Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My Prayer Ignited My Nephew's Light

Back in the mid-1980s my sister and brother-in-law were having difficulties getting pregnant. For years, they wanted very much to have children, but it wasn't happening. One Christmas, in fact, in 1985, they even purchased Cabbage Patch dolls as substitues. I felt so sad for them. So, that December, after I had completed my tenure with NBC in Burbank, I was home in Rochester for the Holidays. I stayed at my sister's house - and I prayed. I remember sleeping in their room, while they slept on the two sofas in their den. And while there, in the middle of the night, I looked out their window, and I closed my eyes and said, "Lord...please give my sister and brother-in-law a child for Christmas." I then opened my eyes and, in a moment, I saw sparkles trinkling around the window...little tiny ones, half in "this world"; half in the "next." A few weeks after that, on New Year's Eve, my sister became pregnant. And on September 7th, 1986, my nephew Sammy was born.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Bat vs. The Man: A Happy Halloween Story Revisited

Hello Everyone –

This blog was originally posted on August 4th, 2004. Unfortunately, it’s a true story. Fortuantely, it’s also very funny.



So I'm lying in bed the other night, around 3 AM, wide awake, thinking about all the great things for which I have to be thankful.

In a moment, to my window the left of me, I hear something rustle behind the mini-blinds. I look over, the rustling stops, and I think nothing of it.

A few seconds later, the rustling starts again - and I take a second look.

As I peer back at the blinds, they indeed start to move again. I look closer and, in a second or so, I see something FLY out from behind the blinds.

Is it a bird?

No. It's plain to see.

It's a BAT!

That's right: a BAT!!!

I freak out and leap to my feet with a screechingly loud little-girl scream.

I then search the room for a weapon of defense. I soon realize I have nothing but a bed-sheet to protect me. So I wrap the sheet around my waist and head for the phone.

I dial 911.

I really didn't know what else to do.

So I dial 911."911 Center...?"

"Yes, thank you,” I say. “There is a BAT flying around my apartment. Please help me!"
"Uhm, Sir. I'm sorry. But e don't do bats!"

"What?! How can you not do bats!?"

"I'm sorry, Sir – we just don’t."

The bat now heads for my head. I screech again, and slam the phone down.

I then untie the sheet from my waist and create some kind of elongated, rope-styled weapon. And in a moment, it's only me, now looking like JUNGLE BOY, and the BAT. Mano eh Bato.

The bat is screeching, "Eeech! Eeech! Eeech!"

I'm screeching, "Yikes! Yikes! Yikes!"

The bat’s wings and batty little eyes are flying towards me.

I'm swinging my sheet-rope."Eeech! Eeech! Eeech!"

"Yikes! Yikes! Yikes!"

The battle between JUNGLE BOY and the BAT is on.

I swing at it, and swing at it, and swing at it. And miss.

At one point, my sheet-rope gets caught on the oven door in the kitchen. I pull at the sheet, and from a mere sheer shot of brute super adreniline strength, the oven door comes OFF it's hinges – as I myself then become un-hinged.

The bat continues to attack - and I nervously try to untie my only available weapon - before I'm bitten and transformed into some kind of creature of the night.

I finally free the sheet-rope, and after a few more swings and a lot of YIKES!, I don't see the bat in the air.

I HIT it! It's DOWN.


I look around - and find it's body under the dining room table.

It looks dead - but I somehow feel the need to finish the job. So I run over to my bookcase and find the biggest book I can.


I take it from the shelf, throw the sheet over the bat, and start pounding the bat with the book.
This bat has flown it's last fly.

I get some newspaper, fling it in to the trash can, and bring down to the basement dumpster.

I return back upstairs to my apartment.

I look around at the battleground.

The rustled mini-blinds. ROGER EBERTS MOVIE VIDEO COMPANION on the floor.

The oven door off it's hinges.

And I laugh...LOUD... in victory, like I'm some kind of new character combination
between someone on LOST and/or LORD OF THE FLIES.

Then I really laugh…like a normal person.

And a few moments later, I try to go back to sleep. But I can't.

All I can think about was the bat.

Then I thought about how strange it was that, only earlier in the the day, I was reminiscing about how much I used to love DARK SHADOWS. And how I now see a bat on the same day I'm recalling another famous Bat/Man - in the guise of DS's Barnabas Collins (played by the iconic Jonathan Frid).

Just exactly how much power of visualization do we really have?

Couldn't help but think that we have a lot.

Either that, or I just need to learn to keep my windows shut.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Hello Everyone -

Here is more Heavenly-insight from Near-Death-Experiencer Rudenski (of who uncovered great wisdom regarding the being he calls The Librarian (who thinks he's God) and the true God of Love and Light above the Librarian (who REALLY IS GOD).

Through the ages, humanity has been confused as to why God would want disease, war, pitting nation against nation, hatred, etc. Well, the good news is, God never ordained this behavior in man and he doesn't now. As Rudenski has explained in various posts on, war, disease and the like - and anything having to do with a reward/punishment value system - all of that stuff is the work of the Librarian.

So, essentially, we can all relax - the True God above the Librarian is all about LOVE. And that's it. Not judgment, not condemnation, nothing along those lines of division or separation.

In the post that Rudenksi has made today (and the one I have transferred here in this email), the message is clear (and somewhat similar to my very own Message Of Light that I email everyone every so often - and which I have listed below for your convenience following Rudenski's comments):

All that matters is the love we have and the love we give away.

That's it.

Nothing else.


That said, and as the world seemingly continues to lose its head, I encourage you to keep yours, to keep reading and visiting good thoughts like Rudenski's archived posts at, and to love and forgive everyone in your life every second, every day, every moment, in every way.

Herbie J



"We, all of us who have soul, fell into our bodies like baby birds who are kicked out of the nest...through our willfulness to burn for the things of the flesh...but the prodigal son...we learn to overcome the desire for chemical burning that covers our soul and still seek to love unconditionally. Each of us with a soul may be overtaken by the chemical desires of our bodies but as we return to heaven, our souls are all white as snow in heaven. In the presence of the Father of lights, all color is blistered away. We are all intense bright children of the Light of God when we leave heaven to enter our mother's womb. If the carcass over our soul diminishes the perfect, beautiful, intense orb of light we are when we leave the creator of that light then it is only a temporary condition. No color could stay in Love's presence and maintain a pigment. We(our souls) are literally made out of the same substance as God who is made of light which is love. In the tunnel, on the way home to our true nature, whatever pigments we may have picked up while we lived will be filtered out in the tunnel on the way home. Before God, after the filtering, we will stand kneel and before the God who is love and testify what we have learned about love while we lived in a dying mortal body. Whatever love we were given and whatever love we gave is all made out of the same substance (The light of God) and will survive in its perfect light form.In conclusion, there are spirits that hide from the light that may discolor our souls as they attach to us...disease...chemical addictions...that may burn a different color than the light of God, but they are not us. God didn't create us in a caste system. We are all made out of love. If we souls appear to become different colors then it is only an illusion. Everything made out of light will return to the light and all things made out of the substance of death and dying will die and be forever forgotten by the God who is love. Serving love should be the very most important only love will survive this world...."



In the beginning, we were all one big ball of light. Then a few of us decided (through the gift of God’s free will) that we needed to separate into billions of tiny balls of light. Then a few more decided that we needed to take physical form. Sooner, than later, we found ourselves divided by all kinds of issues (with no answers) that we created, not God. So, now we have to create the circumstances (i.e. Earthly challenges with which to learn life lessons and/or reincarnating until we get it right - learning that love is the answer to everything) so we can return us to where we started: Together, united as one - back to God.
Here's a quick guide: Christmas and Easter are symbolic messages of whom and what God is in our lives. God comes to us as we believe Him to be. If we are Christian, then we believe Him (and will see Him) as Jesus. Muslim? Allah. Buddhist? Buddha. And so on, and so forth, and so good. Jesus was God Incarnate on Earth. As the Son of God, He was and is the Awesome Deliverer. As the Son of Man, He was and is everything that each of us should aspire to be in/on this Earth realm. As a Human Being, he was one of the kindest to ever have lived. As a Historical Figure, he was a genius. Jesus' life was a living parable...a parable similar to those he was so fond of dispelling while he was on Earth. The Birth of Jesus is symbolic of the Birth of the Christ Consciousness in each of us. The Resurrection of Jesus, is symbolic of the Resurrection of our Hearts, Minds and Souls to our Higher Consciousness.
Joseph Campbell was right. Look to the message behind the myth, myth, here meaning, story, a.k.a. Bible Stories. This doesn't mean that the Bible stories are myths, as in fantasies or as in never happened. No. Indeed, they were real and did transpire. But they transpired as history and parable, and we must concentrate on the latter as lesson for the development of our souls. In doing so, we must not employ judgment. Rather, we must love and respect one another, ignore our differences, and concentrate on what makes us the same - which is God.
God doesn't give a flying fig if you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Black, White, Straight, Gay, or Martian. We're all on different paths that lead to the same destination. Once again, back to God.
It's that simple, and it's not difficult and it has nothing to do with hate, for there is only love. It has nothing to do with death, for there is only life. After what we call death, there is only more life, and that has nothing to do with division and the end of the world. For there are only new beginnings, and unity, linked by God.
Therefore, hold on to God, and let go of the world.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Welcome to my re-designed blogsite

Welcome to my re-designed blogsite. Enjoy!

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Writer Types My Life Right

I remember a few years back when...

...during one of my return trips from LA to Rochester...I was packing stuff for the moving truck...and I thought I had everything...

...that is...

...until I realized that I forgot to pack my old IBM Selectric upon which I had written my first Bewitched book...

...but the truck had already left...when I had returned down the stairs (from my Aunt Elva's apartment on 6th street)...

So, there I am standing at the corner of 6th and Montana in Santa Monica (a very exclusive part of Santa Monica, I might add)...with this typewriter in my arms...

And I'm looking up and down the street for the truck...

And to my amazement...I spot it...PARKED...a few blocks away - in front of some other apartment building..

So I run up the street - with my this typewriter in my arms...screaming, "Hey...wait a minute...Mr. Moving Person...Hey...!"

The head-mover notices me, as he's helping someone else move from another building. And he kind of just looks at me with this incredulous expression on his face, and says...

"Man - you must be living right?"

"Uh," I start to say, somewhat out of breath due to running up the street, "..what do you mean?"

"This never happens," he goes on to explain. "First of all, I never have two clients within the same block. And second of all, I can't believe you caught me in time."

And once more, he repeated, "You must be living right," as I handed him my typewriter, smiled...and walked away.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Vacation Day

Not sure how it happened, really. I was working on my blogs for, and after I finished them, I just decided to shut the computer off at 8 AM. I then proceeded to pack my car with blankets, pillows, food and drink, went to my Mom's to see her off to the Senior Center, and then took off to the beach.

I think I may have pre-planned the "trip" the night before, but either way it was WONDERFUL...WONDER-FILLED.

I arrived at Charlotte Beach, which is on Ontario Lake. I took a beautiful awesome walk down the Pier. The weather was ideal. A perfect breeze; a perfect blue sky with one tranquil beaming light of sun blessing the morning. And NO ONE else was there! This Pier is approximately 1 and 1/2 miles - and NO ONE ELSE was there. I couldn't believe it.

I went up to the end of the Pier, and watched the beautiful calm waters. I mediated. I prayed. I talked aloud to God. I was still and knew God. It was just so magical.

After a bit, I turned, and walked back down the Pier to the shoreline. Went to my car, got my blanket, etc., found very Kung Fu Caine spot under a shady tree, ate a soy yogurt, read a little bit from one of my favorite Angel books (The Angels Within Us), and then took in some sun.

An hour or so later, I walked over to the "Port of Rochester," which has been completely renovated and expanded, and it's amazing. It looks like FRANCE over there. I then had another soy yogurt, went BACK to the Pier, and walked up it a SECOND time.

I then drove over to Russell Station - a prime fishing spot on Beach Avenue, and I was, of course, compelled to visit the old Pilato picnic spot at the top of what I guess could be called Charlotte Hill. The big oak tree we all used to picnic under was gone, replaced with a pretty flower bed, but that little Mom-n-Pop "anything you want" store was just across the street.

I remember how we used to pack a lunch on Sundays, and travel to the beach "all the way from our house" on Erie Street in the city (which was maybe about ten miles). Then, of course, it seemed like a thousand miles. And now, here I was, all these later, still walking up and down the hill that was broken with old sidewalk cement slates that were even old THEN. It looked like the same sand that sparkled and speckled the grass was the same sand from 1966. It sure all had the same aroma I remembered.

After my trip to the Beach, I of course had to travel to Greenleaf Meadows, which is where me, my sister and my parents moved after we left Erie Street.

Greenleaf is a beautiful townhouse/apartment home complex with a gorgeous pool, a tennis court, and a location with the beach and a golf course right up the street. Not only that, Schaler's Restaurant (which has the best hamburgs in the universe) and Abbott's Frozen Custard is not more than a half-mile away.

What else could anyone want? When we left Erie Street for Greenleaf Meadows we thought we were living at Fantasy Island. It was awesome.

So, when I went into the Greenleaf office, the manager there, Giovanna, was the same manager working that had been for twenty years. I just stopped in to say hello, and she immediately invited me to stay the day at the of charge...with a special guest pass from the office.

And I accepted.

I went to the sparkling, "olympic-sized" pool, and once more, NO ONE was there. I had it all to myself. The pool is located directly across from where our old townhome is. So as I basked some more in the sun, I listened to the teen lifeguards talk; it was all the same conversations; different kids; but the same conversations, and it was sweet. "Yeah - starting college on Friday; looking forward to it."

I just shook my head and laughed a little giggle.

I then I glanced over to my old townhome - 27-T - and remembered...remembered how my Dad used to drive home every day with my Mom, after picking her up from Number 7 School where she was the lunch lady; how they used to stop at McDonald's; after which they would always also pick something up at Wegman's Supermarket.

I remember, too, how my Mom would always bring me something home from the Number 7 School lunch room; an apple, a sandwich, whatever extra she could muster. Though I was well into my twenties and later, early thirties (when I returned to Rochester to write my first Bewitched Book), she still would bring these "sweet" foods home to me.

My parents never had a lot, and when we moved to Greenleaf, they had a little more, but their lives were always simple and they always appreciated the simple things. But man was their life happy - and FULL.

So, anyway, around 3 PM, I went back to visit Giovanna in the office, and we reminisced some more; and she still had the little white ceramic angel that I gave her when I left Greenleaf. I treasure that she treasures it.

Soon, I was off to Tops Supermarket on Mt. Read Blvd. I had to get a carrot muffin. It is one of my favorite things, and this day was turning into doing all of my favorite things, visiting all of my favorite places, and eating all of my favorite foods.

So, after I got the muffin, I drove to Brown Square Park near Erie Street, and reminisced some more.

In what seemed like only a few minutes more, I was back home at my computer, checking my email...and yet still embracing the wonderful magical spiritual "vacation day"...more of which are now scheduled on my horizon.

I ended up visiting all of my favorite places, reading one of my favorite books, and eating all of my favorite foods.

I tell ya' when it's bad, it's bad. But when it's good, it's awesome.

What a beautiful, strange and magical day.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Wash Up or You're "Washed Up"!

Ok - let's call it like it is: How can people not wash? I mean, come on - really? How could someone not be clean? So to be clear - everyone needs to shower, bathe, take a bath, use soap, however you wanna' name it - EVERYDAY. Let me repeat that: EVERYDAY! That means cleaning under your finger nails, brushing your teeth, etc. The whole nine yards. Listen - I grew up in the inner-city. My parents never had a lot of money. But our house was always the cleanest on the block - and not one of us in our family was hygeinically-challenged. So don't you be. You know that ol' saying, "Cleanliness is next to God-liness"? Well, it's right.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Peace and love to all who read this...

Peace and love to all who read this....

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Crop Circles and the Virgin Mary

Someone made this very keen observation regarding spirituality and science, one of which is probably the clearest I have ever read: "Imagine if you were an ET who wanted to instill some measure of peace among a superstitious, somewhat backward and potentially barbaric race of people. Would such a people who are still struggling within the throngs of religious doctrine be able to understand you if you, as an ET, landed front and center and began to forewarn the masses that they needed to rethink their ways cause a war was coming if they did not change?The message (prophecy) is clear, however it would not go over well if the messenger came in a form that was alien, frightening, bewildering, confusing, and unfamiliar. It would therefore be wiser to convey such warnings and messages of prophetic doom, and the need to love one another, by taking the form of something familiar, warm, religious, Godly, and of course..human. What better form than the beautiful Virgin Mary surrounded with white light, glowing with infinite warmth and love? No devout Catholic would run at the sight of the motherly Virgin Mary.As an ET concerned with human affairs and progress, compelling the people towards meaningful changes would require some cleverness on your part. Landing on the White House lawn and demanding people rethink their ways just doesn't cut it. Not only would it be too frightening for many if ET was to make overt landings, but this mere act would cause a great and unnecessary disturbance in deeply ingrained human belief systems -- and thus, their evolutionary path. If this were to occur, every person on Earth would have no choice but to accept the existance of extraterrestrials, whether they were ready for it or not. This could be disasterous for the majority on Earth, leading to suicides, panic, hysteria, depression, overwhelming fear, and even to idol worship (remember, most humans are still under the spell that they need a leader to make decisions for us). Too many on this planet are still struggling with dogmatic and harmful religious beliefs that are holding them back from expanding their awareness, or in attaining a greater understanding of the Self and its role in Creation. As such, the major drawback is the inability to integrate with people from other worlds.It is not surprising that ET chooses instead to form crop circles. This has several advantages. Crop circles are images and messages that cannot be hidden from public view by any government, no matter how hard they try (unlike radio signals via SETI which can be kept secret). Crop circles allow enough evidence for ET, but not so much that everyone is forced to believe in ET. That way, those who are not ready do not have to accept ET as reality. Crop circles employ the power of sacred geometry, causing a shift that is very subtle in the human consciousness when gazed upon, and therefore on the collective human/planetary consciousness. Crop circles are adaptable and versatile, and can be tailered to fulfill specific purposes. Crop circles are interactive in that humans can participate subconsciously in the formation of crop circles. Crop circles can be viewed as a formal declaration that ET is here, without impinging harmfully upon the delicate human psyche. Crop circles set the stage for the emergence of fresh ideas and paradigm shifts, leading ultimately to a smoother transition into the next level (dimension) of human consciousness. And the list goes on...As a final note, check out the UFO sightings witnessed at various Marian sightings/apparitions around the world. This is revealing as a possible source of Marian images. Earth is in great need of true and lasting peace. But advanced beings from inner/outer space must tread lightly and allow humans to join the greater cosmic and interdimensional community when they are ready."

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Love. It is SO simple.

The Beatles were right: "All you DO need is Love"

And England Dan and John Ford Coley were right, too, when they sang,

"Love IS the answer!"

Because it IS.Lately, I've been concentrating on loving everyone and everything as much as possible. I know it says somewhere in the Bible about there not being anything negative that "enough Love cannot heal" or something like that (I'm sure someone knows the exact passage and quote).What's interesting, too, is that, as many of those who have had a Near Death Experience, in particular, come back with the "Answer," and remain in awe of how simple that "Answer" is.

Some remember what the "Answer" is, while others do not.And that "Answer" is LOVE.Your smile is LOVE. Your work is LOVE. My typing this is LOVE. The joy you feel is LOVE. Even the pain you feel is LOVE.

When we are in "touch" with that LOVE - in all of its forms, ALL becomes conscious LOVE.

It becomes US.

Or should I say, we become AWARE that WE are already LOVE itself.It feels "good" to feel LOVE because it is the most natural thing in the Universe.

It IS the Universe.

It feels good to feel JOY because Joy IS LOVE.It feels "bad" to feel "hate," because it is the opposite of who we are - and we are out of balance.

When we get back in balance, we are back in LOVE.Anything joyful is LOVE feeling LOVE. And everything else is LOVE, too...It IS so simple.

Friday, March 24, 2006

2012 - a pivotal year (via

We have been going through many changes, including the rewiring of our energy fields, and the upgrading of our DNA. At different times, new portals of energy have been released as we join forces with beings in all dimensions who have come at this time in our evolution to aid in the return to the way of the heart. Beings from Venus and other dimensions have contracted to help with the flow of the Divine Feminine energy after eons of a more masculine way. This balancing is aiding in the transformations we've been crying out for - a more balanced flow. Our hearts are opening in a magnititude we've never experienced before. As in all things, there is resistance to change. Each of us can commit to aiding in the transformations in the role of lightworkers we've come to be in this incarnation. I've provided a link to get you started on finding the answers to your questions. You can also do a search by going to Google and just typing in 2012. I've pasted a little from that site below and provided a link for you. Just click the link and it will take you to the site. You'll find many sites that speak of transformations. As in all things, please take what you need and leave the rest. There is so much to learn, and because we have free will and choice, we can decide where our energy is best used to aid our healing in the creation of Home here on Earth. 2012 is said to be a pivotal year in the evolution of humanity and our Universe. On 12/12/12, 2012 Unlimited philosophy 1. Humanity and Planet Earth are currently going through a huge change or shift in consciousness and reality perception.2. The Mayan civilization of Central America was and is the most advanced in relation to time-science knowledge. Their main calendar is the most accurate on the planet. It has never erred. They actually have 22 calendars in total, covering the many timing cycles in the Universe and Solar System. Some of these calendars are yet to be revealed.3. The Mayan fifth world finished in 1987. The sixth world starts in 2012. So we are currently "between worlds". This time is called the "Apocalypse" or revealing. This means the real truth will be revealed. It is also the time for us to work through "our stuff" individually and collectively.4. The Mayan sixth world is actually blank. This means it is up to us, as co-creators, to start creating the new world and civilization we want now.5. The Mayans also say that by 2012-- we will have gone beyond technology as we know it.- we will have gone beyond time and money.- we will have entered the fifth dimension after passing through the fourth dimension- Planet Earth and the Solar System will come into galactic synchronization with the rest of the Universe.- Our DNA will be "upgraded" (or reprogrammed) from the centre of our galaxy. (Hunab Ku)"Everbody on this planet is mutating. Some are more conscious of it than others. But everyone is doing it" - Extraterrestrial Earth Mission.6. In 2012 the plane of our Solar System will line up exactly with the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. This cycle has taken 26,000 years to complete. Virgil Armstrong also says that two other galaxies will line up with ours at the same time. A cosmic event!7. Time is actually speeding up (or collapsing). For thousands of years the Schumann Resonance or pulse (heartbeat) of Earth has been 7.83 cycles per second, The military have used this as a very reliable reference. However, since 1980 this resonance has been slowly rising. It is now over 12 cycles per second! This mean there is the equalivant of less than 16 hours per day instead of the old 24 hours. Another intrepetation is - we, or rather Consciousness have been down this same road seven times before over the last 16 billion years. Each of these cycles of Creation runs 20 times faster than the last one. The same amount of Creation is paced 20 times tighter. This is why time seems to be going so fast. It is not "time" but Creation itself that is accelerating. (see Mayan Calendar Central)8. During the Apocalypse or the time "between worlds" many people will be going through many personal changes. The changes will be many and varied. It is all part of what we came here to learn or experience. Examples of change could be- relationships coming to an end, change of residence or location, change of job or work, shift in attitude or thinking etc.9. Remember, in any given moment we are making small and large decisions. Each decision is based on LOVE or FEAR. Choose love, follow your intuition, not intellect and follow your passion or "burning inner desire." Go with the flow.10. Thought forms are very important and affect our everyday life. We create our reality with thought forms. If we think negative thoughts of others this is what we attract. If we think positive thoughts we will attract positive people and events. So be aware of your thoughts and eliminate the unnecessary negative or judgemental ones.11. Be aware that most of the media is controlled by just a few. Use discernment! Look for the hidden agendas. Why is this information being presented to you? What is "their" real agenda? Is it a case of problem­reaction­solution? Do "they" create a problem so that "we" react and ask for a fix, then "they" offer their solution? The "solution is what "they" really wanted in the first place.12. Remember almost nothing happens by accident. Almost all "events" are planned by some agency or other. Despite this, it is a very exciting time to be alive!The truth shall set you free! Are you feeling the Quickening?The Shift of the Ages has already begun! (all of this arrives here at my blog courtesy of

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wow - talk about your "clean-up" weeks...

The names have been changed to protect the guilty. So, here we go...Me and "Peggy Sue," an ex-semi-love (and I say "semi," 'cause we really never knew what we were) have now officially ended our friendship. She actually married some other guy about nine years ago (or more), but we retained our friendship (with her husband's blessing). One thing led to another, however, and we really only became "phone friends"; clearly, she had a life of her own and there was really no room for me in it. At least, not like I ultimately wanted it to be. I was only in her life when it was convenient for her. Our relationship was all about her - and that's no fun. So, we're done...Then, there's "Louise" - the one I really should have never, ever let go - years ago, when we were in our late teens. She was a wonderful, wonderful person, and I blew it. She liked me. I didn't like her. I liked her. She didn't like me. It was one of those kinds of relationships. Now, she, too, is married (to a former classmate of mine, in fact). And, like Peggy Sue's spouse, Louises' husband has given oure friendship his contemporary blessing. But again, it just feels uncomfortable. So, she's done...Then, there's "Mia". Don't even know why I emailed or contacted her (after nearly 15 years). She way-liked me in college. I ignored her. Then I liked her. And then it was too late. Ugh! Again, the same bloody scenario. I just SO hope that she doesn't email me back (please, please don't!), and that she stays in the past - with the rest of 'em...Then, there's "Nancy". MAN! She was also so hot! But also, she was always one of the most selfish people I have ever known in my life. And many times, I would try to break away from her, she would always "pull me back in" (just like in the Godfather, part III - well, kinda'). But this time, I didn't let it hapopen. I had not seen her in five years until, like a fool, I saw her son and told him to have his mother call me. She did indeed call, and left a voicemail but, somehow, I found the courage not to call her back - not to be caught once more in her web of deceit. So, how she's gone, too (thank the Good Lord)...Then, there's "Rena" - the love of my life. All I will say is that I waited much too long (nearly thirty years) to reveal my true feelings to her, and when I did, it was just plain too late. Anyway, Rena (who is now married) is away in the past...Then, there's "Darlene," who is a decade or so younger than me, and who is absolutely beautiful, but with whom I share absolutely no chemistry. Also, too, she is now engaged; so, she's gone...Then, there's "Mona," who I knew in college, and who liked me ALOT. But who I also ignored because she was fat. Great guy, uh? Anyway, years later, she shows up at one of my book signings, and she looks perfect. Thin, gorgeous and did I say "perfect"?. But, she is also now married. In any case, we flirted back and forth for years. She's not happy with her marriage, and yet she doesn't seem to want to move on, either. So, anyway - I ended the relationship - or whatever it was. C'yah!...So, now that all of these "attached" women are out of my life - FINALLY - and not wasting my time or theirs - the "gap" has been opened to be filled by someone "legitimate"; someone with whom I will actually share a healthy relationship based on BOTH of our needs; someone with whom I will actually become intimate; someone who is really and sincerely meant for me. This is a very exciting time, and I am so proud of myself for "protecting" myself. Big pat on the shoulders, there, Herbie J. You be alright! That said, I very much am looking forward to moving forward (instead of into the past)...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Outer Space is Inner Space

All of life is fused together; our very bodies are replicants of the Universe itself - as the article below explains. HJ

Twisted Double-Helix Nebula Found in Milky Way
WASHINGTON (Reuters, March 15) - Cosmic nebulae usually look like blobs in space, but astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope reported on Wednesday they have found a nebula twisted like the double helix of DNA.
"Nobody has ever seen anything like that before in the cosmic realm," said Mark Morris of the University of California, Los Angeles. Most nebulae are "formless, amorphous conglomerations of dust and gas," Morris said in a statement, adding that this one "indicates a high degree of order."
The discovery of the twisted nebula, which stretches across 80 light-years at the center of the Milky Way, the galaxy that includes Earth, was reported in the current edition of the journal Nature.
A light-year is about 6 trillion miles, the distance light travels in a year.
"We see two intertwining strands wrapped around each other as in a DNA molecule," said Morris, lead author of the Nature article.
DNA, which forms the basic material in chromosomes, has a molecule that looks like a twisted ladder, known as a double helix.
The strands of the nebula may be torqued by twisted magnetic fields at the Milky Way's center, Morris said by telephone.
These magnetic fields are indirectly spawned by the gaping black hole at the galactic heart, he said. Black holes are massive matter-sucking drains in space, pulling in everything around them so powerfully that not even light can escape.
But before the matter falls into the black hole, it swirls around its edges. This rotation twists the magnetic fields, which in turn twist the nebula's strands, Morris said.
The nebula is relatively close to the black hole, just 300 light-years away. Earth is more than 25,000 light-years away.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope detects the infrared energy emitted by objects in space with high sensitivity and resolution, enabling it to clearly see the nebula's distinctive shape.
03/15/06 13:43 EST

Thursday, March 09, 2006

"Thursday's Child"

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." ~ Andre Gide

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Let's see which one of you finds me or finds FOR me

Welp - it's now been officially two consistent years in a row that I've been in Rochester. THAT is a record. No more moving back and forth between coasts. No more "wanting-to-be somewhere-other-than-where-I-already-am." Rochester is my home, and it will always be. I will forever fly to LA and NYC for work, etc. But Rochester is my base for sure. And it feels good. It feels good to have found peace. I love my work. I love my home. I love who I am. And I love God. I appreciate everything about my life, and everything that I've done WITH my life. I'm at a "place" in my eternal existence where I now understand things about myself that I've never understood before. I now understand that I can buy a house, and it won't make me stagnant; that I can be in a committed relationship, and it won't make me old and career-less; that I can dedicate myself to family and friends, and I won't die from loyalty. O' contrare: committment, dedication and loyalty only leads to fulfillment. What was I thinking (before)?! Now, it's just a matter of finding that special someone with whom to share my wonderful life; whose equally wonderful life I would equally seek to share. The question now becomes: Which one of you awesome individuals out there, past and present love ye be, married and/or single or soon-to-be-divorced-times-three, known or yet unknown to me, met or yet to meet, who will ye' be? Will you, the friend, yourself become my true love? Or will there be a brand-new, kind and gentle, generous soul who could learn to love me for who I am, and not for what I can buy for thee? Or will you be the friend simply good enough to kindly assist in the discovery of the truest, most unselfish love for me? We shall see. We shall see. We shall joyfully see. ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A true Valentine message of love (quoted from someone who had a Near-death experience of Heaven)

"Everything we find on earth is an imperfect version of the spirit of God and Heaven. Earth is an imperfect version of Heaven, meaning that although it looks like Heaven in many respects and that it has a similar comfort as Heaven, it is not Heaven. Because in Heaven everything happens as it is supposed to and as everyone who has been born on earth knows life isn't perfect here. We all go through unexpected and disappointing experiences in life that we wish did not happen. On Earth their is the lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes. We have this tendency, and and at many times a successful one, to be attracted to those who appeal to us which results in unions that may not be for our best interests. Sometimes we get into sexual relationships that may serve the short term, that may happen only once, that may hurt ones who truly love you, or sexual relationships taht may hurt you. But they seem to hapopen. When you are filled with Pride, when you let the ego take control, that is not the real you. Because Pride is what brings you down, it is taking a situation or an opportunity and abusing it; it is a belief that goes beyond boasting in which you belive you can never fail, in which you are never wrong, in which what you say goes - and that is not what brings you happiness. Happiness comes from the Father, it comes from doing what is inherently right, and if you find yourself doing something that is contrary to what God would bless you with in the first place then you know it is wrong. Such things that go contrary to your own well being, things that aren't good for you or don't have good outcomes, are what is known as 'of this Earth.' That is why when you pass from this Earth the former things fall away, because their is no impurity in Heaven. In Heaven, you aren't burdened with having to use your Free Will towards a decision that may be the wrong one. In Heaven, if you make a decision it is because of the Love within you, inspiring you to make the choice and not because of outside influences of the world, because in the spirit world, when you make a choice, you not only make it because of strong feelings on the subject, because you know it is the right thing to do. In Heaven there is no clouded reasoning. You make the right decisions because of the pure and clarifying energy of Heaven. You don't have a cloud over your consciousness, like on Earth, which doesn't make your viewpoint mystified (or "mistified"), but rather, clear as day. The world isn't your home. Rather, it is one big school for you to be housed in until have fulfilled the reasonsing for coming here in the first place. It is a place in which although bad things happen, you will do what is necessary to return home. Once the world is gone from you, once you leave this planet Earth, you are no longer subject to its limiting powers. Everything has become clear and finally makes sense. There are no more hard decisions. There are no more reasons to doubt. There is nothing more that you cannot do because you are in the Father's territory now; you are within the gates of the Father's house, and those in God's home have Peace, protection, security, and Love."

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Lord's Prayer (a.k.a. "The Our Father") in ancient Aramaic (as it was first recorded)

O Cosmic Birther of all Radiance and Vibration, soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where Your Presence can abide; fill us with Your Creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of Your Mission; let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire; endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish; untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes; do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment. For You are the ground and the Fruitful Vision, the Birth-Power and Fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.

Monday, January 30, 2006

"We are like God when we forget the bad and remember the good"

"...We are like God when we forget the bad and remember the good things about those we have known in our life. God forgets the pain we have caused but that doesn't mean we should be pain...because the pain we give and the pain we receive will vanish some day, but the love we give and love we receive will stand as a testament of our life forever..."

- Rudenski, Near-Death-Experiencer

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Here's to your health!

* Eliminate ALL red meats.

* Eliminate all alcoholic beverages and soda. If you must have alcohol with your meal, make it only one nice, cool classy glass of white wine - with dinner. Though red's okay, too. And if you must have soda, make it ginger ale. But ideally, only drink bottled water. Preferably, Aquafina. And NEVER drink JUICES with your meal. At breakfast, have your juice at least 20 minutes BEFORE your meal. The acids of the juices do not mix well with food. That's why people, from when they are very young, frequently get stomach aches.

And when you do drink juice, make it GRAPE JUICE. And NOT generic, but WELCHES. And not white grape juice, but actual GRAPE GRAPE JUICE. (Though make sure to dilute it with bottled water bottled. Otherwise, there's too much sugar in the juice for your system.)

And oh yeah - GREEN TEA is REALLY good for you. It eats away callories, in addition to just plain being a wonderful anti-toxin in general.

* Eliminate ALL white breads, and Italian/French loaf-concoctions. Eat only pumpernickel or darker breads. Marble or rye is fine. Wonder Bread is POISEN.

* Eliminate ALL fried foods. Eat only baked or broiled meats, though preferably fish or fowl.

* Have your salads AFTER your meals (you know, like the smart people do in Europe). And drink water before, after and during your meals.

* Eliminate ALL white pasta, and replace it with either wheat or spinach pasta, preferably spinach.

* Eliminate ALL dairy products, especially milk. Milk, like juice, taken with food is disruptive and poisonous to the stomach.

* Take as much Vitamin C (Ester-C, preferably) as possible. 1000 mg., or more, per meal is not too much (though check with your doctor on this, first). Meanwhile, study the research of Linus Pauling (

Overall, don't eat too heavily before 12 NOON, and don't eat at all after 8 PM. Also, too, talk kind to your body. Tell it how much you love it (if it works for plants, it can work for the human body). Read the books The Power of Prayer Over Plants and The Hidden Secrets of Water.

If at some point, you become DESPERATE for say, a hamburger, at least make it a regular burger (with no cheese or bacon), and please, please at least eliminate the french fries and various toppings.

Sometimes the emotional need for a Schaler's or Fat Burger outweighs the physical detriment of red meat. This is acceptable.

But why is red meat SO bad for you? Because it takes DAYS for it to digest in your system. For example, if you have red meat on Monday, it's still in your colon on Thursday, rotting and creating disease.

For desert? JELLO. RED JELLO - which helps the blood. And if you absolutely have to some sugar, have carrot cake. But that's it.

Through it all, the MOST IMPORTANT thing to remember is to drink GREEN TEA and to drink WATER (and you'll never have any kidney stones).

All life comes from the water. The Earth is 70% water. The human body is 70% percent water. If all life on the Earth comes from the water, then the same rules apply to the human body.

See, how God=Love worked that out?

Now go drink some (bottled) water, and give your body the cup of life.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Angel Awareness

A friend of mine asked me to spend some time with her on Thursday night before she ran an errand at 7:00 PM.

So we decided to have a bite to eat.

We met at around 5:30 PM at a local eatery, and enjoyed a wonderful meal and happy conversation for the next hour or so.

I then realized that my meditation group meets on Thursday nights at 7 PM - which is the same time my friend was scheduled to make her errand.

I had not attended the meditation group for quite some time, and my friend suggested I do so.

But I hesitated.

Then my friend reminded me that usually, when we are planning on doing something that may bring us great joy we look for reasons not to follow through on the plans.

I agreed with that.

Consequently, 6:45 PM arrived, and if both me and my friend were to meet our 7 PM appointments, we would have to leave now.

So, we did. My friend went on to do what she had to do - and I hopped on the expressway.

As fate would have it, my meditation group meeting place was on the route to my house.

I once more felt compelled NOT to go the meditation, and just mosey on home.

As I came to the exit for the street to the meditation meeting, I hesitated further.

But finally, I turned off to the expressway - and went on to the meeting.

I arrived in the parking lot shy of 7 PM. But there were no parking spaces. Finally, within seconds, a space opened up - close-by to the doorway.

I parked, rushed into the buidling, and found my meditation group.

I was also hesitant about the group because a very good friend of mine that I have known for years was also a member of this group. We love each other very much, but our relationship has had its challenges. And we were kind of in the middle of a mild challenge right now.

But I marched on, and marched in.

I was hoping that one of my favorite chants would be presented during this one particular gathering, and I when I looked at the chant/song sheet, there it was:

"Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya," which translated means, "Om is the name of that inside me, which is aware of the Oneness of all things" (which, of course, I had also just chanted in the tub Thursday morning for the first time in a long time).

Clearly, this was validation that I had made the correct choice to visit this very special gathering on this one particular night.

Then, came the discussion, which was presented by the group's "host," and which followed a period of silent meditation.

This night, the topic was "friendship" - and once again, my decision to visit the meditation group at this particular time was validated.

I had earlier met with a wonderful friend who encouraged me to attend meditation, where I would meet with another wonderful friend with whom I had to love just a little bit more than usual.

I did so, and all was well.

I visited a little bit with everyone afterwards, and then left around 8:30 in order to rest properly for a 5:30 AM call (to work) the next morning.

As I left the building and returned to my car in the parking lot, I noticed that I had parked right next to my meditative friend's red SUV.

If you recall, I could not find a space until the last moment when I pulled in.

Now, I had realized that I had parked thisclose to my meditative friend's car.

Again - more validation that I had made the correct choice in attending my meditation group.

Then, when I opened the door to my car, and looked towards the passenger side, I saw one of my favorite books, THE ANGELS WITHIN US (by Randolph Price), resting on the seat.

"Of course," I said to myself.

This book had been returned to me at dinner, which was then some three hours before.

My dinner-companion-friend had borrowed the book and wanted to return it - that's initially why we met for a bite to eat in the first place.

So, as I sat there in my car, a gentle smile graced my face, as it became clear to me that the ANGELS had the entire evening planned from the get-go.

Thank you, ANGELS - I love you.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Beware the Jezebel Spirit (via the teachings of Vassula @

Hello Everyone -

Today's post is an updated and revised edition of the post from June 14th, 2005, which presented a discussion of the "Jezebel Spirit" by Vassula - the awesome visionary who has been called by God and Jesus of Nazareth to unite the Catholic and Greek Orthadox Church (which see her website

As I wrote on June 14th, please let me clear on one thing:

I believe God comes to us as we believe Him to be. If we are Christian, He will speak to us as Jesus. Buddhist? Buddah, and so forth (as I further explain in my Message of Light post - please reference archives).

That said, here now is Vassula's (abbreviated) article:

Beware the Jezebel Spirit
(Edited teachings from the writings of Vassula)

"...(Those of the Jezebel Spirit) love to project a sense of power they do not have. It is based on intimidation, in order to cloud the minds of those they desire to oppress. How frequently that spirit tries to wield influence...

...If one does not go along with his or her action, there will be consequences. Intimidation always seeks to move the person through threats. This use of fear puts the victim under control out of fear of losing something precious to him. This is blackmail and far from God's love, because these are all improper channels, use of illegitimate power and authority, projection of power that is not ours to use. This by no means insinuates that a person shouldn't stand up for himself, but rather that it should be done through proper channels. Manipulating, intimidating and dominating another human being are blatant uses of control and illegitimate authority...

...They talk about brotherly love but they do just the opposite, consciously or unconsciously. This "love" is not a divine love or even a refined human love. Rather, it is totally selfish love with its own agenda, seeking recognition or control....She will take any trait so long as she attains her goal. The other façade to manipulate will be this of a Martyr instead of playing the Master. This façade of Jezebel will try and manipulate everyone, accusing them as evil towards her. They go around to make you believe you are misunderstanding them...

...Jezebel has no problem to lie, she is known to be notorious in lying...When the Jezebel spirit is confronted with the truth, it would perceive the confronter as the enemy. Then it counter-attacks with assaults against this "enemy". In fact, no greater wrath seems to occur than when a controlling person is confronted. This person will never admit guilt or relinquish the sense of power and will retaliate against the confronter. Defensiveness is a common reaction when a suggestion is made. Pride with a mixture of insecurity, which is deep rooted, cannot take correction, because all correction is perceived as rejection. Therefore, you will never hear a person with a controlling spirit admit he is wrong. It is always the fault of someone else. Never is there confession of guilt, contrition or true remorse...

...The Jezebel spirit is in contrast to the will of God. Her will has become god. Her will must be accomplished, regardless of the consequences. Not only did Jezebel steal authority, she manipulated those in leadership. She used lies and distortions. God waits for someone to stand up to her - to confront her...

...The greatest weakness among leaders is the fear of confrontation. They want peace without paying the price of confronting the manipulation and controlling tactics of the Jezebel spirit..

...Sometimes Jezebel becomes temporarily remorseful, but soon she'll go back to her controlling tactics. When it comes to prayer, she would be praying for her own agenda. There is no power in that. True, fervent intercessory prayer causes hearts to change from pride and loftiness to repentance and humility; nothing brings a greater death blow to the spirit of Jezebel. As is typical of a Jezebel, she would complain that she wasn't appreciated enough. In her self-centered nature she would go to any lengths, by lying and exaggerating, to make herself look spiritual; after all when being self-centered, no one is as important as they are...

...She knows how to garner sympathy by knowing how to cry at the drop of a hat and fool almost anyone...Confrontation is really the only "cure" in dealing with a Jezebel spirit. The problem is that many people fear confrontation, knowing it will create an ugly scene. Therefore they prolong the inevitable. Manipulation, control and intimidation...

...Ammunition too is another issue. Jezebels are continually collecting ammunition. They acquire information that they can use against you in case they ever begin to lose their grip on power. All what they would have collected they would use against you without mercy...

...Therefore, when people try to manipulate or dominate the will of others, it is in direct violation of God's laws and comes under Satan's domain....

...Control as well is to withhold information. A Jezebel wields power over you by knowing something you don't know in a situation. In the eyes of a Jezebel, having information you don't have is a powerful weapon of control. Temptations...

...Anyone who is tempted to control gives an open door to the Jezebel spirit...

...One major characteristic of a controller is that he has to be right. He has no tolerance for being wrong and will rarely, if ever, admit to wrongdoing. A Jezebel spirit is never wrong, unless it is a temporary admittance of guilt to gain "favor" with someone. When a Jezebel apologizes it is never in true repentance or acknowledgment of wrongdoing but rather, "I'm sorry your feelings were hurt"...
...In a dialogue, he will twist things around to the point of making you feel you need to apologize for causing him to make a bad decision. I have also noticed some other characteristic from the Jezebel spirit. The controller will always take the glory for anything that looks good. He will quickly overlook those who did the hard work and easily would step on people, sacrificing all etiquette to be the one who receives credit. Spirit or flesh?Is Jezebel a spirit or a work of the flesh?...

...Jezebel is a spirit, but it has found access through uncrucified flesh. You will never have a person with a controlling spirit admit he is wrong. It is always the fault of someone else. If you insist on an apology and confront the controller, you will probably get a screaming response such as, "Yes, I'm wrong. I'm always wrong." This sarcastic spewing is a long way from repentance...
...One of its sly ways to slip away once confronted, is to try to confuse you by changing the subject five times in one minute. Confusion keeps them "undiscovered" and unexposed....

...Therefore, it is impossible to converse with a Jezebel in logic. They would write several pages dealing with all sorts of other situations than the one you are confronting them with. The context would be so vague that no one would understand head or tails. If it is in conversation they would simply talk nonsense to delude and confuse you, never responding to your question. In this situation, one has to repeat the question and ask them only to respond to that question. They never do. They never will....

...Many times the ones that carry the Jezebel spirit talk non-stop. They have a need to feel power and authority, and they will do anything to achieve it. They feel they know more than anyone; therefore they dominate all conversations. Jezebel uses talking as a form of control...

...In a typical conversation, he does all the talking, whether it is about sports, the weather or the Kingdom of God. Because of this form of control, he is unable to receive input from anyone in his life. All conversation with him is one-sided. You are doing the listening. And if ever there is a break and you want to say something, the Jezebel switches off and does not hear you...

...Rather than seeing themselves as committed servants in God's affairs who at one time volunteered willingly to serve God, they see themselves as chief executive officers of a large company. God sees them more as the butlers. God is the Chief Executive Officer. Their attitude aggravates their surrounding. They boss people around...

...There is no place for ego in the Kingdom of God...
...We have learned how the Jezebel spirit is full of ego and envious as well...

...Therefore, I would warn anyone who goes to "special lessons" that the Spirit of God gives.I will end up with this; I want to add though that a lot of the context of this article has been taken out of the books written by R.T. Kendall who has written two volumes about the Jezebel spirit. The beginning of this article are passages taken from a Greek Orthodox priest's newsletter. The rest are from my own experiences...
...Read attentively and see if anyone of you might start having traits of this spirit. If you think you recognize yourself in any part, remember all is not lost, but there is a wide door of escape and that is: REPENTANCE.

God bless you all,

In Christ,


Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sounds like the "conversion of souls" or "soul grid," if you ask me.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Astronomers have discovered a giant magnetic field that is coiled like a
snake around a rod-shaped gas cloud in the constellation Orion.

Timothy Robishaw, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, involved in the discovery, described the structure as a "giant, magnetic Slinky wrapped around a long, finger-like interstellar cloud."

Astronomers call that wound-up shape "helical."

The discovery, presented here this week at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, was made in the Orion Molecular Cloud, a known stellar nursery in the constellation Orion. It supports a previous theory about how magnetic fields interact with interstellar gas clouds.

In 2000, Jason Fiege and Ralph Pudritz from McMaster University suggested that filamentary clouds like the Orion Molecular Cloud might exhibit a helical magnetic field around their long axis. This discovery is the first confirmation of their theory.

Astronomers have long suspected that magnetic fields, combined with gravity, help to pull dust inside the clouds together to make stars. But magnetic fields in space are difficult to detect.

"The [magnetic] field in interstellar space is very weak and there are systematic measurement effects that can produce erroneous results," Robishaw said.

The helical shape of the magnetic field is believed to be caused by matter in the interstellar cloud moving in a straight line along the length of the filament. When this happens, it causes the magnetic field around the cloud to spiral around in a corkscrew pattern. The researchers were able to detect this spiral shape using the Green Bank Telescope, a radio observatory in Virginia.

Carl Heiles, an astronomer at UC Berkeley who headed the study, said that there is one other possible explanation for the magnetic field’s helical shape. It may be that streaming jets of high-energy particles from the neighboring constellation Eriandus produced magnetic waves that were transported by shockwaves to the Orion Molecular Cloud, Heiles said.

Once there, the magnetic field could have wrapped around the cloud in the spiral pattern that was observed.

The researchers said that further study is needed to distinguish between the two possibilities.

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