Shouldn’t we realize right about now that a Source which is capable of creating Everything has to be a bit more magnificent than what we’ve portrayed so far, and by definition is thus not nearly so humanly petty and punitive as we’ve made It out to be?
What if, instead, the Source created/provided the possibility for everything, solely for the Purpose of allowing each and all of us the freedom to use some, all, or none of Life’s opportunities—and without judgment or assessment of the choices we make?
What if Life just Answered?
DEFINING A DEITY
If you believe that God is the creator and decider of all things in your life, you are mistaken.
God is the observer, not the creator. And God stands ready to assist you in living your life, but not in the way you might expect.
It is not God’s function to create, or uncreate, the circumstances and conditions of your life.
God created you, in the image and likeness of God. You have created the rest, through the power God has given you….
God gave you free choice, to do with life as you will….
You are living your life the way you are living your life, and I have no preference in the matter *
[Y]ou think it is a question of My desire, and I’m telling you it’s a question of yours.
I want for you what you want for you. Nothing more, nothing less.
I don’t sit here and make a judgment, request by request, whether something should be granted you
My law is the law of cause and effect, not the law of We’ll See. **
The theory behind my book Life Will Answer is that the Source is Life, Answering.
The premise: Life doesn’t care what the questions or choices are, nor does it decree anything. Life just Answers, and then Answers some more. We are free to express and then experience as much of Life’s wonders and magnificence and evolution as we choose … or not.
If some choose to hang on every word of those dispensing fear-inducing, anxiety-provoking, outrageous commentary for whatever their self-serving interests may be, that is a choice each is free to make, or change. Those who choose to display their prominence by spreading discord are likewise completely free to do so for whatever reasons. Life Will Answer.
The freedom wrought by this “Unconditional Love” which supposedly defines the Source is not that there is a Will we’re all expected to abide by—assuming we ever agree on what that one specific Mandate might be. [And good luck with that!] What we’re all free to do is to choose, and then choose more. Period. No rules.
Consequences are thus each person’s responsibility because of their beliefs, choices, and actions. Period, Part Two.
These freedoms extend to reflection and re-evaluations as or if needed. If considering where we are, why, how we arrived, and whether we wish to continue each or all such assessments lead us to different assessments and preferences, then we are free in each new moment to make new choices. Life Will Answer.
That we’ve chosen one path or one set of beliefs is not then a mandate to be adhered to endlessly. Life gives us the freedom to choose, and then choose again, or to choose differently. Life Will Answer all of that, also.
We decide. We choose. It’s a gift. Our conclusions and choices—the same or new—will not matter to Life/The Source/God/Allah/Whoever/Whatever. Life Will Answer
We might each and all consider whether we are using the gift for our highest and best purposes individually and for the benefit of others as well.
* Neale Donald Walsch, from Book 1 in his fascinating Conversations With God series [p. 13]
** Ibid, p 117
~ My Photo: sunrise at Long Beach, Rockport, MA – 08.22.05 ©
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In 2014, I published an eBook entitled Life Will Answer. It’s an exploration of life, religion, and the tenuous connection one has with the other—at least as has been defined to date by the various theologies of past and present-day believers.
I don’t pretend to be a religious scholar. I am at best a casual observer of some religion-based behaviors, but given that I have also authored a book discussing those matters, perhaps that makes me more than a casual observer.
A fundamental point of the book is that Life has been established to honor and answer the choices each and all of us make—whatever they are and however they may be judged by the standards and guidelines we as a society have established. I do not accept the notion that there is a God or another Deity of choice offering wildly arbitrary thumbs-ups and thumbs-downs, or that this Deity has edicts we’re free to abide by or not (although if we don’t there will be hell to pay).
I wrote that book on the premise that there is more to this life than the narrow-minded, conflicting, and occasionally dangerous notions various religions offer. Given the large number of them each claiming passionate followers, it’s absurd for any collection of humans to insist that their Deity assures them It is the One and Only. Countless Peers and their own loyal adherents take issue with that.
Every day we are witness to the absurdities—and too often, the atrocities—committed in the name of some Deity or another by adherents convinced that they and they alone are privy to the guidance and dictates of that One and Only. There is little room, if any, for reason, logic, or rational thought. The absence of an intelligent component guiding their beliefs and conduct—replaced as it as by fears and justifications untethered from reality—carries its own set of consequences.
Are we really to believe that we’re all commanded or obliged to above all else obey and honor and worship one Supreme Being [among many]? How stultifying! This Magnificence is so needy and weak that It needs us to do things to satisfy It? Hello!? How did It manage to survive all those billions of years without us?!
Magical thinking is not a shield to the inevitable harm which results when irrational and mindless behaviors collide with reason and fact. We have some choices to make, and a future to concern ourselves with.
Re-establishing this blog is my own contribution to wiser problem-solving than what seems to be the norm. Too many are in position where their delusions carry heavy and needless consequences to all of us.