reply to post by mystiq
1-2 A seeming exercise in futility is really never so. It's a little more about what you said before, about patience, about creative searches for
opportunity, and ALSO, probably the most important, is to search the WHO that lives the situation, and the reason for being of that WHO.
Take it from a master lemonade-maker out of rocks and hard places...
Why is life the way it is? Why is it usually difficult?
Why do we meet so many "problems"?
Let me ask you a question, and answer yourself truly:
How long could you go without learning, without challenging yourself in some way, without knowing, without admiring Reality and ALL it has to
The answer, at least from the Soul's point of view, is 0 seconds.
BEING = Using God's gift of Existence to find out, to examine EVERYTHING AND OURSELVES, our own Nature, our potentials and possibilities.
What would a Heaven mean, in this scenario?
Nothing, for a place where nothing happens and we merely praise "God" at all times makes no sense, even from His perspective!
We are Eternal and forever will seek to BE. This means that we will use the joy of our own Self-consciousness to do things, find things out, to find
If we as humans can envision and embark in such ways, imagine how much can be conceived and created at deeper levels.
Our trials and tribulations, as well as the best of times and utmost happiness will come to pass, and "transform" everything we were and did in what
it always was: Understanding.
WHO goes through something, for what reason?
Think of what your Soul, YOU, the deeper YOU, is enacting and EXPERIENCING through your life.
"Well, I did show my Deeper Self how to have a great Martini, and driving that Ferrari was very trying as well... the sofa was a bit hard, but
overall, I think I did ok..."
Is that really what we want to pass into eternity as? (No offense to some people I know...).
I am not glorifying pain or hardship either. Seth said once that going through suffering and pain, IF OR WHEN CHOSEN, are so that we can learn HOW
NOT to suffer, and I agree wholeheartedly.
If you never meet a problem, how can you say you KNOW the solution?
If you have never been to a place, how could you ever find your way?
If you never experienced good AND "evil", how could you grow into BEING creative Energy?
The miraculous nature of the Soul, is by far in my book, the most brilliant of creations, and the most beautiful products of the Love of GOD: TO LOVE
US SO AS TO GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO FREELY BE AND LEARN.
This is why, acting on OUR nature, YOU as your Soul are BEING everything. You are a part of that Being, of that Everything.
And EVERYBODY IS a part of that Being, from the starving children in Africa, to the wealthiest man in NY.
ALL are adding to the collective AND individual wealth of experience, knowledge and energy the Soul can be.
There is Purpose in everything.
Most times we fight so hard for things to be a certain way, that we do not have the presence of mind to attend the spectacle of our own life, with all
its difficulties and moments of beauty.
It's like fighting to open a window and missing the sunset...
If you, or anybody feel lost, is because you feel somehow that you should or could be different, that you should be doing something else or being
SOMEBODY else, or worse yet, a BETTER else...
Think about it: how is that possible?
YOU ARE. That is IT. There is no debating that.
There are no "accidents", no things going on or happening for the wrong reasons. Whoever thinks that has no knowledge or "faith" in his or her
own nature, and even in spite of that, their life and ALL their thoughts and actions have deeper meanings that WILL be useful and WILL go on.
Do not fight your life. Make it better and more, in your terms and when possible for you, and seek growth, but parting from YOUR life, your
conditions, your environment, your person.
Part from the "REAL" material, not from the desired ones, the wished ones, the "imaginary" ones.
If there is help available, TAKE IT.
If there is Love available, cherish it.
If there is anything else than those two in your life, make your life better BECAUSE of those things.
This will mean REALLY BEING YOU, the real You.
AND 3- How does this relate to "them"?
They are on the "same boat": living a learning.
Certainly they are a bit "ahead" from what we think ourselves to be, and some people have had "negative" experiences with them... but, going back
to my initial points:
How is ANY life better than another one, when we are ALL LEARNING?
If we want to talk about the different scenarios and mechanisms that we go through as individuals, then things change, and this we know.
So, again, it depends.
Maybe you and your son have a "GOOD", deeper relationship going on with the Individual beings you encounter.
Maybe there is something else...
Ask your self, your deeper Self. See what is said.
And if nothing is HEARD, then it's ok, because THAT condition is just temporary and then, as soon as we "go back" to our Soul's center once again,
as "we" have done many, many times, we will see clearly, learn so much from all that "happened", AND THEN JUMP ON THE WHEEL ONCE MORE... and maybe
as one of them, who knows?...
Until we need to learn no more, "here". And then the Soul will look for another Wheel.... and so forth...
As for my individual ideas on "them", I will wait for the thread on that experience. Nothing earth shattering, just MY little side of that
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