This is the third time I am re-reading First Thunder and each time I am amazed at the depth and the layers of this book. There is so much information in this book for those desiring a change in their life or even a reminder for those awakening now. First Thunder follows a man who appears to have lost everything, job, family and has even moved back home with his mother. “Loss” however is a relative word as one is awakening to True Freedom within. This is a story of one man’s first hand experience of that truth through learning The Art of Ascension as taught by the Ishayas’.
In the third chapter the character is sitting in the car on a ferry as Sharon is ascending next to him. The silence in the car produces many, many thoughts which keep him from the present moment. He is thinking of the future and hashing over the past events that took place. “I gripped the steering wheel so tightly my knuckles turned white; I willed the ferry to race across the Sound so I could drive again, be active, do something! Anything not to continue thinking.”
How often in our lives do we stray from the present moment? I once heard from a man that he felt like there was a “bar fight” going on in his head. The conversations we have with ourselves, the 50, 000 to 100,000 thoughts we think per day all keep us distracted from the present moment; keep us stressed, unhappy and unhealthy.
Ascension reestablishes life in the present moment. On page 36 it is recalled that Ollie said “All power and healing is in the present moment.” As one Ascends, automatically health, creativity, intelligence and bliss increase in one’s life. There is an inner resonance reading this book. The heart knows what the intellect cannot always understand. How does one live a busy life always in the present moment? Can it really be as easy as Ollie said? So much information and these are just the beginning chapters of the book. I am excited to continue to read this enlivening book; stay tuned there is much more to come.