Implications of being harnessed by the spirit world

It is my considered conclusion, after nearly 2 decades of contemplation of my exposure to the realm of spirits (the souls of human beings) that we on Earth are not alone. I am not, however, suggesting that the Creator (of all that is) is directly involved in our lives (He may be!). The Creator (definable as God) does not, as an external influence on humanity, have to intervene in our affairs. From my understanding of the metaphysics of Hinduism, God is both transcendent and immanent; that is, both out there and, simultaneously, within each of us. That is, we may be seen as ‘of God,’ even as we reach out to the distant Divinity which beckons.

Neither am I claiming that there are extra-terrestrials out there (with some, possibly, already among us) who share our interests and ideas of well-being. Of course, it is also possible that some extra-terrestrials might prefer to take a bite out of us (collectively) than feed us (or otherwise tolerate us). Indeed, while we Earthlings look for water on uninhabitable planets, there may be a species out there interested in tasting the fluid in our blood vessels.

Instead, it is my belief, based partly on the reliable advice given to me, that I have a spirit guide (for which I am most grateful), and that advanced human souls in the spirit world, describable as ‘higher beings’ (my spirit uncle’s words), involve themselves in improving Earth-bound human relations. In the light of the deplorable levels of morality displayed by many political leaders globally, and the supercilious superiority claimed by some adherents of institutional religions, should we be surprised? There is a grave need for uplifting our collective morality before the Sixth Extinction overwhelms us.

All that our caring ‘higher beings’ need to do is to harness suitable candidates and ‘send’ them to locations where certain changes in human behaviour and attitudes are deemed desirable, and possible. Each could be the vanguard for a gradually rising tide of like personalities involved in the process of societal evolution. The Australia of the late 1940s was a most suitable candidate; it was certainly a backward nation in terms of human relations. Its white superiority had to be eroded; it could not claim to be Christian otherwise (not with a coloured founder).

The candidates chosen by the ‘higher beings’, acting as catalysts for attitudinal changes – particularly in relation to the great civilisations of history – would be assessed as capable of having their souls strengthened by the tribulations they would need to undergo – much in the way that fire tempers steel. There would be many such catalysts in the world at large right now.

Looking back at a whole lifetime, with an ego-less perspective, I accept that my vicissitudinous transit on my personal river of destiny has tempered my soul. For that, I am now – at last – grateful! Hopefully, my contribution to the plans of our ’higher beings’ was adequate.

The long reach of the spirit realm

A cleanly-dressed stranger, of intelligent and mature mien, arrived at the door of a little house in the tropics, and announced that he is a yogi. He said that he had come from an extended period of meditation in the Himalayas. He asked if he could come in and sit down. He would have walked a long way to get there. He was unlike the saffron-robed sunyasins carrying an empty coconut shell, and looking for sustenance in the form of a coin or food; if hungry, they would point to mouth and midriff.

When invited to sit (a visit from a yogi was unheard of), the stranger took a chair near a window. He then indicated to the mother that she sit opposite him, and for her 18-year-old son to sit on his right. He explained that, as a yogi, he was required, from time to time, to come away from his meditation and to mix with people. The youth realised this man had indeed come a long way. As devoted Hindus, neither mother nor son had any qualms about the presence of a claimed yogi in their home.

The yogi then took the right hand of the youth, examined his palm, and proceeded to tell both mother and son about the youth’s nature and experiences to date – including the recent death of his father. The youth felt that the yogi might have talked to his aunt who lived close by. He had not realised that the yogi might have been genuinely clairvoyant. With so many unreliable hopeful amateurs and charlatans on the ground, the family was not generally inclined to accept any claimed clairvoyant competencies.

Accepting the yogi’s clairvoyance, the mother asked about her son’s future. He will go south to study, return home in 4 years, and would be overseas a lot of the time, said the yogi. Neither the mother nor the son recognised the implications of the yogi’s words beyond going south. So, the youth went south, a direction not normally followed! Tragedy followed tragedy, until White Australia acquired a coloured immigrant – with more tragedy in the pipeline.

45 years later, the new Australian, now quite old, realised that the yogi’s job had been to send him to Australia. How did he reach that conclusion? Because, as he was told (through a professional clairvoyant) by the spirit of his uncle (who had been sent by ‘higher beings’ to convey a couple of messages to him) that they had experienced difficulty in getting him to Australia (the second time) – as ridiculous as that may appear!

Had personal free will or the god named Chance interfered with plans made in another dimension?

Any evidence of spirit world involvement in our lives?

Undeniably, the following events indicate the presence of a spirit. The most reliable occurrence was a spirit manifesting himself to a clairvoyant. He had come to offer spiritual advice to his ageing nephew. The latter had recently lost almost everything and everyone of value to him.

Then, there was the unsighted spirit who had pulled off a small mirror from a wall and placed it safely on a nearby bench; a photo was pulled off another wall some weeks later and placed between the slats of a vertical blind minutes after the blind had been dusted. This photo had been taken in the company of a close friend who had died recently; the spirit of this person was telling her Earth-bound friend where she is now.

There was also an apparent beetle (not visible but very audible) which seemed to have come out from the ceiling in one room, flown past the observer, and then disappeared into the ceiling of another room. Such an occurrence has been written about as evidence of a spirit passing through. Its significance is clearly unknowable.

It is surely significant that the first two interventions above were intended to be beneficial. It is also unexceptional for the spirit of an uncle to offer guidance to his favourite nephew – especially when the latter was very much on his own, and in a nation lacking the ethos of communalism. In this essentially white outpost set in coloured seas, the extended family lacks the cohesive characteristics evident in Asian cultures.

Yet, was there any indication, in any earlier time, of an interest or involvement by someone in the spirit realm in the life of one who was destined to repeatedly ease his way in an initially unwelcoming land, to be subsequently isolated from kith and kin and, throughout his life, falling into holes which were definitely not there – even as he acquired valuable knowledge, and made significant contributions to his various communities.

Most surprisingly, there were 2 indications, almost half a century apart.

Major influences on probable life-paths

What shapes an individual’s life? Universally agreed causes and influences would be: one’s genetic inheritance; mutations of one’s genes, possibly during gestation and the birth process; accidents and other chance impacts after birth; as well as a barrage of societal and environmental influences. These might include: poor parenting; permanent injuries caused by risks taken; erroneous decisions in regard to education and the acquisition of skills; personality defects in relating to others; and pure bastardry by Significant Others (eg. employers, teachers, spouses, etc.).

From a cultural viewpoint drawn from the ‘forest religions’ of India, the most significant influences would be past-life heritage, and the impacts of planetary movements. Those who believe in the unproven Big Bang theory of cosmology, or a speculated and unprovable multiverse Cosmos, or the man-made dogma of their religious beliefs, need not scoff at the idea of past-life influences and associated belief structures.

I have also found Chinese astrology (based on the nature or character of certain animals) most useful in understanding fellow humans of interest to me. And, our planets may also have a degree of influence over us. Present-day ignorance cannot ride roughshod over the great philosophers of yesteryear.

Stated simply, one’s past-lives predicate a probable pathway for one’s current life; one’s core nature and reaction potentials, as well as intelligence and morality, are likely to be involved. Yet, one would remain free to ignore one’s positive inheritance in favour of the negative aspects; this might explain behaviour of a deleterious or self-harming nature.

Thus, in each life, one paddles one’s sampan on one’s personal river of destiny as best as possible, avoiding the rocks, cliffs, and other impediments probably created in one’s past lives, or found naturally on one’s path; and, by enhancing one’s moral status, one sets the stage for a smoother future life. Indeed, you ‘save’ yourself; you do not need saviours. Such self-sufficiency should attract those subscribing to the ethos of the nations of the West. However, one should never reject any input from saviours.

In the event, could not those in the spirit world with an interest in you, choose to intervene in your life, in order to offer guidance or betterment? Surely, ours is not to ask why, but to accept what is offered with gratitude.

Hijacked by the spirit world?

What is it like to be hijacked by the spirit world or by some of its residents? This was the crucial question he asked himself repeatedly near the end of his difficult but productive life. Thoroughly confusing! That was his invariant conclusion. Indeed, ‘Why me?’ was his initial reaction when he came to realise, with some scepticism, that some members of the spirit world had indeed decided to have a say in his life-chances, and his lifestyle.

In spite of being a seeker of knowledge, with a propensity to seek or make patterns which would lead to some understanding of whatever he was examining or experiencing, his grasp of the major causal determinants of his life-path tracked a sluggishly insidious route. This process could be compared with the way water from a below-ground source could seep up towards the surface, thereby increasing the fertility or productivity of the ground.

He now hopes that, while fertility and productivity are of no interest or relevance for him, his intellectual equanimity might be enhanced through understanding what it is (was?) all about.

He accepts that more introspection about significant experienced-events is needed to obtain a necessary overview of intent, its operational pathway, and the outcomes. Issues which need to be dealt with are:
• Is there an uncontested pattern of primary influences on human life-chances which can be considered near-universal?
• Are these influences persuasive, even while those affected have a degree of free will to accept, reject, or modify the thrust of these influences?
• Could higher beings in the spirit world have a role to play in shaping some humans? If so, which humans? How would they qualify?
• Is this role also to ensure that life-paths broadly predicated by past lives are followed? That is, to assist the individual in his moral progress?

Ah, the mystery of it all!

Yet more random thoughts as we age

As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age I don’t really give a damn anymore. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:
1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats are now mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.
3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
5. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it
7. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than to get wiser.
8. Some days, you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant.
9. I wish the buck really did stop here, I sure could use a few of them.
10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
12. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
13. The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.
14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.
15. When I’m finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.
16. It’s not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.
17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.
19. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

Little children can be amazing – Part 2

(More from the Huffington Post, 5 May 2015)

1) I sat down with my 3-year-old daughter who was playing at her dollhouse. I asked her which doll I would be and she replied, ‘The one that does the dishes.’

2) Dropped my son at pre-school and he says, ‘Have a good weekend, Mommy’ as he leaves the car. Clearly he has plans that don’t include me.’

3) 3-year-old daughter: “Boys can wear dresses, right?’ Husband: ‘Yes, they can – most boys don’t, but if they wanted to, they could.’ 3-year-old: ‘Daddy, you wouldn’t look good in a dress – it’s not your style.’

4) From my 5-year-old: Why do my little ball things hurt when I squeeze them? They’re not even attached to my body.’

5) Me: ‘Why is the dog’s head all wet?’ My 3-year-old (standing outside on the patio): ‘Oh, because I peed on him.’

More random thoughts as we age

The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please. I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes” .

I’m going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I’ll do that second week.

When did it change from “We the people” to “screw the people” ?

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid … but it can muffle the sound!

Why do I have to press one for English when you’re just gonna transfer me to someone I can’t understand anyway?

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

Chocolate comes from cocoa which is a tree … that makes it a plant which means … chocolate is Salad !!!

And, of course… Have I sent this to you already… or did you send this to me?

Little children can be amazing – Part 1

(As reported in the Huffington Post, 5 May 2015)

1) I went to see a mortgage adviser with my 7-year son. As I sat at the desk, my son sat down and said to the man, ‘Hello, I am not her husband.’

2) My 3-year-old daughter walks in on my husband using the bathroom and says, ‘Daddy, put that thing back in your pants.’

3) ‘C’mon, Elsa! Get it together.’ My almost 3-year-old said this to her doll who kept falling over.

4) My son walks up to me with his hands dangling under his chin, fingers spread out and wiggling around. Son: ‘Mom, like my beard of testicles?’ Me: ‘ … What? Beard of … What?’ Son: ‘My beard of testicles … I am an octopus!’ Me: TENTACLES, kiddo. They’re are called tentacles.’ Son: ‘Yeah, that’s what I meant.’

Random thoughts as we age

The biggest lie I tell myself is …”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet!

I don’t trip over things, I do random gravity checks!

I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off!

Old age is coming at a really bad time!

Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!

I don’t have gray hairs. I have “wisdom highlights”. I’m just very wise.

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.