Playing it Safe

I wrote an article a few days ago not realizing the stir it would have generated. The article was titled Enough with this “Blissed” out Agenda. There were many who felt inspired by it and there were a few who came at me as if I was the Antichrist. Those who were inspired were those who apparently had drawn the same conclusions as I had but had never really voiced it at least not in an open forum. I however voiced it yet this was not the first time. No I did not play it safe. I recognize that many are hungry for something else but when all that seem to be there is the same old same old then some will hang in there in silence and some will retreat quietly to themselves. One focus point of the article addressed the art of channeling and its followers. Those who were annoyed with the article seemed to be those who avid supporters of channeling or those who simply just did not agree for whatever their reasons were.

Before going further with this article let me say very clearly once again that all of it is valid this cannot be stressed enough. We are operating according to what we find essential and appropriate. This also does not mean that one is superior over the other or that one is lesser or greater or that one is chosen and the other not. The writing of that article was all by design and everyone who read it did so for a reason regardless of the opinion which was formed. There are no mistakes! It is advisable that one ask themselves why they were prompted to read it…and I must ask myself why I wrote it and why did I choose to put myself out there in this manner. Well I have certainly had to grow a thick layer of skin since then. Was I upset when I wrote the article? No. It is the reason for the humorous style in approaching the subject matter.

I have learned that to play it safe when it comes to my own evolution and what I am feeling inside is to deny myself the opportunity to grow by leaps and bounds… to avoid misinterpretation let me clarify that this statement applies to me; I cannot speak for anyone else. However I realize the manner in which playing it safe can limit one to a predictable set of possibilities. Predictability is a safe space, it is the familiar. It is why many find it challenging to let go of the past despite the challenges of the past, none the less the past provides a reference point for predictable outcomes. This creates the rewind effect. Every next moment is then created from the patterns of the past with slight variations to the experience. Others will say but “sometimes you need to play it safe” that could be defined perhaps as diplomacy. Yes I agree so it is then up to the individual to determine when to apply the brakes and when to hit the gas. 

We are all very protective of our holograms by that I mean our individual construct of reality. It is the reason why we are ready to defend it. Our holograms are guarded by our egos. We come out with heavy artillery as we are our own military for our reality; we must fight to protect it at all cost from all foreign invaders. We stand guard ready to zone in on that one word or that one look that signals opposition, this of course activates the defense system. We are programmed to survive; our survival program is running 24/7 it is why most of our society operates on a daily basis in the survival mode, the “fight or flight” mode. This entire process is duplicated in the overall hologram; countries fighting to defend themselves from foreign invaders. Again much misunderstanding has set off many wars. It’s always about a fight to defend our county, our land, our territory, our religious/spiritual beliefs, our culture and of course our planet from foreign invaders.  This is what we all do, again this is not a judgment this is an observation. Defend it if you will for in that moment you will see the very thing that I am speaking of. In truth and in fact what are we defending? Do we really know what it is that we are defending? Yet all of it is the nature of the experience on the planet. The entire spectrum of experiences navigates us through our goal in exploring the full range of possibilities in being human. So in other words being in survival mode or not being in survival mode is ok either way. We are experiencing the range according to what is needed. I too found myself wanting to defend myself, defend the article, but from what? Would I be defending myself from not playing it safe? The experience was what I created for myself. There was no hiding; it was a matter of owning my expression. It gave me new dimension into myself and where I go from here.

It is the physical part of us that does the reacting. These bodies are the vehicle designed for the processing of these experiences, it processes a chemical response; electrochemical impulses. These bodies are designed to “survive”, to protect itself from invaders. We have however turned over complete control to these bodies and so much of our thoughts and actions are run by the “survival” system in place. We are on autopilot. It is why our diets can destroy the body, it is because the frequency of the thought field and belief systems are of an equivalent vibration and therefore unable to override or penetrate the frequency patterns of the substance being ingested. We have stabilized foods to particular frequencies as can be observed in its form and its chemical makeup. We are unable to un-stabilize the molecular patterns to the realization that “there is no spoon, it is you that bends”. This is what we are all working towards regardless of the road we may take, regardless of what we are aware of. It is about coming to the realization that there is no spoon. This analogy is supported by breakthroughs in quantum physics. It is the observer that creates the illusion of the bending spoon. Here is a quote from The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

“University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the Universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.  To understand why Bohm makes this startling assertion, one must first understand a little about holograms. 

A hologram is a three-dimensional photograph made with the aid of a laser. To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in the light of a laser beam.  Then a second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first and the resulting interference pattern (the area where the two laser beams co-mingle) is captured on film.  When the film is developed, it looks like a meaningless swirl of light and dark lines.  But as soon as the developed film is illuminated by another laser beam, a three-dimensional image of the original object appears.

The three dimensionality of such images is not the only remarkable characteristic of holograms.  If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of a rose.  Indeed if the halves are divided again, each snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.”

It is clear to me that a number of people will agree to this realization yet in the same breath this will be contradicted. This recognition of this phantom/holographic design of reality clearly imposes the realization that creation is like a child playing hide and go seek with itself. Growing up basically like as an only child I understand what it is to play by myself and get awfully creative. I would pretend that the bushes were my children or that they were students in a classroom and I was the teacher. This is what we do, we are here to imagine the most outlandish experience possible but of course it has to be believable even for the creator of the experience, perhaps more so for the creator. It’s your game, your hologram. I am part of your hologram and you mine. I need you to be here at this time and so do you if you are engaged in any aspect of my experience and I in yours.

Let us further examine the importance of our individual creations. Let us first recognize that we can’t go “wrong” (for lack of another word) with what we create. You are obviously creating and making choices according to concepts and ideas which would support those decisions. Perhaps in order to create your world five years from now in this moment you will create an experience which will establish an outcome that will influence choices, options, decisions which will present themselves in the future. It is the way we roll into the next experience. The format of our world has always revolved around themes. Themes represent cycles. The New Age movement represents another theme in a particular period of human evolution/expansion. What happens however is due to the nature of our design we very easily become locked into these patterns and themes. We become comfortable once again with the familiar, this becomes just another programming. Repetition without dimension is programming; where one moves according to a specific set of guidelines without deviation. Such behavior or rituals are also essential in creating discipline and some guidelines and boundaries until one feels self assured enough to hold your own and deviate or add dimension to the disciplines. When one begins to trust him/herself the guidance unfolds from within. Whatever methods ou route we choose is then simply a stepping stone.  It is clear that we are privy to and have access to the full spectrum of creation which moves as streams of data. This data takes the shape of the visible world and that which is invisible to us according to the boundaries placed on ones perception.

It is evident that in the overall picture creation does not appear to play it safe otherwise we would have been limited or bridled in the creation of our holograms/private reality. It however has a blueprint or patterns of the design to be constructed. Everything is allowed so that we may have the full potential of the human experience. However for every action there is a reaction. What we create will bear fruit, the vibration of that fruit will determine much of one’s experiences. There is no good or bad there is only the vibration of the reaction. This is what we must contend with, the reaction.  Another point to keep in mind is that everything that we do we do for ourselves. We do it for the payoff; again this is not a good or a bad thing. I am writing this article because it is helping me to sort through some thoughts and ideas floating around in my mind as are all my articles and my book. We want to believe that we do it for others but in truth it is the feeling that is derived from it. Sharing becomes a great outlet. When we do things for our children or family or a stranger, it’s a great feeling! When we do things that are upsetting to others there is still a payoff; you needed to feel the way you feel after all was said and done. It does not matter what it is in the end we do it for ourselves. We get that same feeling when someone else does something that is what we call “shameful” underneath it all we feel elevated as we could not have done that, “we are not that kind of person”. How do I know this because I have had to examine myself and to my amazement I realize the payoff derived from all of it. I could say much about the role of victimization but we will save that for another day.  I don’t write or share the information because I believe that the world needs saving or that I have the answers I do because it frees me to be me regardless of the response. It allows me to experience my weaknesses and my strengths, it allows me to stand firmly in my ever expanding knowing and if along the way lives are changed because of it then I am ever so grateful for being allowed to be part of one’s evolution. My workshops and my lectures allow me the same experience. It is about my growth and that is how I contribute to this beautiful dance I own that it is about me and so I don’t have to hide or play it safe in most instances.

Most people play it safe because change is devastating. As I said previously we each have a model of reality to which we live our lives. When an attitude, people, place, thing or belief is shifted it becomes a chemical reaction. We are addicted to our lives it is how it is held together by the chemicals and hormones coursing through us.  Shifting anyone of these, even moving a chair causes adjustments to be made to our hologram or basically we may have to create a new hologram. This can be scary especially when your entire reality sits on the foundation of your spiritual belief structure, everything is supported by the other . Who will guide us? What will we do? We are wandering into uncharted territory, will there be a guide there waiting for me, who will be there to let me know that I am going the right way. Yes it can be a jolt but the one thing that I am famous for saying is that “no matter what, you will live”, even when you appear to die you live. Another aspect of thought that can certainly provide support is the realization that you are not running out of time as time is an essential illusion in order for us to have this linear experience. If there is no spoon; and at heart the universe is but a phantom then there is no such thing as distance and without the idea of distance there can’t be time or gravity for that matter. There is no here nor there, all that exists is this moment and everything else is a speculation. This is where the idea of “time” is formed in the speculation. Another quote from The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot  

“Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion.  He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something”.

During the writing of the Holographic Canvas did I know who David Bohm was or Gary Zucav author of the Dancing Wu li Masters, no I did not but as I wrote and it was time to form the book my inner guidance directed me to information that would support what I had come to understand on my own. I understood the nature of reality before knowing the words “quantum physics”. It was what I asked for, I asked to know from within myself and to my surprise scientists confirm this possibility in the above quote. It was necessary to have scientific information to support my own conclusion as it is evident that people are more confident of your claims. On the back of my book The Holographic Canvas it states “like the single cell of a plant our history is encoded in us”. We are the single cell and the entire plant all at once! We are streams of data! We are the information itself! We have access to all aspects of knowledge the question is whether we are in a space to trust that inner knowing or not. We most often must build ourselves up to that space of trust. It is for this reason that every step we take is our pathway leading to endless possibilities. To walk with no boundaries is to no longer fear ones actions for one has become aware of the significance of the reaction. So the question is do you play it safe or do you go for it.


FutureNow 13th April 2010 6:24 am

Hi Sonia,
When i read the posts from your other article, I saw few negative statements. Most people were sharing their opinion and the only negative statement and it was really more to me a reaction of someone -were not most of the posts positive? I sure saw that... it seems we all focus way, way, too much still on any negative that comes our way. Again I saw many more encouraging or inquisitive posts from that article. It tops more than 60 responses I believe now...
It is hard to see the feeling behind (or feel) words written online... People rush and may not always be clear in their expression I have found.
as far as "Articles and posts by Authors" as well as responders --There are truth and lies in everything. But more accurately said "There are truths and misunderstandings in everything" so whatever comes our way in the form of a reaction is simply a trigger from spirit showing us where our inner work needs to be done. I am finding my own sense of grounding and peace even though my outer world is most challenging. we need each other so we see ourselves
xo to all

Sky Wallace 13th April 2010 8:34 am

I have noticed in the years that I have followed energy alerts, updates, channels and messages that most are delivered by middle aged caucasians...
I live in an interesting blended community and am personally involved deeply with Caribbean people as lovers, friends and co workers. I am not assuming you to be any heritage in particular, just that among a sea of white middle aged new-agers you stand out as being young and dark skinned. My observation and experience has been that many dark skinned people have a less sugar coated view of reality, in fact have a completely different world view than many caucasians. The deep spirituality of my Caribbean friends seems to be born out of practical necessity and is not full of new age trappings and rhetoric.
I have been greatly assisted in my journey by many channelings, guided meditations and messages from Ascended Masters, but I am now moving away from outside guidance.It is time to bring everything we have learned into action and creation.
Thanks for your honesty and practicality. Bless

Tzaddi 13th April 2010 8:41 am

Loved the brief foray into holograms; I've read those guys.

On this reality plane: My sister likes to say, "You can't make a mistake; it's your life." Ram Das once told me when I asked him for advice re' which option to choose that "If you choose A, there will be consequences. If you choose B there will be consequences." Bottom line: Pick a lane, any lane, because no matter what you pick, you'll learn something. And, my favorite, "It's all good."

What I appreciated most about your piece today: the reminder that there is no such thing as TIME. So why do I allow myself to feel anxious when TIME seems to be a factor? As in, I'm too old to do that; there isn't enough time, yadayada. Perhaps this is my way of playing it safe, protecting myself from possible negative consequences like overwhelming rejection! Oofdah!

Tzaddi 13th April 2010 9:10 am

Re' that other piece, 2 comments:

1. I agree that we are in charge, that we create our reality by the choices we make, the beliefs we hold that guide those choices, the thoughts we drill into our subconscious all day and night about all that. No one outside me has any power over me (including angels, dead guys channeled by anyone, ascended masters), that all I need to know is within because I am not only a multidimensional being, a divine spark, but baby, I AM.

2. On the other hand, when we drive that line home, are we not somehow denying those devotees of channeling, those guru wannabees, those who imagine they are protecting the earth, etc. the right to create their reality the way they see fit?

Consider the different perspectives re' 2012--e.g,, earth ends and here's how, OR we're in the 5th dimension where everything is wonderful, like "Home," OR nothing's going to happen except the passage of time, OR disclosure tells us we're all aliens...

My conclusion? everyone will get exactly what they choose because they will create it for themselves just how they like it. Can you say Free Will?

Rain65 13th April 2010 9:14 am

I think I am going to go for it!
I read your first post and enjoyed it on two levels. I have for a long time experienced others jumping down my throat because I dare to follow my feelings and inner guidance more than the teachings of others. Im a chakra nut by nature as I have found it helps me to understand where the reactions of others is coming from. Before I used to feel like I had to explain myself when others got upset with my view, now I just chuckle and leave them to it. I like the way you write but I do not think or articulate in the same way. I gave up the ghost on channelled articles a while back because for me it felt like information overload. I am not disputing the content of those articles, in my own studies I can see how it fits in with the planetary positions and the shake up it is causing in peoples chakras. My problem was there was so much of it that one would need to keep going back to remind themselves what is happening and why. For me it is far simpler to do my own homework as that way I am fore warned as to the triggers in myself and others.

Rain65 13th April 2010 9:21 am

I ran out of space!
What I and friends have found on some spiritual sites is that there are some who feel the need to intellectualize things to the death and then defend their view by dismissing or disputing the views of others. Looking at the chakras that shows as a classic case of open throat and blocked third eye. There is no reasoning with those imbalances so I prefer to save my breath and put my time and energy into something that is more fun than beating my head against a brick wall.
I stand by my first impression of you and your words.
You are a breath of fresh air!

johneblums 13th April 2010 9:31 am

Whether we feel Positve or Negative about any information, channeled or otherwise, is part of our divine make up in this world of Duality created by God-dess. What many are now witnessing inthis age of revelation is no different to the trials, tribulation and ridicules experienced by Jeshua and some of his predecessors in the old testament. When Jeshua tried to teach his followers/disciples about the true kingdom of heaven through parables, allegories and ne paradigms, most did not understand and that is one of the major reasons why we now have so many different branches of religions in the world. Thank heavens we now do not persecute people for having differing views or questioning. Some have also brought into the argument colour and race. Subliminally the light of God-dess is associated with White, but the colour Black is the source and genesis of the light: the Holy Spirit cosmos of God-dess which is the cloth/matrix in which the physical universes are cradled eternally. In the presence of God-dess, I am 'clothed' in a black vestment as a wholly pure spirit which emanates light.

Guzar 13th April 2010 9:36 am

I read your Blissed article and looked at it as tongue and cheek. It was enlightening and designed to stimulate the soul and our ego. If it strikes a Chord, any pitch, it has been successful in accomplishing its energy. My only comment to you is check your spelling, it is Gary Zukav.

There is no NEED to explain a message when you speak YOUR truth.

That is why this forum is present.

FutureNow 13th April 2010 10:14 am

well expressed Guzar :)

FutureNow 13th April 2010 10:17 am

well there is a lot of persecution still John, I know, I am living through it. But they rarely kill anymore even though some circumstances are so trying one wishes they would have.

Likewise the "they" have been my greatest teachers and have helped me to embody who I really am, the future will be better for all those I love and will love

Mys. Terious 13th April 2010 12:15 pm

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mikkilana 13th April 2010 11:08 am

But you were rude Sonia, in saying others beliefs are not worthy of our attention. You can sugarcoat your posting now by saying it is a particular brand of enlightenment but the simple basic fact was that the article about bliss put a critical vibe on things you don't happen to like. Don't be surprised when people react accordingly. If you have to write up another long post to explain it again...maybe that's also trying to bliss out in your way so maybe we all do it still. Bliss to everyone; maybe its a really good idea.

Aimee Marie 13th April 2010 11:17 am

There will always be something that someone has to say. The key to anything is to observe without irratic emotional reactions. If this is how we are reacting, it is a flag that something inside needs resolution. You are one voice that many refuse to be themselves.

k 13th April 2010 11:36 am

As we work through the heavy veil of the ego we learn to observe and consider the experiences and information that comes to us objectivly. These things do not threaten us, we incorporate what we know inside of us as the truth into our knowledge base and leave the rest on the wayside. Keeping an open mind to all possibilities, taking it all in and keeping what we consider to be what we need and letting the rest go. We become the witness of all things, embrace all that is new with love and understanding while we ask ourselves, why is this expereince or this new idea coming into my illusion? Often it is to make us think and find new ways of dealing with this material world, all in the process of changing and evolving.

lrm 13th April 2010 11:52 am

to Sky Wallace:
IF you read Sonia's bio, you will see she is originally from Jamaica, but in the US for a long time.

Also, as I happen to know her personally, I will say she is a grandmother of 2! She has this aging thing down-she walks her talk.

People sometimes think she is so young that they discount her words. Do not make assumptions, people!

I agree with you, btw, that channeling, SL and the NAM in general lacks diversity. This is why I suggested Sonia's work to SL. Being in a different aspect of the matrix, seeing a different lens through different backgrounds, definitely gives perspective to all of us, I think.

Mys. Terious 13th April 2010 1:51 pm

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misafir 13th April 2010 3:49 pm

"...So the question is do you play it safe or do you go for it."
Isn't there another option ? 'GO FOR IT SAFE' ?
(I want it all !)

misafir 13th April 2010 4:48 pm

..a welcome to Sonia.
Let's dwell on the subjects..
Some (maybe actually all) newspapers do it. They put a very sensational/challenging headline in large size to attract readers. When readers 'buy' the newspaper and read the detailed writing under the heading, they become a bit frustrated, because they see that the details are not so concordant with 'the great claim evoking' headline.
Similarly, contrary to the 'sensational' heading of Sonia's previous article (Enough with this..), below the heading we saw soft words expressing her thoughts only, and perhaps not so much of whether she beleives in a 'blissful' future of a planet or not.
"And, God created Man in his image." This verse can be interpreted in many ways perhaps, but, one possibility that comes to my mind is that, God created man first in his imagination, (and then formed it). What I am trying to say is that, creation starts with imagination, or, dreaming, that is, with an 'AGENDA'. See what I am coming at ?
Some have agenda notebooks. And it somehow and to some extent reflects what will happen in future.

misafir 13th April 2010 5:17 pm

Moses had a blissful agenda for his tribe. That his tribe could be saved from the domination and tortures of Pharaoh, and that they can return to their promised motherland in freedom. If his own tribe had not beleived in Moses, how could that 'blissful' result be achieved ?
Now, we are on the (time) bridge, or the dry road in the middle of the (red) sea, which carries us -the humanity- from an ego (Pharaoh) dominion-polarity world to a spirit-heart polarity heavenly freedom world. If the core tribe (Lemurian souls) does not beleive this, how would other people beleive it ?
The Lemurian souls on earth, -not written on identity cards who they are-, together with the invisible service entitities, are the architects, engineers, and workers of the 'Golden Age' to come. The project is the construction of 'Heaven on Earth'.
"And, Man is to create 'Heaven on Earth' in his image (first)."
One, first, has to visualize, imagine what he wants to create. Then he plans, projects. Then, he works for it, he constructs it.

misafir 13th April 2010 5:34 pm

The chef puts the 'blissful' agenda before the workers to motivate them, to conduct the work in harmony. But, if the workers engage themselves too much with the dreaming and imagination part so as to delay the works to be done, or to forget, or to look down 'the things to be done part', etc., a pretty lady may come and shout 'Enough with this blissed out agenda..!'.
'Get to work.'

Mys. Terious 13th April 2010 6:36 pm

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spring 15th April 2010 2:37 pm

Well, Sonia Barett, you sure rattled a couple of ain't this fun!
he!he! frankly I just adore you...I see your absolute dedication to persuing your truth and for that alone i salute you....and thank you for your wonderful insights into this crazy game called life...see you on the other side of all that is a bore x may your days be blessed with all things delicious x

DonH SA 21st April 2010 6:06 am

Come now, johneblums, you profess a choice of black, trying to justify it by own subjective conjecture...the choice always stemming from a later God...or must I say a satan? Sure there is the dark which to us looks black, sure there is light, which to us looks white and/or gold, but the dark/black being the ‘cradle eternally’, just seems a bit far stretched. Is the Central Universe of Harvona (call it what you will) then dark? Or is there dark beyond Harvona, where it all started ie the dark where simply nothing with motivation exists, but chaos. Anyhow, I shall stick to yin-yang symbol of our view of white and black as duplicates, equals. Anyhow there is no choice herein to be made between two simple colors viewed as such by man.

lrm 3rd May 2010 6:07 pm

MYS Terious:
Oh, I did not know that i was defending or promoting sonia... my intention was to share my thoughts on her work. i'm not sure i felt it 'necessary' to state my thoughts/perspective, but i just felt like it.'s not necessary,but if you want to you, you can. it's true, people may not agree or see sonia's article the same way. But,sometimes people have more in depth exposure to someone's work,beyond the context of one article (which I do)-so it can help to explain in broader perspective, what was said. Things taken out of context can create confusion.

it's not integral to do so,however,and at this point, I do not even recall what exactly I wrote-though I could go back and re-read,I don't really feel like it. I just happened to read the new comments, a few weeks later, on this post, though,and happened to see yours, so am responding.


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