The Flame is Burning

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As with The Secret enhancing, growing, creating a stronger faith in me, reading Still Writing by Dani Shapiro, last month lit a fire under me, reinvigorated the passion I have for writing.  At one point before discovering Law of Attraction, (LoA) I never would have thought my faith could grow any stronger.

 

I found out differently.  I discovered that LoA is simply another path to spirit.

 

There had been a time when writing burned out for me where I  could no longer feel the itch.  Thankfully I recovered and the fire is once again stoaked.  After finishing Ms Shapiro’s book last month I’ve found the flame is now burning brighter than it has in many years.

 

I write for about two hours every evening and I’ve discovered once again my prime writing time is after dinner say from six pm to eight pm; just as I did in my youth.  I’ve also established a routine where my two gifts no longer conflict with each other.  Where previously I couldn’t write and photograph during the same time in my life which the column The Itch does a fine job of explaining.  I’m now at a point in my life where both gifts are able to coexist.  Kinda odd to say that as this is a new experience for me.  I will ride the wave as long as I can.

 

Writing started out as my first gift.  I actually recall being the fourth grade living in Branford Connecticut on Jefferson and having a Top Secret Book.

 

What appeared in this book?
The beginnings of my foray into short story writing.
One particular story I recall is one called:
Green Island

 

This story about a fictional island off the Connecticut coast housed a secret location where UFOs came and went.  So see, even in my youth I wrote science fiction.

 

Surprisingly, science fiction and fantasy is what drew me away from writing in the 2000s.  I lost interest in everything I’d been working on.  But then you can read about that in The Itch.

 

My flame is burning brightly again, brighter than it has in years; and as with Rhonda Byrne’s, The Secret, I have another outside source for strengthening my writer muscle.  Thanks goes to Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing.

 

Have you found a helping hand to strengthen one of your gifts?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Ethereal Physics

I bet you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck Ethereal Physics is.  At the moment I’m writing this column on Wednesday, March 19 (See?  I really DO write in advance.) my new book exchange friend and really old friend in general recommended a book called Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn.Trespassing Einstein.JPG

 

She seems to feel the book is in my wheelhouse.  I’ve learned to take her at her word because she has yet to steer me wrong.  Let’s call her Joan.

 

Joan and I have been friends for several years and only recently have we begun book talks.  I’ve recommended books to her and she has returned the favor.  This most recent book is on hold for me at my library and I’m doing everything in my willpower not to order it in an eBook.  I so want to read it after Joan’s recommendation and after reading the concept online.  It is definitely in my wheelhouse.  Joan recommended The Modern Book of the Dead.  So you can clearly see she knows my VERY well.

 

Alright.  So that’s a little backstory.  So last week I received a text from her:
ETHEREAL PHYSICS.  I believe that’s your home address.  That’s the ultimate–I think Einstein had you in mind.

 

So I’m going to take a stab at what I think ethereal physics is without having read Trespassing… yet.  If you look at both words separately, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary,
Ethereal
in heaven

: resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
: very delicate

Full Definition of ETHEREAL

1

a :  of or relating to the regions beyond the earth
b :  celestial, heavenly
c :  unworldly, spiritual

 

Physics according to Merriam Webster:
a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound

Full Definition of PHYSICS

1

:  a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions

 

Let me attempt to clear up any misconceptions about my paradigm:
I believe God created this entire universe we exist in
I also believe Science plays a HUGE role in creation
I believe evolution happens over long periods of time
And I believe God plays a role in everything

Science and Spirituality can and do coexist.  You can’t have one without the other.  Thus:
Ethereal Physics

 

Joan is correct.  Looking at both words individually, then melding them into a phrase:
Ethereal Physics IS my home address!

Understanding that she received this notion from reading Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn is making it extremely challenging NOT to:
A) Order the hardcopy from the bookstore.
B) Order the eBook

I will wait as patiently as I POSSIBLY can for the copy of the book to come through the library service.

Addendum as of April 4, 2014:
I couldn’t wait for the book at the library.  After devouring the 50 some odd preview pages on my iPad I went ahead and purchased the book.  Man, I simply can’t put the book down.  I’m almost half way through and I will be so sad when I finish the book.  It is exceptional.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

The World is an Illusion

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.


Buddha

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The above quote appeared on Google+ last month from Famous Quotes.

This conversation arose last month with the same person who recommended The Modern Book of the Dead to me.  We sometimes have many esoteric conversations and we recently spoke about this very topic, which once again proves my point of how connected everything is.

 

What is real?  That’s the question I asked my friend.  You know nothing is real, right?
Everything is perception.
Everything is energy.

 

We only see what we think we see.

What makes the sky blue and the grass green?  These are questions I asked my friend as well.  These are questions I contemplate ALL the time.  Call me crazy; but now that I’m in this paradigm, this is where my thoughts wander.

 

Everything truly is illusion!
The world is made up of atoms, energy and we simply perceive what we’ve been taught to see.  What if everything we’ve been taught is also illusionary?  Our teachers are only parroting what they’ve been told.

 

As far as the wise man escaping suffering goes, I’m not sure anyone can entirely escape that.  For it is through suffering, it is through facing challenges that we grow, that we evolve spiritually.  What’s the use or incarnating into the physical if we are not going to suffer, if we are not going to use those challenges to grow, to mature, to evolve?  We may as well stay in our natural state then, one of light, one of energy, one of spiritual power.

 

Buddha and Buddhism hold many truths for me and as I’ve mentioned here previously, this is where I feel most comfortable with one glaring exception.  You’ll have to read my category on Buddhism to discover the exception, unless you are already aware of what that is.

 

The computer screen you’re looking at at this very moment?
The chair you’re sitting in?
Or the ground you’re standing on?
Are these real?

You know my answer.  Now you must decide for yourself.  I’m reminded of the Moody Blues here with the song Knights in White Satin:
We get to choose what is real and what is illusion.

 

Which will you choose?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Phone Call to the Future

PhoneCall.JPGMy Mom and Dad divorced when I was probably less than a year old, I don’t recall exactly.  I went to live with my Mom and we moved from Lisbon, Connecticut to Farmington, Connecticut.  It was in Farmington where life became challenging as we lived with an emotionally and physically abusive environment.  I understand now why that happened. See?

God/The Divine always does something for the greater good.  I understand THAT now too.  As I’m so fond of saying however, when anyone is in the middle of a storm and they can’t see land, it is impossible to think you’ll ever set foot on solid ground again.

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The Divine is ALWAYS looking out for you, watching out for you, protecting you.  I see that now.  I considered this the other day when I went to dinner with my Mom.  Somehow we were drawn into remembering numbers.  We talked about various license plates.  It’s a gift I have that I can remember numbers from my youth.  I then recalled that our phone numbers in Farmington and New Haven were off by JUST one number:
The VERY first digit.

In Farmington, our phone number was:
667.1578

In New Haven, our phone number was:
467.1578

 

Coincidence?

You know I feel about coincidences.  They don’t exist.  EVERYTHING happens for a reason.  Alright.  Let’s take a closer look at the first three digits and see if we can interpret their meaning.  I may lose some of you here.  You may feel that Chris has slipped off The Deep End again.  There is an esoteric theory that numbers are one of the ways the Divine speaks to us.  I wrote a column about this called Angel Numbers  a couple of years ago.

 

If we look at each numer, first 667 as that number was first in my latest incarnation, we can see from Joanne Walmsley – SACRED SCRIBES what the number 667 means according to Joanne:
The repeating number 667 indicates that positive solutions and answers will present in order to resolve any issues that are currently causing anxiety or concern in your life.  Your angels are by your side offering their support and guidance. Trust that all will work out for your highest good.

 

Funny.  Isn’t that what I said above:
That I understand that everything happens for a reason?
That God/The Divine always does something for the greater good.

 

Look at what Joanne says the number 467 says:
Angel Number 467 is a message of ‘congratulations’ from the angels.  They have been supporting and encouraging you along your life path and applaud you for placing emphasis and focus upon your personal spiritual growth.  Trust that your needs will be catered to in your daily life as you have put thought and considered efforts into all aspects of your life and have manifested balance and positive abundance.

 

This can ONLY mean ONE thing:
That even though I wasn’t aware at the time
That even though I wasn’t awakened
The Divine was looking out for me even when I didn’t know it.

 

If you believe Angel Numbers you only have to refer back to the uncoincidental numbers that my Farmington and New Haven Phone numbers shared in common.  I mean, C’MON!  This doesn’t just happen without a reason.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. 

For there truly is no end.

Church is not a Noun

Church is not a noun,” he says. “It’s a verb. It can be friends gathering together around a meal, talking about the things that matter most, building each other up. That’s a lot bigger than 11 a.m. on Sunday. Eleven a.m. on Sunday can be fantastic. It can also be devoid of spirit and quite boring

Rob Bell
Heaven is a Place on Earth:
Rob Bell’s Revolutionary Mission

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I discovered Rob Bell much the same way I find many of my authors, through my day job at the Scranton Library in Madison Connecticut.  Oprah’s magazine came across the library desk a few weeks ago and my eyes automatically gravitated to the article about Rob Bell.

 

Naturally, I felt compelled to read it as, Mr Bell and I are connected on a spiritual level.  You can read more about my spiritual connectedness to Mr. Bell at my About Me page on G+  Start with:
A bit about my spirituality

 

I love the above quote from Mr. Bell, because I feel the same way about organized religion (aka church.)  I love that Mr Bell is thinking outside the box, rocking the boat, shaking the foundation.  It is after all those who think different as Steve Jobs once said who once said:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

 

This is what Rob Bell is doing.  He is moving us forward, giving us a new way to view God/Spirituality/The Church.  We need more people like this in our midst.  I understand that some of you may be uncomfortable with what I’m about to say, however like Rob Bell who is rocking the foundation I don’t attend any organized religion.  I’ve always felt that I get more out of my friendship with HIM then simply sitting in a staid building listening to someone else tell me what THEY think I should be doing.  Church, for me is exactly as Rob Bell describes:
…friends gathering together around a meal, talking about the things that matter most, building each other up.

 

I carry an ongoing conversation with HIM all the time.  As I’ve said here before:
My faith is so important to me, such a part of who I am, a fabric of my life that to attempt to separate it from me you’ll be separating me from me!  I no longer worry how others perceive me.  Take me or leave me, this who I am now.

 

I’m still the same person I was before I my philosophical shift and I don’t share my paradigm with those who aren’t in the same place.  I do of course disseminate my thoughts to Wisdom and Life.  However people can choose to read what I say or not and I don’t worry about that as much.

 

When I say I don’t attend organized religion, it in no way means that I don’t believe, on the contrary, sometimes I feel I have a stronger faith than some who do attend.  I’ve seen too much been involved in too much not to feel God’s presence constantly in every aspect of my life.  My belief in Law of Attraction has only deepened my conviction in God’s power in my life.

 

For me, Law of Attraction (LoA) is simply another path to spirituality.  If study the tenets of LoA, you’ll see that:
–Ask and ye shall believe.
–Believe you already have it.
–Give thanks when you receive.

 

These are all Biblical notions as well as LoA beliefs.  Now you can understand why I feel the way I do.

 

Church IS more than a building.
Church IS more than one person preaching.
Church IS more than 11AM on Sunday.

 

Church is a verb.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.

For there truly is no end.

Writing and Right Brainers

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My friend, Bonita Kay Summers recently wrote a column at her blog called Writing to Understand Ourselves  in which she said:
I have been a writer since I was 8 years old. It wasn’t a conscious choice.

Further on in the column, Bonita says:
What held me in thrall and kept me writing by choice was the amount of personal insight I discovered through the writing process. When I realized this was happening, I began to research right-brain writing techniques and other creative writing methods, with the intent to deliberately tune in to that wisdom.

 

I can SO relate to these two passages because, like Bonita, I have been writing since I could first put pen to paper then as I became adept at typing I started keying in my thoughts.  Writing wasn’t a conscious choice for me either.  I found the exercise liberating, freeing the stress I experienced growing up.  Writing became my release valve. spewing forth all the negativity around me.  Also as with Bonita, I found myself awestruck by the amount of writing I could produce in a short amount of time.

 

I’ve spoken here countless times of being in the Flow where time seems to stop and at the same time speed up.  Bonita uses her column to reference teaching a group of 16 year old students.  She says:
I stood before the class of 16-year-olds, encouraging them to take 10 minutes to write about anything they wished. After the short interval, when they handed in their assignments, the work they produced was self-conscious, and it was apparent that their intent in writing was not about self-expression, but rather on following the rules of sentence structure and grammar. Rather than being excited about having an opportunity to express themselves on any topic they wished, they were reticent, concerned about getting the exercise “wrong”.

 Over the course of the next few days, I introduced this group of high school students to a new way of writing, one that helped them unlock their inborn storyteller. At the end of two short sessions, the writing samples they produced were dramatically different. Each student had lost the cautiousness they exhibited on the first day. By learning right-brain writing techniques, they discovered not only their natural writing voice, but that writing intuitively creates a natural order and structure to their writing. Not only was the material they produced lively and interesting, very little editing was required of the finished work. By the end of our time together, every student knew how to tap into their innate ability to write well.

 

For myself, the above passage so reminds me of being in the flow.  This method of teaching is a wonderful way to lose your inhibitions and if more teachers took this under consideration when teaching, I imagine more students would find their love of writing cultivated.  Some of us are simply born with an innate desire to write and those lucky few that have that gift should teach others just as Bonita as has done.

 

Bonita mentions right brained people and MANY writers and artists are naturally right brained.  Are you Right Brained? Here is a list of SEVERAL brain traits from Suite101.  How many do you identify with?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Road to Success

Last Month on February 28, Your Law of Attraction on Google+ shared
Road to Success”. How does your picture in your mind looks like?

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What is your road to success paved with?
How do you travel your road?

What are your goals on your road?

 

Do you THINK you ARE a success?

You DO know that believing you are successful is the first step to becoming successful?  I’m sure my friend, Gibson Goff would agree, as his blog A Daily Dose of Success details how to be successful.

 

In my response to Your law of Attraction’s question, I responded:
I keeping moving forward toward my goals:
–Writing the best content I can.
–Photographing and sometimes melding my two gifts as in writing a photography blog:
CJP Photo News

 

Keep pushing forward.
Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t let anyone place debris in your river:
Your Life is Like a River

 

It is important to keep your eyes on the prize and keep putting one foot in front of the other and to keep in mind as I’m fond of saying that:
Life is a marathon and not a sprint.

 

Success won’t always be vertical.  Sometimes you must step sideways, to make that vertical step, and while you STEP sideways you won’t see the big picture until long after.  It’s happened to me with my chosen career.  I wanted to write for a living, however I quickly realized that MOST writers simply can’t make a living solely through writing.  They must find a day job.

 

I stepped sideways into the book field; and even then I received consternation.

How will you make a living doing that?  was a refrain I heard from time to time.  Well, I’m here to say I HAVE made my living thus far in the book field, having worked at my local public library since 1998.  One of the most important things I can say and it’s been consistent here at Wisdom and Life in the Parental Pressure category here is this:
Don’t let ANYONE stand in your way of following your dream.
Don’t let ANYONE convince you to do something solely based on financial success.

It’s those people who chase the money and not their gifts that are the most stressed.
It’s those people who chase the money who want to keep you from feeling the freedom of joy.

 

Don’t let them block your flow.
Don’t let them dam your river.

 

Make sure your road to success is paved with your gift.  Whatever that may be.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Writing Saved My Life

A little different column today.  Today you get to peer into my life a bit more.
You get to see what makes this writer tick.

 

Start small. If you try to think about all of it at once—-the world you hope to capture on the page, everything you know…
…you’ll be overcome by paralysis.

Still Writing
Dani Shapiro
Page 15-16

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Uncanny:

Picked this book up at the library last week as it made its way back through the bookdrop.  Having been a writer all my life, I’m always fascinated by what makes writers tick.  As I read this book I feel connected with so much of what the author says.  The passage above I felt a deep connection to as I rarely knew where my fiction traveled when I wrote short stories.  I sat at my computer’s keyboard and simply started placing words on the screen.  Most of the time I never knew how the story would conclude.  That may seem odd to some of you, however it’s how I worked.

 

As another passage suggested:
There was a woman I know (Dani that is) who only wrote at night as she had children who needed her attention during the day. (A paraphrase here.)

 

Growing up as teenager, that became my schedule as well.  Typically, after dinner, I would disappear into my room and into my created worlds of fiction.  I wrote best from around seven to eleven PM. I’ve talked here at Wisdom and Life before about being in the flow.  I can’t tell you how many times I’d start writing at my scheduled time and time would simply melt away.  Next thing I knew I’d look up and two hours would have gone by.  Looking back at my screen in front of me there would be word after word and sentence after sentence filling the once blank screen.  Amazing that was, the first time it occurred.  I’m no longer writing fiction.

 

Having lost interest in that world, I now produce three blogs.  So to coin a phrase, I’m still writing.

 

Writers write:

correct?  I believe I produce more content now that I’m in the blog world than I ever did when I wrote fiction.  Writers lead a solitary life and many of the writers who I call close friends share a common trait:
We’re ALL introverts and a great many of us are right brained.

 

If I didn’t have this gift,
If I didn’t write from an early age and even now,
I don’t want to consider where my life would be at the moment.  As with Dani Shapiro, “Writing saved my life.”  It became my release.  Writing, pounding on that keypad every night helped me pound out the stress in my life as a teenager.

 

I’ve been writing for so long now that its become the source of my life, as much as breathing is the source of my life. Stop one and I may as well stop living.  Writers write!  Humans breathe.  All one in the same for me.

 

Start small:

Excellent advice.  Put one word on the screen then another and another.  Pretty soon your screen will be filled with words.

 

Listening to the voices:

This is why I rarely knew where my stories would go.  I simply followed my intuition.  I let the voices in my head guide me. My characters basically guided me.  They knew better than I where they needed to go.  I certainly don’t recommend following that rule.  It worked for me.  And I’m convinced listening to their voices had a direct impact on my writing today, especially writing Wisdom and Life.  Were it not for my ability to give control over to my characters, opening my mind, letting my characters influence me, I sincerely doubt my divine pipeline would be as clear, as open as it is today.  Giving my characters free reign definitely helped me now.

 

Writing has always been my release.  Dani Shapiro said writing saved her life.  I have to agree.  She also says that writing keeps her centered and when she goes away from it, her stress level rises, things that generally don’t bother her become huge challenges.  I can relate to this too because I feel the same way.  I always have.  When I spend time writing, my life is easy, I’m more joyful.  A writer writes and when THIS writer doesn’t write?

 

Well look out!

Because you don’t know when NOT if he will blow.
Do you want to what makes writers tick?  Pick up Still Writing.
This is a book that everyone who is a writer or who is friends with writer should read.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over; 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

The Secret of Contentment

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12-13

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When someone who doesn’t know me well breaks into my inner circle and begins to understand the many challenges I faced growing up, the question that invariably comes up is:
How did you survive?

 

I understand that it sounds cliche, only because it seems that everyone says it, but for me it is the God’s honest truth.  More than anything else it was and continues to be my faith that pulls me through every situation I found myself in.

 

I understand that I’ve spoken here many times about the Divine/God/Source but that’s only because my faith plays a huge role in my life.  As the last line in in the quote says:
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

 

Faith and my belief in predestination truly carried the day.
A belief that everything works for the greater good.
A belief that there are no bad things, everything that happens is meant to make us stronger, is meant to move us forward.

 

Life is an evolutionary process.
Life is about moving forward.  And since we return over and over, what we don’t get right in this, our latest incarnation we will have the opportunity to make right in the next life.

 

My secret of contentment,
My secret of peace,
My secret to life is this:
There are no mistakes!
There are no coincidences!
We return over and over, and we never get it completely right.

 

Someone asked me last week why we must be in this human shell, because after all that’s all our bodies are:
A shell encompassing what is REALLY important.
This body we are in, this shell we carry around with us is there to protect our inner being, our light, our spirit.  The truly important beings we are:

Our Souls.  We are after all spiritual beings having a human experience.

 

The sooner the bulk of humanity realizes this the better our world will be.

So returning to THAT question:
Why are trapped in this shell?

 

We incarnate into the physical because this is where we come to learn from past challenges.  If we remained as we truly are, Light, Spirit, Free; we would never move beyond our experience. The concept behind reincarnation is evolution.  The only way for us to evolve, to move closer to the Divine, to become more God like is to experience challenges in our lives. We certainly can’t have physical experiences while we are in our natural state.

 

You already know what I believe our natural state is:
One of light.  One of spirit.

 

So again the secret to my contentment
the secret to my peace
the secret to my joy is:

Understanding this
Understanding that predestination is ALWAYS working in my life.

That I chose this incarnation before I incarnated.  As I said in Soul Groups:
For it is in our humanity that we are tested.  And we don’t know our results until we are all together again in Transition Station.  Notice we go through Transition Tunnel to get to Transition Station?  It is only after we have each reviewed our lives with each member of our group that we can decide when to go back.  It is then that we are brought to Transition Hall.  Here is where we choose our next life.  That next life will be a result of how we performed in our previous life.

 

That’s my secret:
Knowing that I planned everything in my life.
Knowing that major events are indeed “carved in stone.”
Knowing that everything happens for the greater good.

 

I’m fortunate to have awakened.  Now I have an opportunity to awaken others, to help other remove their spiritual blinders and see the world for what it truly is:
Spiritual.
NOT
Physical!

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress,
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Dying Wishes

One of my Google+ friends, ramesh cha:

shared Dying Wishes on G+ recently and it so moved me that I felt compelled to write a column about it.  I understand as I’ve said here before, that some of you may feel I sometimes become obsessed with Transitioning as a subject here on Wisdom and Life, however if you read ANYTHING I write on the subject, you will quickly see that I take a different bent:
Transitioning should be celebrated.
Transitioning is simply moving from one place to the next.

That’s why I refer to it as TRANSITIONING!
We don’t stay in one place when we transition either.
Everyone comes back again and again.

I think it’s a shame that MOST of us perpetuate the paradigm that death is a dark moment, as in the title of Dying Wishes above:
In The Darkest Of Moments, These People Responded In The Most Beautiful Ways

 

It is this very perpetuation that keeps us locked into the feeling that death is a negative, when it should be seen as just the opposite.  I’m reading a book now called:
The Modern Book of the Dead that discusses this very topic:
That death should be celebrated.
That death is far from the end.

When those of us in the West come to understand this; we will lose our fear and our negativity towards death.  I’m just grateful that my Spiritual Blinders have been removed and I see this clearly now.  This is one of the ONLY reasons I was Divinely directed to write create Wisdom and Life.
Yes!  I said I was DIVINELY DIRECTED.  I SINCERELY believe as I’ve stated here many times previously that my inspiration for Wisdom and Life comes DIRECTLY from God/Source/The Divine.

 

I was directed to help those who don’t see yet.
I was directed to remove those same spiritual blinders I have removed.

 

It seems that the people in this story understood to SOME degree that transitioning should be celebrated.  All we have to do is look at what they wished for to see this:
1. This 8-year-old girl wanted to hear Christmas carolers one last time before she died. Ten thousand people showed up to grant her wish.

 

2. A dying wife left this loving, emotional letter to her husband and children — and to her husband’s future family.

 

On and on, these stories go.  EVERYONE here seems to have understood the meaning of transitioning:
That it isn’t to be feared.
That we, those of us who understand that death is just a change in venue, must work on giving others that same knowledge.

 

Will you join me in this task?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Chris