“Becoming Galileo”

Memoir by Richard M. Kostura

    It isn’t easy knowing how the whole universe works. First off, no one believes me when I say that I do, and that can be very frustrating at times. I mean really, how would you feel if people didn’t believe you when you tell them what you do?
    These days — because I know how the universe works — I tend to avoid most situations where the question comes up, like cocktail parties, etc.
    It’s just not worth it anymore. A typical exchange would go something like this.
    Other person: “So, what do you do?”
    Me: “I show people how the universe works.”
    At that point the other person either looks beyond me for a reason to excuse themselves from further conversation or laughs nervously and entertains my obvious madness for a short while with a superficial tongue-in-cheek verbal volley, never considering for even one moment that I might actually know how our perceivable universe works.
    I mean, I can’t really blame them either. We were all raised, myself included, to never believe such heresy. Only God and chosen individuals like Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, and Krishna, (to name the usual suspects), are allowed to claim such enlightenment.
     We are told that understanding the breadth and nature of the universe that we live in is and always will be beyond the comprehension of the common man. Bullshit. People used to say that man would never fly, or travel to the moon and beyond, and you know what, those people were wrong! So are people that say we cannot understand the true nature of our reality, and how and why everything happens around us as it does.
    I didn’t always know how the universe works. In fact, I had no idea how the universe worked when I was born. After all, I was just a little kid, and believed the things that adults told me about the world around me, just like everyone else. But then, as I grew up, I found that a lot of the things that adults had told me weren’t true, and that made the world a confusing and scary place.
    What made it particularly difficult for me, and what I wasn’t aware of until much later in my adult life, was that I have always had an ability to see the “math” of any circumstance. That made the hypocrisy of the world around me completely visible at a very young age, and fostered a cynical response to authority, which ultimately caused me to have to think for myself to find truth in this world of illusion.
     I can’t stand watching all the pain and confusion going on all around me and want to do something to help. I mean for Christ’s sake, I even invented a new kind of clock that actually shows people how time happens because the clocks we were brought up with are just subjective garbage that keeps us enslaved to the illusions of the world around us.
    I have a letter from the Dalai Lama thanking me for the
“Earth Clock” that I sent him and sending me his blessings for the success of my work. I mean, what’s an enlightened individual to do these days in the face of the cacophony of crap that comes out of the ether and overstimulates the senses of the poor unenlightened masses?
    People think I’m arrogant too because of statements like that one. But to understand what I mean, you have to first consider that you have been misled into believing that we cannot know the world around us. It’s just not true.
     “Seek and ye shall find,” I was told in the shower one day when petitioning a higher power, asking to know the truth of things. It turns out that guidance was correct. I did, and I did, just as promised in the great books of religion, and I’m not a religious person as the word religious is interpreted in today’s “modern parlance,” to quote Jeff Bridges as “The Dude” Lebowski.
    So I searched, and I found, and now I know, and ironically no one believes that I do, regardless of logic or demonstration.
    No one believes that the wind spoke to me and revealed to me the hidden nature of the electromagnetic dynamic by which all things are powered to become as they must in this world.
    Or that my mind, because of its nature, has been able to reconcile all of the religious and spiritual teachings of this world with the facts of quantum mechanics and theoretical physics to mathematically and scientifically show the proof and the why and how of the phrase “as ye sow, so shall ye reap,” and the nature of karma.
    In an attempt to enlighten others to this incredible perspective of reality I made a video. Its introduction begins: “Morning. Dawn. A new day. But what if this day was different? What if this day, you understood the whole world around you? What if this day you could see beyond the surface of reality, to the essence of creation?”
    I heard a viewer scoff, laughing and saying it was impossible. It’s not. I see the world as a Magic Eye stereogram insofar as everything to me is a metaphor for the circumstances and conditions that cause it to be what it is, and I can follow it “down the rabbit hole,” so to speak, to its origins.
    It’s easy, because everything in this universe happens exactly the same way, and for exactly the same reason. There is at the bottom of it all a lowest common denominator  — the singular universal law that causes everything to become as it does, and seeing it is the key to personal empowerment and creating a world of our wanting and choosing.
    I even tried joining a writing group. That didn’t go well.  No one could focus on my writing because they were too put off by the fact that I’m so convinced that I know how the universe works. They think I’m pretty weird and not the type of person (arrogant, self-important, but never right) that one would like to be known to associate with.
    One participant in the group went to far as to spew loudly in my face that there was no way that I could know what I say I know. Mind you, neither he, nor most of the others I encounter ever bothered to try and understand what it is that I say I know about how the universe works, but rather just judge without investigation that I can’t possibly know it.  I mean really, could you take that on a regular basis?
    Why do I bother trying to explain it to others? Good question, but once you get it, you realize there’s nothing else really worthwhile doing while you’re here.
    When you really get to the essence of it all, the world quite simply is what we choose it to be, and look at the state of things around us — complete confusion and chaos because of the sheer amount of misinformation that we receive and then base our decisions on.
    How big is a second? Most people have no idea, but each human second of earth time (time isn’t real, neither is gravity, but both are just local manifestations from the same force of electromagnetism) is approximately 18.5 miles long, and every one of them is exactly the same size, and every second’s condition is an ongoing electromagnetic evolution of circumstances and conditions that can be mathematically demonstrated by applying the Fibonacci series of whole numbers to the dynamic of evolving seconds. It’s how the future gets created, and how we can logically backtrack to the beginning of anything, including our universe.
    See what I mean? I’m like Rain Man with this stuff. I can clear a room in minutes without even trying.  So if I run into you at a cocktail party, and you ask me the inevitable question, be careful. I mean well, but I just might tell you the truth.

    Richard Kostura (a k a Michael Galileo), a member of the American Mensa organization and has been diagnosed with Asberger’s syndrome. A year-round resident of Springs, he is the inventor of the Real Time Earth Clock.