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FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN -
NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT -
Quest For A Positive, Personal Spirituality
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Hello, my name is George Bryant Cronk (nickname G.) and I welcome you to my blog, FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN - NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - Quest For A Positive Personal Spirituality, located on this Typepad site at:
This blog, chronicles my ten-year quest for a positive, personal spirituality, one which began with a near-death realization that I had missed the spiritual point of my life, and resulted in a promise to God; if given the opportunity, I would rectify the situation - all culminating in my connecting with God through affirmative prayer and meditation while commuting on the train to Washington, DC.
As my connection with God intensified, I decided to share the details of my spiritual quest, as well as the divinely inspired guidance I had recorded during my daily meditations on the train, culminating in the creation of this Finding God On The Train blog, along with the related facebook and twitter sites listed below.
My blog posts, including Affirmative Thoughts, New Thought Notes For The Day, Meditation Guidance, Poems, Prayers, and/or often just a recap of my spiritual adventures, often featuring my wife Ann, have been published and shared across my existing social media sites. You can also easily access the most recent by going to the left-hand sidebar of the blog under the listing of "Recent Posts," where the most current posts are available. Just click on the one at the top of the list for the most recent post. You may also connect with a comprehensive index of all posts by clicking the Blog Index tab on the Navigation Bar of this blog.
Since the blog’s inception in early 2009, over 1300 posts have been published. On the left-hand sidebar of the blog is a listing titled "Categories," where archived posts have been categorized for easier reference and selection, enabling readers to scan a number of topic areas. Next to the Blog Index on the Navigation Bar, we just referenced, is a tab titled Archives, listing all the posts by month of publication and category.
To read all of the posts published to date, click on the category ALL DAILY POSTS ON ENLIGHTENMENT, similar categories are also listed if you would like to review all posts featuring Affirmative Thoughts, Meditation Guidance, or Poems. These Categories are added and deleted as needed. If you would prefer to read each post in sequence for a given month, you may also locate the "Archives" sidebar and click on the month you would like to review.
What makes the message of Finding God On The Train so fascinating, to me at least, is the sheer scope and depth of what has been communicated, providing a foundation for a positive spirituality that is so comprehensive, it is certainly worth the investment of time to at least investigate and consider thoroughly. My task in this has been to put it in some understandable order, connect it with what has been previously said by the great wisdom traditions, and when plausible, connect it with the supportive science and metaphysics of our day.
So, let’s take a moment to step back and explore how another feature of this blog originated. As you can imagine, when I began my spiritual reconnection with God, I had no plans, in my wildest imagination, of publishing a blog or a book about finding God. But as I became more connected with God through meditation and prayer, I received a message to write a book titled, Notes On Enlightenment. I would define my initial reaction as being incredulous, quickly reminding God I was not the person for this mission. Yet, here I am ten years later, nearing the completion of a three book companion series, as you might expect, titled Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment.
Along with my blog posts, my readers have been supportive, and extremely patient, as I have discovered how to preview my evolving book on this blog. I would write, and when I felt my offering was coherent, send it out as a post, often numerous times, and only when it looked viable, would I create a blog page, publishing my latest draft on the left sidebar of this blog. As I stretched the parameters of even Typepad’s vision of what a blog could do, the technology improved and I was able to preview chapter after chapter.
After seven years, I looked up and realized my offering was over eight hundred pages, and still not finished. I had written a mammoth spiritual tome, too long and too large for anyone to carry, let alone to read. As a result, this “masterwork” is to be traditionally published in three related, progressive, and distinctive chunks beginning in late 2018.
This companion book to the blog, which has been rolling out under the Book Chapter tab on the left hand sidebar, is now being updated to reflect this new editing, while still serving as the foundation for the key concepts of Finding God On The Train, as well as the details of my quest for a positive, personal spirituality.
It is my goal to enable my readers to preview these books on the blog, without charge, before traditional eBook and print publication takes place. Since these books were originally written for blog publication, I am also hoping to be able to have a blog version of the final published three book series available for reading directly on the blog, although on the newly established FGOTT Member Site, also her on TypePad as fully outlined on the opening page of this blog
At this time, The Crystal Path - Book One of the Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment Series has already been re-edited and is available for preview on the left-hand sidebar under the Book One – Crystal Path Chapters tab. Except for some minor editing, Book One is complete and will be more traditionally published early next year.
The Control Of Consciousness – Book Two of the Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment Series, which for the most part was previously published on the blog, but is now being re-edited, will provide a more advanced and in-depth focus on actual mind control, mindfulness, and control of consciousness techniques and approaches. When the re-edit of Book Two is complete it will be available for preview on the FGOTT Member Site blog prior to final publishing.
God Consciousness and The Divinity Within – Book Three of the Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment Series, will survey ancient and modern wisdom traditions, mystical revelations, spiritual practices - along with the leading philosophical, scientific, and theological theories, research, thought, and conjecture that support the concept of a Universal God Consciousness. I will propose my own theory of God Consciousness based on the message I have received on the train, as well as discuss our own, consciousness based, individual connection with this divine.
My years of commuting five-plus hours per day, most of it on the Amtrak train to DC, have provided the basis for this blog and the companion book(s), contributing to the flavor and color of the offering. Although the physical restrictions resulting from major spinal reconstruction surgery have forced me to retire from my long commutes, my spiritual home will always be on the train. More about this in Book Two.
Feel free to let me know what you think, or share your own spiritual experiences by post or by email at
Please note that positive spirituality is open to all approaches and paths to faith and God, as long as they are held with love: no one is excluded, and more importantly, there is no one path that is considered more valid or feasible than another. So all are welcomed aboard.
WITH LOVE, G.
P.S. To gain a better understanding of what I am trying to accomplish and why, please take a few moments to read the introduction to Book One - The Crystal Path listed under the Book One Chapters tab on the left-hand sidebar of the blog.