Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Importance Of Enemies

I am not Christian, However, I like to quote Jesus on occasion. "Love thy enemies" he said. Why? Especially in Jesus' time when barbarity, was high in popularity.

Let's face it, the reason someone is an enemy is because that person is an a-hole. But for some strange reason, that person thinks you are an a-hole, and that's why he treats you that way. I have had people decide not to like me that I had never spoken to.

Is it karma that brings two enemies together? Very possibly, but not for the reason you might think. The logical thought would be that the two souls are old enemies from a past life. The truth is that the two souls are extremely close, so close that one is willing to antagonize the other. In other words, one soul accepts his "role" in order to help his friend soul grow.

In life, friends, loved ones, teachers, clergy, all teach us the lessons we need to learn. But, it is the a-holes, demons, and even Satan, that check to see if you have passed the test. Your enemies are the ones that test your true meddle. They are as important to your overall spiritual growth as the teachers, and Saints.

In the grand view of God we are all one, and helping each other evolve up the spiritual scale.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

I Am Man, Hear Me Whine

Back in the early '70's, Helen Reddy had a hit song called, "I Am Woman", in which she starts out, "I am woman, hear me roar", which I thought was hokey, and all. I still do. But now that I am older, I realize that she was right. Women do all the roaring, while us guys do all the whining.

I should know. I am a man.

Why do men whine? I don't know, but I believe it has something to do with the male DNA. I remember when I was nine, and my mom wouldn't let me go over to Doug's house because his parent's both worked, and we may get into trouble. I'd say, "Come on, Mom, I'll be good!"

It didn't work.

When I was fourteen, I asked my dad if I could go to Woodstock. After a few seconds of contemplation he said, "No, you're too young." I responded, "Dad, I'm almost fifteen. Please let me go!" Unfortunately, it still didn't work.

Almost forty years later, I still whine when I don't get my way -- and it still doesn't work. You would think that I would adjust, change my game plan, so to speak. But no, I'm not that smart. You see, I am married. You ladies can laugh (which I know you are), but how else can a guy get his needs met?
"Honey, I have no clean shirts for work tomorrow." "Why didn't anyone make coffee this morning?" "C'mon, honey, it's Monday night!" "I have no cookies for bedtime!" "Your Lifetime Movie channel is turned up too loud!" ...
If whining were an art form, I'd be Picasso.

The truth is, I whine because it does work (once in a while). She'll do almost anything to get me to shut up.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Always and Forever

True love is forever. This is not a metaphor, or the writing of a poet. True love is what we all receive from God 24-7, always and forever. No matter whom you are; no matter what you do, you will always have God’s love.
Many religions teach that if you do not follow their path you will lose God’s love and be damned to eternal misery in hell. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
We all need to be mindful of our actions, and take responsibility for them, but they are not, nor will they ever become the parameters to decide whether or not God loves us. Anytime you hear someone telling you that you will go to hell if you don't follow their religion, realize that they are subtly trying to control you.
There are repercussions from our actions, whether good or bad, and that is accomplished through karma. Karma is what all souls in the worlds of duality have to contend with. The purpose of karma is to teach all souls the lessons they must learn before they can graduate from these lower worlds. If you have lived a particularly evil life, the effects of karma can be very harsh in one of your next lifetimes, but you are never cut off from God’s love.
The belief that you have been cut off from God’s love is called despair. The Catholic Church has always taught that the one true mortal sin is despair. The reason for this is that if you believe you have been cut off from God’s love, you will needlessly cut yourself off from God because you believe you are not worthy.
We all make mistakes; it is part of the human make up. We learn through trial and error, with karma showing us how we erred. Learning in this method is slow, and it takes many lifetimes to earn your degree to leave these worlds of duality.
If you screw up, try not to get down on yourself too hard, and definitely don't try to hide from God.
God understands these things.
God’s love is always and forever.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This Is Only A Test

This world is nothing more than one large school for the maturation of the souls that inhabit it. Sin, as we have been taught by the religions of this world, in fact does not exist. Instead of thinking of our transgression as sins, it would spiritually be more correct to call them mistakes.
I mean no insult to my fundamentalist readers, but my words are based on the immortality of soul, karma, and reincarnation. The notion that each of us is a body, that owns a soul; and has but one lifetime to determine whether we go to heaven or hell, is incorrect, and propagated by the religions of the world, in order to control the masses. The truth is that we ARE soul, and we take on various bodies, from lifetime to lifetime, in order to gain the experiences necessary in order to earn knowledge of our divinity.
These are not easy lessons to learn, and for most of us, we have spent multiple lifetimes in order to learn just one of the lessons. We learn through the accumulation of karma. Karma from the view point of eternity is not punishment, but rather a chance to realize past mistakes, and to learn from them. For example, say you as soul, have been working on overcoming prejudice. In a past lifetime, you were prejudiced against black people, and cruel to them. Chances are, in your next lifetime you will be a black man, under going what you did to others previously. As you can see, learning is a slow arduous journey for each individual soul.
Each one of us is here because we still have lessons to master. We are constantly being tested to assess our progress. Sometimes we pass the test and move on to something else, other times we fail. Failing a test is something we all do quite a bit, because none of us are perfect. If we were perfect, we would not be here, unless it was as a teacher for others. When we fail a test, we go through the karma involved, and then get retested.
So if you make a transgression, don’t regret it, and don’t fuss about it. You will be retested again soon.
Learn from everything, regret nothing.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ain't That Peculiar

Its kind of funny how life is now a days. One day you are told one thing, then the next day, they tell you something different. Who they are I'm not quite sure, but whoever they are, they can't seem to be able to make up their minds.

I remember when I was young, growing up a Catholic, the nuns told us that it was a mortal sin to eat meat on Friday. This meant that if you deliberately ate meat on a Friday, and knew that it was a mortal sin, and did not confess that sin to the nice priest, (who then had you say fifty "Hail Marys", twenty "Our Fathers", and fifteen "Act of Contritions",) and died; you would spend all of eternity being one of Satan's minions.

Then around 1971, the Church did an about face on the eating meat on Friday thing; now it was no longer a sin to eat meat on a Friday. I always wondered about the poor souls burning in hell for eating a lousy baloney sandwich on a Friday. Did St. Peter take the elevator down to hell, and proclaim, "Hey, all you guys down here on the eating meat on Friday rap, come on up!" The nuns I questioned about this denied that they ever said it was a mortal sin to eat meat on a Friday. Hmmmmmm.

Last Fall, gasoline was averaging $4.00/gal. We were being told that oil, being a fossil fuel, was limited in supply; and that the cost to explore, drill, import, etc. etc. was the reason for the ever increasing prices. Then the shit hit the fan with the economy; people couldn't afford to pay exorbitant prices for gas. The oil companies weren't selling enough gas to keep their profit margins up. Now gasoline is averaging $1.70/gal! Maybe oil wasn't so scarce after all. Hmmmmmm.

Maybe I am too skeptical, but it seems to me that we are being told whatever lie is convenient, to persuade us to do what they want. Want to talk about the bailout for the banks? Hmmmmm. How about the erosion of personal freedoms to keep America safe? Hmmmmm. It seems to me, that the next time they tell us the truth about anything, it will be the first time.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Does Anybody REALLY Own Sunglasses?

I've got this thing for sunglasses, I like them. If I could afford it I would have a closet full of them like Imelida Marcos had shoes. Living here in south Fla. they also have a purpose besides looking cool.

There is this one problem though, I keep losing the damn things! My theory is that no one really really owns a pair of sunglasses, they just pass them around. Hey, cool, I found a new pair of sunglasses, that look really cool on me! I'm gonna love the way I look in them...for about two weeks. Then someone else will get to look cool in them for the next two weeks. Oh well that's the way the sunglasses waltz goes.

MIKE'S LAW: "The length of time you will own a pair of sunglasses is in reverse proportion to the cost of the glasses."

I once bought a pair of killer loop sunglasses for $120.00, which I had for two whole days before I used them to block an overhead smash in a game of volley ball. On the bright side, I did block the shot for a point.

Now a days I work for a major airline, and I find a pair of sunglasses about every 2, or 3 weeks. Which is perfectly timed to correspond with my losing the last pair I found. If anyone out there has figured out a way NOT to lose their sunglasses, please clue me in.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You're My Best Friend

This post is about my wife, her name is Rhea.

A man is considered to be fortunate, if he has a handful of people he can consider close friends. In a world where everyone is so wrapped up in themselves, this statement is truer than ever. However, when a man finds someone as special as my wife, he is indeed blessed.

Let me tell a little bit about Rhea; she works a full time job as a bartender, but still makes the time to keep an immaculate house. She does all the grocery shopping, laundry, and most of the cooking. She takes care, and bathes the dogs; and she's there to help out when I screw something up. She's patient, caring, and understanding. She's a terrific mother, and a special friend. That's because she is not only my best friend, but she is my lover. No matter how full her plate seems to be, she seldom complains. I have to tell you, God blessed me the day I met her.

We have been together seventeen years, and married for fourteen. After my first marriage, I promised myself to never get married again; but after being with Rhea for a few years, I knew I had to wrap her up; I would have been a fool to ever let her get way. Now, I am not the smartest guy in the world, (ask Rhea, she'll tell you), but I am not that stupid. I do know a good thing when I see one.

I don't often write about my personal life, but I thought I needed to devote one of my posts, to extol the virtues of my wife. She is a very special person, and my life is enriched because of her presence in it.

So in closing, I really only have one thing to say; thank you Rhea, I love you. (Alright, that's two things, but who's counting?)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Guardian At the Gate Of Consciousness

Spirituality has always existed, but with the emergence of Quantum Physics people are now understanding that there is scientific evidence that spirituality is real. This realization is broadening to the point that mankind is reaching a tipping point where this understanding will become universal among all men. As we approach this golden age, it is important to understand how each of us individuals play an important part in this process, as we grow individually, and collectively.

Quantum Physics has shown that the behavior of particles are influenced by having an observer present watching. It has also shown that distance is not relevant in the relationship of any two or more homogeneous particles. Science cannot really explain why this is, but both of these have have been shown in many scientific experiments; and they show the power of attention, and intention. Explaining why this is so, is where spirituality comes in.

There is One Consciousness which is referred to as God; out of this great Consciousness spring the countless states of consciousness which comprise mankind, plants, animals, and everything that exists. Each state is separate, and individual, but also still a part of the One Consciousness.
The key for each of us to learn is attention, and the Law of Attraction. What you focus your attention on, is what you will attract to you.

Most of us have been taught to love God, and hate Satan; to love good, but hate evil. We have been taught to love the positive things, but to hate the negative things. What we have not been taught is that in the physical world God/Satan, good/evil, positive/negative, are two sides of the same coin. Just as a bar magnet could not exist without a positive end, and a negative end, this world could not exist without a mixture of positive, and negative.

What does this have to do with attention, and the Law of Attraction? When you love something, you are putting your attention on it, drawing it to you. Likewise, when you hate something you are putting attention on it drawing it to you. This creates a dichotomy which keeps us from manifesting what we truly want in life.

This is the secret of the mystics. If you want God, beauty, and the positive things to manifest in your life, align yourself with them and love them, but be indifferent to evil, and the things you don't want. By removing your attention from the negative, you allow the positive to manifest and flourish.
Each of us must be the guardian at the gate of their consciousness. Be mindful of the movies, TV shows, etc. that you allow into your state. Avoid taking sides in heated debates, and try to avoid all negative emotions such as anger, fear, and hate.

As mankind learns to focus on love, and beauty, and to be indifferent to evil, and selfishness, we will see the dawning of a new golden age.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mr. Nice Guy

I have one motto, “Nice guys finish first (except in football)”. It is not much of a motto, but I do try to live it.

I have taught my son, “It doesn’t cost you anything to be nice to someone”, and it is true. How can it be, that something so easy to do, and so cheap to execute, be so positive?

That is easy to answer if you happen to be the recipient of someone being nice to you. Having someone do you a good deed or a kind gesture can make your whole day if you are on the receiving end. If a total stranger can make your day by being nice, think how many people’s lives you could positively affect just by being nice to them. The thought literally boggles the mind.

If each and every one of us performed just one good deed per day, like the Boy Scouts try to do, it would change the world. Tensions between people would be slashed, blood pressures would drop. People would relax and enjoy life for the blessing it truly is.

Is it really all that easy? Well, yes, and no. The concept of it is easy to grasp, but the practice is not so easy. In order to be nice to someone, you actually have to be able to think outside your personal bubble. You have to come out of your shell, and be aware of the other people around you.

Lately this is getting harder and harder to do. Everyone has a cell phone, i-pod, or P.D.A., etc. occupying their attention. It is very easy to get wrapped up in yourself, and not notice other people.
It really is easy to be a nice guy. In the course of a normal day there are many times when you can be nice to someone if you are on the look out. Just try not to get too wrapped up in yourself, your worries, and problems.

All it takes to make some one’s day is to hold a door, smile and say good morning when you pass someone, offer the use of your cell phone for someone stranded on the side of the road; the possibilities are endless. All it takes is for you to be aware of other people, and to do something nice when the situation allows it.

There is something strange about being nice to people, it spreads

Saturday, June 11, 2016

What Is Truth? Pt. 2

Truth is something we all think we have, or are looking for. Blessed is the searcher of truth, for sooner or later he will find it.

As mentioned previously, there is one universal truth, but due to the fact that we are all living in different states of consciousness, at different levels, we all are not ready to accept, or comprehend that truth. This truth is mentioned or hinted at in every holy book ever written. I have talked about it in several different posts (“Condensing Infinity”, “Duality”, and “The Awakening”).

The funny thing about truth, is that it cannot be learned, it can only be realized. Even the most educated people will not recognize truth if they are not spiritually ready. The truth is, that the truth is surprising simple. There are no long equations to memorize, and no deep mysteries to be solved. The truth is and has always been out in the open for you to grasp.

The problem is that there are many road blocks in the way to finding truth. These road blocks have been put in your way by the religions and governments in order to keep you under their control. Anyone attaining truth cannot and will not ever be controlled by an outside force. The religions of this world know this, and that is why they have worked so diligently over the millennia to suppress the truth.

Even as I speak these words, there are fundamentalists out there ready to go on the attack; saying that I am trying to lead souls down the path to hell, and that I am a member of Satan’s minions.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I freely offer my truth to you, with no thought of reward, or asking for money. How many religions can claim this? I am detached from what you decide as truth, I leave that responsibility solely to you. How many religions do that?

I am detached because I know each person will accept whatever truth they are ready for, and nothing else. Each person must make their own spiritual decisions, on their own, without interference from me or any religious body.

However, It is imperative that each of us strive to hold the highest truth that we are spiritually capable of handling, whatever that truth may be; because that is what you will manifest into your life. You should try to be as positive, and as love filled as possible.

May you find the truth.
May the blessings be.

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