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Saturday, November 11, 2006

And on the eleventy-first day…

Today, November 11, is a very important day. Some of you more mundane souls probably think I am referring to Veterans Day in the US, aka Remembrance Day or Armistice Day on other parts of the planet. But you would be wrong, for, as is my habit on this blog, I’ve set my sights on far loftier matters. Today is the day – or, rather, tonight is the night – that musician and spiritual leader Gabriel of Sedona and his Bright and Morning Star Band team up with internationally-known paranormalist Uri Geller for "an amazing Live World-Wide Webcast of a concert from Sedona’s Future Studios."

Uri Geller, the litigious spoon-bending magician, probably needs no introduction. But you may not have heard of Gabriel of Sedona, founder of the Aquarian Concepts Community. Gabriel, a well-respected guru and activist, has invented an entirely new genre of new age music called CosmoPop®.

In fact, Gabriel may very well be the savior of the music world, as explained on his web site: "Gabriel of Sedona’s global change music is meant to promote individual growth and to help the soul find his or her destiny that God has so beautifully orchestrated for all His children on earth." On the same page is a quotation from the famous New Age bible, The Urantia Book:

But be not discouraged; some day a real musician may appear on Urantia [Earth], and whole peoples will be enthralled by the magnificent strains of his melodies. One such human being could forever change the course of a whole nation, even the entire civilized world. It is literally true, ‘melody has power a whole world to transform.’ Forever, music will remain the universal language of men, angels, and spirits. Harmony is the speech of Havona. (page 500:06)

Well, fellow Urantians, that real musician is here. You can hear samples of the music on Gabe's web site, and for sample lyrics click here.

And that brings us to the theme of tonight’s CosmoPop® concert, which is "11:11, What Does It Really Mean?"

Now, you might think that 11:11 is a reference to time, or, substituting the colon for a dash, a reference to a date on the calendar. But 11:11 is something much deeper First of all, the number 11 is way cool. It follows that 11:11 is deeply significant, as Gabe ’splains:

11:11 is a number shrouded in mystery and meaning. Some people see it as a key to unlock the subconscious mind. Others recognize it as a wake-up call. Whether seen serendipitously on a receipt or on a digital clock, the number 11:11 is a reminder to many that there are higher powers at work. If you have ever seen it or if you are curious because you never have, it is now more important than ever to find out what 11:11 really means.

Further, says Gabe, 11:11 "is indeed a wake-up call, and much more, which I will explain at this event. It is time to come together and not allow our differences in race, religion, and ethnicity to come between us."

Well said, Gabe. In tonight’s concert you will not only learn about 11:11 but you'll get to hear some great music. Gabe and the boys will play and sing while Uri performs telepathy and bends spoons. Actually, that last bit isn’t quite true. The 11-11 Concert will feature "a personal video message from Uri Geller made in Cyprus specifically for this event about the significance of the number 11:11." Uri has been fixated on 11:11 since the 1960s, and even has devoted a page on his web site to his fixation. "I believe that people who have constant contact with the 11:11 phenomena have some type of a positive mission to accomplish," says Uri. You can learn more about tonight's event at www.globalchangetelevision.org.

Just in case you’re still not convinced of the significance of 11:11, let me guide you to Gary Johnson, Lightworker and Spirit Master, whose picture appears above. On his "11:11 Made Simple" page, Gary explains the significance of the phenomenon: "Like it or not, believe it or not, you are mutating from your 3rd dimensional human body into a 5th dimensional Lightbody much like a caterpillar into a butterfly. The scary part of this phenomenon is there is no turning back or any way to stop it." Gary’s own observations and experiences with 11:11 echo those of Gabe, Uri and other authorities. Here are some of the eerie experiences he’s been having. If you’ve been having them too, maybe you also have a positive mission to accomplish (as Uri might put it):

(1) Whenever you glance at your watch, a clock or the little square on your TV screen containing the time remaining during many sporting events, do you frequently notice the times 11:11, 12:12 or times of double digit minutes like 2:00, 1:44, 3:11, 4:33, 5:22, 6:55 etc.?

(2) Whenever you glance at a license plate, the address on a building, an apartment number or anything else that has numbers for that matter, do you frequently notice they end in double digits or add up to 11?

(3) Whenever you must wait in some line and have to take a number, is it frequently a double digit number?

(4) Whenever you go shopping, is the receipt total or the amount of change that you receive frequently of the double digit variety?

(5) Whenever you fill your car with gasoline, is the number of gallons or the amount of your purchase frequently of the double digit variety?

(6) Do you frequently find 11 cents?

(7) Do you have a ringing in your ears right now?

Gary adds, "If your answer to one or all of the above is yes, you are experiencing the 11:11 phenomenon. I have been experiencing all of the above and more since 1985 on a 24/7 basis."

I thought I was having an 11:11 experience myself this morning when something – a mysterious force from the cosmos? – startled me awake, and I saw the numbers 1111 on the digital alarm clock! I was too sleepy to make much of it, however, and quickly returned to my dreams. And then I awoke later and saw those very same numbers on the clock. How could this be? I wondered. I was beginning to get excited until I realized that I was looking at the date line rather than the time.

Needless to say, I was a little disappointed. But then just a while ago, I was looking at the spare change on Rev Ron’s desk, and I saw….are you ready….eleven cents! The eleven cents were accompanied by several other cents, a few nickels and a quarter, but the point is that they were there.

So I decided, right then and there, that I too have a positive mission to accomplish. And that mission is to have a glorious weekend with The Rev, who, coincidentally enough, is a veteran. (He also suffers from a chronic ringing in the ears…spooky!) And in the eleven-plus-two years we have been together, he has taught me more than any spoon-bending magician or activist "musician" ever could.



Blogger Christopher said...

Absolutely rich. I figured the guy was new on the scene. Figured he was a new nutter. I actually felt a bit bad that he wrote back, since he treated my letter with such sincerity. You know, if I was the type to ever feel bad.


I'm in the wrong line of work.

Monday, December 08, 2008 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

"I'm in the wrong line of work."

I've often thought the same thing, Christopher. My unofficial motto has become, "I gotta find me a scam."

Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:58:00 PM  

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