Is Hell Real?

 

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My truth:

Are we not “allowed” to think what we want? Is it absolutely necessary that everyone agree with us? If we don’t find someone to agree with us are we wrong or are we ahead of the time? In front of the curve? Outcast? Heretics? Agents of the devil? I say never be afraid to stand in your own truth!

Is hell real? I used to believe it was until I gave myself permission to question what I believed. I believed and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior so I would not have to experience the unbearable, everlasting torment of hell that I had been taught about and convinced about as I read from the Bible.

Today I believe hell is a state of mind just like heaven. If I must, even in the Bible, Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21. However, a person can pick or choose whatever scripture they want to prove a point but I still think it was worth stating.

The other day I went to a local cafeteria to purchase dinner. There was an elderly man beside me who seemed to be hard of hearing. He was having difficulty telling the lady across the steam table what he wanted. I noticed the situation and began to help him to communicate to the lady so that she could give him what he wanted. With sincere eyes, he said thank you. I reflected his genuineness with a smile and I told him it was my privilege.  As we moved forward in the line with our trays there was a warm silence.  When we arrived at the register he asked, “Are you a Christian?” With a gentle boldness, I responded, ” I used to be but I am not anymore.” He said, “Can I ask why?” Without hesitation, I said” I found out the there is truth in the Bible but the stories in the Bible are not true and the Bible is not the only source of truth. Then I asked him why he asked. He responded you have such a kind heart. I thanked him for his compliment with a smile.

As I walked away with my food I realized there was a chance he had never heard those words before. If he had heard them, it was by design for him at that moment to hear them again–just as much as it was for me to share. Nothing just happens. I found it interesting that he thought that I must’ve been a Christian to be so kind as if kindness does not exist within an individual unless he or she is a Christian.

If we really knew who we are and we understood our true nature. Would so many of us still desire to be saved?  I think not. I don’t agree with everything Bishop Carlton Pearson states but I am encouraged by his resolve to honor his own truth.

Thank you for reading.  Enlighten us! Share your authentic thoughts.

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Come Sunday (2018)

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My truth:

We have a responsibility to be instruments of love and peace. When we love ourselves beyond stereotypes, prejudices, and racism we can extend that unconditional love to others. Often what we dislike in others is merely a reflection of what we dislike within ourselves. My goal is to lovingly treat other women as my sister.

Thank you for reading.  Enlighten us! Share your authentic thoughts.

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

 

 

 

Unconsciousness Defined

 

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…… you may have noticed that small children don’t suffer from unconsciousness. They are thoroughly and completely engaged in the present moment, whether it’s good or bad. They delight in the simplicity of a flower. They can fall asleep on the floor when they are tired or scream like a banshee in public when something upsets them. For a child, there are few filters between the moment and the response.

Unconsciousness is a learned behavior we develop over time. But it’s also a byproduct of the way our brains react to perceived threats and how we respond to the societal, cultural, and technological input we receive (in massive volumes) every day.

Scott, S.J.; Davenport, Barrie. 10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Habits for Living in the Present Moment (Mindfulness Books Series Book 2) (Kindle Locations 98-99). Oldtown Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

Thank you for reading.  Enlighten us! Share your authentic thoughts.

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

 

 

 

Be Mindful Today

 

 

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Mindfulness is very simple. It means you become intentionally aware of the present moment while paying close attention to your feelings, thoughts, and sensations of the body. You pay attention on purpose and consciously direct your awareness to whatever you are doing or thinking. Washing dishes. Talking to your spouse. Playing with your kids. Working on a project. Doing nothing. But mindfulness involves one further step— the practice of non-judgment.

Non-judgment is the key to experiencing the deeper benefits of a daily mindfulness practice. It requires that you observe your actions, thoughts, and feelings from a distance, without labeling them as good or bad, right or wrong.

Scott, S.J.; Davenport, Barrie. 10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Habits for Living in the Present Moment (Mindfulness Books Series Book 2) (Kindle Locations 141-143). Oldtown Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

Thank you so much for reading.

Share your authentic thoughts. How have you benefited from the practice of mindfulness? Enlighten us!

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

A Reflection of the Universe?

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The world inside the molecule is exactly analogous to the great space in which the celestial bodies move, which space scientists, believed to be void and empty. Electrons, atoms, molecules, planets, solar systems, agglomerations of stars — all these are phenomena of the same order. Electrons move in their orbits in the-atom in the cells of the human body, just as planets move in their orbit in the solar systems of the Universe. The power of movement comes not from food. The electrons in the atoms in the cells of the human body are the same celestial bodies as the planets of the sky. Even their viscosity is the same.

This fact means that the human body resembles the planetary bodies. The Ancient Masters said, “As above, so below.” Man is a microcosm and the Universe is a microcosm. If the planetary bodies depend not on food for their origin and maintenance, why should the human body? The Law never changes. In the world of electrons and atoms, it is possible to observe all the phenomena that are observed in the astronomical world. There are comets in the atom that travel from one system to another; — there are shooting stars; there are streams of meteorites. “As above, so below.” Physical science must at least admit the truth of the ancient formula of the Ancient Masters, now termed superstitious heathens. But it will be another century before it does so. The substance, of which all visible objects consist, including the human body, is constructed in exactly the same way as the solar system. For each atom in the cells of the body is a miniature Solar System. We are incapable of perceiving electrons

Hotema, Hilton. Mystery of Man (p. 20-21). Brawtley Press. Kindle Edition.

My Truth

Humanity is more than phenomenal! In this time-space reality, we cannot be duped by the prevalence produced by lower vibrations with the appearance of the buffed superficial and lean toned-exterior as it appeals to our limited five senses.

I am not minimizing the effort nor outcome of exercise to get a body in top physical form. I respect it highly but, even the best Olympic athletes retire one day. However, our truest power and excellent beauty lie beneath our skin. What can compare to the universe within you? Our body must mean more to us than what we can see with our eyes or touch with our hands. Our bodies are “earth suits” or vehicles through which we transmit messages and have this life experience. We attain and maintain the form of our bodies we desire through this awareness in alignment with who we really are internally not externally. Transformation comes from the inside out. Clarity with this intention will lead us from one act of vitality to the next along a more effortless journey.

Thank you so much for reading.

Share your authentic thoughts. Enlighten us!

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free