PAUL HARVEY,AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY! (YOU YOUNGER FOLKS, LOOK HIM UP!)

ABOUT 5 WEEKS AGO I PUBLISHED A POST ABOUT “TIME”. AT THE END OF THE POST I ADDED A CLARIFICATION STATING THAT I AM FINE AND I’M NOT DYING. LESS THAN 36 HOURS LATER I WAS LAYING IN THE HOSPITAL AWAITING EMERGENCY SURGERY THAT WAS CERTAINLY LIFE THREATENING!

IN LESS THAN 36 HOURS MY WHOLE LIFE SITUATION CHANGED! MANY LESSONS ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT TIME IS IN THIS LIFETIME CAME FORWARD IN MY MIND!

I SURVIVED!

SURVIVING A WEEK IN THE HOSPITAL AND THEN 4 WEEKS AT HOME THESE MANY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED THEMSELVES. AS I LEARN AND UNDERSTAND SOME OF THESE I WILL POST ABOUT THEM.

MY FIRST LESSON WILL BE ABOUT WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO HANDLE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT “WHAT CAN I/WE DO FOR YOU?” “JUST LET ME KNOW IF I CAN DO OR BRING YOU SOMETHING?

WE FOUND OUT THAT IT ISN’T ALWAYS SIMPLE WHEN WANTING TO BE SINCERE AND TRUTHFUL AND HONEST. DISCUSSIONS WITH MANY PEOPLE CAME UP WITH SOME VERY INTERESTING CONCLUSIONS.

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What is the GREATEST GIFT?

This time of the year when millions of gifts are exchanged all around the world every type of gift imaginable is probably given to somebody.

If somebody asked you what you thought the greatest gift of all time is what would you say?

What if we conducted a survey of all of the people on Earth, what do you think the winning gift would be?

Of course it is an individual choice of each soul in existence.

I’ve thought hard and long about what my answer would be. Life leads us down many roads and some lead us to situations that show us the most important episodes of our lives in order to teach us to learn what we need to understand to live our lives more fully and complete.

An incident in my life just recently showed me how quickly our lives can change with no warning, so for me I chose T I M E. AND I WOULD ADD MORE IN FRONT OF IT. YES!

MORE TIME*

*CLARIFICATION: I AM NOT SICK OR DYING. THE INCIDENT JUST ILLUSTRATED THAT UNDER A LOT OF CIRCUMSTANCES THE GREATEST GIFT WE COULD RECEIVE WOULD BE MORE TIME! THINK ABOUT THE MANY TIMES IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU OR SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD GIVE ANYTHING IF THEY COULD JUST HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME!

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OUR MISSING HEARTS/Celeste NG/BOOK REVIEW

OUR MISSING HEARTS is a new book by Celeste NG.

OTHER BOOKS BY HER, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, AND LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

WINTER IS COMING!

DANGER AHEAD, BEWARE!

LOOKOUT TROUBLE!!

This book is timely, insightful and yes, another alert that we are at the beginning of another CRISIS.Will it change anything, probably not. But the most important thought that is presented is, IT IS EASIER TO PREVENT THAN IT IS TO CORRECT A CRISIS.

We ignore the signs. We dismiss the evidence.

Who would believe that? It’ll blow over. I don’t want to get involved. It isn’t MY fight! IT WON’T TOUCH ME.

BUT IT WILL!

EVEN IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE VERY RICH, IT WILL FIND YOU. THEY WILL SURVIVE , AND YOU PROBABLY WON’T.

READ IT AND DECIDE.

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ARROWS INTO THE HEART

Daniel walked from the cover of the trees into the clearing. He was afraid. He didn’t know what to expect or what to do. He was vulnerable. There were no sounds but he could feel his heart beating faster and faster as if it knew what was coming! AND THEN IT HAPPENED! 3 ARCHERS WITH 1 ARROW EACH STEPPED INTO THE CLEARING AND RELEASED AN ARROW INTO HIS HEART, MANIPULATION, DOMINATION AND LOSS OF THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

DANIEL is all of us. The Archers are all of the people we are confronted by during our lives challenging us by manipulating, dominating and taking away our personal freedoms. The older we get the harder it is to fight them off! We are seen as weaker, unfit to make our own decisions and therefore should submit to any one who wants to control us.

You are too old to drive. You are not thinking clearly enough to know what is best for you. You aren’t physically able to stay by yourself.

I’ve been on both sides of that race car. AND if you live long enough so will you. So all of you doctors, lawyers and bosses and family members, etc. take heed.

ALWAYS BE HUMBLE AND KIND. TREAT US LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED BECAUSE YOUR TURN IN THE RACE CAR OF LIFE IS COMING.

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THE RED TRAIN, THE GREEN TRAIN AND SOON THE YELLOW TRAIN……COULD IT BE THE TRAIN OF CAUTION? OF DANGER OR OPPORTUNITY?

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It IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!!!!! or me! OR IS IT?

IN THE HEAT OF A PASSIONATE ARGUMENT WE OFTEN HEAR, IT ISN’T ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!

THAT RESPONSE IS USUALLY AN ARROW SHOT IN DEFENSE AND ALMOST ALWAYS MISSES IT’S MARK. WHY?

BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT US!

AS INDIVIDUALS WE ARE INDEPENDENT SOULS WITH OUR OWN AGENDAS . WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONLY OURSELVES. WE ARE ON THIS EARTH BECAUSE WE CHOSE TO BE, IN THIS BODY, AT THIS TIME PERIOD FOR VERY SPECIFIC REASONS. WE LIVE AND DIE WITH THE CHOICES THAT WE MAKE AND SO DOES EVERY OTHER SOUL.

SO YES, IT IS ABOUT US, THE INDIVIDUAL!

WHEN WE CHOOSE TO INTERACT WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS, WE HAVE TO CHOOSE WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP IT IS. IF IT IS COMPATIBLE, PEACE. IF THE DIFFERENCES ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WE HAVE TO CHOOSE IF AND HOW FAR WE WILL GO DOWN THE SAME ROAD.

WHEN MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IT GETS MORE COMPLICATED!

HUMAN BEINGS HAVE SURVIVED BY CHOOSING TO LIVE TOGETHER IN GROUPS FOR SAFETY AND MORAL SUPPORT. WE CHOOSE WHAT GROUP WE WANT TO BE AND LIVE WITH. IF THINGS CHANGE IN THAT GROUP WE CAN CHOOSE TO MOVE TO A DIFFERENT GROUP.

SINCE THE CAVEMAN DAYS FREEDOMS OF MOVEMENT AND ASSOCIATION HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE COMPLICATED BUT IT IS STILL ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL CHOICE! EACH SOUL MUST CHOOSE ITS DESTINY. ONLY THAT SOUL KNOWS WHAT IT’S DESTINY IS.

THAT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT!!!!

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AFTER THE RED TRAIN, HOME? AND WHERE’S THAT? PART 3 AND EPILOG

Bingal took a deep breath and continued. ” As we get near the end of the Red Train Story let’s review some of the facts so far.

The RED TRAIN is in HEAVEN and transports souls from HEAVEN to EARTH or other destinations AND BACK.

The GREEN TRAIN is on EARTH and is used while on EARTH.

LUCAS is the “conductor” of both trains and is a companion soul to ELIZABETH before and after her incarnation trip to EARTH.

ELDER THOMAS is the Heaven soul representative for Elizabeth.

ELIZABETH is the soul that LUCAS is accompaning to EARTH for an incarnation., .

ELIZABETH: AGE 38 YEARS 5′ 8″ AUBURN HAIR WITH LIGHT HIGHLIGHTS/SHOULDER LENGTH/EMERALD GREEN EYES/ TECHNICALLY TRAINED IN ALL OF THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

LUCAS: AGE 42 YEARS 6’2″ DARK BLOND HAIR CUT SHORT /SPIRITUALLY TRAINED AND ESPECIALLY SUCCESSFUL IN INCARNATION TRANSITIONS/HE IS A MUCH OLDER SOUL THAN ELIZABETH IS.

When Lucas picked up Elizabeth to help her prepare for the trip to EARTH, He knew all of the details of the adventure but Elizabeth did not. Her heavenly memories were blocked out so that she could experience the EARTH incarnation without predetermined thoughts and desires and fears! While on Earth, he appeared as many different characters to enable him to guide and protect Elizabeth. HE IS ACTUALLY HER HEAVENLY BROTHER IN THEIR COSMIC FAMILY.

Bingal took a deep breath and continued.

Elizabeth and Lucas were sitting in the RED TRAIN right there in the station. The other trains were within sight further to the right. They looked exactly like the RED TRAINS but were distinctly GREENISH in color. There was a lot of activity over there. Here in the RED TRAIN it was quiet with no obvious connection to the others. In a way it was nerving……it wasn’t scary. Well, maybe a little. Sometimes QUIET translates as SCARY!

Lucas spoke first, “What now?”

Elizabeth replied impatiently, “How would I know? You’re the one in charge of driving the RED TRAIN!”

Lucas smiling,”Need to know basis?”

As they sat there in the quiet they reflected on the adventures they had on the RED TRAIN.

Elizabeth, “Would you say that it has been fun”?

Lucas,”Well parts of it maybe, but mostly it was a learning experience for me.”

Elizabeth, “A lot of it was happy and fulfilling for me. I did learn a lot I guess. There were some decisions I’d change if I’d only known the consequences!”

Lucas, “Well sure, so would I. But maybe that’s the point.

Elizabeth, “The call you made to me saying that we were leaving was so unexpected and rushed,

I didn’t have time to bring anything with me!”

Lucas, “What did you bring with you when I picked you up in the RED TRAIN?”

Elizabeth, “O. K. you’ve got me there! Nothing!”

Lucas, ” I rest my case. Nothing material either way or place.”

Elder Thomas had been expecting Lucas and Elizabeth to arrive and was there when the RED TRAIN pulled into the Heaven Station.

Elder Thomas, Welcome back you two! Your Cosmic Family is waiting for you. Take a rest and let me know when you are ready to discuss this latest adventure.

Bingal, ” And so now you have heard the Legend of the RED TRAIN. I bid you all a grand farewell as I move on to another village to share the legend with them.

WHERE IS HEAVEN?, WHERE IS HOME? WHAT IS HEAVEN? WHAT IS HOME?

TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS MAY BE IMPORTANT FOR YOU OR NOT. WE ALL ARE A PRODUCT OF WHAT CHOICES WE HAVE MADE SINCE OUR BIRTH ON THIS EARTH. WHEN WE DIE IS THAT THE END OR IS THERE SOMEWHERE OUT THERE A PLACE WHERE WE MIGHT MEET ELIZABETH AND LUCAS?

I GUESS WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.

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STAY TUNED FOR PART 3 OF THE RED TRAIN STORY

NOTE TO BLOG READERS: THE 3 PART “LEGEND IS A SUMMARY OF

50+ YEARS OF STUDYING RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUALITY BELIEFS.

AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE AND AFTER HUMAN DEATH, YOU CHOOSE. I HAVE MY BELIEFS. WHAT ARE YOURS?

The people of Grossbury have assembled under the outstretched arms of the old Live Oak tree eagerly waiting for Bingal, the minstrel to tell them the final part of the Red Train story/legend. Bingal stepped up on the platform and looked out over the crowd and continued the story.

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THE RED TRAIN, THE TRAIN PREQUEL

PART 2

Elizabeth had been learning to create a new species of animals to populate one of the new planets in the soon to be functional galaxy past the unknown space continuum. Her Cosmic Family leader sent a message for her to come to the Family Center at her convenience. Hurriedly she went over wondering what was so important that it couldn’t wait until a scheduled meeting. Elder Thomas greeted her and asked her to have a seat. “Elizabeth, the council has recognized your progress and has decided that you are ready to learn all about The RED TRAIN. Finish up your current project and report to the educational buildings. All of the people over there are aware that you are coming.”

She knew that her teachers were pleased with her and her creative work. Certain they wouldn’t ask her to do something else and leave this project. Would they? No need to speculate, just wait and see what happens.

Elder Thomas greeted her, “Elizabeth, an opportunity has come up that we think you will want to participate in. It is optional. We know the project you’ve been working on is special, but in a way, this is even more special”.

Walking back to the resting building she realized what an exceptional opportunity she had just been offered and agreed to!!! She was going on her first trip after her first incarnation on Earth! Her first meeting was tomorrow so now was the time to take a break and get used to the idea of another incarnation! For some reason the color of candy apple RED kept popping in her thoughts.

As she rounded the bend she heard a train whistle and then saw a beautiful red train in the main station close to the gates into that section of “up here”.

Thoughts and phrases and visions entered her frame of mind. A young man greeted her and told her that he would be the driver of her Red Train before the trip and also of her Life Train when she got to where ever they were going this trip. “By the way, my name is Lucas and I know your name is Elizabeth. Do you have any idea why we are paired up for this next great adventure?” No, and I can’t remember knowing you before either. They both agreed that this could be a very interesting trip. Lucas concluded with “All I know is that the delivery date is in 6 weeks their time, we have a lot to do before then!”

Later that day Lucas delivered a packet containing a schedule before their departure date. In it was the following list.

  1. What are the main lessons to be learned in this lifetime. Be sure to include major and minor ones.
  2. Who are the main characters and what parts will they play? Please note that this section requires a lot of communication with those that are or can be available for long or short commitments for this lifetime. Note: the extra time spent now will make a huge difference in the success of your adventure in the long run.

Of course the story doesn’t end here.

Elizabeth and Lucas definitely make the trip. When they turn in the Red Train and pick up the Trip Train, the adventure really begins. Yes, there is a plan but it isn’t cast in stone. Lucas and Elizabeth have the GRACE of Free Will. There will be no judgements during or after. There are no right or wrong choices because whatever choices they make will only create another storyline or road to take. There was one more envelope handed to them when they stepped down from the train:

Remember that that you are here to have fun and be happy. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.

STAY TUNED FOR THE RED TRAIN, THE PREQUEL PART 3

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The Myth/Legend of THE TRAIN, THE PREQUEL, THE RED TRAIN

With the smell of summer Jasmine in the air the peoples of the small village of Grossburg had gathered under the branches of the Old Live Oak tree as they had done for over a hundred years. On evenings like this it was custom to meet and share the news of the day and handle any town business that might be urgent. This evening was special in that a traveling Minstrel had arrived and was telling a special rendition of the Legend of The Train. Everybody had heard the Legend but nobody had ever heard what the color of the train was! A train is a train so of course it is the color of the train. They had never heard a Minstrel say that that there are actually two trains and one of them is RED! Yes, this would be a much attended telling tonight!

The Minstrel was of average size and build and unusually young. Everybody expected a minstrel to be older and wiser assuming that there was a lot to learn and therefore many years of training and experience were required. Before beginning the minstrel had mingled among the large crowd smiling and being open and friendly.(Its always good to size up the crowd.) He could see everyone from the 2 foot round pedestal that had been placed in the center of the crowd. He reminded himself that all of these people wanted and needed to hear what he had to say AND that if they didn’t like what he said he could be a very close target for the tomatoes that he would have to endure! He took three deep breathes and addressed the eager faces looking at him.

You have all heard the Legend of the Train. It is passed down from generation to generation to give our lives structure and purpose. It helps us to focus on our lives as a beginning and and ending. As the Legend goes, at our birth God gives us a train. We live on this train all of our lives and when we die and our train comes in to the Great Train Station in the Sky where we turn our train back in when we get to that wonderful place in the heavens.That Legend has been enough to satisfy our spiritual needs for hundreds of years. Ten years ago an ancient book was found that tells us that although The Train Legend is true that is not the complete story of the structure of our lives. The book that was found is RED and tells the story of what takes place in our lives before we are born and get our train on our planet. That train is RED.

The crowd was stunned! Was this a joke?! Murmurs from the crowd got louder and Bingal the Minstrel was worried that violence might get started. From the back of the crowd somebody said, “Let him speak! This young man is a minstrel. He has come to tell us a story. Young man tell us The Legend of the RED TRAIN.”

Fellow travelers, my name is Bingal. I was chosen to tell this story of The legend of the RED TRAIN the rest of my time on Earth as a gift to as many people as I can reach. It is the way.

Stay tuned for part 2 of The Red Train

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