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.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON
People are tired of hearing endless analyses of the evil they are experiencing every day. So I will move on. Let’s talk about Life. I hear someone say: Boring! We all experience life every day. But do we really? Or do we just go through the motions of living, on auto pilot until we are eventually faced with the reality of our own death? Somehow, we don’t seem to realize that birth, life and death are all part of the same thing. Is the experience of birth is deliberately forgotten because it was awful, with traumatic pain and suffering, and is death feared because we think it will also be an awful experience of traumatic pain and suffering?
What if we could become a dispassionate witness, watching the whole process, without being emotionally identified with the physical form, which we imagine to be experiencing severe pain and awful fear of what may happen next? What would we learn? I have come to believe that we would learn that we are not just the physical bodies that we currently identify as ourselves. I think we would come to realize that we are actually immortal spiritual beings that happen to be inhabiting physical bodies for a brief time on this planet. And we might even learn why this is happening to us, and what the purpose of the whole process may be. If I am right, then our fear and worry about death and dying is a waste of time. There is no reason to fear death and the pain we associate with it. They are just part of the whole process of spiritual evolution.
So, let’s get on with life. No one, not even the rich and powerful, or the government, have the right, or the power to bully us into submission, unless we give it to them. We are Children of the Most-High, the Primary form of Consciousness, and responsible for our own fate. So let’s get on with it!