21 June 2015

How To Stop The Negative Thinking Within

How To Stop The Negative Thinking Within

There are three main strategies that we must consider when seeking to find this stealth virus which we will call "The Inner Critic." Here are the three main strategies we must use:


The First step, like a computer, we need to create a virus scanner that will work inside our head ... to scan our brain. The virus that we seek is "The Inner Critic" or what most would recognize as ego-self. This virus inds it's way into our daily thought processes totally unnoticed. When we become aware that it has taken control of our hard-drive ... the cerebral operating system ... we have recognized most of the battle.

The rest of what we have to do, is not as difficult as one might think. This is because the Inner Critic is embedded deep in our minds. Like any virus, it doesn't want us to know it's there. It's desire is to remain stealth. It doesn't want you to stop it from taking control of your life.

Most people will not have any idea what this virus looks like and is the main reason fighting back is futile. They don't know what it is they're fighting. If you are like most, you try to stop negative thinking by randomly deleting files on our brains hard-drive in hopes of erasing the virus. But the Truth is, you'll miss the virus, and end of deleting a bunch of valuable files in the process. This makes your hard-drive brain mostly unusable. It will leave the virus in place and your subconscious mind will be even more confused and frustrated.

Remember now ... this virus is not static. It is clever, and has the ability to morph into any situation it deems necessary. As you progress in life, it adapts and becomes more effective. There are many ways that it can weave throughout your mind and create more negative influence on your life.

For example, you may be wanting to start a new business venture and this Inner Critic will step up from the background and try to convince you that "you can't do this," "this will be a failure," "you'll never be able to complete this." Always negative and doing it's best to deter and detract you from your creative abilities. But then begins the process of morphing into other angles. As you continue your plans regardless, the virus will try another method of negatively influencing you. It will send signals like "you're really good at this, you should be doing more," "you're suppose to work on this project every day and today you didn't," and "you really need to improve yourself if this is ever going to be successful." The ego based Inner Critic still dictates what you do ... only it has the ability to get more and more sophisticated and diabolical. 

The first step in detaining this virus is to become far more aware of all the things in your life. Essentially, to wake up and pay more attention to whats going on inside of you. Examine your past and ask yourself ... "When was I experiencing self-criticism?"

You will come to notice many ways that this viral pattern has usurped your life through the use of your thought processes. Until you become consciously aware of this process, attaining inner peace will not be possible. This is the foremost reason people, even deeply spiritual people, are falling short of attaining peace, joy, and abundance in their lives. 

It is because there is a saboteur loose within their thinking faculties and is wreaking havoc at their chances for happiness, joy, and inner peace. The real problem is that most are not even aware of this intruder. The ego serves a great function however, it was never meant to lead. It was never meant to call the shots. It operates in fear, whereas Spirit/Soul operates in Love and Wisdom. Our job is to tame the ego, find the Inner Critic, halt the virus and have it submit to our Spirit consciousness. We have to transform this power into serving us, rather than enslaving us. 

In closing, I am reminded of a great analogy in the New Testament Bible where the words ascribed to Jesus are: 

"But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's."
~Matthew 16:23

In a deeper metaphysical sense, Peter represents this ego, this cunning Inner Critic, and is presented as "satan" which literally means "the opposer" and realizes that it is Spirit/Divine mind that must lead, and that man's base nature ego mind must follow in submission and servitude to Divine Christ Consciousness. The Divine Spark of God that is within all of creation is the default of the universe. It creates in it's default setting ... moving forward and lever looking back. Here is where we must find ourselves on this spiritual journey in Earth School. We resurrect the Divine within us, and overtake the independent base-nature ego mind. This is our ascension to higher vibrational energy. This is how you Saviour Self. 

Mind the entrance gate of your mind. This will assist you in keeping in check all that enters from without, and all that hides from within. Once we properly balance our polarity, and deactivate the illusion, we will ride the waves of good and bad, we will shine light on the darkness, we will triumph over evil. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

My thanks to Chris Cade and to Leland Vincent for inspiration.

19 June 2015

The Reality of The Sinner's Prayer

The Reality of The Sinner's Prayer

As usual, I am about to shorten my Holiday Gift receiving. It seems that every time there's some kind of killing, mass-murder, or psycho committing a violent act, there's always some Fundamental Christian who will come out and say: "it's ok, accept Jesus into your heart and he will forgive you" or something equally as ignorant. Yes, ignorant. Commit a crime, and YOU go to prison, not Jesus. Furthermore, IF Jesus were here, I doubt very seriously that he would condone such an ignorant statement. Just like that huh? Like magic ... accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and everything's going to be just dandy. Um, no.

First ... if you follow Christianity you will know that the words ascribed to Jesus are always about love for your fellow man and peace on earth. Shooting up a bunch of students in a school, or a bunch of people in a church Bible Study group does not qualify as "love and peace." These are horrible atrocities being committed by someone who has clearly grown far apart from any human default condition. 

These people at one time were innocent and adorable little babies. Somewhere along their path to adulthood, things went south for them. They developed anger and hatred. Maybe they were bullied, maybe they weren't loved by their parents, maybe they were on drugs, or any number of other so-called reasons for committing this type of hideous crime. But ... in any case ... they had to choose. They had to make a personal decision to commit an act of extreme hatred and violence. They chose to take another human life with no regard and no remorse. They have ruined their own life, and the lives of other innocent people. for this, there is no reward ... only consequences. This is Universal Law. The Law of Cause and Effect ... karma. 

Ancient Laws separated transgressions based on intent. They based the punishment for the crime on whether or not you accidentally harmed someone, or intentionally harmed someone. So it is Cause and Effect, and intent that were at play. One does not simply empty an automatic weapon on an entire classroom of students by accident. There is intent to maliciously harm, maim, and kill. Usually, there is some motive that this person(s) deems to have been strong enough to "make them do it" however, no one and no thing can make you do anything. You ... must choose to do so. That innocent baby has transitioned into a murderer and somewhere along the way ... I am certain there were signs. Either no one cared, or there wasn't anyone around to pay attention. 

How many times have we heard and seen someone get fired from their job and then return and kill everyone in retaliation. What makes them "snap." I can tell you it was a gradual process that crested with one event. Short tempers lead to fist fights, not mass killings. Trouble has been brewing for a long time with these people who snap. And somewhere ... I'm certain that somebody noticed a dangerous condition beginning to brew. We must all be more cognitive and mindful of people around us. We must look for warning signs. We must tell people they are important, and that they are loved here in this realm, in this life form ... and now.

Accepting Jesus in your heart no more releases you from your responsibility and your consequences than Spiderman or Batman. Thinking and behaving as Jesus presumably did ... now THAT will get you positioned in a much better place in life. Every Sage who ever lived preached the same thing. Love and peace, goodwill toward men. Saviour self and understand how important what we do is to the entire universe. One negative thought, unless it is intercepted with a positive one, will manifest into form. It must, simply because thoughts are measurable energy ... thoughts are things. NO matter how terrible and violent a person may become, remember that we are them, and they are us. Everything is one ... and that One is Source Energy/God. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

15 June 2015



We all have driven along the highways and side roads and and have caught a glimpse of a make-shift roadside memorials left in honour of someone who had lost their life in some type of traffic accident at that exact location. Usually, there will be some sort of cross, and perhaps some flowers bundled at the base of the cross left by a recent visitor. Lately, at least in my opinion, I have witnessed more and more of these memorials on more and more roads that I have traveled. What a sad sight to be seen.

Was it truly an "accident," or was it preventable? So many times we categorized these types of tragedy into an accident, but if you investigate further ... you'll find that it may have been prevented. Someone drank too much, took their eyes off the road, talking on the phone and not paying full attention, texting, arguing with a passenger, or just simply spacing out and not staying alert. These are the true tragedies because they could've been prevented. The pain and loss for the friends and family left behind by those who died, may have been diverted just by realizing the attention required at all times that is necessary for operating a motor vehicle. 

How many times do we stray from where we should place our focus. Not just on the road, but at work, at home, with our children, and our own health and well-being. We must learn to recognize the distractions that take away our attention from where it should be, and instead diverts it to where it should not be. When we mind our mind, we learn that we have more control over situations presented to us that we are aware of. We wake from our slumber. We become more conscious of dangerous situations and respond more quickly when these situations present themselves to us. 

How many crosses and flower displays would we find at each moment in time when we have driven off our spiritual and emotional path? How many times do we have to hit the wall of despair to learn the lessons that have presented themselves to us? We tend to think "oh, that could never happen to me" when in fact, it most certainly can. Life is a journey of ups and downs, and we have to ride those waves. We have to learn to be good when things are not good, and be good when things are good. You are the Driver in your body ... the Soul. Be more careful with your vehicle and pay more attention to all that can affect you and others. The more awake, alert, and aware you are ... the less "accidents" you'll be involved in. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

14 June 2015

Who Is Your Sound Engineer?

Who Is Your Sound Engineer?

If you've ever had the pleasure to be in a music group, and to play with amazing musicians as I have, then you will certainly know the importance of having a great Sound Engineer coordinating the main sound system and how the instruments and vocals will be heard. This person, can make or break you. They have complete control over everything that will be heard by your audience, and as such, whether people will think your band sounds amazing, or if you band members will need to keep their day jobs.  

As a band member, you rely completely on the sound person. And, generally, they will not adhere to your requests or complaints. You get what they give you, good or bad. When it's good ... you've got a great show and everybody's having a great time. When it's bad ... it's really bad. You can't hear the vocals, you can't hear the harmonies, the lead guitar solo disappears, you can't hear the kick drum, etc. An absolute train wreck for sound. And ... the entire night will be this way. The stress this creates is almost intolerable. As the musicians and singers, you are at the mercy of one person who controls all the knobs, faders, and buttons. 

Now, what if you're not on stage with a band. What if you're not even a musician. Chances are, you will still have this experience at one time or another. Who is it that controls your knobs, faders, and buttons in life? Who or what is it that is holding you back from the real you? The good news is ... you have a choice when you're not on stage. You can decide your path, and how you want to be presented to other people ... your audience. Always feel free to be yourself. Don't give your controls to anyone else. Proudly present yourself as you truly are. Sing, dance, create, and enjoy all that life has to offer without being stuck behind a Sound Engineer who has the power to misrepresent who you really are. 

Stay unplugged. Go acoustic. Let your real voice, mind, and heart be heard without any interference, misrepresentation, and false impressions. Stand proudly, perfect as you are, and say "I AM ________." Believe it, and live it. Life is about the journey, not the destination.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Who Is My Family Anyway?

Who Is My Family Anyway?

I don't think theres one family that doesn't have some form of internal conflict or drama as part of it's core existence. Now before I go further into this article, you must understand that the being you are is energy ... having a physical experience. You are not your body, you are not your experiences, you are the Observer ... the Witness to it all. You are an eternal Spiritual essence learning and raising your vibrations through your experiences in a world of matter. Remembering also, that matter is also energy. It is the lowest level of vibrating energy. 

Now back to family conflict. Your Soul is born into a certain family because of the needs of your Soul to grow and expand it's understanding of all things. Your parents create your physical vessel, but your fragment of Spirit ... your Soul energy is entirely you and unrelated to your physical family unit. There are needs that your Soul has that can be met by entering this particular physical family. There will be times when you'll think perhaps you were adopted, or that someone left you on their doorstep. It's ok. We all go through this. The simple reason that you may not get along with your siblings is because you are siblings only in physical matter ... not on a spiritual level of higher consciousness. 

So the next time you catch yourself saying "I can't believe my brother did this to me" ... know that it may be the same as if it were a stranger, even though your in the same physical family ... even though you shared the same womb. Some people are able to become best friends with their parents and siblings, but many find turmoil and frustration. The universe is ONE living organism and we are all an individualized essential part of the whole. There is also ONE consciousness of which we are all an essential part of the whole. Within the realm of consciousness, everything is interconnected. Everything is MIND. This mind, this conscious life essence, is what many will call God/Source Energy. 

The lie and illusion that you have been taught and swallowed, line hook and sinker, is that everything is somehow separate and divided when in reality, the Truth is that all things in this universe are all interconnected and One. Your Soul fragment, may not be on the same vibrational level as your sister ... in other words, no harmony ... the guitar strings are out of tune and any musician will tell you there cannot be harmony when the band is out of tune. Mentalism, Vibration, Polarity, Balance, Harmony, are all part of the Laws that keep the universe on track. Creating, moving forward, expanding, and growing.

This same default is at work within your mind, body, and Soul. Be yourself ... everybody else is already taken. Be unique ... just like everybody else. Just BE. You are a Human BE-ing. Everyone is here on their OWN journey as you are. Let them be. If they cause harm, karma and law will resolve it. If they cause love and compassion ... we continue on the course laid out millions of years ago. If you experience conflict within your family, you can make an attempt to resolve it peacefully. Otherwise, simply know this is their life experience, and at times, it will not align with yours. Let it be, and walk away. Forgiveness is for you, and it will keep you from getting stuck.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Our Pathways To Life And It's Passions

Our Pathways to Life And It's Passions

Truth be told, one of the reasons we have so much trouble figuring out which path we should follow is because we don't "know ourselves" (literally). And if you look at the ways that all of us were brought up, it's really no surprise. 

For example, how was it decided which type of classroom we should be put into at school? Was it based on whether we were more hands-on or more a thinker? Was it based on whether we learned better visually or audibly? Was it based on whether we were good at math or good at communication? Highly unlikely, at best. The decision was made based on the year we were born ... our age. You might even call it our "date of manufacture."

Most youth are basically treated the same and progress on the same path of traditional education systems, indiscriminately grouped with other children with the same manufacturing date. This is akin to trying to teach a fish to climb a tree. 

This process fuels the virus of self-sabotage and unconsciously we start to believe that being like everybody else is right. We begin to believe that's how things "should" be.

Not consciously. No. Consciously, we want to live incredible, amazing, unique lives. Unconsciously though, the virus implanted so long ago is still there churning away and wreaking havoc within our subconscious mind.

Unless people were among the rare few to be educated with a Montessori or Waldorf approach, it's no wonder so many people have so much trouble figuring out how best they learn, what interests them, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and which type of personal transformation path they should take.

Sadly, after 12+ years of traditional schooling it's pretty difficult to know what makes any of us different from anybody else. It is now up to you personally. Find the things that interest you and do that. Do these things in the way that works best for you. It's time for discovery. Find out who you really are and seek purpose from life. Enjoy every moment. Life is meant to be filled with love, peace, and joy. Find what makes you glow with passion ... and do that, everyday. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

13 June 2015

Sittin' On The Side of The Bay

Sittin' On The Side of The Bay

Today, I am Bayside in Tampa, Florida. A few minutes of driving down Bayside Drive and you see multi-million dollar homes and high-priced condos. All with a million dollar view of Tampa Bay. It's interesting that this massive body of water was here long before any of these residences, yet it almost feels like it was built there to compliment the elite homes. 

What else do we do in our lives that is built around something that was already there, and yet we think it was put there after we came along? The short answer is: everything. It was all here before we got here, and it will be here after we leave. The Old Testament says "there is nothing new under the sun" and how true that statement is. Oh sure, you can argue we have TV's and cell phones, and electricity, etc ... but Truth be told, all we did as humanity was re-arranged things that were already here and combine them into something else. We are the Great Re-arrangers. 

Knowing this, consider what I am about to tell you and understand it to be true. Everything that you could every desire is here and now. All of it. You just have to bring it to you and accept it. Whatever you can come up with, whatever you imagine ... it's already here. Think about that. I know it's hard to believe but all we do is use what is already here. All you wishes, dreams, and desires, are here within this vast universe as one self-contained organism and you are an essence of the entirety of it all. If you don't think you can do it or have it ... then you won't. If you think you can, then you will. Use the Law of Attraction to draw it to yourself and then simply accept it. You deserve it and there's plenty of everything to go around.

Change the way you think, and you will change your reality. Change your perception and everything will change. Think, do, or act upon negativity, and you will get negativity in return. Think, do, or act upon the positive ... and positive is what you will get. Life is one giant echo. What you send out, will return ... as a boomerang always does. This is cause and effect, karma ... and an immutable Universal Law of the universe. Now get busy. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

12 June 2015

Unaware Miscommunication Among Each Other

Unaware Miscommunication Among Each Other

While visiting my local coffee shop today, there was a young boy and his Mom waiting in line to order. The Mother asked the boy what he wanted. He told her, but apparently, she wasn't paying attention when he spoke and yelled back at him ... "what is wrong with you, I asked you what do you want." Well now. I was all I had in me to keep my mouth shut but I did ... and kept watching to see how this was going to unfold.

The little boy looked up at her and said: "Mommy, I told you, but you weren't listening to me." She accused him of lying and reminded him who was the boss. I could literally feel his frustration. What was he thinking? Maybe it goes something like this: "Wow. Life is so unfair. Mom asked me what I wanted and I told her but because she didn't hear me she is blaming me ... and calling me a liar. Is this how a Mom should be teaching her child to be?" While we stood there, he paused for a moment, gathered his thoughts, and actually said: "But Mom, why would I lie? I answered you but you were talking to the lady and you didn't hear me." 

Wow. Good for him. Respectful, standing his ground, and explaining why she didn't hear him indicating he hadn't lied, but she simply didn't hear what he said because she was distracted by another conversation. "Alright" she said, "then what was it you wanted?" No apology, no remorse, and still with a really bad attitude. Now how do you think this child is going to grow up if this is the way that she communicates, or ... miscommunicates, on a daily basis?

You see the world has us caught in it's Laws. We can't escape them. They are here to help us if we would just recognize them. Once we understand what we can and cannot do, we will find ourselves more at home and less stressed. This Mom was clearly stressed on this day ... and that will have it's negative effect on her child. We all do this. Whether with family, friends, work, or strangers. When we come to the understanding that how we treat someone else, will become how we are treated ... we wake to the reality of Truth. 

The kid got his donut, Mom got her latte, and off they went. But, the negative energy and feelings she had left behind, affected all of us that remained. You see, what you think, say, or do ... affects more than just you. Your energy field extends well beyond your own physical body. And we all need to realize what sort of energetic field we are creating, rearranging, or leaving behind. 

I'll close with something usually accredited to Socrates, but it's the message that is most important. It is called the "Triple Filter."

"The first is the Filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"The second filter, is the Filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me something good?"

"The third is the Filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me going to be useful to me or anyone else?"

Conclusion: "If what you want to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor even useful, then why tell it to me at all?"

We all need to think, before we speak. Words are powerful. Your word is your sword. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Your word is your wand ... choose carefully what you wish to manifest for yourself, and for others. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

11 June 2015

Universal Laws - The 12 Immutable Laws - Learn Them And Change Your Life

Universal Laws - The 12 Immutable Laws - Learn Them And Change Your Life

The Law of Divine Oneness - everything is connected to everything else. What we think, say, do and believe will have a corresponding effect on others and the universe around us.

Law of Vibration - Everything in the Universe moves, vibrates and travels in circular patterns, the same principles of vibration in the physical world apply to our thoughts, feelings, desires and wills in the Etheric world. Each sound, thing, and even thought has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself.

Law of Action - Must be employed in order for us to manifest things on earth. We must engage in actions that supports our thoughts dreams, emotions and words

Law of Correspondence - This Universal Law states that the principles or laws of physics that explain the physical world energy, Light, vibration, and motion have their corresponding principles in the etheric or universe "As above, so below"

Law of Cause and Effect - Nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws.. Every Action(including thought) has a reaction or consequence "We reap what we sow"

Law of Compensation- The Universal Law is the Law of Cause and effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships and blessings.

Law of Attraction - Demonstrates how we create the things, events and people that come into our lives Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy - All persons have within them the power to change the conditions of their lives. Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones; thus, each of us can change the energies in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles in such a way as to effect change

Law of Relativity - Each person will receive as series of problems (Tests of Initiation/Lessons) for the purpose of strengthening the light within each of these tests/lessons to be a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. This law also teaches us to compare our problems to others problem into its proper perspective. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, There is always someone who is in a worse position. Its all relative.

Law of Polarity - Everything is on a continuum and has and opposite. We can suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by concentrating on the opposite pole. It is the law of mental vibrations.

Law of Rhythm - Everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms.. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God's Universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting to excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.

Law of Gender - The law of gender manifests in all things as masculine and feminine. It is this law that governs what we know as creation. The law of gender manifests in the animal kingdom as sex. This law decrees everything in nature is both male and female. Both are required for life to exist.

09 June 2015

What Happens When Someone Exits The Family?

What Happens When Someone Exits The Family?

Like hitting a wall at Daytona going 200mph, you're told one day that a family member has decided to leave the family, cut off all contact, and even hire an attorney to investigate wrong-doings within the family business. No warnings, no time-trials ... just BAM ... head-on, right into the wall.

What would cause such a thing? Is it a deep seated emotional scar from long ago that simply won't heal, or was it something brand new that no one even noticed? Perhaps, it's something that privately took place within one or more members of the family in a private experience that nobody else is privy to. Whatever it was, it sure is serious. When you're a full-grown adult with adult children and you decide to pull the plug on your genetic offspring ... it's serious and it's devastating. 

This does not just affect that person and his immediate family, but it runs generations deep. From parents, to grandchildren, all are affected by this decision. Every Holiday, family gathering, birthday celebrations, weddings, religious events, etc. are all now made extremely awkward. There are many friends that are in common, business relations, and commitments. There are legal documents and family assets that must be dealt with when a parent passes away, and much more that has not even been thought of yet. Bottom line, it's like a oil slick through otherwise clean water. 

In my personal view, this is a very selfish, ego-centric act that takes no one else into consideration but themselves. Rather than trying to repair whatever known or unknown damage there may have been, they have elected to withdraw from the immediate tribe ... yet strangely ... still maintain relationships with other relatives who act as though nothing has happened. This is truly stranger than strange. One person, drawing a line in the sand of the entire family causing division for generations. How selfish and inconsiderate. 

Have I actually experienced this type of event first hand? Yes. Do I have any answers as to how to bring about resolution and reconciliation? No. Simply because it was the furthest thing from my mind that anything like this could ever manifest. It's like trying to prepare for what you would do in the event your spaceship runs out of fuel on Jupiter. Since this is highly unlikely, you never gave it any thought. 

Much damage has been done. Probably, irreparable damage ... both emotional, and financial. Of all the challenges that the experience of life can bring, both negative and positive, this type of event is certainly beyond the shadow of a doubt unnecessary, immature, and selfish. The only choice the rest of us have is to distance ourselves even further, be sure that proper legal counsel is on place, and count on a long and tiresome journey that may last a lifetime. Pray this never happens to you. It takes it's toll in many ways. I count my blessings that I am an only child. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

How You're Remembered

How You're Remembered

It's the story of all of our lives. When one chapter ends, another begins ... but ... the ones left behind in the last chapter, will always remember you the way you were. 

Case in point. My early days of Radio work and being a DJ on the air was great fun at times, and not so great at times. During the not so great times there was conflict, attitude, back-talking, and general negativity. If I were to exit at that time and move on to another station, I would be remembered for the asshole that I was. 

During the times of fun, there were excellent broadcasting adventures, cooperation, respect, and mutual compassion and professionalism. If I were to exit at that time and move on to another station, I would be remembered for the awesome guy that I was. 

Now, many years have passed, and I am no longer any of those guys. I have moved on, matured, become enlightened to the way things are in the world. I am clearly NOT the same person, and in my opinion, I am a much better person now than I ever was. But how do we let the people we left behind know this? Most times, we can't. So we just let it be. 

It's a safe bet that when you run across someone that you haven't seen in years, that they have changed. Hopefully, for the positive and for the better. We should always give people the benefit of the doubt, no matter what we remember of their old self and their old ways. Sometimes, we might just be surprised. 

Today, I am friends with people who actually fired me. Funny thing is, I probably deserved it back then. I was a different person than I am now. But it was just part of this experience called life. So to the past ... I revert to the short version of the famous Ho'oponopono Prayer: "I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you." Peace and namaste.

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

07 June 2015

How Happy Can A Person Actually Get?

How Happy Can A Person Actually Get?

Several years ago, I actually got to witness the answer to this question. My wife and I drove to Juno Beach, Florida to visit her brother and his family at their beach house. We lived in Orlando so it was only a 2 1/2 hour drive down, and we made it a long weekend. 

Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I love the ocean, I love the beach, but I don't like actually going to the beach, sitting in the sand, swimming in the ocean, and laying in the sun. I'm more like the guy sitting in the air conditioned ocean front tiki bar having a drink and a burger and watching from a distance. 

But on this particular day, they all talked me into going beachfront for a little bit. So there I sat, under the umbrella, in the blazing sun just counting the minutes until I could bail out of the expedition and head back to air conditioned comfort. Then something caught my ear. There were very few people at the beach since this is the private section of Juno Beach and it's or residents only ... so the sounds stood out. 

What caught my ear, was this penetrating laughter of a young man who was sitting right on the line where the waves would come crashing in ... splashing him. Each time the wave came in, he screamed with pleasure and delight. It was obvious just by observation, that he was a young man with disabilities. His parents were there with their other kids and keeping a close watch on him to be sure he was safe ... and safe he was. Safe in the arms of ecstasy. Bam ... another wave and another ear piercing scream of joy and immeasurable happiness. He would throw his hands up in the air and it nearly brought tears to my eyes. 

My emotions ran wild because at that moment I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had never experienced such a level of sheer bliss and excitement as this child splashing in the waves. He was at maximum thrill level. In those few moments, he was experiencing more incredible joy that I had ever imagined was possible. I realized that day, that it can actually happen. 

What a wake up call for all of us who consider ourselves "normal." Well, I hope that one day, I can experience his normal ... even if just for a few moments. It was exhilarating and I hope that all of us can witness it within ourselves at some time in our life here. Total, absolute, bliss. God bless him.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

06 June 2015

Let Me Introduce Myself

Let Me Introduce Myself

I am a 57 years old human. I have had many experiences in those 57 years. I am no longer gullible. I do not believe everything anyone says. No matter the subject, I investigate everything. I find the pros and cons, then I let my Spirit discern what is beneficial. And not just beneficial for me, but for everyone. 

Please do not try and sell me your religion, political agenda, or anything else that I have not inquired about. I have no need for a Saviour. I believe you should saviour self, and so I am working on that. 

I am an Ordained Interfaith Universal Minister and believe Truth can be found in all ancient holy writ. The Wisdom of the ancient Pagan world is the basis for all fundamental spiritual Truth found in the underlying layers of all faith systems. 

I do not know beyond the shadow of a doubt what literally happened thousands of years ago ... simply because I was not there. However, if I can apply those ancient teachings to my life and others, and it is beneficial, then the Truth of those teachings stands on it's own merits with no assistance required. 

I am entitled to my personal opinion on all things, as you are, and I have no intent to debate or argue anything that I present for your consideration. I merely present what my years of research has shown me. Together, if we can discuss these subjects in a mature manner, with an open mind to something that may change what we believe and bring humanity closer to unity without uniformity, then my work is complete. 

We are all energy beings, fueled by One Source of energy. We are forever bound to each other though the matrix of consciousness, and simply the air that we breath, the water we drink, and the ground that we stand upon. We were born from out of the Earth, not into it. All matter is energy, vibrating at it's lowest frequency. I am in you, and you are in me. This is universal Law. 

What we do for, or to, "other," we are actually doing to self ... simply because ... there is no other. This universe is ONE living organism of which you and I are an essence, and an integral part of the entirety of the organism. This organism, this universe, this life ... is the Source of all things, or what some choose to call God. Namaste.

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

04 June 2015

What Exactly Is Nothingness Anyway?

What Exactly Is Nothingness Anyway?

God/Source Energy creates from Nothing because Nothingness, "ayin" in Hebrew, actually means absolute, infinite possibility. No limitations. No restrictions. None at all. Boundless ... and you and I are co-creators of this infinite potential.

When you don’t need to be any particular something, you’re free to be anything. Kabbalah calls this infinite potential "nothingness" – not because there’s nothing there, but because there are absolutely no limitations that define or restrict this infinite possibility in any way. It is the place where all potential begins. 

Remember as we talk on this subject, think of the number Zero. It is a whole entire number ... it is something ... not nothing as is assumed. Just like Infinity is also a number. In fact, most everything in the digital world operates on zero's and one's. Zero, does not mean nothing. It stores the potentiality of numbers just like all the rest. 

You’re Already Creating Something from Nothing

As a human beings created in the image of the All There Is, you are also empowered to create something from nothing. And you do, all the time. Thoughts, are things (thinks) and will manifest into physical reality every single time. Thoughts are energy and cannot be destroyed. 

Unfortunately, most of the time what we create from nothing are the stories about what we can’t do, aren’t capable of, will never have – together with all the reasons why. This is ego blocking our natural spirit-led default program of abundance and endless potentiality. 

These stories are continuously being recreated from nothing in each of our lives. But unlike Source Energy, who creates consciously, we create this reality unconsciously. It’s a sort of default programming. Yes, I understand that you have reasons for what you believe, but those reasons, while they may help to explain your past, do not have the power to limit your future. Unless you think they do, and act accordingly.

Most of us don’t wake up in the morning in awe of our own potential, in touch with our Divine purpose, filled with the joy of life, ready to create. More often we wake up all-too-conscious of our limitations, our disappointments, our frustrations, our unfulfilled needs, and the burdensome problems we need to solve. No wonder so many of us are worn out before we even get out of bed.

Change your perception and the way you think, and you will change your reality. When everyone understands the power of this ancient Truth, the world will become a better place. We will be able to create love, compassion, understanding, peace, and tranquility for all creatures. Mind the gate of your mind ... you are the Watchman, you are the Observer, and you ... are the Creator.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

02 June 2015

Has The World Gone Mad?

Has The World Gone Mad?

So has the world truly gone mad? Before we attempt to answer this question, first ... let's take Banking, Religion, Government, the Global Elite, Big Pharma, and the Mass Media out of the equation. This way, we can begin at a basic level of uncontrolled, and non-programmed, base humanity. In other words ... just regular people with regular lives. 

Once we remove all of the outside influences, we are left with the basic battle of ego versus Divine. Ego being your own self-centered, sense pleasure, and self only benefit thinking and acting. Divine being your default setting of love, compassion, peace, and joy, that can only be brought forth by taking the ego by the reigns and making the right decisions ... for ALL ... not just you. 

Herein lies the battle. It's not a literal war of weapons and military power, but it is a war of courage and willpower. If we simply stop listening to the outside negative influences, and we turn inwards for guidance and direction, we can defeat any negative circumstances. This would include an overall improvement of not only the status of the entire world, but also improvement of your own personal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. All would benefit. 

So when we add Banking, Religion, Government, the Global Elite, Big Pharma, and the Mass Media back into the equation ... we must come to the Truth. We must understand that worker bees and worker ants feed the Queen (that would be us). Without us, without our blind acceptance and ignorant status due to missing knowledge, they can continue to do what they desire ... right under our nose. 

Be informed. Begin to research. Ask questions. You are entitled to a life of abundance. And there is plenty of everything to go around ... except that there are a few thousand people hoarding resources and controlling finances. You can't have a sporting event, unless you have team players, and spectators. Without players, there would be nothing to play ... and without spectators, there would be no money to be made. We can have a voice simply by the way we purchase products, mind our thoughts, improve our actions, and above all ... learn their game ... and don't suit up. Remember, the best way to control the opposition, is to own the opposition. So be careful with what forces you join. You may be helping to progress the negative powers without even knowing it.

Let's face it ... the only way to control 7 billion people, is to keep them stupid, uninformed, and under a spell of deception at all times. All the music, concerts, party spots, nightclubs, professional sporting events, etc. are all ways they keep us busy and distracted. When we see a school shooting on the news ... know that there is something much larger taking place and this event is a distraction. Wake up, empower yourself with Truth. Become who you were meant to be ... and make today the day that you plan to enjoy your life. Help to end the suffering for all living creatures on this planet. Ask yourself, has the world gone mad? Or, has the world not become mad enough ... mad enough to stand for whats right, whats true, and whats good for all. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

01 June 2015

Final The Rapture Movie - Fiction

Final The Rapture Movie - Fiction

If you are interested in considering another view of this Fundamentalist Christian teaching error, then stay with me for a few paragraphs. This event is in no way literal or historical prophesy. It is not my intent to expose false teachings, but to merely present what has been found to be the Truth after careful exegesis by many leading Scholars over the last 200 years. So, if you're game ... here's something you'll not hear from the pulpits or the Televangelists. 

Over the last few years, "rapture" movies and books have taken off like wild fire. The basic premise is a literal mistranslation of biblical events that wreak havoc on planet earth. Seven years of tribulation, under rule by the Anti-Christ, murder, mayhem, violence, destruction, theft, vandalism, plane crashes, car crashes, people dying ... all up until the return of Jesus Christ to gather his believers in the clouds, and leave behind a miserable existence for those who did not accept his status as God. It's quite the story ... but story it is. Fiction. Every part of it, unless of course, you have the right and true understanding that these stories are all allegorical myths describing what is to happen inside mankind ... not from the outside. 

The Bible is called the Gospel, which literally means "Good News." So, where do we find good news in any of these forecasted events. In fact, most of them are already part of our daily human self-serving egocentric society. The stories contained in the Bible, and so many other religious documents are metaphors. They are stories with deeper Truths contained below the surface. Historic and literal interpretation are of no value. It is the inner/esoteric message of the Truth contained deep within the stories that is of great value. 

What Is The True Meaning of The Rapture

The "Rapture of The Saints" is not about flying around the clouds being taken out of the miserable world and into the Paradise of Heaven. It is a strange non-biblical based doctrine that’s been going around for hundreds of years. Millions of people believe in it. Some are so sure of it that they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prepare for it, even quitting their jobs and selling all their worldly possessions. What scripture would cause someone to do something so foolish ... knowing that the very word “rapture” isn’t even in the Bible ... Latin, Greek, Hebrew, or English?

There is an ad that pops up on Facebook quite often for yet another new Rapture Movie ... "Final The Rapture." This is another scare and fear movie that has people believing that planes will be falling out of the sky, trains will derail, cars will be abandoned on the highway, and loved ones will disappear in their shoes. The FB Ad will not allow any comments unless you "like" the page. Which I will not do. So, in this article, I apply my comment ... my own personal warning after many years of research and study ... "The Rapture is not a literal-historical event."

In fact, over 365 times in the English Bible people are told "do not fear." Jesus The Christ prayed for a "world without end, amen." WE create the future. WE manifest reality ... according to our thoughts and actions. It cannot be preset. It unfolds with every nanosecond depending on what WE create as reality. But it all begins with mind ... within. INSIDE of us ... not outside of us.

Just like true esoteric baptism, the scriptural description of rapture is about what happens during contemplative prayer, and meditation ... within us. It has nothing to do with literal people flying in the air to meet Jesus Christ. People don’t fly. This fact is not going to change unless we grow wings and feathers. The ancient scripture writers knew this as well. They certainly didn’t mean that people would fly to the clouds literally.

" ... the Kingdom of Heaven cometh not with observation."
(Luke 17:20)

In other words, the kingdom of Heaven/God is not something that you will observe with your eyes. You can’t look around and see it. No one will see anyone else fly in the air, either. No one will meet their past loved ones in the clouds. In fact, the whole event isn’t about anything that happens outside of you. So where does it happen?

“…the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

The entire Bible and all of its stories happen within you. If you’re going to understand the Bible, you have to see all of its stories and parables as something that happens within you. The stories are not historic and literal. Ask any well-researched professional.  

Take the time to enter your Holy Temple ... within you. Take more time for yourself and meditate. When you’re ready, you’ll know when it’s time to begin meditation for the purpose of higher awareness. Hopefully, you’ll experience the “rapture” and realize that all those people who are still waiting for it to happen are only deluding themselves. Then maybe you can help them see the truth if they become open to it.

What Exactly is The Second Coming of Christ?
The second coming of Jesus is something that has been predicted for hundreds of years. When we take a close look at the scripture we find that Jesus told his followers that he would return before ... some who were present at the time ... tasted death. That would place his second coming within the lifetime of his youngest followers. In the Gnostic literature we also find that Jesus had returned after an absence of some 500 days; about a year and a half. In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene Jesus had clearly returned and has prepared to leave again.

Other records indicate that Jesus moved to Egypt following what was claimed to be his crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus and a new set of students have been placed in Egypt near the Valley of the Kings. There was a Temple built to the exact specifications of the Temple in Jerusalem on Elephantine Island. For many followers of Judaism, this was the real Temple after the Romans and their politically appointed priests had polluted the one in Jerusalem.

This is also the locale for the writing of the Gospel of Thomas and the Nag Hammadi scrolls ... they were found not far from there. In the Gnostic tradition the second coming is clearly a spiritual event, not a physical one. This second coming occurs within us. It is the activation of our Christ Consciousness ... our Divine Spark of God. The Divine within each of us. Certainly not the ego driven self, but the Spirit driven Higher Self. 

The mystery school system had a level of initiation, missionary work, discipleship and an advanced level of apostleship. The apostleship level was equivalent to spiritual enlightenment; what people now refer to as the Christ Consciousness. The Christ Consciousness is actually a better term, as it clearly identifies the experience as one of consciousness, rather that the enigmatic term enlightenment.

Jesus told his followers that He and the Father were One. This statement was never intended to be taken literally ... as He being God and the entirety of God, but was instead referred to a strong conscious inter-connection with God. In Michael Baigent’s book “The Jesus Papers” two documents are identified as Jesus’ written response to the charges of blasphemy by the Sanhedrin. 

The claim against Jesus was that he was claiming to be the actual Son of God. Michael Baigent states that the documents explain what was meant: "that Jesus was not THE actual Son of God, but 'A' Son of God as was recorded in the original Greek language Gospels. He shared a strong conscious connection with God, and that everyone that experienced such a connection and state of consciousness would also be entitled to be called a Son of God." This was the original pre-Roman teaching.

Through this explanation we clearly see that Son of God was a state of consciousness, not a physical relationship. As such, there were a number of “Sons of God” that were a part of many established communities at that time. Unfortunately, the Roman Church wiped out most of them.

Following that pattern in later years when a spiritual student completed his or her training and reached the apostleship level, the experience gradually became known as the coming of Christ, or the emergence of the Christ Consciousness within that person. 

By convention then, the Second Coming of Christ is the emergence of the Christ Consciousness within an individual, not a collective physical event as is portrayed by the Christian Church. There have in fact been countless Second Comings over the past two millennia as many individuals have reached that level of spiritual experience, and there will be many more to come.

Keep in mind also that many of the events portrayed in the Old Testament considered to have taken place among the ancient Hebrews ... did not. Many Scholars and Professors at Tel Aviv University and many Israeli Archaeologists will confirm this. 

Contrary to the predictions of the return of Jesus in person, no such event will take place. As with so many things in true Christianity, the events and concepts apply to changes in awareness and consciousness, not physical, historical, and literal events. Just as salvation is not as it is portrayed in the literal sense, but is a transformation in spiritual consciousness, so too is the Second Coming a transformation in a person’s spiritual consciousness and connection to God/Source Energy, not an outer physical event.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.