Sunday, April 10, 2016

Freedom, Healing, and Peace, Oh My!

[Excerpt by Bill Frase in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

Wounded people wound people. This is one of the lessons I’ve learned on my journey toward union with God. Thankfully that is not the end of the story, because if it were, there would be no hope of escaping the prisons within prisons that we have built for ourselves generation after generation. We have all experienced and witnessed injuries inflicted upon people from the violence raging within hurting human hearts. It does not have to be this way. There is a way to end the cycle of violence within us that is acted out between us. We can stop contributing to the violence in this world. We can become powerful instruments of freedom, healing, and peace.

For thousands of years, spiritual teachers and philosophers have worked to awaken human beings to the truth of their circumstances and the ways of personal and social transformation. Despite the efforts of these courageous souls, most people still do not know how to receive healing and experience true and lasting peace and freedom. This is my account of my discovery and an attempt to advance the work of those who made my discovery possible in the first place.

I have been on a quest for the truth my entire life. I always wanted to know what made the universe tick. Along the way I felt that I had discovered some really important and useful information. In my early twenties, I started having pains in my chest. Somehow I knew that these disturbing sensations were associated with some unresolved emotional wounds I had received and inflicted over the course of my life. People had wounded me, and I had allowed those wounds to justify my wounding of others. I assumed that I would just have to deal with these injuries and their consequences for the rest of my life.

After a while, all the pain I experienced was becoming unbearable. I could not imagine suffering like this for the rest of my life. Suicide was not an option, because I had recently read a channeled book that made a very convincing argument against ending one’s own life. I knew of no way to end my suffering since suicide was off the table. One day it occurred to me that Jesus had taught things that were not in the Bible that might help me. I searched the Internet and came across a website for an organization that published several books of automatic writings by a person named James Padgett. The writings were signed by many different people throughout history. Many of the messages claimed to be written by....

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