An Inside Story 53
TWO WORLDS… 1
WE feel very much at home in the physical world that surrounds us, especially this planet we live on. We know it well, after all we were born here, all of the places we have ever been, all of the people we have ever loved or known are here, all of our lifetime experiences that make up the beliefs about who we are and what our life is all about was forged here in the furnace of the physical universe.
We work and play in it every day and each night we sleep safely in the unshakeable belief that our world will still be there, carrying on without us, with all its dramas, hustle and bustle, ready and waiting to warmly greet us in its sameness and familiarity when we awaken each morning.
But do our senses betray us – is our world real or just an illusion – is it in fact, only a dream?
The other world we sometimes hear about is less familiar. The non-physical or spiritual world is only referred to in myth and legend. It is preached about on church pulpits and alluded to by astrologers and clairvoyants. It’s the world we hope to go to when we die. It is known mostly as heaven, the home of our soul, our spirit – the abode of God.
Some say there is also a world called hell, where we are told we go if we are bad and sin too much. We all hope to go to the world called heaven and not hell, but either place is preferable to oblivion – to not being any more.
Even the physical world we live in is pretty sketchy. We are only familiar with the tiny little bit that surrounds us. No matter where we go, it is still only one little piece of our planet that we interact with, the rest is always only what we see or hear about in the media, or what others tell us it is like.
In essence, we exist in both the physical and spiritual worlds. The only way we can attempt to discover our intimate relationship with both is by using our imagination. So come on a magical journey to the Two Worlds we live in…
Dan’s Quote: “We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience…
______________We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience!”
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, A Course In Miracles, Joel Kramer, Abraham, Vernon Howard, Plus many others – and life itself.