What’s This All About ?

In my first experience as a blogger, I want to share what I’ve learned over 70+ years, what I think I’ve learned, some very interesting concepts, and maybe open up some hopefully intelligent discussions on a variety of things about this Life we’re in.

When I say discussions, I mean collecting some varied thoughts from you on different topics, but NOT hateful arguments.  We all see things from different perspectives based on varied experiences, so our opinions are molded by so many different things.

That’s great for me because I never want to stop learning, and I do that by getting information I don’t already have.  Hopefully, sharing some knowledge I’ve gained will add to someone else’s stockpile of information and knowledge.  To get more knowledge, I have to utilize the knowledge base I already have.  In my opinion, not using and acting on the knowledge I have been given is a Spiritual mistake of great proportion.  I always benefit greatly from the knowledge, beliefs, and questions of others.  I ask, then, that you share anything relevant to what I am posting, as long as it is in a positive demeanor.  I don’t need you to call me an idiot, as I’ve already done that so many times in my life.

Yes, I did say Spiritual, because this Life has been a real trip, being dragged from a strict Mr. Science, kicking and screaming into another world I had only sensed inside me at some points in my life.  When I was young, I had all the answers, but now in my 70’s , I’m not sure I even know what the questions are. I can tell you with all the honesty I can muster that the Spiritual experiences I am about to relate here seemed more real to me than sitting in this chair does.  And, I have some unarguable proofs, that they have been real, as you will see as we travel on together.

I am sitting at my laptop right now typing this, but when you think about it, I could be in an asylum, staring at a blank wall, or lost in the “Matrix” somewhere.  I honestly don’t think so.  There is a logic to the lessons I’ve been given, which I hope you will see, including information, not about magic, but about how the mind and our Universe works.  And, I am 99% sure, if you follow along, these “lessons” can make your life more enjoyable, more happy, more meaningful if you use them.

I am, after all, only the messenger, and not initially by choice.  I am pushed (?) to share what I’ve been given so that others may benefit, even if “they” come and take me to the bin as my reward.

If you are new to this blog, make note that the sequence of my blogs runs from bottom, first, to top, last.  Hopefully I’ll have a logical sequence to my blogs so they build a foundation for the following stuff, but it’s hard to know where or how to begin, relating to so many areas.  So if you haven’t already, please read from the bottom up. It’ll make more sense.  Also, take a look at my About, Credits and Intro at the top of the page.

If you have some things to share I’ll love it. If you have constructive criticism, I’ll appreciate it.  If you want to be nasty, don’t waste your time, as no one will see it, because negativity doesn’t fit my vision. So let’s start (or  continue) this trip and see what happens.  And please remember I’m new at this, and :

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The Mission is Unconditional Love.

Why Do Bad Things Happen – Part 2

Why Do Bad Things Happen?       (1st post)
Life is full of polarities: light and dark; night and day; health and illness; wealth and poverty; joy and sorrow, and all of the shades in between. If you eat gourmet meals all your life, you will never know what a good meal is. You have to eat some lousy meals to know what a good meal can be. In order to make a value judgement, you have to have something to judge against.

By design, Life is learning and growth.

Why Do Bad Things Happen – Part 2

My Granddaughter Mackenzie wrote a beautiful, heartfelt, FaceBook  post on Suicide Prevention Week. This is my answer, as Life pushes my Blogging forward.

The “System” if you will, ( so’s not to offend the Evangelical Atheists) …the”System” seems to test you based on your ability to handle the 3 Tons of horse manure dumped on you right now, knowing that sooner or later you’ll dig out of it and come out the other side a spiritually stronger soul who can then empathize with others coming along a similar learning path, and help them to learn and grow as you have. Do you really think, if you had just cruised through high school without a care in the world, you would have any of the depth of feeling or empathy that you have now?

You can help with your beautiful heart through your talent for writing, through your talent and “feel” in your music. You are learning and growing, and by doing things like your caring Facebook post on Suicide Prevention Week,  you can be, and you are :” A Bridge Over Troubled Water“.
I Love You So Much Mackenzie!
Yer Grandpa Tom

For The Love Of Mackenzie

My Granddaughter posted a reply on Facebook regarding Suicide Prevention Week. You can see why I love her so much and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in this Life.

Mackenzie FB Profile Pic

LONG (but important) POST ALERT!Thanks to a lovely post from Brianna , I’m now aware that it’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week. I may be a little late, but here goes.
If any of you ever need to talk about ANYTHING, I will be there for you. I don’t care if we haven’t talked in years or if we’ve never even talked at all. I don’t care if you’re not having a life-threatening crisis. I don’t care if it’s four in the morning (if you need help I will not be upset if you call me repeatedly until I wake up). If you need to vent, I will listen and I will do my best to help you in any way I can. I will do my best to keep everything between us, like seriously I won’t say a word to anyone unless I feel there’s nothing I can do to keep you from actually hurting yourself or others. I will never judge you, no matter what you say. I’ve been there, I know how it feels, and I’m still here, so obviously I’ve got a little experience under my belt.   Some wonderful people and resources have taught me quite a lot. I’ll be there to listen, if you need me to come to you or pick you up I will do my best. I will even make calls and get information for you if you need professional help but are scared or don’t know how to get it. If you need help, you can come to me – no buts! If you need my number (whether you’re feeling bad at the moment or you want it just in case for the future) message me and I’ll give it to you. You can even send your friends to me if they need help, I don’t care if I don’t know them. Everyone has some good in them, and we all deserve our place in this world, even if you feel worthless. Remember there is always someone who cares about you, even if you don’t think so.
Also, sometimes I’ve thought, “I could have all this pain in my life and some good times, or I can be dead and have nothing.” But I’ve learned to turn that around – why have nothing when you can stick it out for the good stuff, no matter how little that good may be? It’s something, and something is better than nothing. Challenge yourself to find positivity and light when the world seems dark. Stick around, you’re worth it.
Also, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (or 8255) and they have trained professionals 24/7.

Mackenzie : I Love You So Much!
Yer Grandpa Tom

Are We An Illusion?

The Science of -” Life by Design”

World famous, zoologist/biologist, and former Director of the London zoo , Lyall Watson, says in his book, Supernature, “Life is energy organized from chaos.”

If you take an Atom and blow it up to the size of a Football stadium, The nucleus, which contains 99.999% of the matter therein, would be a speck on the 50 yard line. The rest would just be empty space with some electrons dancing on the periphery. So if you asked any physicists, they would agree that an Atom is 99.9999% empty space.

“A neutron star results from the collapse of a massive star after a supernova.” (Wikipedia). The empty space has been squeezed out of its atoms, leaving a core of compacted neutrons with the electrons blasted off during the supernova explosion.

Wikipedia says: “A normal size match box containing neutron star material would have a mass of approximately 5,000,000,000,000 tons.” (5 Trillion tons) I have read estimates that two heaping tablespoons of a neutron star would weigh as much as the earth. Consider that A neutron star only 7 miles across would have a mass equivalent to our Sun. Lyall Watson said: “There is proportionally as much empty space inside the Atom as there is in the Universe.”

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NASA photo of a neutron star (pulsar) in the center of the gold

So, if you squeezed the empty space out of your atoms, the remainder would be an infinitesimally small speck of matter.

Now take a moment and pat your head, and now your forearm, and take a good look at that forearm. If there’s no matter there, what is it? What are you?

The only logical conclusion from a scientific standpoint would be that you are an electromagnetic/nuclear force field giving the impression of a solid. There is nothing else there of any consequence, just an energy field. It’s the same energy that makes up the sun and all the other stars. It’s the same energy that makes up the moon and the earth rocks, and the oceans, and your dog, Bowser. Watson (1) says: “We are the hollow men and our insubstantial bodies are strung together with electromagnetic and nuclear forces that do no more than create the illusion of matter.”

So what’s the difference between you and the chair you’re sitting in? I propose there is a Life Force that organizes energy into form. A Life Force that makes you -you, and me -me. “The only real difference is that the atoms of life are organized.” Watson (1)

So maybe we are not an illusion, but we are certainly different than we seem.

Why Do “Bad Things” Happen?

Life is full of polarities: light and darknight and day;  health and illnesswealth and povertyjoy and sorrow, and all of the shades in between.   If you eat gourmet meals all your life, you will never know what a good meal is.  You have to eat some lousy meals to know what a good meal can be. In order to make a value judgement, you have to have something to judge against.

By design, Life  is learning and growth.