Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Green New Deal is a Rotten Tomato

When I first heard the term Green New Deal I assumed it was about focusing on sustainable directions aimed at making us better stewards of this planet we are blessed to have as home.  As so often happens, making assumptions is the art of imagining things to be the way you believe or want them to be.  As it turns out, the Green New Deal has little to do with leading us to be better stewards to the planet.  It purports to be the solution to a dystopian reality that does not exist in the country it would like to take over.  Yes, there are people who do not have great lives and too often people opt for consumption over compassion but the Green New Deal will only sink us into a world of mediocrity and rotten tomatoes.  Here’s why…

The Green New Deal is a new suit of clothes for a character that has failed over and over again and will keep failing because it does not understand human beings.  Seeking happiness and satisfaction is the driving force of everyone’s life but the happiness comes from traveling a path to discover what will bring you that satisfaction.  The Green New Deal promotes the misconception that if everyone has a job and three meals a day and a roof over their head they will be happy.  The failure in this thinking is that it is the achievement of creating the life you want that brings the satisfaction.  An animal in a cage has a perfect life by this agenda.  There is never anything to worry about.  Sadly for the animal that is boredom and stagnation of abilities – not happiness and joyful living.
The Green New Deal is backward thinking.  It believes that people need to be taken care of.  It believes individual actions and dreams are secondary rather than central to the quality of life.  It fails to realize that it is the satisfaction of accomplishing a goal that brings the happiness and satisfaction.  Human beings are creators.  Helping people to learn what they need to do to achieve is the solution.  The animal in the cage is given everything it needs – it will never be hungry or at risk of anything.  That animal will also have no adventure, no satisfaction of making anything happen.  The idea that taking the struggle out of life provides the solution misses the key factor about happiness.  Where there is no effort, there is no satisfaction.  The solution is not about making achievement easy, it is about learning how to make it happen.  There is a Chinese proverb that is clear on the point we wish to make: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

There is a wonderful organization that I am very proud to be a part of called Gateway Community Outreach (  Their slogan is, “a hand up, not a handout”.   What does that mean?  They teach people to fish.  They will most certainly put some fish on the table but they will also get you into a 90-day program focused on getting back to being your own fisherman.  Gateway will help you pay some bills and feed your family but it will also work with you on personal counseling to help you overcome the challenge at hand and figure out what you need to do to get back on your own two feet.  This success will not be given to you – you will need to earn it on your own by your personal determination and effort.  You know what the real remedy for poverty and inequality is?  It is what Gateway strives to do as they work to restore hope and optimism about the future. 

There are a few good ideas in “The Green New Deal” but they are doomed by the failed logic that quality of life is an entitlement and does not need to be earned.  Going for the prize of personal achievement is where all satisfaction comes from.  Many people will need a hand up.  That is what is valuable, not the “hand out”.  Life is about learning and growth.  Life is about finding the balance of things and relationships that bring you the most personal satisfaction.  No matter what a society does, it cannot give or guarantee someone a happy life because it is finding the path on your own that delivers the prize.  Instead of trying to put everyone on an even playing field we need to teach all who are willing to learn, how to be good players.  As James Allen said in his book by the same title, “as a man thinketh, so is he”.  

We’ll have more on this since I know many New Green Dealers will want to talk about the greed, cruelty and corruption of Capitalism… nothing is perfect.  That’s why we are here – to help create a new and improved realities for the planet each day we venture out on our individual life adventures.    


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

DEATH: The Grand Illusion

QUESTION:  This is a difficult subject for me . Not too sure about this extension of life or a different phase of our existence stuff .  I mean , how do we know?  We truly will never know until we will we? It does frighten me a little. The uncertainty. What happens after? No calming rational appears to me.

RESPONSE:  Letting go of any fear or concern about death is definitely the big leap of faith.  However one of our bedrock Laws of Science indicate that you as an energy form cannot be destroyed.
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. For instance, chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite. 
As I discuss in my book, I think the appropriate view of "a lifetime" is to consider it as one book in a long series of adventures of the Soul/Spirit/Life Force that created the character of Alan to explore the 3D time space reality world here on Earth.  After Alan dies you will maintain whatever individuality you choose but also be totally a part of what we can can Universal Mind (or God).  Particularly if you choose to call this God, it is important to realize that you are not separate from this all encompassing energy field, you are it.  You have access to all knowledge, thought and story since the beginning of time.  At this point you may choose to "be" and observe Creation through the eyes and feelings of all the Alan's currently playing in the material/time/space realm.  Possibly you will want to give some help/inspiration or support to fellow Spirits in the material world (I think you will discover that we do travel through existence in clusters - friend Spirits (you know like when you meet someone for the first time but you feel like you have known each other before).  Maybe you are ready for more action and want to pick a new character to live.  The stores we create are the tales of God Creating the physical world and it is ongoing and ever evolving.  We didn't really do it in seven days - it took a long while before the stage was set for free thinking, self determining beings like us humans to start playing.  Unlike most of the rest of living creatures, we had free will.  We were totally capable of making mistakes and being foolish but that is the very thing that drives Creation in ever more interesting and entertaining directions.  It is both our struggles and triumphs that make it a great game.  When we are in the game we are the entertainment for "God" as creation unfolds through our hearts minds (again, God is just the consciousness of ALL of us - including other animals and all consciousness in any form).

It should be pointed out that no where in this story is there "judgement".  Karma is an operating principle in the game but there is no judgement.  You don't have to qualify to realign your awareness with the infinite (heaven is a word often used).  No matter how badly you screw up a story, when you die you are freed from trauma like waking up from a bad dream and realizing it was "just" a dream.

What's the point of "life" ?  To try and come up with satisfying and enjoyable experiences, use your creativity to overcome obstacles and add new elements to the playing field here on planet Earth (or whatever game world you happen to be playing on).  Remember that while in the game, GOD/infinite intelligence/infinite YOU and ME are experiencing everything through us like watching the movie of our adventures, struggles and triumphs - rooting for each of us by the way and encouraging us to discover our true power to benefit all of Creation.  How much fun and love can you bring to the game?  All of Creation is cheering you on and ready to inspire and guide you as much as you are willing to accept the help.

How's that for a story?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

"Thou Art God."
Valentine Michael Smith

As difficult as it may be for you to believe, the REAL You is far more than the character you probably believe yourself to be.  (Your name here) is only a very small part of who you really are.  You have "imagined" this character into being so that you may go adventuring in a physical world of time, matter and space. Once you can accept that this concept may be true you can embark on a path to learning how to command your true ability to transform and create physical reality.  You will learn that your BELIEFS create your reality.  If you are willing take a leap of faith and test these ideas you will find that you can determine your future by intention and that you can "walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil" because You are in control. The Designer of Reality™ program offers some insights to help you discover your full potential as a creative being.

It is really just a matter of learning to accept that you are an immortal expression of an infinite energy field that has designed a character, (your name here), to interact with the time space reality we find ourselves in.

Your doubts are your only barrier to doing whatever you may dream of doing. If you are suffering from any anxiety or fears, you can free yourself - these are self-imposed limitations. They can only be if you choose them - with a little practice you will begin to make improved choices.  There are some mental skills you need to learn but all that is required to become the powerful "Designer of Reality" you are destined to become is to let all of your fears and worries go. It will take some mental effort and the awareness of a few important concepts but there is no reason that you cannot do it in this lifetime.  It is as easy as consistently seeking out those things that bring you joy and appreciation and wasting none of your energy worrying about the "unwanted".

Make HOPE, LOVE and JOY the forces that drive your every action and decision.

The energy you channel will transform the world in wonderful ways.  It is those like you who learn this truth that will help prevent others from sinking into a pit of fear, despair and sadness. As the consciousness level of the planet is elevated by your influence, bigotry, hatred, anger, jealousy and disease will be more and more diminished with each passing day.

We want to encourage you to dis-connect from the reality that is promoted by the "bad news" media and "entertainment" industries.  Once you know why these fragments of the human experience get so much attention it will be easier to rise above them.

Yes, there are unwanted things happening all around us but focusing our attention on them magnifies their impact and the "reciprocal exchange" effect of karma and the Law of Attraction will only cause more of the same - you should eliminate or at least keep to a minimum your exposure to BAD news and "negative" people.

Your mission will be to keep your focus on the people and things that are RIGHT with the World.  Believe in and promote those who are working to positively transform the planet in big and small ways.  If we are to assure a more rapid positive evolution in consciousness for the planet your participation is urgently needed.

There is a paradigm shift occurring in the evolution of human consciousness that will transform our species over the coming decades.