Body and Soul 2019-005

Body and Soul       2019-005

What is the soul and where does it reside in us? I do not actually KNOW but have the following opinions. First, the body is a collector, a shell, a vehicle for the soul to inhabit and travel through life here on Earth. It has the elements needed to survive, to thrive, to exist as a means for the soul to travel in its journey from then, to now, to the next step of beyond.

We exist in form, which makes us unique from other type of entities. It, the body is vulnerable to life’s many trials and tribulations we put it through or what happens regardless of our desires.  We abuse, mistreat, overindulge, and otherwise, do not absolutely take good care of this container of the soul. Such is life.

It has a built-in life span of use until, other than accidents, it succumbs to the reality of the planned obsolescence that was dictated at birth of an eventually occurring death.

Again, what is the soul that inhabits the body? The soul is the essence of who and what we are as we live out life. It is the what we truly are and who we are in our existence of living.

The soul is the epitome of everything we are as a person that exists. When the body dies, and is committed to ashes or burial, the soul is what lives onward. The soul has no form, no facial recognition showing of its existence. It is there, it can be everywhere, it encompasses and surpasses normal earthly capabilities. Pretty unique itself.

It, the soul, leaves behind, the human frailties, has an absence of pain and suffering, if any, when it is released from the body to continue the journey of life beyond.

The soul joins the other souls now able to relate to each other’s bodily mind memories of before. Each knows of each other’s before form of living, and who and where we are and the time span of life. Ancestors know the newbee that just arrived, and the new one, knows each of the old ones that traveled before to where they are now.

There are requirements, expectations, duties and responsibilities and the like. For the joys of eternal life, there are costs to endure, but in comparison, these are minute in nature, nothing that cannot be accomplished.

Earthly man-made thoughts of how things were to be, are what they were at that time; opinions and not facts.  Nothing that the esteemed leaders could think of have any resemblance to reality of what is now, as the soul continues onward.

The newness of this soul’s life’s existence is beyond understanding and comprehensive thought to the human mind having a body before.  When the soul meets the maker, all will be known, all will be understood and accepted.

The vessel, like a train going across the land, a ship plowing through water, a plane flying in the air all have a destination. When done the vessels purpose is also accomplished, with the cargo, the soul, delivered for continued life and existence.

If we do not take care of the body/vessel, so be it, but should we not nourish the soul for its journey of eternity? Is it not practical to consider what the soul is, and what entity created it for us? Is not the God of the Universe, the one we could acknowledge, as the reason for our existence and opportunity to eternal life.

 

Peace,
Den Betts

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Life Aura 2018-31

The joys of life, of living and experiencing existence as an adventure. Enjoy life, as it is, when it is and how it is, and know that life is everlasting – REALLY!!!!

Life Aura  2018-31

So grand! So wonderful to behold,

The existence of life, of living

To experience, to have, and continue

Good and bad times, laughter and

Sorrow, accomplishments and failures

All intertwined together as one

Not to be taken for granted,

Nor wasted by acts of self-admonishment

A gift to explode with adventure

In daily trips or encounters with self.

Each second a now, of yesterday,

Today and tomorrow of energy,

A smile, a tear, a giggle, a sneer,

All a part of its totality of composition.

No guarantees of goodness,

Of comfort or times free of pain,

Only a chance to make whatever

With the cards played.

Each being, a life-aura

To spend eternity of living…

Den Betts   bettsden@gmail.com

Answers and Questions, plus Pascal 2016-15

Answers and Questions, plus Pascal   2016-15

This may be a depressing post to some, but in reality I feel that it has an upbeat and positive thought process to it. It has a point, which should be evident at the end, hopefully…..

First question: What would you do, what would you say, what would you accomplish or, in general, WISH for,  IF you knew you had only 14 hours to live? See what I mean—depressing!

A convicted person, who is on death row, has to at least think about it if he/she has only so long to live, and they may not be able to do or say the things they would like to say or do anyhow……

But in my scenario, you DO have some time to do or say something, what or how would you spend your existing time. I realize, some exotic answers are on the minds of some.

Would you tell someone how much you love them? This would be the chance to do so or tell them again!

Would you let someone know how much you are sorry for your actions in the past? Hey, you might have been holding back for a LONG time, so now would be your chance.

Before I go on, let me say that I am NOT telling you to make a decision that would precipitate this action, this is just an exercise. You are not allowed, under a decent code of deeds to willingly do something to yourself. I think of some that are so depressed that suicide is their only recourse, but they do not think of those that are left behind and their actions are a somewhat selfish act for their own purposes, which is so very, very sad. That is the disclaimer for this posting, so understand it…..,please!

Onward!!! I probably can think of a good many things I would do or could say in the time period I would have left here on Earth. Death is a certainty for all of us at some time. We all think we will live forever, in our mind; especially this thought was true when I was much younger, and I believe this is a normal thought process.

Now to the crux of this discourse: Life on earth is usually less than 100 years.  That is such a small amount of time in the whole concept of how long Earth has been around. Modern conveniences are relatively new to us; again less than 100 years.  We will probably NOT see Mars being inhabited or a Star Trek type space ship being manned, going through space, so those things are future things beyond our reality of happening.

Next question— For those that have doubts or think they are certain and KNOW there is NOT a God,  I ask — REALLY, what IF they are wrong? Eternity of life is on the line!!!!

BUT, what is eternity? That is a very, very, very long time period. Some could say it is forever. IF those that do not believe in the hereafter or of a God that promises such a long life, then it does not matter to them. I brought this subject up before and will do so again, namely Pascal’s Wager.

A French philosopher (1623-62) Blaise Pascal came up with the thought that humans all bet with their lives, either that God exists or that he does not. Life ends abruptly or continues. If it is based on the assumption that the stakes are infinite if God exists and that there is at least a small probability that God, in fact, exists,  Pascal argued that the stakes are infinite IF God exists and that there is at least a small probability that God, in fact, does exist.  (Whew, long sentence!!!)

He argued that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. The neat thing is, if God does NOT actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (such as pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell).

Pascal’s Wager was groundbreaking because it opened a new territory in the “Probability Theory”, but that is another matter for another time.

The possible answer could be in Pascal’s Wager where he used the following logic based on a God and used Christianity as a measure, but other religions also have the same thought process:

  1. God is, or God is not. Reason cannot decide between the two alternatives.
  2. A Game is being played… where heads or tails will turn up.
  3. You must wager (it is not optional).
  4. Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing.
  5. Wager, then, without hesitation that He is. (…) There is here an infinity of an infinitely happy life to gain, a chance of gain against a finite number of chances of loss, and what you stake is finite. And so our proposition is of infinite force, when there is the finite to stake in a game– where there are equal risks of gain and of loss, and the infinite to gain. Confusing? Think about it for a moment or so!
  6. But some cannot believe. They should then “at least learn the inability to believe…” and “Endeavour then to convince themselves!!!!”

That’s it!!   Choices in life; to actually believe or to at least wager if you have doubts and if all else fails convince yourself that you are taking a chance in a lifetime to live forever or not. When the time comes, the countdown time will end.

In the meantime, I pray that belief in the Triune God of the Father, The Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will be with you in the reality of your mind. I have a another question then: “If you do believe in the Triune God, how are you living your life to get Closer to God; and with that thought, I will be posting another blog to address this last question just made……………………………………………….

Den Betts

Travel of Time 2015-56

We should cherish EACH day that we are here on Earth, living, existing and co-mingling with each other. To try to appreciate what we have, what we experience, what and who we are to each other. Far too soon, comes the final judgment day whereas we have lived our lives as we did, but did not do so in many other ways.

Travel of Time   2015-56

Too soon does set the fiery orb

Across the spacious sky.

So soon comes night – upon us bright

moonlight shining high.

One solitary day gone by

a minus from our life

Closer to eternity of living

without strife

A beggar, poet, leader of man,

or those of other means

All of one with sameness in

the final scope of things

Closer still the judgment day,

escape — the soul is gone

Remains –  behind to witness

the totality of our being

What is to say of all belief

the true and wondrous way

Each and every one that travels

the journey of one day.

 

Den Betts