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A Journey Through The Garden Of The Divine

 

I have been even more reluctant as of late to publish any more experiences, however I feel the benefits to others outweigh my own selfishness, so here is my experience from last Tuesday morning:

I was enjoying a very quiet and peaceful time, not sleeping but just having my eyes closed and thinking inwardly and enjoying my communion with God.

I heard a voice ask me what I was looking at and I described a path leading through the forest of lush dense green trees. The sound of the birds, frogs, crickets were loud to say the least and the sun shining brightly on my face.

I was then asked to describe the experience:

As I looked up into the canopy the light beams flashed through the leaves and all I could think of was of the following words to describe my sensations; love, peacefulness, safe, tranquility, abundance of everything, a oneness with everything, real faith, divinity.

It was a very surreal thing and yet there everything was right in front of me.

As I was about to ask God where I was, my Spiritual companions, or Guides, the Tiger and the Snow Leopard revealed themselves.

I was stunned as I was certain from my previous experiences that these two magnificent creatures were only found in their home locations of Nepal and India.

It is here that I discovered how they are named, the Tiger is named Rajha and the Snow Leopard is named Raijan (I have googled both names and it doesn't make sense to me but that is what I have been told). I finally asked God "...where am I..."

"in my garden James, for this is Eden"

Ahhhhhh...

I asked the cats why they were also there and they both responded it is where they belong, for the Tiger is my inner strength and I guess I was in need of his spirit and strength on that day. For I now truly understand, it is here in God's garden that they both reside.

Raijan was an odd experience, for she proclaimed that "...I am your spiritual strength, through me your spirituality flows to the universe..." Now I am somewhat confused as in my first awakening experience the Snow Leopards described themselves as "Guides for those who were lost." Well I am no longer lost...

The Divine asked me to not dwell on that matter and continue walking. We walked for a time, I say we, because there is a presence which cannot be described as you walk along the pathways.

"...the pathways are your route through the garden and through your life James..." I hadn't thought of our earth-bound existence as "The Garden of Eden" before so I will have to ponder this one for a while.

Finally we reached a clearing in the forest and in the middle was a huge ball of white light and nothing else. I asked what this was and the answer overpowers me to this hour

"...this is All THAT I AM my son..."

"...but you are supposed to be at the centre of the universe not here..."

"...I am that as well, for I am the trees behind you, the sky above you, the water through the forest, the grass on your shoes, I am all that there is for this is the Garden of Eden. Many of my children will read this and still not understand..."

"James how do you feel?'

"...overwhelmed with joy, at complete oneness with everything around me..."

"James there are many who will not believe a word of this, for they are spiritually fast asleep, publish this experience, do not concern yourself with what others think"

When I asked about all the animals and flowers that were also supposed to be in the garden, I was simply told that this is how the Garden is to me and that to others the experience will be different.

I was asked about my faith and whether it was "true faith" or "real faith" and that there was a huge difference. I believe I have real faith but I will explore this concept further.

I was then given a series of quotations to share with the world of the awakened souls:

"Faith is not found in a building or a book

Faith is found inside of you,

Look to your heart

In discovering who you really are

You will find both yourself and God"

And this one when I asked about building temples to God:

"...do we need to build temples and churches to prove our love to God..."

" Build a temple within your heart, for there is no greater or mightier temple than that which you would build inside of you to express your love for God and your fellow man..."

I left the Garden feeling spiritually drained and yet yearning for more. Please interpret the above however you feel you wish and I would love to hear feedback about this experience as my journeys are starting to take on new dimensions.

The Divine says I have one journey I must complete before "My Hour Arrives" and that is to walk the path to Golgatha, a journey I am dreading more than any other, as to see the pain of our beloved Joshua is not something I am truly ready for yet.

Once again than you for putting up with my "long windedness" may the Light of the Divine continue to shine brightly on all of you

James

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James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-05-28)
AngelaMKC

Hello Angela

The Garden is an amazing place for it is different for each of us and how we feel upon walking the pathways. In a sense it is very much like walking the pathways of our life/spirituality. As we interpret things so differently from each other so too do we see the Garden in a different light as we see our path in life differently from our neighbour.

I have written about two experiences in the Garden and yet I have been there so many times, everyday as a matter of fact as I go about my day-to-day life and the love you spoke of is something that never fades.

Thank you for your comment and may the Peace of the ONE who came so long ago be upon you forever more

James
AngelaMKC (6 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-05-27)
Thank you so much for this. It made me feel love, peace, and happiness.
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-02-21)
Oh James, thank-you for your answer. Funny, but quite a long time ago I had a dream where he expressed that he was going to be a teacher! I often thought that maybe this did mean for me. He brings me feelings of ultimate love, a love so great that it brings me to tears. I really don't want him out of my soul, but I have to sit back knowing that his love isn't for me. He always has made me feel closer to God. It is just that I feel this emptiness without him, but I know that it cannot be. Thank-you for thinking of me and my military man James. I will never forget you or your teachings, or your heart.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-02-21)
GysyBlue

Of course I remember your Military Man, in fact it was just the other day that I was wondering what had happened to you and him, a coincidence perhaps?!

He is a part of your soul, whether you are SOUL TWINS (I said TWINS not MATES) following the same path is a possibility.

Gysy turn those thoughts into good for you, use them in a positive way. I have a Lady I have been told I am suppossed to be with later in life and was quite astonished when I had a very intense dream about her. I simply asked God that I do not wish to think of her in that way ever again. Now I see her regularly on YouTube vidoes and in my dreams but I know that she is there for a purpose right now, not as an object of desire, but as a SYMBOL of love and goodness, her music (in real life) brings tears to my eyes. She is a "teacher" for me right now, as long as my wife love each other we will happily grow old together and this lady will forever more remain a "teacher" to my Soul.

Your military man may be a "teacher" for you, whether he realizes it or you for that matter. What feelings does he raise within you, are they something that can inspire your soul, does it comfort your soul and what lessons are staring you in the face by this "relationship."

There is no magic prayer I am afraid, however it is well within you to determine what level you wish to climb in the understanding of what this man is doing for you, be it a direct relationship or he is merely a "symbol," or call this a tool for another word, for you to experience another aspect of "WHO YOU ARE"

Gysy you can learn to feel real, true love through an experience like this and yet it is not aimed at a particular indiviual, he is merely the player in the play you are creating within your soul. It is that experience which then is manifested towards your fellow man and you may be doing this already without even realizing it.

Have you changed how you act around, think about, feel about and deal with other people, strangers. It is something to think about and perhaps not just at the "personal relationship" level.

Remember I said to you seek the answers from God, the truth is there and ask God to be with you as you do. I would say you have been shown the answer, perhaps not as you thought it would be, perhaps in a form that is "comfortable" to you. Having this individual removed from your thoughts altogether is probably not what the answer is right now, your answers and experiences do require these thoughts right now.

This is not what you wanted to hear, however it is just a little insight into something a little larger than just 2 people having a relationship.

I could type more but I am not allowed to at this time, there are a few things within you that you alone MUST discover, remember you are more than you think you are, I have said it before and I will stand by that...

Love and Light to you my precious friend, for the day is approaching when I will be seeking advice from you and others instead of the way it is right now.

Today I stand among my spiritual peers, tomorrow I will stand as a small boy among Gods Spiritual Giants, please don't forget me when you ALL "come of age!"

James
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-02-20)
James, remember my miltary man? I asked God to cleanse my soul of him, but he never leaves. In a dream a few nights or so ago, it was a friend telling me that he was married, and then had a military divorce. Not sure what this means, although he never leaves my mind. He hasn't yet married in this life-time. I don't think he will ever leave the memory of my soul although it is both enjoyable but painful for me. Do you know of any prayer or anything to help me with this?
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-02-01)
GysyBlue

There are journies we ALL must take, whether we realize it or not. The journey is different for everyone as is the path we each follow.

My time is coming, not in the sense of leaving this mortal existance but something much deeper and truly "Heaven Sent."

"...a gold cross with blue rays radiating from it among clouds..."

A beautiful vision indeed, not something you imagined or thought you saw, but a vision placed there THROUGH YOU. Sounds confusing but only ones Love for their fellow man would bring forth such an image.

Remember "...what is to one, is not necessarily to another..." see your own Divinty and you will understand more fully those words.

I am but a small man amongst the "Spiritual Giants" who post on this site and yes there is more to me than what I portray here, there is a reason for that and not completly by my hand.

By your own words you are becoming more than that confused lady who first posted on this site not that long ago. Your words are expressing YOUR divinty, believe it, for it has not gone unnoticed either.

May the Heavenly Father continue to bless you and yours each and every day of your wonderful life

James
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-31)
Why must you have to take this journey? You will be forever changed. I think all that could get you through this is that the resurrection of our Lord would follow. I don't know how but realize you have to bear this. I'm only one silent prayer, but I will be there praying with all my heart. I keep thinking of the crucifixion, and last night as I was praying, I think I envisioned a gold cross with blue rays radiating from it among clouds.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-30)
GysyBlue

DO not dismay it is not my passing that the quote refers to, but something better, for my hour is near and I will not be far away.

Thank you for showing your love for a stranger, that is what it is all about...

"...My Peace I will be leaving you..."

James
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-28)
James, I selfishly don't want your time to draw near. Even though I am a stranger, my heart hurts thinking of this. I have tears I am hiding because I am not in privacy at the moment.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-27)
JosephRex

"...I have a question: if you could ease his pain, even a little, by taking some of it on yourself, would you do it?..."

Without question my Friend, for since that experience my heart and soul belong to God and Jesus.

I have been told it is a journey I MUST complete, no option here, I must complete the journey to Golgatha before "your hour comes"

I was not ready then, still not completely ready even now in my own mind. Perhaps to God and Jesus I am, however the day is drawing near.

And yes I am ready to help the Son of Man as he makes his journey to Glory, for by easing his pain I understand I will be easing my own and that of his children.

Would love to hear interpretations from others more knowledgable on the subject than myself, for the paragraph above is just my own interpretation.

"...My peace I leave you..."

James
JosephRex (1 stories) (8 posts)
+1
7 years ago (2011-01-27)
I've read through this story and all the replies, and I must say it's an amazing experience and a great conversation!

NaturalScience, I note that you speak of Godfather and the Divine Mother. I, too, honor God the Father and God the Mother. You also speak of Babaji. I've been doing Babaji Kriya Yoga for 16 years. The basic teaching in this particular branch of the transmission-chain is in a book titled *Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition* by Marshall Govindan. On the back cover is a painting of Babaji and a female counterpart sitting next to each other in lotus. The woman is said to be Mataji, Babaji's sister. She's not even mentioned in the book, but my yoga teacher passed along some of the legend. Just looking at it as an archetype, it seems clear to me that they are being portrayed as incarnations of God the Father and God the Mother. But perhaps you're already familiar with Mataji.

I was pleased to get your post to my blog. I posted a reply; in case you missed it, here's a link to the page with the dialogue:
Http://metablog18aa.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/intro/

James, in the Garden of Eden you saw "a huge ball of white light", out of which spoke the voice of God. It sounds like the center of the universe to me! In that image the Big Bang overlaps with the creation accounts of a number of different religions. And when you're in a state like you describe, I don't think it's necessary to imagine that the center of the universe is anywhere except right here and now. It could even be in a burning bush...

You also said:
>>> The Divine says I have one journey I must complete before "My Hour Arrives" and that is to walk the path to Golgatha, a journey I am dreading more than any other, as to see the pain of our beloved Joshua is not something I am truly ready for yet. <<<

I have a question: if you could ease his pain, even a little, by taking some of it on yourself, would you do it?
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-31)
James, I am crying. I am always wondering what you are going to write next, and it is always almost more than my heart can handle. You take me there everytime, and it is so beautiful. Your words are so smooth that I am so calmed and involved in your experience. You even bring others that I love into the experience, but I'm not sure how to explain this. Thank-you for holding my hand as well James.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-31)
GysyBlue

Yes my friend, it is a really weird feeling when something grabs your hand and you look and nothing is there, no one around you.

That is when I looked inside and asked, the answer was a small boy of 5 years old who had lost his parents in the camp, he died shortly thereafter as well and is still there.

I hope to go back again and visit my young friend and hopefully help him on his way to the Father.

In a place full of death and sorrow, I found it quite peaceful for I know I was followed wherever I walked by a gathering of souls. It was pouring rain, quite cool and yet I felt warmth and love everywhere.

The crematorium is a horrible place by our "modern" standards and yet walking through the little wooded area behind it was quite serene. It is one acre of woods that has tall trees and a well laid out pathway, very idyllic. I know the number executed in those woods was in the tens of thousands as the machine gun pits and burial plots are still there.

Yet I felt no anger for the SS or remorse for the victims, only peace, serenity and love in that place, as if God had placed a blanket over that wooded area and proclaimed it "Holy Ground"

I walked through the gas chamber and knew I wasn't alone in there, for despite the cold temperatures I was very warm and that room of misery was warm as well. Could they still be there awaiting thier shower that will never happen, perhaps...

My Freind in God, everytime you say a prayer for me or my brother you say a prayer for ALL as we are all connected, made of the same stuff, come from the same place and will return there when our time comes.

Follow your heart it is being Guided by the Divine, with the occassional Dove swooping-in for good measure!

"...my peace I leave you..."

James
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-29)
You felt his hand as he was as a 5 year old child? Oh that is something wondrous. I said a prayer last night including you and your brother. I just needed to. I am looking to my heart.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-28)
Gysyblue

My precious Friend in God, please share whatever you would like to share, that is one of the reasons I am here and awakened to.
As a "silent" messenger for the Divine I truly love to hear and read comments from my fellow brethren.

You and I seem to have followed a similar path, the fact your soul is clinging to something form your past is very similar to the anger I held for an entire nation after the death of my brother. It was not until the gentle touch of Jesus upon my chest and hearing his calming voice that I finally let go of the hatred. I no longer loath one particular race of people on this planet and as if to prove a point I visited Dachau Concentration camp and left there feeling no anger towards the SS and the Nazis.

Some will find that difficult to believe, but after visiting that place and feeling the touch of a 5 year old boy, on my hand as he held it, who is still searching for his parents 60+ years later. I came to realize that Jesus' words that day of my 3rd experience (to be published next year some time) were indeed golden and I had left my anger behind.

What will help you and your soul, I am not sure but you are on your journey my friend.

May the love of Joshua and his Father, the Divine, the SOurce of all Love and Life, continue to bless you, guide you and when you hear or see the answers, to councel you.

Bless you my beautiful friend

James
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-28)
James - I am very happy this morning. The multitude of white cars have been shown to me for a second time. I think maybe they are a symbol of protection for my sister and I, or maybe a higher degree of spirituality unfolding. Can't wait to read more of your posts James. I enjoy sharing with you James. Hope you don't mind.
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-27)
What if your soul has a lingering ache, that just never seems to cease. I try filling it up with spirituality, and white light, but it still remains. I feel guilt for this aching, because I don't even quite understand it, there really shouldn't be an emptiness. I have all I need. I try to mask it, hide it, dismiss it, and wish it away. I try to fill it up with nature, inspiration, positive thinking, hope. I want my creator to be proud of me now and when my time comes. I'm going to 'talk to God' now. It is probably, "oh it is she again." (chuckling)
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-27)
NaturalScience

Best of the season to you my glorious Friend In God

Sorry for the delay in writing, I see from your last post to me you feel at times like "a broken water jug" that keeps being mended and then broken again.

Have you ever thought that perhaps this is the journey your soul is on right now in order to experience what it needs for the future?

I keep saying you are a "glorious" person, I don't say that lightly my friend, for you are indeed much more than you even realize in the eyes of the Father.

You are on a journey of discovery for your Soul, a journey of learning and remembering. I have been told it is for the future and nothing more, but you must stop doubting yourself is the message and embace who you are and what you will be in the future. As for exactly what I am not privvy to that, only you will know that one day.

My wonderful friend bask in the glory of the Divine, be patient and see what will come, I am waiting to see myself!

May your days continue to be filled with wonder and experiences that will strengthen "Who You Are"

"...my peace I leave you..."

One last thought for you to ponder

Actions without faith are Empty
Faith without Actions is Empty

Bless you

James

😁
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-24)
NaturalScience - I wrote something earlier but maybe I forgot to hit publish. I just love the 'Heart's Prayer' as I have been doing my best to follow my heart. I had a dream many years ago that showed the words, 'follow your heart,' written on an epitaph, and these words belonged to 'A David's Prayer,' which I was never quite certain of. I wasn't sure whether this was of a psalm or not. Thank-you.
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-23)
Hi Gysyblue the red roses are a good sign. WAit and see what comes next.
Don't overtax yourself with meditation, or also with WWW surfing - both are mental work.
For many people it is better to meditate only five or ten minutes a day than to do more.
For if you think meditation has to have a relaxing effect you are wrong, it can have this effect, well, and in long-time users this occurs as a rule, thus it is so much praised; but also the opposite can happen, if things come up from the subconscious that give you trouble, or if you just are not very good at "emptying the mind" - as many intelligent and active people. And the more you strain yourself for having some expected effect from meditation, the more strenuous it will of course be.
My Master Haidakhan Babaji says, moreover, that most people to-day have the uttermost difficulty to learn true meditation.
Thus he advised people to practice Nama Japa "instead", which is called Heart's Prayer in Christian tradition. One repeats, silently or aloud, the name of the Deity he adores most, or a short prayer that contains the name, for example "Father Thy Will be done", "Kyrie eleison Christe eleison" or "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, help us in the struggle of life".
Babaji says the Name of God protects us from all Evil, and shows us the right way in times when Good and Bad are difficult to discriminate, as to-day.
This prayer is done mainly during daily chores, as sweeping, cooking, dish-washing, snow-shoveling. So one does not have to fully concentrate on it which would cause boredom, and thus feelings of guilt, in most of us. Guilty feelings never help. Better do just a little and well, than much and in bad quality! If you forget the repetition just return to it as soon as you realize you forgot it, and avoid any guilty ideas about it. This forgetfulness is normal, even if it should keep with you for all your life. Human minds don't work too straight to-day.
For ten or twenty minutes a day however we also should do this japa without another activity and then a rosary, which is called japa mala in India and tespi in Islamic Turkey, is helpful. It is not necessary to kneel, or sit in lotus posture or a similar yogasana, during this; it is given to all of us no matter if one is bodily fit for such formal postures or not.
God bless!
gysyblue (2 stories) (80 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-21)
Hi. I am sorry to say I am feeling a little defeated, but I keep on trying my best. I have tried to follow my heart and look within for answers. I am getting a little impatient I'm afraid to say. I find this meditation so difficult, but will keep trying. My mind is tired and cluttered, and having trouble retaining information, but I will keep on plugging. When my mind is quiet I will relax and try and re-read this information you all are so generous to share. Not long ago before I drifted off to sleep I saw an image of two red roses. I felt so good after but wondered if this was meaningless or I created this thought in my own mind, or if I really envisioned this. I will keep reaching with my hand out though. Thank-you for listening.
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-21)
"When Lord Jesus came to St John Baptist and asked him to be baptised, the Saint was astonished, and said: It should be you to baptise me - and you come to me?" Thus reads the Gospel.
I thus wish you, with all my heart, a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year James.
I am humbled by your saying that my knowledge is beyond yours. It is just mundane knowledge what you are admiring in me - as to Wisdom you are the better one. I feel for sure you in reality are the older soul of us two. You see Eden in your dream - possibly you've been reincarnating on Earth ever since Adam and Eve, having been among their grand-children or so? I think I've been living on Earth several times since Middle Ages but not before. And you meet the Lord in your dreams while I often even doubt the power of my prayer.
My writing is excellent because I was gifted by the Lord with this talent, and also with a photographic memory for those things in life to which I have some resonance; mainly biological, medical, religious and spiritual things. And I've been reading really a lot.
The fact that you "awakened" in THIS life only one year ago is irrelevant. You know sometimes children are born who have the complete spiritual knowledge of their culture and are able to express this at a very tender age. Does anyone with a minimum of spirituality then doubt their spiritual depth jut because they are kids? No, on the contrary, they are sought for, and educated according to their "soul-age", by priests of their culture.
Perhaps I had the bad luck of not having been found and protected to all sides by such a priest-caste, or a good shaman, when I was little. There was my grand-auntie - read my posts, also on Psychic site, I've been very busy there -, she did all she could to give me a solid spiritual base, being a Nun of St. Francis, but old and alone as she was, she had no possibilities to protect me from things of the outside world that could break my mind or heart. And when I was fourteen she left her body for Heaven, and none was there to take her role in my life.
The mortal part of my soul, thus, has become more and more like an old ceramic jug that has been broken by worlds cynicism and mended by faith and hope, broken and mended, over and over, and now it keeps only together with difficulty and only by lots of glue or gypsum. But still it keeps its water - which is the lots of data I've been storing up in my head, to be used for good deeds.
A poster on Psychic site, from India, recently called me a savior, just for me having reminded him of reverence for Divine Mother. What gave him this "salvation" is the data I transmitted - the water he drank from the jug, not that old jug itself.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-20)
NaturalScience

Your spiritual knowledge and depth of learning is well beyond mine and that is very obvious from your writing, remember I have only been "awakened" for just over 1 year now. So as I endeavour to increase my own knowledge I have been wondering around the internet reading various forums, "professional" advice columns, editorials all to do with "modern" spirituality, this one thought comes back to me time and time again:

At the end of the day when it is our time to journey to the Father, we should be able to look back on our lives and say "hey I feel good about being able to help one person or another, loved my fellow man as a brother or sister, left anger behind a long time ago. I can truly say I have had a good life and am ready for the next chapter to begin"

A little simplistic but realistc I think. At the end of the day regardless of what you have believed from one book or another, one priest or another, one well-meaning individual or another if you can say you stood up and had "a good innings" (I believe is the expression), then you have done a good job and need not fear what comes next, Joshua will be waiting on the other side.

Will God be there waiting to welcome you home, that is for the individual reader of this piece to decide, I know what I believe in and that is all that matters when the day comes... For the day is coming when I will stand with my brother once again and we can "catch up" on what has been happening in our soul lives and of course family stuff as well!

"...my peace I leave you..."

James
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-19)
In fact everyone does follow a path of his own and the thought propagated by many churches that unity between believers is reached by adopting dogmas seen as valid for everyone always was wrong. It lead to the evil history of Christians tormenting and even killing other baptised people for being "heretics".

Thus I do not have to begin my own path at Zero - your words "don't shun to begin with it" sounded as if this were so - but I just try to have the courage now to stand to the fact that I am walking my own path as all people do, no matter what some priests wish the world to be like.

What made me reluctant to accept this though I knew it long before, were stories of people having been sure and convinced of having walked the right path shown to them by the Lord but when they came to die they had to experience that all they had done and believed seemed wrong...
This would be the absolute spiritual super-accident to me, and by adopting dogmas and seeking reassurance I tried to avoid this. I now know it can't be avoided if God has this in his plans for a person, God's Will happens, basta -
And I hope if a righteous one has this bad experience while going to die it is just a cruel illusion done by Evil Powers and revised entirely when the poor one has died and goes home to God. How could God let one of His adorers REALLY fall so deep in the end?
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-17)
NaturalScience

It isn't about following the path laid down by and for others, it is about discovering the path laid out in front of YOU.

The path I walk is very different from those of anyone else, even Jesus said that when he told his Apostles that the journey to God is not by one path only, as many churches today teach, but by the path which the Father has laid before one.

Essentially saying, my friend, follow your heart, God will guide you. Your path is different to mine, however we end up at the same destination.

Be not afraid to begin the journey, there are many times along the way I have fallen off the path and both Joshua and God have been there to help guide me back and at times a boot in the backside when it was needed!

As for people, well intentioned people, trying to tell you right from wrong, well they are exactly that well intentioned. Take their advice and ask yourself is that part of "Who I am " and if not then disregard it and move on. Trust in the guidance from the Heavenly Father, he will steer you along the right course, you may not think so but one day you wake up and discover you are where you want to be...

Remember, your faith is YOUR faith and no one elses, you determine your faith, not someone with a book in hand or telling you how it is, only you can determine that and what it is to you.

James 😁
waterlily (2 stories) (3 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-16)
Thank you James for that wonderful post. I am glad that I have done something that not many do. 😁
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-16)
Hearty thanks from me James. There have been lots of people encouraging me. You are one of those among them whom I trust most. What makes me doubtful is that no spiritual path shown in a book ever was fully fitting to me - I always found points within those directions for the fulfilment of which I would have had to lie to meself or to overtax meself until I get mad. And I tried both! For I have good will. I am not intending to find faults. I just DO find them. But when I asked those adhering firmly to the way I was experimenting with, why I find so many faults and difficulties, they blamed me, they sought fault in my attitude. One said I were stubbornly rejecting the Cross, for I reject to SEEK suffering in that masochistic way Catholics used to do, and firmly prefer to REMOVE suffering (this was about 1986). Others, I were a negative thinker, for I found "traps" of probable failure in the thought pattern they taught according to their guru and asked them, with an open heart and without bad intention, how to avoid those traps, which they did not know (this was about 1992). Others again, I were in constant resistance to the obedience necessary for the Path to God - because I am for Individuality, Truthfulness, Freedom, for people NOT to be like sheep, and for people to sing the songs to God which come from their own hearts, to be allowed to change their melody, variate the rhythm, and so on - which was "impossible" in that Christian circle in which I was then, they strictly prescribed the words AND EVEN the melody in every tune (about 1982). Thus I learned to suspect meself. I now am at the point that it is God's Will for me NOT to fit to ANY pre-tailored path, which is hard to accept as it involves a degree of loneliness greater than that of Abraham. For Abraham at least had in common with the other people of his time the way he did sacrifices, on mountain tops. This practice, very similar to what Shiva Hindus do at the places where they put "lingam" stones, which is in caves or on mountains, was common to whole Orient 5000 years ago.
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-16)
NaturalScience

Thank you for your last comment, but I have a couple of questions for you regarding that posting.

You appear to be seeking confirmation of "Who I am " fomr another (me), my friend only you truly know "who you are," and seeking validation from another is not really necessary. You walk in the glory of the Heavenly Father, what more could one ever ask for in life.

You ask in a way about "patting one-self on the back" why not!? If you cannot love yourself, how can you expect another to see you as you are and love you the same way.

I no longer doubt myself or what I do (sounds conceited, but bare with me). I walk through life with a smile on my face, even on those days when I think "the sky is falling," for there is nothting I cannot achieve when I set my mind to it and the love I have for my fellow man is a reflection of how I feel about myself these days.

This love is clearly visible to those who know me and in a place like Dubai where racism, bigotry, class distinctions are very evident, in fact part of every day life. It is a joy to see the geniune smile on a young persons face when you just simply say "hello" with a broad smile, for the fact that you took the time to acknowledge thier presence is beautiful for them. Back home in the Caste system they would not receive the same courtesy, sadly...

You ask about the use of the word "Glorious"...

Re-read your last comment published on another posting, you speak with a greater insight to God than you are letting-on, or perhaps even realize. Yes my Glorious freind you are far more than you appear to be, only you need to realize it fully.

NaturalScience look inside yourself, the answers are all there, as is the one who put them there, I believe the expression is "...seek and ye shall find..."

One last thought has just come through "...stop doubting yourself, embrace who you are and show the world..."

Kind of says it all doesn't it...

My friend may you find the inner peace and love of the Heavenly Father, each and every day of your wonderful life

James 😁
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-16)
Waterlily

You have summed-up in a few words what many never seem to get across as to how they feel...

Thank you my precious friend, may you enjoy every day of your beautiful and wonderful life, whether it be a good day or a not so pleasant one, in the eyes of God every one is a beautiful day!

May the One whom shines upon all of Us continue to bless you.

James 😁
waterlily (2 stories) (3 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-12-14)
I am glad you decided to share your experinece it a beautiful experience. I love to read stories like yours they always touch my heart. 😆

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