posted on Jul, 24 2004 @ 11:58 AM
I don't hear many people speak, with your obvious knowledge of divine wisdom. Glad to see another soul on the path. I would be interested in
exchanging notes sometime. If you are interested, feel free to U2U me.
My take on all of this is that our purpose in life is to learn to love as well. I think the first step in that process though, is to care in general.
The inner battle within each of us, is over our level of caring. I know that with myself, the more negative things that happened to me in life, the
less I cared about the outside world, and the more it became a fight of flight situation. If you choose flight, then it usually leads to depression.
Depression, is caused by not being able to accept the world the way it is. You see how it could be, and wish it were that way. Because of the fact
that it isn't, and you feel helpless in trying to change it. You end up feeling stuck or trapped in your own personal Hell.
If you choose fight, then you have allowed that negative energy to consume you, and you have transformed to neagtive yourself. As Creed says "what
consumes your thoughts, controls your life". Life is about freewill as well. That means that you shouldn't allow outside influences to effect you.
If you do, then who has control over you? You, or the outside influences that are impacting you neagtively? For every action, is a reaction. So if
someone does something negative to you, it tends to make you react negatively. So it's about self control as well. I have a saying I try to live by,
and that's to become pure positive energy. I myself am striving to have a positive influence in this world. Like many others I have a hard time
accepting the world the way it is. So I have a deep desire to try to change it for the better. Not just for myself, but for my daughter, or her
children etc.. The only way I can have a positive influence, is if I am positive myself. So it's about having and maintaining a positive attitude,
and not letting outside influences change it or have a negative effect on it. So it is kind of simple, but in practice it can be very difficult.
So to me spiritually speaking, it is about becoming, and maintaining the pure positive energy. It is a daily battle, and I think it represents the
spiritual battle described in the Bible. The battle is over our souls, and it goes on every day. If you become positive, then you are closer in
relativity to God in the spiritual world. The more negative you are, the further you are away from him in death. I also agree with re-incarnation. I
actually believe that when we are in the spirit world, we choose who we are going to be, and what we are going to do in this life. This is all encoded
in our DNA. That is why you like Strawberries, or hate Beef ect.. Everyone is different, and there is a reason we are that way. We all have our own
destiny to fulfill, we are either sucessful, or we aren't. If we aren't then we come back to try again.
What launched me to where I am, were two experiences. One was a severe car accident, and the other was tripping on mushrooms. (I consider myself, a
self taught shaman.) Durring my trip, I encountered the Universal Mind. I believe the Universal Mind to be a part of God, and evidence of his
exitstence. While in the spirit world, I realized all of the limitations of the spirit world. Imagine being asleep, that's about what it is like. You
can think about anything, learn anything, ect., but you can't act anything out, like you can in the physical. So I am convinced that you continue to
live after death, just in a different form of energy. Science even proves this point. Energy is never truely destroyed, it is just transformed into
another form of energy. What you have inside your mind, is what you have in death. You only know what you know. On the other hand, you are able to
learn from other peoples experiences. I remember seeing someone on my trip, that my feeling about them was "what are they doing here". If I remember
this correctly, they had commited murder or something just as extreem. I went over to the person, and I saw their life like a short documentry. I was
then able to understand, that this person hadn't intended to klll the people. He truelly thought he was doing it in self defence, because he thought
the person, or persons he killed were trying to kill him. When we are judged, I am convinced it is on your intent, and not the actual act itself.
So to me life is a test. My belief is that after God created man, and some of the angels rebelled, that God needed to spiritually cleanse Heaven. I
think God is constantly growing, and evolving to become more pure himself. That's why he cast the angels that rebelled out of Heaven. Life is a test
to see your true spirit. Life is our chance in the physical to prove our loyalties, or display our true spirit for all to see. Before we come to the
physical, we exist in the spirtual. The problem became, how did God know where our loyalties really lie? Do you think he would have let the angels
that rebelled in Heaven to stay all of that time, if he knew their intentions all along? The problem with the spirit side, IS that it is all just
thoughts/feelings. Just because someone feels a certain way about something, doesn't mean they would actually do a negative act, if given the
opportunity. So in my mind, the physical was required so that you are given the opportunity to act it out. It's like a suicide bomber planning to go
on a mission. He can think about it, plan for it etc.. But all of that, is a far cry from actually doing the act. There is a such thing as suicide
bombers that refuse to carry out the mission, once push actually comes to shove.
So you can't really be judged for just thinking about doing it. You can only be judged for it, if you actually do the act. This is why I have a very
hard time with the US's pre-emptive strike policy. It in my mind is playing God. We are taking away freewill, which God himself granted. The right to
think and feel as we wish. It is entirely possible in my mind, for the anti-Christ to turncoat on Satan when and if he comes to Earth. Just as it is
possible for a world leader to change theirs in mid stream. It's all about being able to see the error in their ways. That can happen at any time, up
and to the point of the act being commited. We all have freewill, and freedom of thought expression ect.. As has been stated before, the bottom line
as refered to by Christ himself was the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. My one rule that I live by is: I can do
anything I want, as long as it doesn't have a negative impact on another soul. Wheither it be physically, mentally, or spiritually. Outside of that,
I can do as I choose, and I will pay the consequences for my actions.
Lastly, I think there is a purpose for the dream world as well. Just as the physical is required so that we can act out our thoughts. The dream world
is required, to see what you would do, if no one knew, or could testify against your actions. In the physical, God knows you may not do the action,
because you are afarid of the consequences if you were to actually carry it out. The dream world frees us of those concerns. You can do whatever you
want, and not have to worry about the reprocussions. So it mirrors the spirit world. The physical is required to know what you would do, if you could
actually affect the physical. The dream world is required to see what you would do if their were no moral authority affecting your decisions. These
combined show God our true self. Which is what determines, where we fall in proximity to God and his spirit in "death". So what is the motivating
factor to evolve and become pure positive energy? To create a better world for you, your family, friends, and future generations. So in essence it is
about the death of ego. Not doing things for yourself, and your own personal gains. It is about what choices will you make no matter what the persoanl
costs. If you are faced with being homeless, will you stop caring about society and steal etc.. It is stated in the Bible that life isn't easy, and
that there will be many trials and tribulations. The trials and tribulations are to see if we will stop caring, or become anti-christ. The rewards are
in the next life, not in this one. At least not until everyone is able to know and understand the truth about life and our existance through
enlightenment. If that ever happens, then as Jimi Hendrix says. We will have true peace here on Earth, or Heaven.
Just my opinion on the matter,