Separation from God

imagesImagine a god sitting on a throne watching us, judging us and punishing or rewarding us according to laws he himself has created. Or perhaps we might be less harsh and imagine a God who encourages us to do good things, giving us mercy in religion and encouraging us to charity. It is a god that changes of opinions and tastes, since cultures are changing and adapting and good and evil change over the ages. In any case we are imagining a god who is different, who is out of ourselves, watching us like looking at a guinea pig that spins and spins on his wheel wire. An observer god.

That God, oblivious to ourselves, must be guessed, interpreted, translated. Surely there will be more people lit than others will tell us what God really wants from the observer today. They receive his inspiration and make interpretations of his will. We must faithfully follow the plans, translated by ministers from that God. It will be played god.

When we diverted our conduct from these designs, we rely on interpreters to intercede, to ask forgiveness from our God. Show repentance and promise never to fail, to get his blessing again and get on the road. Otherwise, we will dwell indefinitely apart from the grace of that God, who will not even see us. We are ignored. It will be a vengeful and cruel God, at least until we can check that our repentance is genuine. He calculates if our desire for God is the size of our failures. If it is smaller, he will definitely leave you in the way.

With such an infinitely powerful and mysterious God, how can we know what he think or want? We, ignorant poor, care for his ambiguous and difficult signals. Perhaps so powerful that it can not understand, because not even know her name correctly babble. It is far, far higher.

All told here speaks of a separate god. A god who created their children and ran them off to the weather, to examine how they behave. This separation has to experience neglect and, consequently, the need to stand on our own. We must equip ourselves with an animal instinct, a big, selfish ego, allowing us to survive in this vale of tears to all the dangers and temptations. We have been abandoned. And we’re always being watched from a distance. Our Father, infinite love, departed from us and constantly tries to see if we can return to him, if we can go back home.

I do not like that god.

Understand with the heart

imagesIn colloquial language we call heart to where we assume our feelings are deposited besides the organ that pumps the blood that runs through our veins. It is a simple way to separate thoughts that live in the brain, from feelings. Scientific theory has put, however, our feelings in the brain. But for simplicity of ideas, let’s assuming that those are in the heart.

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A better world and orange juice

One day, the teacher looked around and saw a boy of about twelve years old, he brought an orange in her hand. The teacher looked him in the eyes and asked him to give him the orange, to which the young agreed. The teacher said:

– If I squeeze this orange with all my strength,what come out of it?

The youth replied

– Juice, of course.

The teacher insisted

– You will have apple juice?

The young man looked astonished and shook his head.

– Grape juice? – Insisted the teacher.

– No! – Replied the boy, thinking he was taking for a fool, rather angry.

– So, what will?

– Orange juice, of course. – Replied the young man, exasperated.

– Why? Why orange juice?

– Because is an orange and orange juice is what’s inside. – Concluded the young.

Then the teacher told

– Suppose that there is not an orange, suppose is you. If someone assaults you, speak bad about you, bothers you, press you, and you comes anger, rage, hatred, poisoned, feared, is because that is what is inside you. What comes out of us when the world offends or attacks us? If you get hate, is because within you there is nothing but hate and pain.

No matter who attack us, you can be our parents, our boss, the government, even nature, a loved one. If when we are attacked or wronged react with another feeling that is not love, it is because we have allowed it to grow into. We can not react with hatred if we have not hatred inside. We can not react with violence, if we have not violence inside us previously.

Now, the choice is ours. We have the power and consciousness enough to replace our hatred, rage, anger, by love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness. Feelings that transform the world into a better place, not only for others but for ourselves. When we replace these harmful feelings by those other benign, we will have a better life and do a little better the lives of others.

Another small miracle

Sometimes comes to mind that life is formed with moments that are little miracles each. Things often do not see or choose not to see, for its simplicity, but in reality things are far from common. At work it happens all the time. I will have another small miracle that happened days ago.

Throughout my life I have created several companies. Several disappeared, but  those I created after 2007, all survived and are in excellent health, ie generate money. In 2007 when I met Wattles, and the four companies that were founded under his inspiration. I have ever commented on the blog, and someone started with silly questions, then stopped commenting and talking about my business.

I mention this because last week I was called by one of the companies because there was a crisis. A product was not finished properly and we were losing a very important contract that could damage entire balance of the year and probably force us to cut staff. It was a serious crisis. The manager wanted to have a video conference with me urgently, perhaps to apologize, maybe for me to give a solution, which obviously I did not have.

They called me every way possible, but did not let me find. I felt I should do something before talking to them. I did not want to expose myself unnecessarily, but beyond that, I felt that my place was not with the people who were in the midst of the crisis, with desperation and lack of ideas that occur in these cases, but my place was elsewhere. But I did not know where. The client was to reclaim his order and we could not finish it.

So I locked myself in my room. I felt a great desire to meditate, to focus on myself. I started thinking about how we started the company, what we wanted to create, what we wanted to accomplish and dreams to where we had come. It was so vivid impression of feeling that was in those offices, and not in my room, which seemed to be living the desperation of the people who were there. After a few minutes I felt a certain peace, which was becoming more natural and logical, at least what I felt. When I finished, I opened my eyes and listened the phone again.

It was the manager to tell me that the customer had called and due to an internal matter, wanted postpone the product delivery. We will re-schedule payments and delivery and payment of the remainder. The small miracle had been taken place.

Clearly I did not went to meditate thinking of making a miracle. Clearly I did not do any miracle. Simply, instead of sinking into the general despair and start discussing possible impossible solutions, I chose to listen to my heart and do what he told me. In any case my only merit was a modest courage. The rest is Wattles and the purpose of solving the problem, but not solve it myself.

My conclusion is that if one is attentive to what happens inside during a crisis, and not get carried away by the general climate of worry and stress, you can see farther than what most people see. Of course it is not easy, but what would the whole world and the world would be a paradise. That “see farther” means nothing more than to feel that the universe is not against us. It’s just a matter of being attentive and listening (itself).

Another inner peace

Some time ago I have noticed a new behavior inside me. I mention this because maybe someone will happen the same, not necessarily because it is interesting. Readers tell if someone had the same experience.

For years I followed Wattles, which has given me the opportunity to enjoy many things that perhaps otherwise would never have come to have or live. After years, I have trouble concentrating and I notice when I’m clearly fixed in a vision and when not. The desire springs alone, and the purpose.

However, in recent times I have begun to notice that, when I’m sure to get something, I absolutely flooded inner peace. It is not necessarily happen  what I desire is just too important to me, maybe it can be something modest or even smaller. But the certainty of achieving generates peace that tells me everything is fine, that things have been going in the right direction.

It may be an indicator, as I said, everything is fine. Or perhaps it’s simply that having the vision fixed on something I want, otherwise it does not matter. is a consequence or a cause, do not know. But one thing I’m sure: it has to do with the clarity of thoughts. And another thing I am certain: when that peace appears, things happen inevitably.

The sense of what needs to be done

Sometimes we miss, but sometimes we see very clear. We never know when it will appear, or if they ever show that side towards we have to bow. I am referring to what to do. We could define it as a feeling that we have to move in one direction rather than another. It also tends to emerge as the conviction that we finally have a clear path to go to where we want and reject what we do not want.

Who speaks to us at the time? Perhaps some being? Or is the substance that tells us what we need? I do not know. Even perceive only in some very special moments, I should go to a certain place. In these times not appreciated the difficulty, even the conditions, but simply go there what guides us.

If we learn to hear, hear. if we learn to see, visualize the way. If we learn the point where that feeling appears, we listen and if we feel good, follow it. It’s an instant, so we must be alert, awake, in touch with ourselves and what we think lies beyond. We all have at one time.

Whatever it is, when we were talken, we have to listen respectfully. We can not ignore. We always choose. But we must always listen.