At times I like to play this “random game”. I’ll pick a book, open it up at random, and let my eyes and my heart guide me to where to gaze.
Today I’m playing this game for you. And my choice of book is Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. Yes, a classic :”)
I came up to this page and it talked about the Darwin evolution theory. Very interesting, but it’s pretty long and intense, too. So I said a prayer and asked to be guided into a page where I could find an easy-read yet meaningful passage for all my readers – which is YOU.
My prayer was answered! So, here it goes.
In India, especially, there have been strong mystical movements since long before the time of Plato. Swami Vivekenanda, an Indian who was instrumental in bringing Hinduism to the west, once said,
‘Just as certain world religions say that people who do not believe in a personal God outside themselves are atheists, we say that a person who does not believe in himself is an atheist. Not believing in the splendor of one’s own soul is what we call atheism.’
A mystical experience can also have ethical significance. A former president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, said once,
‘Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is an illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself.’
People of our own time who do not adhere to a particular religion also tell of mystical experiences. They have suddenly experienced something they have called ‘cosmic consciousness’ or an ‘oceanic feeling’. They have felt themselves wrenched out of Time and have experienced the world ‘from the perspective of eternity.’
The whole world had become almost a living person, and it felt as if that person were Sophie herself. The world is me, she thought. The great big universe that she had often felt to be unfathomable and terrifying—was her own ‘I’. Now, too, the universe was enormous and majestic, but now it was herself who was so big.
Could she really believe that everything was one divine ‘I’? Could she believe that she carried within her a soul that was a ‘spark from the fire’? If it was true, then she was truly a divine creature.
Wow, what a powerful message, isn’t it?
I really like the part which said that a person who does not believe in himself is an atheist.
We are here to wake up from the illusion that we are separated. That’s one of the reasons why we have sex in the first place. That’s one of the reasons why we like to connect with other people. Subconsciously, we are always seeking for this union. Union with the other person. Union with the whole universe itself.
I pray so that in time we are more and more awake from this grand illusion, and we can be more and more compassionate towards one another. Because whatever you give to others, you give to yourself.
Love and light,
Amelia is a writer and Intuitive Coach. Her goal is to help you find out who you truly are and why you are here, and therefore, support you to live yourself as the true you – the best version of yourself. She does that by giving you tools that you can immediately apply to improve your life, your relationship, your career, your health and many more than you can possibly dreamed of by incorporating methods such as past life regression, hypnotherapy, chakra wisdom healing, clearing, card reading, life coaching and meditation. She serves through offline and online classes, workshops and retreats. She regularly shares her passion through the newsletters that you can subscribe for free at ameliadevina.com. You can contact Amelia at email@example.com or her Facebook page and her instagram/ twitter @ameliadevina777.