Robin Williams and The Learning Soul

My friend, Jason who I mentioned in Monday’s column Water Wheels and Writing is making an encore visit today.  We talked on Monday night about Robin Williams apparent suicide.   Knowing my worldview has shifted in the twenty plus years he has known me, Jason wanted to hear my thoughts.  This is what I believe about transitioning at one’s own hand:
It is a one way direct ticket back to incarnation.  You don’t get to Transition Tunnel or Transition Station.  Taking your own life is a one way ticket back.

 

When I mentioned this, Jason said:
Interesting.  The learning soul.
Learning Soul

Classroom: Wikimedia Soul and Angel: Lingnan University Robin Williams: Wikipedia

 

So I owe Jason credit for the title of this column.

 

See?  In my worldview:
There is no direct punishment.
There is no vengeance.
There is no selfish act.

 

EVERYTHING becomes a learning tool.  Hence the learning soul.
God is NOT vengeful.
God does NOT punish.
God is love.

 

How can someone equate love and vengeance?
How can someone equate love and punishment?

 

When someone takes their own life, they are giving up.  They can’t face another day.  There is ALWAYS hope, however.  You just have to find it.  I completely understand that this is an emotional topic, an emotional issue.  And I’m NOT making light.  Believe me.  I was there at one point myself.  I think we all were.  I was fortunate to have reached out.  I wrote about it in Been There, Done That.  I don’t think I would have EVER sunk so low as to actually follow through.  Life is too precious.  Life has ALWAYS been a gift to me.  Which in no way means that people who transition at their own hands don’t see life as a precious gift.  I’m sure they do.  They simply reach a point where they can’t carry forward.  I read somewhere online on Monday that we don’t truly know someone if we only see their public profile, the persona they put forward in public.

 

Someone may APPEAR to have all their stuff together in public.  In private however, they may be wrestling with challenges we never see.  They may feel that they can’t shatter that happy profile they show to the world.  I’m sure you’ve heard said that the funniest people have the most emotional distress in their lives.  It’s because they need a release.  They need to release all that negativity.  Comics turn the negative.  They twist emotional distress into comedy.  The next time you hear a comic, don’t SIMPLY hear them, listen to what they say.  You may come away with a deeper understanding of what is happening or what HAS happened to them.

 

We may never know what caused Robin Williams to take his own life on Monday, but we DO know that he wrestled with his own challenges.  He was very forthright about his addictions:
Alcohol and drug abuse.

 

Obviously, he used these substances to mask his emotional distress, just as he used his comedy to do the same.  At some point, when these things no longer worked, he simply couldn’t move forward.  A shame Mr Williams didn’t have someone he could turn to, or something other than the masking agents he used.  A shame he couldn’t turn to his Higher Power when he was at his lowest point.

 

While I completely understand that actors and the roles they play are distinctly separate from each other, someone who starred in movies like:
Dead Again and What Dreams May Come would, you’d THINK understand that life is an echo, that life constantly repeats itself, that we don’t simply transition once.  Surely, something in those movie scripts resonated with Williams, otherwise he wouldn’t signed on to act in them.  Something in the stories must have rung true with him.  You’d think that would have been the case, wouldn’t you?  I can’t help but reflect on Robin William’s role in Dead Again as Cozy Carlisle when he discussed the topic of karma.  Or one of the last scenes in What Dreams May Come:

The two kids in the boat floating on a river.  And Robin Williams as Chris Neilsen saying:
I found you in Hell.  Don’t you think I can find you in Jersey?

 

Knowing all these things about Robin Williams, it would appear to me to be completely opposite of anything he would consider.  And yet as I suggested above, we ONLY know the public Robin Williams.  We don’t know the private person he was.

 

Still, I cling to the thought that transitioning at one’s own hand is a one way DIRECT ticket back to the physical. There is NO transition tunnel.  There is NO transition station.  You don’t get to see your soul group.  

 

You MUST return to the physical to learn the lesson that life is a gift and you can’t and shouldn’t return that gift until your prescribed time is written.  We all return over and over.  However when we transition at the determined time, our reward is being reunited with those in our soul group.  If we take matters in our own hands we don’t get to see our soul family.

 

That is NOT a punishment.
That is a lesson we must learn.

 

Life is a precious gift and we should not give it back unwrapped.

 

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.

 

Setting the Tone

So the big question is, “Well, do I just dump all those unwanted things and try to start fresh?” And we say, no. You just set the Tone, where you are, by looking for things to appreciate. And by setting your Tone in a very clear deliberate way, anything that doesn’t match it gravitates out of your experience, and anything that does match it gravitates into your experience. It is so much simpler than most of you are allowing yourself to believe.

 

Abraham-Hicks
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Dump all the unwanted things?
Start fresh?

 

That reminds me of one of my many favorite movies:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 

In this movie, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play lovers who break up.  Kate Winslet’s character has the relationship erased from her memory.  When Carrey’s character realizes what has happened, he begins the process himself.  However, while while undergoing the process, he recognizes that he doesn’t want to lose the memories.  Carrey understands that every memory he has makes him who he is.

 

You can’t simply dump your unwanted things, because as Jim Carrey learned in Eternal Sunshine… while you may want to rid yourself of challenges, those same challenges made you who you are, made you stronger, those challenges may one day help you move forward.  They may even lead you to another experience that is greater than the one you left behind.  For anyone who has followed Wisdom and Life for any length of time realizes, I see connections EVERYWHERE!  That broken relationship, that failed job offer, whatever the experience, it may DIRECTLY lead to a better thing down the road.  If you choose to remove the memory, you’re also removing the possibility of the next better experience.

 

You can NEVER start fresh.
Nor should you want to.

 

Abraham-Hicks is correct.  All you have to do is set the tone.  If you’re in the middle of a storm or just emerging from one, our natural inclination is to hide, hibernate, wallow.  While we all need to do this temporarily to process our feelings, we certainly don’t want to get mired in the process. we don’t want to stay stuck.  We don’t want our the turbulence of emotions to circle around us.  That will only signal to the Divine, that we are not ready to move forward.

 

We want our tone to say the opposite.
We want to set our tone to a positive beat.

As Law of Attraction suggests:
Our thoughts, our feelings create our world.

 

If we are wallowing, if we are creating a wallowing place that’s what will continue to show up in our experience.  I don’t know about you, however I certainly don’t like the feeling of wallowing which is why when I have that experience, I typically give myself one day.  I want to move forward.  I want to set a positive tone.  I want to show the Universe, the Divine. God that I’m not one to stay in a state of dysfunction.  I want to make sure I express feelings of gratitude for ANY experience I have.  That way I will move on at a greater speed and I will be ready to see the positive in the challenge.

 

We should all want to move away from the negative.  Negative only weighs us down.  We need positive experiences to keep us buoyed, to keep us floating.

 

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.

Hope is a Good Thing

Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.

Shawshank Redemption

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Shawshank

I’ve written aboutThe Shawshank RedemptionatWisdom and Life.  Simply click the link to read the previous columns.  One of the reasons I connect so deeply with this move is how Andy Dufresne escapes Shawshank:

When Andy Dufresne escapes Shawshank Prison he must crawl to freedom through five hundred yards of sh-t smelling foulness I can’t even imagine. (This line is a voiceover from  Red, Andy’s friend, played by Morgan Freeman)

 

I see Andy’s escape from prison as a correlation to my own escape from my emotional prison.  We all are trapped by some emotional turmoil from our past.  We must decide if we want to stay there or do the work of escaping that turmoil.  We all have shit from the past that we can either carry with us or crawl through to freedom just as Andy did.  I see Andy LITERALLY crawling through the muck as a symbol for all of us who carry our own emotional baggage with us.  We either continue with the baggage of yesterday or we shake off the shackles, we clean the muck off of us.

 

I cleaned the muck, I shook off the shackles, I left the baggage behind.

 

I watched the last half hour of this movie last month as it is the BEST part of the movie, when Andy escapes.  This passage above comes from a note that Andy leaves his friend, Red in a box when Red is released from Shawshank Prison.  I heard the line every time I watched the movie but I never really listened to it.  I listened to it and took it in last month.

 

Hope is all we have.
Hope in a better world.
Hope in a better life.

 

Without hope, there is no reason to continue.  The other word that relates to hope is faith.  Without these two things in my life where would I be?  We all need to believe in something,  We all need to believe our lives will continue to improve. That’s hope.

 

Believing:
That’s faith.

 

Without belief, hope and faith I wouldn’t be where I am today.  These are the most important traits I have.  And as I said above it’s why this movie resonates so deeply with me.

 

Do you have any movies or books that define who you are?  Let me know in the comments below.

 

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.

You’re Rich

I re-upped my Netflix a couple months ago after letting the subscription lapse last year.  One of my favorite shows from the 1990s is an NBC show called Wings.

 

The debut episode opened with Joe Hackett running a one plane airline on the island of Nantucket.  Joe’s estranged brother, Brian shows up when the brothers get a package from their deceased father’s attorney.  The two brothers haven’t spoken in years.

 

There’s a key inside to a safe deposit box.  In the safe deposit box is another key to a post office box in Boston.  When they arrive in Boston, you got it, there’s another key.

 

The brothers fly home dejected and angry at being played.  No one knows where this last key fits.  Fay, Joe’s assistant takes a look at the key and recognizes it as a locker key in the airport.  When the brothers open the locker, they find a suitcase and inside is a photo of them as young boys playing on the beach and on the flip side of the photo are two words:
You’re Rich!

 

Maybe their father knew something his sons didn’t.

 

Keeping them together through their escapade in searching out the suitcase is just what they needed to reconnect.  Being rich is more than just financial.
Being rich means having people around you who love you.
Being rich means having joy in your life.
Being rich means loving your life.

I’ve sure you know many people who have money and who are miserable.

That should be all you need to understand that money won’t bring you those three things I listed above.

I’ll say it again:
Being rich is SO much more than having money in the bank!

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

Chris

Passing on the Street

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Karen Sisco: [at the hotel bar] So tell me, Gary, what do you do for a living?

Jack Foley: How far do you want to go with this?

Karen Sisco: Not yet. Don’t say anything yet.

Jack Foley: I don’t think it works if we’re somebody else. I mean, Gary and Celeste, what do they know about anything?

Karen Sisco: Well, this is your game, I’ve never played before.

Jack Foley: It’s not a game. It’s not something you play.

Karen Sisco: Well, does this make any sense to you?

Jack Foley: It doesn’t have to. It’s something that happens. It’s like seeing someone for the first time… like you could be passing on the street, and you look at each other and for a few seconds… there’s this kind of a recognition… like you both know something. The next moment, the person’s gone, and it’s too late to do anything about it. And you always remember it, because it was there, and you let it go, and you think to yourself, “What if I had stopped? If I had said something?”

Jack Foley: “What if, what if?” And it may only happen a few times in your life.

 

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I watched Out Of Sight a few weeks ago for the first time since I went to the theater to see it and the movie held up surprisingly well.  I would expect nothing less from an Elmore Leonard story however.  With the cast included the movie could only BE a success.

 

This isn’t the first time I’ve included a Clooney reference at Wisdom and Life.  Check out Your Life is Like a River.  The passage I’m focusing on in the above scene is this one:
Jack Foley says:

It’s like seeing someone for the first time… like you could be passing on the street, and you look at each other and for a few seconds… there’s this kind of a recognition… like you both know something. The next moment, the person’s gone, and it’s too late to do anything about it. And you always remember it, because it was there, and you let it go, and you think to yourself, “What if I had stopped? If I had said something?”

 

See?

My feeling is:
If you feel an instant connection with someone you meet on the street.

If your eyes meet and you BOTH have this recognition, you owe it to yourself to explore that.  Why would you let that pass?  Makes no sense.

 

You do understand my conception of past lives and reincarnation don’t you?  What if this person you passed is somehow in your Soul Group and this is your one opportunity to meet?  This could be a test for both of you.  Do you recognize each other’s souls enough to do something about it?

 

I bet you’re thinking what is Chris talking about.  A test?  Yeah I’m convinced that life is a series of tests given to us by the Divine.  How we perform guides us in our next incarnation.  Let’s take passing our soulmate on the street as an example:
If this person we feel an instant connection with
This person we don’t know from Adam in the physical sense passes us on the street and you BOTH stop look at each other.

 

Isn’t it worth a moment of your lifetime to explore the reason you feel that electricity?  Even if neither of you subscribe to the Past Life paradigm, how often do you have that electric feeling?

 

Karen Sisco says:
Well, does this make any sense to you?

Foley is right when he says it doesn’t have to make sense.  Attraction seldom makes sense.  –We are attracted to each other’s souls.
–That’s why there is the case of love at first sight.  It’s REALLY NOT first sight.  Oh yes in the physical sense it is.  But we knew each long before we passed each other on said street.
–We are brought together on a soul level to love, to work out our lessons together.

 

Meeting your soulmate at a specific time has been predestined from the time we chose our physical incarnation.  It’s up to us to act on the meeting.  We DO have control over some aspects of our lives as I’ve said here countless times.

This is information that some of you me feel is kind of esoteric.  Some of you may be shaking your heads thinking:
Wow!  Does Chris REALLY believe this?

 

My answer to that is a resounding YES!  As I’ve stated at Wisdom and Life:
This is who I am.  Take me or leave me.  I no longer worry what others think.  I’ve seen too much, been involved in too much to not understand that there is a fabric to this place we call the universe underneath everything else. You only have to remove your spiritual blinders to see there is SOOOO much more.

 

Can you take your blinders off and join me on this incredible journey that I’m on?

 

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

Chris

All is Well

All is well, and you will never get it done. Life is supposed to be fun. No one is taking score of any kind, and if you will stop taking score so much, you will feel a whole lot better — and as you feel a whole lot better, more of the things that you want right now will flow to you.

You will never be in a place where all of the things that you are wanting will be satisfied right now, or then you could be complete — and you never can be. 

This incomplete place that you stand is the best place that you could be. You are right on track, right on schedule. Everything is unfolding perfectly. All is really well. Have fun. Have fun. Have fun!

Abraham-Hicks

 

Let’s look at individual a few individual sentences here and dissect them.

All is well, and you will never get it done.

If you can focus on the fact that all IS well and stop looking for “the other shoe to drop,” so to speak, then that :shoe won’t drop.  I have a wooden sign hanging in my bedroom that says:

That sign is the first thing I see when I wake in the morning.  I focus on that sentiment throughout the day.  

Anyone who has been reading Wisdom and Life,
Anyone who knows me,
Anyone who WANTS to know me

 

Should understand that my entire well being is based on this truth.  That all is well, that we are watched over, that even when what we think is a challenge arises in our lives, in the end that challenge is only making way for something better to arrive.

 

No one is taking score of any kind.
Seeing as my belief in the Divine is so strong, I struggle with this.  While I understand that God is not vengeful, never was vengeful;  (This was simply a story propagated by those in command to keep their subjects in control) I still believe that HE does keep track of our positives and negatives.  HE only does this to help us move forward.  When we transition, we all visit Transition Station:
This place where you find yourself after transition is a state of being.  As Journey of Souls suggests, it is simply a reviewing station, a place where we get to review our last life we just left behind.  Our soul group is waiting to welcome us back into their fold, those who have already made the transition.

 

Since we review our lives, SOMEONE MUST be taking score, correct?  I think what Abraham-Hicks is referring to here is not the negative keeping score which I believe most people who see the phrase think of, but simply a way to record what we do when incarnated.

 

You will never be in a place where all of the things
that you are wanting will be satisfied.

This reminds me of the quote from Dan Millman’s book/movie:
Peaceful warrior where he discusses his theory on The Journey

Since we will never be done why focus on getting there?  The journey is the goal.  When we focus on the journey we remain in a state of peace and anticipation.  We are at peace because we love what we are doing and we are anticipating the destination.  We MUST find a way to stay in anticipeace.

 

For it is when we are in this state that everything,
All our thoughts,
All our desires
All our feelings

are hyper focused that we can sometimes see things more clearly.  Sometimes when we are in this place we know what we want and how to get it.

 

Stop thinking the goal is getting there because as Abraham Hicks, as Dan Millman says:
The journey is the goal.
You will never be in a place where all of the things that you are wanting will be satisfied.

 

Where you are at this EXACT moment is the BEST place to be.  Revel in the present moment because it is the only moment you have.  I’ve said it before:
It is only when we forecast our lives that we run into challenges.

 

Stop forecasting!
Stop trying to get there!
There is no there, there.

 

Remember that and
All will be well.
All will be good.

 

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

Chris

Contrast and Desires

You did not say, “Let’s go forth into this physical experience and take all the ideas that exist and whittle them down to just a few good ideas that we can all agree on and peacefully cohabitate.” Instead you said, “Let’s go forth and take the ideas that exist and expand them to more. Let’s let the contrast be more so that the desires can be more, so that the Energy will have more avenues to which to flow.”

 

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Abraham-Hicks is correct:
Life is all about moving forward.
Life is all about expanding our horizons.

 

The entire concept we were most likely raised with that we should concentrate on a few ideas, that we should narrow our life skills down to only a select few, that we should know what we want without experiencing the whole of life is an anathema.

 

There are very few people who know what they want at a young age and fewer still who have the skills to follow through.  That’s why it is so important to try many different tasks, look at many different ideas, have a variety of desires.  The more you experience, the better you’ll be at knowing what you want and what doesn’t work for you.

 

It’s the same reason I read from EVERY genre.  How else will I be able to communicate my likes and dislikes with a plethora of people.  Not everyone will resonate with a particular genre so isn’t it better to be well rounded?  Isn’t it better to have the ability to discuss a number of genres with someone?

 

On the same token, isn’t it better to have a variety of skills so that when the time comes to choose your career you can say:
Oh, that’s not for me because I’ve already done that.
But I love doing THAT.  I can see  myself in that career.

 

Without contrast you won’t know desire.

 

Peacefully Cohabitate

This reminds me of one of my recurring Star Trek themes here at Wisdom and Life (And yes if you didn’t know yet, I AM a HUGE Star Trek fan)

One of later characters from the Star Trek Universe is The Borg.  Their ever recurring line is:
We are the Borg.
You will be assimilated.
Resistance is futile.

 

Peacefully cohabitating as mentioned above is reminiscent of The Borg’s wanting to assimilate everyone they come in contact with.  Captain Picard’s response to assimilation paraphrased is:
It is our differences that make us human.

 

As is the case with the line from Abraham-Hicks:
Instead you said, “Let’s go forth and take the ideas that exist and expand them to more.

 

Expansion of thought and differences are what make us human
Not everyone following each other like lemmings
Not assimilation.

 

We have to know contrast.
We have to know different.
Remember, if you in a contrasting time in your life, be thankful. For it is in contrast when something will change.

 

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

Chris

Judging by Looks Alone

After writing Wednesday’s column Neale Donald Walsch, I stopped to consider the movie which I usually do after watching a film.  Returning to the topics and scenes, I consider whether the movie continues to resonate with me.  Typically, if I come out of a movie with positive feelings, I still have to let it percolate for a while before I can REALLY say if it was worth my time.

 

Conversations with God was no different.  While I watched the movie, I found myself a bit uncomfortable with Neale Walsch’s living arrangements.  Living on the street, looking for food behind restaurants, seeing others fight with drug and alcohol abuse can take its toll on anyone.

 

Everyone goes through challenges in their lives.  We who have the resources to live comfortably have to be grateful for our lives and when we see someone less fortunate, we should attempt to help those who need a leg up.  That doesn’t always mean giving out money.

 

It could something as simple as a smile.
It could be something as simple as letting someone get warm by allowing them inside.

Or as in one scene in Conversations with God that particularly stood out:
If someone needs to use the facilities in a public restaurant, we can certainly let them.

 

In the scene I’m referring to, Neale Walsch was outside a restaurant and needed the restroom. Whether this truly happened or not is beside the issue, I’m sure something similar has happened to the homeless:
A waiter standing outside the back door refuses to let Walsch in, while making derogatory comments.  It takes someone else to come out and let Walsch in.

 

While watching the movie I often wondered what Walsch would do after he became successful.  All it takes is to be in the right place at the right moment and meet the right person at the right moment. That’s what happened to him.

 

And it’s another example of God moving the right people into your life at JUST the RIGHT moment.

A woman named Leora Garcia enters Walsch’s life at THAT right moment.  She works for a radio station and hires Walsch as a part time DJ.  Little do either of them know that first encounter will leads to future success that is beyond either of their expectations.

 

Some who walk the homeless life do work their way back.

Why do we look at ALL the homeless and generalize them as in the scene I mentioned above where Neale needed the restroom and the waiter refused him entry, and making comments such as:
Why don’t you people get a job?
We don’t want you around here.  etc.

 

All the while I’m watching this exchange, I know clearly that Walsch eventually finds success that will eclipse this waiter.  I wonder what these people who knew the Walsch who lives on the street think of him now that he has success beyond anyone’s comprehension.  That’s why I titled this column as I did.

 

It so important to look beyond an initial impression of someone.  While first impressions are important, they shouldn’t be used as the ONLY judgement call one makes as can be clearly seen from this movie.

 

We all make judgements of people.  What we have to be aware of is NOT to carry those judgements through our entire lives.  We have to shake off those unwarranted beliefs.

 

God says:
Don’t judge, lest ye be judged.

 

Can you follow those words?

 

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

Chris

Neale Donald Walsch

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Used to be if someone asked about me and what made me tick, I’d tell them to go watch The Grand Canyon.  While it’s true that movie made a deep impact on my early life before I knew what I was experiencing with my spiritual growth, Grand Canyon still resonates deeply with me.  It always will.  It’s an amazing movie that discusses one of the true paradigms of my life:
That everything happens for a reason.  It’s why I identify so strongly with the movie.

 

A couple weeks ago a movie came across Scranton Library being returned to another library in the system.  Neale Donald Walsch’s autobiographical Conversations with God.   My growth has been tremendous since the first time I watched Grand Canyon.  I’m no longer in the same place.

 

My spiritual growth has exponentially increased; but as I’ve written here before I don’t necessarily share that with people I meet on the street or even people who knew me before this leap forward.  If someone approaches ME, then I will gladly discuss my worldview.  I’m certainly not one to foist my opinions on someone who isn’t open to hearing them.  Writing Wisdom and Life is completely different, because as I’ve said here before as well:
someone can stop reading what I write and I won’t know.

 

The film Conversations with God, resonated on a much higher level for me after watching it, only because I’m at a higher plane now then I was when Grand Canyon came out.  Remember how I compared Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret to nursery school to where I am now?  After watching Conversations with God, I now have to place Grand Canyon in the same arena.

 

There is so much I want to relate.
There is so much I want to discuss.

So many scenes in Conversations with God moved me:
–When Neale Donald Walsch is writing the book, he is actually hearing God speak through him and Walsch is writing everything he is hearing.
That’s been my own experience with this blog.  NOT that I’m actually “HEARING” God speak; but the fact that I believe that I’m simply a conduit through which thoughts flow through me and are typed on a blank screen is what I’m referring to.

 

–One of the comments Walsch hears is:
What would Love do?
Again, this is part of my worldview.  I always stop to consider my motivations and think about what my actions will do to another.  Is what I say or do going to provide joy or despair, negativity or positiveness?

 

I do my best to move people in a positive manner.
I do my best to leave a situation a better place then when I arrived.

In other words, I think:
What would love do?

Everyone has the ability, has it within themselves to act in this way.  It’s a shame that everyone does NOT!

 

–Hearing Voices:
The movie is interspersed with the story of Walsch’s life before he is successful, living on the street, in a tent city with scenes of him speaking before large audiences.  In one such scene he discusses hearing God speak to him:
We all have the ability to hear HIM, Walsch says.  We only have to be still.  We only have to remain quiet.  And look for the signs that HE is speaking.

This is another area where Walsch and I agree.  I believe I’ve always seen signs that God is with me.  I’ve written about it here before in:
Trusting Divine Guidance
Pipeline to the Divine
The Voice of God

 

Neale Donald Walsch is correct when he says we all have the ability to hear God/The Divine/Source.  We simply can’t dismiss it when it happens.  EVERYTHING is A Matter of Choice.

 

Do we choose to believe Neale Donald Walsch indeed heard God’s voice?
Do we choose to believe we just saw a sign that the Divine spoke to us?
Do we choose to believe our faith is correct?

Why is one faith correct and another one isn’t?
It’s a matter of choice.

 

What do you choose?

 

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

Chris

Retirement Ad

We asked people what they would do if they could be paid to do what they wanted?  Isn’t that retirement is supposed to be for?

 

Everytime I see this ad, it causes my blood to boil over.  To all the young people just starting out in their careers:
Why wait for retirement to enjoy what you do?

 

I’ve said it before.
Don’t let anyone else dictate your life, your career.
Don’t let anyone divert your river.

 

The reason this ad doesn’t make me happy is that it is VERY easy to create a joyful career.  Simply follow your bliss.

Discover your passion and pursue that.
Find a way to make your passion your career.

 

We all understand what we want…
It’s only when we listen to someone else…

it’s only when someone else guides our ship that we become someone we are not.  If more of us listened to our souls, if more of us listened to our hearts, we wouldn’t have to wait until retirement to enjoy our careers.

 

Am I the only one that feels challenged by this ad?  Perhaps it is because I’ve awakened to the larger purpose of life, one of the reasons we incarnate:
To live a joyful life.
To find our purpose and to make that purpose our goal.

 

The goal isn’t to make money!

The goal is create happiness while we pursue our career.  Too many of us perform our goals backward which, now that I have time to step back and consider this television ad is who the commercial is aimed at.

 

It isn’t produced for those who have awakened.
It is for those who still blindly pursue someone else’s path set out for them.

 

Who knows?

Maybe, JUST maybe, the ad will bring about something good in the end:
It might JUST awaken others to the possibility that they don’t have to wait until retirement to enjoy life.  And maybe JUST maybe they will pass that on to their children.

 

Because as I’ve said here so many times in the past, if there is one thing that aggravates me more than anything else it’s when a well meaning family member attempts to divert their charge from doing what they love,
from creating a life through their gift.

 

That’s the REAL reason this ad is so disconcerting to me.  .

 

We can ALL have the life we want.
We can ALL have the life we deserve.

 

It’s very easy:
Listen to YOUR heart.
Listen to YOUR soul.

 

Block out everything else.
Follow your bliss and the Divine will open all the doors!

 

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

Chris

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