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, May 24, 2022

The News Perspective


I hear about doom and gloom from folks a lot.  They watch the news and see tragedy after tragedy, hear about them on podcasts, radio - whatever is their source for “news.” The news is a litany of man’s inhumanity to each other, to animals, to the earth and so on.  The question that goes bump in the night is; Why are these awful happenings news?

Because they are deviations from the norm.  What is mostly reported as “news” are instances where people behave in a way different from the usual.  Give it some thought.  While there are occurrences that are painful, destructive, ugly and mean, they are so few as to garner attention.  These occurrences and behaviors are not the normal but the exception.

If these exceptions distract you from living your best, then turn your attention elsewhere.  What you give your attention is what you see more of and experience more of; aka the law of attraction.  If you wish to keep up with the “news” then do so in small doses and always, always, project a blessing to whatever is making the news.  Make your own news, for yourself.

(And thanks to those readers who dropped by the Studio May 14 for the pendulum workshop and book signing.  A good time was had by all!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

If you're in the Shreveport area Saturday, May 14...


Dan Baldwin will present a workshop on Pendulum Dowsing from 10:00 am to Noon.  Open to all, no charge.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Beyond the Brain...


...exploring consciousness with two pioneers, Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake.

If you've got the time, they've got the thoughts that go bump in the night..

Monday, January 24, 2022

Been Quiet of Late... new book with Dan Baldwin.  Pendulums, spirits, UFO's, extraterrestrials, and one woman's saga...  Ready soon!

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.