This post is a response to this article: “Spiritual Excuses and Evil“, a blog post written by Eldon Taylor, host of the radio program Provocative Enlightenment, inventor of the InnerTalk subliminal technology, and a former criminalist. I must say, I am a fan of Eldon Taylor’s, including his books (I have Choices and Illusions and I just bought Gotcha!: The Subordination of Free Will), his radio show, and his blog, and I have had good experiences with his InnerTalk products.
I found this article quite provocative on a personal level, because over the past few years I have absorbed many of the teachings that Mr. Taylor criticizes. I have never known him to produce anything less than a compelling argument, and this article is no exception. That’s what’s been on my mind, and why I felt challenged to gather and share my thoughts about this subject–I agree with Taylor, but I also agree with the “spiritual perspective” with which he doesn’t jibe. So here I want to explore how I could reconcile these views.
Why are we here? What is the point of life? Amazingly, there are answers to these questions if you open your mind to them. Much of what follows I learned initially from reading the Kryon materials.
First of all, yes, we reincarnate. We are eternal souls, each of us. Our souls, our consciousness, our perspectives–they live on after we depart this Earthly realm. We’re actually quite special. When we are between our incarnations, we are resplendent angels, admired throughout the universe for being “Warriors of the Light”. What do we do that’s so admirable?
We willingly allow ourselves to be born into this world–a world where you have to struggle to survive, and where you’re born to a family that’s most likely going to leave you messed up. We play the game of karma–we experience pain in our lifetimes, and if we can’t heal that pain in one lifetime, we get another crack at it in the next one, and we try again. We actually deliberately set up the situations that will challenge us prior to coming here, arranging with others to give us the difficulties that make life hard, so we can overcome what we need to overcome! Continue reading