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Meeting across oceans

I wrote this entry in a discussion group on facebook. I am not sure if I really expected any response, half thinking that my thoughts are not expressed clear enough for anyone to relate, but still, I so needed to share my thoughts …and then came an answer, that awed me! Across oceans and 1000 of km. away a man wrote about the experience in different words, but still I felt I recognized it all and once again I thought about how we get answers, about how we´re all connected in ways we cannot quite comprehend, but we know….we just know…its sometimes a matter of remembering…

 

This is what I wrote:

I have been wondering…. I saw a woman leave her body during illness… She left it bit by bit, until I think the rest of us were as ready as we could be to say goodbye… Then she left her body entirely. I wonder if the struggle of her heart, mind and body that I witnessed the last few years of her life, if in that struggle, we can somehow see the struggle, the beauty and the love of all mankind? If somehow, each and every one of us holds the tiny speck that holds it all…..

I am grateful to this day that she let me share some of her journey, and as I cry and miss her, I hold my heart in love bigger than me but still small enough to fit a sore heart and the tender hand that reaches out to dry my cheeks…….. I been wondering….

 

And here is the beautiful response from JL:

Yes, absolutely. I was with my dad as he took his last breath earlier this year after years of suffering with dementia…

And yes, the whole thing very much felt like a sort of portal that put me deeply in touch with these larger truths/realities of the human experience…

The impermanence of it. The wonder of it. The beauty of it. The profound pain and longing that visits every one of us at some point, if not regularly.

There was a breaking of my heart for the world, you could say. A deep compassion for all of us on this journey.

As well as an appreciation for the tremendous courage shown by us to come here in the first place.

Anyway, thank you for sharing Thea. And for this opportunity to share about my experience. Wishing you all the best as you continue to move through your grieving process.

No…or should I say yes…

I do not believe in evil.

So there it is.

I have thought about this for a while. Listened to american voices proclaim evil lives and acts through people. Even that evil people exist. I have listen and heard spiritual teachers say that evil is always present, but that we can choose to let the light and love win. I have heard priest say that evil can sneak up on you at any time ….even while you ponder about the late afternoon sun through the autumn clouds, it can come right through your windows and embody you soul.

But I dont believe it. I believe that our souls are only love. I believe that the core of our being is very simple and complex at the same time, but that it consist, basically, of love. What ever the soul, mind and body structure really is, I do believe that it stems from pure love. Children show it to us so easily. They act with care, love and compassion, even towards things or situations they do not understand. They only judge when they themselves have been judged, hurt, not seen, misunderstood, mistreated or in some other way have been led away from who the truly are.

So I do not belive in evil.

That doesn’t mean that we do not experience some events or some acts as evil. I do believe we do. But these events or acts must stem from something else than an person who is evil at heart. Hurt, misbelieve, abuse, neglect or perhaps loneliness….or…. basically some kind of hurt to who we are….They must stem from experiences that somehow lead us away from who we truly are, and into some corner that we somehow feel we cannot escape.

So acts can be perceived as evil. Change and the way things happen can be perceived as not good or even bad…..but I believe that at the core of our being we are nothing but love.

So there you have it……live with it….you are a being of God, of the wholeness that is the human race. The wholeness that is the planet earth…the wholeness that is the universe…..omg…..I think I’ll sit still and listen to the music now…..Love to us all……