Time to get involved.

Even though I have always voted in all the state and national elections, I slept through the politics of the process. In talking to family and friends, I discovered I wasn’t alone. It is not until this presidential election that I woke up with the rest of America. I credit my new concern and involvement with Senator Barack Obama. I read his books and listened to several of his speeches. They all resonated with my own sentiments about America.  The times has come for a change. As Senator Obama often say, the change is about changing mindsets. I am a firm believer that if you change your consciousness, you change your life. The old paradigm of polarity, wars, and inequities that held us bondage is being dug up and tossed out by a young Senator with a purpose to change how we think about ourselves as individuals and as part of the human race. He is changing the consciousness of not only America but other countries as they too are closely following our electoral process with such speeches calling for compassion, acceptance, and unity.

As a baby taking her first steps, she stumbles and then pick her self up. I see myself the same way in politics. I am learning how dirty it can be or I should say how dirty the some campaigners can be. They lie, cheat and with deliberate intend to do character assasenitations. They really don’t care about you and me. They only care about winning at all cost. I do not want a candidate that fights so dirty they forget the basic principle of honoring one another. Imagine what this person would do as Commander-in-chief.  They would mis-use power! We can’t allow this to happen. Together we can change the political system of America to unite all people by getting involve. You can talk up Senator Barack Obama. Have conversations with your family, friends and co-workers. Send emails, write blogs, donate your time and money.  Come involve by finding out the truth about an event.  The Clinton campaign as demonstrated recently will twist and distort the truth.   

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Wake up America

Draft Wake up America—The Game is now Dirty Politics! Even though I have always voted in all the state and national elections, I slept through the political process of elections. I discovered I was not alone and there are many who are still in the dream state.  It is not until this presidential election that I woke up. I credit my new awareness of politics to my daughter. We had many political discussions about the presidential campaign. Then I read Senator Obama’s books and listened to several of his speeches. They all resonated with my own sentiments about America and a time for change.   As Senator Obama often says, the change is about changing mindsets. I am a firm believer that if you change your consciousness, you change your life. The old paradigm of polarity, wars, and inequities that held us bondage is being dug up and tossed out by a young Senator with a purpose to change how we think about ourselves as individuals and as part of the human race. He is changing the consciousness of not only America but other countries as they too are closely following our electoral process and the speeches of Senator Obama calling for compassion, acceptance, equity, and unity for everyone.As a neophyte in politics, I am learning how dirty politics can be or I should say how dirty the Clinton campaign can be. Just before the Ohio and Texas primaries, Senator Clinton threw the kitchen sink and the garbage disposal at Senator Obama. Her campaigned lied and distorted the facts about his campaign’s involved with the Canadians and NAFTA* in order to win the Ohio and Texas primaries. They used a commercial ad that put fear in the minds and hearts of Americans. Just think how this played out overseas? You might say this is part of that dirty politics.  But why would we want someone who lies, cheats and do character assassinations to be commander-in-chief? Do you really think Senator Hillary Clinton would change once she is in the White House? She cares more about winning then about a better quality of life for Americans and others. I do not want a candidate that fights so dirty she forgets the basic principle of honoring one another.  Imagine what this person would do as commander-in-chief.  She would misuse power the same way her husband did when he stepped over the line and got involved with a young intern then lied about it.  We can’t allow this to happen. Together we can change the political system of America to unite all people by getting involved.  We can even forgive the Clintons!If you are not an Obama supporter, I urge you to take the time and find out about Senator Barack Obama. I strongly recommend that you read or listen to the audio version of his autobiography, Dreams From my Father.  You can also go to his website—www.BarackObama.com and read about his polices.  Become a supporter for truth, life and liberty. You can talk up Senator Barack Obama. Have conversations with your family, friends and co-workers. Send emails, write blogs, and donate your time and money.  The Clinton campaign has demonstrated that they twist and distort the truth.  They will continue to use these negative tactics. And oftentimes, the media will spin the negative. We can do a lot at the grass root level by dispelling these false accusations by the Clintons. As in the Matrix, we can take the red pill and wake up in our beds and live the same way we have for centuries or we can take the blue pill and become an awakener to truth and change for progress.     

 *You can read the truth about NAFTA at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lecia-shorter/clintons-nafta-attack-ag_b_89973.html

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Interview with JJ Michael by Afrika Midnight Asha Abney

What is your name?

J.J. Michael

 Tell me something about yourself:  

I have a B.A. from Howard University and MLS from the University of Maryland. I worked as Head of the twenty-six branches of District of Columbia Library for a number of years. Now, I am an author of two contemporary spirituality/Christian fiction titles: Life is Never as Its Seems (2005) and It’s Not Over Yet (2007) published by Genesis Press. I am also an intuitive numerologist. I can actually look at a person’s name and birth date and tell you many things about their personality and destiny. This gift has allowed me to help many individual in their spiritual growth through my writing.

 What is your profession? 

I am a full time writer, intuitive numerologist, and Chios Master Teacher and Healer.

 What are your goals for your writing career? 

I am writing the third book in the Lindy Lee trilogy. I also write metaphysical non-fiction books. I self-published through iUniverse.com in 2000, Path to Truth: a Spiritual Guide to Higher Consciousness. This book provides an awareness and understanding of the seven spiritual laws and mysteries of the universe and how these teachings are applicable in today’s world. Readers can download the ebook version of Path to Truth at www.jjmichael.org. I also plan to do another ebook on the Law of Mind.

 Who are some of your favorite authors? 

I do a lot of research and read a lot of non-fiction books. Some of my favorite authors in this category are Gregg Braden, Elizabeth Gilbert, Drunvalo Melchizedek, the Oracle, and Osho. My favorite fiction writers are Bebe Moore Campbell, Sidney Shelton, Octavia Butler, Dan Brown, Francis Ray, Walter Mosley, Tananarive Due and James Patterson.

 How long have you been writing? 

I always wanted to be a writer. I remember writing my first story at the age of nine and sending it off to publishing houses. As I read books such as the Celestine Prophecy and the Alchemist, I knew that I wanted to write book that promote conscious awakening and spiritual empowerment. As I mentioned, I self-published my first book in 2000. However, I did technical writing for my job.

 What are some of your favorite books?

I love the Da Vinci Code, Celestine Prophecy, the Alchemist, The Truth, Eat, Pray, Love, Living Blood, and Parable of the Sower.

  What genre do you like reading the most?

 I love reading metaphysical, spirituality, religious, science fiction, and contemporary fiction.

 Tell us something about your most recent book?What inspired you to write your most recent book? 

My first fiction book, Life is Never as It Seems, tells the story of a young woman, Lindy Lee, coming of age in 1967, as she transforms through the complexities of love, spirituality and religion. The free-standing sequel, It’s Not Over Yet, (July 2007), takes place in the late seventies and Lindy Lee must choose either her family and their traditional religious beliefs or her new spiritual beliefs and the man she loves.

 What inspired you to write your most recent book?

Life is Never as It Seems ends in a cliff-hanger. I received lots of mail from my readers wanting to know what happens to the characters in the book. Of course, I couldn’t leave my readings hanging out there!

 After readers have read your book, what do you want them to walk away with?

Most of my readers have told me that even though my books are fiction, they find themselves underlining much of the information dealing with metaphysics. I want to promote self growth and self-realization.

 Who published your most recent book? What was it like working with them? 

Genesis-Press published by two fiction books and they are releasing Life is Never as It Seems in mass market paperback in March 2008. I have learned a great deal from both self-publishing and traditional publishing.

 Do you have a specific target audience for your most recent book? 

My books are for everyone. Since my first book, I do have people who follow my writing.

 Who designed your cover? 

Chris Ester (www.dibolmi.com) the artist for Genesis Press.

 Is there any advice that you can offer for new or emerging authors? 

Yes, write, write and write. Believe in yourself and your writing. Learn everything you can about the publishing and writing fields.

 Do you have any projects that you are working on? 

I am still promoting my books and as I previously mentioned, I am writing the third book in the series and a non-fiction book.

 Where can the readers find more about you and your work or projects? 

The readers can go to my website: www.jjmichael.org or visit me on myspace.com/jj_michael_author. They can sign up for my newsletter on either website.

 Where can interested prospective readers purchase your books? 

They can purchase them at all major bookstores, Genesis-Press, Karibu Bookstores, and online at Amazon.com, B&N. com. They can also download my ebook, Path to Truth, at http://www.jjmichael.org

Thank you and many blessings to you and your readers.

 

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Is Life Really as It Seems?

Back by popular demand–Life is Never as it Seems by J.J. Michael (Genesis-Press/Kensington March 2008), is now in mass market paperback. Purchase at all major bookstores and online at Amazon.com.

Lindy Lee’s life changed forever during the summer of 1967.Raised in a strongly traditional religious environment, she suddenly finds herself having extraordinary paranormal experiences that leave her bewildered and frightened. Her grandfather, the minister of a large Baptist church, and her mother do everything they can to suppress Lindy’s intense psychic and healing abilities. In addition, she finds herself drawn to Nick, who has his own dark secrets, and to the mysterious and mystical Paul. Follow Lindy’s harrowing journey as she discovers a world of theology and spirituality through the teachings of a New Age group, called the Awakeners, and as she faces the love and betrayal of those closest to her.

*****by RAWSISTAZ Reviewers Intense Reading-With a mixture of paranormal and scripture revelations we’re treated to an exquisitely written novel.

Discussion questions:

1. Have you ever been betrayed by someone you loved or trusted?

2. Have you had a relationships that you preceived as one way only to find out something else?

3. Have you had to choose between your family’s religious faith and your own?

4. Have you ever had a psychic moment or two? Tell me about it.

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Are you a dream killer or dream builder?

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?”                                           George Bernard Shaw

Have you ever thought you had the million dollar idea? Once you implemented it, you would change the world and become filthy rich. Then you happened to tell a close friend about the idea, only to be told that it wouldn’t work. The high you felt when you thought about the idea banished. What happened? You met a dream killer.  Your friend consciously or unconsciously sabotaged your idea based on his or her own belief system. Not all people intentionally try to destroy your dream; most will have your best interest at heart. They may be looking at the time, money and effort it takes to make it happen. Good advice is priceless and practical; however, we must remember that our dreams are gifts from the Divine. So before you go tossing a dream out based on someone else’s knowledge and advice, you might want to consider doing this simple but powerful exercise: Sit on it for awhile, and I don’t mean forever; write down the pros and cons; and ask yourself do you have the passion for it. Once you have answered the above questions then share your idea, if you are seeking support for it and not validation. The next time someone shares a dream or idea with you, don’t shoot it down. Praise the idea and suggest that the person do the above exercise. This way you won’t be a dream killer; you will be a dream builder.

 JJMichael is an intuitive numerologist and author of Path to Truth, Life is Never as It Seems, and It’s Not Over Yet. JJ is also the publisher of Path2truth ezine that promotes self-realization and world peace.  Find out more about JJ at www.jjmichael.org 

Don’t Let a Setback or Disappointment Stop You.

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.                                                                                                               Les Brown 

I was disappointed last week when Barack Obama didn’t win the New Hampshire primary. It became personal. I spent a lot of time on the phone and net with family, friends and other Obama supporters trying to figure out what went wrong. I was stressed. Meditating is my way to debunk the stress and to get answers from a Higher Source. I wasn’t finding peace from those stimulating conversations. Besides the campaign was just getting started and I needed to get grounded in my truths and not buy into all the combative energy of the campaign. Obama stated that the lost of the primary was more valuable at this time in the campaign, because it taught him that America was not going to hand him the nomination, he had to work for it. And that’s the truth. You have to work for whatever you desire.  As a writer, I have received many rejection letters and critical reviews of my work. I didn’t give up. I realized I had to work for it and not give up based on someone else’s perspective. I did what Les Brown said: Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. I plowed ahead and I am now a published author.  Setbacks and hurdles are put in our path as lessons. They teach us strength, perseverance, concentration, self-improvement, and humility.  It’s not always about the outcome, but about the effort you put forth. Your job is to give it your best and leave the rest to God. For all those with goals and dreams put your head down and plow ahead.  

JJ Michael is an intuitive numerologist and author of Life is Never as It Seems, It’s Not Over Yet and the Path to Truth. She is also the editor of Path2truth ezine that promotes self-realization and world peace.  

Use the Psychic Energy of the New Moon (Jan 8th) to Manifest What You Desire

Do you believe that the four phases of the moon can affect behavior and emotions?  The moon affect the tides of the world’s oceans–why not humans since we are made up of mostly liquid? Here’s a brief statement of the moon psychic phases and a New Moon tool to help you create more abundance in your life.

  

New Moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle. It is when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun–a time to initiate new projects. It is also a good time to cleanse and release negative energy thoughts and patterns.

Waxing (Increasing) Moon First and second quarter are the phases during which the visible portion of the Moon is increasing towards full. There is also an increase in psychic energy.

Full Moon– The phase where we receive maximum psychic energy from the moon.

Waning (Decreasing) Moon–Third and fourth quarter are the phases which indicates a gradual reduction of psychic energy.

 8th January, New Moon RitualCreating More abundance in Our Lives. 

Try writing an abundance check within 24 hours after a New Moon to create more abundance in your life. The purpose of doing this is to align your mind with prosperity consciousness.  Surprisingly, you don’t need to believe that the check will work when you write it. Apparently, you will be amazed at the results, as you will see increased abundance in your life, in some life area. It is not always financial, but certainly in an area that you need.There is a traditional manner, which has been handed down, that must be followed. If you do not have a bank account you can draw a check on a piece of paper and fill it out the same way – the results will be the same, more abundance for you.New Moon: Tuesday 8th January1.) Within 24 hours after a New Moon, take a check from your check book. Where it says “Pay to,” write your name.
2.) In the little box on the same line where you would fill in the amount –write “Paid in full.”
3.) On the line underneath your name, write “Paid in full.”
4.) Sign the check: “The Law of Abundance.”
Do not put a date on the check. Do not write a specific amount in the check. Put it in a safe place and forget about it. The Universe will take it from there.It is said that many people are skeptical about trying this until they do it. After the first couple of times, they realize the power of these checks and do them routinely every month! Try it yourself and see! Let me know what happens or what you think about all of this.Peace,

JJ