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Moving Beyond Pain

"Will you at least consider this: when all you can see is your pain, perhaps then you lose sight of me?" - William P. Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
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"Faith--Faith is required when you are in a state of suffering. Nothing is more convincing than pain, and when it is present, words can't make it go away. Pain is too physical and too present. But despite its intensity, pain is only temporary. Evil depends on our forgetting this fact. If it couldn't inflict pain, evil would have no power at all. Therefore, when caught in the throes of any pain, keep faith. Realize that there is a reality beyond our present misery. You are that reality, and you will return to it as your suffering lessens." - Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Chris We Cannot Ignore

Forgetfulness and Returning to God

Rafiki: Look down there.
Simba: [looks into a pond of water] That's not my father. That's just my reflection.
Rafiki: No, look harder. [he touches the water; as it ripples, Simba's reflection changes to that of Mufasa]
Rafiki: You see? He lives in you.
Mufasa: [from above] Simba.
Simba: Father? [Simba sees his father's spirit in the sky]
Mufasa: Simba, you have forgotten me.
Simba: No. How could I?
Mufasa: You have forgotten who you are, and so forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.
Simba: How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
Mufasa: Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true King. Remember who you are.
From The Lion King
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"...[Edgar] Cayce was asked how individuals could become aware of their soul history and their records through space and time. His response was straightforward:
By LIVING the record! For when the purposes of an entity or soul are the mor…

The Purpose of Life

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"The greatest thing in the world is a human life; the greatest work in the world is the helpful touch upon that life."
- Charles Lamoureux

"The importance of helping others was frequently cited as the means to overcome one's problems and difficulties. From [Edgar] Cayce's perspective, there was always someone to whom an individual could be of service. In fact, being of service to that one individual was how a soul could perhaps best serve its Creator. After all, that was an essential purpose of one's life."
- Kevin J. Todeschi, Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records

"Perhaps one difficulty we face in our understanding is that we too often focus on 'doing' rather than on the importance of 'being.' Essentially, the purpose of life demands a growth in consciousness and personal awareness. Yet, too often we become fixated on the goal or on our perception of what needs to be fixed or changed. We direct our energies into changing something (…

Light

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Quotes on light from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore by Deepak Chopra...
"Physically, light is what you see when you wake up in the morning. Mystically, it's what you see when you wake up to your soul. Light gives life, and it shows the way through the darkness."
"Light doesn't have to be created out of darkness, only allowed to shine."

The Measure of Enlightenment

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"The measure of enlightenment is how comfortable you feel with your own contradictions."
- Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

Spirit

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"Spirit, like water, remains fresh only if it flows."
- Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore