I am getting real sick of the culture of violence in the world. Look at all of the carnage we have lived through in our lifetime: race riots, assassinations of beloved leaders, serial killings, gang and cartel murders, too many wars, and too much terrorism at home and abroad.
For inexplicable reasons, governments seem unable to stop the violence. Religions haven’t helped much either; some even justify the killing of innocent people in the name of their extremist beliefs. Can’t we do anything about this? One might think the human race is surely doomed.
I still believe in the power of the positive. Dr. Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven, truly impressed us with hopeful lessons he learned from his near death experience (NDE). Here are several of his enlightening ideas:
* “We are each eternal beings.”
* “The single most import force or principle in the universe is unconditional Love.”
* “We are all One.”
Skeptics and naysayers doubt the veracity of Dr. Alexander’s NDE. They suggest that all such experiences are merely chemically induced delusions and hallucinations caused by a dying brain. However, Dr. Jeffrey Long and many others offer a line of evidence that herald NDEs as true representations of external consciousness; e.g., “crystal-clear consciousness; realistic out-of-body experiences; heightened senses; consciousness during anesthesia; perfect playbacks; family reunions with the deceased; same children’s experiences; worldwide consistency; powerful aftereffects and life changes.”
What if consciousness really continues after physical death? What if we don’t need NDEs to experience a profound spiritual awakening? Maybe we can shift attitudes via the spiritual path and usher in a better life on earth today.
These ideas excite me with their endless possibilities of healing and positive social change. When we begin to love ourselves unconditionally and follow the teachings of The Way Shower ("love your neighbor as much as you love yourself; and love God with all your mind, heart, soul, and strength.") Heaven on Earth could be realized.
In other words, when we know and feel a loving and personal connection to Spirit, this kind of God- Consciousness can help us transcend all that is negative and put us in a heavenly state of being happy, joyful, at peace, and open to new ways to solve personal problems and world challenges.
Along these lines I highly recommend you check out this book, Love Changes Things: Even in the World of Politics by Caroline Cottom: Our Review
We can have a better life. We can create a healthier world. The answer is to hold on to the faith in Unconditional Love.
Hope you will visit us on Hometown Reads to get to know us better: Gary and Susan Hometown Reads
Yours in Love and Light,
Gary and Susan Eby