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Books, The Beach, & Manifesting


Travel far, pay no fare… A book can take you anywhere. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life was too confining, and I felt too small in the real world I inhabited when I was a child. I was a voracious reader, and books were my escape and pleasure. Perhaps it was a calling of my soul? In any case, in my bedroom holding a book, I transformed to a traveler and adventurer. The world was my oyster, and there was much to discover.

Flash forward many years, and I found myself traveling. It actually wasn’t something I planned. Life unfolded in such a way as to manifest my book-honed childhood dreams.

The title photo is one I took at Hat Maya, or Maya Beach, Thailand, a beach made famous in the 2000 movie “The Beach”. The water is really that color, as you will see if you go to this movie location link: The Beach 2000

The beach in my pic is a small one off to the right of THE beach in the movie. In actual fact, it is not seen at all in the film, and I was surprised to discover it when I traveled to the real deal. They also used clever camera angles in the movie to create the illusion of an enclosed bay. It’s really not. But illusion is a subject matter for a different day…

The real point being, be cognizant of your thoughts, because they really do eventually create your reality. What are you feeding your mind from your phone every day that is creating your future reality? Is it the life and world you want to see manifest eventually?

If you think of your life as a movie, you are both the star and the director. You have the power. Make it a good one!

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Flash Forward


Be Yourself


Eternal Choices

Even as a child old enough to observe the world and critically question my existence, it did not make sense to me that I would simply blink in and blink out again for more or less 70 years or 80 years (according to the average life I saw around me). But when I stretched my mind to try and remember what came before, I could not.

I was also observing the discrepancies I saw, the unfairness as it were, of the circumstances of people, how some had been “given” a life with a lot to work with, and others did not. That did not make sense to me within the context of Christian religion I was simultaneously exploring. Why would an external God, one in essence Love, be so cruel as to give some so much, while others lived their whole lives in abject poverty and despair? And why would a God of love manipulate us through shame, a form of control?

Then I began to explore Eastern philosophy, and the concept of a soul living many lives in order to learn all the lessons we need to learn to ascend made sense. (And that our souls at a higher level choose these lessons, rather than they are thrust upon us.) As only one example, in some lives we may be poor, in others rich, or probably most often, somewhere in between. (Too “rich” is its own prison, with its own lessons.) I speak of rich here in terms of money, because that’s unfortunately the primary measuring stick of wealth in the society we currently inhabit. That, I believe, is about to change.

I did not discard or abandon the basic teachings or principles of Christianity. Those, in fact, are the foundation of many religions. For example, the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That’s a very solid, basic foundation for the growth of a soul and on which to build a society.

So, look around you. Are we living it? Personally I think we need to get back to some very basic principles of life and how to live, instead of squabbling over the differences in religious dogma. It is dividing us. I don’t believe that would be the ultimate goal of any Creator, no matter what label we apply to that energy. The Native peoples have their own sense of that creative energy, expressed through the land and nature.

It seems that many are intent on converting everyone else to “their way”, prescribed through the dogma and rules of their particular religion. But perhaps if we all accepted that there are many paths to the same understanding of basic principles of love, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness, respect, we would move forward instead of constantly slipping backwards in terms of society. (Look at the state we’re in!) Why would or should such principles rooted in love ever become a competition?

When we let it become that, we are denying the beauty and grace and peace that is the essence of One. We are also denying ourselves the opportunity to make life here on Earth a better experience for everyone. If we let the competition fall away, united we could start to create a sort of heaven of physical experience and learning.

We have choice; we have free will. What will we build, together? Adopting reverence and respect for all life and each other would be a good start…

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” ~ John Lennon

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