Saturday, February 21, 2009

"The chosen few, who will judge the many, when the game is through...." Dylan

The Global Musings of an Educated Man....vol.107
"Ring them bells Sweet Martha,
For the poor man's son,
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one.
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled
With lost sheep.

Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf,
Ring them bells for all of us who are left,
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through.
Ring them bells, for the time that flies,
For the child that cries
When innocence dies"  Ring Them Bells Dylan.

Can we consciously will for the well being of others through concentrated thought, prayer, meditation and by being open to whatever invisible force there is out there protecting the universe and everyone of us in it? Do some of us have more of a heightened awareness of it than others? Is that why some of us heal faster than others? Or Is it just genetics? How do individual cells know to develop into two eyes, two hands, two feet and two ears and one brain? Do our thoughts reside in other places outside of our brains'? Why is there is a sense of attraction to someone or something? There must be an intelligent design or force making these things happen or is it all just blind luck? Do the dead stay behind in the "Field" and can they cause harm or do good after their physical bodies have gone? What is the importance with ley lines and the many sacred sites that have dotted the Earth since recorded history? Is there more reality in our dreams than in the illusion we call our waking lives?
For I believe in the power of the force. The power of attraction through the action and belief of positive thought, and that Quantum physics and the string theory that posits, that all things are connected by a zero point magnetic field, and that we all need to be open to the thought and belief that anything is possible. Because if you can think it, than it is. Maybe not now, but in the future. So if you get the chance, please take a glance, browse a review, or simply read "The Field-The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe ", by Lynne Mctaggart, c.2008.
It can't hurt anything. It can only help. Seriously, and as we all know, the world sure needs some positive thoughts these days. 
Until next time, open arms and open minds.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Here he goes again....

The Global Musings of an Educated Man.........vol.106
In honor of Presidents' Day, I would like to provide an excerpt written many years ago from a wise man, but more than applicable and in dire need of use in this day and age.
     "America can not refuse the challenge of leadership in the post-war world. Mere physical reconstruction of ravaged countries and the reorganization of political, economic, and social systems is the lesser task we will face. The larger problem and the great challenge is in how to set up a new order of world ethics firmly established on a foundation of democratic idealism.
     Experts in various fields have already submitted programs designed to meet the needs of those nations whose way of life has been disrupted by war. But with the failing common to specially trained minds, these planners incline to think mostly in terms of their own particular interests. As yet, no one has touched the fundamentals of international ethics. No one has advanced a working plan securely based upon a broad, deep, and sympathetic understanding of the human being and his problems. The thinking has been in the dual fields of power politics and material economics, with remedies expressed in terms of charts, blueprints, patterns, and industrial programs.
     But there is one new and encouraging element present in most of the recommendations of today's experts. They are recognizing the necessity of conceiving the world as one interdependent structure. Yet even as they recognize the need for a unity of human interests, their recommendations are for the perpetuation of highly competitive economic policies, which, if they are consistently applied, must lead in the end to war and discord.
     It is not an easy task to unite the efforts of the human race toward the accomplishment of any common good. Mankind in the majority is selfish, provincial in attitude, and concerned primarily with personal success and acquiring creature comforts. It will not be possible to build an enduring peace until the average man has been convinced that personal selfishness is detrimental to personal happiness and personal success. It must be shown that self-seeking has gone out of fashion, and that the world is moving on to a larger conception of living.
     The postwar planners have more of idealism in their programs than has ever before been expressed in the problem of the relationships of nations. But it is still not enough. A clear and complete statement of a world purpose is required--a world dream great enough to inspire unity of world effort.
     These are the days of America's opportunity to lead a still troubled mankind toward a better way of life. If we meet this challenge, we will insure not only survival of our nation for centuries to come, but we shall gain the enduring gratitude of our fellowmen and Americans will be remembered to the end of time as a great enlightened people.
     It is not enough that we solve particular problems. We must solve the very cause of problem itself. Wars, depressions, crime, dictators and their oppressions are the symptoms giving clear indication of a greater ailment. To examine each problem solely in terms of the problem itself, without recognition of its true relationship to a larger and more universal necessity, is to fail in the broader implications of an enduring peace and prosperity." 
Manly P. Hall The Secret Destiny of America (1944) 
Until next time, open arms and open minds.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Tippy Type Tippy Type, type some more....ting.

The Global Musings of an Educated Man......vol.105
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is a thought....and it may be far out which is not a long shot by any means, but maybe the economic crisis will allow us to do what is necessary, by not having all those people employed at jobs that were no longer needed, energy consumption around the world would be curbed and a new means of development and research into renewable sources of fuel could prosper and flourish? For there is a need for a green revolution and not just green talk, and no I'm not talking about Michael Phelps. But since I brought it up, what a hypocritical society we live in, when it would have been okay for him to drink a 6 pack of beer or even have done a beer commercial, but getting caught taking a hit off of a bong, oh jeez, please, oh my, he shouldn't be doing that. That's crazy. That's wrong and in poor taste. The outrage. How many times have you heard, killed by a drunk driver? Now how many times have you heard, killed by a stoned driver? Not too many. Brought to you by the good people at Anheuser Busch.
How about our new Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, and his plan for saving the Financial institutions? Another $1 to $2 trillion or more for the banks who can't handle our money or invest it wisely, and the details are what again? Oh, that's right, you didn't say. Good plan. That inspired a lot of confidence in the investors. Wow. Change has come to Washington, huh??? Sounds like more of the same, throwing gasoline onto a wildfire of money and watching it burn.
But yet I remain hopeful and confident that this turbulent time will be one of invention, catharsis and growth. It may just be the best time to invest in the market since the mid 80's. If you have 20-30 years to watch shrewd investments develop into retirement funds instead of relying on a soon to be non-existent social security program, the future looks very bright indeed, if it all doesn't end on December 22nd, 2012. Buy low, sell high. It can't get much lower can it? Imagine if they had privatized social security the way W. had wanted? Leehman Bros. and Goldman Sachs in charge of your social security account? Good call. How about if you just wrap those up in some mortgage backed securities if you will? The economy is fundamentally strong. Remember, as Thomas Friedman says, "The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones." 
Creation requires destruction. Renewal. Rebirth. Strength and courage. Adversity develops character. I hope.
Until next time, open arms and open minds.

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