BEGINNING THE SEARCH
Many years ago I had an experience that significantly changed my life. I belonged to a Bible Church where the scriptures were taught word by word from the original Greek and Hebrew. I was deeply involved in this church. I loved the Word as it was being taught I couldn’t get enough…
I believe the year was 1983. The Pastor said something truly despicable, even though, at that moment I was not really aware of it—my Spirit knew instantly, however. Weeks or months passed before I realized that the talk of Apartheid (an Afrikaans word meaning “the state of being apart”, “literally “apart-hood”) was a system of legal segregation in South Africa. Although the statement made by the Pastor was a “personal point of view” my whole life exploded! How could a person of Spirit say such a thing? I had been brought up in the South. I had experienced segregation first hand—and could not comprehend why one set of people would believe that they were somehow inherently better than another set of people! This philosophy never made any sense to me—NEVER EVER…
Even though I was not totally aware, those 30+ years ago, that event set me on the journey that has led me to tell the story of my search and discoveries for truth. Over the years I would find myself wanting to publish. (I had been writing most of my life.) Circumstances would interfere. I would sabotage myself and the desire would be beat down to an ember—but it never went completely out. Years later, the ember would find fuel again in my studies, and again become the flame of desire—only to be beat down, yet again. I find myself here, now, and several things have coalesced: timing, research, new understanding, my age and most importantly I have found my voice!
SEARCHING FOR TRUTH
If you know me, you know that I am constantly reading. I love to study history and philosophy and business and sociology and mythology and science and scripture – it’s weird I know, but true. In the various resources that I have read since that momentous day I believe I have discovered a thread. A Spiritual Thread. The Universal Consciousness has laid it out for me. I admit that I’ve been searching; and that can be very problematic, because my mind just might have stuck stuff together to satisfy my desire to find this Thread! (That’s weird; sort of circular) Scripture and Wisdom texts throughout time have advised us to seek the Truth. At first I just wanted to prove the Bible was irrelevant – but came to realize that it was just one of many similar versions of the same relevant story. And that was the puzzle!
I was seeking TRUTH, on my own (I didn’t trust anyone else, anymore), with my perspective (brought me the most clarity and I could look wherever I wanted), through my reality.
What is my reality? Well, Military Service is part of my reality. I served in two branches of the military, actually – the Air Force and the Army. I will admit that my intentions at the time weren’t always as noble as I’d like to believe they would be today. But the Universe had a hand in directing my life. I see that now. I see the purpose my path played in my belief system and understanding. It all works together for the GOOD! While in the Army I served with the First Battalion, 75th Infantry— RANGERS. I was Jump and Jump Master qualified, RANGER qualified and eventually served as RANGER Instructor. I made about 60 jumps during my military experience; most of them were with equipment and at night. Because of my service, I have great compassion for our Military service people, Police and Firemen and women. You serve and often make the ultimate sacrifice in that service for others. There is no higher calling! There is no greater gift! For all of you Service men and women, you should find solace, encouragement and support in my blogs. I have come to understand that our Service is not only necessary, but also an important aspect of the Fundamental Principles.
IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY LIFE
My wife, Mollie. She is my constant support, and love of my life. Thank you Mollie for all that you do for me. Although they may swear it’s not true; my children Jeremy and Charmian are the most wondrous gifts I was blessed to have a part of. Writers and teachers like Joseph Campbell, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Hawkins, Lao Tzu, and the Dali Lama, Jesus Christ, the Buddha and many, many others. My mother-in-law Dede Wright, who recently passed on to her better place, was certainly an Angel incarnate. I could only hope to be more like her in everyway.
I have tried to tell you a little about me. Let you inside a little part of myself to show the struggle and search for Truth. I am filled with the Spirit when I say that my only hope in my writing and teaching is to lead others to the same beauty of life that I have so far experienced. The Universe will do the rest – I am but an instrument designed to encourage others in the Way of Truth.