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Monday, March 28, 2011


My friend Ulf Brånell has be very kind and translated messages from my website from the orginal in English into Swedish (Svenska).  I hope that this will be a great help to my Swedish speaking readers.  This is the message that I was given for the readers about the messages from this website.  At the end of this entry I will give the link to the orginal message in English for all you English speaking folks who happen to cross paths with this blog entry.

BUDSKAP OM TRO OCH TILLIT -  Fyra Vänners Budskap

Vi, som vår vän har kallat fyra vänner, välkomnar er till dessa sidor. Det är vår avsikt att du läser dessa ord själv får avgöra deras värde. Ty ni har alla fått omdöme, liksom en fri vilja i gåva.

Vi önskar också att var och en som finner sin väg till dessa sidor ska ta emot en gåva: inte bara en gåva av kunskap, utan också gåvan av förståelse. Det har varit vårt hopp och vår avsikt att dessa ord skall uttryckas i en form som kan nå ut till de många som har vacklat på sin väg till återställd tillit och tro, men vi ser också behovet av mångas helande till fromma för alla. Vi ser en ljus framtid för mänskligheten och vill förmedla dessa ord till alla som söker ett bättre liv i ert fysiska rike.

Vi strävar efter att förmedla en visdom och en verklig förståelse för vad det innebär att samtidigt vara både mänsklig och gudalik - i dessa ord finns en gåva av ljus, av förnyad tro, av kärlek till sig själv och alla andra.

Vi ber dig lugna ditt sinne och vänta på den gåva som kommer till alla som är uppriktiga i hjärtat och längtar efter styrkan och säkerheten i Anden. Ha tro på er själva och i det löfte till mänskligheten som ställdes för så många oräkneliga århundraden sedan. Förnya er själva genom trons gåva. För i tron kommer kärlek till sig själv och alla andra att blomstra och därur blommar också många andra härliga skapelser.

Plantera dina frön, vattna dem med vatten av Anden och invänta de många glada och vackra skapelser som visar sig i vad ni har kallar framtiden. Återuppväck andens krafter som
kommer att bränna bort era gamla känslomässiga, tankar och trosstrukturer, de kommer att ersättas av strukturer som låter mänsklig kreativitet blomstra och öppnar många för en framtid där alla kan ta sina rättmätiga platser som medskapare av fysisk verklighet.

Now, here is the link to the above in English:

For those interested in taking a look at Ulf and what he does, please click on the link below:

Um „Die Botschaft“ in Deutsch zu lesen bitte den Link unten anklicken:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What Do Animals Teach Us?

Yesterday, I was reflecting on some incidents with animals that I am working with daily at my work place and thought about writing about some of my experiences to share with others.  I had the urge to meditate and clear my mind before writing and this is what came to me in a steam of conciousness.  Here is the message in it's entirety exactly as given.  Please read and reflect upon these words to see if there is any truth in these words for you.

What do animals teach us?

To love ourselves and to love others.  For those of the natural realm are far more honest and direct with their communication.  They feel direct and respond directly to the forces around them.

If an animal reacts to you in a negative manner than it is time to be aware that the problem lies within you, not within the animal.  For those of the animal realm look to Man for leadership, not enslavement.  They are willing to overcome differences of understanding between the species so as to live together.

We ask all who will listen to be kind to your animal friends.  For their feelings are deep and they sense with an intensity that only a few humans can acheive.

The animals have come to direct Man in the ways of this world,  to learn to live in group communities, to learn to work together for the survival of the flock.

They give freely and only ask for the touch of  Man in return.  For the warmth of the heart they do understand and the sharing of emotion is what they teach.  To be in tune with nature or the natural world without past or future, living within the moment.

Yes, the animals are truly the trainers of Man with valuable lessons to impart if only Mankind will listen and see with eyes unfiltered by arrogance and control.

© 2011   M. N. Hopkins

Saturday, March 26, 2011

International Poll: 100% Disagree With Swedish Court Decisions

Whom do you think deserves a longer jail sentence?

Here are the results of my second effort at International Polling and if one looks at my Flag Counter Statistics there can be no argumanet that my blog has an International readership.  The two questions that I chose were from stories in the Swedish news from two weeks ago.  I purposely gave no details as not to bias the opinions of the pollees.  I must make one correction and that is that the man who raped the 5 year old girl was infact, 68 years of age and that the girl was the responsibility of his wife who was babysitting her in their home. 

Now, I will give the information on the jail sentences for both of these criminal cases that were tried in Swedish Courts.  The man who raped the dear little girl received a sentence of three years of jail time whereas the man who burned down the church received a sentence of seven years in jail.  It turns out that one hundred percent of those who chose to give their opinion were in complete disagreement with the Swedish Court's view on crime and punishment.

After reading the above numbers, I have come to the conclusion that the Swedish Judicial Authories and their views are light years away from the thinking of their own citizens as well as those of other Lands.  One would think that a human life would have a greater value than that of a material object such as a church building, but obviously this is not the case within the Swedish Courts.

This is a common theme in Swedish society today.  Court sentences for rape or murder are very short when compared to long sentences for tax crimes.  To not pay the tax man can have a consequence of up to eight years in jail.   I know of a young man who sold steriods and was caught with one million swedish crowns in his bank account.  You see Mamma had taught him to put all his money into the bank for save keeping.  Perhaps, it is not always wise to listen to one's Mamma.  Any businessman orr criminal with a cash flow would have given him much better advise.  Anyhow, he got five years in jail and the Swedish government is one million crowns richer.   So, this is a clear indication than taxes are the number one focus of the Swedish government whereas it's citizen's and their safety has a far lesser value.

I have often thought that an individual as well as a government agency or institutions, both public and private as well as the citizens in general of any nation are better judged by their actions rather than their words. If a problem or problems exist in a society and are not dealt with immediately, then they will have the natural tendency to increase and this is the case in Sweden.  We are seeing the same problems from ten years ago with the only diffence is that they have increased tremendously rather than abated.  There is much talk here about children.  Often one hears cries of, "Save  the children" or "protect the children's rights within the society" or "every child has the right to" a fairy tale existence, yet when children are abused, murdered or raped, the aleged are often given a very light jail sentence and in many cases, the charges are dropped completely  because of what I view as folk group phobias, laws that allow children under 16 years of age exemption from all crimes and what I believe to be a total inability and unwillingness to deal with problems in the modern Swedish society by both politicians and their governmental agencies.

For some background for those new to my blog,  please refer to these earlier blog entries:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some Computer Humor

At a  recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared  the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,  ‘If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.’ 

In  response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:  If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all  be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1.  For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash………  Twice a day.

2.  Every time they repainted the lines in the  road, you would have to buy a new car. 

3.  Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason.  You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of  the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would  simply accept this.

4.  Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine. 

5.  Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but  would run on only five percent of the roads.

6.   The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would  all be replaced by a single ‘This Car Has Performed An Illegal  Operation’ warning light. 

7.   The airbag system would ask ‘Are you sure?’ before deploying.        

8.  Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car  would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and  grabbed hold of the radio antenna. 

9.  Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls  would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10.  You’d have to press the ‘Start’ button to turn the engine off.

Tracey & Eric Kutschker
Little Earth Studio
Salmon Arm, BC

Friday, March 18, 2011

An Insight On Balance - A Gift From Iceland

An Insight On Balance - A Gift From Iceland

This insightful experience occurred in the late 90's when I spent a week in Iceland soaking in the healing waters, hiking, and enjoying the natural beauty of this place and it's people.  This was a time in my life when I was meditating and channeling daily along with doing distance healings.  The Light was very strong with me at this time and I believe that Iceland was an answer to a call from my Self  to my self to reconnect again to the Earth and it's power.  I have visited Iceland ten years earlier and was of the belief that the power of the Earth is strong and close to the surface.  It is one place in the world in which one can use this power to change oneself  in a safe and natural way just by being there and touching to the spirit of the place.

As I was exploring the countryside near the hotel where I was staying, I came upon a large letter, M that was cut in the grass near the edge of the highway and wondered what this was able.  I had a strong feeling to stay and explore the area, but decided to come back the next day.  I noticed a step way over a fence, but didn't see anything but the typical volcanic lava landscape of this area of Iceland.

Later at the hotel I inquired of the owner if there was anything of interest there and what this M meant.  She said that a local man had cut the letter M in the road in memory of  his daughter named, Mary.  I said nothing, but suspected that it was one of the Rune stone symbols signifying Movement, Progress, or The Horse.

"Ehwaz (M) is a Rune of transit, transition and movement; of physical shifts, new dwelling places, new attitudes or new life.  It also signifies movement in the sense of improving or bettering any situation.

There is about this Rune a sense of gradual development and steady progress, with the accompanying notion of slow growth through numerous shifts and changes.  This could apply to the growth of a business or to the development of an idea.  A relationship may need to undergo changes if it is to live and grow.  Moral effort and steadfastness  are called for when you draw Movement, another of the cycle runes.  As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows"
                                                                     The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

Now, back to my story.  The next day after breakfast, I set out to hike back to the place of the M symbol to cross over the fence and see what was on the other side.  I found what I believed to be an ancient temple or man made structure craved out of the lava.  The structure was a two chamber structure with one large chamber with an large entrance way with a smaller chamber to the left near the entrance way that had an opening only large enough to crawl through.  I got the sense that the small chamber was some sort of ceremonial birthing chamber.

This was a gray day with low hanging black clouds and a light cold rain.  As it was a dark day with no sun in sight, I only walked a few yards into the larger chamber.  The light dimly filtered back and was almost non-existent toward the back of the room. I decided to inch my way back into the darkness and found a spot to sit and meditate and pray.  As was my habit and still is, I begin my prayers with, The Lord's Prayer and then prayed to the Father God, the Mother God, and to God Who is The Essence Of All, including the Mother and the Father.  I prayed for the Divine White Light of Heaven to come and illuminate me.

It didn't take long and the entire chamber I was in was illuminated as if someone turned on the lights and I could see the entire chamber clearly.  I sat and enjoyed the feeling of calm and certainty and joy that always comes with the Light.  I had the feeling that I should get up and explore the small pitch dark chamber.  So, I walked over and as I looked in,  I was overcome with a feeling of fear.  I then heard a voice say to me, "Fear not, no harm will come to you, for we are with you."  I have heard this voice many times before and knew that the words were true.  I began to crawl through the small opening into the smaller chamber, but stopped exactly half way in.  I looked back and saw that my waist line was the dividing line between a bright light and complete darkness and again, I heard that inner voice say, "This is how you must be, one half of the Light and one half of the Earth to be at your greatest power.  For to be fully in the Light, you will go mad and to be fully in the Earth energies you will also go mad."

I crawled back out and could see the dark clouds and rain outside the entrance way, yet the large chamber was fully illuminated still.  I stayed a few minutes more as I watched the Light recede and the large chamber return to it's former state as it was in as I first entered.

I have often reflected on this event over the years and have interpreted it as a lessen in balance.  To strive to be connected to the Heavenly Realm and it's Divine Light while at the same time connected with both feet securely upon our Mother Earth and Her health giving and balancing energies and beneficial spirit helpers.  To balance the male and female aspects of my consciousness, to be both God and Man (My interpretation of an Avatar) simultaneously.  The symbol of the Tao is a good representation off this state of being.

I have also thought how many sensitives, seers, or those with the second sight have become lost in themselves when making contact with other realms or dimensions.  Perhaps, the only difference between the visionary and the madman is that the visionary has connected to an inner strength and wisdom along with having balance in his or her life, whereas the madman relies upon ego and loses his or her way, forgetting to stay connected to the everyday Earth reality while playing in the Stars.  Ever look into the eyes of a mentally ill person.  Often there is an intensity of light, yet the eyeballs are moving everywhere in a choatic fashion and it's as if each eye belongs to a different person.  Ever look into the eyes of a Saint, Holy Man, a real Iman, or someone with a lot of Light.  You will see the same brightness in the eyes, but a calmness radiates out and both eyes look out upon the world together as one.  This is balance.  Learn to know the difference, but better strive to touch upon and bring to the surface your own inherent strength and balance.

Now, dear readers, I hope that you have enjoyed my story.  I do not ask anyone to believe or disbelieve what I have said.  Many have had similar insights that have played out in different ways that match one's own belief system.  This was a personal experience or lesson specifically tailored by my Self to teach my self a lesson.  Although only for me, I believe that by sharing these experiences with others it can open a space in which those who are willing can and will come into their own insights in a moment of openness and clarity.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Letter From Sendai, Japan‏

I received this letter from a friend in Canada who received it from a friend of a friend.  I thought I would share it on my blog.  There is a comment about North America which might be asked of European readers also.   I cannot vouch for the validity of it or if it is indeed a true story, but believe that it is worth a read.  All that I will add is my best wishes to all the survivors of this tragic event.  Here is the letter in it's entirety as received:

Received this from a friend of a friend.  It's pretty illuminating.  I can't help but wonder if this happened to us in North America if we would act with such calmness and compassion as is being demonstrated here.  Hhhhmmm... I wonder.  Some learning here.  M

From my cousin ____________ in Sendai, Japan where she has lived for the past decade teaching English. Very moving!!

Hello My Lovely Family and Friends,

First I want to thank you so very much for your concern for me. I am very touched. I also wish to apologize for a generic message to you all. But it seems the best way at the moment to get my message to you.

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to
have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even
more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend's home. We share
supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out sign so people can come to fill up their jugs
and buckets.

Utterly amazingly where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in
lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an
earthquake strikes. People keep saying, "Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another."

Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens
are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.
We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for
half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on.

But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not.
No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much
more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of
non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.  

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some
places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.

People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking
their dogs. All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No
cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered
with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled.

The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them
silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to
check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on,
and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from
whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking
to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they
need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic,

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is
a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is
better off than others.  Last night my friend's husband came in from the
country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed
an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world
right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now
in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I
felt so small because of all that is happening. I don't. Rather, I feel as
part of something happening that much larger than myself. This wave of
birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me,


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update: Sweden's Phase 3 Slave Work Program

There has been a lot in the news lately about Sweden's Phase 3 Program for the long term unemployed administered by the Swedish Employment Agency or perhaps more honesty said, Sweden's Keep People Unemployed Agency.  There was a TV news report just last night on both the national and local news.  This program in my eyes doesn't help the unemployed, has been imcompetantly administered and has been a gravy train for the Township Governments and private businesses.  Not only do they get free labor, but also receive 5,000 swedish crowns for every worker that is placed in their care and in many cases it may be more honest to say, lack of care.  I speak from experience since I have been a part of this program for over 6 months.

It turns out the Township in Sweden that I now live in has been paid over 11 million swedish crowns from the Swedish State which is the icing on the cake, since each worker is supplying the Township with free labor.  The State even pays all the employment fees and insurances.  My township has laid off workers and later brought them back to work under these flim flam work programs.

So far, the Swedish Government has paid out over 4.5 billion swedish crowns to public and private businesses and it turns out only one procent of all involved in the State Employment Agency's Phase 1, 2, and 3 programs have actually gotten a job.  I suppose it's easy to spend taxpayers money or perhaps more honesty said, steal money from social services and pension funds to help township governments and private company owners to reap even bigger profits without even doing it the old fashion way, working for it.  This is a great country to do business in.  The wealthy and connected haven't had it so good since the good old days when the lords, priests, merchant class and rich farmers had pretty much slave labor and people had no labor rights or even the right to speak up or protest.  I have been saying for some time that as long as the Swedish government has programs like this that only benefit their friends and relatives and give institutions and private businesses free labor there will never be any jobs for people in Sweden.  Only for those working black (under the table) or the ones imported from Eastern Europe and the 3rd world to work for 12 to 17 swedish crowns per hour.  These Phase 1, 2 and 3 programs actually create greater unemployment.  I ask you;  If you were a business owner or a high level township boss with a high salary and high pension that is the result of keeping costs down, would you honestly hire anybody when you can get all the free labor you need supplied by the State?   

For background information on the Phase 3 Slave Labor Program, please click on the following links:

Here is an article about Phase 3 (Fas 3 på svenska) for all my Swedish readers:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stop the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

For all those interested in freedom of choice where your health is concerned, here is the link to a  petition you may wish to sign and pass on to others:

International Poll Result - Unfair Julian Assange Trial In Sweden

Do you believe that Julian Assange will get a fair trial in Sweden?

Here are the results of the first Stranger In A Strange Land polling which was about readers views on the Julian Assange rape trail in Sweden and I will say that I believe that my readers are a very intelligent, aware and discerning group of people.  You will notice I even gave my blog entry title a typical newspaper headline that makes one think the statement is true and draws you into the article.  Not the Bimbobella or Pissie crowd here, although that crowd would believe anything the media says to be true.  Swedes will appreciate my humor, I think????  Ask a Swede to intrepret my sarcastic remark, because I will not.

You may be thinking that 10 people is not an accurate representation of the international community.  My question is, "Is 1,000 or 5,000, or even 20,000 a more accurate and valid poll when the International Community is now nearly 7 Billion people?  Most polls manipulate the figures and sometimes I think are not all that honest with the figures and telephones polls are even less honest when participates know that they can be linked to a telephone number.  Statistics can be easily manipulated as anyone with any common sense or clear seeing would quickly agree to when asked.
Others might say I may not have the competence to take a poll ar intrepret the results.  Well, I can assure you that I do have the skills necessary to count to ten and I do know that 10 of 10 is 100 %, although often I question whether government officials or journalists are as skilled with numbers after having read several poll results in Sweden newspapers as the numbers do not always agree with the procents given.

To end my little narration, I will give the link to one of my early posts about my view of statistics. For those interested, here it is:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Link To My Contribution To, "Notes Along The Path"

I have included a link to a shared guest post in which I have had the opportunity to share an insight that I had previously shared with a friend in Canada which he then shared with some of his friends and eventually I was asked if I was willing to share my insight along with another interesting narration by Magi, a mutual friend of both Michael and Pam on Pam Bickell's blog, "Notes Along The Path".  I agreed, so for those who are interested in taking a look at this blog entry.  Perhaps after, if you so please, you may decide to stay and read more on Pam's blog.

I hope that you enjoy reading this insight and perhaps it will start you to thinking about your own relationship to those in the animal realm and perhaps, you too will come to your own unique insights.  Enjoy:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Swedish Internet Pedophile Preys Upon His Victims From Jail

This is an update to the last blog entry entitled,  Internet Pedophile Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Sweden.  More information has come out in the Swedish press.  This is a translated article from the Swedish edition of the Metro Newspaper dated, March 3, 2011.  It turns out that he surveyed his victims while serving his time inside prison and raped the 14 year old girl after his release.  You ask how this can happen.   Well, as far as prisons go, Sweden's might be considered 5 star.  Inmates has a private room with a bed and desk along with televisions and computers.  In fact, they can even order furniture and other personal goods online.   A few years back the Swedish government was very upset that it had to hire private moving companies to move inmates when transferred to other facilities.  Some had ordered so many goods that this was the only way to move them.  They can also buy goodies, ice cream, soda, beer, and it was found out illegal drugs at one facility in Gothenburg and the authorities thought perhaps this was going on for two or more years.  Escapes are common also.  More than once some prisoners buddies have driven a car through one of the fences and after several just walked out.  I have had the opinion for many years that Sweden is a criminal's paradise, both inside and outside.  Due to weak laws, weak courts, and a police force that has it's hands tied due to laws that favor the criminal rather than the victims.

Now to the story after a little background information:

He was sentensed for raping kids with a total of 39 sex crimes and imprisoned.  This didn't stop him even from prison.  By reading the birthday ads of little girls in the daily newspapers, he managed to map and contact new victims.  The nicknamed, Alexandra Man got another 3.5 years to serve in prison.  Found in his computer were the names of appromately 400 girls, age 9-12 years of age.  He sent them long love letters saying that he was a famous actor.

During his short term leaves from prison he found new victims on the net.  This means he had free hands to continue his perversions from the inside.  Sweden's weak laws released this man 8 months earlier for good behavior.  He certainly had the authorities fooled.  When one reads the local press with almost weekly reports of sex crimes it is not too much of a stretch to asuume that the stories that the Swedish government have been telling the foreign presses about their tough sex crime laws and top notch justice system is pure fabrication.

I wrote this for two reasons.  One, to add to the credibility of Julian Assange's argument that he will not get a fair trial in Sweden and the second reason is for all the young girls who were sexually voilated and brutally raped and denied justice or fair trials because of allegations of improper dressing, use of alcohol, or because the jury decided that the girls didn't put up enough resistance.  Man versus little girls.  There is a unfair contest and unequal justice under the law.

I will end with a quotation that apppeared in todays Metro newspaper.  It is from Kent Ekeroth who is a member of the Swedish Parliament.  He said this when commenting on the Swedish judicial system, "Swedish Courts are too cowardly" and this came from a native Swede who I believe has a good knowledge of how this system functions or perhaps I might better say, disfunctions.  Perhaps, the Julian Assange defence team should call him as an expert witness and the dear innocent little girls should ask him to walk them home from school. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Internet Pedophile Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Sweden

Here's another story from Sweden that came out in the news yesterday which will give you an indication of how tough the Swedish sex crime laws are and how competitent the judicial system when dealing with sex crime offenders.  It appeared on Swedish TV text news on March 2, 2011.  I will translate the article into English for you first and then give you my opinions after along with a link to this story from a Swedish newspaper.  So here is the translation:

A 36 year old man from Skåne Province in southern Sweden was today sentenced by the Helsingborg, Sweden district court to serve 3.5 years in prison for 39 cases of sex crimes involving children, amongst them rape.  Totally, the man has been  procecuted for sex crimes involving 30 young girls, whom he has contacted over the internet.  As the man had an earlier conviction for raping children and still had 8 months left to serve on a former prison sentence, he will end up serving a total of 4 years and two months.  The man shall also pay damages for a total amount of 385,000 swedish crowns (Around 61,000 USD).

My question is how did this man rape another child while serving a prison sentence? 

Here, I will attempt to answer my own question based on other news stories.  Often prisoners are allowed to leave prison for weekend visits and there have been many incidents of rapes and murders occuring during this time.  Also, there are far more convictions than places in Swedish jails so it is not uncommon for convicted criminals to wait years before there is a place for them and during that time they do what criminals do best, commit crimes.   Sometimes, they must even wait years before a trial and during this time they are allowed their freedom as is the case for those already convicted of a crime.  Sometimes, they just don't show up to court and the charges are dropped.  Sometimes, they just leave the country and come back after I believe it is 10 years and they are free to re-enter the country without any fear of procecution.

If I were a betting man, I would put my money on this man appealing to a higher court and his sentence being shorted.   The higher courts tend to be more forgiving than the local courts.  This is often the case.  A sentence of 4 years and 2 months will probably be viewed as inhuman. 

Another question that I have is who will protect the children in the future when this serial rapist is let out on such short term leaves?

I can answer that.  Probably no one.  Police are short handed and often can't even response to emergency calls of serious crimes being commited and just tell the victums when they call, they will get out to the crime scene as soon as they can or that there is no one wjho can come out.  I do not blame the police in Sweden for this, but the government that has cut their numbers down as crime has sky rocketed.  It must to very frustrating to be a Swedish police officer.  There is always talk of the police having limited resources, yet how much has the Swedish government spent on this Julian Assange circus?  Better to go after a guy whose only crime was to show the world just what a bunch of hypocrites and liars the majority of politicians and leaders in our world are.  Better to spent millions in tax payer money on revenge than to use that money to serve and protect their fellow citizens.

Again, I will say that this story from yesterday is another example of the wide gap between the words of polititians and the reality in everday life.  Where are the tough sex crime laws and well functioning Swedish judicial system that Sweden has told the Britts that they have and that Julian will get a fair trial in Sweden.  Please read my earlier blog entry on Why Julian Assange Will Never Get A Fair Trial In Sweden from February, 2011 for more background infromation on the Swedish Court system.

Here is a link to this news story for Swedish readers:

Tragedy - Interview With An Angel - Part 3

This will be the final blog entry of my Interview With An Angel trilogy and deals with human tragedy from both the human ego and the soul perspective.  If you find these three entries interesting and enlightening, then I encourage you to order a copy of the book or see if you local library might have a copy on the shelf.  I will give you a link at the end of the narration for those interested in learning more from Ariel.


Linda:  So many people have tragedies in their lives.  Is it all part of growth?

Ariel:  It is again only you with this idea , this ego that labels events as tragedy or miracle.  If you could see them as we do, without judgement, with a very broad perspective and with the truth of how this process of incarnation works, they are simply experiences.  As an example, to one person, drinking a cup of coffee can be a treat, tasting delicious, aromatic and savory while to another it can be a cruel form of punishment, tasting bitter, strong and vile.  It is the same coffee in both cases, just the human judgement is different.

Consider the person whose house is destroyed, the person whose child is killed, the person who suffers terribly the loss of his loved one to cancer and is filled with pain over the loss.  Metaphorically, these can be viewed as heavy heavy weights on a barbell.  In these situations, the ego of the afflicted person did not consciously choose to lift that barbell.  But make no mistake, the soul specifically planned the experience.

It is as though the soul could choose for you to build muscles, but the ego doesn't know about the plan.  And one day you are forced at gunpoint to lift incredible weights which you do and the muscles grow.  The only difference is that if you agreed to it, it would be harmonious and filled with pleasure.  If the ego didn't know about it and thought it was being done to you, you would be complaining bitterly, seeking retribution.  And yet in the end, the same amount of weight would have been lifted and the same muscles would grow.

The burden if inhabiting a human body is that the ego believes it controls the universe.  It believes it is God.  And it sees these things--the accident, the misfortune, the missed opportunity, the betrayals, all these things that are judged as negative--as punishment or misfortune, as bad.  Indeed, to the soul it is no more a misfortune than the weight lifting metaphor.

There is nothing that you experience in life that your ego judges as good or bad that is not something that you yourself at a soul level have specifically requested.  Nothing is by accident.

For those interested in taking a look a Steven's website where the book can also be ordered, here is the link:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sleep Walking Rapist Acquitted In A Swedish Court

This was in the Swedish TV text news yesterday.  Perhaps this may be a good tip to Julian Assange and his defense team to change their defense strategy.  I will translate it into English for you.

A 36 year old man who after a party in Harparanda, Sweden crawled down into the bed inbetween a woman and her male company as both laid and slept.  The man started to have intercourse with the woman.

The man has denied the alleged rape and claimed that he suffers from a sleep walking disorder.

The Harparanda district city court found the man guilty and convicted him to two years in prison, but the appeals court in Norrland Province freed the man from the conviction of rape because expert witnesses said that it could not be determined whether he was actually in a sleeping state or not.

For my Swedish readers here is a link with the story in Swedish (på svenska):

This may be a good example of how much truth there is in the stories the Swedish Authorities have been giving the Britts about the tough rape laws in Sweden and the fine court system that they have.

Environment - Interview With An Angel - Part 2

Here is the second entry from the Interview With An Angel book.  This entry will deal with the subject of the Earth and humankinds relationship with it.  Again, Linda is interviewing and recording Angel Ariel speaking through Steven while he is in trance. 


Linda:  Do you have comments about the effect humans are having on the health and longevity of our planet?

Ariel:  First, we would like to offer some guidance to those who are so powerfully affecting in what you categorize as a negative way the health of the planet and that is quite simply to be very careful.  The planet you are dwelling on is quite capable of defending itself if brought to a point of endangerment.  There is no need for concern about the planet.

What is often (again in that myopic viewpoint of the human mind) not recognized is that the very planet upon which you live is in essence, a living being.  It is filled with the consciousness of the unity of God. It operates in ways that are only beginning to be understood by the human mind through the advanced scientific observation.  It is operated in such a way for far longer than those who are attempting to profit from it's resources and who are ignoring it's well being have lived on it's surface.  It will operate in a self-healing way, maintaining balance long after they who are viewing from this realm have seen what has been done.

The Earth is a most precious element in your lives.  It is a living being very much as you are a living being.  And, yet it is designed by it's Creator to fulfill for a definite period of time every need, every physical, emotional and energetic need that every human being dwelling on it's surface could ever want.  If it were not for the fear based need of the human ego to stockpile large quantities of energy--either as wealth, food or other resources for potential future use, everything would be far more in balance than it is at this time.

If you look at the realm of nature, the realm of animals, there is always stockpiling, always the need for pulling together abundance and for defending territories to guarantee sufficient food.  But, it is all in balance.  For even those who in dormant periods you call hibernation, stockpile foods, the very stockpiling that in many cases leads to the inadvertant planting and growing of many trees from seeds and nuts that were buried away and misplaced or forgotten.  It is all part of a renewal plan where nothing is harmed and everything flows in perfect accordance with everything else.

Yet, there is little that vast sums of money can accomplish when they sit in computer memory or in vaults.  If it were flowing as it was designed to do, it could correct all the imbalance and all the harm that acquiring it has caused to the most precious and loving of beings that you inhabit.  But, make no mistake, you have even developed some basic, albeit somewhat naive understanding of what we are speaking of--a phenomenon that you call Gaia--and yet...

Linda:  Gaia?  I don't know that word.

Ariel:  If you research you will find theories about the operation of Earth as a living being that you have labeled with this name we have given you.  And yet, it is far more complex than what has been understood.  What has been understood is in essence correct, but this Earth upon which you live will tolerate only so much destruction and when it becomes threatened, when it's survival is at risk, it will eliminate the source of it's danger as do all living beings.

This is not intended to prophesy doom and gloom, but is simply a statement of pure fact that while you are critically close to causing such a reaction from this living being, this Earth you are seeing in your own lifetime some of the effects of the devastation and the consequences the Earth will produce to counteract such devastation.  If in the long term it comes down to a test between the survival of the Earth and what you know as humans, the Earth will survive.

Linda:  Can you give us an example of the Earth defending itself?  What would we see?

Ariel:  The human organism is rather fragile.  The Earth has total ability to regulate it's atmospheric conditions.  It has tremendous ability to regulate the temperature on the surface that you live on.  It has a great deal of ability to control how much of it's surface is covered with water and how much with land.  It has great freedom to control environments that you label as tropical or desert.  Humans have very little tolerance to changes in these factors.  And these factors are not permanent, not guaranteed to remain as they have been.  The Earth as a living being has the ability to control and manipulate these factors and if the very survival of the Earth were ever threatened by the destruction, greed or selfishness of humanity, factors would be changed such that humanity would not be able to survive on it's surface.

Linda:  Cataclymic geographical changes have been predicted by the end of this century.  Do you share this expectation?

Ariel:  There are many in your realm who experience truth through a filter, depending on the height and degree of their vibration.  The one's you speak of channel wisdom and divinity through clouded filters.  They are doomsayers, the prophesiers.  Prophecies of cataclysmic events have existed, have raged for all time.  What they speak of is so focused on fear, so focused on the negative that it comes through as unspeakable disaster, calamity.  And yet others who take the same information and bring it through in love and in clarity see changes happening, but without the emphasis and with nowhere near the intensity that these doomsayers use.  They see that any change you might judge as negative is all part of a very positive process of evolution and growth.  So, that's the long answer.

The short answer is "no".  The cataclysm they talk about will not happen.  But, yes changes will happen to the Earth that will make part of what they say true.  But, the intensity will not be the same as what they speak.

Linda:  But many of the predictions, especially those of Nostradamus have come true.  Please comment.

Ariel:  What we wish you to focus on is not the accuracy of prophecy but the motivation of prophecy.  Prophecy can have one of two underlying motivations--love or fear.

Even in your time there are some who prophesy the negative, who publish books, who publish guides, who even have survival techniques on where to go and how to avoid the cataclysm that they see.  You must discern whether their motivation is one of enlightening, helping and saving others or making money and gaining power out of their fear and out of other people's fear that resonates with them.

We have chosen you to share our message because your goal is not one of instilling fear but instilling strength.  Yours is not one of disempowering others by your knowledge of the realm that others cannot touch and scaring them so they must follow you.  Yours comes from giving them a gift that will empower their lives and make them strong.  Throughout all time these have been both types of use of this power.

Linda:  Do you see the shape of the United States changing and California and other states falling into the ocean?

Ariel:  No.  This is prophecy based on fear driven interpretations of oceans rising.