Materialism, a Fraud against Humanity

By Alisa Battaglia

Contrary to what some people might believe, there is nothing wrong with having pleasures and enjoyments. What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these pleasures, turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and dissatisfaction.  ~Lama Thubten Yeshe, “Introduction to Tantra”

Whenever a nation stands aloof from virtue and ethics as its epicenter it is beguiled by sense reality. And to the extent that materialism succeeds, humanity becomes inwardly weak from focus on the externals. A preoccupation with buying, selling, loss and gain prevails in the absence of love and goodness. This is a major factor in deterioration, as vested interests lurk around with selfish motives and ambition. Materialism is a fraud against humanity since it masquerades as something virtuous.

As the world of the senses takes over wisdom is clouded. This enfeebling is happening all over the world today as pressures to conform echo borrowed thoughts. What influence will today’s controlled multitude have on the new generation? Wisdom is required to turn the tide. “Wisdom avoids going through the experience of trial and error; it is awakened by the clarity within that sets one free from illusions and deceptions” (J. Krishnamurti).  

Very few of us work on piercing through our projected deceptions and save ourselves from the commotion of a wasted life—duty bound and irresponsible at the same time. Education prepares to teach us how to fit into a job quashing the potential to be more humane and connected to the living world. We are taught to solve problems and go through the motions without realizing that there are no problems at all apart from the mind. Problems always relate to fear and self-centeredness. Insecurity is a permanent stamp upon humanity and self is an abstraction manufactured by thought. So, do we really have problems or are we just in doubt, fearful and self-centered? Where is the “clarity” that dissolves all problems and the duality of thought itself?

When interpretation is based on opinion and assumption, it has little to do with reality and fragmentation continues to thrive. Through questioning, we can free ourselves from opinions, assumptions, beliefs, conclusions, and consequences. Self-discovery, not efficiency leads to new action founded on the need to express truth and love within, rather than ambition and motive. This is where transformation takes place.

Society will not change, but we can govern the law of our own being as we rise to the heights and relate with the reality within. We may not be able to do anything about government, but we can be aware of what is not ethical and then build our lives with self-responsibility for our own ethics and virtues. This is each our responsibility, to love one another as ourselves. To accept that responsibility is life transforming. And no-thing can defeat this inner shift.

The Kingdom is perfectly united and perfectly protected, and the ego will not prevail against it. Amen. ~ A Course in Miracles, I, pg 54.

AlisaBattaglia©2008-2022

These Hands

By Alisa Battaglia

These Hands
Extend companionship in a world of lonely hearts.

These Hands
Hold a furry face with kisses. Beloved furkid!

These Hands
Button up the shirt of a snotty nose boy on a cold winter day.
Where’s Momma?

These Hands
Toil to move the soil and tend the garden for future nourishment.

These Hands
Bake cakes that delight and meals to please.

These Hands
Make beautiful things to enjoy and balms to heal.

These Hands
Receive goodwill and bouquets of flowers.

These Hands
Fold laundry, sew and clean.

These Hands
Raise to my face in sadness, cover my tired eyes and smooth my hair to what the world is becoming.

These Hands
Animate expressing my Soul.

These Hands
Lift a baby and close to my heart whisper to this soul life, “I See Beautiful You.”

These Hands
Hold memory tracing the muscles of your body and face.

These Hands
Hold a heart I’ve been entrusted to.

These Hands
Come together is prayer for a World Blessing!

AlisaBattaglia©2021

Elite

By Alisa Battaglia

I AM Sovereign!
I AM Free!
I Govern the Law of my own Being!

I need no one to tell me how to live.
What to put into my body or what to do.
Nor, how to behave, think, speak or feel, to induct my Soul into automaton.

I Am SOUL, Sovereign and Free and there is no Power over me other than my Creator.

I Am the Elite! You are the Elite!
We are the EnSouled Children of Love, Gods true Elite!

Who are the Imposters to claim themselves as Elite over Us?
Who are these Intruders of Spirit, Usurpers of Life?

They have NO ultimate POWER other than THROUGH you, Us!
BANISH them to the lower domain of spirits, their rightful plane as if they never were!!!

AlisaBattaglia©2021

I Feel Like Autumn

I feel like autumn.
As the leaves fall, so do my pretenses.
My positionalities related to the world externa.
As I watch the butterflies flit amongst the milkweed both feeding and laying eggs for chrysalis into a new life, I am reminded that in a world of constant becoming from ectopy to entropy, the dissolutive forces of life unfold, break down and shift into something altogether new.

Nature is my great teacher as I observe Her processes interwoven into my own life. A constant cascade of happenings so subtle, so dire that these transformative forces ignite the greater passions of my Soul as I surrender unto the sheathing process that brings me closer to myself as the One that is always becoming ever alive with God!  I AM!

AlisaBattaglia©2021

The First Time I Died

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By Alisa Battaglia

The First time I died was so long ago, it is barely memorable in the long stream of my Soul knowing. So much overlap from multiple life experiences almost make it a blended streaming, a convolution of exacting memory.

Perhaps I should count the deaths, the losses that were mini deaths, the surrendering unto the unfolding of Almighty Grace that were in itself many deaths that would catapult me unto a new life steaming.

Upon my second Soul cycle, the lineation’s that bound me to precipitous experiences to an age of wisdom now in reign. The boundless light of the Soul is ever in progression, always reviewing and even sometimes turning back in descension or de-evolution. Such paths are ultimately the teachers in the Soul’s quest for greater experience in the horizontal life. The linear urging of the human vessel is to unite with the divine spark of its inhabitant in a most visceral level, otherwise the Soul aspiration for flesh experience goes wholly unnoticed, as the precipitous urges of the body take over the Souls desire to indwell it towards its own benefit and growth.

How many times those losses came – the endings that brought new Beginnings. The pain that brought new light of awareness. The release of a dead child from my arms, twins from my womb, from my heart. So many children, so many lives. Motherhood gives birth, but is also a death of the autonomous self to another’s dependence. The symbiosis of the entwined Soul in utero offers a special unity in the life streaming.

And from all those shared experiences at the extension of another – children, lovers, family and friends. The lovers, most poignant, as it is the lover that there is surrender, a small death at a most intimate level. The collapsing in the remembrance of the divine bliss that fills the spirit. Yet, after a while, the lovers go, too. And there is the mirror, the self facing Self.

In that ultimate recognition, of reunification, there is yet another death. A death of personhood, the small self or ego predominance in submission to the “I”.  The “I” of the Soul, the real Self, the true mother, lover, friend, and guide. All of these losses and small deaths are but preparation of the Soul’s submersion into the almighty I AM.  

On the path of initiation, life and death is a constant cycle of Becoming – a knowing and strange comfort in the chrysalis into something new and more beautiful than before. The awareness that Life is eternal and begins and ends, like the ebb and flow of the waters of life, the yin and yang inflow into the other, none and one at the same time.

I remember the first time I died and yet, I will again, and again and again!

Alisa Battaglia©2019-2021

Biophotonic Nutrition ~ The Benefits of Eating Raw

By Alisa Battaglia

The study of light’s interaction with biological material is ‘Biophotonics,’ which relates to the understanding of nutrition and vital body processes. Biophotonic nutrition is concerned with the capacity to absorb and store light information in the cell radiated by the sun through the skin and the consumption of raw foods.

The ultimate biological nutrient is sunlight. Without the sun, there is no life and without light, there is no health!

The light energy from the sun is stored in the DNA during photosynthesis and continuously transmitted by the cell. The cells of living organisms emit low-level light waves or luminescence (light with a wavelength between 200 and 800 nanometers). The higher the gradient of light energy a cell emits greater is the vitality and potential for transfer of that energy when consumed.

Dr Norman Cousens cites in “Creating Peace by Being Peace” the biophoton readings of people on sharply varying diets. The average reading of a person eating live or raw wild foods was about 83,000 units, while a person eating a junk food diet only had a reading of roughly 1,000 units of biophotonic radiation. It should be of great interest to learn that increased biophotons in food have the power to order and regulate cells in that it can elevate an organism to a higher oscillation or order of vibration manifesting as a feeling of vitality and mental well-being. This is why eating naturally locally grown fresh sun-ripened fruits and vegetables rich in light energy or biophotons possess energizing and healing properties. 

Since biophotons are light infused living foods that carry electric light codes from the sun that hydrate and nourish the body-mind at all the levels, you will notice significant improvements in your health and energy when you increase the amounts of living raw foods in your diet, especially vegetables. Most vegetables have very low carbohydrate levels that minimally disturb insulin metabolism.

Sunlight is a biological nutrient whose energy of life force is stored in living food (structured water) making fruit the highest vibrational food that has the capacity to regenerate cells. To get the higher-level energy biophotons, eat a diet rich in fiber – raw organic ripe fruits and vegetables freshly picked ideally from your own organic garden or farmers market. The key to maximizing the biophotonic value in wild plant and organically grown foods is eating them raw and soon after harvest, preferably within two or three hours, as the life force measured in units called angstroms, increasingly diminishes after harvest.

Eating foods in their natural state is a great way to detox the body, boost digestion, decrease inflammation, fight chronic disease, and lose unwanted pounds. 

Starting the CARE WELLNESS CELLULAR HEALTH PROGRAM with me is an excellent way to take control of your health and your life!

In the meantime, here are Some tips on incorporating raw foods into your diet:

  • Start slowly if you are going raw and swap out one regular meal a day for a raw food meal. The transition into a raw food diet will helps build healthy gut microbiome.
  • Eat the Rainbow in every meal. Example: Salad greens, red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, yellow beets and radishes and so on to create a colorful nutrient rich meal.
  • Consume your fruits and vegetables in your body temperature range. The ideal is 4 degrees upward or 4 degrees below.
  • Digestion starts in your mouth. Chew your food until it is broken down in your mouth and then swallow. Also, chew your smoothie.
  • Get adequate sunlight, which sets the body’s circadian rhythm that is the true governor of brain-gut health. The function of your entire metabolism is dependent on light

Snippets from my Book soon to be published called

BODY BALANCE
Simple Chef Creations Healthy Life Recipes

© 2020-2021, Alisa Battaglia

Moonshine

The sky was animated when I Iooked up.
T’is almost a full moon. Her light reflected off of me into thinking of you.
The winds of change spoke of good news…
The clouds were hurried…but they showed me a story…
“things are not always as they seem…within movement comes a silver lining.”
The ocean wise and deep splashed forth…showed me process in ebb and flow.
I queried upon the stars…they spoke of truth.
I walked the land to feel her heartbeat…she helped me design a path!
I turned to fathom the last embrace…the warm embers of Fire.
I feel your head rumbling…is everything okay? 

Alisa Battaglia©2005-2020

Heart Centered Relationships

Intimate relationships nourish body, mind and spirit. They warm the soul and soften the heart. The quality of these relationships says a lot about the quality of our lives and our health, and reflects back to us what we need to learn-how to have more patience, be without judgment and essentially to love ourselves unconditionally. It is a mirror effect. We give what we are.

Some relationships are very difficult, while others flow effortlessly and perhaps some are a little of both. The level of conflict in each relationship is a good indicator as to how much inner work has been accomplished and what areas still need more attention individually, as a couple, in friendship, in physical family and in spiritual groups.

Heart centered relationships are an exchange of authentic feelings and sometimes it takes spewing a lot of feelings to get to that inner space of being okay with self to be okay with others. Oftentimes, we choose to suffer intensely and even put up with all sorts of abuses before we ever experience right relationship. The amount of abuse we allow from others is correlative to the amount of abuse we accept from ourselves, if not more. Loving ourselves is the key to authentically loving others.

No matter where we are, we can always strive for cooperation as an effortlessness and harmonious exchange of feelings, words, ideas, and actions that are complimentary and supportive to the spirit within us. Cooperation softens the blows of life instead of adding to harshness and unnecessary conflict.

In assessing our relationships, we can view them much in the same way we would our wardrobe. For instance, we pick and choose to keep what fits or is sentimental or meaningful. Equally, we let go of what no longer fits, is old, or out of style. Even though people are not to be discarded like clothes or traded in for a newer model, the point is to let go of those relationships that do not wear well on us because they are not fulfilling, cause us pain, are imbalanced, or even lack boundaries. Sometimes relationships require space for renewal and return building new love, but some never do. If they are dour and bring a dark light upon us, their color is not the right shade for right relationship.

Out of our circle of friends/acquaintances, we find people from our past that no longer have a place in our present for whatever reason, while others we may wish to know better. Therefore, we let go of those who no longer fit our current self, or reach out to spend more time with those we would like to share with, and strengthen current relationships that are fulfilling us.

Whoever these people are that we share our love and appreciation for always tell them how special they are. This gladdens everyone’s heart.

Fortified By the Flame

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Fortified By the Flame

By Alisa Battaglia

We enter the earth plane fortified by the waters of life. Their magnetic forces imprint into our bodies a stream of beliefs carried from the past, vows and future contracts. Our minds are impressionable and conditioned by the part of the world we live in with its religious and cultural mores. Education or the lack of resources partakes in creating an external image of self. These factors and more shape our world, but none actually authenticates who we really are. Our faulty beliefs about self and the world we live are outgrown and ineffective as we dawn into a new awareness, a new world.

The tensions of inner and outer conflict are felt more than ever before as the world we once knew crumbles around us. As the Earth body reacclimatizes and the human family enters a reorganization of mind erecting new ideas, innovation and opportunity, we are each called to enter into a new heart of being. Linking the mind and the heart is the healing balm for humanity. It is the gateway to the fiery corridor in the purifactory process. A radical cleansing that none can escape. To walk through the corridor we must claim our courage. The level of our courage or resistance is directly proportional to how much we are liberated.

Friction between two opposing forces creates fire. Fire is the element of purification. When we consciously choose to no longer oppose ourselves, we forgive and surrender to the fire. First, dissolution must occur to allow for healing reorganization. As we surrender to the embers layers of our resistance burn away – we let go of attachments to our faulty beliefs that bind us in fear and pain. Once the smoke has cleared, we feel a congruency in what we think, feel, say and do. Healing reorganization aligns us into a freer, more truthful expression of self.

With a spirit of commitment, persistence, and focused action, we are encouraged to deepen, to remove yet another layer of resistance. The fires of purification rage as the primal ego demonically thrashes in a final attempt for control in dissolving the illusions of the false self. A new face emerges – exuberant, self-accepting, creative, and abundant in compassion and love. Out of this purified space, the will of the personality and the Soul desires integrate into creative union.

With freedom to cultivate, the all-consuming sacred flame burns brighter within. Fortified by the flame we initiate into the connective force of love and compassion to serve world cause via the embodiment of our Greater Self.

Published in Sibyl Magazine, December 2008
Edited 2020
AlisaBattaglia©2020

Connecting the Dots between Our Inner and Outer Worlds

Connecting the Dots between Our Inner and Outer Worlds
By Alisa Battaglia

I gather information, watch videos, listen to talks, blogs, read articles, study research, have discussions and opinions about different burning issues acting out in today’s political theater. Oftentimes, these ideas of humankind are thought-provoking that often leads me to make connections between an issue or situation—connecting the dots so to speak, to perceive the larger framework in manifestation. These connective links of information that form a working composite are checked and balanced against spiritual insight to weave inner connections. Many times the results are perceived at first to be negative in that they have the capacity to produce a fear reaction. Yet, from a wholistic perspective there is a silver lining that if perceived rightly and acted upon with courage, can create rapid fundamental change individually and for the planet.

While this may be true, I do find that few can read information and assess it without taking it inside themselves. This lack of detachment does little to enable best choices in this changing economic arena we are all facing. In fact, it can cause an utter rebellion allowing the ego complex to take reign over the higher wisdom of the Soul. We live in discerning times now where we must exhibit extraordinary courage and action to preserve our freedom and liberties for All before they are dissolved to an increasingly controlling government.

Fundamental change only takes place in attitude. Both life affirming and life destroying polarities are playing out upon the 3-D world stage. There seems to be a vying for power, yet the powers in struggle over consciousness are of two different energies and intentions, one being creative and expansive seeking to connect and liberate the Soul, while the other is banal and contractive seeking to detach and imprison the human Soul into automaton. We each must decide which side of fence we choose to sit on and be true to our choice. Wavering, by default puts in alignment with those who choose peril over Peace.

No doubt, many of us will be struggling in some way and at different levels. It may be financially to maintain a roof over our head, having enough food in the cupboard or affording the essentials. While for others, it may be in relationships, with attachments/addictions, finding our purpose and engaging in time critical missions to a struggle between ego-mind and Soul dominance. Wherever we are, we must start from that point and move forward. Don’t look towards others to find your inner truth. We can be lead to information and wisdom to potentate awakening, but we cannot rely on another to give birth unto ourselves. This is a lone process on our path of awakening, however others often help us get there padding the terrain via their presence, attention, love and care. Love relationships offer us a unique gift in that they are a fast track to our evolutionary growth. Praise them, embrace them! Dig deeper!

May this season open us to new paradigms, creations, and new beginnings for stepping into our individual and collective Soul power. Let us become the highest possible expression of life and to fully realize ourselves – to find our wings, connect the inner dots to our outer path and fly. Our Soul mate is waiting! Our Soul flock is waiting! It’s a unitary endeavor! We are the ones we have been waiting for! Let us construct a new path that bridges the divide in both self, with our divine lover, humanity, Nature and God. Let us uplift together and allow peace to fill our hearts for rebirth into a new life that can generate a world of Peace, both inside and out.

AlisaBattaglia©2009-2020