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The Tense of Life – Future Perfect


GearsIndeed, time is a fickle thing, albeit a creation of our feeble human minds as a result of our inability to comprehend and understand the vastness and pervasiveness of God, the Universe and Eternity. Endless phrases have been captured (over time) characterizing and lamenting its stronghold over our human lives:

“Time is of the Essence”

“Can’t seem to find the Time”

“No Time like the present”

“I don’t have Time for this”

“There’s never Time to do it right, but always Time to do it over”

“Time waits for no man”

“Time heals all wounds”

“Use your Time wisely”

“Having the Time of your life”

the_time_machine_large_01In truth, time is but a fabrication and rationalization of our minds in an attempt to avoid confusion and chaos.  Simply, time helps us comprehend our existence within the limits of our knowledge. Now, let’s shift our perspective and view time from a spiritual perspective. As Christians, one of the tenets of our faith is the awareness and acceptance that each of us are born as imperfect beings, having inherited that imperfection as a result of the Original Sin committed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The true beauty of Christianity, however, is that by being born again via Baptism, we are cleansed from sin’s blemish on our soul and are blessed to have the opportunity to live this earthly life in God’s Light, striving to become like Him, understanding that at times, we will falter and sin.  And in the wisdom of our Creator, He provided a mechanism for us to redeem ourselves of sins via repentance, along with his Grace via forgiveness.

“Yes, faith is a peculiar construct, however, those that possess it do not perceive it to be peculiar at all.  For you see, the expectation of faith is the realization that a life lived in God’s Light, following His Word, supported by love, kindness, humility, forgiveness and goodwill/intent, will be rewarded by the Perfect and eternal life in heaven, at some Future moment.”

Paradox_of_TimeThus, the Future Perfect tense of life; My Life.  I have but one breathtaking, awe-inspiring, profound, loving and Blessed word to describe this expectation in my life….  Hallelujah!  Be well my friends. Watch and Listen….  and be brought to tears in the Joy of knowing Christ.  God Bless You.

And for you “boomers”, let’s take a walk back in Time and relive another memory.

And something for the more mellow of us.

Lastly, how much Time do you have left?

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Human Life – The White Noise of Consciousness


spiritmerkabahI’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 Omega_Watch_Gearsof 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 Mosaic_Mona_LisaMona 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.

Love – The Most Powerful Moment in the Universe


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(Dedicated to Aaron, Love you like a son)

Of the totality of emotions and behaviors that exist, only one survives, supports and surpasses all others; Love.  The true beauty and majesty of Love can only be witnessed as the result of how it manifests itself in and transforms anything its presence permeates.

Like the air we breathe and the water we drink, Love provides and sustains life to all living things.  Without question, Love is the Higgs Boson of the Universe and is oft times referred to as “The God Particle.”

Love only exists, however, when it is shared with one or more, is only felt when offered with deliberate and genuine intent and only fails when it is absent.  For Love is not so much a thing as it is a moment:

A moment of prayer for a family that lost a loved one;

A moment of commitment to transform Love into eternity in marriage;

A moment of a touch in helping your elderly neighbor;

Footprints in the SandA moment of support for a friend that lost their job;

A moment of compassion in a world of chaos and uncertainty;

A moment of joy that reflects in the eyes of a newborn infant;

A moment of forgiveness for an unpleasant word from someone you Love.

Newborn_in_HandThe synergy of these “Love” moments collectively heals, encourages, motivates and inspires.  What then, are the possibilities for goodwill, caring and positive energy as the result of unbridled Love in a world currently adrift in a famine of caring and compassion?

Each of us has a responsibility; no, rather an obligation, to create and perpetuate these moments toward the goal of achieving happiness, both within us and also external to the world in which we live.

As dark is the absence of light, so is hate, sin, jealousy, lust, apathy and anger the absence of Love.  Some say Love is a complex thing, however, I say Love is the simplest and most pure and powerful moment in the universe.  As such, we have no excuse for failing to create or offer and share Love with others every year, every month, every day, every hour, every minute, every second and most notably, every moment of our being.

Love is the missing ingredient in the world today preventing peace, harmony and coexistence among all people and nations.  And as daunting a task as it may appear to be to work toward those goals, it is really just as simple as making a commitment and focusing on creating one moment of Love at a time.  Each of us has the power to create Love “at will”.

Will you find a moment to Love… please?

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Living this Life of Paradoxical Proportions


Irony abounds in life, yet none is as stark as the one we call ‘life’.  When we wake each morning, we abandon the seemingly lifeless state of sleep and rest.  And even during that sleep, our minds wander into the universe beyond, our synapses firing at breakneck speed, creating the dreams of our presence, causing REM (Rapid Eye Movement), frantically searching (or creating) the answers to many questions, disguised as a trojan horse, our still and quiet life form, regenerating its power, absent of activity on the surface, while teeming with energy within.

In the effort to perform “good”, we invariably hurt others, sometimes the ones we love most.  Each of us, unique in our thoughts, our heritage and our personal life experience; from a distance, appear largely identical.  And to the contrary, identical twins are many times, in personality, aptitude and interests, anything but the same.

It’s as if the world around us is a mirror of sorts, reflecting our essence, yet creating something that is both exact and concurrently opposite from each of us.  As lightning at night, without the dark, there would be no flash.  As the rivers rush across the rocks of the earth, without the smooth and softly flowing water, there would be no sculpturing of nature.

For all the goodness in the world, there remains violence, hatred, jealously and despise.  It is almost as if one cannot exist without the other.  Indeed, what would we call day without night, cold without warm or sickness without health?  Ours is the world of Jekyll & Hyde.  All things are necessary for life as we know it to exist.  Does time truly and singularly, stand still while we dance our lives around it?

As we attempt to right the wrong, heal the sick and uplift the downtrodden, it may be, in reality, an exercise in futility as the universe forces the “survival” and preservation of opposites.  Yet, strive as we may, we are determined to alter the essence of the universe, with the false assumption we are greater or more powerful than it is.  There is likewise, humor in irony.

Ironically, as we toil to rid the world of all things we define and know as bad or evil, it is precisely these actions which maintain the existence of them.  What a paradox!  Perhaps the only explanation is that the world we know, requires this balance, the paradox we know as life.  Perhaps it is the eternal battle of good and evil, of all that is seen and unseen, the ying and the yang, that enable our existence and carry it forward into eternity.

It is through death’s door we must pass to realize eternal life.  In dying, we are transformed into eternal life.

A life of struggle, by intelligent design.

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