Rammasun Morning Meditation and "The Secret" Movie
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July 16, 2014
8:40 a.m., Wednesday
Typhoon Rammasun, known here in the Philippines as Glenda, is mercilessly pummeling almost the entire island of Luzon where Metro Manila is. I'm in the Visayas region, all the way across the sea, but it's raining here too. Glenda is like a super storm. All school levels in both are closed. I'm tuned in to the radio, monitoring the live reports across the country while waiting for sleep after working the entire night. Titanic waves are sprouting over Manila Bay, lashing down at Baywalk, the stretch of sea-side road in Roxas Boulevard in Manila which is one of my favorite places in this country.
Typhoon Rammasun Batters Central Philippines
I hope the storm is not as devastating as Haian, known locally as Yolanda, which earlier this year has virtually destroyed Tacloban town in Leyte, just across the bay from Cebu where I'm now. Leyte was my last stop before landing here last year. It's Signal Number 3 in the storm-prone Bicol Region, the tip of Luzon island where I took the ship.
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I hear Rey Langit loud and clear. It's good to hear that the broadcast icon is still on the air. I recognize his voice loud and clear. His co-anchor is Alex Santos who used to be a field reporter from DZMM-Teleradyo, the radio-TV program of ABS-CBN which I always listen to when I was still in Metro Manila. It turns out I'm tuned in to DWIZ, the first Tagalog station I found when I twidled the dial. The people who own it also publishes the weekly magazine Philippine Graphic and the daily newspaper BusinessMirror, where a lot of my fiction stories, poetry and Op-Ed articles have appeared.
I've been in deep introspection in the past few days. There are things that happened which I wish had not. They were beyond my control. It stands to reason that an outside force is the causative factor. I believe in the Law of Attraction, taught by the highly evolved entity Seth channeled by medium Jane Roberts.
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That was decades even before Rhonda Byrne stumbled upon "The Secret." Maybe the creative energy, the same power that governs the universe, got filtered through some lingering negative patterns in my mind. I definitely need to do some heavy duty mental housecleaning.
At the same time, I also believe that we've already drawn the blueprint for our current lifetime even before we were born. The idea has been clarified for me by the psychic Sylvia Brown in her book Phenomenon: Everything You Need to Know About The Paranormal, which I bought in BookSale in Robinson's in front of Fuente Osmeña earlier this year. Our goal is for the soul to be purged and purified to perfection so we can all go back to the One Source of All That Is. Sylvia calls it "Home."
It's like choosing our college subjects to get our degree. We are here to study, metaphorically and metaphysically - and to graduate to achieve a higher degree. I think there's no conflict between destiny and free will. We create our own destiny through our choices. It is our actions in the "present" that creates our "future," on that level of reality where linear time does not exist.
I was enlightened by a book a friend has lent to me years ago. My cosmic view expanded because of the author's pond analogy. Imagine you're standing at the edge of a pond. You throw a pebble into the water. It creates ripples. Those little circle of waves extend outward until they reach you. Therefore, you are destined to get your feet wet. It's raining hard outside. Typhoon Glenda is still on a rampage. If I choose to go outside, then I'm bound to get wet and not just my feet. That is destiny. That is also free will. This is what I believe to be true, and truth is always simple and elegant. Personally though, I'd rather stay warm and cozy in bed.