By Roger A. Peterson (Pete)
(Part 2 from Pete’s Story Room, under the heading: What do you do when Life as a Human Being is More Painful than Pleasant? Here are four major belief systems or points of view. Each one plays a role in the creation of our reality, depending on the level of attraction or repulsion we feel for each one, individually and collectively:
Dominionism: Earthbound. Extreme Dominionism believes in Supreme Authority and Absolute Ownership. “It’s all me and no we, it’s my way or the highway.” Exclusive and Authoritarian.
Stewardship: Earthbound. Less me and more we. “Sit down, shut up and do as I tell you! I’m in charge and I know what’s best for you.” Less Exclusive and less Authoritarian.
All in this Together – Partners in Evolution: As multidimensional, vibrational Beings of Self-Aware Energy, or Consciousness, we are here and everywhere, living, loving, learning and evolving, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and creation itself. Inclusive and Boundless.
The Hidden Reality behind all Reality is the source of all possible and probable thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, before individualized forms of Self-Aware energy or Consciousness learns how, and chooses to transform them into more tangible forms of expression: Inclusive and Boundless.
Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. In other words, thinking, feeling, acting and reacting is where the journey begins, from nothing to something, from dreams to reality. – Pete)
In the Story of Creation, Chapter 1, Verse 28, in Genesis, which appears in the Christian Bible, the Jewish Torah, and the Islamic Quran: God said to Adam and Eve: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
With this one proclamation, the idea of Dominion, with all of its possible and probable interpretations, is brought to the fore in human consciousness as we know it on earth.
Domain: (all me and no we?)
2. law: supreme authority: SOVEREIGNTY, having dominion over the natural world.
3. law: absolute ownership.
Synonyms for dominion:
ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy.
Where do these ideas or suggestions take your imagination? Do you like the idea of having supreme authority and absolute ownership over everyone and everything else around you? Do you like to think that you’re smarter and more powerful than others? What kind of person would you be and what kind of world would you create if you adopted these ideas as gospel in your life, without question or limitation?
In Chapter 3, Verse 16:, God said to Eve, after she had eaten fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil against God’s command:* “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
(* To me, it seemed more like God wanted Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because he told them exactly where it was, “next to the Tree of Life (eternal life) in the center of the garden” and then said: [2:17] but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” I don’t know what you think but this sure sounds like reverse psychology, which brings up more questions.
Was God unhappy with the idea of Adam and Eve being mindlessly obedient? Did he want them to be something more? Did he want them to experience the road of hard knocks like Him so they could be equals? Without creative aggression, how can they fulfill His desire for them to: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth?”)
In Chapter 4 of Genesis, God Introduces a New Dimension to Human Behavior
After Cain and Abel grew up [Chapter 4:1-4:16], “Cain [4:3] brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel [4:4] for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, [4:5] but for Cain and his offering he had no regard.”
As a result of God’s reaction or non-reaction, one son is pitted against the other. To make their polarization even more intense (?), “The LORD [4:6] said to Cain, Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen?” Later, Cain kills Abel. God knows it and shames him. [4:8] Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. [4:9] Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”
(Are these changes in thought and feeling good or bad things, or are they challenges chosen by us and our souls to further our development as Beings of Aware Energy in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of and creation itself? Are we different aspects of God becoming?)
[4:10] And the LORD said, “What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!
[4:11] And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
[4:12] When you till the ground, it will no longer yield to you its strength; you will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”
[4:13] Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear!
[4:14] Today you have driven me away from the soil, and I shall be hidden from your face; I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and anyone who meets me may kill me.”
[4:15] Then the LORD said to him, “Not so! Whoever kills Cain will suffer a sevenfold vengeance.” And the LORD put a mark on Cain, so that no one who came upon him would kill him.
For consciousness, or aware energy, to do the work of making the unknown, known and the invisible, visible; for it to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense, godlike work, does it need reasons to be motivated? Is this why we find God (Unconditional Love, ourselves?) seeding the earth, and our minds, with ideas and stories that result in both pleasure and displeasure. As God and humanity discovered in the Story of Creation, if we buy into this storyline, giving men absolute power over the earth, corrupts them absolutely, or close to it.
When human law turns God’s idea of Dominion, assuming it is and was well-meaning, into supreme authority and absolute ownership has mankind crossed the line to the dark side of dominionism where ideas like greed, jealousy, hate, discrimination, murder and the desire for personal survival at the expense of others, flourish? As cruel as it may seem on the surface, only by experiencing what we don’t like can we define and create what we do like. Can you see that? Can you feel it?
In Chapter 6, Verse 5, The LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. (Does the “Lord” see that He played a role in this drama? Should he?) If He doesn’t accept responsibility for the consequences of His thoughts and actions, who will? How will All That Is evolve?
[6:6] And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
In [6:7], the LORD said, “I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created – people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
So, what is the natural outcome of a world and its people when men alone are given the right of “absolute ownership” and “Supreme authority” over every other living thing, including other men? Keep in mind that it is not a matter of black and white. There is a large range of people and ideas that can be associated with the idea of dominionism. While some see dominionism as a way to serve themselves, others see it as a way for them to serve others.
Suppose that Aware Energy, or Consciousness, wants to fulfill its greatest possible potential. How can it do that without being free to explore All That Is and All That can Be? Let love and understanding be the light and your way. As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. Keep asking yourself, what works best and makes you happiest and don’t forget to remind yourself that, as a multidimensional, vibrational being of aware energy, or consciousness, you are both one with and separate from All That Is. You are both a product of creation and creation itself.
What are we trying to teach ourselves? What do we want to learn? Are we responsible for questioning the beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations we use to create reality, individually and collectively? Dominionism, as it is practiced by many, is an “I win, you lose” game with personal survival being its most precious value. A strong sense of entitlement comes in second, which may explain why those who are strongly attracted to the idea of dominionism are always accusing others of what they do to divert attention away from themselves.
What do you think of Dominionism, supreme authority and absolute ownership, and what role do you think it plays in the overall drama of your life? Can someone who believes in the idea of Dominionism apply it in a positive way? Doesn’t history tell us that some leaders do far more good than harm? If we’re meant to learn and evolve from our experiences, isn’t it important to understand the role of thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions in the creation of reality? Is one person, or a small number of people, owning and ruling everything, extreme? Is it fanatical?* Where is the balance in this? In this highly authoritarian system of beliefs when is enough, enough? When do the means (whatever it takes) stop justifying the end (the accumulation of unlimited money, power, and privilege)?
What is the purpose of ideas like Dominionism and Stewardship? Are they challenges we must learn from to be better and do better? As a being of aware energy, or consciousness, what do you think it will take for us to fulfill our greatest possible potential?*
This article describes the history and need for authoritarian rule in the mix of life. Without the freedom of unlimited choice, how can consciousness explore and discover the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t? How else can it create what it wants? How else can it fulfill its greatest possible potential?
In chapter 6, verse 6, above, you will see that God was very unhappy with His first experiment. As the storyline goes, He was so unhappy, He destroyed all living things upon the earth, except for Noah, his family, and male and female pairs of all the animals on earth.
[6:8] But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD. (Which brings us to God’s next experiment, Stewardship.)
Here is the current, online Merriam-Webster definition of stewardship:
Stewardship: (Less me and more we?)
1: the office, duties, and obligations of a steward
2: the conducting, supervising, or managing of something, especially, the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care, (like) stewardship of natural resources.
Synonyms for stewardship:
Administration, care, charge, conduct, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, superintendence, superintendency, supervision.
It’s not mentioned specifically but it’s easy to see that the management of people is clearly included under ideas like “stewardship” and “government.”
By charging Noah and his family with the responsibility of building an Ark and gathering all male and female pairs to repopulate the earth after “forty days and forty nights” of rain, he gives birth to the idea of “Stewardship.” In other words, God seems to have liked Caine’s idea, when he asked God if he was supposed to be his brother’s keeper, is making us our “brother’s keepers.”
If we define stewardship as caring for and helping others because we can, that is compassion. However, when we choose to see stewardship as a ticket to personal wealth, power, and privilege, to see ourselves as “somebody, better than others”, we are Dominionists in Steward’s clothing. Stewardship is a step up from the sometimes ruthless and brutal treatment of others under the banner of absolute sovereignty and absolute ownership; however, both belief systems are based on authoritarianism, the idea that one person is of more value and, therefore, more privileged than the other.
Both Dominionism and Stewardship depend on value judgment, ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, enforced by the shame of guilt and the fear of punishment. It is a system of ideas that assumes that what we are is bad, and if we’re bad, we must be controlled from the outside in. Value fulfillment, on the other hand, provides us with another way to think about ourselves. Unlike value judgment that assumes we’re bad, value fulfillment assumes we’re good.
In a value fulfillment world of what works best and makes us happiest, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and creation itself, we don’t judge ourselves by our experiences, we learn from them to do better.
When we stop pointing the finger of blame at others and accept full responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions, and the reality they create, we learn from our experiences and become Conscious Creators. Instead of worrying about being labeled right or wrong, good or bad, we get excited about doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better. We remember and appreciate how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it.
When we choose to learn from our experiences instead of judge ourselves by them, we take one small step forward for ourselves and one “giant leap” for mankind. To live by value fulfillment and practice idealism is not only an opportunity for us to do the best we can with what we know and learn more to do better; it is to appreciate how challenging Being and Creation is for All That Is, not just ourselves. It is to see the magic and wonder in All That Is.
All in This Together – Partners in Evolution: What works best and makes us happiest in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and creation itself?
During moments of disaster and times of great stress, don’t we all reach out to greater consciousness, or our idea of an unseen “God?” At certain times in life, don’t we feel like we’re all in this (Being and Creation) together? What will happen if we think and feel this way more often? Will it change us? Will it change the world? Will it change the way we treat each other and ourselves? I think so. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section at the end of this article or, if you have a lot to say about this subject, write your own article and share it with others. Writing is a great way to sort things out in our own mind whether we share it with others or not.
Here are several ideas to help you rise above the level of self-interest (me first or me only):
Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good. Be your True Self, the self you love to be. – Inner Self
Let love and understanding be the light and your way. Look for the largest picture, not the smallest one.
Wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater awareness and understanding. Move forward, not backward.
- Here to live, love, learn and evolve!
Seek to understand the nature of Being and Creation. It is the ultimate frontier!
Here is what Unconditional Love says to me. What does it say to you? For reference, read My Encounter with the Energy of Unconditional Love:
“You’re delightful just the way you are.
“Nothing you can ever think, feel, say or do can keep you from being loved unconditionally.
“There is nothing you have to do. There is only what you want to do.
- “All I want you to do, is be.”
In this environment of unconditional freedom, will we learn to accept responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions sooner?
Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:
The challenge of Being and Creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape the energy of ideas into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the collective feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.
In a value fulfillment world of what works best and makes us happiest, there is no right or wrong, good or bad; there just IS! There is the difference between what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself. Besides making a living and caring for our families and the world, isn’t this what we spend our lives trying to figure out, how to create a life that’s worth living, how to be our true selves, the selves we love to be?
Consciousness or aware energy, individually and collectively, wants to know everything. It wants to be and do everything. This is the only way it can become its True Self, the self it loves to be. The only way this can happen is through free will, unlimited exploration, and experimentation in a universe of unconditional love.
Here is another area worth exploring and discussing because we all have our own points of view. While we’re here, what do you think about throwing out the idea of “debate”? It’s compatible with authoritarian systems that represent ideas like separation, competition, and survival of the fittest, an “I win, you lose” foundation of beliefs but debate is not compatible in a system whose primary objective is living, loving, learning and evolving – what works best and makes us happiest, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and creation itself.
The Hidden Reality behind all Realities
Outside of this moment, in what form do we exist? In what form does anything exist outside of this moment? If you’re reading this article on my website, realtalkworld.com, then you know I publish material from Seth, a non-biological entity, channeled by Jane Roberts (deceased) and the non-biological members (purportedly) of the Arcturian Council, channeled by Daniel Scranton.
In December 1977, I read my first Seth book and it blew me away. I had never read anything written by a soul in human form that came close to comparing to what I felt when I read Seth Speaks – the Eternal Validity of the Soul that Christmas holiday season. I also hold vivid memories of experiences I’ve had in life and dreams that transcend most earthbound belief systems. For examples, visit Pete’s Story Room, under the heading: Library of Experiences. It includes material from lucid dreams, extraordinary waking experiences, out-of-body experiences, remote viewing and near death experiences from a wide variety of sources.
What do you think happens to us, the outer self or ego, after the body dies? First of all, we are not biological, we are psychological constructs of aware energy or consciousness. Stripped of memories before we’re born, or at the time of birth, due to shock, we are “personality energy essences”, a term Seth uses. As such we are capable of understanding and managing the relationship between the inner self, the body, and the world. Besides living and loving, we are also capable of learning and evolving as a result of our experiences.*
* For more on the self, read: Who or what helped Us Name our Unborn Children?
The Ouija Board is a popular doorway to inner communication for many people, including me. However, you must be clear about what you want first, otherwise, you leave the door open for any consciousness to grab the microphone who is attracted by your energy signature. For example, you may be suspicious and distrust experiences like this. If this thought and feeling reaction is stronger or clearer than, say, your desire to learn and expand your knowledge about who you are and what reality is then you may open yourself to a bad trip. It’s the same with hallucinogenic drugs, like LSD. You get what you expect the most so, be careful.
I met my over-soul, Robert, through the Ouija Board and, after that, I met Carl. Carl, in his most recent lifetime, said he lived in San Francisco and worked for a bookbinding company before he died and became my guide. My wife, Sandra, was my partner on the Ouija Board and, for a while, she and I, Robert and Carl had a great time together, until Sandra began to anticipate what was going to be said next. It frightened her to think these messages might be coming from her instead of through her from some other, more authoritative source. According to her: “Who was I to be thinking these thoughts and sharing them with others as if I knew what I was talking about?”
After we stopped using the Ouija Board, I began meeting Robert and Carl in dreams. Sometimes, they would be themselves and other times, they would assume the role of someone else, male or female, young or old, it didn’t matter. What did matter was the theme of the drama and what could be learned from it for those participating in it. Waking up in dreams and finding Robert and Carl hidden in other forms became my joy for the moment.
Not long after this, I began publishing a monthly magazine for Seth readers who wanted to share their thoughts and experiences with the Seth material. Called Coordinate Point Magazine and subtitled: “Where realities merge.” it put me in touch with other people in the San Francisco Bay area who had already formed groups to discuss and explore the nature of consciousness. Sandra and I also started a Seth group. One of my jobs as editor and publisher of Coordinate Point was to visit other Seth groups to gather stories for Coordinate Point. At the same time, Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, who was the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, was forming The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, California, for the study of psychic abilities.
My long term method of inner communication involves staying in touch with my inner self, or higher consciousness, and letting it know I’m available for communication at any time, particularly during the night. I also stay open for other entities I trust, although most of all, I trust myself to know the difference between what I like and don’t like, what works for me or what doesn’t. In the morning, I lie in bed and open my mind and heart to whatever wants to share itself with me.
Now that my story (bed) room is filled with my favorite ideas, I look at what seems to want my attention most. In other words, I let my “idea” friends talk to me and I listen to them. They are my friends so why shouldn’t I listen to and talk to them? The amount of love and understanding I have received through this process over the years astounds and inspires me. Without the Seth books and my desire to expand awareness and understanding, I would never have been able to imagine ideas like those in my story room now, including the article like the one below, In the Beginning there was Nothing.
This story of origin is what works best and makes me happiest when it comes to understanding the nature of being and creation because it allows me to feel as though I’m a part of All That Is and apart from It, at the same time. It also allows me to be both a product of creation and creation itself. Since aware energy or consciousness is the source and substance of All That Is, I’m able to explore and experience everything in the process of fulfilling my greatest possible potential. Can you see this? Can you feel it in yourself? If nothing else, this story of origin inspires me and fills me with hope.
Excerpt from In the Beginning there was Nothing. From Pete’s Story Room, under the heading: My Favorite Story of how All That Is came into Being.
In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized it was Something! After all, how can “nothing” exist without Something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me based on my own experiences and I’m sticking with it for now until something better turns up!
Suddenly, with this one shocking revelation, “nothing”, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!
This profound event can be defined as the Birth of Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the First Vibration of Thought, Feeling, Action, and reaction, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes, no, and maybe, oneness and individuality, self and other) the Birth of God, Allah, or the concept of a Supreme Being.
We can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Self-Aware Energy or Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”
Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.
To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting the idea that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”
Got your Einstein detective hat on and your magnifying glass out? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?
To be, we must create; and to create, we must be! One creates the other in an endless dance of quantum entanglement.
To think and feel, we must be able to act and react. To act and react, we must be able to think and feel.
What is the Smallest Common Denominator of All That Is?
The smallest common denominator of All That Is, is a single unit of Self-Aware Energy, or Consciousness (AEUs or CU’s), capable of thinking, feeling, acting and reacting to some degree. Whether we see ourselves as a single unit of consciousness in this moment and part of a larger and more complex organization of self-aware energy in the the next moment, including the collective consciousness of All That Is, doesn’t matter. To create what we want, the outer self, or ego, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t, in its oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and as creation itself.
The Invisible Reality Behind Reality
Behind limited worldviews like Dominionism, Stewardship, and All in this together – Partners in evolution, there is a larger worldview or organizing principle. It is The Invisible Reality Behind Reality. Think about all of humanity, with all of its different people and systems of belief. Each one, whether we’re consciously aware of it or not, is busy exploring the differences between what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t, in an effort to create what we want. During this process, we learn that every thought is a suggestion, a blueprint for action, and every action is a choice with consequences we like or don’t like and everything in between. Our goal then is to learn what works best and makes us happiest in the creation of our personal and shared reality. When an idea no longer works for us or makes us unhappy, we want to know how to replace it with something that does work better and makes us happier. It’s the only way for us to become more of who we are and who we love to be.
In this story, there are times when we paint ourselves into such dark corners, one lifetime is not enough to understand what brought us there. It may take many lifetimes to fathom and move beyond a particular dilemma or challenge. But, as multidimensional, vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, this is what Being and Creation is all about – living, loving, learning and evolving. I don’t know about you but, for me, this is what works best and makes me happiest. It makes my life here, in human form, worth living!
For reference, read: Seth on the Reality behind Reality where he talks about various levels of consciousness, each supporting the other. Here’s an excerpt:
Seth: “Now some of those within your reality are having their first experience with an ego as you think of it. Others are returning to it, the system, in an effort to learn more. There are guardians, so to speak, within your system, reincarnated for the last time to help keep it in some kind of order while the others mature. There are also some, not physical, who keep an eye out over the whole proceedings.”
The Ball of Light – A Lucid Dream about the Nature of Being and Creation gives you an idea of what each of us can do behind the scenes in dreams and altered states of consciousness, if we choose to explore them.
My Recurring Superman Nightmare – a great drama of patience and love in helping us find our way.
All of these experiences speak of a much larger reality behind this one. To open ourselves up to it is to expand awareness and understanding of ourselves and All That Is.
Did we choose to become human beings for an opportunity to learn or are we thrown into life to sink or swim so All That Is can fulfill its greatest potential? I suspect it’s a mixture of both. What do your thoughts on this?
The articles links above make it clear that we’re all at different stages of development and there is a need for a mixture of belief systems to enrich and challenge us. Without challenges, how can we evolve? As part Dominionist, part Steward, part All in this together – Partners in evolution and part Reality behind reality we have a broad spectrum of ideas to explore and play with. This, in turn, provides us with a large number of challenges to face, overcome, and learn from. What draws us to dominionism, stewardship, or the idea of being all in this together? I think it’s a matter of how much we allow ourselves to buy into ideas that reflect fear and survival as opposed to love and creation. What do you think? Do this scenario hold any meaning for you?
According to the Arcturian Council (under the menu heading: The Alien Perspective, above), Earth is the most challenging place to be in the universe today. As a result, we are being watched and helped by advanced beings from other galaxies, those who are not presently in material form, and those forms of consciousness that have never experienced materiality. Their objective, according to the Arcturian Council, is to learn from our experiences as well as help us make a peaceful transition from our current level of understanding to a higher one.
Why? Because, if they can be reminded of what they don’t like by tuning into and learning from our experiences, they won’t have to relive them themselves. It’s like you and me watching dramas onstage or on TV. As we sit in the audience or our living room, we get to see other people act out unpleasant or unwanted situations we may have found ourselves in at one time or another, in the past. This way, we don’t have to relive them firsthand to remember them. Also, we know most actors in plays and movies, don’t die in human form as a result of their experience. Yes, being and creation seems a lot like on-the-job learning, whether we’re in material form or not.
Part 1: What do You do when Life as a Human Being is More Painful than Pleasant? How come I never think about how good I am, how much I do, and how well I do it?
Part 3: What do You do when Life as a Human Being is More Painful than Pleasant? Moving Beyond Fear, Anger, and Depression
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
Always doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better.
Always remembering and appreciating how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it.
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.