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The Circle of Life!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Just finished reading a novel. The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury is a story about the Knights Templar, religious Knights who volunteered to escort pilgrims from Europe to the Holy Land in Jerusalem with the approval from the Pope in Rome. In modern times someone robs the Metropolitan Museum in New York City to steal some Vatican artefacts on display. Then the race is on across three continents to find the robbers and a lost Christian Icon that the Templar’s had found in the 12th century and used to blackmail the Catholic Church in Rome. The modern Vatican does not want that relic found because if it became public knowledge than the whole of Christianity would come tumbling down.

What was the relic? It was Jesus Christ’s diary, actually written by him. Scripture, the Bible, written by Christ’s followers many years after his death are what document his life that “supposedly” proves that he is the “son of God”. That he is Divine. The diary shows that he is human just like everyone else.

Yes, this novel is a work of fiction. But what if it were true? What if there was proof out there that Jesus Christ was just a human being with great ideas about life? What if He wasn’t divine as the Church makes him out to be? Two thousand years later would it make a difference to His believers? All the good that has come from believing in a God, a Higher Power that looks over us, in believing that there is a Heaven after death, in having Faith, in Believing, does it all make for a better world to live in? Or would the World be a better place without the institution of religion?

In the end, an archaeologist that was at the museum when the artefacts were stolen and got hooked into discovering the truth behind the robbery. Finding out that the robbery was not about the Church icons, crosses, etc, but about a Templar code machine that could read instructions on finding the lost diary. She did find the icon. Not being religious and aware of the historical significance of any find had a dilemma. Continue to perpetuate a lie or reveal the truth and shake the foundation of a two thousand year old institution. What do you think she did?

That “light” reading done, it was time to start doing some research. Another book that I brought with me is called, The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. There are 2 versions of the book in this volume. Originally written in 1926 and then revised and re-published in 1938. Two, supposedly different, but similar manuals about the mind.

Same same, but different!

I’ve only started reading the first chapter, but what I’m noticing is that I’ve read a lot of what he’s saying in later written books. The Law of Attraction, Dianetic Theory, Quantum Theory, the History of God, Christianity. He starts off by saying that nothing that he’s writing is new either. The information has always been out there but that we only understand it when the time is right. So, stuff that he’s writing about in 1926 is still being written about in the 21st century.

Same same, but different!

Hmm! Sounds like stuff I’m writing. It also sounds like my life. Actually it’s what I’ve been observing about life in general. We repeat the same stuff over and over in life until it’s time to move on. Each time we repeat something we move a little further along the road of understanding, or evolution.

Same same, but different!

More on all that later. Will definitely be expanding on what I’m reading here.

Think It! Feel It! Live It! Love It!


Friday, October 21st, 2011

Two days ago I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Nanaimo reading a book on 2012, called 2012:Science or Superstition by Alexandra Bruce. I’m reading, take a break, do some more reading, then put the book down. The guy sitting across from me asks me if that’s my car parked outside. I answer yes. We start chatting. My car caught his eye (I wonder why). He saw my website address on the car and “checked me out”. He reviewed my website and commented that it was very well designed (many thanks to my nephew the graphic artist), though, he says, I hadn’t updated it lately (yes, that procrastination issue, or, my “excuse”, Everything gets done when the time is right!).

Wayde was a bookseller and currently is “reinventing” himself. He states that sales of published books, hard and soft cover, are dropping and there’s an increase in eBooks. Thus, bookstores such as Chapter’s/Indigo and Barnes and Noble may one day go the way of video stores such as Blockbuster. I doubt that will happen soon. We all seem to enjoy holding that paperback while lying on the beach. Also, didn’t they also say that about newspapers a few years back?

Wayde is now a Social Media Consultant . Wayde helps companies be in the Top 5 when searches are done by tweaking their web and Facebook pages. I try and stay informed and already know that the best way to get “known” is through the internet. He’s re-affirming what I know but I haven’t, completely, been doing. The last major change on Facebook is going in this direction for businesses.

Now you all know why I’ve (re)started blogging. I’ve finally set up a Twitter account. Though, in the past few days I still haven’t figured out how following or having 1000’s of followers on my account can actually help my business. If you’re following 100, 1000, or 10,000 fellow Tweeters, how do you actually have time to read the stuff being Tweeted?

I’ve linked my Facebook, Twitter and Website together and will link my Travel Blog as soon as I start (re)writing in it. Though, if I’m writing in a travel blog I should be traveling, don’t you think?

Now that brings me to the issue of money. Why does life always seem to revolve around money?

I have very little, or no money. But money still does trickle in when I really need it (yes, people wonder how that happens. Maybe one day I’ll timeline the running out and replenishment sources to prove I haven’t been lying). I’ve noticed this pattern that’s developed in my life, especially this past year. The pattern is that I run out of money and more comes in when I’ve figured out where I’m suppose to be and when I’m supposed to be somewhere else. The extremely difficult part about living like this is choices. I KNOW that this pattern exists, but on what and when am I suppose to spend the money that I have so that this actually happens? I also have all these thoughts and ideas about where I might need to be and what I should be doing next. But which place is the “right place” and “when” am I suppose to be there?

Time and Space!

Time and Space is relative. That means I am never wrong, philosophically speaking. Using the Law of Attraction I create my life with my thoughts. My thoughts create my life. But I have so MANY thoughts. How does the Universe know which ones should be created?

Now! The Past! The Future! The Present! It really is all NOW!

I’m not “making” money because I already have the money that I need to do what I need to do. Or do I?

The World is a changing. A change in consciousness is really happening. 2012? Let’s wait and see.

Me? I’m looking for a “real” job these days. I’m doing what society wants me to do. I’ve had my fun traveling the world the past 5 years. It’s time to pay off the bank, credit card companies and the federal government. But there’s another pattern that I’m aware of in my life. What’s that?

My plans never go the way I plan them!

God…The Universe…The One Power already know and are making what’s suppose to happen, happen.

Think It! Feel It! Live It! Love It!

PS. My family better get use to it. I have no control over my life. But then, neither does anyone else. And people think I’m the crazy one!

“The End”

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Let’s fast forward 15 months from my last re-posted blog to June 2011. I’ve returned from backpacking for 4 months through Asia. In February, in Thailand, I met a wonderful Thai businesswoman named Pranee. (Soon I’ll be filling in the blanks on my time spent in Thailand by writing in my travel blog (a little late, but better then never). Those entries will also be posted on Facebook.)

Pranee decided to come visit Canada once I left Asia as I drove across the country to my son’s Military College graduation. For 6 weeks we drove from the west coast of Canada to Ottawa (where Pranee has friends), to Montreal, to New York City, Niagara Falls and finally Green Bay, Wisconsin where I left Pranee with another good friend of hers. I headed back to Winnipeg to stay with family as I was completely broke(for the 3rd or 4th time since this part of my life journey started). The day I left Pranee in Green Bay (June 15) I wrote on Facebook, “The End”. I received various comments back from people wanting me to clarify that comment.

Why, some of you may be asking, am I writing all this down? This is my life and I’ve decided to make my life public. Movie stars, sports figures, politicians all have their lives reported on in the press, on blogs, in the tabloids. Every one of you can be part of some office, small town, or church gossip. Our lives are not private, no matter what anyone thinks. Why? Because someone is always talking about someone else and if the facts are not known then the blanks get filled in to make the story more interesting, or “juicier” or maybe just to have something to talk about. Even the introverts who go home after work, spend their time all alone, or just just don’t socialize get talked about wherever they work. I bet you are all guilty of doing that.

And so, since I know, for a fact, that people have been talking about me and what they THINK I do or who I AM, behind my back, I might as well document as much of my life as possible in a public forum to dispel the lies, the innuendos, and the misinterpretations.

And so, what follows is the continuation of where I am and why I do what I do.

What follows was written on or about June 17th, 2011.

An abridged version of the last 4 years of my life. In January 2007 I saw a movie called “The Secret”. It describes a “Law of the Universe” where you can ask the Universe for whatever you want and it will provide it to you. Being where I was at that tiime in my life I decided to see if it really worked. I figured, why take the easy route, make it as hard as possible to be fulfilled. I wrote my personal dream list.

This is ME!

During the past 4 years a lot of information came my way that made me realize that there’s more to the world we live in then we are currently aware of. This being an abridged version, I somehow came to the realization that I could change the world, and in the end, create Heaven on Earth, in the various forms described by the various religions. Yes, I must be crazy.

One year ago I was ready to quit. I was amost completely broke. None of my Dreams had been fulfilled. Something made me continue and I went to Asia. There I met Pranee. After one evening of chatting I knew she was the woman of my Dreams. The Universe had provided one of my wishes.

Wish number 2 was perfect health. Not quite there but it’s getting close.

The other major wish was the funds (money) to do what I needed to do. In that department the Universe has been sorely lacking. Pranee knew about all this. I promised her that I would get her to Ottawa to see her friends. There were no promises after that. We did make it to New York and Niagara Falls. She knew that Green Bay would be the end of the line without a miracle. None came.

I am a scientist or researcher but I don’t have grants or University funds, nor a rich philanthropist paying for my work. I’ve used up all my personal funds on this quest. People think I travel for the fun of it. That’s a great side benefit of what I do. The information I’ve accumulated shows that I am on the right path and science is also proving this. All it takes now is to put it all together. Sounds confusing.

The END between Pranee and I is that we could no longer travel together. I have NO more money. We have a love like no other. It will end if I don’t receive a large influx of money. Starting my life over at this time wouldn’t allow me the funds to travel to Thailand and live the life that she’s accustomed to. I have too much debt to pay off and it wouldn’t be fair to her to not know when I would be there. Coming and going out of her life unsure of the next time we would see each other hurts too much.

The Universe, through the help of an Angel, brought us together. That I am sure of, as the chance of us meeting any other way would be greater then me winning a major prize in a lottery  (1in 86 million). The Law of Attraction does work. Why am I completely broke when the Universe can provide so easily? Everything happens for a reason. Only the future has the answer.

The end of any Journey is the beginning of another. This is the circle we call life. Having total and complete Faith in God, the Universe, and in Destiny is the only way to know that events that seem uterly crappy and shitty are there for a reason, as we never know what tomorrow will bring.

So, if anybody has a few hundred thousand dollars to fund the writing of my findings the return on their investment would be greater then any bank or stock fund. In the interim I need to figure out how to get from Winnipeg to BC and have something to eat.

The alternative would be to check into a sanitorium. Free food and lodgings. If anyone requires further clarifications as to why the Greatest Love There Ever Was has to end, don’t ask.