Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More conversations with god (the course not mine)

I recently checked out an apparently free lecture by Neale Donald Walsch, having read as far as I know all the books of the series, and the ad said for all those who followed them and still felt life was pretty much shit (my version there). So as that applied to me I checked it out, 90 minutes or so, and he basically picked the three principles we all knew already, maybe added a bit more (I'll have to listen again) and the last half hour was advertising his 7 week online course at a cost of near on $400. Now as far as I can tell, the whole message of the books was that if we followed the advice we could sort things out, now he's accepted many of us clearly didn't, and now offers the solution as 'he needs 14 hours dialogue and 7 weeks to do it rather than a residential week'. Oh yes? The book does say that whatever the bible said Jesus was the way skeptical people could realise god who didn't believe they could make the transition directly, so needed a man as a bridge between the two camps. He also mentions lots of other teachers, unlike many, saying they are all giving the same message. He also does not appear to endorse Jesus' apparent message 'The only route to god is through me', in fact quite the opposite.

Now he is almost saying (although clearly some people must have succeeded in applying the principles from the books alone or there wouldn't be many buyers) that the only way to god is through his fucking course. You what? Are you saying despite your, god's and our own minds (part of god's it says) we still need a 7 week bleeding expensive course in order for the teachings to actually work? Do me a lemon, as one of my pupils used to say, you are appearing to take the route of those you spend about 11 books running down. There are two meditations across the series, just variations on a normal yogic theme, and although I didn't do them very long as I had my own already were possibly no better or worse than any others as persistence appears to be the key. Amazingly enough I am not doing the course, but believe if the rest of the material is genuine I wouldn't need to as I have all the material already. I also believe if it is true many things I write and know already come from a universal pool of information as I don't always have nearly enough information to know what I do, yet it tends to be correct whenever it comes to me so clearly. I am hoping this post is inspired and guided by whatever is doing it, and I am directly requesting the help, he asked once and now I do know he got an answer in a clear outside voice, so he says it can be done.

Secondly as the books are such a complete (apparently) collection, what could possibly still be missing to require a 7 week course at such a cost? In contrast I've studied under a few teachers, admittedly with varying results, one ran a course lasting at least 5 months and did have some (temporary) results and was free. The second taught me basically all I needed in a free half hour lecture. I've since been to a longer one and read both his books, which give more details how to apply the rules but they are so basic you can just apply them whenever you can. Guru G offers an online course offering almost constant works which is the toughest (not to do but to find the time to) but very effective, and free. I know it works as I've heard the results from the successful pupils. I will say Abraham-Hicks and God (Walsch) offer one identical message, and admittedly one I still don't get. Maybe it's the one he spends much of the course doing. This thing that if you don't want something you get more of it and vice versa. It's not only theirs, but one they both consider extremely important, although I don't remember much in the books but only the new lecture. You are supposed to say everything you have now is fine already before you can move on. That is a theological perspective and one I am not qualified to analyse, except to say I still don't get it. People have tried to explain, but has never really done more than follow that if we focus on something we don't like we magnify it through attention so shouldn't do so. Of course that depends on the degree, and pain tells us not to focus on it but fix it. The rest can only be ignored relative to its degree of unpleasantness, and if you can't fix it then you are meant to focus on something else or it won't go away mentally, or accept it exactly as it is and it will and not try and resist it.

Now anyone with a problem can try this for themselves. Don't label it as bad, but just watch it or if it's part of a wider view don't dwell on it. That seems to work from not getting a parking space right the way up to enlightenment. It explains why I can't get a decent woman, my friends have unanimously moved away, I have no direct family apart from my parents, and my media career is stuck on the first step after climbing it some years ago. So as a recent example, how could I have done my last TV interview better? I performed to me perfectly well (I've been doing this stuff a while now) and the only thing I did was to remind him at the end not to arrange it for the morning (as no one else has) so I could do it properly. Having prima donna regulations is hardly against the media rules, plus besides saying it once already was hardly unreasonable. But I didn't do anything the books say is wrong about wanting it too much, not caring at all or planning my answers too carefully rather than being spontaneous. But he gave the work to someone else (bear in mind we don't actually get paid for this, the payment is being on TV) and I did nothing different to usual besides repeat myself once.

The Secret would say 'Feel like you are famous already and gradually the energy will change around you to reflect it'. In effect you do it for a few minutes a day for a while and let it go or you end up in a short holiday in an institution, and I did it for a couple of other things and it did work, so won't kick that out entirely as quantum physics tells us that these things are scientifically possible as well as in practice. Of course the bible and other teachers say if you reach enlightenment you stop caring about material things, get enlightened and then get the rest as a consequence. Short of interviewing Walsch's new course disciples, I won't be able to discover the success or otherwise, but that would be the only real way to know. But if you hadn't read the books then cramming it all into such a course would make sense, and not cost that much more than the price of the books when taking the teaching time into account on top. But for long time followers? That's like getting to the last year of your degree and then being told you can't do it for another few years and they're going to charge a lot more. Funnily enough after checking my own eligibility for a further qualification checked it out and was told of a further course of a similar nature. Those synchronicities are signs, and probably the message for me is Walsch's first rule, I was born perfect so don't need to change anything, just to realise I am already. Now if it's that simple what could possibly be contained in a 7 week course to communicate that effectively? He's made millions already (unless his publishers did him up, but that is normally confined to music where I hear they take about 95% of the income) and online worldwide imagine how many $400s will add up when he's run the course and removed his advertising expenses from the total? I must be cynical when I see a top teacher acting like a bottom teacher and need to work out how and why. But he certainly hasn't got me on board there but haven't dumped his teaching either. But the conflict is that there shouldn't be such a need for his long and expensive course if the books are worth reading.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fiddling while England burns

Meanwhile the news is all about Syria. Star Trek seemed to have the answer to most things 30 years ago, and the prime directive tells more developed civilisations to keep out of other's wars. Theirs is a typical civil war, as was Tunisia, Egypt and the rest, and the opposition is so far worse then the government in nearly every example. And if we get involved in them then we get caught in their dirt and defence is about that, defending your own shores, and everything else should be down to diplomacy or keep out altogether. We've seen the results in Korea and Vietnam and despite sanctions for longer than my lifetime Cuba is no different now from the beginning of the revolution. If countries are acting badly it's their problem and not anyone else's, even if they really did understand them, which we clearly do not.

These are tribal states, democracy has never been a part of their culture and are generally driven primarily by Islam, which provides the law itself without the need for governments to legislate as well. The only differences will be to what extent this runs a country in the Arab world, or just about money and power. But whose problem is it? Theirs. Why we haven't learnt from Korea and Vietnam and seen the utter waste of resources over Iraq and Afghanistan tells me it is not about helping anyone but making money. Arms dealers need wars to use and buy them, and if you keep going to war at the drop of a hat they at least will keep going. Oil is only relevant as constant unrest in the middle east always keeps the price up, far more so than OPEC restrictions alone. So they are happy to send in the troops to cause a spike in the oil price every now and then, as if they don't get enough already, but as some Arab states have also spent more than they earn even with the oil some need a specific price to make a profit which will not be attained in a free market.

So the simple rule is keep out of other people's shit. If you choose to visit a bombed sewer don't expect to come away not covered in it yourself. These countries are the relative sewers of the world, the people who take over are usually as bad or worse as the previous ones, such as in Tunisia, Egypt and Afghanistan where women are still stoned to death as rape victims accused of adultery. Nothing will change, Islam makes the law and nothing can rewrite the koran as it is fixed in stone, and unlike the bible is not a translation. Those rules are written directly in the language of the followers and fixed for all time. If it means it also becomes a motivation to rule every related country then that is what will happen however many troops flood them every time they're arguing over sunni v shia. It's not our problem and trying to fix it can never change the minds of millions of people across the world who know no other way of life and have seen ours and want to wipe it out. If they put the energy into fixing similar problems in their own countries we may actually be able to sort them out more.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still keeping busy

I've still been around, and do my daily blog elsewhere nowadays when more people actually see it. But I've also ended up opening another blog here understandingfraud.blogspot.com as my two articles generated no interest from publishers so put them plus the climate conspiracy page there so anyone can read them directly. It shunted the third to another page even I have trouble locating although it's my blog, but all there now.

Meanwhile I've been taking photos on trips for the map a few times a week and running out of places I can get to in daylight now till the spring. I then returned to my popular video tours and the camera's corrupting the files so spent two days editing rickets and counting, currently placing a message I haven't paid for the program on the film as that was the only one which processes corrupt files. Bastards.

My life has been active so far, and besides learning more meditation methods (each has a different purpose, they don't duplicate function) end up each time completing projects but being in exactly the place I was before. I am following the route of Conversations with God (down Roger, it's nothing to do with religion) by learning to control my own life directly, far more traditional witchcraft than modern religion. Based on the multidimensional model, where we are limited by three dimensions through our senses and then learn to open up to more, ultimately infinite. That is the name of my game and any mention of God is incidental as it's a personal mission with instructions from books and lectures. The actual end is the name of God 'I am', as in I am God. Then it makes sense. Examples being when I can start off knowing very little about a subject I'm interested in, and start answering a question on it and the answers just flow. Then sooner or later it turns out I'm right. This is the psychic level of linking with universal mind, as it's all out there, but 3D minds tell us they don't have the evidence and won't accept it. But the longer I watch the more there is, and Barack Obama is proving to work for the enemy in every move he makes, as I spotted on day one. You end up having to trust such information on the source (me in this case) alone once they've got a track record. I trust myself now on it anyway.

So in trying to control life I must look for the reason for everything. The ones which are obvious messages imply the rest are not so obvious, and as Jung said, when you see the motive behind everything then nothing can be hidden from you again. He used psychoanalysis, I use other methods not requiring others to help in person. For instance I've reached the point now where my two outdoor activities are closed for a bit, and although still free and have things to do indoors like to go out first before settling down for the evening. I have a couple of longer photo trips I could do before spring but need a long run and the energy to do them. Since I've discovered my life seems to be guided in this way I am hoping whatever happens something will point me in the right direction tomorrow and find something useful to do. Besides the possible photos if not then at the moment I'm stumped. I made a video today which proved my camera is now faulty as I bought a new pack of DVDs and it did the same thing it did last time, so short of buying a new one (who does repairs now?) am going to need a program and days to edit them (you'd be amazed how long it takes- saving the project at the end takes over an hour let alone loading them and cutting bits out) as it makes a good film and leaves a virus thingie in it that only one program can currently deal with and then covers the screen with its message to say I shouldn't be using it.

The aim it to reach a point when I have more than I did before, so when a job is done I don't return to the same place I was already. There's a list of alternative improvements which are required, and as none are technically in my direct sayso will just keep going and aim myself there indirectly. I've been around long enough to know limits and on a programme last week a sociologist was talking about so many false hopes people have they can sort things out which aren't in their power to do so. In the end the best thing we can change is ourselves, and the better we are the less the crap outside bothers us. I keep at it and if no one wants to publish my work, women aren't interested in me without a certificate of insanity and my friends move further and further away that may not be fixable but I just won't mind so much. It's the best we can do without a miracle.