1) Do you ever ask yourself, what is life, and why is there life? What is life all about? How should life be lived? Is life just an accident, or is there a Divine Plan to life as the religionists believe?
2) It seems that one question leads to another, doesn't it, such as; Is God just the invention of man's ego for a greater meaning and purpose for his life? Have you ever wondered how the concept of God and religion began? Is there a creator or a first cause back of all life? Is man just the result of evolution, including the brain and the mind?
3) Are we just the result of a germ cell sperm, the effect of sex and pleasure? Is that how the miracle of one's life begins to evolve?
4) Are we but chemical beings that begin as a cell, which produces thought? If our chemistry changes, does our thinking and behavior change with it?
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5) OK, we all began as a cell, as a result of sex. Billions of years ago, humans evolved from a cell, and the original cells evolved from the elements of our planet Earth. If a person feels more comfortable saying God said, Let there be light and there was light, or let there be man, so be it. We are here. Now what? We are also chemical beings, and yes, our thinking and mental mood swings do alter, when the chemistry of our body changes. That's why pills and medicines and such drugs help to change it. That's certainly something to think about, isn't it.
6) The probability of cloning cells without sex is a strong possibility for future generations! So, what are we? Well there is a trinity to all of life. We are spirit, soul and body. We are mind, idea and expression. We are cause, medium and effect. We are spiritual, mental and physical, all at the same time. Now, all I've done so far is simply exchange one abstract form for another abstract term. Spirit is the life force. Humans are an individualized expression of that one life force. Our human identity of who and what we are, is our attitude and experience while expressing that one life force.
7) Spirit is the eternal life force by which all humans live. It is invisible, and so it is referred to as being spiritual. Our so-called soul is simply a label to denote the individualization of Spirit (life). We do not have a soul, we are soul, the soul of spirit, the one eternal life force in which we all do live, move and have our being. We also have a physical body, which is our human identity. So, we are, invisible life (spiritual - cause - mind). We are what 'use' we make of the one life force, which 'use' is called our soul (the medium - ideas). We are also the manifestation of how we each use the one life force, which represents the body of what we each think and believe, which in turn, determines what we each experience of life. So creation is the origin, and evolution is the process.
8) We also have a physical, human body, that allows spirit to express on this material plane of life. (the effect - expression of spirit.) So everyone is a trinity, as a spiritual invisible being, and mental, as an invisible thinker, and physical, with a visible human body. It means the same thing as the religious concept of the trinity, except that it applies to all people as Father, Son , and Holy Spirit which means the Source, the Medium (or means of expression) and the Expression.
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9) Each person is a combination of all three aspects of life and like a tripod, if one aspect of our being is off balance, then all parts will be off balance also to some degree.
10) The path of truth is to find a more balanced way of thinking and living. One's thoughts and feelings need to be in agreement with one another in order to create a balanced life. Often, before we can find deeper answers, we have to ask more questions, that lead to a more complete understanding.
11) For example, is there really anything that is eternal or infinite, or are they merely concepts of man's imagination? Is there a beginning and an ending to everything? Is life eternal? Do we live on, on another planet? For instance is there life on other planets and in other universes besides our own? Would they have the same God? Was there life before birth? Is there life after death?
12) Are there any natural laws of life that apply to all people? Is there any real authority in life? Are there any real answers? What are we?
13) Well, let's review and explore more of these eternal mysteries that we've mentioned so far, to see if we can comment on some of them, as well as to the question "Who are you?", before we go any further.
14) Some people, because of the way they think, seem more physical; some people are more mental, and some people are more spiritually oriented. Some people are more masculine, and some people are more feminine in nature, whether they are male or female. We're all comprised of both aspects of the masculine and feminine qualities of mind or life.
15) No one has ever seen the real you, the invisible thinker, the knower, the spirit or life force that is expressed as you! So, what is life, and what is life all about? Is life just an accident, or is there a divine plan to life?
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16) Life is the activity of Intelligence, for the purpose of expressing itself. Many human beings born were of course, pure accidents, while many parents planned to have a family. But life itself, just is -- whether it is expressed through humans or not.
17) Therefore, the purpose each person gives life is whatever they are each aware of, and express of it, which also creates their personality and character, and that is known as one's identity, in addition to their name. That is who and what we are, human expressions of the Divine.
18) From an infinite perspective, it seems that life is for the purpose of expressing and experiencing itself, until the expression matches the source of perfection of completedness, or oneness in essence. It's infinite and therefore it is forever expanding and becoming more of itself, and it is an unending process. It is Infinite.
19) The finite mind cannot comprehend the infinite, therefore one person's perspective is as good as another's. Yet we need to realize the one law of life for everyone, that "Life is done unto you as you believe", whatever it is that you believe, and your experiences will be likewise.
20) We are each like a grain of sand on a beach. Each grain of sand by itself may seem insignificant, yet each grain of sand makes up the whole beach. Likewise, one leaf on a tree may be insignificant by itself, yet each leaf makes possible the whole tree in full expression. God can be likened unto the whole beach, or to a tree full of leaves. Humans are part of the whole, that helps make the whole by being its parts.
21) Is God just the invention of man's ego for a greater meaning and purpose for his life? How did the concept of God and religion begin? Is there a creator, or a first cause back of it all? Are humans just the result of evolution, including the brain and the mind?
22) OK. I'd say the old concepts and a majority of the present, commonly accepted concepts of God were all the invention of man, including religion.
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23) When we study the history of human kind, we find that people all over the world have felt victims of their environment. It always seemed that outside forces overwhelmed them. It was only natural that man would also look outside himself for some power to help him.
24) In time, different Gods were invented, and statues were made to honor their Gods, and for people to worship, to help them believe and deal with and overcome the many different forces outside themselves. People have invented many different Gods, with many different forms of worship over the centuries.
25) Humans and animals were sacrificed to appease their God. Jesus is the last human considered by many to be sacrificed to God for the so-called redemption of man.
26) Religions and their God, and their various forms of worship, and their religious beliefs, customs and Scriptures, have all evolved over the centuries to their present forms today.
27) Many of the early religions and their Gods have fallen into the category of Mythology, as will the present religions and their concepts of God in the future, as humans continue to evolve and advance in their understanding of reality.
28) For instance, it is said that Jesus had twelve disciples. Can you name all twelve of them?
29) Do you believe the four gospels of the New Testament were all written by Jesus' disciples? Wrong! Luke and Mark were Paul's disciples, and were of his time, and were not Jesus' disciples, nor of his time period. The twelve disciples of Jesus were, Peter, Andrew, James of Zebedee, James of Alpheus, Philip, Bartholomew, John, Thomas, Matthew, Simon, Thaddeus and Judas. Jesus had no disciples named Luke or Mark.
30) Jesus is portrayed as having lived a perfect life. Yet he was crucified for it. He certainly had his enemies also. No matter what one believes or does, there will always be those who disagree.
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31) Religion is supposed to help improve people's lives, by making their lives more loving, peaceful and harmonious, but people seem to be more motivated by outer experiences that separate us, than by inner spiritual experiences that unite us! I guess there will always be people who think and believe and live differently, and each one thinks they are right, so the other ones must be wrong, and need to be corrected by converting them. It's sad that many people cannot live and let live. Seems it's easier to try and change someone else than to try and change and improve oneself.
32) I believe humans are the result of evolution, including the brain, but not the mind (life). Spirit is mind and mind is spirit, as the source of creative intelligence, as the life force back of all people. It is independent of human beings, yet humans express it.
33) Now, the question of a creator. If one means a divine being, like an old man up in the sky somewhere, then there is no creator. If one means some first cause as the intelligence and source, the principle of life back of everyone and everything, as life itself, then I would answer 'yes', there is a creator. I believe the creator is the impersonal life force. It is the same for all people. People personalize it as the expression of it, according to their understanding of it. For example, God does not forgive you, because God never condemns you. God does not punish you nor test you. You punish and test yourself through the law of mind action. As within, so without.
34) All human beings are an expression of that one life force, of that one creative universal intelligence called Mind. As Plotinus said in 225 BCE, "One mind runs through the universe." It is the eternal sustaining force back of everything. It is much like a circle, there is no beginning and no end. It represents the concept of infinity. That is the Creator, the Impersonal, Infinite Life Force. Each human is a personalized expression of It. We each are whatever we are aware of, and express of it. The Life Force is eternal, infinite and unending.
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35) The concepts humans have of it are merely the result of their finite imagination and understanding of it. There is more, much more than any human is yet aware of, in their evolution and understanding of infinite intelligence. People who claim their way is the only true way, are showing their ignorance and should be avoided. Everyone's conclusions or beliefs, including every religion, understand only part of the allness of life. Therefore, everyone, and every religion's conclusion or beliefs are incomplete. If they are only partly right, then they also have to be partly wrong. It is all relative.
36) I remember as a little boy, opening up a flower seed to see what makes it grow, and there was nothing there! That is God, (the Life-Force) the No Thing that is everything. Life is invisible, and so are you, the real you, the thinker and knower. Your thoughts are invisible, yet you do not doubt that you think, do you? We can not see our thoughts, or our feelings, but we would not deny that we have them.
37) There is a beginning and an ending to everything, except the Infinite Life Force itself. It ever was, is, and ever shall be. That is what is called 'God!'
38) Is there life elsewhere in the universe, on other planets and galaxies? There are millions of other galaxies, millions of light years away. Scientists are aware of some of them. They were not put there just for humans to look up into the sky and say 'aren't those stars pretty'? Just as life evolved upon this planet, so life evolves in other universes from the elements in their galaxies. The planet Earth is part of outer space, as viewed from other planets. Therefore we are outer space beings ourselves. Beings from other planets may look strange to us, be we would also look just as strange to them. Some stars that you see in the sky no longer exist. There is nothing there except their light, which took millions of years to reach our galaxy. The planet Earth is part of our galaxy, known as the 'Milky Way.' We are part of outer space!
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39) Do beings in other galaxies have the same God as we do? Yes and no! They do not have the same concepts of God and life as humans do. They would have their own concepts, and yet, the principle of intelligent life is infinite, omnipresent, and therefore everywhere. The different religions and languages on earth have different names for God, yet they worship the same God. No doubt there are higher and lower expressions of it throughout infinity. Life just is. It existed before we humans were born and it will continue to exist long after we die. Life existed before this universe came into being, and it will exist long after it's gone. Life is forever individualizing itself, on every dimension. Perhaps there is another life frequency right here, in another dimension. Do the dimensional frequencies sometimes overlap? Everything is vibrations of energy, and all things are possible!
40) I believe humans evolved all over the planet Earth at similar, various times, and not just in a fabled place called the Garden of Eden. There are natural laws that apply to all people and to all of life, and it is simply called the principle of Life. The more humans become aware of these principles, the more they will continue to express it in ever greater degrees. We have come a long way from the cave man mentality , and we have much further to go, in evolving into the spiritual awareness available to us.
41) The principles of life are natural laws, and are the authority back of all life. We can depend upon them, no matter what people believe, and no matter what their religion or philosophy of life may be. For example, everyone has a mind (awareness) and everyone thinks. Everyone is subject to the same natural law of Cause and Effect, which is the law of mind action, that 'Like thoughts produce like experiences', no matter what religion a person may or may not have. Everyone is also subject to the law of thought, which is: As you think (whether it is so-called positive - constructive thought, or negative - destructive thought) so are you. Without thought there is nothing, and if anyone can prove me wrong without using thought, please feel free to do so. It cannot be done. Everything is thought, and thought is the activity of energy, and thoughts give direction to the energy force.
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42) Therefore, the only authority back of all life, for everyone, regardless of what their religion may be, is the power of thought. As we each think, (positive or negative thoughts), so our experiences in life will be likewise. God can be likened to Divine Mind, or as the universal creative intelligence of the universe. Therefore, all answers are within us. We are what use we make of it, by the way we each put thoughts together, and so there is a big difference between knowledge and opinions.
43) A person can only make good judgments depending upon the amount of knowledge one has on each subject. If a person doesn't possess much knowledge on a particular subject, then all they can do is offer an opinion on it, which is quite different from having knowledge on the subject. What did people do before there was TV? They talked to each other, and shared their knowledge and opinions about life. On a scale of one to ten, the amount of knowledge you have on any given topic will be the same degree that you manifest it in your life.
44) You might be wondering, are all concepts merely the process and the result of someone thinking such thoughts? Is that all they are, -- thoughts -- the product of someone's imagination? Yes! I believe that to be true.
45) Well, how about the Bible, and where did those concepts come from? Is the Bible the Word of a God, or merely the beliefs of the early Jewish religious thinkers? What is God? Is religion (any religion) merely the imagination of its writers? Will newer knowledge replace religion in the future? Was Jesus simply a Jewish Rabbi, whom his followers believed was the awaited Messiah, the Christ, a divine being, or was it simply someone's opinion of Jesus?
46) Is everything merely someone's belief? Yes! I believe that to be the case in everything, and as each person believes, so is their experience likewise. People need beliefs to guide their lives, but we are, hopefully, forever growing and changing and expanding our knowledge, beliefs and experiences.
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47) Again, what is God? Is God just a belief? What is a belief, or faith, but a certain way of thinking! We all think, so we know there is something called a mind. We all believe something, and one's beliefs direct one's life. We are alive, so we know there is life.
48) To me, the word 'God' refers to the one life force and source from which all people live, move and have their being. God is the only life force and power that there is. The body may die, but life cannot die. Life is an infinite, impersonal force. For instance, think about this concept -- 'God doesn't know you exist' -- because there is nothing outside of God. God (life) sees us as part of itself. It is people's dualistic thinking that creates all of their problems and limitations and feelings of separation from God. God, being omnipresent, is everywhere, and is all of us. We are not omnipresent, everywhere, so we are not all of God.
49) I'm sure you are wondering where prayer fits into all of this. Well, there is no one up in the sky listening to you praying. Prayer is not to convince God. Prayer is meant to convince yourself. Even the Scriptures state "your prayers are not answered because you pray amiss." That means, there is a right way and a wrong way to pray, and prayer is also thinking in a certain way. Prayer is for the purpose of accepting your good. That's what faith is; believing you will receive, if not, why bother praying? The purpose of prayer is to strengthen our conviction in the answer.
50) I'm sure we have all asked the unanswerable question, "How did life begin, and why is there life, and what is life?" Is there really any meaning and purpose to life, or is it mainly the meaning and purpose we each give it? I suppose more important than "What is life all about?" is the question "What is your life all about?" What are you doing with this thing called life, and with this thing called you? Anything?
51) Is there a future, or is life always expressed in the eternal nowness of time? It would seem that life and mind are omnipresent, eternally present everywhere at the same time, past, present and future. It is all one and the same thing to life, and/or mind. It is always 'now'.
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52) The brain is not the mind. The brain is in the head, as a human organ and is the physical computer for the human body. The Mind works through the brain, but the mind is also in every cell of the body. The Mind is Spirit, the life force individualized as you. The brain (and your memory) dies when the human body dies. The Mind is the real you, the thinker, the knower, the life force expressed as you. It is eternal.
53) The human invention of religion has both enlightened humanity, and enslaved it. For example, it seems that religion began out of ancient superstitions concerning the unknown forces outside of man, which were to be feared, revered, and respected. Humans have always had the fault of trying to physicalize and materialize the invisible spiritual principles of truth. That approach to life led to dualistic thinking, that created dualistic experiences, that created a barrier between the Inner Life and the outer expression of Life.
54) It was only natural then, for man to create a God outside of and apart from himself. Some religious leader of an ancient tribe capitalized on people's fears, and created the concept of a devil, and a hell, as punishment to put more fear into people's hearts, in order to control them. The devil was like an evil bogeyman spirit, out to get people, and if he got them, they'd suffer in a place called hell for ever and ever. People naturally obeyed the religious leader, not out of love, but out of fear. The concept of a devil and hell should have died out with the dinosaurs! For example, the materialistic concept of the Lord's last supper didn't begin to be practised by the Church until the 4th century BC . Much of religion became materialistic so that the average person could grasp life's abstract concepts. Unfortunately, as is always the case, the outer form replaced what it was supposed to represent, the inner, spiritual life. So this dualistic way of thinking has led to the belief in good and evil, of two powers trying to control us. That kind of thinking is the kindergarten way of thinking. Positive thoughts lead to positive experiences. That is called good. Negative thoughts lead to negative experiences. That is called bad. There are not two powers. There are simply two ways of using the power of thought.
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55) Many ignorant, paganistic beliefs still prevail in Christianity today for the same purpose, to control others. Any time a concept, belief or value differs from their beliefs, it is so easy for them to say "It's the work of the devil", and so the other person believes he is going to hell, and it's all for the purpose of controlling what people think and believe. There is still a lot of religious garbage today being passed off as eternal truth. Why are people so gullible? Could it be that they are so hungry for truth they will accept whatever they are told? On the one hand, it is sad, and on the other it is scary, that religion still enslaves millions of people's minds and lives. Religions have the power, and the wonderful opportunity to free people's minds and lives to find greater, more harmonious ways of living. Is it because power corrupts?
56) At the same time though, religion is still respected for being responsible for passing on to each generation the eternal principles of reality, as values to live by, even though much of it is so tarnished, like good silverware, that it is hardly perceivable any more. What is religion really, but a set of beliefs? I believe that as new knowledge becomes more available to the populace, religion and churches will fade in prominence in the future. But I believe Inner Spirituality will increase and deepen, in its place.
57) It is amazing how most people just accept beliefs without even thinking about them. For instance, consider the concept of a heaven and a hell. Are they actual places, or simply someone's idea? Are they nouns, or merely adjectives? Many people believe that when they die, they are going to a 'place' called heaven. Of course the only people who are going to hell, are people who believe differently than you do, or so some people believe.
58) Is there a heaven and a hell, each as an actual physical or material place? How do you know where you are, unless you are aware of where you are? So they are first, last and always simply a state of awareness, which is the activity of mind, and it is always a present experience. Jesus, the Master Teacher of life said "The Kingdom of Heaven (God) is not here (on earth) or there (up in the sky somewhere) for behold, the Kingdom of God (Heaven) is 'within' you (Luke 17:21)." It is a state of awareness, a spiritual, invisible place, not a physical, material place. It is the source of oneness with love, wholeness and abundant good. It is far more important and more powerful to clone a spiritual idea, than to clone a physical body. Ideas can create a heaven or a hell, whatever you believe in. Who knows, maybe today's science fiction will become real, and what is real today may become science fiction in the future.
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59) OK. What about the concept of reincarnation? Well, if there is such a thing as reincarnation it's going to happen whether we believe it or not. And if there isn't such a thing as reincarnation, it won't happen, whether we believe it or not. It's like tomorrow, we just have to wait to see what it brings. I believe whatever happens at death, is the process of natural law that is independent of people's beliefs about it. A natural law applies to all people for all times. I believe that life reincarnates, but I do not believe the person nor the personality reincarnates. Reincarnation usually refers to returning to earth, as if this is the only world there is. Maybe life reincarnates on a higher dimension. We'll all just have to wait and see, won't we. There are worlds without end.
60) For example, people used to believe that the world was flat, but their belief did not flatten out the world, did it. A belief should be based upon the reality of the natural laws of life, in order to be demonstrable and effective. Natural laws apply to all people, no matter what they each may believe. Natural laws were true a million years, ago, and they will still be true a million years from now, regardless of what people (or religions) believe about them.
61) That is what I refer to as reality, or truth, that which always was, is, and ever shall be. It always remains independent of people's beliefs about it. It is real, so one can always depend upon such a principle of life. The Principles of life are true on every dimension of life. Just because something is true, does not make it Truth. Something temporal may be true, but only Truth possesses eternal permanence.
62) If everyone only knows and believes what they've been told, then is everything simply the result of language? Is semantics merely words or labels for the hypothesis of someone's ideas? If through language, an idea or a belief is only partially expressed, doesn't that make the idea or belief incomplete, and therefore, wrong? If one letter of a word is misspelled, doesn't that make the word wrong? For instance, should 'Adam' really be spelled 'Atom'? Is it possible that compared to the way life or reality really is, that everyone's beliefs are limited and therefore may be wrong? It is blasphemous for any person, or any religion to say they know all there is to know. The finite cannot comprehend the infinite.
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63) Are all beliefs merely hypothetical, and merely the imagination of someone's thinking? Can we ever know for sure? Do you possess knowledge on the principles of life, or do you merely have opinions? There is a vast difference between a belief and faith. Do you have faith, or just beliefs? What are the pro's and con's of what you believe? Do they affect the rest of your thinking and your life? Yes! They do.
64) Everyone perceives things differently, which explains why there are so many different views and beliefs on life and religion. We all have different levels or degrees of knowledge, that we each base our beliefs and lives upon. We are all grateful to live in the land of freedom of religion, where we can have different beliefs and values, and still be friends and live in peace and harmony. Many people in the world do not enjoy that kind of freedom. They may be thrown into prison or killed for believing differently than the majority in their country. So, be grateful, and express that gratitude by extending the same freedom of belief to others, that you enjoy.
65) Can you use your beliefs to improve your life and your understanding of it? If not, what good are they? On what do you base your beliefs and answers about such questions on life? And what makes you think that your beliefs are right and true? Is everyone who believes differently from you wrong? Who says so? Are there really any definite answers, or will we always have more questions than answers? Maybe no one has all the answers, but I do think it is time to start asking more questions!
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66) For example, no one know what happens at death. Some people believe they know, but that's all it is -- a belief -- not fact. If the life force within us is omnipresent, then at death it cannot go anywhere because it already is everywhere as spirit. Even the Bible states: "The body returns to the dust, and the spirit returns to God who gave it." (Ecc. 12:7). Medical science has proven that the memory is located in the brain. If part of the brain is damaged, that part of the memory is gone, and the memory dies with the physical body. So, what is it that continues but the life force itself, which is who and what we really are. Of all the millions of people who have lived on earth in the past, they are mostly unknown now, as if they never existed. So, what's life all about, but the meaning and purpose each person gives it?
67) I think one of the most archaic practices today is the public viewing of a dead body at a funeral home for three days before burial. The person is not there, any more than they are in their clothes in the closet. Only a dead body is there, and people have the audacity to say "Doesn't he/she look good", as if the person is still there. Many people have a lot of outdated concepts that no longer fit in this day and age. I think cremation is the humane thing to do, immediately after death. The power that created that body can create another body (and will) on another dimension of life.
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68) Some people think that sex is bad and wrong. Well, they wouldn't be here without it. It is not sex that is the cause of so many problems. It is usually the lack of it. It is the same thing with money. Money is not the root of all evil. It's usually the lack of it that causes crime and problems. For example, if I were a millionaire, and I bowed to people's pressure to share it, and I gave a million people one dollar, the next day they'd be broke and so would I. Money needs to be in the hands of people who know how to make it, and use it wisely, to give jobs and a living to those who do not have that talent.
69) As Shakespeare said "There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so." That is all anyone ever has to deal with -- thoughts (theirs or someone else's) for without thought there is nothing. No God, no religion, no awareness of anything. Therefore, everything is a result of thought. That certainly makes one think, is everything mainly energy and the vibration of energy? Yes! I believe that to be true, and thought is the rudder of the mind that gives direction to energy.
70) If life is energy, is everything and everyone actually connected, and thus related? Is all life one, in essence? Is there only one Source and sustainer of life? Again, I would say yes to those statements. To that one life force, and Source of all, someone long ago gave a name, and called it 'God'.
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71) God is Allness. Therefore lack is a limited amount of abundance (allness). Illness is a limited amount of wholeness (allness). Knowing this truth allows one to experience it. Today the computer is very important, along with the unlimited knowledge through the Internet. Well, the mind operates much like a computer -- as within, so without. There is a spiritual internet of infinite knowledge available immediately, to anyone who taps into it, through the mental computer called your mind.
72) What do you believe? And how do you know that you know? Why is it easier for people to believe a lie (falsehood) than to think the truth? Perhaps it is because with truth, people have to think. As someone once said, "Thinking is the hardest work there is to do, that's why so few people engage in it!"
73) It may seem that I'm trying to weaken people's faith. On the contrary, I'm trying to strengthen it by impressing upon people what it is that they are putting their faith into. For instance, take away the truth teachings from the Bible and what is left? Nothing, that will help a person. It is only the truth teachings, the natural laws or principles for living that are important, and we need to put our faith into these teachings, laws and principles.
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74) All people are destined for greatness, when they realize that they are cosmic beings. The Force (for good) is always with you. Humanity has only scratched the surface of its intelligence and power, as universal beings of light. We are all dealing with 'words' (thoughts). Life is like a jig-saw puzzle. Each person can only perceive life according to the number of pieces of life's jig-saw puzzle they have put together so far. Some people perceive more of the pieces together than others. We are all image makers, and whatever images we create in our minds, that is what we experience in life.
75) I offer the following parable to help explain the oneness of all life. "God (the life force) can be likened unto the ocean, and humans (as expressions of the one life force), can be likened unto the wave, made in the same image and likeness as the ocean." Have you ever seen a wave without a body of water? No! It is all one and the same. The wave is not separate from the ocean, it is part of it, not apart from it. When the wave comes to the shore, it merely returns to the ocean from which it arose. It cannot go anywhere, because it already is everywhere as part of the ocean. God is like the ocean, and humanity is like the waves.
76) Likewise, human beings are an individualization of the infinite, universal creative intelligence called life, or God. The activity of that intelligence is thought. Thought is creative, which in turn, creates people's experiences. We are all immersed in a sea of intelligent life, and we each are what use we make of it, by the thoughts we think. Everyone thinks 86,400 thoughts every day. Are they all positive, loving thoughts? "As you think in your heart, so are you." (Prov. 23:7)
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77) Now as far as reality goes, it doesn't matter what people think and believe. What people think and believe doesn't change reality (God), it only changes their own experience of it. Life goes on as if we never existed. God is Love. God (life) is forever giving of itself without thought of return. That is what love is, and that is life, and that is God.
78) So, is religion really important and relevant today? Yes, it is. Why? Because religion enables people to socialize with other like-minded people, which reminds one to think and act in more loving, kind, civilized ways. People need to be constantly reminded to think and live in more positive, constructive, productive ways. We are all in this life together, and so, harmony and peace depend upon all of us cooperating together for the common good. In Truth and reality, we are all one. Religions usually deal with the outer life, with outer observances. Religion needs to also deal more with the inner, spiritual life, where we are all one. Religiosity or spirituality? What do you need and want? Remember, religion is an outer activity, whereas spirituality is an inner activity. A strong, effective faith depends upon how much time you spend on your inner activity.
79) The secret of the ages that will help you to actualize your good, is to believe and accept that it is that way now, in your mind (in your acceptance), then it will be. That way of thinking is called Faith. Thought is 'cause' and your experience is the 'effect'. So start a new causation, to create a new effect as your experience.
80) I present this article "Deep Thoughts On Life" so you will begin to think for yourself, to come to your own conclusions, to become the master of your own life. When you free your mind of limited beliefs, you will receive enlightenment, peace, and happiness. I end this article now with one of my poems called 'Stillness'. It is what I believe. Please click Here to read my poem 'Stillness'
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