God had a quandary. She wanted to bring us to an enlightened state but She could not just give it to us (we have free will). So, She had to develop the means for us to get it on our own. She had to create a process (a middle step) between ignorance and enlightenment that would facilitate our transition into enlightenment.
This will be hard for some of you to hear, but everyone gets the life they need in order to advance their spiritual development. If you didn’t have a great deal of work to do, you could choose a life of minimal struggle. Others needed to do more work, so they chose lives that offered more conflict. And then there are those who, for whatever reason, chose to eat the whole whale in one sitting.
Although humans can climb mountains and explore the depths of the oceans, probing the landscape of the human spirit confounds us. But while tens of thousands of people risk death and injury racing motorcycles, swimming with sharks or parachute jumping, surprisingly few will earnestly pursue the path to enlightenment. Accepting that humans are incredibly creative and adaptive and that manyRead more
Change is rarely easy. It is made difficult because it means the end of what has been and adapting to a new way of being. We don’t think much about eggs that become chickens or caterpillars that turn into butterflies, because they are “natural.” I don’t know how an acorn feels when it sprouts and turns into an oak tree,Read more
You want a better life, a smoother, easier journey. What gets in your way? What keeps you stuck when you could be flying? Enlightenment sounds like a wonderful idea – for everybody else. Enlightenment is for people who have the time to meditate, pray, read books, go to workshops and do other spiritual stuff. But what about you? You haveRead more