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Electricity has always fascinated me as a concept. In truth, it has empowered me directly while teaching me respect for it, along with a good dose of humility. My perception of electricity is that of a formidable force of unbridled power and a silent master.
And as human civilization has harnessed electricity to create unfathomable applications and outcomes, you and I can equally harness our faith to create unimaginable yet incredible futures. Indeed, from a bolt of lightning in the sky, we have managed to transform it into light, heat, coolness, stored energy, movement, communication and intelligence.
Similarly, we have the ability, dare I say, power, to transform our faith into actionable living, yielding real life outcomes and consequences. Yes, we are the switch!
One might ask, “What are the possible outcomes of faith?” and “How do I go about pursuing them?” The answer to both questions begins and ends with one question; “Do You Believe?”
If your answer is “Yes”, you have already mastered the most difficult aspect of this concept. Conversely, if your answer is “No”, I will challenge you that subconsciously, your real answer is “Not Yet”.
Like electricity, every physical aspect of our existence and being on Earth, must conform to a simple construct specific to energy, i.e., Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Simply stated, this means that because everything in our world is fundamentally energy, the Law of Physics states that energy is never lost, but rather, transformed into other energy, water boils and becomes vapor, food is ingested and becomes muscle and body mass, thoughts transform into action… and prayers are answered and manifested in numerous ways in our lives.
“Unlike electricity, however, faith is a conditional construct. And that is, faith depends upon our Will to enact it. Faith triggers real life events to occur. People are saved from tragedy, opportunities materialize, sickness can be healed and reconciliation between people is made possible. An essential aspect of faith that many people overlook or do not acknowledge, is that God acts within His own timeline, not ours. He responds to us in many ways, some being unexpected or misunderstood, because we do not share His thinking, logic, or plan.”
The real Power of faith is in knowing that we have influence upon the world, other people, and events; and that God is a Loving and Caring Being, and will eternally be just, compassionate and responsive to our communication. All we need to do is simply Believe.
As a Believer, I want; truthfully, I need, to learn more, to better understand, and to guide my actions as I implement my being as a Christian… as a Believer. Accordingly, I read the Bible, I share my thoughts with others and I collectively worship God with other believers. I observe my world and I sincerely offer help to others in the interest of making it a better place. I refer to “Prayer” as the First Amendment of the Soul, and I will always choose to Believe, to be Thankful and to seek to Help others. I invite you to come and join me.
Seriously, would you rather be an atheist and die, only to learn that God is Real; or would you rather be a Believer and die, only to learn that God did not exist? Which path has minimal risk and maximum reward? Which then, do you choose?
In today’s world, we are bombarded with information; sounds of music, flashes of light and color, fluid motion, visions of warm tropical places, imagery of goals worth achieving, memories of childhoods past, scenarios of futures awaiting, temporal aspects of life, emotions and frame of mind, outcomes of poor decisions, rewards for a humble life. Indeed, all these sensical stimuli invigorate our thoughts, sway our judgment and populate our mind. Critically, they feed our soul.
And at our core, that which supports all the processing and analysis of this information is what I prefer to call, “The Voice that Matters“. This voice is silent, yet dominates and influences our actions via our thoughts. This voice formulates our opinions, guides our lives and determines our future.
But just what is this voice, where did it come from and why does it speak in silence? At the foundation of our being, we are creatures of free will; possessing the ability to think, reason, make judgments, form opinions, reach decisions and implement actions. The image of the proverbial angel and devil on our shoulders is so apropos.
Still, others identify this voice as our conscience. And it can manifest itself in our minds as darkness, solitude, light, echoes, angels, demons, perhaps parents, a friend or a person from our past. Regardless of form, this force of energy materializes whenever we are presented with multiple paths for decision or action.
And truly, this voice does matter, as our lives are impacted as a result of our thoughts and actions. Rest assured, we are never alone, yet at times, the world certainly can make us feel that way.
“To the degree we acknowledge, trust, leverage and listen to the voice that matters, our lives can be enriched and stretched or constrained and limited. Even more paradoxical is the revelation that it is our own doing that ultimately directs or creates our future. We are not soulless victims, but rather, energized gladiators. Life is not a matter of chance, but of choice”.
Morality, norms, spirituality, integrity and intuition, all feed our internal voice like an engine of sorts, powering our thoughts, guiding our actions and monitoring our behaviors, setting our path forward. Each of us has multiple futures, determined by the choices we make in life.
The quality of our being is in large part, determined by our resilience in resisting temptation, our resolve to reach and implement moral behaviors, our commitment to authenticity and our willingness to embrace and acknowledge God in our lives.
The real question is which words will you talk… Which path will you walk? Can you hear the sound of silence?
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence
In the whispers of majestic White Pine trees as brisk gusts of wind caress their soft needles, one can hear the breath of a baby, the admonition of an elder, and even the sails of a schooner on the open sea. Indeed, we utilize our imagination in many ways, yet when presented situations like this, rarely do we explain what we hear as imaginary.
Our senses translate and perceive what we hear as Real, moreover, as Meaningful. When one believes there are no coincidences in life, such as this writer, many occurrences and experiences in life hold special, specific or significant meaning and can be associated with events of our past, symbols of our future and warnings of potential danger ahead.
Imagine, then, what one might hear if my soul could speak! It may tell of faded memories of family who’ve passed on, or fears of my childhood, or the dreams of a righteous father for his children. Without question, however, my soul would speak of Truth, of Gratitude, of Humility and Perseverance of Faith. And it would definitely speak of the Glory of God and the unimaginable beauty, peace and love of something known only as heaven.
My soul, you see, is my conscience that guides my thoughts and actions, that inner voice that
reminds me of the “right” things to do. It is my “true north” as I travel through life, it is the supportive embrace that comforts me in times of need. Most importantly, it is my Voice to the world by my actions, interactions, intentions, hopes and dreams. It defines me to others and protects me as I journey toward eternity.
“My soul is the essence of Who I am, how I think, what I believe and the “rules” I follow as I grow throughout my earthly life and existence. It is my reference point for every thought I create, my cookbook for this recipe called humanity. As you’ve undoubtedly read and heard many times, my soul is my Alpha and Omega, my personal universe. And ultimately, my soul is what remains when my physical vessel can pulse no more.”
I believe the soul is inextricably connected to our physical bodies until that moment of separation that occurs throughout the death process. The soul is pure energy that is encapsulated within our bodies and then peels away and vaporizes into yet another form of energy as our spirit lives on at death.
You see, I’ve witnessed first hand and experienced so many occurrences and situations that I simply could not logically explain, other than being the direct result of some divine intervention, whether a guardian angel’s influence or perhaps the actual embrace of God upon my life. Experiences that resonate of goodness and godliness, that indelibly mark my soul as witness and testimony to the “Truth”.
So, in the whispers of majestic White Pine trees as brisk gusts of wind caress their soft needles, listen attentively and you will hear the drama, joy and deliverance of your life, and perhaps others lives. And make no mistake, it is anything but your imagination at work, but rather, the voices of angels and divine feedback from numerous dimensions of magnitude above what we know as human life.
In those moments of truth, make sure you search for the essence of your being, the path you are travelling and the destination at which your physical life will ultimately arrive. I ask that age-old and classic, yet oh so relevant of questions….. WHO ARE YOU?
As a human race, collectively humanity, we have diligently worked to dissect the world around us; to discover the secrets of the human body, to explain the universe; to attempt to understand all that “is”. Yet, we continuously overlook the most empirical and critical aspect of our very existence. We avoid researching and discovering our spirit and soul.
Atheists relentlessly strive to disprove something they say does not exist. I say, that approach perfectly illustrates the definition of “Insanity”, much like Cognitive Dissonance. Isn’t it so much more logical and sane to expend energy working to prove something does exist? Positive communication is always the surest confirmation of the transference of thought and ideas, yes? And by the very nature and definition of the scientific method, it is impossible to prove the non-existence of anything; for to accomplish that feat requires tangible facts.
“As involuntary reactions like breathing, pupil dilation, sneezing, and yes, even our heartbeat, occur without thought or conscious stimulus, compassion is likewise more a verb than a noun.”
Compassion involves caring, knowing, feeling and empathy. It is a direct result of the way each of us are “wired” as unique and individual human beings. Profoundly, however, it is a symptom and not the cause. Anyone who is skilled in RCA (Root Cause Analysis) troubleshooting and thought process has been taught how to appropriately, get to the root of a cause/effect relationship.
Such is the case with compassion. But just what exactly is at the root of compassion; what makes it a symptom?
As a campfire requires an ignition source, so must compassion be preceded by some spark to ignite it. We see, hear and feel compassion all around us on a regular basis, so much so perhaps, that we have become somewhat desensitized to the reality of its existence.
A mother comforting a crying newborn infant; a little boy helping his friend up after having fallen off his bike; a father consoling his daughter after having her heart broken by her first boyfriend; a homeowner shoveling the snow from his elderly neighbor’s driveway after a snowstorm. Yes, compassion is all around us, if only we take the time to recognize and appreciate it, along with the people that live compassionate lives.
What spark then, undeniably dwelling inside each of us, ignites these acts of compassion? Some call it heart, some conscience, others simply refer to it as caring, and still many more recognize it as the direct result of spirit, soul and faith. Most definitely, compassion is in and of itself, invisible and intangible; yet the impact and outcomes of its presence are astonishingly and incredibly observable. They are in fact, Real.
As a people, or perhaps better phrased, as a people lacking faith, we become agitated, frightened, anxious and insecure when we cannot explain things that occur in our world. As testimony, some of the most calm, self-assured, peaceful, optimistic and happy people I know are people of deep, deep faith, regardless of their financial or occupational “well-being”. Conversely, people of violence, anger and hatred clearly emanate a decided absence of faith in their lives.
For this author, this is clearly a cause/effect scenario and relationship. Make no mistake, God dwells inside each of us, however, is equally dormant and superficially unrecognizable, unless deliberately and consciously , invited to participate, influence and direct our lives.
If you seek to be happy, to possess a sense of purpose about your life, to pursue a peaceful, content and significant existence, then without question, you must welcome, nurture and practice living in faith. What comes along for the ride is humility, inner peace, moral conviction, and oh yes, Love. Be well today and experience the compassion of a person that walks in faith; and you will never walk alone for the remainder of your (eternal) life.
The immense and breathtaking power and expression of Love is manifested in many ways in this world. None, however, touch the heart, literally and figuratively, and as powerfully, as the everyday acts of caring exhibited by Nurses everywhere.
At their core, Nurses share a common trait, extraordinary compassion for others. Whether it involves physically aiding an individual to walk from a hospital bed to the restroom or assisting in an open-heart operation in surgery, Nurses transform that acute sense of compassion into observable, notable and meaningful behaviors that are not only seen with human eyes, but are felt within our hearts.
I would be remiss not to offer that I believe my words speak authentically to the heart of the matter as I have been married to a Nurse for over 35 years (yes, the same Nurse). Firsthand experience has ranged from personal witness in the Operating Room to observing an undeniable passion for helping others, whether they be complete strangers, friends, neighbors or family.
It is no wonder, then, that Nurses have been formally endowed and recognized with their own week of adoration and respect. In reality, they should be recognized in an ongoing fashion; their work is that amazing. I’m sure every one of us has at least one first-hand memory of witnessing a caring Nurse demonstrate genuine compassion for another human being.
To all Nurses in the world, I humbly and sincerely thank you for your dedication, compassion, application of knowledge and commitment to the health and well-being of your fellow human beings. Be well.
- We need a new way to value the work of nurses (kevinmd.com)
- Thank A Nurse (bluegrassbulletin.com)
- Nurse Quotes: 10 Famous Lines Every Nurse Should Know (nursebuff.com)
- Behind the Scenes (goerie.com)
- Haiti Surgical Mission – Up Close and Personal (cerkas.wordpress.com)
I’ve always appreciated the importance of perspective and context as they relate to analysis, problem solving and yes, even brainstorming. Likewise, I believe that human life is perfectly captioned via the well-known label of “Intelligent Design”.
There is a healthy and welcomed balance of sorts when the two words are paired together to represent the ultimate “body of knowledge” about life, thought, universe, origin, purpose and journey.
But, what exactly is human life, in a grand sense of being? As an understatement, it is an experience. It is a lesson to be learned in preparation of eternal life. A “hands-on”, fully immersed “test drive” of the beauty, magnificence and peaceful existence in our dreams; or more aptly of our Destiny.
As a microscope divulges the intricacies of the physical aspect of human life, a seemingly static and solid piece of carbon (our body) becomes a teeming, complex and multi-dimensional mystery (key aspect – multi-dimensional). And so in a parallel thought sequence, when placing the construct of consciousness “under the microscope”, we find among human life, eternal salvation, esoteric relationships, universal truth and purpose of being; most assuredly and magnificently, our creator.
“Human life is but a microscopic taste of consciousness as a single cell represents our physical body.”
To be able to understand true consciousness via our present knowledge of human life and physiology is akin to being able to visualize the Mona Lisa from seeing one pixel of a 900,000,000,000,000 (trillion) piece mosaic. Infinitesimal at best; purely impossible considering our current sense of reality.
As you routinely listen to the radio or a music CD in your car and acknowledge, but “tune out” the exterior road, weather and man-made sounds as you drive/travel, so in the larger sphere of our existence, human Life is the “White Noise” of Consciousness.
The key point is to not need to understand, but simply to acknowledge the relationship as Real, and to subsequently solidify your faith with it, draw the conclusion that God is equally ever so Real, and finally, to make the commitment to live your human life focused on preparing yourself for that eternity called consciousness.
If you’ve ever experienced and/or witnessed the birth of a baby or even simply admired a newborn infant in your arms, try convincing yourself that this creation was a “random organization of cells” or an evolutionary “skill”. Without question, it is the most convincing and perfect evidence of Intelligent Design and Grace with which you will ever be Blessed and have the privilege to behold; period.
Be true to yourself and most importantly, be well.
- Consciousness and Purpose (lomineclexicon.wordpress.com)
- Believing without Seeing – Normalizing Faith (cerkas.wordpress.com)
- The White Noise (thebottomofabottle.wordpress.com)
- Capturing Emotion Through the Camouflage of Life (cerkas.wordpress.com)
- Being Who God Created You to Be – The Reason for Existence (Part A) (organizationalchangesolutions.wordpress.com)
- Search for Reality (mindswivot.wordpress.com)
- We All Survive the Physical Death of Our Bodies (wariscrime.com)
- Collective Consciousness (simpletombornhigh.com)
- My Consciousness (sanora1.wordpress.com)
Having been born and raised a Catholic, it’s very easy to get caught up in the details and nuances of church and religion. So much so, that chances are very good that many Catholics miss the fundamentals of consciousness, eternal life and true salvation; i.e., the core elements of Supreme Divinity interwoven throughout the Bible and Scripture.
Indeed, there is a grand canyon of difference between “how to live a good life” and “what is life?”. Both are supremely relevant statements to the concept of eternal life, salvation and redemption. It is analogous to “how to drive an airplane” versus “how does an airplane fly?”
The first statements of both comparisons preoccupy most people interested in either, whereas, the second set of questions more than likely elude the majority of people, primarily because they are inherently more difficult questions to answer, analyze and even contemplate.
My focus of this effort is getting a better grip on what constitutes “life” or perhaps, to simply share with you some thinking “outside the box.” From a purely academic standpoint, life has already been defined quite elegantly; elegantly, that is, within the boundaries of life as we physically know it. But what about life in the metaphysical sense? Ah yes, put on the pressure suit, for we are about to take a “deep dive” into philosophy and theology.
As a Catholic, I grew up surrounded by many “things” specific to the Catholic Church, like priests, nuns, mass, confession, prayers, cassock and surplice (altar boy garments). Besides the obvious, however, there are several other details I never really thought about much as a young Catholic. Things like the significance of the votive candles, the choir (singing) at mass, the group recital of prayers (almost chant-like in delivery).
Let’s circle back to life, shall we? As a high school student I was simply fascinated with science and explaining how things “worked”. Especially interesting, at least to me, was physics class and the study of energy, matter and the “Laws of Physics”. At its elemental stage, everything in the universe is pretty much energy and the empirical rule I learned is that energy is never lost, but simply changes forms. Like a solid, when melted, become liquid, and upon heating beyond its boiling point, it becomes a gas. Amazingly, regardless of the “state” of the material, energy is preserved.
Throughout our world our senses were designed and have evolved to enable us to experience life. We see, we hear, we touch, we taste and smell. Sight requires light and hearing requires atmosphere; both constitute waves as in light waves and sound waves. Most importantly, at a molecular and further at an atomic level, light and sound waves vibrate. All vibration is made up of energy pulsations of positive and negative polarity. We call that “frequency.” It is the way we classify different expressions of energy.
Most people know sound for example is vibration, and a very powerful vibration at that. Loud noises cause windows and other structures to vibrate, and indeed a sound of a high enough pitch or amplitude can cause fragile objects to shatter completely.
The frequency range of perception of the ear of the average human is from around twenty vibrations per second, up to around twenty thousand vibrations per second. Moving up the vibrational scale we reach electricity at around one billion vibrations per second. Moving up the vibrational scale further still we encounter heat at two hundred billion vibrations per second. Further up the scale the spectrum of visible colors vibrate in a range of around five hundred billion vibrations per second, and yet higher still is the invisible spectrum of color including infra-red and ultra-violet. And so we can move further progressively up through the levels of vibration, still manifesting as Energy known to science, until we reach the higher levels where we encounter x-rays which vibrate at around two trillion vibrations per second.
In reality, every piece of matter vibrates, some, however, so slowly it cannot be perceived by the human senses. Rocks, water, oxygen, sand, etc., all are constantly vibrating. Even our bodies and everything within them, vibrate. Collectively, our world and universe is one gigantic vibration of energies.
One of the best examples to illustrate vibration (or motion) is a bicycle wheel. At rest, all the spokes of the wheel are easily seen and recognized. As the wheel begins to spin/turn however, faster and faster, the spokes all but disappear as if they are invisible. Now, being the intelligent beings that we are, we know with certainty that the spokes exist, regardless of not being able to see them when the wheel is turning at a high RPM (revolutions per minute), yes?
So, imagine, an entity, lets simply call it our spirit or soul, and by its nature, exists by vibrating at such a high rate that our human senses are unable to detect it or physically see it. Given that scenario, how would we know it exists or where it might be at any one point in time? Now, compare the bicycle wheel again. For the sake of example, lets assume the bicycle wheel only exists in the world by turning at a very high RPM, and accordingly, the spokes are never able to be seen by the human senses. Does that mean then that the spokes do not exist or are not real? Hardly.
Specifically, the emotions we choose to feel each have their own frequency. Fear and anger are heavy vibration and a low frequency. At the root of fear and anger are feelings of powerlessness or vulnerability. In contrast, peace, calmness, love and harmony are light vibrations with a high frequency. When we stay calm and centered, we sustain a high vibration and we are empowered. When we retain this energy, we can speak truth, live with integrity and project authenticity.
Animals respond to frequencies of which we as humans are not aware. A dog growls (knows) if you are frightened of it, and a horse will immediately know if you are scared and it will respond accordingly.
Without question, our goal, then, should be to achieve and maintain higher vibration (frequency) in our lives. The behaviors that support those higher frequencies are characterized by peace, goodwill, positive thinking, love and calmness. These behaviors resonate from our selves and attract similar frequencies. Conversely, anger, fear, hatred and jealously, similarly attract like frequencies.
The merging of science and religion, which at the surface, appear completely counter-intuitive and perhaps even polar opposites, in reality, truly makes sense when viewed together as an interdependent system. Further constructs like Angels, Eternal Life, Heaven and yes, Hell, are plausible and can be considered real and exist.
What’s your frequency?
- Dr. Kaity Cama ~ Your Thoughts And Emotions Create Your Vibration And Circumstances In Your Life, Including Illness (shiftfrequency.com)
- – – 432HZ – 8HZ – The sound of YOU – – 432hz vibrates… (anoncentral.tumblr.com)
- How to Raise Your Frequency (Ask Teal Episode on Increasing Your Vibration) (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)