posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:16 AM
When I was 5 or 6, some family friends gave us a big brown cardboard boxfull of American comic books - a literary treasure trove including such
classics as Scrooge McDuck, Batman, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Richie Rich "the Poor Little Rich Boy". No other force on earth could have
inspired me to learn to read as much as these did, and daily I puzzled over colorful pictures and the chicken scratches with them until, by deduction,
I began to make associations. It wasn't a burden. It wasn't a chore. It was an exciting daily adventure I chose to pursue.
One of the characters was Gladstone, Donald Duck's cousin. Lazy, scheming, competitive, and inexplicably lucky beyond reason, compared to
hard-working, simple-minded Donald, for whom everything invariably went squawkingly wrong. Gladstone was my introduction to philosophy as I pondered
the unfairness of Life, at least as it went down in Duckburg.
I have observed innumerable instances of Life's unfairness through the years, and felt compelled to research and ponder the subject, beyond the
answers provided in my instruction books.
One thing I have concluded is that the actions, words, and thought patterns of our ancestors can affect us by some kind of imprint on our DNA. In this
way their character blesses or curses us. We can also be affected by our immediate environment - especially by the people therein. Some have a
degrading and exhausting influence, whereas others uplift and inspire. I have found that it is crucial for me to be mindful of the company I keep.
I have concluded that there are laws which even God must obey, and boundaries which even the angels cannot cross. That, indeed, sometimes there is
nothing we can do but put one frostbitten foot in front of the other until finally we fall, to rise no more, finally to rest, God willing.
I love what Rollo and you have said about not feeding the dark energies in people around you, thereby defusing it.
I believe we are eternal beings based on pure intelligence, which is a form of light, given the structure of bodies created for us in order to
achieve, grow, and progress to a higher, more fun level.
I believe that people are frequently unfairly cursed or blessed, but that is not the point, and shouldn't be something we stew over endlessly.
Because I also believe that even though there are limits to relief, there are legal loopholes in this universe which allow for us to sometimes have
reprieve or even a miraculous escape from our fate.
I have not been entirely reprieved but I have been so comforted, tutored, and strengthened as to make my miserable existence occasionally happy. I
believe the universe, God, the Force - whatever - is benign, friendly, and wants to help you. But you hold the key in your hand and only you can
unlock the door. Begin, I suggest, with a prayer every night before sleep. Perhaps take note of your dreams. They're out there, the good angels, like
genies waiting for your commands. But they're not likely to burst upon your life in angelic form as much as work through the medium of the people
around you, of signs and words which you may have been too blind to see before and which may require some work to interpret. It's like they say, when
you pray you should also listen, and sometimes the answer doesn't come right away, and sometimes it's not the answer you expected or wanted.
May you be blessed with the answers which will bring your heart rest.