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BE SCARED, REALLY SCARED, BUT NOT AFRAID
In this post, I have featured Disney's depiction of the Headless Horseman from Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow as an analogy for the fears and terror we expect to experience in life. These seem major, but mostly they are nothing but what we project into the future where they loom larger than life... like the Headless Horseman
Even if it's Halloween, we don’t need to take on any more fears than we have too. Seriously... don't make your daily life into a horror story from Sleepy Hollow. There are lots of ways to do that, even without trying. In other words, don’t bring down your spiritual vibe by going to horror movies. Don’t read horror. Just say no! Why? Because ingesting fear is not good for you. Why? Because fear is toxic. There are more exciting things you can do in life than bringing yourself down.
Fear is the opposite of who and what you are. And who are you? I guess you might say you are whoever you think you are. But whatever that is, is not necessarily what you are destined to become. In fact, what you really are is a whole lot more than the quivering ego persona that keeps getting spooked by all its perceived fears.
The truth is, we are, in our essence, love, created as a thought in the Mind of God, existing physically as an extension of Source Energy. It knows nothing of fear, hate or ego. There's nothing about our reality that is intrinsically negative. Only extrinsically, because that's how we make it. Of course, that statement might seem absurd since our minds prefer to dwell in the fantasy nightmare of spiritual separation.
In all reality, there is a polarity between what is and what isn’t. That is; a polarity of love/ light, and its opposite, fear/darkness which is merely the absence of love and light. So, when you turn off the light, all you have is nothing. Only love/light exists because only these qualities are of the divine essence.
However, if we wish to live in the delusion of this absence, we are free to do so, since we exist in a free-will universe, which in itself, is the very substrate for love's existence. In other words, we may live out the fearful illusions of our ego. Much of our fear-based world is a manifestation of our fear delusions and will continue to remain that way until we wake up our collective consciousness.
In as much as we indulge in fear, we are drawn down into a black hole of hellish darkness and despair. I mean, what’s so great about that? We can’t look deeply into Nietzsche’s abyss without it gazing back at us. And as it gazes into us, we fall into it, entranced by a dark paralysis of fear.
So rather than entering into Steven King's house of horrors, or worse yet, the media’s perverse obsession with fear-based news (and lies), do something completely different... something that makes you feel good about life. In the long run, fear just weakens the spirit and makes us feel vulnerable. It might feed the ego, but doesn't feed the soul. It might give some temporary excitement to the mediocre life but will never exhilarate it into its fullness of being. In fact, quite the opposite vibration.
The ego is sustained by fear. It's not real and so is not what we are, even when we allow its aberrance to have its way with us. So, don’t let anyone exploit your seductions of fear. It will only cause you to become less than you are. Love is strong, love is sane. Fear is weak, fear is insane.
Okay then, how about Halloween? Of course, this day s meant to be fun, especially for children. Generally, they don’t take these imaginary fears seriously. Nor should we, lest we live our daily life in the abyss of fear. (Too much television will do that).
Am I overreacting to fear-based entertainment? Perhaps, but only to make a point: We exist in a benevolent universe and yet, in our species' immaturity, we turn our world into the fears it need not have when love and light are present. We can only be fearful when we remain in vibratory alignment with fear. But that can only happen when we allow ourselves to descend into the abyss by consociating with what we aren’t... the absence of our love-essence. Why should we deceive ourselves by allowing our ego’s fears to make us less than we are?
So, go ahead and enjoy Halloween this month if that’s what you enjoy, just don’t take it seriously. Laugh at fear because there’s nothing to fear unless you choose to fear fear.
SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE SERIES
Elysium Passage is a series of seven novels 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 about life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.
An engaging and sometimes 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 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)
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