Friday, December 27, 2013

Civil Rights Concept: "Indigenous Cultures Sports Team Negiotated Settlement"

Hello All,

With this season of gift giving practically behind us now as we're enjoying the vestiges of our abundance. The role of my blog site "Atrayo's Oracle" is to utilize my internal calling to alleviate suffering, be of practical service, and to bring joy to all. The role of my calling is that of an "Oracle Imagineer" combining my intuitive spiritual gifts with futuristic imaginative innovations as potential solutions to society. That has been the case since 2005 when this blog site launched followed by two self-published books in the spiritual wisdom tradition.

The reason why I make such a declaration is two-fold. One, we are all obligated to attempt to pursue our dreams by means of our internal calling from all we hold of a pure heart. Two, to admire the good in the world no matter how quaint to how sublime it may appear. Gratitude works both ways for the giver and the receiver and I am truly humbled by my soulful gifts.

Today's concept is about the recent dilemma Native American's as indigenous cultures in our great land. Are troubled by the alleged racism of collegiate to professional sports leagues using their likeness at their expense. My personal opinion is I see nothing offensive since whatever the sport in America. Depictions of Native Americans be it in Football for instance as the Washington "Red Skins". Is a display of the nobility and fighting spirit of a very proud people. You can call me naive and up to a point you may be right. However the "National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)" (Link) considers this plain racial mistreatment of Indigenous cultures. By sports teams be they football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer, etc.. Their request if not veiled demand is that such sports franchises change their team names to appease a greater sensibility. Although to do so wipes out in many ways the rich cultural heritage of these sports teams to a degree.

Back in June of 2012 the "University of North Dakota" changed their athletic program name. From "North Dakota Fighting Sioux" to the "University of North Dakota Athletic Program" due to the offense American Indians took to heart.

My concept comes down the middle giving merit to America's Indigenous Tribes and for the Sports Leagues themselves to a limited degree. For I do not have a dog in this race at all so I attempt to be impartial. Below is what follows as my concept to benefit both the Native Americans in economic investments to their future generations in education. Including infrastructure investments and cultural enrichment overall for the Indians and the ordinary American. The sports leagues would be best suited to attend a negotiated settlement out of self-interest in the least. For the Native Americans could easily go for a Legal Class Action Lawsuit Status as a consequence of not negotiating for a Grand Bargain.

Now to understand all sports leagues be they University to full Professional sports franchises have profited using Native American names, likeness, logos, and mascots. Consider the decades of such ill tolerated perceptions by Native Americans or in Canada's case "First Nations Culture". Where these sports leagues benefited in: stadium construction; athlete / coach, misc staff salaries; merchandising licensing deals; sponsorships; stadium ticket sales; etc... For those leagues using Native American Influences in promoting their sport teams overall for decades in many instances. Such profits goes northward beyond the millions of dollars historically to potentially billions of U.S. dollars.

My abstract concept would break down those sports teams in the past and present with Native Cultural namesakes. In the past sports teams like the "North Dakota University" that bite the bullet and changed their athletic department name. They won't necessarily get off the hook as a retrospective consequence. Besides those sports teams to date continuing their long standing traditions with Indigenous cultural namesakes and representations. So those of the Past would be lumped into one camp and those of the Present into another consolidated camp at the negotiating table.

Next this is what I propose understanding Institutions in America of highest learning. Such as Universities are constantly attempting to stretch their overall capital dollars as a means of internal growth. That those of the Past University campuses that changed their Native American namesake. Provide partial scholarships and in campus employment opportunities to Indigenous students within their region of the country. Those University campuses such as the "Florida State University Seminoles" that continue to use Tribal names and representations. To provide prospective Indigenous students full paid scholarships and on campus employment opportunities.

For the Professional Sports Leagues the picture is slightly different instead of paying out directly in a settlement worth whatever amount. That they provide Block Grants directly to the tribal partners by the stipulated regions such as those 12 sectors used by the "Bureau of Indian Affairs" (Link). Which is the Federal government department of the Interior of the country since 1824. Using such a national grid map of sorts for those past or present sport league teams utilized or are utilizing a Tribal namesake and representation. These block grants are to be used by each of the 12 regions to develop and maintain reservation infrastructure. Such as housing stock, water / sewer, electrical power grid, roadways, tribal governmental buildings, schools, etc.... Also the block grants can promote cultural enrichment programs of learning within the reservations.

Now you must be thinking why don't the affected sports teams just drop their Indigenous cultural identities and be done with it. Well they could, but I hope the National tribes holds their feet to the fire for their past usage of such cultural likeness. Which obligates them nonetheless at the negotiating table to come at a truce. So those sport teams instead of ripping out their own sports legacy in terms of history by changing their identity. Can enter into the Present camp and for as long as they use the namesake and representation of Native Americans. They get the blessing of their regional tribes to continue as they were whilst providing an economic investment boon to the tribes in perpetuity.

Also, those University campuses and Professional Sports Teams that are given the blessing to continue such a Native likeness. Will offer additional benefits versus those of the Past camp of a negotiated settlement. For instance before the start of every game after the National Anthem is sung. A tribal elder or shaman is invited to give a blessing to the game for all to hear. Be it in English or in their own Indigenous language so as to bless the home team and the fans in general. At the team owners expense offer free standard stadium seating with beverage (non-alcoholic) / meal vouchers to the local regional tribes to attend. Including providing a free shuttle service from tribal lands to and from the stadium. Discounted prices can be offered for higher value seating as well in the stadium for those Indians willing to purchase them. That during half-time Native American's of a particular regional tribe are invited to perform native dances and ceremonies for the stadium fans. As an employment opportunity for tribal members not unlike those utilized in the tourist hospitality industry. This can be included in International exhibition games held abroad as well. What this does is shows how very much alive are our combined native cultures in America. Where before they have been often neglected as out of sight and out of mind in predominant standing in America.

However this concept goes one step further which is to give an Up or Down Vote to each of the 12 Tribal Regional areas in America. All the officially recognized and those Indigenous unrecognized tribal people within a region that have been vouched for by their officially recognized brethren. Will be asked to assemble together under a conference to conduct a straight simple majority "Up or Down Vote". For those collegiate campuses and professional sports leagues to whether keep or remove their team franchise namesake, logos, likeness, and mascots. If the tribes within the region asked for it to become removed than the settlement falls under the Past category. If they're allowed with the full blessing of the regional tribes to keep their Native namesake and likeness. Then the sports leagues and their affected sports team owners enter into the Present category or class of agreed to settlement.

If the Native Americans and "First Nations Culture" in Canada feel unjustly treated by particular sports teams. Then please exercise your grievances in a responsible manner that supports your combined people. Since the practice of Black Minstrels in America was put to an end a long time ago. If each of the localized regional Tribal cultures feels so strongly than choose which direction you should go as a negotiated settlement. Don't let easily off the hook those sports teams that obliged your request to change their team names and likeness. Since they did profit from it for decades and your tribes should see a benefit from it as well economically speaking.

Now I wonder what the "Fighting Irish" of "Notre Dame University" would have to think of Ireland and Irish Americans. If such an Indigenous Cultures settlement like the one I describe above did occur?

*List of Indigenous People Sports Team Mascots (Link)

* NY Times Blog Article Washington Redskins Dispute (Link) Dated Oct. 8th, 2013.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Joy"


Each smile you display with true joy and love helps us express remembrance of our true nature. This is Angelic in epic proportions, so each smile awakens God who is within us always. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 38

A very special "Happy Holidays" to my dear readers. Thank you for your patronage of enjoying this blog site with your ardent attention. 

Merry Christmas & Feliz Navidad!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On The Philosophy of Reality"


The physics of any given reality, be it the reality all around us or the reality of our souls substance can be viewed as contrary poles of existence. However it is and has always been one reality, albeit layered into several dimensions of creation.

We as humanity can be in denial to the prowess of our souls environment, and still adhere to the macro dynamics of the physics of our world and the stars beyond. This is still a short sighted approach where science creates an artificial conflict with Spirit. There is no separation, it is all one family of understanding. Only in our ego's and immature sense of justice can we say otherwise, and declare it as the ultimate truth to our own disservice. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 130-131

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Season Greetings,

I hope now things are getting close to finally settling down for many of you celebrating Christmas, and other associated religious Holidays. Technically there is also only 2 weeks left until the close of this year 2013 as well. About the only holiday after New Year's for Christians is that of Epiphany on January 6th. Which commercial retailer gift giving took hold fiercely of how the three Magi's paid homage to the baby newborn Christ. With gifts and offerings to the babe born within Bethlehem some 2 thousand plus years ago. By the way I hear two days ago the city of Bethlehem in Israel experienced a rare snow storm dropping up to a foot of snow. (cities of Jerusalem and Ramallah too)

Bloomberg: Mideast Storm Dumps Snow on Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah (Link)

Today I'll be sharing my usual trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements in the series #1024-1026. On the topics of: God(dess) times x2 and on Heaven. Written originally in mid March to early April 2010.

As always may you enjoy them as this year comes to a close. Where inner reflection of the topics at hand may give you each a moment of poise in order to expand your spiritual horizons. Independent if you agree or disagree with any of the present to past topics.

Namaste. :o)



1024)  Across Creation in many spoken tongues and cultural to intellectual concepts of God exist or have existed in another point in time. With so many sincere names of God(dess) having come into fruition no matter how confusing they may be to comprehend. The simplest to understand and yet the most powerful to enlist of them all is "Love".

When "Love" is uttered as a sincere and well intentioned word of power. It can conjure up many sacred acts of benevolence into form and being. A deeper layer than most to such a true name of God(dess) is the very consecrated act of "Loving" as itself. As the "Holy of Holies" is stated in deed be it in common or up to extraordinary actions. Than the "Spirit of God(dess)" has been invoked in kind from the mundane to the majestic. No matter the scale of the intent as it has been materialized upon the world. It is good and just by the impact offered which will be made in absolute according to the "Will of God". All things good whether spoken or performed as acts of "Love" by its purest invocation are of God. As such it has been made flesh through humanity and all other creatures both small to large as children of God throughout the cosmos. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1025)  The highest power in Creation is also the highest Love we call God(dess). Such a supreme and all encompassing power is the source to all life in the universal cosmos and beyond into the realms of Spirit itself. We as humble onlookers of this great majesty can only be in awe with the sheer fortitude to all the diversity mirrored back at us. Be it by fellow living beings or up to environmental landscapes that confront us all by our limited lifetimes on this Earth of ours. Yet as if tourists for a season we pass through these earthly halls with often more sincere questions than having answers for them.

Know this, that the Highest Love in God(dess) will not surrender us to inequity or calamity without our expressed permission. We who are the righteous children of God before birth chose our lives down to the smallest detail. With the aid of our brethren as Angels we shall walk this Earth and the Stars as mortals with faith. Our lives are shining beacons across the skies of the spiritual heavens themselves. We are not forsaken, but truly blessed in the presence of God in our constant midst. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1026)  As souls we do not age since we are of God in the eternal form and substance of his almighty being. We do continue to grow and learn from the combined lifetimes we are exposed to as a form of grace. Those souls seeking to sojourn back to their source can not travel there alone, but only grow back into heaven.

How does one grow back into heaven you ask?

It is by our intentions and our sacred deeds combined by how deeply we love in moderation through the creative forces of life itself. Without "Love" in our hearts for each other and for all other entities as environmental beings within Creation. We forestall our good from being received on an appropriate basis of grace. Where we succumb to a consciousness that is contrary to all that is wholesome and divine in our lives. Our strength lies in our unity with God and his "Holy Will" for the highest good to be always accomplished.

The glory of God(dess) within us would not require anything less than obedience to what we hold most sacred or of greatest benevolent importance. Otherwise we delay the inevitable bounty of the "Kingdom of God", but delay does not ever mean denied. Cultivate your souls before the eyes of God in order to maintain the steady stream of blessings in your lives. That is how one grows to heaven right now and not after we have departed from this world. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment. ---William Penn.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ---Matthew 6:21

For it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. ---Matthew 10:20

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "United In Faith, We Change For The Better"

Season Greetings,

I hope many of you are pacing yourselves for your respective religious holidays beyond that of Christianity itself. Taking care of your health, since without the presence to enjoy what's going on. The holiday's become more a chore to please others at your own expense. Sacrifice is good, but not to the degree you nearly burn yourselves to a crisp of the seasonal preparations for your family, friends, and strangers alike. Pinch yourself, inhale the fragrance of the season, gaze at the beauty in mother nature and within humanity. Return back to the basics living in full circle appreciating this moment at least. Now share what is yours alone to give with joy and the gratitude of living right now.

Today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statement dwells into the trinity of Abrahamic Faiths being: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. How remarkably all three mono-theist religions are Reforming in our contemporary age. In history it was either one or the other experiencing a reformation unto itself alone. However all three from what I see is in the full throws of convulsing reinventing itself. To meet some of the needs the worshipers are demanding for change to occur. Each one is undergoing a power struggle from centralized or decentralized seats of authority from the clergy. All of them self-consumed into what ails them the worst. Life is a struggle, but what prevails before us in our current historical epoch coming alive in front of us hasn't been witnessed to this scale.

Only the truly devout be they scholarly theologians and the mystics of this era are seeing the signs from the "Lord God". By the appearances looking from the outside in because of all three faiths are under going reformation. It almost appears like a life and death struggle, each faith in ecstasy and turmoil with itself. Dare I say we are witnessing the transformation of the Phoenix in each of them in our times.

In my view this is a miracle from Moses, Christ, and Mohammad come to bless the faithful. We must take things in stride as they happen each one at a time. Every turn of circumstance we must not lose courage, and especially not panic by losing our combined faiths.

Please enjoy "Jewels of Truth" statement #1572 written this past mid-September of this year.



1572) All prominent religions go in cycles of change within a society to a full civilization. Expectations change where norms shift with the maturity or lack thereof of all particular worshipers. Theology falls into favor with sporadic mystics pin pointing much needed truths to the established rulers of a faith.

All long lived faiths in both religious and spiritual traditions that constantly break apart and reform under a different banner as holy orders. Are extensions of both the clergy and the worshipers in essence expressed in a specific fundamental form. Or in other words newly minted traditions within an overall faith persuasion become expressed in the Image and Likeness of its worshipers. Each according to their own predominant psyche at the time.

With this understanding in hand today's trinity of Abrahamic Faiths of: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are in a state of flux or reformation. This early 21st century has the remarkable period of history where the Great Monotheist God worshiped in three different manners. Is encountering a rebirth amongst its worshipers. Because of oft neglected changes in our present civilization now only being finally addressed. A Miracle will be wrought in the end, but at what cost?  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On (Un)conditional Love"


To love truly one must let go of conditional responses. Not by making demands upon those who you adore. Including what terms you seek to govern them within your viewed measure of what is acceptable. Such forms of conditional love are constricting and often smother out many forms of grace that were in the relationship to begin with entirely. To love truly, is to love unconditionally without dictating. Guidance can be considered a grace, but it only works when it is permitted to be openly received. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 48

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Worship Is Where The Heart Is"

Hello All,

Today many of us find ourselves at a cross roads in life. Struggling to make ends meat and often asked to cut corners in order to skirt on by. Many will not notice, which makes it the worse on us who become accustomed to accomplishing things by the wrong manner. Until that awful day our routine forsakes us and we're called to task for what has been prior the most effective outlet to reach our daily bread. We blame the one with authority because of their hypocrisy by making demands on us. That there would be no other way to achieve without short cuts.

Truth to be told, it is our own behavior become habit form that led us astray. If you bend and bend like the bamboo shoot and finally break in two. Than find yourself another line of work, where your efforts are appreciated with kindness and rewards. Otherwise you'll toil away in a prison of your own miserable making. Live your dharma, be alive in harmony with your truth. Only such a love will set you free from any hardship where you'll find yourself in the most sublime sanctuary ever to be created.

Today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statement was written just today in the series #1623. On the topic of Worship. Where we find our maker in union with us if we dare create such a space with our sublime divinity.




1623)  The greatest place to worship God is from within your heart. So church is where the heart is. The temple is where the heart is. The mosque is where the heart is. All shrines on Earth is where the heart is in living truth.

To worship God means not to forsake your fellow humanity to bloodshed. Your actions in worship must mirror your good intended deeds to all who are your siblings in the "Holy Spirit". To divorce yourself from your place in worship is to undo the grace you have sought initially. Be not afraid to declare the truth when wrong doers run amok. But, to raise your hand in anger and hate will make you be like them in principle. Your combined divinity is greater than such intended punitive actions. Instead raise your voices in praise to God that he will Shepard the willing to a heavenly solution. For a worldly solution often belongs more to the damned than truly to the divine in nature.

Remember this often when you choose to mistreat your fellow humanity and the Earth itself. You will be watched by the Angels constantly. Although forgiveness is always available to the repentant in spirit. Love with conviction according to the "Will of God" that seeks goodness in moderation for the living. All else surrender to the Angels to redeem through your concerted efforts in order to create grace where it was lacking. Be not dismayed by appearances, follow your heart and not your eyes.

Worship in the "Now" moment, living in awe to what has gone before and will come again in the "Circle of Life". Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On The Great Mystery"

Great Mystery:

To those who seek the meaning of life with all  its wonders and secrets. The seeking isn't in the destination nor in the journey. It is truly in the meaning it is prescribed to in one's own heart. If one truly sought the totality that life is, than one is seeking God in his infinite outlets. The intention of the sacred is what will bind you to awakening the Divine within. Thus the "Book of Life" will no longer read as gibberish to one who is devout filled with the "Spirit of God". Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 66

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Humanitarian Opportunity: "Homeless Care Packages"

Hello All,

Now that the Holiday Season is entering full swing with this coming month of December. I thought to myself what sort of concept as a non-profit organization I could envision. I thought about "Homeless Care Packages", however, this is neither a new concept nor original I soon found out. Just doing a cursory search online I found numerous socially minded compassionate non-profits down to caring solitary individuals. Doing this form of community service for the homeless in their own locality.

Here's an example of a gentleman out of the city of Chicago as a one person outfit. The crowd sourced at " Homeless Care Packages" to the tune of $4,554 for a full year. Where his target was $4,500 which he met besides each individual care package cost him $17-$25 a piece. Now figure a full-fledged non-profit can stretch those dollars even further bringing down the price per care package.

A few years back my hometown of Sarasota here in the State of Florida. Received a notorious rank of the most hostile city for the homeless in the entire nation. Gladly that infamy has passed to a degree for the "City of Sarasota" itself. Everyone frowns upon the presence of the homeless in their own neighborhood. Be it panhandling for hand outs or the associated petty crimes that may occur for those desperate with drug addiction.

What I'm advocating here isn't my usual fare of innovative concepts, but rather an opportunity to engage with one's local community. A "Food for Thought" social enterprise regarding a fractional solution to every community that is being affected with homelessness. Especially families with young children sliding from the middle class into poverty stricken lower class economically speaking. The echoes of the so-called "Great Recession" feels more like a Depression for some in this 2nd Gilded Age in America.

So with that mini-rant out of the way, I would like to offer up a notion for those willing and able. As individuals, non-profits (new or established), and corporate entities that pride themselves on community outreach initiatives. To consider "Homeless Care Packages" as a worthy compassionate venture in your community be it in America or elsewhere in the world.

If I were to pursue such a venture as a non-profit depending on the budget. I would use a delivery van or a personal vehicle to handout such fully prepped care packages for the homeless. Be it delivered wherever the homeless congregate such as public parks, soup kitchens, or along roadways such an underpass location.

I would also devise a basic color-coded approach where rather than just a generic care package. I could set up care packages for men and woman, besides that for children be they, boys or girls. For example, the color green is for men, pink for women, red for boys, white for girls, and gray as the generic care packages.

Generic homeless care packages for a non-profit organization could locate community sponsors. Where the imprinted logo in terms of donated sponsor merchandise could be used as handouts. Such as T-Shirts X-Large size, Baseball Caps, Water Bottles, Poncho, Bandanna, basic First Aid kit, Hand Towel, Notebooks, Pens, cloth weave Shopping Bags, Back Packs, and a Fanny Pack. Many corporate sponsors seeking to promote a particular product such as a food stuff would be suited well for the homeless. That will utilize the merchandise immediately upon receiving such items. A form of complimentary advertising in exchange for practical items they could benefit from in usage.

Other generic items in a care package can consist of: Bungie Cords to help carry a load; snack bars; snack food in small bag sizes such as: peanuts, pretzels, and sunflower seeds; paperback travel size Bible; sample travel size bottles of: suntan lotion, tooth paste, hand sanitizer, hand moisturizer; other assorted toiletries; specially created pamphlet of local social service organizations; Ziploc bags, Coupon offers from fast food restaurants; assorted low denomination gift cards from $5-$20 in value for a supermarket, fast food eateries, long distance calling card, thrift stores (ie Goodwill or Salvation Army stores), coin rolls for quarters, dimes, and nickels that can be used at a vending machine.

In addition from the generic items for men to include in a homeless care package. I would place a: basic shaving kit, low-cost wrist watch, and cologne.

In addition from the generic items for woman, I would include in a homeless care package. Items such as hair net / shower cap, a compact makeup mirror, a cuticle set, assorted feminine hygiene products, a paperback romance novel (can purchase 2nd hand from a used bookstore to save on cost), and perfume.

In addition from the generic items for young boys up to the age of 12 years old. I would include in a homeless care package items such as candy, candy bars, toy action figures, Matchbox / Hotwheels miniature toy cars, pencils, notebooks, assorted school supplies, coloring books, crayon box set, and children books (new or used). All of it stuffed into a school size back pack for the child.

In addition from the generic items for young girls up to the age of 12 years old. I would include in a homeless care package items such as candy, a toy doll, a plush stuffed animal, arts & crafts materials, assorted school supplies, colorful pencils, notebooks, coloring books, a crayon box set, and children books (new or used). All of it stuffed into a school size back pack for the child.

All of the above is in a general sense how I would approach in a fledgling manner such an operation. Be it conducted with a few prepared homeless care packages on a weekly or monthly basis as resources and time permits. These care packages are meant to promote goodwill as an outreach method. In showing that charitable organizations or motivated individuals care about their general welfare in the community. That such persons aren't forgotten nor their plights no matter the cause makes them any less human. The homeless care packages will provide hopefully practical items that aren't cumbersome in everyday use. That will be put to immediate use as the situation presents itself.

I hope this socially minded opportunity motivates those willing with sufficient backing to consider such an initiative for themselves. Like any charitable outreach, it will teach you patience, humility, empathy, and certainly compassion as such a noble effort is accomplished.

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan is the author of the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work are available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 11 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "" for further information or to contact Atrayo directly. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

The American "Thanksgiving Holiday" is just two days away for many of us. Where many fortunate families get to share quality time with each other. Even if the traditional meal is difficult for needy families to attain in celebrating this holiday. There are countless food banks helping the financially poor acquire a holiday meal at no cost. Other Americans like anyone on this globe may also become sad with the holiday blues due to a past regrettable incident. Be it a death of a loved one, things left unsaid, or worse left out in the open without a heart felt reconciliation. I'm sure all these circumstances occur simultaneously throughout every holiday period no matter our nation of origin.

For those of a sincere faith in the divine, if not in the goodwill of humanity must make a amends to a certain point alone. For many its a gentle and simple prayer for comfort and understanding. All others a simple "I'm Sorry" conveys mountains of much needed heart to heart healing. Otherwise surrender your ego at the door of hope and accept for yourselves a spirit of glad tidings which everyone equally deserves. By the loving "Spirit of God" in us all.

Today's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of the: Good, being Present, and having Purpose. In the series of #1021-1023 written originally back in early March 2010.

As always enjoy these often inspired movements of my soul for all to benefit in understanding and certainly in wisdom.



1021)  One must first know good in its many forms before one can sincerely offer it in kind to others in a genuine spirit of goodwill. All those offering good with a empty heart with a very shallow spirit make it an experience best left undone. In sharing the good tidings with a cheerfulness is the secret ingredient in knowing what is a genuine offer and what is clearly not. A grateful heart is the one with the richest heart to offer a very generous cornucopia of blessings. Without overt preaching nor a self-righteous attitude the grateful heart speaks in the language of the sublime. The Ineffable is expressed by the actions of the noble heart, not just the intent of their softly spoken words.

No belief system is superior to another person's all have an equal credence. No matter how foreign or bizarre the intent of their ideal way of life is portrayed. It becomes a red flag event to boast superiority in ideology. Often the pathway of ideals that speaks the loudest is the one that acts more than speaks. As the old adage goes "Talk is cheap". Be still and know that the most generous person you may encounter may be filling a black hole from a life of guilt. Unless they have made peace with their own humanity long ago and seek only to spread good news by their loving actions. Only an open heart will not hide their truest intentions in giving out of goodness. With an enriched heart comes often a sense of duty, if not obligation to do what is in their own power to accomplish. Perhaps not to save the proverbial world, but to make their own slice of reality a better place for all and not just a few.

Thus the circle of life envelops us whole when one form of goodness ignites that of another. When it is best experienced akin to a daisy chain of wholesome beauty seen from a far. In giving and receiving truly their is responsibility it can not be an empty gesture. Nor should one give out of a spirit of fear, jealously, hate, and certainly hypocrisy. One must also be mindful in giving wisely so as to not be exploited where your kindness is used against you. Observe where your heart leads and your mind will follow in giving from a spirit of goodness. Love encountered in any form is divinity in full display. Not to become someone else, but to be what you truly are already as God is our witness.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1022)  Only some of us live in the present tense of the word by being fully self-aware. Life tugs at us from a myriad of directions wanting our attention like a child in a toy store. Our frustration erupts when we can barely cope with what is just in front of us. Much less what will need help from others in the long term. We are a fickle bunch not so much out of vanity, although that can exist for some in life. Our fickleness comes when we forget our role in this universe. Distractions will tempt many of us away from our much needed focus. Not all of us are meant to be Zen masters with a laser intent of poised inner beauty.

Those living with regrets choose instinctively to live in the past. Reliving a series of events that they covet like a grand prize. If not wishing for a second chance for something that was not their own fault to begin with as it occurred. Guilt and despair from one's past if not addressed become cancerous to the spirit within. Only surrender with a willingness to move onward will release these souls from an endless loop of their literal past life. For the rest it comes down to forgiveness for what was left unsaid or undone even if you weren't at fault. Guilt is quite the trickster where reason has no bearing in our fractured judgements of ourselves.

Many more will choose to pine away for an ideal future they wish to be here right now, if not yesterday. Such is the misguided steps of a child wanting to go out and play. When the playground is right before their eyes and not in some aimless tomorrow that may never come in reality. Be mindful where you place your aspirations right now. For "Now" is eternally constant as moments come and go. How will this moment define you? Are you even aware of this present moment as it presents itself to you? What can bring you to a place of wholeness that leaves you self-actualized as it pertains to now?

These are some of the pertinent questions one should ask themselves before venturing into a flowering self-realization. That conjures what I call "Lucid Awakening" in one's life by means of a self-awareness that cascades a series of acknowledgments. That must happen before life right now becomes real to you. Otherwise you'll awaken for just a short while and like a drowsy soul you go back to sleep preferring the so-called dream. Rather than to the open horizon that lays before you to be lived right now. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1023)  What is purpose? Purpose can mean many things to many people. It can mean for some a steadfast mission with clear objectives to reach an overall goal in mind. To others it can mean a total arc of events that leads one to a desired place. Be it of mind or of circumstances in life that one must reach in order to live fully. Lastly purpose can mean a form of service to others left without needs fulfilled and wants met in action. Allowing oneself by each encounter to mold and become molded by the events that transpire all around us for our highest good. With a spirit of joy and thanksgiving to be given openly alongside your enthusiastic service will reveal to you the grace that is meant to be offered to all.

When one accepts their highest calling as a passionate truth in action. Than God and his Angels will move "Heaven and Earth" so you may find your bliss in its fullest measure. Trust the process laid out before you by your inner soulful guidance. Allow yourselves to become transformed from within by living in cooperation with the "Holy Spirit". So you may find yourself well groomed and hand tailored to serve in your greatest calling in life by "God's Will" as a testament of your mutual love. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within. ---Franz Kafka.

Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion. ---Meister Eckhart.

A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way. ---Deena Metzger.

Empathy is the love fire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding.
---John Eaton.

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.
---1 Peter 5:10

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "I Wait On The Lord God"

Hello All,

Many of us here in the States are revving up our engines finally for the Holiday Season. We're ten days away from our National Thanksgiving Holiday celebration. After that I believe our retailers begin their own commercial "Black Friday" day for shoppers. This time of year many retailers accomplish 20% of their own business. So consider this on par with a Superbowl of sorts for them.

Not to get to distracted today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statement #1610 is on the topic of Time. To include the mystical dimension of time itself metaphysically. Besides the aspect of time as to how it relates to one's very personal faith with God. How such a union evolves by transforming the worshiper in spirit and in life itself.

As always may you find today's statement nourishing to your soul.

Be well.



1610) I wait on the Lord God, and I do not wait alone. For all my siblings on Earth and in Heaven stand beside me. We do not wait in vain for we have not been forsaken by our Almighty God. Our truth lays emboldened by this fact alone that life occurs gradually. Only in the realms of the "Great Holy Spirit" do all intervals of time occur simultaneously in the eternal "Now" moment. As mortals living under a constricting dimension of time we wait our gradual turn for the blessed events to transpire. Our patience is rewarded tenfold when our time comes to pass.

Not all who wait in faith understand such a notion of how the Heavens operate in truth dynamically so. Take heed dearest seeker of the glad tidings of the "Lord God". Be not afraid that you are unworthy of this living grace dwelling deep within your very soul. All whom wait in earnest for the increase that only God(dess) can accomplish find peace instantly. Do not forget such a law in application of manifesting your highest good now and forever more. This is the great way to grow with hope, faith, and certainly love in praise to the Divine in us all. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Truth"


Those who say "Seeing is believing" and "Believing is seeing" are both correct. Since these statements are a living paradox of truth and inclusion. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 77

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Games Industry Store Policy Concept: "Treating Game Cards Like Lotto Scratch Off's At Retail"

Hello All,

Today's concept is more so a common sense retail store policy that is long over due. For nearly a decade now game publishers first introduced on retail store shelves like in "Walmart or Best Buy" game cards as a product. Basically a Game Card is a highly decorated piece of card board with a very much lauded crucial hidden code. The code is layered under that latex like silvery substance you see on Lotto game scratch cards. What the game card code buys is either proprietary currency from the game publisher. Or a month's worth subscription to any particular MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game they may offer. 

Here below is a picture from "Sony Online Entertainment" (SOE) game card as how it would sorta appear on a retail store shelf.

Such game cards appear in a card board deck as a promotional display usually within the video game sales department. For years this is how they have been presented and sold at retail spaces. The danger is either unattended minors or professional shop lifters just scratching off the game cards and thus stealing the highly prized codes. When I first learned about such a product within stores I was astonished that these game cards weren't placed under the sales counter. Now years later when I venture into the video games department I see littered scratched off game cards. Plundered like booty by young or older devious gamers that literally game the system (pun intended) by stealing such retail codes. What can be far worse is potentially criminal thieves stealing dozens of these unattended retail game cards and grabbing the codes. Where like a ticket scalper they hawk the codes at a lower price point reselling them creating a cottage "Black Market" before they've ever been sold!

What this denotes is a game publisher and the retailer not fully comprehending the jeopardy they're in with legitimate sales. This can drive up incidents of stores returning damaged or in this case tampered merchandise back to their wholesale distributors. Not to mention putting your customers through the ringer by having them explain at your store what happened upon returning the product.

Case in point I heard of a testimonial from a community guild mate of mine within our forum site. He went to his local "Walmart" store here in the States and purchased several SOE Game Cards like the one shown above. When he arrived home and began to input the codes he received errors that the codes have already been claimed. I'm sure his frustration only grew from there when he called the SOE customer service department in California. (note they do not have a toll-free phone number) He was told his only recourse is to return the tampered game cards to the retailer. In part as a first time buyer of these tampered game cards he certainly feels jilted which his only fault wasn't being careful. However sincerely this wasn't the customers fault it was both the retailer "Walmart" and that of SOE. Consider how many non-gamers buy these game cards as a gift for children or other adults to enjoy. Only to hand them a tampered used game card without knowing any better. A major insult to injury I say.

Thus this Store Policy Concept is born where hopefully those industry insiders or Venture Capitalists that may happen to read my unique blog site take notice. Opportunity is afoot. Below I'll explain three potential solutions that game publishers that can provide guidance to their retail partners.

First, train your sales cashiers that ring up your customer transactions to spot a tampered game card. If it's been scratched off by a thief its no good to your customer. This one step alone will save the store a drama with your customer by having to return a tampered game card. A customer service situation averted is a customer service incident saved from ever needing to occur.

Second, if game publishers or retailers insist that product placement within a video game department has to stay the same. Then train your store management, stocking employees, and electronic department attendants to keep on the look out of any tampered game cards on store shelves. To immediately remove them as encountered before a hapless customer purchases one. Also, to keep very vigilant of any store thieves stealing codes in that department. They may also take the product into the store bath room and lift potentially dozens of game card codes. Then subsequently dumping the tampered game cards into a random store shelf hallway. To be replaced by staff on its proper shelf not realizing that it was tampered. Or the code thief could just not even care by being that sneaky in effort and leave countless game cards in the bathroom area itself.

Third, this is the most Ideal Method to place the game cards behind a sales counter display or secure area shelf. Much like a Lotto game Scratch-Off that are prominently displayed next to the cigarette cartoons and porn magazines. (ie convenience stores like "7-Eleven") This way the game cards aren't a temptation for unattended minors or thieves from stealing the codes. If this means paying retailers extra to place such merchandise behind the secure sales counter it will be worth it. Saving yourselves the headache and your customers as well for being the point man in dealing with such cases of unnoticed code theft in regards to customer service incidents.

Basically this is a clear case of a lack of understanding of the gamer sub-culture in popular society. Where game publishers offering a convenience to their customers in a store retail environment. Just having them placed in an unsecured location on a store shelf. This sort of retail store neglect and free for all by thieves has been ongoing for numerous years now. Game publishers are partly to blame for not providing their retail partners clear guidance on product placement. I suppose game publishers have lacked this fore sight since they sell their game currency and game subscriptions in a secure E-Commerce outlet.

I hope this games industry store policy concept is of help to major big box retailers and game publishers. Since your small business hobby store owners probably already have the better common sense by avoiding the mistakes your committing at point of sale opportunities.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Mentors"


We often in our lives lament actions not taken and things done that were off-center of our true being. The truth of the matter is these pains we carry all too readily can be surrendered and imparted as wisdom to others. Whether one is in such a role of a mentor or not by becoming the mindful teacher to others with their permission. You can yield noble guidance for those who act on such truths. When you the teacher are redeemed in regards to your former pain of speculated lost years. Where your pain is transformed into a solid grace that is tangible in your mind's eye and especially your heart of hearts. By aiding another to fulfill their life story in such a way to save them from themselves. For what is saved on Earth is also saved in Heaven instantly where a union or a bond on the soul level becomes transfixed. The mentor and the willing pupil are both reclaimed by a holy kinship that can last a lifetime. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 106-107

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Democracy Come Undone"

Hello All,

Recently as I have been witnessing the devolution of politics in my own country at least on the Federal National level. Like many of my own countryman I have felt appalled, apathetic, disappointed, besides many other stomach turning emotions. This is not to say there is no hope, yes there is hope. However it may not fully materialize itself in our present tense by the litany of shenanigans of our elected buffoons. Since truly a congress under a zoological sense is considered a pack of buffoons by the definition of the word. Yet, this is insulting the literal buffoons as our primate cousins to compare them to near useless elected political officials.

The following "Jewels of Truth" statement #1607 was written on the topic of Governance. It's more so directly pointed at America's contemporary disposition in terms to illogical and ineffective governance policies. With its petty and selfish bickering in our national halls of power. In the wake of all this inaction perhaps unrealized by many its creating a literal and figurative power vacuum in Washington D.C. Whereby if the Federal government is no longer seen as credible, than the States in themselves will usurp more power to their own ends. Creating a new or old "Tug of War" between the Federal powers versus the States semi-autonomy.

This is what happens as unintended consequences to the "Great American Sell Out". By our political leaders to the capitalists (monied special interests) without much pension for ethics or morality. True profits, led by false prophets ain't that a recipe for disaster in the world? 



1607) For a nation to value its contributions to the world. It must first make an honest assessment of what it holds dearest in societal values. Sometimes hypocrisy will creep into such a discourse. When elegant and noble platitudes will be paid lip service. Where in the farthest reaches away from the public eye is mischief afoot. Setting up a program of maleficence in order to maintain internal and external grips on power at nearly any cost.

If such a nation is a declared democracy it won't stay one for long. For the classical modus operandi  has changed in order to calcify its base of power. The term the "Emperor Wears No Clothing" signifies a "House of Cards" or in other words a power vacuum is occurring. A costly game of charades where even ones allies across the globe are confused as to your actual motivations. Pretenders posing as the ideological solution parade themselves across all forms of public media outlets as the populace consumes the news. Truly do not follow the clowns for their amusement is not to be desired. These are the charlatans seeking fame and fortune to develop their own "Cult of Personality". False Prophets by any other name to confuse the sincere and entertain the vain at heart.

When a nations cultural celebrities are gossiped over the neglect of the masses. Than surely a societal revolution is simmering just beneath the surface. This is when the temperature of a nation becomes frothy where tempers begin to boil over the pot. Ignore the pains of a society to your own undoing in the end. Whistle blowers seeking to alleviate the steam being generated senselessly soon find themselves as public enemy number one by the State. Patriots of tomorrow despised today by the actual felons committing crimes against the populace. Only to become upheld by the doctrines of subterfuge allowed by the State, but revealed by the whistle blowers.

Revolt is not the answer, but civil disobedience is the first line of defense against gross injustice across the land. Deny not the dignity of those you disagree with in terms to secular governance policy. Never demonize them lest you seek violence over peace. Make not enemies of your own countryman. Resolve differences in the spirit of goodwill led by true compromise. Otherwise the nation will erupt into chaos, if not eventually become fully undone at the seams.   ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Life"


In all of life your spirit is in everything as one macrocosm. Likewise all you see in life its spirit is in you. One divine rubber band, be careful how you stretch it. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 44

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On God(dess)"


 There is only one love we know as God(dess). All Love in its Infinite forms emanates from the very center of God's being. It has always been "One Love with Infinite Expressions". This one love binds all as one blanket of warmth across eternity. In the sweetest eternal embrace for all life through which all the realms of creation may flourish. God(dess), is for all Lovers of any sort as they desire to express their grace within. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 70

Monday, October 28, 2013

Consumer Novelty Product Concept: "Insect Catch & Release Trap"

Hello All,

In just a couple days from now many will be celebrating "Halloween" at least here in the Western world. Notorious for creepy crawlies of all sorts as freaky insects that menace unsuspecting travelers. Well forget all that for today's concept isn't about "All Hallow's Eve", nor is it intended as a spoof.

Those of us who are spiritual practitioners (such as buddhists) or better yet abhor taking a life even if its a minuscule insect. Than today's concept is for you. First, I did a cursory search for a consumer product that may even be relatively close to this idea of mine. All I found was a link for a non-lethal way not to kill a mouse. Since last I checked a mouse isn't an insect, although still a pest. That contraption didn't count against today's "Insect Catch & Release Trap".

I did discover a brief abstract at the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) by an author named "Liu,Y.B." submitted back in 2004. (Link) A Version of an Non-Lethal Insect Trap

However I may be a designer of innovative concepts, albeit I'm not a graphical artist nor an engineer. Since you'll notice a lack of pictures here at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site. I leave it to the readers Imagination via how books in the genre of fiction are often laid out. With that stated and out front this invention of a "Insect Catch and Release Trap". Would need a series of competing functional designs to see which one works as a universal trap. Be it for both small to medium sized bugs that are terrestrial land based and also flight capable. Unless of course 2 insect catch and release traps are settled upon as a consumer product line. One for the aforementioned creepy land crawlers and another for those pesky flying dive bombers as insects.

I did experiment with one potential idea that differs from the USDA one linked above. Consider it as a mismatched implements that proved moderately successful in capturing a flying moth and a small spider. I used one of those take-out Cantonese plastic soup containers with a regular ink jet sheet of printing paper. Although both the captured moth and small spider were on a flat surface in my household. Making sure not to allow the sheet of flat paper to wobble and create an opening when moving outside to release the insect. Otherwise it's back to square one with a flying insect that manages to escape your rescue attempt on its life.

My brief household field experiment was successful although making a true prototype of this make shift contraption I hobbled together. Will take a firm working out the kinks if it were to mimic a chamber like the Cantonese plastic soup container in size. With a retractable flap that is secured in place that is still enough not to wobble during transit outside for an insect release.

I do have like Five potential product disclaimers for consumers to keep in mind when using such a novelty product.

1) That such a "Insect Catch & Release Trap" for lack of a better fancy marketers product name. Is not a replacement to a full fledged fumigation if needed in a household. Especially if a health hazard is present with a full blown infestation of bugs. This is common sense, but you never know some people seem to lack such foresight.

2) That such a product will not protect a user from an insect bite.

3) *There are no guarantee's you can capture said land based or flying insect.

(*However there is a higher probability of safely capturing and releasing an insect. With such a lab and field (household) tested consumer product than going it on your own. Instead of using mismatched implements as an improvised insect catch and release chamber trap. By risking your chances of inadvertently killing the insect by mistake.)

4) This product would only be suitable for small to medium sized insects that are land to aerial based.

5) For larger insects such as spiders or scorpions best to either leave them alone or call a pest control professional for assistance.

Those are the 5 legal disclaimers I could envision that would limit some product liability when in use by consumers.

In regards to marketing as an advertising campaign for this novelty product. Perhaps utilize an animation of how and where best to capture flying or land based insects using this product within the home. The televised, Internet, or print media utilized can be comical to lure in (pun intended) consumers as first time purchasers.

Otherwise this unique solution as it was devised in a spirit of goodwill. To aid spiritual or secular pacifists that abhor taking a life, even if its that of a minuscule insect. In this light I Dedicate this Concept to "Nature Spirits". Be they considered as: Fairies, Ancestor Souls, Angels, or what have you in the grand scheme of abundant Life. As my own spirit guides as teachers have told me "Life is Life".

*For those that seek to use alternative means to deter insects please read this article over at PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). (Link) Natural Pest Control Measures

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

Here in the western world the celebration of "All Hallows Eve" or "Halloween" is fast approaching. Aside from the vast commercialization of our religious holidays predominantly in Christianity. For modern era Pagan or Wiccan faith traditions dove tails right inline with a Roman Catholic holidays more or less celebrating our ancestors. For devout Catholics its "All Saints Day" on November 1st and "All Souls Day" on November 2nd. In the Wiccan tradition it is called "Samhain" commencing on November 1st in celebration of all dearly departed souls. Be they a living person, or a beloved pet as a sacred spiritual entity. The Wiccans believe that this side of physical creation and the afterlife as dimensions of being are the thinnest. Permitting for communicating with the ancestor souls in a festive observance of their former life, present dignity.

I myself I'm not strictly Christian nor am I strictly Pagan. I follow a multi-faith- philosophical tradition based in benevolence (love) in moderation. Many have stated if you believe in everything, you actually believe in nothing. Well my response is everything and nothing make up a living paradox. What does a paradox of everything and nothing represent? The Absolute is the answer, and who is the Absolute? It is to me God(dess) or the God of all gods, be it of the prophet Abraham or of any benevolent faith spiritual or philosophical tradition that upholds the tenets of "Life, Light, & Love". 

That is my self-disclosure to my all inclusive spirituality as the eternal seeker of truth by means of a holy beautiful wisdom. Amen.

Today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements as a trio are on the topics of: Eternity, Friends, and Materialism. In the series of #1018-1020, written originally back in February 2010.

Enjoy as always these thoughtful statements where you may consider for yourselves what you hold dearest.



1018)  Eternity is a non-linear existence in a form best experienced naturally as a soul. That is why it is often compared to Infinity in its best scope and nature of being given endless life. All points of time are fluid as in a state of flux and also paradoxically fixed as a spatial continuum. All points of time and space are accessible to any other point of reference within eternity itself. As a non-linear threshold of entry consummated instantly without predication. It stands on its own self-propelled field of reality or in the case of a soul entity of being itself.

In time it will become understood by learned men and woman of scientific understanding. By their robust methodology of understanding the peculiar distilled into the functional machine. By interacting with so many dimensions of this cosmos as defined layers of observable reality. Than until such a moment in time. Eternity will not be merely a topic for meta-physicians, mystics, and poets in describing the scope and breath of creation itself.

Eternity, is the lasting memory of God as defined in the Divine Mind of a very real mentally created universe. All that has occurred, is occurring, and will occur is both in constant flux and transposed into a perpetual state that is unmovable. Both are true statements, unlike both are not true in all objectively encountered circumstances in the Infinite-verse of creation itself. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1019)  All friends whether known to us in this life or ones that come and go onward as strangers. Will constantly stream into our lives like a carousel. All will have one thing in common be it spoken directly in word or unspoken dearly so by their silent actions. That is mutual kindness, as an observable form of affection like no other that is instantly appreciated by the life that becomes shared in being human. No matter how such a kinship or in  other words friendship is displayed. What matters is the substance of what is given and received by the good humor, joy, comfort during suffering, wisdom, and most of all love that is offered willingly.

Friends are life savers be it emotionally speaking or literally in whatever form they may appear. The truest of friends as "Best Friends" come to us as Angels in Disguise keeping us in good company. If we are so fortunate enough in this life to encounter and foster numerous friends in a lifetime. Throughout all the stages of our simple or complicated life on this turbulent Earth. Then we are truly blessed in the sight of God, whether we appreciate this truth or not is another matter in question. God(dess), has loved us so deeply by sending us waves of all sorts of good friends in a lifetime.

How we honor such a sacred act of unconditional love as a divine gift is up to us. Do we love one another through friendship or do we become complacent as a social norm taken for granted? Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1020)  When one seeks comfort, validation, beauty, and prosperity from materialism they are in fact cheating themselves from a greater glory. Yes, it is true as mortal beings one will need material support in order to have a functional life style. However the manna of the Earth is not the only succor that a person will yearn for purposely or blindly in this life. We are spiritual entities first and than mortal beings second made in the likeness and Image of this splendid Earth. We may accidentally shed a limb or upon the hour of our mortal death relinquish this frame we call our physical body.

However we can never forfeit our claim as a spiritual being made in the Image and Likeness of God in spirit as living souls. This birth right is endless without pause, nor subjugation of any other power it is absolute in divine nature. When we say seek first the "Kingdom of God" and all else will be added unto you faithfully. With all your mind, heart, and soul in devotion to God. This means before seeking any material comforts in living a fine life within this present era of the Earth. You are One with God(dess) first and foremost, before you can truly adapt your carnal incarnation to this Earth bound existence.

Peace is always meant to be found as a lasting measure in a spiritual understanding. By living in harmony with your brothers and sisters irrespective of the species of origin. Material goods or structural supports are well and good for the short term. Proving costly to maintain in the long term as all things birthed unto this fading Earth shall one day pass away. Even religions will become historically speaking to another future civilization a fascinating mythology to consider for scholars and the layman alike. The eternal in a spiritual contrast is worth keeping in your most prevalent thoughts. When living a practical and if at all possible a fulfilling life for yourselves and your children's children to come. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


We speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. --- 1 Corinthians 2:7

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ---Lao Tzu.

Encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
---1 Thessalonians 5:11

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes. ---Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. ---Revelation 22:17 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Love"


Divine Love does not discriminate, nor does it dictate the values that humanity should adhere to according to its own free will. Whether these values are of faith or of personal character as to be developed. Love accepts fully the graces that are inherent and the vulnerabilities that every soul has within their own being. Without blame, nor self-righteous indignation to cast out anyone that should not belong. Love that is absolute in nature embraces all of Life as itself unconditionally. Doing so in gentleness and with a firm hand to guide the meek and the afflicted back to wholeness. Amen.                                                                                        ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 100

Monday, October 14, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On God"


God watches the thoughts, words, and actions of all his creations. Not from a distance, but from within our own souls. How much more personal can God be? ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 25

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Reincarnation"


Our souls have never left our place near or within God(dess). We that come to be reborn in the physical world are here to love and be loved. To evolve by Grace unlimited if we so choose to by our own consent. Otherwise we are free to wander creation for our good or ill. Our only standard is to live fully and wisely by unconditional love. Such a goal leads us back to our source God(dess) in Heaven. Where permitted we grow deeply in this life by living well with each other. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 140-141

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Empty Words Make For Foolish Discourse"

Hello All,

Here in the Western world, perhaps even in some highly developed Eastern countries there is what is known as the 24 hour news cycle. Where the free or highly slanted news press shares at times what could be construed as plain ideological propaganda.  This is where the talking heads are often referred to as Pundits be they a guest or the host themselves on a news show. The days of showcasing fairly opposing views together on a news spot has been lop sided for far too long. Where the one dissenting view as a guest is seated next to two or more regular contributors with objecting viewpoints in a news talk show.

I won't go into naming network names since that defeats the purpose of this "Jewels of Truth" statement #1593. This may not be purely spiritual wisdom, however it may be more so secular wisdom. Still I hope it engages you the reader or wisdom seeker. To think and consider the circus that at least televised news journalism has become a notorious gossip mill in regards to punditry.



1593)  All pundits by their sheer discourse are either of a sound clever mind or are self-serving blowhards. Excited by how they say something more than what it literally means to the masses. Allowing sound bites to rule the moment if not the day just to entertain more than to persuade. A charismatic pundit is a dangerous beast indeed one making no reservation to spew their judgements at large. Authority figures in their own minds for to challenge such a pompous fool is to lower yourself to their inane arena.

All pundits are there to ultimately serve the agenda of themselves, if not worse their employer. The more they speak the more they blather empty words that make them sound big to the ignorant. Talking heads that make accusations come and go by the times and are a dime a dozen. A twist of the phrase sounds agreeable, but be wary of what you are actually agreeing to in part or the whole stance of the issue at hand.

Only true commentators that share more than just opinions, but genuinely share knowledgeable insights and wisdom are to be valued. They heed with intelligent consideration the well balanced thoughts of opposing ideological arguments. That seek not to divide and conquer in debate thus avoiding an off-balanced polarized argument for sensational cheap applause alone. But to literally to enlighten and educate without self gain, lest a well hone and deserved reputation with the public viewer. These are the men and woman to listen and care what they adjudicate by common sense for all to hear and see. Do consider their inherent bias when it comes to their values. Be they openly professed or held close to the vest just in case they don't contradict themselves in public. Amicable terms may not always be offered, and yet getting to the near root of the matter in question is no less important.

Otherwise we'll all be dazzled by the charades of pundits seeking to awe us into stupidity at first chance. Be not willful cattle in not developing your own well informed independent thinking. Only a well informed society be it democratic or otherwise will secure itself a near truthful reality.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.