Uncovering Blocks To Progress

I haven’t written much in this blog since the spring of 2018, and I’ve been trying to figure out why. So I’ve turned for insight to a template called The Wheel of Creation, first channeled by my late partner and psychic business associate Stuart “Alex” Lucker and expanded upon by me over the years since his death.

The Wheel of Creation: 7 Keys to Manifestation.

The Wheel of Creation is a great template to use when trying to figure out how to manifest a desired experience, things like business prosperity, physical health, or an improved intimate relationship. And the Wheel is also a really useful tool for helping figure out what’s blocking the manifestation of a desired experience.

Over the years, my clients and I have found the Wheel of Creation template incredibly useful for figuring out what might be blocking us from achieving a wide range of specific goals. For example, I could use the Wheel to help achieve some of my physical goals (“developing and following a nurturing fitness plan”, “generating $400 of additional income this month”); emotional goals (“reducing nighttime anxiety contributing to chronic insomnia”, “reducing toxic levels of shame about my body size, shape, proportions, and age”); intellectual goals (“coming up with a dynamite conclusion to my nearly-finished science fiction murder mystery novel, Centaur Station“); and spiritual goals (“improving my sense of conscious contact with the Divine Heart of Love”).

The Wheel of Creation

My Big Problem Right Now: Unblocking This Spirit Blog

Now my problem with this spirit blog is not that I haven’t been manifesting it. I’ve done so for years. The problem is that I stopped manifesting it for months. Why? Addressing the questions on the Wheel above, I methodically work through each, asking myself, “How might this apply to my difficulty in returning to regularly writing and posting my blog?”

PASSION: What specific, concrete vision do I really want this blog to manifest? What comes up: Financial prosperity—I want it eventually to attract at least four paying clients a week; a sense of purpose; a sense of worth; spiritual experiences while “channeling” my blog as “The Family”; a sense of wonder that I can share with others; helping others find hope.

BELIEF: Do I truly feel I deserve my dream? What comes up: Yes, I deserve the aforementioned vision to be fulfilled, as long as it hurts no one in the process or gives me a swelled head. Do I truly feel it is possible given my true present inner & outer circumstances? What comes up: Unsure. I don’t have a lot of expertise with Internet marketing. I don’t have a fund of capital to invest in a business. And part of me is afraid that if I do become successful and visible, I will become the target of hate and scorn from Fundamentalists and skeptics.

STRATEGY: What series of steps must I take today to get from where I really am to where I really want to be? What comes up: (1) Today, ask for help from Spirit. (2) Today, seek via Duck Duck Go (the search engine I prefer over Google, as Duck Duck Go doesn’t track where I go and what I do) “blog promotion on Internet.” (3) Today, go to my Facebook pages and assess how I can use them to get the word about my blog out there. (4) Today, send out a link to my blog to all my former and current psi clients, just to let them know it’s out there. Ask, “What sorts of issues/topics/avenues of enquiry would you like to see me cover on my blog?”

Next Time: A report on what results my research has come up with so far. •

Rand Lee and “The Family”: Claiming Your Core Truths

Rand writes: 

I have never had the gift of faith. This may seem a strange thing to say for a man who’s spent years doing psychic readings for people, but it is true nonetheless.

I grew up under the influence of my antireligious, agnostic father. When my father died suddenly, it threw me into internal chaos; and not long afterwards, on a beach in New Jersey, I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I was seeking community—a safe place to hide from my sexuality, because the covert incest in my childhood family made me feel my body was ugly and bad, and that my homosexuality was something to be ashamed of.

I got involved in a series of Bible-believing Christian congregations: Annapolis Bible Church in Annapolis, Maryland; then, when I moved to St. Louis, Missouri, Grace and Peace Fellowship. (Both faith groups still exist.) I did everything I was told, stayed celibate, studied Scripture, attended services, even went to Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education. The Christian communities I embedded myself in were by and large groups of honest, genuinely committed, kind people who accepted me as one of them and valued the contributions I made to the community.

I spent seven years trying to make the Christian faith work for me. But I seldom if ever felt the sense of relief and connection to God that other converts had described.

When I got into psychic work in my thirties, I felt hope for the first time that reality was bigger and more wondrous than the materialist viewpoint permitted. And I felt hope that the condemnatory religion I had tried to fit into was not the ultimate truth of the Divine.

Now, at 67, I face a daily choice: do I live in the world of my fears and doubts, or do I claim the core truths my spiritual experiences have shown me? For a Feeler type like me, who tends to believe what he feels at the moment, this is a daily challenge. •

The Family comments:

Mister Rand has been feeling recently that his time on Earth may be drawing to a close. He is wondering whether we are real; he is questioning his career choices; he is reviewing his life, as older people do, in preparation for his next encounter with Death.

He is also eating a great deal of chocolate, both for the consoling effects of sugar as well as the endorphin-stimulating effects of certain chemicals naturally present in cacao, the fruit from which chocolate is made.

Nothing impedes him from following his current hopes to their logical end, for there is something within Mister Rand that has tired of the life he has permitted himself in his present body.

He is not actively suicidal. When he engages in his intuitive psychic work and channeling, he is able to set aside his ego-maintained fears and doubts and serve as a clear channel for information and energy of use to his clients. After a client session, Mister Rand is hopeful, for his sense of connection to All-That-Is maintains Itself for a time. Eventually, however, his fears and doubts return, triggered often by loneliness and regret over paths not taken [and loved ones lost to death].

He has given us permission to speak candidly of these issues because he believes admission of humanness will give his readers  encouragement to be similarly frank in their verbalization of their inner challenges. But is the doubting, fearful Mister Rand, beloved and love-worthy though it may be, the truest Mister Rand?

We think the answer to this is “No, not entirely.” The truest Mister Rand is the Mister Rand who declares his deepest truths when confronted by the tsunami of materialist, pain-based criticisms so prevalent on the Internet and in skeptics’ literature, criticisms mirroring his own distaste for paternalistic, hierarchical religion that condemns those who are different, and materialist scientism that insists only that which can be reproduced under repeated laboratory conditions can be known to be true.

In his truest self, Mister Rand knows that the spiritual experiences he has had are genuine experiences arising from interaction between Mister Rand’s physically-focused self and Mister Rand’s Dream-self. At core, Mister Rand’s mystical experiences have emphasized several important truths, truths upon which he rests all his hope and certainty.

  1. We are all ultimately safe.
  2. Love is the answer to all imbalances physical , emotional, intellectual, and religious.
  3. Gender is an experience, not a core identity.
  4. Everything in physical reality changes sooner or later.
  5. Suffering is neither a sin nor a virtue. The proper response to suffering is acceptance of the experience with intent to learn from it.
  6. Learning from suffering involves asking questions, and asking for help not only from Spirit, but also from persons who have experienced similar suffering and moved through it stronger than before.
  7. Suffering, like everything else in physical reality, always comes to an end. It never lasts forever.
  8. Suicide is not a sin. In many cases it is the logical response to a physical and/or emotional life that has become unbearable.
  9. God needs no worship, belief, or even thanks, for It is complete in Itself, and desires only opportunities to reveal Its love to us.
  10. God most often reveals Its love to us through accidental events, and encounters with animals, humans, music, art, and nature.
  11. Both universal oneness with the Divine and individuality are true.
  12. You will never have to reincarnate if you choose not to.
  13. Stories of reuniting with loved ones at death are true.
  14. Fervent group belief can skew probabilities so that local reality tends to behave in ways that underscore that shared belief.
  15. Water is Love.
  16. Fire is Love.
  17. Air is Love.
  18. Earth is Love.
  19. Void is Love.
  20. You are Love.
  21. Your best friend is standing quietly right behind you at this very moment.

– Channeled by Rand Lee 2/3/2019, 9:49 PM Mountain Time.

Dealing with Negative Thought-Forms

According to the levels of reality system originally channeled by my late partner, Stuart “Alex” Lucker, “Thought Reality”—sometimes referred to as the “astral plane” or the “plane of Mind”—is the sum total of all conscious minds. Anything that anybody has ever thought, is thinking right now, or will be thinking 10 minutes, 10 days, 10 weeks, 10 months, 10 years, 10 centuries, 10 millennia from now, all these minds meet and color one another in Thought Reality.

We’re not talking just profound, enlightened, fascinating, beautiful, ennobling  minds here. We’re talking shallow, resentful, boring, ugly, destructive minds, too. If you’re the sort of person who happens to be psychically sensitive to the Thought Reality plane of existence, you can feel bombarded at times by feelings, thoughts, and mental impressions that did not originate in your own brain.

Such overwhelm is particularly prevalent in these modern times. Through most of human history, people were unable to read or write. Furthermore, we had contact with those outside our local group only occasionally—as late as the 19th century, many living in rural communities seldom traveled far from their birthplaces, to the point where, at some places in England, people from one village could not understand the dialect of people from a village 20 miles away. (When I was a boy in the Fifties and Sixties, there was an illiterate woman in Roxbury, my local Connecticut village, who had never been to the larger town of New Milford, 11 miles away. When asked why, she’d replied that she had thought of going there, but really hadn’t seen the need.)

In rural days humans got our sense of the world outside through reports from occasional travelers, rumor, tradition, folktales, and the teachings of local religious leaders. All that began to change when the growth of cities brought different populations in close contact with one another, and when literacy began to grow beyond the boundaries of monasteries and convents into (what we would now call) secular society. And in the centuries since, the advent of schools, trains, newspapers, motor vehicles, radio, the telephone, television, cell phones, and the Internet have opened millions of us—sensitives and non-sensitives alike— to the thoughts and feelings of others in a way that would have been thought impossible even a hundred years ago.

How do we protect ourselves from Thought Reality overwhelm? Various suggestions include:

  1. Relaxing: Feet flat on the floor, take a slow breath in and a slow exhale. Breathing normally, mentally go up your body from the soles of your feet to the top of your head, noticing any area that feels tense or agitated. Breathe in again, and as you exhale start relaxing your muscles starting with the top of your head and proceeding down to the soles of your feet. As you progressively relax, imagine an invisible, lightweight, force barrier is forming around you from the top down. It lets in light, air, sensory information, and love, but keeps out all negative thought-forms, no matter how loud or scary.
  2. Confronting: Sometimes a particularly disturbing thought-form will leap into my consciousness. When this happens, instead of fleeing it or shoving it under the surface (which ultimately makes such thought forms stronger), I imagine myself turning and facing it. In my mind I say, in a strong, demanding voice, “Who are you really? And what do you really want?” Then, whether it replies or not, I choose either to imagine a gigantic spirit-animal (such as an elephant) stomping the thought-form flat; or I imagine a flood of Divine Love pouring down upon it, absorbing it into Itself.
  3. Writing: Sometimes it helps me to sit down with a pen and paper and write down everything the negative thought-form is saying to me or showing me. I can even draw a picture of the thought-form if I want to. the act of writing down the thought-form begins to separate myself from it, and robs it of power.
  4. Change the Channel: TV, radio, and the Internet bombard us 24 hours a day with frightening imagery and information. When I consider turning off the negative thought-form spewing TV, radio, computer, or iPhone—or switching over to a more positive channel on those devices, such as the Good News Network— I get voices that say things like, “Coward! Real grown-ups don’t deny the evil in the world!”, or, “If you don’t listen to our warnings, how will you protect yourself and your loved ones when the disaster strikes?” Change the channel anyway. If the thought-form persists, see #2 above. 

What techniques have you found assist you in repelling or disempowering negative thought-forms? Let me know and I’ll print them here! •

Focusing on this image can help me to dissolve the power of negative thought forms

A Message from “The Family”: A Threefold Approach to Fear Mitigation

Mister Rand has been experiencing a great deal of anxiety concerning the fate of gay half-Jewish psychics like himself under the present political system. While to an observer this may seem a dread unlikely to be fulfilled due to the specificity of its parameters, Mister Rand’s fears are generated not by reason but by memory:

  • Mister Rand’s memory of his secular Jewish father’s dread of antisemitic persecution;
  • Mister Rand’s memory of persecution at the hands of his abused and abusive older brother;
  • A memory of the sense of Otherness which caused Mister Rand to hang back from full involvement with life from an early age; and
  • The memory of other incarnations to which he is linked on a spirit and soul level.

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The multidimensionality of persistent, fearful life outlook cannot be ignored without sometimes severe repercussions in the life of the fearful one. In our observations of human existence, it appears to us that the best approach to take for clearing the soul of such limitations is an approach that employs physical, psychological, and perceptual tools in more or less equal measure.

Physical, because the neuromuscular systems bear their own memories of pain inflicted upon them in the sometimes deep past, pain that can respond well to empathic bodywork, tension-relieving exercise, dietary changes, deep breathing, progressive relaxation, sexual play, and certain medications;

Psychological, because even the most rational humans, contemptuous or dismissive of such notions as Inner Child, Inner Parent, and intergenerational trauma transmission, can respond positively to mental fear-mitigation practices such as therapeutic mentorship, mindfulness training, support group involvement, and journaling; 

Perceptual, because the way one views reality can have stress-relieving, stress-inducing, or numbing effects on the sufferer, depending upon the world-view adopted.

(Mister Rand is somewhat embarrassed by our discussing his vulnerabilities so publicly. We remind him, however, that he has complete control of what we say and how it is disseminated. We further remind him that, as his neglect of this blog has allowed his followers and their “hits” to dwindle to almost nothing, it is highly unlikely that what he writes here will spread like wildfire across public media.)

Next Time:  Fear mitigation exercise #1 — Identifying the fears that rule you.

A Message From “The Family”: On the Loss of One’s Youth

Mister Rand is often overwhelmed by feelings of loss, particularly the loss of his brother, Jeff, to AIDS when Jeff was 35 years old. Losing his body is also a concern for Mister Rand. He is now 67 years old, and weighs 268 pounds, with osteoarthritis and pinched nerves causing pain in lower back, right side, ankles, and knees, particularly upon rising or attempting to walk. Although his heart is healthy, a genetic inheritance from his motherline, Mister Rand can no longer do the many physical things he enjoyed doing before the accident that triggered his pain. So Mister Rand grieves the loss of that capable, strong body, in part because now he must ask for help to accomplish things that he used to be able to do himself, and he was taught by his family and broadcast culture that men must be independent and self-reliant or they are weaklings worthy of despisement.

Why do bodies change over time? They change over time because, in physical reality, everything changes eventually, from galaxies on down to the paramecia in your digestive tract. Bodies can be thought of as conscious meat machines. All machines wear out or break down with long use or poor use, even if they have been regularly examined and treated for their conditions. Eventually, every machine needs to be replaced with a new one, including the machine of the human body.

In your advertisements, the photographs are always of fit, goodlooking people. In America, these people are usually Caucasian, and dressed in the style of the upper economic classes. Even in magazines devoted to older populations, the photographs are of the fit and beautiful, because there are products or services the advertisers in these magazines wish to promote, and they have found that pictures of real-looking people—people with wrinkles, or too much fat, or other divergences from the model community from which the advertisers draw their actors—do not attract readers to the products or services the advertisers wish to sell to them.

The problem with this ubiquitous image-saturation is that it trains readers to think of youth and fitness as the human norm, a snapshot of core humanness, with the result that humans who no longer possess these qualities frequently develop loathing for their bodies. And that loathing can lead to sometimes fatal self-neglect.

The reason why humans can be led to obsess about the youthful and fit is [partly] biological: the body has built into it by evolution a passion to join sexually with another, fertile body capable of engendering progeny.  [What physical attributes humans find most attractive vary from culture to culture.] A worldwide cultural study that Mister Rand read about found that there are only two things all cultures tend to find most attractive in men and women: in men, shoulders wider than waists, and in women, hips wider than waists, both evidences of genetic fertility. Attraction to breast size and penis size—hallmarks of American porn—are culturally based, not biologically based. So is the idealization of large buttocks found in some African cultures, and the attraction to small feet [found] in certain Asian cultures.

How does one deal with the grief one feels at the loss of one’s youthfulness? One first acknowledges it, taking a serious look at one’s physical capabilities as they truly are, not as one wishes they were. Then one asks questions of appropriate persons, questions [firstly] aimed at achieving understanding of the physical changes that have taken place; and secondly, questions aimed at achieving understanding of which changes can be ameliorated by changes in eating and exercise habits and which probably cannot. Next, one makes the decision to treat one’s body with the loving respect it deserves as the noble workhorse it has been since one was born into it. “Would I treat a beloved pet, or a beloved child, the way I treat my body?” is a question Mister Rand has found useful to ask, for he has found that often he expresses anger towards his body in passive neglect or active abuse of it.

Physical reality can be a place of pain, emotional and physical. Learning to live in physical reality necessitates accepting that one cannot thrive in spacetime all on one’s own.  So grief over the loss of one’s youthful bodily capabilities necessitates sharing one’s grief with others who can empathize without judgment. Sometimes these are genetic relatives; more often, in Western culture, these are friends, support groups, or counselors. But one must become willing to feel, and support is essential to dealing with the feelings that arise. •

— Channeled Dec. 19, 2017.

 

 

 

A Message From “The Family”: Why Psychic Readings Fail

When Mister Rand first began psychic work, it was because he sought specialness and meaning for his life. In college, he was very shy, and hung back from socializing, preferring the company of one or two friends, his books, and fantasies of finding the perfect mate. He was twenty years old.

In a bookshop he discovered the first Tarot deck he had ever seen, The Aquarian Tarot, an art nouveau deck of limited trance-inducing usefulness [for him] but of considerable graphic beauty. To the friends and girlfriends of dormitory acquaintances, Mister Rand gave readings for free, and he was surprised by the positive reactions he got from those he read for. “I assumed they were remembering the things that applied to them and forgetting all the many other things that didn’t,” Mister Rand says. He had no belief in a spiritual reality or in psychic ability.

We speak of these things now because, forty-six years later, Mister Rand is still pulled from one belief system to another. His many years of experience as a consulting intuitive have given him evidence after evidence that, while much of what passes for psychic accuracy can be attributed to (1) common sense, (2) conscious or unconscious body language and voice tone reading, or (3) accident, a significant percentage of each reading contains elements that cannot be easily attributed to chance. Why, then, do so many critics of the psychic process declare that no evidence exists for psychic ability or a spiritual reality?

We find it amusing that we are discussing this, given that, as “The Family,” we embody various information gathering vectors, most of them located in Mister Rand’s unconscious.

From our viewpoint, the human mind is a doorway into a multidimensional reality connected to probability lines; other selves in other lives; and the consciousnesses of animals, plants, and the Earth itself. The Greater Self of the individual human creates a reality in which that individual human can experience spacetime directly rather than via detached observation. And part of the experience of spacetime is a narrowing of focus in which the individual human’s awareness of the nonphysical retreats from waking consciousness. This is necessary because only in physical reality and thought reality can pain exist. Therefore the individual’s consciousness must be equipped to notice spacetime opportunities for nurturance and safety, so that pain is kept if possible to a minimum.

The great challenge, therefore, for an incarnated consciousness, is to keep enough of a focus on spacetime conditions and events that the physicalized body and mind can survive and thrive the various challenges that physical reality affords, while simultaneously develop and maintain enough of an awareness of, and access to, the nonphysical realities that hope, consolation, wonder, and Divine Love may serve as tools and framing mechanisms for the individual’s spacetime experiences.

As your quantum physicists are discovering, atomic particles and processes, when observed by a human consciousness, behave differently than when they are observed by a mechanism. On the macrocosmic level, this process manifests for psychics as a shifting variability of successful psychic insight conditional upon not only the skill and detachment of the psychic reader, but also upon the willingness of the experimenter or scientific observer to allow for an expansion of his or her belief systems. In other words, Mister Rand cannot read anyone who, consciously or unconsciously, does not wish the experiment to succeed, either because of intellectual bias; a fear of being penetrated and violated by another’s consciousness; a fear of the information the reader comes up with; or emotional prejudice against “New Age” practices.

Mister Rand says to us, “Do you mean to claim that all experimenters and scientific observers participating in unsuccessful psychic experiments are biased against objective results?” We do not claim this. For there is another vector involved in failed attempts to read a subject, and that is the reader’s fear of those he or she is reading for. Mister Rand has found that if he is afraid of possible negative repercussions of participating in a reading, his fear will shut down the objective detachment necessary for a reading to succeed.

Mister Rand has experienced public humiliation as a result of a reading experiment before an audience containing significant numbers of individuals hostile to the reality of psychic abilities, and the shock of finding he could not pick up any information from those in the audience nearly caused  him to quit his psychic work entirely.

Sexual attraction to the one being read can also block a successful reading. •

Channeled November 4, 2017 by Rand B. Lee

A Message From “The Family”: Seasons of the Soul

There are many seasons in the soul. Some are fresh and green; others, old and brittle; others, a rampage of hungers and searches for satiation. When one is caught up in a wash of internal seasonal weather, one can feel cast adrift, out of control, spinning into unknown waters.

At such times, Knowers—those for whom reality is best perceived [and dealt with] via spiritual, religious, intellectual, or scientific practices—often seek to stand back from their [emotional] experiences, observing them [from a distance], whether in meditation or scientific study. Other Knowers may seek to avoid getting in touch with their internal experiences [at all], sometimes even going so far as to insist that humans have no internal consciousness; that consciousness is an illusion manufactured by the chemical factory of the brain.

Consciousness deniers frequently seek solace in their intellectual constructs, which reduce the world to biological process, and treat emotions as no more meaningful than sparks emerging from a car battery, mechanical problems that distract from the broad tasks of pattern assessment and phenomena analysis.

There are Doers, [those for whom reality is best perceived as a series of practical problems to be solved or tasks to be accomplished], who also treat internal experience as unworthy of contemplation, unless they can see its practical applications for survival, task completion, and biological needs gratification. “Of what use is a feeling unless it triggers action of some kind?” these Doers may think. So for them, Love is not real  unless it is expressed in giving another objects of value, enjoyable shared [physical] experiences sexual and otherwise, and enhancement of physical and economic stability and power.

For Feelers, reality is what is experienced internally, and Love is an internal sensation of longing, belonging, and consolation. What to Knowers is a pattern of understanding and identification with the Other, and to Doers is a relationship useful for creating mutual external experience, to Feelers [is what fills the emptiness they feel at their core].

–Channeled October 14-21, 2017