(Quote) Justin-599504 said:
The unfortunate truth is that we are living in Hell to some extent in this day and age ~ It is the dark age, or Kali Yuga, another word is Iron Age, and secular humanism is a fundamental core expeience of the 21st century. In short, sacred relationships, experiences of God and the supernatural, Spiritual Light or the Holy Spirit, whatever you may call that which is sacred, free, from God and speaks purely of love - all of these entities are becoming increasingly rare and less experienced in the modern age. It is due to an extremely long and complex array of factors, on all three planes for humanity; mental, spiritual and physical. And despite hardships throughout history, we are still very much uniquely facing our own within the universe and world to this very day.
2000 years has been too long my friends, way too long since we saw a teacher, prophet and unconditional love like Christ. The problem is, the world would likely imprison, impede, prosecute or deny him, even if he were to show his face... So perhaps that is why God has not offered him, or her to us. But we can see and find the voice in Christ, through many spirits and souls we meet everyday, if we but look deeply enough. To continue... The world is full of evil, darkness and the negative energy as subsurface current, and of course I admit, it is full of the power of good and positive as well. But the balance has been tetering for some time now, and it is unclear which direction it is going to take...
Do I sound like a cynic tonight? Yes, absolutely. And I apologize, I don't want to bring anyone down. But there are cold hard facts to the current spiritual crisis, and naturally it unfolds on the relationship plane and interpersonally as well. Of course it does! It is not exluded there ~ If everything is interconnected, why would it not be? If I fall deeply in love, finally, once again after all these years of walking across the desert, with very little love offered seemingly, my soul thirsty from no longer drinking from or seemingly finding the cup, - then yes, I will honestly be more optimistic. And perhaps I denied it as well, in the name of Eros. So shame on me. This has just been my experience ~ Love was once plentiful, now it seems rare or scarce, and I have always said, a life lived without love and freedom, is not worth living at all.
I like the eros and agape perspective Michael... Very nice understanding, very fine indeed. People are selfish in the secular world nowadays, let's face it, and perhaps our self serving society, monetarily and materially driven, plus so much more, is to partially blame. Many things are put before God, and emphasis love. The individual must learn to rise above these walls and layers, via the mystical art of transcendance and transformation, and if two people both do this at the same time, and find God's love unifying them, then wallaha, they have traversed the terrain and found a love worth living for in each other's soul and eyes.
Agape, or eros... what does it matter? Well, I think one is clearly linked with unconditonal and higher spiritual truth. They both pose a dilemna for the spiritual seeker or single individual. One has to have their needs met, at some point, sooner or later - or for as the famous writer and speaker Wayne Dyer says, "you cannot give away what you do not have", or conversely "you can only give away what you have". Ie, this is love. Our cup must be filled, yes even on emotional and physical levels. For if we deny or repress these areas greatly, for long periods of time, they will show the affects. And speaking from personal experiene, we will have very little to offer later in life. It's all tricky, there is no doubt... but somewhere, somehow, we must each find a healthy, balanced, reciprocal relationship. We must find a way to have our needs met, and perhaps meet someone with whom "we are on the same page with". We must also learn to be open, give freely, and take risks when appropriate. There has to be a conclusion to this saga in our individual lives, I am convinced. How can we do that, if we are always trying to control it? Let go and let God, as they say. The full definition of trust and faith, to diminish the ego down to a fine grain. Many of us on this particular blog or website, will not be truly satisfied until we do find that special someone. Clearly, we need it, or we would not be searching. It is not just built into our DNA, it is built into our soul.
Lastly, if one is purified, holy and contrite enough, it is possible to be deeply satisfied by one's connection with God's alone. This is very possible (and many saints have done so), if renunciation is sought, if the body and mind is purified continually, then God's love eventually takes over. Why, because we are purified vessells at that point, and only then the spirit can breathe freely within us. It may take years of fasting, searching and retreats, prayer, etc., but one finds the golden Light within, redeeming all things. Christ comes to a humble, purified soul. The only problem at the end of this journey, if you find this, is that sooner or later, we are all human, and we simply want to be deeply loved, and love, in return...
This is fair, and we all deserve it. I hope it comes to everyone on this site, and never discount yourself in this area of deserving it, unless you believe that to be the absolute truth, ie if one feels perhaps he or she is undeserving and has more core issues to work on. Most of the time, such guilt is non sense and does not help, but only hinders. Ocassionally it will serve for purposes of reconciliation. Love is often a process of learning, as much as anything else. Why this world cannot be more accepting and more unconditional towards it, I will never know. A quote once came to me in my journey, "Use the key for forgiveness, for it opens all doors". True love is unconditional, only God can bring that special person to you, because God created him or her, and God created you. It can be fought for at times and won, but often this type of relationship may eventually be lost. That is why it is best if one day, if it is found and recieved freely, destined by God ~ It will happen, it will happen. Namaste everybody, and Amen. I hope you enjoyed my writings tonight and it was of help ~ God bless & take care (: