Monday, August 24, 2015

Rod Sterling, Alfred Hitchock, Jesus and Quantum Physics

One of my favorite shows growing up was the Twilight Zone. Far beyond simple entertainment value, it prompted me to imagine the unseen and unfathomable possibilities. It set the stage for my favorite pastime of exploring endless possibilities for "reality" and consciousness. When I discovered that these and Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes were readily available for viewing on line, I spent endless winter nights watching one after another. It was pure Nirvana!!!
Rod Sterling and Alfred Hitchcock were more than great story tellers. They knew something. And if you watched, you know it too. There really is something more. If, since then, you have dismissed their "something more" as just good story telling - come back. Watch the episodes again. There is something more!
Now science is beginning to scratch the surface in explaining exactly why the kinds of stories they told are more than just entertaining stories. It is science and scientifically proven - that we - our thoughts and observations - create! We create the reality around us. We create.
Jesus knew this. Jesus taught this. It is quantum physics. Jesus understood it and used it.
You need wine. Turn water into wine. He did it.
You want to see. Listen to me. You see.
We have forty loaves and fishes. Feed them all. They are filled to overflowing.
Of course I can walk on water. You can too. Follow.
Be healed. Rise from the dead... It is all here and possible.
Jesus was a quantum physicist! He demonstrated it all.
So, why did his true work not continue?
His genius, like the genius of many, was not truly understood at the time. It is not understood now.
He was teaching us to feed, to heal and to transcend even death. That is powerful stuff. And powerful people don't want to loose power.
But it's still powerful stuff and if we can stop being overpowered by the fright of the mysticism of it. We can get to it. It's quantum physics. It's not lost. Rod Sterling and Alfred Hitchcock kind of ushered the way for us to try to understand it. I think Jesus is smiling about that.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Bully Appeal

How do loud, obnoxious, mean spirited people gain a following? I've wondered about this since watching the playground bully in elementary school. There is a certain level of appeal and it transcends the playground into adulthood. The best evidence is how well Donald Trump is doing in his run for president and the successes of people like Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern.
These three are not what I would consider good neighbor material. Most people would be very upset if their child's teacher talked and acted like any of these 3, and yet, they have a following that is significant. While we may wish to dismiss the phenomenon as crazy, most of us have friends and family that are enamored with these guys. And we live on the same planet.
So, I find myself looking back at the playground bully days. The bully always had a loyal pack of followers who wanted to appear as big and bad. Then there were the "neutrals" who tried to stay distant and uninvolved. The neutrals sometimes snickered with the bully and pack hoping they were not going to become targets. And then there were the targets that the bully and pack attacked while the neutrals stood back. The power of the bully depends upon neutrals. They are the largest number.
Inevitably, the bully and pack stepped on someone the neutrals could not avoid defending and the tables turned. Loud, obnoxious and mean spirited is not so funny when someone you care about is the target. Why is it EVER appealing?
It's appealing when we think it is a sign of strength. It seems a very basic caveman thing. If you fear a lion is about to attack, you want the strongest person to intervene. The best way to scare off a lion is to be loud, obnoxious and downright mean!
That explains the pack loyal to the bully. They really believe there is a lion about to attack. But what about the snickering neutrals? And the non-snickering neutrals at the other end of the spectrum closer to the targets? The snickering neutrals are probably a bit convinced of the lion threat. The non-snickering neutrals are probably a little more afraid of becoming the bully target.
One day - some day - on some planet - we will finally understand that bullies are not needed. Lions have no threat. Targets are not needed. And neutral is not possible.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Let Spirit Lead You

There are signs of a spiritual awakening. We see it as more people are growing sensitive to and aware of social injustices. But we also see it as oppressors grow more extreme and outrageous in attempts to stifle spiritual awakening.
Spiritual awakening is threatening to those who love power and institutional religious ritualized dogma. The spirit has no need of physical or emotional power. In spirit, we are free and at peace. Spirit is not tied to or separate from anything. As children, full of wonder, we know that. Then the world sets out to tell us otherwise.
We're taught to fear. We're taught to seek power and become conquerors and then to seek salvation from the savagery that we were carefully taught to revere. Inner woven are odd threads of blood and sacrifice, timed rituals, robotic chants, strangely tied to hope of spiritual enlightenment and salvation.
Salvation is not given to us, it is given through us. To be born again is to be spiritually wakened. It does not matter what order the candles are lit. No blood is required. What matters is for you to become a light. You are the candle. The light is passed to you and through you.
All the great spiritual teachers had the same message. Do no harm. And one great harm is to ignore social injustice. Their heart bled for those who were oppressed. They saw it. They spoke about it. They acted. Salvation flowed through them. Spirit flowed through them. The light flowed through them. It did not flow through them so that they must be sacrificed. That is not from the spirit. The world devours, not spirit. Spirit has no need for destruction. There in lies the deception.
It's no so complicated. No book is going to to unlock it. No ritual is going to unlock it. Just stop and listen. Hear and do. Let salvation flow to you and through you. It's not a physical thing that happens. It's a spiritual thing that takes over. Be reborn. Let spirit lead you. Nothing is lost or sacrificed. All is freely given.