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May 27, 2019
Something was returning. Pops had a new sense of hope, purpose and meaning. He was feeling awe. It had been a long time since he felt awe; maybe it was his first time. There was a sense of well-being and abundance coming over him, but more than that, perhaps it was love. Not romantic love, but just love.
He knew that the Global Goals weren’t the final solution, but that they did help to give a focus on a social level, the level that one can talk to others at the water cooler, but life, he knew, ran a lot deeper than that. He tried to illustrate it with maps, lists, and a lot of words but he couldn’t. He thought that perhaps it is something that just can’t be describe like the experience of an orange. Yesterday Pops and Kma went to the grocery store to hang out for a bit. Kma pushed the cart to the sections she knew she needed to collect the food. Milk and hotdogs for their grandson, grapes for Kma’s new diet, and some corn and mushrooms to throw on the new barbeque they had just gotten from Home Depot. Pops just followed her around the aisles observing as many things as he could. In the produce aisle, Kma looked at the corn and couldn’t believe the price, “Eight pieces for a dollar?” she said. At check-out she would also ask the cashier, “Eight pieces for a dollar, right?” As Kma peeled the top part of the husks checking for ripeness, Pops, on the other side of the aisle picked up a blood red orange and smelled it. The first one he picked up was perfect. Holding the orange directly under and touching his nose, feeling the texture of the skin, he breathed in the sweetness, taking a long deep breath like he would in his morning meditations. How does one describe that? It was a unique experience that words could never do justice to. Perhaps love was like that.
After working all morning, Pops and Kma went to downtown Prescott to visit the art fair at the courthouse steps. It was close to lunch so they searched the food booths, but nothing caught their attention. “Do you want to go to Bills and get a slice?” Kma asked. Bill’s pizza was just on the other side of the street of the courthouse plaza. She knew that Pops wouldn’t say no. He would always say, “Best Pizza in the world.” Pops ordered the veggie and Kma ordered Peperoni. While they were waiting, Pops noticed a sign, “Mondays, all day, $2.50 16 oz. beer and $2.00 glass of wine” “How do they do that?” Pops asked. They got their slices and sat outside, half in the shade and half in the sunshine. There was a strong breeze blowing and it was a bit on the cool side. They had front row seats to the Art fair across the street and all the folks walking by enjoying the festive feeling in the air.
After Pizza, they walked a couple blocks to a local bookstore. They wanted to find books by Williamson. Pop’s was particularly interested in “A Return to Love” and “Healing the Soul of America.” As they walked in Kma headed to the stacks and Pops asked the attendant, “Do you have any books by Marianne Williamson?” She looked it up in their inventory. They had only two books, but not the ones that Pop’s was looking for. He said thank you and headed to find Kma. He found her between a couple of stacks and then noticed the Williamson books she was standing next to. On display on the top shelf with its red cover facing out, “A Return to Love” stood there waiting for Pops. “Here it is!” Pops exclaimed with a smile. He thumbed through it and said, “You ready to go?”
After they picked up their new barbecue, they pulled over in the Home Depot parking lot that had an peaceful view of Prescott Valley, a wide expanse of rolling hills that would have been perfect for any Hollywood western. Kma would read and Pops would listen. Something they both enjoyed doing. Kma read the introduction. Pops admired Williamson’s sincerity as she described her inner frailty as she had journeyed through life trying to figure everything out. He liked the part where she said she felt like everyone else knew something and they didn’t tell her as Pops had also felt like that much of his life. As Kma got to page 42 of Chapter 3 and read a section, Pops said, “Wait. Can you read that again and underline it.” Kma read, “…Light means understanding. The enlightened “understand.” Enlightened people don’t have anything we don’t have. They have perfect love inside, and so do we. The differences is that they don’t have anything else. Enlightened beings – Jesus and others – exist in a state that is only potential to the rest of us. The Christ-mind is merely the perspective of unconditional love. You and I have the Christ-mind in us as much as Jesus does. The difference between him and us is that we are tempted to deny it. He’s beyond that. His every thought and action stems from love. The unconditional love, or Christ within him, is the truth that sets us free, because it’s the perspective that saves us from our own fearful thoughts.” This resonated with Pops and Kma. They made it to the end of the chapter. Sprouts grocery store was their next stop.
Just before going to sleep that night, Kma showed Pops a video from her Facebook feed and posted by Marie. It was about a bus driver who had managed to create a caring community of students on his bus. They watched the video together and were deeply touched. One students said that he grew up without a father and the bus driver was like a father to him. Pops thought that he would include this bus driver amongst the heroes, “He is the kind of people we want to see in 2030,” Pops thought. There were only 15 days left till June 10th and there were so many people that Pops wanted to include amongst the Heroes, but he had also wanted to keep his “2030 News” to only one person per day.
When Pops started out with his daily writing and posting 165 days earlier, he didn’t know how it was going to turn out. He knew that he wanted something simple to manage that would be easy enough for him to add to every day. “If I had to do it again, I would be sure to include a new hero every day.” Pops wanted to report on the majority, the 99%. He had realized the nature of reality and what the traditional news feeds did to the psyche of people. He wanted to paint the picture with his website that things are going just fine in the world. He was collecting a whole host of heroes to tell everybody in the world that everything is okay so that when the change comes, there would be stability throughout the world as fears would bubble up, the heroes could calm them down and say that not only are things okay, but they are getting better each and every day. He imagined and felt the future to be a time of abundance and joy.
As Pops was doing his morning writing, he was still trying to decide who the hero of the day was going to be. Would it be the Bus Driver or a video by Amy Steinberg called “Beautiful in Me.” It was a video that Kma found that morning as she did an exercise routine with her online instructor. Kma was very excited about it. She eagerly showed Pops and he looked it up on Youtube to see if they could find it and he found three different versions. They watched the clip where she played the guitar and sang. “If every woman could listen to this…” Kma said. Pops respected the Kma’s opinion and now he had a difficult decision to make. Who would make today’s hero? He checked to see if he could find the bus driver on Youtube. He typed in “Bus driver community on the road with Steve Hartman.” It was one of the first videos that came up. Pops watched it and was captivated. He quickly started to jot down some quotes. The school principal said, “He goes way beyond the outlined responsibilities and duties of a bus driver….I mean that bus is like a family.” Curtis Jenkins, the bus driver said, “I put time, effort, love, care and understanding, understanding each and every one of those kids.” Water started to leak from Pop’s eyes. Steve Hartman narrated, “He gave this girl a t-shirt with a picture from a book she made.” The camera show the girls holding up a white t-shirt with a bright and colorful picture on it. Curtis says, “I’m hoping this t-shirt will inspire her to keep on writing books.” Pops was deeply touched by Curtis and felt great gratitude to CBS News and Steve Hartman for bringing forward this story. Pops now had to decide to go with the story on Curtis or Amy Steinberg. They were both Heroes. Pops knew he could put Curtis on the following day, moving him closer to day one. Then Pops thought, “If I were to die tonight, I would definitely want to have the Curtis story as one of the last videos I have and at least I was able to mention Amy’s video.” And so, Curtis’ story would take the headlines, Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 and into the Book of Love forever. “See you in 2030 Curtis,” Pops thought, “and welcome to the family.”
In Pop’s morning meditation, when he got to the part where he would imagine, he had many ideas about democracy, the presidency, and Williamson. He wrote, “If I were president, I would listen to people like Joe Rogan and Oprah. I would give them attention to what they have to say because they are voices of truth and truth has a natural attraction. He wouldn’t pay them because he wanted them to be completely free in their conscious evolution. He wouldn’t want them to feel like they had to take the party line of the government, but hoped that by giving them attention, they would become even more successful. This is why Pops and Kma also gave attention to all the other 100+ heroes on their website. They had hoped that their local communities and social media followers would give them even more attention and success at what they do. This is why he featured Pyrogenesis, Boyan, the Bali Girls, Afroz Shah, and 4Ocean.com a couple times because they hoped other people would give these individuals and companies attention. Pops knew that as president, he could never take care of all the problems by himself. He had a hard enough time taking care of all the things that came up at the school he was principal of for nine years. He always needed more help. He wanted to make sure his students received the best education possible, that teachers where happy with their work and parents were happy with what their children were learning at school. But Pops knew himself quite well. He never wanted to be president and when Williamson came along speaking his language and ready to take on the responsibility of serving her country, he was ready to support her in any way he could and Kma felt the same. It would be another fun activity they could do together, holding meetings that talked about “A Return to Love,” and understanding everyone, applying the same attitude that Curtis had carved out. Curtis had created his own salary. He said, “That’s the paycheck right there. If I can get that, you can keep the money.” Pops knew that Curtis would also have expenses just like everyone else in the world. He hoped his community would take care of their local hero and learn what his enlightened view of what understanding is all about.
Before Pops began his writing he listened to Danit’s song, “Colibri Dorado” (Golden Hummingbird) and followed the lyrics with the English translation. He did this to enter the vibe of the music and then he listed to Xander’s song for inspiration and vibration. Pops chose “Prayer to the Elementals.” He clicked on the song in his Bandcamp app and then on the lyrics from Xander’s website. He liked the part that says, “…time for the frantic elements to get up off the fence, this is my entrance, have you ever noticed the pattern, that no matter how many fears you don’t act on, there’s still a chasm, your whole body’s made of only atoms, but wholeness comes from putting them to action…” Pops was beginning to get into his writing vibe as he sipped his coffee and took a bite of the chocolate bar they had bought at Trader Joes. He thought, “One more Xander song before I begin writing” and so he pulled up Spaceship Earth on Youtube and the lyrics from his website. Pops was in the middle of the song, listening with headphone so as not to disturb Kma while she did her exercise routine in their small studio mother-in-law apartment. She looked at Pop’s screen and said, “Are you in love with him?” Pops felt like he needed to explain himself. “When I listen to music, it helps me to see and imagine all the components coming together. “I know,” she said, “I was only teasing.” Pops continued, “Now that Williamson is bringing forward a return to love, Xander is singing about love, peace, and Mother Earth, we almost completed this fun collection of super heroes on our website, not to mention “The Good Omen” that will help with my book, and playdemocracy on the Cash app. It’s a time for change and I see things moving rather quickly. It’s very exciting.”
Pops continued to write from his meditation notes. “The club is the “I don’t know everything” club. This was referring to the part in Williamson’s book where she felt at one time in her life that there must be some kind of club where others know things and she didn’t. It was how Pops felt until he realized that there were some things that he would never know, especially the four questions: “Who am I? What am I? Where have I come from? Where am I going?” These were very deep questions that many folks don’t have the time to explore their own consciousness, but Pops had gone there and came to the answer, “I don’t know” in response to those four questions. He had been encouraged to be satisfied with his not knowing by the guru Osho, the scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the podcast star Joe Rogan. They had helped Pops put his knowing of not knowing into words and in doing so encouraged him to be happy to live in the infinite mystery and the love that he saw approaching. This was “the club.” One can enter this club from the comfort of one’s own meditation spot, office or home by knowing to say the magic words to any field of knowledge that pushes boundaries, “I don’t know.” But once that is said, then what? What his the next step? Pops and Kma found out that the fun is in following their excitement for the discovery of the new and this has been their road map to many adventures.
Pops continued to check his morning meditation notes. He imagined what the idea of a democracy must have been like to the founding fathers, when it was just a concept. They only had the idea of a democracy and it must have looked good on paper compared to the oppressive aristocracy they had come from. A country for the people, by the people was a romantic notion and with the blood of many fallen heroes, it manifested itself into the United States of America, the home of the free and the land of the brave. Now that Pops and Kma were living in the middle of the democracy ancestors had imagined and fought for, it was much more complicated than a simple vision the majority voting for the best outcome. There was fake news to deal with, too much information to sort through, and little time to be well versed in all the issues. In addition, the office of the Presidency of the United States was held up in such high esteem that the people of the United States had grown dependent on its leaders for resolving problems, which created a culture of expectation of the American government to become their savior and to lead them in the right direction. Before the Internet and satellite television, people were dependent on their leaders and the evening news for the latest information, but almost overnight, the people had equal access to all information and were no longer dependent on these sources for the latest.
The way it was intended to be was that the President of the United States is voted in with the expectation that he or she is the servant of the majority. It is up to everyone to try and figure out how the majority feels and it culminates in a vote of the people. The ones who care most passionately about freedom, truth and love are the ones who mobilize their inner universe, 100% of all their atoms get off the fence and take an action at the ballot box, in their neighborhoods, and on social media to carry the torch of freedom, love, caring, and understanding. For the 2020 election, Williamson seemed to understand this. She would not be the one running American just as Trump should not be, but rather, it is the majority who decides the direction of the United States. The United states found out that sometimes, the majority were wrong and made mistakes, but America was not too proud to admit their mistakes and move on. Pops was for the majority of the country and as Williamson had pointed out, “They (enlightened people) have perfect love, and so do we.” Pops could see that perfect love in not only all Americans, but in all the people he had met from all over the world, and especially in the Middle East where he had lived and worked for over a decade. Pops was of the people and for the people, not only in his own country, but the people all over the world. He saw that all the people on planet Earth were like a big organism. A negative impact on one side, impacted all parts of the planet negatively, but he knew the opposite was true and that is why he an Kma began to tell The Greatest Story Every Told, starting with Day180 on TheMasterStorytellers.com.
Pops also noted, “If I were president, I would want to see all of you out of debt,” (except for good debt that is described by Robert Kiyosaki in his “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book). He wanted to see everyone out of debt because he wanted them to experience freedom in all aspects of life. He had experienced that while it was fun to spend $5,000 on a vacation, it wasn’t fun to spend years paying off the trip, and this is why he liked Roger Hamilton’s work because he also encouraged people to get out of debt and to strive to live at the Alchemy level of life. There were a lot of Americans who worked at financial institutions who facilitated the use of credit. As president, Pops would not want to see them lose their regular means of income from less people using consumer credit. Pops would encourage business leaders to be alert for the changing society. He didn’t want to see more stories like the fate of the big chain store Block Buster Videos that didn’t keep up with the change of technology and thus had to shut down all stores. “The cheese continues to move.” Pops thought, based on a popular book Pops read in one of his leadership courses.
Pops continued to write down his thoughts. He didn’t exactly know why, but he felt he was evolving his conscious understanding of reality and as he saw all the pieces coming together, he wanted to share mostly because he wanted to calm fears. He wanted to see each person discover the truth and love that is within himself or herself. As the world changes, he knew there was nothing to fear. He believed in love. He believed it was time for a return to love after thousands of years in the dark. Love was returning to light up the world. It would be a wonderful era where many miracles would take place. “And what is a miracle?” He could hear Kma ask from their many discussions. Pops thought about this and he smiled.”