Thanks again, OP. I have a few questions. Hope you find them relevant lol.
I'm going to entertain all that you have said and, hypothetically
, believe it all. My questions are:
1. By what I can gather, quite clearly, you are encouraging us to attempt (through instructions you say are yet to come) an OBE. Wouldn't it be highly
dangerous? Wouldn't that open us up to a new range of more advanced consciousnesses, that most people in this physical state can't perceive, if we
were to achieve more "spiritual" awareness? Make us stick out like a sore thumb? And in turn might that leave us more open to be effected and
manipulated by higher beings that could claim to be benevolent?
Ones might think, "Well yeah but there's danger in any exploration of the truth." But I'm thinking in terms of a simple lost soul who is tired of
being deceived. I'm not saying that's what you're tying to do. I'd like very much to believe the opposite, I'm just saying. There's a part of me that
just wants to turn away now and wait until I feel more "ready" to ponder these things but now I can't stop pondering.
All this talk of spiritual oppression leaves me to wonder, and feel wary. It's not that I don't want to try and broaden my bubble of average
intelligence. It's just that I've become very careful. I grew up in a very dogmatic religion, so believe me, I want the real truth. When I pulled away
from this religion, my first action in an attempt to rebel was turning to the very thing they had all my life discouraged -- the occult. Even when I
got involved with that however, I still found much of the teachings to be foggy. This caused me to feel a great disappointment. Which leaves me very
apprehensive when there is so much information out there created for the soul purpose of misleading us all into the "fog."
Now, going off the subject of OBE, I would appreciate an opinion here since you claim there is indeed an afterlife. I apologize in advance if you have
already covered this before and I've just somehow overlooked it.
2. What about people who have "died" and yet claim there was nothing? What about when we go unconscious and there is nothing? Why is it that the
conscious then does not in any way seem to perceive anything? Is that because of the (for lack of a better word) primitive state of the individual's
awareness? They have not learned to perceive out of the physical state, so therefor when the physical state itself is restricted so is their
"consciousness?" Or is it the other way around, because the spiritual side has been oppressed it can't function without the physical unless it is ...
err ... reinstated into another, similar, physical form in which it can begin interacting once more. Okay now I'm getting dizzy.
Someone else mentioned dreams. But I personally have never found my dreams, (generally speaking) to be anything which would reflect a secondary
reality. Most of the time they are just a jumbled ridiculous mess that makes no logical sense whatsoever lol. I have had lucid dreams rarely. But I
always saw them as just an abstruse, metaphoric reflection of what's going on in my conscious state. Only the occasional dream seems to be more than a
mess. But certainly not anything supernatural -- again for lack of a better word. Then again, I'm certainly no guru on dreams.
3. If past life does exist in your
opinion, does that cancel out the theory of genetic memory? Because when friends say to me that they feel
they've somehow "lived before" I've always been more inclined to lean towards the genetic memory side of the debate.
I think I'll stop there for now. I won't go into my own experiences or feelings because they are mundane (I don't say that to put myself down) and
have already been explored -- in essence -- by the various users who have already commented.
And if any others here would like to tackle any of my questions I'm all open to other peoples suggestions.
I am interested, but with the utmost discretion I have to agree with others that this is all, for now, on a hypothetical basis. I still have so much
of my own research to conduct. I've only really begun to turn away from the "mainstream" and seek alternatives to this reality. But anything further
you can present will be considered by me, and the others here too who are obviously keen.
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