Real?

What is real in this world? What isn’t real? How do you know?  What if I told you that this world is real in the way that you act in it?

The reason that I ask is I often wonder about how people see others and how they react to what they see. I have a love for history. I have for several years. One of the things that I have noticed is that it seems to repeat itself. We have been in good times and in bad times, each time we seem to rebound, however this time I don’t see the rebound coming.

The reason that this worries me is that there seems to be more anger than before. More distrust than before. More people wanting to make a quick buck and not worry about the future.

In the movie The Matrix Revolutions the Oracle says something and I am going to quote it due to it seems to more true than ever. ” Everything that has a beginning has an end. I see the end coming, I see the darkness spreading. I see death.” She also says one other thing that is important to remember “The Architect: You played a very dangerous game. The Oracle: Change always is.”

Why are these two sayings important? Look deeper and you will soon see why. In the movie Agent Smith says something that at first made no sense to me then the more I thought about it the more it did, but in a deeper way than just a line in a movie – it pointed something out that is in us … all of us. “Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting… for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although… only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist? Neo: Because I choose to.”

Choice is the biggest thing that we need to remember. By making choices we can change the way that this world is seen by others. We can make small changes that will lead to larger ones by a group then it becomes a movement. Then the world will see it is as real.

Everything that has a beginning has an end. How shall it end for us?

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What is Justice?

What is Justice? How do you decide what is justice? When will it be served? How much are you willing to put up with?

When a person is told that they are not good enough, how does that person feel? When that person is told that they are no good time and time again, how do they keep going? What if that person is willing to give all for this country? What if that person wants to work, loses their job, and has to fight just to get food? How should they feel? They are willing to give all for this country and they have to fight for food, rent or anything that they need.

When this happens, it hurts. When that person is asking for help and they are treated as a lower class person, it hurts. When the person was trying to do the job and they get terminated due to not having good enough scores, they are not looking for a handout, they want to work. Getting terminated is bad enough, being told that the unemployment benefits are on hold due to the way that they lost their job, how are they going to pay their bills, rent or buy food?

People are saying that there is a problem with the homeless people in the country. Yet when people are judged by the gross income and they have to fight just to get food, how does that help the country? When a person is hungry, what happens when food is denied? People will do what they must to get food. How can we fix this?

Here I go again

Here I go again, trying to get a job and feeling like I am going in circles. We all have had the same feeling. The fear of not being able to support your family, the fear of not being good enough to get a job, getting food and the process of trying to get a job.

Most people have been there at least once in their lifetime. This is not the first time for me, being out of work. It always freaks me out due to the fact that I have a family to take care of. If I was alone then I could take any job and make it. Not anymore. My husband and family rely on me. My other problem is that I don’t know why the jobs are saying that I am not qualified for the job and these are the same type of jobs as the one I had.

Now I worry about what is getting said when they are calling my old company. I know that they said that I would get a good reference and I am worried.

Any suggestions?

What if….

What if you were told that you were doing well at a job and then three days later let go? What if you were told that the reason was your not good enough? What if you had been told this all your life? How would you react? How would you feel?

I found myself in that position with in the last week. I had to fight to keep it together and now I find that I am looking for work again. The fact that I have had to struggle for everything all the times in my life. Now I find that I need to find the strength to do it again.

The world seems to run in cycles for me. All my life it seems to have a strange way of seeing the cycles. I was born this way, and seem to be struggling to accept it. There have been others that have had the ability to see things in cycles and now it is my turn. I don’t know the future but I do know the past. I have seen it before and I see it again.

I see it with the politics that are going on. I see it in what happened at work. I see the pain that is going on in the world. It scares me. If you want to see what I am talking about it is simple. Look at the evening news. There are people that want to run for president of this country and they are saying similar things to what happened in Germany in the 1920’s and 1930’s . It is the same things that have happened many times. One group of people are said to be the ‘bad’ guys even though most aren’t. They are demonized and treated with no respect despite the fact that there is only a few that are the way that they are shown.

The religious revolutions that have gone on time and time again, the slavery of African Americans, the cycles are there.

So what do I do? If I fight the cycles then everything goes to craziness, if I don’t then I am doomed to suffer what I know is coming. What should I do?  I have tried the fighter and it seems to be worse than if I accept it. I have always been a fighter. I was born that way. I was born believing that there is more to this world than others can see.

If you have suggestions please let me know.

The Ancient Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EYuHVOaQGY

Before you think this is another strange rant, watch the video above. There is a meaning to it that stands very true. I see it every day.  I hear it when I listen to the news. It is everywhere and the simple fact is that if we don’t figure out what they mean we are in trouble … big trouble.

If you don’t want to go to the link and listen to the words here they are.

Welcome, seeker,you have come for a prophecy.

Seems, Leonid have sent you and you are aware the supplicant.

I shall channel Appolo’s prophecy if he wills it.

Wait… Wait! I, the Oracle of great Apollo, am having a vision:

The Ancient Ones emerge and run in Chaos’ full eruption.

An evil band in every land delighting in destruction.

What seems shapeless formless and faceless their Great One is releasing.

So to enslave both god and knave their sorrows thus increasing.

Who is man to stay the hand of those the gods can’t better?

And a hero yet takes the bet to break the evil’s fetter

Three lights of hope to help you cope:

one south, in sand and wonder

One to the east defeat the beast and tear their plan asunder.

The final light will mark the fight, where you must face your fear.

A door ajar you travel far and yet you find it near.

What could this mean to us? If the ancient ones were doing this now, would we even see it? Would we understand what was happening? It doesn’t take a lot of insight to see the chaos running loose –maybe we need to be the hero?

Nature’s Way

Ever stop and think of nature and the way she works? Ever see the wonders around you? What would the world be like if everything was the same?

This planet is special. The only one in the known universe to have life, water and a diverse range of animals. If we change the planet to where everything is “safe” we loose so much. The foods that we eat are touched by the Bee’s. The oceans kept in balance by the shark. We owe a lot to the planet. So why do people want to destroy animals that are beneficial to the planet?

Sharks are not looking for a person to bite, they have no hands to tell that you are not food so they use what they are given… Their teeth have about the same amount of nerves as our fingers.

Bees don’t want to die trying to protect their home. When you get stung they do just that. They are protecting their queen.

The next time you hear about a shark attack, remember that we are in their home and need to respect the water. The next time you hear about a person who dies from a bee sting, look at it from their eyes.

Then try to do something to make sure that you are respectful of the animals that are around.

1916

Does anyone remember what happened in July of 1916?  Does anyone know what major changes in science came out of that summer? Why is it important to remember the past?

The summer of 1916 was a hot one. World War 1 was going on, President Wilson was in office and there was a polio outbreak in several of the large cities. People wanted to get out of the heat and the Jersey Shore was the place to be. ‘Beach Bathing’ or swimming had become the newest and hottest thing. The Gulf Stream of the ocean had shifted towards shore.

July 1st was the starting of the terror. It was the first time a person had died from a shark attack in the Northern part of the country. There had never been a documented case of shark attack in the history of the country. The town was a tourist town and they left the beaches open.

The thought of the time was that sharks weren’t dangerous to people. They went to the scientific community and they were told that if it had been a shark, then it was a random thing and would never happen again. People felt the science was good and they were reassured.

July 6th and it happened again, a way up the coast. When the person was taken out of the water, both his legs were gone… bitten off by the shark. People panicked and fled from the beaches. Suddenly the mountains were much better of an idea than the beach.

Then something happened that scared and shook the way people thought. The thought was that sharks couldn’t go into fresh water. Matiwon. A tidal creek and the terror was going to get higher. Three people in one day were attacked. One survivor, Joseph Dunn. Lester Stillwell was a 12 year old local boy and he had been swimming in the creek with some other local boys when he was attacked by a shark. The other boys ran to the town, not bothering to get dressed, screaming for help. There was a would be hero, Stanley Fisher, he dove into the creek and began to try to get Lester’s body.

The shark went after him when Stanley took Lester’s body to the surface. The roads were too rough to drive Stanley to the hospital, so he was taken by train. He passed away on the way to the hospital.

The attacks stop when a young female Great White was caught with human bones in her stomach.

Sharks are not something we can go without. Our oceans need to be healthy or we are going to have a hard time.