“A figment of God’s imagination?”
The following comment from “Cookie” caused quite a stir. I want to address it, again, as a post.
OMGosh, talk about timing, OMGosh!!! TRULY there are NO COINCIDENCES absooolutely NONE!!! Here’s the un-canniness of timing. I wanted to listen to your 4th of July show (hoping there would be one) but found myself driving home from vacation so I missed your show. This morning just after I popped off my comment to your response I sat back & listened to last nights show. Imagine my absolute surprise when I heard you reading my comment, “does Robert love me anymore?” on air. Yes, yes, yes, Anthony I heard everything you said, every word and UNDERSTAND better than before writing my last comment (which you responded to w/myriad of questions) thanks btw!! “-)
Truly I get it now, I may NOT like it so much but I do “get it!” Not having ALL the answers to my questions is somewhat bothersome as confusing BUT I do understand why it has to be this way for now. Honestly the Life Review part on the Other Side sort of worries me, I’m not to comfy with that segment of the journey home, to be quite frank. I’m not an evil person but looking back NOW I can say I could have been a better person and yes made better life choices.
Regarding “Robert”– based on your response, “Robert” isn’t REALLY “Robert” per se he’s a “stand-in” for God in a manner of speaking, yes. That this love “we” shared in physical world was of my own design. I certainly would never have thought that but it sort of makes sense in a foggy sort of way I suppose. Every soul that “crosses over; returns home” in essence is a little piece of God; that the physical bodies in the physical world are just “coats” we wear until we return home, yes. “Robert” per se did not ever really exist. The love my heart yearns for & misses desperately is that of God and not “Robert” is that correct? That this figment (I designed) of “Robert” will not actually “be there” for me when I return home, all this time I’ve been talking to the air around me thinking I’m talking to “Robert” when in reality I’m not, I’m really talking to God, yes. Is this what I’m to understand? “Robert” used to say I over-think things too much, perhaps that’s a downfall in this case, would you agree?
I know I’m here to learn lessons & that I’ve a purpose to fulfill before I return home. For the life of me, I do not know or remember what that purpose is/was. How does one go about finding this? where or to whom does one turn? I was brought up Roman Catholic BUT I left “organized religion” it’s not for me. I am more a Spiritual believer/thinker than a blind sheep if you will. I like to think you could set me on my path so that I can get on with learning my lessons so that I may return home to be with those I miss & dearly love, be it “Robert” or “Love” As for returning to the physical world ever again, honestly I agree with the souls, I don’t wish to ever return here. This place is no cake walk for sure especially if you’ve lost someone you’ve loved w/all your heart.
Thanks Anthony for being who you are, for being helpful above all being patient w/someone as inquisitive as myself. You’re an inspiration & wonderful example of patience. I’ve often said to “Robert”: “patience & me we’re not bosom buddies. we’re as close as vinegar is to water.” He used to laugh/chuckle at that. Well I think it was “Robert” I would say this to, now I sort of wonder about this “Robert” No matter, I still love & miss him dearly.
I’m happy that our discussions are helping you find your way through your grief. But I do want to clarify something for you and anyone else who might be confused about this.
Regarding “Robert”– based on your response, “Robert” isn’t REALLY “Robert” per se he’s a “stand-in” for God in a manner of speaking, yes.
Not exactly. Actually, not even close.
The man you loved, whom you knew as Robert, you knew before you came here in this physical plane. You knew him on the Other Side, and you loved him while you were there too. You lived in community with him, and you both chose to come here to learn lessons of love.
In my seminar, “Lessons from the Other Side,” I lead the people attending through a guided meditation of the Other Side as shown to me by the souls. Many people are moved to tears. When I bring them back, I ask them, “Why would you leave Paradise to come here to this place of impoverishment?”
“The answer is, ‘Because you wanted to.'” The souls say that God’s love is an irresistible draw, and that they all want to experience that love as fully as possible. They also say that we can learn how to do that more quickly here than we can there because of the experiences we have here.
Having decided to come here, you probably knew he would return before you did, but that was okay, because you also knew that you would be reunited again. You also knew that God’s love is eternal, and because of that, your love for one another is eternal.
If that’s the case, how could you ever lose your love for one another?
The souls say that at some level, we know that we’ll be reunited again. So why do we grieve?
Grief is the price we pay for love. Because of that, we hurt when we lose someone we love and the pain doesn’t end until we are reunited with our loved ones on the Other Side. But the pain we feel can teach us lessons we can’t learn otherwise. Lessons that will help us dissolve the feelings of separateness between us and God on the Other Side.
“Robert” per se did not ever really exist. The love my heart yearns for & misses desperately is that of God and not “Robert” is that correct? That this figment (I designed) of “Robert” will not actually “be there” for me when I return home, all this time I’ve been talking to the air around me thinking I’m talking to “Robert” when in reality I’m not, I’m really talking to God, yes. Is this what I’m to understand?
No, Robert is not a figment of your, or God’s, imagination. That would mean that you’re a figment of God’s imagination, to anyone who loves you. And that they’re a figment of God’s imagination to whomever loves them.
None of us is a “figment of God’s imagination,” but a soul created in God’s love. As the Muslim philosopher, Rumi, once said, “Only love is real.”
If love is real, we are real, because we were created by God, out of love, to learn lessons of love.
When you return home, you will see Robert once again. But you will see him as being more than he was when he was here; you will see him for who he really is, as God created him. More magnificent than you ever knew him to be here, and since he learned the lessons he came here to learn, even more than beautiful than when you knew him before you both came here.
But more importantly than that, because of the lessons you learn while you’re still here, you will be more than you were before you came here.
Keep talking to Robert. He hears you. Not with his ears, but with his heart. And he’s guiding you along your journey from the Other Side, to be closer to God, just as he is now, as he waits for you to return.
I hope that this clarifies things a bit more.
I feel your peace,