5-Year Plan For This Blog

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As this is my first post for 2009, I thought it might be a good time to gaze into the misty realms of the future and “see” how things might go for this blog and its topic of living forever. How long can I sustain a topic like this for? Will Let’s Live Forever! live?

Or maybe I should put this more boldly, and announce I have a PLAN for this blog! Um… well, if I have a plan, it could go like this…

Year 1 – 2008

2008 was a year for introducing bits and pieces of philosophy to puzzled bloggers and web searchers, that hopefully more or less covered the basic concepts of living forever in our bodies.

As 2008 was last year, including it in this plan technically makes the plan a 4-year one, I suppose. Oh well… “5-Year Plan” sounds better.

Year 2 – 2009

In 2009, I will continue to be introducing the concept of doing away with death, and making suggestions for how it can be achieved (i.e. healing methods).

I’d also like to start involving other people more. I’m hoping to find other immortalists who might enjoy being interviewed, or having their work showcased. They might even write a guest post!

There are a few well-known teachers in the physical immortality field—perhaps they might like to be involved. I’ll be introducing some of them this year if it feels appropriate. I’d love it if some lurking immortalists came out of the woodwork to have their say on this topic, as well.

Maybe I’ll start finding quite a few blogs about physical immortality. There are lots of websites out there, but to me, blogs have a much more human touch. I’ve found a couple of immortality blogs just recently, so maybe I’ll get my wish here. Perhaps I’ll get to write a guest post on one!

Year 3 – 2010

In 2010, Let’s Live Forever! might start turning into one of those newsy blogs that have lots of short, sharp articles breaking the latest news. Now let’s see…

• There might be lots of breakthroughs on anti-aging to report on. At the moment I’m not terribly interested in these—I tend to think that addressing whether people want to live on is more pertinent than discussing the medical means.

Also, to be immortal in our bodies we need to avoid both accidents and being the victim of serious crime, as well as avoiding illness and aging, so I don’t think medical cures for aging, on their own, are the be-all-and-end-all in the quest for immortality.

However, if there were some nifty cures for aging, it might change our expectations, resulting in longer life-spans. But then again, if we use these cures but don’t really want to live, we might just have more accidents.

• There might be substantiated reports of immortals living among us—or very old people, anyway. I don’t know how we can prove the ages of these people, to those who understandably question them—people don’t come with growth rings like trees display, should one cut across them. Maybe there’ll be a way.

• If it’s true that there are greater energies descending on planet Earth, and people are polarising between more extreme positions of love and fear (like I described in my post Is The World Getting Better Or Worse?), then more of the fear-filled people might be dying—perhaps in dramatic, newsworthy fashion. Maybe we won’t have to tolerate ruthless dictators for much longer. Just a thought.

Year 4 – 2011

In 2011, the news reports might be of a more gentle and intriguing nature…

  • There could be reports of hospital wards closing, because so few people are sick.
  • Doctors and nurses might be out of work.
  • There might be retraining programs for funeral parlour directors, because business has been dropping off dramatically.
  • There could be counseling services set up for all the people who have made it their life’s mission to help the poor and needy, because there are no poor and needy people anymore, and they are feeling unwanted.
  • Year 5 – 2012

    By the end of 2012, everyone will be taking the idea of indefinite life spans totally for granted. They will be so into living in the present moment that the “bad old days”, when people died, will be a distant memory. There will be no call whatsoever for this blog, and I will take up gardening.

    Or I could start a blog about the exciting new developments in space travel.

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    A fanciful 5-year plan, perhaps. Comments are most welcome, as always.

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    Comments

    1. I’d love to read book reviews of some of the literature in this field and interviews with the authors or others who can offer their thoughts. Although I don’t want to live forever in this body with all its ailments, I am also always interested in things that will help us stay young and active.

      I’m just stuck with the idea that at any minute, an accident affect take me (or my loved ones) and ruin all my plans in that direction. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, that my much-loved dogs have died, and dying is the only way I know of to have any chance, however small, of seeing them again.

    2. Hi there Dot

      Leonard Orr wrote the following affirmation which we can say to ourselves should we feel we need to protect ourselves from some of our thoughts (that we might have accidents, and so on)

      “I am alive now, therfore my life urges are stronger than my death urges. As long as I strengthen my life urges and weaken my death urges, I will go on living in increasing health and youthfulness.”

      In other words, the fact that we are alive at the moment proves that we are on the path to immortality – we just need to stay on that path! He has also said:

      “You are immortal until you prove otherwise”

      Hope that helps. x

    3. I love your plan, for your blog and for people’s lives in general. :)

    4. Hi Robin. I like your vision for Year 4. Now that’s thinking outside the box. It’s good exercise for the mind and the spirit. So, after 2012, what would your new blog be called… “Our Space Forever” :-)

      Davinas last blog post..The Quote Effect: Naughty, Nice & Niche Bloggers

    5. Robin: I think you’ve outlined a 5 year plan for humanity :-)

    6. Wow, I don’t have a one month or even a one week plan for my blog so your 5 years has me bowing to you as the all knowing guru of blog planning.

      I do like your ideas and the positivity that you bring to this topic Robyn. I say if you can continue to inform and challenge as much as you have to date, then Let’s Live Forever could forseeably go on … well forever!

      Kelly x

    7. I will definitely be interested to read your posts on physical immortality. The idea of doing away with death is foreign to me.

      I am increasingly amazed at the number of spa centers that have recently opened in Singapore, promising potential clients that they can reverse ageing. Are we becoming a nation that is obsessed with looking young? I wonder if it is the same phenomena elsewhere in the world. Any observations?

      Evelyn Lims last blog post..Past Life Memories In Hokkaido

    8. @Vered – thankyou! Maybe we are all in on this plan?
      @Davina – I think that type of visualisation may have been something we did at the workshops I used to go to – I don’t remember exactly. Now that’s a thought, about my new blog! :-D Did you like my spaceships?
      @Marelisa – I hope you like it then!
      @Kelly – yes that’s me (she says knowing she only plans a few days ahead and was faking it). Thanks, Kelly.
      @Evelyn – I see the obsession with looking young two ways, I guess. One is that it can come from people being afraid of showing who they really are – a person comfortable with themselves doesn’t have to rush around getting fake tans and plastic surgery and so on. Because this comes from fear, it is distasteful to many of us. The other is that maybe when we try to look as youthful as possible, it’s because part of us knows that being youthful is the way we are meant to be – physical aging somehow doesn’t truly make sense.

    9. Hi Robin – I love your plan. I’m thinking, if what you write is true, we all should be making a plan that expands for the next 50+ years. The topic of your blog is one I’ve never encountered before, so whatever you can share with us, I’ll enjoy. With so many baby boomers approaching retirement age, I’m guessing the subject of physical immortality will become more popular than ever. Just think, you’ll be an expert in the field. :)

      Barbara Swaffords last blog post..Attract Readers – Make Your Blog A Safe Haven

    10. What an interesting topic. I love your photo espccially your hair! I want to live long only if I can be healthy! I’m a runner and eat healthy at 54 so far so good!

      Tess TheBoldLIfes last blog post..The Power of Apologizing

    11. Goodness a five year plan. I could barely plan for the next day…LOL
      I’m envious.

    12. Awesome Robin! Just Awesome! This is certainly what I hope happens in the future as well and look forward to seeing you chronicle it all for us! :-)
      Much love,
      Jenny

      Jenny Mannions last blog post..Make Intentions Not Resolutions

    13. Another question … do you think that blogging will be around in 5 years or will it morph into people video blogging like their own little video/tv vinyettes of their lives, loves, passions, stories?

      Eight Women Dreams last blog post..F This

    14. Oh me Robin. I thought I was doing good to make a change with my blog and focus on one year. This is great. I can’t wait to see how you evolve with this. I will be around….I’m sure!

      Cricket (A Day to Share with Tammy)s last blog post..Who would I rather be?

    15. I got all upset thinking that a fellow non-planner was actually mapping out 5, um 4 years worth of blogs. You had me suckered right in. Then I went “Wait a minute” and felt all better again.

      Actually, I love your plan. Here’s to it coming to fruition.

      Urban Panthers last blog post..Washing away sandcastles

    16. @Barbara – ha ha I wonder what it would be like if everyone counted on being active for the next 50+ years. It’s interesting the way you link the idea with baby boomers – who are traditionally seen to be fed up with limitations taken for granted by earlier generations (I think?)
      @Tess – hi there and welcome! We would definitely want to be healthy if we were going to stick around, I think! I’m your age – and I need to get fitter – I’m working on it.
      @Chris – ha ha – no comment (see my reply to kelly)
      @Jenny – I’m gald you like it!
      @8 women – welcome to all 8 of you! Blogging is already like that, isn’t it? It’s a great alternative to TV, I reckon.
      @Tammy – it’s an exciting time to be alive, I think – to see what happens. I love your cricket!
      @Urban Panther – ha ha – gotcha. And yes, here’s to it!

    17. Hello
      Wonderful blog
      Nice to work for tomorrow
      And beautiful to learn from the past
      I wish you a happy life
      Greetings

      tarek alghnams last blog post..Israel’s crimes do not stop

    18. Robin, from the very beginning I’ve been inspired by your no limit style and your quirkiness. It’s an honor to read another all the way authentic soul.

      Tom Volkar / Delightful Works last blog post..A Guided Meditation for Authentic Expression

    19. By all means, yes, take up gardening in 5 years, but please keep your blog going too, so we can still see your pictures and get your thoughts on things?

      Just an outstanding post, Robin. I’m so glad you’ll be around for at least another 5 in cyberspace.

      Jannies last blog post..Notes to self

    20. When I first read the title, I was thinking “oh my gosh! A five year plan! I don’t even have a ONE year one!”

      I have to say that reading about 2012 made me smile..!

      All the best

      -Ross

      Rosss last blog post..New E-Book: Jump-Start Change!

    21. @Tarek – welcome, and greetings to you too, Tarek.
      @Tom – who me? Quirky? Nah. I think the message you are spreading, about being authentic and having work that is delightful to us, is very important for a great many people.
      @Jannie – if you saw the state of our garden you might think I need to get onto it a bit sooner – we have a friend mowing the lawn right now. I wonder what form cyberspace will take in 5 years!
      @Ross – hi there Ross – ha ha – don’t you? I’m glad you liked the possibilities.

    22. robin this is a great idea. it makes you and me feel good to see it on paper. i need to sit down myself and figure some things out. incorporate more of personal ME but not too much and add some more comedy.

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    23. I am amazed that you have a long-term plan. You are thinking ahead for this blog.

      tiknos last blog post..NEW YEAR 2009 – Just Sharing

    24. Wow, you have got a sharp imagination Robin! Time flies and very soon the five years will be up. Can’t wait, sounds fascinating!

      sharons last blog post..Lord Plant My Feet On Higher Ground

    25. Creating a 5-year plan is a very bold move. Do I dare plan for 5 years out? You are making me ponder where I want my blog to be in 5 years. Thanks for helping me dream big!

      Stacey / Create a Balances last blog post..Celebrate Your Life (and Oprah’s Best Life Series) Friday! 01.09.09

    26. Hi there all

      I’ve decided to not do another post till January 27 – let’s just say it’s summer here and it is festival season and I have some family commitments to attend to as well…

      I will however be flitting around the blogosphere for most of the time till then, so I will be seeing many of you in my travels.

      @Natural – I thought you already had a fair dollop of YOU and comedy in your blog, Natural!
      @Tikno – I think ahead a little, but I must admit my 5 year plan is more to do with how I’d like to see the world turn out.
      @Sharon – 5 years may well come quite quickly – I’m glad you find it interesting!
      @Stacey – It doesn’t hurt to dream big, does it?!

    27. “Or I could start a blog about the exciting new developments in space travel.” — I’d like that, too! You know I’m a big Sci Fi fan, right?

      SpaceAgeSages last blog post..Good and evil not so black and white

    28. Hi Robin,

      Loved this post! I saw the title and went “Whoa! Somebody’s a forward thinker!” and as I read I started smiling, but you know what? I finished the post still thinking “Somebody’s a forward thinker!” Great job. I bet it put smiles on a lot of faces.

      Daphnes last blog post..The Illusion of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad

    29. @SpaceAgeSage – Hi Lori – I wonder where our interest in sci-fi comes from – something to do with our destiny?
      @Daphne – Hi there Daphne and welcome! I bet you put smiles on a few faces with your ‘Joyful Days’. Cheers!

    30. Dear robin,

      very creative your 5 year plan. Were you inspired by 5 years plan like in the former soviet union? Or is it more a strategic business plan?
      However it is fun to red the plan….Well done..

      rainers last blog post..Six bees

    31. Hi I’ve just arrived and I’m not exactly sure how I got here. Anyway, what I have seen here so far is very fascinating and I think I’ll definetly have to keep in touch. Love to read what my fellow Aussies are thinking.
      Best wishes :-)

    32. ps i love the drawing of the hopscotch – ( what an odd word……..sounds funny when you say it out loud ) not sure Ive got that right !

      ribbons last blog post..Youth & Beauty

    33. Janni lloyd says:

      Hi Robin,
      Loved your five year plan!!! I’m looking forward very much to the day funeral directors need to be re-trained – PARTY TIME!!!!
      I just posted this elsewhere, felt your friends may enjoy it-

      ARE YOU A COSMIC SCRIPTWRTER?
      My theeling is that we are all co-creators with the divine and are indeed co -cosmic scriptwriters, as you will read in the few lines that follow –

      With Physical Immortality we are moving from the Spiritual Law of Karma to the Law of Grace.

      Law of Karma >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Law of Grace

      Gratitude

      Praise

      Unconditional Love

      The Law of Karma – “As we sow so shall we reap”, “An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth”. This law of cause and effect has created much hatred, resentment and retribution which has led to pain, suffering and death. By using the energies of forgiveness/gratitude, praise and love we transcend the Karmic Law and move into a State of Grace.

      We are cosmic script writers – with Karma we create murder mysteries, war and horror movies, soap opera’s and emotional dramas of the highest order. With Grace – romantic comedies, enchantment movies, travel adventures and musicals become popular.

      Are we over the ‘physical death’ script??

      Review your own cosmic script, maybe it needs a rewrite!

      blessings Janni

    34. @rainer – well thankyou! I don’t know anything about the soviet union’s 5 year plan (did I mention before that I am very ignorant?) – I was just brainstorming (or something)
      @ribbon – hi there and welcome! Your name bears a resemblance to mine! It’s funny how some words look funny written down.
      @Janni – Hi there and welcome to you too! Glad you liked it – and yes, let’s have a party! It’s great to hear from someone else who is into immortality – and thanks for your piece on karma and grace!

    35. Hi Robin – these are bold plans. I’m betting you won’t put those doctors and nurses out of business though. Getting people to live forever is one thing but eradicating stupidity is another.

      I’ve been wondering about that. Do you think folk will still die in fatal accidents and such? Or will we be able to avoid those things altogether, or heal ourselves from them?

    36. Hi Cath – the idea is that accidents and being a victim of war and crime are things we actually draw to ourselves with our feelings and unconscious mind. If we cause something, we can un-cause it, so as we become more conscious they won’t happen (as you suggest in your last sentence).

      This issue is the reason why I’m not personally all that interested in medical breakthroughs in reversing aging – we need to heal ourselves on the inside if we are going to become immortal.

    37. At last someone with a sense of the real immortality. Just about everyone has immortality tied up in their belief system somewhere, it’s refreshing to come across someone who recognizes that real immortality is physical and requires more than just thinking about it, praying for it or waiting for science/medicine to make it possible. It’s ours to lose. I’m glad I finally had the idea of Googling for blogs on the subject – sometimes I can be real slow, which is another characteristic I need to change to live fully. Thanks Robin. By the way, I’m not sure if anyone can be considered a teacher when it comes to living forever, and I’d be suspicious of anyone who claims to be. I think the best we can be is an inspiration to each other to continually live greater than we ever have, to walk outside of age, change anything that keeps us split or separate – whether in ourselves or from each other – and encourages us to give each person the value they deserve, regardless of any differences we may have. You also might like to check out People Unlimited

    38. Hi there Doug! Great to hear from you – you guys are coming out of the woodwork (from my perspective) thick and fast!

      I had a look at your http://www.physical-immortality-now.com/ site – I like the way you see physical immortality as something that brings people together – after all, we are all one, anyway, so anything that involves expansion of cosciousness would be something we are all in together. I disagree about never going to other dimensions – my take on it is that on becoming self-realised we would have a choice about where we prefer to hang out – that is, there may well be comings and goings, out of choice.

      I also looked at the People Unlimited site you mentioned – I went to an evening with James Strole, Charles Paul Brown and Bernadeane in Melbourne in the late 80s!

      I agree with your comments about teachers – I put it that way to be brief. I meant people who write and speak about it, really. Cheers Doug!

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