That's what dreams are. It took me a while to figure it out, but now I know for sure. God sends us messages in our dreams, and part of our job is to figure it out.
So, how do we know if we've figured it out, or not?
Do you think God talks the same way to other mammals that dream?
Who knows. Dolphins are at least as smart as we are, possibly smarter. Maybe they are even more spiritually advanced than humans. They don't seem to be pulling the same kind of crap we are.
I don't know if I believe in heaven. I believe in spiritual rebirth and time cycles. Our species will probably die out and be replaced by a similar but more advanced human like species. They may or may not look like us, but they will definitely be more advanced, more intelligent, spiritually more mature. I think our cycle is almost up. Not for a few thousand years though.
Just part of the procees, no big deal really.
So...God wants me to watch a hyper-violent modern revision of Bambi while holding the banana peel from Mario Kart in my arms?
God is weird.
So god is your subconscious mind, evaluating your thoughts and experiences?
God is the Universe. We are all part of the universe, and all part of God . So, perhaps yes.
Since all reality is Maya, and the physical world only exists within the interpretations of each of our minds, this could be correct.
I don't like the concept of Maya, but it could be true. I have to be open to any possibilities.
Do you believe in the interconnectedness of everything?
Scientific theory does support the non-existence of matter. It is all different levels of vibrations.
The way I see it:
My conversation with you is essentially a discussion with another aspect of myself.
I think that's true in theory, but I'm not ready to give up my individuality yet:) Maybe that's why I'm not enlightened yet:)
I am a firm believer in the existence and rights of the individual, in society. But as a whole, I treat everyone else as if they were me. I do not know if that makes sense.
I despise groups!
It does make sense.
I try to do the same. I am not always successful though. I have a long way to go. I have to constantly remind myself that we are all the same, just at different levels of awareness.
Greed, selfishness, narcissism corrupts many individuals. Some people are psychic vampires, best avoided, they cannot be helped, because they do not want to be helped. Best to avoid these like a plague.
I agree. I avoid people in general anyway. that's why I like the internet, I can turn them off at any time.
LOL, I am almost the opposite. I have placed myself in a situation where my existence requires the interaction of others. I have a small thrift store. I am the first stop for those getting out of various shelters, prisons, hospitals. I see each one as a teacher. I spend time talking with them, listening to their tales. The rewards are incredible when I see the levels of kindness given back to me.
My customers are the so called "dregs" of society, addicts, prostitutes, ex-cons, homeless. It is surprising however, the ability of these people to appreciate what little I am able to do for them. I have been doing this for six months now and I look forward to opening my doors everyday.
Yet, I will suffer anxiety issues if I must deal with so-called authority. I could easily sequester myself in a room and have no contact with the outside world. It was a major hurdle to start the store. I only did it to sell my own stuff for survival. Now, my store is full of consigned and donated merchandise.
Still, it is rare for me to leave the store and go out in to the world itself. This whole experience is sometimes quite overpowering, but it is my path, and I am going to follow it.
I think it is great that you are doing that.
I know these types of people are treated unfairly and differently by most of society. I am one of them. Ever sinse I had my first hospital stay, even my family treats me differently. If it wasn't for my boyfriend and a few online friends, I would feel completely isolated from the world. My boyfriend treats me like a normal human being. My family is nice to me, but I know they are freaked out because I am "crazy".
You are unique! That uniqueness makes you special. The main question I ask of others is this:
Are you motivated by fear or love?
At first I was motivated by fear, due to what I went through that put me in the hospital in the first place.
I am slowly learning to overcome my fear, but I don't know if that is possible for me. I am improving though.
I have always had a general sense of caring for people in general. I tend to get frustrated with bullies and the like though,and have a hard time feeling sypathy for them. I try.it seems to bring out the meanness in me. I work and struggle with this aspect of myself every day. I WANT to improve.
To give up your individuality is to actually gain it.
The fear of losing it will cause you to lose it.
It is for whom it belong...
Isn't the fool is entitled to his nonsensical ideas other wise he will not be a fool?
Your nonsensical ideas are fool proof.
Thank you for providing much clarity and ample examples.
My store is just starting to get busy. I look forward to continuing this discussion l8r.
A story of my day:
A man came in asking for a layaway until the first. Usually I would not wait that long, but the guy seemed sincere. He told me was a vet and gave me his word. After talking to him for awhile, he mentioned that he needed to go to the food pantry because he did not have enough food for the month. I receive a lot of canned goods in donation. I do not sell the food. Many homeless people come by and grab stuff quite often. There is a tent city not far from my store.
I filled up a bag for the guy and he left with tears in his eyes. The point is that he did much more for me than I did for him. The food cost me nothing, but the knowledge that I was able to provide for another made me quite content. I also had one of the best days financially then I have had all month. My point being that sometimes life seems to revolve in cycles. Before the man came in, I was feeling kind of depressed. By the end of the day, everything changed. It is these cycles that prove to me the existence of "change your mind, change the world".
Just thought I would share.
This song made me think of this thread.
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