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Old 24-11-2011, 04:48 PM
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All I can say, Lisa, is that I hope your illusion satisfies you

Oh Bluegreen, looking in the mirror again?
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Old 24-11-2011, 04:51 PM
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I you could merge permanently with God/All That Is/Creator tomorrow, would you do so?

I would need far more information on what that would mean for me.

I'm thinking probably not, though. I like my life and I'm not done with it yet.


eudaimonia,

Mark
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Old 24-11-2011, 09:57 PM
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We experience many lives where we live and die and merge back with the All. I will merge with the All again at the end of this life. I'm in no hurry and I'm enjoying my life right now, so my answer to your question is no.
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Old 25-11-2011, 12:41 AM
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Well, obviously not!!!!!!!

Today or tomorrow.

And I am extremely aware of that fact and have been since 1971.
It's not like I haven't had my chances!

''...the door to Heaven is everywhere.'' ~~ Thomas Merton.

"Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back." ~~George Herbert

"Everyone wants to go to Heaven - but nobody wants to go right now."
Whose quote is the last one?

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Yes it is.

When I met God I felt no great need to stay with Him. There was stuff I wanted to achieve in this physical world - if I remember correctly, I wanted to create/be part of something beautiful, real... something I could be proud of.

Currently, I'm feeling remarkably attached to my girlfriend. It's taken me oh soooooo long to find someone I'm more than reasonably compatible with. Slight conflict there.
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Old 25-11-2011, 09:20 AM
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I often thought of this merging and becoming one process.

If it is our natural state of being, then technically there should be nothing that can go wrong or fear, so to speak.

Its like a fish flopping around on land then being put back in the water.

I think its our bodies that fear as they only know this. I think, minus that interferance, the rest of us would be fine.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:29 AM
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There is a marvelous book about what happens after enlightenment that feels very genuine to me called The End of Your World by Adyashanti. What he describes shows how serious an endeavor enlightenment is - that it really is the end of your (the individual you know yourself to be) world. As he describes it is a process, for most the ego doesn't instantly evaporate after the first enlightenment experience but diminishes and deconstructs over time with periods of union inbetween. And about the personal question for me, it is one I've been very conflicted about all of my life ever since I understood the option. Part of me is profoundly drawn towards this merge and another part of me still wants to hold onto "me" and to make my story turn out okay. I go back and forth between these two poles. So I have never gotten to 100% yes, but I think one day I will.

Thank you for drawing my attention to Adyashanti.

As to the bolded part: perhaps the reason you want to make your story turn out okay is that you promised you would try before you reincarnated. See Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:34 AM
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I would need far more information on what that would mean for me.

I'm thinking probably not, though. I like my life and I'm not done with it yet.


eudaimonia,

Mark

It is information I cannot give you but I believe there are some people here who perhaps could.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:39 AM
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We experience many lives where we live and die and merge back with the All. I will merge with the All again at the end of this life. I'm in no hurry and I'm enjoying my life right now, so my answer to your question is no.

I agree that we experience many lives. Whether we merge back with the All between lives I do not know but I seriously doubt it. So far I have not come across any book, article or NDE which says we even shed our personas upon death. Perhaps the branches, all our personas, remain autonomous parts of the tree which is our soul.
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Old 25-11-2011, 10:45 AM
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Oh Bluegreen, looking in the mirror again?

Mirrors are great, Lisa. However, with age mirrors are not so great anymore and at times reduced vision is a blessing.
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Old 25-11-2011, 12:54 PM
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I you could merge permanently with God/All That Is/Creator tomorrow, would you do so?

I really would like to play but there really are too many variables in opinion hidden in this question.........lol

Who is "I"?
What does it mean to merge?
Who is merging?
What is God/all that Is/Creator?

IMO (to be taken lightly)on the surface it seems like a fun question but from where i sit, believing one can answer it is a huge source of suffering among the spiritually minded folks.
The very thought that there is something to achieve, creates an achiever and consequently the illusory achiever will lament over his or her repeated failed efforts to achieve this illusory goal which ironically is really just underneath the very thoughts themselves of an a achiever and of something to achieve.

Sorry to be a party pooper.......
James
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