A Moment of Enlightenment

When a moment of enlightenment dawns . . . You feel like you’re in love, and there’s not even a person involved. You love everything. Not just the trees and the birds and the sunsets, but the the gravel in the road, the drug commercial on TV, and the carcass of a dead squirrel. It’s all God. It’s all connected to you. It’s all beautiful and filled with peace. You feel the serenity and all you want to do is sing along with it.

The “Crazy” Lady

The “Crazy” Lady

Wishing I were more like her.

Vince Migliore

Retards! In my vulgar Brooklyn way, that’s how I thought of them. Those kids on the short yellow bus. The disabled; the mentally handicapped. At least I learned to use more compassionate language, but still, in the back of my head, I thought of them as somehow inferior. Then, one of them taught me a lesson; an experience I cherish even many decades later.

I was hiking on a hilly, wooded trail in a park near my house. The trail rose to about 3,000 feet. The air was just brisk enough to be invigorating. As the day wore on however, the sun managed to break through the canopy of leaves, enough to drain my strength.

At the base of the hill I found a flat boulder under a shaded-offering tree, so I took off my boots and laid on top of it for a rest. Exhausted, I drifted off into that uncharted territory between wakefulness and dreams. The coolness of the rock worked to relieve the aching in my legs, and I soon entered an even deeper depth of reverie.

The next thing I knew there was a soft touch on my cheek, an angelic, soothing voice whispering to me. “It’s my birthday! I’m having a party. Do you want to come to my birthday party?” She stroked my face and my hair.

Wait a minute! I thought I was in a park somewhere! On a rock! And yet, for that split second all I could think of was her soft touch, the tenderness of her voice, and the heartfelt invitation to a party. I want that! I want more of that!

Then, in sterner tones, a man’s voice. “Come back here, Linda! Leave the man alone!”

I jumped up and roused myself, just in time to see the back of the head of a nice young lady, rejoining her caravan of day-trippers. They were all physically or mentally challenged. They marched back to the van that was transporting them.

I too was transported back into the mundane world of proper etiquette, where people don’t touch you; where it’s frowned upon to look at someone and say, even with sincerity, “Oh, what a lovely face you have! I would so enjoy kissing you!”

I’m old now. It’s been many years since anyone has stroked my face or whispered sweet nothings into my ear. I wonder if that “crazy” lady wasn’t wiser, more genuine than I am, restricted as I am by social norms. Thank you, little lady! Thank you! I love you too. Yes, I’ll go to your birthday party!

Terrorism, Justice, and the Near-Death Experience

What becomes of terrorists in the afterlife?

A Study of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) can shed light on the consequences of our behavior here on Earth. The “reward” for our actions is both simple and fair:

Justice: you experience the effects your actions have had on others.

Judgment and the life review seem to go hand-in-hand in many NDE reports. A theme in the life review is not that we are judged, but rather that we judge our own behavior. A curious occurrence in the life review is the ability to feel the effects of our actions on other people, and this seems to be the cornerstone of the judgment.

Here we see a woman who played a cruel trick on a friend, and how it played out during the life review:

“I saw my entry into the world, one childhood memory after another as distinct and as clear as if each were really happening. . . . Most things were pleasant to see, some things made me very embarrassed. In fact, revolution (sic; probably meant revulsion) and guilt took away any good feelings, making me so very sorry for certain things I had said or done. I hadn’t just seen what I had done, but I felt and knew the repercussions of my actions. I felt the injury or pain of those who suffered because of my selfish or inappropriate behavior.” 

She goes on to relate an incident where she played a cruel trick on a young man.

“I never gave this incident a moment of thought after it had happened. But, during the review of my life, I was grieved to see how totally selfish, thoughtless and downright cruel I had been. I felt his complete panic and fear, and his change as he became less trusting. I was sickened. I had such total guilt that I tried to pull my view away. I was being pounded with the fears, pain, injuries, and anger I had caused in others, and the repercussions that had been passed on and on.”

IANDS, All is Everything (1).

This case illustrates another judgment based on the life review:

The light responded: “The question is not who am I, but who are YOU?” Before I could reply, a series of images and experiences flashed across my vision. This was (by analogy) like a projector displaying images on a flat screen. There were two distinct differences, however. The first difference was that the images were non-sequential (e.g. they were not in any specific order). The second difference was that I could feel, think, see, hear and experience the emotions, thoughts, feelings and experiences of everyone I had ever come in either direct or non-direct contact with.

If you can imagine a series of Dominos cascading downward like water down staggered steps, then this was the experience of being other people and experiencing both the intended and unintended effects of my contact with them. This was not in any way, shape or form a pleasant experience. I saw a multitude of opportunities to help people and be loving and kind, but in most instances I chose to ignore these opportunities and instead focus solely on myself. This was very unsettling to say the least.

All throughout this review process, however, the only entity which judged me was myself. The light did not interject any judgment for or against my earthly actions (or inactions). The only thing the light did was to pause some scenes and ask me what I thought about my actions.

According to the light, the most extraordinary moments of life are not framed by money, work, drugs, alcohol, possessions or self-gratifying behaviors. Indeed, what we consider trivial actions are highlighted as the most significant of our lives.

IANDS, Unborn (2).

One of the most striking accounts comes from a bully who abused other students:

“The first thing I saw was my angry childhood. I saw myself torturing other children, stealing their bicycles or making them miserable at school. One of the most vivid scenes was of the time I picked on a child at grade school because he had a goiter that protruded from his neck. The other kids in the class picked on him too, but I was the worst. At the time I thought I was funny. But now, as I relived this incident, I found myself in his body, living with the pain that I was causing. This perspective continued through every negative incident in my childhood, a substantial number to be sure. From fifth to twelfth grade, I estimate I had at least six thousand fistfights. Now, as I reviewed my life in the bosom of the Being, I relived each of those altercations, but with one major difference: I was the receiver. ”

– Dannion Brinkley, Saved by the Light (3).

Now, apply that consequence to terrorist actions. Let’s say a terrorist kills ten people. First, the terrorist, in the afterlife, will experience the terror he caused for his victims. All ten of them. He will feel the fear and the pain of the execution. Second, he will find himself on the receiving end of the sadness that he generates in the lives of the victim’s family members left behind. The family will grieve for many years over the loss of this loved one. The terrorist will endure the same amount of pain. He will find himself in the body of the friends and co-workers of each victim and get to evaluate the effects his terrorism has on them. He will feel the life-long emptiness that he generates in the children of his victims.

Justice dictates that you experience the effects your actions have had on other people.

I don’t expect there will be a parade of virgins waiting for the perpetrator.

On the other hand, loving behavior has its rewards too. It’s clear that our actions influence those we interact with, but the effects are often positive as well.

In the Betty Eadie case, the negative acts exposed in her life review were causing her grief when Jesus intervened:

” ‘You’re being too harsh on yourself,’ he said. Then he showed me the reverse side of the ripple effect. I saw myself perform an act of kindness, just a simple act of unselfishness, and I saw the ripples go out again. The friend I had been kind to was kind in turn to one of her friends, and the chain repeated itself. I saw love and happiness increase in others’ lives because of that one simple act on my part. I saw their happiness grow and affect their lives in positive ways, some significantly. I felt the love they felt, and I felt their joy.”

– Betty Eadie, Embraced by the Light (4).

What is justice then, but to feel the effects of those we have touched?

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Reference:
Note: Most links are now inoperative.


(1) Link archived: http://www.iands.org/nde_archives/experiencer_accounts/

all_is_everything_everything_is_one.html.

(2) Link archived: http://www.iands.org/nde_archives/experiencer_accounts/

unborn.html.

(3) Brinkley, Dannion, Saved by the Light, Villard Books, New York, 1994.

(4) Eadie, Betty, Embraced by the Light, Bantam Books, New York, 1992.

V.T. Migliore is author of “A Measure of Heaven” from which most of the above material is reprinted here.

Dreams March 2020

Dreams: March 2020

March 4

In a caravan crossing the mountains. Lots of robbers and crooks around. Damp, wet climate. Feels like Asia.

Wet, windy climate blows a young boy off a rock, injuring him.

In China in a restrictive environment.
I give a token to a girl. Can I buy one of the foil post-cards? No.

My son D. riding an animal; first a pig, then a goat, then long-necked animal.He has broken his nose and it’s bleeding.
Blood is on the neck of the animal.(When I wake up my nose is sore.)

March 7, 2020

I meet two aliens dressed all in red, with hoods. I do not see their faces.

They are showing me devices attached to their hands. It seems to be some kind of communication device. It is red, like their robes and looks like a flat disc with rounded pole in the middle, like the tool you use in air hockey.

They seem to be telling me about their exquisite sense of smell. It is more limited than humans but also more acute. Their noses have tiny cones inside that sense smells. They expose me to four sample aromas, but they all smell the same to me.

March 9, 2020

Me and others are trying to start an IV. The letters TOUCH appear.
There is a certain formula that has to be used, but not sure what it is.

March 10

Working as a nurse. Night shift; difficulty dispensing medications.
Too many visitors. I examine discarded patient food.
Disgusting plastic bags with half eaten food.

March 12

At a picnic table at my house. We are having a party. Friend MP seated across from me. I ask,
“Do you want some eggs?” “Sunny side up or scrambled?” People sleeping in chairs after the party. There’s only a little food around but I find a loaf of raisin bread up in the cabinet.

March 13.

At a park. Cannot decide if I am there for Waymarking (internet game) pictures or for metal detecting. I see a lot of statues and icons, so I go for the Waymarking pictures.

Looking up old friend from earthquake prediction group. No one in that apartment. These two really retarded guys grab my attention and won’t stop talking with me, but I finally extract myself.

March 15

In school, taking a test.
I feel unprepared and running out of time. There are 4 large problems to solve and an essay question at the end.

March 19

Gang of tough guys looking to beat me up.

March 20.

Two old, fat ladies, trying to be sexy. One has a man who turns out to be John Kennedy.

March 21.

I see models of multi-atom molecules. The idea comes to me that we should hit them with a laser. The laser should enhance some property, maybe in the return to the stable state when the laser is removed.

The word “mono-filament” comes to mind, as if it will produce a very strong fiber.

I’m outside near a park complex watching amateur sport games. One of the games is archery and a fellow has shot an arrow up in the air as part of practice. He says it should come down any second, so I take cover under a building eave. The arrow comes down a few hundred feet away on a hill side.

I decide to continue watching the archery competition. As it begins, several players are running near me. I am suddenly hit by the side of an errant arrow. I yell at them that they should be more careful. To my surprise, a short younger woman yells back at me to stay out of their way. I’m considering complaining to their organizer.

March 22.

In a class; all adults.
Someone is explaining and demonstrating three lobes of the brain, and a smaller portion at the base of each of them called the “pixie.” I think there’s going to be a test on this. But then, there are two people with small stringed instruments in the class. One has what looks like a regular ukulele, while the other on has a fancy electronic version. They start playing and before too long the whole class is singing.

March 23.

On top of a high tower. Looking down, some man has either jumped from the tower and died or was hit by a car. I hang my camera over the edge to get pictures and video of officials working the scene.

Waking download: I should start a web page with videos explaining the spiritual significance of the current coronavirus situation.

I see a very beautiful French woman. Her face is exquisite. Another woman comes in to a stage setting with her. The second woman is not as pretty but has huge boobs. A man is putting her on the stage to do a striptease. I feel the first woman is real beauty and the second is just a tempting seductress.

I’m at work at a new job. Around a conference table. Most of the workers are young white males in their mid-20s. I want to fit in and not make a fool of myself. Some of the men and one of their hanger-on girlfriends take a break into a back room. The men are doing a simple Irish dance and they are planning to pee onto a tree; a form of male bonding I guess. The female feels uncomfortable and leaves. Not sure I want to be part of it either, but there is a slight peer pressure to fit in for work purposes.

March 24

In a group of men, part of some kind of club. As we get back to the club-house they undergo a silly ritual of resetting the clock on the entrance door. It’s a long, senseless process. People write notes about doing away with this unnecessary ritual. They write their notes on the side of a plastic bag. I write my opinion too, but being in a hurry and an awkward position, my handwriting is unclear. Another note above mine says the same thing; to abolish the practice. I use the bag to fill it with trash. It’s mostly food-related garbage. Now there are two bags of garbage. I wake up thinking the garbage refers to my eating habits, eating too much junk food.

March 29 (?)

I’m writing a novel. I see all the characters in the novel and I am reviewing their motivations, to prepare for the text. I see paths in the grass. I feel these are the paths that the different characters will be taking in the novel and how some of their paths cross. It seem to be an exercise in envisioning a complex web of interactions between the characters.

March 30 (?)

I’m an electrician. I’m given an assignment to put a new circuit into the wall of a building. I hike up the hill to the building. It’s like putting in a new fuse box or something. A new electrical line.

On waking I feel this is related to the spiritual videos that I have been watching at night which tell of mankind being upgraded to “5D” awakening.

Alien Interrogation and Spiritual Truth

Alien Interrogation Tape: A Spiritual Critique

Vince Migliore

In 2019 a video appeared on the internet claiming to be an interrogation with an alien. See reference:

What follows are comparisons between what the alien revealed and what we find in the book A Course in Miracles and other books.

Alien quotes in CAPITAL letters:

E.T.: THE UNIVERSE WAS NOT CREATED

The universe was “made,” not created. There is a difference. (1)
Creation is real and eternal.

“Made” implies a physical, material form which is temporary and can be destroyed.
Like God, we are spirits; eternal – no beginning or end. (2)

(1) Miracles enable you to heal the sick and raise the dead because you made sickness and death yourself, and can therefore abolish both. You are a miracle, capable of creating in the likeness of your Creator. Everything else is your own nightmare, and does not exist. Only the creations of light are real.
– A Course in Miracles, Chapter 1, Sec. 1; Principles of Miracles #24.

(2) The world you see is an illusion of a world. God did not create it, for what He creates must be eternal as Himself. Yet there is nothing in this world that you see that will endure forever.
– Disappearance of the Universe, Gary R. Renard, page 104, quoting from A Course in Miracles.

E.T.: NOTHING, BY DEFINITION, DOES NOT EXIST

The material world is a dream and is not real. It was conjured up in the mind of humans. (3)

This was put forth by enlightened members of our race and many world religions, including Lao-tze, the Bhagavad Gita, Plato, Christ, and the Buddhists, and more recently “A Course in Miracles.”

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” (4)

(3) There is no world apart from what you wish, and herein lies your ultimate release. Change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly. Ideas leave not their source.
– A Course in Miracles , Lesson 132.

(4) – A Course in Miracles , Preface, page x.

E.T.: EXISTENCE IS INFINITE – NO END OR BEGINNING

Only what is infinite is real. All temporary forms are man-made illusions. (5)

(5) You who made delay can leave time behind simply by recognizing that neither beginnings nor endings were created by the Eternal, Who placed no limits on His creation or upon those who create like Him.
– A Course in Miracles , Chapter 11, Sec. 1 paragraph 4.

E.T.: THIS UNIVERSE IS NOT EXISTENCE

This material world is a made-up illusion that you are choosing to believe in. (6)
Eternal reality is spirit based. (7)

(6) What is the lesson for today except another way of saying that to know your Self is the salvation of the world? To free the world from every kind of pain is but to change your mind about yourself. There is no world apart from your ideas because ideas leave not their source, and you maintain the world within your mind in thought.
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 132, paragraph 10.

(7) Mortal mind subservient to matter is destined to . . . suffer eventual personality extinction; mind yielded to spirit is destined to become increasingly spiritual and ultimately to achieve oneness with the surviving and guiding spirit and in this way to attain survival and eternity of personality existence.
– The Urantia Book, Part I, Paper 1, Section 3, paragraph 7.

E.T.: THIS UNIVERSE IS INDIFFERENT TO SO-CALLED LIFE – BECAUSE IT CAN BE DESTROYED

Most people identify themselves with a body, which is temporary and unreal. Your real identity is as a Child of God which is everlasting. (8)

(8) The “self” that needs protection is not real. The body, valueless and hardly worth the least defense, need merely be perceived as quite apart from you, and it becomes a healthy, serviceable instrument through which the mind can operate until its usefulness is over. Who would want to keep it when its usefulness is done?
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 135, paragraph 8.

E.T.: YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING

A closed mind is unwilling to accept the reality of the unseen spiritual realms. (9)

(9) Belief is powerful indeed. The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth. A madman thinks the world he sees is real, and does not doubt it. Nor can he be swayed by questioning his thoughts’ effects. It is but when their source is raised to question that the hope of freedom comes to him at last.
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 132, paragraph 1.

E.T.: THERE IS NO MEANING TO THIS UNIVERSE

All the meaning that you THINK you see in the world is really not there, it is just in your own mind. (10)

(10) You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world. All these attributes are given it by you. The world is meaningless in itself.
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 12.

E.T.: MEANING LIVES IN THE MIND

The world of chaos that we seem to see is really an illusion in the mind of the perceiver. (11)

(11) The world you made is therefore totally chaotic, governed by arbitrary and senseless “laws,” and without meaning of any kind. For it is made out of what you do not want, projected from your mind because you are afraid of it. Yet this world is only in the mind of its maker.
– A Course in Miracles, Chapter 12, Sec. 3, paragraph 9.

E.T.: YOUR SPECIES CONJURS MEANING

Humankind has a split mind. It holds both insane thoughts and the real thoughts co-created with God. (12)

(12) The world is nothing in itself. Your mind must give it meaning. And what you behold upon it are your wishes, acted out so you can look on them and think them real. Perhaps you think you did not make the world, but came unwillingly to what was made already, hardly waiting for your thoughts to give it meaning. Yet in truth you found exactly what you looked for when you came.

There is no world apart from what you wish, and herein lies your ultimate release.
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 132, paragraph 4.

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Vince Migliore is a writer and researcher based in Folsom, California.

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Adam and Eve’s DNA Uplifting

Some quotes from The Urantia Book seem to support the theory that Adam and Eve were Light Beings on a mission to upgrade the DNA of humankind. These are brief, selected quotations.

The Urantia book is a three-volume work allegedly channeled by spirit beings. The first part describes the nature of God and His kingdom; the second part is the history of Urantia (the Earth), and the last part covers the life of Jesus.

It’s one of those books that you don’t read, but rather is sits on your nightstand for a few decades and you’re lucky if you can read half of it in that time. The text has that authoritative ring to it that resonates with the idea of it being divinely inspired.

Urantia Book quotations.