Friday, January 30, 2015

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

Good News!

I'm about to hand off to my publisher iUniverse my version of the final draft of Volume 3 of the "Jewels of Truth" series. From there it takes another month more or less to type set into book form. With some minor alterations if any on my end or there's in the publishing process. Let's hope Volume 3 publishes sometime in the month of March of this year!

For you the ardent reader of my past and current work you'll notice a very large portion of Volume 3. Is already freely available here on this blog site of "Atrayo's Oracle". Although this blog site lacks a proper direct form of indexing I hope you'll prefer the book form in the future. Like I've stated in the past so far this has been a one man show on my end. I'm writing Volume 6 right now at the current count of #1,914 "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements. Meaning I'm playing catch-up just getting these volumes published. Whereby Volumes 4 & 5 are loosely sitting in a dusty bin collecting dust until I crank them out in a proper order.

To be frank iUniverse is a self-publisher I lack the expertise if not the support to fully pursue this like the pros. So on a wing and a prayer I fulfill my genuine dharma in fits and starts until it can perhaps take on a professional level if at all.

Now to this month's "Jewels of Truth" trio in the series #1063-1065. On the topics of: Mysticism, Sleep, and Unconditional Love. May you enjoy them and find them speaking to you on the level of the soul seeking reflection of self.

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Mysticism:

1063) All souls who art in heaven reside with God(dess) right now. The countless brethren of souls become reborn into the reality of all physical and ethereal matter. Whom are also made in the equal likeness and Image of the Creator God. Share in his eternal glory alongside his divine presence wherever he may reside in principle. For this totally means that our souls that are of grace by choice are always with God in heaven as our parental protector. The other children as our siblings in spirit alone that chose to fall from grace reside with God in hell by choice. This dichotomy escapes no one as to further stretch this truth to its fullest expression.  

Every incarnated (im)mortal entity in our Creation be it on Earth or elsewhere in our shared cosmos. Is equally a multidimensional spiritual being made in the Image and Likeness of God(dess). Meaning our combined macro souls reside in our physical reality, and subsequently also in heaven or hell by the alignment of our lives acted out by intent. As God the absolute is Omnipresent everywhere we as his divine children piggyback onto such a dynamic as living souls. We are capable of simultaneous existence in more than one dimension at a time. To deny this power is to choose to become ignorant of the glory of God expressed through our souls as the First Cause. Amen.                                                 ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Sleep:

1064) When we slumber unconsciously we are closest to our purest spiritual essence completely. It was like this when we were not yet born into physical Creation for this particular incarnation in life. And it shall be again when our day and hour comes to pass for us to return into a pure spiritual form. It will be for all divine beings in the fullest origin of all that is best in silence. The looseness of the mind is how we dream in jumbled expressions with symbolism and arcane meanings to decipher, if ever. Unbounded and accelerated is how we as spiritual beings perceive life where time and space are senseless to us.  

We can be lucid when we're unconscious as we sleep as we can be lucid when our roles are reversed in wakefulness. It may seem that we dream alone when we sleep and this isn't so. We are never alone for the Holy Spirit is always with us even in our nightmares waiting for us to cry out for an intervention of love. As in life we may cry out for an intervention of grace to sweep our lives to a deeper place of sanctified meaning. Our Oneness is assured of every iota based on our needs and wants according to the "Will of God". Amen.                                         ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Unconditional Love:

1065) When it is spoken to love unconditionally is it not meant to love as a zealot. It is meant to love without conditions but in a course of life by moderation. An Absolute Love can only be offered by our Creator God(dess) whom is perfect and omniscient in all ways. We as the created children in the Holy Spirit were formed to live as souls. Be it as life which sometimes may be people or something entirely different in all the wonders ever to be encountered in Creation.  

We can love with our without conditions. When we love with conditions than such a love will prove eventually to be wholly defective in nature. As the weight of the conditions will be nigh impossible to maintain over time. Otherwise if we love without conditions it will be harder in practice to live out. But, it is also purest in being closest to God himself in divine principle or first cause. Unconditional Love may not be Absolute Love, but it is the best we have together to offer each other as people and the world at large. Amen.                                                      ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. ---Buddha.

The Glory of God is a human being fully alive. ---St. Itenaeus.

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.                                                    ---James Joyce.

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. ---Proverbs 16:24

You have given him his Heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. ---Psalm 21:2

If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open. ---Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.

Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of Stars. ---Serbian Proverb.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Public Safety Concept: "Legislative Restrictions of Non-Powder Guns to Minors"

Hello All,

When I first decided to do this proposed concept regarding the Federal government to enact legislation restricting non-powder guns to minors. They're often called toy or imitation guns which is a misnomer and a tragic mix up as you'll soon learn why. Non-Powder Guns are compressed gas fired weapons be they a compressed gas cylinder as in paint ball weapons. Or pump action BB (plastic) and Pellet (metal) based ammunition that usually fire silently and can be used to hunt small game animals.




The Cleveland, Ohio 12 year old youth named "Tamir Rice" got caught up briefly with the national infamous cases of Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. Of the hotbed police shootings of unarmed black males although in the New York City case it was a fatal choke hold caught on video of "Mr. Eric Garner". Young Tamir's case wasn't unheard of as tragic as that sounds by just doing a search on the Internet will show. However the so-called toy gun (BB / Pellet gun) is one capable of killing nonetheless and maiming due to the chronic cases of children losing their eye to an ill placed shot to the face.

My conceptual proposal for the interested general public would be to enact Federal legislation. To restrict access to minors under the age of 16 years old of the aforementioned non-powder weapons. Right now in 24 U.S. States there are a variety of State wide ordinances to restrict the usage of these non powder guns with minors. However the rest of the Union of those 26 States and on the Federal level do not have any such legislative restrictions.

One of the greatest barriers is the cultural myth or fallacy that these non-powder weapons are Toys. They aren't since if such a weapon is used in the commission of a crime its treated as a regular assault by a deadly weapon. So I first recommend that the famous public national service announcement agency known as the "Ad Council" (Link) be enlisted. To develop a PSA (Public Service Announcement) educating the masses regarding the real basis of non-powder weapons (ie BB, Pellet, & Paint Ball). In conjunction with such a televised commercial spotlight to have all public school districts create educational modules to teach parents. Of the ill societal effects of unsupervised minors with non-powder weapons. To allocate Federal and State block grants for such a purpose via the Dept. of Education and affiliated Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies. To partner with non-profit organizations that are gun safety oriented and other children advocacy groups. Also, any private schools are welcome on a voluntary basis to partake in such a national public education initiative.

The second initiative supported by Federal Law Enforcement agencies be they the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) or the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) if warranted. Including every State Trooper and local police department to coordinate with governmental grants and private donations to offer a string of Gun Buy Back Events. That include the purchase of unwanted non-powder guns during such a national and regional education campaign. Once the ignorance is pealed back from parents as to what lays usually in the non or under supervised hands of their children. Let them think twice about owning such a classification of weapons in the home.  

The final thrust of such a movement is to have sympathetic lobbying groups. Be they from the general public or from industry to petition both houses of the Federal Congress.  To develop a bi-partisan bill modeled after the best in the aforementioned 24 U.S. States have in their laws already. Here are a few examples what these 24 U.S. States have in common with restrictions to minors regarding non-powder guns. Children bringing such a weapon to school (Public or Private) including brandishing it in a school bus is an immediate disciplinary expulsion. Other examples are of no brandishing such weapons in public or where the public can be endangered. This includes the public transit system, public parks or recreational facility, and often direct supervision is required from a parent or adult guardian. (List courtesy of "Pellet Gun Zone.com")

As we all soon can realize our Federal Congress under this era has a popularity rating of horrendous proportions. So if such a movement did get stuck or waffle at the Federal legislation level. A back-up plan to attempt to sweep such an legislation initiative on behalf of families everywhere. Would take this to the other 26 U.S. States that do not have any such restrictions to minors on the books. Otherwise a cursory review of those highly valued States that do to give their existing laws a necessary face lift if at all warranted. Nearly half the country in regards to the States have led by example. And yet our Federal government in regards to living by their own purported values is no where to be found on such an issue.




The picture above is from an October 23rd, 2013 Santa Rosa, California case of a 13 year old boy named "Andy Lopez". That was holding a realistic looking replica to the AK 47 Assault Styled Weapon. The Non-Powdered Weapon is the one on the right hand side. The boy was walking in his neighborhood wearing a hooded sweatshirt and had the barrel pointed upwards. When the police stopped him and ordered him to the ground it was mere seconds later Andy was shot dead. (Link: Santa Barbara County Coalition Against Gun Violence )

Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece already had a bill in the works for her State Congress. Before the tragedy of "Tamir Rice" took place last November 26th, 2014 in the city of Cleveland.(Link: US News.com Reports Ohio Toy Gun Regulation ) This horrifying event for Ohio I'm sure rallies them onwards for humane treatment through safety and prevention for future families in their State. Let's hope Federal and State Legislators stop playing petty bickering games of partisanship when children's lives are at stake.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Heaven Is The Intention To Be With God Always"

Hello All,

Many of us strive for a world of our own making that is pleasant, if not challenging in the best sense possible. To build our lives around a sense of remarkable purpose by having a positive impact on the world. Many of us do this day in and day out with hardly ever a thank you from our peers or our loved ones. It seems only when we receive a genuine "I Love You" from a child, spouse, assorted relative, or friend. Then the world becomes a more so tolerable place of hope and goodwill at large.

Yet something ancient and profound lays waiting for our attention if we but notice our internal murmurs of the Holy Spirit within us. Dare I say the "Kingdom of God" is only a moment from us in spiritual awareness. When we bring our attention and intention back to the divine within totality. We polish our souls to glisten for a moment between moments. We enter the holy ground of our inner temple just as ourselves not so much to worship God. But just to be One with every form of Love that has given us abundant life. To seek the fountain of everlasting life spiritually speaking we rejuvenate ourselves like the mighty Phoenix of old.

This is the Heaven that is just one intention away from our mind's eye. Led entirely by our combined hearts shared through God onto us your spiritual brothers and sisters of the Earth. Amen.

Today's topic is on Heaven in the series of #1898 written just a week ago. Meant to inspire all regarding the wonders of a living Heaven in each of us. For God is in our midst Right Here and Right Now upholding our fragile lives through his love. Amen.

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Heaven:

1898)  All of Heaven is aglow with the mirth of God's delight with Creation. The meta diversity so splendid that it makes mortals dream of us. We are God plural abiding with his "Holy Spirit" in every regard. Yet, God was before the first spirits took form in origin. We swim in his every majestic glory knowing nothing, but a tranquil abundance of all the riches in benevolence Imaginable. Heaven is a sheer climb to the first mountain top in the celestial "Great Spirit". A palace that shines greater than "Mount Olympus" as a whole in fact. We are all together as the Alpha, Mu, and the Omega in the beginning, middle, and the very end of all things real and unreal. There is no where that we are not through the loving presence of God(dess).

Be still young souls that read this statement, and begin to remember your greatest bliss with God at your side. Be again the lovers and the creators in God's very own Image and Likeness in his Holy Spirit. Only to beget wonders and miracles through your total works in this world and the next. Heaven is a dynamic fusion of spiritual diversity that is not of religions alone. It is of every spiritual tradition ever conceived through the "Mind of God" by the children of God(dess), this is what Heaven and Creation is in simplicity and beauty. Amen.                                                                         ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Our Souls Have No Gender Whatsoever With God In His Image and Likeness"

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone globally has enjoyed this newly minted year before our very eyes. Although the news of the day around the world can be frightening if you allow it to sink your spirits. Choose instead to be a living grace by any means you wish to define it within benevolence.

Today's first entry for the year 2015 will be a controversial one for those who hold fast to marriage between one man and one woman. As I write this forthcoming spiritual wisdom statement stands more in the mystical deep end of the pool of life. I have written previous "Jewels of Truth" statements on such a topic which I'm rehashing once more. It's worth repeating by so many different angles that it can be spiritually explained beyond the confines of any one religion on the Earth.

This topic also follows a bit of Florida news since the beginning of this week. In the county of "Miami-Dade" which is my hometown the ban of same sex marriages has been lifted across the State. At least until the next legal hiccup burps out another secular civil rights objection. Here is a "Miami Herald" newspaper article online detailing the recent turn of events. "Same-Sex Marriage Begin In Miami-Dade County" (Article link dated Jan. 5th, 2015)

This "Jewels of Truth" statement is #1893 in the series on the topic called "Genderless Souls".

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Genderless Souls:

1893)  Let no man or woman judge their peers in an incomplete truth. For it brings shame to themselves and so it becomes a miscarriage of the sacred dignity of all living souls. All people and even creatures should have an equal grace before God(dess) to love one another in whatever form that is mutually acceptable. To condemn another based upon their sexual orientation when there is love in truth with full devoted expression. Is to deny the "Spirit of God" to co-habitat with such genuine lovers. Be they straight, gay, lesbian, transgendered, and so forth...

I say this with conviction as a mystic soul of the Lord God. Our very souls in God's Immaculate Image and Likeness has No Gender Whatsoever! Our souls as eternal spirits have no genitals or mammalian glands like our physical bodies do. God's own Image and Likeness is a dynamic mysterious paradox beyond our so called rational Puritan values. As it is spoken in (Galatians 3:28)

I quote:

"There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer Male and Female; for all of you are One in Christ Jesus."

We are all inclusively One in God(dess). Our souls are infinite and eternal as in God's own Image and Likeness. So as to condemn homosexuals who honor their core truth in being true to their living dignity. Is to cast stones only to seek to become victims ourselves as ignorant to your very much genderless or gender free souls in heaven. Our spirits are neither just male or just female for they are both and they are not. It is a living paradox we are majestic souls in an Infinite Image and Likeness of God the Creator. To condemn lovers of whatever sexual orientation or any other form of discrimination. Is to stain yourselves for a time in a fear born from hell alone.

To love one another is meant in a complete holistic manner without remorse or reservations. Bigotry lends itself to a myriad of karmic lessons until you mature as souls incarnated as people. God marries all genuine lovers in a spirit of thanksgiving. So that his colossal "Holy Spirit" spreads in his own Image and Likeness throughout all Creation(s). Amen.                           ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Greetings Everyone!

I hope you've all have had your end of year festivities in a responsible manner to yourself and each other. Those that party hearty and those that rather reflect on the year that has gone by. Before you commence your "New Year's Resolution" take a highlights only mental inventory of those you should forgive. Especially if you were at fault no matter the reasons. Come to an internal spiritual consensus to do better just like New Year resolutions are all about.

My "New Year Resolution" has been simple and constant for the last few years out of simplicities sake. It is "To do the best I can and to be very well for it". It's no fuss and no muss of half hearted measures and broken resolutions as 3 months into the new year. Many shoot for the moon with ambitious New Year Resolutions only to break them giving yourselves a dosage of grief and guilt. Whereby if your trying to lose weight only a carton of ice cream will give you peace. Or so you think and thus the spiral downward into remorse begins a refreshed cycle of heartache. I say catch yourself before you leap down such a black hole and try something closer to Earth within your grasp. Baby steps rather then Moonshots will yield steady progress over time if indeed you are sincere with accomplishment.

Tonight's trio of original "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are in the series # 1060-1062. On the topics of: Change, Reincarnation, and Spirit. Taking in the view of the Meta beyond the confines of this little sandbox we call the Earth and Humanity. Even though you may disagree with some of my statements or conclusions may it nonetheless expand your perceptions of your spiritual inheritance with God.

Namaste my spiritual siblings and have a Happy New Year!

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Change:

1060) When times are good people will refuse to change or improve their modality of living or thinking. They become complacent and seek not to alter anything of consequence in their lives. Fearing it would cause a risk of loss in lifestyle in regards to prosperity be it material or otherwise. However when things are difficult and if necessary near a boiling point. Then change is ripe in the air and changes that matter are practical to pursue. There will always be people who seek to stand still out of habit. They shall be the first wave of souls to be left behind in the past with hardly a promise for tomorrow. Change is constant and so should we be for the right reasons and for the highest good in each of us especially at no one's misfortune.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Reincarnation:

1061) When any soul comes to life as a (im)mortal being in this physical Creation. They are a Infinite piece of God come to this universe. So as to live, to love, to grow, and to create by having a near opportunity to experience this side of Creation most of all. All souls are ageless spiritual beings of eternity where time has no bearing on existence. However every soul will seek out a physical experience in order to feel time and separation so as to be one with a duality consciousness. All hardships soon become kindling to the evolution of every soul that is incarnated. Not to forsake its own previous spiritual memories as the minor gods or angels in paradise. But to fulfill such tendencies to experience a quasi mortal entity in conjunction with their eternal soul in tandem.

This is all to recall our Source as the Creator himself become alive through us right Now! By returning from every hardship as a catalyst to propel our combined divinity forward. So we may remember through growth and to love Creation at this level of incarnated detail. God(dess) comes through us so we may experience the sublime and the mundane in union. Our experiences becomes a macro kaleidoscope for God the Creator to sift through our thoughts and emotions as himself. To be truly the "I am, that I am". 

We are the souls forging ahead by living, experiencing, and loving for both ourselves and for God(dess) through us. We as mortal beings have never left the womb of our Creator. God(dess) is pregnant with us as life itself. Where an inception of life and birth are a constant developmental reality filled with high praise to our Maker.

When it is our time to return to the fullest realization of paradise by mortal death. We do so being hopefully wiser and rather gentler souls than when we came with ourselves and each other. If not, there are many more opportunities to experience another aspect of life within Creation. Amen.                                                ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Spirit:

1062) Where we as people live as citizens to a sovereign nation within this world that have predefined borders. We as immortal souls from the realms of Spirit have no such border to contend with in our infinite ethereal sojourns. We as the Holy Spirits given mortal form as physical people have our limitations. However when we die to this version of ourselves we become so much more with faculties of the minor gods if we so choose to be again.

To traverse Creation which is a never ending nonlinear distortion as a spiraling life. Traveling to dimensions where time and space do not exist nor shall ever exist in truth. We become one again with the Absolute Creator the "God of gods" rediscovering our inheritance from the frame of mind of the Angels. God is Infinite and so are we in the "Holy Spirit" by being made in his Image and Likeness as souls without borders in paradise. Amen.                                              ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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Be yourself, and be what God intended. ---Unknown.

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this Earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. ---Shirley Chisholm.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ---Socrates.

The progress of our soul is like a perfect poem. It has an Infinite idea which once realized makes all movements full of memory and joy. ---Rabindranath Tagore.

To us, our house was not unsentient matter - it had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with; and approvals and solicitude's and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction. ---Mark Twain.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Public Health & Safety Concept: "Pharmaceutical Addiction Responsibility Fund"

Hello All,

Prescription medications when they serve their purpose are a welcome balm of healing to our healthcare system in America. Healing and treating an array of symptoms that patients so dearly need for the care of any magnitude of ailments. However when such a pharmacology of medications gets abused by patients and ancillary individuals the society as a whole suffers. While researching the topic of prescription drug abuse in America I came across a litany of statistics. I read somewhere that Americans are 5% of the global population say around 311 million, but prescriptions are written like we are 20% of the global population. Pain Killers are the real scourge in America being excessively used. For instance more addicts die from over doses of pain killers than they do of Heroin and Cocaine combined in America.

This hasn't gone unnoticed by the trade association of the pharmaceutical industry known as PhRMA. This trade group is very concerned about these societal trends where they are vigorously engaged in community education with local community partners nationally. So says such a web page entry citing crucial data points right here. PhRMA on Prescription Drug Abuse (Link)

What I'm proposing with tonight's public health and safety societal conceptual design initiative goes much further. Than mere placing their pharmaceutical toe in the American society waters by means of community and education out reach. To share the pain (pun intended) of the mortality rate and for the living addicts getting high from their manufactured medications nationally. Meaning to establish a good faith public health trust fund of sorts available to these aforementioned community local partners. Such as drug rehab clinics and hospitals perhaps even narcotics anonymous groups. Drug Courts across America helping to staff and run them, especially by hiring more public defenders on their municipal payrolls. Aid Narcotic Vice Police squad departments with additional resources be it with awarded grants for equipment and additional personnel. Besides help the affected police departments with the disposal incineration costs of destroying seized prescription medications. Since twice a year nationally the DEA (Drug Enforcment Agency) paid by tax payers foots the bill to promote the "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day". I'll quote from their opening paragraph from November 5th of this year on their event press release. DEA Press Release (Link)

"NOV 05 (WASHINGTON) - On its ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 4,076 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners collected 617,150 pounds (309 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at 5,495 sites.  This brought the total amount of drugs collected in four years to 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons.  (A breakdown of this ninth Take-Back Day’s results by state can be seen here.)"

I recall back in the 1980's during the Reagan Presidential Administration years. When cocaine when hitting the streets across America for the very first time. That eventually American military advisers a.k.a. special forces were sent to Columbia to combat the co-ca plant production. By training the Colombian National Army in dealing with this mess in their own backyard. I'm sure the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) got involved by forging partnerships of all sorts. (ie Iran-Contra Affair ring a bell?)

My point is the "War on Drugs" being a catchy phrase having mediocre success nationally in these past few decades. I hear nothing now about a war on drugs although Mexcio is practically in a civil war. With 6 major drug cartels just south of our American border. The pharmaceutical industry be it domestically is just sitting pretty making billions of dollars in profits. Some of which I suppose are from illicit uses of the medications they themselves have manufactured. I bet they have those internal numbers somewhere in accounting departments in each company. I'm not stating to declare a war on the pharmaceutical industry that is plain lubricious. However they are helping that this societal public health and safety dysfunction to continue even if indirectly. Time to pony up a few billion of dollars every year into the aforementioned Public Health & Safety Trust Fund.

I wonder if there are any unseen or unheard of policy research papers from think tanks. Exploring how culpable the pharmaceutical industry is with the prescription drug abuse? Stopping production is not what I'm advocating altougth stricter quality control distribution standards wouldn't hurt. Thankfully here in the State of Florida our recently reelected State Attorney General "Lady Pam Bondi". Spearheaded a couple years back a prescription drug database which several other States also are now using. That tracks medications between physicians, pain clinics, pharmacies, and hospitals avoiding previous abuses by addicts. Since only a couple years ago Florida was notoriously known as the Pill Mill Capitol of the country. That title no longer applies thanks to this statewide prescription drug database and Statewide Law Enforcment efforts. Here's such a finding from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) from this past July 4th 2014. Prescription Pain Killer Abuses Plummet in Florida (Link) 

Florida gained notoriety after 2007 because of the proliferation of pain clinics in the state that were prescribing large quantities of drugs for pain with little medical justification and were being used primarily by persons abusing or diverting opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxants (2). In 2010, Florida was also home to 98 of the 100 U. S. physicians who dispensed the highest quantities of oxycodone directly from their offices. In response, Florida enacted several measures to address prescribing that was inconsistent with best practices. The Florida legislature required that pain clinics treating pain with controlled substances register with the state by January 4, 2010. In February 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration and various Florida law enforcement agencies began to work together in Operation Pill Nation (3). Pain clinic regulations were further expanded later in 2010. In February 2011, law enforcement conducted statewide raids, resulting in numerous arrests, seizures of assets, and pain clinic closures. In July of that year, coinciding with a public health emergency declaration by the Florida Surgeon General, the state legislature prohibited physician dispensing of schedule II or III drugs from their offices and activated regional strike forces to address the emergency. Mandatory dispenser reporting to the newly established prescription drug monitoring program began in September 2011. Finally, in 2012, the legislature expanded regulation of wholesale drug distributors and created the Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns.

About less than half of the States in our Union are each utilizing such a strict prescription drug database as a safeguard measure. Paid wholly by tax payers, don't you think the pharmaceutical industry should have some economic skin in helping States fund such initiatives? Or is the community education and local partnerships enough of a responsibility for them as a form of accountability?

Here's a national map from the mortality rates from the year 1999 and 2010 in comparison. Tracking this national drug epidemic courtesy of "Healthy Americans.org" posted last year in October 2013. Link to the National Map Comparison

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic finds that 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less out of 10 possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse. Two states, New Mexico and Vermont, got the highest score, receiving all 10 possible indicators, while South Dakota scored the lowest with two out of 10.
According to the report, prescription drug abuse has quickly become a top public health concern, as the number of drug overdose deaths - a majority of which are from prescription drugs - doubled in 29 states since 1999. The rates quadrupled in four of these states and tripled in 10 more of these states.
Prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined, and drug overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle-related deaths in 29 states and Washington, D.C. Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs costs the country an estimated $53.4 billion a year in lost productivity, medical costs and criminal justice costs, and currently only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment.

So my concept or requested initiative is that the pharmaceutical industry show a combined fortitude nationally. Be it through their trade association of PhRMA or other corporate institutions domestically. By placing their combined leadership and custodial responsibility to rather be a great healer. Versus an indirect benefactor financially from the sales of these illicitly used medications. To share in the burden Uncle Sam is dealing from Nationally down to our local streets. Now that States like Florida are better safeguarded from abuses by unscrupulous physicians and pain clinics writing red flag prescriptions.The drug addicts I hear on a minority basis are holding up pharmacies directly in robberies just to get their fix. So the dilemma continues from one source in distribution to another unfortunately.

Do consider how the Pharmaceutical Industry needs to be held to the highest possible standard in our health care concerns. Just as the government is in combating these efforts from the misguided end users abusing themselves and our society. However keep in mind this concept initiative can easily apply to Small Firearms Manufacturers and the Pornography Industry in America. Both are indirectly financially profiting from citizens being victimized from gun violence and sexual assaults. They should be held to a higher standard economically since the tax payer is again holding the bag once more.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Perfection Is Purely Spiritual And Excellence Is For Mortals Alone"

Hello All,

I'm squeezing in my end of the year blog posts to sync up with my monthly routine for my readers here at "Atrayo's Oracle". Typically two "Jewels of Truth" statements from my recent material and the trio of my older works. With at least one monthly "Gem of Opportunity" of an innovative conceptual design offered up as a solution for society as a whole. That's the format I've been trying to follow for the last year or so here on this blog site. Cross-posting my material here at Google's Blogger to my other incarnations of "Atrayo's Oracle". Be it Tumblr, Beliefnet, Temple Illuminatus, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and sometimes Linkedin. I try to cultivate a readership within various sources of social media on the cheap. Thankfully its worked for my web analytic tool highlights readers Internationally. The hits may be modest in the low thousands, however I'm grateful for every sincere set of eyeballs. No matter if this is your first time here or if your a regular reader across any of my several venues.

Tonight's "Jewels of Truth" statement is on the topic of Perfection. Which is very apropos due to the holiday craze at least here in some Western and certain Asian Eastern societies. Do remember chasing for perfection for people is a fallacy, much like a dog chasing its tail. Better yet pursue a sincere moderated action of excellence instead. You'll remain closer to sanity and hopefully avoiding the pitfalls of the ego to jump off the cliff's of despair. Enjoy your holidays no matter your religious faith with yourself and your Creator first. Followed rightfully so by your dear family and friends in this life. As the Lady "Suze Orman" likes to state; "People First, then Things and then Money".

Happy Holidays.

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Perfection:

1885) All perfection begins within from the spiritual vantage point alone. For all Earthly matters are prone to errors of all varieties and scales of wrong doing. Only excellence can be achieved amongst mortal people in every endeavor as an outlet for a truthful success. Perfection is a spiritual power as a self-directed motion afforded to all from the "Spirit of God" alone. To be perfect one must be pure of heart and of mind in solidarity with the divine in every manifestation. Short of this perfection becomes an ideal to reach for although falling short each time.

Life may seem ruled by chaos when observing worldly events. Yet within all sets of dynamics there is a paradox of order at work. Every system from the minuscule to the gigantic observes such a tenacity as a sublime truth. To proclaim only chaos as the only reality is to only speak a half-truth in conjecture. Every witness can only find perfection in the meta whole watching from a comfortable distance. Up close we miss the whole movement and begin to make unconscious assumptions in isolation of the required parts in motion. We miss the entire scale of the order of being often paying only heed to a narrow spectrum of the selective truth we adhere to overall.

Judging a thing a flaw when indeed it is excellent is more an error of discernment. When one sabotages the efficiency of the whole mechanism in play. Be mindful of the varied consequences when living your lives in conjunction with others. This will forestall the good you seek and of your neighbors goodness as well. Still do take actions when it is warranted for inaction is the death of many in spirit. Be not afraid to move out of instinct or out of choice when you will surely benefit from such a course of action. Otherwise you may very well become the walking dead as mindless or worse heartless people. Just so you can get by life without any trouble at all. This spells ruin in more ways than I can say of the human condition and of the living soul. Perfection is pure Spirit and excellence is purely secular in nature. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Purchase "Jewels of Truth" For The Holidays!

Season Greetings,

Just to let my readers know that I have the "Jewels of Truth" series in Kindle, Nook, E-Book, and Paperback formats. Since many of you are shopping for the holidays I may as remind you to please consider my book as a stocking stuffer. For my International readers this multi-volume series is only available in English at this time.

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Thank you, for your support of my literary efforts.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jewels of Truth Statement: "A Heaven Like No Other"

Hello All,

This month I seem to be hesitant in keeping up to date this blog site with my original spiritual works. Perhaps the bah humbug spirit has struck me, however since I'm not the type of person to put up a Christmas tree, at least not since my youth. Many of the holiday festivities seem to pass me by when at home. Nonetheless I always make it a habit to give thanks in both the small and the greater occurrences in my life. Irrespective of a formalized religious traditions I keep God with all my mind, heart, and most of my actions.

Aside from this Holiday Season no matter the particular faith being celebrated. We are each stewards of the divine that we carry in our very souls. A divinity that has no bounds and overlaps into every sincere expression of our lives. One that binds us up together with God and whichever holy figure you choose to worship. Be it Savior, Saint, or Prophet all are welcome to be reflected upon equally in a deepening sense of a dear fulfillment of the spirit.

Today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statement was written earlier this month. Standing at #1882 in the series on the topic of Heaven. How my Angels within describe the paradise of the soul as I describe their views. Enjoy.

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Heaven:

1882) The afterlife no matter your religious persuasion in the world is a unique realm of immense glory filled possibilities. Not so much of the sheer amazing vista's perceived by every soul in heaven to be encountered. The array of heavenly lights as breathtaking as it is puts to shame all the combined art that has ever been created. No matter if it has been fashioned by every form of intelligent species within Creation itself. This splendor is natural beyond every contraption conceived and placed into any given form by the children of the cosmos.

Many have depicted heaven as a place of many mansions each as its own wondrous resort in practice. This is yet still a crude interpretation of such a pristine celestial paradise. Instead picture a natural fauna of a living rainforest within a shaded canopy of a bio-diversity of living souls each with their own habitat. An Eden like no other where everyone flourishes together in a united harmony in witness to God's inner beauty. Every scenery is alive not with make believe Imagined surroundings, but in a living self-aware purpose that is magnificent. This intelligence becomes a living life breathing aura in a meta sense we call God(dess). This celestial light is molded to our every whim as souls within heaven. Like a clay made of ethereal stuff ushered forth by our willful thoughts in themselves or in concert with the combined thoughts of many.

God, plays with us his children in heaven like any parent would with a toddler child. The play is both instructive and totally entertaining beyond any theme park could ever provide. Like children with over glazed eyes in amazement we listen as God speaks in melodic tones absorbed into our hearty souls. We are almost as in a magical trance of the senses where our questions come not at the end of his discourses, but all throughout. Such is the timeless nature of heaven allowing answers to all questions to come instantaneously. Akin to a telepathic neural connection in a commune like pupils arena.

Newly arrived souls from Creation be it in the physical universe or elsewhere of such semi-lucent beings. Receive a nurturing orientation to recall themselves fully before total immersion in the drunk tank of (im)mortal life. Once such an assimilation is complete often referred to as the "Hour of Judgment" by the multitude of mortal faiths. This serves the purpose of gleaning an infinite constructive impact by a compassionate truth for the betterment of every entity in heaven. For those unfortunate to descend into hell see this very same practice as a raping to be tortured by the denizens of such a perdition. Twisting the truth into a warped abomination to heckle and punish its recent inhabitants. However in Heaven all is meant for enlightenment so as to understand from all perspectives. For every life you've directly or indirectly have touched as a person not to sit in judgment of you but to set you free by grace. Your soul always continues to live spiritually to what it had done prior to your mortal incarnation. Regarding your eternal interests and joys as angelic like beings by every pursuit Imaginable. Amen.                                           ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Monday, December 08, 2014

"Jewels of Truth" Reading From: The Wayfarer of the Soul, Volume 2

Holiday Greetings,

Tis the Season as they say. I've just returned a couple of days ago from my 2 week family hometown visit in Miami, Florida. At least for the American "Thanksgiving" holiday traditional period. I'll see if I can make up the missed "Gem of Opportunity" innovative concept for this past November. By posting two this month, at least I'll see if I can make it so...

I've also recently compiled Volume 3 of the "Jewels of Truth" series in complete manuscript form. Meaning since I write all my material in long hand I painstakingly pieced together all 365 spiritual wisdom statements for my next volume. Besides I've just spell checked the document. What's left at least on my end before it becomes published or self-published via iUniverse.com. Is that I proof read the composition of the text one final time and then begin putting the book into an A-Z format for easy reading. Since each of my volumes aren't ever in chapter form more so an A-Z format akin to a reference guide.

Aside from that update regarding Volume 3. Today's reading from Volume 2 "The Wayfarer of the Soul" is on the topics of Metaphysics at least how it relates to Reincarnation. As always I channel this material from my Angels as a host of holy souls using automatic writing. I do my best to keep my human ego out of the equation as I channel in written form.

May you find the topic I'm exploring today intriguing in how I present it to you my global readers.

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Metaphysics:

Those of us who hold a strong belief in reincarnation usually tend to believe that it only corresponds to a past linear historical time period. Well it is more than just the past, it is also the present usually known as twin souls. Besides future incarnations of whatever order of life we become again in eternity.

Another incomplete perception is that a person believes that they are only related in a soul lineage to select individuals. This is not the case, we are related in terms of reincarnation and of oneness with God. For all living moments of the past, present, and future entities be it a speck of dust to other forms of life as souls. What this means is that you can not go ever beyond God nor yourself in the essence and substance of your soul. A soul has no borders in eternity it is both a localized phenomenon and a non-localized being as a living paradox. To awaken to this realization one begins to understand how to access the one holistic archive of life known as the "Mind of God(dess)". It is accessed via ones ethereal spirit using your intuitive faculties as if it were an open book. In turn one begins to assimilate this knowledge and wisdom with your other mortal five senses.

What can come forth is both awe inspiring or it can become horrific depending on what the person chooses to access by intention from the "Mind of God". It is both an inherent gift and a muscle to be developed like a skill. Such is the paradox into spiritual enlightenment as how many will evolve into ascended masters by grace. Or descended masters of horror by karma ushered by their personal intentions.

Fear not, all are cared for within the Holy Light. As they realize these realities by consistently discovering epiphanies with absolute love all around them. Much like a child in a wonderland of delight and grandeur. God welcomes all to reawaken by the graces of his promise of everlasting life, as an abundant journey back home to paradise. Amen.                                                              ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul, Volume 2 pg. 107-108

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

As now that the holiday season is entering full swing at least here in the States. With the American Thanksgiving holiday only 2 weeks away and the shoppers black Friday at retailers upcoming. Most families in the modern day society are being caught up with keeping households afloat economically speaking. The reasons are various and very few of them are avoidable lest things become worse rather than better from negligence.

So those of us in materialistic societies be it in the West or the burgeoning East should value people more than personal property. It's very easy for our human ego to mistake people as things by mistreating them. A slippery slope I hope no one is encountering right now. For people much like technology is making our lives further productive be that for better or for worse. Do not misplace your grace during these forthcoming holidays no matter your faith persuasion in the world.

Today's trio of spiritual wisdom statements in the series are on the topics of: Truth, Oneness, and Realization. #1057-1059 Enjoy them as always and may you find them practical as they are meant to enlighten, if not challenge us.

(*I'm also going to be on a family visit to my hometown in Miami, FL. Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond for a couple of weeks. So I won't be able to update this blog site during that time. )

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Truth:

1057) With truth comes responsibility. A responsibility that is not to be taken lightly nor belittled in its scope of the encounter at hand. Truth is meant to be described, to heal entirely, and to set free what it shall convey in its subject matter in question. A half truth is a half lie and misleading by the intention of the speaker or the witness that repeats it to others. A truth is both subjective and objective in its natural outlook of what it shall entail. Responsibility comes on the heels of how the truth is handled and with whom it shall or should be shared with others.

Withholding the truth can be an injustice depending on the reasons and justifications used. By keeping it hidden from those who need it or deserve to be with it in spirit. Suffering can only come from a truth that is mishandled by the subjective intent to manipulate others to your own unjust ends. Be careful not to become an accomplice to such an undoing of ill treatment of others. Over time it shall either numb your scruples or weigh so heavily on your heart you will need much healing to overcome in spirit.

Move with the truth followed by your convictions in tandem use by what you behold as sacred in life. Be it as a philosophical or spiritual difference it is all one and the same beauty of the mind. As you live in truth you shall be blessed by your reputation as a person of renowned character. Nothing short of grace can be more endearing to any man, woman, or child in life as a principle. Amen.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Oneness:

1058) We are all one within the true "Spirit of God" within our hearts, minds, bodies, and in the care of all the souls in manifest and ethereal Creation. If we dare to separate ourselves from this ultimate truth in a secular fashion. We stand to lose out from being wholeheartedly connected to the glory of God(dess) in our lives. We cheat ourselves and for a time become miserable not becoming aware of the wonders all around us. A divinity that awaits this acceptance of such a sublime benediction releases us from this world.

Be still and listen to your heart beating with the pulse of Life. That gives power to the stars and the heavens to shine so brightly. Do not just look to the sky for God, but indeed look within each others hearts and there you shall find your salvation. In this truth is the glory of God most assured in a united divinity that is both real and alive right now! Amen.
                                                                                           ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Realization:

1059) For a true realization to occur in one's mind it must also be felt in your heart. A realization can't have one without the other from being involved as a matter of consequence. For an intellectual realization alone is only a partial connection. It must have its companion within the emotional in order to seize a full realization. Especially when it comes to a culmination of a splendid epiphany. To realize an idea, concept, or a truth one must see it within the mind's eye. In order to feel it in your heart afterwards and be able to mold it with a justified reason.

Although a medley of realizations strung together like a chain can at times become confusing to the intellect and the emotional being. This is where patience must be sought after in earnest in order to meditate or contemplate upon the subject matter. All other thoughts become secondary until a revelation is shown by your sincere intent to learn and grow as a person without prejudice. A realization can be refreshing akin to an "Aha!" moment in its fullest delight. Or bury you further into more questions leading you elsewhere in thought. Enjoy your musings and be filled with wonder for each breakthrough affords you another encounter of self discovery.                                                                                                                        ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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In the time of your life, live so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the Infinite delight and mystery of it.                                                          ---William Saroyan. "The Time of Your Life"

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite; that letting go is the real path to freedom. ---Sogyal Rinpoche.  "Glimpse After Glimpse"

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.                                                                      ---Carl Gustav Jung.

It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.                                                        ---Allan Lokos. "Through the Flames"

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion... In a word, to let the spiritual, unhidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. ---William Henry Channing.