SOOOooooo...what is YOUR take on all of this UFO business?? Do you 'believe?'... and if you don't.... then why not???
I don't come across many people who "don't believe" ...,but water usually finds its own level. Most of the people in my life are eclectic and not afraid to delve into the unknown.
Some people are afraid to admit that they 'believe,' hesitating to be open with their beliefs for fear of what 'others' might think of them. That has always been the least of my own concerns...although you have to know 'when to (verybally) hold 'em and when to fold 'em.' Arguments and confrontations never work; and besides, some are: 'speaking for God' ... So, it's best just to Let It Be.
I have had at least four 'fairly' Close Encounters with UFO's... If I tell a person my 'stories'...I can sense immediately if he or she believes me by their reaction. If the person drops to the floor and starts rolling with laughter, chances are he is not a 'believer.' If I get an eye roll, a stiffened face, (lot of body language involved) a smirk, a sudden glance in the opposite direction with a sarcastic laugh, etc etc etc ... I immediately sense I must be prepared to be properly (or improperly) put down, or treated like I am on a day pass from Ft. Logan. (for those of you not from Denver, this is a mental instiution...)
But it's all OK. You see, it HAS to be. No more than one can 'save the 'planet' ...neither can one make a 'believer' out of those who refuse to accept that their reality does not end with the skin that covers their body, or whatever their Five Senses can perceive. And, it is their right. So, why should you waste your time trying to 'prove' anything? They are not obligated to believe you.
A much harder thing, for me, myself and I to 'let go of' is the person who takes a deep breath, looks off to the side, and then with a insidious glare, looks at you and says, "I think we have ENOUGH to worry about right here on Earth without worrying about little green men from Mars." They are SO pragmatic ya just want to slap 'em. Of course, that doesn't help your viewpoint to be accepted, either... Anyway...its time to quit wasting time talking about 'them.' That ever elusive 'they.'
We, as a human society, are subtly and subliminally trained not to believe. If 'we' did believe...that would pretty much be the end of organized religion in the Western World as we know it... because it serves as a handy dandy tool for government cover-ups and mind-control. Not to worry. Its not my intention to get anyone to swallow what is called 'conspiracy theories' ... a good definition for that being: any ideas that one absolutely refuses to believe because it causes an immediate 'loss of one's own power' reaction. This happens to ALL of us when we have a fear or anger reaction. The 'parent' of anger is Fear.
So...ARE their inhabitants on other planets? Sure! Why shouldn't there be? What are they like? Who knows. Some claim they know. Do they 'walk amongst us?' I believe they do.
How would you describe what 'we' are like? As with any subject that has the potential for being controversial -- there are two sides to each story. Sometimes more than two. As Quantum Physics teaches...it is the observer that affects his own outcome/reality. For people who do not either understand--or refuse to understand the theory of Quantum Physics --here is its Opposite. It's opposite means: I refuse to believe that unless my five senses can perceive or 'prove' it...the rest is just poppycock. I need scientific proof.
Trouble is, most people's idea of scientific proof is sadly outdated, outmoded, and knowingly or unknowingly kept from ever expanding and growing.
There are multi-millions of people who 'believe' in extraterrestrial life (on every continent!) I would venture to say they are in the majority... however, their willingness to admit it to others (or themselves) varies a great deal.
Many adherents of the more 'modern' Western religions seem to have found a comfortable blending of 'religion and science' and they are not condemned for thinking out of the dogma box.
Most Eastern religions have simply never made a problem of extraterrestrial life. To them, it simply is something that "IS" in the Now...
Many do ask: why ...WHY would the government do a 'cover up'... Some ask this rather defiantly while others may simply wonder. For one thing, if this question comes laden down with defiance and a ready-to-argue attitude, it means one's chosen belief system is one that reflects he 'believes' the news, the media, and 'all that we are told' is gospel 'Truth'. They, (in America) would far prefer to blame either the Democrats, the Republicans, or the Tea Party for all the materialized or potential problems we are/ will be having. But still think of the government as just fine and dandy. They are -- as David Icke calls them: sheeple.
Yes, I believe we have been 'visited' --probably since the beginning of our own personally recorded history (and before). Who actually sees, witnesses, or participates with ET or UFO scenarios are most generally 'believers.' This of course, invites the non-believers to say 'it's all in their imaginations.' (Ever read what Einstein has to say about Imagination?) However, there are those who are called "experiencers" who prior to--never, ever 'believed!!'
We are Energy. Everything is Energy. In Easter religions, what seems REAL may be referred to as "Illusion"... One could also use the term Vibration...or Frequency.
TV shows and movies can either do a good job of 'laying the groundwork for acceptance'...Or, quite the opposite and attempt to convince the enraptured audiences that evil 'monsters from Outer Space' are here to kill us and take over our planet. Well, how about this: Why can't their be both? What can't our thoughts of 'what is out there' extend to the same exact way we HUMANS act, react, and behave.
Do the ETs travel for a ka-zillion miles across the galaxies to get here ... or might we consider a concept that has far more to do with Energy and Vibration? (or Illusion) We live in a vibrational universe. Yes, "science" proves this.
Next time I'll share my thoughts with you on UFOs, ETx, and the Vibrational Universe....
In the meantime: Live Long and Prosper!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
To me, if one is claiming to follow a certain religion -- one should try to emulate its 'leader,' and follow the teachings of that leader.
A lot of jokes have been made about "WWJD"...(What Would Jesus Do)... and yet I see little connection to the thinking, actions, or reactions of people who call themselves Christians to the actual teachings of Jesus. There is, however, a very obvious tendency to obediently follow the man-invented dogma that makes up the 'church rules'...or...following whatever church's interpretation is of scriptures. The "god says" thing. Anyone can prove or disprove anything and everything by 'quoting scripture.' The Bible, to me, has the most mixed up, contradictory, elusive, and intangible stories and lessons to follow. Many claim each word was 'inspired'...so to disagree or question ANY of it is, therefore, "blasphemy," punishable by hell.
I personally believe that the bulk of what Jesus talked about is based on the universal Law of Attraction,; even though out of necessity the wording had to be put into the language (venacular) based on the ideas, beliefs and mindsets of the people during that age. Information is fnally seeping out about the 'missing years' of Jesus and actually scrolls and scripts from India prove that he did indeed spend many years in the far East.
So much of the Christian religious dogma is based on what one should NOT do;... no explanations, of course, connected to 'real life in the present'...Just believe it and don't do it!!...According to church teachings man was "born in sin" and in need of being save from being sinful, dirty, and unclean. Jesus didn't form a church!! -- politicians and people greedy for control and power formed 'the church.'
So many people have no idea what they believe. There usual mantra is..."I don't really know much about anything but I believe in 'God and the Bible.' " Like that utterance will protect them from the wrath of God.
The Bible's 'teachings' can / have been so maniuplated that it can be used to 'prove' or 'disprove' anything. And God 'chooses' certain people to reveal himself to (and they become the so called experts)...so that the scriptures can't be taken out of context: like: "Judas went out and hung himself"..."Go thou, therefore, and do likewise." See what I mean? :) To me, the most aggravating thing Christians hide behind when they get all self-righteous, huffy and puffy, close their eyes and utter "Well, that is not up to ME to judge...I'll let GOD take care of that." They become all gleeful at the idea of God punishing those who disagree with them... Obnoxious fools.
There are comparitively newer Christian religions that are based in positivity formed by souls brave enough to THINK...to break away from dogma....They managed to avoid the hell and damnation and thou shalt nots refusing to use this as their entire basis for forming a church...This grouping of churches are referred to as New Thought or New Age.
Some New Age Christian-based religions have incorporated what is scientifically and spiritually referred to as Universal Laws. (having a basis or 'proof' scientifically displayed via Quantum Physics.) During the 60's...some of these mavorick churches attempted to incorporate Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism into their 'doctrines' making the whole scene more appealing and more comfortable (less frightening) all the way around. Some of it got absurdly ridiculous--BUT!!--as reflected by the hippie culture of the 60's...it was, at least, WONDERFUL to break FREE of all the dark teachings and just BE...without being constantly threatened.
I had been one of those desparately seeking to get away from the fire and brimstone, fear and guilt conditioning of Christian Churches. What I feel literally saved my mind was coming across the book "The Autobiography Of A Yogi"...a story based on the life of Paramahansa Yogananda... it served as a bridge that my consciousness could accept...but the struggle to get over the programmed fear usually proves itself to be ongoing. Old beliefs never die...we just have to keep making conscious CHOICES as to what we truly WANT to believe.
What about Judaism and Islam? Fortunately I had the sense not to 'embrace' either of them in my search. Islam is also very fear-based. And what can you say about the Judaism...?...How about: they run all the secret organizations that rule the world...The Bielderbergs, the Rothchilds, the TriLateral Commission, etc...and are God's 'chosen ones'. Enough said. Draw your own conclusions (hopefully, you are not afraid to do so...)
If there are those of you who take your spirituality seriously...but not 'religion' per say, and enjoy getting together with your Sunday morning community...GOOD FOR YOU!! I really mean that. Hopefully communities like this will continue to be on the INCREASE...while the threatening dominance of the Shadow Government behind the formal 'religions' are becoming less and less popular. This is a GOOD sign. It is HUMAN AFFIRMING. HEY! --If it makes you feel good -- go for it!! (of course, a lot of good church people will totally misconstrue what I just said!...)
Next week: a spotlight on Buddhism and Hinduism...
In the meantime:
Monday, April 11, 2011
It's close to that 'time of year' again...well, actually one of TWO times a year that many "have to" or "should" go to church.' Christmas is one of those times. Easter is the other.
I have been reading a number of articles lately that say that religion is on the decline in many parts of the world, and almost on the verge of extinction in a number of countries...Predictably, many people would call this a sign that 'situations and people are getting worse.' It's interesting, to me, that countries with low church attendance have the lowest rate of crime compared to the more 'religious' countries. I watched a fascinating documentary last week called "The Dhamma Brothers"...an experiment in teaching the worst of some of the prisoners meditation, inner reflection, and just 'being with themselves.' Crime dropped surprisingly and significantly. When a new Prison head took over and banished this practice because "I'm not gonna let MY inmates turn into no damn Buddhists!"...and insisted Christian religious programs be reinstated...once again prison problems skyrocketed. Thankfully, several years later, this man quit his job, the practice of meditation returned (and was adopted by several other maximum security prisons!) and a huge improvement was again seen.
When I speak about religion -- I am NOT referring to spirituality: which I see as the individuals search within oneself for understanding of the 'bigger picture' of life. Basically religious dogma instills the need to be 'saved'...that without this you are eternally damned; whereas, for the most part, people on a spiritual path are finding and accepting the GOOD within themselves.
I believe that the decline in church/ temple/mosque attendance, means that people are getting SO tired of being told what to think, what to do, what is right, abd what is wrong. Christianity and Islam, especially, are the most adamant in programming and mind control...and do NOT encourage one to believe in oneself (the old born in sin bit)...but 'dogma'tically insist upon the necessity of being 'saved'... In the Christian world, its the extremes that are the worst. (I am talking from a Been There, Done That!!--through MANY religions) Catholicism encompasses hierarchy, with the average Catholic mass attender being regarded as the lowest on the church's totem pole. Its laws, rules, and regulations require strict adherence, never to be questioned or challenged (like going to church to take communion on Easter Sunday !!) One benefit of being Catholic (for some people) is that you never have to strain your brain to THINK for yourself. Just accept implicitly what you are told is 'right.'
The other Christian extreme spotlights the Evangelicals (The Wild Bunch)...a very rowdy, emotional, and verbal crowd whose main fun and duty!) seems to center around condemning to hell and judging all others who are not of the same mindset as they are. The supreme example being the Westboro Baptist Church.
There is a lengthy list of church types in between these two extremists that show the most decline in attendance. Perhaps the reason for this is: both the extremes are so 'right' it leaves little wiggle room, so as long as you do and think 'what you are supposed to' ...everything is cool and you are in like Flint with God. And many need the security of being 'a member of that IN crowd, ya know...)
I do not consider the Eastern religions (or the Earthen religions--such as paganism and Wicca) as being dangerous to the mind. None of them are monotheistic. I know only the basics of Judaism and Islam...and they simply tend to irritate me. Christians like to accuse Muslims of being dangerous and wanting to kill, kill, kill...and YET...throughout recorded history, Christians have killed many MORE MILLIONS of people 'in the name of their God'..then ANY of the other religious adherents. This is seldom emphasized because of who our world leaders are (the ones we think are leaders, and the ones who really run the show.)
The ancient Egyptians were doing just splendidly until Akhenatun decided to change from Polytheism to Monotheism... this was the earliest in recorded history that says this Pharaoh insisted upon the One God theory. Needless to say, Egypt at that time (which was also the time of Moses) went into a huge 'recession' of sorts: spiritually, economically, socially. After Akhenatun died Egypt went about picking up the pieces and recovered, so to speak, but it was never quite the same.
Scholars still debate the historic accuracy of the Bible. It is filled with so much contradiction. Many religionists are very afraid to see it as anything but totally holy and are afraid to analyze or question any part of it. It's interesting (and somewhat comical) that the so-called one Biblical God...of the Jews, AND Christians, AND Muslims all unwillingly share the origins of this same god;,Very few know the ancient history of this god. He was one of two brothers...Enlil (he wasn't the nice one but had a good business sense) and brother Enki who lost out in getting to be the One God over Earth and its Heaven. They were the sons of Anu. (it might interest some of you that YES...he was / is the god of the Anunaki)...
The Egyptians, in spite of being Polytheistic, DID know that 'whatever' is the very essence, life and movement of the Universe and beyond, ad infinitum --could not possibly be contained by a 'name'...which included the limiting word 'god'... and this Force was referred to as "that which has no name." It was beyond human conception.
Part of the reason why Christians (especially) and Jews and Muslims think they have a 'corner' on "God" who "is on their side!" is that they think so SMALL and see God as a sort of Heavenly Superman...and extremely 'humanized.' They verbally knock each other upside the head with their bibles, 'proving' their beliefs with scripture in some cases...or... with the more 'formal' of religions--have this arrogant "knowing" that THEY have the corner on "the Truth" and are known simply as "The Church."
AND, We all know which of the organized religions claim to be 'God's Chosen' ...and feel no need to argue...While the 'other' group rivals America's ability to want to be at war...And--isn't it strange!?-- ALL of these religions do so in the name of 'serving God and country.' Talk about a Divine Comedy. Its all SO ludicrous...but it can be interesting and entertaining and even mind expanding-- IF-- not taken too seriously. Sadly, though, Fear and Guilt conditioning reign supreme...and the thought of even questioning the beliefs that 'somebody' told you is the one you must accept--becomes blasphemy...and with that, of coursem, comes eternal hell and damnation.
I am a big fan of Joseph Campbell's ...When seen from a more emotionally-detached viewpoint, one can see the similarities between all the religions of the world...some of which far, FAR preceed Judaism...by many thousands of years. We call the former 'mythology'...and refer to our present day stories as 'religion.'
Next: PART TWO. The Good, and Not So Good effects of organized religion on humanity..and how Buddhism and Hinduism and other eastern religions including the NEW AGE movement...fits in to all this conundrum.