Showing posts with label Jesus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jesus. Show all posts

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Looking Back To Another Time

In the early 2000's I bought a book that I had no interest in, until
I reached the golden years of my own life. How strange...
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Twenty years ago, at the age of 50, I embarked on a new way of life, living in the rurals of Malvern, Ohio. In the summers I began living in a manufactured home in what essentially was a trailer court. I began having my grandsons over the weekends, and we had
lots of fun. In the winter months I'd move back to the house.

One of the things we did every Saturday or so was visit what was called "The Barn Sale," located right outside of my home town of Waco. It was here and at Goodwill stores across the area where I began buying books. History books was one of my favorite subjects, in addition to biography books. We also traveled the countryside looking for yard and garage sales.

One of them, an old one at that, entitled "These Gracious Golden Years," drew my attention, and I ended up purchasing it. 79 pages long, it covers the thoughts of an old man in the winter of his life. He makes no effort to hid the details, having lost his wife of 46 years, he rekindles his relationship with God and His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
"This book presents a word picture of my Christian experience from the time of my youth, but more especially during the past decade." With these words, John Allen Saul introduces the reader to These Gracious Golden Years, a treasure chest of verses, meditations and inspirational thoughts.

DEATH
There is coming to us a join,
A joy that nothing can destroy,
A joy of which the angels sing,
The joy that death alone can bring.
(front flap)

Despite the many times that I moved, taking this book with me, and despite all the books that were left go, given away, or left to decay, to have this book show up in a box of books I brought from our storage unit is nothing short of remarkable. It's especially remarkable now that I'm 70 and in the fall time of my life.

It's not that this book is worth a lot of money because it's not. But it's more to what the book says to my heart, now that I've become old enough to appreciate it. In my 50's and most of my 60's, I did not understand what it would mean one day. I shuffled this book back and forth, never reading it, but always pondering its old age.

The First Edition was written in 1958 and the second in 1964--and perhaps this is the fact that recently struck me, that I was 8 years old when the book was first published, and 14 on it's second round. At 14, I had just entered high school, and that was such a long time ago. For this book to end up in my hand at 70 is quite remarkable, don't you think?

Be sure to visit my Biblio Book Store:


For the serious researcher:
ToganX.Info

Copyright©2020/Allan B. Colombo
www.alcolombo.us / blogger@tpromo.com
(Permission is given to republish blog posts providing
my contact information and copyright notice are included.)

Subscribe

Be sure not to miss each and every blog comment by subscribing to my email service. Every time I publish a comment or an update, you will be the first to know. To sign up, enter your email address in the email subscription box on the top right of this page. Thank you!
Where and how to follow Al Colombo via TpromoCom:
get books for free

To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Are You Afraid to Die?

A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. --Mark Twain

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Some of us act as though we're one of a select few who God will allow to live on, long after others have died. It's like we expect to hold on to our jobs, hobbies, and our beating hearts forever--if that were possible. The funny thing is, most of us
don't realize that by our action that we're actually projecting this attitude! Here's what Jesus Christ had to say about those who love their lives here in this world:
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto until life eeternal.
Jesus, St. John, 12:25
The question is, "Is Christ speaking of the loss of our soul, our eternal life, or what?"

A Personal Experience With Death

I'm personally not afraid to die. Truth is, I did it once before, in 1971. I was electrocuted by approximately 160,000 to 180,000 volts. So about this time you're wondering, "So how could you die and now live?"

I had been sitting on a lab chair at my workbench. When my muscles reacted--which I understand is often the case when someone dies in this manner, I was propelled backward onto a concrete floor. I was told that the fall to the concrete is what jolted my heart back into operation.

When I regained consciousness, I was was breathing hard and fast, trying to re-oxygenate my blood. After a few minutes, I felt better and I was able to appraise my situation, but I was still unable to get up.

Laying there on the hard, cold floor, I took note that I was 15 to 20 feet away from where I had been seated. Om was roaring full tilt inside of me, physically and mentally. It took me at least 20 minutes to gain enough strength to finally get up off the floor.

In Retrospect

Next year it will 40 years since that fateful, frightening day. First, it's hard for me to believe that it's been that long since it took place. The recollection of the events that took place are so vivid in my mind. It's as if it were only yesterday. Sitting here writing this blog post, I could only shake my head in disbelief.

The truth is, there are hundreds of thousands of people who have died and come back to tell about it. This type of event is commonly referred to as a Near Death Experience (NDE). I'm sure you've heard many stories about the light, the tunnel, etc.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on the issue of death, especially if you've also experienced a NDE. Please use the contact form in the sidebar, or use the comment window at the bottom of this post.~


For the serious researcher:
ToganX.Info

Copyright©2019/Allan B. Colombo
www.alcolombo.us / blogger@tpromo.com
(Permission is given to republish blog posts providing
my contact information and copyright notice are included.)

Subscribe

Be sure not to miss each and every blog comment by subscribing to my email service. Every time I publish a comment or an update, you will be the first to know. To sign up, enter your email address in the email subscription box on the top right of this page. Thank you!
Where and how to follow Al Colombo via TpromoCom:
get books for free

To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wait on the Lord

A bit of inspiration in the midst of chaos and confusion.

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. -Psalm 27:14


For the serious researcher:
ToganX.Info

Copyright©2014/Allan B. Colombo
www.alcolombo.us / al_colombo@hotmail.com
(Permission is given to republish blog posts providing
my contact information and copyright notice are included.)

Subscribe

Be sure not to miss each and every blog comment by subscribing to my email service. Every time I publish a comment or an update, you will be the first to know. To sign up, enter your email address in the email subscription box on the top right of this page. Thank you!
Where and how to follow Al Colombo via TpromoCom:

To contact Al Colombo, click here.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Where to Find OM

Those who commune with OM usually have it together.
Those who don't are as the proverbial leaf on the tree, blowing 
to and fro in the wind.

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust'

In my last blog post, I spoke of Aum, also known as OM. In a word, it’s the initial vibration that started creation. In other words, it is either God or it’s an instrument of God. The following comes from the glossary at the back of a book I have long cherished, as books written by mere men go. It is authored by Paramahansa Yogananda, a westernized Yogi from India, and the title of the book is ‘Whispers from Eternity.’

“[Aum is] The basis of all sounds; universal symbol-word for God. Aum of the Vedas became the sacred word Hum of the Tibetans; Amin of the Muslims; and Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians. Amen in Hebrew means sure, faithful. Aum is the all-pervading sound emanating from the Holy Ghost (Invisible Cosmic Vibration; God in His aspect of Creator); the “Word” of the Bible; the voice of creation, testifying to the Divine Presence in every atom. Aum may be heard through practice of Self-Realization Fellowship methods of meditation. ‘These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.’ --Revelation 3:14. ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was Gog….. All things were made by him [the Word or Aum]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.’ --John 1:1, 3”


Men Dressed in White Robes
I was 21 when I was introduced to Aum, also known as OM. It was during a midday’s summer reverie that I found myself face to face with men dressed in white robes with exotic animals out and about. I remember being concerned about these animals as they were free to roam among us. I was told not to fear, that they wouldn’t bother me.

During that time I was told and shown where OM resides, which is in the back of the mind. For me, I find it toward the sides at the very back of the top of my skull. I was amazed at

Jesus is our Savior 
the time because this buzzing sound has been with me all of my life.  I remember hearing it as a kid, but not having any specific information on it, not knowing what it was, I put it out of my conscious mind, until 1971.

There were other things I’m certain we talked about, but I cannot recall exactly what they were. Suffice it for now to accept the most important knowledge of where OM  resides, where to look for it, and how to call on it.


Calling on the Power of OM
Calling on OM, for me, involves the total blanking of the mind--clearing the deck so to speak--of all human words. The only thing that remains when you do this is “understanding.” In another blog post I’ll be glad to expound on the art of “Directed Blanking,” as I chose to call it when I began experimenting and using this technique of thought. For now, it’s important to focus on that buzzing sound at the back of your head to the sides. Focus on it and nothing else.  

Expect it to get louder, little by little, louder, more pronounced, more distinguishable in it’s vibratory characteristics. No need to hum, no need to sing, no need to play music, just blank your mind in total silence. Concentrate with pure intent, no words, just thought. Use a set of sound deadening earphones, or a set of sound deadening ear muffs, as are used in manufacturing to deaden the ambient sounds.

This is a practice I’ve been doing since 1971, on and off. OM  became so loud to me that as a salesman in a retail store I had to ask people to repeat themselves because it was so loud. Since then, I’ve come to control my perception of OM so I’m able to better control the volume.

Final Thoughts
In my next blog post, I’ll go into the art of blanking  your mind as well as why it’s important to perceive and commune with OM on a daily basis.  For now, look for it, that small buzzing sound, and practice blanking your mind, clearing it of all human words.  Also, here’s a video that goes into the art of understanding one's true nature. For those who are concerned about where this is going, please understand that Paramahansa became a Christian. He was able to join the benefits of his native metaphysical understandings with that of Christianity. The combination is astounding when practiced as a single point of understanding.

Al Colombo



For the serious researcher:
ToganX.Info

Copyright©2018/Allan B. Colombo
www.alcolombo.us / al_colombo@hotmail.com
(Permission is given to republish blog posts providing
my contact information and copyright notice are included.)

Subscribe

Be sure not to miss each and every blog comment by subscribing to my email service. Every time I publish a comment or an update, you will be the first to know. To sign up, enter your email address in the email subscription box on the top right of this page. Thank you!
Where and how to follow Al Colombo via TpromoCom:

To contact Al Colombo, click here.