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- Story Listed as: True Life For Adults
- Theme: Inspirational stories
- Subject: Spirituality
- Published: 05/16/2020
Dwelling in the Past: Our Mistake?Born 1969, M, from Herten, NRW, Germany
Dwelling in the Past: Our Mistake?
Philosophy by Charles E.J. Moulton
To dwell in the past is a common thing. We all do it every day. Every step we take, we look back and think: “Oh, my. I shouldn’t have! What if I had done the other thing? Then maybe this day would have turned out to be different? Maybe my life would have been different? I would have been richer, more happy?”
Well, I have news for you: if you keep on dwelling on the past, your past is going to dwell on you and you will be living in the past, forgetting the now and you will become a victim of the hamster wheel, never experiencing anything new. The cycle will always repeat itself until you step out of the wheel.
It’s all about letting go. And I know for myself what an incredibly difficult task that is. I am an expert in dwelling in the past. I do believe, though, that we are here to learn that. To let go of the past. But, and this is an important thing, letting go does not mean that you shove it away. You cannot forget the past. It happened. It’s like the bad teacher who tells you: “I want you to forget everything you ever heard and start from scratch!” You can’t. Your experiences make you want you are. There were good ones and bad ones. There were people on your side and people that were not on your side. There will be envious people and encouraging people in your future, as well. There will be people who will make fun of you, because they don’t understand you (you’re too much for their small minds!), but there will also be people who take you seriously. But if you spend your life listening to the people that are or were not on your side, hey, you will be living their life and not your own and you don’t want that, do you?
Most of what happens when you try new things is a transformation of ideas: some people will react very positively to the new thing. Some people will say that they think it’s great. Some envious people will pretend to be enthusiastic, but they will just be sad that they didn’t think of what you thought of in the first place. I know, because I have been there and done that on the victimizer side. Yes, I have been a victim, too, but there are envious parts of me and they ain’t pretty. Never ever think that you would have gotten me to admit that when I was doing it, but I did do it.
That is what the whole thing about spiritual transformation is. If you think you were a saint and the other people were assholes, think again. We have all been saints at some point, but we also have been assholes at some point. Now, if you choose to be grown up and realize you have both sides within you, then you are in the power to make that change and choose what you want to be.
Part of what happens there is pure responsibility. Yes, you were manipulated and mobbed and teased and treated badly and went into psychotherapy and had that illness because of that person that treated you badly and thank God that person is not around anymore, because if he or she would be, then, damn it, you would show him or her. And so on and so forth.
I know all that, I have been there, and I am still there in some ways. But there is another side to that story. If you put all of the blame on what other people did to you, you are actually making yourself a total victim. You have no power at all and what you need to change your ways, your subconscious programming and your self perception, is power. Only if you have power over yourself and your choices, only then can you actually take the step and not hate your past choices. You make them a part of your story.
Hey, even Indiana Jones and James Bond were captured and tortured and beaten, only to stand up and win over what they thought was evil. See your own responsibility in the matter. You could have walked away from that bad job, that bad relationship, that bad situation. You did have a part in all that. 50 % of that (only 50 %) was your fault. But don’t blame yourself for making mistakes. Hell, as Billy Joel sang in “You’re Only Human”: “You are supposed to make mistakes!”
In some ways, mistakes do you a huge favor. They show you where not to go. We cannot know every road or where they lead. We can, however, learn to trust our intuition where the road is leading us. “Aye, there’s the rub!” Weren’t those Hamlet’s own words?
Dr. Bruce Lipton from Stanford University has really smart things to say: “The animals never lost this amazing ability to trust their feelings. They read other animals and trust their instinct if the other being is a friend or a foe. Humans have learned the wrong things: to trust words or their brains when it comes to trust! Words lie, feelings don’t.”
That’s why many people trust fortune tellers (not all of them are bad, that is not what I am saying) who blame them for not listening but are just angry for not giving them money. That’s why people invite business advisors with pyramid schemes into their homes, who tell them that only their layout will make them rich.
No, if you ever hear someone say: “Only my scheme works!” then run like Hell. Those guys are cutthroats and they probably have their proverbial knives hidden inside their business suits. Anyone in possession of an eternal truth is tolerant.
We all know that the universe is an amazingly big place and there are a hundred million ways to do things. What we do also know, however, is that there is a common denominator that works for everyone. We know it because it’s results are tested again and again. It makes people live longer, it brings prosperity. Old people admit that this is the reason why they grew old in the first place. How this common denominator works for everyone is increadibly individualistic. It is not tied to any special scheme or holy book and it doesn’t actually get mad or go to war when anyone opposes it.
It is called compassion.
It’s the only thing that works in the long run.
It is what unites every religion. It is what goes beyond religion.
Remember that religion is just a part of society. God and the next world are not society or religion. Compassion, love and tolerance are part of much, much larger scheme of things. We define religion as God, but we have only misinterpreted a thousand prophets, interpreting them as angry masters, when they in fact only wanted to unite.
Take, for instance, Matthew 24:5, and Jesus words: “For many shall come in my name, claiming I am the Messiah and decieve many” or that “those who want to come to the Lord will have to go through me.”
Now, we know that Jesus spoke in parables, as most wise prophets did and still do. Take, for instance, Dalai Lama: “There is need no need for any complicated philosphies. Compassion is my religion!” He also said: “My robe does not make me holy. Compassion does!” Why do these beautiful prophets say these things? Because life itself is a parable. It is a symbol for the soul, a workshop. If Jesus spoke in terms of the big picture at every other occasion, why shouldn’t he do so here, as well? I am sure that Jesus did not mean for Christians to slaughter millions of innocent people in his name just to prove a point or say they deserve to die for not becoming Christian. That would make Jesus a worldly dicatator like Stalin and Jesus wasn’t of this world, was he, so why should we judge him that way?
Many shall come in my name not necessarily means “my” as in the name of “Jesus”, but in the name of God, the universal intelligence that connects everything. When he spoke of going through him to get to the Lord, he most probably spoke of God in the big sense. Everything that is. God not only has made every living being, he also created the whole universe and it stands to reason that not everyone knows Jesus. They do know love, though.
Clerical celibacy was implented by the bishops at the Council of Nicea at 325 A.D., even though there were things in the canonical bible that contradicted such a decision, among others St. Paul’s words that he expects a bishop to marry in order to understand the congration. The same bishops chose the four gospels among the 57 candidates and edited things out of the chosen ones that contradicted their power. Even the passage of Adam and Eve clearly speaks of shame as the culprit and not sex. Why should the means for our necessity for survival be a sin? As long as we are humane and faithful about it, it is only a means to show love and create new life. Be honest now: haven’t you felt the perfection of the universe and all of life when you have been making love to your spouse? Come on! Two beings becoming one. Why should that be a sin? “You must unlearn what you have learned” were Yoda’s exact words.
We have to start redefining our purpose here if we are going to change as a species, because it is obvious that the methods we have used to fix things in the past have not worked so well. Even Albert Einstein said that one cannot fix a problem with the same energy that created it.
We are 99,9 % empty space and the rest of matter is vibrating energy. This vibrating energy has a tool it uses to create reality. It is called emotion. As geologist and quantum physicist Gregg Braden often says, we live in a reflective reality. This means that the world will only produce more of what you feel already. You feel like shit and blame it all on the world and call everyone bad names? You will most certainly also radiate these vibrations and create more of that reality. You have to work at getting positive to get positive results.
Believe me, vibrations are real. The electrons and subatomic particles are very, very real and they have electromagnetic energy and connect with other people’s electrons. So why shouldn’t it stand to reason that this is what you feel when you feel a good or bad vibe when you walk into a room.
Think again now before you add the word: “But...”
“I do agree with you on that, but...”
In that small word “But...” lies the core seed of every single war humanity has ever fought. As the buddhist master told his student: “The word ‘but’ alone weighs a hundred tons.” There is no ‘but’ when it comes to compassion. It is eternal. The problem is very old. We are programmed to think a certain way and there are a hundred generations we owe our dedication to. Our parents gave us a thousand reasons to believe what we believe. We might not even have the proof ourselves for what we believe, but we say we owe to their memory not to build a bridge, not to trust, not to be open, not to be tolerant.
But if now is not the time to build bridges, being tolerant and open and friendly and tolerant and see us all as one universe, hot damn, bro, when then? Do we want to wait until the apocalypse that will never come? Looking for the solution creates the solution. Looking for the problem creates the problem. So look for the solution.
Now is the time for spiritual transformation. If all your subatomic particles follow the vibrating commands of your emotions (as quantum physicists have proven it to be), why not jump over your own shadow and at least test if I am wrong? If you think I am wrong, agree to really go for it and believe to a hundred percent that you, too, can change reality by totally, and I mean totally, feeling the positive outcome as if it already has happened. And I mean, tasting, touching, smelling, feeling and living the reality when normality has returned and no chips were implanted and a new, good reality has arrived. Besides, are you sure what you hear in the news, in the conspiracy sites, in the net, is true? It’s all third hand information. Who the heck believes stuff you hear third hand? If everything is 99,9 % empty space, the emotion is the most real thing you have to go for. Feel the positive outcome you want for everyone as if it has already happened. Your emotion will lead the way.
That last suggestion is also Jesus’ personal advice for correct prayer in the gnostic gospel of St. Thomas. Remember that this gospel was denounced because it gave the soul its real power. No priest was necessary. No temple. No money. No society. Just the soul and God and love. Isn’t that what faith should be?
So, what is letting go? Incorporating your experiences into your biography. Accepting them as your history. Saying that it was okay that it happened, maybe even telling yourself, as if it had been a movie script, that it was quite exciting, sort of like an adventure you survived. I mean, you obviously survived it. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this article, would you, if you agree with me or not?
Then, say you actually have come this far and say that you accept that your past happened the way it did, what then? How do you define your emotions? If you are actually a bunch of vibrating matter, your physique totally renewed every seven years, what then? You still remember stuff from when you were seven, but you have no single cells in your body from that time. If you are 99,9 % empty space, if scientists have proven that human beings have electromagnetic energy, that thoughts have weight, that the soul weighs 21 gramms, then what? Add to that the thousands of kids that have memories from past lives that they could not possibly have possessed, because they would have no possible access to it. What then? Would you still remain steadfast in what you have learned or have been taught? Would you still remain intolerant?
If you think logically, to me God is pure is pure logic, the soul cannot appear from nowhere. Christian dogma is not the dogma of Jesus. I know that is a pretty bold statement, but if we see how the bishops of the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. manipulated the texts just to stay in power, it makes total sense. In the canonical bible and in the gnostic texts there are countless hints that reincarnation is a fact. And why should it not be?
Quantum physically, it is completely logical. A conscious source energy simply leaves its host, the physical body, and travels to a new host, a new body. If we would awaken in our actual bodies at the judgment day that will never come, that would make this world a pretty superficial one, wouldn’t it? We all know love and compassion and truth are incorporeal traits that cannot be touched. Yes, energy. We believe in all kinds of waves. Why not our own?
Eternity works in every direction.
I know why I have diabetes and I do know why I have certain psychological issues.
In one of my former lives, about two centuries back, I encountered a situation that escalated into a horrible trauma, pulling me down from the highest of fame to the lowest disgrace, all because I had been falsely accused for something I never did. I never really solved it, because I couldn’t. After all, I was dead, right? So I came back as someone else, but fell into a trauma that happened because I was caught trying to blame myself for something I never did, again.
I had been a successful celebrity twice, twice falling to pieces, so I finally resolved it by coming to this world as stillborn and acting as an angel. When I did arrive as the person I am now, I was pulled into a position between two, actually three, contradicting parties and finally blamed for both their actions. It actually created the shock that exploded into my diabetes. My emotions could not handle the burden, so it created a chronical disease, trouble with the sweet stuff, too much support in the wrong direction, and it became mirrored as physical ailment. If I understand it right, the trick is to love both or all parties, whoever they may be, try to bring them together, loving both and all, but not feel responsible to fix their mistakes. Compassion and support has saved me. That situation has reoccured in my life until I uncovered it, seeing the problem for what it was and it has literally transformed my life. I solved my karma: rock and roll! Yeehaw!
So, in actual fact, my belief in reincarnation is healing an actual physical disease.
Now, it is up to you to decide what you believe. Only you can decide that. I will or can not be or have any reason to be angry with anyone who thinks differently about things than I do. I am simply thrilled to realize that the truths I find are so deep and connect absolutely everything with everything else. I know, for instance, that a very good friend from a former life is my guardian angel. That is incredible. It fills me with love and joy. Nothing is lost. Ever. It is, of course, to be wished for you to think otherwise. It would not be life if you agreed with me totally. So I now expect you to defend your views. Go ahead. Give me a hard time. By Jove, I know I am used to it. I’d be happy if you didn’t, if you agreed with me. That would be life, too. In fact, I would be flattered.
But I will end with a quote from Star Trek Voyager, which a very fitting remark that sums up all forms of life.
“Empathy & kindness are basic to all forms of life. The body's organs cooperate with each other. Otherwise they wouldn't function. Families, societies, cultures wouldn't have evolved without compassion & tolerance. They would've fallen apart without it. Technology would've never been developed without cooperation and understanding between countless individuals. Other people deserve to exist as much as you do. We can find a place for all of us.” - Star Trek Voyager, Season 3, Episode: Darkling
Now, have a pleasant night, and, as Dave Allen said:
“May your God bless you!”