This post is a response to this article: “Spiritual Excuses and Evil“, a blog post written by Eldon Taylor, host of the radio program Provocative Enlightenment, inventor of the InnerTalk subliminal technology, and a former criminalist. I must say, I am a fan of Eldon Taylor’s, including his books (I have Choices and Illusions and I just bought Gotcha!: The Subordination of Free Will), his radio show, and his blog, and I have had good experiences with his InnerTalk products.
I found this article quite provocative on a personal level, because over the past few years I have absorbed many of the teachings that Mr. Taylor criticizes. I have never known him to produce anything less than a compelling argument, and this article is no exception. That’s what’s been on my mind, and why I felt challenged to gather and share my thoughts about this subject–I agree with Taylor, but I also agree with the “spiritual perspective” with which he doesn’t jibe. So here I want to explore how I could reconcile these views.
It’s not often that I’ll start writing something without having a fleshed-out idea, but I thought I’d just run with this one and see what comes out. The premise–let’s say the Age of Aquarius truly comes to fruition, or at least, is slowly coming into fruition. The era when “peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars.” Let’s say that this is the direction things are moving. Let’s say that with the immediacy of electronic communication, the world truly has become a global village, and we are growing less tolerant of hatred and violence.
Let’s say that we realize that we, each of us, create our own reality, and we realize that if we clean up our psyches by forgiving the hurts that have been done to us in the past, we’ll feel better about ourselves, we’ll learn to love ourselves, and that love will begin to spread. And the Earth starts to feel more and more like Heaven. Peace on Earth. Goodwill to all.
I wonder–what would that mean for the world of marketing? Of business in general?
(Originally written on September 25, 2016.)
We break time into meaningful units, but it’s always now. Seconds and fractions of a second are my favourite units, because those are the most now-focused. We have to measure our great athletic achievements in hundredths of a second–that’s how fast we’ve become. That’s awesome.
Things happen when you string together seconds of intent–continued focus in the now. A meaningful hour is so because of the many meaningful seconds of meaningful focus you’ve had.
Days–that’s the shortest astronomical time unit. There’s also years, astrological ages, and revs (around the galaxy). Our ideas abut them take place in the now, and it is our meaningful seconds focused on what we want our years to be that makes them so.
Staying now-focused is easier said than done. We continually receive inspiration about possible futures and reminds of that which has been. We get what we focus on, so it is one of the fun challenges of life in these bodies to leave the past where it is and to direct our focus in the now in the direction of the future we desire–all while remaining present in the given moment.
I received these wonderful words on the morning of Sunday, September 18, 2016. It was my first attempt at transcribing words as Spirit handed them down to me.
i am the master of love
i want to tell you about love
love is kind
love is free
love is sharing
love is open
love is beauty
love is wisdom
love is human generosity
love is freedom to share ideas
love is freedom to share private thoughts and feelings
love is intelligence applied to the solution of problems
love is freedom to feel all emotions
even the ones we call evil
love is in everything
those we call evil are turned away from the love within
those we hate are those we have chosen not to love
those we love are those we see as golden just like us
just like ourselves
that is what i want to tell you about love
as the master of love