Dropping Out Of the Status Quo
Toward the end of the summer of ’68, Michael and I sold our home and were preparing to leave for a communal project we had found called the Boudouin Society in Oakhurst, near Yosemite Valley. Prior to that, during our search, we had called the Haight/Ashbury Switchboard, and thru them, met “Flower Children,” Iris and Eddy. They had discovered a communal group in San Francisco, the One World Family, and insisted that we should meet them there. So, before leaving on our trip, we joined Iris and Eddy and their baby, Gentle, at the Commune’s macrobiotic restaurant, the “Here and Now” on Haight Street.
We agreed to meet them there, where we were introduced to the communal family on shift and our first delicious soybean “macroburger.” I was particularly impressed by a letter posted on the front door, written by the communal members protesting Allen Michael’s incarceration in the county jail following a narcotics entrapment. The letter described Allen Michael as a man of integrity and selfless service to humanity, who was channeling from Galactica the plan to bring about the kind of world we all want to live in, with absolute freedom, security and abundance for everyone. Michael and I were both turned on by the high energies and attracted to the communal members we met there. A few weeks after that, Allen Michael was released from jail on bail, and we decided to attend his “Evening of Enlightenment.”
The One World Family Commune was located in an attractive, renovated three-story Victorian house across from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle on Oak Street. I’ll never forget the evening we entered the beautiful meditation room, with its soft colored walls and colorfully carpeted platforms and pillows. We were met at the door by Carl, a visitor with a long white beard who welcomed us as old friends. Allen Michael, communal members and guests were gathered, and, as we joined in on some Family songs, both Michael and I had that wonderful feeling of being with kindred spirits.
During the meeting, Allen Michael responded to a group of young Baptist Bible students who had come with their minister to question his statement that he was a “messiah,” or messenger, and was the entity fulfilling the prophecy of the Comforter, spirit of truth. In spite of the fact that I had always been turned off by organized religions and their dogmatic interpretations of the Bible, when I heard Allen Michael say that he channels messages from the Godmind being broadcast from Galactica and that he is the entity spoken of in the Bible, who would come as “the comforter,” in St. John 14:16,17 & 26, I had that flash of knowing we get when we recognize the truth for the first time. Even the Baptist minister, who had brought the Bible study group to challenge him, commended him for his knowledge of the Bible. I could finally see the true meaning of the prophecy – it all just clicked. It’s evident to me now that Michael and I had been led to be there on that particular evening.
The concept of flying saucers, UFO’s and extraterrestrials was new to both of us. However, when Allen Michael spoke of ETI (extraterritorial intelligence) and the Galactic Space Beings’ role in the transformation of the planetary consciousness, it all rang true. His vision of a world of sharing, love and forgiveness was the best thing I’d ever heard, and I felt a kinship with the people who had gathered with him – Diane, Kathy, Bill H., Bill B., Beldon, Aundor, Steve, Thera and Jubal. I admired their sincerity and dedication to Allen Michael as an enlightened Being and Galactic channel. Allen Michael communicates from a Universal perspective of relativity beyond anything I’d ever heard before, and although it was all new to both of us, we recognized the truth of it. It was all so natural and simple. However, joining a Hippy commune in the city was something Michael and I hadn’t even considered, and we continued on with our plan to go to Oakhurst.
The Boudouin Society was quite a change from the status quo world of conformity we had come from in Marin County. Although it was a cooperative arrangement rather than the total sharing one we had been looking for, it was a valuable transition between where we had been and our new lifestyle to be. We went from owning a house in suburbia, to sleeping in tents, milking goats and feeding horses. I remember it being a wonderful, liberating experience when I got up my nerve, took off my clothes and swam nude in a beautiful mountain lake surrounded by pine trees near our property.
It was the beginning of the school year and when we enrolled Mike and Rhys in school, the teacher told us in no uncertain terms that we would have to cut their hair – which actually touched their collar. We were beginning to look like Hippies, and there was much fear at that time, especially in small towns, of the Hippy movement.
When we returned to San Francisco to get some things out of storage, we attended another of Allen Michael’s “Evenings of Enlightenment,” and that was it! This time when we heard Allen Michael channel and were reacquainted with the communal members, we could see that Allen Michael had the wisdom and far-reaching perception that only an enlightened Being could have, and that the One World Family Commune was just what we had been looking for. We had a great feeling of elation as we made the decision, then and there, to move back to San Francisco and join the Commune.
So, to the astonishment of friends and disbelief of family, we retrieved our children in Oakhurst and moved into the One World Family Commune in the Haight/Ashbury District of San Francisco. As Timothy Leary was teaching, we had “turned on, tuned in and dropped out.”
The One World Family Commune
Coming out of the buying-and-selling world of money motivation, and into a world of sharing, giving and receiving and serving without thought of reward, has been an on-going awakening to who I really am and what life on this planet is all about. Since our beginning in 1967 as the One World Family Commune, all of the remarkable things we accomplished have come about because of the inspiration and guidance we have received from Allen Michael and our having a purpose greater than ourselves.
It was such a wonderful experience to come together with others of like-mind, who were actually living according to what they knew to be true. We intuitively recognized the truth of the existence of extraterrestrial Beings and of flying saucers, as Allen Michael spoke of the out-of-body experience he had in 1947, when he was opened up to be a telepathic channel of the Godmind. He had accepted the mission from the Godmind to be the channel of the “Everlasting Gospel,” fulfilling the role of the “comforter,” prophesied in St. John 14:16,17,26 and 16:7-14.
The concept of “channeling” was new to us, but when we heard Allen Michael speak, the words resonated with that inner part of us that knows the truth when we hear it, and it lifted us to a higher awareness of being. Since that time, society has come to use the word, “channel,” to describe people who allow disembodied entities (usually from the heavenly abode, or within this solar system), to speak thru them. These channeled messages benefit many souls on this planet who are at a certain level of awareness. However, the distinction needs to be made that they are of the 7th dimension and not the same as the Universal channelings of the Godmind, coming from Galactica of the 12th dimension thru Allen Michael.
In my single days, living in San Francisco, where sophistication was a valued goal along with the seductive glamour of materiality, I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined being part of anything called “The Messiah’s World Crusade.” However, when I heard Allen Michael channel, I realized that the true meaning of the word, messiah, was messenger, and at last I could see a far greater vision of it all and my connection to it.
We were being guided along the way, which I now know is always the case when we can let go of the fear of survival and not being in control. We are in service to one another and to humanity in a sharing relationship. This is the natural way all life will be when we let go of the ungodly usury money system and the fear of lack that goes with it.
With the world sharing economy, we come into the higher realization that we are all one, in telepathic communion with the Universal Mind. We are here to share all things in common and to serve one another without thought of reward, as did Jesus’ disciples in Acts 4:32-35. Just as the stars and planets rotate together in harmony in the solar system, and the solar systems all rotate together in harmony in the galaxy, and the galaxies rotate together in harmony in the Universe, we are all One.