I want to snip no part of that, but you understand. You could have just said (about your long post) "I pulled a Squirrel!"
(01-04-2017, 03:48 AM)TM Soloist Wrote: To explain it ... I partly felt that I was talking to a greater part of me. Meaning I was a fragment of the person I was talking with. That is the best I can explain it. If there is God then that must have been God and I believe I was speaking with my creator.
That was amazing, and I've never before spoken with someone (although I have heard tell of them) of these "near death" experiences, and I feel sorry..............
Because there are many people here who will be snickering away, thinking that they know what happened, or consider you crazy, instead of just having shared an incredibly potent story.
It sounds a whole lot like a dream... so mayyyybe it's not a clear sign that there is a Creator?
But the "stories" I am thinking of in my head, while not that vivid or poignant, lead the very same way. You were exceedingly brave to just go ahead and post that, so... while I thought I was going to point in the same direction, and what I have is far more muted, I feel just as strongly about it.
I have felt that my life has been.... extraordinarily easy. And while I was raised a perfectionist, by a perfectionistic (and fearful) mother, and there was much missing, none of it is hard, and the whole of the collection of stories lead me to believe in predestination -- a directed fate, if you will, and answered (for me, at least) my questions from childhood about whether or not we are a result of random chaos, or the directed designwork of a Creator.
I wholly believe, that the one thing each person owes it to themselves to delve into, and decide for themselves... is whether or not there is a God, and if so, who He is, and what He would have us do.
I know there many faith systems out there, and obviously, members here will have some different ones.
Some people become very passionate in this kind of discussion, which leads some people to statements like, "Never discuss politics or religion", but I believe those two topics are the most important, and that it can be done civilly, without wronging anyone, or in a fashion that leads someone to generalizations, or mental escapes from the paradoxes created in your mind (ie: "They're crazy!")
My stories don't even really matter now -- they seem too trivial by comparison. Instead, the overall message I'd just want to suggest, is that everyone owes it to themselves to willfully seek out this answer. For the person who seeks it diligently, with a discerning and open mind, is almost always enlightened.
And if anyone would like to discuss that with me, why I believe that, and where to start... please do??