A New Paradigm!

Doug Casey, an anarcho-capitalist, says that the State is a “Parasite on Society.”

The members of society are becoming less individually responsible, and, therefore, the country has to be held by force.

That is the basis for government to take more and more control…the lack of self responsibility!!!

Once people are responsible for themselves, government becomes mostly unnecessary.

The only thing government is good for is protect You from coercion within inside the countries borders and from other countries…the police and the military…and a court system to adjudicate disputes without resorting to coercion…which might include arbitration.

The current system is only marginally competent in providing these services, and tries to do almost everything else conceivable!

That is why I keep talking about Loving Yourself. If you Love Yourself, you will become honest with yourself and others. Your main concern is your self growth…becoming accountable.

It’s the way to Finding Your Dream!

 

15 Questions You might have about the Bible and Christianity

I’ve always had questions about my Christian faith over the years, but I just accepted what was being taught…until a few years ago.

Then I really began to search for some answers. That lead me into other questions I didn’t even know. They were there, but just under the surface.

Here are some of the questions:

Maybe you have some of the same ones…So let’s get started.

1. The first one was in Genesis where the word “we” was used when God talked about “himself.”

How many Gods where there then?

It was always explained as the Trinity was talking, but that does not set well with me. The Trinity means 3 in 1, so why use the plural when it’s really One.

It just leaves an uncomfortable feeling in me.

There are lots of other explanations…and we might get into them, but they come from outside the Bible and Christianity…so let’s leave that one alone for awhile.

2.  Why where these Gods so afraid of our potential that they destroyed the Tower of Babel?

They said we could become like them…something to remember.

It just doesn’t seem like a “God” to me.

3. Then we get into all the rules about cleaning your body and house. It only entailed washing and then having the priest inspect it.

So didn’t they have some other kinds of treatments? Like herbs or prayer?

Probably…but could it have been a “priest power” thing? Just Asking???

They had the power to kick you of the city and destroy your house if you were unclean!

4. I always wondered about the statement, It was spring, the time Kings went out to war.” Does that mean God wants us to be in war?

Then it says King David stayed at home from war and because of that he got into trouble too. That’s the Bathsheba story. He committed adultery and then tried to cover it up by murdering a man. He lost his son as a result. This is because he didn’t go to war??? Hmmm…

5. This is the one the really gets me questioning. When the Israelites came back from Egypt, they were commanded to “kill every man, woman and child, every animal and every living thing, so not to “contaminate” the Jewish bloodline! This has implications throughout history. Who would command that? It doesn’t matter for what reason!

6. Then it says that we should have no other gods before him. What other gods? I thought there was only one. Baal was “defeated” by Elijah at an altar. So Baal was another god? Hmmm…are we talking about gods…or GOD here? Some say that money, or food, or drugs can be your god. We are equating bad habits with Creator of the Universe!!!??? They can supplant the “real” God!!! I don’t get it.

7. Then there is the commandment Thou shalt not murder! But, spring was the time kings went out to war. Isn’t that murder, especially if you were the aggressor. I think there is a contradiction here.

8. Then the stories of the kings. When they followed God they flourished, but when they didn’t God Punished Them. So it’s God sending bad things on us when the king was bad? Just doesn’t sound like a god of Love! Kinda sounds like God made in our image instead of the reverse.

9. What was Job all about?  God and the accuser talked. Who is the accuser, and how does he get to talk to God? He’s a very bad person I hear. Wish I could get to talk to God, as I gotta be better than the accuser. And then God let’s him take everything away from Job, even though he was an upright man. Doesn’t sound fair. Ya, I know that happens here on Earth, but does it originate in Heaven? I shutter to think even about that. I know it could be taken as an illustrative story, but it never said that’s what it is was. It was told like it really happened. And how long did they talk about why Job was taken down….pages and pages. It’s a major event as far as Bible stories go. But I don’t get it.

10. Did you know there is no mention of the Jews in Egypt, including Moses or Joseph or about the 3 million people that left, or the parting of the waters, or evidence of 40 years in the desert. There is no mountain in the Sinai, but there could be one in Saudi Arabia, but the Israelites would have had to walked 45 miles a day to stick to the timeline described. They had to cross the Gulf of Aqaba, Not the Red Sea to get there. There is some unconfirmed evidence of some chariots remains there, but the Gulf is over a 1000 meters deep at that point! So it would be a major effort to gather it. It must have been a really great miracle to stop a thousand meters of water over 5 km wide for the Jews to cross. Also  Solomon’s temple has not been discovered, even though Jerusalem is the most excavated and researched area in the world!!! Actually Israel did not have Any large cities when all this happened…around 1000 to 1200 BC.  200 to 300 years later there were cities, but no evidence of kings or big empires. Nothing that was said in the Bible about David, Solomon, Abraham, or Moses can be found. They can’t even find evidence of the Jews back then. There is one carving  of a king’s name in Northern Israel (Samaria) that also has a one sentence reference in the Bible. That is hardly evidence. Shouldn’t the greatest empire of the time be written about. Where is the evidence of Solomon’s riches and kingdom?

There are no records in Babylon either. There are a lot of records from that time, so if the Israelites were “big”, it should have been recorded somewhere. The closest they can come is Ezra writing the “history” of the Jewish people when they returned from Babylon. The Bible says he was a writer and historian, but where did he get his information from?

I was amazed to hear this…the general consensus is that the Patriarchs  didn’t exist. I still find this hard to believe. This is the bedrock of our faith…and it’s a myth…a lie!!!????

Now I am getting angry. We have been told a “story,” a lie, for thousands of years. What is going on?

11. Anyway, let’s move on. What is a wheel within a wheel in Ezekiel, and how did Elijah, and others get caught up into heaven. Pretty strange. I think this is something we should be studying and emulating…

12. In the New Testament Jesus was an entirely different person than what Paul talked about. He never said he was the “Savior of the world.” In fact he didn’t allow anyone to bow down to him. He referred to himself as the “Son of Man,” and only once did he say he was the “Son of God.” What does “Son of Man” mean. I find no explanation. He did talk about his Father in Heaven, but he never called him God.

What did he mean when he said, “I am the way the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father, but through me?” He’s not here anymore, so how can we go through him? You could take that symbolically, but He said he was going back to the Father, and sending the Holy Spirit, which was going to “reveal” all things! How many Christians have that focus on what Jesus said…I was always told to worship Jesus, something he said not to do!!!

13. Paul said Jesus came to do away with the Law in Romans, but Jesus never said that. He did say that he came to reveal a new law…the law of Love (hence my focus on Knowing that You are Loved, therefore You Can Love Yourself, and Find Your Dream.) Jesus did miracles, taught Love and told the Jewish religious rulers they were evil. He said we could be healed by our own faith, but when we didn’t have much faith he could not do many miracles. He said strange things like, Is it better to heal on the Sabbath or to forgive sin? I ask, how did he forgive sin? Doesn’t say…. I think that’s critical, how did he forgive sin? To me it’s central to Christianity???

He also said “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.” What…God doesn’t condemn us? Wow! And we can live perfectly. Well he said, “Be ye perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” We are supposed be like the Father…perfect!!!???

I think we got it wrong someplace. Paul says we were born in sin, then Jesus saved us from sin, and now we can be perfect. So we were never perfect before, and if so, how can we get there? Jesus said these things when he was alive, BEFORE he died on the cross and rose from the dead and saved us! Something is wrong!!!

14. What is this thing about Communion? Do this in remembrance of me. Drink my blood and eat my flesh? A commemoration, but really kinda gross, isn’t it. And why would we do that? What good does it do, but to remember him maybe as a symbol??? I don’t know, but maybe as an example to be followed.

15. The last thing…for now…I think I will be writing about this more…is the complete lack of difference in Christian character in the world. There is very little difference in Christian and non-Christian divorce, crime and many other statistics.

What???

I am astounded the lack of evidence for many of the Old Testament stories, and evidence for Jesus actually being a historical figure (Only 1 historian says anything about him. One would think that a man who changed the world would have corroborating sources outside the Bible.)

Also the removal and total suppression of books from the Bible in 300 AD that the leaders did not like. What are we missing?

I wouldn’t mind or question that decision, but with all the other things listed above, I have grave concerns!

I have lived my life as a Christian, and now it is upended, in doubt and basically destroyed.

So what does one do now? I have been researching and studying for more than 5 years. It’s called going “down the rabbit hole!”  It’s lead to many strange and wonderful places…and I will be writing about them in future blogs!

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

Neither Do I Condemn You…Go and Sin No More!

I have read this Scripture many times and others like it. Jesus said many times, “Go and Sin No More!”

But let us start with some background for those of you who haven’t read the Bible 30 plus times…like me..

Not only that…but have “studied” it…like thought about it…asking what does this mean?

Well, I got some intuition about it.

The part I am talking about was when a women was caught in adultery, and the religious leaders were about to stone her…like kill her…by throwing stones at her…

As the Law said!

What a way to die…and whoever devised that punishment is…what…insane!

But anyway, the religious leaders asked Jesus what they should do.

He bent down, starting writing in the dirt and said,

“Let him who is without sin, Throw the First Stone!

He continued writing in the dirt….wonder what he was writing?

Maybe all their sins….who knows…doesn’t say…but…

One by one they leave, because they feel guilty.

Finally there are only Jesus and the “guilty” women.

He says to her “Who is left to condemn you?

She says, “NO one!”

He then says,”Neither do I…

Go and Sin NO More!”

What does this all mean?

First of all we condemn ourselves…

Second, God does not condemn us…

So in his Eyes we are Not Guilty!!!

Think about that..WE are Not Guilty!

Love Yourself!

Third we are supposed to “Go and Sin No More!!!”

That means we can live a “Sinless Life!!!”

Wow…how does that work?

I think it has to do with the Big Picture.

It’s like it all works out…and we should live as if IT does…

Then we really don’t live under condemnation and guilt.

That’s the part that matters.

It goes back to the “Love Yourself then Love Your Neighbor” post I wrote a while back…

So if you want to change your perspective on guilt and fear,

and learn How To Love Yourself on Your Journey to Finding Your Dream…

Reply to this post, or email me at vsalzer@vincesalzer.com, or message me at https://www.facebook.com/vsalzer.

Thanks…I love You, as much as I Love Myself!

 

Miracles and mundane Things!

As I was reading the Gospel of Mark, I noticed it was filled with miracles…one right after the other. Then I thought of all the controversy and the lack of them in our churches and our lives. Doesn’t seem like there’s much Glory on us…Wonder what it would take to get a taste of that again…maybe being with the Master…intimately…like He wants. There’s something about His Love we don’t understand, because if we really knew how much He did, we would never want to be away from him..doing it on our own. Looks like that’s key…finding and resting in His Love. Really knowing what Jesus did on this earth, and for us individually, is a lifelong pursuit of the greatest God Thing there is.

GOD Things from a New Perspective

I have written only very occasionally over the last 4-5 years…I think mostly because i didn’t know what to say. I had something on the inside of me that wanted to come out, but I was unsatisfied with what I was learning.

I was in a Christian church setting, which was good. I was learning about God, but I wasn’t seeing changes in me and in other people. I became disillusioned with the way things were going. Then I “ran into” someone who introduced me to an organization that was teaching the secrets of the “rich.” They began to open my eyes. There are thing we don’t know, and some are being hidden from intentionally, by people who want to keep their position. It’s a natural thing, protect our ego. It’s also known that most of the time (like 90% or more) that even with this “secret knowledge” the 90% don’t use it. So why not keep it secret….

Well the secret is out. It’s all over the place.Everyone and everything is trying to tell us what it is….and that is the start of the story that will take a lifetime to tell.

So here goes….

The first secret I was told was that we are all responsible for where we are. Ever hear that before?? I mean really hear it. Do we complain about our life situation? Do we blame others for us not reaching our goals? Do distractions (TV, the internet) come against us. Do we “deserve a break.” Yep…I do. But then am I being responsible for my life, or am I giving it to someone….something else. More on that later (I don’t know when. I am following my heart. You’ll understand that later.)

The second thing, that relates to the first, is control, as in who is trying to control you? #1 is the “rich” the people in control of the media we all get distracted by (I know, bad grammar, but this a blog not a term paper, and its my style of writing.) Learning how they do that is part of becoming totally responsible…I mean totally….

So, since this about GOD things, we should talk about Him. He is the creator of the Everything That Is. So what does that mean. Well physics has come up with an explanation on how He did it. Simply put, he wanted a way to be self aware. It started with a void. A void is everything, but also nothing, because there is nothing to know (hard to describe, but stick with me.) So in order to “see Himself” he created the first form. The the circle that most basic, simplest form known. It can be seen as a planet, the sun, stars and many other things. Then created another circle on the edge of the first circle…and another….and another, until we get to today. If you want to know more about that, research Sacred Geometry, and we will talk more about it too.

Anyway since we know have a plausible solution to the creation issue, let’s move on to us. Since we all came from a circle, we are all the “same.” In other words we are made up of the same stuff. That not only means us, but everything…the trees and rocks and planet and stars and galaxies. It’s also known by science that everything has a vibration. In other words, everything has existence…is alive in one way or another. Jesus said he came to give life, not to take it. Sounds about right, doesn’t it. Now this is a deep subject that we will expanding on as we go.

So back to control and being 100% responsible. Does “giving our life to Jesus” sound like being 100% responsible, or maybe something like control. I never read in the Bible where Jesus said to do that, but that is what most churches that I attended said. Now that doesn’t mean we go our own way. We have a marvelous way of screwing things up, don’t we. It just means that we don’t depend on someone else to “save” us. I have seen too many people completely commit to Jesus that Christianity teaches, and then when things don’t work out as they plan, they blame HIM. Well what do you expect, when we all are taught to give ourselves to someone outside of us. In reality GOD…Jesus, if you like, is really in us…part of Him. We are self aware, just Him, and just like all creation…All That Is, is all self aware to some extent. When we realize that, it changes our perspective. We are all connected, so when you hurt yourself, or someone else, you are hurting All That Is….and that is you/me!!! We are the same, because we came from the same Creator….That is huge!!! More so we realize that we are creating our own reality…our own life, because that is a part of being self aware. That is why we are totally responsible for ourselves. It comes right back to the first point. God does not want us to give ourselves away. He want us to create our life the way we want it to be. That doesn’t mean selfishly getting money or possessions. They just end up controlling us. He want to be in our purpose…to be with Him!!!!

So how do we “be with Him?” Well, it started with a circle and went from there, there is a purpose for each of us…and it’s on the inside of us…coming from the first circle….built in…ready for us to fulfill, follow our destiny. That is also a huge subject..that we will definitely get more into, as we progress.

So that is it for now. Don’t want to overload with too much stuff. Just stay focused on the the 2 points…be totally responsible and realize control!

FINDING A HEALING GOD

Now we will relate the GOD within us to healing, because that’s what we all really want. Once we are healed, everything else falls into place…Right ?!We have the energy and ambition to go after what completes us and makes us happy!! 

So, first we are totally responsible, and, therefore, in control. Second, there is an element of control put upon us by internal and external forces.So if we start from the first place, we are the only one that can and will “Heal.” Second, we have to get rid of the internal and external controlling factors. They are our own mind, and other “minds.” Our own mind likes to have us thinking about the past and future and not the present, because if we stayed in the present, we would know who we really are, and not need the mind anymore. It’s a controlling force. Other minds are trying to keep our “vibration” down, so we think less of ourselves, and, therefore, serve them.

So the “trick” is to not let any mind keep us from being in the present, from where we see ourselves as we really are….Healthy, vibrant and creating a wonderful for ourselves and and the whole universe. The present is where God is, and what He made us to experience. So the more we are there, the closer we to Him. Simple isn’t it…All truth is.

Next time we will discuss how to control minds. Cool huh!

Reply to this, as it may be the start of your new blog!!

Healing from a GOD Perspective

So, again, where does Healing come from? Again, from within ourselves. We are sick in ourselves, so it follows that healing must also be there. If it had to come from somewhere outside of us, we would be dependent on that external force. Our mind wants us to think…believe that some outside entity made us sick, so we would have to depend on it, to get what we want. That way it can remain in control. We need our minds, obviously, to live in this world, but it should not control us. Our healing comes from our Hearts, where God resides. It is our Eternalness that is Perfect and Complete, and if we really are, we will manifest it in our lives. That means healing, peace and abundance. It really comes from Love, the all powerful force in the Universe. All we need to do is access It and things begin to change.

We creators of our Existence..the Ultimate Creators….Sacred and Holy. We create what we think and know of ourselves, so if we know that we really are healed in our GOD-Self, it must happen, and so many other things also.

So search after the God within you, because that is where it all is. One sage the whole Universe is in the smallest particle, so everything is right there, where it should be.

That “where it should be” statement is very powerful. We must realize that everything as it is, is Perfect, because that’s the way it is, and Creation is perfect. We don’t need to know why or how, we just need to know, and once we do, we have the right perspective on who we are, and what we are made of…the Perfect Creation.

I know that’s hard to grasp, but just think about it for a second. If we are the example of a Perfect Creation, and a part of GOD within us, then healing isn’t a problem. It’s already there; we just need to make it a part of ourselves.

So begin to visualize that part of us that is GOD, and things will just fall into place. The more you realize the GOD within, the more you will know that the whole you is GOD. Cool, isn’t it. What else can you be, as He is everywhere, everything and throughout tim

“Mind Control”

So why do I keep repeating myself….God is within us…our healing comes from within…etc??

Well, that is the first thing that one needs to really know, who and where GOD IS, and where healing comes from. Once we get that … and that’s the most challenging, everything else follows.

So let’s discuss this “mind control” thing.

First of all, our mind created our present situation. This “present” situation is really all there is, but our mind is always taking us back into our past or projecting our past into the future. It makes our present reality based on things that happened in the past. It compares things that we are going through to things that happened in the past. It makes a judgment on those things and tells us how it will turn out, and they are mostly negative. That way it can remain in control, and the present reality can stay as it is. It doesn’t want change, and it doesn’t want you to “get better,” because then you won’t need it as much. It surely doesn’t want us to realize that there is something else but it..our Divine self…which is our real Self. Once we know that we don’t need the mind, except for making plans, everyday, mundane decisions, and to keep us breathing. We will never get well until we access our True Selves.

We do that by focusing on ourselves…what do we want…what is our “calling.” I don’t mean selfishly, like what I can get, no matter what happens to other people. It means to ask what is best for me and therefore, all of Creation. That begins to quiet the mind. Have you ever had a new idea, a new inspiration? Did that come from you thinking about it, or did it just appear? That’s our inner selves communicating with us. That’s where healing comes from.

So put the mind back where it should be, in second position. I’m not saying this is an easy task, but, as all Truth, it is very simple. Just begin to think on God. Think on Creation as everything there is. Begin to just watch ourselves think..all the thoughts, fears, guilt and shame that come bubbling up from our subconscious.  Just watch them, and then let them go. They are not yours. They are figments and they want to trap us. Just think of everything is as it should be. That will destroy mind control. Our mind traps us into thinking that it should be different. That this situation is not right..someone did us wrong….it their fault. It tells us that we did everything right, so its someone else responsibility to fix our lives. Remember we are totally responsible for where we are, and where we are going. It’s not someone, it’s us!!!!

Treatise on “Free Will”

Do we really have “Free Will?” Well, sort of, but only if we exercise it…and it’s not free. It takes a lot of effort and exercise.

If we think free will is doing “whatever I want,” we are right, but what do we really want? Do we want the money, the toys, the prestige? Does that bring us happiness? Not really…we want the happiness that true free will creates.  We limit our free will by thinking that the spiff, the bling… is what we want?

Free will comes from control…self control. Knowing what we want and controlling ourselves to get there, is the ultimate free will. Freedom means free from our controlling mind.  Being in our hearts or our God-self is the true freedom. We limit our free will by what we do. There are many forces that are trying to control us, and that is what is taking away our freedom.

The “will” of free will is our attention and intention..what we focus on. That becomes free when we control it. So for all of us control “freaks” this is something to focus our attention on…our will. To have an iron will means that we control our minds..by quieting it, and looking beneath all the advertisers and the media, (for one thing) that are trying to keep us in fear… and start living in love and compassion.

Compassion comes from  accepting things just as they are. They may not be as we like them, but they are the way they are. We need to accept the present situation. Once we are not tied up in knots about how everything should change, we might be quiet enough to hear….from our hearts….how WE can change to make the situation better.

So just look at things as are, and quiet down and listen…for the solution..or maybe just the next thing that can be done.

The Important vs The Urgent

This one is about the Important and the Urgent!

Below is what has happened in our lives over the last few weeks. It really shows the difference between the Important and the Urgent.

The Urgent is what constantly is in front of us, that, supposedly has to be done…but does it really. It’s stuff like reading my email, reading posts on FaceBook, watching TV, or fixing our car….all the stuff that seems necessary, and it might be, but keeps us from doing what we really know we should be doing…the Important…like researching and starting that business, exercising, writing your story, or learning something new every day! My Important is to write every day about what I have learned about Healing and God, and how to develop that into a business online, so I can help people heal. It’s sharing what I have with all Creation.

My mentor said today that we always have time to eat and sleep. When we view the Important as that crucial, we will have the timeThe.

So first the Urgent…like car problems, it finally gave out. It went from bearings and brakes, to front suspension, the A/C, a gas line break, which almost started the car on fire, and finally, it starting only when it wanted to!! You thing maybe it was time!! It took 3 weeks of looking at cars to finally decide to buy a new one…a Kia Sportage, something that should last 5 or 6 years. The was urgent and important.

Getting money transferred to buy it has been an experience. One has to have all the account numbers right, and knowing which ones are right is not that easy. So the transfer was delayed, while we try to figure it out. I think we have it now, but have been without a car for over a week. That’s been interesting. We had to depend on friend or relatives and taxis.

Also Ryne and Natasha (my children) came to visit, and attend our wedding reception. And there’s always the mundane things like fixing the house.

This week we went to Deanie’s sister’s home for lunch and a swim in her pool…great fun, but no writing happened. Yesterday we decorated a Christmas tree and made a Christmas scene. It all takes time, and no writing happened again. The Important seems to get pushed back.

The Important…So last night I wrote some in a book that I am writing a chapter in. It’s about half done. The problem is what to write. I consider myself one who tries to say what I need to in as few words as possible (well maybe not, as you can see from this blog entry, ha ha.) So Deanie and I talked about it last night. She stayed up until 230 am and wrote. And this morning, after going for a nice long walk, I sat down and started writing. Now that’s getting to the Important!!!

So I am trying to tell you what life is like “down here.” What I wrote about above has been negative, but, for a reason. Life treats us as we treat it. If we just drift along, Life’s current will drag us down until we feel depressed and worthless. It takes changing our attitude and the way we look at things. One has to focus on one’s calling.

Now for the good part!! I have lost 15 lbs since I have moved here (Deanie says I am too thin!!) I have noticed that the stress here is almost non-existent. The pace here is slower, and it can be frustrating at times, but I am happier and much more content. I have been able to mediate, pray and listen to my inner self. And, most of all, Deanie and I are wonderfully in love. We look into each other’s eyes and just go deep into each other. What a feeling! What a life!

Now that’s Important!!!

So if you have questions, or need help getting to the important and Finding a Healing God, just reply to this post!

Thanks, Vince