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WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF
(SO CHOOSE AGAIN)
I'm going to be controversial and give some context to all the fear that has gripped so much of the world that began this March of 2020. First, let me say that recognizing danger and being cautious is obviously 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 embrace fear as we (the ego) prefers to twist in the joy of it''s 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 is upside down, inside out.
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?
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... that's the ego's 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 not to mention 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.
“The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.”
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” Helen Keller
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV).
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love”. 1 John 4:18 (KJV)
“What is fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness.” Maya Angelou
Choose love or chose fear, there is nothing in between.
So be happy
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
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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