This is a cautionary tale — one of my own personal experiences. Everyone has heard or gotten the call from the person claiming to be the IRS and they need to get in touch with them due to the fact that there is criminal activity that they are being charged with.
Before you freak out and give the person your bank information – ask a few questions. First off: ask for their ID number and supervisor’s phone number. If they refuse to give it to you – tell them that you need to have the information. Second off: If they don’t address you by name directly that should be a warning sign. Third off: the Federal Government will show up as US Government on caller ID and they don’t use Google Voice.
I have worked in many jobs and it never surprises me when I hear this type of message on my voicemail. I learned that the biggest thing that these people can’t stand is when someone calls then on their bluff.
If you get a call from a number that you don’t recognise then feel free to make them leave a message. If they are legit they will. If you have caller ID and the internet, go to Google and type in the number. It will tell you a lot of information.
These people are trying to get you to freak out and give them your bank account information and social security number and then they will take everything you have. If you have given them that information then notify the bank and they will watch the account and you can prevent the fraud.
Ever have one of those days that you wish you could hide from? Everything from a shoelace breaking to not being able to do anything right? Think about it for a second … everyone has them. So how do you handle them?
No matter what belief system you have there are test along the way. Some people have more than others and some seem to get upset when the test happen.
I saw an image that made me remember that very statement and I am paraphrasing here ‘Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear’. Now why is that important? If you think about it – when the test come up in our lives it is usually over something we fear.
We all have fears that we are aware of, but what about the ones that we aren’t aware of? If you are the type of person that has to be on time all the time, the unconscious fear is of being late and missing something. Do you have to be in charge of everything? Again the unconscious fear of not getting credit for doing something.
It keeps reminding me of a saying from Frank Herbert’s series of books ‘Dune’.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/2-i-must-not-fear-fear-is-the-mind-killer-fear-is )
Remember to face your fear and things will work out for the best.
Those of us that have seen the movies ‘The Lord of the Rings’ knows of ‘The One Ring’. But I know of another ring that holds more power than that one. It is called ‘The Ring of Fire’. The Ring of Fire? What is that? Most haven’t heard of it so it is back to Geology 101.
As we all know the planet is made up of tectonic plates. These plates float on the mantle like crackers on soup. The Ring of Fire is the edge of one of those plates. The Pacific Ocean is one big plate. This is one of the largest on the planet. (http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/geo/geosphere/topics/plates2.gif ) The ring of fire is the the edge of the Pacific plate. Now look at where it is up close. (Yikes! this is scary.) (https://volcanicisabel.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/the-ring-of-fire.jpg )
Now everyone knows that the is a chain of volcanoes but my question is if your family lives close to one of the volcanoes would you stay or move? If you look at Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens in the State of Washington would you live near any of them? (http://wa-dnr.s3.amazonaws.com/pictures/ger/ger_hazards_volc_hazard_overview_1140.png ) With this last image in your mind where do you think the major cities if the State of Washington are? (http://geology.com/cities-map/map-of-washington-cities.gif )
Now if you are ready for the scary map? (http://www.gonorthwest.com/Washington/cascades/mt_st_helens/images/WA_Mt_StHelens_Area.gif ) As you can tell there are a lot of people in the areas.
So what do you do if you live near the areas? Do you get ready for moving? That is some of the best area of the State to do farming. Live underground – not a good idea! There is a little town called Orting that has a 40 minute evacuation time if a mudflow called a lahar comes down on it. No, What you want to do is find and learn where the evacuation routes are and know how to get to high ground fast.
This is the best thing to do and make a plan. (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/images/image_mngr/400-499/img464_350w_233h.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/cd/06/f4/cd06f456952c3160b728a9bb6767b8a6.jpg)
So there is a ring of power, that power is of the planet and we need to be aware of what is going on.
How do you know what is real? What is it that tells you that something is real and something isn’t? Some of the quotes are from the Matrix series and I will explain why they are important.
The first one is from the second movie ‘Matrix Reloaded’ In the scene Neo and Councilmember Harmann are talking in the engineering part of Zion.
‘Councillor Harmann: Down here, sometimes I think about all those people still plugged into the Matrix and when I look at these machines I… I can’t help thinking that in a way… we are plugged into them.
Neo: But we control these machines; they don’t control us.
Councillor Harmann: Of course not. How could they? The idea is pure nonsense. But… it does make one wonder… just… what is control?
Neo: If we wanted, we could shut these machines down.
Councillor Harmann: [Of] course. That’s it. You hit it. That’s control, isn’t it? If we wanted we could smash them to bits. Although, if we did, we’d have to consider what would happen to our lights, our heat, our air…
Neo: So we need machines and they need us, is that your point, Councilor?
Councillor Harmann: No. No point. Old men like me don’t bother with making points. There’s no point.
Neo: Is that why there are no young men on the council?
Councillor Harmann: Good point.’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234215/quotes )
What is the meaning of the conversation here? How do we know that we are in control of what is happening in our lives? It does come down to the basic problem of all the movies talk about — choice. That is why when I ask how do you know if something is real?
In the first movie ‘The Matrix’ Neo learns a very important lesson.
‘Neo: I thought it wasn’t real
Morpheus: Your mind makes it real
Neo: If you’re killed in the matrix, you die here?
Morpheus: The body cannot live without the mind’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/quotes )
Again the question is how do you know what is real? The human mind works like a computer in many senses. We take information in through what our senses tell us. It then has to process the information through a series of electrical signals. Those signals then tell our body what is going on.
‘Morpheus: What is “real”? How do you define “real”?’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/quotes )
We need to understand that in order to find peace and calm in our world.
‘Neo: I only ask to say what I’ve come here to say. After that, do what you want and I won’t try to stop you.
[the drones withdraw and resolve into a face]
Deus Ex Machina: Speak.
Neo: The program Smith has grown beyond your control. Soon he will spread through this city, as he spread through the matrix. You cannot stop him. But I can.
Deus Ex Machina: [shouting] WE DON’T NEED YOU! WE NEED NOTHING!
[the drones swarm around Neo again]
Neo: If that’s true, then I’ve made a mistake, and you should kill me now.
[the drones swarm… and draw back into the face again]
Deus Ex Machina: What do you want?
Deus Ex Machina: And if you fail?
Neo: I won’t.’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242653/quotes )
So if we need to find ourselves then we can be truly free and happy. We are people that have feeling and not machines then we are having an impact on this world. It is time for a change in our behaviour or we could end up in a place like the movie shows or worse.
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