Yeah, I agree... even though it's really hard for me to do that sometimes.
"Humor lessens the shock of unexpected facts or truth."
You see, just before I found the Ub... I had a spiritual conversion with Catholicism... went through the whole sacrament of confession and even had the Holy Communion if I remember correctly. I did not have a philosophic foundation with Catholicism. I think that is why I was receptive to the UB... because I was more spiritual than most traditionalists. My philosophy did not have time to settle and form. So, I guess it was a blessing and a curse. But maybe the future will vindicate my acceptance of the revelation.
I was reading about survival earlier... and I think they may mean it literally that survival decisions must be made here. Like, even if someone chooses not to ascend on this planet, they still have to executed by the Higher Personalities... with the last decision I think the Ancients of Days. But then again... what about all the people who haven't made a decision? I don't know, I remember one of the papers talking about if there is any doubt as to their spiritual intent... they will unfailingly make a decision towards survival. So I guess if they have the "faintest flicker of faith" then they will allow more time on the mansion worlds for them to choose.
You would imagine that if they reach the mansion worlds that the potential for them choosing survival would go up wouldn't you? It's hard for me to see many choosing not to advance when on the mansion worlds. They do say however that the mansion worlds are not much different from this world. In fact if this planet was a normal world... we would barely notice a difference at all. They also say that we will still have our limited viewpoints and visions. We're still going to be quite material. And we drink, eat and what not... just a different type of material, and that their is no waste, it gets totally absorbed by the morontia body. The toilet industry becomes extinct.
I don't think I'm that spiritual. Though I have been. I think it really depends on my social status, my physical condition, environmental factors, such as moral affinity with others. I was just reading the first seciton on Celestial Artisans, the writer was talking about how the transmissions were getting made, and that he couldn't see the building where it was happening, because he was a pure spirit, but he knew how it was very servicable to us.
"The mind focused completely on material problems will not survive material death" not verbatim... but it was something to that effect.
One thing that I think is unchallengable with Christians or any other traditionalists... is that God is the source of all true values, peace, love, mercy, intelligence etc. My parents being both christians have never challenged me on that.
Another time... I suddenly became highly conscious of the Spirit of Truth while reading a section of the UB on truth relativity.. and I left the room in power and I saw my mother and said "It's the spirit of truth Mom, it's the spirit of truth" and she just had an incredulous expression on her face. That was a very real spiritual experience.
I remember this other time I was in a hospital, and I was listening to some really powerful christian music, and I went into spiritual bliss. One of these times in high spirit, my family came to visit me, and I was just on high in spirit to the point of just listening to them in pure love. They just talked amongst each other on a lower plane and I was just being, completely content.
When you have less... it is easier to give everything you have.
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