I disagree with:
*this is a fallen world
*this view takes away any personal power a person has. Rather than empower, this would make me feel even weaker. Sure, it helps bring you to their view of god, but that doesn’t help me very much.
*that god takes care of my needs. God doesn’t actively do anything in my life, because life is about freedom of choice.
I agree with:
*There are some similiarities with sheep that I agree with.
*The way God takes care of my needs is from me. My higher self, which has the wisdom of God’s perspective, and the understanding of what I’m trying to experience and learn in this life, guides me to where I need to be. But God, that overall consciousness that is made up of the sum of everything that exists, does not do that. There is no need, because our higher self does that for itself.
*Psalms can be useful. But their usefulness has to come from my interpretation, not someone else’s. This interpretation, while there are some useful parts, is also based upon so many falsehoods (in my opinion) that it isn’t very helpful at all.
I understand that for some people, this is what they need. But it doesn’t work for me, at all. I know my power. My power is God’s power. I don’t need to draw on God, because I’m not separate from God. My higher self is always connected to this greater wisdom. All I have to do is connect to that higher self.
I do see some similarities, but I have to draw a lot of lines to connect my view and beliefs to this stuff. If it works for you, that’s fine. That’s why there are so many religions and versions of individual spirituality – we all need different things to help us. But Christianity didn’t really work when I was a kid, and it works far less as an adult. It’s based upon so many misunderstandings and illusions that it’s not worth dealing with for me. I get purer messages from other sources. And in time, I will get that information directly from the source, without needing a translater. But that’s all in time.
I’m only listening to the first track, because quite simply that’s all I’m going to force myself to sit through. I’ve heard these ideas for my entire life, because I went to a Lutheran school through 8th grade, plus saturday school (aka sunda school) through around 6th grade. Now, through my adulthood, I’ve learned to transcend the stuff that I find incorrect, and and finding that which resonates with me as truth. Everyone has a different level of truth, based on what they are capable of understanding at this point in their spiritual development, and based on where they’re at in their life right now.
That having been said, this could be useful for people here as they face their own crisis, and if it helps them, that’s great! Because what matters is that a person can get through their crisis in a healthy way.