What is the Meaning of Life According to Wisdom and Life
I spent two Sundays ago in the afternoon (almost four hours) with a new friend. Somehow we wound up discussing the meaning of life. I know. A heavy discussion for such a new friendship. After we departed, my friend asked me to write up an email with my thoughts so they could share with their family. I’ve decided to write up a column here at Wisdom and Life. I will also send an email to my friend. All of this information is available at Wisdom and Life but is scattered throughout the blog. I’ve decided to write up my ENTIRE worldview so it is in one place.
Here is what I think:
As those of you who know me understand, one of my core beliefs is in the Past Life/Reincarnation story. So what happens when we incarnate in each life and WHY do we keep returning? What is your philosophy on that? You may ask. Okay. That’s a legitimate question. I equate returning to the physical after a brief time of reflection the same way we move from grade to grade in school. School? You’re equating life and death to school? Oh this should be good. I bet you’re thinking. Let me explain:
How do we move from grade to grade? How do we get promoted to another grade? After we have learned what we need to we are promoted to the next grade, correct? Well that’s how I see each life we move into. Once we have transitioned, we spend some time with our soul group. What’s a soul group? You can look here for more information:
The time we spend with our soul group gives us the opportunity to reflect on the life we just left. We look at each event we experienced and consider what we could have done better. So that hopefully when that event re-occurs in our next incarnation IF we made a decision that affected us adversely, we will continue seeing that event until we make a better choice.
The who concept in my worldview of reincarnation is to get to a point where we become more God like. Where don’t HAVE to return. Where we can CHOOSE to return. So life, death and reincarnation is lesson building.
So where does God, Jesus and Heaven fall in your view?
Do you believe in God?
Do you believe Jesus existed?
Do you believe in heaven?
God is everywhere in my life. I carry on a daily conversation with HIM. Too much has happened in my life NOT to see God in my life. HE is the master controller of what happens when we go into transition. Let’s continue using the school metaphor:
I see God as a school’s principal. They oversee the system. That’s the way I see God. He monitors what happens in our lives. You can communicate with him just as you can communicate with your school’s principal.
Jesus certainly existed. He is the first to reincarnate. Recall in the Bible, that he passed. Also recall, that he returned as flesh to his disciples. Jesus is the flesh of God. He is God incarnated. Jesus is the assistant principal in the school metaphore. In most schools, the assistant principal is the disciplinarian. This may have been apt at one point when God was seen as vengeful. God is NOT and was NEVER vengeful. God is love.
Heaven exists. Whether it is a permanent place or simply a way station as in Transition Station, a place our souls go to review our last life I can’t say. I like Robin Williams thoughts in the Movie What Dreams May Come when he said toward the end of that movie. I’m paraphrasing of course because I can’t recall the EXACT words he used. He said:
But what about going back? Don’t worry about the kids. They want us to go. A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in heaven. (As in time doesn’t exist.) Then we’ll all be together forever.
There is so much more that I believe:
That everything happens for a reason.
That predestination is real.
One more link to share from Wisdom and Life, another similar to this column:
What is YOUR worldview?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.