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Ecclesiastes 12:72 Corinthians 5:8
and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
I also suspect the painbody is either the evil spirit referred to in the bible or it is how they influence us; a gateway as it were.
For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise. (20) But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me. (21) I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present. (22) For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: (23) but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.
Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
reply to post by reject
He is a peaceful and beautiful man. However he does say be careful not to find your "mind" through the concepts of religions.
He does say you can certainally learn from aspects of religion, but my overall opinion is that he does not endorse religion.
Originally posted by reject
reply to post by Mr Green
try "switching off" your mind every now & then during the course of the day...
Originally posted by seagrass
Thanks for posting this. I feel a lot of changes happening in my life right now. I am watching my feelings more than listening to my thoughts. It feels more natural and comfortable to follow my instincts. I think that it is hard with all of the information we are aware of, not to get confused by all of it, but we can take what we want. I haven't been watching the news for a while now, and I already feel more positive.
We had a great big family get together this weekend, and I was surprised how much I was bombarded by people talking of illness. I tried to ignore or shake it off so as not to give much attention to it, but it was quite difficult. Now I know I need to meditate about health to counter balance it. I need some serious alone time now to make up for all the information from "others", so I can find my peace. Nature would be the best place for that I think. All the plants are lush and healthy right now where I live. And quite beautiful.
I really enjoy hearing how others are dealing with their spirituality. The old religions aren't serving a lot of us. It may be time to clean house and adjust our spirituality to suit our needs and progress. /quote]
I read your post I found I was totally agreeing with it. Ive noticed how when people are negative about anything including illness and depression I really react to it, its like I have to put up a force field to keep it away. Is this sort of reaction good for us? Are we becoming unable to deal with such forces or are we just evolving to move away from them?
I now follow my instincts all the time and they are usually correct. I have not watched the news for months, and on the odd occasion I catch it on the radio it seems I have missed hardly anything..except the horrible negative fear it seems to insight in me.
[edit on 23-6-2008 by Mr Green]
Originally posted by seagrass
I completely agree with you, and it is people like us who have discovered that being positive is a choice, rather than for the lucky, that have to spread that word quietly and by example. . I believe that the more people who become enlightened to that choice, the more the negative systems and infrastructure will collapse. I just have to be patient with that process, even if it is late or slow, or I don't live that long.