In the beginning was God.
God is magnificent and a creator and thought into existence all that is, not only in this universe, but all universes in the galaxies. God is limitless and endless and always.
For each spirit whom God gave life, he also provided tools for living. Free choice was one of those tools. The freedom to make choices based on knowledge or feeling or both, was inherent in his creations.
He gave life to all, not just humans, but entities universal. Tree people cry and feel and communicate with one another and with the living things that dwell therein. Have you ever talked to the trees? There is nothing quite like lifting your arms and swaying with the trees as they sing, with your voice accompanying them in their songs, your feet grounded on our Mother Earth, another living entity. I have sung with the trees.
Have you ever lain on the floor prostate and weeping for help? I have. It is not up to God to help us. The tools he gave to us to make our choices are enough to find resources within ourselves that will give us the answers we seek and the help we wish to find. We must help one another, be kind and compassionate and not judge others, for we do not walk in their shoes. God does not judge. God is pure love. How can pure love judge? It cannot.
There is no Heaven and no Hell, only the eternity from which we were made. We have corporal bodies on Earth so we can have human experiences and emotions, but more so, we can learn our lessons and become more God like. If God lives within you and you believe God lives in Heaven, then in Heaven we are! If you do not believe God lives in you and your life is miserable and painful, then you live in Hell. Both are of your own creation. God allows you to make mistakes, to learn , to teach, and to become the bright light, the spirit you were born to be. This cannot be accomplished in one single lifetime.
The universe is God. We are one. All is one. Love must prevail. It is all there is. We are to learn to love and be loved. There is nothing more. Once this has been learned, we can move forward in our incarnations using different bodies in different universes to continue our lessons, until we have reached near perfection. In the very end we are absorbed back into the source, the light, the love and our energy returns to nothingness. So this happens with all life, the tree people, the rock people, the star people, the winged and the crawlers, the fishes and the humans.
In beliefs from around the world, the idea of oneness and life in all things is universal. The Amazon jungle indigenous peoples believe similarly to the First nations peoples of the Canadian north. Myths were their way of telling stories they did not fully understand; yet the myths of indigenous cultures are all extraordinarily similar. Why? Because they are the from the Source. They were told for generations and our ancestors knew that life on Earth was given to all we see, including the planet itself.
We poor humans have lost our way. We no longer revere the Earth as our Sacred Mother. We no longer cherish the water as a life giving entity, which is also alive itself. We no longer talk to the trees, or chatter to the coyotes as they sing for the joy in their simple existence.
Some are taught to fear, for fear is a fantastic way to control. Hit a dog and it will fear you, but it will listen to you. Teach a dog with love and kindness and it will give you its life willingly. Do you fear your God?
For you, I wish love and kindness. I know you are not encouraged to look beyond your given words, for what is out there is said to be the lure of the devil. Yet, without exploration and study, you will never ever know the truth. I wish you to go deep into the forest and raise your arms, your feet unshod, and standing on the Mother Earth then sing with the trees. They will hear you, feel your heart and your life will change. Do not believe anything you are told.
Do not believe your elders simply because they are so. Do not believe teachers, philosophers, preachers or others in positions of authority. Instead, seek, study, learn and experience all you can and when you have acquired enough knowledge from the diverse teachings in the world, then choose your following. But keep your heart and mind open so that if you should learn new knowledge you are not rigid and can change your beliefs as your heart beat changes. And continue your learning, but most of all, learn to love yourself so that you may love others, and by others, I mean all that you see. For all is alive. Be thankful and mindful of each thing you do, from taking a breath of fresh air to bathing in the crystal entity known as water.
Namaste. This means may the love in me see the love in you.