Pope Francis visits the United States with a message. I want to expand on his message. Jesus did not limit us to any religion. In fact, Jesus called his religious leaders hypocrites. Read it for yourselves in Matthew 23:13.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same sex couples marriage licenses brings us a questionable message. In the first place, a marriage license is a legal instrument and not to be confused with spiritual union. The issue is political. It is not for us to judge people of the same sex who find sexual attraction in one another. It is not for us to judge those who object. It is surely not an issue for civil judges to address.
This is a must read. My soul mate was sent to me when I discovered who I really was. She was like meeting someone I’d known a long time ago. Meeting her was the beginning of a new life. On our first date, on May 18, 1980, a hike to Multnomah Falls, fifty miles to our northwest Mt. Helens erupted. It was a sign. Out of chaos comes order. From a life in ruins, came a new meaningful life.
On September 17, 2015, I was age 90. Everyone says I don’t look my age. The fact is that I don’t think my age. There have been many signs in my life that have led me to the conclusion that Jesus spoke the truth. We are our brother’s keeper. Let me say that I believe this: We live in timeless minds. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says, under soul, that we are essentially immaterial essence, an animating principle, or the actuating cause of individual life; but never herd animals guided by the most powerful in the herd. America’s leaders don’t understand this truth: I’m the personification of the meek, a nobody with a cause, my reason for being, according to Jesus. Does Pope Francis know this? Religion is devisive.
The biggest problem in the United States is divisive issues. A house divided soon falls. Jesus said that we should look within for our answers. Without knowing what Jesus said, when my life ended on a dead end street, I looked within for my answers.
For 2,000 years—ever since Jesus—we have been duped by external factors. We are currently in a death struggle with the past. It is written in the sun, moon and stars, according to Jesus in Luke 21:25, that we should now look within and pray always that we may be accounted worthy of escaping all the things that are going to become our reality (in Luke 21:36) and to “stand before the Son of man.” The Son of man is our archetype. We are not the only intelligent life in the universe.
Hardly confined to planet Earth, Jesus, in Matthew 6:10, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Do Christians know what that means? Jesus said, “seek ye the kingdom of God, and his righteousness,” in Matthew 6:33. And in Luke 17:21, “the kingdom of God is within you.” Almighty God is not confined to a place in the heavens—but in you! What kind of a world would this be?
They nailed Jesus to a cross. They are still of the same mind set. Heaven forbid God in you! Who are you to know God? Christians have called me the work of the devil. A Christian publically prayed that God place a curse on me. I’ve been banned from two Internet Tea Party forums. Why? Merely because I claim that God is in me. Muslims are now cutting of the heads of infidels and destroying everything they can find that tells of ancient wisdom. It is to be their way or no way—all in the name of religion. I’m not religious. My life is good. How many people in their 90s can say that?
Said President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “We only have fear itself to fear.” True, but why did Roosevelt think he had an “inherent duty” to the individual? If God is in the individual, government has no duty. To be clear minded, one must look within. That’s what I did. I won. Government lost. How do you explain a nobody like me beating the most powerful government on earth? I looked within for my answers. Where does government look? And who do we fear? Roosevelt answered his own question. We have our Constitution. I used it. It worked for me. No need to fear government. Government has legal form. That’s all. When facing the law, the United States can’t stand. I have the proof.
But getting back to the topic, there is both good and evil. It is for the individual to make the determination. That’s a problem. Too often good is seen as evil and evil good. I refer you to Genesis 3:22, “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil.” Why do we not all read the Bible the same?
In 1975, I cut from the herd and went to sea. People—even in my own family—thought I was self-serving and evil. The IRS was of a mind that I was avoiding tax. My second wife, who was divorcing me, said I needed to see a psychiatrist. Once at sea, in short order I heard voices crying for help. My sailing companion heard nothing. I’m hard of hearing, yet I sailed straight to three young people who had been snorkeling over a reef and were caught in an ocean current that took them out to sea. There is no explaining such things so we don’t talk about it, but I saved their lives. There is a reason for extra sensory perception. There is a reason for everything. We don’t know everything.
I was sailing with three friends from Nassau in the Bahamas to Palm Beach, Florida. We ran into Tropical Storm Dottie (in August 1976). The storm was moving north off South Florida’s eastern shore. The first blast put my rail under water. I reacted by bringing the boat too close to the wind, nearly backing the mainsail. It could have been a disaster. The boom would have flown across the deck with such force it could have demasted us.
For eight hours it was like walking a tightrope. Too far off the wind and we’d have been knocked flat on the water, too close to the wind and I risked my sail getting on the wrong side of the wind. Somehow, some way, by anticipating corrections, I steered a straight course. It was like a dream. I wasn’t really there. My friends were terrified and sea sick.
The storm moved on northward leaving us in 30 foot seas. As we topped a huge sea, I saw smokestacks in the west. They turned out to be those of Florida Power and Light, only a mile south of Lake Worth Inlet, our destination. How could that be?
When the storm hit, I’d changed my course from southwest to north. I was allowing for the northward drift due to the Gulfstream. Sailing a northward course, adding the north moving Gulfstream, I should have been far out to sea and far to the north of my true course.
As we approached the inlet, I observed seas breaking completely across the inlet. Something told me to go for it. Seas were breaking on both sides. We slid down a huge wave that never broke, and into the inlet. My friends called it a miracle.
They talk about time warps in the Bermuda triangle, where we were. I’ve never heard of an instance when a time warp placed anyone where he wanted to be. In any event, when everyone thought I’d gone bonkers, when everything should have gone wrong, everything went right. I saved seven lives, including my own during my time at sea. There is no explanation.
The universe is a giant clockworks. Brain doctor and quantum physics teacher Evan Harris Walker wrote his conclusion in his The Physics of Consciousness, that “Matter, objects—a physical domain exists that is governed by immutable laws. But these laws leave open a range of happenings that are left to the selection of the mind.” Dr. Walker wrote, “The observer interacts with matter. Consciousness, the substance of this new-found reality that defines the observer, has fundamental existence. It is the quantum mind that is the basic reality.” We are socially hundreds of years behind technology. You can thank the establishment. It never accepts changed without a fight to the finish.
So there you have it. According to Dr. Walker: “unity in nature”—“all things being aspects of the mind”—“A universe that has only matter cannot have consciousness and cannot have will….It does not have the machinery to account for its order.”
We’ve been conveniently boxed in by materialism. Some see justification in their religious faiths, but there are many questions without answers. Faith is not meant to be blind trust.
Says Dr. Walker, those willing to discover an even greater truth now before us “will find untold wonders hidden in what they already know.”
Our world is on the brink of a never-before change. The risk takers, those willing to turn loose of the tree trunk and go out on a limb for the fruit will be blessed with untold wonders. Those seeking cradle to grave security will be left at the switch.