Everything you believe in must be examined from time to time. If you just believe without thought you may as well stand still whilst all those around you over take. My personal beliefs come from inside. Not from books or conversations, but from how I sense. I trust my senses so much more than those who talk. I have read many books, I started young. From Aliens to Ghosts, to String theory and the 'Law of Attraction'. Peoples opinions jumping from the page, all passionate with explanation eloquent in description. But nothing comes close to how I sense, feel and embrace certain truths. One undisputable truth is energy never vanishes. It changes form. This one belief underpins the whole of my structure of thinking. I can not however long I ponder this one truth find away of dismissing energy being at the front and centre of everything. The only question that I am searching for is how does that energy change from a living body, an alive, breathing loving person to just pure energy. Where would that energy exist ? I want to start with what I do not believe. I do not believe in what all the mediums would want us all to believe in a 'spirit world'. A world according to those who write about it as a mirror image to the world we currently inhabit. This depiction undermines the idea of 'life after life'. To me it is pure fiction without any sort of intelligent thought. Repeating what is already known, using it as evidence or proof is stretching a point to beyond the highly unlikely. And this is without debating the merits of 'time'. My personal thinking takes me to a different way of thought. Could it be that many of the things we believe in are only partly true ? Past lives, guides eternity ? All have a foundation in truth. We are energy after all, our form may change but our imprint of consciousness remains. Could this imprint be what mediums receive during their sittings ? It would make more sense than believing that the person who had passed was alive and talking directly to the medium. Energy never dies it just changes form ? Past lives a reality ? Very likely. When the body dies the energy is released, but instead of going off to have adventures in the 'spirit world', the next thing that that person knows is waking up in a different body. No in-betweens or conscious process, just a new awareness. This does explain 'walk ins' and would offer an explanation for the usefulness of a soul. It could be possible that the knowledge we gain during lives would act as a trigger to our now new body. All the thoughts and experiences there for us to access if we become aware of 'listening to intuition. That little voice inside that warns or advises. Or like some may refer to it as a 'guide. Once you leave behind the nonsense of the 'spirit world' the way of tying one belief to the next is easy. I have never just believed, I want to understand how and why. I have just started to understand this way of thinking myself, I have much more to explore.
How much can we forgive ? Minor wrongs ?
Or can we forgive totally betrayal ?
In my mind there is no in between. You can either forgive or not. The problem with degrees is you will always have something on your mind, something to be angry about. Once locked in that spiral of anger and memory, nothing is going to break the chain. Coming to terms with the actions of others takes courage, but by far the most courageous thing we can do is unconditionally forgive. And although I realise that the people who have let us down are not effected by how we think, we are. Forgiveness is not for others, it is for yourself.