To Live, or Not to Live?

In my last post I alluded to recently realized “indoctrinated dogmatism” that remains programmed in my subconscious.

Over the past several months I’ve seemingly felt the need to project the spiritual in the physical.

Playing that out in my own mind, I come to an ultimate conclusion: death is an illusion.

Maybe it is. Maybe it is not. So much of the musings in my soul that I’m currently exploring come out to be circular at best.

[Not much irritates me more than circular logic.]

Why might death be an illusion?

  • Humans are created in the likeness of God.
  • God is Perfect Love.
  • That Love is housed in a temporal container we call a body.
    • We erroneously believe that our bodily existence is who we are.
    • Jesus the Christ illustrates the illusion of such in the raising of the dead and, ultimately, of himself
  • The world, as it exists today, is a result of humans living in unawareness of the reality of Perfect Love.
  • If perfect Love brings Life, then an existence in it’s absence would bring death.
  • Living in awareness of Perfect Love, eventually, would result in no death.

Why might death be real?
Well, we would first have to discuss the definition of “real”. But I do that plenty already, so peruse my posts if you’d like.

Notice that the first few points in this list are the same as above, but the last ones are different:

  • Humans are created in the likeness of God.
  • God is Perfect Love.
  • That Love is housed in a temporal container we call a body.
    • We erroneously believe that our bodily existence is who we are.
    • Jesus the Christ illustrates that our bodily existence is quite arbitrary in the raising of the dead and, ultimately, of himself
  • Our temporal bodies are just that…temporal. They are, by design, intended to deteriorate and die.
  • This releases our spirit (true Life) to live on in all that is fully real, the spiritual realm…or Heaven, if you prefer.

The Circle:
If the body DOESN’T matter, why did Jesus spend so much time healing and raising from the dead? Why was he so focused on the care of the poor and the needy? More importantly, why would a Loving God create a container to house his very essence (us) that would bring inherent suffering to that essence?

If the body DOES matter, why do we die? Why would the spiritual realm even exist?

Soo….

Is this physical life real or not?

What is true reality?

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