DHCollins wrote:The heart opens on it's own as you mature spiritually. It's a natural part of your own evolution. It is not dependent upon religion, physical age, or anything other than worldly experience.
But there are things you can do to assist the process. Like anything here, it has a mechanism that it operates by. Once you understand what that is, it's a matter of nurturing it.
Desire is not enough. It also takes ability that only comes from ripening.
DHCollins wrote:I can only speak from my own experiences and that's what I do. I don't use a book to act as a testament. I am the testament. A living proof of if I can do it, so can you. And I can help guide others down that path because I've already been there and know the way.
I'm not a deity and don't want to be. I just want to help those brothers and sisters who struggle in the darkness of this world that I now see clearly in. Not selling anything. Free for the taking.
And I do take questions...
Question 1: Given what you know about me through these posts do you think I am a brother who is struggling in the darkness of this world that you see clearly in? I am not suggesting that I have the answers to anything but don't you think you are being a least somewhat presumptuous to suggest that you are a step up on the rest of us, that you are a testament a living proof a guide for others because you have been there and know the way. And the rest of us are just too spiritually immature to get it?
Question 2: What is the single most important thing I can do to assist the process of maturing spiritually. What is that mechanism that is a natural part of my evolution but still requires ability that comes from ripening.
I will admit up front that I am not likely to accept what you have to say, but I do find you a fascinating character. I am amazed at how strong a faith you have in your own beliefs You would put most people who claim a strong religious faith to shame.
And I am happy for you. You seem completely content probably more content than I am and I am pretty content in whatever ignorance you think I wallow in.
But right now you are not being any more convincing or specific than any other religious evangelist who has tried to alter my way of thinking. (And yes, that may be all my fault.)