N/B – I use the terms, ‘God,’ and I also use ‘his’ to refer to The Creator, because they are the most common terms used in reference to The Creator/Infinite Intelligence/Source Energy.
All ancient cultures that believed in God’s existence intuitively believed God was a good spirit. For instance, the Yoruba in Africa, believed God was good and he wanted them to be happy and successful. Besides this, ancient Greeks knew Zeus was ever good.
It’s perplexing how cultures that lived thousands of miles away from each other concluded that God is good.
Besides ancient cultures, organized religions, which consider themselves more advanced, also believe God is good even though they disagree on various aspects of God. For instance, although Christians believe in I God in 3 Divine Persons (The Holy Trinity) while Muslims only believe in 1 God in 1 person, they both believe God is good.
But is God really good?
The fact that ‘primitive’ ancient cultures and organized religions believed God was good forced me to meditate on God to discover if this Spirit is really good. I then discovered that ancient cultures and organized religions believed God was good because they realized that The Creator provided for everything it created. I agree with them because watching many nature films enlightened me that The Creator abundantly provides for every creature.
Besides this, I believe God is good because he designed the universe to encourage goodness. For instance, he designed us to love good folks and dislike wicked individuals, and for this reason, politicians always have to act good for us to elect them.
Moreover, I believe the Creator is good because he encourages goodness by designing good thoughts to have good effects on our immune system while he discourages wickedness by programming bad thoughts and emotions to have a negative effect on our immune system.
However, suffering has made the society to doubt God’s goodness. The society can’t understand how a good God can create a world where people suffer 24/7. The society is unaware that suffering is man-made because factors such as poverty existed after industrialization. Poverty never existed in ancient times because ancient folks valued kindness.
Besides poverty, many natural disasters that cause suffering occur as a result of human activity. For instance, deforestation encourages flooding while mining and dam building trigger earthquakes.
Therefore, suffering can’t be used to argue against God’s goodness because it’s man-made.
Moreover, if God was bad, he could have created us to suffer 24/7. He could have created a world with little water, food, and oxygen despite programming us to need these things. Furthermore, he could have squeezed all the world’s population in a few acres.
But if you take a closer look at the world, you’ll realize that all these things (land, water, air, and food) are in abundance. Land only appears scarce because some people took more than enough while food appears scarce because modern society commercialized it.
God is a good God, and no one can argue against this. He’s always willing to provide for us because he exists in us. He gave us free will to do whatever we want, and he allowed us to enjoy everything in the physical world for a short period. Trust him, meditate on him 24/7, be virtuous, surrender to the flow of life, and you’ll see his goodness
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Four Theories That Answer the Biggest Question Ever Asked: Why Are We Here?
Is there a purpose for life?
Mainstream scientists believe life is an accident and has no purpose. I once trusted them, but after thinking deeply about life for a while, I realized that everything has a purpose and therefore, there is a reason why we are here. Moreover, I realized that people who believe life has a purpose are happier than those who believe life is purposeless.
I then contemplated the reason for our existence, and I discovered four major theories that explain why we are here.
- Theory 1 – We Are Here to Grow into Our Full Potential
All plants and animals are designed to grow into their full potential. Lions are designed to grow into strong creatures, fish are designed to grow fins that enable them to swim with ease, and plants are designed to grow and produce leaves, flowers, fruits, or thorns. For this reason, it’s arguable that we were also created to reach our full potential, which I believe is to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.
This is the only purpose every life has. It wants to grow to its full potential. – Sadhguru, Indian Mystic
- Theory 2 – We Are Infinite Intelligence/God Experiencing Itself in a Physical Form
Many ancient religions believed Infinite Intelligence’s desire to experience itself in a physical form forced it to transform itself into the physical world. It transformed itself into all living things to experience its powers on the physical plane. We are thus Infinite Intelligence/God in its physical form, and we are here to help it discover its limits in the physical world.
“Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods?” – Jesus, Christian Teacher
- Theory 3 – We Came Here For Spiritual Training
According to some individuals, we are spiritual entities that decided to descend to the physical plane for spiritual training. These folks claim that the universe uses hardships for the spiritual training. Also, they claim that we’ll reincarnate and continue our spiritual training if we don’t attain spiritual maturity in our current life form.
- Theory 4 – We Came Here To Take Care of Creation
Many religions believe we came here to take care of God’s creation. They believe our primary duty is to protect the world’s natural beauty and ensure ecological balance by controlling the population of plants and animals.
I’m against this theory because nature blossoms without us, and we are responsible for the extinction of several plants and animals.
We must strive to know the purpose of our existence so that we align our lives with it. I firmly believe that most of us are living unfulfilled lives because we are not aligned with life’s purpose. Maybe we might live a happier and fulfilling life if we know our purpose and align our thoughts and actions with it.
Anyway, besides these theories, I believe there are many other theories for our existence that you can mention in the comment box below.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
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6 Amazing Prayers to Use Daily
Although action is bigger than prayer, prayer is also useful as it strengthens our connection to our spirit-self and reminds us about the Higher Power that controls the world. Besides, it enables us to reach higher states of consciousness since it leads to peace of mind.
My research on ancient folks enlightened me that these folks were highly intuitive, and they managed to contact the spirit world because they prayed several times a day. They prayed in the morning and evening. They prayed when they saw the sun, the moon, and stars, and they prayed to everything, including birds, stones, and cats.
This prayerful life elevated them to their higher-self hence enabling them to communicate with the dead, see into the future, and perform miracles.
To attain such effects of prayer, I also decided to pray several times a day. For this reason, I formulated six prayers – based on ancient symbolism – which I use daily.
1.Prayer while eating
Oh Infinite Intelligence/God, thank you for the food before me. I call upon you to eliminate all negative energies from this food, and I ask you to purify it with your radiant light so that it provides for the needs of my body. Bless the hungry and allow them to receive the spiritual benefits of this meal.
2.Prayer for The Past, the Future, and the Present
Oh Infinite Intelligence, I bless the past and I let go of it. I bless my future, knowing that it has good things in store for me. I call upon you to open my divine eyes so that I see the infinite opportunities and blessings in this present moment.
3.Prayer While Bathing
Oh Water, the greatest gift from Infinite Intelligence, I (your name) ask you to wash away all the negative emotions, feelings, and thoughts within me, and may your healing power heal all the ailments within me.
4.Prayer During Sunrise
Oh Sun, thank you for reminding me about God’s divine light and holy fire (heat). During your presence, I see the beauty of God’s creation, and I drown in wonder. As you rise, may the sun of wisdom and intuition also rise in my mind, and may you shine good luck, favour, and grace on all humanity.
5.Prayer When You See the Moon
Oh Moon, as you appear in the heavenly sky, I (your name) allow you to awaken my intuitive abilities and direct the light of wisdom and magic to my mind. Make me conscious of the secrets of the night, and may your motherly love shine on all humanity.
6.Prayer to the Stars
Oh heavenly stars, you remind me about the greatness and beauty of Infinite Intelligence. I (your name) call upon you to provide me with divine guidance. I ask you to guide me towards my greatest ambitions and to whatever that will make me truly happy. Oh star, may your divine light shine on all humanity.
Many religious folks might ignore these prayers because they believe we must only pray to God. However, the illumed will embrace these prayers because they know that the Creator’s Spirit dwells in everything, and therefore praying to the sun, moon, or stars, is similar to praying to God. As well, they know that any type of prayer connects us to our spirit-self.
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