For those of you who experience Catholic brain freeze (as I do when I hear his name) you probably need to move along to another blog, or another post. I wouldn't linger here too long, as it's going to get funky up in here in a moment.
For fans of "Hacking the Afterlife" stick around. It will be interesting, I promise. I'm in the midst of working on the next book, don't have a solid title yet, but while I'm in writing mode, I tend to see things in terms of chapters.
How can Jesus show up in a coffee shop? Well, as I told this fellow - who looked kind of startled, upset, freaked out at what he was "seeing" while I was talking to him, I tried to reassure him it was normal.
"Try not to judge it. Just let it be whatever it is. It could be your imagination and that's fine. You could be conjuring up this face, but don't let that freak you out." I hastened to add; "You're sitting in pretty much the same table at the same cafe where he's shown up a half dozen other times to people I'm chatting with. So it's not it's the first time he's appeared while having a coffee in Caffe Luxxe, but I understand it's disconcerting for you. It's not for me. Allow that it "Could be your imagination. Could be someone pretending to be him. Or... could be him."
But let's see how we got here first of all.
A friend of mine invited me to meet up with his friend about a project in the film business. (My other world.) I met with him about a month ago, specifically to help him and his business partner, did what I could to paint a realistic picture of the difficulties ahead with this venture, but also, as I do when I talk to people about whatever project they have in mind, to address on some level why this project is meaningful -- "on a spiritual level."
"What is it in your conscious life that has led you to this endeavor, and how will it help the planet?"
This fellow understood what I was asking, but his partner did not. His world view is firmly planted in the "materialist science" world - i.e., what happens in your lifetime is based on factors of genetics, sociological and human wants. Nothing spiritual about it.
I pointed out to his partner that my decade of research in this arena has led me to include a spiritual aspect to why we do things, why we find ourselves involved with any number of projects, and how they may have a deeper meaning to our life's path.
The young fellow dismissed that concept entirely (I wound up asking him "So how old are you anyway?" and when he said his age I said "See? That's as far as you've gotten so far. You'll get there eventually.")
But his partner has a family member who is working on consciousness studies, and he understood what I was referring to, and asked if we could meet up at a later date. He had some unusual events happen to him in his youth, and he was eager to discuss them with me.
Today we did so.
|In the "OA" she met with a guide|
I had mentioned how Mario Beauregard, PhD, a neuroscientist, had this apotheosis when he was 12 where he was walking in the woods behind his home in Canada, and suddenly felt this wave of euphoria, and saw how "everything and everyone is connected."
|HHDL and Mario B|
Younghusband was a soldier in the British army at the time, but "put down his rifle" and created the "council of world religions" which exists to this day.
In Mario's case, he's spent the past 30 years using science to explain what he experienced ("Brain Wars" is one of his books, he's interviewed in "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" and speaks in his native tongue, French, on these topics on youtube.)
But today my new friend told me that he had a similar event when he was about 10 years old.
It was New Year's Eve, so he remembered the date, and he had gone upstairs to take a bath. And while in the tub, he suddenly was "transported" to a space that was "somewhere else in the universe." He said it was like he was "outside in outer space" and a voice spoke to him. The voice said to him (in French - I asked) "Save the Universe." He heard it a number of times, and when he got out of the bath, he was so freaked out by the event, he went downstairs and tried to tell his incredulous brother.
My friend said the event and those same words came to him a number of other times.
I said, "Well let's explore this for a moment. Can you remember the sound of the voice?" He said "Yes, that it was a strong voice, and it was a command... as if telling me that I was supposed to do something." I said "How old did the voice sound?" He thought for a moment, said "Old, older than 50 perhaps." I said, "Is this voice a stranger, a friend, a soul mate or a spirit guide?" I tend to not think too long and hard about what my next question is going to be, but by giving him four choices, I figured that included "I have no idea."
He said "guide." I said "Okay, Mr. Guide, can you give us a name or a letter of a name to address you?" He said "G." He couldn't come up with a name, really, and I said "Fine, let's be George for the moment... So George, what did you mean by that statement which scared the hell out of this ten year old; "Save the Universe?"
He couldn't access an answer. I said "By universe do you mean everything that's in our universe? Or is that a figurative term to include other dimensions?" He said he felt it to mean "Everything, everywhere."
I said "Okay, George, give our friend an image of yourself at an early age, something that he can identify and look at. What do you see?"
He said "I don't want to say it. But he looks like Jesus."
I said "Try not to judge it. Either it's your imagination giving you an image, or it's someone pretending to look like him, or it's him." (Without mentioning how many times he's shown up in this very same cafe as I've spoken to friends who "don't believe in him" friends from India, friends from around the globe who don't have any connection to "him" but for some reason "see him" in a dream, out of body experience, or some other event.) I asked him to describe him, physically.
He said "Brown eyes, but lighter, with bits of green and yellow." I said "You mean gold?" He said "Yes, gold. Longer hair, about down to the shoulder." (As noted, he's shown up with "gold flecks" in his eyes a number of times. He's also shown up with blue eyes, which I ascribe to the person who is seeing him... but the "gold" part I've heard at least three different times.)
I said "So what do you mean by telling our friend here at age ten that he has to save the universe?"
He couldn't answer. I said "Are you trying to tell him that he needs to impart information about the nature of the universe, how understanding how the afterlife works will serve to save the universe?"
He said "Yes. That's what it means." I said, "Okay, let's appreciate for a moment that you heard this message when you were ten and it's taken you 30 years to run into a fellow who can help you understand or interpret it."
"Save the Universe."
By helping people to understand the nature of reality. How we don't die, how we move into another realm where everyone is equal, where there is no hierarchy.
Where we access our loved ones, our memories of previous lives, where we plan our future ones. And how by accessing that information, that knowledge, and somehow helping get it into the world, it will ultimately help the universe.
At least that's my interpretation of it.
I didn't know what my new friend did for a living. He said "It's in sales."
I said "Well, then, you must have a unique ability to bring things to people that maybe they didn't know they would need or want, but it's important for them to have. And perhaps you knew you'd chosen this life to help sell one of the biggest spiritual concepts that's ever been tackled." He said "I'm getting the feeling it's going to be a big fight."
He said that he thought people would be upset about hearing about an alternate reality with regard to the universe. ("Taking the red pill.")
I said "You mean people will be upset about that? Of course they will be. Everything they've invested in up until now will be meaningless. The accumulation of wealth instead of friends, the pursuit of material objects instead of the pursuit of giving or sharing love, the idea that we need drugs or chemicals to alter our reality so that we can somehow dull it... all of that will go out the window."
I also said "Try not stress too much over the idea. It's a tall order. "Save the Universe."
You have to consider that this person was telling you this sentence in precisely the way he wanted you to hear it. So you would remember it. It may relate to your soul's purpose, not only in this life, but in future lives.
Try not to judge your path too harshly - but I suggest that something will come forward to you what will help you to fulfill this idea - perhaps because your relative is working in consciousness studies - but be prepared for it to come.
Now that you understand who said this to you, the next step will be to understand why they said it to you."
So, if there's anything you can take away from this post, on a hot day in August in Santa Monica, CA - it's that it's up to each of us to save the universe.
It's up to each us to examine the nature of reality to see if what these folks are saying is true.
That we are here temporarily, that eventually we return home - but while we're here we can all share in the feelings of unconditional love that we give to each other. And by coming to terms with that, indeed, you will have saved the universe.
My two cents.