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Nothing but blue skies from now on?
But where do you find "nothing but blue skies?"
There seems to always be some clouds drifting in or popping up out of nowhere. Just like life. Speaking of which, how many clouds do we attract into our lives just by thinking of cloudy thoughts. You know, the grey clouds of fear and worry; the thunder clouds of hate and anger; the dark clouds of despair and depression. Besides that, there are lots of destructive clouds that bring tornados and hurricanes, just as thoughts can bring destruction to everyone in the path.
Clouds are like our ego, which is part of us, but not the essence of who we really are. It’s the false self, not the divine Self of who we really are, just what we allow to overcast our lives.
Clouds aren’t the sky, they are in the sky just like our egos aren’t us but overcast the real us. But when clouds are socked in for a long time, we might begin to think they are the sky, just like we assume the ego is who and what we are.
Just as we realize clouds aren't the sky, we need to also realize we are not the ego. It’s only the clouds of our ego that tells us we are as limited by the low-hanging clouds that keep us indoors while raining on our parade and everything else in our life.
Our thoughts, however, are easier to control that the weather. Or, I should say, at least it's possible to control our thoughts, even though it's not easy. The weather, however, is impossible to control.
With a change in attitude and shift in thought patterns, we can often make the clouds of darkness go away. But if we think the clouds are the sky and the ego is us, then we won’t be aware of our power to create the kind of sky we wish to have in our life. It's up to us whether our skies remain clear or become obstructed by clouds. Like the weather, clouds come and go, but we can create a climate where we experience more blue skies than fog.
This analogy leads us to a lengthy discussion on the ego. Don’t get me wrong, the ego is not wrong any more than clouds. We need both. Clouds bring rain, just as our ego teaches us the contrast between union and separation. That’s how we discover who we are. The ego does recognize unconditional love but tells us we are separate bodies in an alienated universe. Our true Self, tells us we are not separated but are one with God; one with ourselves; one with everyone and everything.
But we’re not one with our ego since it doesn't exist except as a delusion. Yet, it’s a useful delusion because it shows us what we aren’t. By refusing to identify with the ego’s ‘voice’, we rise above it' and gain control of our thoughts. Being above the clouds, we can see clearly in the blue skies. Then we finally understand that the dark clouds never were the sky, any more than the ego we thought was us, actually was us. We, we created in God's image as the infinite Christ, the divine Self, the Atman. That's what we are, and ever have been, just as the blue skies we see are part of the infinite sky. That’s all there is.
And that's why...
it's Blue Skies... from now on.
btw, if you don't like Willie, try Doris Day. She always was about blue skies.
SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT
This the first in a series of five Elysium narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality, and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
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(ATTEMPTED) INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: READER REVIEWS
The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on www.elysiumspassage.com or directly at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/reader-reviews
"A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture, and humour; Mr. Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.”
"Quietly, gently, and without imposition, the Author unfolds the pages, creating an intricate, interlocking bridge spanning the chasm between mind and heart. Renewing, refreshing, restoring. In my bereavement, it was vigil and light…"
“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging. I can't wait to complete this book!"
“Takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”
“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting, yet calming, experience that is not to be missed."
"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."
“N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."
"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it to other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"
“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”
“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought-provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humour together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”
“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”
“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.
“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”
“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)
“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.” (CLARION REVIEW)
PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
The Summit is now available for purchase. With the exception of the last novel, the other three have been written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT available
QUANTUM LEAPS spring 2020
SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2020
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2021
HE ELIXIR spring 2022
THE RETURN sometime in 2023
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