Based on my experience you are likely here to witness humankind self destruct because of fear. This is not necessarily an bad thing. :)
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We are here to learn to use our minds
What is the purpose of your life? Modern evidence tells us that your life on earth is a series of lessons in how to better control your mind.
All the difficulties that you face, all the setbacks and successes, are meant for the growth of your consciousness package
– your mind, your emotions, and your spirit – for convenience, let’s just call it your soul. If you read the Gospels in light of modern evidence, you see that nearly everything Jesus says is a lesson in controlling your mind/soul package.
“Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.” (Mt 5:39-41) Rather than turning you into a sissy, Jesus is suggesting some mind-control exercises
that are wonderful for your spiritual growth. Try practicing these rules when you drive in traffic and you will start to see what I mean!
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” (Mt 5:21-22) Because you are trying to train your mind, your innermost thoughts are very important
. Try living your life without any anger at all, ever, at anyone, for any reason; try removing all curses not just from your speech, but from your very deepest heart.
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven…. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Mt 6:1-4) There is a story told of a woman who during her whole adult life required herself to do one good deed for someone else every day… and if anyone discovered what she was doing, her good deed didn’t count – she had to do something else. What wonderful mind-training that would be! (This story is told by a spirit on an upper astral level who tells us that when this woman crossed, she was celebrated by her fellow spirits like no one else before or since. Not the right reason to develop her habit, but nice to hear about nonetheless.)
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Lk 6:41-42) What a wonderfully vivid lesson! Jesus speaks often against the all-too-human urge
to criticize other people; He wants us just to work on improving ourselves. Whenever you are tempted to criticize someone else, try instead to find your own similar shortcoming – knowing that you surely have one – and fix that first.
“If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jn 8:7) Keep the thought foremost in your mind that you cannot condemn anyone else for sinning until you yourself are entirely sin-free, and you will avoid the awful sin of judging others.
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Lk:35-36) The purpose of our life on earth is to learn to think as much the way that God thinks as we can. And the “reward” that Jesus talks about is apparently extraordinary: evidence from the upper astral levels (what is sometimes called the “Summerland”) tells of a life that is active and joyful in a setting of mountains, trees, and flowers, with none of the negatives of earthly life but with all of its positives greatly magnified. Imagine a very long vacation in which you can live exactly as you choose to live, surrounded by everyone you care about in a white-lit panorama of absolute peace. Above the astral levels are the mental levels, and above even those are the celestial levels, about which little is known but that the utter joy of the celestial levels makes the astral Summerland seem plain as dirt. Kind of think of a permanent mental orgasm magnified a hundred-thousand fold, and you get a small sense of what it will be like when you are pure enough to be close to God.
The Home Team is rooting for you. Jesus says, “I tell you that in the same way there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need
to repent.” (Lk 15:7) There is modern evidence that God is working to bring every soul ever born to His level,
including all the Hitlers and Mussolinis and Stalins who are going to take a lot of teaching. Life is eternal, after all.
He is working in a timeframe that includes forever.