Connecting with God Part One: A Joyful Noise

I did not go to seminary or Bible College. I studied church from the inside. I did what they did, became their friend, I prayed for them, with them, was one of them. I think I gave it more than most of them.  But hey, why do anything part way, right? Even the Bible says not to be lukewarm. I learned a lot from them, from myself, from going to church and teaching Sunday School. I learned what really connects us with God, with the Holy Spirit. I also learned that abuse of power is very popular in Church.

I was in an abusive relationship when I found an ad in the paper for a new church that was coming to town, it was a Friends Church, more commonly known as Quakers. I said a prayer asking for help getting out of an abusive relationship in exchange, I would go to that church. I was able to get my abuser to leave my home, so I went to the Friends Church. I really liked what they stood for and became a card holding member. This allowed Quakers to refuse to fight on the front lines as well as refrain from swearing on the Bible. (The Friends Church has now since split, so I don’t know if this is still true.) I went to the Friends Church for a few years commuting about 30 miles each way. Eventually, I switched to the United Pentecostal Church, which was local. After being a vital part of that church for about five years, I went to an Assembly of God Church where I went for another five years. From there, I went to visit almost every church in town, frequenting the Center for Spiritual Living. Picking up new understanding as I went from church to church.

One important thing I learned is how important it is to be filled with a joyful heart. There are many tools that churches use to acquire this state. One is singing meaningful songs with purpose and conviction. Unfortunately many of the songs used in Christian churches include gore, death and guilt. Ugh! There are many uplifting songs that don’t include these topics. I even wrote a few myself  There’s Only Peace in This World, I Am So Happy, and this very short one Laughter and Singing. You can do this on your own or with a group of people, it doesn’t have to be at church. You can sing while you are driving, in the shower or doing chores as well as any other appropriate time. I used to sing a lot, sometimes I would talk in a sing song voice. I allowed what other people said to stop that. Now that I understand how important it is, I am not letting anyone stop me from singing appropriate songs at appropriate times. I may not have the best singing voice, but I am not singing for anyone but me. If it inspires or brings joy to others, great, if not, oh well, it brings ME joy.

To Be Continued…

 

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There’s Only Peace in This World

According to my observation, singing is very important for the soul. However, not all songs are uplifting. This song came to me in the wee hours of this morning.

There’s no more war in this world in this world,

There’s no more war in this world in this world,

There’s no  more war in this world for any boy or girl,

There’s no more war in this world in this world,

There’s only peace in this world in this world,

There’s only peace in this world in this world,

There’s only peace in this world for every boy and girl,

There’s only peace in this world in this world,

There’s no more hate in this world in this world,

There’s no more hate in this world in this world,

There’s no  more hate in this world for any boy or girl,

There’s no more hate in this world in this world,

There’s only love in this world in this world,

There’s only love in this world in this world,

There’s only love in this world for every boy and girl,

There’s only love in this world in this world,

There’s no more sorrow in this world in this world,

There’s no more sorrow in this world in this world,

There’s no  more sorrow in this world for any boy or girl,

There’s no more sorrow in this world in this world,

There’s only joy in this world in this world,

There’s only joy in this world in this world,

There’s only joy in this world for every boy and girl,

There’s only joy in this world in this world,

 

Transcranial Crystal Stimulation Experiment Update

A few months ago, I started an experiment where I made a crown of crystals/stones and have been wearing it in the morning almost every day. Since that time, I have written a couple of songs. One song that has been on my mind for years, and it all came together quite quickly during the time frame that I was wearing the crown in the mornings. I also figured out how to share my THT technique that I developed for stress, anxiety, depression, ADD, etc… I made it into a workbook, published it, and now it is available on amazon. I think it’s all the aventurine that I put in the crown. I turned it and started wearing it with the green aventurine in the front, then the book came to me.

Also, the crown seemed to help while I had the flu. The symptoms were not as severe while wearing it compared to when I took it off.

Earth to You My Friend

Earth to you my friend,

You’re a million miles away,

Earth to you my friend,

I can see you’re spacing out,

Earth to you my friend,

That’s what people say,

Earth to you my friend,

Creating worlds within your head,

Earth to you my friend,

Fly around the moon and back,

Earth to you my friend,

I see stars in your eyes,

Earth to you my friend,

Your head is in the clouds,

Earth to you my friend,

A New Economy that Works for Everyone

What would the world be like if everyone contributed a few hours per day to society by doing what they love, while in return, have access to everything they need and/or want? What if everyone’s time was of the same value? What if college was completely free? What everything was free to those who put in their few hours per day doing what they love? What if the country was treated as a company in the business of taking care of the planet and the people and helping people to find what they love? What if every citizen was a shareholder in said company? What if there was no more money, just a community of people doing what they love while contributing to said community?

Slaves to Money

We would not expect our eyes to walk us where we need to go. As well, we would not try to force our heart to hammer nails into a board. We understand that each part has a purpose. Each part as important to the whole as the rest. So too, we must allow each person to contribute to the whole in their unique way. We must stop forcing our hands to do the work that the nose should be doing. People would be happier if they were doing what they loved.

There is no lack of resources. There are enough “jobs” for everyone. What is keeping the people from the jobs is a lack of money. Money is arbitrary. We are not. There are so many places that are understaffed because of money. There is food being thrown away, sometimes destroyed with bleach so that people cannot retrieve it to sustain themselves, every day because nobody spent their money on it, even while people go hungry right outside.

Money is allowing companies to pollute the environment while there are cleaner ways to do things. Money allows companies to poison the food supply. Money allows companies to sell poison “medicine.” Money keeps us from having more sustainable energy and continues to pollute the environment.

If we eliminate money, there are enough jobs, there is enough food, water, housing, electricity, etc…