[ From the Archives of 365 ]
“I was getting famous, it was turning me into a product and I did not like it. That is when I went into finance.”
“I was getting famous, it was turning me into a product and I did not like it. That is when I went into finance,” Jerry accounts his life.
Over the last nine months, hundreds of people have now graciously given of themselves in contributing to 365. All brave individuals who without reserve have allowed us into their lives by trusting me to forward their stories, advice, and photos to you.
Several times have we discussed the laws of attraction and also have experienced several unexplainable meetings of strangers turned friends.
From connecting third parties beyond our circle of influence to answering literal prayers and personal reflections, it’s all occurred within the 365 journeys.
Some have been powerfully apparent, while others not so much. We’ve even experienced days where we have struggled to find acceptance from anyone or have found ourselves in somewhat contrite and forced interviews. But nonetheless, in all, I, and I hope you, have been thoroughly fascinated.
We are indeed a unique population with so much depth, so much diversity, and so much combined experience. From pains to joys, we have shared. Yet what is apparent is we are all connected in one wish in one way or another– a want for a better world, to be able to freely live our individual perspective, and do it on a planet filled with kinder people.
Today is no exception as I find myself at a funky little burger joint. Killing time and looking at what I’m eating, I’m sure my arteries as well.
I’m getting stuffed to the gills, and as I ingest my last bite of saturated cholesterol, a well-mannered guy sits at the booth directly in front of me. Our eyes meet, and without my prompt, this stranger greets me with a warm expression of acceptance.
I would be wrong if I did not reciprocate in an equally engaging gesture!
“Hello, how are you?” I reply.
We pick up a friendly and casual conversation, and Jerry, once stranger-now-friend, agrees to join us in our 365 mission of unity.
“The age-old question as to what is the meaning of life is found in two words,” Jerry summarizes, “Expression and Experience– Every living and non-living thing is expressing a quality of that which created it. So what we express we will experience, Period! Look at an atom, electrons spinning around, communicating, the nucleus is the mother, and the electrons are the children. And that analogy pulls it all together so you can see it very clearly.”
Jerry is a man of many talents (or perhaps gifts): A self-diagnosed clairvoyant, a well-grounded businessman, a financial advisor, and a spiritual consultant. From this, he has pooled a vast base of knowledge. A set of perspectives he does not flaunt, but rather, personal concepts he trusts to guide his life. His agenda is apparent, to outreach as far as he can in living centered on what he feels in his heart.
Yet, in his claim, he remains objective, kind, optimistic, and extremely approachable.
“I used to work with Uri Geller on the Powers of the Paranormal. Uri told me to be careful with my gifts and not to show them off. I was under a contract to perform, and at that moment, I realized I had to change my life. I negotiated out of the contract, and that is when I moved into the financial business. I was very successful. Became very rich in five years (I won’t tell you Jerry’s past worth, and he has the saved bank statements to prove it). But due to the greed and dishonesty of others, I lost it when I moved from Texas to California. I even realized that my marriage was under false pretenses, so I gave what I had left to her and I’m much happier now.”
“I was very successful. Became very rich in five years (I won’t tell you Jerry’s past worth, and he has the saved bank statements to prove it). But due to the greed and dishonesty of others, I lost it when I moved from Texas to California. I even realized that my marriage was under false pretenses, so I gave what I had left to her and I’m much happier now.”
Jerry has a highly spiritual view of humanity and the planet. “The world at large?” He pauses, then continues. “Thoughts and things are very much alike. And, we should approach life as if it is a thought, and not a thing. Move the words around. Things are thoughts. Not thoughts are things. Your experience meets with your expression to create unique points of attraction. Not so much as drawing something to you. That requires a great labor of thought. But if we can learn to use our thoughts as platforms to reach out, and tether onto the dream, and draw it in. I call it Metaphynetics.”
Jerry is an extreme optimist. Passionate regarding his view of a positive mindset, good values, and the potential for a united world.
“I see democracy coming around!” he speaks with conviction. “It’s too beautiful of an idea to throw to the wayside, because none of the other systems have worked as well: And with that, most of the world population being Muslim.”
I did a little research. Jerry is correct in his claim. Per 2012: Christianity, 31% to 35% or 2.1 – 2.5 billion people; Islam, 23% or 1.6 billion people.
“And when they start seeing how to separate church and state, then that progress will relieve much poverty. You see, most of those impoverished nations are Muslim nations.”
Now Jerry is not bagging on the Muslim faith. He is referring to how time-generated hatred in the name of faith can become epidemic. And in this reference, Jerry calls all of us to accountability to observe our faith to their fullest. To value whatever we choose to believe, yet as we do, to extend the same consideration to others.
But there is one thing Jerry certainly makes clear. In the end, we all worship the same God. The creator of the universe. In this, I think he is asking us to align our actions in living our lives with eyes turned toward the world around us.
And with the aid of his Muslim statistic, Jerry postulates. “It’s not so much the religion, but you can’t do business with someone in the name of Ala.”
My take. Jerry is instructing us to respect individual value systems and navigate our relationships and associations with honor and honesty.
Yes, Jerry is an intriguing human being. His concepts, although somewhat ethereal, are well-founded, creative, and lucid. And using a well-defined description of faith, “the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not yet seen,” he goes on to link to our financial systems.
“Faith… That’s what our currency is based on. But we are the collateral.
So if we have faith in each other, and that the system of democracy, the one that is as close to God’s system of man doing business with man. It will all go right back to expression and experience. Patience is the expectancy of good. And when you are waiting for something good, it seems like it takes longer. It feels that way because the body has a clock in it. Call it saccadic rhythms. What we fear seems to come quicker because we are on Adrenalin at that point.”
Makes me think of the hindsight is 20/20 theory and the discussions we have shared regarding embracing all of our experiences– both the good and the bad.
Jerry humbles. “After I lost my wealth, it made me check my core.
The whole field of humanity opened up to me, and it will for anyone if they operate from love. No matter where they are, and if they are truly doing it.”
Per the future? Again Jerry speaks as if prophetic. “In five of ten years. Islam will create a separation of church and state. Technology will overrule, and peace will start to expand.”
Jerry, thank you for opening your mind, your heart, and our eyes.
Hope to run into you again my friend; we can pick our discussion back up.