Okay, enough about politics for awhile. If we don’t want to talk politics then maybe the next best thing is religion. So, here goes. The following are things I think I know or at one time thought I knew.
I accept that religion cannot do for me what I fail to do. I believe the spirit of the Bible, Koran, Gita, etc. live on forever and it is best that I stay away from groups that study and quote literal interpretations of our great religious books that tend to divide us instead of bringing us together in harmony.
I understand that If I were to ask who has the truest teachings of Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha, Krishna respectively the answer would depend on who I asked. I recognize the divine-Consciousness, whether it is through Jesus, or Buddha, or Mohammed, or Moses, or Krishna etc. is personal and it is the person that stays tuned to their chosen one without forcing themselves on others that is nearest to the divine-Consciousness.
I understand that the highest aim of religion is self knowledge and therefore I need to be introspective. I know that my evolvement ends when I have closed attachment to the old that prohibits me from opening to the new. I believe at the core of all religions there is unity and harmony—that interpretations differentiate religions and divide. Religion should be able to teach us and guide us into ways to unite globally and open us to allowing God and his love to come into our lives.
I know that everything on earth has a vibration including myself. When I evolve I better tune my vibration to the divine vibration. It might help to think of tuning forks. When a tuning fork is struck it vibrates to its tuned note and causes other tuning forks of the same note to vibrate leaving other forks tuned to other notes silent. I want to vibrate only to the more evolved notes.
I am aware there are millions of solar systems moving around in space and like our solar system might move through energy/vibration zones described in our oldest religions and am aware that these zones were given characteristics tied to their Sanskrit names as follows. Kali Yuga is the most primitive zone. Dwapara Yuga is a more modern zone having more spirituality. Treta Yuga is a very advanced and evolved zone. Satya Yuga is the Golden zone where love and peace and divine connection exist everywhere. Daiva Yuga is the zone that begins the return back through the less evolved previous zones. According to our oldest religions, Earth spends a few thousand years getting into and out of each of these zones. Earth is about to enter Treta Yuga. Sanskrit is regarded as the ancient language in Hinduism, where it was used as a means of communication and dialogue by the Hindu Celestial Gods, and then by the Indo-Aryans. Sanskrit is also widely used in Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
I treat my relationship to God, or the God-Force, as a partnership and less as a child-parent relationship. I understand there is co-creation and I have personal responsibility, that a small but powerful piece of God or the God-force is within me and that it is not God’s will that makes me healthy or ill for instance; it is the creative power of being positive or negative. I understand my tendencies to be positive or negative come from my subconscious mind and memories stored in my cells. In regards to illness, wanting to live is not near as powerful as wanting to heal, for living implies getting back to what I was doing and healing implies confronting my life openly and honestly which leads to an organic cleansing of my inner self.
I know if my mind dwells upon spiritual things it becomes spiritual. If my mind dwells upon self-indulgences, self-aggrandizement, self-exaltation, selfishness in any form it becomes that. In each instance, it is what I do that defines who I am. I know I am worthy and guilt and fear do not serve me. I should not dwell on whether I was right or wrong in the past and instead ask does what I do now and in the future truly fit with my definition of who I want to be which, requires me to define in advance the person I want to be. To choose what is best for me requires wisdom; to choose what is most efficient for me requires deciding if I want to be an artist or cowboy.
I know I should spend more time with more evolved persons. I can begin to see and make in myself the goodness I see in another and likewise the bad. I need to recognize good and praise and honor it in others. I know I can simply bring my body to meetings, seminars, and workshops where I can let it hang out with evolving people.
I believe my spiritual guide(s) will help get information to me one way or another. That is why it is so important to learn to tune into my intuition, inner guidance, gut instinct. I can fine-tune my ability to receive spiritual guidance. I feel it in my chest. I know I have to be careful to not confuse my habits and instincts which have led to my tendencies with my guidance.
I know that as I awaken to a stronger degree of personal responsibility I become another vibration for peace on this planet. I believe my initiative toward becoming and staying healthy helps me become peaceful and self empowered.
The Power of Understanding
I define reincarnation as the process of learning who I truly am and discovering my true ultimate goal. I should stay in the present. I realize changing and evolving takes time, is a step-by-step process, and that I will limp through life if I don’t place all my weight on my current step before I take my next step.
I should dive deeper within self. I can experience more joy in my life if I could just understand more about what this life is about and why it is shared with the people I share it with. I know I have a hand in creating my dramas and that I wear my past actions and thoughts on my face, create my challenges, and bring to me the people that surround me. I realize likeness attracts likeness—that good things come to happy people including other happy people, that angry sarcastic negative people collect other angry sarcastic negative people. I shall look around, observe, and see who I am collecting around me.
I know I should not judge the right or wrong of others based on my own current values as if they were the right and perfect ones for everyone at any time and I will not require others to define themselves according to my current terms.
I know it is wise to understand the situation and the needs and wants of others before I bother getting my needs explained; I succeed when I serve before seeking to be served; and I get to serve when others accept that I understand and want to serve and not just be served.
I know that the more I chase the more allusive the prey whereas acting and thinking like the person I want to become produces that in my experience. I know I should not have to have a little more time, money, or love before I allow myself to smile often. I can choose to be happy or sad, angry or peaceful, hateful or loving, forgiving or revengeful.