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Soundings, Issue #43
November 30, 2014

News from the Unscripted Self

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know

Pema Chodron

Are you angry with God?

We all have a deep suppressed rage and dark shadows about different things, like how come our lives aren’t the way we’d like them to be? Why did I get that illness? Why did my partner walk out on me leaving a big hole in my existence? Why am I this size, this shape, why can’t I get what I want? I’m angry because my parents didn’t love me enough, or because I don’t have the job or the lifestyle that others have.

The list can go on and on.

Sometimes in frustration we strike out at what seems to be the obvious cause, the nearest available outlet for our rage. But do we blame God? Well, probably not openly. Because, as people are often brought up to fear God, then apportioning blame is a big No No.

But at a deeper, unconscious level? Yes we do.

Let’s face it, when we cry out why isn’t my life working what else are we doing but arraigning the supposed Cause, or Instigator of that life? Now if you’re a religious person, or a spiritual person, then, however you may vocalise it (Life/Fate/Circumstances), that target is God.

Which reminds me of a story.

(This story is languaged in the way religion sees God. You all know I take a very different slant!)

A man dies and goes to heaven. He comes face to face with God. This man is very angry. Even though he had what might be called a good life, had a good career as a copywriter and made decent money, a lot of personal setbacks seemed to beset him. He went through two painful divorces, and always suffered from ill health, eventually succumbing to bowel cancer at only 62.

‘Why do you let bad things happen,’ he demanded of God. ‘There is enough food and resources to feed the world many times over yet every day thousands of innocent people, including children, die of starvation. On top of that many are sick and can’t afford the medicines they need, although they are available. Everywhere there is discrimination, injustice and abuse. More than half the population are denied a good education or the right to express themselves freely. Why do you let this happen?

God smiled and replied to him. ‘I was going to ask you the same question’.

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of His creation, whose purposes are modelled after our own – a God, in short, who but is a reflection of human frailty”. Einstein.

Healing Request

Please send healing energy to Sang Woo, from Seoul, who has stage four colon cancer. This is a very special request from a close friend of his. All prayers, distant healing, loving thoughts needed. Thank you.

hear this . . .

In A Course in Miracles, it says that God doesn't give us victory in battle but rather lifts us above the battlefield. Let's allow our minds to go there...above the battlefield, to the place within where there is no battle for there is only love. Marianne Williamson.

tortured tree, tortured soul.

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me, Meister Eckhart.

Reading Room

A Little Peculiar Thing About Autism

I hope you read this.

Did you know Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein all had some form of autism? Celebrate your difference.

If any of these issues, anger with God, autism, or whatever, stirs something in you, feel free to get in touch by hitting reply, or through the "contact us" page of the uss.

In closing, I want you to try this:

Practice loving yourself in the presence of others. If you love yourself you will automatically give others their space.


That's all folks

Take care,

Talk to you soon.

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