Exploring Distant Horizons
‘To become the spectator of one’s own life is to escape life’s suffering.’
(Fingal O’Flahertie Wills)
When we become aware of our true nature and the high and holy destination that is waiting for every human being at the end of its earthly education and reaching far beyond earthly horizons, we realise that everything that is in our life and happens to us was created by ourselves; otherwise it would not be there. Any suffering we have to endure was brought about through our negative and destructive thinking and behaviour patterns of the past. Even though suffering can therefore not be avoided, through looking at our life from the spiritual perspective it changes into a gladness of a special kind that comes about through the realisation that we are paying our karmic debts and redeeming ourselves. When all of them have been paid, our healing will be complete. Whether this takes to the end of our present lifetime or not does not really matter when we have placed our whole being into the loving hands of God and the Angels, trusting them to show us the way wherever it may lead us.
The awareness that the essence of our being is spirit and soul, part of God and the same as God eternal and immortal, has the power of lifting our consciousness above our own suffering and that of our world. We recognise that all suffering has been and still is a passing but necessary phase in the development of the spirit and soul of our world and every individual taking part in it. Suffering was never intended to be a permanent state. It is a condition which the soul of our world – and our own within it – has created for itself as a method of getting to know every aspect of God’s nature and our own. This is a journey of exploration that takes every human being from the meanest and lowest of its characteristics to the highest and noblest of its higher or Christ nature. That’s how in the end every one of us finds their own way back home into the conscious oneness with God. To achieve this right here and now, all we have to do is imagine that we are with God, because that’s what we actually are, always have been and forever will be.
To avoid misunderstandings, at the onset of our investigation of the spiritual aspects of life I would like to tell you that, to me, God and the Angels are spirit – the same as the essence of every human being. It makes no difference whether someone is as yet aware of this or not. My beliefs are of a spiritual and not religious nature. Spirituality to me means knowing that we are a great deal more than our physical bodies. In truth every one of us is a spirit and soul who from time to time finds itself temporarily encased in matter. From this fundamental perception of life the rest falls into place quite naturally.
I am a free spirit and all my work is of an intuitive nature and represents my truth. If you read or hear something and your inner guidance murmurs: ‘Yes, this is true,’ you can believe it and make it part of your own truth. Everything I write has grown organically within me, so to speak. Since I started holding my ideas about spiritual topics down in writing about twenty years ago, there has been an uninterrupted flow of them that to this moment has never stopped. As I had never felt the slightest interest in spiritual issues, I most certainly did not read about them extensively, the way many people are doing. That’s why initially I was surprised how much I knew about religious/spiritual issues, in spite of the fact that I had never given them any thought before. Yet, blessed as I am now with the gift of hindsight, it is not hard to see that this was necessary for carrying out the special task for which I had been chosen. It ensured that in this lifetime my consciousness would not filled to the brim with prejudices, false beliefs and preconceived ideas.
Religions, not one but all of them, are on the periphery of my life rather than being its main focus. It’s just that occasionally my inner guide and Master, my intuition, draws my attention to one or the other, because some of the Ancient Wisdom that has come directly from the Source of our being is meant to be gleaned from it. Since the beginning of human life on this planet and throughout the ages, this wisdom has been presented to our race in ever changing forms and through a great variety of channels. I am one of them and so – at least potentially – are you. Having been a free spirit thus far, I have every intention of remaining that way. Over the years, I have developed into an interested observer of life who enjoys picking the best from all the belief systems our world has ever known, so it can be shared with all those who are interested in it.
Somebody once asked me: ‘What – not who – are you?’ My reply was then, as it will always be: ‘I am a very ordinary person and a beloved child of the Universe, the same as the trees and the Stars, just the same as you and everybody else.’
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