Why I Believe, What I Believe

Personal Experiences.

Have you ever asked yourself why you believe what you believe? (If you believe in anything at all?)

Why do I feel as if the metaphysical holds secrets (and answers!) important for the human being to seek?

Due to a few incredible and unexplainable events in my life, I wanted to make a list highlighting why I believe that this physical world should be working WITH the spiritual on our path to “enlightenment”, “bliss”, “peace”, etc. When we stray away from our naturally inclined spiritual side, we move further and further away from the truth of who really are.

I propose, that to search for the spiritual (as long as one does it carefully and prayerfully) will lead us closer to the answer that we seek (even if we don’t think we’re seeking anything) and fill the void that seems to be pervading a lot of society.

People regularly turn to alcohol, drugs, porn, video games, drama, social media, etc., etc., etc., perhaps because it gives them a momentary reprieve from their everyday life. It’s a form of imagined comfort/solace, because afterwards some of these vices gives people a sense of guilt/shame… and then they turn back to the very thing that caused these negative emotions to begin with, to drown it back out – and the tragic cycle continues.

If you’re one of those that turn to physical gratification – food, drugs, companionship, alcohol, etc. – please keep in mind that this is part of the system to try and keep us trapped in our endlessly seeking for that fill in the hole of ourselves. We feel empty, hollow, and these substances and hobbies may temporarily fill it, but it doesn’t last, and then we’re back to feeling incomplete and lost again.

People may scoff at this idea, but this power structure has been implemented for several millennia. When people start to realize that the world is composed of “energy”, “vibration”, “consciousness”, we may be on the right path to turning this world around and focusing on what really matters.

Which brings me to the experiences I’ve had that have led me to this conclusion.

I’ve written before about some of them, but I wanted to put most of the significant events all in one post to show the timeline and development of the spiritual thought process that I, personally have gone through, and believe anyone and everyone can attain. All it requires is a seeking mind.

If some still remain hard-hearted, it may have been due to their own stubbornness – and God knows what’s inside our hearts.

Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.
1 Corinthians 4:5
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4

While some people may seem closed-off and highly skeptical (I was one of them), God ultimately knows who will come around and He will lead the way – as long as you are earnest and sincere in your heart. Those that will continuously refuse to seek the truth (or perhaps they KNOW the truth and still turn their back to it), and remain in their sinful lifestyle, will face the repercussions when their time comes. This isn’t meant to fear-monger, but just a simple statement of one’s own decision to reject the Life they could have had. And we have to be aware, as the verse above states, some people may never come around and believe in the Truth – so some may be lost to their own fates.

Whether that is true or not, my efforts are to keep trying to bring people around and let them know that there’s so much to look to other than the physical aspect of things.

Thankfully, although I was a closed-off skeptic and scoffed at the Bible at one stage in my life, my heart was in the right place, and I believe because of that, I had help to lead me to keep searching.

Here is an ascending list (not exhaustive, as there were several others that have led me here) that gave me a huge wake-up call and made me realize that we’re not alone – and that there’s so much more to life than what we’ve been led to believe.

First: The Answer to Everything

One of the most major events in my life gave me a kickstart into believing that the physical Earth isn’t all there is in the world. I was a kid during this time. This was during the beginning of me experimenting with out of body experiences / astral projection – so I am unsure if the obe’s came first, or if this particular event happened first. But I remember a moment when I was asking a particular question in my head, a really innocuous one at that, and before I knew it, I had a HUGE flash of insight. EVERYTHING came to me all at once. The answers to EVERYTHING.

I can’t even explain how incredible this event was. This flash of insight only lasted a split-second, and then it was gone – but during it I literally had the answer to anything and everything. It was fascinating. Unfortunately, I couldn’t retain any of the information since it was so quick, but it left an ever-lasting impression on me. And that was the first major event for me that led me to keep searching for the Truth.

I wish I could remember if this incident came before or after my attempts at obe’s, but alas, I cannot. I think it would help paint a clearer picture of how my mind became open to the possibilities of the spiritual side. And I also wonder if I may have had a very quick glimpse into the Akashic records, but cannot say for certain what it was.

(You can read more about this experience here, which details this and some of the other accounts on this list in more detail.)

Second: A Polite Ghost?

This happened at a friend’s house; I was sleeping over. I was in the guest bedroom, getting ready to go to sleep. I had not yet crossed that threshold between wakefulness and sleep, so this was not a hallucination or hypnagogic imagery of any kind. I was fully awake at this point and quite lucid.

As I was laying on one side of the bed, as is my custom, I could not get comfortable. I was shifting, turning, laying on one of my sides to the next, trying to get into a comfortable position. Again I want to reiterate that I was only on one side of the bed, just twisting and turning on that same side.

Well, after a couple more minutes of shifting myself, I suddenly heard a voice right next to me say, “Fine, I’ll move, okay?” and as I looked to the other side of the bed, where I hadn’t been at all, I could see an indent on the pillow right next to where I was laying my own head.

I have to be clear. The indent was not from myself. I was only using up one side of the bed/one side of the pillow. Wherever this other voice came from, I could quite plainly see another indent where “he/it” was laying. I was shocked and almost terrified, but after the voice said he would move, I instantly felt comfortable and more at ease. Whatever this presence was, didn’t feel malevolent, and in fact I was probably honing in on his space since I had never slept in that room before. I was the one invading his space, apparently.

Well, after this presence left, since I didn’t feel any malignant energy from it, I laid back down and went to sleep. It was fascinating to me though that while I was essentially the unwelcome visitor, the “ghost” was pleasant enough to allow me to sleep there peacefully. I didn’t ask my friend about it because she was already a high-strung person and I didn’t want to alarm her with what seemed to be a relatively benign presence. Not sure if she would have believed me anyway.

Third: Outside Influence

During this time, although I have already some interesting, unexplainable experiences under my belt, I was still incredibly cynical and angry at God and other people. All I could see around me were injustices, selfishness, contradictions, hypocrites – I was fed up.

This experience helped to completely turn my life around.

I was working in a retail store, and getting really frustrated with a customer. She was not understanding a single word I was telling her, and she kept repeating the same questions over and over and over again. I was reaching my limit. After telling her probably around 15 times the answer to her question, I was getting extremely abrupt and rude to her and was just about to walk away from her. But then, a clear, concise, non-judgmental voice entered my head:

“She has early Alzheimer’s.”

That’s all the voice told me. I KNOW for a fact it didn’t come from me, because I was so set in my bitter thoughts and irritation at this lady that there was no place for “rational” thoughts. All my thoughts were anger and annoyance. After I heard this voice and understood the situation, I treated the lady much better and patiently and was able to help her through her purchase. Then she thanked me for being so kind to her (although just a few minutes ago I was quite rude and condescending), which made me feel worse and more aware of the way I was treating her.

After she left, I went into the backroom and cried for a good 15 minutes. It was my first encounter with a “voice” that did not come from me (or maybe it my Higher self?) leading me to choosing the right path. As I wrote here:

“I probably cried and sobbed for a good fifteen minutes just wondering what it was that happened to me and how I became the way I was. I was ashamed at the way I treated the lady; I was ashamed that it took a voice from an unknown being telling me the situation because I was too dense to figure it out myself. It shook me to the core.”

It was the moment that really cemented the notion that there was so much more to life and that there really were other “beings”, “guides” that were trying to help us navigate this life. And it also made me retrospect on myself and the way I handled things in the past.

Fourth: Is Remote Viewing Real?

I was at the same company and bored out of my mind. So I imagined myself at a popular tourist spot just to get away from the mundane, plain area I was in at the moment. It was more of a daydream trying to imagine what it would be like to be outside, in the fresh air, under the sun, taking in the sights, etc.

I thought nothing of it, until about a couple of hours later a lady came in and asked me, “You look familiar. Didn’t I just see you?” I said, “I don’t think so. I’ve been here all day.” and she was like, “No, I could’ve sworn I just saw you. Weren’t you at “Popular Tourist Spot?”

While I knew I was just imagining myself there earlier, obviously I wasn’t there in person, so I had no idea what to say. I was astounded. Maybe this lady saw someone who looked eerily similar to me, or maybe she could see an imprint of my energy focusing in that exact area or something. But the eerie coincidence and the timing of it blew me away. She even said the person she saw was dressed exactly like me. Could she possibly be more intuned than she thought, and could I have unknowingly sent my astral body out there to escape my physical confinement?

I can’t say for sure, I just know that it was another incident which made me question our worldly life and the possibilities that lay within.

Fifth: To Forgive, or Not To Forgive

This happened in 2010. And is another incident that I related in another post.

I won’t go into much detail here, since I’ve already outlined what I experienced (What is the Universe Trying to Tell Us?), but it was such a turning point for me and was one of the main messages that I always try to adhere to (much harder to do than to just say…).

For a quick rundown, while waking – I could feel the vibrations that I’m familiar with in order to attempt obe’s, lucid dreams, astral projection, etc. Well, along with these vibrations I could also hear, telepathically, a man’s voice asking me who I would forgive. If I responded with a “yes”, I could feel my vibrations getting stronger. If I responded with a “no”, then the vibrations would fade and get weaker.

After the “test” it occurred to me that I was supposed to reply back with all ‘yeses’. But as a moral human being, it’s hard for me to really feel that I have that capacity. I’m still trying to learn that it’s not my place to judge and that I don’t understand each individual case, so I am trying to leave my personal biases behind and become more of a compassionate and unconditional soul. (Again, much harder than it sounds, but I am trying.)

It makes me wonder why I was being tested in this way. And the feeling that I took away from it is that I could have done better. I wish I could say I have evolved significantly since then, but the truth is it’s still hard for my heart to truly forgive someone who knows that they are doing wrong, and won’t stop. I keep praying and asking for more help in this regard, also questioning what this entity wants from me, and the only takeaways I have is “forgive” and “love”.

Sixth: Inner Battle

This experience was also recounted here, same as the third event on this list.

It was literally a battle between good and evil. …Well, not really. But it was a battle of wits, between the “good” angel, and the “devil” on the shoulder.

I was at an atm machine, and realized that 60$ was still in the machine. There was literally an inner battle within me as to whether to take the money, or turn it in. (I already knew which decision I was going to make straight off the bat, so it made it even more interesting that I could hear these inner “voices” – consciousness, maybe? – trying to lead me to the wrong or right choice.)

I also had my son with me at the time, and I wanted to set a good example for him. Of course, that’s not the only or main reason, because I was already morally ethically inclined to return the money, but because I was so aware of the fact that I could actually hear these two voices, it made me pause for a second at the fascinating debate going on that was relatively outside of me, but within me at the same time.

And I do want to note, the “good” angel was a much quieter voice, so the “evil” one was more forceful, aggressive and loud. That voice could be heard loud and clear. The quieter voice was still, calm and in the background – as if trying to guide carefully and not wanting to put pressure on the final choice.

This was an enlightening experience to me, because it was the first (and only, at the moment) that I could actually hear an inner debate going on in my head between the right and wrong path. This dichotomy of good and evil warring for one’s very soul has been depicted throughout the ages, but to actually hear it going on within me, was an amazing revelation.

Seventh: The Meaning of Life

– Love is the Answer.
– Love Heals.
– Meditate on Love.

These were the signs I received after I heard an inner voice within me giving me the answer to the question I was contemplating earlier that day.

I was at a really low point in my life, and I remember just standing in the living room, and asking myself, “What’s the point? What’s the meaning of all of this?”

And that’s when this voice, whether it was my Higher Self, a different being, etc., simply say, “Love.” That’s all this voice said.

I scoffed at the time and challenged this voice, basically saying, “Prove it. If “Love” is the meaning to life, then give me a sign. Not just one sign. I want to see the word ‘love’, three times, TODAY.”

And sure enough, I got my signs. This was another account which I related here (What is the Universe Trying to Tell Us?) in more detail.

Now I know some people may say that because I was basically looking out for the signs, I made a specific effort to come across it. But I did not. As a matter of fact, I was almost in a stubborn mindset trying to deliberately be blasé about the whole ordeal. I was not looking for the sign, and I was not hiding from it. I was just letting whatever happen, happen. I figure if it was a real sign, then I wouldn’t need to actively look for it, which would obviously skewer my outlook on life.

But these signs came on unexpectedly, and the last one threw me for a loop, and really made me face the music that I really did hear this voice tell me that ‘love’ is the answer. Which is why my main key messages throughout this website is devoted to ‘forgiveness’ and ‘love’. Whoever, whatever this/these entities are, it has been leading me to the “right” path, and thankfully it has reached out to me, and thankfully I was receptive to these messages.

Eigth: Dream Guide

While I have had more experiences that have led me to my current lifestyle and belief system, I wanted to add this one last event that happened recently to help expand upon what is possible when we open up our mind and thoughts to getting insights from other avenues.

Not too long ago, I wrote this post: Is the Dome/Firmament Over Earth Real? to touch upon the interesting theory that no one has ever left Earth. (Despite what NASA and other space programs may have us believe.) There are some possible connections to Antarctica, and the huge ice wall that allegedly surrounds us.

Now, the dream I had the other night (3/25/2021) actually proposed an idea that hadn’t even occurred to me.

In the dream, at first there was a man in a jail cell. The cell surrounded him with metal bars on all four sides and above. I’ll call this gentleman a “dream guide” – I’ve had dreams of him before, and am reluctant to call him a dream guide, but have settled on that terminology for now.

I was there too, on the outside of the jail and asking him questions. Before I knew it, he had teleported me into the jail cell with him. Now I knew that he could get out if he wanted, and he could get me back out if he wanted, but I was stuck there without his help. Unless I could somehow dig under the cell.

Then the dream changed and now I’m in an extensively icy field, snow and ice all around, perhaps Antarctica, and I could see some people digging into the snow/ice. I realize that they are the researchers/scientists trying to study this place. Well, then my “guide” asks me, “What do you think they’re doing there?” and it occurs to me, at least in my dream, that they’re trying to dig under the dome/firmament. Since they couldn’t leave Earth from the sky, they were going to try and dig underneath.

The jail cell dream, and the Antarctica/firmament one, were both connected – and my dream guide was connecting these two ideas to present a different outlook as to what may be happening.

I found it fascinating, that I hadn’t even considered digging under the dome, until these dreams led me to this conclusion. Whether it’s real or not, the possibility that this may very well be what’s being attempted in real life, is a very interesting theory to consider.

All of these different experiences I’ve had have helped shaped myself and my own beliefs, and opened my eyes and led me to this journey of searching for the Truth. I have to say, it is an ongoing effort, as it seems that when I come across one possible key to finding the truth, it actually leads me into a rabbit hole so deep, that it ultimately becomes too confusing for words and I actually have to step away to gather my bearings and come back to it at a later time.

It is an ever-growing pursuit, and even though so many roads lead to so many different places, the point is to keep searching and keep an open mind and heart to finding the answer. All I know for sure is that ‘love’ and ‘forgiveness’ are two of the most important aspects to aspire to. Anything beyond that, as long as it is being done with a sincere and open heart – even if one is misled – will eventually bring them back on track and help them find more of their spirituality instead of leaving one focusing too much on the physical. Our purpose here has been tainted by materialism and division. We need to look, not only beyond our physical form, but within our spiritual form.

Those who refuse to believe there is anything more than the physical life, if they are too set in their ways, will sadly be lost to their own conscious beliefs – something that I was close to becoming. If it weren’t for all the help I received and myself finally shedding my rebellious and stubborn side, I would more than likely still be a skeptical, negative, cynical human being. Because of the outside help and the help I’ve received from within, I have now been on this incredible exploration and fully realize that there is much more to “life” than what it seems.

If anyone has any questions and would like to know more, please contact me or leave a comment. I would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks for reading!

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Does the World Seem to Hate You?

If so, you may be on the right track.

Does it seem like the world has suddenly flipped upside down and everything you thought was “right” and “moral” is now being labeled as “white privilege/supremacy”, “hate speech”, “conspiracy theories”, “inciting violence”, “misinformation”, etc.?

You’re not alone.

Although “the world” may try and lead you to feel that way.

It’s fascinating. Because this is exactly what Jesus warns us about.

17 This is my command: Love each other. 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
John 15:17-19

This is fascinating to me, because it does imply a separation from those who belong to Jesus, and those who belong to the world. And who is ruler of the world…?

31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”
John 12:31-32

The Bible defines the ruler of this world as satan. So if the world hates you, one can infer that it is the followers of satan (even if these people don’t realize that they are following satan – if they pride themselves on their financial wealth, their possessions, how many likes/followers/fans they have, their looks, their career, etc. – then they are “of the world” – and therefore followers of satan – I don’t mean to be blunt, but this is what I’ve gathered from various sources/research) that hate you. Some are fully aware that they are followers of satan/the world, and have no bones about it. But I truly believe that some people are unaware of it and are unknowingly being led astray.

Now, on the other hand, if you don’t really care about fame, fortune, prestige, etc. and instead care about integrity, honesty, kindness, compassion… then you are followers of Jesus; again, even if you don’t realize it. And it is impossible to fool God. He knows what’s in your heart. So if the first thing you think about when you wake up is of a “worldly” matter, then you are following the wrong path. On the other hand, if you often think about positivity, kindness, love and forgiveness – then you are closer to the “Christ consciousness” and going farther from the ideations of the world. The big thing, again, is to realize that God knows what’s in your heart and if you are truly a good person, even if you may idolize some of the creations “of the world”. If you have any inkling that this is resonating with you, then it very well may be that God/Jesus is calling you out of this world. (And you will be hated for it – by those of this world.)

Now we have to ask ourselves, even if we don’t believe in the Bible, even if we think the tale of Jesus is just that, a myth based on story-telling, we have to ask ourselves, if it is true, why would a certain group of people hold so much animosity towards a person or group who was simply teaching others to be kind, loving and compassionate towards one another, and/or teaching them to do the right thing and have integrity and who remain steadfast in their core values (some even based on “science”, moral ethics and facts)? Even if it was “just a fairy-tale”, you cannot tell me that there are not modern day versions of this very same thing happening today.

Those who are speaking out against what they feel is immoral or questionable is quickly being silenced and censored. If certain people don’t agree with a certain narrative, the media and like-minded people are primed and ready to jump on the lynching band-wagon. These very same people hold many similarities to the mobs who voted for Jesus’s crucifixion. The elders and priests were able to convince the crowd to release a murderer (ironically also called Jesus (Barrabas)) – instead of Jesus Christ, who did no wrong. This crowd was then “incited to violence”, demanding Jesus’s crucifixion.

19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.
“Barabbas,” they answered.
22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.
They all answered, “Crucify him!”
23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”
26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
Matthew 27:19-26

Why were these priests/elders/rulers so dead set against Jesus Christ? It’s because Jesus Christ stood for everything they didn’t. They wanted their sinful freedom and didn’t appreciate Jesus Christ calling them out for their wickedness. These people were followers of their god, and not The God, although they deceived others into thinking they did. They and the people of the crowd found themselves more in common with the murderer Barbarras, which is why they’d rather save him than Jesus, which they knew would continue to give them a bad image, since it was extremely hard to put away their pride and desires and follow in His footsteps. They’d rather do away with Him and continue to live guilt-free in their sin.

Now there is another verse that I want to address in addition to everything that’s been going, especially as of late, and that is:

20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!
Isaiah 5:20-21

Does this remind you of anything happening lately when addressing pretty much anything of a political/religious nature? And even if intentions were not based on anything political but merely one’s opinion, it is still drowned in and accused of political and (extremely in the last few months) racial overtones. Even when it doesn’t make sense!

Then we have the blatant disregard for protecting innocent lives and instead, corrupt officials are protecting the depraved perpetrators instead.

In my opinion, there’s no doubt that we are seeing the very things that the Bible foretold would happen taking place in today’s time. Going back to the earlier verse where certain people will call “evil good and good evil” and this one:

1 Then I said,
“Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel. Should you not embrace justice,
2 you who hate good and love evil;
...
9 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;
Micah 3:1-2 / 3:9

People may want to deny it; people may want to say, ‘rules and social norms are changing to be more inclusive, more tolerant, more compassionate’, but I submit to you that this is exactly the deceiving corruption that the Bible warns us about. There were certain immorality issues that were normally opposed and questioned about the ethic and natural ramifications that would be brought about if we continued down this path by the Vatican itself, a once powerhouse on religious tradition. Who have now changed their stance on several things, even the very practices that their religion was built upon.

Vatican corruption and conforming to the world?

Abortion

(May 2019) On the subject of abortion, the Pope says, he always asks two very clear questions: “Is it fair to eliminate a human life in order to solve a problem?”. The answer to which is: no. “Second question: is it fair to pay a sniper to solve a problem? No. Abortion is not a religious problem in the sense that just because I am Catholic I must not seek an abortion. It is a human problem”, says Pope Francis. “It is a problem of eliminating a human life. Period”.
Pope talks McCarrick, walls, women’s rights, abortion and more in interview

(December 2020) The Vatican concluded that “it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses” in the research and production process when “ethically irreproachable” vaccines aren’t available to the public. But it stressed that the “licit” uses of such vaccines “does not and should not in any way imply that there is a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses.”
Vatican permits use of Covid vaccines made using aborted fetal tissue

Homosexuality

(2003) Under the direction of Pope John Paul II, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2003 had stated that “respect for homosexual persons” was not “approval of homosexual behavior” or “legal recognition of homosexual unions,” the agency said.

Legal recognition of homosexual unions or placing them on the same level as marriage would mean not only the approval of deviant behavior … but would also obscure basic values which belong to the common inheritance of humanity,” the doctrine said, according to CNA.

(2010) Pope Francis opposed efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010 while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, and has only been “circumspect” in his support of civil unions, CNA noted.

(October 2020) Pope Francis has spoken up in defense of homosexual families and called for civil union laws for same-sex couples — a major shift from both his own and the Vatican’s position on the matter.

“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” the pontiff says in a new documentary, “Francesco,” according to the Catholic News Agency (CNA).

What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said. “I stood up for that.

Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples

Changing Traditional Prayer

Original Lord’s prayer states: “lead us not into temptation”

Original Gloria passage states: “Peace on Earth to people of good will”

(June 2019) Against the judgement of numerous outspoken traditional Catholics, Pope Francis decided to officially changed the wording of the Lord’s prayer. In Matthew 6:13, instead of it reading “lead us not into temptation” it will now be “do not let us fall into temptation.

In Gloria, the passage will change from “Peace on earth to people of good will” to “Peace on Earth to people beloved by God.”

Pope Francis’ Controversial Break from Tradition: Why Did He Change the Lord’s Prayer?

Sex Abuse Coverup

(2018) In spite of knowing about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual assaults, Pope Francis lifted sanctions from him that had been imposed by Pope Benedict.

LifeSiteNews is reporting that Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to the United States, has written an 11-page statement testifying that Pope Francis was aware of McCarrick’s homosexual predation but “continued to cover him,” even making him “his trusted counselor” in naming bishops for appointment, including Cdl. Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey (McCarrick’s former diocese) and Cdl. Blase Cupich of Chicago, Illinois.

“In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he [Pope Francis] must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them,” Viganò writes.

Pope Francis Knew About McCarrick, Covered for His Sexual Crimes

(2019) In his first direct comments about the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis said that “about McCarrick I knew nothing, obviously, nothing, nothing.

“I said it many times, I knew nothing, no idea,” Francis said in an interview with Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki.

Speaking about the allegation made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who claimed last August that he had told the pope about Vatican-imposed restrictions against the former Archbishop of Washington, Francis said that “I don’t remember if he told me about this. If it’s true or not. No idea! But you know that about McCarrick, I knew nothing. If not, I wouldn’t have remained quiet, right?

In new interview, Pope Francis says he ‘knew nothing’ about McCarrick

Financial Scandal

(1942 / 2013 / 2016) Financial scandal at the Vatican is nothing new. The Vatican’s official bank has faced repeated crises since it was founded in 1942, and the bank itself was created to curtail fiscal irregularity.

But when Pope Francis was elected in 2013, it was with a mandate to clean up finances. His efforts began well: The pope regularized accounting procedures, committed to European anti-corruption standards, and by 2016, the Vatican had contracted the global accounting giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers to conduct the first serious external audit in its history.

But the pope’s reform project was stymied at every turn by seasoned Vatican bureaucrats with more ­influence and support than the group tasked with reforming their bureaucracy. A powerful Vatican official, Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, unilaterally canceled the planned audit in April 2016. The next year, the Vatican’s auditor-general was forced out, allegedly after he discovered financial improprieties on the part of his superiors.

The Vatican’s new corruption scandal

(November 2019) Pope Francis admitted there is financial corruption in the Vatican, describing it as a “scandal” on Tuesday. The pope’s statement marked the first time he has acknowledged corruption in Vatican finances.

There is corruption, it’s clear. With the interrogations we will see if they are guilty or not. It is an ugly thing, it’s not nice for this to happen in the Vatican,” Francis said during an in-flight press conference on the way back from Japan.

The pope told reporters that there was a Vatican investigation underway into the allegedly fraudulent use of the Peter’s Pence, the pope’s charity fund, to buy a luxury property in central London. The pope has previously said that such a purchase is not necessarily a misuse of charity funds.

What happened, happened: a scandal. They did things that do not seem clean,” the pope said.

Pope Francis: ‘There is corruption in the Vatican’

Does it seem like even the Vatican is conforming to the “rules of the world”? (Or, perhaps, is “the world” conforming to the Vatican’s new, controversial mandates and following their lead on who to pardon? Who is ruling who, here?)

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

So when the whole world opposes your views, your opinions, your beliefs, will you cave in to demand and conform? Or will you continue to stand for what you believe in and resign to being hated by those “of the world”? Are you okay knowing, even though you’re trying to be a better person, that the whole world will shun you and uprise against you? Do you have the courage to refuse to follow the demands of an ever-changing, and growing morally corrupt world?

9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:9-14

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Get an Earful

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Are We Perpetuating Violence and Negativity? - Are we unwittingly encouraging it?
Creating Our Own Reality - Do we allow evil to run rampant in the world?
Humanity is under attack Humanity Is Under Attack - Not just physically, but spiritually as well.
Exposing NASA’s Many Lies - Revealing some dubious actions of the most infamous space enterprise.
Youtube Trigger Words - Can you guess what words trigger youtube's algorithm software?
Are we in the Matrix? Are We In The Matrix? - And are NPCs real?

Welcome to 2021

Have any New Year’s resolutions?

With the New Year upon us, and what can probably be agreed upon as 2020 being a most crazy year, what with all the drama and uncertainty surrounding our current state of events and all the political discourse, on top of everything else that has happened, it would be nice if we all, collectively, concentrate and practice our own energy at creating a unanimously better, sweeter, kinder, peaceful new year (and beyond, at that).

Throughout this site, I’ve tried to categorize my posts with “Crystal Clear Learning” and “Get an Earful”, at least until I add a few more. (I also have a category devoted to studying the Bible, which I call “Earnest Examination”, but have not yet set it up at the time of this writing, although there are a few chapters available.)

Negativity Vs. Positivity

To get a better understanding of what can arguably be two conflicting idea sets, and to reiterate what I’ve found while researching, it’s interesting to realize that, according to the studies, people tend to focus more on the negative aspect of things. Now, while I wouldn’t necessarily label the “Get an Earful” series as “negative”, but instead more of an informative nature, the facts remain that most of the material in this category is of a negative connotation.

While it’s meant to inform the reader as to some of the strange, suspicious, and outright corrupt events happening in our world, there can be no doubt that it is filled with “negative” overtones. While the information is important, I think it would be beneficial for us to be knowledgeable about it, aware of it, take action against what we feel isn’t right, but do not dwell on it and focus all your energy onto it. This could lead into a downward spiral into where one loses hope and give in to depression and/or gives up completely.

The “Crystal Clear Learning” series, on the other hand, is meant to focus on what IS the most important factor in the universe. Even though it might seem that we are surrounded by “evil” and corruption, we must realize that MOST of us are not like that, and even if we were, then that is not who we are at the core, and that our “Higher Self”, our consciousness, knows better, and we are all on the same path, learning and growing at our own pace. When we can rise above all the negativity, all the hate, division, anger, pride, etc., is when we really start learning what the world is about.

In the Crystal Clear Learning series, I emphasize that Love and Forgiveness are the keys that will allow ourselves and the world to heal. I’ve made it a point to not just focus on the negative aspect of things and consciously post regularly about higher states of awareness and being. It is enlightening and encouraging, to say the least, when one realizes how much others are being awakened to the state of the world and the steps needed to raise our consciousness and vibrations. Although it seems we still have a long way to go, the fact of the matter is that with everyone slowly waking up (or even if they’re “completely asleep”) we can help the world realize this even further simply by spreading kindness and compassion, and being aware of our own thoughts and actions.

Focus on Positivity and Kindness

That brings me to, what can we do to help this New Year be the path forward to help humanity step up and realize that we’re all in this together and that our energies should be focused on love and compassion instead of negativity and fear?

There are many things we can participate in (or not, depending on the situation…), and I will list some of them below. It is my goal to do as many of these things as I can, to help raise not only my own vibrations/energy, but that of the world as well.

There is also additional advice on my E.A.R. Statement page that I believe would be beneficial in opening our eyes to situations around us.
I also encourage you to make your own list of things you’d like to do (or refrain from, in some cases) in order to try and better our own situation, well-being and that of others and the environment.

    • Donate unused/unwanted items. Or simply donate to help someone in need. Whether it be clothes, blankets, toys, food, etc.
    • Take a day here and there to help reduce litter in an area you know is over burdened with trash. Make a clean-up day with your family/friends/co-workers.
    • Practice patience and tolerance, and random acts of kindness. Simply letting someone in front of you in a checkout line can do wonders at spreading positivity.
    • If you have children, teach them love and compassion, instead of encouraging entitlement or privilege. We are ALL deserving of love and understanding, no matter what background we come from.
    • Speaking of children, spend time with them. Let them know that you’re there for them. Listen to them and care for them. Likewise, on the other side of the spectrum, spend time with your parents. You never know how much longer you’ll have with those in your life.
    • That brings me to, if there are unresolved issues, no matter the relationship (family/spouse/ex/friend/co-worker/etc.), although it can be extremely hard and incomprehensible sometimes depending on the situation, please find it in your heart to forgive them. This isn’t accepting their behavior towards you, but it is to heal your own heart and clearing the toxic cycle and the negative energy.
    • Be tolerant of others. There is so much condemnation and animosity simply for having opposing points of views, but if we take the time to realize that we’re all different and have lived (and suffered, in some cases) through different lifestyles and backgrounds, we might have more understanding and sympathy for other’s decisions. Don’t judge or criticize them because they agree or don’t agree with a particular outlook.
    • No matter your situation or profession, if there are extreme mandates that you know is not right, do not participate. Be brave and do the right thing. Stand up for yourself and others.
    • Be informed and proactive. Instead of reacting to harsh, terrible news and letting our emotions get in the way and leading us to rash, abrupt outbursts or decisions, always research the truth of the matter – and focus on ways that we can actively change the situation into one for the better.
    • Donate your time. It’s often easier to donate money or items than it is one’s time, since time is undoubtedly extremely valuable and harder to lend, in some instances. Spend time volunteering at a nursing home or foster care, etc. (If allowed during this “pandemic”…)
    • Try to reduce meat intake. Introduce more healthy options in its place. Kinder on the animals, and your body. (And it’s been theorized that it helps raise your vibrations as well.)
    • And it should go without saying, but like the suggestion above, we should be aware that animals do indeed have feelings. It’s not only important to treat each other with kindness, but those of animals (and even plants) as well.
    • Speaking of plants, try planting a garden, trees or flowers or the like. Spread the green and take note that if it weren’t for plants, we wouldn’t even be alive.
    • Take a few minutes of each day, or even hours if you can allow it, simply sitting in peace and/or doing something you enjoy (obviously as long as it’s not hurting others…).
    • Think positively. Be aware that your thoughts, whether you realize it or not, is creating energy and perhaps the very reality that you live in.
    • Smile. Simply smiling can lift one’s mood, and, bonus, it helps other people’s moods as well.
Be forgiving. Not only for others but also for yourself.

No one’s going to be perfect and we’re all going to make “mistakes”. But the key thing to learn is to not beat yourself over something that went wrong, in your mind, and instead, focus on forgiving yourself (and others) and just strive to do better next time. We’re all in this together – growing, learning, developing.

Even on this site, I have moments where I let my sarcasm and feisty-ness shine through, and some posts undoubtedly show frustration, but the core message stays the same. While I may indulge in a little bit of negativity to spread awareness, I also try my best to give others hope and spread the other, more important awareness. That we all can make a difference. And it starts with us as an individual. Accepting others as individuals. And loving them all the same.

Hope You All Have A Great New Year

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Crystal Clear Learning

Why I Believe, What I Believe - Personal Experiences.
Is God calling out to you? | If not, are you SURE? - And if so, are you heeding His call?
Is Unconditional Love Enabling “Wrong” Behavior? - Can we be loving, yet judge at the same time?
Are you in Control of Your Thoughts? - Or do your thoughts control you?
Welcome to the New Year Welcome to 2021 - Have any New Year's resolutions?
The Importance of Raising Vibrations - And why you should try it.
Beautiful divine looking sky with light beams shining down on the world. Why is Love so Important? - Imagine a world with, and without Love. What do you see?