Taste of the Apocalypse (a Philosophy Sidebar)

(Note: Our house burned down in the “Marshall fire” last week (12/30/2021), along with the rest of the neighborhood. Until things get settled, new articles might be delayed. Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening with Regina and me during the past week….)

This is our neighborhood last year (below). Our house is tucked away in the trees at the start and end of the video clip (courtesy of googlemaps):

Here (below) is our homesite after the fire (courtesy of our neighbor, who managed to get on-site the following morning, despite the lockdown, and snap a few pictures):

And here’s how it all happened….

In the past couple of months we’ve had two unprecedented, hurricane-force winds sweep down from the Rockies, through Boulder, and across dry fields and grasslands… kicking up thick dust clouds that sandblasted our home 10 miles to the east. Being on a hilltop, our house was buffeted relentlessly in the 100-mph gusts.

The second windstorm, last week, brought an added surprise. A small fire got out of control in the countryside south of Boulder, turning it into a raging inferno that swept across the dry fields and grasslands and destroyed rural homes as it moved toward our town (Louisville) and our neighboring town (Superior).

The thick squall of dust, smoke and ash indicated that something apocalyptic was heading our way. As our house filled up with smoke, my first thought was to sit it out in the basement, where the smoke hadn’t reached (I didn’t know the magnitude of the fire at the time). Regina insisted we grab our personal papers and files (which we’d gathered together and put into a plastic tub in the basement just a few months earlier), throw them in the car along with an overnight bag, and head out.

It didn’t take much to convince me. By then, emergency vehicles with sirens were moving through the neighborhood with loudspeakers demanding we all leave immediately. I ran out, flagged down a police car, and was told to join the queue of cars heading out of town. A big fire was imminent.

View of the fire as it reached Louisville and Superior. (courtesy of Avista Hospital)

When we moved into that house many years ago, it seemed like paradise. Regina had her desk upstairs facing the Rockies to the west and overlooking Harper Lake across the street to the north. We took frequent walks around the lake and through the rich, grassy open space to the west.

It was always in the back of my mind that our hilltop refuge would be safe from flooding, but we’d be vulnerable to heavy winds that could do real damage to the neighborhood. (I’ve always ruminated on best-case and worst-case scenarios to keep things in perspective.) But the fire was a complete surprise!

Anyway, we drove straight east through clogged streets for a few miles (it took an hour and a half) and checked into a Hampton Inn, certain that we’d return home in the morning. But as we watched the news on TV that night, it became more and more apparent that our house might not be there in the morning.

Well, long story short, our entire neighborhood burned down.

This map shows the Boulder County area hit by the fire, where it originated, and our home (red star). (courtesy of googlemaps)
This satellite image of the same general area shows the actual swath of the fire. (courtesy of Maxar Technologies 2021)

Regina and I are thankful for our spiritual understanding that’s been growing in recent decades—the idea that the only reality is in the source at the center of everything (including you and us and everyone and everything else) where nothing is ever disturbed, while the Earth and all of its structures, rough dynamics, and dramas are just fleeting and illusory. That’s something we consider to be a basic truth, but it certainly hit home for us that day. Our “illusion” disappeared, literally, overnight.

For the first day or two I looked at our situation philosophically, even with humor—

  • In recent years I’d been fretting more and more about the task of downsizing and decluttering. (When joking cousin Jim heard about the fire, he said with a chuckle, “There are easier ways to downsize, you know.” I laughed and replied, “I know, but it seems like the more we meditate, the more we seem to shape reality with our thoughts,” and we laughed some more.)
  • Friend Clyde asked what he and his partner Janice could do to help in this difficult time, and I said, “You probably shouldn’t invite us over; we might never leave.” We laughed.

As days passed, reality slowly set in. Or, more accurately, we had to move reality to the back burner in order to deal with the illusion.

  • Where we’re going to live. (with friends for a week or two, then a rented, furnished apartment)
  • Insurance—great gift, small curse. (We’re fully insured, fortunately, but insurers need to know structural details and a complete list of everything that’s not part of the house, its value, and when we got it… “If you can imagine turning the house upside down and shaking it, everything that drops or rattles needs to be inventoried”)
  • How long to rebuild the neighborhood. (considering the scope of the damage—a thousand homes destroyed—a couple of years, at least)
  • Temporary address changes to be shared with dozens of friends and businesses as we move around…
  • Closing accounts for newspaper, waste disposal, lawn guys, tree guys, landline phone service (it took a full day of phone calls and emails to finally close our Centurylink account for our landline; lots of companies seem desperate to hold onto customers during the technology revolution)…
  • Getting food, clothes, Internet… toothpaste, soap, razors, and other toiletries… kitchen stuff, bedroom stuff…
  • Replacing jewelry, tools, extension cords, printer, TV….

And the irreplaceable stuff—family photos, memorabilia, my 40 years of afterlife research that includes hundreds of spirit face photos and cassette tapes of spirit voices coming through phone and radio… all lost. (Fortunately most of my research stuff is in on my websites, so copies can be salvaged, while family history now consists mostly of memories.)

As I write this, it all seems overwhelming, but as long as we keep anchored in the reality of the situation—that the inner light can never be disturbed—Regina and I know that we’ll get through all of this external drama.

Why? Because, like everyone else, that’s our lifetime mission: Get through Earth’s drama, learn from it, and help others through it.

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Anyway, rest assured that Regina and I are fine. Our worldly stuff is gone, but in the bigger picture, all of that stuff is inconsequential. Even our lives here on Earth are fleeting. It’s our place in the grand, eternal scheme of the omniverse that’s all-important, not our place at 1021 Willow.

I took some extra time to write this article because I’ll probably be using some of the information in the next article on my macyafterife website… about “Apocalpyse: Revelation”. Writing about our mini apocalypse gave me the chance (and incentive) to start writing the bigger piece. 😉

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71 Responses to Taste of the Apocalypse (a Philosophy Sidebar)

  1. Don Marsh says:

    Mark,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Even though it is just material things, those things become a part of us, and it is extremely difficult to allow that part of us to die. Glad to see that you are keeping up your spirits as well as you can with jokes. Humor is the gateway to a higher vibration, which in times like this in your life you very much need. Your work has been a real inspiration to a number of us and I sincerely hope that you will not allow this challenge to disrupt that work (other than delay your next few articles while you get resettled).

    One recommendation regarding accountability of what you had; you may want to review photos that you had taken on a digital device such as a phone or tablet and sent those photos to some sort of cloud storage device. If you have such photos of the interior/exterior of your house, you may be able use them to remember all the odds and ends that you had in each room (for insurance purposes).

    Many Blessings,
    Don Marsh

    • Mark Macy says:

      Thanks, Don, for both the spiritual reminders and the down-to-earth suggestions. 🙂
      Mark

    • Dana says:

      Sending prayers 🙏🏼❤️

    • Mark Macy says:

      Don, I searched “the cloud” for any of my stuff that might be out there and found nothing. Then I remembered (vaguely) detaching from the cloud a few years ago, when I found some of our private family photos “out there” somewhere. The public exposure made me nervous at the time, since it was unexpected. I deleted the pictures and somehow opted out of the cloud. If I’d known then what I know now about that sort of back-up, I’d have taken full advantage of the cloud. Instead, I had an external drive that had my entire computer content backed up every month or so. (Forgot to toss it into the overnight bag, so it burned up in the fire.)

      Long story short, “the cloud” is a good thing… a sort of repository of human information… maybe a worldly (and somewhat messy) version the akashic records.

      Mark

  2. Tom Rawlings says:

    Wow Mark. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Your character sure shows through this ordeal. How can we help? (Limited tech wise on this phone, have to keep it short… It’s the snow.). I hate to think I’m joining the ‘new age’ , but as I said, I’m searching for the truth no matter what it is, because I think the truth us God, and so it’s a good thing. What I mean is that in all the years I’ve done this evp stuff I’ve never had any that are troubling… The last significant one… when I asked about reincarnation… He said, ‘I’M on the last trip’. Wouldn’t that indicate WHO he is doesn’t change. Also, that he REMEMBERED OTHER TRIPS. So maybe I was wrong… Maybe to reincarnate does NOT erase our permanent memory banks. Also, they always seem happy. Keep us posted on how you’re doing. Can we help? You’re an inspiration.

    • Mark Macy says:

      Hi Tom, our spirit friends talk about “akashic records” or a “hall of records” where they can go to see events from their various lifetimes. It can be an overwhelming experience at first. One fellow (Albert Fischbach, father of Maggy) told us he visited the hall and saw himself as a 16th-century German banker. As he watched that lifetime unfold he became disoriented. He wasn’t sure if he was Albert Fischbach or the old banker. He had to be gently “brought back” into the hall so as not to lose himself in that other lifetime.
      Very strange, very fascinating, very insightful….
      Mark

  3. Tom Rawlings says:

    Also, if I may add, maybe your cross has been to reveal to us that a lot of what we think is real is just an illusion.

    • Mark Macy says:

      Thanks Tom, that does feel like it’s part of my soul purpose for this lifetime, or my “cross” as you say… to try to figure out complicated things and try to explain them as simply as possible. It’s why I spent most of my career as a technical writer, I suppose, but getting pulled into afterlife research has been amazing. It’s all just so darn complicated! 🙂
      Mark

  4. Lisa B. says:

    Hi Mark, I worked with you and the Luminator at the Cayce Center in NYC and I’m also in the Spirit Faces book. I’m SO sorry to hear about your house, but relieved that you and Regina are safe. Much admiration for your very evolved and accurate spiritual take on the horrible event, even though I know it’s still very difficult.

    By the way, your family photos may be “lost” on this plane, but they’re well preserved on the other side. Nothing is every really lost. Sonia Rinaldi is doing some amazing ITC experiments that I’m a part of, and she’s getting loved one’s photos from spirits on the other side that match the photos we have on this side. So all your family photos are safely stored in the infinite.

    Let us know how you’re doing.

    Best,

    Lisa

    • Mark Macy says:

      THanks Lisa, great hearing from you again.
      Things have been hectic here, and I noticed this morning (1/11) that there were four comments waiting for approval since 1/8, including yours.
      Sorry for the delay getting your comment on the site.
      Mark

  5. Terri says:

    I am feeling for your situation…My house burned down in the Oakland Fire…I was 29 yrs old…that morning I said to my friend/visitor ” I have everything just the way I want it here.” Hah….the universe chuckled. After decades of reflection I feel that what mattered was the love friends and people I had not known gave to me….small gestures. help and practical things….I lost stuff and some of it was priceless like my high school graduation ring….but I gained a spiritual perspective that is now invaluable..when i went to the house to meet the Insurance guy…I dug into the ground and found several cans of brightly colored paint that had melted. I flipped the lids and there is the ash were perfect circles of color….I choose to believe that a higher power was telling me something…You have given so much to the Afterlife community and I hope you find peace over this next chapter…. Terri Segal

  6. Helena B Jackson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I went through a similar experience a couple of years ago when half the house was wiped out by a falling tree. It can really upset one’s reality. Thankfully, you are still with us and you will still be teaching us.

  7. Pat Sypult says:

    Difficult to imagine my house and everything in it gone in one day.
    I feel for both of you on a personal level. Life will go on now, but in a different way than it would have before. Time to pick up the pieces and move on. So sad for both of you.
    Humans are adaptable to many circumstances. This is one of them. You have each other and that makes it easier to start over. You have inner strength that is greater than most will ever hope to have. Enjoy each other. Love and service to others attains peace that lasts forever.

    • Mark Macy says:

      Thanks for the wise words, Pat.
      We’ve come to believe that inner strength is (mostly) in our relationship to the source, which everyone has. Just a matter of fostering that connection.
      Blessings! Mark

  8. Julie Guisto says:

    Mark, I’m so sorry to hear about the fire and the loss of your home. I realize it’s a new beginning for you and your wife but it still hurts to lose those precious family photos and all the years of hard work. I know in my heart you’ll be ok just wish I could give you 2 some comfort and a hug. ❤

    • Mark Macy says:

      Thanks Julie, hugs have become an essential part of our survival kit. 🙂
      So… we’re happy to share as many as you can spare.
      We’re currently staying with Regina’s friend Katy, until we move into our apartment in the coming days. Her only house rule is “2 hugs a day.”
      Mark (& Regina)

  9. Beatrice says:

    So, so, very sorry to read this.
    Incredibly happy that you are both fine.
    Profoundly humbled by your philosophical take on this whole event and your eyes firmly on the prize that is the bigger picture.
    I hope all of your neighbours and pets were evacuated safely on time.
    I wish to you to land back on your feet soon and plant your roots firmly in a way that your life brings enjoyments and pleasure again.
    Beatrice, a long time ( and grateful) reader.

  10. FERNANDO CANDIDO JR says:

    Mark, I wish you the blessings of the almighty Lord.

  11. Tom Rawlings says:

    That’s the first time I’ve felt that for a non family member. I am not a literary type. I am not a William F Buckley. I’m like you Mark, I try to make things simple, like Christ did when he spoke. I just asked my friends I can’t see, “Can you please tell me, from your point of view, what did Christ mean when he said, kingdom of God”? He replied, “He meant, the sanction, by God for the family of God”. Does this make sense to anyone? Is this the correct use of the word sanction? Thanks Mark for the akashic records hall story. Wow.

  12. nordavinci says:

    Wow, Amazing. Reminds me of the the 100 year flood plain houses or buildings. Why do people build there? Great that you survived, and definitely a house cleaning and a new beginning. I was just reading the MetaScience Winter 1988-9 Vol 6. No. 4 issue of Unlimited Horizons yesterday and this morning, that quotes 1 Corinthians 13 “Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.”

    • Mark Macy says:

      I agree, Peter, with the changes underway, it’s probably good to try to find a safe place for a home. I didn’t know you subscribed to George’s journal. You’ve been involved a long time, eh?
      Mark

      • nordavinci says:

        Since I read The Ghost of 29 Megacyles in July of 1986, afterwhich I called George on the phone and explained that Rev. Moon had one year earlier asked W.R.I.S.T to make a spirit world machine, he having trained as an electrical engineer himself. The amazing thing about George’s response was that there was no hint of persecution against the Moonies. He also told me about you as you were becoming involved, and that he didn’t approve of the non-instrumental direction that the new president of MetaScience wanted to take, which was toward only working with mediums.

        • Mark Macy says:

          Fascinating!
          Thanks for that background information, Peter, I had no idea about your involvement with George… or maybe I’ve just forgotten after all these years.
          Mark

  13. Josie Varga says:

    Mark, I am so very sorry to read this. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Regina. Please stay in touch.

  14. James bunce says:

    Knowing you guys for the last several years, I am in awe of, though not surprised at, your resilience through this latest episode of your lives, especially given your grounded preparations for moving on and into the future, illusory or not. Generations before us would say that you have “sand.” Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and, of course, for anything you need, simply ask. Being profoundly grateful that you survived his tragedy, I have to say that when I look at the aftermath pictures, my second thought is: worst episode of “Love It or List It” ever. 🙂
    Thanks for the update, please keep us posted.
    Cousin Jim

  15. John R.M. Day says:

    If only your home could have been on the more favored side of Washington.
    Love and prayers.

  16. Kay Nelsen says:

    I’ve started a GoFundMe for the Macy’s, to help them to rebuild their home and their lives. For those interested, it’s… https://gofund.me/fbb25081

    • Tom Rawlings says:

      I did! Forty bucks! It’s easy with PayPal! Thanks Kay for setting this up. Yes it stings s little, but look at what the Macy’s are going through! If we all gave a little it would help these good people a lot. It also shows our sincerity. God sees all this. It’s part of the cross Jesus told us to take up.

    • Mark Macy says:

      Thanks Kay and Tom,

      Kay, it was a real pleasure to hear from you again. It’s been so long since our little ITC group (you, Rich, Judy, Steve, Regina and I) had our weekly experimental meetings in that house some 20 years ago. The radio voices we received weren’t very clear, but lots of the spirit face photos we got were pretty amazing! Most important, good friendships came out of our group. I remember you at the leading edge of e-commerce at a time when Ebay, Google, an Amazon.com were just odd names to most people. You opened a website for selling crystals and lots of other new age things. I’d like to know more of what you’ve been up to since then. My email is itcmark@gmail.com.

      Tom… Regina and I really appreciate your kindness as well. So far we’re not feeling the financial impact of the fire (other than the loss of all our stuff) but we’re told that insurance rarely covers everything. So, again, thanks. 🙂 Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you and your ITC efforts….

      Mark

  17. goldpapaya3 says:

    Mark, so sorry about your loss! I wonder it’s the same house in Louisville where I visited you about 30 years ago, a lovely home with a scenic landscape. We have destructive fires here in Northern California as well. Fortunately, our neighborhood has been spared. Blessings to you and Regina as you pick up the pieces!

  18. goldpapaya3 says:

    This is Steve Glanz, by the way.

  19. Tom Rawlings says:

    Thanks Mark. I read somewhere that it’s best to stick with a technique. The way I do it works for me so I’m not going to change it. All I do is put laptop on my lap, plug in phones, start Audacity, and turn on a power strip. It’s all set up. It is so easy to do this I wish everyone would since it would help them. Like Mrs Estep said with recorders we don’t have to be a medium. Paragraph. Cold here in NYS, and windy. A transformer has been blasting for hours, dimming the lights. I’ve got my Dutch oven ready in case lose current. Last summer same thing happened. No current for three days. Hey John who won. It ties to a pretty big syncronicity for me. Roll on Crimson Tide 😁

  20. Mark Macy says:

    33-18… congrats Georgia! (ouch Crimson Tide)
    Like others have been saying here lately, John… ‘sorry for your loss.’ 🙂
    Better luck next year,
    Mark

  21. Kate says:

    I’ve just written on your previous article then see this one and what a shock and loss for you all….so so sorry, it’s not the sort of thing most people think will happen to them or would find easy to go through. Sending lots of love and healing energy to you all.

    • John R.M. Day says:

      Kate,
      I just read your thoughtful comment on Mark’s earlier post, and now this one here.
      I encountered this beautiful and helpful 9 minute video this morning, and I think it fits well with the consciousness of all of us who come here.

      • Kate says:

        John, thank you so much for this…I’m blown away by how appropriate it is!. Thank you.

      • Mark Macy says:

        Holy smokes, John, not sure where you find things like this.
        It’s the most insightful and inspiring video I’ve seen, harkening to the many enlightened souls from other worlds and dimensions who’ve been choosing, with some trepidation, to incarnate on Earth at a crucial time. It’s brilliant. Thanks! I plan to watch it a few times…
        Mark

        • John R.M. Day says:

          Your use of the term Holy Smokes gives me contemplative pause.
          It has been just over a fortnight since the smokes and fires brought a scorched earth into the lives of so many people, pets, plants, homes, and businesses. The local hospital survived the fire but was temporarily closed due to unholy smoke damage. It is scheduled for reopening on January 18.
          I think of words from Matthew 6:19-21:
          “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
          Verse 22 then follows with words of wonderful mystery:
          “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”

        • Mark Macy says:

          I didn’t think of the holy smokes connection, John.
          Those are excellent Bible quotes, especially the second one alluding to a third eye through which the light can pass.
          I guess ALL the major religions had the secrets that somehow got lost or downplayed in translation….
          Mark

          • John R.M. Day says:

            In the video above, some of the caricatures depict the third eye.
            During my days in medical school in the mid 1970s our professors told us that the pineal gland’s functions were unknown. Some went so far as to say that the pineal gland is a vestigial organ! The function of melatonin was unknown.
            Over the ensuing decades so much has been revealed about the pineal gland and melatonin, that I am confident in my now several decades thinking that the pineal gland is the master gland of the body, and melatonin is the master regulatory hormone. By the time we are age 50 there is only about 10% of the melatonin levels we had at age 20. If you wanted to take only one hormone, melatonin would have to be a very high choice on the list of many hormones! There are so many health benefits to consider.
            Furthermore, we now know that the pineal gland contains calcite microcrystals which probably act in a piezoelectric fashion.
            See this technical abstract: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00150190211786
            (There are now a number of such technical articles on this subject.)
            “These microcrystals are believed to be responsible for the previously observed second harmonic generation (SHG) in pineal tissue samples and they may also exhibit piezoelectricity, suggesting a unique electromechanical biological transducer mechanism in the human brain.”
            One can activate the pineal gland by practicing the 3 bandhas, or yogic energy locks. There is much information about this on the web which one can explore.

      • Mark Macy says:

        That’s great information, John.
        Regina’s been taking melatonin for years, about 1 or 2 mg to help her sleep.
        I might start using it too, thanks to your comment.
        Amazing,
        Mark

  22. Tom Rawlings says:

    Is love (or hate) communication, and the memory of it?

    • Mark Macy says:

      Hi Tom, I think of love as an aspect of the force of creation (as embodied in the source). It’s part of the package that creates and sustains the entire omniverse.
      Hate is probably just love that’s been refracted through the “dark prism” of Earth’s brutal symbiosis (the troubled feelings that spin out of predatory, parasitic, and competitive behavior everywhere on the planet).
      But yes, I agree that it all gets wrapped up in communication…….
      (in my opinion…)
      Mark

      Well, now back to calculating the size of our lawn and sprinkler system… for the insurance folks. 🙂

    • Tom Rawlings says:

      Thanks Mark. This new age thinking is a lot for me to take in. It’s slowly making sense!!! I just finished recording my own audio book of Mr Meek’s book. Wow what a job. And what a book. I’ve never read anything like it, even the Bible itself. ( I just heard the word ‘thank’!) I’m thankful for your words to me, your having had him as a mentor. And as the book progresses it gets even more profound. How about the interview of Dr Swann by Mr Meek in the appendix… I got a copy I’m going to send my brother to see what he thinks of it.

      • Mark Macy says:

        Hey Tom, that was a huge project, putting George’s book to audio.
        If you heard the word “Thank” as audio, in your experiments (not just mentally), good chance it was George himself showing his gratitude for your efforts.
        At least I hope that’s the case
        Warm wishes,
        Mark

  23. Michael Nhamo Madziya says:

    Dear Mark [and Regina…]

    I am sorry for Your material loss…but glad for Your

    Spiritual Gain…

    I am sorry to acquaint with You under such

    circumstances… but that is the reality…

    I have just seen Your ITC Work.. Thank You..a lot..

    Could I have Your PayPay details… Please…

    Please reply to my email address and not via this

    portal because I am a private person and wish my

    communications to You to remain ‘private’ …as

    such if You don’t mind.

    Thank You kindly…

    I commend You….

    You Have Trained Hard…now Fight ght Easy….

    Improvise Adapt Overcome…

    Carpe Diem…

    God Bless You with even more resilience….

    Kind Regards mnm…

  24. Lizzie Wagner says:

    Hello Mark and Regina: I send you my thoughts and just to say that twice within life I have “lost everything” and inside that surged a kind of miraculous feeling of freedom and I feel sure you both will travel to that – what can only be called – country of real magic. You are probably there already.

  25. Tom Rawlings says:

    Mark, As I learn more I do get the feeling Mr Meek knows it (though I have zero medium, sensitive, skills). I mean, I was against what he was saying before. Now not so much. But again I want to thank you for your words. They have helped me. For instance, I was a little off about communication and what you said made me aware of it. I ‘needed’ to hear that. That is, my course has been corrected. I appreciate it. You do remind me of my dad. Thanks for sharing tales of your ordeals. We live in such a phoney world it’s refreshing to hear about real life. Tom

    • Mark Macy says:

      Hi Tom,

      I agree that it’s largely a “phoney world,” and that “real life” (associated with the source, or God) is more sustaining.
      As far as father figures go, it might behoove you to broaden your search. I’ve never been much of an authority figure. 🙂
      Maybe think of me as a brother, eh?

      Back in the 1990s George made me nervous with his talk of End Times, which he expected to happen around the year 2000. When it didn’t happen, I rolled my eyes a bit (and breathed a sigh or relief). I figured George might be projecting his personal ‘end time’ into a global one (which some philosophical people probably do when they get old).
      That’s why I’m a little concerned about my next article about the End Time. Maybe I’m thinking (subconsciously) about my own end time, and I’m projecting it on the world.
      We’ll see…………………

      Mark

  26. Tom Rawlings says:

    Mark, what you say here resonates with me. Exactly. Brother, not dad. I stand corrected. I said dad because mine was quite spiritual, while my two brothers, in my opinion, have been a little sidetracked by the world I think. What you say seems like what a clear headed brother would say at a family dinner table… opinion, not fact. Paragraph. What resonates for me in Mr Meek’s book is his thoughts on the ‘technical’ side of the eternal soul. What doesn’t is that he goes beyond opinion and states those thoughts as facts. I have a different opinion about the state in which the soul exists in the kingdom, or sanction, of God. I think if we are under God’s sanction, or in his ‘Kingdom,’ so to to speak, we are no longer searching, learning, progressing, or achieving, but have arrived, which I’m now using the term ‘bliss’ to describe. Like that ‘kingdom moment’ in the article I quoted in a post before, I imagine that in heaven there is the feeling of being part of a family where there is unconditional love and you are accepted for who and what you are without being expected to change. That seems to me to be in contrast to Mr Meek’s conclusions. Considering that we create our reality by our thoughts, as Mr Meek’s says we do on the highest plane of spirit, and that thoughts are things, as Mr Casey said, do you think it is possible that we are both right? Thanks, Tom

    • Mark Macy says:

      Yes, Tom, I think we’re talking about the same reality with different words. What you call the kingdom of God and the kingdom moment, I’ve grown accustomed to calling conscious contact with the source. I think they’re essentially the same thing–tapping into the divine force that creates and nourishes everything with vitality, love, truth, and service.

      Words are difficult tools for communication. As a writer I’ve kind of forced myself to get into the habit of expressing my ideas as opinions, using words like probably, apparently, in my opinion, and I suspect…. It’s easier for us humans simply to state our ideas without those qualifications. I think most people do that (state their ideas as fact), especially if they want to be considered an authority on a subject.

      George opened my eyes to a vast reality that I didn’t even (consciously) know existed. I accepted most of George’s ideas as true, but some of them didn’t resonate with me. Over the years, I changed my mind about some of those ideas… accepting some that I’d rejected, and rejecting some that I’d accepted. I suspect the same is true with my ideas on this website. In future years, I hope, many will be shown to be correct, others I suspect will turn out to be wrong. Meanwhile, we all do the best we can (with these troublesome words) in the face of the great mystery.

      Mark

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