Michael’s Musings

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1 day ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Sorry folks, but this is a gardeners musing! The Forest Garden is now progressing very well. From the first plantings last year we had almost continuous drought broken only by one downpour in October last year. Henry and I watered it weekly just to keep everything alive, never mind about growing! Now, finally, the drought has broken with about 350mls (14inches) of wonderful rain. Now, finally, the plants we set are really growing. Naturally enough, we have just finished the second planting, so there are about 150 - 200 large shrubs and small trees scattered throughout the acre plus of garden. The only drawback with our rain is the 30+C heat and 100% humidity. Sweat . . . phew!!
Most of the shrubs are native flowering plants to feed the local birds and butterflies, along with the pygmy possums and sugar gliders. In addition to this we have planted out maybe a hundred or more bromeliads of many different varieties. All looking very colourful. Tuesday of this week was a morning of tying elkhorn and staghorn ferns to the right trees with nylon stockings. Never use poly-type string or rope. We now have about 20 epiphyte ferns making friends with their new hosts. We collected them from my water tanks and various other places where they had developed from spores too low to the ground for the ferns to fully develop. Next Tuesday will be heliconia day, planting out a lot of very tall varieties interspersed with heliconia rostrata, which has the long tassels of beautiful red and yellow flowers. Apart from the native species in tubes, most of the other plants come from my large original garden. We now have about 2.3 acres of garden in which Henry and I can play to our hearts contentment. I am convinced that nobody, but nobody, can appreciate rain like an Oz farmer or gardener does when the drought breaks. We go almost delirious with joy. For the farmer it is the end of years of heartbreak, and for the gardener it is the joy of seeing our beloved plants once again revitalised with new growth. Plus, as a bonus, our water tanks get filled . . . and I have a lot of tanks!
Gardeners with a 'green thumb' are we gardeners who love our plants and garden. It is Love that holds the power of connection between human and Nature. This is another reason why I urge you to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Sorry folks, but this is a gardeners musing! The Forest Garden is now progressing very well. From the first plantings last year we had almost continuous drought broken only by one downpour in October last year. Henry and I watered it weekly just to keep everything alive, never mind about growing! Now, finally, the drought has broken with about 350mls (14inches) of wonderful rain. Now, finally, the plants we set are really growing. Naturally enough, we have just finished the second planting, so there are about 150 - 200 large shrubs and small trees scattered throughout the acre plus of garden. The only drawback with our rain is the 30+C heat and 100% humidity. Sweat . . . phew!!
Most of the shrubs are native flowering plants to feed the local birds and butterflies, along with the pygmy possums and sugar gliders. In addition to this we have planted out maybe a hundred or more bromeliads of many different varieties. All looking very colourful. Tuesday of this week was a morning of tying elkhorn and staghorn ferns to the right trees with nylon stockings. Never use poly-type string or rope. We now have about 20 epiphyte ferns making friends with their new hosts. We collected them from my water tanks and various other places where they had developed from spores too low to the ground for the ferns to fully develop. Next Tuesday will be heliconia day, planting out a lot of very tall varieties interspersed with heliconia rostrata, which has the long tassels of beautiful red and yellow flowers. Apart from the native species in tubes, most of the other plants come from my large original garden. We now have about 2.3 acres of garden in which Henry and I can play to our hearts contentment. I am convinced that nobody, but nobody, can appreciate rain like an Oz farmer or gardener does when the drought breaks. We go almost delirious with joy. For the farmer it is the end of years of heartbreak, and for the gardener it is the joy of seeing our beloved plants once again revitalised with new growth. Plus, as a bonus, our water tanks get filled . . . and I have a lot of tanks! 
Gardeners with a green thumb are we gardeners who love our plants and garden. It is Love that holds the power of connection between human and Nature. This is another reason why I urge you to constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!

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Hi, Michael ! Some people - gardeners ? - from France asked if you had a couple of photos of your new garden to show... I share the question... up to you ;-) With Love <3

It sounds as a fairy tale garden. I love colours. Machteld.

I can just imagine it Michael and I be the water dragons are very happy too.

Sounds wonderful, Michael, and l can imagine how it is and how it will be..... beautiful and vibrant with life and love.

I am so happy for you to get that wonderful, wonderful rain!

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5 days ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I have been asked to comment on religion. Hmm . . . a 'very' controversial subject. The common Western religious view is that we have one single life. A definite arrogance accompanies most religions inasmuch we all think that our religion is right and all others have it wrong. I remember when this realisation first 'hit' me, and the huge shock I felt with the awareness that my religion had it wrong. It was a religion; a contrived sham, a man-made belief that had nothing to do with God. This really impacted me. Some people make a comparative study of religions, but this is entirely dependant on other peoples viewpoints. I much prefer the direct experience of God, but paradoxically this is rather unlikely to happen via a religion. We need to realise that any belief that is a 'hand-me-down' is filled with error. We are told to 'have faith.' This is a cop-out. I have met people who tell me that they have faith, but they have no ability to trust! I'm sorry, but complete trust is the handle by which to take hold of faith. Religious faith is a concept whereas 'real' faith is a true power. For me, our modern brand of Christianity is no more than a means of controlling people. It places an unneeded, unnecessary intermediary between you and God . . . this is control via separation. We are all designed with the ability to have a direct experience with the divine. Most — not all — religions are a design to sabotage this God given right. Religions create a dependency, yet we are here to learn Self-dependence. Okay, I guess this is enough to stir up the hornets nest!!!
My religion is Love. I am the world, as are you. Love begins with Loving Self/self. This is the Number One lesson for all of us. Our current world conflict reveals humanities inability to Love Self/self. And that's okay. We have forever to learn. This is why I Lovingly add my prescription to your daily medicine of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I have been asked to comment on religion. Hmm . . . a very controversial subject. The common Western religious view is that we have one single life. A definite arrogance accompanies most religions inasmuch we all think that our religion is right and all others have it wrong. I remember when this realisation first hit me, and the huge shock I felt with the awareness that my religion had it wrong. It was a religion; a contrived sham, a man-made belief that had nothing to do with God. This really impacted me. Some people make a comparative study of religions, but this is entirely dependant on other peoples viewpoints. I much prefer the direct experience of God, but paradoxically this is rather unlikely to happen via a religion. We need to realise that any belief that is a hand-me-down is filled with error. We are told to have faith. This is a cop-out. I have met people who tell me that they have faith, but they have no ability to trust! Im sorry, but complete trust is the handle by which to take hold of faith. Religious faith is a concept whereas real faith is a true power. For me, our modern brand of Christianity is no more than a means of controlling people. It places an unneeded, unnecessary intermediary between you and God . . . this is control via separation. We are all designed with the ability to have a direct experience with the divine. Most — not all — religions are a design to sabotage this God given right. Religions create a dependency, yet we are here to learn Self-dependence. Okay, I guess this is enough to stir up the hornets nest!!!
My religion is Love. I am the world, as are you. Love begins with Loving Self/self. This is the Number One lesson for all of us. Our current world conflict reveals humanities inability to Love Self/self. And thats okay. We have forever to learn. This is why I Lovingly add my prescription to your daily medicine of constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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Once one has a direct experience with god any worship around the concept of god just seems silly.

I like those words , jeg feel home in them .

1 week ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: As I browse the internet comments that people make, I am appalled at how many comments are rude, insulting and downright nasty. One of the most thought provoking 'quotes' I have encountered is "Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?" Wow, this really sums it up. As I read peoples comments 'to' other people and 'about' other people, very, very few are necessary or kind, and it's doubtful if they are true! On the odd occasion I have an exchange with a person over a difference to an opinion; they are not insulting to me or I to them. We simply disagree, and that's okay. If they are deliberately nasty and insulting, then I unfriend them. I would not have such people as friends in my daily life, so why would I have unfriendly people as a facebook friend?! Politicians and world leaders come under the most attack and, I agree, they spend much of their lives attacking other people. Yet, my Dad taught me that two wrongs do not make a right. Wronging people who wrong people does not add up to any goodness in either wrong-doer. It is this every day negative media chatter that feeds and maintains bad feeling in people. A few of these people even claim that they chose Love!
Choosing Love is not just the spoken word, it also includes our private thoughts. Thinking bad and speaking good adds up to serious self-deceit. Truly, it is as simple as constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: As I browse the internet comments that people make, I am appalled at how many comments are rude, insulting and downright nasty. One of the most thought provoking quotes I have encountered is Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Wow, this really sums it up. As I read peoples comments to other people and about other people, very, very few are necessary or kind, and its doubtful if they are true! On the odd occasion I have an exchange with a person over a difference to an opinion; they are not insulting to me or I to them. We simply disagree, and thats okay. If they are deliberately nasty and insulting, then I unfriend them. I would not have such people as friends in my daily life, so why would I have unfriendly people as a facebook friend?! Politicians and world leaders come under the most attack and, I agree, they spend much of their lives attacking other people. Yet, my Dad taught me that two wrongs do not make a right. Wronging people who wrong people does not add up to any goodness in either wrong-doer. It is this every day negative media chatter that feeds and maintains bad feeling in people. A few of these people even claim that they chose Love!
Choosing Love is not just the spoken word, it also includes our private thoughts. Thinking bad and speaking good adds up to serious self-deceit. Truly, it is as simple as constantly and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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thank you Michael. I love your sayings, and share them with Beloveds around me. I do think we can never know 100 % if our action is 'necessary'.There is always a factor of the unkown ( a part of time that is yet to unfold) in a movement, that we just have to trust. By doing that the best dances are created!

I was always reminded to watch my thoughts and then observe my spoken word. I was in Portugal as a young backpacker many years ago. Here I was asked to not speak for a week...but to observe and watch my thoughts....it was an experience in communications I have NOT forgotten!

All this hate and anger is another form of environmental pollution.

I think Michael Roads largely made up the stories in his books. Anyone with real experiences in the field of out of body experience will recognize this. This is my opinion and is not meant negatively at all. Have a nice day.

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I have been asked to comment on the coronavirus. Obviously, this will be a metaphysical viewpoint. There is great discord in the human consciousness in our current times. This discord not only attracts/creates factors of conflict — we are never-ending creative Beings — but the more out of balance we are, the more vulnerable we become to dis-ease. Up until the end of the Second World War almost everyone wore shoes with leather soles. This permitted us to constantly attract needed electrons into our bodies from the planet in a natural way. This is known as Earthing. All animals, all Nature is continually Earthing in the perfect design of life. Leather soles are almost obsolete. We now have fancy plastic/rubber type soles which do 'not' allow for Earthing. The result; cut off from our planet and the Earth . . . serious, yet unrealised discord. Add to this our ever-growing saturation of electronic pollution, and you have more discord. We were not designed to live disconnected from the planet Earth, or to be swamped by electronic energy that negatively affects our metaphysical bodies. So now we have physical and metaphysical discord. Add to this the fear-induced mass vaccinations which are compulsory for small children, and you effectively reduce our own immune system — which is already under attack. We have created a way of life that makes us extremely vulnerable to mutated viruses that are both natural and man made. Coronavirus is the one we are currently concerned with today . . . tomorrows is in the wings, waiting.
You know and I know that we are a conflicted, argumentative, fear-based, diseased race of people. This is not a judgement, and it is not every person, but it is our overall human reality. It matters not whether it is 5G, 4G, 3G or 2G, they are all degrees of a form of pollution that is deepening anxiety and depression in humanity. They are all anti-life! Our personal energy is in sync with the planet Earth on which we live, yet we have effectively disconnected ourselves from the Earth. Add to all this we have a huge conspiracy by the few to enslave and control the many via a global plunge in the economy. We make this easier for them by creating ever more conflict, anxiety and anger in our lives. To all you reading this be aware we have not yet reached the peak of Big Change. Stop all your inner conflict, reconnect with Nature on both physical and metaphysical levels, and please, please, please, for yourself and all humanity, let go of your negative reactions and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!!!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I have been asked to comment on the coronavirus. Obviously, this will be a metaphysical viewpoint. There is great discord in the human consciousness in our current times. This discord not only attracts/creates factors of conflict — we are never-ending creative Beings — but the more out of balance we are, the more vulnerable we become to dis-ease. Up until the end of the Second World War almost everyone wore shoes with leather soles. This permitted us to constantly attract needed electrons into our bodies from the planet in a natural way. This is known as Earthing. All animals, all Nature is continually Earthing in the perfect design of life. Leather soles are almost obsolete. We now have fancy plastic/rubber type soles which do not allow for Earthing. The result; cut off from our planet and the Earth . . . serious, yet unrealised discord. Add to this our ever-growing saturation of electronic pollution, and you have more discord. We were not designed to live disconnected from the planet Earth, or to be swamped by electronic energy that negatively affects our metaphysical bodies. So now we have physical and metaphysical discord. Add to this the fear-induced mass vaccinations which are compulsory for small children, and you effectively reduce our own immune system — which is already under attack. We have created a way of life that makes us extremely vulnerable to mutated viruses that are both natural and man made. Coronavirus is the one we are currently concerned with today . . . tomorrows is in the wings, waiting.
You know and I know that we are a conflicted, argumentative, fear-based, diseased race of people. This is not a judgement, and it is not every person, but it is our overall human reality. It matters not whether it is 5G, 4G, 3G or 2G, they are all degrees of a form of pollution that is deepening anxiety and depression in humanity. They are all anti-life! Our personal energy is in sync with the planet Earth on which we live, yet we have effectively disconnected ourselves from the Earth. Add to all this we have a huge conspiracy by the few to enslave and control the many via a global plunge in the economy. We make this easier for them by creating ever more conflict, anxiety and anger in our lives. To all you reading this be aware we have not yet reached the peak of Big Change. Stop all your inner conflict, reconnect with Nature on both physical and metaphysical levels, and please, please, please, for yourself and all humanity, let go of your negative reactions and CONSCIOUSLY . . . choose Love!!!

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Thanks to mass vaccinations, polio has been almost completely eradicated, and this also applies to other serious illnesses. What does that have to do with fear if I want to protect my children from something like this !? And viruses existed even before the first human being existed, that doesn't have much to do with human consciousness. In addition, the corona virus originated in an animal, just like the SARS virus back then. And what is that supposed to be a big conspiracy? Any evidence?

Thank you. Xxx

Are earthing mats connected through a ground cord as effective as the Earth herself for earthing?

Thankyou... ✨Its so easy to forget to ground in our busy day to day. I especially felt drawn to the bit about leather shoes, Id never considered this before.

Thank you, Michael! Wise and very helpful for me/us.

As always, you are so right.

Very interesting,,,,,, thank you xx

Thank you, Michael. Sharing this. <3

Thanks Michael, agree absolutely. I walk barefoot in the summer but not now in the UK! Big changes this year!😂 I choose Love! 💓

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2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I am not a political person, so this is more a comment on energy than it is about people. I read a report that approximately 63 million Americans voted for Trump, 66 million voted for Clinton, and 99 million did not vote at all. Metaphysically, the non-voting people energetically represent a high level of apathy and complacency; it is considered that it was their not voting that put Trump into power. The American president has certainly demonstrated a lack of integrity, a lack of ethics, and a high degree of narsisism. Most people are aware that energetically, there has been an abdication of human decency, politeness and respectability within the overall Republican party while revealing the ineptitude and inability of the overall Democratic party. I am not pointing a finger at Trump and saying bad; I am saying that when the majority population of a country demonstrates a level of apathy that is so high they don't even bother to vote, then this energy is the dominant human energy of that country. Not long ago a few so-called backward countries were fighting for the 'right' to vote, yet America regularly throws this right away. This apathy and the accompanying turmoil is energy, and it is this energy that determines the outworking of the people of that country. When they were going to impeach Bill Clinton for a blow-job, they called witnesses. Who could have imagined that for the next impeachment along the track of time, they would not be allowed to call witnesses!!?? How could this happen? It just takes a large lack of integrity, a cup of apathy, the flavouring of corruption, all mixed and stirred into a pudding without any principles. When it goes into the oven it comes out polluted at the core, rotten. This is the path to a Dictatorship. To me, the American people are now demonstrating that what the great majority sow, the whole population has to reap. I am sure that the wealthy who think no further than their bank accounts are happy with this, but the ball has not yet stopped rolling, and energetically it will get worse before it gets better. Personally, some of my favourite people are Americans. This is not an attack on that 'great' country or its President or its people; it is a suggestion that we all watch and learn just how energy works . . . and in our personal lives — the microcosm of the macrocosm — use it lovingly and wisely.
The political pudding is desperately lacking the alchemical magic of Love. In your personal and family life I recommend that you add it liberally by CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I am not a political person, so this is more a comment on energy than it is about people. I read a report that approximately 63 million Americans voted for Trump, 66 million voted for Clinton, and 99 million did not vote at all. Metaphysically, the non-voting people energetically represent a high level of apathy and complacency; it is considered that it was their not voting that put Trump into power. The American president has certainly demonstrated a lack of integrity, a lack of ethics, and a high degree of narsisism. Most people are aware that energetically, there has been an abdication of human decency, politeness and respectability within the overall Republican party while revealing the ineptitude and inability of the overall Democratic party. I am not pointing a finger at Trump and saying bad; I am saying that when the majority population of a country demonstrates a level of apathy that is so high they dont even bother to vote, then this energy is the dominant human energy of that country. Not long ago a few so-called backward countries were fighting for the right to vote, yet America regularly throws this right away. This apathy and the accompanying turmoil is energy, and it is this energy that determines the outworking of the people of that country. When they were going to impeach Bill Clinton for a blow-job, they called witnesses. Who could have imagined that for the next impeachment along the track of time, they would not be allowed to call witnesses!!?? How could this happen? It just takes a large lack of integrity, a cup of apathy, the flavouring of corruption, all mixed and stirred into a pudding without any principles. When it goes into the oven it comes out polluted at the core, rotten. This is the path to a Dictatorship. To me, the American people are now demonstrating that what the great majority sow, the whole population has to reap. I am sure that the wealthy who think no further than their bank accounts are happy with this, but the ball has not yet stopped rolling, and energetically it will get worse before it gets better. Personally, some of my favourite people are Americans. This is not an attack on that great country or its President or its people; it is a suggestion that we all watch and learn just how energy works . . . and in our personal lives — the microcosm of the macrocosm — use it lovingly and wisely.
The political pudding is desperately lacking the alchemical magic of Love. In your personal and family life I recommend that you add it liberally by CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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Thank you Michael, because I can get into a bit of apathy, and then have to pull myself out if it, x

I think as a European living in the United States, what I see is :who has the most money gets to "win". Also there is no real diversity in multiple candidates, when it comes down to either Democrat or Republican. When both parties have candidates, that are not charismatic or seem to have any real motivation to want to make this a better/happier functioning country and are more smooth talking and apparently power hungry, then it's no wonder a great deal of people are not motivated to vote. I, again as a European looking in, find it also strange that you have to be registered Republican or Democrat even before the elections start....

It's an interesting discussion, if you want to get into it. The voting rate in Australia is only high because it is "compulsory" and you are fined if you don't "show up". The actual proportion of those that do "show up" who are actually voting with informed intent is a matter of debate. Does forcing people to vote create a better outcome overall?? In the UK rates are typically around 60% or so - so one-third of the nation also choose not to participate. Do they choose not to participate because they are not interested, they don't care, they don't feel well informed enough, they trust others to make the right decision,or because they feel life will be no different to them either way regardless of which party gets in?? Who knows? I'm sure the reasons for each individual are all very different...

Thank you for this excellent examination of what is going on in our country...

2 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: Ah . . . the wonder and woes of life in the public eye . . . even if it's a little eye!!! Every time I write on social media or speak in public I have a certain lesson reinforced over and over; it's an old and wise adage. You can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please 'all' of the people 'all' of the time. It is an interesting experience to be verbally attacked during, or at the end, of a public talk. I admit, it happens to me rarely, but when it happens you have to be defenceless. You are aware that you have pressed one of their buttons, and as far as they are concerned, you are to blame for their current hurt. They mostly unleash an outpouring of words and anger at you, and no matter how irrational or unfair it is, you have to allow them to unload their torrent of pain. You just stand and take it. You are then required to stop all the people who jump to their feet with an equal torrent of words to defend you. You do not need defending, you have not done or said anything wrong. It is a situation based in one persons deep, unresolved issues, and don't we all have them? You are then required to gently get involved with the person without getting deeply involved! A few will immediately calm down if you speak to them calmly and with respect. If you react to their angry tirade you are not yet ready for the public forum. Some have taken a few of your words and deeply personalised them, so they have the fuel to blame you for their troubles . . . or they are convinced that you don't care about them. You have to learn to deal with all this quickly and calmly, keeping other people out of it. If it drags on too long, it all goes downhill. On the odd occasion, you may get attacked by a person whose ego is deflated by your words, and they need to immediately, and in public, reinforce their supposed status. You just smile at them!
The public platform is a wonderful place if you wish to share a message from your heart; it is the mind that reacts, not the heart; this is the place of Wisdom, Love and Compassion.
The stage is also a great place to reinforce the universal message of CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: Ah . . . the wonder and woes of life in the public eye . . . even if its a little eye!!! Every time I write on social media or speak in public I have a certain lesson reinforced over and over; its an old and wise adage. You can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time. It is an interesting experience to be verbally attacked during, or at the end, of a public talk. I admit, it happens to me rarely, but when it happens you have to be defenceless. You are aware that you have pressed one of their buttons, and as far as they are concerned, you are to blame for their current hurt. They mostly unleash an outpouring of words and anger at you, and no matter how irrational or unfair it is, you have to allow them to unload their torrent of pain. You just stand and take it. You are then required to stop all the people who jump to their feet with an equal torrent of words to defend you. You do not need defending, you have not done or said anything wrong. It is a situation based in one persons deep, unresolved issues, and dont we all have them? You are then required to gently get involved with the person without getting deeply involved! A few will immediately calm down if you speak to them calmly and with respect. If you react to their angry tirade you are not yet ready for the public forum. Some have taken a few of your words and deeply personalised them, so they have the fuel to blame you for their troubles . . . or they are convinced that you dont care about them. You have to learn to deal with all this quickly and calmly, keeping other people out of it. If it drags on too long, it all goes downhill. On the odd occasion, you may get attacked by a person whose ego is deflated by your words, and they need to immediately, and in public, reinforce their supposed status. You just smile at them! 
The public platform is a wonderful place if you wish to share a message from your heart; it is the mind that reacts, not the heart; this is the place of Wisdom, Love and Compassion.
The stage is also a great place to reinforce the universal message of CONSCIOUSLY . . . choosing Love!

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In moments like that, when people are inhabiting their shadows, you can only be the Anchor of the Light. 👌💕

It's not about giving love or receiving love, it's about being love.

Yep! When we can deeply connect with ourselves..we dont need words to understand.. 💚 Thank you

Sigh. So true.

Thank you for teaching us. You are LOVE. And only LOVE can teach the TRUTH

Good morning...it's a wonderful day 💗💗💗💗

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3 weeks ago

Michael J. Roads

MICHAEL'S MUSINGS: I have had a hot and sweaty week in the Forest Garden, so that's why I have been unavailable. Now . . . I am going to muse on low self-esteem. Without us realising it, we are sharing our personal self-esteem continually in our comments and conversations with other people. People who look for fault in others are people who continually find fault with themselves. Those who are threatened by others also exhibit low self-esteem. Low self-esteem triggers fast and negative reactions along with a quick defence of themselves which, invariably, precedes a verbal attack on the other person. Another sign is the people who personalise any and all comments, assuming these are personal attacks. Obviously, low self-esteem is very common. It is not a crime, or bad or wrong, but it does make life a far more difficult process than it need be. Just a few helpful hints: the truth is that you are okay. What you think of yourself is of supreme importance; what other people think of you is none of your business. Seriously, don't make it your business. If you do not like yourself you will be self-critical. This then attracts apparent criticism from other people. Remember, 'you' are the creator of 'your' life . . . nobody else! It is your relationship with yourself that determines other peoples relationship with you. Low self-esteem lowers your self-relationship, thus lowering all other relationships. Stop with the attack thoughts, both on yourself and other people. As a public figure I occasionally come under attack, usually by people who know nothing about me. Why? It is because they are threatened by inner strength and clarity. Something they seldom have. Of course, they would reject this, but so many patterns are common and obvious when you have as much interaction with the public as I do. These attacks simply communicate to me about their relationship with themselves.
A person will low self-esteem will usually reject and ridicule the very idea of choosing Love. Yet they are the people who are starved of Self Love. So, once again I recommend that you constantly and CONSCIOUSLY, on all levels . . . choose Love!
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MICHAELS MUSINGS: I have had a hot and sweaty week in the Forest Garden, so thats why I have been unavailable. Now . . . I am going to muse on low self-esteem. Without us realising it, we are sharing our personal self-esteem continually in our comments and conversations with other people. People who look for fault in others are people who continually find fault with themselves. Those who are threatened by others also exhibit low self-esteem. Low self-esteem triggers fast and negative reactions along with a quick defence of themselves which, invariably, precedes a verbal attack on the other person. Another sign is the people who personalise any and all comments, assuming these are personal attacks. Obviously, low self-esteem is very common. It is not a crime, or bad or wrong, but it does make life a far more difficult process than it need be. Just a few helpful hints: the truth is that you are okay. What you think of yourself is of supreme importance; what other people think of you is none of your business. Seriously, dont make it your business. If you do not like yourself you will be self-critical. This then attracts apparent criticism from other people. Remember, you are the creator of your life . . . nobody else! It is your relationship with yourself that determines other peoples relationship with you. Low self-esteem lowers your self-relationship, thus lowering all other relationships. Stop with the attack thoughts, both on yourself and other people. As a public figure I occasionally come under attack, usually by people who know nothing about me. Why? It is because they are threatened by inner strength and clarity. Something they seldom have. Of course, they would reject this, but so many patterns are common and obvious when you have as much interaction with the public as I do. These attacks simply communicate to me about their relationship with themselves. 
A person will low self-esteem will usually reject and ridicule the very idea of choosing Love. Yet they are the people who are starved of Self Love. So, once again I recommend that you constantly and CONSCIOUSLY, on all levels . . . choose Love!

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Thank you💚

Beautiful as usual old brother! Hugs!

Thanks Michael for the reminder. Spot on as usual! I had low self esteem for years but have been turning that around to self Love! 💓💓😍😍

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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!

1 month 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 🙏💓🧚‍♂️🌈

1 month 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 month 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!

1 month 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

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