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I Will Carry… You With Me


OK_Tornado_1The Human Race can be quite finicky, conflict-avoiding and simultaneously book-smart, reality-dumb.  We are constantly exposed to God’s handiwork of miracles, rare “coincidences”, surprises and inexplicable events, yet we find ways to likewise convince ourselves we are a cosmic “accident”, with no ability to exist without our bodies.

Such is the drama and twisted fate of many human beings on this planet.  I offer to you that it is highly unlikely and logically implausible for “us” to be a one-and-done species.  Our minds have the ability to perform complex mathematics, remember intricate details about an item, process if/then logic flawlessly and multi-task like no other living organism.  We believe we are the only living thing that possesses awareness of our own mortality.  And all this ability doesn’t even broach the concept of emotions, extra-sensory perception (ESP), Near Death Experience (NDE), personal sacrifice, faith and Love.  So much for being “special” I guess.

OK_Tornado_3On a near-regular basis, you hear about the mother or father that gave up their life protecting that of their child, about performing super-human feats when faced with a Life or Death situation, or about “seeing” a Loved one that has passed away.  Emotions so strong they produce extraordinary behavior(s) or seemingly impossible actions, yet we are to believe we evolved from a monkey; even while the monkey still exists in their static form?

Example after example exists where people provide testimony to the existence of God, whether it be sports, deathbed acknowledgements,  promises made in grave situations or first-person conversations with God when tragedy occurs.  All these things, concurrent with those that believe we are merely a carbon-based physical organism because they have not the capacity, pride or desire to admit there exists a deity with more power than a human being.

For someone or some Supernatural Being that doesn’t exist (God), mankind sure has spent a boatload of time, energy and resources creating things like churches, bibles, avocation (priesthood) and communication (prayer/meditation) to explain and describe a non-entity.  We likewise teach our children to develop and use their imagination; that nothing is impossible and no dream is too big.  Who are we kidding by claiming there is no God or eternal life?  As it turns out, no-one but ourselves.

 “When you strip away all the distractions of life, what remains is pure energy and consciousness”.

And, according to the “laws” of physics, energy is never lost or gained, it simply changes form and is retained forever.  So, when faced with the concept of eternal life, answer this question; “Where does the energy go that generated your heartbeat your entire life”?  And, if it requires energy to produce thoughts and maintain memory(ies), where does all the related/associated energy from your mind go, when you physically die?  Just because something cannot be recognized by human senses, does not logically mean it does not exist.

As human beings, we need to stop resorting to classifying everything we cannot footprints in the sand poem 4understand or explain as non-existent or simply impossible.  Eternal life and our spirits/souls are anything but that and deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Life as we know it is so very much more than a finite presence classified as a highly functional organism.  As long as you carry every loved one with you during your lifetime, they are indeed eternal, as are you.  Be well.

God bless the victims and families of the Moore, Oklahoma EF5 Tornado on May 20, 2013.

Good Vibrations – Energy at the Speed of Life


Truth_2At the intersection of Science and Religion, lives Truth.

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.

PerspectiveMy 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.

eyeThroughout 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 Vibrationbillion 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 Bicycle_Wheelrecognized.  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 emotionsvibrations 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 archangel-michael-holy-cardlives.  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?

References: Spiritual Laws – The Law of Frequency or Vibration

Science of Vibration in Every Aspect of the Physical World

Vibration a Fundamental Characteristic of Energy

Incomprehensible Truths – Reality without Discourse


Like most children in elementary, secondary and high school, most of us were taught to learn, appreciate and recognize facts to explain the world around us, to prove hypotheses and to understand why things work or are the way they are.  We have been conditioned to constantly seek cause/effect relationships, to conduct experiments, look for patterns and document results with the intent to demonstrate mastery over the unknown and likewise serve as examples of discovery.

This factual world we now live in, however, as fervently as it tries, still cannot explain nor comprehend certain “incomprehensible truths” that concretely and unequivocally exist for all to witness without mortal comprehension or explanation.  Yet, as inexplicable as these events are to the human eye, mind and soul, they are profoundly “real”, critically “meaningful” and plainly “revealing” of the degree of Life we know little about, speak constantly to, yet absently avoid seeking to understand.

A dictionary definition of Incomprehensible is: “Incapable of being understood” and “Limitless, Boundless”

Everyday examples of “Incomprehensible Truths”:

  • We’ve all first-person witnessed or heard about an individual on death’s bed or having been given “months to live” as a result of a terminal illness or prognosis.  Yet, against all odds of recovery, miraculously is cured (healed) without explanation, reason or logic.  Prayer is the most plausible explanation followed closely by Divine Intervention.
  • Numerous articles documenting a person that has clinically “died”, many times for a lengthy amount of time that

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    reason and logic indicate should result in brain damage, severe complications or death; then, miraculously, has come “back to life”.  Science has no answers, save a miracle.  These experiences are commonly referred to as NDE’s (Near Death Experiences).  In some cases, I’d call them DE’s (Death Experiences).  In all examples, they could realistically represent the eternal life and/or the existence of a soul.

  • Dating back to 330 B.C., Aristotle empirically concluded the Earth was a sphere, however, many other cultures did not truly agree with or support this “theory” until the late 17th century.  Applied Geography and Astronomy were limited in scope, theory and consensus.  Most people and cultures believed, as a result of limited knowledge and science, that the earth was in fact, either a flat disc or surface, resulting in the perceived fear of falling off or sailing off the “edge”.
  • In 1895, Lord Kelvin uttered his now infamous quote, “Heavier-than-Air Flying Machines are Impossible” .  Well, we pretty much know how that story ended… or more appropriately perhaps, began.  Related topics include space flight, “light years”, and the Universe.

All of these examples illustrate the importance and presence of an independent variable, i.e., time.   At the time or era specific to these comprehensions, this mode of thinking was considered an Incomprehensible Truth.  It went without question or challenge that this is simply how the world works or the specific limits of our existence; at the time.  Likewise, each example underscores the need for us to be Bold and question/challenge any or all facets of our life, existence, environment and thought.

In a converse approach, one of my Incomprehensible Truths is that each of us has a soul or spirit, unique as our fingerprint, that inhabits and controls our minds during each of our physical lives.  At the moment of death, the soul separates from the physical body and continues to survive, or more aptly, live on into eternity.  To the primitive limitations of the physical human senses, the separation of body and soul is indiscernible, inexplicable and to many, non-existent.

Out of sight, out of mind, however, has never been one of my mindsets.  Each to their own and mine to me.  I choose to believe in eternal life and a God of Creation as opposed to a singularly mortal or physical existence with a void at the end of it.  That is the beauty of Free Will and the difference between human beings and other life forms.

The Ultimate Time Machine – Your Mind


Growing up as a young teen, I was smitten and fascinated by science and how it intertwined and intersected with my reality of being a Catholic and my belief in God.  Those were my formative years when I was developing my belief and value system, using input from my parents, family and friends, my environment, school and teachers, personal experience and most importantly, my imagination and free will.

The NASA Space Program influenced my desire to be an astronaut, my dad’s work as a mechanic stirred my interest in becoming an engineer, my mom’s compassion for others drove me to help others whenever and wherever I could.  I was a proverbial glob of things and people, a hybrid of sorts in that seemingly, everything interested me to a degree.  The world was mine and I knew it!

The boundary or limitation holding me back, however, from becoming all of these things in life, was time.  Time to read, time to get first-hand experience, time to learn, time to do chores, time to practice the guitar, time to make decisions about my future.  And yes, I can remember being concerned with my future since I was roughly 5 or 6 years old.  Oddly, I also knew that most kids my age were primarily concerned with bubble gum, Mickey Mouse and Schwinn Stingray bicycles.  Without question, however, I accepted my uniqueness as my state of “normal” and simply went on with my life.

I had many times reveled in my ability to transcend time, remembering special events, how lucky I was to be me, a few unpleasant memories (overall, I was really a “good” kid), and the wonderment about what it would be like to live in the future.  I was living what Michael J Fox was acting in his “Back to the Future” trilogy movies.  Life was cool.

Even at that budding young age, I was completely aware of things I could control as well as those that I could not.  Even though I knew little of many things around me, I did know of their existence and felt privileged to be able to choose which ones I wanted to learn more about.  I considered myself extremely “lucky“.

Among many of life’s distractions that consumed my interests were Sherlock Holmes (I read every book), anything to do with Undersea Adventure (Jules Verne, SCUBA diving, shipwrecks and Jacques Cousteau), space exploration and natural science (earth, volcanoes, tornadoes, stalagmites, lightning and thunder, etc.).  The world was my science lab and I was the Not-so-Nutty Professor  (Gilligan’s Island was my favorite television show, along with the Wild, Wild, West and Star Trek).

My point in this trip down “Memory Lane” is precisely that; each of us has the ultimate Time Machine at our disposal – our Mind!   Whether we are remembering aspects of our lives, events and places or conjuring up the future and how we will conquer it, using our imagination and ability to crystalize thoughts into “reality” is one of the greatest gifts we can experience as a human being.

I have always been a firm believer in the power of imagination, to the extent of fervently believing that we can indeed create our future via our thoughts, imagination, free will and energy.  It is no surprise that Michael J Fox is one of my hero’s and favorite actors for his string of hit movies with that oh so cool DeLorean, Mr Fusion and Hoverboard.  It is like winning the lottery of the mind, knowing you will never exhaust resources to create anything your heart desires.

In that respect, being able to transcend time with the power of your mind literally makes us all eternal beings.  When you fondly remember specific moments in time spent with those people physically no longer here (my dad, mom and several special friends, even my best friends in Sampson, my closest Golden Retriever), it is a profoundly powerful awareness and indisputable proof that those people (and pets) are indeed real and will live forever, as long as you include them in your thoughts.

Additionally, when I take the time to consciously re-live memories or stare up at the clouds or stars and let my mind go whenever and wherever I want it to go, it creates within me indescribable feelings of euphoria and gratitude that I am able to do this.  It leaves me energized, optimistic and respectful of what my future holds and provides me an incredible dose of appreciation for life.

So, when you are troubled, frustrated, angry or sad, know that you have the power within you to change those emotions into positive ones of joy, happiness and inspiration, by simply changing your thoughts, creating positive energy and generating immense gratitude for the opportunity to do so.

Well, it’s time for me to create my future, “travel” to have that conversation with my mom & dad, hug my best friend Sampson and create that plan to save the world.  Everything in due time.  Be well my friends.

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