Michael’s Musings

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7 hours ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I am aware that many people live their whole life as one huge competition. Sure, these people take time out when they relax, or sleep, but the moment they get into their car . . . the competition begins. One man who is very close to me considers that driving is a competition. He has been engaged in it ever since he got his first licence, but he said it began at school. Exams were a competition to see who was the most clever, or got the highest scores. And then there was school sport!!! This is not bad or wrong, just an observation I am sharing; it mostly seems to accompany left-brain dominance. By nature, I have never been the slightest bit competitive. I could not care less who drives faster or better than me, so long as I safety arrive at my destination. The man I mentioned explained to me that all life is a huge competition, including Nature. I laughed at this, and spent quite a while explaining to him that Nature is the vast movement of metaphysical energy through a myriad of physical forms. It is not competitive at all; this is an entirely ego based concept which hinges on separation, not the connectedness of all Life. In fact, Nature is the vast, almost incomprehensible cooperation of life. When you are entirely non-competitive you see, feel, and experience this very deep connection in Nature, but for the competitor they see and experience that which supports their belief. I would like to emphasise that life is 'not' a competition. Our lives are based in the illusion of separation and isolation, and it is unfortunate that competitiveness supports and maintains this destructive illusion. All life is One energy.
Some people think that love is a competition between people. Sorry, but while romance and emotions certainly compete, Love remains as a beacon of Light in the darkness of illusion. This is why I suggest that you constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I am aware that many people live their whole life as one huge competition. Sure, these people take time out when they relax, or sleep, but the moment they get into their car . . . the competition begins. One man who is very close to me considers that driving is a competition. He has been engaged in it ever since he got his first licence, but he said it began at school. Exams were a competition to see who was the most clever, or got the highest scores. And then there was school sport!!! This is not bad or wrong, just an observation I am sharing; it mostly seems to accompany left-brain dominance. By nature, I have never been the slightest bit competitive. I could not care less who drives faster or better than me, so long as I safety arrive at my destination. The man I mentioned explained to me that all life is a huge competition, including Nature. I laughed at this, and spent quite a while explaining to him that Nature is the vast movement of metaphysical energy through a myriad of physical forms. It is not competitive at all; this is an entirely ego based concept which hinges on separation, not the connectedness of all Life. In fact, Nature is the vast, almost incomprehensible cooperation of life. When you are entirely non-competitive you see, feel, and experience this very deep connection in Nature, but for the competitor they see and experience that which supports their belief. I would like to emphasise that life is not a competition. Our lives are based in the illusion of separation and isolation, and it is unfortunate that competitiveness supports and maintains this destructive illusion. All life is One energy. 
Some people think that love is a competition between people. Sorry, but while romance and emotions certainly compete, Love remains as a beacon of Light in the darkness of illusion. This is why I suggest that you constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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Well said Michael

2 days ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: On my last posting Solam made the comment " Sometimes clues arrive before the question." To me, this seemed completely out of context with my posting, but that aside I consider it as very wise and perceptive comment. So often when I am being interviewed the interviewer seems to have no clue as to what questions to ask. One such person mentioned this to me. For me, the clues before the question are about listening. Most people do not listen, they hear, and hearing is very different from listening. In life, the clues of living are almost always presented before the question of what, or how to, arrive. We are so busy in our minds engaged in a dialogue with ourselves that we seldom pause long enough to have a dialogue with life. Consider the many problems that beset so many people: this is their actual dialogue with life that they are not fully conscious of having. This was once me, never with it and always trying to catch up. Now, I engage life through my heart, rather than my brains interpretation of life. The brains interpretation is normally linked with other peoples and gleaned from the mass media. This is where division comes in as one mass of brains interpret one way and another mob of brains another. If we were all to consciously engage life in the moment, this would reveal the connectedness of all humanity: it would reveal the clues to the questions of life.
We can assist and develop this process by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: On my last posting Solam made the comment  Sometimes clues arrive before the question. To me, this seemed completely out of context with my posting, but that aside I consider it as very wise and perceptive comment. So often when I am being interviewed the interviewer seems to have no clue as to what questions to ask. One such person mentioned this to me. For me, the clues before the question are about listening. Most people do not listen, they hear, and hearing is very different from listening. In life, the clues of living are almost always presented before the question of what, or how to, arrive. We are so busy in our minds engaged in a dialogue with ourselves that we seldom pause long enough to have a dialogue with life. Consider the many problems that beset so many people: this is their actual dialogue with life that they are not fully conscious of having. This was once me, never with it and always trying to catch up. Now, I engage life through my heart, rather than my brains interpretation of life. The brains interpretation is normally linked with other peoples and gleaned from the mass media. This is where division comes in as one mass of brains interpret one way and another mob of brains another. If we were all to consciously engage life in the moment, this would reveal the connectedness of all humanity: it would reveal the clues to the questions of life. 
We can assist and develop this process by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

4 days ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I sometimes wonder if facebook is insane, or merely very creative! I so often receive reminder notifications of meetings I am going to or events I am attending which is all a complete fabrication!!!
On a very different subject I also wonder why so many people are constantly looking to be healed, or to heal themselves. I am not talking about consciously maintaining personal health; this is commonsense. Like everything else, health is a matter of consciousness. When a person has a kind and loving relationship with themselves, they are in harmony with life and living. Naturally enough, harmony and inner peace reflect as good health. The inner turmoil of self-criticism and self-blame are not only internalised but are also expressed in our words and actions. Naturally enough, this reflects in sickness and illness and injuries. We can only 'catch' a disease from another person if we are the same frequency as the disease. Ironically, when we 'fear' catching the disease, this reaction automatically put us on the same disease frequency. I am an octogenarian in linear years, but the quintessential me is an ageless metaphysical Being, same as you are. I remind myself of this constantly. Sure, my body is ageing, I accept that, but I have nothing to heal, nor do I chase healing. My attitude toward myself is one of complete acceptance that I am as I am; it is as it is. No issues. When a person constantly goes to healers and psychics or their MD needing to be healed, their inner statement is saying that all is not perfect in their world. Neither the healer, psychic or for that matter, a regular MD can take that away. You are the world, and peace and harmony within you equates as peace and harmony in your world. Having said all this, many people bring discord and disturbance from past lives. This nearly always expresses as sickness or physical problems which are often not in accord with the new energy of the person incarnating. This happens. Life is not just a single sojourn through time; it is the almost endless process of timing and consciousness perfecting the steps of the dance called humanity.
You can harmonise the dance very much by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I sometimes wonder if facebook is insane, or merely very creative! I so often receive reminder notifications of meetings I am going to or events I am attending which is all a complete fabrication!!!
On a very different subject I also wonder why so many people are constantly looking to be healed, or to heal themselves. I am not talking about consciously maintaining personal health; this is commonsense. Like everything else, health is a matter of consciousness. When a person has a kind and loving relationship with themselves, they are in harmony with life and living. Naturally enough, harmony and inner peace reflect as good health. The inner turmoil of self-criticism and self-blame are not only internalised but are also expressed in our words and actions. Naturally enough, this reflects in sickness and illness and injuries. We can only catch a disease from another person if we are the same frequency as the disease. Ironically, when we fear catching the disease, this reaction automatically put us on the same disease frequency. I am an octogenarian in linear years, but the quintessential me is an ageless metaphysical Being, same as you are. I remind myself of this constantly. Sure, my body is ageing, I accept that, but I have nothing to heal, nor do I chase healing. My attitude toward myself is one of complete acceptance that I am as I am; it is as it is. No issues. When a person constantly goes to healers and psychics or their MD needing to be healed, their inner statement is saying that all is not perfect in their world. Neither the healer, psychic or for that matter, a regular MD can take that away. You are the world, and peace and harmony within you equates as peace and harmony in your world. Having said all this, many people bring discord and disturbance from past lives. This nearly always expresses as sickness or physical problems which are often not in accord with the new energy of the person incarnating. This happens. Life is not just a single sojourn through time; it is the almost endless process of timing and consciousness perfecting the steps of the dance called humanity.
You can harmonise the dance very much by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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Such a timely reminder thank you Michael 🙏💓🧚‍♂️🌈

7 days ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSING: I really love reading stuff like this. What happens every second in the universe . . . The sun looses 6 billion kg of mass, 4800 new stars are born, 10 stars explode forming black holes, the outer edges of the universe expand by 900 million metres . . . and so it goes! Dramatic huh! The mind boggles. I confess, I do wonder who does the math, or counts the new stars, but it's the same in Australia with the latest figure of one and a half billion animals dead in our bushfires. The media and everybody then quote this highly dramatic number, but who did the counting, or what were the estimates based on? Does this include insects? Personally, while not in any way diminishing the horror of the fires, I think it has become a new statistic for people like Greta Thunberg to throw at us for climate control. I seriously wish somebody would come forward and tell the world that nobody controls the climate other than Nature, and that carbon is not the baddie here. It seems impossible now-a-days to have a discussion without mass misinformation along with teenage and adult tantrums. Anger and reaction hold hands with hysteria and hype. It seems that we are in times when those whom scream the loudest get most media coverage, and become the ones who get to say how it is. Well, I'm sorry, but I don't buy it. I am not impressed with overly reactive and screaming teenagers any more than with our Oz dinosaur of a prime minister who is obviously struggling to keep up with what is going on. And as for Trump, who is still learning fourth grade language skills . . . please retire the clowns and let's have a few people of intelligence and wisdom step forth.
Okay . . . none of the above is written in anger. A touch of frustration, perhaps, but I accept that global idiocy goes with global change. Meanwhile, it is the perfect time to inner-relax and deliberately and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSING: I really love reading stuff like this. What happens every second in the universe . . . The sun looses 6 billion kg of mass, 4800 new stars are born, 10 stars explode forming black holes, the outer edges of the universe expand by 900 million metres . . . and so it goes! Dramatic huh! The mind boggles. I confess, I do wonder who does the math, or counts the new stars, but its the same in Australia with the latest figure of one and a half billion animals dead in our bushfires. The media and everybody then quote this highly dramatic number, but who did the counting, or what were the estimates based on? Does this include insects? Personally, while not in any way diminishing the horror of the fires, I think it has become a new statistic for people like Greta Thunberg to throw at us for climate control. I seriously wish somebody would come forward and tell the world that nobody controls the climate other than Nature, and that carbon is not the baddie here. It seems impossible now-a-days to have a discussion without mass misinformation along with teenage and adult tantrums. Anger and reaction hold hands with hysteria and hype. It seems that we are in times when those whom scream the loudest get most media coverage, and become the ones who get to say how it is. Well, Im sorry, but I dont buy it. I am not impressed with overly reactive and screaming teenagers any more than with our Oz dinosaur of a prime minister who is obviously struggling to keep up with what is going on. And as for Trump, who is still learning fourth grade language skills . . . please retire the clowns and lets have a few people of intelligence and wisdom step forth.
Okay . . . none of the above is written in anger. A touch of frustration, perhaps, but I accept that global idiocy goes with global change. Meanwhile, it is the perfect time to inner-relax and deliberately and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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Absolutely! The only way to go, otherwise I am unable to get myself to the point where I can really be of any use to myself and the world.

Thank you Michael for your heartfelt insights! It helps my own perspective ass well!

Even the clowns who need to be retired are in a learning proceess as well. That's a tough one to Love, but we must try our best!

So true!! Great musings!! Thanks my dear 🤗

Couldn't agree more Michael. Well said.

I love your words Michael - "please retire the clowns" - very accurate account of our current world politics .......

Well said, Michael!

So well said Michael. My frustration is when someone tells me I don't understand the "Science" and I'm like which science do you want me to choose?

Love it. Totally agree. People are frightened to say anything now in case it's not PC. 😂❤💓❤

So well said. Thank you.

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1 week ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I have been asked about dreams. This is not my subject, but I know a little bit about them. The most inconspicuous are the black and white dreams, almost never remembered, and caused mainly by retained retinal images. Then there are the dreams that come from continuing brain activity in sleep, vague, seldom remembered, and a conglomeration of nonsense — like most of our thinking! More vivid dreams occur with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. These can be very prophetic dreams, in full colour, and are more often remembered. These should not be casually dismissed simply because they do not always make sense. Dreams happen in spherical time (all time occupies the same moment) so the brain cannot make sense of it. The brains translation of a dream is often where the confusion comes in. The brain has to translate spherical time into linear time, thus creating a very confused version of the original non-linear dream. When awake, it is wise to approach such a dream from a heart and intuitive level, rather than rational and logical. Sometimes we get repetitive dreams. Never dismiss these, especially if they repeat several times. This is a message from your deeper subconsciousness where you are fixed and stuck on a certain issue. Each time you wake up from such a dream, write it out. The content will not only gradually change and clarify, but there will come the time when you know exactly what it means. Mentally chasing a dream-meaning is not a good idea. Simply writing the dream down allows focus to attract clarity. Lucid dreaming is a practice whereby you are able to realise that you are dreaming, and exert a degree of control over the dreams progress. Carolyn used to practice this.
From my perspective, the Western World is far to dismissive of dreams. Way back in my life when I was seriously blocked mentally and emotionally, it was a year of a repetitive dream that showed me my way forward.
However, I now know the best way forward is to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I have been asked about dreams. This is not my subject, but I know a little bit about them. The most inconspicuous are the black and white dreams, almost never remembered, and caused mainly by retained retinal images. Then there are the dreams that come from continuing brain activity in sleep, vague, seldom remembered, and a conglomeration of nonsense — like most of our thinking! More vivid dreams occur with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. These can be very prophetic dreams, in full colour, and are more often remembered. These should not be casually dismissed simply because they do not always make sense. Dreams happen in spherical time (all time occupies the same moment) so the brain cannot make sense of it. The brains translation of a dream is often where the confusion comes in. The brain has to translate spherical time into linear time, thus creating a very confused version of the original non-linear dream. When awake, it is wise to approach such a dream from a heart and intuitive level, rather than rational and logical. Sometimes we get repetitive dreams. Never dismiss these, especially if they repeat several times. This is a message from your deeper subconsciousness where you are fixed and stuck on a certain issue. Each time you wake up from such a dream, write it out. The content will not only gradually change and clarify, but there will come the time when you know exactly what it means. Mentally chasing a dream-meaning is not a good idea. Simply writing the dream down allows focus to attract clarity. Lucid dreaming is a practice whereby you are able to realise that you are dreaming, and exert a degree of control over the dreams progress. Carolyn used to practice this.
From my perspective, the Western World is far to dismissive of dreams. Way back in my life when I was seriously blocked mentally and emotionally, it was a year of a repetitive dream that showed me my way forward.
However, I now know the best way forward is to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: It would seem that some people explore ways of living in the most low, depraved and disgusting manner possible. Imagine the state of consciousness of the people who steal everything of value from the homes of fire victims. The house has survived the fire, and the severely shocked residents have not yet returned. When they do they have been robbed. Then there are the scammers with fake fire insurance, and the so-called helpers that leave their victims even more helpless than before. There is a price to pay for such a way of living. In the fullness of timeless time the souls they are will demand full retribution for their crimes against humanity . . . against themselves in Oneness. They live short-term lives with a very short-term gain while paying a long-term price for their ill-gotten goods. That which they inflict upon others will, in turn, be inflicted upon them; this is the repetitive wheel of life to which people unwittingly cling.
Equally, the people who are lighting the fires that lead to so much death and destruction. Whether they are caught or not, and many are, they will pay the price in the incarnations that await them until they are no longer of that low and violent consciousness. A scammer or thief is committing violence against their victims. Oh, and dismiss the misinformation that the Oz fires are a natural occurrence because of the sun and heat: maybe one in a hundred would fall into this category. It is mostly arson, and arson is violence at a very high level. I also need to say that verbal violence against another person has the same karmic payback as if it was physical violence. Although on a physical level they seem very different, on a deeper metaphysical level violence is violence.
Without any doubt, the life-debt that is best is when the debt is incurred by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: It would seem that some people explore ways of living in the most low, depraved and disgusting manner possible. Imagine the state of consciousness of the people who steal everything of value from the homes of fire victims. The house has survived the fire, and the severely shocked residents have not yet returned. When they do they have been robbed. Then there are the scammers with fake fire insurance, and the so-called helpers that leave their victims even more helpless than before. There is a price to pay for such a way of living. In the fullness of timeless time the souls they are will demand full retribution for their crimes against humanity . . . against themselves in Oneness. They live short-term lives with a very short-term gain while paying a long-term price for their ill-gotten goods. That which they inflict upon others will, in turn, be inflicted upon them; this is the repetitive wheel of life to which people unwittingly cling.
Equally, the people who are lighting the fires that lead to so much death and destruction. Whether they are caught or not, and many are, they will pay the price in the incarnations that await them until they are no longer of that low and violent consciousness. A scammer or thief is committing violence against their victims. Oh, and dismiss the misinformation that the Oz fires are a natural occurrence because of the sun and heat: maybe one in a hundred would fall into this category. It is mostly arson, and arson is violence at a very high level. I also need to say that verbal violence against another person has the same karmic payback as if it was physical violence. Although on a physical level they seem very different, on a deeper metaphysical level violence is violence.
Without any doubt, the life-debt that is best is when the debt is incurred by constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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Thank you for this post Mr Roads

Thank you..

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: It was pointed out to me that when I write 'follow your heart' it can easily be misinterpreted as follow your 'emotions.' True, it can. Although I never think that way I forget that many people think of the heart as the centre of their emotions. For me, the 'metaphysical' heart is the seat of the soul you are. It is the seat of unconditional Love and Trust, and the seat of conscious intelligence; these all accompany the soul. Love and intelligence are aspects of the soul that we — hopefully! — continually grow and develop. I realise that love is considered as an emotion, but it is not: Love is the Power of Creation. Our solar plexus is the chakra of the emotions. We do have an ability which is called emotional intelligence, I teach about this, and this is centred in the solar plexus also. When people talk of, and follow their 'gut feeling' they are experiencing emotional intelligence. This can be used and developed to quite a high degree. It is rather unfortunate that many people who experience gut feelings seldom actually trust them, and trust is very much part of their development. Pure and direct 'knowing' usually flows from the heart, but we are so brain oriented today that this also is often not recognised as such. I don't know about modern schools, but the school I went to was purely left-brain oriented; all the rest I have developed for myself. If the teachers do not experience such things, they have no way that they can teach them. This is a pity. Brain only is a bit like a four cylinder car running on three.
It is an act of both conscious intelligence and emotional intelligence to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: It was pointed out to me that when I write follow your heart it can easily be misinterpreted as follow your emotions. True, it can. Although I never think that way I forget that many people think of the heart as the centre of their emotions. For me, the metaphysical heart is the seat of the soul you are. It is the seat of unconditional Love and Trust, and the seat of conscious intelligence; these all accompany the soul. Love and intelligence are aspects of the soul that we — hopefully! — continually grow and develop. I realise that love is considered as an emotion, but it is not: Love is the Power of Creation. Our solar plexus is the chakra of the emotions. We do have an ability which is called emotional intelligence, I teach about this, and this is centred in the solar plexus also. When people talk of, and follow their gut feeling they are experiencing emotional intelligence. This can be used and developed to quite a high degree. It is rather unfortunate that many people who experience gut feelings seldom actually trust them, and trust is very much part of their development. Pure and direct knowing usually flows from the heart, but we are so brain oriented today that this also is often not recognised as such. I dont know about modern schools, but the school I went to was purely left-brain oriented; all the rest I have developed for myself. If the teachers do not experience such things, they have no way that they can teach them. This is a pity. Brain only is a bit like a four cylinder car running on three. 
It is an act of both conscious intelligence and emotional intelligence to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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So true! Thank you Michael. I choose Love! 💓

Dear Michael, are you tuned in with the ceremonies that start in a few hours ( 06:06) at Uluru? It's all about the solar plexus and to restore our connection to the cosmos. www.facebook.com/marcus.aurelius.37201/videos/10158156839735820/?d=n

I love your statement that love is not an emotion but rather the power of creation. So true but I have never thought of it that way!!! Thank you for sharing!! And you mentioned school: I am a public school teacher and currently we are not "allowed" to teach such things. It is very frustrating! But I am hoping this will shift as people begin to wake up....

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: For all those who kindly ask of our welfare in the Oz bush fires, thank you, but they are nowhere near us. There is a misconception that all of Oz is blazing . . . not true. An area about half the size of Britain is on fire, and it is terrible, but I read once that you could put Britain in Oz over fifty times and still have plenty of space left! Two days ago I received this email: "I just read that there is finally rain on the bushfires. A huge group of your fans were involved in a meditation on it, and I am sure they were not the only ones. Did that precipitate the rains? Do you think prayer and meditation has an effect? If so, how?
Yes, there has been a light rain on some of the bush fires and they continue to burn, and heavy rains in a few places that has greatly helped. And yes, prayer can have a huge effect if it is done properly with correct focus. Okay, back to a well known principle; where you focus energy flows, and connects, and creates. Like it or not, we are all creators! When a few thousand, or millions, of people come together in either prayer or mediation all with the same focus of Love or Peace, a powerful energy of creation is released. For rain, the principle remains the same, but the focus must include the areas, and it needs the emotions of joy because it is raining in those areas. There must be no hint of how terrible it is in those areas of fire, with hope for rain to fall. The focus must contain the imagination of the feel, the smell, the delight and joy, the emotions of heavy rain. So much of prayer is aimed at what we do 'not' want, rather than what we 'do.' For example . . . "Please God, don't let my mother die." 'Mother die' is the focus, when it should be 'let my mother live." Harmful prayer!!
The fires range over a very big area so it is impossible to pinpoint one area over another, but to be effective with prayer or meditation the focus must be purely rain. Remember, the fires do not stand still. When you get a fire front of over a hundred kilometres wide, it travels faster than a car can escape and creates its own weather. Volatile gas balls often float well in front of the fire, exploding houses and trees before the actual fire front arrives. It may also surprise you to know that these fires right now may not be the worst in the fire history of Oz; this will only be determined when it is all over. Drought and bush fires, cyclones and floods are very much part of the more recent centuries of Oz. And we still love our land and call it the 'lucky country.'
Although we have raging bush fires in Oz, the whole world is slipping into the turmoil of raging change. Fear and unrest is predominant. Now, more than ever, you and I with the power of 'we' need to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: For all those who kindly ask of our welfare in the Oz bush fires, thank you, but they are nowhere near us. There is a misconception that all of Oz is blazing . . . not true. An area about half the size of Britain is on fire, and it is terrible, but I read once that you could put Britain in Oz over fifty times and still have plenty of space left! Two days ago I received this email: I just read that there is finally rain on the bushfires. A huge group of your fans were involved in a meditation on it, and I am sure they were not the only ones. Did that precipitate the rains? Do you think prayer and meditation has an effect? If so, how?
Yes, there has been a light rain on some of the bush fires and they continue to burn, and heavy rains in a few places that has greatly helped. And yes, prayer can have a huge effect if it is done properly with correct focus. Okay, back to a well known principle; where you focus energy flows, and connects, and creates. Like it or not, we are all creators! When a few thousand, or millions, of people come together in either prayer or mediation all with the same focus of Love or Peace, a powerful energy of creation is released. For rain, the principle remains the same, but the focus must include the areas, and it needs the emotions of joy because it is raining in those areas. There must be no hint of how terrible it is in those areas of fire, with hope for rain to fall. The focus must contain the imagination of the feel, the smell, the delight and joy, the emotions of heavy rain. So much of prayer is aimed at what we do not want, rather than what we do. For example . . . Please God, dont let my mother die. Mother die is the focus, when it should be let my mother live. Harmful prayer!!
The fires range over a very big area so it is impossible to pinpoint one area over another, but to be effective with prayer or meditation the focus must be purely rain. Remember, the fires do not stand still. When you get a fire front of over a hundred kilometres wide, it travels faster than a car can escape and creates its own weather. Volatile gas balls often float well in front of the fire, exploding houses and trees before the actual fire front arrives. It may also surprise you to know that these fires right now may not be the worst in the fire history of Oz; this will only be determined when it is all over. Drought and bush fires, cyclones and floods are very much part of the more recent centuries of Oz. And we still love our land and call it the lucky country. 
Although we have raging bush fires in Oz, the whole world is slipping into the turmoil of raging change. Fear and unrest is predominant. Now, more than ever, you and I with the power of we need to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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I read that 200 people had been arrested for starting fires. Is this true? Do you think this is more the cause than climate change? I've felt increasingly uncomfortable about the amount of fear surrounding this on social media. 💓

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

SAVE THE DATES!
After a long and initially unsuccessful search for a 2020 USA venue, we finally found one that ticked all our boxes! ‘Five Days with Michael’ will be held at the Zermatt in Midland, UT, about an hour from Salt Lake City, from Sunday, 12 July through lunchtime on Thursday, 16 July. We didn’t reserve a huge block of rooms, not being sure what to expect after not presenting in America for so long, so if you want to secure a room on site it would be good to book early. If necessary we can add on rooms, availability permitting. So if this feels right in your heart, please join us! Here are the details: www.michaelroads.com/event-overview-united-states/
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SAVE THE DATES! 
After a long and initially unsuccessful search for a 2020 USA venue, we finally found one that ticked all our boxes! ‘Five Days with Michael’ will be held at the Zermatt in Midland, UT, about an hour from Salt Lake City, from Sunday, 12 July through lunchtime on Thursday, 16 July. We didn’t reserve a huge block of rooms, not being sure what to expect after not presenting in America for so long, so if you want to secure a room on site it would be good to book early. If necessary we can add on rooms, availability permitting. So if this feels right in your heart, please join us! Here are the details: https://www.michaelroads.com/event-overview-united-states/

3 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Over the past 20 years I have read many predictions of our fairly immediate future by channelled Beings. And wow . . . did it sound good! All the baddies were being rounded up and dealt with while the good folk were to prepare for great change. The word picture that was painted was very uplifting and positive. I took a few notes here and there, and to the best of my knowledge all the predictions completely failed to come true. Some even predicted the year, and they have fallen flat. Some put the year of change back each year, so needless to say, I have put my prediction notes in the garbage where they belong. Okay, I admit that I am rather gullible, I trust people and life, but there comes a point when ridiculous stands revealed as ridiculous. Let me say here that I did not need the predictions; I was just curious. Every prediction was comforting for those who needed comfort, also encouraging people to be patient as it was all happening. I found that I definitely wanted them to be true, and had a sense of 'let down' when I finally used my delete button on all such rubbish. One thing, however, I do think that they were supportive for very many people, even if they all failed to deliver . . . in my observations!
I remember years ago on Oz television when Richard Carlton of Sixty Minutes brought a South American channel to Oz. He had some controversial TV exposure before it was announced that he was going to do some important channeling at the Sydney Opera House. At my first sight and sound of him I told my late wife that he was a fake. Ten thousand people paid to go and hear him at the Opera House. The following Sunday on Sixty Minutes, Richard announced that the guy was a South American actor and had never channelled in his life. It was all an act. Richard had set out to prove that New Agers were all gullible and had no idea who was genuine and who simply acted a role. He proved his point very well.
The Change that we are involved in is our mess to clean up. History proves that blame, anger and retaliation — such as the U.S and Iran, right now — simply begets more war, and clearly does not work. Every person will experience Change in the way that is most appropriate for them, even though it will be a mass experience. The best way through this is to Act from your heart, Think from your heart and Live from your heart. Your heart will not judge and condemn, that is the role of the mind. You heart will CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Over the past 20 years I have read many predictions of our fairly immediate future by channelled Beings. And wow . . . did it sound good! All the baddies were being rounded up and dealt with while the good folk were to prepare for great change. The word picture that was painted was very uplifting and positive. I took a few notes here and there, and to the best of my knowledge all the predictions completely failed to come true. Some even predicted the year, and they have fallen flat. Some put the year of change back each year, so needless to say, I have put my prediction notes in the garbage where they belong. Okay, I admit that I am rather gullible, I trust people and life, but there comes a point when ridiculous stands revealed as ridiculous. Let me say here that I did not need the predictions; I was just curious. Every prediction was comforting for those who needed comfort, also encouraging people to be patient as it was all happening. I found that I definitely wanted them to be true, and had a sense of let down when I finally used my delete button on all such rubbish. One thing, however, I do think that they were supportive for very many people, even if they all failed to deliver . . . in my observations!
I remember years ago on Oz television when Richard Carlton of Sixty Minutes brought a South American channel to Oz. He had some controversial TV exposure before it was announced that he was going to do some important channeling at the Sydney Opera House. At my first sight and sound of him I told my late wife that he was a fake. Ten thousand people paid to go and hear him at the Opera House. The following Sunday on Sixty Minutes, Richard announced that the guy was a South American actor and had never channelled in his life. It was all an act. Richard had set out to prove that New Agers were all gullible and had no idea who was genuine and who simply acted a role. He proved his point very well. 
The Change that we are involved in is our mess to clean up. History proves that blame, anger and retaliation — such as the U.S and Iran, right now — simply begets more war, and clearly does not work. Every person will experience Change in the way that is most appropriate for them, even though it will be a mass experience. The best way through this is to Act from your heart, Think from your heart and Live from your heart. Your heart will not judge and condemn, that is the role of the mind. You heart will CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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If everything was wonderful as some people try and lead us to believe, there would not be the wars, the sickness, the famine and all the environmental problems. We cannot become complacent about anything. We have to all take responsibility and NOW.

Follow our heart always takes us on the perfect path and works. Thank you.

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3 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Just musing, but it is strange how all the bushfires in Oz are in areas with people. Outback, where no people live, no serious bushfires. It is fairly obvious that people and tragedy go hand in hand. You might say, "What about all the millions — yes, millions! — of lost animals?" For me, nothing is by accident, nothing by chance. Rationally, nothing can justify the destruction and deaths that are now occurring even as I write this, but life is far from rational. For me — meaning that you do not have to accept any of this — all life is about the movement in the moment of the expressing consciousness of One. If you accept all life is One holistic consciousness, then nothing can be out of the order of the Whole. This is the meaning of a holistic life. When we try to understand the 'why and how' of the terrible Oz bushfires with our intellect, we struggle for an acceptable explanation; this is the place of argument, of ever ongoing dissent. For me, this whole shocking scenario is all part of the period of Major Change that we are more fully entering. Some countries will have more Earthquakes, some increased volcanic activity, some tornados and tsunami's and the like. It is all just beginning. Our big vulnerability in Oz is to bushfires and floods. What does it all mean? Apart from Major Change, this is about how we react or respond in consciousness. Will we feed anger and blame into the mass collective human consciousness, or will it be of more compassion and loving action? Obviously, it will be both, but instead of making a huge focus on the death, suffering and misery which have been with us forever, it would be better if we could focus on Love, positivity and the continuity of life . . . this would be New! The media will inflate and dramatise all that is happening, it's their job! They will not tell you that life can never be extinguished, only the physical form of people, animals and trees. This loss is terrible to us, but it is no more than the relocating of the consciousness of all such to a higher location of a purely metaphysical expression. None of this makes it easier, but while we focus on death and destruction, so we are creating it on and on, forever. This is all about life teaching us the principles involved in a higher order, not the illusion of loss and misery that has become our primary focus.
Yes, be concerned, pray, whatever works for you, but please, keep a focus on Life and Love as One, inseparable, that nothing can ever extinguish. In other words, as you watch and hear and read the media news, CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Just musing, but it is strange how all the bushfires in Oz are in areas with people. Outback, where no people live, no serious bushfires. It is fairly obvious that people and tragedy go hand in hand. You might say, What about all the millions — yes, millions! — of lost animals? For me, nothing is by accident, nothing by chance. Rationally, nothing can justify the destruction and deaths that are now occurring even as I write this, but life is far from rational. For me — meaning that you do not have to accept any of this — all life is about the movement in the moment of the expressing consciousness of One. If you accept all life is One holistic consciousness, then nothing can be out of the order of the Whole. This is the meaning of a holistic life. When we try to understand the why and how of the terrible Oz bushfires with our intellect, we struggle for an acceptable explanation; this is the place of argument, of ever ongoing dissent. For me, this whole shocking scenario is all part of the period of Major Change that we are more fully entering. Some countries will have more Earthquakes, some increased volcanic activity, some tornados and tsunamis and the like. It is all just beginning. Our big vulnerability in Oz is to bushfires and floods. What does it all mean? Apart from Major Change, this is about how we react or respond in consciousness. Will we feed anger and blame into the mass collective human consciousness, or will it be of more compassion and loving action? Obviously, it will be both, but instead of making a huge focus on the death, suffering and misery which have been with us forever, it would be better if we could focus on Love, positivity and the continuity of life . . . this would be New! The media will inflate and dramatise all that is happening, its their job! They will not tell you that life can never be extinguished, only the physical form of people, animals and trees. This loss is terrible to us, but it is no more than the relocating of the consciousness of all such to a higher location of a purely metaphysical expression. None of this makes it easier, but while we focus on death and destruction, so we are creating it on and on, forever. This is all about life teaching us the principles involved in a higher order, not the illusion of loss and misery that has become our primary focus. 
Yes, be concerned, pray, whatever works for you, but please, keep a focus on Life and Love as One, inseparable, that nothing can ever extinguish. In other words, as you watch and hear and read the media news, CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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There is a method to the madness. The world is a battle between chaos and order. Not many can analyse patterns in nature well enough. The pattern I see is that natural world is being integrated into the digital so basically the so called physical world is being virtualized. Energy is being transformed into information. And however bizarre this may seem more and more of such incidents may occur if one considers the future arrow of evolution. The dinos were destroyed to reallocate energy into more complex forms of information that is the human brain, and the present pattern rise of the online virtual world and AI should give one some clues to future trends. Information processing uses energy the universe is one giant processor and humans sensing the natural world processing saving and uploading the data to the cloud to feed AI, are the facilitators. Please consider this theory and it won't found in many places. This is something historical and ground breaking happening but most are not even aware

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Michael, I was hoping to hear your take on this situation, and I thank you for such thoughtful and true comments.

Oh, so wonderful to read something that makes sense re our current Aussie and world situation! I too feel the same. Infinite gratitude 🙏

We are : responsible for our thoughts, words , actions If clear intentions emanate from heart space , daily meditation practise connected with Earth & all the things , you are already doing the work to change this place & make it a better 🌍 world . Keep shinning ♥️

We are collectively responsible for all these "disasters" and together, we must each be the change to make it the heaven on earth it was meant to be originally.

There are lots of posts on FB requesting prayers, intentions etc for rain to be sent to Australia. What do you think about this? I seem to remember you saying when the Amazon was burning, that we shouldn't interfere. Forgive me if it wasn't you! ❤️

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3 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Well, the old decade is ticking down and the new one gets ever closer. May your New Year and New Decade be filled with very many Blessings. Okay, a word about this. Blessings do not just happen; you are the creator of your life. If you would like more blessings in your life, then spend time each day with a focus on the many blessings you have already received. Remember, where you focus energy flows. Okay . . . how good are you at receiving? And I am not talking here about Christmas or Birthday gifts! For most people it is far easier to give than to receive. To give tends to make you feel good, but to receive tends to make you feel somehow diminished. Which of course, is ridiculous. By being able to gratefully receive you are giving the giver the gift of giving. I am not talking here about people who are destitute, they have no choice but to take handouts. I am talking about people who live a good life, but find it difficult to 'easily' receive. This is all about self-worth. People feel empowered by giving, but are more threatened by receiving. When, at one of my events I ask for a show of hands for the people who can receive as easily as they can give, there is only a very thin scattering of hands. They are being honest! If someone gives the gift of praise and admiration to another person, most people immediately dismiss it, unable to simply receive praise. Why? Because they do not praise themselves, they are more prone to self-criticism. If this is you, how about consciously phasing this self-reducing habit out of your life over the next few years. If you cannot gratefully receive, you make it difficult for life too freely and consistently give. This requires channels wide open, not blocked or closed or denied!
With this New Year and New Decade nothing is more appropriate than for you to increase your rate of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Well, the old decade is ticking down and the new one gets ever closer. May your New Year and New Decade be filled with very many Blessings. Okay, a word about this. Blessings do not just happen; you are the creator of your life. If you would like more blessings in your life, then spend time each day with a focus on the many blessings you have already received. Remember, where you focus energy flows. Okay . . . how good are you at receiving? And I am not talking here about Christmas or Birthday gifts! For most people it is far easier to give than to receive. To give tends to make you feel good, but to receive tends to make you feel somehow diminished. Which of course, is ridiculous. By being able to gratefully receive you are giving the giver the gift of giving. I am not talking here about people who are destitute, they have no choice but to take handouts. I am talking about people who live a good life, but find it difficult to easily receive. This is all about self-worth. People feel empowered by giving, but are more threatened by receiving. When, at one of my events I ask for a show of hands for the people who can receive as easily as they can give, there is only a very thin scattering of hands. They are being honest! If someone gives the gift of praise and admiration to another person, most people immediately dismiss it, unable to simply receive praise. Why? Because they do not praise themselves, they are more prone to self-criticism. If this is you, how about consciously phasing this self-reducing habit out of your life over the next few years. If you cannot gratefully receive, you make it difficult for life too freely and consistently give. This requires channels wide open, not blocked or closed or denied!
With this New Year and New Decade nothing is more appropriate than for you to increase your rate of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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Thank you Michael !!!! Happy new dear lovely ones, a Big hug to Carolyn and You !

4 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Oh dear, I have noticed in the last week that the goldfish pond I built now has a leak. It has lost about two thirds of the water, but it seems to have stabilised with a reasonable depth. The leak must be somewhere on the sides, but I cannot find it under the coating of algae. The pond has a good quality plastic liner, but half of the pond has settled a tiny bit over the fifteen years since I built it. This put a lot of strain on the liner, so I guess it has a tiny split in it. In the pond is a huge tropical waterlily. It averages about ten flowers open every day and is truly magnificent. To move that lily out the pond will ruin it, so I am going to wait for winter when it is dormant before I empty the pond and put a new liner over the old one. I would not dream of moving a mature tree in full summer flower, for it would probably kill it. It is the same scenario for our massive and beautiful pink flowering waterlily. On the other hand the winter water will be cold . . . brrr . . . but it is manageable for wading as I have done such things before. Incidentally, for Christmas we received a few showers . . . not enough . . . but they made me smile rather a lot. And to complete the garden theme of today, the Forest Garden is shaping up brilliantly. Henry and I have finished most of the paths: the higher path is the High Roads which becomes (Henry) Watts Way as you progress to the lower area. The path through the centre is Cara Lane (Caro-lyn!), while the path that connects with the driveway is Tracey's Trail. I think we have it covered! It remains a work in progress, but one can clearly see how it is shaping up about fifteen months into its creation. For Henry and I it is a labour of love. And when love is involved it creates its own energy and its own magic . . . and this is all visible to our eyes.
Which brings me back to the theme of constantly and super CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Oh dear, I have noticed in the last week that the goldfish pond I built now has a leak. It has lost about two thirds of the water, but it seems to have stabilised with a reasonable depth. The leak must be somewhere on the sides, but I cannot find it under the coating of algae. The pond has a good quality plastic liner, but half of the pond has settled a tiny bit over the fifteen years since I built it. This put a lot of strain on the liner, so I guess it has a tiny split in it. In the pond is a huge tropical waterlily. It averages about ten flowers open every day and is truly magnificent. To move that lily out the pond will ruin it, so I am going to wait for winter when it is dormant before I empty the pond and put a new liner over the old one. I would not dream of moving a mature tree in full summer flower, for it would probably kill it. It is the same scenario for our massive and beautiful pink flowering waterlily. On the other hand the winter water will be cold . . . brrr . . . but it is manageable for wading as I have done such things before. Incidentally, for Christmas we received a few showers . . . not enough . . . but they made me smile rather a lot. And to complete the garden theme of today, the Forest Garden is shaping up brilliantly. Henry and I have finished most of the paths: the higher path is the High Roads which becomes (Henry) Watts Way as you progress to the lower area. The path through the centre is Cara Lane (Caro-lyn!), while the path that connects with the driveway is Traceys Trail. I think we have it covered! It remains a work in progress, but one can clearly see how it is shaping up about fifteen months into its creation. For Henry and I it is a labour of love. And when love is involved it creates its own energy and its own magic . . . and this is all visible to our eyes.
Which brings me back to the theme of constantly and super CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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Will you show pictures of the Forest Garden? I love the names! Briliant!

Can’t wait to walk on your new paths 😃

I love your choice of names for the pathways Michael .... 🤗

Truly beautiful 🙏🏼🙏🏼

If you'd like more lilies.... let me know.... I've got oodles of them. They completely take up my creek/ billabong

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1 month ago

Michael J. Roads

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Choose Love Advent Meditation Impulse on December 24th 2019

1 month ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: First and foremost I would like to pay tribute to Ram Dass. When I was a spiritual seeker he played an important role with his simple and profound descriptions of spiritual life. His book, BE HERE NOW was so utterly simple to read, and so profoundly difficult to live. Very few people are ever in the now moment because you are required to be conscious to be here now! Most people live in a mental and emotional world of thoughts, churning round and around, over and over in a continuous loop of nonsense. If our thoughts were recorded and then a month later played back for us to listen too, we would scarcely recognise the insane and childish babble. 'Be Here Now' is great legacy for a great man. I imagine him now playing in the fields of the sun with his metaphysical body free of the physical burden he placed upon himself. I always looked for messages of purity and simplicity when I was a seeker, for these went straight to my heart. No logic or reasoning was required. Ram Dass was able to offer me this. My heart opened to the Truth he presented, and I embraced it. Mind you, I struggled to live it as much as anyone. But . . . that's life!
If one day I leave a legacy it would be nice to be quoted for my regular inspirational CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: First and foremost I would like to pay tribute to Ram Dass. When I was a spiritual seeker he played an important role with his simple and profound descriptions of spiritual life. His book, BE HERE NOW was so utterly simple to read, and so profoundly difficult to live. Very few people are ever in the now moment because you are required to be conscious to be here now! Most people live in a mental and emotional world of thoughts, churning round and around, over and over in a continuous loop of nonsense. If our thoughts were recorded and then a month later played back for us to listen too, we would scarcely recognise the insane and childish babble. Be Here Now is great legacy for a great man. I imagine him now playing in the fields of the sun with his metaphysical body free of the physical burden he placed upon himself. I always looked for messages of purity and simplicity when I was a seeker, for these went straight to my heart. No logic or reasoning was required. Ram Dass was able to offer me this. My heart opened to the Truth he presented, and I embraced it. Mind you, I struggled to live it as much as anyone. But . . . thats life!
If one day I leave a legacy it would be nice to be quoted for my regular inspirational CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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He was a lifeline back when they were hard to find.

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