Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

It's THAT Time of the Year!

 (Reposting for those who may have missed it from previous years)

The Winter Solstice continues to be one of the most enduring moments for reverence and celebration.  The darkest day of the year has come and hence forth each day shall be filled with more sunshine.  I'm not aware of any civilization that did not make a big deal of the turning point of the year.

 So, of course, this became the season to celebrate the birth of Jesus who became the Christ.  It's likely that Jesus was born not in winter, but in the spring and six years earlier than our calendar suggests.  Since Pisces, the fish, was an early Christian symbol, I'd surmise that the birth occurred under that astrological sign.  This is all irrelevant, of course.  The historical Jesus Christ was one of a handful of master teachers known to us, and his instructions on how to live a more wonderful life have proven themselves repeatedly.

 Mischief arose when the teachings of this Master were edited, blended, codified, and otherwise rendered theological and political.  All the latter are man-made.  Some of the recent history of organized Christianity is not pretty - the Albigensian Crusade, Spanish Inquisition, and burning witches come to mind, and of course the modern scourge of ISIS.   But this is man acting against man and not reflective of Jesus' teachings, principle of which is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

 It is fashionable now to minimize the impact of Jesus or even seriously question his existence.  I distinctly recall through the years the "absence of evidence" of an historical Jesus.  Why, if the teachings and movement were so profound, many ask, does the principle source for historical information in the region shortly after the death of Jesus, mention him in only a brief paragraph? 

 The source is Josephus, who wrote a voluminous history of the Jews called "Antiquities."  Recently I purchased the complete works of Josephus, because I like history, and because I was curious to read the rare, fleeting, mention of Jesus in the decades following his death.  It is a brief paragraph.  But what a paragraph! 

 3. (63)  Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works - a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure.  He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles.  He was {the} Christ; (64) and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principle men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and then thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct to this day.

 That's an account given when many who knew Jesus were still alive.  He must have made quite an impact to earn that paragraph so quickly.  Note:  It is possible that various translations of the paragraph may have embellished the telling.

 The history is irrelevant.  It is the teachings that shifted much of human consciousness and continues to do so.  Jesus taught that thinking (prayer) was the road to a wonderful life.  Thinking is very personal, therefore the relationship to God that Jesus taught, had to be personal as well.  That, of course, didn't go over well with Priests or any positioned person to whom obedience and  worship were required.  Radical stuff, actually.

 So, to celebrate the Christ Mass, is a good thing.  It is a Merry Christmas.  It is a Happy Holiday.  It is as pagan as it gets, for the celebration is ancient.  Adjacent to Christmas, in our modern calendar, is the New Year!  Really, rejoice that the great Teacher came to teach us joy, then embark on a fresh, new year uncluttered with the mistakes (and erroneous thinking) of the previous year.

 Why, there's even a host of robust celebratory music to accompany the season.  Joy to the World!  Happy New Year!

 



Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Dangerous Question...

 "George, what have you been up to of late?"  Or, some variant.  Much of the last two years was spent assisting colleague Dan Baldwin with research for his book Paranormal Pendulum II - What The Spirits Say.  That set the stage for Paranormal Pendulum III - research in process.  Like PPII we're letting the information guide the query and it's quite a ride.  Here are some clues:


Update:  November 13 2021



  








You'll be able to read all about it the end of 2022.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The Second Coming is a Book?

If ever there was a thought that would go bump in the night, this is it.  The book is a collection of "letters" from Christ, written through a person known only as the Recorder, for people of today.  There are a number of clarifications that may be surprising.  There is some history that is corrected.  And there are a lot of stories that are distorted and previously unknown accounts presented.

From the introduction:

"I have come to rectify the misinterpretations placed on the teachings given when known as JESUS in Palestine, 2000 years ago."

"Because people are on the threshold of a world crisis of enormous proportions, it is vital that I, the Christ, should reach all who will listen.  You know little of the true processes  of creation in which you, yourselves, play a major role.  It is imperative you should understand them sufficiently to enable you to embark on the implementation of a higher version for all humanity."

A richly insightful read for open minds.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Consciousness is on the Move!

We are experiencing a planet wide elevation in consciousness.  Coinciding with the “age of Aquarius” this raising of consciousness is felt by everyone.  It is similar to the rising tide lifting all boats.  Even those boats that don’t want to be lifted.  Those boats are unhappy and such tension is evident.  This is a reaction to change.

 What is “raising” consciousness?  In its simplest sense it is gaining a greater, wider, broader and more in-depth awareness of ourselves and creation.  It is spiritual evolution.  It makes for more satisfying and full-filled lives. 

 For example, an ancient teaching (leading to an elevation of consciousness) was to take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  It was a means of establishing justice.  Take only an eye to compensate for the loss of your eye, or take only a tooth for the loss of your took.  Rather than, say, kill someone, burn their house, slaughter their herd and so on.

 Let’s take a step above that level of consciousness and expand it with a new concept:  That which is hateful to yourself do not do unto others.  The shift here is a greater awareness of self in relation to others.  What you would not want to happen to you, do not do to other people.  Those who understood this teaching developed more control over their thoughts (awareness) and their actions.  They gained spiritual power and applied it to their three-dimensional life on Earth, greatly reducing violence and torment.

 The next great raising of consciousness was a teaching that simply stated to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  That was a major leap in consciousness.  Understanding this teaching focused conscious awareness not on others, but on self.  In the older teaching the focus was other people doing to you as the means of choosing how you would treat them.  It is reactive.  The newer teaching focused on how someone wants to be treated and translate that awareness into how he/she treats others.  It is active.

 If you can grasp the difference between “that which is hateful to yourself do not do unto others” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” then you understand an elevation of consciousness.

 The current evolution is to expand consciousness to a level of awareness that reveals the interconnectedness of everything.  Everything.  To do harm to another (and this will include everything) is to inflict harm upon yourself.  And vice versa.  This is why the Law of Attraction is being taught so extensively.  In another sense:

IT is all connected.

It IS all connected.

It is ALL connected.

It is all CONNECTED.

This new awareness is a game changer not just for us, but for all Earth.  Treat everything as if it is self aware – yes, that means everything.  This is how kindness is developed.


Exciting time, these.  And we are all a part of it.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Habits, Patterns, and Thoughts That Go Bump in the Night

How selective are you about what you eat?  How selective are you about what you wear?

How selective are you about the water you drink?  How selective are you about the people you associate with? How selective are you about your thoughts?

Thoughts are important and like anything important, we can carefully select them.  In order to choose how we think, we have to develop an awareness of what and how we are thinking.  That awareness provides the freedom to change our thoughts. 

Why become more aware?  Without awareness, we could find ourselves in a number of frustrating situations such as:

Fighting needless battles, not against the world, but against ourselves

Investing tremendous energy, time, and expense attempting to solve the wrong problem

Working very hard for success but not getting the expected emotional payoff

Experiencing the same unwanted condition or situation over and over...

 Welcome to the realm of Habits, Patterns, and Thoughts That go Bump in the Night.

Updated and reformatted.  Now available in print and Kindle at  Amazon.


Friday, June 11, 2021

Graham Hancock Explains the Mysteries of Atlantis and Göbekli Tepe

 


Hancock is one of my favorite researchers and authors.  A lot of sense is presented here.

(Caution:  F-bomb near the end.)