I am a great fan of wildlife documentaries – especially those produced by Sir David Attenborough– because they teach me a lot about life. For instance, last week as I was watching a documentary about The Great Savannah, I learned something valuable about difficult times and good times.
From the documentary, I discovered that both hard and good times are part of life. However, what I mainly realized was that hard times come to an end, and they are never that hard because there is always something to keep us moving during these times. The Creator never takes everything away during difficult times because he needs our survival since he expresses himself through us.
In the Great Savannah, almost all animals suffer during the dry season because grass dries. Herbivores suffer because they rely on grass: most of them either die or migrate. When the herbivores die or migrate, the carnivores also suffer because their food reduces in great quantities.
Besides grass drying, many waterbodies dry up hence making it difficult for animals to find water. The few sources of water left become dangerous places since all animals including buffaloes, lions, and elephants compete for the little water left.
The good thing is that, in this dry season, there is some food and water – even though little – that enables animals to survive. If the dry season wiped out everything in the Savannah, then all animals could have died. However, the Creator cannot let all animals die because they are his physical expression. For this reason, he ensures that there is a little water and grass left for animals to survive the dry season.
Similarly, we must know that there’s always something to keep us going during hard times. The universe never takes everything away during these times.
Besides this, I realized that when hard times come, they pavé way for the good times. In the Savannah, the dry season causes bushfires to occur. These bushfires burn dead and old grass to pavé the way for the growth of young, greener plants that will feed animals during the wet season.
Nature, therefore, teaches us that difficult times are necessary because they pavé the way for good times. In my life, I observed that hard times usually prepare me for good times because they make me see things differently and inspire me to go after what I truly want.
Anyway, while watching the documentary, I also noticed that the rains usually come when the season is extremely dry. This occurrence teaches us that it’s always darkest before dawn, and for this reason, hitting rock bottom is a sign that the good times are around the corner.
I also discovered that the rainy season brings an excessive supply of food and water to the animals in the Savannah. Rivers overflow, grass grows in abundance, and many herbivores give birth during the rainy season hence making carnivorous animals enjoy an abundance of easy prey.
Similarly, I realized that when good times come to us humans, the universe usually provides everything in excess that we forget that we one day lacked the things we now have.
With this in mind, we must persevere the bad times knowing that when they end, The Universe will give us more than enough. It will give us plenty of love, food, money, and everything we need for living a good life.
By the way, this is not a motivational article. It’s a realization and explanation of natural laws. I wrote the article so that you know that hard times are not that hard because the universe always provides us something to keep us moving during these times. Moreover, I wanted you to stop worrying when hard times come because they will end and pave the way for a season of abundance.
To sum up, I wanted you to realize that The Creator is a wonderful spirit that provides to us during hard times, and ensures we have more than enough in good times, which will always come. THIS IS THE LAW.
“The discovery of natural law is a meeting with God.” – Friedrich Dessauer
“Nature is My Bible.” – Isaac Wechuli
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All Religions Are Basically the Same; Top 7 Similarities between the Major Religions
‘God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by a rope.’ – Ramakrishna
I believe it’s foolish and unspiritual for an individual to believe his religious beliefs are right, and other religious beliefs are wrong because all religions preach the same things in different ways. Here, I’ll enlighten you by discussing the top seven similarities between different religions so that you strive to learn something from all religions instead of being judgmental.
1.Believe in the Existence of a Transcendent Place/State
All religions believe in a transcendent place/state. Christians call it Heaven, Muslims call it Jannah, and Buddhists call it Nirvana. These faiths believe there is no suffering in this place/state since it is characterized by happiness and peace.
2.Believe in the Creator
All religions believe in the existence of a Higher Power which created the universe. Christians call it God, Muslims Allah, Hindus Brahma, and African Traditional Religions (ATRs) had a variety of names for this entity. I’m not sure how Hinduism characterizes Brahma, but I’m certain that Islam, Christianity, and ATRs believe their Creator is all-powerful, omnipresent, and omniscient.
3.Provide Ways of Overcoming Suffering
Islam, Christianity, and ATRs believe prayer can help an individual overcome suffering, while Buddhism teaches that practicing the Noble Eightfold Path liberates one from suffering.
All religions encourage giving. For instance, Christianity encourages generosity because ‘The Lord Loveth a cheerful giver,’ while Islam claims Zakat (charity) results in blessings and purifies a giver’s heart.
Moreover, Buddhism encourages generosity because it paves the way to enlightenment while ATRs provided thousands of reasons for generosity through proverbs such as ‘atendaye mema atalipwa zizo.’
Meaning of the proverb – the one who gives will be paid.
5.Believe in Celestial Beings
All religions believe in the existence of spiritual entities. For instance, both Muslims and Christians believe in angels, while Hindus believe in deities such as Shiva, Ganesha, and Hanuman. Besides, ATRs believe in spirit guides.
6.Encouraged Moral Behavior
Buddhists encourage moral behavior through the Noble Eightfold Path while Christians encourage this behavior through the Ten Commandments.
Conversely, Muslims encourage moral behavior because it pleases God while the ATRs believed moral uprightness was good for the society’s well-being.
7.Have Holy Places of Worship
All religions have special places for performing spiritual practices. Christians perform praise and worship in the church while Muslims pray in the mosque. Moreover, African cultures and Hindus use shrines to worship their gods.
Instead of judging religions that provide teachings that differ with our spiritual beliefs, we must study them because doing so we’ll provide us with several spiritual insights that our religions fail to provide. Lastly, studying various religions will enable us to pinpoint spiritual truths that we won’t notice if we believe ours is the only true religion.
Peace be with you
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The Most Hidden Secret of the World’s Greatest Inventors
Since I was young, I wondered how the world’s greatest inventors such as Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin, made amazing inventions that most people can’t make. I knew that besides hard work and focus, there was something else that enabled these folks to make extraordinary inventions. I thus studied several inventors to pinpoint this ‘something else’ and I discovered it after two years of research.
It dawned on me that most inventors deeply believed in spiritual forces and performed spiritual practices hence raising their state of consciousness. This higher state of consciousness provided them with extraordinary levels of intuitive intelligence that enabled them to make extraordinary discoveries. For as Jonathan Black put it, ‘throughout history, highly intelligent people have immersed themselves in esoteric philosophy. They have used secret techniques to work themselves into altered states of consciousness in which they can access an abnormally high level of intelligence. (Jonathan Black, The Secret History of the World).’
I used to wonder how an individual, particularly Graham Bell, could invent a practical telephone that could enable communication between people separated by thousands of kilometers. I wondered how he knew that an electric current could carry sound from one phone to another. I then realized that Graham Bell believed in spiritual forces as he embraced theosophy. He also performed spiritual practices that heightened his consciousness levels and enabled him to see reality differently.
Besides Graham Bell, Isaac Newton also made several discoveries because he embraced occultism, which enabled him to attain a higher level of consciousness that allowed him to see things clearly. For as Jonathan Black observed, ‘scientists like Pythagoras and Newton suggest that by means of these peculiar kinds of altered states they were able to discover new things about the world, to see its inner workings and understand patterns that are perhaps too complex or too large for the human mind to grasp with its every day commonsensical state of consciousness (Jonathan Black, The Secret History of the World).’
Also, Michael Faraday, a great contributor to electromagnetism, made his discoveries because he was always in a higher state of consciousness. Faraday saw the Creator’s spirit in everything. I believe this perception of life raised his state of consciousness hence enabling him to understand electromagnetism.
Besides scientists, Mary Wigman, a famous dancer, also embraced esoterism. It is believed she invented unique dancing styles because she transcended her egoic consciousness and achieved a higher state of consciousness.
That being said, a higher state of consciousness, which is mostly awakened by deeply embracing spirituality and performing spiritual exercises such as – deep prayer, deep meditation, and yoga – was the hidden secret of most inventors. This state of consciousness awakened their intuition, which is the gateway to higher knowing, hence enabling them to discover things that many folks can’t. Besides, this higher state of consciousness enabled them to achieve a relaxed state of mind that enabled them to see things clearly.
For this reason, most of us aren’t making discoveries because we are in the egoic state of consciousness. We are too attached to our egoic self, which usually leads to a chaotic mind that kills our intuitive powers, hence preventing us from making amazing discoveries.
We must thus embrace spirituality and its practices since it will enable us to transcend our egoic selves and access our higher-self-consciousness. This state of consciousness will increase our perception levels and allow us to have a deeper understanding of reality hence enabling us to make extraordinary discoveries.
Thanks for reading. I love you all. Shout out to my biggest fan, Purity Ngugi.
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Black, Jonathan. (2013). The secret history of the world. London: Quercus.
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