Monday, June 22, 2015

LIKE A MOTH TO THE FLAME

As I find my ego self growing dimmer each day my soul flies freely to the Light. The Light of pure unconditional love and pure consciousness. What a wondrous journey it has been! I would like to say thank you to everyone who has played such an important part in this journey of mine. To my beautiful and understanding wife who accepts me with nothing but pure love. She is my best friend, my lover, my support, and my Forever Valentine! To all of my family and friends who accepts me as I am. And a big thank you to all of blogger friends who have offered encouragement and support. Each of you, in your own special way have helped me so very much. Without you I would be nothing. I love all of you. My inward journey, which has been filled with a bit of everything it seems, continues to take me in the direction toward that state of pure consciousness. Toward the Light and truth. Like a moth to the flame my souls journey continues. I would like to share with you a short work of poetry I wrote many years ago. It is titled A Soul's Flight




My soul seeks to soar
High above the earth and skies
Onward to Infinity and thus beyond


My body trembles in both fear
And eager anticipation
One body, one soul, separated by undiscovered truths
That have yet to shine forth


Circumstances beyond my control
Strive to keep the soul earthbound


But day by day, moment by moment
The chains are weakened
The time is near, the wings are spread


By faith alone my soul's flight has begun
To beyond Infinity where All is One


May your journey be one that is filled with much love, much joy, and much peace. Be good to yourself and even better to others. A mind filled with kindness is a mind that will help solve many of humanity's woes. Give love, accept love, and be love. For that is truly all we are!




                                               
                                                                                            


                                                  
                                                 
                                                 


                                                 
                                                 
                                                


                                                 
                                                           
                                                 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

JUDGMENT DAY

I'm sure this title will mean different things to each of us. Some might say that to them judgment day will come at their point of so called death when they cease to be a human being any longer. And that on that day they will be judged as to what kind of life they had lived. Others may say judgment day never comes. Some may say it comes at the end of the existence of the planet we call home. Then there are others such as myself that say every day is judgment day. i.e.The law of Karma which says that for our every action there is a corresponding reaction which comes back to us in some form. i.e. As you sow so shall you reap. Let us take a closer look at the word judgment. Webster's definition states--1-A deciding 2-legal decision 3 opinion. And the 3rd one is the one I am speaking of now. Judgments are only opinions and I have heard it said: opinions are like ---holes, we all have one. Kinda crass I know but true none the less. And that is what makes judgments the inexact sciences they are. In the Bible it says judge not so you will not be judged. Does this mean that we should never make any kind of judgments? I don't think so. I feel it is almost impossible as a human being not to make judgments about things. If for instance you happen to disagree with something I say, then you are judging me as being "wrong". And that may be true because I am wrong quite often! But hopefully if you do judge me as being wrong you will not condemn me for this. The way I see it this is where one encounters the impossibility of not judging. We all have to make many judgments every day. We have to. If not we would never say someone else is wrong. And that would make everyone else "right". I'm sure you can see the dilemma here. When one feels secure in their beliefs they usually scoff at another's "truth" and pity them for it. I believe that is why most of us surround ourselves with others who believe as we do. For example--Church groups, organizations, cults, clubs, and the like. I feel it is fine to be surrounded by those who reinforce our own beliefs. But at the same time if we only listen to those like minded folks we may be hindering our own personal growth. To expand our consciousness we maybe should become more open to the fact that maybe those who disagree with us could be another avenue for us to learn. I don't mean we have to accept their truths as either right or wrong. But by just listening and giving them a chance to express their beliefs, maybe we do learn something that just feels right to us. And then maybe we adopt some of their truth as our own. But if we dismiss them automatically we have no chance of learning from them. We are all students and also we are all teachers. I know we judge others but hopefully we will learn not to condemn. That is the key! I once talked to a very good man, a devout churchgoer, who was trying to convince me that my belief system was flawed. His belief was that if I did not adhere to his truth that I was damned to an afterlife in hell. I told him that even though I didn't agree that I was not judging him as being wrong. I was only making the judgment that our beliefs were different from each others. I also told him that his beliefs may well indeed be true. I told him he was judging me but he denied that. But I don't believe one can have it both ways. Either you judge and condemn or you just judge and still say it may be possible that you art right. What is right for one can be wrong for someone else. So judgment can be a really tricky subject. I sure don't expect you or anyone else to take everything I say as truth. I once again remind all that my truth is mine and mine only. I do hope I am always able to keep an open mind and change my beliefs as I see fit. I feel all of us are on our personal paths to truth and freedom. Separate paths indeed but ones that lead us back to who we truly are. That being pure Divine Love and Light. I surely do not want to offend anyone by my truths I speak of. I accept each of you as a part of myself. By doing so I send love to you and send love to myself as well. Since we are all one what I send you I send myself. My hope is that one day soon this world will be big enough for all different views. And maybe that maybe will set us all free. May all of you quickly find your own truth. And therein find pure love, joy, and oneness. Until the next time, be safe, do good to others, and let your light shine for all of us to see. Much love to all of you wonderful people.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

WHAT THE F?

Well, well, those old hackers are back at me again I see. Imagine my surprise yesterday when I clicked on my link for my blogger home page I saw I had been bombarded by smut. Pics of naked men and women and the like. I can't seem to get it off my page but luckily when I typed in my user name on yahoo it took me to my usual blog. So if any of you did happen to find any of the smut on here I am truly sorry. I will continue to try and get my page back to normal but if any of you do try to get here and instead find the smut I am sorry. Just seems like some people love to try and aggravate me on here. Not exactly sure why they do this unless its just for kicks or trying to make a dollar somehow. If by chance those responsible for this intrusion do read this let me say this. Even though I hate having to deal with these kinds of menial things that you do I still send you thoughts of pure love and joy and oneness. I have no idea who you are and no idea why you choose to be a thorn to those who you have never even met. What made you turn to this kind of relationships with your fellow human family is way beyond me. My hope is that real soon you will realize that the true way to happiness will not be found until you begin to love your brothers and sisters and  start treating them with love an respect. My heart goes out to you and may you soon see the LIGHT. To all of you today I send thoughts of pure love, joy, kindness, understanding, and peace. Remember to be good to yourself and even better to others!

Monday, June 1, 2015

WHAT A WONDER WORLD

When I sat down to write a new entry today I had no idea what I was going to write about. But just a few moments earlier I had been listening to some old songs and one of them was the song by Louie Armstrong titled What a Wonderful World. Guess I'm taking the "easy" way today by using another's talent for my blog entry. But to me this tune says oh so very much. The words ring so true. I hope you will enjoy the words of the song printed below.

"I see leaves of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I say to myself What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and  clouds of white
The bright blessed day
And the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also  on the faces of people walking by
I see friends shaking hands saying How do you do?
They're really saying I love you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They'll learn so much that I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
And I think to myself what a wonderful world


Hope you all agree that this world is so beautiful and see that all of us need to work together to put an end to all the madness going on around us. May we all quickly learn that we are indeed ONE no matter what labels we attach to ourselves and to others. Together we can make this world even more beautiful. I now leave all of you with thoughts of perfect peace, perfect love, and perfect understanding. Be good to yourself and even better to others.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BEING HAPPY

I'd like to follow up on my previous post about happiness. Is it possible to be happy at every moment? As my dear friend from England, Carl, reminded me, all of us need to feel sadness if not only so that we can more fully enjoy the happy times. There is much truth in that Carl and I agree. Is it possible to be happy at every moment? I'm sure most of us would agree it is not possible. But even though we don't seem to be able to I still think it is a possibility. Personally I've never known anyone who claims to be happy all the time. As of this moment I haven't learned to be happy every moment but I am still trying. And believe me it does seem to get a little easier each day. Now will I ever reach that state of perpetual happiness? I do have my doubts about that but at least I am becoming more aware of what it takes to be happy in the moment. I'd like to share some examples of what I mean. When I awaken in the mornings and my body is aching from some kind of physical pain, am I happy? No, but I could be happy just knowing I can get up and go about the day. Maybe I won't be feeling great but at least I am still alive. And there is always the chance the pain will ease up or perhaps go away all together. I suffer from chronic pain due to having broken my neck in an automobile accident when I was only 22 years old. The pain never goes away and I admit there are times when I think it is going to get the best of me. But with that being said, I try to remain happy in knowing that the broken neck could have killed me or left me paralyzed from the neck down. So instead of focusing on the pain I try to focus on the fact that I am able to walk around. Another example--How can I remain happy when I see someone I love die? Of course I am sad for the loss but I always remind myself that the one deceased is still with me in spirit and in warm memories. So the sadness is replaced with a sense of being happy once again. This process may take some time but eventually the sadness is gone. Another example is that of suffering from a broken relationship of some kind. I've been through that scene more than once and it is never easy. At those times I found myself really sad at first but I was soon able to see that the relationship had served its purpose and that was a better relationship waiting for me to discover! My happiness did not appear immediately because I am a human being. And grieving a loss of any kind is I suppose, a natural thing. Another example is that of money. Contrary to some beliefs I think money is a good thing! In this world we need money to be able to live a relatively "good" life. When I was much younger I thought money was the answer to all my happiness. And those few times when I found myself broke and penniless I was far from being happy. But as the years have quickly rolled away I discovered I could still be happy even when money was in short supply. Believe me, I know it isn't easy when the bills are due and you don't have the money to pay them. Or when you are hungry and don't know where the next meal is coming from. But I still believe one can be happy even when money is in short supply. The funny thing about money or anything else one may be trying to attain is that the harder you try the harder it becomes to make manifest. I have tried for many years to stop worrying about money and just know that whatever I need will be supplied at the right time. And with that realization I can stay happy. I know this life can seem "hard" and happiness can become so elusive that one may feel like just giving up. At the same time though I truly believe one can remain happy in most every situation if they look deeper into their spiritual center which always remains perfect. Will I ever learn to never be experience sadness? No, I don't think I will. But I can keep on trying. It has been said that one can as happy as they allow themselves to be. So my hope for all of you is that you will set your mind on being happy and work every moment to keep your mind attuned to all the possibilities that are inherent within you. And when you inevitably find yourself feeling sad, take a moment to just look around and see all the beauty that surrounds you. Be safe, do good deeds, love yourself and be happy! Take the road that leads to happiness and don't forget to share that happiness with everyone! Be good to yourself and even better to others. Keep on smiling as happiness rains down on you and yours.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

IF THE WORLD HAD ALL HAPPY PEOPLE

A verse from the song "Sweet Love" written by Lionel Ritchie and performed by The Commodores about says it all. The line goes like this: "If I was at a place where dreams are for dreamers and all you wished came true, I'd wish the world had all happy people, then there'd be no more wishing to do." Can you dream of a world that is filled with only happy people? I often dream of such a world. And my heart aches when I realize that this is only true in my dreams. But will my dreams ever come true? I'm afraid it will not. At least not in my lifetime. And still I wonder why. Why is there so much unhappiness, so much hate, and so much suffering in our world today? I realize that happiness is only a state of mind and that each of us have our own visions as to what it is that will make us happy. For some happiness means having lots of money. Or maybe finding our "perfect" mate. For some, happiness is having a good job, a great family, trustworthy friends, fame and fortune, or many other things we can possess. While all of these are great things to aspire to, I think it takes much more to find true happiness. I have come to find that the thing I need most is love. Unconditional love. I am trying to love myself and I'm still working every day to learn to love everyone in this world. And that is such a daunting undertaking at times. I find it hard to still love those who spread hate, fear, and prejudice and don't seem to care about anyone other than themselves. I try to see beyond the things they do and still find love in my heart for them. I can abhor the evil deeds they do and still love them the best way I know how. It is far from easy to do this and even though I fail time and again, at least I am still trying. I cannot deny all the evil I see people do. But I can at least keep on dreaming that one day soon everyone will learn to love themselves first, and then extend that love to everyone else on the planet. I truly feel that for one to love themselves they will have to put an end to all the evil ways. Love can be easy. Love can be extremely hard and very elusive. But the possibility always remains that one day all of us will see a world full of only happy people! I realize my dream may never come true, but as long as I am able to keep the dream alive, the possibility remains. I hope all of you wonderful people will join me in dreaming of a much better world. May we all quickly learn to be good to ourselves and even better to others. I leave you now with thoughts of perfect love, perfect peace, and perfect joy. If you will, do me a favor and do a random act of kindness for someone. Because you never know when your small act of kindness just may save someone's life. And that my friends, just might bring you more happiness than you have experienced in quite some time! And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me in my dream of a better world for everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

IF I'M RIGHT AND YOU ARE RIGHT, COULD IT BE THAT WE ARE BOTH WRONG

How did life start? How did we get here? Where are we going? What happens after death? Is there a God? Or Gods? Are there aliens living among us now? Are our governments in cohoots with each other to keep things hidden from the public? You know, I could go on and on with many questions that take on different meanings to each of us. But really, does it all matter? If I believe something should I try to get you to agree with me? I don't really think so. But still, I see many people go as far as to kill innocent folks just because they don't agree with their beliefs. How insane is that? I sure don't have the answers to life but one thing I truly believe in is that all we have is this one eternal moment and we had better learn to share this with everyone so we can stop all the fussing and fighting. We all come from the stars and will always be a part of each other. Of this, I am pretty sure of. But then again, if you disagree with me that's ok too. Each is able to arrive at their own "truth" at their own time. But I really do hope that everyone will soon agree with me in saying that all this needless killing of innocents has to stop! May we all learn to live in the moment with love and respect for each other! Give peace a chance people! Stop hurting each other and stop being selfish! May we quickly learn to be as good to others as we are to ourselves. At times I feel like throwing my hands up and just quit trying to see a better world. But if I did that then my dream would be over. So I suppose I'll just keep on dreaming. I leave all of you with thoughts of perfect love, peace, and goodness to you and yours forever.