Monday, November 26, 2012

The Next Big Quake

New Madrid Fault?

Truly, an interesting month from October 27, 2012 to now, with much tumult and upheaval. Another, more earth shattering one, coming up. 

A 7.7 Richter scale earthquake hit British Columbia on October 27, followed by Hurricane Sandy that day on the Atlantic coast, the storm surge inundating Atlantic City on October 29. The US presidential election on November 06, 2012, the solar eclipse on November 13, and the upcoming lunar eclipse November 28.

I've often wondered about the nature of the upcoming changes. Will it be a natural disaster that heralds it, a tsunami, an earthquake, or something like the destruction of Atlan/Atlantis? Or something other worldly? This month began with an earthquake, and ended with the death of a dear friend's mother today, of cancer. Sadly, she wasn't ready for her mother's passing, despite my efforts to help her.

And it seems almost anti-climatic in view of what I'm writing about, but today, also, a judge removed the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, from office. He was truly an embarrassment to our city. And now, an example of the personal turmoil that so many have gone through in the last month.

I see my purpose in this lifetime is not to warn people (who will not listen), nor help those (who cannot be helped), nor prevent what must be. I am here as a teacher and a healer, and those paths are never easy. Yes, I do help people, but never at the cost of what must be. This, too, is part of the peace I talk about, to accept what cannot be changed.

Yet, again and again, I do help. These are signs, and those I give, not to solve a problem or prevent people from growing, but for those who one day I hope will make a difference. If just one person changes, then that is what I was trying to do, because who knows what that person can do to help others? The potential of that one act is huge.

These last few weeks have been momentous. Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. presidential elections, and now, Israel is bombing Gaza, and yet again, every one is enabling it. Four years have passed, and it hasn't learned a thing. Muslims haven't learned, Jews haven't learned, people haven't learned.

When I came to North America in the 70's people were saying that earth changes were imminent. There would be natural disasters everywhere that would decimate the planet. All I would say was "not now", and left it at that.

But, look at the dates on my articles on this blog.  When I wrote last year about a tropical storm surge that threatened New York, and how lucky it was to have escaped it. Since people didn't learn, this time the damage was worse. The next big disaster, the next big quake, will be even worse.

As far as quakes go, the next big one will be of the scale of the four New Madrid quakes of 1811-1812. These were the most powerful earthquakes that ever struck the United States, and caused massive damage that was mitigated only by the fact the area, in central Midwest United States, was sparsely populated that time. That fault line, bigger than the San Andreas in California, is from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi, and extends all the way into Ohio and Illinois. Some geologists suggest the tectonic plates that affect the fault line actually extend into the Gulf of Mexico and all the way north into Canada which should make it very interesting. And these fault lines are becoming more active (though I suspect gas fracking and oil drilling as having some impact) and it is entirely possible that an earth shattering event will take place there no later than 2040. Or it may happen, any where else in the planet. All this depends on us. I will, at least, tell you this, because humanity cannot exist without hope.

There are three island places that are very special to me. Two of  them, England and Japan were where I grew up. The third, Hawaii, is where I hope to go one day. Important because they are all places powerful in earth energy, and so I wish to complete the journey by going to Hawaii to help the shamans there to stabilize the earth. (I already sent someone there in my stead a few years ago, and the miracle child I told you about was born there)

It's been such an interesting month, with upheaval on so many levels. My oldest son, who'd been through so much, is finally finding his peace. A woman who'd been told she had a tumor in her liver which was so large it might rupture and required immediate surgery or she would die came to see me instead and she called back this month to say the latest MRI showed the tumor had disappeared!

And I helped a woman in Hawaii who'd been the victim of abuse find her voice and speak to those who tried to silence her, and always, every day, I speak for those whose voices are not heard.

Yet, twelve years ago there was a Polish woman whose husband was dying of cancer, and she couldn't let go, so I kept him alive and was the only one who could relieve his pain, till the day I said enough, you must let him go, and he died within the space of a few hours after I saw him. And today, a Polish Canadian friend finally had to let go of her mother, whom I'd kept alive for ten years. Till this weekend, when I said enough, she wants to go, and she passed away today.

So, who knows how many more will pass away in the time to come, and in what manner? The only choice will be whether they want to go peacefully, or in pain?

Nor should you expect someone else, or some event, or some shift in consciousness to save you.

This is my message to you. God isn't here to save humanity, people must save themselves.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Letter From A Friend

And I write back

I got this letter from a friend yesterday, so thought it apropos to write again now, given the huge changes taking place. 

Hi, Naseer,

I'm not quite sure how to formulate a question about what I have been reading. I'm curious about your journey overall, about how sure you are that you are on the right path. Where does that certainty come from? Do you know?

I know from all that I read, there is a centeredness, and a kindness connected to your work, which I sense immediately. I also know that this is a complicated question, that involves more reading on my part.

This reminds me of the Meredith case, overall. When someone new asks a question  How to explain what I know in terms of a 500 word blog. How do you put years of study and observation into a simple explanation?

I guess I could sum it up by telling you that my family have been asking me lately what it is that I want for my birthday. My immediate answer is peace.

How did you find it? Again, I know's a complicated question, but, I sense you have it. How?



That's a good question, ..... I've written it in bits and pieces here and there but let's see if I can put it in 500 words or less :)

I come from a family with a strong religious background, with what is called Sufism. My father took us around the world (he worked for the Foreign Service) so I lived abroad many years through my childhood. I also, instinctively knew for many years that the emotional pain caused by my parent's difficult marriage could and did affect all my siblings, and knew that if not checked, would pass on many generations.

I grew up in London and Tokyo after the war, and could see and communicate with the spirits of the dead. (See Katie Couric on Thursday with medium John Edward and Hereafter the movie with Matt Damon to get an idea) Then my younger brother died of leukemia when I was 11 and this inspired me to become a healer but also, a medium (I no longer do that since it isn't healthy)

I also was molested when I was 8 but that truly is in the past; I put my thoughts into helping others.

I also knew that I needed to live away from my parents so applied for a scholarship at 11 and beat thousands of other young men to enter a military school and college and did not return to my home until I was 18. So I learned to be solitary, but also, the discipline that the military can give you.

Carried on my studies over a period of time and eventually became a doctor..

My spiritual studies continued at the same time, from the age of 14. I did not have a formal teacher, but all of this was channeled information from 'the other side'. So yes I believe in angels, demons, and spirit guides, though seeing which is real, which is wishful thinking or fear, and which is a sign of psychological illness is a journey in itself. The field of parapsychology might offer insights, but I have been working on building a bridge between psychology and spirituality for some time.

It seemed to me that I was being guided to do what I had done before, go to places from previous lives, and meet people I knew many times ago. Each time I did, I remembered more. I also was a professional psychic and astrologer. There are many good people in those fields, and some bad, like any where else.

I met my soul mate in Toronto when I was 24 and she inspired me to write "Man From Atlan". I went through the next three years in a state of memories flooding through me, and in the end I was connected to all of my previous lives. It could be my delusion, but I believe it. I am open to being wrong, but every time I tested myself, I, and many others, had the confirmation of something deeper there.

By the time I was 27 I knew who I was and what I was supposed to do, and have followed that path since. I have no certainty, only belief, though I won't say that out of fake humility. I understand myself, let us say.

If I help a friend, or a cause, there is a reason to do so.

My son was born in London. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was 4 but, following a protocol my wife and I developed, we were able to help him recover till the autism reversed and he went to a regular school at age 9. He went on to have a normal life but it came back when he was 21 due to complications from dental surgery and a botched anesthetic. I am slowly helping him to recover again, and I am learning and continuing my research into this very difficult disease. And, with my aged parents and in laws, additional research into the causes and prevention of the ageing process.

It was sad to have a similar experience with two other children from my second wife and it has been a struggle with them but they too are recovering slowly.

But what I learned from them enabled me to help hundreds of children around the world, with my research and at my clinic. Understandably, I keep that part away from my advocacy for Meredith and others. I also shared the information with any one that asked, free of charge.

So I lead a full life. I write, and want to polish up and publish my second book, now in rough draft. I enjoy writing and communicating with people.

My spiritual life, I think, needs another 500 words :)

I started one of the first meditation centers in Toronto in 1970. Many people offered to help me take it internationally but I wanted to keep a low profile as I saw the traps for spiritual leaders. First, I wanted to learn, and be ready. And, without a family to ground me, I would not be whole.

Then one day I had this epiphany about it being the right time, and ended up with a spiritual center as well as my autism clinic in Toronto. Then I heard the message there would be an earthquake, and a great need for healing in the United States so I closed every thing down and moved there from 1993 to 1995, just after my daughter was born. We lived there for two years, and I taught thousands of people how to do self-healing and meditation. So, living on donations alone, I, my wife and daughter stayed in California, Texas, and New York, and points in between. We were there for the Malibu fires and the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake, which was so strong I threw myself over Chloe and Arune because I thought the house would fall down on us.

We had many adventures in the US but after two years I had to go to Sri Lanka to continue my medical work, and had a vision of the tsunami that would come there nine years later. I also had a vision that I needed to set up a healing center in New York City but that somehow it wasn't the right time, and wondered if it ever would be. It would depend on the American people. Instead, we moved back to Canada and then to Europe where we went to 10 different countries with Chloe, Arune and my second son Raven, in 1996.

Since that time I've never been back to the U.S.(Edit: Actually I did go back briefly in 2002 and 2003, another story) but instead went to the U.K. ten times, and Bulgaria, Iran, Pakistan, and India. I'm back In Toronto now, and continuing my work through the internet. My future plans? Whatever comes along. I try to balance my family's needs with my spiritual ones, and I help anyone that asks.

Even people that have had negative thoughts of me said they felt something :) and I've helped many just by sending prayers their way.

I do have sad thoughts for the continuing destruction of life and the environment world wide but unfortunately, people don't want to do what is necessary. But I still can help, in the most unusual ways, anyone that asks. Sometimes it's a thought, and the weather changes and the sun shines. Sometimes it's a situation that could have been really bad, and it hasn't. People have got off of drugs, recovered from life threatening illnesses, and much more (see "Miracles" on my blog~use the search function)

But I still see a major catastrophe on the horizon, and fear I can only help a few. The rest, will have to change, or at least, try.

How do I know I am on the right path? Do I have certainty and where does that come from? Again, no, at one level I do NOT have certainty, and on another, I do. It comes from continuous testing and retesting of my self. I believe I'm on the right path, and if I'm not, one day I'll find out. I tell the same to those who follow me. Test how you feel when you meet or sense me, over and over again. It's your truth to discover, not mine. And I respect whatever YOU feel, even when that means you decide it isn't right for you.

Peace? It comes from knowing who you are, doing what needs to be done, and not looking back. Peace.


Monday, November 12, 2012

I Heart Shoes

These shoes were meant for walking

I wore school uniform shoes for the first sixteen years of my life, you know the good sturdy black walking shoes that it seems every one in the English speaking world wore those days. So of course, just to get into something different, I got these store bought pointy Italian winkle pickers, you know the kind I mean. Gave me these humongous corns it took forever to get rid of. So the next pair of shoes were custom made, the half boots with the rubber elastic vane up the side. They had to be square toed, I told the shoemaker, and resolved from them on to never buy an uncomfortable pair of shoes, ever again.

Then I came to Canada and the first pair I bought here was from the first Roots store on Yonge Street. They were mid-brown Canadian made "Earth" shoes, like the ones shown here. They were $85, down from $105, a rather large sum in 1971, but I loved them, and walked all over Toronto in them.

Earth shoes were based on a 50's design marketed by Anne Kalso, a Yoga instructor. Manolo Blahnik, the European shoe designer, is an unabashed Earth Shoe fan: "It was the first shoe, along with the Jesus sandals, to make a social statement!" American shoe designer Kenneth Cole is another fan: "What was originally an anti-fashion statement 25 years ago has today become fashionable. They are a relaxed and comfortable alternative to other fashionable footwear."

Sounds gay, I know :) but I love shoes. I was reminded of that recently when it seemed I spent the entire summer (it seems) buying shoes with my teen aged daughters. Being tight-budgeted and all, it was their gift money and savings, and we all had fun. They wanted Converses, the basketball sneaker shoes, and so, a pair for everyone, then an extra pair for the teens. They loved them and yes they looked very nice.

I also noted when someone said they had a hard time getting US made shoes, and yes, they're hard to find. I was at a store in Chappaqua NY in 1994 and bought a great pair of Timberland hiking boots, price $185. Expensive, but the best I ever wore and they lasted me ten years. When I looked for them again in Toronto in 2005, all the Timberlands were now made in China, alas. And Roots has closed its factory in Toronto and a lot of its stuff is now made all over.

I would rather pay more to keep my neighbour's job in Canada, but the sad fact is the world's changed, and not for the better. And it's a hard time to find something decent that isn't crap and won't fall all apart after three years. It now is winter and so I had to buy another pair of fall winter boots for myself and my rather large brood. At least, thank goodness for the Bay sales and again, a good time was had by all except a teen age meltdown when one thought the pair she liked disappeared, and she thought there were none left. Calm her down, talk to a sales person, and the last one in her size appeared. Black leather boots, hob nails all over the toe and heel, very, very punk gothic :) and she looks fine in them. The other one got the motor cycle boot kind, again very fine.

All this is a metaphor for something, I am sure you know. Sooner or later, all my children will walk out of our home, and walk far, and all we have done was prepare them for that journey. But there is another journey, for all of us, and we will make that too, and there is one for me, and I look forward to that as well.

But it is above all the love we put into what we do, and what we make, as I thank all the people who made the shoes I love to walk in, and repaired and maintained them. A thought I had this morning when I cleaned every one's shoes with saddle soap, then conditioned and polished them before I sent my children to school.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Your Soul Mate Is Your Karma

Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and their three daughters

Tonight is Election Night in the USA, so I'm writing this because the last one, Obama Wins 2012? only brings up this deeper question.Why do we look to the other to complete us; why do need relationships, and what do we have to learn from them?

We all have different karma and paths. But one vision I had was how humanity had so much to learn from its relationships, and the last century was one of the great ages where so many karmic threads would come together. in forming connections with time, places, and almost ending in its effect, yet all the more powerful for that.

So, I started my spiritual journey by saying we had to understand the soul mate. That yes, there was indeed, a soul mate for every person, yet we might spend a lifetime looking for him or her. And then, we must learn.

I've also written about balancing the male and female energies. There also was a time when, still searching, I believed that only by meeting one's soul mate could one achieve balance. Yet, even then, I knew that soul mates=karma, or in other words, are difficult, as experience found a way of telling me :) I finally came to realize: karma is a means to an end, and the soul mate is only one of the lessons we must learn.

Here is how it began:

The story, however, begins at the beginning, where all beings are created.

I was in God's peace and love. Then I was told it was time to leave, to be born on Earth.

I didn't really want to go, but God said it was the destiny of all his children to be born. To live and die, and to live again. For no one really dies, He said. There is a reason for your existing, and you cannot fulfill it in a mortal lifetime. Therefore, you are Immortal. Need you then fear anything?

I'm afraid of being alone, I cried.

You need not be afraid, He said, in his infinite kindness. There will always be Love...

Yes, there will be always be love, and the many relationships and types of relationships we have are the way of love. Even compassion is just another form of love that has to do with how we relate to others.These relationships are a way in which we learn about karma. That we are indeed, divided souls. But the soul mate is not the other half of the divided soul. Nor, do we really need to have one.

First of all, our souls are divided because of our separation from God. And our purpose is to reunite with God. It is only because we do not understand, that we manufacture the soul mate as a substitute for that relationship. And then we look for that being, and miss the real search.

The fact is we are so incomplete we feel that love can complete us, and this is based on need, and then we manufacture this idealized version of love (or an idealized version of God) and the fact is that no relationship is easy.

Still, there is such a being, and until we learn, we will always have this need within ourselves, to meet the soul mate.

I said this before. The soul mate, represents our greatest lesson. They are the spirit we feel at the back of our head till we meet them, the relationship that is the hardest to let go of, and often, the greatest pain. We go through many lifetimes without meeting them, yet when we do, there is this instant flash of recognition, of bonding, of fear. They can be at the other side of the world, one dying and the other just being born, they in spirit and we in the flesh, they can be the same sex as us, our father mother grandparent sibling or child, a teacher or friend, even, an abuser or torturer.There is an intensity to the relationship that can be very hard to let go of.

Here's the thing about karma. It too is the hardest lesson, and when we overcome it, we realize we still haven't learned anything. The greater lesson, I have found, has nothing to do with relationships, though for most, at the present state of development of humanity, that is all they can absorb. No, the greater lesson is dharma, your path and how to accomplish that..

Yet this too is important, that we learn how to solve our relationships.It helps to learn that the soul mate is not just a person, it also is an energy, it can also be an event, and, it can be a time, or, a place. We go to or are born in a place, and that energy focus gives us the greatest lesson we must learn. This time, from now till December, can be a soul mate for anyone or every one. The event can be Hurricane Sandy can be the soul mate that is the great lesson, or President Obama, the soul mate that Americans must learn from.

So you should know, in case I have managed to confuse you, those who've followed me so far and thought I meant one thing on the subject, sorry. My teaching is in layers, and just when you get to understand me, (or think you do :) then I will add another level that will stretch you further.

The thing is, most are stuck at the level of soul mates. Israelis and Palestinians are soul mates to the other, Africa is the soul mate to the person that will die of disease, starvation or slavery, your children might be your greatest lesson, to be an aboriginal person is the soul mate that represents the greatest karma, and whoever will have won the election tomorrow, that president will be the soul mate of the American people (and the world) for the next four years. For those who allow their lives to consist only of focus on the other, that is. You can step away from it.

I chose the picture of Akhenaten and his family to illustrate another point. Not many know that Pharaoh Akhenaten and the famous beauty Nefertiti were married, and, knowing them, many might consider that she was his soul mate as well. But, it actually was his daughter, held in his arms, who was his soul mate from many lifetimes. Yet, he loved Nefertiti.

And, of great consequence to every one, Pharaoh Akhenaten brought a monotheistic religion into power, that definitely influenced Moses, thus bringing Judaism, Christianity, and then Islam to the world. So, he was a soul mate to the world too, with all the lessons that entailed.

Yes, we all have a deep longing to meet that one person at the back of the mind. We want the ideal, and are willing to work for that, and to wait. But please,work on your relationships. And work on your karma. They are resolvable.

Above all, what we long for is the peace that comes from within God. Find God (here I will specify that God is neither a him nor a her, but a combination of energies) and you will be complete.

Sunday, November 04, 2012


Who knows?

I understand what the Native American Indians meant when they would address their petitions to the "Great White Father" in Washington. It was of course a term taught by white people who tried to use Indian symbology in their relationship with them, but still, that has many meanings. Those native peoples residing in Canada would of course address their petitions to the "Great White Mother" Queen Victoria in London. :)

It shows that people were taught to believe in an authority, be that the President, or the Queen, that would hear them, grant them justice, and rule them fairly. That person was the ultimate symbol of their nationhood, so they must look to him or her if they wanted change.

Barack Hussein Obama is poised to win the next election as president of the United States, and, even though most polls say it will be a close run thing, there are others, such as the Princeton Election Consortium which make it even more probable, seeing as how it's based on electoral college votes that actually elect the president, and not, the popular vote. It will also depend on everyone getting out and voting.

Of course, a conference of astrologers already has predicted he will win, so that's good enough for me :) They also suggested, way before Hurricane Sandy hit the North East United States, that with the planet Mercury turning retrograde right on election day, there would be delays in counting the vote. I also see the possibility of judicial challenges creating some sort of turmoil, but then, it should sort itself out.

I wrote on March  08, 2008, Barack's the one "But I'm saying this from a spiritual, not political perspective. The destiny of the U.S lies in this one last chance. Let's see what happens". And, there was this caveat: "Keep in mind he's a politician, and not, a saint".

And on November 05, 2008, I wrote And Now What?

"I had a vision a full year ago, and, when every one thought Hillary Clinton would win, knew he would be the Democratic candidate. I said as much, on a political website. Astrology helped confirm that to me, and also that it would not be the day for John McCain (bad time for Virgos) but didn't want to raise hopes. Whatever I might believe, I would say that it would depend on the effort of people. It simply is unfair to put all our expectations on one person when in the end we all had to make the effort, not just him".

"And in the years ahead, and they will not be easy, he must do his share, as we must do ours. But if he inspires us to be better people, then that will be enough. Yes, he has to end the wars abroad. He can cure the economy, if he allows compassion to take over from greed. He has to bring peace to the Middle East. He has to help heal America, and the World. But that isn't his job alone, it's ours".

As we all know, the last four years have been deeply disappointing for many. I've heard all the excuses, and have no patience for them. Whoever wins the election, we have learned our lesson. There needs to be many grassroots movements, in every possible way, and all over the world.

But, for the next four years, keep this in mind. Obama's humanity, his flaws, are reflected in us. The Great White Father (and Mother) resides not in heaven, or London, or Washington, but is within us. Hope, and change, will always come from you, and not another.

Yes, the ultimate source is God. Does God listen, and give justice? Yes, but not the way you think, because it happens here, on this plane, and in our karma. From now to the end of this year will be one of the most momentous periods of our lives. But, whatever else comes our way, I will always trust in the goodness of humanity.