So, I am at risk for losing everything or gaining everything.
Have you ever just wondered what 'Blind Faith' actually means? Or "Active Faith", for that matter...they are one in the same. OR what practicing either entails?
Let me demonstrate the difference between 'Biblical Faith' and what I am talking about, though. Biblical faith is, in my estimation, believing that there are separate places called heaven and hell, and that based on a point system of merits earned while living determines to which destination we are transported when the life in our physical body is over. I feel we can achieve our own personal Heaven and Hell right here while having this Human Expereince. In that lies crucial lessons and purpose. I do feel that the Bible is not to be taken literally, that it is entirely symbolic.
Back to the concept of Active/Blind Faith--Believing that something exists before or until you actually see, hear, feel, smell, or taste it? Because we are taught to verfiy existence with our 5 recognized senses from a very early age. To verify only after we have been presented with whatever we are longing for.
As tiny embryos, newly conceived, we are souls coming here on a journey. We know what our purpose is, how to accomplish it, and exactly how long we will be having this human experience. I feel that the 'oldest souls', the 'dearest souls' from time to time even finsh their journeys before birth, thereby releasing them from the obligation of taking on the World and they retreat into Blissful Infinity.I subscribe to the idea that we, as spirits, choose our parents and our birth orders as well as patterns according to the purpose we are coming to fulfill. Some of us here are 'old souls', some of us are 'new souls' with many trips still ahead (if you are curious, look at your child's palm or your own. An old soul will have many lines of wisdom, a new soul's palm is yet to be etched and will appear soft and smooth).
We come with many lessons to learn. Karma, at times, if you will, to be played out. The term 'Indigo Children' is emerging within the literature of the New Age/Enlightened population of society and the more I read about this, I am in agreement. It explains those children that are geniuses and on such a different cognizant, emotional, and social level than most of thier adult superiors.
Yeah, I know. Parts of what I am saying are hard to digest. Our Egos are combatting any invasion into the pefect world of control. Humans crave control. Basic survival nature that we have been taught. Humans need to obsessively plan what lies ahead. This is affirmed by all of the advertisements for retirement annuities, savings accounts, funeral packages, life insurance. We are ever living in either the past or the future.
THERE IS POWER IN THE NOW, if we can just push aside all of the damnations and reasonable objections.
Seize this day. Tomorrow will play out as it is already arranged, the past is gone. I am now walking hand-in-hand with these affirmations each moment of each day.
I am becoming aware of my thoughts, and surprised to realize how negative and judgemental many of them are. Random thoughts of this and that towards whomever or whatever, are not full of love and positive reinforcement, as they need to be in order to achieve peace in myself and consequently in the world I create for myself.
What Man sees in the imagery of his mind manifests itself on the physical plane eventually, thanks to the power of the subconscious mind. This can be either extremely rewarding or very detrimental depending on what 'noise' is repeating itself through your mind each moment, each day, year in and year out.
So, how do we explain tragedies such as the death of a child, or the natural disasters that occur? I haven't figured that out yet, may not figure it out with a reasoning mind anyway. Maybe there is no rational explanation because each is representative of collective thought patterns, thereby bringing about what was expected or planned for.
Ever find that you/we as a people sometimes focus so much on preventing something, that it actually happens? Often, then, we pat ourselves on the back and say to ourselves "see? I told you". Mighty stroke of the Ego. So much energy, life-force energy, was devoted to contemplating the what-if's, thinking, planning against whatever (illness, event, loss) that it was eventually realized and happened? FEAR=F.alse E.vidence A.ppearing R.eal.
Oftentimes we make the battle our own instead of handing it over to the Life Force/Higher Power that we possess in our subconscious/Superconscious mind and not entertaining any worry or thoughts to it at all. Detachment from what we want in fact, produces the desired result. Worrying sends energy to the negative side and we can obtain the opposite result.