Destination unknown...

Posted Jan. 7, 2011 by justaman01 in Open

commented on Feb. 5, 2011
by acorn



Hello, I am new to this group and have had many Noetic experiences through out my life. The one constant has been the feeling of "destiny." As though every chapter of my life has had a lesson for me to learn and ultimately to serve myself and all in some way. I have researched many theologies and have yet to explain the persistent feeling I have. Where do I start?

  • acorn Feb 05, 2011

    LOL Neon

  • Neon1 Jan 21, 2011

    Tag, Fallensoul.

    You're it!

  • Fallensoul Jan 18, 2011

    If justaman should follow the advice of no-one, why try to offer him your advice?

    What if there are two inner voices? And that one of them isn't yours.

    If the purpose of life is to love, whom should you love? and who decides what is considered a pure loving act?

    "If you don’t care where you are, then you ain’t lost."

  • Neon1 Jan 16, 2011

    And herein lies the dilemma, Justaman01.
    With many guiding voices vying for your attention, which voice should you listen to?

    The easy answer is: Your inner voice.

    With many guides claiming ever more ancient authority, who must you follow?

    The easy answer is: No one.

    The purpose of life is to love. To act out of love and not to re-act out of fear.
    Fear is a reaction. The only pure action is Love.

  • Fallensoul Jan 12, 2011

    Well, according to the vedas, the persistent feeling you are getting is because there exists an objective reality and at the core of this reality we are spiritual in nature. This means that in the pure state we are eternal, full of bliss and full of knowledge. However, currently we are not in our natural pure state but have become contaminated by this material environment, most grossly this body and things related to the body. This body is full of ignorance together with this world which is all temporary and full of darkness. Therefore there is ever strong inner desire to be happy, to want knowledge and to live forever. Everyone is hankering after this directly or indirectly. To come to this platform would be to reach your destination.

    But to do so there is a process of purification that one has to learn from the vedic authorities. It appears that through the various lessons that life is offering you, you can appreciate that there is something missing or something more than mundane material life. And from the point of view of the vedas, and in contrast to the other comments thus far, you need to have a very clear idea of your destination. Its not that you can just do your own thing or take any path and you will succeed. For example, If you want to go to New York, you have to perform definite steps to either take a flight, bus, train etc to reach your destination. You require so much knowledge of how to acquire a ticket, what is the route, what are the security and luggage restrictions, what are the timings, etc etc. It is not a vague thing that you can figure it out by yourself. You learn from the relevant authorities what possible destinations are, what the standard is to achieve the destination and make a sincere endeavor to achieve this adhering to those guidelines.

    Similarly, if you want to understand your reality, starting by understanding your noetic self, it means that you must clearly know what is that self -- is it the body or the soul? does it survive the death of the body? It is this knowledge that you require and I would say the vedic literatures like the Bhagavad Gita and other literatures can offer you this in very clearly understandable way. So the first step would be to find a teacher expert in this and learn from him/her this science.

    Researching on your own will not prove fruitful because we are coming from a position of ignorance and we are limited in many ways, we cannot make tangible progress in this way. We have to take knowledge from the superior and in that way apply it practically in our life and move forward to our ultimate destination.

  • Neon1 Jan 11, 2011

    If your experience is that every chapter in your life has had a lesson for you to learn, then consider yourself a book and keep turning the pages. You are already enjoying your journey, so there is nowhere for you to start. Continue using your own intuition. Follow your own desire. Resist the intuition of others. Resist the influence of someone else's desire.

    That is not to say that others will cross your path whom you shouldn't regard as having been sent to assist you. Let them assist you, but only briefly. And when their purpose has been accomplished, turn the page of your own book, and move on to the next.

    Resist all established belief systems. They are nothing more than someone else's answers to your questions. The answers are within you, but will only come if you trust in them--to come in their own time.Remember that questions--their quality and their urgency--are more important than answers. Questioning your answers is more important than answering your questions.

    Written words are nothing more than someone else pointing at the moon. They may direct your attention. They may even describe the moon as someone else sees it, but you have a right to observe the moon directly for yourself. Make it your quest to fill your eyes with the real moon, not just someone else's description of it.

    There is a saying: "When you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha". This means that beyond the crossroad of enlightenment your path will continue on toward an ever receding horizon and along the way new enlightening experiences will continuously be added to older ones, which will lead to even more interesting questions and on to even more satisfying answers.

    Keep in mind that wisdom can be found it the oddest of places:

    Row, row, row your boat
    Gently down the stream
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
    Life is but a dream

  • mysticmuse Jan 09, 2011

    I agree with the other comment that a real sense is of the soul, or filters down from there.

    "destination unknown"
    "Where do I start?"

    I imagine, as we look toward a limitless future, there is aways a sense of the unknown as much always remains mysterious about the future. Yet another aspect of soul awareness is knowledge of the future. I know we become in expression what we are in essence.

    I am a shadow of what will be, a suggestion of things to come--so are we all. And in dawn of future light, the shadow looks even less me than I foresaw. And when we start to be, to become in essence what we are, what sacred wonders then unfold! In these we see that space, that communion with our truer selves--along that way of lights is future world, yet present now were we more timeless in our present.


  • Christine Word Jan 08, 2011

    Sounds like you're very attuned to your Soul self, seeing from the soul's perspective. I have found great value in the work of seer Edgar Cayce.

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