sometimes she goes to a beautiful room. Other times she goes to an operating room and has a C-section. But the birthing still occurs. So this is what happens.

SB: And what would I be aware of?

AAM: This is what I am going to tell you!

SB: [Laugh] Oh. Thank you.

AAM:  It is a feeling of complete and utter surrender and bliss. It is a sensation — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual — of union. So there is a moment where you feel, oh, I have died. Because that is the sense of such release and reconnection. But of course you are not dying.

Quite the contrary. Now, in much of your history or literature — and I do include sacred books in that — ascension is also related to a keeping of some kind of physicality and form. Now, some will choose not to do that [i.e., some will choose to transition to the Astral Planes and ascend from there], and that is fine. But that is a choice.

But let us talk about you. Let us use you as an example. Because you have done your very deep work, and your heart is committed to this path for many, many years, there will be that sense of blissful connection that you have experienced a couple of times, but it will be even more so.

The sense will be that you are flying upward. It is a physical sensation of movement. And a remembering, or a sensation of remembering, that you have wings, or the ability to fly. So that is the feeling of ascending up the sacred spiral.

There will also be in that period, which can be moments or a few hours, [a sensation] of feeling disassociated, that even if you were to open your eyes, even if you were to look at a floor, you would see that it is simply made of particles, subatomic particles, quantum particles, that it is not solid. So you have begun immediately to have the real sensation or vision of how things can be seen, and how they are seen, maybe, from this side.

So there is a sense of unreality. Now, if you wish to make things solid, you will just simply say that you want that, and it will appear. But the knowing that that is simply a construct that you are creating already is there in full consciousness. When you decide to open your eyes, how you see the colors, the textures, the richness, the air, will be very different. What you think of as your senses will be heightened, oh, at least a thousand-fold.

So, there is a little adjustment. And we are with you, and we obviously take care of that, because this is completely a joyous situation to be in. Think of it as being spiritually orgasmic. It is the union of all.

Then, you will settle into this knowing, and of course that choice of physicality. But also know that if you choose to keep physicality, immediately what you have noted as, what we would call human aches and pains are gone. But the biggest shift is you no longer live or exist — you can visit, you can exhibit, but you do not live — within the third dimension, where you are in that movement of what you think of as going up the sacred spiral.

That is the best analogy I can give you. It is the elevator to the Fifth [Notice that AA Michael says here the Fifth Dimension]. And further, there will be some who simply choose to keep going [to dimensions higher than the Fifth]. But as a collective, that is the plan.

And it will be the place of love. It will be all of a sudden that the decisions, the actions, the existence, the form is love, and is from love, and is of love. So that sense of either/or, of what you traditionally have thought of as yes or no, of duality, of polarity, is gone. It is the alignment. The entire journey in this third-dimensional existence is reaching this place of alignment, of placing yourself beyond the either/or. And when you are doing that in this ascension process, it is like a Roman candle: off you go.

[Steve: So once we are aligned and out of either/or, off we go.]

Now, you say, well, what about those around me? What about the physical world? And the ability to create and co-create, not only with us, but with each other, is very strong in this new reality that is as ancient as eternity. So there will be shifting, there will be shifting of what you choose to construct.

Now, it is not to say that you arrive in the fifth and it is a completely blank slate. There will be what you need there. But what you desire, or need, or believe you need, you will create. And the feeling, the belief that density and structure is the foundation of existence will not be part of that belief system, that reality.

You do not need, for example, central banks when you are able to simply create and collect the codes and have what you need. There is no need for protection of military forces or paramilitary forces, which is often how we think of your police forces, when you know that it is in harmony. So these structures, or institutions, as you think of them, are nonexistent. They’re gone.

SB: It’s hard for us to get that. Coming from third-dimensional reality, we tend to project the third dimension onto the fifth –

AAM: Yes

SB: — rather than understanding the changed reality that the fifth represents.

AAM: It doesn’t have the same rules. Now, think of this, my friend. Many of the structures you have — and we’re not suggesting that they have been not worthwhile; there are many worthwhile, many, many, many worthwhile things that the humans have constructed. But many more have been constructed on these false human paradigms that were not real.

And they most certainly were not of this side. And they were not of love. They were of belief in the need to control, or to be greedy, or to be lustful — to limit. This is the one that is always the most baffling throughout the universe. Why would you wish to limit any human being? Any being?

It is like saying to a flower, only bloom once. So many of your structures have been formulated on these belief systems that have been based on a much lower vibration than where you would wish to be. If there is love, there is trust. And if there is trust, you can organize yourselves. You are not going to wish to take what? Another’s land? Land does not belong to you, anyway. It is Gaia’s. She shares it with you.

This different reality is what you will see when you open your eyes. You will see that you are part of that infinite mosaic. The connectedness will be there and the loneliness will be gone. The yearning? It will not be there. Not in the same desperation that we witness in so many. And that is not a criticism. It is that they yearn to be part of One again. They know that that is who they are.

We have waited eons for this time. That is why we patiently restrain ourselves during these months.

SB: Could you expand on that last comment, Lord? You have waited eons for this time, and that’s why you are patient during these last…

AAM: That is why we are patient. We have been patient for a long time. [Laughter] And why we, when you say — and this is what many, many hope for … for Gabriel’s horn to be heard, and for us to sweep down and clean house.

SB: [Laugh] Yes. [Laugh]

AAM: And it is not that we are beyond doing that. [Laughter] But we are patient because this is our opportunity. We are meeting in the middle. You are lifting up to a level where we participate very differently. So, no, you cannot take all your precepts of the third dimension and apply them to the fifth. What you can apply is that there is a choice and there is a form of physicality. Yes, and you will have stars and a moon and a sun. You’re not shifting universes and galaxies. You are shifting dimensions.

SB: So some things are the same, and some things are different, and some things which are the same are also at the same time different.

AAM: That is correct.

SB: Okay. I certainly don’t want to interrupt you.

AAM: This is a conversation that needed to be had because it is like when someone says they are going on a safari and they are all excited, but they want to know: Where am I going to sleep? How am I going to be fed? Will I be taken care of? The answer is yes. You will be taken care of. You will be given every form of assistance. But it isn’t like an adjustment program. It isn’t like a relocation program. It is instantaneous. You are there.

Now, I know that you have other issues, but I just want to say one thing. Because we have also spoken of the waves of ascension.

SB: Yes.

AAM: So there will be a period of time when there will be a window, shall we say, that those who have already gone through the door can peek back or reach back, or what we call “exhibit,” so that they are also helping those who are in preparation for the next wave.

SB: Is that what is meant by the Return of the Masters?

AAM: Yes. Only you always think of the masters as the ascended ones. But, of course they will be. [Laughter] So, yes. Think of them as Gatekeepers.

SB: All right. I know a lot of people are going to ask how many of us will ascend on, say, the 28th of October, or November 11th. I am sure there are a lot of people who are wondering if they will ascend. Is there anything you can say about that, about the numbers who will ascend, or what it would take to ascend?

AAM: What it takes is a heartfelt commitment, and an energetic boost. Like jumping a car. That is what it takes – if you have done your work. We are not suggesting that if you have lived a life completely outside the understanding of your spirit or your heart that you will be amongst that first wave. That is very unlikely to happen.

SB: There are also people who have said to me that they also have the obligation to stay. So there will be some people who are qualified to go who won’t go because at some level they’ve agreed to stay. Is that correct?

AAM: That is absolutely correct. And those are the pillars. You are holding the space, and you are still the teachers, you are still the showers of the way. When there is a mass exodus, there are always those who stay to make sure that everybody who wishes to go is equipped and ready and gets the opportunity.

I am part of that, you know. [laughter] I am always there until the last.

SB: [Laugh] Thank you, Lord. There are people saying that they have had an inner message. They’ve heard a voice say, for instance, November 11th, or they just have had a feeling that they are going on this date. Is that — are those true messages?

AAM: Some of it is wishful thinking.

SB: All right.

AAM: And there is nothing wrong with wishful thinking, because wishful thinking becomes a declaration of intent.

Many of them are hearing correctly.

SB: All right. So many are and some aren’t. But even so, wishful thinking is a step on the path, and –

AAM: That is exactly correct. So they’re saying, I want to go, I just haven’t bought my ticket yet.

SB: All right.

AAM: And that is all right. There is still time.

SB: Okay. I perceive this difficult situation where some people will want to get rid of everything, and then find themselves still here. Any advice on that kind of situation?

AAM: Yes. Do not get rid of one darn thing. You have many false prophets on your planet. We do not say this in a critical way, for many of them are very well intentioned. But what does it matter what you take or leave? No, do not get rid of anything.

Now, if you are a hoarder, it is time to begin clearing, but that is not the question. It is not a question of cleaning up your affairs. It is not a question of making sure you’re telling everybody, well, don’t look for me after that date because I won’t be around. You may well be back, as one of those Gatekeepers.

SB: And are you saying that they may come back as a Gatekeeper and go to their former homes and live there?

AAM: Yes, but it will not be the same for them.

SB: Right.

AAM It will simply not be the same. So you are having inter-dimensional experiences all at the same time. Now, for most of you that has already been occurring. There is a great deal of inter-dimensional slippage. We have to travel through the dimensions constantly. We have to. We want to come and visit.

(Continued in Part 3.)

Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 1/3

Archangel Michael on NESARA, Opposing the Cabal, and Ascension – Part 1/3. via SteveBeckow.com

by Steve Beckow

Thanks to Ellen for transcribing this interview with Archangel Michael.  I should mention that Ellen has transcribed this interview in the face of painful and limiting conditions.  I acknowledge her dedication.

Again I am divided as to how to present this transcript. The editorial side of me does not want to overload you and the transcript is 19 pages long. The Ramanuja side wants to rush everything he said into print.

What I have decided to do is to issue it in three parts. One part tonight. One part at 9 a.m. Pacific Time tomorrow. And one part at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow evening so that no one feels pressured and yet everyone has fairly quick access to the interview.

I have also provided URLs to all the parts so that those who wish to go ahead may do so.

In the first part, AAM discusses the NESARA timetable and the desirability of us in the West rising up, taking back control of our countries, and the manner in which that should be done.

In the second part, AAM gives a description of Ascension. He also describes the Return of the Masters (us).

In the third part, AAM says that children are innocent and will automatically ascend whether aware of Ascension or not, people who do not wish to ascend because of the need to care for a parent or child will have their “no” respected, and people who remain for the sake of a spouse or child will ascend without fear, even outside the supposed window of opportunity.

Here is a copy of the interview so that you can go on ahead by listening to it if you so wish.


http://www.counciloflove.com/public_html/channelings/100111beckow.mp3


In this part AAM discusses why the Company of Heaven has not brought in NESARA by now and how they are wanting us to have the opportunity to oppose and stop the elite on the planet and to experience our partnership with the Company of Heaven in turning the tide of darkness. Obviously the Arab Spring is for the Middle East their opportunity to have humanity turn the tide there. He said that the Occupy Together movement is our opportunity to stop the cabal here.

He said that popular resistance would grow from the Occupy Together movement. He said we must realize the power of No. We must say No to the elite and it was permissible to tell them to stop. He said that saying no would invoke divine intervention.

But our protest must be peaceful. He said it was alright to defend ourselves and our loved ones from being killed but not alright to willfully take another’s life. Defense with love is permissible; hatred is not permissible; and the taking of life should be avoided on any grounds. He said that it is not acceptable to wage war on the basis that God is on our side, that religious wars have been fought on that basis and have been the bane of our world.

He talked about the destruction that was necessary before the construction. I wanted to suggest the word “de-c0nstruction,” which is what I felt he meant, but I did not want to interrupt him. Nevertheless he said he was referring to the tearing down of the old that must occur before the raising up of the new.

I would think it hardly necessary to point out to anyone that he is not saying to sack the homes of the wealthy or anything of the sort, but rather the deconstruction of the financial and other institutional supports of the dark cabal.

We must do what we need to do peacefully and lovingly because violence begets violence and changes that are brought in with violence are subject to being overturned, as dictated by the natural law of karma.

I hope I have removed any grounds for anyone saying that he or I are somehow mandating or supporting violence while at the same time also saying that it is acceptable to defend ourselves against being killed. I pray to Archangel Michael that I have not misinterpreted his words.


[Opening prayer deleted.]

Archangel Michael: Greetings. I am Michael.

Steve Beckow: Thank you for coming, Lord.

AAM: Welcome. Welcome, my beloved brother of peace — bringer of light, defender of love. You are doing well.

SB: Thank you, Lord.

AAM: And you know, so is the planet. So is the collective. They are digging deeper into their hearts, and they are beginning to express their love. Yes, there is still a great deal of chaos, upheaval and change, but that is also necessary for what we have talked about in terms of shifting realities. So, from our perspective, does it go quickly enough? Not nearly.

[Laughter]

But it is progressing. And it is like the tide coming in and then going out. And there is a push and a pull. And that is what we are doing, in very simplistic terms, with the human race. We are pushing a little harder to help you go forward, and at the same time we are pulling you upward, or what you think of [as] upward. But it is a sacred spiral. It is a continuity not only of energy, but of life, of love.

Now, I will not sit here and preach, for I know there is a great deal that you also wish to speak of this day.

SB: Yes, in fact, that’s true. Shall I ask you my questions, then, Lord?

AAM: Yes, but before you do — and I say this to you, my beloved brother — never hesitate to ask me anything. Not in the form of a question or in the form of assistance. I am more than prepared to help in whatever way I can. It is not only my duty, it is my joy. It is who I am.

SB: I — I know that you are reading my mind, so to speak, or that you know of my conversation about wanting to ask you certain questions. So, thank you for clarifying that.

[My wife had asked me to ask AAM about a rash that I have and I had told my wife that I was not going to ask an archangel a personal question about a rash. Now here was AAM saying that I could ask him any question. So in the private part of my tape I did ask him what the spiritual significance of the rash was. He replied that it represented that I was wanting to jump out of my skin and was irritated that I had to be in a physical, 3D body and to go so slow. There’s no doubt about the truth of that.]

AAM: It is all right. And it is important for everyone to know that.

SB: All right.

AAM: No job is too big or too small. And you know I have some helpers I can call on.

SB: [Laugh] I ‘m sure you do. [Steve: Like a legion of helpers.] Thank you, Lord.

AAM: So let us begin.

SB: All right. Well, my first question is — just to get this out of the way, because I know that a lot of my readers have this question. And that’s if you can give us any word on how NESARA is progressing, when we might expect it?

AAM: It is really stalled. But it is in tandem, a great deal of it, all of this – as we have said – is not necessarily sequential, but it is certainly related.

What you are seeing is that the human collective all over your world is saying that it doesn’t work, that the financial system and the greed, the hubris of your financial system is not only in moral decay; it is in institutional decay. And so that is already falling apart.

Now, of course, there are powers that be, particularly in what you can think of as ruling nations, that wish to keep the status quo and to hang on to what they have – as if they did not have enough. It is the political will to truly step forward and to declare that basically they are prepared to begin with a new system.

And it is a system the foundation of which is forgiveness, eradication, a fresh start. But, very similar to disclosure – except you are not having the same aspect of a fear of invasion – it will happen. We believe this will occur. It is on our timeline that this will occur before the end of the year.

SB: When you say it is stalled, do you mean stalled in light of your previous statements about the end of the year, or just stalled in terms of ongoing movement?

AAM: We mean that there is no ongoing movement at this time. Yes, we do have this deadline that we have spoken to you about, about the end of the year. But let us also say we have talked in the beginning about a push and pull here, and from our perspective we would have liked to have had this occur already.

SB: Right.

AAM: We are very aware of human suffering, and we are very aware of the situation in which many, too many, find themselves in, and we also know that it is very difficult. And for some, they have not reached the point as yet where they can sit in the place of peace or silence when they are worried about whether they can feed their children, whether they can maintain a home, whether they can have a home, whether they can buy corn.

And so it is part of the shifting energies that this will simply not be an issue, so that people can begin to truly focus on what is important.

It is also part of the eradication and the destruction, which is my job. It is part of the destruction of those who have burdened many. And who have not come from a place of integrity or ethical behavior.

I do not speak in terms of punishment. That is not of love. That is not of wholeness. But you will hear me speak, and you have heard me speak, in terms of destruction.

And destruction is simply part of construction. Very often you have to simply tear away in order to rebuild, to allow the light to shine. So this is part of the destruction that has need to take place.

And we had hoped that this would occur actually in September. And for many different reasons we had anticipated that it would happen mid-September, and at the latest mid-December. So you are right in the middle.

When we say it is stalled, we mean that the political forces are not making a decision. They are engaging the energy, they are concerned about the maintenance of their political power base.

SB: Have we not passed the divine deadline, Lord, in regards to some of these matters? And if we have, how is it that the Company of Light doesn’t push these forces aside?

AAM: The deadline has come and gone. And we will push them aside, if that is what is required. But our biggest hope and desire — and plan — is the partnership with humans, and your star brothers and sisters, for that matter.

So it is the decision about, okay, let’s wait a few more minutes and see if the populace, if the people will take this matter and meet us halfway. And we are saying the people are in movement. The political side is stalled, but the people are not.

SB: Well, perhaps we could talk about the people for a moment, then. The Occupy Together movement — is that going to fulfill its promise? Is that going to be a leading vehicle of protest and change?

AAM: Yes. It has already begun. It is already underway.

SB: So if we put our effort behind that, that would be rewarded?

AAM: It would be giving it the support that it needs, the encouragement that it deserves. Absolutely, it would be rewarded.

SB: All right. And is there a piece of the puzzle yet to come, or is Occupy Together the piece of the puzzle that we’ve been waiting for?

AAM: It is the rallying point. The piece of the puzzle is the growth. It is the growth of so many people simply saying, “No.” It is the power of No. Very often, humans have come to understand — particularly the light holders, light workers, have understood quite clearly the power of Yes. But they have not fully embraced or understood the power of No.

And so, as the numbers grow, as that shift takes place, then the political inaction will see where their support really is. And support in that sense is in numbers.

SB: So we need to get out there.

AAM: And understand: to get out there in peace. To get out there in peaceful resistance. It is the rebirth of hope in so many ways that is so encouraging. And that is why the Company of Heaven has not come in and just done clean-up. We would rather do it in partnership.

SB: All right. What do I say to those who say that “no” is negative?

AAM: “No” is not negative. It is part of the definition of the dimension and the reality and the experience that you are having. You do not say, “Oh, yes, you may trample on me, you may trample on my rights, you may take away my freedom.”

Those are innate rights. This is your birthright. It is why you have come. It is to know the joy of physicality. It is to know the evolution, not only of your species, but of the entire planet, of this entire organism. “No” has come to mean refusal, or departure. But when you say “No, this is not acceptable behavior, this is not of light,” it is part of that pulling down, it is part of the destruction.

People are very afraid of this word. They are almost as afraid of the word of destroy as they are of surrender. And you know what? Those two are very intimately connected. “No” is simply saying, “Change course. Not allowable. Not of love.”

SB: All right. If somebody from the side of the elite were to attack me or my loved ones, and it looks like they would be killed, have I the right to defend myself?

AAM: Yes, you do. But there is a difference between defending and killing. There is a difference between the willful taking of somebody else’s life. And you have had too much of that, so why would you ever wish to participate in that?

Because what you are then doing is simply adding to that negative force. And you need to understand that, no, the power of “No” is misunderstood. And it does not mean negative. It means shift the energy completely. It is saying no, and turning back the tide.

What you have not fully come to realize in terms of the usage — and when I say you, dear heart, I mean you, the collective, — what you do not understand in terms of the usage of your innate abilities is that when you say no, your shields are up, your sword is drawn, and what you perceive as the danger, or the enemy, or, yes, the darkness, will turn around and go.

SB: All right, Lord. Where is the line between what is acceptable in self defense and what is not?

AAM: The line is in the willful killing. And we are not saying, because we know the evolutionary points of human existence, but there is a point at which the heart becomes enraged with bitterness, and the killing is willful.

And what we mean is not an act of will — well, it is, but it is not an act of love. To lay down your life because someone wishes to kill you is all right, my friend.

SB: That’s a controversial statement, Lord, lay down my life because someone wants to kill me.

AAM: Yes.

SB: I’m sure my readers may find that a difficult saying. Could you expand a bit on that?

AAM: Yes. I think I’d better. Because I am not suggesting that you all lie down. And I am also not suggesting that there would not be divine intervention.

What I am asking of you — and you know we have travelled to the very heart of darkness, and we have done battle [This is the second time AAM has mentioned this. I have no remembrance at this time of the actual event he is referring to, but I’m sure I will when the veil comes off] , but when it is done with hatred, when it is done in such a way that you destroy your own core, then what you have just done is destroy who you are.

Well, you would say to me, “But, Lord, after the deed is done, could I not regain my core? Could I not regain my center? Is there not mercy and forgiveness?” And I say, yes, of course. But why would you jeopardize that core of bright light? Why would you surrender it to hatred? To darkness? To bitterness? Why would you go to the other side?

And you are saying, “Well, I would do it for love, I would do it to defend those I love.” We hear that a lot, you know. And we hear it in every nation, in all kinds of situations that have been pushed by righteous belief.

Every religious war has been based on this belief, on righteous love and being in the right side. How can you be in the core of wholeness and be in hatred?

Now, I am not saying that when there are situations of what you think of as battle or combat that there are many, many, many, many times when death occurs, and when it does, it breaks the person’s heart because they know what they have done, and then there is reconstruction. Then the core is being healed.

So I would be a very naïve archangel if I was to say that the death or the defense never takes place in terms of the laying down of lives. But we would ask, we would beg, and we would guide you never to do this with malice or hatred. Because what it does is it takes you away.

It is this belief — and it is a belief we share, by the way — that all life is sacred. All life is sacred. And all life is transient.

The eternal flame, it never dies. It never passes away. So in that moment of decision, do not embrace the hatred. And do not underestimate the power of no. Because also when you are saying no you are commanding and praying for divine intervention. You are asking for help. And when that cry comes up, it is heard.

You have raised a very important question because there are different kinds of violence. And I have spoken of religious battle and war, which is the anathema of your planet. And it is part of my job to bring back peace. It is part of all of our jobs to bring back peace.
But there is also violence that occurs simply from greed, from mental imbalance, from emotional imbalance.

But now we get to the crux as well. And I do not want this, and I do not wish your readers to approach this, as simply an intellectual conversation, because it is not. You’ve asked about NESARA, and I have said that the gathering of the populace is the part of the key, part of the puzzle.

There are many ways in which violence occurs. And this is the most difficult part of my initiative to restore peace on Earth. It is the people who are being killed inch by inch by inch by the violence of uncaring society, of uncaring power, by starvation, by no clean water, by ignorance.

Is it allowable, is it permissible, to fight back? Absolutely. Tooth and nail. With everything that you have. And I will help you. But if you say to me, “I want to kill that person because I hate who they are,” I will say, draw back, come back, do not take this into your heart. Because it kills more than the person, it kills a part of you.

SB: So the line is where hatred comes into the heart?

AAM: Yes.

SB: All right, that’s very clear. Just an aside, Lord. SaLuSa, in his September 28th message, said that the movement for change has also been helped along by great beings who are using their influence to insure that the leaders of these movements are inspired for the right motives. Was he referring to your initiative for peace?

AAM: Yes, he was. But I am not the only one that is assisting. There are many.

SB: All right.

AAM: Because there are many on this side. Gabrielle, she is assisting also. You know she loves to organize things.

SB: Uh-huh.

AAM: Yeshua-Jesus-Sananda is assisting as well. Because he sees this as a return, again, to the gatherings, and to the love. And Lord Maitreya is also assisting.

SB: Is this Maitreya in the body, or Maitreya from the spirit planes?

AAM: From the spirit plane.

SB: All right. So not the Maitreya that Benjamin Creme talks about?

AAM: No. And I think of him as the Big Buddha.

SB: The Big Buddha? [Laughs]

AAM: So there are many. You know, my beloved brother, Archangel Uriel –

SB: Yes.

AAM: — with his flame, his silver, that burns so brightly throughout the universe. He is the bringer of the future. He sees the future in these gatherings. He helps as well. There are very few of us that are not fully engaged. We restrain ourselves in some situations. And you know I have never been one known for great restraint.

[Laughter]

AAM: But here we are, in a time of movement, where the populace is reclaiming what is theirs.

SB: So are you restraining yourself in order to allow us to play our part?

AAM: That is correct.

SB: Then I guess we’d better get a move on.

AAM: When we say we are pushing and pulling, I am not just speaking metaphorically.

(Continued in Part 2, where AAM turns to describing what we experience when we ascend to the Fifth Dimension.)

Must Read Editorial – Protesters Arrested While Wall Street Crooks Go Free

Must Read Editorial – Protesters Arrested While Wall Street Crooks Go Free via The Daily Bail -DailyBail.com

Scathing, blistering, truth-telling op-ed from columnist David Weidner.

This is awesome.

Source – Marketwatch

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Harassed While Banker Crooks Go Free

It had to be a case of mistaken identity.

Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week.  There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted near the New York Stock Exchange. There were dozens more by the weekend.

By Saturday, the hundreds of protesters appeared to have lit a fuse with New York City police. There were rough arrests that bordered on brutality. Pepper spray brought tears and pain.

And to a nation’s shock, not one of the police targets was a banker.

So much for law and order.

If you want to know how a nation supposedly by and for the people has become uprooted, one only needs to see how common young people, who are suffering so badly in this recession, were humiliated further by trying to exercise their given right to peacefully protest.

If this is justice, I’d rather break the law.

The bankers who brought us this mess not only walk free, they drive free in Bentleys paid for by money looted through toxic mortgages, trading debacles and derivative madness. Regulators, prosecutors and an administration patsy to big finance do nothing except hand out $1.3 trillion in bailout cash and guarantees.

Consider how sick this narrative has become. A counter protest was planned in which bankers and traders said they would douse the “dirty hippies” of Occupy Wall Street with champagne, to give them “a bath.

These are the people police are protecting.

The ones outraged by greed run amok, reckless behavior and fraud are getting wrestled to the pavement and arrested.

Ask yourself how you might act if you were in school or fresh out of it or young and unemployed. What future has Wall Street, the heart and brain of our capitalist country, promised you? How does it feel to be the sons, daughters and grand kids of a “me” generation that’s run up the debt and run down the economy?

Unemployment is between 13% and 25% for people under 25. Student loans are defaulting at about 15% at a time when more young people have no alternative but to borrow to pay for school.

Meanwhile, Wall Street bonuses continue to be paid at close to all-time highs. Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs took home $13.2 million last year, including a $3.2 million raise.

Brian Moynihan, the chief executive of Bank of America got $10 million in stock and salary.  Thomas Montag, Moynihan’s lieutenant actually got more, $14.3 million. Their bank has lost $14 billion during the last year. Shareholders — that’s you moms and pops, widows and orphans with 401(k)s — are holding the bag.

Enter the New York City police, who were just lauded for their bravery on 9/11 On that day they rushed in to save anyone and everyone, putting their own lives at risk.

We must have lost a lot of “heroes” that day because what’s left of the NYPD are out there pummeling the young and disenfranchised. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a front-runner for mayor in 2013, has, by blessing this behavior, ingratiated himself to the moneyed crowd that doesn’t want a way of life disrupted by dirty hippie riffraff.

Just watch the donations roll in.

OK, maybe I’m wrong about all of this. Perhaps police thought that the black guy they shoved was Stan O’Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Maybe they thought they had penned Erin Callan, the former CFO of Lehman Brothers, when they shot her eyes full of pepper spray.

That kid with the bandana who was thrown to the ground? Could have been Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase  or Joe Cassano, who ran AIG’s cowboy outfit, the financial products unit, that caused $60 billion in losses.

Maybe those protesters were planning a new mortgage-backed security doomed to fail.

This could all be just one big mistake.

After all, this country wasn’t founded to serve a bunch of elitists. Government wasn’t intended to be bought and paid for by financial interests. Our nation’s economy wasn’t supposed to be built on fraud and abuse.  If that came to pass, you’d expect people to be angry.  You’d expect people to get roughed up.  You’d expect a revolution.

And you’d expect the system would fight like hell to keep it down.

 

 

 

 

Virtual March on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Virtual March on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. by Katalyst via SteveBeckow.com

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Virtual March on Wall Street

Join the Virtual March on Wall Street this Wednesday, October 5, to show your support for the Occupy Wall Street movement!

First thing Wednesday morning, we’ll send the instructions for participating online.


Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American democracy. Now it has become home to what may be our best hope for rescuing it.

For everyone who loves this country, for everyone whose heart is breaking for the growing ranks of the poor, for everyone who is seething at the unopposed demolition of America’s working and middle class: the time has come to get off the fence.

A new generation has gone to the scene of the crimes committed against our future. The time has come for all people of good will to give our full-throated backing to the young people of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

So this Wednesday, we’re joining with MoveOn, and labor and community groups in New York for a massive march down to the Occupy Wall Street encampment. And for those who can’t make it to New York, we’re also holding a huge online “Virtual March on Wall Street” in solidarity with the brave protesters in New York.

Click here to sign up for Wednesday’s Virtual March and we’ll send all the details.

Occupations are springing up all over the country as well. You can see if there’s one near you by clicking here:

http://www.occupytogether.org/

Our movement was born after Madison, Wisconsin, to stand up for middle and working class families. We’ve engaged 130,000 people to crowd-source our own jobs agenda—the Contract for the American Dream. In August, tens of thousands of us demonstrated for jobs in rallies across the nation. And this week in Washington, D.C., we host our first national gathering: the Take Back The American Dream conference.

The cccupation of Wall Street—and the occupations throughout the country—are expressions of the same spirit and dynamic. And these particular demonstrations, perhaps uniquely, contain the spark to grow into a movement that can be transformative. They are the first, small step in the creation of a movement that can restore American democracy, and renew the American Dream.

Now is our time to choose. Will we keep rewarding those whose financial manipulations have brought us to ruin? Or will we stand with those whose democratic innovations are breathing life into our finest ideals? Both groups are within blocks of each other in downtown Manhattan.

For the past 30 years, the country has stood behind the titans on Wall Street and their values. We listened when they said that their banks were too big too fail. Today, there is only one thing that’s too big to fail: the dreams of this new generation, finding its voice in Liberty Park. All of America should now stand with them.

Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.

–Van, Natalie, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team

P.S. I had a wonderful opportunity to talk about the American Dream Movement on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. You can see a clip and share it on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=271913736162194

Ronna Herman: Archangel Michael- Seeking The Light of the Intellect

Ronna Herman: Archangel Michael- Seeking The Light of the Intellect.via SteveBeckow.com

 

Seeking The Light of the Intellect

By Ronna Herman http://www.ronnastar.com/latest.html

 

Beloved masters, there is an ebb and flow rhythm in the ascension process. You will experience a period of intense activity created by challenging and mind-expanding experiences, followed by a desire to turn inward and a need for contemplation and solitude.

You are striving to develop a strong Soul-consciousness, which will eventually become the dominating force within your life. Your mental consciousness and emotional consciousness were meant to be under the direction of your Soul-Self and not controlled by your ego personality. Illumination and spiritual awareness begin with the mental body / the mind. To achieve Self-mastery, it is vitally important that you seek the Light of the intellect. Conscious awareness begins when you become aware of the bigger picture so that you may see both sides of a controversial scenario. You must learn to be a keen-minded observer of life, and you must be willing to withhold judgment. A master does not need to constantly have an opinion or to always try to influence those around him/her. A spiritually evolved person is to offer the truth as it has been revealed to him/her and to encourage others to seek their own truth as it is unveiled to them.

The frequencies of unconditional love begin in the mid-fourth dimension and increase with each higher sub-dimension. Below that the frequencies are too fractured and discordant. The polarity of good and evil was not part of the original Divine plan. The Divine Blueprint was designed so that you, the Sparks of God-Consciousness, could experience duality. It was to be an experiment in diversity, in opposites, within an accepted spectrum of Light and shadow. It was never meant to be a reality of good versus evil.

The great INBREATH OF ASCENSION means that you are being urged, via the consciousness Time Seed Crystals encoded within each and every Soul, to end your descent into the lower realms and to begin the ascent back into the higher realms of Spirit. However, first you must experience and heal the miscreations stored within your physical vessel and within the astral body / plane of consciousness. You must claim ownership of your miscreations and the negative imprint you have created down through the ages. No longer will humanity be able to blame the Devil or Satanfor all the pain, suffering, chaos and destruction of the past and present times. You must acknowledge and claim ownership of all your creations from the most loving, refined frequencies to the lowest, most discordant thought forms.

We implore you to let go of your old, negative, established view of death. DEATH IS NOT AN ENDING. IT COULD BE LIKENED TO A COMPLETION OF A PROJECT AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW, WONDROUS ADVENTURE. Each lifetime has a major theme and the cast of players are specifically chosen because they have the characteristics needed for each unique part in your personal, grand production.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY, YOU ARE PURE CONSCIOUSNESS encased within a costume of flesh. As you have done thousands of times before, when you leave the earthly plane, you will discard your physical body for garments of Light, and in due time you will prepare for another great adventure in a new reality. As you gain Self-awareness, you will develop a Divine curiosity and an intense desire to begin a new personal spiritual quest. You will develop a sense of adventure as you delve into the mysteries of the cosmos, and the Divine Plan will begin to unfold at your level of awareness. It is important that you understand that each major transformational, human progression involves cosmic wisdom in a new form to fit the forthcoming cycle of evolution.

The components of life and all things possible come to you as formless Seed Crystal Cells of great potential. You supply the necessary thought forms, which are infused into the dormant Seed Crystal Cells, and then you must ignite them with God Fire, the Adamantine Particles of God Light, with your loving intention.

Understanding the laws of vibration is required in order to become a master builder on the material plane of existence. You must learn to manipulate thought matter efficiently. The major requirement is developing strong, focused mental abilities.

Beloveds, now is the time for you to display your newly refined cocreator abilities, for humanity and the Earth need your Love/Light more than ever before. Remember, we have repeatedly stressed the fact that the Adamantine Particles of Creator Light must be activated with your focused, loving intention before this wondrous gift may be used as fuel for material manifestation purposes. No longer can anyone deny the fact that the Earth and humanity are in the midst of an Earth-/Soul-shaking time of transformation. The negative vibrational patterns of fear, anger and desperation are spewing out at an astonishing rate into the frequency band of astral plane mass consciousness which surrounds the Earth. Daily, it is growing more difficult for the average person to stay in a positive mode and to envision a bright, joyous future. You are in the midst of the times of great change that you, the Star Seed, have been preparing for in many past lifetimes. Again, we tell you, as a World Server you have the capability of neutralizing the negative thought forms of thousands of people who are functioning in the limited environment of the third/fourth dimensions. Now is the time for you, my earthly Legions of Light, to step to the fore and take up your blazing sword of Light so that you may do your share in overcoming the destructive dark forces of humankind: fear, judgment, greed, selfish, ego-motivated and power-seeking intentions/actions.

We understand that in recent past messages we have given you a vast amount of information to integrate. Therefore, we will condense some of the concepts into concise thoughts for your better understanding and retention:

 

  • All of your body cells have consciousness to one degree or another. Some are inharmonious and create chaos and discomfort within, while others resonate in harmony, thereby vibrating at a higher frequency and conveying a sense of balance and well-being.


  • You have a great variety of Soul-energy patterns that make up your Energetic Signature. These energy patterns determine the level of brightness or dimness of your Auric Field.


  • Joy and serenity are Soul-inspired. Service to others is an instinct of the Soul.


  • Fear, anger and sadness are ego-inspired and will be superseded by the joy and bliss of the Soul-Self as you gain access to the higher realms of harmony and clarity.
  • Toxic thoughts are like acid and gradually contaminate the billions of cells within the body, resulting in illness, dis-ease and ultimately, death.


  • There are subatomic dark crystals throughout the body of each person which resonate to the lower frequency thought forms. These crystals are packed with negative waste material created and recreated over many lifetimes, some of which are inherited negative patterns that you brought with you into physical form to heal.


  • Releasing old, impacted, toxic energy often creates flu-like symptoms.


  • All crystals have the ability to store and radiate information to one degree or another. They are the record keepers of the past and the future.
  • You must move into alignment with the Light/Life Line of destiny for the Earth and humanity. A new Divine Blueprint has been formulated, and you, the Star Seed, are major players in the new cosmic creation for this Sub-universe.
  • You must be able to metabolize Light. Your cells must be able to recognize and utilize Light as a vital energy source.
  • In a third- / fourth-dimensional environment, your mental body is prone to projecting into the future, creating fear and uncertainty of what the future holds. The emotional body is always replaying the past, some fond memories, but mostly reviewing experiences of failure or pain. The present moment is hardly registered unless there is a dramatic event of joy, anger or pain.
  • As you progress on the path of en-Lighten-ment, your relationships will change, often dramatically. They will no longer be based on emotional attachment. You will no longer try to manipulate people emotionally, and you will not allow people to manipulate you. You cease to play the emotional cord, push-pull dance of the lower-dimensional reality. The heart chakra becomes the dominant force within the full chakra system. You are in the process of creating a unified chakra system, a field of harmonious energy.
  • Any Soul on Earth who has a desire to earnestly pray to God or to send loving energy to others automatically sends a facet of his/her Soul into the World Pyramid. It is a gathering place of all Souls. You could call it a Celestial Cathedral– a place to commune with our Father/Mother God and the angelic forces. Almost every Soul on Earth has moments whereby he/she feels or radiates pure unconditional love to someone. That spark of love becomes an etheric replica of that Soul, and it takes up residency within the World Pyramid.
  • Each individual Soul must gradually develop a Soul-consciousness in order to move beyond the influence of the mass consciousness belief structure. The next step is to move beyond the dominance of the ego personality in order for the Soul Self to grow in strength and wisdom.
  • You must refine your moral values so that you will habitually make the right choices for your Self and for others. Your standard of living will be modified and refined as you become more Self-aware.
  • Your physical vessel was designed to receive an ongoing flow of Creator Light. It is the Essence of Life. Your capacity to contain the Full-Spectrum rarified Light, especially designed for this Sub-universe, will grow with your capability to share your Love/Light with others.
  • It is easy and Self-satisfying to return goodness for right action. However, it takes a Divine nature to return goodness for a malevolent or hurtful action.
  • Never forget, our Father/Mother God has mandated that in order for those of us from the higher realms to reestablish an interaction / reconnection with each and every Soul on Earth, an untiring effort and every means possible must be employed.


  • The World Pyramid is a Mid-way Station for your Soul-Selves. Your good deeds are stored within the Treasury of Light Storehouse within the World Pyramid. There is a harvesting of good deeds every year, and your loving thoughts and deeds are magnified and stored there. The greater portion is melded with Creator Light to be used to create the greatest good for all humanity. You will receive your special gifts and Divine dispensations in accordance to what you have contributed to the Storehouse of Light.
  • There are World Pyramids at every dimensional-level within our Sub-universe. As you refine and lift your frequency patterns, you automatically gain entrance to the next higher-dimensional World Pyramid.
  • The multi-dimensions of this universe are measurement units of specialized frequency patterns containing layers of awareness.
  • THE ANGELIC KINGDOM AMPLIFIES LIGHT; THE HUMAN KINGDOM DIFFUSES IT.
  • The angelic kingdom became the projectors and amplifiers of the God Qualities after humanity sank into the density and could no longer directly access the Full-Spectrum Essence of our Father/Mother God, which in the beginning was directly available to all Souls.

 

The Light of the Creator is all-encompassing and ever-lasting. Darkness and the shadowlands are only temporary phenomena. Never doubt for a moment, beloveds: together, we will prevail. I surround and enfold you in my auric field of protection. You are loved most profoundly.

 

I AM Archangel Michael.

Mike Quinsey – SaLuSa – 3 October 2011

Our craft are seen in your skies so frequently now, that Disclosure is hardly necessary where proof of our existence is required. The days of covering up our presence are pointless, and when some of your astronauts are prepared to acknowledge it we wonder what more the sceptics want as proof. However, that does not really cause us any concern, as those in doubt must find their own truth. But you may nevertheless wonder why your authorities still stick their heads in the sand. It is Dear Ones, the prospect of having to answer for all of the lies that have been told, and their ultimate admission that they have their own Space Craft for many years. Furthermore, they do not want you to know that they have not only had contact with the Grays but have worked with them for almost 80 years, a long time of deception whilst allowing “abductions” and cattle mutilations. The “truth” does not stand very well on their shoulders, and there is also a little matter of bases on the Moon and Mars.

For the dark Ones the truth opens Pandora’s box, and not least of all shows where trillions of dollars of your money have been spent on black operations. We could go further, but suffice to say that there will be no hiding place for those who are the guilty of the biggest criminal acts ever perpetrated against their own people. They have so much to answer for that what we have told you is just the tip of the iceberg. We know you will question how it could happen under your very noses with you having little or no knowledge about it. The answer is that the Illuminati have wielded great power and influence, and they have worked towards this time for thousands of years. In spite of all that their days are numbered, and they will reflect on the fact that they have failed at the last hurdle. Your next question will be “why were they not stopped” and that is because it is not anyone else’s place to interfere with the evolution of another species. Yes, we have been allowed to guide you and advance your understanding, but the final choice has been yours as the creators of your own evolution.

Coming up to date, you are experiencing the result of your own desires and intentions where you have given away your authority to others. It is your creation and why you will see it through to the end. As ever, the only exception is where the Higher Beings who oversee it, act for the Creator and allow intervention. Since the dark Ones should have conceded their power over you some time ago, it has now reached a point where it will be taken away from them. Even the dark Ones have to obey some rules and cannot run riot as they wish. The over-riding factor in this cycle has been the Creator’s decree that it will be completed with Ascension. Therefore, it has been supported by the Galactic Federation and other bodies of Light, with the promise that it would be concluded as intended. There was not going to be a repeat of the last catastrophe when the Atlantean’s destroyed Atlantis some 10,000 years ago.

Your history is another area that requires much correction, as again it bears little resemblance to the truth. Each country has written it according to how they would like it to be remembered. Naturally, they write their annals about the glory of war, and hide their atrocities and crimes against conquered people. Greed and power have accompanied most campaigns, and wars have been deliberately started for that purpose. The whole scenario is one that reflects the actions of those who have lost touch with their godself. That was not unexpected, as once you dropped down into the lower vibrations you forgot who you really were. To err is not considered as much a sin as failing to learn from them.

To ensure that you did not remain trapped in the 3rd. dimension, a plan was conceived that would see a gradual influx of souls that could still rise above such a low vibration. The result has been that for over a hundred years the Light has been re-established on Earth. Now you have powerful grids that encircle it from which you can draw the Light to yourselves. We are pleased to say that having helped supply the impetus for growth over thousands of years, it is gratifying for us to at last see such wonderful results. It means that regardless of what you see in the outer world, everything is going according to plan. Ascension is assured, and before very long the positive proof will be before you. Dramatic times lay ahead, but all point towards the end of the cycle and your opportunity to leave duality in its present form. Wherever you progress to, you will still carry the responsibility for your actions. However, in the higher vibrations of the dimensions you are moving into, you have a level of consciousness that does not carry dark thoughts or allow such actions.

You have all come to Earth to increase your spiritual understanding, and overcome the challenge of the lower vibrations by returning to the Light. If you look at your experiences as all being of value, and remember that you came from the higher dimensions to do so, you cannot and should not really view yourself as a failure. However, if a soul has been overcome by the lower energies, it is necessary to climb your way back to the higher ones before you can fully return to the Light. Since you have all infinity in which to do so, there is no great cause for concern as you will be helped all of the way back. God is All Love and has never deserted or condemned a single soul, but instead surrounded them in the Love and Light that will lift them up.

You will find that as the souls of Light put themselves in places of authority, the dark Ones will try to block them, but to no avail. This is the time that the changes must commence, and disinformation is already circulating. You should however by now be sufficiently discerning to be able to seek out the truth. If it does not bear the feel of truthfulness then you may conclude that it is false. As always trust your intuition, and if in doubt set it aside until you know one way or the other. You are not easily fooled but sometimes prone to re-act differently to fear laden predictions. We are here to ensure that your passage is as trouble free as possible. There will be casualties, but with Mother Earth needing to proceed with her own cleansing that is unavoidable.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius, and pass on the love and greetings from the Galactic Federation. It will not be long now before we meet some of you.

Thank you SaLuSa.
Mike Quinsey.

 

Via Galacticchannelings.com

Greece to miss deficit reduction targets – Europe – Al Jazeera English

Greece to miss deficit reduction targets – Europe – Al Jazeera English.

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Greece has said that it will miss targets for reducing the budget deficit for both this year and the next that were set by the European Union and International Monetary Fund in an emergency bailout to avoid bankruptcy.The country’s deficit this year is expected to reach 8.5 per cent of gross domestic product, or $25.2bn higher than the targeted $23.1bn, which would have been 7.8 per cent of GDP, the finance ministry said on Sunday.Earlier, the cabinet had approved a measure to begin reducing the number of state workers, a contentious part of an austerity plan aimed at freeing up EU and IMF loans.

The plan creates a “labour reserve” allowing state workers to be placed on partial pay and be dismissed a year after.

The government has said it will put 30,000 workers in the reserve by the end of this year.

The finance ministry said in a statement after Sunday’s cabinet meeting that the 2012 draft budget, under which redundancies will be catered for, had been approved.

“The budget draft will be submitted tomorrow to parliament,” the statement said.

The move is the most contentious part of a reform package demanded by the EU and the IMF.

Without the release of a $14bn tranche of an EU bailout, massively indebted Greece could run out of money to pay state wage bills within weeks.

There are fears another debt default could wreck the balance sheets of European banks, damage the prospects of the euro single currency and possibly plunge the world into a new global financial crisis.

European officials are scrambling to avert the crisis amid calls for Greece to abandon the euro.

A senior member of the ruling coalition in Germany, Europe’s paymaster, said it may be necessary for Greece to get out of the eurozone, a prospect European governments officially reject as beyond consideration.

Unpopular

The latest round of austerity measures are deeply unpopular in Greece, and public sector unions hope that strikes and demonstrations can wreck the Socialist government’s resolve to enact them.

Workers to be laid off make up a fifth of the Greek workforce and are guaranteed jobs for life under a constitution that bans firing government employees in virtually all circumstances, making the move deeply unpopular.

Under the plan, 30,000 workers would be put in the reserve by the end of this year and paid 60 per cent of their salaries for a year, after which they would be dismissed.

The government has yet to announce how the programme would work, including details such as whether it would be used to push out younger workers, or only to accelerate the retirement of workers already reaching pension age.

Spending irregularities

Negotiators from the IMF, EU and the European Central Bank (ECB), known as the troika, have returned to Athens, the Greek capital, after walking out of talks a month ago, and have met Greek officials for the past four days.

 


officials spent the weekend trying to obtain the most accurate, up-to-date picture of Greece’s finances and forecasts, after protests, including staff occupations of ministries, meant a slow resumption of negotiations last week.

Olli Rehn, the EU economic and monetary affairs commissioner, will brief ministers in Luxembourg on Monday on what the Washington-based IMF wants to do, as looming recession risks turning Greece’s crisis into global catastrophe.There remains the spectre of imminent default, as anticipated by markets treating Greek sovereign bonds as monopoly bets.Their expectation is that the ECB, soon under new Italian management, will step back in.