Originally posted by Skyfloating
I don't think that "having to suffer in order to gain abilities" applies to all people and I don't think it applies as strongly nowadays as it
might have used to and not as strongly as some might think.
I didn't explain myself correctly; I don't mean that one must, or even can, do anything to 'gain abilities.'
We ALL have the same
potential - it is more a matter of evolution and it is totally spiritual in nature - what is of spirit relates to spirit. Meaning, simply, that
which is unseen.
And, spirit rules matter - it sees what is not seen in the tangible. In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of virtue in the spiritual
realms, those that seek for anything other than helping others and improving our world, are met with a barrier of sorts. It's not favoritism or any
sort of religious-type-doctrinal promotion - it is just essential for BALANCE. It is a law - a principle - of reality and it doesn't change. It can
Think about it - if someone who had selfish motives was able to fully tap into their highest powers, then all those around that person are going to
get taken advantage of in ways they probably can't even conceive.
So, when I speak of suffering, it is not in the sense that suffering gains anything we don't already have. What it does do is lead to losing our
attachment to comfort
and in losing our material insecurities, we become not only humble but much wider in our perspective upon our world.
Most people live in a mental attitude of 'if only...'
or 'when this comes to be...'
etc. - 'THEN I'll be
However, this is never going to be the case - as soon as one 'if only'
is dissolved, another takes its place. That's not the same as
setting one's mind toward a specific goal and achieving it - the difference lies totally in whether or not that goal becomes a condition required for
I hope that makes sense, once again. Things like this are often hard to explain without becoming verbose or giving the appearance of not actually
having a firm and defined point to explain. And I don't want to be misunderstood - I also want to share everything I know about this intriguing
And the only reason I say these things is because I not only have been instructed as such but it was subsequently proven to me, in practice. My
father was a shaman - he is no longer having a material existence but a shaman doesn't need a body to call to his selected apprentice. During the
apprenticeship, the best and preferred interaction between teacher (free-spirit)
and pupil (spirit in matter)
. This is how the
apprentice gains trust in the unseen at a far quicker pace than in normal life situations.