Is Humanity Ascending, or What?

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We came with all the necessary equipment, you know. All the material we need to one day ascend — it’s the birthday suits we were issued when we arrived. That Jesus dude (among many others) has already dropped by and personally tested the technology. Maybe you haven’t explored all its features (don’t feel bad, few have made it that far in mastering this mortal coil) but the preview demonstrations of what we might accomplish with these bodies and their brains show a lot of promise!

In the meantime, I’ll be on a hilltop while we wait, cloudbusting — trying to practice what I preach — with the sun on my face, dipping my DNA in the big blue forever, watching for signs that we’ve managed to raise our world higher.

I have a feeling once we start to fly, we won’t need to worry so much about being grounded; we’ll stop obsessing over falling as soon as we adjust to weightlessness. Then we’ll see the potential of the Greater Direction — flip over when you’re finally floating and you realize that the sky is totally open, it goes All the Way.

Earth is a short trip — we’re already on it — and we’re about to run out of frontier. Maybe we’ll just reel in the Universe with our big invisible ‘net…

We’ve already got love and rockets that run farther and faster than the armored ride so many of our kind seem hell-bent on taking — you know the one I’m talking about, the proverbial Hand-basket, the Elevator Going Down.

Cheer up, Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve, look on the bright side! The journey’s really just getting started — the lights are all over the sky if you want to see them — the Universe and the Heavens are that way.

Look up!

We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

Humanity Ascending Documentaries
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Breaking Down Your Goals

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Any goal has the potential to change your life — a huge, maybe overwhelming, prospect. Even if it’s positive, that kind of change can be intimidating.

Almost anything you want to accomplish can be achieved in small, repetitive, on-going decisions and actions.

The goals may feel big, but the choices, the actions, the steps that fulfill them are usually relatively tiny.

And those little pieces are incredibly doable.

Define the Pieces

  • Can you break down your goal into its smallest basic component action?
  • What’s the common denominator action that shows up as a requirement every time you work on your goal?
  • If you engage your goal every week, what do you need to make happen each week?
  • If you work on your goal daily, what’s the one action you’ll need to do every day?

If your goal is to write a book, the smallest basic component action may be writing a page. It doesn’t matter if you write a novel or a memoir or a blog post. It doesn’t matter if you write every day or every week — there’s some part of this series of small, repetitive actions that looks the same every time.

An action is something that a camera can capture you doing.

There you are, sitting down in front of your computer, typing something every day. There you are, sitting at your favorite cafe every Saturday morning with your Moleskine notebook on your lap, scribbling something.

The schedule, the frequency, and the duration of the action can be customized and will vary from one person to the next, but it can always be broken down to:

  • you
  • doing something, somewhere
  • over and over again

Accomplishment rarely hinges on “ability” or “talent.”

The real issues are perseverance and patience — the repetitive forms of attitude.
If you don’t have a clue where to begin… start by showing up once.

If you’re having a hard time creating momentum see:
What’s Your Motivation
Momentum Before Inspiration
Do It Again

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A Haunting: The Green House

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Haunting
To this day, my brother and I need only say three words — “The Green House” — and they transport us to a specific time and place, and the paranormal phenomena we experienced as kids.

Click here to read the true 3-part ghost story

I just finished a novel that I started on November 1, 2014… And tomorrow, I begin another one! More to come about what’s going on with my fiction.

I hope you’ll enjoy this popular post from the archives while I take Halloween as a day off.

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