Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

What is the last thing you think about when you go to bed to get some rest? I sure hope it is something positive. I have heard it said that what our last thoughts are before bedtime is what we awaken to the next morning. If that is true then it is no wonder why so many of us struggle each day. If we are having thoughts about what we have to do, or what we have to face up to, then our sleep will not be quite as peaceful as they could be. If we are worried about something in the future instead of focusing on the NOW moment I can see trouble just waiting to happen. Here is the thing as I see it. If we can truly relax before hitting that bed and focus on all the "good" stuff in our lives, then our sleep will probably be peaceful. As human beings it is tough to keep our inner most thoughts on love, peace, and joy when we are struggling in any area of our lives. The more one thinks about all the "bad" stuff in our world the more our subconscious keeps on giving us more of the same. I would like to share with you the way I try to make sure I get a restful and peaceful sleep. When I lay down I take a few moments to just relax my body and my mind. This is not always simple to do because like most of us there are a lot of things of a negative nature going on in my subconscious and conscious mind. I usually use some kind of meditation technique to relax and to clear my mind of all the garbage that have made their way to my mind. Once I am relaxed I then just give thanks to the Great Spirit for allowing me to be alive in this 3D world. I don't ask for anything because I know that Spirit already knows what I need. I only express gratitude. I also go back in my mind of the day just past and think of all it entailed. Did I do anything that hurt another? Did I do my very best in sharing unconditional love with everyone? Did I smile a lot? Did I say hello to others I met on the street? Did I hold that door open for another? Did my deeds hurt anyone's feelings? Did I accept the best not only for myself but others as well? And if I do remember something I said or did that affected anyone in a negative way I make sure I try to not repeat that mistake tomorrow. I try my best to be brutally honest with myself as I ask these questions. And if I think anyone has offended me instead of cursing them I try to see why I allowed them to do so. After these questions I then just allow my mind to quiet itself and I focus on the changes I would like to see in this world. And what I can do to help with that healing. Usually this helps me to sleep better and also to forgive myself for any misdeeds I may have done today. I make lots of mistakes along the way of this life but I work diligently every day to try and improve on the way my life is going. Do I always sleep soundly and restful? No, not always since for some reason I have to deal with night terrors very often in my dreams. Probably some of that is due to the medications I have to take for physical pain. But with everything else aside I can assure you I go to sleep with a "clean" slate for tomorrow. I believe all of us should take a real hard look at ourselves every night and see if we are doing all we can to help this world be one of peace and happiness for all. I'm just one man and know I can't solve all the problems but I also realize I can make myself a better human being. And if even one life has been made easier by me being here then I have succeeded. (Thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson) May all of us begin right now to do any thing we can to assist in healing the world. One step at a time, one person at a time. Working together we can make a difference! My hope is that you join us on the path of learning how to love. I will be leaving for a couple of weeks to see our kids and grandkids so I may not be posting until we return home. But be assured all of you will remain with me in my heart until we meet again. Take this moment. Enjoy it! Embrace it! Love it! Try to do a random act of kindness for someone and I'm sure at the end of the day you will feel better about yourself. And with that you may just enjoy your best night of sleep in a while! I leave you now with thoughts of perfect love, perfect peace, and perfect joy.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

THE ILLUSION OF FEAR

Have you ever felt afraid? Experienced fear at its deepest level? Probably so, unless you are either brain dead or highly experienced at dealing with fear. We humans are made in a  way that fear can either serve us well or make prisoners out of us. Personally, I think is only an illusion brought about by the lack of peaceful and loving thoughts. Don't get me wrong, I still have bouts of fear quite often. But I am learning to deal with it in a positive way. Today I want to share with you a bit of the short story I wrote many years ago. I never got around to getting it published but I still feel it is relevant in todays world. I titled this work of mine, Illusions and Paradox. I hope you get some good from it. And if even one person finds a little "truth" in it then my work has been a success.




Here is another way of looking at fear. Let's say you are fearful of something or the other. Then one sunny day you are forced to face your fear head on. An example:  Let's say you have always had a deep seated fear of camels. You don't quite know why. Just say it is because you are intimidated by any strange looking animal who smells funny and has a hump or two on its back. Maybe it is an irrational fear but a real fear nevertheless. Now just suppose you go out for an early morning walk and by some strange twist of fate you wind up in the middle of a barren desert. About noontime you are so tired and hot you begin to hallucinate. Maybe you see naked dancing women or Ed McMahon holding a check for ten million dollars made out to you. Even though you like these scenarios you know the sun is frying your brain big time and the end as you know it is quickly approaching. It is either get out of this desert and head for a cold beer, or go off with Ed and see why it took him so long to get you that check you have dreamed about all these years. Then all at once you spot this dirty, smelly, old two humped camel. Too tired to run or get away you are now forced to face one of your biggest fears. With caution you climb aboard this old ship of the desert. Then he quickly takes you back home. Now sitting in front of your television and sipping on that cold beer, you find you suddenly have a very warm spot in your heart for not only your life saving camel but also for all the old hump backed camels in the world. Then you realize your fear of camels are gone, completely erased from your memory bank. You have faced your fears and it is no longer a deep seeded fear. How about that! So was the fear real? Or just an illusion? Think about it! I could go on with more examples of facing your fears. But I won't. The one I did use probably seems a little far-fetched to you but I used it in hopes of showing how our fears are really a little silly at times. But hopefully I made you think a little bit. Now it is up to you to replace the camel with your own fear and face up to it. Try this and see what happens. Go ahead, give it a try as silly as it may sound. Maybe one of these days you will find that all your fears are not really fears at all. They are just the fragments of an under explained mind. To sum up the paradox of fear---there is no such thing as fear but we must experience fear to overcome it. To overcome fear it must be real but after getting past it we find it wasn't really a fear at all. Now, there's a paradox for you! Hey I'd better stop before I confuse myself!




You may think I'm crazy, you may think I'm on to something. Then again you may not think anything. And you know what? That's ok too. Hope you enjoyed reading a little bit of the stuff that I think about. Once again I remind you that this stuff is only my "truth". Follow me and we'd both probably get lost! But I sincerely hope each of you are able to face your fears before they have a chance to be a real problem. Today just give love, accept love, and be love. Love yourself and others even more. A much better world awaits all of us. Please join me in dreaming of a world that is filled with only love for everyone. No fear, no hate(which is fear), no prejudice nothing but love. May we all keep on dreaming until those dreams come true. I leave all of you with thoughts of perfect love, peace, and joy.

Monday, August 3, 2015

COMPLETING THE CIRCLE

I once found myself a little boy, later I found myself to be a man
I once found myself having a dream, later I found myself as the dream
I then found myself to be a man, now I find myself a child
I then found myself the dream, now I find myself the dreamer.




Love is all you need Love is all you need!
I keep on dreaming of a better world somewhere
I now find myself in that better world
And once again I will find the world I now reside in.




To all of you wonderful folks out there I give you my love,
I give you all that I am. May all of you be filled with inner peace, joy, and wisdom.
If you can, do something nice for another human being today. And that would mean you have done something nice for yourself!  May all of us relearn that love is all there truly is! Thank you Great Spirit for being in each of us at every moment!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SLIGHTLY BURNED OUT BUT STILL SMOKING

A big hello to all of you who may visit. I have been taking a sort of sabbatical on the blog for 2 entirely different reasons. While I was contemplating whether or not I was actually doing any "good" on here or if I was mistakenly just espousing another false belief system I found myself faced with an event that I wasn't prepared for. Shortly after I had begun my practice of just watching and doing nothing, I was hit by a force so hard that it has shaken my entire foundation. My life as I know it is about to be upended. But no worries. I know I will get through this and come out on the other side. I surely don't any sympathy and I don't want any of you to become overly concerned about my state of being. But with that being said I would love to give a shout out to my well loved  friends. You will know who I speak of. Those who have always supported me in the writing I do and just accept me as I am. Without your support I don't think, no I know, I wouldn't be in as good a place as I now find me. Thank you so very much. I am truly a blessed human being. So as I start the new path life has thrown me into I hope to be back to writing on here more often. As the title says right now I am slightly burned out but I'm still smoking. I get by with a little help from my friends. (Thank you Beatles)! I leave all of you with thoughts of pure love, joy, peace, and beauty. May the sun keep on shining down on your front door forever!

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!