21 October, 2014

The White Dove Was A Messenger From His Deceased Mother

White Dove

A further white dove story, this time from Greg P.

"My mother passed earlier this year from cancer. I spent the year earlier with her while I finished college. It was a great reconnection because I was always close to my mom and we did a good amount of travelling together. She stayed up many nights with me when I had pressing homework due and discussing everything. I would also take my mother to her doctor appointments and we would always go to lunch afterwards.

However I never cried I guess because I went through her chemo with her! My mother was such a care giver that even on her dying bed she was more concern about us her children than herself.

Long story short, after her passing I dreamt about her twice but on the third occasion it was a replay of her funeral. The following morning while picking up my company vehicle at the lot I started to drive off, when I noticed something white fell off the truck in my rear view.

I pulled over and realized it was a bird. I first thought it was a white pigeon but after a close inspection it wasn't. I instinctively and carefully reached for my cell in order to take a pic. I didn't want to startle it so I took the first shot through the glass. When I noticed it wouldn't fly away I lowered my window and the dove flew towards me as I took another pic then it landed on top of my cab. I jumped out the truck and stared it in the face. The dove stared back and flew away until it was out of sight! The shot I got is a one in a million ..."

~ Greg P

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20 October, 2014

Man: A Completely Different Species From Other Creatures

Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve Painting by Mabuse
I came across a Gallup Poll which showed that 73% of USA residents believe that God played a part in the creation of man.

People were asked to choose one of three options:
  1. Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.  31% chose this option
  2. Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process. 19% this option
  3. God created human beings much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. 42% this option
I was interested to see that 42% believed that God created man in his present form - and within the last 10,000 years. In a UK poll in 2006 only 22% went for a creationism option.

The poll caught my attention because I had been reading a treatise which offered a differing view more in line with option 1 above.

A Dr. Baker wrote:

"... this does not mean to imply that man descended from animal forms, i.e. from anthropoid apes, as suggested by the Darwinian theory of evolution. According to the theory presented by ancient, authoritative sources, the form that man inhabited was animal-like and 'mindless' until that Fire was applied."

By 'Fire' in the above it was meant that an energy was applied to mankind to advance him along the evolutionary path - but man was always a completely different species.

Once that 'Fire' was applied:

"... man became responsible for his actions; animals are not responsible for their actions; their cruelty, their sexual appetites etc.

This is the symbolic meaning if the biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. By eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge offered to them by the serpent, Adam and Eve became self-conscious and are thus separated from the animals, who do not possess this awareness. Since they are no longer part of a Group Soul, they must pay the price for individualised consciousness; because they are now responsible for their acts, they are exiled from the Garden of Eden."

I've personally believed for quite a long time that we are responsible for our actions and must bare the consequences for how we act. Some would call this karma.

But it's for each of us to decide what beliefs we follow and to respect the beliefs of others. When you look at many religions they are not so far apart as first imagined - it's often just the interpretations that get a little skewed.

But before I close this post there is a thought that the serpent who was responsible for mankind's exile from the Garden of Eden can also lead them back to the Garden. In Hindu Yoga this would be called kundalini where the serpent is resting at the base of the spine - but maybe more on this another time.

P.S. Why do old paintings of Adam & Eve show them with tummy-buttons?

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18 October, 2014

The Ghostly Happenings At Her Bedsit

A ghost story I came across on the letters page of the Daily Mail, which sort of follows on from yesterdays theme.

"I used to have a bedsit in Brixton (London) and had a frightening experience one night when I woke to see a person I took to be one of the other tenants standing by my bed looking down on me.

I froze in terror as I realised  I could see right through the apparition. It moved away, looking annoyed, and passed through a wall.

Several weeks later one bright Saturday morning I was loafing about in bed (as lazy 20-year-olds do) when through the little archway leading to my tiny kitchenette I saw my mother, who lived in the basement, walk in with a pint of milk. She glared at me and left the bottle on the table.

Later in the day I popped downstairs to see her and she was adamant that I wasn't in the bed and the covers had been rolled right back.

Two spooky events in the same spot was more than enough and I moved out of my Brixton bedsit faster than I could say, 'Cheerio mum.'"

~ Marilyn Cameron.

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17 October, 2014

A Time Slip Helped Him Glimpse The London Body Snatchers

Hanging Sword Alley Source: Museum of London
Peter Lewis worked on a newspaper in Fleet Street, London. He was returning to his office after a break from Tudor Street. He and a colleague were running late so they took a short cut along a narrow footpath called Hanging Sword Alley.

It was late at night and the passage was dimly lit. They crossed another footpath and both of them couldn't believe what they were seeing. Lewis said:

"Slowly both of us looked back the way we had come. Perched on a step to a building doorway was a large sack which we had not noticed on the way past.

From the neck of the sack protruded a large human hand,"

I think I would have carried on walking as fast as I could, but Lewis went and looked at the sack and could see that it was a real hand. He could make out the veins and texture of the skin. He looked more closely but couldn't bring himself to touch the hand.

He noted that the sack was big enough to have contained a body as well.

The couple rushed on, knowing they would have to tell the police what they had seen. Before doing so, however, Lewis returned to the path and to where they had seen the sack. It was gone.

The strange thing is that the area looked different. This was only 2 or 3 minutes following the sighting. He decided not to phone the police but scoured the news for any stories of a body or hand being found in the area. He discussed this with his companion and said of this:

"We agreed on what we had seen. Particularly the unearthly clarity of the vision and the disturbing feeling it gave us both. There were two of us sharing one experience. It could not be dismissed as imaginary. I wondered if we had time-travelled into a previous century for those few moments. Or else the sack had done so into ours."

Okay, you might write this all off as some sort of fantasy but Hanging Sword Alley was mentioned in Charles Dickens The Tale Of Two Cities. To quote from the book:

"The scene was Mr. Cruncher's private lodging in Hanging-sword-alley, Whitefriars: the time, half-past seven of the clock on a windy March morning, Anno Domini seventeen hundred and eighty. (Mr. Cruncher himself always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it.)"

The sign today
Mr Cruncher (Jerry Cruncher) had a night-time job: body-snatching! He, along with his gang, went to cemeteries to dig up recently buried bodies, which they sold on to London's medical schools.

Dickens based his story on fact. Body-snatching really happened and, what's more, centred around Hanging Sword Alley. This is on record at London's Old Bailey court and is why Dickens used that particular alley in his book.

Hanging Sword Alley has unfortunately now gone due of redevelopment but a sign remains.

The question is though, what did Peter Lewis and his companion see? A ghostly scene from another age?

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16 October, 2014

A Cat Chasing A Duck Led Me To Driver 67 Car 67

I was checking my Google+ page as I had just published a photo of a duck on a lake - not absolutely sure why, but it's a decent photo I took a while back.

But then I noticed a Google+ member with the name Cat Lake, so I had this bizarre picture in my head of a cat chasing 'my' duck across a lake. So ...

I thought I'd better go to Cat Lake's page out of curiosity. I saw she had published a video called Driver 67 - Car 67. I took a listen, quite liked it, and that's how the following video ended up on 67 Not Out.

No great coincidence or meaning with any of this but life can turn up a few surprises now and again if we follow our ... noses? ... instinct? ... intuition? ...

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15 October, 2014

The Coincidence Of Meeting 9000 Miles From Home

Trafalgar Square London
Trafalgar Square, London
A coincidence story from a reader, Jenny Mildren.

I have been intrigued by some of the coincidence stories on your blog. Here is my offering.

In 2012 I was visiting London, around 9000 miles from my home in Australia. I was doing the tourist sites and was in Trafalgar Square. It was a lovely sunny day so the square was packed with visitors. I then heard a voice calling my name. I turned round and it was a friend from Australia whom I hadn't seen for several months. Neither of us knew that the other was visiting England.

If my friend hadn't have called out my name I would, of course, never have noticed her. We agreed a date when to next meet up back in Australia as she was travelling on to Paris the next day.

It is a small world.

~ Jenny Mildren

Once you start looking at coincidence and synchronicty stories there are many where this sort of thing happens - two people meet up out of the blue a long way from home.

A while back Karin and I also went to London, it's about 300 miles from where we live. We were walking around Hampton Court Palace when, who should we bump into, but a neighbour we hadn't seen or spoken to for about six or seven weeks.

You have to wonder why these unexpected meetings occur. Is there a reason behind the meeting, though it may not always be obvious? Perhaps we have some sort of information or message for the person or persons we meet or vice versa. Or maybe it will alter the relationship in some way between those meeting up. It's interesting to think about when such things occur.

Life is not necessarily as straightforward as it seems.

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14 October, 2014

The Discovery Of The Centre Of The Universe

Centre of the universe

"Ah, but you are the centre of my universe," she whispered - or maybe it was all in my imagination.

Confusingly, I also read that the USA town of Wallace is the centre of the universe:

"On September 25, 2004, Mayor Ron Garitone proclaimed Wallace to be the centre of the Universe. Specifically, a sewer access cover was declared to be the precise location of the center of the Universe. A specially made manhole cover was made to mark the spot. It bears the words "Center of the Universe. Wallace, Idaho." This prompted British comedian and writer Danny Wallace to visit Wallace. He wrote about his visit in the book Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe, published in 2006. The event is celebrated on the third Saturday of September." Source: Wikipedia.

But the good news is that in reality we are all the centre of the universe, wherever we happen to live or be visiting. Though, I must admit it makes my head a bit befuddled thinking about it.

The Big Bang that supposedly created our universe - and not to be confused with any other actions of a similar name - didn't start from a single point as we would normally expect. The theory is that it had to happen everywhere at once because, before the Big Bang, space and time did not exist. Therefore there was no single point where it could have started from.

Yes, but how could anything have started from somewhere that didn't exist? And this is where a God usually comes into the equation by many people. But, there again where was God hiding at the time of the Big Bang?

With respect, leaving God to one side, the popular theory about our universe is often likened to an inflating round balloon. As it continuously inflates it creates time and space. This means there is no time and space outside of the universe.

If some spots are drawn on the balloon (let's call them galaxies), and you shrunk yourself down to a minute creature, every way you looked or travelled you would still appear to be at the centre of everything (i.e. the universe).

And weirdly the balloon (universe) continues to expand, creating more time and space, and the point from where it started is everywhere.

Okay, my explanation isn't too special, it's not really my field, so I can understand why lots of people will tell you that: 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth'. It's a darn sight easier explanation but, there again ... there are so many questions.

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