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I would be just fine today if I had about $2,000. It would save my skin to have some such amount thereabout by January 4. Having been starkly aware of this unfortunate reality for over a month now, which feels like a death sentence, I’ve gone from keeping it away from the forefront of my mind (while hoping my subconscious would give me a eureka moment) to forcing myself now to bring the grim reaper directly into view. There’s no point in asking favors of the reaper, but when one is privileged to have a clear appointment with one’s own demise, the visage of doom inevitably becomes the main focus of the days remaining–at least in the case of financial death.
So, I’m glad to get that off my chest. Gee, I just noticed that the 4th is the day after the anniversary of this blog. I would say something like “sad and ironic,” but it’s not. It’s just a little bit of an embarrassing coincidence.
And that’s all I have to say about that.
What I’m really trying to write about just now, is how discouraging the internet is. It’s worse than ever really. I don’t understand why it has to be that as technology advances, scammers are in line to make the most of it, while people like myself are not. Bill Gates, have you any thoughts on this? Continued patience, please.
If I didn’t know better, I would think the scammers are given autographed advanced copies of all new software and technology. How else could dating sites offer fraudulent profiles custom-made to suit whatever individual is searching? And how else could fraudulent job opportunities do the same? If religion, spirituality, or philosophy occupy the most of one’s internet pursuits, the scammers know that as well. The other day, I filled out a form on a Government site and was told to check my mail. When I did, I accidentally clicked on spam that arrived a minute before the real deal, and in a different folder. Have any of us failed to notice that every supposed helpful technology advance, seems to leave the masses at a disadvantage?
I’m just miserable today. And I assure you it’s not a Christmas hangover. Christmas was a lovely day. At least, it was until I got back on the internet. And here I am thinking of pushing forward with my blog.
BUT WHAT IS SHOCKING ME NOW :
What I read yesterday about this plan for people around the world to meditate for the good of the planet—which, if anything, should encourage me–is what is shocking me now. Make no mistake about it–it’s the burning of generic statues of human beings while someone pretends to worship the process, that freezes me in my tracks.
They say that they have designed these experiences to be acceptable to everyone, differing religions notwithstanding. I don’t want to venture which religions would feel included by such a display. I don’t think it honors duality or polytheism in any way, so that lets out the Hindus. I would think it deals short shrift to the idea of self-immolation as well. Anyone who knows someone who has set fire to himself or herself for the sake of desperate protest, might see it as an exercise of fantasy and luxury. Sure, not many people worldwide know someone who has done this; yet the profundity of their experience should not be lost in the romance of an experimental new-age endeavor.
When I think of burning models of human beings. I think of effigies burned in hatred. I imagine people being made to unwittingly add their good consciences–whatever energies/vibrations they may impart to the ether– to the purposes of some unseen wizard. Yes.
Or, I see visions of Christian Hell. Therefore, as a Christian, I want no part of it–even though, I commented, “Thank you for including me in this” before I saw the part about the burnings.
I don’t blame the people of the Gaia movement, whoever they are, for thinking I would want to come on board. And I’m sorry to express offensive opinions. But, now, I’m grateful only for what I’ve learned about myself (from checking it out,) which is that it will never be another entity’s business whenever I should choose to communicate with the God of my understanding.
grrrrrr scammers…..not satisfied with my time, money, identity, next thing you know, they want your soul.
Please enjoy this clip from a movie Donovan made long ago. He discusses my own fears. I haven’t watched this all the way through–didn’t know it existed. I was only familiar with the songs. But, I did scan through this video and was pleased with the commentary and musical offerings. This clip is under ten minutes long. Please suffer through the opening. It seems the sound is rather harshly adjusted.