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Hello and this is Frank O’Collins for Wednesday 27th August 2014 and thank you for taking the time to read and listen to this week’s blog which is entitled “10 Practical Tips to a more joyful and abundant existence”.
First, to those who might be new to reading or listening to the Ucadia blog, let me say that I am definitely not about to try and sell you some steak knives, or some time-share package or my latest book, or some other useless self help accessory.
Second, to those who are regular readers and listeners, let me reassure you – I have not finally succumbed to the superficiality and nihilism of “new age mass marketing”. Instead, I have chosen this topic for a number of very specific reasons.
To begin, when people first come to Ucadia, there is often the complaint that it is a bit like trying to find your way through a labyrinth in the dark, without a flashlight. It is probably why so many come and have a brief look and then move on, rather than stay. That is not their fault. That is my fault in the degree of difficulty in navigating through the various layers of knowledge.
Yet another issue is the complexity and levels of details of some topics such as the 3 part series on the true history of America a few weeks ago. So when people do take the time to read Ucadia, or look at such texts as Lebor Clann Glas, or Yapa it can create more questions than it answers.
So while I was getting over a cold last week, I sat down and thought about some of the points of wisdom we have discussed in previous blogs and in individual conversations. Not just big ticket items of awareness, but the kind of reminders that are helpful on a day to day basis living in this world currently run by bat-shit crazy elite lunatics we call the Amoricans, or the Khazar-Bankers, or the Dutch-Euro Slave Trade Families.
In a few moments, I had a list of ten practical tips. Here they are:
1. Switch Off Mainstream News Media.
2. Stop worrying about what other people think of you.
3. Return the guilt and negative obligations imposed on you by others.
4. Start a dream board and start filling in the gaps.
5. Numbers need a purpose. Write down your budget and keep to it.
6. Give a little thanks each and every day.
7. Save a few slices for yourself before you try and feed anyone else.
8. Smile, the fate of the world doesn’t rest on top of your shoulders – but in your heart.
9. Remember each day you are already immortal. But everyday as a man or woman is a blessing.
10. Know with absolute certainty: you are more because you are you. The world is more because of you. Not less.
Now, some of these you may have heard before and some you may not. Some of the list you may agree with and some you may feel are more important that I have left off. In any event, let me go through each of these ten tips and see what they mean exactly and how they relate and benefit us toward a state of joy and abundance.
1. Switch Off Mainstream News Media
There is probably no better example I can think of in recent weeks than the tragic story of the American Journalist apparently executed by video by the American and British trained fanatics in Iraq and Syria this week to demonstrate the mindless, soul-less propaganda machine that is the mainstream news media.
Once the story was released, virtually every following night in the mainstream news channels, the new editors and advertising executives and friends of the government found some gratuitous excuse to show clips, or stills of the video again and again – as if somehow their playbook from the film Clockwork Orange, or Wag The Dog, or other writings about mind control, still work.
For me, it was the last straw. I switched off the six o’clock news, after giving up on the shallow crap that the newspapers had become last year. That was it for me.
It turns out that I am not in a minority. More and more people are getting their news from sources such as rt.com and through friends and other methods of filtering than mainstream news and news channels. CNN- the classic textbook in Manchurian candidate type news broadcasts is a dead and dying hulk of a once grant propaganda kingdom. The same seems to be the case with other major news services like BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX News.
For some, switching off from witnessing endless streaming of lies, propaganda, and desperate mind control might be easy. Yet I am part of a generation where the television news was a constant, a touchstone of daily routine and life. Yes, many stories did not seem right- but it was part of the social fabric. Not anymore.
Yet instead of the bat-shit crazy elite realizing that the standard fare of vomit and horror no longer works, the news media has gone the other way and become even more gratuitous and absurd in presenting its material. Fox News for example almost constantly plays the theme music from the exorcist every few hours when talking about the Obama Administration, deliberately using grays and reds and lighting flashes to evoke Armageddon like worry. To put it into perspective, the comedian Jon Stewart and his Daily Show program is now considered real and fair and balanced news compared to these other clowns on these media networks – a comedian is considered the conservative measure of news media today! What does that tell you?
So do yourself a favor if you have not done so already. Switch off the mainstream news media once and for all. Get your information direct from people like rt.com or through your friends and other social media and get all that noise and fear mongering and propaganda and horror images crap out of your mind.
2. Stop worrying about what other people think of you
This second tip is one of those logical, easy to say type phrases that probably all of us have heard during our lives. But when it comes to the reality of actually applying it, then it becomes much harder.
For example, for most of my life until the last ten years, I would say I fell into the category of being a “people pleaser” – that is someone who cared deeply what others thought of me. Which is kind of funny, considering in many respects I went out of my way to upset certain relatives and did not fully appreciate and respect the care needed in certain relationships. Nonetheless, as a “people pleaser” I was quick to say “yes”, instead of “let me get back to you” or “sorry, no, I can’t”. And I was definitely sensitive to what people thought about me.
So thank goodness for the internet! Social media has in a sense cured me! At first, the occasional malicious and deliberately false comment about Frank O’Collins hurt. But over time, as I reflected on what the values of Ucadia espouse- especially on the right of everyone to express their opinion – that part of me – the “people pleaser” – finally came to realize that not only can’t you control the way people think, but it is natural that certain people will not like you and others will see you as some kind of horned beast.
If you are on any kind of social media site, or any part of the internet, then you are open season for someone who may want to poke fun, or attack simply for the sport of it, or because they genuinely don’t like what they think you are, or even how they feel you have dealt with them in the past. And there is nothing, absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Sure, some countries have instituted anti-bullying laws and there are even laws in several countries now that have taken slander on the internet and brought it back into the mainstream courts to show that bloggers need to be careful what they say, because they can be sued or worse if such behaviour is deemed criminal.
Yet, I find even in the past couple of years that personal attacks or deliberately false and defaming material should not be the subject of some heavy hand of censorship, but accepted as the cost of a free voice and that in a sense, can even be helpful in getting out of the collective “hive mind” where we become fixated on what others think or are saying about us.
Sure, I occasionally “Google” the word Ucadia or even my name to see what is popping up from time to time. But my day, my week and my life is no longer dominated in anyway by worrying what people think about me or are saying about me.
Now that may sound easy relative to someone who is a lot younger and maybe still in college or university or school where the social media world and the real world are basically inter connected- where a comment on social media instantly broadcasts it to your colleagues and has an immediate and real time effect in the school yard. Add to that the process of being a teenager and all the emotions and new journey of finding yourself and I can only begin to imagine the absolute trauma and agony that a few key strokes of hate can cause someone else.
But here is the thing – even in such extreme circumstances as the trauma of negative social media to a young mind – it can be seen as either a negative or a positive. If one wishes to be a worker bee in a hive, then yes what the hive says and thinks matters. Like being the only robot with a personality in a robot assembly line. Like Wall-e or any other types of movies of the animated drone compared to a world of zombies. Or, those things that make us feel isolated actually help us grow the necessary protective skin needed to go out into the unknown and the uncertain world beyond the hive and maybe make some kind of positive difference.
Sadly, for some – the pressure of cyber bullying and worrying what people think about them crushes them. But for others, it ends up being a liberating experience – one that helps them become free of years of expensive mind control programming to be a loyal mindless drone, an obedient slave. So I am grateful then to all those who have lied, who have written the falsities and vitriol- because in my case I no longer suffer any of the stresses of the hive mind.
3. Return the guilt and negative obligations imposed on you by others
The notion of energy vampires – people through phone calls, letters and face to face contact that impose themselves, or threaten or demand from you, usually under duress – to steal your energy, actually took some time to see.
As I mentioned, as a quasi-people pleaser, in my life I had been quick to respond to such demands, only to wonder that after helping, or writing, or doing that, I felt less, I felt drained and not more. It did not make sense- when you are supposed to help people, then you are supposed to feel better for being so selfless right? So why then did I, or did you feel like crap after you helped those relatives, or friends or strangers?
Now, I’ve read all kinds of self-help and self-actualization works in the past, as I am sure many of you have also. And time-to-time these books offer all kinds of unhelpful advice as to this real world experience of actually feeling like crap in responding to such demands of our time and energy. But what almost none of these books did was answer for me the underlying principle- that NO ONE, absolutely NO ONE has the right to take your energy without your permission and consent.
If you forget the superficial way in which the energy vampire may approach us for the moment and look at the dynamic- then you can see that the unhelpful neighbour, or relative, or frenemy, or work colleague or stranger is actually trying to force you into an energy contract where you surrender and give that energy to them, in having to write responses, or go to court, or perform that chore, or do those extra emails or reports, or whatever the imposition implies.
That sick feeling you get maybe even for an instant, before you surrender or smile and say yes, or respond – that is your own energy system warning you that an energy vampire is in your midst. Almost all of us get this kind of early warning that we are about to have the energy and life force of our day- sucked out of us by this energy vampire in our midst. So how do you address such situations?
First, accept the fact that an energy vampire is not a permanent state, but a temporary state that people may operate within and we can all be energy vampires on others. Second accept that when someone – even someone we love dearly – is in such a taking mode, then there is no “easy way” of extracting yourself out of the situation. The bossy and bullying work colleague is not going to say “oh thank you for saying no. I am sorry for being a lazy shit”. No, they are more likely to first try and redouble their efforts and if they fail, leave one final parting steaming of “word turds” in your patch.
This is why we discussed the people-pleaser tip first. Because people pleasers are easy marks for energy vampires. They are basically the 7-elevens for all those people, too selfish, too hung up on proclaiming themselves to be “victims” or just plain lazy to tap in and get on with their lives. The only way to stop an energy vampire is to say no. No crucifixes, or chants or holy water- just two simple letters - NO.
Now, at first it probably won’t seem all that positive, given energy vampires have a way of trying to make us fell like the worst people in the world for saying no. But soon, what you will find is that you have more energy, you have more time – to do the things that you want to do.
It is why I say to people who come to me on the email as energy vampires, no, I am sorry I cannot spend a day paraphrasing Ucadia for you. That is your journey. I cannot accept your burden of trials of life. That is your journey. I will gladly direct you to information, but it is your choice to read and absorb, not for me to hold your hand.
4. Start a dream board and start filling in the gaps
This particular tip has been said in many different ways and has sold for the authors millions of books. It is the principle of self-actualization. But in this case and context, the message is much more serious.
Simply, if you give up on your dreams, then in a sense you give up on life. You can be completely intellectual and even someone that others love to be around, but because of that gap, the inevitable downside of depression or sadness can have a far deeper consequence.
Having a dream is a passion. It is a yearning – a deep feeling. It is a drive, a hunger, a zest. Now, when I say Dream Board, some may think of the classic self-actualization idea of business schools in terms of a dream house, or a dream car or a dream yacht or a dream girlfriend or boyfriend, etc. Sure, they are all perfectly fine ideals. And while some may poo-poo the simplistic idea of cutting out pictures and placing them on a cork board or any other kind of board prominent in your room, or home office or other place of reflection – they are no less worthy.
Yet the Dream Board may also include other ideas, less possession orientated – it might be places to travel before we leave the earth, or films to watch or books to read, or projects to complete. Or it might be the actualization of a better community or street or united family. Whatever your dream or dreams, they are your dreams and no less worthy than any other.
5. Numbers need a purpose. Write down your budget and keep to it
As to moving from dreams to seeing dreams come true, there is the issue of numbers. How many times have you heard the response – if only I had the money?
Money is many things, but at one level money is merely numbers with a purpose in which we trust and measure the value of our activity. Think about that phrase again for a second:
+ Numbers with a purpose
+ Numbers with a purpose we trust
+ A trusted measure of the value of our activity
Sure, money is also a means of exchange and a store of value. But in the context of our lives, these aspects as to trusted purpose and a measure of value of our own activity- money is far more powerful.
If you measure your activity against a low number; and If you constrain your outlook by low numbers, then guess what – this is in all probability what is going to happen. In the other extreme, if you use numbers beyond the practical, then you are also failing to grasp the power of making numbers manifest the dream.
Frankly, you should never measure your time in the first instance with the numbers of fiat money you have in your hand – but in your own value within reality- call them units for example. Plan them out and consider a budget- attaching numbers to specific energy and actions.
6. Give a little thanks each and every day
Now some of these final tips, I won’t spend too much time on, because they are so self evident and yet so profound. One of these is to give a little thanks each day.
It is similar to the idea to trying to live in the present and the seven virtues of Respect, Honesty, Commitment, Enthusiasm, Compassion, Cheerfulness and Wisdom. You can see them in Article 9 of any of the Ucadia Union web sites.
Anyway, the point of giving thanks is just that. Not some long winded petition for more abundance, or any other prayer, Just a daily acknowledgment that you are aware how precious life is. That’s all. Making it part of your daily routine – even if some days you feel like you are going through the motions – that’s fine. Because there will be days when you really mean it.
In any event, it is a touchstone that connects us to our spirit and those spirits and minds that keep an eye out for us and try to help us to say- hey, I may not always think of you, or say your name. But thanks. I know you are there, looking out for me.
7. Save a few slices for yourself before you try and feed anyone else
Now, as I said, some of these are so self evident and so timeless, that I am not going to spend a lot of time discussing the merits of the point. This is one of them. It is also one that I have constantly had to remind myself.
There is no point trying to help the world if you cannot help yourself. It has to be some kind of balance. Imbalance, extreme behaviour, no matter how noble it claims itself to be, never helps in the long run. Balance is the key. Balance is the key to sustainability and harmony.
If you don’t look after yourself, then you can’t look after anyone else. There is nothing selfish about that. It is pure common sense.
8. Smile, the fate of the world doesn’t rest on top of your shoulders – but in your heart
The idea of smiling is not new. People have tried to encourage others to smile and even tried international smiling days as well as the famous buttons and t-shirts. But like birthday cards and Christmas cards, the idea of a genuine smile never goes out of fashion.
I don’t mean a cheesy grin, or looking like you are stoned, but a sunny disposition. A positive disposition. Not the fake smile of a sale person but the gentleness toward the world.
Now yes, there are plenty of energy vampires and trolls that might see such a disposition and mistake it for a people pleaser or someone who is weak. That is because many mistake kindness for weakness, which it is not. I am simply saying that do not let the attitudes of others impinge upon your day. A smile is living proof that no amount of propaganda and fear mongering and threats can cause you to waste this precious gift of life.
9. Remember each day you are already immortal. But everyday as a man or woman is a blessing
As to this point, I mentioned it two weeks ago. But it really is an essential and practical tip. You are already immortal and you can never die. That is a fact. It is indisputable and if someone wants to get into a heated argument with you about the non-existence of heaven or the non-existence of a Divine Creator, tell them to find someone who cares to listen- because those arguments are completely irrelevant – and there is no purpose in arguing with ignorant people.
You are immortal because your mind is ethereal- it is non-locational – it is not constrained by form, or substance. Life is a dream. Everything around you are layers of illusion. It does not make life any less significant or our experiences within the dream by less real. Hopefully, it makes our appreciation of the fragility of physical existence in this form for this particular experience more valuable and precious to respect. You have probably already lived several lives and will definitely live more. Remembering the previous carnations of your higher mind is not the point of this life. Nor is fearing death.
The fear of death has been the most valuable weapon of the ruling elite and Illuminati – I don’t mean the current crop of bat-shit crazy lunatics employed as political leaders, bankers and military generals – I mean the ones above them – the elite families. It is a poorly kept secret for centuries that the elite of the Roman Cult that hijacked the Catholic Church always believed reincarnation was possible for their own, just limited to those they viewed as mere animals. So they hid it from view. They made people fear death and fear they only have one life and one life only. Incredibly, instead of valuing life, people seemed to waste such a life – because the more they were educated, the more they considered such a model of existence as futile.
You are immortal. Your mind is immortal. You can never die. If you still doubt this truth, then please read Journey of UCA. Please read Journey of Self and take time to deconstruct the notion until finally that Mundi Mind Virus and programming that is preventing you from seeing the truth is gone.
10. Know with absolute certainty you are more because you are you. The world is more because of you. Not less
Finally, know with certainty- don’t believe – know it as a fact that you are more because you are you. There are lots of things I would like to do before I die. Being a Divine Being is nothing, compared to the incredible experiences every day of being carnated in flesh as a Homo Sapien.
To all who continue to help, to support and donate to help support Ucadia - Thank You! In the coming weeks, I look forward to updating you all on the progress of the canons and the Ucadia Model. Until next week, please be safe be well.