How to find your soul mate

Song of Solomon 2:3. . .”As the apple tree among the grove, so is my beloved among the sons.”

Why do so many people get divorced? Is it because marriage and family values is really on the decline? Statistically speaking, with overpopulation there may be as many successful marriages and families as there always were. Possibly more.

Many people admit they rushed into marriage before they got to know themselves and what they really want out of life. Your spouse is your help mate. Therefore if you don’t know what you want in life, it stands to reason you won’t know what you are looking for in a partner.

Then there are people who simply don’t want to get married. They just don’t want to be alone. Or they want to have children and the traditional family seems the right way to do it.

Many people in today’s generation say they don’t want to get married. That’s not to say they won’t since you don’t always control falling in love with someone. I’m pretty sure that even if they purpose not to get married, they have no intention of committing to a life of celibacy.

Nothing is predestined in life. The Bible doesn’t encourage marriage outside of procreation. Life’s most important relationship is with the Creator of the universe, or our true soul mate. It’s possible to be so fulfilled by divine intimacy that we don’t look for someone else on earth to complete us.

Jesus and Paul both said it is better to not marry than get divorce. It is also better to marry than to burn with passion and sleep around. Being unmarried means not having to be burdened by the cares of the world.

True love is hard to find outside of the divine fellowship. For those that believe in the law of attraction, we attract what we really want.

Today’s bible verse is Song of Solomon 2:3 and compares love to finding an apple tree in a grove. Since the feminine is the most spiritually sensitive, “she” probably draws the masculine into the relationship. So much for the man leading since he only wears the pants she tells him to wear.

The man leads by doing what his lady intuitively leads him to do because they are spiritually joined together by God long before they ever walk an aisle, or have sex for that matter. There are other ways to be naked with someone besides physically. More on that in another blog post someday.

The power of you

In a world where you can be anything you want to be, perhaps the best thing you can be is yourself. The old saying is that everyone else is already taken. Who else are you going to be?

It’s amazing how society tells us to be ourselves, until we actually do it. Peer pressure doesn’t stop just because you get older. It actually gets more intense. They say kids can be cruel in elementary school but the big boys in the real world can be a lot meaner.

People tend to struggle with reality. Though the reality they struggle to accept is usually someone else’s version of it. And in metaphysical terms, the reality that everyone struggles to accept is only 1% of the overall reality that we can even see with the naked eye.

Not as bad as it sounds

It’s amazing to hear advocates of capitalism and socialism use the tenants of Judeo-Christianity to justify their political stance. However the Bible says God’s ways are higher than man’s. By defending our political or economic system, we are merely just creating our own god to suit our vision of how life should be.

Because I believe in divine Providence I don’t believe in the mainstream narrative regarding poverty. God is the source of prosperity (which is more than money) and it doesn’t matter which puppet is in office.

Western society is more profit oriented while eastern societies are more spiritual. The latter tends to be more self-sufficient.

Third world countries may have a better economy spiritually

I have read articles and posts about people who came to the United States and ended up going back to their third world countries because all the materialistic distractions hindered their relationship with God and others.

Then there were the comments by some people in third world countries that said they wouldn’t trade their community focused society for anything. I even heard a religious podcast that said true religion (internal v. organized) could only flourish in a poorer country without all the distractions.

Third world economies are more traditional

There are banks and economies in third world countries. But much of the countries practice sustainability. They are pretty much where the United States was back in the 19th century. Back in the days when Americans used to pride themselves on not having a class system.

So what kind of economy would exist in heaven? Heaven would likely have no scarcity. Since scarcity creates value there would be no economy. This kind of perfect Utopia could never exist on Earth due to mankind’s depraved nature.

Rather than worry about economic collapse, just trust in divine Providence (however it manifests itself. Also don’t assume having an abundant Life means having more stuff. Lastly research traditional economy, sustainability and self-sufficiency. None of these are as bad as they sound.

Tribute to Mom

I have to be careful showing pictures of headstones on social media. Someone took it as a death threat. I found my mom’s side of the family’s cemetery by “accident”.

I was headed north on 75 in McKinney, Texas when I recognized a landmark that I remembered passing on the way to previous funerals. I followed a winding road back to a plot of land my maternal grandparents purchased decades ago in the small town of Climax, Texas near Princeton, Texas; where my grandparents grew up and got married in 1938 until his death on February 7, 1990.

I just missed Mother’s Day and her birthday is coming up so this picture came to mind that I took a few years ago.

God is not pro slavery; just pro freewill

Good news

God is not pro slavery

Poor Great Spirit gets blamed for everything

He is pro free will

Surrendering yourself to the Divine will doesn’t mean giving up your individual autonomy

You still have power and dominion over your own life

There has to be a God because only divine providence can keep each from destroying ourselves and the planet

Jesus is not coming back to set up an earthly kingdom. That kingdom is spiritual and invisible. The material world is more of a Luciferan playground.

This place can be either heaven or hell, depending on how many people are aligned with the Divine will. We can’t judge who is and who isn’t because we can’t see people’s hearts.

Although we can get an idea who is led by the spirit by their actions, we can’t assume they are lost just because they believe differently. God is much bigger than that. Even “His” name is man-made. Not to mention pre-supposed gender. Truly, the Lord works in mysterious ways.

We do have freewill. Wisdom is just reverence for the Divine which helps us to make the best choice for our individual lives. Most people don’t believe in this so they trend towards evolution or Calvinism.

It is ironic how we are free though people have the power to take our freedom away from us.