The Golden Question?

Gold is the standard, always has and always will be.  Companies in times past gave a “gold watch” to those retiring.  Athletes work hard to obtain the gold medal, elementary students worked for the gold star, executives negotiated their golden package coming into a corporation and their golden parachute upon exiting it.  Gold is the standard for excellence.  In religious circles many of us were taught The Golden Rule:

“Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”  While the Golden Rule is a good standard by which we deal with others, for 2018 and beyond I’d like to propose a new thought.

Often in relationships, romantic and parenting, we tend to deal with others based upon our past perspectives and experiences.  We hold back in love because we may have been spurned in the past, we often make current loves pay the taxes on our “exes” debts.  In parenting, many of us parent our children based upon how we ourselves were parented, thinking we’ll do better, give better or be better to our kids than our parents were to us.  However, parenting and loving from the past mistakes of others is a sure-fire way to create more problems in your present and future relationships.  Other than our behavior, our children and our current lovers have no frame of reference as to how we have been loved and parented or not loved and parented … they didn’t create our issues.  That is why forgiveness is so important and necessary for us to do.  Cleaning up our past is crucial to enjoying our present, for the present is really all we have, the here and now.

So today, here’s the question to think about and hopefully incorporate into our current and future relationships.  Instead of parenting and loving based upon what we would want done to us, how about asking the golden question to our children, friends, or lovers, “what do you need from me.”  Instead of treating others how you want to be treated, how about treating them the way they want to be?

“What do you need from me?”

OWOW! ©2017

WMDs: Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMDs, by definition, are nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapons that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere. Some of you may be too young to remember the Iran Contra scandal in the mid 80’s under the Regan Administration, but many may recall, under the Bush Administration, the Iraq invasion in 2003 based upon “military intelligence” of Saddam having WMD’s. My focus is on those “other weapons” not identified above that cause damage each and every day to which we’ve either become numb to or are simply unaware that they are in fact weapons of mass destruction: TV, religion, our words!

As a child, I recall there was a time that television actually went off. The National Anthem would play and that was the signal that no more programming was available. If one couldn’t sleep at night, there was no “zoning” out to TV until you did. You either drank a cup of something warm, read a book or listened to music until you dozed off. Now, there’s twenty-four hour, round the clock PROGRAMMING: reality shows, cable programming, music videos, news programming, game shows, sports channels, all forms of social media for adults and gaming for children via the internet. 24-hour OVERLOAD.

“According to the Nielsen report, the average American over the age of two years old watches more than 34 hours of television per week, plus at least three more hours of taped programming. The report also noted that the amount of time we spend watching television increases as we get older.” Television’s reporting on politics is miserable by any coherent standard of journalism. The business of television has little to do with an accurate chronicling of events or the meaning of decisions and actions. In order to understand the objectives of the content producers and the basic purpose behind the cultural fortune-tellers, a review of Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media, which is a well-documented source that outlines how the mass media really operates, is useful. Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and molds opinions and attitudes and defines what is normal and acceptable (and, just in case you haven’t been paying attention lately, most of what they deem normal and acceptable is abnormal and unacceptable). The Establishment has perfected its machination of propaganda, creating the realities it wants into society, forming whatever truth that will be of the greatest benefit, not to society, but to the Establishment itself. Whatever reality it wants to create and disseminate is quickly absorbed by those feeding off the mammary glands of television. TV (including our smart phones) is a political and social engineering tool. Easily manipulated, millions of people are conditioned to believe, from a very early age, that anything emanating from television is sacred. Thus, everything they watch is reality and anything they hear is truth. Anchors and reporters became trusted personalities voicing reticent opinions whose veracity was seldom, if ever, questioned. For the sake of our generations to come, it’s time we wean ourselves.

Words are powerful, and the mass media uses them to their advantage. Their main objective: to control your feelings, coupled with images, to elicit an emotional response. TV=Your Mind. Controlled. Is there a way to alter or stop this? Yes! We stop buying into their agendas, read books, get out and explore our neighborhoods, our world, other cultures! We are conditioned to fear these non-visible weapons of military war, while right in our own homes and backyards, they covertly use these very visible psychological weapons of war to create a fear culture, which is just as poisonous as any bomb. TV is doing an excellent job of providing negative reinforcements, our children have few, if any, positive images of who they were, are or can be. Our children are our future … let’s help them reclaim their identities, their individuality, their creativity. By protecting them, we protect our legacy and the future of our families and culture. We must guard the door to our minds. The people have the power; with the push of a button we can disarm these weapons of mass destruction!

 

OWOW! © 2017

Signs of Spiritual Awakening

A spiritual awakening is happening all around us and within us right now!  ARE YOU ALLOWING IT; OR, HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO REMAIN ASLEEP?

An increasing number of people have chosen to awaken spiritually!  There are also those who started the process, but decided it was easier to remain asleep.  This awakening of our connection to Divine Energy happens differently for everyone.  For some people, it can be a slow and steady process, while for others it is a spontaneous spiritual awakening.  Here are a few of the many things you can expect to experience.  These may not happen for you in the same order as listed, but are insights as to what you may experience spiritually!

  1. Sleep patterns. The first thing most people experience is a change in their sleep patterns.  You find yourself waking around the same time (generally between 3 – 5:00 a.m.).
  2. You begin to question your beliefs. Are you still operating under beliefs you had 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago?  We all have free will and the more you awaken, the more you realize how important it is to exercise that right.
  3. Change in priorities. You begin to think about changing jobs/careers to something more fulfilling to the soul.
  4. You seek more freedom. You begin to analyze how you’re investing your time; is it in accumulating more “things.”  If so, you may begin to downsize to enjoy more time with the people and things that truly matter.
  5. You have a deep desire to begin to connect to nature more.
  6. Oneness. You begin to see that we are all connected. Every person, place and thing exists in our life for a reason.
  7. You desire to eat healthier and take better care of your body.

So, there are my top 7 signs; what are yours?  My desire is that our journey continues to lead us to a deeper love for everything around us, more peace in our heart, an open and receptive mind, and eagerness to continue being a student of Life! 

 

Fulfill the Mission …

An Advocate: a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy, i.e., someone who supports what YOU SAY OR DO!

NEWS FLASH:  Jesus came, lived and manifested the work the Father gave Him to do. And when he was done, he said, “it is finished.” The veil was torn. We don’t need a priest.  We now approach the throne of grace confidently; an offering is no longer needed. We are a royal priesthood. You keep asking Jesus to fix it? Why? It’s time for you to manifest, time for you TO DO!

Moses told the Israelites God would fight for them and all they had to do was stand still and “see/watch” the deliverance He would bring them. God was like, what you say?

Here is God’s response in Exodus 14:13-16: Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.” God told Moses he already knew what to do.

Fulfill YOUR mission … God didn’t give it to Jesus. He gave it to you for You to Do!

Fulfill the Mission …©

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Under Construction

It’s three months into the new year, March 2017. How are things progressing? Do you feel like the new year came in, but things are operating on the same cycle as it was for you in 2016? Do you feel like you’re in a hole? Is the hole getting bigger and bigger? Well, dear hearts, let’s talk.

The other day I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in at least six months. When I asked how things were, the individual took a deep sigh and said, “not good, but I’m hanging in there.” The person went on to explain how every time they seem to be getting a hold on things, something happens and it’s like they’re either back to square one or worse. The thing is, whatever the “something” is, they couldn’t seem to figure out. I first encouraged my friend by letting them know, things are going to be alright, things are going to get better. In any situation, the first thing to do is to keep our heads about us … stay encouraged, keep a focused perspective. In any crisis, he who keeps his cool is usually the victor. Then, ask yourself, have I been here before and, if so, what was the result from the last time. Situations repeatedly appear in our lives simply because we’re not paying attention or learning the lesson the situation is offering us. To pass to the next level, we must pass the test. I then asked my friend if they knew the Universe operates in seasons and timing. The person thought about it, and while they couldn’t answer with a 100% knowing, “believed” that it did. I began to share how the Universe speaks in ways that we’re not paying attention to and, if we worked with Life, we could ease into the situations in our lives with confidence that Life is not here to fail us but grow us. After talking through how to recognize the stage you’re in and how to look forward in confidence and trust, my friend’s countenance lightened, a smile appeared and then said, “man, I sure do feel better; thank you for that.”

Dear hearts, if your load is still heavy from 2016, you may need to take into consideration there’s something you’re still holding onto that the Creator wants you to let go. We’re in the first quarter of 2017, you still have time to figure out what it is; however, some things are better done sooner rather than later, especially if you can recall going around the same mountain more than once. This is a “one” year … a year of creating. If you’re still holding on to old baggage, then you’re not in position for anything new. Life works in cycles and seasons, beginnings and endings and knowing where you are, what season you’re in makes all the difference in learning versus learning the hard way. We are co-creators with Source …. until we let go of what’s not working, we delaying receiving the new.

Lastly, if the hole you’re in seems like it’s impossible to climb out, in this you can take confidence. Driving around running errands yesterday, I pointed out a construction site to my daughter. I asked her if she had any thoughts about what it was or could possibly be; all she could seem to focus on was how much of a mess it was causing in terms of traffic, etc. I told her here’s the simplicity of it, for the hole to be that vast, that means that what is going to fill it must go so deep because the plans for it are to be built higher … you don’t dig holes that deep for a three-story building. My friends, if the lesson you’re learning has caused you to fall so deep, as low as you’ve gone, get ready to be built higher when you come out of the lesson. Source may allow you to be cast down, but you won’t be destroyed. Source has a hedge around you until the work is finished … you’re a spark of the Divine, you’re Life, Under Construction.©