Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lightworker ?

At Cannonfire yesterday, 9 June, Joseph Cannon mentioned Mark Morford's article: "Is Obama an enlightened being?"("Spiritual wise ones say: This sure ain't no ordinary politician. You buying it?")

Am I buying it? Are you kidding Mr. Morford?

Is this satire though? From the author's other writings it seems clear that he supports Barack Obama, so why would Mr. Morford ridicule him ?

He writes:

" Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul. "

"There's a vast amount of positive energy swirling about that's been held back by the armies of BushCo darkness, and this energy has now found a conduit, a lightning rod, is now effortlessly self-organizing around Obama's candidacy. People and emotions and ideas of high and positive vibration are automatically drawn to him"

You mean those vitriolic on-line fans of his, and bitchy TV talking heads, Mr. Morford? So they're "people of high and positive vibration" are they?


"Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn't have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity."

Mr. Morford, surely you jest?

Where would the murky Chicago background and unsavoury associates fit with such a light-infused vision of St.Obama?

Wikipedia defines 'Lightworker" as
" a person who feels inspired to help others through spiritual meditation, teaching, healing, prayer, writing and speaking through unconditonal love. The term was popularised by Doreen Virtue in her book The Lightworker's Way published by Hay House in 1997.
Lightworkers can come from a variety of spiritual traditions and backgrounds, yet generally agree that the healing light they work with is comprised of eternal energy connecting everyone and everything in the universe, and that it is possible for people to connect consciously with divine light energies through intention."

Astrologically I don't know were the lightworker signature (if such exists) would show. Always, when looking at Obama's chart, I'm drawn to Neptune, but as we cannot be sure of his time of birth it's not possible to accurately place that planet of illusion and deception. I'll bet it's on an angle, giving it strength.

I must confess that in the early days of Obamamania, when crowds reacted to him in such ecstatic fashion, I had a fleeting vision of the movie "Left Behind" and one of its leading characters, Nicolae Carpathia.
("Cameron "Buck" Williams follows an unknown, but charming Romanian politician named Nicolae Carpathia, who quickly attracts millions of followers, seemingly overnight.")
Nicholae was no lightworker - quite the opposite.

If Barack Obama is one of those lightworkers New Age folk revere, then I am Queen of All The Faeries.

I hope Morford's article is meant to be satirical, if it isn't, it dang well ought to be.


anthonynorth said...

Your caution is well justified, me thinks.
As I've said before many times, I see Obama, and find Tony Blair smiling back at me.

Wisewebwoman said...

I had a good horse laugh over at Joe's too, T. It seems like we trail around to the same blogs! did you see a few discussions today on whether some of the delegates may abandon him when the slum landlord scandal SHTF?
Interesting times....he's going to need the light!

Twilight said...

AN ~~~ I see what you mean - it doesn't bode well for the future.
Both have smart and outspoken wives too.

WWW ~~~ Yes, I've noticed those stories, but I'm not optimistic. He appears to be absolutely fireproof - it doesn't matter what emerges.

My grandma had a saying which fits
"If he fell into a pile shit he'd come out smelling of roses". ;-)