One Choice: Two paths

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It has been said there are two stories to tell: Good vs. Evil and Boy Gets Girl, Boy Loses Girl (Parent gets child, Parent loses child). They both come down to conquest. And it seems when you think about it, overcoming adversity  is at the core of our experience.

Every moment comes down to a choice: Are you going to take action for good or evil? While these may seem like strong words, they illuminate the crux of the moment in decision. The symbol of the “original sin” in biblical terms is the very choice this signifies. The choice between good and evil is at the root of our separation from “God” or all that is as what you may call it.

What is Good? and What is Evil?

Good means win-win. An understanding smile calms. It is never just good for you while being bad for another and good never takes advantage of another. Good means Good-For-All.  Evil is a concentrated energy that draws a vivd line between it and the world, it cuts like a knife taking down people as it touches them. It may seem good for the doer, but it is bad for everyone else and this bad usually comes around and is also eventually bad for the doer. Bad is Bad and evil is destructive in a bad way.

As a carrier of light, the choice becomes easier. Become a carrier of light by sharing good. A smile, a kind gesture, empathy and understanding, a good action asks for nothing in return, it brings a blessing into our lives.

Together We are One and in joy and acceptance we can find an easy path to make our choices, for good.

As we remember today and all those who died on 9/11 /01 and in other extremist evil acts in the world overall, let’s remember that in our hearts we are good and make good choices. We are all human and in this life experience together, peace can be found in kindness and allowance and gratefulness.

Smile at others, accept peace in yourself.

 

The story of color

There is a range of human cultures and skin color. In our time stage stories of these cultures and colors has wIsley been told by white culture and even within that males.

The white male came and conquered and won putting good over evil, as our history books tell.

There is only one reason to conquer and that is control, power, money. Me over you.

We need to rewrite history and the best way is every culture gets to tell their story, the good the bad and the ugly. Then maybe we can all see each other with compassion and empathy. To start, walk a mile in their shoes and consider that your story is not the only one.

This of course works in relationships and in groups and companies. Who is fighting for power and controlling the story? Why?

Life as we see it

I have not written a post in a while. Part perspective and part not into it.

Life is random. Made up of opportunities, choices and serendipitous random moments that lead to more choices and so the world turns. The thing to remember is every human is going through this. We are all together in this experience and the more we recognize this and live through allowance, while respecting each other’s boundaries, the better off we will all be.

Still life is also hard. Difficult to not be negative about at times as well. My own life has astounded me at the level of hardship and struggle to not be negative moments I endure. This blog is but one way I work through things and remind myself to stay positive. I also make music, as mediocre as it may be, because it is my creative outlet.

I work two jobs to make up for income I way getting from one in 2013. The pure moments in time that lead me to today, other than being born, but life serendipity and choices, are 1970, 1981, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2020, above all others, as I see them. Different choices in these years would have created a much different life now.

Having kids has been hard, more than rewarding, at least so far. I don’t mean this negatively but working two jobs and COVID-19 have both really changed mine and their experience and the damage is done. I feel so disconnected from my kids it amazes me. I try and nothing seems to work.

I look at the world full of opportunity as I slug away day after day and tell myself attitude is what matters. If it were so easy…..

I am that that I am

I am so I create. I realize my truth by being that I am. Behavior matters. Consciously behave. Feel the energy created through your behavior. Ask yourself: “Is this the energy I want to create?” When I behave in the light of my vision, I connect to the creation of that reality.

We connect to our vision through our behavior, setting up our reality.

Imagine-Feel-Behave-Connect

The one tool we have that can consciously and consistently connect to our created future is our behavior. Today and in every opportunity you have, connect through your behavior to the reality you want by behaving in the way you would behave in that reality. Take the step to connect by stepping into that behavior that you have in your imagined reality.

Behave accordingly with an attitude of gratitude. Allow others their own realities as well; we each deserve the reality which we create. Our job is to focus on ours through our behavior.

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My Personal COVID-19 Statement.

My Personal COVID-19 statement.

  1. The COVID-19 virus itself is real and pernicious and given no precautions could infect everyone.
  2. The COVID-19 basically causes a cold/fever that in a weakened immune system can get into the lungs and be fatal to the individual.
  3. Older people and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk. For “most” people the cold/fever is a mild deterrent and no more contagious than any cold/fever. It is passed by getting droplets by such as a sneeze or cough or touching something that had such droplets on it within up to 9 days of being sprayed and then touching your face to allow the virus into your body.
  4. The Pandemic is largely human caused because humans are frail, insecure and fearful hoarding creatures by nature. The flight or fight subconscious energy that causes people to stand in lines to by/hoard toilet paper comes from a long line of indelible memory of such things being hoarded in the past.
  5. “Flatten the curve” is the best meme/advice I can come up with. By being part of the energy to flatten the curve, means we take precautions and remain calm. We realize there is enough that we don’t need to panic. Our resources are not going to disappear over night and everyone is not going to die.
  6. Remain calm and proceed cautiously with care for yourself and for those around you.

Get this

I care immensely about climate change. I try to guide my kids in this manner, after all it’s their world to save but it’s my job to get them there with brains that can problem solve and that can pull solutions out of creative imagination into the physical world.

So my job as a dad is to make the realization, we never completely considered, important. Still that doesn’t mean I don’t stop and make music, write poetry, have a root beer float with them, or go on a skiing vacation when we can save enough money up, if ever…..

My point is there are these grand scale problems and there are our lives to live. How can I not use plastic? Each day I am reminded how big is my carbon footprint and wonder how much more trouble am I making for their future? If we didn’t die of old age, perhaps we’d all be more concerned?

To my kids and their generation of kids born since 2000. I am sorry for the world we have given you. This wasn’t in our consciousness coming out of the expanding industrial revolution. We thought it would go on forever. We partied like it was 1999 not thinking about our effect on 2099.

We do need to do everything we can. We need to imagine out of the box and think of solutions no one has yet thought. We are humans, we can do this and remember along the way, it’s ok to enjoy life for the experience it offers, too.

Future • Now • Past

If you are aware of Course in Miracles, the basis is physical is the past. Edgar Cayce says physical is the result. Quantum physics says physical is dependent on the viewer.

In the end they all say generally the same thing. After you build the table you use it. You move on to build new things. The table becomes a moment that stretches beyond time as you see and interact with it. By seeing the present moment as now in a physical world is to misalign the present to the past.

Mind is the builder, it is the engine that moves imagination into reality by employing and coalescing universal energies into results.

Imagination is the future where all ideas exist beyond time and with our focus become buildable results. As we live, we move through these three spaces. Caught up in physical need, we give most of our emotion (energy in motion) to the physical, we build by necessity and we put aside our imagination as child’s play.

I am here to say we have it backwards

1. Connect to the future you want by imagining you have had that already. Feel it as though it has happened. Remember coalescing reality is dependent on the viewer experiencing it, feeling it as the result.

2. Allow the universal energies to coalesce and through proper present focus, build that future.

3. Move through your physical past recognizing what is represents as a testament to your ability to link with your future vision. This is true measure and proper alignment.

Bless you all. We are a world caught up in the past, let’s realign in these wonderful “Restoring 20’s”.

Power our imagination to come up with buildable solutions for peace, environment, equality and safety.

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Party like it’s 19, er 2019.

1999 has been a tough year. Politically it has been wearing on even the toughest folks. It is the last year of the 10’s decade. Which is a decade that couldn’t stand up to the first decade of a new millennium.

What it brings to mind is the “roaring 20’s” and what the promise of the 2020’s holds in potential coming after. In fact I bet they felt a bit like this in 1920.

This is not meant to ignore the issues at hand such as single use plastic elimination and climate change and an impending election campaign year and the myriad issues therein. It is my perspective that humans do know how to come together and solve issues. We gotten this far, we can’t give up now. I believe in human imagination and ingenuity. I believe we can come up with solutions that haven’t even been thought up yet; ideas still locked up in our infinite intelligence.

So this is about moving on, letting go of the past in order to free our minds to be excited for our futures, as individuals and collectively as humans living on earth. 2020 symbolically references perfect sight, the ability to focus clearly to see and to achieve goals based on clarity.

Let’s together immerse ourselves in this energetic motion to create a new reality and realize new successes. Be excited and positive. A new reality is out there for the creating.

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Hey, Boomer!

Oh, and Zoomer, GenXer, Ya’ll listen up. I got something to say.

We all live in the same world, one world, one size fits all.

We all get one life, one creative push, before it’s all over and so is our generation.

It’s a wonderful thing of life the generations can build on each other, that history can be learned from and that mistakes don’t have to be repeated.

We Americans can go from believing Native Americans should be put on Reservations to realizing that we are equals and to honor them. We can go from see Blacks as lesser Being that can be owned to understanding we are equals and to stand by them.

Through our generations we learn, we grow and we can be better. It does no good to tear others down, that is so, last century, so last astrological age. We are in the symbolic age of Aquarius and our meme is synthesis. So hey you dualists out there get conscious and start synthesizing into a better place.

Boomers got “I’m ok, you’re ok” which @kenwilbur gave us as a meme in his book, Boomeritis. What is yours and what will you synthesize with it? We Boomers (as I am) can grow to understand that through both/all of us having an understanding, we can create a better outcome than from one generation alone.

Be strong. Be vibrant. “Together, We Are One”.

Thank you for reading and your kind, provoking comments.

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Subscription Life Rant

It has “always” been with us, probably before any of us can remember just when “pay monthly for services/products rendered” came about. Book of the month and record clubs, Publication subscriptions, even utilities, and internet and Cable TV. Now in the new digital world it is taking hold from digital Publications and publication aggregates, music streaming, and even down to some personal use phone apps. 

The impact to the squeezed middle class is nothing to brush to the side. Initially a dollar here, $5 there, $10 over there doesn’t seem like it is too bad, but it can add up quickly causing financial pain and serious problems for those living paycheck to paycheck. 

I remember back to the record clubs and how a month could be skipped now and then. Those days are gone. Utilities have been another story and we are required to pay these monthly fees just to live in a safe environment.  For $10 per month you can stream from a selection of 40 million songs.

Many apps are now charging subscription fees rather than just selling the App for a bought license. Adobe has been doing this for about 7 years now. When you buy an app in the App store, check for the purchase. If you find an app with a subscription and you do not want that, you can usually search and find a comparable app that you can purchase, rather than subscribe. Though the price may be a little higher, it is a budgetary amount with no monthly fees. Admittedly the subscription fee means always the latest version and buying the app usually means you may have additional upgrade fees so it is wise to see if you can cost out the app over 5 years to compare overall costs.

The underlying tragedy in Creative content (music, software programs, news and creative writing) and App Creation as sold in an App Store, for example, is how the creators themselves get paid. So first the end user is dinged by a monthly fee, then the Company hosting/promoting  the product takes the bulk of the amount giving the creator a very small amount which is usually, unless you are a very popular Artist/Author, not enough to make a living on.  Our world is more and more taking from those who have less and giving it to those who have more while they, in turn, pay the content creators less resulting in those who have can have more.  And so the story goes: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer until there is no middle class and there are only the rich and the poor and this bar is climbing higher and higher on the income chain. What used to be a good living even in the early 2000’s now is not enough to even be middle class. 

It is a sad day when the shrinking middle class is both driving and supporting the economy and yet is being raped by it. The subscription method of payment is also not going to the creators but the hosts. It is a downward spiral. In reality the rich would not be here without the poor, the music Apps subscriptions would not be sold without the creators and the audience. So until the Creators get a fair share, it is unfair. Everyone working deserves to make a buck and by sharing the wealth it would drive the price down and even grow the middle class again. Think about it, the creators get more which could create a new dynamic where everyone wins. Imagine an environment where the audience has more money and is more apt to buy subscriptions style apps.  It is a win-win-win.

My point is the way it is structured, money is going to the wrong place and it is breaking down a society that already is having difficulty affording a reasonable life. In summary:

1. Subscription Costs add up creating leaks in personal budgetary systems 

2. The bulk of fees/payments collected go to the top and trickle down to the creator. 

Time to spread the wealth and get the world moving back in a groove. We are all humans together on this blue ball, let’s work together for the benefit of Allkind. 

Just my view here in this time on planet earth.

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180° Thought

It has occurred to me that in my recent blogs I have struck a chord for me that many of the issues in our society are culturally founded and politically based.

I keep struggling with, “What can I do?”, when I am a white man in a white man’s culture raised in the baby boomer years on the heels of American expansion and industrial revolution. Coupling this with the Baby Boomer meme that rules them all: “I’m OK,you’re OK” (Ken Wilber, @thekenwilber “Boomeritis”©️2002)

It has finally dawned on me. “We the people” have to take matters in our hands.

1. Stop complaining and whining. Instead take positive action.

2. Resist labeling people of any color at every opportunity. From here on out think of it as only: a man or men, a woman or women, child or children, girl or girls or boy or boys, young adult or young adults.

Removing the color/race and even sexual orientation labeling will flatten our experience to a human one and so flatten also our cultures to heal from the inside out.

As a thought motivator, the more we realize what is done to any of us is done to all of us, the better off we will be. Build empathy on the golden rule.

By forcing ourselves to interact as humans is a first step which we can each take an individual stance. Please join me in taking a step toward Omni-Equality by removing such culturally loaded labels from our speech and clearing them from our mind.

I challenge the media to do this on a grander scale.

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Thoughts expressed here are my own opinion on how culturally we can achieve, “Together We Are One”

Thank you for reading, taking action and sharing.