Saturday, February 6, 2016

I Said, You Said

Everyone is probably familiar with the phrase "he said, she said", in which a couple is fighting and neither can see anything from the other person's point of view. Each person is so wrapped up in their thoughts, and feelings, that it is impossible to see that each person is correct, and each person is wrong; all at the same time.

This situation is true, not only with inter-sexual relationships, but with all conflicts in general. The reason for this is the inability to empathize outside ourselves. Empathy is the ability, or rather the gift, to be able to put yourself in someone's position, and feel their feelings. It is a sign of higher development in one's spiritual growth.

No one does something without a reason. Empathy is not an agreement with someone else, it is a knowing of where someone else stands and why. It is the ability to understand, and perhaps feel what the other person feels. When both sides of a dispute, or conflict, open themselves to empathize with the other side; resolution is the inevitable ending. This usually comes about in a form of compromise between the two parties.

When there is no attempt, or an inability to empathize, hostility is the inevitable result. In the case of two nations, this means war; in the case of interpersonal relationships this means a divorce, or violence. These are the situations where everybody loses.

Sadly, empathy is not taught in our schools. Most people have to learn it by trial, and error. Some people never learn it.

The next time you find yourself in a dispute, take a time out, and try to see things from the other person's point of view. Chances are, the other person will reciprocate. That's when everybody wins.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What Is HU?

HU is the ancient and secret name for God. It is a very powerful word that has been used as a mantra by the spiritually enlightened for thousands of years.

The use of HU has been driven underground for the last thousand years because of persecution by the religious leaders of many of the world’s religions. For example, one can only imagine the consequences for being caught singing the HU during the Spanish Inquisition, or during the Salem Witch Hunts. Times have changed, and the state of Man’s consciousness has grown since those times. The HU was reintroduced to the public by the Eck Master Paul Twitchell in 1965.

The HU is a nondenominational prayer of love to God. Any person, of any religion can sing the HU to raise their vibration level, and open their awareness to the love of God. The HU can be sung out loud or silently to one’s self.

Sing the HU before bed to promote lucid dreaming, and to work off karma during the dream state. Sing the HU during contemplation or meditation to facilitate out of body travel, and to connect with the audible life stream, The Eck. Sing the HU when sad, scared, or anxious to lift your spirits. Sing the HU when happy to show gratitude to God for all of Its blessings. Sing HU whenever you think about God. Every time I find a penny, I know God is sending me the message “A penny for your thoughts.” This helps me to turn my thoughts to God and to sing HU to It.

The great thing about singing the HU is that when you sing it, you not only raise your vibration level, but you contribute to raising the vibration level of all of humanity through our collective consciousness.

If you find that singing the HU works for you, please pass the word (literally) to others. Working together we can open the door to enlightening the world.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Condensing Infinity

Man's view of God really hasn't changed much in the last 4,000 years. Even today, most people's conception of God resembles Michelangelo's famous depiction on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. There is God, often depicted as a gray-haired, bearded old man, and there is Man, created by God, but separate and distinct from God.

This sense of being separated from God has been used and compounded by the religions of the world. They have set themselves up as intermediaries between Man and God. This position has given the religions immense power because Man feels he needs a religion to connect him to God. Without this connection, Man has been taught that he will be doomed to an afterlife of eternal damnation.

It is time that mankind be told the truth. The consciousness of mankind has progressed enough that many can finally cut the umbilical cord between the Self and organized religion. Mankind is now an adult and can stand on its own two feet.

The only separation between Man and God is the wall each of us has built to hide ourself from God. The need to hide from God is the result of guilt and shame that has been hammered into us by the religions.

Let's talk about God.

In truth, there is nothing that can be said about God; to do so is to limit the limitless. However, since we are working through a human brain, we cannot comprehend the limitless, so I will try to condense infinity for comprehension purposes. God is, you are. Does that help? No? Then let me condense infinity some more for you. God is love; we exist because God loves us.

Since there is truly no separation between God and Man, does that mean that each of us is God? Because each of us has developed an ego in order to function in this world, that is not totally correct. It would be more correct to say, God is each of us!

Why is there evil and hatred in the world? Each soul has been given free will, and not all have learned the lessons of love. It takes thousands of lifetimes to learn through trial and error all the lessons needed to be learned before revelation has been earned. All of these lessons are about, and based on love.

That is why love has been stressed by every Saint and Savior that has ever come to help Man evolve. All you need is love!

There really is nothing else to say.

May the blessings be.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Crossroads Blues

The crossroads has always been a metaphor for a change in one’s life. In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Less Traveled”, it stands for a choice of which road one will take in his life. In Robert Johnson’s song “Crossroads Blues” (later redone by Cream as “Crossroads”), the crossroads was where you met the devil to make a deal to realize your dreams. In either case, the crossroads was an important part of one’s life.

In the course of a lifetime, we all encounter a crossroads at least once or twice. The question always arises, how will I make my choice? Which road shall I take? How did I arrive here? Where do I want to go? Shall I make a deal with the devil?

When at the crossroads, there are no easy decisions. Often, we don’t know how we got there, or where we really want to go. The only thing we know, is that we have to make a choice.

Unfortunately, when facing the crossroads of our lives, there is no yellow brick road to show the way. The only guide we have to follow, is our heart. We trust that guide, and we make our choice, then let the cards fall where they may.

Sometimes our choice leads us to ruin, sometimes, another crossroads; and sometimes it leads us to Emerald City. Where ever the road we choose leads us, we persevere, and we walk that road. This is the road of life, and where it leads; no one knows until the day he dies.

It is awfully lonesome, when one is at the crossroads.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sweet Soul Music

You may not know this, (because I never told you) but, I used to be a disc jockey. I am also a rock and roll historian. I am not bragging when I say I have a BIG record collection. I have been wanting to write a post on early rock and roll for sometime. This time let's talk about "feel good" songs from the 50's, 60's, and early 70's.

By "feel good" I mean any song that makes you dance, no matter what kind of mood you are in. If you are not familiar with these songs, take my word for it, down load them into your i-pod, you can thank me later.

1) "Twiddley Dee" by Laverne Baker

2) "Funky Street", and "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley

3) "Giving It Up For Your Love" by Delbert McClinton

4) "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles

5) "Shake Senora" by Harry Belafonte

6) "25 Miles" by Edwin Starr

7) "Jackie Wilson Said" by Van Morrison

8) "Vehicle" by The Ides of March

9) "Sh-boom" by the Chords

10) "Camarillo Brillo" by Frank Zappa

11) "Little Bit O' Soul" by The Music Explosion

12) "Can't Get Next To You" by The Temptations

13) "Whammer Jammer" by The J. Geils Band.

That's enough for now, don't want your down loading bill to get too high. For you joggers, walkers, and aerobic folk out there (like me) these make great work out songs. Each one is up tempo, and sets a good pace. Try them, you'll like them!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Creepy Things

I am a child of the sixties. When I was growing up we had lots of creepy monster movies to watch. They were all in black and white, and they all had fairly likeable heroes. They all were melodramatic, and they all had creepy, scary monsters in them. I am sure that anyone over the age of forty can remember the “monster theater”, the “chiller thriller”, or the “bewitching hour”, on one of your local three TV channels every Friday, or Saturday night, or Sunday afternoon. (For the younger reading members out there, this was before cable TV and there were only three channels you could watch).

There were lots of different creepy monsters featured in these movies; Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein, The Hound from Hell, etc. etc. On the weekend when we could stay up late we would spend the night getting the shit scared out of us watching one of these nefarious monsters. Oh, the bad dreams we would have after watching these movies.

I have watched, and seen many different scary monsters in my day; but I don't think any of them are as scary as the one I watched on my TV tonight.

Of course I am talking about our former Vice President Dick Chaney. Now this guy is creepy, and scary. I was scared enough of this guy when he was Vice President, but even now I am still creeped out by him. Now that he is out of office we shouldn't have to be afraid of him anymore, but I still get the chills everytime I watch this guy.

I admit I have never seen him bite someone in the neck, or strangle anyone like some of the movie monsters, but everytime I see this guy my skin crawls; he literally makes may blood run cold.

There is something reptilian about this guy. Whenever he is on TV, I expect to see his tongue dart in and out of his mouth. After watching him for the last eight years as G.W.’s main hatchet and torture guy, you would think I should be inured to his coldness, and lack of any humanity, but that is not so. Whenever I see him he makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I suspect he is still way too influential to take lightly. I know he had a heart transplant, but I believe he should have a stake driven through whatever heart he has left.

What dreams may come after watching Dick Chaney, must give us pause.

At least I know Dracula, and Frankenstein are make believe.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dancing In the Dark

There is one term that describes the state of mankind; spiritually ignorant.

We are but marionettes dancing in the dark to the movements of the puppet masters. We don’t know where we are, and we don’t know why we dance to other people’s whims.

We dance to other people’s desires because we have no clue to the truth, or spiritual ambitions of our own. We dance in the dark because we do not know our true relationship with God, and we are searching for the light, any light that may show us the way.

Many of us search for the answer in books; The Bible, The Koran; books in parapsychology, and Scientology. We are always looking for truth from a source out side of our self. It never occurs to us to look in the one true source of truth and light; our self.

Every true Savior that has ever come to teach us has stressed that the Kingdom of God is within each individual. You already have the light inside of you, why look any where else?

We search for truth in other places because we have been taught from a very early age that we need this religion, or that religion to be our mediator in contacting God. We are taught to fear God, and the penalty of sin: eternal damnation in Hell. We are not taught that each of us is divine; and that we all are the sons and daughters of God.

The religions don’t teach us of this fact because they know that if we knew the truth, none of us would follow them and they would not have any power over us.

There are many ways to find the light inside of your self. The best way is different for each person; so you must search for the best method that fits you.

One should never try to fit himself into a religion, but rather find a religion that fits you. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an organized religion, it could be a spiritual path, or metaphysical teaching that best suits you. Some might be more comfortable in a community religion, where others will prefer a more individual approach to God such as Transcendental Meditation, or Eckankar.

To be a seeker of God you first have to be a seeker of truth. There are as many truths as there are people. We need to recognize this and we all need to search until each of us has found the path, or the truth that best fits himself.

Look inside yourself to find the answers.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Let's Talk About Welfare

Public assistance, or welfare, came into being in our country back in the 1940's. It was a very necessary step at the time because there simply weren't enough jobs available for the population of black men. Whites owned almost all factories, and business, and there were no equal employment laws. This was supposed to be a short term proposal.

That was seventy years ago. We are entering the fourth generation of welfare families. There is a reason for this, FREE MONEY! Why do anything when you are getting free money?

However, there is a catch, when you get free money long enough; you expect to keep getting free money.

MIKE'S LAW: Whenever someone receives "free money", that person will NOT respect the money, or the giver. He also will not respect himself.

The problem with our inner cities is that they are full of people, who don't respect themselves, or anyone else. It is bred on the free money syndrome.

I'm not saying anyone should starve, but every able bodied person should do something to earn that money. When people earn their money, they respect not only the money they earned, but they respect themselves for earning it. Hospitals are short staffed; our cities are filthy, roads, bridges, and our infrastructure are crumbling; find jobs for these people!

My sincere hope is that President Obama, will bring some jobs back from overseas, and start new programs to help our people.

(Good luck on that.)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mike's Petting Zoo

It is nice to know that you are wanted. There is nothing better than knowing that when you get home after a hard day’s work there are going to be a host of people waiting for you to walk through the door.

Well I am a lucky guy because that is the world I live in… except the folks waiting for me are my pets. For those of you who have not read “Wilbur and Us” or “Big Daddy’s Blues”, I have six dogs, a pot-bellied pig, and a cat; and they all love me.

They love me because they know that “The big softy” is home and they will all get lots of love and affection.

Many of my days I leave for work at 4am, and get back home at 7pm. That is a long day for anyone, but I make sure everyone gets some loving before I go to bed.

I go out on my back patio and put on my favorite radio show (The Mike O’Meara Show); then I wait for the parade of animals. The dogs are always first, running around jockeying for position, trying to see who can get first whacks at daddy.

The first one is normally the largest Simon. Simon is a HUGE Rottweiler. He is basically mommy’s boy, but he never misses a chance with daddy.

Second is Princess, she is most senior dog in the household and that carries a lot of weight. Princess is a golden lab mix and the sweetest dog you ever met.

Third in line is Bobby. Bobby is basically my dog; he always sits with me on the patio acting as my bodyguard. Bobby is a Doberman mix breed.

The next dog to come to the plate is Buddy. Buddy is a golden lab, and I call him the “love sponge”, because he will soak up as much loving as you are willing to give. I also call Buddy “the landmine”, because as I walk through the house he will get in my way and lie down with his belly up. Buddy knows that if he can time it just right, he will get a “ten second belly rub” which he lives for.

After Buddy is finally shooed away, Chloe comes up for her turn. Chloe is an old American Bulldog, and very set in her ways. She is very lady like, but she makes sure daddy gives her what she needs.

Sophie is the newest, and last of the dogs. Sophie is a smaller mixed breed, and enjoys being petted almost as much as Buddy.

After all the dogs have been petted, and loved, Wilbur knows that it is now his turn. Wilbur is my pot bellied pig. Wilbur is very smart, he knows how to approach daddy to get what he wants. He comes up along side of my chair and nuzzles my arm. Once he knows he has my attention, he lies down on the floor with his belly facing me. I know he wants it, but I am going to tease him. I start stroking his nose, and then I rub behind his ears. After a minute I slowly move to rubbing under his chin. The hair on the back of his neck stands straight up! He knows he is going to get it and he is filled with anticipation. I slowly give him what he wants as I slide my hand down to his belly and gently rub it. Wilbur loves having his belly rubbed!

When my back finally gets stiff from leaning over and rubbing his belly, I put Wilbur to bed so I can have some peaceful time to myself. That’s when my cat Molly jumps into my lap.

Oh well, at least I don’t have to bend over, or work my arm off to pet a cat.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ain't Talkin' About Love

A lot of people are movie fanatics. Movie fanatics love to tell you that they came upon one of their favorite movies while channel surfing. Then they will proceed to tell you how they were forced to sit and watch the rest of the movie (even though they had seen that movie 47 times before.

I can relate with them. No, I am not a movie buff, but I am a music buff. There are certain songs that when I come across them on the radio, I am forced to listen to the whole song, no matter how many times I have heard it.

Here is a list of songs that if I happen to come upon one of them, I will stop and listen to all of it. This is a list of songs from the 70’s, and early 80’s.

1)”Smokin’”; by Boston
2)”Fairies Wear Boots”; and “Dirty Women”; by Black Sabbath
3)”Ain’t Talkin’ About Love”; by Van Halen
4)”That Lady” pts. 1&2; by the Isley Brothers
5) “Never Been Any Reason”; by Head East
6) “Sail Away”; by Styx
7) “Desert Skies”, and “This Old Cowboy”; the Marshal Tucker Band
8) “Love Has Come to Town”; by the Talking Heads
9) “Love Rain O’er Me”; by the Who
10) “The Look of Love”; by ABC
11) “Surrender”; by The J. Geils Band (with Cicely Houston, Whitney Houston’s mom)
12) “Stranglehold”; by Ted Nugent
13) “Little Red Barrachetta”; by Rush
14) “One Way Out”, and “Statesboro Blues”; by the Allman Bros. Band
15) “Rosilita”; By Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
16) “It Takes the Best” by Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds
17) “The Fever”, and “I Don’t Want to Go Home”; by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes
18) “Mr. Fantasy” by Traffic
19) “Soul Experience” by Iron Butterfly
20) “Tin Pan Alley” by Stevie Ray Vaughn
21) "Cowgirl In the Sand" by Neil Young

I realize that many of you don’t know these songs, and that is too bad. The state of open air radio is in a sorry state, and I’m sure a few of these songs are not in the 300-400 song play list your contemporary radio station plays. To check out these songs I recommend youtube, or i-tunes; or get satellite radio.

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