I just did an intuitive reading for someone, so I am not really up for continuing the debate right now. I am probably still adjusting to how it is to be back here without all those extra frequencies that happen to feel lovely when they are connected.
If you also reject direct experience then you may not leave much left... and that is your choice.
There may not be a way to validate or reject these things that would satisfy everyone. I try to stay away from the generalization language such as using the word "all" but I may not have been totally successful with that here. And, I do happen to think we all have a soul (though there are different names for it) because I have visited the soul records for a skeptical friend I have who does not believe in soul. A materialist would not believe this, though, and I am not trying to force anyone to believe it. I just share from my perspective, it seems that aspect of self exists independent of the belief of the personality. Do you not think there might be more than the personality?
I do not have such strict criteria as you have, and I find my life flows well. If you listen to your heart instead of your mind it will probably tell you whether a specific metaphysical idea is for you or not.
Oh, and earlier in the thread that was Source (aka whatever label) that wanted to keep talking. Source probably doesn't care whether the audience believes it is actually Source, but I'm not in the same place right now so I would rather leave Source's feelings about the distortion of the message for another time.
It seems folks either welcome connection or generate disconnection - we all have a choice. And our conscious selves may not even know what is going on at the core... there is no requirement to communicate with our inner self. Certainly seems life is more enjoyable when there is a sense of being an ally with self, and not in conflict with part of self, but that does not mean any reflection or exploration of self is required.
It seems this conversation has shifted in its tone, so I don't know if I'll be back. Your heart, your connection to love, is a great source for truth. But you are free to pick truth on whatever criteria you like.
Last edited by rei; 04-19-2010 at 04:59 AM.