Posts Tagged ‘law of attraction’

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!

Choices and Conundrums

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

It’s been a week full of choices and conundrums.

I’ve been reading a book called, The Second Book of the Tao, written by Stephen Mitchell. We all know that the first book of the Tao is the Tao Te Ching, written by Lao-tzu (6th century B.C.) The conundrum is that there is no second book of the Tao. None was ever written. But I’m reading it. How can I be reading something that doesn’t exist? If you can understand how something that doesn’t exist can exist in another form than in the form that we believe that it should exist then you are far along the (non)-path towards being a Master.

It is in understanding the Tao that we come to know that life is really just a conundrum.

def. Conundrum

noun

  1. A confusing and difficult problem or question
  2. A question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle

Yes, life is a riddle. My life is a riddle.

I was going to start writing this, after much procrastination, delay, or maybe, the time just wasn’t right to write, when I decided to moderate some comments that were waiting to be posted to some of my prior blog entries. Instead of moderating I decided to re-read one of my entries from May 2009, Sorcery, Monsters…and Jesus!

I’m reading what I wrote and I’m thinking about my recent past. I’m thinking about me and Pranee. I’m thinking about what happened between Pranee & I. I’m thinking about how what I wrote two and one half years ago because of someone else, could have also been written at any time in the past few months because of Pranee. The situations were different but the outcome the same. Same same, but different!

I am where I am because of the choices that I’ve made in the past. But, is that correct? What if it’s our future that decides what happens in the past? My friend Deb goes to these seminars put on by a group called Landmark Education. I attended one of the evening sessions(for friends of the participants) and remember them emphasizing that point, that it’s our future that impacts our present. As an aside, I was trying to find their website link when I came across a search find about the group being a cult or a scam. Here’s a link to a well written blog on the Landmark Forum.

How does our future impact our present? Think about that. Think about the choices that you make every single moment of every single day. The decision you make now isn’t based on what you want to happen in the past, the decisions you make today are being made to decide what you want or where you want to be in the future. That said, is it not, then, our future that decides our past? Is the present not tomorrow’s past?

What about events that are out of our control? What about that car accident you were just in. Did you just choose to be in that car accident? Being diagnosed with cancer? Choice? Fate? Our future self controlling our lives? Some higher being deciding what’s “best” for us?

Yesterday I went for a walk along the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo. There, as I’m walking along the pier, I get asked for some change from Jack. Jack doesn’t lie. He mustn’t be. He kept on insisting that all that he was saying was the truth. Jack isn’t homeless since he lives in a cheap motel. Receives a $900 per month disability pension. Doesn’t drink or do drugs. When he was 10 his dad bought him and his brother a BB gun. His dad said, “Be careful, you could lose an eye!” Well, guess what happened? Yes, he lost an eye. Had a glass eye most of his life but it was uncomfortable so he took it out. He showed me his eye socket. We chatted for about an hour about Jack’s life. Jack is quite intelligent. His daughter lives in northern Ontario and makes over $40 an hour. I ask him why he doesn’t live with her instead of alternating between the street and budget motels. He says, “We all need to live our own lives”. Choices!

Less than $2.00 in change gave me some valuable information. Jack’s life had an unfortunate accident, a ricocheting pellet that took his right eye away, that stopped him from working in the mines in Sudbury where he grew up. That accident allowed Jack to have had some life experiences he never would have had if he had stayed in Sudbury, such as being a radio announcer in White Horse, NWT.

The question remains, “Choices! Is it our future that decides what happens in the past?”

My choices. In Nanaimo for 2 weeks now applying for accounting jobs. Over a dozen job applications and no responses. I am a trained accountant. But I worked all my life for the Federal government in the tax department. All the jobs I’ve applied for require public practice or industry experience, which I don’t have. I also don’t lie. My resume shows that for the past 5 years I’ve tried making a living as a writer, photographer. and world traveler. I’ve also indicated that I left the Federal Government job for health reasons.

How do you prove to someone that you can do a 9 to 5 job, 5 days a week, when, for the past 5 years, most of what I’ve done is do stuff when I feel like it? I wouldn’t hire ME!

That’s the conundrum. I am at a point in my life where I cannot do anything different than what I am currently doing. I see it, though, I doubt anyone else can see that because they’re missing information and/or don’t see things as I see them. And, What am I doing?

I once told God/The Universe that I wanted to follow in Jesus Christ’s and Buddha’s footsteps. That I wanted to be the 21st Century version of these enlightened Masters. As I read through the Second Book of the Tao, I listen to the sage advice of Master Chuang-tzu and Master Chung Yung and I know, I see, I feel, that the knowledge of days long past is within me.

This knowledge makes no sense to the logical, common sense person that I am. But that is why I know that I am right and that I am also wrong. The Master knows what cannot be explained. It makes no sense.

Jack, Jack Smack (he said he doesn’t lie so that must be his name), has to leave and says, “Paul, you are a very nice guy”. Plus a few other accolades. Yes I am, because I have no problem spending an hour or two talking with a “homeless” person, or anybody else. But then, I am also very selfish. Balance!

Life is about Balance!

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


Now!

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!