Announcement: Welcome to my Site

Announcement – 11:15 am by: Tom

This site should be sorted in ascending order with the oldest first but I can’t get it to cooperate. Until I do you can begin reading:

Thanks for visiting my site!
-Tom

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Disclaimer

January 15, 2010 – 7:18 pm by: Tom

This site has not been update in a long time. It’s also important to keep in mind that crazy people write crazy things and there are a lot of crazy things on here. Some of it is accurate, some is not.

I haven’t been keeping this Blog current but I’ll leave it here in case someone finds it of interest. Most of this stuff is from an ongoing developmental process so it does not represent my state of mind at the moment. If you find any of it interesting, feel free to leave a comment.

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Social Dependence

December 23, 2008 – 7:24 pm by: Tom

I do my best work in Email. so here is another excerpt.

Social Dependence:

  • If you say “I hate you” to your neighbor, does that obligate your neighbor to react?
  • Are you a slave to the thoughts of others?
  • Do you believe your feelings are beyond your control?
  • Do you use the term “I can’t help the way I feel“?
  • Do you believe that feelings just happen?
  • Do you believe it’s the responsibility of other people to cultivate your interests or feelings?
  • Do you believe the thoughts of others represent you?
  • Do you believe other people should be responsible for your safety, best interest or feelings?
  • Do you invest in the manipulation of other people’s feelings, expressions, thoughts or opinions?
  • Do you only find solace in the approval of another person?
  • Do you place unreasonable or unrealistic expectations on other people, then “blame” then for not living up to them?
  • Do you only accept yourself when you match the expectations, will, perceptions, prejudice, approval, acceptance, viewpoint or point of view of other people?
  • Are you dependent on other people for validation of your self?
  • Do you find solace in your own experiences and approval regardless of what other people think?

These questions are aimed at highlighting a condition akin to “Addiction” that’s clearly rampant in our societies. It takes much time to acquire the experience necessary to overcome such pitfalls. Such experience can not be accomplished in a single life time. And that’s, in part, what separates those who live here on Earth from those who live or have lived elsewhere…

We, as a group of humans on Earth, exist in a predominantly socially dependent society, where people invest more time and effort in other people than in themselves. It’s become fashionable to “make sacrifices” for “other peoples‘” well being. The underlying implication is that society as a whole is more important than the individuals that make up that society. The reality is, without the individual, there is no society. So, from my point of view, I am more important than society as a whole. It’s not a popular stance but it’s the only realistic stance one can take if we expect to exist for any period of time. It also removes the underlying reason for most of the dishonest, devious or violent acts that our society suffers from. Such thinking is a very old way of thinking. It may have been useful in the past. But, like a child grows up and leaves home, it’s time now for Earthly Humanity to grow up. To stop trying to control each others’ thoughts, ideas, beliefs or feelings through legislation, frivolous lawsuits, blame and clearly irrational views of reality. It’s time to leave behind the ridiculous projections of a magical “everything” and accept that reality is far more complex than any of us ever dreamed of imagining. It’s time to accept that we don’t know very much, that there is no substitute for being there, no substitute for experience.

Evidence by lyrics like this:

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Philosophy 101

July 12, 2008 – 6:18 pm by: Tom
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What is Philosophy?
You can read one of the myriad definitions, including historically great Greek figures from a Google “Define:Philosophy” query. There’s more than a full page of links alone and even more at all the different web site they link to. You can read about ancient greek philosophy on Wikipedia/philosophy at this link. You could read this page at Wikipeida about Philosophers in general. You can ask a teacher, parent or friend.

Or you can think for yourself and explore philosophy through your own personal experiences just like like Aristotle, RenĂ© Descartes, Plato, Albert E.Einstein, William Shakespeare, and many others. Ok, that’s enough references. Let’s get to a basic description that all these philosophers and their philosophies have in common.

Put simply:
Philosophy is a study of the relationship between you and the world you live in.

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If everyone is a King…

July 7, 2008 – 4:13 pm by: Tom
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If everyone is a King:
Who farms the land?
Who grinds the corn?
Who feeds the birds?
Who hears the crow?
Who likes the girls as they pass by the window?
Who plays the games?
Who bakes the bread?
Who grows the pumpkins?
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Past Life Regression

July 7, 2008 – 7:49 am by: Tom

What is a past life regression?

First we need to establish some kind of definition for the term: “regression“. A reputable medical dictionary
says this:

Regress: To return or go back, particularly to return to a pattern of behavior or level of skill characteristic of a younger age. For example, if a three-year-old child begins to regress by losing the ability to control his bowels or speak, that is a cause for medical concern. In reference to a disease, to “regress,” means tending to worsen.

Again, what is past life regression?
My answer:
A past life regression is “typically” a guided meditation session, sometimes called “hypnosis” during which the patient (if the practitioner is a medial professional with a graduate degree) or client (if the practitioner is self schooled or has been instructed) is relaxed and “guided” through recalling events or feelings. Some regressions are little more than music. Others guide you to the answers the author or producer wants you to find, hoping you’ll feel peaceful and relaxed thus “validating” it’s effectiveness. The bottom line is that recall of past lives takes honesty and work. Two things in notably short supply in the realm of “Past Life Regression”. It can’t be done my simply listening to the same tape over and over again. Life is all about change.

Do I need to “regress” to remember my past lives?

My Answer:
The short answer is NO. To “regress” is to compare a previous state of being or event to a current state or event. Does that describe memory? Is recall simply a “regression”? Have I “regressed” in order to recall the events written here?

Do you think the term “regression” accurately applies to the recall of past lives?
If so, how?
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