Rey wrote: Looks like the answer keeps coming up that it's about "missionary work."
Next thing I remember is suddenly finding myself back in the presence of the being of light I'd met first, and told I had to go back. I said: no way, I won't do it. This was about the last thing I wanted to do. Life on earth, filled with darkness, pain, sorrow, limits and limitations, was like a horrifying prison compared to this wonderful place, and I simply refused to go back. I was told that it wasn't my time, that I'd been granted a visit 'back home', but that I had to fulfill my purpose and do the work I myself had chosen to do on earth. The being of light reminded me that my purpose was to learn more about love, compassion, and how to express them on earth, and that my work was to help other people in any way I could. I had chosen this myself. And it told me that I would be back in the world of light in no time. Never forget, in reality there is no time, only eternity itself, it said.
DennisMe wrote: - We must not judge them because its bad to practice bad habits. The more you do, the worse you become.
prismreverie wrote: How do you solve world hunger? LOVE
How do you stop abuse? LOVE
How do you end war? LOVE
How do you stop violence, greed, hate, discrimination, corruption, evil? LOVE
prismreverie wrote: HOWEVER.
It is SO hard to love someone who's the exact opposite.
How are we supposed to deal with people who are negative, hateful, spiteful, violent, rude, selfish...?
Or people who hurt us over and over and over and over again?
We. Are. Supposed. To. Love. Them.
I KNOW that.
But doing it is another matter.
All I can do is try my best. I often feel like I'm failing this mission, because I don't feel as if I'm strong enough. Get hurt too many times and you want to close yourself off from all the Love business. But trying to keep hanging on and loving. ;P
Martina wrote: Are all crimes pre-decided by the participating souls, and meant to be a learning opportunity, I wonder? In the many NDEs I have read I have not found anything to the contrary. Anybody else has?
blue102 wrote:Martina wrote: Are all crimes pre-decided by the participating souls, and meant to be a learning opportunity, I wonder? In the many NDEs I have read I have not found anything to the contrary. Anybody else has?
I feel that this is a dangerous assumption to make, because a would-be criminal might think "I want to do this crime, it is my destiny to do it, so I will!" It excuses those things, and I think that's wrong.
We should always act in love and do the right thing. I don't believe that a loving Creator would ever require us to do bad things to each other. On the other hand, if people do make bad choices, I'm sure that this can be seen in advance by someone from the spiritual dimension. And of course, God can make good from any situation.
ano1 wrote: Evil does exist. We must not let it in.
DennisMe wrote: As far as the question of Evil is concerned, I don't believe in it and yet I do.
DennisMe wrote: Ano1, I'll answer this for you from a more Christian standpoint.
I didn't say Evil doesn't exist (it does and it doesn't). It doesn't in the way most Christians believe it does, but it occurs as a consequence of shadow created by free will or imperfections caused by material processes such as plate tectonics or survival of the fittest.
So, no I don't deny there is evil. I don't deny that there are shadows either. Sure, there can be an entity which calls itself Beelzebub or any number of evil entities. I have even met some evil entities in my time, both incarnate and discarnate so I know from experience that they do exist (If you can call that existence). And yes, they can do actual damage with their lies and deception. But the truth will ALWAYS out them in the end.
However: Evil as a powerful force co-existing with and standing against God is a myth. God is not bi-polar, his (genderless) existence can not depend on anything, least of all on the existence of evil. I'm totally convinced of that.
When you shine a flashlight, darkness disappears. In the same way the sum total power of evil against the force of light equals nil. Light does not exist because of darkness, but the contrast that is created by shadow allows us to notice and appreciate the light more effectively!
If we are on a hike in the countryside and darkness falls, we turn on a flashlight and go on, or put up a tent and camp out. Its the same with evil. When confronted by evil we should respond with love from the certainty that it can not harm us because we are made of light, its in our very nature. Fear is our true enemy (Hebrew word: Satan) and trust banishes out fear. Any theory or theology that promotes or incites fear is flawed to the core. That is why Jesus said that the whole law (Heb: Torah) and prophets (Heb: Neviim) are contained in "Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself". All the rest, including modern and ancient theology, falls at best in the category of scripture he didn't name (Heb: Chetuviim: Stories).
Now I know this doesn't sit well with a lot of pretty ancient church dogma but:
Jesus is a prime example of a man who brought the light of God into this world, and we can all do so in the same manner because we are no different in nature. We are only different in where we choose to focus our consciousness. For example on sickness, separation, brokenness and evil. He focussed on God (as in Love; not a collection of man-made rules) and consequently he manifested God in this world and demonstrated the only way to live (from Love).
I hope this clarifies my thinking on this subject a bit more.
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