**rummages for a new box**
I wonder sometimes, as a somewhat uncommitted believer in pre-birth spiritual self-determination, whether some of those self-help, spiritual awareness books might just be pulling the wool. Just a tad.
I think of it like this...
All these books leading us to Spiritual Awareness (a bargain at only $44.99 or two for $90) speak of healing the mind and soul, using the power of positive thinking to bring to us that which we would most like to have (Love, money, fame etc), paying it forward when giving back to the One, the Universe in return for the bounty It provides.
All good stuff, yes?
But, like, what if we really did choose this existence to further our spiritual learning as we reap/sow Karma with gay abandon and encounter endless unhealed pain and sickness, unanswered wants and needs, warts and all? Giving up would be the smart thing to do, yes? Cos we already chose it so we can't change it when we don't like it.
Then either we are some seriously fucked up bunnies, or I want some of the drugs those enlightened authors are on, and Mick Jagger, too. He reckoned that you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.
Maybe it's all in the drugs I am on...
Of course, if you want to delve into the whole "One" issue, you could always read 'One' by Richard Bach. He had the best drugs of all.
Oh God yes.
Relating all these vague beliefs that we have to actual circumstance is something that I have been doing a lot of lately. Its not an easy task. I have come to the conclusion that its a bit like an internal combustion motor. We all know vaguely how it works & the effect that it has for us, but can we sit down & describe every single part of it & what part that it plays in the overall scheme of things? Unlikely. To me this is where belief tapers off & faith takes over. We have to have faith that even though we may not fully understand something it does work for us. Bit like computers really I guess.
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