Written by Sheree Rainbolt-Kren

TAKE WINGS AND FLY By Sheree Rainbolt-Kren (C)2004 I receive several emails a day from people all overrepparttar 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,repparttar 122266 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,repparttar 122267 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 evaporaterepparttar 122268 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 isrepparttar 122269 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. Inrepparttar 122270 end, it requires acceptance and deep appreciation of a new and brighter way onrepparttar 122271 planet. This is not just a catchy phrase. It isrepparttar 122272 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 ofrepparttar 122273 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 We will indeed be troubled for so long as we hold tight to outdated thought forms that do not align withrepparttar 122274 truth of what we are. We are love, andrepparttar 122275 time has come to know and experience Love to repparttar 122276 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 inrepparttar 122277 here and now. Our task is to takerepparttar 122278 inward journey home. Home is not a far away place inrepparttar 122279 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,repparttar 122280 choice is

On the Purpose and Meaning of Life

Written by Peter M.K. Chan

======================================= Onrepparttar Meaning and Purpose of Life

All rights reserved This article is a self-contained section to be found in my book titled Soul, God, and Morality copyrighted and published inrepparttar 122265 United States. =======================================

As it has so very often been lamented,repparttar 122266 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. Forrepparttar 122267 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 isrepparttar 122268 meaning and purpose of all it all? Is death reallyrepparttar 122269 end of one’s existence? Inrepparttar 122270 history ofrepparttar 122271 human kind, it is questions such as these that have given rise to answers ofrepparttar 122272 religious kind.

As torepparttar 122273 wherewithal of human toil and suffering, religious deliberations have by and large come down to this. They all say that it is due torepparttar 122274 sinful (unlawful) tendencies ofrepparttar 122275 human kind. According to monotheistic religions,repparttar 122276 original source of trouble is traceable torepparttar 122277 disobedience ofrepparttar 122278 First Couple vis a visrepparttar 122279 command of God. With Christianity, this opinion was further crystallized intorepparttar 122280 doctrine of original sin. For non-theistic religions such as Buddhism, however, suffering is deemed rather asrepparttar 122281 consequence of natural retributive justice as dictated byrepparttar 122282 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 butrepparttar 122283 consequence of one’s evil deeds and intentions either committed or entertained inrepparttar 122284 past; and how one performs now is also indicative of what is to come in this life as well as inrepparttar 122285 next. It should thus be seen that despite doctrinal differences,repparttar 122286 message is actually one andrepparttar 122287 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 andrepparttar 122288 purpose of it all, it is also generally agreed that bodily death is really notrepparttar 122289 end of one’s existence. It should be seen rather asrepparttar 122290 gateway for one’s soul intorepparttar 122291 next – to become another incarnated being inrepparttar 122292 flesh (as inrepparttar 122293 case of Buddhism) or to reside permanently inrepparttar 122294 realm ofrepparttar 122295 spirits (as inrepparttar 122296 case of Christianity and Islam). In either case, it was further surmised that all souls inrepparttar 122297 hereafter will have to face up torepparttar 122298 consequences of some laws, either divine or natural. This has got to be so, or so it was also said, becauserepparttar 122299 governance ofrepparttar 122300 universe of whichrepparttar 122301 human kind is a part is fundamentally retributive in character, as witnessed byrepparttar 122302 decreed of God inrepparttar 122303 one case, and retributive justice as necessitated byrepparttar 122304 iron law of cause and effect inrepparttar 122305 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. Atrepparttar 122306 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 ofrepparttar 122307 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 berepparttar 122308 last to write off completelyrepparttar 122309 self-hypnotising psychiatric function of religion. Only thatrepparttar 122310 having of placebo effects is not necessarily an indication thatrepparttar 122311 metaphysical capsules offered are really what is usually taken to be. It is possible to haverepparttar 122312 same effect by taking a different kind of pills nowadays known asrepparttar 122313 ‘power of positive thinking’. What distinguishes some of these secular dispensations from their religious counterparts is that they are mostly offered withrepparttar 122314 view of encouraging active self-reliance rather than passive dependence on interventions fromrepparttar 122315 Beyond.

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