Monday, March 11, 2019

OBE's and the Big Picture (part 2)

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' In "Thinking Without Words," a discussion of thought without the hindrance of language, I spoke of my original intent to learn the art of leaving one's body, also called Out of Body Experiences (OBE's). On December 24th, 2018, I then wrote the Weblog article entitled "OBE's and the Big Picture (part 1)," which went deeper into the OBE issue, based on personal experience. In part 2 and 3, I'm going to reveal the big picture based on my own personal experiences.
Side note: I may be 68 going on 69, but the truth is, I'm much older, and it's likely so are you. But I've digressed already and I've just begun.

Perhaps what troubles me that I'm revealing bits and pieces of myself that I've worked so hard to hide most of my life, other than revealing them to a select few. Because of my political opinions, I have enemies and I really don't like giving them too much information which they will ultimately use against me in any way they can. But the fact is, we're here on Earth to do a job, and to that mission I must remain faithful, so it is my fate to tell you what I know of the "big picture."

What's the Big Picture Anyway?

The definition of the "Big Picture" is, according to Wikipedia, by virtue of inference, is "a top down perspective on a problem or situation." To me, it means taking a step back to look at a situation, a thing in order to see a larger part of what makes it what it is. Most of the time, we do not have the big picture because we're either too busy to take the time to study the situation, or perhaps we just don't want to know for what ever reason we may have.

So for me, the big picture, as it pertains to the OBE phenomena, involves the positioning of the human self with that of the Astral, Spiritual, or Subspace self, which ever you want to call it. So here's the question we'll work on, and once answered, you will have the big picture concerning OBE's. Keep in mind, there are many big pictures as it pertains to many things in life. Today, we're dealing with the OBE big picture. Tomorrow, or a month from now, we'll deal with the big picture as it pertains to some other portion of reality.

Here's the question that we're seeking a reasonable answer to:

"How can we be here and yet there?"

First, where is "here" and where is "there?" "Here" is this physical universe, or what we like to think of as a "physical." In reality, this construct is anything but solid. Made up of atoms, we know there is more space within matter than actual matter. "Here" is where we live, work, love, and find enjoyment. It's where our friends and family live. It's where everything we know resides.

So, where is "there?" In this case, "there" is in the Astral, Subspace, or Spiritual realm. Most of us readily believe that it's where we go when we die, and in a sense that is true. But the bigger picture is this, it's where we are and where we'll remain once this physical body ceases to function. Let's call it the "Astral" realm from hence forth.

We're not going to get into the "quantum" debate as to the true nature of that which we find ourselves immersed in, as we'll leave that discussion for another day. Right now, we're going to stick to the issue at hand.

The human body, as we so often and commonly refer to it, and as I have come to understand it, is a biological machine of immense complexity. It's made by way of the most advanced technology available to only God, or to a lessor extend to Plato's gods. God's Word calls it the human body a "vessel," and we're told that it's possible to ask the Holy Spirit to enter and dwell within it along with ourselves.

Yes, we dwell within a vessel, which means we are not that which we appear to dwell within. The human body, as a complex machine, is like a motor vehicle. We get in, we get out. We use it, it dies, and we move on to other things. But all the while, whether inside the vessel or outside, we have an existence separate from that which we occupy while we're here in the physical realm.

In part 3, we'll go deeper into the issue of "here" and "there." For now, meditate and ask God for "truth," and that truth will "set you free."

Allan Colombo

OBE's Part 1

(Revised on 3/19/19 @ 1843 ET)
(Revised on 3/11/19 @ 0900 ET)



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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for an enjoyable, prosperous, and safe new year!
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' How many new years have you weathered in your life? I've gone through 68 new years, 68 birthdays, and 67 summers--hardly a large number to brag on. I'm still a child. When you look at it in this context, you have to admit, we're all so very young.


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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Joyful Blessings on Christmas Day

Today the Christ Child was born in a manger.


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Monday, December 24, 2018

OBE's and the Big Picture (part 1)

What is the true nature of man?
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' The OBE thing (OBE is short for 'Out of Body Experience') is not widely understood by the westerner among us. It's not an easy thing to explain to those who have absolutely no understanding of the concept even in its most beginning phases. I'm not entirely sure that I
understand everything about it, but while watching the movie, "Left Behind," it was clear to me that I had to try. So, here I am on Christmas Eve, the eve of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that I, Al Colombo, an alias to 'whom' and 'what' I really am, am willfully sitting at my desk writing something that I never thought I'd put into print for public consumption.

My Qualifications

Before we proceed into this extremely deep subject, let me explain to you why I'm a good fit for explaining this to you. I know there are those asking themselves "What makes this man qualified to even broach this subject?" Here the reason:

It's simple: I have a lifetime of OBE experiences starting in the crib.

OBE is a form of autoscopy (literally "seeing self"), although the term autoscopy more commonly refers to the pathological condition of seeing a second self, or doppelgänger.

The term out-of-body experience was introduced in 1943 by G. N. M. Tyrrell in his book Apparitions,[1] and was adopted by researchers such as Celia Green[2] and Robert Monroe[3] as an alternative to belief-centric labels such as "astral projection", "soul travel", or "spirit walking". OBEs can be induced by brain traumas, sensory deprivation, near-death experiences, dissociative and psychedelic drugs, dehydration, sleep, and electrical stimulation of the brain,[4] among others. It can also be deliberately induced by some.[5] One in ten people have an OBE once, or more commonly, several times in their life. (Wikipedia, http://bit.ly/2Q1MDNV)

Pre Event Discussion

Before we begin this long and arduous journey, let me say that an OBE can and often does occur when someone has an accident. From my experience and my research, I have concluded that this is a defensive mechanism designed to save self from experiencing the immense pain that can come from such an injury. It also can happen at the time of death.

For example, in or about 1971, at the age of 21, I experienced an electrical shock of approximately 180,000 VAC by way of an X-Ray transformer designed to output 90,000 VAC. I was an X-Ray head repair technician for Weber Dental in Canton, Ohio, at the time. I was in my basement working on my workbench when the mistake took place (no, I was not at work, working on an X-Ray head).

When I came to, I was hardly able to breath and it took me 20 minutes or more to gather the strength to get up off the floor 20 feet from my work bench. An AEP lineman, a friend, told me that I had experience death and that it was the fall to the concrete floor that revived my heart. It took me 20 minutes to oxygenate my body because I had been dead for a short time.

The Power of OM/Aum

There was a tremendous vibration that ebbed and coursed through me at the time as I regained consciousness, the same vibration that I experience when I go out of body. That vibration is none other than OM, also known as Aum (I spoke of this in my Oct. 1, 2018 blog post, entitled Revealing the Hidden Things or Coming Out of the Closet. I also spoke of OM/Aum in my Oct. 7, 2018 blog entry entitled Where to Find Om.

Listen, this blog post is going to take me some time to assemble, and it's not going to take place today. Most likely it won't be completed even in two parts because there's SO VERY MUCH to share with you about it. But in the process of telling you about OBE's, I'll also be explaining the Big Picture and our place in it, at least a good portion of it.

If you know of someone who's interested in this kind of thing, here's a shortened link to give them that will enable them to read it for themselves: http://bit.ly/2QOB0PG

So, without further ado? "Have a Merry Christmas," and look for my part 2 next week!

--Al Colombo

OBE's Part 2

(Revised 3/19/19 @ 18:45 ET)


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Monday, December 10, 2018

What's to Say About Retirement?

Thoughts, feelings, and conclusions concerning retirement.
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Retirement can be fun, or it can be hell. For some, it's a choice which one it is. For others, it is what it is. What about you?

As I sit in retirement, working nonetheless at building a business I’ve actually had and worked part time since 1995, I can’t help but feel out of touch, out of sorts, off center, as if I’d fallen off a horse and failed to jump back on. And yet, if you were to call me up (330-956-9003) and ask me what day it is, I’ll be quite able to tell you (today’s the 10th of December, 2018). That’s better than my wife who retired in 2016. Despite the fact that she comes and goes, is a member of several community organizations, she usually has to look at her cell phone to see what the date is.

And yet, I’m dogged with this feeling of societal disconnect.

When you consider the fact that I’m no longer getting up each day and running out the door to a 9-to-5 job, it’s probably easy to see why I feel disconnected. I’m use to working hard and long each day. And now, even though I work hard and long for myself, I’m no longer in an office environment where I’m eye-to-eye with others.

We all say retirement is great, but for many of us it’s not. But I’m learning to enjoy some of the freedoms that it provides. Now, instead of dividing my time between a full-time job, managing someone else’s business, I can manage my own.

It’s different for sure.

Assignment: Those of you who are already retired, how are you dealing with the idle time it presents? Those of you who are still a ways from the "big dive," what do you plan to do to stay busy? Feel free to comment below, use the contact form on the left, or send me your thoughts by email--let’s chat about it a bit.
--Al Colombo


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