Much has been said, written, and expounded upon related to the topic of mankind’s suffering. I, for one, think that to say there is any redeeming aspect of our suffering is total bullshit.
We are not here to suffer! Mankind’s natural state of being is NOT to suffer for the sake of spiritual growth. Rather, our natural state of being is one of love and truth. If this runs against the grain of your belief system (aka “BS”), haven’t you ever taken a moment to ask the question: why would a benevolent creator wish harm and destruction upon its creation?
I think I know why the common thread amongst many religions is that of suffering and redemption. The reason is pure and simple: control.
[note: sorry for the lengthy post, but I trust you will find the highly personal detail worth the read]
As I mentioned in Post #3 Something Just Ain’t Right – Part 3 of 3, I have spent time learning about Past Life Regression (PLR), including taking a 50-hour course for practitioners. Some definitions I have culled from the internet would be useful here as a starting point for this post.
From the always-so-reliable go-to source, Wikipedia:
Past life regression is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives or incarnations, though others regard them as fantasies or delusions or a type of confabulation. Past life regression is typically undertaken either in pursuit of a spiritual experience, or in a psychotherapeutic setting. Most advocates loosely adhere to beliefs about reincarnation, though religious traditions that incorporate reincarnation generally do not include the idea of repressed memories of past lives.
… and if that wasn’t skeptical enough, here the entry in The Skeptic’s Dictionary:
Past life regression (PLR) is the alleged journeying into one’s past lives while hypnotized. While it is true that many patients recall past lives, it is highly probable that their memories are false memories. The memories are from experiences in this life, pure products of the imagination, intentional or unintentional suggestions from the hypnotist, or confabulations.
Picking up where I left off in Post 2, I want to focus now on a couple of specific areas in which I have realized a surprisingly high level of evidence of success. For most people, the topics Past Life Regression (PLR) and Remote Viewing (RV) come across as being “a little bit out there”, and I would have concurred with such a sentiment just a few years ago.
Over the course of my independent research, I came across these topics and decided that they would be perfect first candidates for me to explore from the actionable side of things. I plan on going into much more detail in later posts on each, but here I shall briefly describe several personal experiences which proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that a world exists which is far beyond the perception of a mundane day-to-day world in which the vast majority are enmeshed. Not only do I believe such a world exists, I have good reason to believe that the number of people on our planet who are waking up to this new reality is increasing at an encouraging rate!