Sunday, June 28, 2020
HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF?
The great Masters of Wisdom of all times have warned us against identification with the things of the material world as opposed to identification with the spiritual Source of our being. They state, in no uncertain terms, that endless suffering and death are the wages of sin. But was is sin? The definition has become blurred by so-called religious and political science. Let’s be clear: Sin arises easily in those who reject the Oneness of Spiritual Consciousness in favor of identification with limiting concepts of selfish desire for things.
Identity politics is all the rage right now. Why is that? It is the symptom of a disease far more deadly that the effects of the COVID-19 virus! It is a disease that darkens the heart and clouds the mind. The partisan politician’s most effective tool, It pulls millions either to the left or right so far, that once good people, capable of love and cooperation, begin to hate each other. This is the primary MO of evil! And each extreme side blames the other, not realizing that they themselves are the problem!
We ask, what’s the antidote? The answer is simple and obvious, but extremely difficult to implement. It’s love and compassion. But love and compassion can’t be legislated or forced on one extreme by the other. It must start in the heart by rejecting being the willing pawn of any political party. The political parties right now are trying to pull the people toward ideologies that we know have failed in the past. Why do we pretend that they might succeed now or in the future? That’s insanity! The thing that has succeeded better than any form of government in the history of the human race is what we have in the US, at least in theory: Freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of action that does no harm. Identity politics promotes the exact opposite.
Tune out about 99% 0f the talking heads on your TV screen. They are willing promoters of the insanity! Look for the few who honestly try to present both sides of the story, unconcerned about the horrible names and vicious attacks the partisans on both sides will certainly hurl at them. Do your own research as much as you possibly can. Look for real evidence and data, and don’t allow yourself to interpret it in ways that make it seem to say what you think you might want it to say.
We live in unsettled and unsettling times, but I believe the craziness, violence, and verbal attacks will be seen in a few years to have been birth pangs related to the emergence of a new level of human consciousness. Neither left nor right, republican or democrat, but a new form of universal equality born of identification with the true spiritual nature of reality and free of both blame and guilt, a true dawning of freedom and opportunity for all.
ERC June 28, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
We are living at an extremely exciting time! Science is finally beginning to escape the confining box of materialism! Check out the work of Dr. Gary Schwartz of the university of Arizona and the founding members of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. Their work is amplified with my quantum calculus, the Neppe-Close consciousness-based paradigm shift TDVP, and the discovery of Gimmel, the non-physical part of reality. If this isn’t exciting, then you haven’t yet understood what is happening. It is the advent of a major scientific paradigm shift!
According to the current scientific paradigm, life is nothing more than an accident resulting from a big explosion that happened about 13.8 billion years ago - an epiphenomenon of physical evolution. From a purely intellectual point of view, it would be nice if that were true. It would make things really simple: You are born, you struggle through the pleasures and pains of life, you die. End of story. That way, it would make little or no difference what you did or didn’t do during your individual lifetime. Your life, pleasures and pains, accomplishments and failures, good fortune and bad, triumphs, and defeats would all be, as Bertrand Russell famously said, doomed to disappear in the great heat death of the universe. But, of course, it really isn’t that simple.
Let’s look a little more closely at the origin of Russell’s statement. It is based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which was just being formulated as the basis of scientific materialism during his lifetime. It says: “Every process occurring in nature proceeds in the sense in which the sum of the entropies of all bodies taking part in the process is increased. In the limit, i.e. for reversible processes, the sum of the entropies remains unchanged.” For those not familiar with the physics word “entropy”: It is a negative term meaning disorder, or lack of meaningful structure.
To explain the second law in terms that anyone can understand: If I lose my grip and drop my coffee cup onto a concrete floor, a natural process occurs: it shatters into hundreds of pieces, flying in all directions. The ordered, meaningful structure (the cup) becomes disorder (the pieces). We never see this reversed in a natural process. For example, no one has ever seen an old, neglected run-down house reverse its natural process of decay and revert to its once beautiful newly constructed state without the input of a lot of intelligently directed material, energy, and time! And that’s the point: The natural decay of finite physical structures can only be reversed by input from a source external to the structure.
If reality were finite, the second law of thermodynamics would always apply, and Bertrand Russell would be right: the physical universe, without any input from an external source, would eventually “run down”, reaching the equilibrium of maximum entropy, i.e., total disorder. In addition, if the universe originated in the explosion of an extremely hot, extremely dense concentration of matter, as the current scientific paradigm hypothesizes, then it would be flying apart like the bits and pieces of the coffee cup.
In an ever-expanding universe, also hypothesized by current mainstream science, none of the pieces would ever encounter each other, because they are forever flying apart; and even if they did, the second law would assure that any momentary accidental structure would rapidly decay, lacking any outside intervention. So, why is it that we have a physical universe? As Leibniz said: The most important question, the question that science should answer first, is why is there something rather than nothing? It turns out that the answer is simple: Reality is not finite. Any spiritually conscious person knows this. Every new-born child knows this. But it is hidden from the mainstream scientist by his inability to see outside the box of materialism.
The truth of the infinity of reality is not revealed by our finite physical senses. We are only capable of seeing a finite portion of reality through our physical senses, so the universe appears to be finite. In fact, it is not. Also, it is the nature of scientists and philosophers to further obfuscate the truth by inventing new words and pretending that they represent a new understanding of reality better than the old words. So yesterday’s materialism has become today’s scientific physicalism. But a handful of dirt is still a handful of dirt regardless of what you call it!
Even biologists, psychologists, and others who study consciousness, easily fall into this intellectual trap, because they admire the simplicity and clarity of the materialistic sciences like physics and chemistry. And they think that if they can invent a word for something, then they actually know what it is! They fail to realize that there is not a scientist alive who knows what gravity is, why one compound has all the distinct qualities it does, what light is, or why we experience things the way we do, never mind what life and consciousness are!
The discovery of Gimmel changes all this! If you haven’t read some of the hundreds of papers, and two or three books written by Dr. Vernon Neppe and this author, you may not be familiar with the term “Gimmel”. Like all the words in any language, it hides more than it reveals, but it is our attempt to provide a name for the third form of reality. The axiomatic basis of the belief system of our current mainstream science recognizes only mass, energy, space, and time as the basic measurable parameters of reality. The discovery of Gimmel, the third measurable substance of reality in addition to mass and energy, adds consciousness to the equations of science.
The existence of Gimmel is not a philosophical or scientific hypothesis. It is a mathematically and physically demonstrable fact of nature. It is not something that I and/or Dr. Neppe invented. I happen to be the one who made the discovery sometime in 2011, and I have been amazed ever since by the way it explains so many things that are either poorly explained, or simply ignored by mainstream science. I am happily grateful to God or, if you prefer, the universe, to have been the one to discover Gimmel, the measurable non-physical part of reality. Not that anyone else could not have discovered it, they could have, because it is there, just like the sun is there. Of course it is not as obvious as the sun, but never-the-less, it is just as real.
Bottom line: Gimmel is the up-until-now mysterious something that makes the difference between existence and non-existence, converts physical energy to life force, enlivens inert matter, and produces conscious organic life forms!
The development and application of a quantum calculus was necessary for the discovery to happen, but the precise demonstration of the existence of Gimmel can be understood by anyone with a rudimentary understanding of math and physics. Dr. Neppe and I have made peer-reviewed scientific papers available to the scientific community, and I am currently preparing a series of online courses to make the discovery available to everyone. It will begin with basic concepts, and proceed in short logical steps to the demonstration of the proof of discovery. The series of online courses will become available through the Academia Ars Moriendi, an organization promoting the enjoyment of the reality of life and death, founded by Grig Oprea in Europe. Stay tuned!
ERC – 21st of June 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
DEATH AS AN ESCAPE? THANKS BUT NO THANKS!
I am not an average human being. Nowhere near the mean. But is that really a good thing? That’s for you to decide. I have been ill for several days now, nearly three months after being on a crowded flight from Eastern Europe just after the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, followed by months of almost total isolation. I finally came down with the flu, at least a flu; I’ve not been tested. But here are some thoughts about what I’ve experienced.
Anyone who has had a serious bout of the flu, regardless of which one, knows that you reach a point where you feel that you would have to get better to die! You will shout out to God, whether or not you believe there is one, with something like: “OH God! Why do I have to suffer like this?
When I reached this point, I dug in my heels, and said: “NO DAMN WAY! I am not going out this way! Nowhere is it written that I have to leave this world in mind-numbing pain and suffering! When the time comes, if it must, to leave my body, It is my intention to leave it consciously, in peace, without pain, suffering, or remorse. I intend to leave with a clean slate, an honest report that I have done with what I was given, the best I possibly could. That I reached my earthly potential, and am ready to move on.
Is this arrogance? Must I surrender to the fate of nearly everyone else? Is that the will of God? I don’t think so! Would a loving Father want pain and suffering for his child? I think not! Especially when I am told that He, in the form of a special incarnation, has done that for me. Must we surrender to the will of the author of this creation? Yes, of course, but in my opinion, it is much better to do it before you find yourself at Death’s door in pain and suffering.
He sent me here with specific things that I need to do. And I’m not leaving until they are done! Even when my beloved wife Jacqui had to leave, she said to me: “You must finish our job!” She even found a way to send me that message after her dear body had been cremated. In a message delivered through a triple-blind scientific experiment, she declared, with a statement and a promise: “Yes, I came to help you while I was alive, and I’m not going to stop just because I died!”
So, I’m sorry, Death Angel, thanks, but no thanks! I’m not ready to go yet. I’ll let you know when I’m ready to cross over to that other shore.
ERC June 10th 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
THE AMAZING PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION
Have you ever wondered why life isn’t perfect? I have. And it may or may not surprise you to learn that I have an answer. It’s a good answer for me, but when you read it, you will probably think my answer is imperfect, or incomplete, and of course you will be right! It is! Because there really is no answer to this question that everyone will agree upon as perfect. And that’s as it should be. There’s a reason for this world’s imperfections. If you find something in this world that appears to be perfect, you need to look at it a little more closely, because you are missing something. Nothing in this world is perfect. Now, why is that?
It has to do with logic, mathematics, and quantum physics. Have you ever heard of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems? “Oh no!” I hear someone say, “Not mathematics again! That’s just not my cup of tea!” Relax. I’m not going to fill pages and pages here with my proof of Gӧdel’s theorems, even though I could. But it’s never a good idea to do something just because you can. And I don’t expect many of you who read this will want to spend your precious time learning a new system of mathematical analysis that involves nine rotating dimensions. You probably have better things to do. That’s why I write these blog posts: in the hope of giving those who need it an understanding of things that they will not find anywhere else. I spent years studying the calculus, symbolic logic, relativity, and quantum mechanics, so you won’t have to.
Why would anyone spend 10 or 15 years of the best part of life studying such things? Because when professional scientists refer to matrix algebra, eigen functions, twistors, tensors, Gassmann and Lie geometric algebras, quantum tunneling, and non-locality, I want to know what the heck they are talking about. How else can I understand how they reach the conclusions they do? How else can I know whether they know what they are talking about, or are just blowing pretty smoke rings? Most of the time, it turns out that they are just blowing smoke rings!.
So why isn’t the world we experience every day perfect? Let’s start by looking at the simplest thing about quantum physics: We’ve known for more than 100 years, thanks to Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, that the physical world is quantized. That means that it is made of whole multiples of extremely small things. So unbelievably small, in fact, that it is amazing that we can know anything about them all. And Albert Einstein (that’s right, Albert had no middle name. - I guess his friend Max used them all up!) started the ball rolling for quantum technology with his Nobel Prize wining explanation of the photo-electric effect, based on Planck’s earth-shaking discovery.
Now, go stand in a field somewhere, where you cannot see any effects of human activity, if you can, where everything you can see is natural. Do you see any straight lines? Any perfect circles? Pick up a rock and look at it carefully. It may have fossils and/or crystals in it that suggest perfect lines, triangles, rhomboids, or spheres, but use a geologist’s hand lens, and you will see that there are small “imperfections” that seem to mar those geometrical forms. Look at the most perfect shiny white billiard ball you can find with a magnifying glass, or an electron microscope. When its surface is magnified enough, you will see that it has bumps and divots like the mountains and craters on the moon! Look at magnifications of anything that appears to have a perfect geometrical shape. Long before you get anywhere near the quantum level of smallness, you will see that there are no perfect lines, squares, spheres, or any shape or form that you can call perfect. Now, why is that?
The answer is simple! (I almost said perfectly simple!) In a physically quantized world, there are no straight lines, perfect curves, circles, or spheres! Such things are physically and mathematically impossible! Another pure math theorem called Fermat’s Last Theorem, proves that two perfect shapes cannot merge to form another perfect shape! I’ve published the proof of that in several papers and books. So, even if the smallest things, the distinctions that actually make up physical reality, namely electrons and quarks, are perfect little spinning objects, as soon as they start combining to form atoms, perfect shapes are no longer possible.
So, some things are perfect, you say? I thought you said nothing in this world is perfect! Well, that’s not perfectly true. There are perfectly symmetric things at the quantum scale of physical reality, but we can’t see them! You might be relieved that the realm of perfect things is beyond the scope of this post. It has to do with Plato’s perfect solids, - there are only five! - It also has to do with why the universe appears to be expanding, why elementary particles are spinning, and why they are not really particles! But that’s a subject for another blog. In this post, I am just trying to explain why nothing we can see, touch, taste, hear, or smell is perfect, and why that’s OK. In fact, it’s more than OK, it’s perfect…
Back to Gӧdel’s incompleteness theorems: Don’t worry, you needn’t bother with studying the works of Gauss, Bolyai, Lobachevsky, Riemann, Cantor, and Hilbert, nor do you have to understand countable infinities, mathematical consistency, and the systematic codification of formal logic, and follow all of the tortured steps of Gӧdel’s proofs, - unless you really want to - and have the time and patience to follow the chain of reasoning, - which is about like looking at lizard tracks in the snow. I am here to tell you that we can just jump straight to the final, most important conclusion of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems:
Any consistent logical system of representation will always be incomplete.
What does this have to do with the imperfect world we experience? In a word: Everything!
Everything made of finite parts, like electrons, quarks, protons, and atoms, in short, everything in the physical universe, is sure to be incomplete, because, if it is logically consistent, Gӧdel’s theorems prove that it is forever incomplete! Another way to say this is: In any consistent system of thoughts or things, there will always be questions that can be asked, but that cannot be answered within that system. There will be describable forms that cannot be found within the world in which they are described. The idea that they can be, or should be there, is a product of the limitations of our physical senses.
The physical senses, with which our bodies are equipped, hide more of reality that they reveal, especially at the quantum level. The images our physical senses convey to our brains in quantized electrical impulses suggest perfect forms that do not exist in quantized physical reality! Our minds weave images that we take for realities perceived; but the perfect logic and form we imagine, is not really there in the physical world. This raises the question: Do those perfect forms exist anywhere? Plato thought so. Or are they just illusions created by the inability of our physical senses to see the quanta that make up physical reality?
Wait! We just asked another question! Could it be that maybe that question cannot be answered within the logical system of language, English in this case, that allowed us to ask it? But, wait! That’s yet another question, a question about a question! Does Gӧdel’s theorem apply to each question, as we make a descent into an infinity of questions about questions? Yes, it could. But, in the physical world, there is no infinite descent. Zeno’s paradox does not work in the physical universe, because in a quantized world, there is no such thing as half a quantum of anything.
So where does this leave us? Is there a way to determine whether a given question can be answered within the system in which it is asked? After all, there are a lot of questions that can be answered without the need to invent a new system of logic. All Gödel proved was there would always be at least one question that couldn’t be answered within the consistent system of logic that allowed the question to be asked. I am happy to be able to tell you that there IS a way to determine whether a given question can be answered within the system in which it is asked! That’s the good news! The bad news is that it involves applying the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions interpreted for logic, and that way leads into a world that’s difficult-to-visualize: a domain of five more dimensions beyond space and time. (Du-du, du-du,… du-du, du-du,… do you hear the Twilight Zone theme song playing in the background?)
Yeah, OK, you’re right; I promised that you wouldn’t need to study mathematics, symbolic logic, relativity, and quantum physics to understand why life isn’t perfect. So, I’d better stop trying to impress you with what I may or may not know perfectly well, and get back to the point. And that point is: the importance of imperfection.
A perfect world would be a complete waste of time and space. Most of us would be bored out of our skulls within a week. If stuck in a perfect world, I know I would! If there were a god trapped in that kind of endless perfection, don’t you think he (or she) would dream of creating a place like this mess we human beings call home? It is only the incompleteness, the physical and mental imperfections, that give us the room and ability to grow mentally and spiritually. So, my advice is, don’t hanker after a perfect world. You might get what you wish for! Instead, be thankful that you have an imperfect reality with Gӧdel’s holes in it, through which you may escape into a new multi-dimensional reality, and eventually, once you’ve tired of that one, from that one into another one, and then another, …and so on, ad infinitum!
There is no real evidence that anything has ever created itself out of nothing. So there must be a higher intelligence beyond this imperfect physical world! Be thankful to God, She, He, or It, or whatever you want to call the more perfect creator, that the world you experience offers the amazing perfection of being perfectly imperfect. I, for one, say Amen! Thank you God for that!
As for me, I am perfectly happy to be imperfectly perfect ... most of the time.
ERC June 2nd, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
Funny, how your own words come back to haunt you! How many times have I said to students, to adults, and especially to elderly people: “The minute you stop learning, you start dying!” Now, here I am, one of the elderly, myself, if that is determined by the number of years one has lived in this life, and I am learning something new! No, it’s not Alzheimer’s, where everything is new because you’ve forgotten what you heard just ten minutes ago, it’s really something new. Oh, you say, “Haven’t you heard? There’s nothing new under the sun!” Now, that has a ring of truth to it if you have stopped learning, either because you are tired of learning, or because you think you already know it all. No, there is more to reality than just what’s under the sun. That’s the mistake that materialists make. There is a lot to learn beyond the sun. If you are a human being, endowed with a brain and a mind, your potential is infinite, - so, of course there’s always the possibility of something new!
Now, to be sure, there’s a difference between something that is new to me, but that has already been learned by someone else, and something that’s totally new to every living being. The first is definitely possible, because I don’t know everything, and the second is going to be exceedingly rare. Let me give you some examples:
Recently, I learned that love is something that can happen to a human being at any age. Not only that, love is something that takes on an undeniable life of its own, independent of the consciousness, beliefs, and aversions or desires of those in love. True love is not just something between two individuals, it creates its own reality, a reality that transcends the individuals. It is an expanded state of consciousness engulfing them both, a reality that transcends time and space!. If you are infected and overcome by this thing called love, your life is irrevocably changed. Suddenly, life takes on new meaning. Every love song you have ever heard, and some you haven’t, have new, deep meanings that you’ve never heard before!
On the other hand, what I’ve learned about gimmel, the real, but non-physical part of reality, since discovering it more than 10 years ago, is new in the second sense. I find no evidence that anyone, scientist, philosopher, or whatever, has learned of this before, at least not in this historical cycle of time. I cannot discount the possibility that mental virtue, understanding and realization may have been more advanced at some distant time in the past, perhaps even advanced far beyond what we know now. While gimmel sheds light on problems and conundrums that have puzzled scientists and philosophers for hundreds of years, and its existence has been proved using solid empirical data and mathematical logic, mainstream scientists are still not prepared to admit that something non-physical exists. Proof of the existence of gimmel, and demonstrations of how it solves problems untouched by mainstream science have been published in several papers and three books, the latest being Secrets of the Sacred Cube, yet almost no one seems to notice.
So that’s another new thing I’ve learned: No one really wants a new idea, especially if it conflicts with their deep-seated beliefs. It seems scientists are as pig-headed about this as anybody else, maybe even more so, because not only their belief in materialism, but also their life’s work is threatened! So, as Max Planck once said, new science has to wait as science progresses from funeral to funeral! But now, I want to do something else, because I have learned something else, call it a realization, if you want: If, after years of study, you have learned a truth, you must stand up and tell your truth, whether anyone wants to hear it or not. To do otherwise is to be untrue to yourself. Remaining silent after a discovery is the same as denying the discovery.
So here’s another truth: I am an American! My ancestors came here from Europe to escape exactly what governments are trying to do now: to deny you your human rights and freedom; take your hard-earned cash and give it to someone else, - only after they take enough of it for themselves to continue living in the high style provided for them by the very way of life they are working so hard to destroy! As Mark Twain said: “Don’t trust liars and thieves, or congress, but then I repeat myself!”
I will stand up for the freedoms my ancestors fought and died for. If we don’t stand up for liberty and the right to pursue happiness in the way that we see fit, the next generation will not have a chance to enjoy the freedom we have had.
When government assumes the role of God, we are all in very deep trouble. Yes, some government is necessary, but a ruling burocracy is a cancer that soon metastasizes into autocracy. When government denies you the right to pray, worship, work, and be responsible for your own health and happiness, for any reason, they are also denying the existence of God. Just look at any socialist, Marxist, or communist government anywhere, any time. The idea of a Higher Power is not tolerated. And it never works. Such governments always spend far beyond their means, trying to fulfill impossible utopian promises. Sooner or later, such governments fail, because the dependent masses they cultivate to support their agenda eventually outnumber the productive citizens and the whole Ponzi game crumbles, usually after a lot of violence, suffering and dying.
If you are an American, whether your ancestors came here by the land-bridge, on the Mayflower, or on a flight from somewhere a short time ago, don’t let this happen to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Stand up against any self-appointed elite class that tries to force their beliefs on everyone else, whatever they call themselves. Some form of global government may eventually evolve, but it won’t be socialism, and trying to force globalism to happen through social engineering and government mandates is a sure recipe for disaster. Stand with Patrick Henry, who said: “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Death with dignity is preferable to becoming a pawn in the masses supporting a bloated government of any kind.
The social engineers are prevailing right now by creating unreasonable fear. By inflating the data in some pretty obvious ways, under the guise of being extra careful to stop the spread of a coronavirus, they are trying to condition you to accept unconstitutional government mandates. With enough exaggeration to create widespread fear, they can get away with completely illogical mandates. For example, if masks and social distancing are effective, why did we need to close businesses and deprive people of the right to work, support their family, and carry on normal lives? While vaccines can be effective in some cases, in most cases it’s like closing the barn doors after the horses are already out. Wouldn’t it be better to teach people how to strengthen their immune systems by natural means first, so that injecting poisons into their blood streams wouldn’t be necessary? But, of course, there’s not much money in letting people learn how to take responsibility for their own health.
It is interesting that pseudo-intellectuals are so often the ones pushing socialism, - and our universities are full of them. Don’t they realize that “after the revolution”, they are the ones usually rounded up and shot? Totalitarian governments cannot tolerate people who think for themselves. After the bloom of the utopian dream fades, socialist governments have only two choices: Either adopt some form of capitalism to keep their economy afloat, or be overthrown by angry mobs of people when they realize they’ve been lied to by the governing elite.
You might ask what my agenda is, am I going to tell you who I think you should vote for? No. My agenda is not to tell you what to think, it is to try to get you to think for yourself. You can vote however you want, or not vote at all. That’s part of the freedom our founders gave us. But, if you do plan to vote, do some research, and know who and what you are voting for. Too many Americans have failed to do that for the past sixty years or so. Don’t be persuaded by what politicians promise, be persuaded by what they do or don’t do. Remember what Mark Twain said.
During my career, I have taught mathematics, worked for a government agency, worked for three or four large corporations, and started my own company. In my opinion, government is the most corrupt, least efficient, and most wasteful. With government, less is definitely better.
So now you know where I stand. I am for God, family, science, and country, in that order. But all four are almost equally important. Life without love is not really life, it’s just existence. Religion without science is just wishful thinking, science without spirituality is meaningless, freedom without government is chaos, but government without freedom is tyranny, and voting without knowing what you are voting for is like spitting into the wind.
Friday, May 29, 2020
THE SECRET OF IMMORTALITY
I don’t usually post on this blog unless I think I have something to say that I think may be of general interest. Since returning from Eastern Europe in mid-March, the task of moving from my home of nearly 30 years, out into the Ozarks and working on some short presentations about the immortality of the soul for Grig Oprea of Ars Moriendi, have kept me pretty busy. But when I sent presentation number 14 to her yesterday, Grig, saying that she wants me to stay healthy, suggested that I should take a vacation. I am now living on the edge of the beautiful Ozarks area that has been my favorite vacation spot, my recharge area for many years, and all I have to do now is step outside, and I’m on vacation! I feel so blessed!
I cannot think about how blessed I am without being eternally grateful to Jacqui, the love of my life for more than 43 years. In so many ways, she made who I am now possible! As some of you may know, she let me know, with clarity and certainty, after she left this earthly stage a year and one half ago, that she is still conscious. I am working toward getting a small book, simply called “Survival!” published soon. It contains the details of the double-blind experiment set up by Dr. Gary Schwartz of the University of Arizona, during which Jacqui proved that she still exists. This may be the most definitive scientific documentation of the survival of the consciousness of a departed soul yet produced. I think it will give many doubters the evidence they need!
I have written about memories of past lives recalled by Jacqui an me in books and papers, and for those who don’t think that reincarnation is Christian, please read Secrets of the Sacred Cube, by Jacqui and me. Jesus taught about reincarnation, and it was removed from the scriptures by a Roman Emperor, not by spiritual Christians.
So, what is the secret of immortality? Live life as if you knew you are immortal, - because you are! You are your immortal soul, not the body that you now inhabit. That is not to belittle the importance of your bodily existence. This life is a gift from God, meant to give you an opportunity to learn and grow spirituality. Without an awareness of the reality of that opportunity, life is meaningless: “Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”! With that realization, life is wonderful.
One more thing: Love is the most real of all real things! If you love someone, and are loved in return, you are blessed. Love makes life worth living. It is such a blessing because it is a foreshadowing of God’s Love. To love someone unconditionally, body, mind and soul, and have the same unconditional love returned, raises your vibrational energy above that of this earth. It is preparation for what is to come: the ecstasy of Cosmic Consciousness. True Love allows you to live life as if something miraculous is about to happen every moment, - because it is! True Love is the sweet nectar of life, reflecting God’s eternal Love. I have been blessed to have that kind of love more than once in this life.
So, the secrets of immortality are open secrets, hidden in plain sight! All you have to do is open your heart to giving and receiving love. Then, every leaf, every blossom, every cloud frolicking across the blue, is filled with wonder. You behold God’s presence smiling at you from every rose, every daisy, and every daffodil. Identify yourself with that Love, not the frail, ephemeral vehicle of muscle, blood and bone that is your temporary covering in this life. But don’t denigrate God’s gift to you of a wonderful, beautifully functional body, honor the earthly vehicle of spirit that some think of as you, renovate it, clean it out of the dust and cobwebs of negativity, shame and doubt, use it as a Holy Temple. Dedicate it to the Loving Source of Reality. Light a candle of reverence to the Spirit that inhabits it, and live life to its fullest. This is the message from Grig Oprea and me on this beautiful day of our Lord, May 29, 2020,
Monday, May 11, 2020
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
Before reading this blog, I recommend watching Planet of the Humans by Michael Moore Presents by clicking on this link:
I have to admit that I was hesitant to watch anything presented by Michael Moore, a well-known left-wing ideolog. But I wanted to see exactly what it was that had upset my friend so much. The film is directed and narrated by Jeff Gibbs, a life-long environmentalist, and it turns out that it has a lot of well-researched information in it, and it explains how and why the modern environmental movement has failed.
Most of you know I have a PhD in environmental science and engineering, and I earned my living as a certified environmental professional and a registered professional environmental engineer (PE), and I love nature and animals of all kinds, but I never became an environmental activist. This film and my response to it explains why.
I watched this disturbing film through to the end. And yes, there is a lot of truth presented here. I can verify two major points that are made in the film:
First, It is an ecological fact that that species generally die off or even go extinct once they have exploited their niche. Second, the environmental movement has largely failed due to the fact that the people funding it are dependent on the very same system they are trying to fight.
However, the picture is not as black and white as the film paints it. For example, the forestry industry is not evil when managed properly. Trees are a renewable resource and older trees need to be removed periodically to maintain a healthy growth of younger trees. Nature gets rid of dead and dying trees by lightning strike fires and other natural phenomena. Death, of a plant, animal, or even a species is just part of the natural cycle of existence. Fear and hate are the real anathamas of conscious joy and bliss. The film feeds the fires of fear and hate by dividing us against ourselves, and sees no way out. However, many of the companies and groups that the film paints as inherently evil are not wholly evil.
But the most important thing missed by the producers of this film is something unique to the human species: the ability to see beyond the material, and to discover the potential to evolve spiritually. Unfortunately, the picture presented in this film totally ignores even the possibility that ultimately, God is in control. This atheistic view, that totally misses the meaning and purpose of life, is supported by the dead-end materialistic philosophy of mainstream science. But trusting science without God is like riding in a supercharged sports car at breakneck speed with no steering wheel.
So, in my opinion, the answer is: Don't give in to fear. The world is a place of constant change. In a sense, yesterday's world is gone today, and the end of the world as we know it is coming tomorrow, but it is not the actual end of the world. Don't forget God; He never forgets you! Fear destroys your immune system, and hate is a cancer that eats your soul. Love is the answer.