Everyone Is Born A Genius

My friend Buckminster Fuller once remarked:
Everyone is born a genius but the process of living de-geniuses them.

Memories of Heaven
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Children are the least susceptible to ideology, because they have not yet been indoctrinated.  That’s why when a child tells you something that in your view may seem off kilter, it is better to pay attention with an open mind.  Don’t dismiss the child’s story as mere rambling.  They believe what they are saying.  

Memories of Heaven is an amazing book, another in a long list of such books that should be on your reading list if you are reading Wisdom and Life.  I like the quote:
Everyone is born a genius but the process of living de-geniuses them.


Because it perfectly defines what happens to us as we mature.  We lose that childlike innocence we possessed before we became knocked around, before we forgot to remember everything we knew.  That’s why it is said time and again:
–That children are the teachers
–That when a child says something spiritually profound, it is best to heed the response.


Children and their remembrances of life before have been well documented in three books I’ve discussed here extensively:
Old Souls by Tom Shroder
Soul Survivor by Bruce Leininger
Journey of Souls by Dr Michael Newton


Memories of Heaven is the type of book that unless you’re steeped in this paradigm, you may dismiss out of hand when reading the description.  Do yourself a favor.


Do NOT dismiss this book out of hand, nor any of the other three books above.  I guarantee after reading these you will come away with a healthy respect for children who profess they have been here before and tell you where they were before they chose to return.


What I find fascinating about Memories of Heaven is the fact that this was the last book that Wayne Dyer completed before he passed himself.  This book doesn’t delve into new territory for those who believe this.  It is just comforting to those who need reassurance.  In fact, all three of the other books mentioned here are a good place to start if you are just beginning to realize that you MAY HAVE been incarnated in the past.


Reading Memories also alleviated any fears I experienced over my own book being published in September.  I had been a BIT concerned over the layout, that I had written a series of columns, one to two pages each and wondered how that look and read.  However, after reading Memories, I realize that my own book is similar in layout and I have nothing to fret over.


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


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.  

What is the Meaning of Life According to Wisdom and Life

I spent two Sundays ago in the afternoon (almost four hours) with a new friend.  Somehow we wound up discussing the meaning of life.  I know.  A heavy discussion for such a new friendship.  After we departed, my friend asked me to write up an email with my thoughts so they could share with their family.  I’ve decided to write up a column here at Wisdom and Life. I will also send an email to my friend.  All of this information is available at Wisdom and Life but is scattered throughout the blog.  I’ve decided to write up my ENTIRE worldview so it is in one place.






Reincarnation/Past Lives

Here is what I think:

As those of you who know me understand, one of my core beliefs is in the Past Life/Reincarnation story.  So what happens when we incarnate in each life and WHY do we keep returning?  What is your philosophy on that?  You may ask.  Okay.  That’s a legitimate question.  I equate returning to the physical after a brief time of reflection the same way we move from grade to grade in school.  School?  You’re equating life and death to school?  Oh this should be good.  I bet you’re thinking.  Let me explain:
How do we move from grade to grade?  How do we get promoted to another grade?  After we have learned what we need to we are promoted to the next grade, correct?  Well that’s how I see each life we move into.  Once we have transitioned, we spend some time with our soul group.  What’s a soul group?  You can look here for more information:
Soul Groups


The time we spend with our soul group gives us the opportunity to reflect on the life we just left.  We look at each event we experienced and consider what we could have done better. So that hopefully when that event re-occurs in our next incarnation IF we made a decision that affected us adversely, we will continue seeing that event until we make a better choice.


The who concept in my worldview of reincarnation is to get to a point where we become more God like.  Where don’t HAVE to return.  Where we can CHOOSE to return.  So life, death and reincarnation is lesson building.  


So where does God, Jesus and Heaven fall in your view?

Do you believe in God?
Do you believe Jesus existed?
Do you believe in heaven?


God is everywhere in my life.  I carry on a daily conversation with HIM.  Too much has happened in my life NOT to see God in my life.  HE is the master controller of what happens when we go into transition.  Let’s continue using the school metaphor:
I see God as a school’s principal.  They oversee the system.  That’s the way I see God.  He monitors what happens in our lives.  You can communicate with him just as you can communicate with your school’s principal.

Jesus certainly existed.  He is the first to reincarnate.  Recall in the Bible, that he passed.  Also recall, that he returned as flesh to his disciples.  Jesus is the flesh of God.  He is God incarnated.  Jesus is the assistant principal in the school metaphore.  In most schools, the assistant principal is the disciplinarian.  This may have been apt at one point when God was seen as vengeful.  God is NOT and was NEVER vengeful.  God is love.


Heaven exists.  Whether it is a permanent place or simply a way station as in Transition Station, a place our souls go to review our last life I can’t say.  I like Robin Williams thoughts in the Movie What Dreams May Come when he said toward the end of that movie.  I’m paraphrasing of course because I can’t recall the EXACT words he used.  He said:
But what about going back?  Don’t worry about the kids.  They want us to go.  A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in heaven. (As in time doesn’t exist.)  Then we’ll all be together forever.


There is so much more that I believe:
That everything happens for a reason.
That predestination is real.


One more link to share from Wisdom and Life, another similar to this column:
My Worldview


What is YOUR worldview?


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


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.



Fear Not!

Fear itself is not the impediment to your joyful life. But, fear is pointing at the impediment to your joyful life. And just as the feeling of fear is within you, the impediment is within you also.


Abraham Hicks


Fear is a tricky word.  It can be an impediment just as it can be a blessing.  Fear can hold you back or if you choose it can also move you forward.  What are you afraid of?



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There is no failure.  There are only lessons to learn.  
Even death isn’t a failure.  Because there is no death.  There is only transition.

You leave on state, the physical and transition to the spiritual, to the ethereal.  And even that state is temporary until we become living flesh again.  The failures we THINK we’ve seen are only lessons to learn in our next incarnation.  There is no reason to fear…



Sometimes, as the image above suggests, you have to trust but IF you stray off the “trust” path, you may be fearful at first, however you may just find a new path and discover something about yourself you didn’t know.  Fear can hold you back but it can also move you forward if you release it and step out of your comfort zone.


And remember:
There is nothing to fear.
There is no failure.  Only challenges and lessons to learn.


Fear is a word that you can dismiss from your lexicon if you’re strong enough.


Remember, fear only rears it ugly head when we look too far into the future, when we forecast, when we start to think what happens tomorrow, next week, next year.  How do we stay joyful?  By staying in the present moment.  Nothing bad can happen in the present moment.


Stop forecasting!
Stop focusing on the future!


Finding it challenging to stay in the present moment?  When I have trouble doing that I meditate.  

–Meditating is an excellent way to get centered and stay centered.
–Meditating can knock the fear out of you, can knock it to kingdom come, can knock it out of the ballpark.  Fear is just a word.  You can knock that word of your lexicon.


Fear not!


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


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

Performing Their Last Words

Wisdom and Life took an extended break from blogging over the Christmas Holiday.  I’m back now and will be publishing again EVERY Monday.


In January we lost several essential artists to those of us who grew up in early 1970s and through today:

First David Bowie Then Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey and to another degree:
Dale Griffin, Mott the Hoople drummer.


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Those are four preeminent voices in the entertainment industry.  Of the four artists here I imagine the least well known is Mott The Hoople.  For those unaware of the name I’m sure this song will resonate:
All the Young Dudes


As I said in a previous column Passing in Pairs, I often wonder whether people pass together because they are needed elsewhere.  Can you just imagine, Bowie and Dale Griffin together again.  Perhaps they are reminiscing about their collaboration on All The Young Dudes  


Why do you suppose these four artists made the decision to pass within the same month?  If you believe as I do that we sign a contract that gives us a birthday as well as our transition day then you’d have to agree that these artists KNEW the impact they would have and what a loss we’d feel when they transitioned.  Of course as SOON as they became flesh all knowledge of that contract was lost to them as well as the knowledge that they would one day become superstars.  We forget for a VERY specific reason.  For if we know our future there would be no need to do our best to succeed.  What fun would that be?


I wonder if Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey knew each other as Bowie and Mott The Hoople did.  Did Frey and Rickman ever travel in the same circles?  You know I’m always looking for connections at Wisdom and Life.   I even forgot about the connection with Bowie’s All The Young Dudes to Mott The Hoople.  There’s another connection right there.


You know that Bowie and Griffin are playing that song together even as you read this.  Speaking of David Bowie.  Even when he knew he was about to transition, he left his fans a HUGE gift in his finest work.  I say it’s his finest work, because he knew his time was short yet he continued to press forward.  With Lazarus, David Bowie lets us into his world one more time before he passes.  I say it’s his finest work because it is likely his most personal as well.


Being directly in line with a belief in reincarnation and past lives, I’m fascinated that Bowie chose Lazarus as the title for this video/song.  Do you suppose he also believed we all come back?  We know that Tina Turner has that belief and we also know that Tina and Bowie were close.


As those of us who grew up in the late 1960s and early 1970s watch our contemporary artists age and transition it is natural for us to question our own mortality.  All I can say is:
There is no reason to fear death because death is a myth!

There is no death.
There is only transition.
We all come back.
and we all return in soul groups.


Bowie, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, Dale Griffin

Robin Williams Wayne Dyer and so many others who will be remembered.  These people should NOT be mourned.  They were celebrated in life.  They should be celebrated in transition.  Several years ago there was a series on television called:
I Survived… Beyond and Back

In one episode I watched:
there is one story of a man who crashed his motorcycle.  In the recounting of his story, he said that now when he hears that someone has passed over, he thinks, Lucky Bastard, you’re going home.


That I believe is how we should celebrate transition.  Our lives here are short.  However they are also numerous.  These artists?  They will be back.  Maybe their next incarnation will be a different life but they will always have music, writing or acting be a part of themselves.  Don’t despair the loss.


Celebrate the life that was:
Listen to David Bowie.
Listen to Mott The Hoople
Listen to Glenn Frey.


Read Wayne Dyer.
Watch Alan Rickman
Watch Robin Williams.


And MOST important of all:
Tell those close to you that you love them.

Don’t just tell them.

Show them how much you love them.  Because our lives here are short and MOST of us don’t have the liberty of recalling our past lives with those we love.  Tell them now!

Show them NOW!


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


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.






Celebrities and Past Lives

Nietzsche says that we will live the same life, over and over again. God – I’ll have to sit through the Ice Capades again.


Attributed to Woody Allen


Whether we live the SAME life over and over is up for debate.  However, I AM convinced that we all come back.  Anyone who has been following Wisdom and Life from its inception should realize that is one of my steadfast beliefs.  I heard the above quote few weeks ago while working at the Scranton Library on a Thursday night and I promised I would use it in an upcoming column.  When I first heard the Ice Capades quote, I laughed so hard I lost my breath.


I can just see Woody Allen saying such a thing in his droll voice.  Woody Allen and Nietzsche aren’t the only celebrities who have mentioned Past Lives as part of their worldview.  I recently discovered that General Patton believed he’d been here before as well.  That shocked me beyond belief.  While working at the library one day a few weeks ago the movie Patton starring George C, Scott returned and I read the back flap.  The passage that caught my eye was:
Patton believed he was a warrior in past lives.


When I arrived home that evening, I researched the subject and sure enough, it proved to be true.  There are many others who believe we reincarnate.


I read a book over twenty years ago called: Walking after Midnight where Hollywood actors discussed their belief in past lives.  I seem to recall Martin Sheen believing in the concept.  Having “Hollywooders” believing and being vocal about it doesn’t really surprise me.  However, seeing someone like General Patton come out and discuss his position IS surprising.  I wouldn’t expect someone of his stature being daring enough to admit this belief; maybe because even though I have no problem discussing it, the concept of reincarnation, especially when Patton was living could have been seen as quite esoteric, not ft to be discussed openly.  I give General Patton credit for talking about this regardless of WHEN he discussed it.  I think the more of us that openly talk about esoteric topics such as reincarnation the less afraid others will be to discuss them as well.


Do you have any beliefs that you’ve been afraid to discuss?


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


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.  

Friendship vs. Romance

A friend recently celebrated a birthday and it dawned on me that we’ve known each other for almost half our lives. She’s one of my longest tenured friends. After I sent her a birthday wish she responded back and said this:
However unlucky I’ve been in love, I’ve had it made up for in the friends I have.

Some of us are better suited to friendship rather than romance.  I can’t necessarily speak for my friend but I believe I’m one of those who is better suited to friendship.


One of the things we share in common is our track record in romantic partnerships. We’ve both been burned a few times.  But my friendship with the opposite sex has ALWAYS been golden.  You’d think after watching my romantic relationships implode and my platonic relationships prosper that I would have realized sooner that I’m better suited to be the “friend.”  The important thing is not how long it took, the important thing is that I realize now.  As I’ve always maintained at Wisdom and Life, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.  It only matters that we get there.  And we ALL eventually find our place.  Sometimes it takes longer for some.


Being the “friend” can be fraught with challenges as you go through your life if you REALLY aren’t convinced it’s better.  Watching from the sidelines as your companion dates can be distressing until you realize that as the friend you will be the constant.


Romantic partnerships can end.
Lovers will leave.
Marriages may break up.


Friendships stand the test of time.


One of the things that others may see as weird, odd, strange in my friendships is the fact that the bulk of my friends have ALWAYS been female.  That has only increased as I’ve moved through this, my latest incarnation.  I  feel more at ease in the company of women, always have.  I think it’s because I’m not your so called “typical male.”


I don’t drink.
I don’t smoke.
I don’t party.


Taking another tack, If you consider my worldview, my belief in Karma and Reincarnation, if you believe that Karma plays a role in our lives as I do, you may reach one of the same conclusions as I have:
That my karma has caught up with me in this life and is balancing the scales from a previous life.  


As I said in Karma and Dead Again:
Sometimes I wonder if in a previous life I was a philanderer, and the fact that I have so many women who are my friends is because women see me as a non threat in this lifetime. The karmic aspect being that I can’t find that long term relationship because I’m paying my debt in this lifetime for a previous lifetime’s philandering.


Finally coming to this realization and understanding that I don’t necessarily NEED a romantic partner to make me whole has lightened my soul and I no longer chase that elusive ghost.  I’m happy with the friends I have now and it seems that I’ve cheated the rule from When Harry Met Sally that says:
Men and women can’t be just friends..


My best friend is female and I don’t think I’d want anything else. We are bonded in a way few others are.  I have to pinch myself sometimes because it still surprises me to say my best friend is female.  How often does that happen?  Not only how often does it happen, how frequently does that relationship last?


I must also agree with my birthday friend when she says:
However unlucky I’ve been in love, I’ve had it made up for in the friends I have.


I have a whole host of close friends, both male and female and my friends have more than made up for my lack of a romantic partner.  My life is full of blessings and there is nothing unlucky about any aspect of my life.  Are there things I’d like to change?  I can’t even say that.  Growing up I dreamed of changing things but as I grew into the paradigm I’m now in I realized that ANY small change I made to my life would send it in a completely different trajectory.  My life would be so different from what it is now to be unrecognizable.  Much like the Butterfly Effect.


My life is golden.
My friendships are golden.  And I wouldn’t change a thing about either.  My friendships made me who I am.  The fact that I have amazing friendships with women is who I am.  It’s part of my Spiritual DNA and I wouldn’t change that about myself either.  I’m happy to have finally realized in this incarnation that I can be happy with a small group of close friends and as I said earlier that I don’t need a romantic partner to center me.  My friends center me and that’s really all I need.


Harry was wrong!
Men and women CAN be friends.  I’ve proven it.


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



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.

Moving to Block Island

My two year old niece’s friend recently moved.  Let’s call my niece, Katie (This is NOT her REAL name.)  So last month, Katie’s Mom asked her if she could move ANYWHERE where she would want to move.  You’d think her answer would be near her friend wouldn’t you?  That’s what I expected when her mom began this story.  I should have known better.  Her mom said Katie thought about her answer with deliberation.  Then Katie said:
Block Island!

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Uh oh.  I thought!
I’ve created another Block Island geek.


As you who have been following me here at Wisdom and Life are aware, Block Island is my favorite place, the place where my soul sings.  You only have to look back to previous columns at Wisdom and Life to see that.


I found it truly amazing that I’ve made an impression on my niece as well.  I can only hope my presence in Katie’s life continues to influence her in such a positive manner.




Katie and I are walking toward Southeast Light here:


Here’s the way my mind works now that I understand that EVERYONE has been here before and we will ALL be here again.  We generally resonate with places we’ve experienced previously.  It’s why I believe I feel so connected to Block Island.  I feel as if I’ve been there in a previous lifetime.  As if I’ve always been connected to BI.


As you who have read Wisdom and Life previously should be aware, I think that children are most sensitive to the etheric world, that children are the easiest to talk to about where they were previously to incarnating.  My heart and my mind naturally travel to why did my niece consider Block Island?


What do you think?




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



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 Mystery of Life

Some things will always remain a mystery at this level of consciousness, and it is right that they should. So do not try to solve all the mysteries. Give the universe a chance. It will unfold itself in due course. Enjoy the experience of becoming.

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How many of us sometimes want to know the outcome?
How many of us are tempted to read the last few pages of a book to discover the ending?


Are you EVER happy after you know what’s going to happen?  Do you continue reading, or does knowing what happens spoil the rest of the book?  As it would be if you knew the outcome of your life.


What’s the point of life if you remember in advance what’s going to happen next?  Remember?  Did you say, remember?  Yes indeed, I said remember.  You know of course that our lives have been mapped out.  We sign  a contract as I said in in the previous linkage.  It is in Transition Hall where we choose our next life, where we sign that contract that details what will happen and when it will happen in our lives.  If you find your life spinning out of control, if you are unhappy, if you are distressed, all I can say is:
Your soul chose this experience.
Your soul needs this to move on, to grow.


If you don’t find resolution in this incarnation, you will find it in another one.  Your soul is eternal, your current body is just a shell.  Your soul is what teaches your body.  I understand that while you are in your current turmoil, if you aren’t in the place where you’re aware of your soul and and the fact that your experiences have been mapped out, it can be VERY distressing to you that life isn’t working out according to your plan, but do you think it would make life any better, if you knew the outcome?


What if the outcome appeared more challenging than the experience?  Would you give up?  Would you close the book and put it away?  Would you cash in your chips?


You do understand transitioning at your own hand is a one way ticket back to the physical?  You don’t go through Transition Tunnel.  You don’t go through Transition Hall.  There is no reunion with your Soul Group.


This is NOT a punishment.  You simply have to learn that when a challenge arises you must face it and beat it back.  Life is a gift that should not be returned.  Your transition is determined when you sign that contract I discussed earlier.  What happens when you breach a contract?  There are consequences, correct?  The consequence of transitioning at your own hand is a one way ticket back to the physical.  Not only that, but you’ll find the same challenge at the same time in your life that caused your distress.


The point is:
Life is a mystery.  Don’t look for a reason for every circumstance.  Live life and do your best to be happy. Find joy even in the challenge that life presents.


Challenges will arise.  Meet them and don’t run away.  If you can find a way to laugh at your present moment even if you don’t want to you’ll find life will be easier.  Stress will vanish and you’ll be happier.  Just remember:
Your life is mapped in Transition Hall.
Everything that is happening is supposed to be happening according to the contract your soul signed in Transition Hall.  Life is a gift.  Don’t return it prematurely!


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



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.

Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is permanent in each of our incarnations; The only permanence is in the fact that we return again and again and we meet the same people again and again.


Christopher Jennings Penders


I was reminded of this last week while waiting for my walking partner and friend.  Doris Z. someone I just met about six months ago came up to me and told me she has lung cancer.  She never smoked.  I felt honored that she felt comfortable enough with me after only just meeting me to share such intimate details with me.  Laura B. another friend saw me a few weeks ago and mentioned that as long as she has known me, for almost twenty years, she has noticed how many people feel an instant connection with me and almost immediately upon meeting feel at ease and begin sharing intimate details of their lives.


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I never really gave that any thought but after Laura mentioned it, and after my conversation with Doris it all struck me at once that Laura was correct.


Nothing is permanent.  I originally was going in a completely different direction with this column.  However after having that conversation in the parking lot while waiting for my walking partner, I decided I needed to give credit to Doris and have her in my thoughts.  I did my best to comfort her.  I don’t know how successful I was however.  I always feel like I should do more to help those in need.  I want nothing more than to wave a magic wand and make everything all better for those in any kind of pain, whether it be physical or emotional.  It’s just the kind of person I am.  I can’t change my DNA.


If we can only remember that nothing is permanent, not pain, not blessings, not the weather, our lives would be dramatically improved.  Change is inevitable and we don’t have to view that as a negative.  To many people resist the inevitability of change and fighting it only causes us distress.  As I constantly say at Wisdom and Life:
Why not flow with the current?  Row your boat down the stream.


It’s only when we fight the current.
It’s only when we resist change.


That we struggle.


Everything that is happening in our lives is supposed to happen is it is unfolding anyway.  Our lives have been mapped out for us, by us before we incarnate anyway.


So don’t resist.
So don’t struggle.


Having relationship challenges?

It’s part of why you chose the relationship you’re in.

It’s why you’re having a challenge with your partner, whether they be your lover, your mate or simply a friend.  Every relationship you experience over the course of each incarnation you have is there to help you grow, to help you learn.  Everyone in your circle has ALWAYS been with you.  And we change relationships during each incarnation.  In one you may have a best friend.  In a previous or future incarnation that best friend may be your husband or your wife, they may be your brother or sister.  They may transition early or late.  It all depends on their decision.


That’s why I say that nothing is permanent except our continual recycling, our continual reincarnating.  I’ve said it before:
God was the first to think green.


So if you are experiencing an emotional storm.
So If you are experiencing physical pain.


Nothing is permanent.

And all the challenges we face are put in our path to help us grow beyond our dreams, to help us move up another rung in that spiritual ladder.  


Our final goal is to get to a point where we aren’t directed to return but where we can CHOOSE to return, to reincarnate.  Where we become one with God.  Our souls are constantly evolving and at some point we hope to get to the place where we don’t HAVE TO return.  Where we can choose to return if we want to.


As I said:

Nothing is permanent in each of our incarnations; The only permanence is in the fact that we return again and again and we meet the same people again and again.


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



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.



Enjoy the Roses

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon–instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.


Dale  Carnegie
Change Your Life
Allen Klein
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Dale Carnegie’s name is synonymous with his influential book:
How To Win Friends and Influence People.  After having written such a book, it should be no surprise to anyone that he was so forward thinking and such an authority on positivity.  The above quote from Mr Carnegie resonated with me because I do my best to live my life using that as a barometer.  If we all looked for the positive instead of the negative, if we all saw what was in front of us instead of what was down the road, if we simply lived in the moment and didn’t try to forecast our lives, if we didn’t always look for that crystal ball, our lives would work out just the way it is supposed to.  As my readers are aware I’m a huge believer in predestination.  Life always works out as it is planned.  After all we plan our lives before we incarnate in Transition Hall.

–If only we could remember that everything in our lives are working out JUST the way it is supposed to.
–If only we could remember that WE planned everything from the challenges we face to the gifts that are presented to us.
–If only we could remember transition hall.


Think how much stress would be removed from our lives.
Think how our lives would change.


We would see the world in a completely different way:
We would be better people to everyone.
We would stop using people.


Then, would we REALLY want to remember?  It’s as I’ve written previously:
The reason we do NOT recall our previous incarnations
The reason we do NOT recall our time in Transition Hall


is that we’d be cheating on the most important test(s) of our lives.  We would already know all the answers and how to avoid the challenges in our lives.  God blinds us to the reality that we are truly spiritual beings having a human experience.


He gives the truth to all of us though as well.  We only have to look for it.  We only have to be open to it. Those of us who discover the true meaning of life are blessed because we grow beyond the stress.


We see that living in the moment,

We see that enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.


is the ONLY way to live.  Wisdom and Life does its best to part the physical veil, to show the spirit world is all around us.  We simply have to be open to it.  Can you see it?  If you can’t as I’ve maintained all of my life:
Start small.


Mr Carnegie is right:
We need to spend time in the moment enjoying the roses that are blooming today.


Not what’s down the road.  For it is when we attempt to forecast our future that we get in trouble.  It is then that we lose sight of what is truly important.  As Eckhart Tolle is so fond of saying:
Staying in the Present Moment


You can clearly understand now that the adage:
What Goes Around Comes Around is relevant here today.  Mr Carnegie and Mr Tolle were ages apart and yet they are writing about the same philosophy.  It proves yet again that this philosophy worked at an earlier age and STILL works today.