Saturday, December 31, 2011

Leave It At The Door

     As we approach the threshold of a new year, let us imagine that we are standing before a vast doorway. On the other side of that doorway is a fresh opportunity to make our lives just the way we want them to be. Before we step through this doorway, let us resolve to leave anything that hinders us behind. Unload all the old fears, resentments, guilt, bad memories or thoughts that tell us we cannot succeed. Cast off the poor self image and voices from the past that tell you that you were not good or smart enough. Let all of the heavy burdens that have weighed you down drop to the ground. Release what was and embrace what is... step through the doorway now, and make your life the journey you always wished it to be. The landscape of time is brand new, and you are never too old or too young to have a joyful goal before you. Make this your time to fly, even if your wings have been broken in the past. After all, it is the power of thought that propels us and the power of faith that gives us wings. So tonight at midnight, when the ball drops, let your soul rise.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Is Your God Love?

     Most all religions proclaim that God is love. But do our actions and religious doctrines prove this proclamation to be true? When you condemn or hate another for having a different religion, are you following the path of love? When you favor one group of people over another, are you walking the path of love? If you kill someone in the name of God, is this walking the path of love? When you look upon on the world and believe that everyone in it must convert to your way of thinking or perish and burn in eternal fire, is this the way of love? Can we honestly say that our God is love and then believe that he would promote such behavior? Can God announce that he is one thing and then act another way? Is love watching us do such hateful things and nodding its head in pleasing approval? If we believe that he is, then our view of God is greatly skewed, and we need to rethink our religion. Is the God you follow truly love, or are you just giving him a dose of  hypocritical lip service?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Free Kindle Book

     If you are an Amazon prime member, you can now read, An Angel Came Down by P.J. Caiden for free. The book is also available in the Kindle loaning library. Just follow the link below... Happy reading!!!

http://www.amazon.com/An-Angel-Came-Down-ebook/dp/B005MLMC0S/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325178960&sr=1-3

Something We All Need To See

If you have not seen this video, you surely need to watch it. The young man in the video died on Christmas Day... but not before he left us all a true gift.

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/sick-teen-s-videos-go-viral-after-death-27729605.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fnews-26797925%252Fsick-teen-s-videos-go-viral-after-death-27729605.html

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flash robs and Flash mobs

     I call on each and every one of us today to teach respect, honor and self worth to our young people. What has society become when we are so quick to jump at the command of someone giving orders of violence through some form of social media? All of us need to return to our spiritual center and realize that the life we live goes far beyond this material world in which we exist. We are all here to learn something in this life, and that something is love. Many individuals have said on their death beds that they realized that love was the supreme rule they were supposed to live by. Money, power and the illusion of control over others has been to many a waste of time and life once they reached the their final moments. And those who have done violence to others have passed away in tears, saying that they did not feel worthy to enter into the light.
    
     Many have said that they have reviewed their lives with luminous beings before the hour of their passing was to come. And those who have harmed others found this process extrememly difficult, sorrowful and painful. The individuals were not being jugeded, but rather judged themselves as they realized how unloving they were in their earthly lives. One act of violence done in a lifetime caused many to refuse to enter into the light because they were afraid or felt unworthy to stand in the presence of Divine love. So I ask you, what will you see in your life review at the end of the road? Will you go gladly into the light, or will you be so weighed down by feelings of guilt that you will not even let the supreme source of life and love forgive you and welcome you home?

     Self seperation from Divine love is certainly not an eternal state like the mythical hell, but it is a sorrowful one. Those who have glimpsed this state have said that some souls will weep in regret for what would be years and years in earthly time. And it is with great effort that they will finally forgive themselves and step into the golden hue of a peaceful eternity. I think it would be far better and easier for us all to pass into the next dimension of life with peace of mind. This peace of mind only comes through living a life of peace, and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. Acts of violence can surely impact us greatly once we reach the end of our earthly years... But what about the here and now? Do we respect ourselves and others enough to cease these mindless acts of stealing and violence just because some delinquent posts the command on our phone or computer? Do we lack the ability to take control of our own lives and turn our backs on such trends?

     Are we becoming the sheeps being led to the slaughter? If we are so weak willed that we cannot resist these random acts of violence given by a faceless commander, what would happen if some charismatic leader in the style of  Adolph Hitler or Charles Manson came on the scene and ordered us to slaughter others for some self proclaimed higher purpose? Many people, both young and old have said that we have evolved beyond such things and that only the mentally disturbed would follow such a leader in the new modern age. But is that really so? Have we really advanced as a people when we will violently stampede into the streets and retail  stores at the command of a text, tweet or post? What are we becoming, and what are we setting ourselves up for? I think these two questions beg us to rethink our position in this world... and the universe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Live The Normal Life In An Extraordinary Way

As the holiday season begins to wind down, let us remember what the celebrations were all about. It is not about material things and commercialism, but rather the celebration of the spiritual. As the New Year approaches, let us plan to keep the higher purpose of the season alive in our hearts, and strive to live the normal life in an extraordinary way. If we stay true to our spiritual values we will surely be able to do this without strenuous effort. If there is one resolution that is of great importance in the coming new year, it is for all of us to live from our spiritual center. In doing this, we will be able to transform the world in wonderous ways.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Holiday Message For All

For all who may read this blog today; whether you are celebrating a holiday or just letting the day be.... Whether there are many people gathered around you or you are alone. I send you peaceful, loving thoughts and remind you to acknowledge the presence of the Divine in your life, in whatever shape or form you believe it to be in. And know that the true meaning of this day goes beyond religious organizations and sects. It is a time to realize and know that right where you are, Spirit/God is.... and you are never alone, from here to eternity.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Back From The Void

Hello out there in cyberland, I'm sorry that I have not been around in the blogosphere for quite some time. Life has been busy and not without it's forks in the road. I have not had much time to blog and was barley able to keep up on my writing schedule. But alas I have returned and have much to share in the coming days and weeks. For now I am wishing everyone the happiest of Holidays!!!!

Paul James Caiden