Revised; originally published on 7 September 2013
- Video and Summary of Video
- On Leaving All to Follow Christ – Luke 14: 25-33 (KJV) (1)
- Tasteless Salt Is Worthless
- On Seeing Adversities in Life as God’s Grace
This video is about Soul purpose and the gift of grace. After the video is a summary of what’s in it, and after that the blog continues with related topics.
SUMMARY OF VIDEO
- Homework from meditation class: To notice that “all of life in every moment is the Grace coming to uplift us”
- A lesson in patience from my cat Lucy
- Life purpose
- Reality as a hologame (hologram)
- Rediscovering our connection with the Divine
- Audiovisual files stored in the body as the result of ‘trauma
- Trauma as a gift of wisdom
- The clearing process as opening gifts from the Divine
- Stored trauma — audiovisual snapshots
- My Soul purpose: to learn to love universally
- Social norms
- Unconscious thought cloud of the world
- Life review: happiness choices
ON LEAVING ALL TO FOLLOW CHRIST – LUKE 14: 25-34 (KJV) (1)
8 September 2013: The Bible passage — from Luke 14 — at church today reminded me in some ways of the process of discovering our Soul purpose. Here’s the passage, along with a few notes in blue font:
25 “And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
26 “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”
[Our preacher explained that the above was an example of hyperbole … exaggeration … often used by rabbis in Christ’s day. He said that what Christ really meant was not that a person should hate family, and his own life, but that a person should love his own Christ consciousness more than any family or personal love. That is to say, we must learn to love unconditionally, to love all creatures, great and small, just as Christ did.]
28 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29 “Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 “Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.”
[The above passage means, to me: Here we are, living this life. Yet we don’t sit down and figure out what it will take to finish it properly. ]
31 “Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32 “Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33 “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.”
[The last sentence above takes some thinking about. How does it relate to the preceding passage on war? I think of it like this: We want to make the right judgments in life. We don’t want to allow the circumstances of life to overwhelm our Soul purpose. How can we be sure of this? By being a disciple of Christ. That is to say: through learning, and ever practicing, Christ consciousness.]
TASTELESS SALT IS WORTHLESS
34 “Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?”
[I take the above passage on salt like this: We cannot be ‘the salt of the Earth’ unless we retain our true flavor. What is that flavor? What is our true worth? That is for us to discover.]
ON SEEING ADVERSITIES IN LIFE AS GOD’S GRACE
And here is a hymn we sang at church … “Blessings” by Laura Story. To me, the chorus of this hymn is another way of saying: Why not treat the adversities and setbacks in our lives as a gift of grace?
Video: “Laura Story – Blessings,” by LoveOneAnother2011’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSVqHcdhXQ ..
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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