Somebody, Fix It, PLEASE!

The one thing about social media is, we get to know the thoughts and desires of people.  We post pictures ranging from our pets, children, funny things, sad things, what we’re doing, and the things that make us happy, sad or angry.  Quite often, people just complain about what isn’t right with Complainsomething, usually the government, including the leader of some government. We complain, we yell, we bit_h and moan about what someone is or is not doing, then we point the proverbial finger at those we say should do something… then we stop for a while… waiting for someone to do something, just because we’ve made our complaint known. When nothing changes, we start the process of complaining all over again. At times I wonder if we as a people ever learn anything, especially from our own mistakes and short-comings.

“We the People…” have forgotten that these three words says it all:  WE are the ones who are responsible for what we’re experiencing.  For those who vote, you are the ones responsible for the person you’re now complaining about, after all, you voted the person into office.  Those of us who didn’t vote the person/persons into office – Hey! Your job is no less done than anyone else! When there is someone in office who is causing not only you, but the majority of the nation to suffer, it is EVERYONE’S issue!  When will YOU stop pointing your finger while yelling and demanding someone else, “FIX IT!”?

I have a couple of questions for you:

  • Do you feel better that you’ve raised your voice, literally or in some social media posting, then drop the subject for a while, only to do it again at some future time?
  • Why are you demanding someone else do what you seem unwilling to do? Aren’t YOU somebody, someone?

Okay, maybe you’re feeling a bit out of your element, out of your comfort zone, or you just don’t know where to start; maybe you just feel insecure about doing something you’re not sure you can do alone. If these are some of your reasons, fine, I understand, all us can understand this – all of us have experienced the feeling of being “out of our comfort zone”. So, is there a solution? Is there some way you… all of us can be involved in bringing positive change to the world in which we live?

YES!  Most definitely!

How?

I’ll offer the following as an avenue for you to listen, then find what YOU ARE comfortable doing, then join others who are already doing keep-calm-and-we-will-fix-itsomething to bring the positive changes all of us want to see for ourselves and for the future of our loved ones.

I offer an archived radio program (below) as well as future programs which you can listen to repeatedly, you can download the programs and share them with others of like mind, then you can get involved in your own area… wherever you are in the world. The title of the programs are, “How to Make a Better World”. So far, the one below is archived, then there is one coming with the same title, but it’s listed as part 2.  Part 3 will air in the first week of November.

You’ve already have the experience of waiting for someone else to do something better, and so far little to nothing is happening, so get involved NOW!

YOU ARE SOMEBODY! Together WE will fix it.

See the “What’s New” page on the following web site:

www.kwave6radio.tk

Start with this archived radio show:
http://player.cinchcast.com/?platformId=1&assetType=single&assetId=7998417

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The Near Death of Spirituality

For a great deal of my adulthood, I’ve wondered why there was a continuous war against Judaism.  Before you go running off thinking this is about Judaism only, please stick around, it’s not only about Jew’s and Judaism.

While I love to read, I especially love to read things that I can learn from, I haven’t read anything about what I’m going to address here.  This is a culmination of many of the things I’ve read about history, most of what you most likely already know, especially if you attended schools during the sixties and seventies.  I say this because it seems that many that attended schools after that era know little to nothing about history – or a very revised history.

Recently, I was preparing for one of my radio programs and this thought came to mind, “Why are people so willing to accept what is told them?”  Well, as life often does, during the radio program, the answer came indirectly through one of my guests.  It was like a huge flash in a pan of hot oil!  After the realization hit me, I felt relieved to finally understand, yet stupid for not adding 2 + 2 for all these years.  What I mean is, I know a lot about religious and secular history; I know a lot about the dark ages and the inquisitions, but I never added the one “ingredient” that made me understand it all a lot better.

I finally came to understand that as Rome fell from its greatness, the Christian Church, which was still new became the Catholic (Latin for Universal) Church.  As one De Paul University professor, a Catholic Priest, explained it in a Comparative Religion Class, “… the word Catholic is Latin for Universal.  This means that at the churches inception, it took the best from all of the major religions of that time…”  He then wrote on the board a long list of old and extinct religions such as Zoroastrianism (still alive), Mithra-ism, Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity, and many more.  In other words, the creators of the Catholic Church were seeking to bind all of the religions of the day into a ‘One World Church’.  If man can have a bit of each religion embodied in one religion, the hope was to makeWarForSpirit 2 the appeal to everyone that they could unite the world.  After centuries of slow growth, the dark ages came upon Europe, meaning that if you weren’t one of the “fold”, the reigning governments under the church could and did make life very difficult for anyone not “sanctioned” to do business as well as making life very difficult.

Okay, most of us know that part, but what I forgot was, the Catholic Church went throughout the world seeking out all those who lived differently than what the church condoned.  What we know is that the church either converted them and/or killed those they found.  What few know or remember is that the church kept the information they came across of any religions that had a strong spiritual basis.  By killing off the smaller groups/societies, they pretty much eliminated the information, leaving the Vatican Archives with most of that information.

Here is where my ‘lighting bolt’ (I’m trying not to say epiphany) of realization flashed in:  When there is one group seeking one-world control through their combining of all of the worlds religions – someone is seeking control.  Every ancient land they went to, they destroyed not only their culture, but specifically their religions… their connections to our source of life, who most of us call, G-d.  So why hate Judaism?  Judaism is NOT just a religion, it is a way of life.  Judaism is something that is lived ever part of everyday, and I do not mean just observances or doing something without knowing why.  While there are many things in Judaism that are not fully understood, there are more that are.  But without getting too deeply involved in that, the point I really wish to bring out is that there is a very strong knowledge and sense of spirituality within Judaism.  Not only has the Catholic Church tried to wipe out Judaism, other religions and governments around the world have tried.  Why?  If you can remove the spirituality from people, if you can remove not only a belief in our Creator, you can control the individual, a community, a country… the world.

Take a look around you – how many people are trying to win your heart, your soul with their beliefs?  From people knocking on your door, asking to speak with you about their beliefs, never asking if you’re seeking for anything, then becoming upset or angry at you for not “believing”: or the fundamentalist atheist who is just as intrusive as his/her religious counterpart, wanting to convince you to lose all belief in any Deity.  Then there are those that get us to focus on money, materialism and possessions.  Let’s not forget those that get us to focus on family and a whole host of other things that can, and oft-times does get us to focus on anything but our connection with our Creator.  Now we have the “Radical Muslim” who is threatening to, and is in some places actually killing those that don’t convert.

What is important to everyone is what most, if not all Jewish Rabbi’s*  will tell you, “You don’t have to be Jewish to know G-d.”  Why is this stated?  Throughout the ‘creation story’, there is NOT to be found any text stating that the Creator created a religion.  The controlling religions tell you that if you leave their fold, voluntarily or by being kicked-out, or excommunicated, you will go to hell.  There is more control in that than any direction to a loving Deity.

The world is actively fighting for control over each one of us – some don’t care, others don’t know, and will willfully go along with the plan of men.  Others will see this as a war for freedom in government and fight their governments, corporations and a financial system only, and ignore their core.  Those of us that see and know the fight is about our soul and what sets us free will fight for each other, because all else is as it should be.

*some clergy who call themselves, "Messianic Jew's" call themselves Rabbi, 
but they're Christians, therefore Judaism does not recognize them as 
authentic Rabbi's

Mastering Self – My Notes

While the audio version of this is airing in podcast on K WAVe 6 Radio, here are my notes for that podcast:

  1. Living in a time when hedonism and narcissism is rampant;
  2. Degrees, diplomas, certificates… anything that speaks of our importance/differences, things that separate, not unite – the documentary Kumaré;Steve+Allen+0001
  3. An inability, or lack of desire to see what is in plain sight, or hidden [though it’s easy to see] – mass media, alternative media – our own ability to discern;
  4. Yielding to popular thoughts and ideas – not learning [because we’re too busy conforming];
  5. Purchasing [material goods] without regard to [the cost on the ecology in] manufacturing;
  6. Spiritual leaders ignored – some should be – the ancient [spiritual leaders that were true leaders for the good of all] were ignored;
  7. Are you a leader, follower, or an individual?
  8. Community vs. Individuality.  Can you be an individual in a/your community?
  9. Can you be “saved” or “ascend” as a community, or only as an individual?

The sentences with square brackets “[ ]” have been added so you can have a better idea of my thoughts.

I hope the nine lines above help you in your quest to Master Yourself.

All the best! 

The Choices We Have, Make and Must Live With

First of all, allow me to apologize for not posting more often.  Many times I have thoughts I’d love to write about, but for any one of many reasons, or excuses, they never appear here.

This morning, when I awoke, the following thoughts were on my mind; thoughts that actually started yesterday, developed into a couple of pictures being put together, then quoting myself.  I then posted that picture-quote in one of my other blogs.  I thought that would be the end of those thoughts, but gladly, they’re not.

Many of us have grown up reading and have been taught the various “stories” of creation and their meanings, and the “story” of how the fall of humanity happened and what that means to us.  Building from that thought, without posting quotations, I invite you to consider the following.

In simple form, Adam and Eve were created in, and to live in the quintessential paradise, a ‘Heaven on Earth’.  Our Creator told them in simple terms, “You can consume anything in the garden that you want (He even whet their appetites with all that grows there), but DON’T eat the fruit of just ONE particular tree.

Okay, now that we have the basic’s reestablished, let’s move on.

Let’s take a look at somethings that most of us overlook, but also are the main thoughts I’m presenting for your consideration:

  • Adam and Eve were created perfect and given paradise
  • They knew nothing else
  • What was life like before their choice?
  • Why did Eve choose as she did?
  • Why did Adam choose as he did?
  • The end results

… sounds long doesn’t it?  😀  It won’t be… continue on 😉

Imagine (“… if you will…”) a place full of color, no pollution and nothing to stick you, including possibly not even a mosquito.  Imagine seeing not only the physical splendor of your home, but beyond that… energy flowing, ebbing… colors we can barely imagine now, because our physical eyes, hearing and all other senses have limitations – that is, they only respond to certain stimuli – light, sound – vibrations/frequencies.  With the ability toEve-Choice experience the world in such a broad spectrum, is there any wonder that they noticed after eating that forbidden fruit, their senses have become dulled? With the ability to see energy flowing everywhere, including being the ‘clothing’ they knew, then the ability now gone, wouldn’t you notice that you are “naked”?  Does this sound far-fetched to you?  Why?  After all, the text does say that they, Adam and Eve were created in our Creator’s likeness, yes?

There they are, two perfect beings living in a perfect place.   They even had somethings to do – keep the place up, care for all that was created before them, and enjoy.  They had only one limitationdon’t eat the one thing that will bring your fall from perfection.

So, why did they make that fateful choice?  They knew nothing else.  Many people I know love to say, “The Devil made me do it!”  For sure, that’s the easiest way to ‘solve’ the question, blame someone else, but that doesn’t work.  They were created perfect, in a perfect place – they knew nothing of death, degeneration, and the world has never appeared any different to them… till after they ate the wrong thing.  So why did they ‘sin’ [miss the mark] ?

I’ll venture to say that it was curiosity.  Their personal curiosity that was such a strong “feeling” that the desire became their “god” [of the moment].  That ONE thing that took them away from their simple duty, obligation to self;  that which kept them close to The Creator.  Their decision, no matter whether it was a serpent that tempted Eve, or Adam felt he couldn’t live without Eve – for whatever reason he chose to follow her, he did.  Their personal desires purposely or not, challenged the one law/rule/limitation given them, and that was THEIR choice that brought their fall.

We have choices to make several times per day.  YOUR choices take you and those around you down a path of no return – unlike a computer which you can erase a program, or delete a letter, number, sentence, paragraph, and so on.

If you want a better life, consider your choices… remember your choices and your simple rules and laws in life:

  1. You already know what is right and wrong, even if someone taught you differently.  Life and Love are the most precious things, or “commodities” (if you like to think in this manner) given us.  Neither are to be used as instruments of control over others;
  2. We don’t have time-machines, so we can’t undo what has been [or will be] done.  Choose well;

If you want a better life, make it start with your thoughts, then make your actions follow the best of your thoughts and decisions lest you fall from your current…

NOTE: 

The past is gone – unchangeable, so don’t become depressed:

The future hasn’t arrived, so don’t be anxious.

Live the present moment.  Be happy, love life and all others, starting with our Creator to the smallest creature.  Think of it this way:  All life has one source and like you, all has an individual purpose.

As always,

All the best!

What We Created

I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything, but it’s not for a lack of things to write about.  I’ve found myself in a similar situation to that of many in the world today – concerned about the world we live on and in. Some of my “down-time” was spent in getting to know my thoughts, and why I had them, then I spent a lot of time remembering and putting back into action something that is so crucial to my life, and everyone’s, “How do I want to live?”

Through little fault of our own, our lives become influenced through the association with others, through our media sources, our sources of entertainment, etc., which seems “hell-bent” on telling us how awful life is, and all the bad things that exist in the world.  This gives wind to the conspiracy theorist and their beliefs in the doom and gloom of the world (I even got swallowed up in that to a degree) all because I/we want someone to “Press the Reset Button.”  All of us know that life sucks everywhere on this planet.  I for one would absolutely love to live somewhere where the air is clean, clean water can be consumed from it’s sources, and foods aren’t contaminated, and those I live near are very intelligent, that is,  we can learn from each other and care for our “space” in the world without concerns of life, health and liberty.  Another thing I can definitely live without – MONEY!  However, there is no such place in our current world.  Even if you can find a society that fits your idea of perfection, climate change is wreaking havoc everywhere.

Before I get to my point, please follow me in a little history – from my point of view:

According to Biblical history, our Source of life created a perfect world – then the Source gave each of us “free will”.  Well, some of you may be saying already that this was a mistake; I’d disagree.  Unless you’re out to create robots, you’d want to create something that has a will of its own, while maintaining some control since you’d already know the capabilities of your creation.   Why not?  Mankind has been working at creating Artificial Intelligence for decades now – our own “god complex”.  This same Source gave us very simple “rules” to live by and if followed, life would still be perfect.  Incidentally, with all the instructions given then, there was never any instructions, nor any mention of, “I’ve created all that is AND I created this religion for you to follow, and if you don’t, surely you will die.”  I can’t speak for anyone else, but my father never demanded that I worship him, but he was always close to me as a father, and as a friend, and he was there to listen to me, and help me.  I see our Source as being very similar – not demanding and aloof, leaving his intent for me in the hands of others.

Okay, moving on:  One very simple “don’t” was given us which like children, we had to go find out, “Is He serious?”, then we found out the hard way, “Yep, He was, and is.”  Well, if you were told not to touch a hot stove, but you do, you’ll bear that burn, physically and/or in memory for the rest of your life (okay, even with plastic surgery, you’ll know why it was done, and where), so consider our lives to be the burn mark all of us have to bear.

Part two of our grandest mistakes was violence (Cain and Able), then part three was MAS violence:

Genesis 6:12-14

King James Version (KJV)

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

… sounds a bit like our current time, doesn’t it?PrisonPlanet-TforG

We’ve created our own prison planet – in more ways than one.

Where all of this becomes confusing is where people have their different versions of what may happen in the future.  There is one thing I know, if our Source doesn’t press the “Reset button”, we will end our own lives through our own violence toward each other, no matter if it’s from greed, avarice, etc.  Incidentally, if you really want to know how “prophecies” were fulfilled, most – but not all – were the product of natural earth phenomenon, instead of some great hand in the sky reaching in to create havoc.

What is the real reason for losing “Paradise”?  Was it disobedience?

What goes before disobedience?  What goes before obedience?

What goes before all action?

Thought!

What do you think about during your day – your night?

Do you think about all the ill’s of the world?  How poor you are?  Do you hate others?  If yes, why?  Is hatred making the world a better place? Do you think about all the things you hope won’t happen?  Are you one that lives in fear, and that’s what you think about most of the time?  If you’re answering “Yes!” to these questions… do you see a pattern?

What you think about is what you’re going to get.  If you’re thinking a lot about the past, that’s where you’re living and you’re not living in the now.

If you’re thinking a lot about the future and suffering anxiety because of the unknown, again, you’re not living in the present – we only have this moment.

People, learn your lessons from the past, then let the past be the past.  There have been many people I grew up with that continually wanted to take me back to the past – I ended up leaving them in the past so I can live now and plan and work for my future.  As for our future; say what you want, then let it go.  In my experiences, if you dwell on the future too much, you sink into anxiety.

To close this thought, what I hope you’ll understand from this entry is to see your problems as solvable issues which start with thoughts of, “How can I make this better?”, then finding the solution(s) and acting on them.  Throughout the day and night, and especially in the mornings as you get out of bed; in the evenings before you go to bed, take time to relax your mind, your thoughts and think of what you have, in gratitude, and give thanks for what you have, and what is yet to come.  Listen to that still/calm voice that is within you and follow its lead – that still/calm voice doesn’t lie… if you’re thinking too much and not listening to that still/calm voice, therein are the lies, you’re hearing your own thoughts. Making the mind quiet, letting yourself be free, this is called meditation.  Your body needs rest, so does your mind, your soul… give it some time… quality time, you’ll even sleep better because of this.

If you continually think of all that is wrong, you’ll create more “Wrong” and I think we’ve had enough of that.

So, continuing with what we have been given….

… it’s YOUR choice.

Circling the Drain

 

 

There is an expression I used to hear a lot, “This is a wonderful time to be alive!”, but nowadays, I hear that a lot less.  It used to be that life in our recent past was an absolutely wonderful time to be alive – the possibilities were outstanding to do almost anything.  Today, I’d venture to say that most people will agree with this.  Now there are more vacant homes/apartments than there are homeless – and there are millions of homeless families… including children.

In the U.S., there used to be legitimate concern about immigrants from the south going to the U.S. for work, usually as farm laborers.  Now that the U.S., and many countries worldwide are experiencing drastic changes in the weather, especially this summer of drought (50% is what I’ve read in the news), many immigrants are now returning to their native homes, but the U.S. is still waging a war on immigrants.  Here’s another thought:  the only two states that can possibly grow tropical fruits that most Americans enjoy are Florida and California – but most of southern California is desert, which is the reason that California has to take its water from States such as Colorado.  Most of the tomatoes the U.S. enjoys comes from Mexico.  But most of the tropical fruits and vegetables are from places such as Mexico and the Central American countries… which the U.S., through its fascist influence controls.  If you think the last sentence is far-fetched, just research it… you can start here:

Elected politicians around the globe are supposed to govern for the betterment of the people who elected them to their posts.  Far too often, many of these politicians prove to be self-serving, leaving the people who put them into office to the fate and destiny of greed.  Within that same line of thinking, we hear those with power and money stating something along the lines of, “… and we seek to help the poor…”.  Who created the poor?  Who is living a lavish life while others are barely finding a morsel of food to eat?  If your politicians aren’t fascist, why is it the corporations are spending millions to say they’re justly working for the good of the people, while doing just the opposite?  Why don’t the politicians and the caretakers of our laws – including judges – stand by the laws they swore to uphold?  As George Carlin once stated, “We don’t have rights, we have privileges.

For those of us that believe, or as I prefer, know there is a Source for all that is, let’s take a look at something that I consider to be a bit profound:

In the Torah, or if you prefer, the Bible, our “scriptural history” begins with Genesis – the beginning.  Herein we find all that our Source has created.  I find it a bit curious that of all the things created by our Source, the two things that we value the most were not created by this Great Being;

1. Religion – nowhere will you find this Great Being saying, or have said, “This is my religion, and this is how I want you to worship me.”  For me, it seems that our Source has embedded within us the knowledge we need to know about It (I’m sorry if you don’t like the word “It”, but how does one describe a Being that we’ve never seen, but has the ability to create and maintain everything?), but because man has invented religions, we get programmed to believe the thoughts and for some, the machinations of one or more people.  From birth, we know how to laugh, but more importantly, we already know how to love – we have to be taught how to hate (see some of my previous posts for more examples of this).  IF we really want to know our Source, why not seek to know It on Its own terms?  If all you’re doing is basing your whole relationship on writings, you’re no better than a robot – following instructions to their logical end… obedience without understanding.

2. Money – Simple: since people always seem to want to feel that they’ve gotten a fair trade for something… “my cow is worth more than your bushel-basket of apples…”, mankind found that gold, a rare metal, is worthy of trade.  So now, we see the greed and hording of “precious metals” to be the sum value for those that can afford it… while the rest of us think the paper and pieces of inexpensive metal coins in our pockets and purses have value.  Haven’t you noticed that this paper (or fabric made to look like paper) and the coins, and the precious metals and minerals so many value today is worth more to many than a human life?

We are no longer in that, “Wonderful time to be alive” state… unless you like pain and suffering… or you like watching the pain and suffering of others.  We are now in a time where we’re circling the drain:

"If someone is circling the drain, they are very near death and have 
little time to live. The phrase can also describe a project or plan
or campaign that is on the brink of failure."
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/circling+the+drain.html

If you, the reader, don’t change your way of thinking, you along with everyone else that chooses to remain in the “status quo” will deserve all the negative that is to come.  I for one, choose

  • Love
  • Freedom (in the broad sense) for all
  • Peace for all
  • A wonderful future that is yet to come.

All the best!

 

 

How Happy Are You?

Here’s a thought to start your week –

Every action you make throughout your life, starts with a thought – consciously, or unconsciously.

Happiness is not a constant state of utopia, it’s how you deal with every situation that comes into your life.  So here’s a question to start your week:  are your thoughts supporting your present and future happiness, or sabotaging them?

All the best my friends!