It has been over a month since my last post. That post celebrated my mother’s 100th birthday. She is my angel. …the only angel whose personality I know vividly. I dedicated the month of October to her.
The post was rushed, posted from my smartphone. The video was not well-edited. I am just learning though. But, I was nonetheless proud because I was really after conveying the emotions of our closeness. That was apparent.
I wrote the post minutes before stepping on stage to advocate for Denver Open Media (DOM). I am an active member of this public access community. Around the same time, I’m also attending and participating in media events and training. This activity is overwhelming me with visions and ideas. I can’t contain how explosive my content can become, if only I can learn about 30 software applications. Okay, then, I going to try!
That’s what’s been going on with me lately. …learning Adobe Creative Cloud applications. It’s is fascinating, and complicated.
I want to assure you though that I will never stop writing. I’ve been writing in various formats for a large part of my life, for most of my life. There is a letter was written when I was about 10 years old. I’m not sure who it was written to, it could have been Santa Claus, the mayor, or governor. I believe that because it was discovered many years after it was written, hidden in a piano bench, it must have been written to God.
This letter seems to indicate that even at that age I was political and perhaps a bit rebellious. I am now, but, I don’t try to ‘fight city hall’ or the universe and expect to win. I accept change a bit more freely than others, attempting to work within to change it, while evaluating and changing my own paradigm.
My spiritual journey makes me more evaluative of myself and how to make me better. These tendencies clearly evolved from my 10-year-old self to my 58-year-old self.
Whew, the past month has been a journey!
I don’t know where the journey that I’m currently on leads to, but I feel that it’s goanna be good. I am overflowing with visions, ideas, and opportunities to grow. I am gaining a social media, community, and creative circles presence, but can’t just seem to balance it all enough to produce as actively as I initially did.
I am not sure if other content producers run into this dilemma, but I am new to this space and have been challenged by balancing blogging, with social media, learning, meeting the right people, and figuring out what I want to say.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot to say. I have a list of topics on which to write posts, and I’m coming up with new ideas every day. In addition, I am writing songs, poems, and story ideas simultaneously, while learning graphic, visual, audio, and media technology. I’m challenged at times trying to contain all of this, let alone managing it!
To add to the exhilaration, I am immersed in a spiritual vibration, praying and meditating (3rd eye creative lately) daily.
Something’s goanna develop out of this, y’all!
But, like everyone, I must content with other tests, including ones from within, such as doubt, impatience, and thoughts of lack and limitation. On some days, I’m just drained. Nonetheless, I push forward towards a destination that’s unknown.
I live this way because of one of a short list of spiritual principles that I’ve learned to live by for years.
“The joke’s on me, when I assume that I have to figure this all out!”. – Kevy Michaels
I simply must remain faithful and believe. The rest is not my job, it’s God’s! Through my sincere, but passionate faith in God, I press on.
For me, living by this principle, each day, each moment, even when alone becomes an adventure. For example, yesterday morning, out of the clear blue, I received an email from The Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop inviting me to a writing workshop tomorrow, gratis.
It is always emotional when The Lighthouse reaches out to me, unsolicited. It lets me know that they care. On a deeper level, it lets me know that we are somehow vibrationally connected. They are a nonprofit passionately dedicated to ensuring that literature maintains its proper prominence in the culture, and that individuals achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings. I am passionately dedicated to expressing my creativity and telling my stories.
Without asking, other than asking God in general, The Lighthouse once again offered me a free class. The class, no less, is eerily appropriate to the greatest passion of my current life entitled, The Story Only You Can Tell. Well, I have at minimum five of those underway.
A similar thing happened two days ago, when I was offered an opportunity to serve as an apprentice for a local public access government television. The blessing of gaining access to media facilities, equipment, producers, and training at Denver Open Media, I believe too was delivered by the God of the universe.
I must inform you of another spiritual principle that seems to make me magnetic to God’s blessings. I abide this principle as well, and its benefits are blessing me now.
“I live my life as though I have a Karmic Bank Account, making many deposits and few withdrawals.” – Kevy Michaels
Following this personal philosophy, I view my deeds as either deposits (good deeds towards others), or withdrawals (good deeds solely for myself). The obvious idea is to mainly make deposits, and very few withdrawals. Then, allow God of the universe to pay in blessings (interest and dividends). This is the same concept as reaping what you sow, planting seeds, and random acts of kindness. I’ve just come up with a practical day-to-day way to embody it.
My deposits were volunteering to write proposals, letters, legal documents, and resumes for others. I also help neighbors gain needed social services, food, and rental assistance. I’ve recently volunteered intense hours at DOM, as well as at the Denver Voice. I am also constantly working on projects for friends, gratis. Everything I write, I write it with intentions to inspire, as a contribution. I aim to please God. These are my deposits.
One recent withdrawal was an ambitious one. Though it is a withdrawal, it is not all selfish. I purchased video & photography equipment, training, software and subscriptions as a motivation to produce more striking content. I have big ideas on the types of content I’d like to produce in the future, including ways to have the world community participate.
I made these purchases on a wing and a prayer. I have had to eliminate nearly every excess that I have, cable, Sirius XM, eating out, and daily convenient store purchases. Still, I move forward, without a clue how the finances will come together and when or if my dreams will manifest. Strangely, I move forward as confidently as is my faith in God.
This leap drives me to I will continually make deposits, as if it will increase my chances. Perhaps my balance in the Karmic Bank of Life is not high enough and just needs to get a bit higher.
InPresence 0062: Your Karmic Bank Account – 1,969 views – New Thinking Allowed – Jeffrey Mishlove – Published on May 2, 2018
InPresence host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is the author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). For many years he served as president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people were supported and encouraged in developing inner intuitive abilities. Here he initiates a discussion about karma as a follow-up to InPresence 0061: Resist Not Evil. He points out that the principle of karma implies a universe based upon cosmic justice. He also notes that the study of reincarnation cases does not support this view. However, the “past-life review” reported by near-death experiences is consistent with the notion of karma. He then brings up the concept that acts of kindness toward our enemies is a rapid way to repay karmic debts. (Recorded on April 22, 2018)
The Karmic Trail – 8,644 views – Om Swami – Published on Apr 28, 2017
The question from the audience is that why karma transcends or travels across life times? Nature is not concerned with one lifetime or many lifetimes. It sees it as changing places. Nothing new is actually happening. It is just one cloth and then another cloth, same person inside. The real essence in you so-called soul never dies. So, Krishna says, “Tell me what is your real dilemma? What is your confusion? Who is killing and who is dying? None of all this is actually happening. It is one big illusion.” In fact if Nature did not take karma across lifetimes, this world would have ceased to exist by now. People would have destroyed this planet by now.
If you have accumulated wealth in one bank account, you can simply transfer it to next. You can’t transfer what you haven’t accumulated, what you haven’t earned. That is why karma travels across lifetimes. There is a story in Mahabharata when Yudhishtra is being held by celestial being Yaksha. The Yaksha says,” What do you think is the most fascinating, peculiar thing about this world?”
Listen to this discourse by Om Swami to find out more.
4 Steps to Avoiding Overwhelm – 154,080 views – Published on Mar 21, 2016
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