TAKE WINGS AND FLYWritten by Sheree Rainbolt-Kren
TAKE WINGS AND FLY By Sheree Rainbolt-Kren (C)2004 I receive several emails a day from people all over world who are suddenly full of intense and creative energy. Many others are just plain pooped and want to know why and what to do about it. Some are experiencing extreme highs and lows each day. As many have already recognized, world we live in and experience daily has been morphing. For those unprepared, this process is a radical change and often frightening. For some, these earth changes are creating emotional highs and lows too intense to keep up with. For those that readily accept these changes as necessary, miraculous and beautiful, experience of a higher creative life brings a giant waterfall of new ideas and intense energy, sometimes followed by huge let downs of exhaustion. Resistance to Love is not in our best interest at this time. Some of us start a new project each new day, only to see it evaporate following day. Some of us keep ourselves so busy, we forget what day it is. The thought of any downtime is scary. It feels like our brains are on overdrive! In truth, it is real Universe unfolding right before our willing eyes. But, without our real effort to align with this unfolding, we will experience some deep and intense growing pains. Everything we are faced with can be learned through either joy, or pain. Unconditional Love will guide us home. Divine Source extends his/her hand outward each and every day. There are some very useful things you can do to help yourself during these changing times. In end, it requires acceptance and deep appreciation of a new and brighter way on planet. This is not just a catchy phrase. It is path to joyful living as we journey home together. If you are experiencing unmanageable energy, and/or deep and troubling issues in your life right now, you are not alone. This is to be expected as you are being faced with yourself. The time has come to let go of past, and our worn out perceptions. We will indeed be troubled for so long as we hold tight to outdated thought forms that do not align with truth of what we are. We are love, and time has come to know and experience Love to core of our being. It is not a matter of IF we will evolve, for this has already occurred. You are Light already. There has never been a time when you were not what you were created to be. Perfect love is not negotiable or changeable in truth. Your job now is to remember your Self. Remember that you never really separated from Source. It never happened. We only *imagine* it did. Our guilt and shame for believing that Source could in fact burst into tiny scattered pieces of human flesh, exiled us into hiding. We did this to ourselves. Our God, who loves us endlessly, without condition, has been preparing for our homecoming. Our task now is remember Source, through your joyful expression of thought word and action in here and now. Our task is to take inward journey home. Home is not a far away place in sky. Heaven is a state of being. I fully recognize that many faiths do not subscribe to this idea. That is fine. If it feels better to believe in a judgemental and punishing God, so be it. I simply ask some consideration that God is nothing but endless Love, and so are you. But, choice is
On the Purpose and Meaning of LifeWritten by Peter M.K. Chan
======================================= On Meaning and Purpose of Life
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As it has so very often been lamented, lot of being human is really nothing more than a bed of thorns adorned by a few occasional roses. Its tenure is rather harsh for some, bitter for many, and short for all. To be a human being, in other words, is not altogether that privileged an affair. For few comforts sometimes enjoyed, one must slave for one’s needs, live with anxieties, struggle against external threats and so on and so forth. What also seems regrettable is that as one become less sensitised to all these adversities, one is also programmed to slide toward Sunset Avenue, and eventually die. The apparent pointlessness of it all could only make one wonder: Why are we here? What is meaning and purpose of all it all? Is death really end of one’s existence? In history of human kind, it is questions such as these that have given rise to answers of religious kind.
As to wherewithal of human toil and suffering, religious deliberations have by and large come down to this. They all say that it is due to sinful (unlawful) tendencies of human kind. According to monotheistic religions, original source of trouble is traceable to disobedience of First Couple vis a vis command of God. With Christianity, this opinion was further crystallized into doctrine of original sin. For non-theistic religions such as Buddhism, however, suffering is deemed rather as consequence of natural retributive justice as dictated by iron law of cause and effect (that every effect must have its like cause, and conversely, every cause must have its like effect). In terms of this understanding, one is bound to reap what one has sown. That is to say, what one suffers now is but consequence of one’s evil deeds and intentions either committed or entertained in past; and how one performs now is also indicative of what is to come in this life as well as in next. It should thus be seen that despite doctrinal differences, message is actually one and same. No one should blame Heaven or Deity for what one has to endure as a human being. The culprit is actually oneself.
As to having to die so quickly and purpose of it all, it is also generally agreed that bodily death is really not end of one’s existence. It should be seen rather as gateway for one’s soul into next – to become another incarnated being in flesh (as in case of Buddhism) or to reside permanently in realm of spirits (as in case of Christianity and Islam). In either case, it was further surmised that all souls in hereafter will have to face up to consequences of some laws, either divine or natural. This has got to be so, or so it was also said, because governance of universe of which human kind is a part is fundamentally retributive in character, as witnessed by decreed of God in one case, and retributive justice as necessitated by iron law of cause and effect in other.
Now, regardless of whether not one is really consoled by any of these views, let me say that they have in fact been a kind of makeshift cushion for many. At very least, it has injected some trace of meaning or sense of purpose into what seems to be so pointless a state of affair. In has also helped to soothe and rationalize away much of pain and suffering that one must endure for just being here. Seen in one way, it gives many their needed courage to persist. Understood in another, it offers them also some distant ray of hope. As you can see, I would be last to write off completely self-hypnotising psychiatric function of religion. Only that having of placebo effects is not necessarily an indication that metaphysical capsules offered are really what is usually taken to be. It is possible to have same effect by taking a different kind of pills nowadays known as ‘power of positive thinking’. What distinguishes some of these secular dispensations from their religious counterparts is that they are mostly offered with view of encouraging active self-reliance rather than passive dependence on interventions from Beyond.