Wrapping up the month of March, here’s a quick screen shot review of the month’s news. Let me know which ones you like the most. Thanks for your input, -David M Masters
Believing in angels does not have any bearing on the kind of person you are; it doesn’t reflect whether you are a good person, bad person, religious/spiritual or not.
What’s interesting to me, as I meet men and women across many years of life, there are moments when people who would have never given a moment of thought about angels begin to question if, or believe that, angels are everywhere.
While educated atheists contend that belief in angels is part of the dumbing down of the United States, nonetheless 77% of Americans, including believers of all religions and those who refuse to have any religious belief at all, believe that angels are real. Yes, even some atheists believe in angels.
Here’s some exciting news: Angels don’t really care what you think.
You can believe – or not – it matters not to them. They are there, watching everything in life, gently nudging us to the left or right, whispering marvelous things inside our heads, protecting, guiding us and allowing us to make our own way (and our own mistakes) along the way. And, yes, they are with us when it is our time to exit this life.
Angels are not religious. Man is religious. Religion is man’s way of trying to conceive of the creator and have some understanding or connection with the creator. Religions may come and go, change and grow, yet angels are – as they have always been – never changing.
Do I have a guardian angel?
My personal belief is, “Yes,” you do have a guardian angel – but this is a matter for you to investigate for yourself – I would never persuade you to believe one way or the other. Since I have a religious background and some angelic work in my history, I am pre-disposed to certain ideas about angels and how we can interact with them, but everyone is different; just as every angel is also different.
Most people who once had no belief in angels begin to believe following an inexplicable angelic experience.
It’s not like the angels are clamoring for acknowledgement; they could care less what we think about them. Still, in that moment – when human stares into the eyes of an angel, face-to-face (figuratively) – it suddenly becomes clear: Angels do exist.
You believe in angels. That statement will apply to 8 out of every 10 people who read these words.
There are sound reasons why you believe, it may be religious persuasion, blind faith or in many cases you believe because of your experience and you know that you know that angels are among us.
Regardless of your belief in anything (or nothing) there are undoubtedly unseen energetic forces all around us in other dimensions that appear to display intelligence and have the ability to influence life, as we know it. For the moment, let’s suspend disbelief and refer to these energies as angels.
So, tell me…
Why do you believe in angels?
When you look at your life, the way it is now, and you think that you’d rather live a different life; what keeps you from doing it?
In most (if not all) cases the only thing that is holding you back from having everything that you desire is you.
You think that having everything you’ve ever wanted isn’t possible – but it is – if you’re willing to step out in faith and make it happen. Isn’t it time you got out of your own way?
My friend and one of my mentors, Robert Allen said to me, “Everything you’ve ever wanted is just outside your comfort zone,” and he is spot on.
It can be frightening to consider doing something that you’ve never done before – or more importantly – thinking, like you’ve never thought before. It’s all in your thinking.
I know people – right now, in this very moment – whom would be wildly successful, if they could change their thought process, just enough to reach outside their comfort zone.
It is Possible
First, you must be able to wrap our head around the idea that your dream is a possibility; it could happen. It’s happened to other people, “So, it could happen to me.”
They have the dream; they can see it, taste it, touch it… playfully imagining and fantasizing about what they could have, what their life could be like, all the success, love and happiness they have ever wanted… Yet there is a key component in their plan that is missing.
Take Action Now
Tony Robbins calls it, “Taking massive action.”
You must be willing to commit to doing the work that it takes to allow your dream to come true. You must be able to place yourself in the right time and place in space to let it be your new normal.
And you must do it now, not put it off until tomorrow because we know too well that tomorrow never comes.
Figure out what keeps you from making it happen and deal with it, or forget it. See a therapist, your doctor, a coach, a hypnotist, the preacher, etc… (Don’t seek out a friend, unless your friend is wildly successful, then seeking them out might be advisable) whatever it takes to break you out of your self-imposed limiting beliefs.
You know the ones; I’m not good enough, worthy enough, educated enough, don’t have enough time, energy, money… The list goes on and on.
Doing Beats Luck
Also resist the idea that what you want is going to just happen by fate, luck or magic because you heard about the someone, somewhere who was struggling along through life and woke up one day to be unimaginably successful. While this does happen, it is very rare. You’re chances are better at winning the lottery; if you buy a ticket. Forget about it. Far more people become successful by doing what it takes.
No one else is going to do this for you. Resign yourself to take responsibility of your life and purposefully do something about it.
Do What It Takes
If you need skills, get them. Read a book, Google it, figure it out and start going through the motions of having the skill, practice it until you can get a grip on it.
You don’t have to do it all at once, but you must do something every day.
Resist the thought or feeling that an action you might be taking is uncomfortable; of course it is. Doing something you’ve never done before, going somewhere you’ve never been before is uncomfortable, but isn’t it often an exhilarating experience to be on the other side of something that you never thought was possible?
Map It Out
Chart your course (the most successful people create a specific map denoting their starting place and where they want to be) and stick to it. By having your goals clearly defined – and keeping your list with you at all times – you can keep yourself from being distracted or thrown off course.
The next time I see you?
I don’t want to hear. “If only…”
I want to hear, “Guess what I did?”
Now, you’ve got my undivided attention; I love the doers.
My response is something, like, “Wow! Tell me more,” followed by, “What can I do for you to make it even better?”
And I’m not the only one. Men and women who are on the move, gravitate toward people on the move and many of them help to bolster others who are movers and shakers, or are taking action to move themselves into position of being a mover and shaker.
We’re constantly on the lookout for you.
Are you there?
What have you done lately?
Ever wonder if there’s some force that animates all the life around us?
Ever wonder if you have any effect on the source, or if it’s all just predetermined fate?
Have you ever asked the questions (either aloud or silently to yourself):
Who am I?
Where did I come from?
Why am I here?
If you have, you are not alone. There are many of us asking those questions and thanks to emerging science we are starting to get answers, though you may not be able to access the scientific facts as they come to light.
Why? – Because there are those who would like you not to know this information. There are people who are charged with managing us, the masses of the earth’s peoples that continue to grow and expand. They cannot have us knowing that there is the possibility that we are more… three-dimensional beings living simultaneously alongside other dimensions teaming with vibrant life.
It is not my lot in life to convince anyone of anything, though regularly while conducting my work with clients it is part of my function to challenge a client’s belief system; not to persuade the client in one way or the other, only to get him or her to consider there might be other possibilities that may not have been considered previously. This awakens one’s sense of wonder.
Wonder is the bane of the controllers’ quest for power.
We, as a people, are much easier to manage if we are taught by wrote, example and trained to believe, act and react in certain ways; and this training starts at birth as we are trained by parents who have been trained and shuffled into learning institutions who have been heavily programmed to deprogram your sense of wonder.
What if we were surrounded by power that was so great that it could only be imagined but even our imaginations have fallen under the power of the controllers. The mere though – let alone mention – of the idea of supernatural power elicits the pre-programmed response, “If I can’t see it, it is not true.”
Then, if someone insists that a certain unfathomable idea might have some merit, the pre-programmed response escalates into questioning one’s mental acuity and/or sanity. Certainly such a person would run the risk of being crazy, labeled a kook or insane.
If they can only keep us thinking that a thing must be seen to be believed; they retain control.
I have always wondered if there was something more… Even in my youth (I know; the pre-programmed response would try to blame my early exposure to marijuana fog or hippie communes leading to brain damage, so as to discredit any experience or factual data that I might try to deliver, nonetheless) I knew there was something so incredibly bigger than we had been told was going on.
My early foray into the ministry was my first attempt to find out more. I was full of wonder, starving for the truth and open… so very open. So open, in fact, that the ancient texts that I had access to were not enough to quench my thirst.
Why? – Because no matter how advanced or open-minded the reign of thought within any particular model, each expounded thought was placed neatly within a box – the box was secured and protected. Yes, this new revelation is the highest form and it stops here. This is our definitive truth.
Immediately, my feathers begin to ruffle, “Are you kidding me?” Surely this is a joke. Didn’t you just explain to me all the series of revelations that have been revealed to man via God or science, and how it superseded all thought up until that point of revelation?
Is it just me? – Or is the fact that you just said, “This is it!” sounding a little like the unenlightened folks that you ridicule for embracing their beliefs in the same manner?
Could there be more?
Maybe I am not normal (dear God, please don’t let them ever make me the N-word) but I have the wonder of a hundred men.
Do I believe in things unseen?
Far be it from me to say that a thing is this, or that, or limited in any way; leaving the door open… for even more…
Could it be that it’s not just me and a chosen few?
Could it be that there is a growing awakening among all the people who are readying themselves for the nest step of human evolution?
And does even the thought of such a possibility make anyone, who thinks it is their duty to prevent this evolution and to control us, shake in their boots?
There is more unseen than seen; so much more that you can’t even conceive of it.
The unseen is waiting for you.
Surely there is no greater love than to experience that sweet connection between two human beings, separated by bodies but united in a strong love-connection that transcends time and space. This love can take many forms, like friendship, familial love, appreciative/respectful love, romantic love, eternal love, love for the others and the world, etc…
Being a love-child of the sixties (this is where I place the blame, though I realize the source could have come from elsewhere) I resonated with the love vibration that permeated the time. I was not attracted to – nor did I participate in – the “free love” movement that was prevalent back in the day, rather I embraced the idea of loving one another, accepting people for who they are and allowing everyone to find their own way, loving them all along their journey.
My sincere desire to participate in management of great love is likely why I was so attracted to ministerial work early on because the religious model that I was exposed to (then, in the late seventies) seemed to promote this kind of love. My fore’ into the business of religion did not turn into a life-long occupation, yet I continued in my personal work of helping others achieve their highest and best, while continuing to seek and promote higher forms of love and respect for others.
Throughout my life I always found it interesting (not only from a purely scientific viewpoint) that – even though I believed that each human was blessed with an innate capacity for love – some people seemed to be incapable of being able to truly connect to other individuals, experience compassion, empathy, or have a love-appreciation for concepts or things, like art. To witness the most beautiful sunset, or some other scene in nature, examine the details of someone’s art, see a heart-felt musical performance, see someone struggling for survival and to not be emotionally impacted; this surprised me.
Nowadays, I can wrap my head around the concept of someone who is devoid of an ability to love (as most the rest of us would define it), as is the case for most sociopaths, psychopaths or others at various locations along the anti social personality disorder spectrum; but otherwise “normal” people?
People with the inability to be moved to tears for anything except for pain or great fear…
Of course, I was raised under the tenet of, “big boys don’t cry,” like many of us (especially those of the male persuasion) and I maintained a tearless approach to life until the fateful day in 1982, following the viewing of E.T. with my young son, Nathanial. As the credits rolled, we both sat in silence, until he broke into the tearful sentiment, “I didn’t want him to go.” I joined in, and haven’t stopped since.
And I get that in our current societal structure, love is seen as weakness. In this respect it is understandable that one might numb one’s self to the idea of opening up enough to allow a wildly painful experience. These people had the capacity to love, but have taken extensive efforts to dismantle the ability in favor of self-preservation.
To complicate the landscape even more, there’s the whole “battle of the sexes” role reversal that figures into the picture of our love metamorphosis. In the past men were dominant over women, now women are exerting their dominance in an unlimited variety of ways.
In my work (and in my life) it is not uncommon for me to meet people whose hearts have been broken by others who never had the capacity to return love in kind. Some of them heal and look for a more authentic love, while others allow their hearts to harden vowing to never love again.
To those with hardened hearts, I beseech you, consider learning to love again; the world needs your love now, more than ever.
I believe there is a progressive wave of love that is spreading throughout this planet as part of our human evolution.
What part will you play in this loving future?
See also: Making Sense of Wasted Love
Just when you’re at your wit’s end and you think things couldn’t possibly get worse, they do! What?!
Are you kidding me? I couldn’t take one more thing! God must hate me!
Here I am, in the prime of my youth, lying in my death bed! Hello? Is anybody out there? Does anybody care?!
As darkness falls, exhaustion extinguishes the last ounce of resistance the caterpillar has left.
It is hard, when we’re in the throes of change of life circumstance, when we’re caught off guard with seemingly no place to go. There are times when we are utterly lost, without resources and consider that eternal sleep might be a better option to all the conflict, struggle and pain…
Then, when things seem like they couldn’t get any worse; they do. And you’re ready to release that last thread of hope dangling from your heart.
Well, there is hope; hope that flows like an endless river with no beginning and no end.
But in the moment, when all is lost… that river seems so far away and unimaginable to fathom.
Authors have written about those darkest moments and their recoveries and we relish the stories, remember them well; yet it seems any inkling of hope seems so distant.
We can look back at 10 films, like
- Superman II (1980)
- E.T. (1982)
- Star Trek II (1982)
- Robocop (1987)
- The Crow (1994)
- Alien Resurrection (1997)
- The Matrix (1999)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
When there was no hope and all was lost, by some miraculous intervention, the breath of life is breathed into the darkest hour…
And the caterpillar awakes only to find that it emerges a beautiful reincarnation with amazing abilities that could not have been imagined previously.
Two thousand years ago, two women sharing the same name were in that time and space – when and where – there was no hope and all was lost; one of them the mother of the Son who had been dead for three days.
Imagine; your son’s been dead for three days, and you’re going to his graveside for the third time to lay flowers at his grave. You just cannot imagine why a God would let this happen to you; to Him! It’s just enough to make you want to…
And then you see Him – your Son – not sick, hurt, beaten or bruised, but healthy full of life. As a matter of fact, you’ve never seen Him look so amazing. The most incredible, tearful embrace ever felt.
Yes, there are countless similar themes in stories that remind us that in those darkest of moments, hope’s river is flowing and just the tiniest drop can get us through to see what lies on the other side.
I have seen much tragedy in my life and though I may not have been able to see it in the moment, one verifiable truth remains:
When things are at their worst, when all hope is lost… It is those moments that have always led to something more amazing and greater than I could have possibly imagined.
So, now (more quickly than before), when things appear to be their most bleak, I start to look around; anticipating that something incredible is in store.
Start looking for that good thing; the best ever!
If you only knew what’s in store for you… (You are SO gonna love this!)
If you don’t believe that anything – if not everything – is possible, I challenge you to spend half-an-hour with a scientist specializing in Quantum Mechanics and/or Quantum Theory and rue the day if you happen to be in the room with two or more of them at the same time (I know you guys are reading this, and I have zero disrespect for your research, in fact, I sincerely have great admiration for the work that you do).
I have had people invite me into their world of discovery, like my friend, Norman, who wanted me to join him on his research into the Cosmos. What? As if I wasn’t already feeling insignificant enough, now you want to tell me that I am but a speck on our planet, in our galaxy surrounded by other galaxies, in a universe alongside an unlimited number of universes all laid out side-by-side? (Give me a break.)
Then, throw in the quantum ideas that amidst all those universes, I am there. Me. In this moment in time, in the past and in the future, living out alternate realities… Yikes!
I can handle a few minutes and grasp some of the concepts, but when you get out into Many Interactive Worlds (MIW) it gets so complicated for me, that I just try to grasp what ideas I can and leave the rest to the physicists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the other researchers and scientists – who have chosen this to be their life’s work – to unravel the details.
Like many other popular topics of interest around the world (and beyond the known world) I prefer not to get distracted by the details of certain things that are so fascinating that drilling down in an attempt to uncover the most minute details could keep me from accomplishing my mission, purpose or achieving my highest and best.
In my line of work it is not uncommon for me to be interacting with research and development (R&D) teams who are integrating quantum fields into their areas of study, and the concepts boggle the mind as it is so far removed from what our current level of understanding is. You can go through school – even upper levels of education – and never be exposed to quantum mechanics.
On the other hand, government agencies, like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has well-documented interests in quantum R&D and there are courses of study that cater to those who can handle imagining excavating ideas that are incongruent for the rest of us.
Thanks to Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., I have somewhat an idea about the double-slit experiment (which I find the most significantly intriguing), though talking with him at length about other topics is unproductive, to say the least.
And if that wasn’t enough, there is some cross-over between the psychic, paranormal, religious belief, traditional science and quantum theory… It’s all possible, though admittedly not my area of expertise.
I get overwhelmed by the ideas of atoms, electrons, entanglements, superposition, energetic field(s), quarks, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, etc… leaving the intricacies of those to the specialists. If I have need of any specific details about any of their properties, I can consult an expert and I suggest you do the same. In lieu of not having a person to call on, then by all means consult Google.
You guys (and gals) keep delving into the unfathomable on our behalf and keep me posted; I love you!
In life, many times, as we keep moving gleefully along our merry way we are awakened to the idea there are others who may not have out best interests at heart, when suddenly our attention is seized and the realization becomes clear.
You discover that someone you trusted may not have been as trustworthy as you thought, authority figures are not as compassionate as you had imagined, a friend – or lover – betrayed you, or you may have been a victim of a random act of violence perpetrated by a stranger, etc…
In this moment you have the thought of the world not being as nice a place as you once thought it was.
It is natural and normal for your initial reaction to be one of self-preservation as you begin to shut yourself off from being vulnerable to the world and others, though, I think, most of us realize this approach does not lead to much satisfaction in life and would certainly prevent one from enjoying all that this life has to offer.
The key is to guard your heart; to be mindful and cautious about whom you let into your innermost self.
Sure, you say, “I was being careful, but someone I trusted betrayed and hurt me.” True.
If you look back on the relationship from this vantage point, you’re likely to be able to see things that you overlooked prior to – and during – the relationship that (had you been looking) could have been interpreted as warning signs.
This is the life-learning process, for which you are deserving of a Masters’ Degree (yes, you can get one from me) declaring that you have mastered this difficult process the hard way; but grueling and diligent life experience. I don’t think it can be adequately addressed or learned from books or story-telling. Unfortunately, when you’ve learned it, you’ve felt the pain of its learning.
You must not let this person or circumstance prevent you from achieving your highest and best.
If you really want to experience the best from this life, you must defend your right to live, laugh and love.
Take living action
Make certain to take action to achieve a quality of life that brings satisfaction to you. Get out in public, mingle, see a show, make new friends…
Create opportunities to laugh
Find ways to enjoy life by embracing joy whenever you can. Start by smiling more. Maybe start with smiling at yourself in the mirror, then share your smile with others, wherever you go. You will be surprised at how your joy (even though it may be uncomfortable at first, feeling as though you’re just going through the motions) is infectious. Your smile not only puts you in a state of joy, but it helps others feel better. Go to a comedy show and yuck it up, and start watching more comedies for your viewing enjoyment. Laughter really is good medicine.
I don’t know if you could ever love too much, but in this day and age, it is prudent for you to proceed in unbridled love without restraint; but with your wits about you.
Be aware that there are people who might not be a good fit for your all-out love. Allow yourself to offer them some love without putting the innermost you at risk.
Guard your heart and mind; defend your right to live, laugh and love.
Now, there’s a question. Everyone ponders their own mortality and as I talk to people, it appears that everyone has their own perspective on what would constitute a full life. According to statistics, a man will live to be 76 and a woman 81.
Recently, three vibrant people that I know ceased to participate in this life their ages varied from 45 to 77. Their life’s cessation was not accidental nor due to “natural causes.” As I grow older, I continue to see many people in my life having thoughts of suicide and opting out of life as we know it. Why do people commit suicide?
Then, I see other people’s reaction when death comes knocking on their door – maybe not ready to take them away – but they receive a wakeup call, a reminder that if you don’t make some changes in your lifestyle, you may not have much longer to live.
It’s interesting to watch how different people react to warnings of potentially window shopping at death’s department store. Some people re-evaluate and find other things to do and places to be that might not have such ominous foreboding, while others brazenly march inside in an effort to get the best deal they can, checking out as soon as possible.
Some people are just done shopping; they just want to get what they need and get into line at the checkout lane as quickly as possible. Some stand in line longer than others, but eventually, their turn comes as life scans their items and rings ‘em up. They pay and they leave; done.
I have many friends who have beat the odds greatly – and they are my heroes, my hope that my long-life goal is within reach – and they are vibrant, in great shape and continue to make the world a better place. Wow! (I can even spell it backward.) That’s what I’m talking about.
Interestingly, many times when I share my personal view on my own potential life expectancy, I am somewhat shocked by the response of people who get emotionally tweaked (if not utterly upset) when I propose the idea of living past a more moderate age.
Passive folks immediately become passionate sales clerks for grabbing ten items or less and rushing for the speedy checkout lane. This never ceases to catch me off-guard as they say things like
- But life’s so hard…
- What, more bills and taxes?
- Do you want to be alone in a nursing home?
- You want to out-live your family & friends?
- Do you want to be sick and feeble the rest of your life?
- What if you’re unable to ambulate and communicate (walk and talk)?
And so it goes, on and on…
The truth is, I have had the most amazing life. It has been the best life ever. My life has been a full spectrum color wide-screen surround-sound roller coaster experience and I wouldn’t change one iota of it.
For other folks, life is hard and as they age, they find themselves running out of fuel to continue the journey any longer.
But isn’t it all just a matter of perspective?
Those who know some of the more intimate details of my life assume that the trials and tribulation that visited me would be unbearable. Yet these are the same life circumstances that have brought me to where I am today. I embrace and highly regard every challenge that has crossed my path (likely not in the moment, but after I gained a more aerial perspective).
What about you? Are you ready to check out, or continue to shop?
Think about it (you probably already have)…
How long would you like to live?
I thought I should share this principle with you. Since I had the thought, the information immediately became available to anyone with the ability to consider the same thought and this thought would persist and grow until someone had the nerve to share it. So share it I shall. Here goes:
When you have a thought, the thought becomes reality. Maybe not in the exact moment that you have the thought, but at some place in time and space the thought that you just experienced is, was or will be realized in the universe.
A frightening thought, you might think, to have this kind of power. Is it possible that anyone could possess such power? Not only do some people have this power, but all of us have this power.
For example, if you have the thought that you would like to own a new Mercedes Benz. Just the thought of your Mercedes Benz has caused it to be available for you in the moment that you experienced the thought.
There is often a gap between you and your Mercedes. It could look like this:
Me – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mercedes
There exists between you and your Mercedes any number of obstacles that stand between you and your new vehicle.
As you do the work of removing whatever stands between you and your vision (there are many ways to conduct this work we can talk about later), your ultimate goal draws more near to you.
Me – – – – – – – – – Mercedes
As you close the gap between you and what you want it gets closer to you.
What happens if you have the thought about your new Mercedes and do no work to bring it into your reality?
Since your thought made the Mercedes available, your Mercedes will go to someone else.
Me – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mercedes – – Someone Else
If someone gets to your Mercedes before you do, not to fret. You can simply think of a different one and start the process again. Maybe by this time you’d rather have a Maserati.
Take a look at the well-known example of Thomas Edison’s light bulb.
Edision – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Light Bulb
Edison (and others) had the thought of a self-contained lighting device that did not use the conventional flame technology available at the time. The light bulb at the moment of thought became reality in time and space.
Edison went about the work of closing the gap between the thought of the lighting instrument (which seemed to be impossible at the time) and realizing it in present time and space.
Edision – – – – – – – – – – Light Bulb
While he was doing the work (and his staff of lab technicians), other people were also doing the work.
Edision – – – Light Bulb – – – Someone Else
Due to Edision’s tenacity, he realized the light bulb before anyone else.
Edision = Light Bulb – – – Someone Else
Leaving someone else to find an alternative thought (or continue to create an alternative light bulb).
If you’ve followed me this far, you can see that thought – if you are open to it – can be precognitive. Thomas Edison had the vision of the light bulb, saw the future of its being realized, and saw it come to pass. He saw – and predicted – the future.
Not much different than the imagination of Gene Roddenberry who created a wildly fantastic science fiction fantasy called Star Trek; many of his ideas – impossible – crazy – when he had the thoughts. Today, they are showing up all around us.
Does that mean, if I have a thought about my spouse having an affair, that it actually becomes reality?
Think of it like this:
Let’s say that you have gone to see a fortune teller who can see the future with 100% accuracy. The fortune teller sees your spouse having an intimate encounter with someone who is not you. This is the unrealized future.
Armed with this knowledge, what will you do about it?
You have the ability to affect the future, to prevent it from occurring, eliminating (or decreasing) the affect the act will have on you or change it altogether. Knowing the future is an awesome ability and what you do with the information puts you in control of your future.
You are psychic. When you have a thought, it becomes real – if it’s an undesirable future event, you have time and space to change the outcome or create new possibilities.
What are your thoughts?