Building Nova Earth: Toward A World That Works for Everyone

What Are You Invested In?

March 2, 2009

I have this private theory about old age. I think it’s been designed into life to reveal to us what our investments have been.

Where your investments lie, there will your heart lie also, said the Man with the Plan.

Arnold Schwarznegger invested in his muscles. Where will they be when he’s old?

Anyone who invests in their good looks, forget it. Not designed to last. You’ll be daubing the grey hairs forever.

Sexual conquests? Passing fancy, says old age.  Sure, you can extend your time beyond your means, a little. But no permanent return on investment. Old age sees to it.

So as we grow older, we more and more get to see just what it was we invested in.  And we more and more see what was a poor and what a good investment.

I had a sobering experience maybe ten, fifteen years ago. I had to take Prednizone and I completely lost my memory on it. I couldn’t remember the name of the bridge I drove over every day. And I was employed as the corporation’s memory (long story).

I saw what I would be like without my memory. Boring. Nothing.  Complete loss of identity.

I had an experience of old age when I wasn’t old.

So what to do?

I determined at that time that I was going to search and find out what it was wisest to invest in, what would stand up to old age.

I actually should stop here and ask you to tell me what you’ve discovered if you’ve looked at the same question. But I will say it anyways.

An attitude of service to God and humanity lasts. A meditative orientation lasts. The love of God lasts.  Appreciating bliss and beingness lasts. All divine attributes last.

In other words, given that the purpose of life was to release us divine sparks into the cosmos and watch us grow up into supernovas, all the attributes of a supernova last.

This whole game is rigged. From beginning to end.

Depart from the path too much and karma kicks in like a ping-pong paddle in either hand. Not too far to the right and not too far to the left – over time.

The ultimate kicker is the low-level tidal thirst for knowing who we are that we don’t even realize was built into the program from day one.  Call it the longing for liberation, the desire to progress, or whatever else you want to.

It is a subsensible yearning for something that only knowledge of God can supply.

The game was set.  There is no way out other than through Self-Realization.

Might as well surrender.

As old age approaches, we all get to look at the pile of chips in front of us and see how we did.  Are there no chips left? What were we thinking of?

Is there a pile of chips?  What did we do that was right?



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  1. I have been studying the five book of “The Law of One” by Ra. It has been a real eye opener for me and I feel it moves very well into this subject you have been discussing, “What I am Investing In.” In the Study of the Law of One, it basically comes down to two types of people. The key is the word “Service”. Quite simply, do we live in “service to others,” or, do we live to live in “service to ourselves”. I guess it could also be stated. Are we a giver or a taker.

    Yes, I fully realize that we must give enough to our selves to sustain our basic way of life and necessary personal needs. But that said, we have a great deal of time in our life and it is that time which we all possess that is given to us which we use for our interactions with people, the environment, our day to day world that I am referring to. I must ask myself. Am I approachable by others. Can people rely on me, do I take the time to listen? These are all questions I have learned to ask of myself.

    The Law of One gives a very simple formula that will determine if you are going to be accepted into the higher Spirit Levels of the 4th and 5th dimension and higher. According to Ra, in order to be accepted to the 5th Dimension Spirit Level, you must have invested at least a 51% level of service to others. Not service you have been paid for, even if it is fame or notoriety. But simply service without compensation. The simple act of loving and caring unconditionally for another person, for nature, for the animal kingdom, for the earth. It is all of the simple things of life, the kindnesses we show to everything we see and touch. When I examine my own life, I realize it had to make very conscious efforts at first to invest my time and my effort for others. And it goes into every facet of our lives.

    – Those small considerations we show people we are around. Waiting that extra moment for another person to catch up to the Apartment door when it is about to close. Assisting an elderly person in a wheel chair who just needs a little kindness. A smile and salutation to people we see
    that we know.

    – Really loving nature by taking extra care of it and not abusing what it is. Truly showing a bit of love to our gardens and the plants they contain, remembering to thank them the for beauty these plants provide and the food they so freely give us.

    – spending time with our families and our children. It is so easy to deny them the love and praise they need and deserve. Because my children are now on their own I am so sorry I did not spend more quality time with them.

    I am sure we all can see the many ways we must reach out and embrace this world we live in. It is not a big big thing. It is a lot of seemingly small things, like saving pennies that eventually return to us as the golden moments that they are. Lots to think of here.

    Love to all.