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April 1 2020
I'm going to be controversial and try to give some context to the fear that has gripped so much of the world.
First, let me say that caution is a good thing. It can save our lives. Fear, however, is good for nothing and doesn't solve anything but put us in paralysis, just as Franklin stated.
Make no mistake, fear is suffering. When we allow it, it remains with us day and night. There's no escape. It's hell. But for some perverse reason, humanity seems to embrace its fears, far more than love, joy, trust, happiness. As Gurdjieff states, we seem to love our fear as we "twist in the joy of our pain." It's what much of the movie industry is about, not to mention the major news networks. Hard to get a good vibe with any of it. The world truly is upside down, inside out and backwards. Just take a look around.
Actually, it all makes sense when you realize how much we unwittingly live in our delusionary ego-minds. Fear really is the main quality of the ego. It’s the opposite of love; the illusion of being separate and alone in this universe. That's why we fear death more than we love life.
But if we don’t free ourselves from the 'spirit of fear' with love, we will constantly be wringing our hands and quaking in our boots about everything, both real and imaginary... mainly imaginary. What could be more insane than that? Yet, we all do it... at least until we learn to “choose again.” That’s when we choose Love over fear by going to gratitude over disempowerment and victimhood. That’s the only way consciousness can evolve, since fear lowers our conscious intelligence to almost invariably make stupid short term, unwise decisions.
I see fear everywhere these days and find it’s really difficult to talk people out of their fear pain-body. The ego, being the ego, doesn't like to be challenged and so it resents being told not to fear since fear is its raison d'etre. Have you noticed how fear and anger go together?
Yesterday, for example, I encountered someone who got really angry at me (as many do) on the issue of Corvid 19. I just told her what any doctor knows: viruses lose their strength with each transmission and then soon they are gone until the next strain comes around. (Good thing or none of us would be here or ever would have been here.)
Then I said that’s why it’s already over in S. Korea and, if we are to believe China, there too --- yes, China. She said she would only believe that if she heard it on the news. Good luck with that! Like so many these days, she really wanted to believe things were going to get worse. And maybe they will before they get better.... but they will get better. That's the point.
Of course, you see this fear and anger all over Twitter and MSM. I’ve noticed this for years. It happens whenever we don’t buy into the fear narrative. How dare we? Then comes the indignation, hubris and contempt. (Fear-Anger-Contempt-Ridicule, is the pattern)
Obviously, this virus kills, especially the most vulnerable. But for context, let’s bear in mind that Influenza ‘B’ kills up to 80,000 each year in the world. That’s almost double what this virus has killed (so far), meaning odds are much better with this virus than with the flu. If we consider the annual stats, that’s not much if we consider Malaria, Typhoid and HIV. Those are the big ones, year in and year out. So, what’s going on here? Mass hysteria? But why didn't we freak out with SARS, bird flu, and swine flu?
No one wants anyone to get this, but it's not exactly cancer or a death sentence the way the media likes to spin it, even if you are old with ‘health conditions’. So, sure, take whatever precautions you think you need to be socially responsible, particularly if it makes you feel safe and you think you are protecting others… I respect that. But let’s not wallow in fear; let's look at this virus scare with some context and proportion... and facts.
I don't wish to argue about this virus since I know you can make whatever case you wish with statistics. In any case, it will pass soon enough. But fear won't... there's always something new coming along. But don't be afraid... just cautious and be sure to avoid the virus... the virus of FEAR.
DAILY (WEEKLY) MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE
In this post, I feature a new 'DAILY' MESSAGE each week. (Though it's not daily, it might be worth considering daily.) Some of these posts are philosophical in nature, while some might be more scientifically orientated. Others are intended to be spiritually inspiring. Regardless, my desire is to provide only profound quotes that most thinkers might appreciate.
Though certain posts are excerpts from the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE SERIES, most are from a variety of other sources. Over the years, I have read extensively and have highlighted countless phrases containing great wisdom, intellectual insights that include humour and wit. I will continue to draw from whatever quality material turns up in my ongoing research.
If you enjoy these posts, you might wish to pass some of them along to anyone you think may be interested.
Just tell them to go to www.elysiumspassage.com and proceed to the DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE post near the top.
As I'm sure is obvious, I've created these blog posts to help promote the ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE novel series. So any help you can give me by spreading the word would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
I have included below the standard material I have in most posts to help introduce new visitors to the series, including a short Video Presentation, Reader Reviews, Summary of the first book, projected publication dates, and social media information. Note my personal email address. Feel free to write to me anytime or, alternatively, comment at the end of this post.
To view previous DAILY PASSAGE postings, go to the ARCHIVED posts listed below. These are at the end of the list of posts but can be accessed directly here.
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.
To read a sample press review at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
(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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