God

Curiosity saved my life

I did a speech the other day on this very theme, how curiosity saved my life. Even though it sounds like a flashy tagline I believe it's also the truth. I think curiosity has saved many people's life. They say it's the opposite of depression and depression kills so when curiosity shows up your probably on your way out of the really dark woods. 

For me, it was when my doctors seemed to have given up on me that I magically got a hold of my own curiosity Thank God for that. That's when I took the power over my life back by taking responsibility for all in it. That's when I started investigating alternative solutions. That's when I curiously started listening to my inner guidance system.

I wouldn't have found my way out if it wasn't for curiosity. I never take it for granted and I so enjoy the feeling! 

With all my love,

Helena

The real meaning of sin

For a couple of years during my teens I was a part of Christian community through I choir I was singing in. As I remember it, focus was sin. Probably not correct but this is how I remember it and as a consequence of this shame focus I left religion all together. Today I have a stronger spiritual connection than ever in my life and I've also reevaluated the meaning of sin. I didn't need religion to do that. 

God doesn't want us to sin because it hurts us. That's it. We are not meant to sin because it hurts. I heard someone say, I think it was David Brooks, that sin is when we get our loves out of order. We love a lot of things in our lives. We love life, we love truth, we love being liked, we love food, we love to belong, we love nature, we love being of service. All these loves have an order though, for us to feel good. So when, we gossip, we've confused the order of our love of belonging and our love for truth. Our love for truth is higher so when we gossip to belong we betray our love for truth. When we abuse nature to get to eat what we want we feel bad because we love both but we love nature more and by exploiting it to get the other love, food, it doesn't taste as good as it could. 

What do you think of this? The reasoning can get a little confusing maybe, but still, the meaning is the same. Sin is not betraying God, it's betraying ourselves. We can do it as much as we want, but life is more comfortable when we don't. 

With all my love,

Helena