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April 1 2020
WEAR THE WORLD AS A LOOSE GARMENT
Most of us, it seems, live our lives closely attached to the world and what it affords us because that's all we know. And so, when something comes along like a killer pandemic, everything in our life feels threatened, including our bodies.
We're not sure what might come next and so we cling on to what we have. Even as we get older and our bodies no longer function properly, as mortality looms ever nearer, we still cling to life. This is something we never thought would happen to us when we were young, feeling our bodies to be forever immortal. Even when the former pleasures of life no longer satisfy as they once did, still many fear death.
The question remains as to whether we are happier clinging to this world, even as our grip on it loosens, and we sense it slipping away or do we live life with a sense of happy abandon as encouraged by Jesus. In his words:
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Matthew 6:26-34 (KJV)
There is a saying: Be detached to attachment and attached to detachment. This seems to be along the lines of what St. Francis was saying, perhaps more creatively, when he admonished us to wear the world as a loose garment which touches in a few places and there lightly.
My conclusion is that in these times of hysteria, fear and vulnerability, it's good to remember that only our bodies are mortal but our spirit is of God-essence. And so, we will continue to live on in whatever dimension we find ourselves.
My hero, James, in Elysium's Passage was an atheist and didn't believe that, at least until he discovered that... I won't say more except that these questions of life and death, attachment and detachment, are some of the major themes in the Elysium's Passage Novel Series.
I hope you will consider reading these novels as they are released and let me know what you think.
April 15, 2020
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
Shining our light is important to our happiness and well-being including the well being of everyone around us. How we feel inside is transmitted to others and they transmit that to others.
Each of us is like a little lighthouse shining our state of consciousness to everyone around us, whether we are aware of it or not. That's going on at every moment. If our light is out, we have only darkness to offer. If we're happy we can’t help but shine our light. That’s why it is very important we maintain a happy state of consciousness. It affects not only us but everyone. This is how the world’s conscious awareness is lifted… one person at a time.
So, how do we shine our light when all we see is darkness around us?
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April 21, 2020
FEAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
"War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!"
I think of that 70s song when I think about fear since many of its lines apply. Listen to it below.
So I say: Fear! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Fear is everywhere in the air throughout the world. But is it necessary? I'm saying NO!
In fact, I'm saying its toxic. The atmosphere is being polluted by fear as it's consequences of lies destroys our families, our society, our jobs, our education our businesses, our immunity, our economic security and our lives. For what… a virus that has less impact than the seasonal flu?
Economic indicators based on the past show the casualties for every percentage of unemployment. With over 30 million out of work in the USA alone, there will be over 1 million casualties based on these stats. At this time there are over 70,000 deaths, (supposedly Covid) mainly of seniors who are already quarantined. So how does this fearful 'social-distancing' help when it may end up destroying over ten times more?
Since no studies have yet been completed on 'social-distancing,' there is no proof it works. Yet we continue to destroy much of our world based on the assumption that it works. In fact, when immunity is not being built up in the population it does just the opposite.
Sweden, for example, has far fewer deaths per million than most of the other European nations. Locked down Belgium has three times as many deaths per million as free Sweden. Immunologists are aware of this but aren't being listened to. Why? It's irrational and it's lethal.
Self-quarantine if you have a pre-existing condition. That only makes sense, except to the government and MSM who seem to prefer sabotaging everything in our civilization.
Eight USA states and Sweden with no lockdown are no worse, and in many cases, have far fewer deaths per million than the lockdowns. It's called herd immunity. Lock-down prevents immunity.
Anyway, don't believe me, but to find out what's going on, go to my red pill coronavirus blog post at https://digitalbloggers.com/…/corona-virus-shut-down-or-her…
One thing of noticed about people who take the blue pill is that they prefer to believe their fear narrative rather than bothering to listen to someone who is not fearful. And they won't seek out the truth lest they be proven wrong,... which they almost always are! Fear is of the ego and the ego doesn't like to get wrong.
I agree we should always be cautious and aware of danger (obviously), but that's not the same thing as fear. Fear is the opposite of love. It’s a virus in the mind that, when given free rein, makes people irrational and belligerent. My mother is quarantined in a senior residence home where she should be considering her age at 97. But school children who have natural immunity? Only governments would be stupid enough to close down the system, (except in Sweden).
For several years I’ve observed blue pill people who get angry. They will insult and lash out at anyone who refuses to participate in their fear narrative. Just listen to MSM as they lecture, shame and hectoring everyone to stay at home. Its insanity!
Fear demands to be respected, but I don’t respect fear or fear-mongers. Although, I must admit I do fearing fear mongers because of their complicity in the destruction.
I have much more to say on the blue pill, red pill concept of The Matix movie but will leave that for another time when I develop this Daily Message into a full blog post in the future.
SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT
ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT is 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
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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