Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Evil People, What happens to them spiritually?

It's interesting that Sylvia Browne in her book Tenets of Novus Spiritus talks about dark entities just existing and then being reabsorbed back into Spirit at the "end" (of their "lives" or the end of the world as we know it, either one.)

It's as if "their job" is to represent evil and negativity on this planet Earth (which Sylvia and others believe is a gigantic school of lessons for spiritual evolution.)

If what is purely of the Earth (or matter realm) is illusion as some philosophies have stated, then the dark entities Sylvia talks about are merely shadows, similar to the shadows described by Carl Jung. They are part of the illusion.

A shadow by definition is merely a place where light is temporarily blocked. The light is still there and the shadow goes away when the light shines on it differently. Not real.

SO--I have decided that people who are purely evil and come here to create evil, negativity, suffering and destruction (while they are playing the role they chose or were assigned to somehow) are not "real." They are illusion. They are shadows. They cease to exist when they go back to Spirit and are basically obliterated or cease to be anything when they rejoin with Pure Spirit (and they lose their individuality or individual souls/spirits.)

Maybe. Sounds good to me.

Basically, these evil entities & shadow people are representations of evil...which in God's World or on spirit level perception...do not exist. These negatives represent something that isn't real, something that doesn't really exist.

That makes sense to me.

They are perhaps acting out the role of catalyst to bring mankind to a kinder, more loving, and stronger (as in-- tougher) place as we all go through our lifetimes & journeys toward enlightement.

This is just a theory that eases my mind when I wonder, What were these evil people thinking, coming here to hurt us?" Are we to forgive them? Does God forgive them? No, I don't believe they are "rewarded" or "punished" such as--in going to Heaven or Hell, they just cease to BE. No longer individual souls. Nothing.

I like that. I would rather think of Hitler and other purely evil shadows as going completely away into oblivion rather than reincarnating again and again living beside and among us and trying time and time again to "get it" (whatever it is--salvation, enlightenment, forgiveness.) (If perhaps there is a true soul that was misguided into using evil means for something, well, I am all for them working out their salvation and enlightenment here. That's not what I am referring to.)

Anyway, I hope Einstein has figured out by now if the Universe is friendly. Someday we'll know for sure.

Blessings, Sandy

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Da Vinci Code

I recently received a newsletter with a link to a story about the new Da Vinci Code movie. It was about a Catholic priest, bishop or something, that was urging all Catholics to boycott the movie when it comes out.

Of course being an argumentative person…I love to debate…I don’t personally attack anyone, I emailed him with two words: It’s fiction.

He wrote back--Yes, he knew it was fiction but "unfortunately some people don’t know the difference between fact and fiction."

I thought, if he could TELL people to boycott it, he could just as easily tell them: It’s fiction.
There are some questions about the controversy of Da Vinci Code.

One—If it’s fiction how does it threaten people? How does it threaten the truth?

Two—Does the truth need defending?

Three—Does a church really want uneducated people with closed minds (who don’t know the difference between fact and fiction) as members?

Four—If it IS proven (which it never will be) that Jesus was married, does that make Him any less the Son of God? Would the Catholics fire him as Savior? Would the Baptists? If Jesus decided to get married back in the old days, don’t you think He would have gotten God’s approval first? If He did get God’s approval, did God make a mistake?

Five—If Jesus went someplace else besides Heaven, such as France, after he was resurrected, would that really hurt Christianity?
I like fiction, I like books, and I like movies. I also am a spiritual and sometimes religious person. I don’t think anything in the realm of fiction or even non-fiction that I read can remove the truth and my beliefs about the truth from mind. Nor can it interfer with my relationship with God and the guidance I receive from God about the Truth and every other matter.

I believe it's only in opening our minds to a variety of ideas and expanding our consciousness and awareness as wide as we can, that we reach our own understanding of Divinity and God and our relationship to God. And another thing, using our minds is FUN.

Dan Brown is a good writer. His stories have the backdrop of “religion” to make them interesting and specific. If he wrote a story about CIA or FBI, would those organizations urge everyone to boycott the books/movies to avoid picking up false beliefs about them? I don’t think so. (Take a look at X-Files. DUH.)

Just because something deals with religion doesn’t give anyone the right to dictate what others can do with their own brains. If you are a strong Catholic and believe in the church as an institution, you could watch dozens of movies that are not Catholic in flavor, and they won’t harm your spirituality or prevent you from going to church or even getting into Heaven.
Enjoy reading fiction.
Do NOT fear the written word. Opening your mind will not harm you. On the other hand, keeping your mind closed tight and remaining uneducated just might harm you.

Certainly, you can decide the difference between fact and fiction for yourself, right?

Think about it!!!
As the modern "proverb" says: "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans."-Anon.
PS - If this is your copyrighted picture, let me know, and I'll give you credit or remove it. Thanks. I have no intention of stealing it. I just love to see Jesus smiling and full of joy.