What is Mid-Life?

Upon returning to the lovely gateway of the Beliefnet Community today, I spotted a question asked by one of my neighbors: “Is it a mid-life crisis?” he wondered.
He made me wonder, too: When’s mid-life? I mean, if we are spiritual creatures, made in the image of God, if there is no beginning or end to us, where is that point that we can designate as the “middle” of our lifetime?
Now that I’ve become aware of what a theater Earth is–and have become totally convinced of its departure from reality–the word “life” hits my eyes and ears differently. Words such as “life-saving” and “life-threatening”, and yes, “mid-life” are curious to me. In fact, one of the questions in the Drama Queen Workshop “reality check” exercise is: It’s possible for medical professionals to save a life. True or False?
The answer, at least in that venue, is “false”. You can save a body, but you can’t save a life. We’ve confused the two, with obvious and frightening results.
We’ve been taught that reality is only what we can see: the slow moving molecules that constitute physical life. We’ve been taught that we have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Consequently, we tend to be fearful and defensive. We’re spooked more easily. After all, there’s so much to lose; no one is guaranteed tomorrow. Gotta get it now, gotta keep it, gotta keep others from trying to take it. Control whatever and whomever you can in this finite world.

What if Paul was correct when he told the Corinthians in his second letter: “What is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal?” Is reality temporary or eternal?

Wouldn’t it be great in 2008, if we could more consistently “keep it real?” Who knows? Maybe the Loud Mouth wouldn’t feel so compelled to rant!

Discover the Law of Attraction “Secrets” No One Wants to Talk About

You might recall that this time last year, the ancient Law of Attraction was in the process of becoming a 21st century fad. That excitement soon faded, after millions did not get the results they desired. It’s not that the bearers of this ancient Truth were wrong; they weren’t. They simply didn’t tell us the entire secret.

I promised in this space several months ago that I would fill in some of those blanks. At that time, I’d hoped to be able to deliver it to you around Thanksgiving. However, the Universe felt that this was a better time; winter solstice, New Year, it’s a period of rebirth.

It’s now time to understand why many of those Law of Attraction tactics didn’t work the way you wanted or expected. It’s finally time to discuss the secrets of this spiritual Law that no one seems to want to talk about. (They don’t call me the “Loud Mouth in the Balcony” for nothin’! I’m tellin’.)

On New Year’s Day, you can find out what those secrets are: the four simple principles that determine your outcomes. They’re revealed in a free audio book that will help you enter 2008 with a new aptitude for why you attract certain experiences and people into your life. This is the full narration of my March 2008 hardcover release, Crossing an Unseen Bridge. The audio book will sell for $29.95 after the holidays. Right now, it is my gift to you with every pre-order of the printed edition ($15.95).

Crossing an Unseen Bridge promises to be as enlightening, empowering and entertaining as my whimsical spiritual memoir, EARTH Is the MOTHER of All Drama Queens. I hope this audio gift will be as much of a blessing to everyone as that book, and that it will provide a powerful start to your New Year.

This free audio book offer is open only to members
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So many have commented that reading my work is like having me in the room talking to them. This time, I will really be there! I look forward to spending quality time with you.

Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year!

American Justice

I just read a fascinating article in today’s New York Times. They’re examining commonplace aspects of the American justice system that are unique. This kind of justice happens nowhere else in the civilized world. This article, the second installment of a series, focuses on a young man who is serving life in prison without chance of parole. Why? Because he loaned his Chevy Metro to a friend.
Read the NYT article, and share your thoughts: Should anyone be severely punished for someone else’s sin–under any circumstances. If you don’t mind mentioning your religious affiliation (if any) in your response, I’d appreciate it.