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Personal spiritual circumstances
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My personal spiritual circumstances
Welcome to our article (11), Personal spiritual circumstances
May God guide and help me to write the right things in this article?
Dear readers, in our previous articles we have talked about spiritual dreams and God existence. In this article we want to talk about spiritual circumstances that people experience during their lives, including our own spiritual circumstances, and because of our spiritual circumstances we are writing these religious writings of ‘Prayers for reconciliation’.
Now, let us try to explain, you see, when we look at our own religious life observations, some of which we have written here, we must agree that during our lives spiritual circumstances do exist, since these circumstances that we are living during our lives, will influence what we will be doing.
Now this article is being written to explain these spiritual circumstances including my own; but it is also being written to link with the other religious articles that we have already written and those religious articles that we are going to write in the future. As we have said already, these religious writings are an idealistic theory, and it is being written in good faith for the future benefit of mankind. In these religious writings we are in search of a religious way, that could help us understand our religious needs better; so, while we are discussing our spiritual circumstance, we are looking for religious options that could improve links between religions, since existing religions are made to stay isolated, but today being isolated is not the best thing to do for religions, so, it would be better if they can be modified.
Anyhow, these are the items that we would like to talk about in this article. In our last article we have talked about, the existence of God. In this article we will be writing about: my own spiritual circumstances, as spiritual circumstances exist; first meeting discussions; there is a time for everything; my friends reply to our religious talks and thinking about a new prayer, because of this new way of seeing God and religions.
Now, I believe that here we should have been saying something for our reader’s peace of mind, because what we are saying is different from normal religious talks; but because we do not want to repeat the same article many times, we advise our readers that they can find this explanation in full in our next article, Prayers of Reconciliation; now, let us look at spiritual circumstances.
Michelangelo painted God as a man
Spiritual circumstances exist
Dear readers we want to bring to your attention that spiritual circumstances exist, but we are all effected from them in different ways. It is so, because everything that is religious, by default is also spiritual and this affect us in different ways. This applies to us and what we are saying now, or what we have already said. In our previous article we came to the conclusion and wrote, ‘God exists because life exists’, where, first we have assumed that God exists at least by definition, and then we have assumed that God exists even if God is different from the God in the Bible, and we have been taught to believe in; we have also talked about Cosmic Spiritual Dreams and we have published other articles in our Prayers for Reconciliation, writings
Now, what follows here has been born from the need of circumstances, because our spiritual circumstances drive us to do these things, as you can see for yourself. Now, here we are talking about everything put together; but we must say that what we have written in Prayers for Reconciliation, my spiritual dreams and other religious articles, they are all driving me to write these religious writings that I am writing now, in the hope that I can link them better; I hope that you can see the link more clearly now, in this spiritual circumstance article.
You see, after that supernatural experience that I had, as written in “prayers for reconciliation” article; I need to say that for a long time I kept that supernatural happening to myself, as I felt that I had to keep it to myself somehow, because when these visions happen, and you tell someone they think that you are going crazy.
Therefore, before I told anyone, I had to think it over many times whether I should tell at least my most trusted friends about this unbelievable happening, because what I saw and heard at that time could only make sense to myself and nobody else. Anyhow, in the end I concluded that I had to tell at least my most trusted friends, even if they would think that I was crazy, after all they were my friends, and if they think that I am crazy they will try to help me, and so I did tell them.
And just as I thought, the very first time that I told my friends about the supernatural event they seemed worried about what I had just told them, and after consulting among themselves for a while they came back to me and said;
If you really believe in what you have seen and heard to be true, and you have not dreamed it or invented it, but it has happened to you, then, we must believe you no more questions about that. And then later they went on saying, if what you are saying is true, then the question arises what can one do about it? And what are you going to do about it?
So, I replied to them, that although I felt within myself that I wanted to do something about it, for me it would not be easy to tell the world of this supernatural happening, because very likely they would think that I was crazy, and then, how could I make the world believe that it had really happened to me? So, I said that I had to think it over.
Now, I do not know why my friends came to my rescue, whether they wanted to know more about my mental state, or just for friendship sake, my fried Mark said: because you don’t seem to feel sure about yourself, we, (that is me and Gino here) are ready to help you in any way possible, as we feel within our hearts that you need some help to encourage you to do something about it, or at least talk about it, if you so wish, so that we would understand you better and also your mind would become clear.
Then my lifelong friend Mark said to Gino: Would you be ready to help Frank, Gino with this strange religious matter that is on his mind?
And Gino said yes.
This is how I accepted to write some of these religious writings with the help of my friends Mark and Gino.
So now, I am going to call on my friends to have a good talk about these religious writings, since they believe me when I talk to them about my spiritual circumstances.
Before I call this meeting with Mark and Gino, let me say a prayer of reconciliation to God Most-High our Heavenly Father, so that I would become inspired and worthy to write these religious writings, that I am hoping to write with the help of God and my friends.
THIS IS MY PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION TO GOD.
My Lord God, Almighty and merciful Father, to you I turn God-Most-High praying with all my heart, my soul and my mind earnestly; I am praying and hoping that in your mercy you would forgive me all my life sins, and that you would make me spiritually clean of any impurities that may affect my soul; so that, I would become worthy to pray to you and my prayer would be heard and accepted, and also, become worthy in your eyes to be your humble servant, and therefore, I would be able to write these religious writings as humanly as possible according to your will. Father hear my prayer and bless me! Amen.
Our first religious meeting
Dear readers, during our lives sometimes we need help, so, it is wonderful when people come to help you, as my friends did in this case. Perhaps you my readers might be saying, why bring in your friends to talk about these religious issues; when you should know most of the answers about these religious articles. But you see, even if I know some of these religious issues I need reassurance, and since my friends are willing to help me, I will feel better if I could use their help and their personal religious points of view, it can also be easier for me to write, because it is not a monologue. Anyhow, we had this meeting, at this first religious meeting Mark, Gino and three other friends came as they had promised.
At the beginning of this meeting we were all behaving just like children, as we all wanted to talk about our own views, without listening to each other, since we were talking about the same old stuff that blokes talk about when they are together; so, I thought it was going to be a waste of time. But then, my friend Mark became aware of my feelings and he said to the others; Look the way that we are going about is not going to get us anywhere, if we want to help Frank. Now, since we are here to help Frank, then, let Frank be the one who talks first. After he states his views we will have plenty of time to state our own views, one at a time.
So, there and then, I had to put my very mixed thoughts into words, and I didn’t even know how to start in front of my friends, as a sort of confusion was on my mind, not because I was really confused, but because what I wanted to say was so complex, and I had never done anything like that before, because what I was aiming to achieve at this meeting was not easy, since I had a decision to make about these future religious writings that I wanted to write, therefore, everything that I had in mind was complex, but in the end I tried to concentrate and I said.
Talking to my friends at the meeting
My dear friends, I can feel within my heart that you are my friends indeed, because you have come forward to help me, on this difficult decision that I am facing today of your own free will. Now, let it be understood before we start talking about it. What I have in mind is not going to be easy for anyone of us to do. So, if you still want to help me to succeed about writing my religious theory, because my personal spiritual circumstances push me to do it. I must tell you that it is going to be hard; because, what I have in mind is going to be complex and controversial religious subject. So, there will be lots of people that are not going to agree with our religious views, but then because of my spiritual circumstances, I feel that I want to do it anyhow, because I believe that there is a time for everything, and this might be the right time for me to start.
What I have in mind here, it is about suggesting some religious changes, this religious changing time I believe is very close, so, I feel that even now is time to start. Now, I must say this to you. If you are my helpers, because people may not like what I am going to write, they would not like you for helping me. So, you better consider that for yourself right now, I hope that I have been able to express myself clear enough, for you to understand the situation that I am in now.
Having warned you of what might happen to us all. Now I feel free to say how I see this religious situation and try to reason what can be done. I believe that it is going to take more than a few wise people to solve this religious situation that exists in the world today, and whether this religious situation could be solved nobody knows. So, this question arises; in theory, are we going to be wise enough to solve it or at least suggest a solution? Or perhaps get it started in the right direction? So that one-day humanity would be able to solve these religious problems. Here we are talking about the atheists and above all the religious extremists, since they seem to put the entire world in danger, by using their extreme religious views and beliefs. Now, because these extremist views are dangerous, they are becoming the main reason why religions need to be modified in the future.
I need to say here that it all depends on our wisdom and knowledge, and if our religious beliefs can be modified. Here I am not talking only about myself, but I am talking about how the rest of the wise people of the world see these religious things. Are they going to see that something needs to be done? As for ourselves let us make it simple, so, let us believe that there is a god; because if we believe that there is a god, then it follows that if we believe in God and religions and pray God, then God will help us achieve what we are willing to achieve for the people sake, but we need to be wise ourselves and at the same time search for some wise people help.
So, we need to be wise, because if we want to succeed we need wisdom, so, let us talk about Wisdom, which is something that we are going to need so much, if we are going to solve anything at all. Anyhow, hereunder are written our views about wisdom and knowledge, since we are going to need it, because wisdom is the link that links things together, anyhow, we are going to need wisdom and wise people that have acquired it, to solve today religious issues.
The legendary Salomon wisdom
Wisdom and knowledge
Our human views about wisdom and knowledge
During our lives many issues arise, some of them are easy to solve, other issues are not that easy to solve; for instance, today we would like to solve these religious problems that exist in the world, because we see and believe that there are religious problems; but at the same time, we see that they are not easy to solve. So, how do we go about to solve them one may ask? Well, we look at these religious issues and try to work out a solution if we can.
We see that these religious issues are complex, because there are spiritual circumstances for the people involved in them, therefore we must be very careful, since we have to try not to upset the people involved. Therefore, they are not easy to solve; the only thing that we can do here is to try to use our wisdom to sort these things out, if we happen to have any wisdom. Now let us explain wisdom, in the shortest way possible. Wisdom is the mental capacity of a wise person, whom when confronted with a problem can solve it better than the average person.
Now, let us explain wisdom the way we see it; wisdom of a single person is usually an accumulated knowledge of all those events that this person has lived during his/her life; therefore, this wise person is capable somehow of using this accumulated knowledge for his own advantage, or for helping other people as well. Therefore, when a problem arises this wise person would be able to solve the problem better than the other people around him/her.
It is not known why one wise person becomes wiser than somebody else, even though they might have lived most of the same events together, so, we may have to guess at the reasons why it is so. Anyhow, let us say that some people are better at assimilating their accumulated knowledge, perhaps by storing it at the highest level in their own mind, then, when the need arises they would be able to use this accumulated knowledge to their advantage.
Since wisdom (accumulated knowledge) may be stored at one level higher than just our logic reasoning mind; it may feel like a sixth sense to the wise man that has it. The wise man knowing what he should do by this intuition of his sixth sense, he also uses logic reasoning just to make sure that everything is all right, using this way he is able to back up his wisdom.
Of course, there are other possibilities, some people believe that there is a small possibility that the wise person may be able to tune into the cosmos, or the spiritual life force of the universe, which is thought that it can store the entire accumulated knowledge of the universe just like God, this thought of course gives rise to this question.
Is the cosmos an integral part of God of the universe and can inspire people? Just like when people have an inspired from God like the Bible says.
Anyhow, here we are talking about wisdom and not God. So, the definition of wisdom and where it comes from can remain a mystery to most of us, but that does not matter because we can use wisdom our accumulated knowledge to achieve some of our goals. Therefore, we are going to use our accumulated knowledge, which together with our logic reasoning can come close to achieve what we want to achieve today.
Now, as I have said, it seems to me that now the time has come for us to do something about this present religious situation, I believe it is about time to do something, because there is a time for everything and now is the right time, so, let us try to see what needs to be done, and let us study what is around us first, so that we may understand better the situation we are in, before we do unnecessary things that could make the situation even worse, but anyhow it seems to me that the time has come for us to do something about these religious beliefs that seem to lead the people into a harmful situation these days.
There is a time for everything
Dear readers, after my speech about wisdom and knowledge, we had a chat about it, and other things that came to our minds. Anyhow, to keep our religious talks going, I said to my friends that I would like to say something else, and so, I started again.
Dear friends, I hope you don’t mind if I say a few more words, and then, you can comment about what I have said.
From our own life experiences and observations, we have reasons to believe or assume, that today we are approaching a time in our lives, when religious beliefs and other ways of life as well, might need to be reviewed and perhaps changed somehow. I believe that some religious beliefs need to be modified, because there are so many problems that arises from religions as they are today, at least this is the way that I see it, I believe that this is the right time to start suggesting it, since I believe that there is a time for everything.
Now, let us talk about this present time that we are living today, because we believe that ‘there is a time for everything’, and that time, is the time when it becomes obvious that there are things that need to be done. We believe that most other people would agree with us that there is a time for everything, because soon or later this time will come. In our present case today, we would like to be talking about our religious beliefs and views and point out why, this is the right time to start doing something about it, because it is the right time.
Let us look at our problem from a different angle. As we all know, most things around us are continually changing, so, what today seems perfect as everything is and has been for a long time, tomorrow those same things might seem completely out of place. Therefore, some adjustment would be required to make them good again, so that, they would be able to fulfil those things which were supposed to be fulfilled. Now, since here we are talking about religions and religious beliefs, we believe that religions are made to guide and serve mankind, so, any changes that we would suggest should be made for the future benefit of mankind, so that, religions may continue to serve humanity, as they have done in the past.
Now that we have started to talk about this need that we have on religious grounds, since we believe that there is a time for everything, and the right time is now; let us start doing something about it. Today I feel that there are things that need to be done; I believe that this was the reason why that supernatural event happened to me. Now, I want to investigate some religious facts, so, let me say a few more things about this spiritual happening.
Even before the supernatural encounter that I have mentioned in our article called, Prayers for reconciliation, I was aware that the world’s religions clashed with each other’s in many ways, and that it was time for somebody to come up with some new ideas, that would be able to fix those religious differences, to make the world a better place to live in, or at least keep it going the best way we could, until we would find a way how to do that properly.
So, I was thinking and asking myself, what anyone could possibly do, to improve this damaging religious situation that exist today. Sometimes I ask even myself today, how much of these beliefs have contributed to my religious vision.
Now, because I found myself in this religious dilemma, I made an effort to understand these religious situations better, so, I did some research and read a few religious books, and after reading and thinking about what I had read, by pure human logic reasoning, I came to my own conclusion, therefore, today I have formed my own religious beliefs.
Here I want to point out that I have reached my own conclusion by pure logic human reasoning, so, I want to say this, I believe that we (the people) are able to understand our own religious situation better than ever before, and therefore, we should be able to do something about it soon.
You see, before everything was different, and it would have been a lot harder to do anything about religions; but today it is easier, because today we are advancing rapidly in all fields of knowledge and learning, thanks to the computer and other electronic devices that bring knowledge to the people like myself. So, the people are now entering the age of knowledge and REASON, and everything that in the future will not be able to stand to our logic and benevolent human REASON or reasons, which are the scrutiny of all aspect of life and beliefs, it would be rejected by humanity.
Wanting to act on my own
Now, having reached this stage of understanding, and believing that there is a time for everything and this could be the right time, to start doing something serious. I was looking about the progress that we humans are achieving today. Therefore, I was looking for some positive signs or news that humanity was doing something about religious beliefs, to rectify this religious problem that has become more obvious today. But I was shocked to see that nobody was doing anything, which could improve the existing religious situation. While these ideas were on my mind and I was working on them, as it happened, it was really the tragic event of 9-11-2001 the main triggers that got me thinking even harder.
It was for this reason that I concluded that perhaps I should be doing something myself. Now, having started with this thinking in my mind, I started to write a few articles for myself, to see if I could come up with any good ideas on how to achieve something useful, therefore, I had already writing some of my own religious beliefs when that supernatural encounter happened. Therefore, I have reasons to believe that perhaps it was because, I had written those religious articles that the supernatural encounter happened to me.
You may ask why I started writing anyhow. And I will tell you that deep within my heart my soul and my mind I was feeling that I had to do something about these existing religious beliefs, because in my mind eyes I felt as if I was called to write what I was writing then; because I felt that humanity had left them become overdue.
Now let me go back to my dear friends and say that I have been talking a lot myself, so, I have not given you the chance to have your say, so, now let me only ask you this:
Do you think that by pulling our knowledge together and working together we would be able to suggest to the world how to improve the present religious situation, so that violent things that happen in the name of God and religions may be avoided in the future?
Since what we would like to achieve are these things written below:
SINCE WE BELIEVE THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING;
This could be the right time to start with, therefore;
We would like to set the stage for the entire world to see
When you read these pages, we hope that you would agree
That here we are trying hard to find a way to save all humanity
While we are praying God, who may be willing to save us for eternity
For this reason, I am going to pray God to help me.
That is all I need to say for now.
Now you can have your say, whenever you are ready.
My friends answer
MY FRIENDS REACTION TO MY SPEECH
After I finished my long speech or talk, my friends had a long talk among themselves, I suppose they were considering what I had just said, and after a while Gino came to me and said: We understand now why you are slow in accepting our help, but really when we look at the way you feel about all this religious stuff and your spiritual circumstances, that you believe you are in, we know that we have to help you; beside we are so much interested in your religious writing project that we are ready to help you anyhow, even if it is just another way of getting together and talk about it.
You see, we have been thinking that to make things easy for everybody involved, we have decided that I (Gino) and Mark will speak for all our friends when we think that you should know our views on this religious subject. So that it would be easier for you to keep records of what is being said, because if you are serious and want to write this religious theory of yours, which you have in mind to do, you need to keep records of everything that is being said.
Then I said: I agree with you that I must keep records of all the most important things that are being said, otherwise I will get lost in the jungle of all what is being said to me.
And they kept talking to me about religious possibilities for another hour at least, and as we were talking they started to realize that the only way for me to achieve what I wanted to achieve, was that we had to try modifying existing religious beliefs. Now, I want to point out that I was already saying to them that religious beliefs need to be modified, but the first time I said it, they became concerned and shocked about this necessary changes, for them it seemed that perhaps I had lost my mind, because during their lives they have always believed in the way they had been brought up according to the Christian teaching; so, they started to asked me questions:
Don’t you think that believing in anything else other than what is written in the Bible would be a sin? And you are saying that you want to move away, or partly move away from the Bible teachings that we have today?
We are a bit worried about this aspect of your religious beliefs, so, we would like to hear how you are going to explain your religious beliefs in such a way that they would still be agreeable to God and the rest of the community?
So, I said, I know that what I have in mind at this point of time is not going to be easy to convince anyone; and for this reason, I am thinking hard what to say or do next.
And they kept talking and asking questions like the following.
If you believe that there is something wrong with the way that the Bible has been written; do you have in mind to read and review the Bible? What parts of the Bible do you have in mind to review?
We believe that first you ought to make sure what you want to say or do, because as we see it, it could even be a bit dangerous to say what you want to say without thinking about what can happen next. You need to think that for every action there is also a reaction, and sometimes that reaction is not what you want to happen?
Therefore, be very careful about what you say. Now because what we are talking here is about God and religions, we council you to pray God for guidance and for help first, Mark and Gino said, because you are going to need a lot of help and acceptance from above, to succeed in your attempt about writing this religious theory of yours. But anyhow as I said at this point of time they had started to accept my way of thinking.
Then the meeting was adjourned so to speak, as we had spent too much time already on this matter, I was feeling tired and so were my friends of talking these serious religious matters. So, we went back to talk for a short time about what friends talk when they get together, and then, everyone went to his own home to rest.
Thinking about a prayer to God
Thinking about writing a prayer to God
That night I started thinking whether I really needed to pray God for help, as my friends have suggested above, and how I should pray God for help to be allowed by God to write my own religious theory, as close as possible to my own way of thinking and according to God’s will.
After a long time, I came up with a possible acceptable prayer. But before I write my prayer, I want the reader to know that all the prayers within these articles will be prayers directed to God, since in our spiritual theory, God is the highest and most holy of all existing entities, therefore to pray to anything else will not make sense unless there is a special reason for it. So, here is my prayer to God.
With my personal concerns I come to you praying God Most High, Master of the universe and eternal life giver of all living things, I am praying thee for forgiveness of my sins and reconciliation to thy eternal life force, I am praying and hoping that in your mercy, you would forgive me all my life sins, hoping then, that my prayers would be heard and accepted and be your humble servant and serve you by writing this religious theory.
My Lord God, deep in my heart there is this force that drives me to write these religious beliefs, so, I am praying you Eternal Father that you would inspire me and help me, so that I would be able to write those religious writings as humanly as possible according to your will.
Father hear my prayer forgive me my sins and bless me, so that I can be your humble servant and serve you by writing those religious writings. Amen.
I believe that I have said enough in this article, so, I will be continuing with our religious writing with next article called; Prayers of Reconciliation, where will be more prayers written in it.
May god guide me to say the right things?
May God bless us all?
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- Prayers of Reconciliation, 12
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- Man needs God
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- Religious Reconciliation Doc
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- Cosmic Spiritual Dreams, 7
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- God exists, discussions, 8
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- God works in mysterious ways, 32
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- Prayers of Reconciliation
This is a religious site opened to house most of my religious discussions, it includes a list of attached files like in book format, which give the readers a better chance to read the whole story.
- God in the universe
This site has been opened to keep my religious writings of Prayers of Reconciliation, Reconciliation of the Universe and God of the Universe, text and sketch.
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