I continue this week my observations as contained in The Holy Experience, a book I wrote that explains the Conversations with God encounter. I said it before and I'll say it again. All my life I have been trying to figure out...Who am I? What am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? Is there any reason for what I am doing? Does anybody care? Is there any outcome, other than the doing of it? What is the point of life? The Holy Experience brings us the answers to those questions. The Holy Experience is the answer.
Many humans have been told that What God Wants is for sexual union to be experienced only with one’s spouse for the purposes of procreation and the expression of love. One result of this teaching: Millions of people believe that sex may absolutely never be experienced in any way that deliberately prevents conception, and that while sex is wonderful, to experience sex simply for pleasure with no possibility of procreation is against the will of God and, therefore, “unnatural,” immoral, shameful and a giving in to baser instincts.
The combining of pleasure and shame in this construction has produced chronic emotional confusion: wonder, excitement and passion, yet embarrassment, fear and guilt, about sexual desires and experiences.
Wherever I go I get a lot of questions on the so-called “Law of Attraction” and how it works — or whether it really works at all. This “law” was made popular, or well known, in recent times first by Esther and Jerry Hicks (Esther channels the entity Abraham), and then by the movie The Secret.
Often I am asked, "What is the secret of a joyful, fulfilling life?" I have looked at that question for many years, and I have come to the conclusion that one of the secrets, at least, if not the only one, is Purpose.
Last week in this space I said that a message that for many years spiritual teachers have been sharing—that “you are creating your own reality”—can be a dangerous teaching if it is not fully explained. I also said that there are two things you must know about the “you create your own reality” teaching...