January 11, 2015 8:12 AM
Yesterday, I told my mother, “This morning’s insight was, ‘Suffering brings us closer to God.‘”
To which she replied “Oh, I know that.”
Kind of took the wind out of my sails.
Still, for the rest of us, here’s what I posted to Michelle a few moments ago on suffering and doubts and confusion and particularly karma:
Re: Unknown (and doubts and confusion and karma): I know (but can’t prove) that I picked this life. It may not work out the way my mind’s desires want, but it will work out exactly the way that me-as-a-Soul wanted when I picked this life.
[Turning to the Fourth Wall]
My belief is that (and I want to stress the word belief since, unlike the Soul and reincarnation, there is very little evidence for karma):
- After death, we merge with the Divine
- Even though we are Everything at that point—God Herself—our desires or attachments to our old ways rip us apart from Her
- We (as a Soul again, separated from the Divine), find a life that helps us overcome whatever our desire/attachment was
- We take on that life and forget our Soul-life (for maximum teaching effect)
- We live, we die, we merge and repeat.
In other words, for spiritual seekers, all our suffering was voluntarily taken on to help bring us closer to the Divine. (Exception: see the but-wait-there’s-more clause below.)
Free Special Bonus Insight: When we pick these lives, we-as-a-Soul have no way of knowing if all the suffering we’re going to go through will benefit us or not. Why? Because the Soul can’t see its own future. Sort of like when you sign up for a college course—you don’t know if it will really help you in the future or just be a waste of your time and money.
But wait, there’s more! If you act right now, you’ll receive this additional insight: I’m certain (but can’t prove or provide evidence for), that there are other reasons we come back: To help loved ones, to take a vacation-day (vacation-life), to take a thrill ride, to satisfy a fantasy….
Though reincarnation is practically a certainty, all the reasons why we reincarnate are belief material, so take them for what they’re worth.
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