Are You Spiritual?

How do you know you are SPIRITUAL and not just weird?

These days it might be hard to tell. But if you are doing most of these 12 things on a regular basis, you just might be a spiritual person.

1) You love looking out at the stars.

The Mystery and Grandeur of the Universe really appeals to you and gives you a feeling of “connection.”

2) You prefer happy thoughts to sad or boring.

Thoughts are energy – and a positive mindset puts you in touch with the beautiful energy of the Universe.

3) You tend to help people whenever possible.

The Law of Abundance, the Golden Rule, or the message of Karma – whatever you want to call it if you’re a natural “do-gooder” you’re probably linked to the spiritual goodness of the Universe.

4) You enjoy being out in Nature.

Toxic lifestyles and harsh thoughts serve no one, so the more you seek to clear your head and return to a positive mental and physical balance found in Nature, the more you’re naturally tuning up your own spiritual energy, or vibration, to the source of all things Spiritual.

5) You are guided in life by your intuition

That inner voice is your constant companion.

6) You believe in and support “the Truth”

The truth isn’t just what you want to be true, it’s the reality that’s there despite your beliefs and desires. If you can tell the difference, you are truly spiritual.

7) You think life should be honored

If you’re aware that this reality you’re experiencing is a gift and you choose to honor yourself and be present, you are indeed engaging in a very spiritual perception.

8) You appreciate the significance of all kinds of life – from the smallest to the largest.

Mystics recognize that the life flowing through all creatures – bugs to mammals, reptiles to birds – is equal, and beautiful no matter the size of the being or its perceived importance in the world.

9) You understand the power and benefits of forgiveness

Forgiveness takes a burden off you and let’s you interact more effectively with the world.

10) You really don’t like “Drama”

If you’re regularly seeking a way out of dramatic settings and looking for higher energy activities that leave you feeling restored, refreshed, and happy, you’re naturally calling spirituality into your life.

11) You love being in new places

This includes internal states as well as external environments.

12) You greatly appreciate humor and laughter

Especially if you can laugh at yourself – because is there anyone sillier than you in the Universe? Think about it.

Wake Up, Punchy!

President Trump recently called out a former Hollywood actor for behaving like a boxer who had taken too many punches to the head. “Wake up, Punchy!” he said, with the hope that the actor would come to his senses. When a fighter gets hit in the head too many times, he can become “punch drunk,” a condition in which the person becomes unable to think, act or speak normally as though intoxicated or over tired. Repeated blows to the head can also lead to severe, permanent brain damage.

This particular actor is quite old, and used to be a movie star in the 70’s playing tough, masculine anti-heroes.  He now, basically, lives off his old glory days, and has become one of those odd, eccentric characters who shouts at clouds and screams out insane left wing rhetoric at inappropriate occasions. It is extremely unlikely he has been in a physical altercation for over 40 years thus, his punch drunk state is due to more metaphysical blows to the head. He’s been attacked by thoughts his tired brain can’t cope with.

This, unfortunately, is a condition more and more people are beginning to experience. There’s a lot going on in the world and with ever expanding social media and telecommunications networks even the most out of touch individual is bombarded with an inordinate amount of random information. Processing this information is difficult without some practice. The Globalists and plutocrats that assume they rule the world do not want people to practice thinking and reasoning.  Thinking and reasoning gets in the way of human servitude. A confused populace is far easier to control. When a person is totally confused there are basically only two reactions they can have: run rampant or latch onto any stable idea that comes to them and cling to it for dear life, even if that idea is total nonsense. Either reaction will benefit the Globalists. If you run rampant you inspire fear and confusion in other people who will then turn to the “masters” for protection. If you accept the approved, stable idea, you become a willing slave.   

Celebrities or anyone who seeks public approval, such as politicians,  are more likely to become metaphysically punch drunk because they are used to suppressing their own thoughts and following the dictates of others. Imagine spending your whole life listening to teachers, trainers, agents, managers, promoters, directors, producers, editors, sponsors or other guides and benefactors – how would you ever learn how to think? Now surround yourself with sycophants, drug dealers, procurers, and other “artists” with equally stunted thought processes and you have the recipe for lunacy.

It’s no wonder that celebrities lean towards extremist ideologies that reinforce the strange beliefs that they are brilliant creators responsible for purifying the world.

 

 The poor, old, punch drunk, former movie star who routinely threatens to beat up the President of the United States in order to save the country is just one example of this metaphysical brain damage that infects celebrities, media pundits and politicians.  

 

I don’t think there’s any hope of saving the alt-left, over privileged, celebrity radicals in the world – their confusion runs too deep. But there is hope for the somewhat normal people that might be reading this. You have to wake up! Wake up anyway you can. Wake yourself up and then go out and wake up everyone else. Find a moment of clarity and strive to free yourself of the metaphysical drunken state that has now become far too common. Do what you need to do and wake up, Punchy.

D-Day

The number 666 is often associated with the Devil and evil in general – but on the 6th hour of the 6th day of the 6th month in 1944 the forces of good pushed back against the darkness and reclaimed the light.

On D-Day the Allied nations mounted a massive attack, part of operation Overlord, against the Nazi Socialist armies that had taken control of Europe. The combined English, Canadian and American forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in what was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control. The invasion laid the foundations for the Allied victory on the Western Front and started the action that led to the total defeat of Hitler’s empire.

World War II is often seen as an epic/mythic confrontation between good and evil played out in the real world. The actions of Hitler’s partners could certainly be seen as Evil with a capital “E” and the results of a Nazi victory would have been disastrous for the world – a disaster from which the people of Earth might never have recovered. But the forces opposed to Hitler were not necessarily all that good – at least the leadership of the Allied forces were far from saintly. They were brilliant, competent and determined combatants and the people they served were convinced of the rightness of their cause – but they weren’t saints. This goes to show that in a war against evil, angels can accept and use help by less than perfect partners. If the Devil was orchestrating the war, his own weapons and powers were turned against him. On D-day, and throughout Operation Overlord, the Allies used deception, cunning, propaganda, brute force, the wanton sacrifice of lives (425,000 troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the battle of Normandy) and, of course, the possibly accidental use of the number 666.

On D-Day, the unstoppable armies of the Nazi regime were finally stopped. The Allies freed France, Western Europe and eventually the rest of the world held hostage by the Devil in the guise of Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party. After the war, the Allies consolidated the United Nations organization tasked specifically with preventing such a war from ever happening again. Let us hope they are successful.

Is Mysticism a Religion?

Mysticism plays an important — and often essential — role in all the world’s religions; however mysticism itself is not a religion.

Mysticism is a spiritual practice that stands alongside religion:  A practice through which anyone can awaken their inner faculties and develop a deep awareness of life and reality. Mysticism actually informs the religions of the world by offering a path of direct contact with whatever a person recognizes or understands as divinity. The mystic learns to realize the relationship between his or her individual life and the Infinite Consciousness which gives and sustains all life.

Mysticism can be practiced anywhere in the world by people with any kind of religious or cultural beliefs. There are Christian mystics, Jewish mystics, Muslim mystics, Buddhist mystics, Hindu mystics, Protestant mystics, Catholic mystics, and even agnostic mystics. Mystics come from all walks of life, from all nations, races, religious and philosophical perspectives. A mystic may be a business professional, a child, a homemaker, a clergyman, a manual laborer, a devout member of any of the world’s faiths, an agnostic, an artist – anyone can practice mysticism. A mystic is any person who realizes, and is fortunate enough to maintain, a conscious connection with the Infinite Consciousness — the Divine Spirit — or any of Its attributes, including Love, Wisdom, Power, Goodness, Transformation, Wholeness, or Creativity.

 

When you explore the mystic side of your nature, you will begin to grow and blossom into a joyous being. Your life will be greatly enriched and your expanding awareness will help people everywhere.

 

Christianity and Socialism

A lot of people want to equate Christianity with Socialism. Even the Pope seems to believe Christianity is some sort of socialist religion. This is absurd. A basic look at Christian doctrine completely contradicts the socialist position.

Christianity is NOT a socialist religion. Christ is a KING! And who ever heard of a socialist king?

 

King Jesus is certainly caring and compassionate and propagandists claim these are socialist traits – but let’s be realistic, socialist leaders are not known for their compassion – at least not those that actually have power. Consider Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Chavez, Guevara, Kim – these men and their comrades were responsible for the painful deaths of well over 100,000,000 people in the 20th century, and the torture and enslavement of millions more. Socialists are not kind or considerate once in power.

King Jesus might be better described as an Enlightened Monarch or even a benevolent dictator – he is certainly not a socialist. Was Moses a socialist? How about King David, King Solomon or Emperor Constantine – were they socialists?

Here are some specific differences between Socialism and Christianity:

1/ Socialism is materialistic and godless. Socialists view all problems as economic and based on the unequal distribution of wealth. There is no need for God in this world, only material assets controlled by people with the “correct,” State approved mind set. Christianity, on the other hand, sees the world in a spiritual light with physical interactions being a mere prelude to a more glorious life to come. Economic issues are unimportant in the grander scheme of God’s universe.

2/ Following on this, Socialism seeks to re-distribute wealth regardless of any moral virtues. The rich are always bad and the poor are always good. Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” but he didn’t mean economically poor – he meant those who realize their need for God and salvation. In Socialism the rich are to be punished and the poor rewarded despite their values or shortcomings. In Christianity those with spiritual attitudes in line with God are raised up – whether rich or poor.

3/ Continuing, Socialism has no problem robbing the rich to give to the poor. Some claim that this is something Robin Hood did – this is false! Robin Hood took improper and excessive taxes away from the corrupt officials and returned it to the people from whom it was stolen – this is completely different. The real Robin Hood is more in line with Christian attitudes. Christianity supports private property and keeping what one earns. Socialism would steal private property from its lawful owners and give it to whomever the controllers deem worthy – From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

4/ Socialism, in fact, encourages class warfare and envy. The rich are demonized and all society’s ills are placed on their door step. While it is true that Christianity advocates for the poor when they are genuinely oppressed by the rich, even fearlessly calling out kings when they abuse their power, nowhere in Christian doctrine does it say that the poor are entitled to the fruits of another’s labor or that they have the right to demand coveted riches.

5/ One final point:  It has long been known that married couples and close-knit families, have more economic strength and opportunities as well as stronger spiritual values. Socialism, from the beginning, has sought to destroy the family structure and replace it with dependence on the State, for all economic, relationship, educational and values driven needs.  A State-centric society is definitely NOT a Christian society. There is really nothing Christian about Socialism, despite what left wing interests would assert.

 

 

Lest We Forget

FILE - A Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 file photo showing a banner with the silhouette of troops and a large red poppy with the words 'Lest We Forget' is held up by a fan prior to the start of the World Cup 2018 Group F qualification soccer match between England and Scotland at Wembley stadium in London. FIFA is set to relax the rules that ban teams from commemorating non-sporting events at soccer matches in response to high-profile disputes with British associations over honoring war dead. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae1872 – 1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place, and in the sky, 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

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Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Happy Halloween!

Samhain

 

Samhain marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the winter season. The holiday was celebrated with religious rituals, bonfires, and dressing in masks. This was a very important point in the year ,and it was believed that it was a time when the boundaries of the land of the living and the dead were blurred.

Samhain marks the end of the summer and the beginning of the winter season. The holiday was celebrated with religious rituals, bonfires, and dressing in masks. This was a very important point in the year ,and it was believed that it was a time when the boundaries of the land of the living and the dead were blurred.

 

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Spiritual vs. Religious

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Many people claim to be spiritual rather than religious. They accept that a higher power exists and works in their lives but they don’t go to Church or connect themselves with a particular religion or religious denomination. This has become a standard refrain of modern people in the West as established institutions, ideologies and traditional values decline in relevance. It sounds like a nice contrast from atheism or pure materialistic beliefs.

The problem with this idea is that it leaves out, for many people using the term, the fact that not all spiritual forces are benevolent. Spirit can be both positive and negative just as human desire can be both positive and negative. When people suggest that they are spiritual or connected to spirit, rather than religious, they forget that demons are also spiritual beings, no less than angels. So-called spiritual people could be embracing demonic influences without even knowing it.

 

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But wait – are demons real?

Why shouldn’t they be? It is hard to argue that negative forces are not at work in the world. And it is hard to argue that many people who commit negative actions believe they are doing good work. Hitler and his closest advisers all considered themselves spiritual and thought they were doing God’s will. Leaders of murderous cults throughout history believed they were acting on the side of angels. Members of the Islamic State believe they are following the will of God and not just being demented psychopaths (although to be fair they consider themselves “religious” rather than “Spiritual”).

When you make a choice to adopt a spiritual life, be sure to check what SPIRIT is encouraging you to do. The reason Christians talk about a HOLY SPIRIT is because many other spirits exist and many of them seek to influence people. How do you know if your spirituality is positive rather than negative? Negative spirits proclaim that reality is completely subjective, nothing is true and all things are permissible. There is no right path and everyone’s judgement is equal. This might sound pleasing to people but what is pleasing to humans isn’t necessarily best thing for them.

 

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The Master Jesus said this:

“Enter through the narrow gate. The gate that leads to destruction is wide and broad and many enter through it. But the gate that leads to life is small and narrow, and only a few find it.

“Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them…Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

“Not everyone who calls Me Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in Your name and we cast out demons in Your name and performed many miracles.’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’”

(Matthew 7:13 – 23)

Ultimately, each of us must decide for ourselves what spiritual path to follow – we must understand, however, that different paths do exist and choose our own path wisely.

How can you decide? First you have to wake up – wake up anyway you can – wake yourself up and then wake up everyone else. You can only make good choices when your eyes are open.

 

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Anti-Socialism Movies

Hollywood is known as a hotbed of Socialist and Globalist sentiments. But this wasn’t always the case. When Russia was known as the Soviet Union and posed an actual rather than an imaginary threat to democracy, talented artists tried to show what the world would be like under a Globalist regime. True artists know that Globalism is a threat to creativity, freedom and individuality.

The following 12 films expressed fears of Globalism as dystopian sci-fi fantasies. Even in the old days one couldn’t be too obvious in one’s anti-globalist sentiments – the socialist infiltration of the universities and bureaucracies had begun as early as the end of WW1. The movies had to be imaginative, even cartoonish, or people might get upset.

If you haven’t seen these movies here is a spoiler – very often the Globalists win and the hero is crushed or marginalized. That’s the real scary thing about the movies – not the monsters, robots, and nightmare imagery – the scary part is that the individual, the free thinker, the champion is most often defeated and the Globalist world prevails.

Another thing about these movies – many were made by Liberals – smart liberals who understood that Socialism, though a nice fantasy, doesn’t work in the real world.

Here are the movies in no particular order. I’ve linked them to Wikipedia.

 

Metropolis 1927

(the downtrodden poor toil in misery while the elite party)

Soylent Green 1973

(when everyone is totally dependent on the State, how does the State provide for them?)

Idiocracy 2006

(Socialists implement dumb ideas like replacing all water with “Brawndo” (Gatorade) since it has electrolytes)

They Live 1988

(the aliens are actually the Globalist elite hiding in plain sight among us)

1984 1984

(this is about the evils of Socialism – Big Brother is pretty much a stronger Bernie Sanders)

Fahrenheit 451 1966

(the State provides all knowledge and entertainment – so why would you need books?)

Harrison Bergeron 1995

(to make everyone equal, it’s easier to beat down the strong than to elevate the weak)

Rollerball 1975

(the only important people are those approved of by the State – everyone else is expendable)

The Time Machine 1960

(the Globalist monsters hidden underground raise beautiful people as food)

Videodrome 1983

(people who watch a lot of mediocre State sanctioned TV are easier to control)

The Trial 1962

(to Globalists, everyone is guilty until they prove their innocence – even if they don’t know the crime)

Brazil 1985

(Socialist bureaucracy run rampant)

Autumnal Equinox

This year the Autumnal Equinox, or Mabon, occurs on September 22, 2017

Here is a link to a full article post

 

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