Monday, November 26, 2012

Enter the New Age of God’s Kingdom

One of the benefits of living the life of gratitude is that we don’t have to worry about the future or fuss over the past. Just to be sure I really understand how the worry habit can burden my life I decided to read again Dale Carnegie’s classic book "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.”  Mr. Carnegie has put together more than 35 years of experience with students and business partners by interviewing them regarding their worry habits.  His time-proven advice is even more appropriate today than when the book was first written in 1944.  Here is a link to the whole book inform of audio recording:

The content of the book was certainly a good remedy for my many concerns regarding the events of the past weeks, consummated in the election.


"Fear not for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom of Heaven."
~ Luke 12:32


When life happens all around us it is so easy to forget that there is a Divine Providence going on behind the scenes.  The coming months should be interesting to see which of all the prophecies will become substantial.  There is more and more evidence that we are heading for a Golden Age of Spiritual Awakening or the New Age.  Apparently, we just came to the end of another 2000 year cycle where paradigm shifts are taking place.  Humans have to come to the conclusions that they don’t have the solution to the human problems; there are only divine solutions to our human problems.

"To understand the nature of God, it is necessary only to know the nature of love itself. To truly know love is to know and understand God; and to know God is to understand love."
~ Dr. David R. Hawkins, Internationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher and pioneer in the field of consciousness research and spirituality. 


Is ignorance Bliss?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
~ John 8:32

Throughout human history mankind has been striving to overcome ignorance because ignorance is not bliss.  It may be convenient in the moment to stick our head in the sand and not wanting to know, but in the long-run it can only hurt us.  It is remarkable to notice how much more progress has been gained in the last one hundred years since education has been widely made available.  With access to the internet we all have truth at our fingertips.  Now we just have to overcome the internal resistance to learning the truth and accept the responsibility which comes with knowing the truth.

An Idea whose Time has Come

 “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.”
~ VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) French Poet

We need to raise our energetic vibrations

Our purpose in life is to experience JOY.  Joy is created when our desires are fulfilled through relationship with others or with things we make or relate to.  When we see a beautiful flower we feel joy.  When another person responds to our requests we experience a higher form of joy.  We raise our vibrations by fulfilling our innate desires and become happy.  Happiness being a choice; just as being grateful.  Practicing gratitude is the best way to raise energetic vibrations.  

How do we prepare to enter the New Age of God’s Kingdom?  First of all, we have recognize that this is a time for transformation.


“Every few hundred years in Western Civilization, there occurs a sharp transformation . . . Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself - its worldview; its basic values; its social and political structure; its arts; its key institutions. Fifty years later, there is a new world, and the people born can't even imagine the world in which their grandparents live and into which their own parents were born.”
~ Peter Drucker (1909-2005)


Others have also observed changing social cycles and the coming of a Golden Age.


 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”
~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5


Are we living in the last days?  Apparently, the bad always happens before the good appears.  That is like a thread roping throughout human history.  It has to do with the Fall of Man and what happened in the Garden of Eden first when man disobeyed God, choosing evil over good. 


Let us not despair because God has given a new prophecy which will bring clarification to the many questions not only of the bible but for all religions.  We know that politicians don’t have the answer neither have economists nor environmentalists.  Who has the answer to today's problems? -- Rev. Sun Myung Moon.  The reason he has been so controversial is that his message is different from any prophet, preacher or evangelist.  In fact, his teaching is so revolutionary that it can only be compared with other historical figures like Jesus that went through despise, rejection, and persecution.  In his 92 years on this physical earth he had lived an exemplary life, dedicated to God’s will.  In his biography he talks about his life but it is in the recognition he received now after his passing to the other side that his greatness will be revealed.

During this Christmas season, do yourself a favor and welcome the New Age of God’s Kingdom.  Let’s have truly Peace on Earth.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday

During this week when we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday it is appropriate to reflect on the meaning of gratitude and appreciation.   As we look up the meaning of the two words we often find that they are exchangeable.  I found this beautiful movie called

Words of Gratitude:

With a heart full of gratitude we find ourselves more appreciative of others.  Appreciation is the greatest compliment we give others because it literally increases their value.  I like to close this week’s blog with a quote which has touched me deeply:

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”
Johannes A. Gaertner (German-American Poet and Art Historian - 1912-1996)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wake Up America – Winning the Culture War

This week, after learning of the election results, I experienced a great disappointment to say the least.  For a few days I felt depressed, disillusioned and tried to figure out what went wrong.

I am not really interested in politics and certainly thought of all the political games going on before the election as childish and ego-centered.  I had great hopes that we could restore a God-centered America with the leadership of President Mitt Romney.  Sometimes you have to keep up your hope despite all the external evidence.  I surely believed that God would have mercy on this country once again and allowed for God-centered principles to rule this land.


Certainly, there are some voices which point to voter fraud, vote rigging,  military-vote-suppressing, or plain lawlessness.

We have to ask ourselves if the end always justifies the means.  The liberals are determined to overthrow this country with their socialist-communist agenda and use any method to get to their goals.  They have the general media completely under their control and have the public brain-washed with their godless focus on economy, ecology, education, immigration,  LGBT community, politics, racism, and the endless welfare system.  In the name of social problems, they are robbing us more and more of our hard earned freedom.


We demand an election recount.  Allen West ask for election recount.


“A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society.”
~ Ron Paul  at his fare well address to Congress

What are some other alternatives we have at this point?  Just because we couldn’t elect a godly man into the White House, doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have a better solution.  I believe that the only better alternative can come from a spiritual revolution.  First of all, we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings living a physical life not the other way around.


Social Networks can change the minds of the people.  Here is a link to a conversation between Oprah and Deepak Chopra. 

Education has to include the history of the Cold War and all the cruelties committed under Communism.  Obama was reelected by the younger generation, who wasn’t taught about the atrocities performed under Stalin, Lenin, the Khmer Rouge, and other communist societies.

In order to win the culture war we need more than the traditional evangelical approach.  It is pretty clear these days, that most people follow the popular opinion, being rather confused of a right or wrong.  That’s what propaganda does, when phrases are repeated often enough, people start to believe them.  In the New Age movement we learn that we are living in “the end of time” or as Christians believe, the “Last Days.”  How can we make sense of all the different views?  Most of all we have to start listen to that small voice inside of ourselves.  That means at times, we have shut out all noise and all chatter and simply be quiet to hear our heart.  We all have a conscience which will guide us to the truth.

I like to share here an excerpt from the True Family Values, a teaching which has its root in the Divine Principle, taught by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.  To understand where we need to go, we need to understand where we have been.  His-story can be very interesting when we take a different point of view.


Civilization’s Fundamental Contradiction

Culture is the collective expression of human consciousness through creative and social activities.  Since God created human beings with hearth as the core element, it is natural for people to desire a culture conforming to their nature, having heart as the central element.  All the creative activities of culture should be rooted in the desires of the heart.  Nevertheless, no civilization in human history has been a culture of heart.  This is because in reality the human heart is wayward and corrupt, more often inclined to selfishness and greed.   The human Fall corrupted the human heart with the elements of selfishness, resentment and deceit.  Were society to allow people to express their wayward hearts unchecked, we would be living by the law of the jungle.  The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes well described human life in this fallen state of nature: “nasty, brutish and short,” a “war of all against all.”  For Hobbes, the first principle of civilization was that human beings be constrained by laws and institutions which would reign in their passion for the sake of the social good.

Every civilization in human history has placed a fence around the human heart, subordinating its desires to something universal and unchanging.  Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations controlled population by subordinating human beings to the service of the gods, who required the people to serve the whole—the god’s estate—by constructing great public works projects to irrigate the land and glorify Heaven.  In the biblical Israel, the fence around desire was the Law as decreed in the Ten Commandments and other provisions of the covenant at Mount Sinai.  The ancient Greeks erected a great civilization by ennobling the faculty of reason as plumbed by philosophy.  Reason occupied a place higher than emotion because it is unchanging and can be the basis for universal norms.  Roman civilization gave preeminence to the law.  Medieval civilization subordinated human desires to the aspirations of faith.  In the history of China over the last 2500 years we see a running debate between two regulatory principles: the Legalists advocated social unity imposed by force of arms and by law as laid down by the Emperor, while Confucianism regulated society based upon a universal ethical teaching.  When America’s Founding Fathers established a free society, they expected it to function well only as long as its citizens exercised moral restraint according to the ethical teachings of religion.  They regarded the prospering of America’s churches as essential to the preservation of freedom.

Each of the great civilizations was built upon a solid pillar, be it law, ethics, faith or reason, which could channel human aspirations to a public purpose.  As long as these pillars stood firm, holding in check the selfish impulses of the human heart, the civilization stood firm.  Nevertheless, since heart is the core of human nature, it cannot be contained forever.  Sooner or later, the wayward impulses of the heart would corrupt the society, subverting the pillars of law, ethics, faith or reason upon which the society was based.  Hence, no great civilization has been lasting.  Each has gone through its periods of youth, maturity and decline.  Each began with the youthful enthusiasm of a new-found ideal.  Each matured to produce great achievements in art, literature, philosophy, science or religion.  Each then declined, its values subverted by decadence and corruption.  The Roman Empire fell when corrupt officials misused its vaunted legal system for personal gain and a life of decadence undermined public morals.  Today, America likewise is beset by corruption and decadence as its founding Christian spirit grows dim.  Our precious freedoms are no longer a call to sacrifice and an opportunity for responsible public service.  Rather, they have become a celebration of self-seeking and licentious lifestyles.

Nevertheless, God created us with heart as the central motivating element in our lives.  We are meant to live in a culture where the heart can be freely expressed and its achievements glorified.  God never intended the contradiction between our essential nature and the civilizations we create.  It only arose as a result of the human Fall, which rendered the human heart self-seeking and corrupt.  The contradiction will cease to exist only when our hearts become pure and true.


Excerpted from The Culture of Heart in the New Millennium -- TRUE FAMILY VALUES by Joong Hyun Pak and Andrew Wilson, 1996, The Holy Spirit Association for Unification of World Christianity

I have been toiling with this loss for a while and get more and more negative and hopeless.  I decided for myself to focus on the spiritual path again.  I feel that my personal influence can have the greatest impact in this direction.  I will talk more about forgiveness and letting go next time.

“Forgiveness is giving yourself the freedom to be happy again.”
~ Steven Lane Taylor – spiritual leader

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wake Up America - The Time is NOW

Yesterday in church, the speaker reminded us of our Christian virtues. She quoted Paul from Corinthians:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

~ 1 Cor. 13:4-8

When I looked up virtues I was amazed that all the various religions have a similar concept regarding the “Fruits of the Spirit” and treasure virtues like honesty, goodness and self-control.

But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

~ Galatians 5:22-23

I just wonder where have all these virtues gone in the last few weeks before the election.  I am reading about voter’s fraud, manipulating polls, limiting or suppressing our military their voting rights, vandalizing yard signs, revenging those who have a different opinion, paying off media (CNN Journalist Blows Whistle: Obama Administration “Pays for CNN Content.”)  and not to mention all the lies and endless repetitions of slogans which we know have not been fulfilled.

We are going to vote tomorrow for the next president.   I read that in the kindness competition Romney wins over Obama by a Landslide.  

I am very moved by the Christian and other religious communities, how they have come together and just like they lined up to support Chic-fil-A with their “stand for marriage of one man and one women” a couple of months ago, when they vote tomorrow for our new 45th president.  I like to mention here a few opinion writers who share my conviction regarding the landslide victory of Mitt Romney.

* George Will (American newspaper columnist and author) - Obama’s campaign goes empty and strident:

 George Will projects a 321-217 Romney landslide.

* Peggy Noonan (Professional Political Expert) - How Far Obama Has Fallen From historic figure tobeleaguered incumbent in less than four years.

 * Michael Barone (Senior Political Analyst, The Washington Examiner): Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily.

“You have enemies?  Good.  That means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
~ Winston Churchill – British Prime Minister during WWII


* Wayne Allyn Root (former Libertarian vice presidential nominee) As long as your vote is consistent with your conscience, it is impossible to waste your vote.


* 500 former Military Leaders support Romney for President


* E.J. Rapada (New Jersey Youth Leader) – I want an American President to be a leader not merely a politician.


* Rush Limbaugh (American Talk Show Host)The RedskinsRule -  The Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, that means Romney is going to win the election.

"A cry of defiance and not of fear...For bourne on the night winds of the Past, through all our history to the last, in the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken and listen and heed, the hurrying hoof beats of that steed, and the midnight message of Paul Revere."

From the Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* Breibart - I want to finish these projections with a tribute to Andrew Breibart who passed away in March of this year.  He is considered by many a fearless conservative and the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America. His legacy is continued in his website:  In one posting they suggested that we don’t need another savior only a good leader.

Disregarding all these projection we still have to wait for the final outcome.  I put it all into God’s hands and I pray that all the volunteers and all the evangelicals in this country have built a strong enough foundation that God can bless us again.  I pray that we can rebuild this country from the bottom up: strong families with strong traditional moral values. 

As I started this blog by quoting Corinthian I want conclude it with the words of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.  He taught us that to solve the core problems of human life we have to solve the problem of love.  To build a culture of heart all people have resolve to participate in a more selfless and pro-active way.  Rev. Moon projected that a new Era of Peace will start by the beginning of the year 2013.


“We are faced with an urgent task to overcome numerous obstacles to world peace.  I have a plan to address these fundamental problems.  I gave myself – my life – I aim for that purpose… .”

~ Sun Myung Moon