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Why Do We Age?

When we are young, we believe we will never look old. We can’t envisage our youthful beauty disappearing, the spring in our step dwindling and our desire for constant stimulus diminishing. We refer to our elders in derogatory terms: the wrinklies, old man or lady or much worse. They might still love the oldies but they don’t want to ever be like them. And that’s without them understanding the emotional and physical pain that many endure.

Why do we age? Why do our bodies blossom and then begin the process of deterioration? What is the purpose?

It is to experience life in its many different aspects.

When you have youthful good looks, health and abundant energy, you see the world from that aspect only. You have physical abundance to help you start on a precarious journey. The world is seen through the eyes of youthful good health; you have the physical attraction and strength for mating and child bearing.

To experience Earth life from different perspectives, you need to walk along different paths. As we begin to lose the physical benefits of our body, we are compensated by the gaining of wisdom. We start to understand life from a complex position and not just from the “I want” viewpoint. We learn harsh realities and responsibility.

When our children leave home, we are in a position to pursue interests we found difficult when full time carers. This is the age we can pursue our spirituality more fully and re-assess our way of living. This is the time to make great changes if they are needed.

Old age brings with it another experience. One we don’t look forward to but we are here to learn and we need to see life in as many different frames as possible. When our bodies start to fail us and perhaps our minds are no longer sharp, we need to realise that we are not useless. The older person can be a great help as teachers, supporters and in sending out prayer. We have to learn how to find the balance in our lives in more difficult circumstances. Sometimes it’s poor health or slim finances but whatever our particular difficulty is in the later years, it makes us experience and learn new aspects.

For each of us, the experience of aging is different as in any other aspect of our life. It is up to us to find ways of making the best of what we have and utilising it to our advantage. Life will always be kinder to some than to others but many with less have far more success and happiness due to their attitude. Is there something you could do to make your life better? It’s worth more than a passing thought.


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We have the system of offering spirits the opportunity of an Earthly life to encourage all to experience different aspects of all possibilities. Some times several realisations can come through one incident and we do try and work it that maximum value is gained in each life as it is not something that most of us wish to keep undertaking.

Although those of you currently on Earth do not wish to leave that plane, when you’re here, few are in a hurry to go back. It’s thrilling to think you have the opportunity to learn and advance but it’s a little like sitting exams. You want to get them over and done with so you may move on, but no one looks forward to the experience. It’s only the ongoing desire to develop that keeps people going back to your sphere. Life this side is so much more beautiful and easy. We don’t have punishing consequences; we don’t experience fear or despair. It is especially daunting for those who have chosen a difficult life.

The existence as a poor third world being is certainly one that spirits dread. You must all endure a similar experience or you can’t go forward. It’s not one where you can go forward very much as there is little variation in these lives, but the hopelessness is a valuable experience and one that sorely tests your charitable concepts. The mind is dulled from malnutrition as is the body. Life is tedious as it is desperate. You don’t know any different and that is the only saving grace. Raising the world’s compassion is not their main focus. It’s the personal experience that is the main point in choosing this existence. It’s only in modern times that media has been available to present the world with its horrors.

The Earth used to be more abundant as humans had not stripped it bare in so many places, but there were always situations available where poverty was extreme. There was slavery, genocide, famines and outcasts. There have always been elements of man that will exploit and treat others badly and nature is not always abundant.

Our lives are chosen with our full knowledge and consent but how much we learn and grow is entirely up to the individual. There are always variations to the life plan once we start making our free will choices but we will be encouraged into situations that will give us opportunities to learn and grow in some aspect. Those that we miss will be provided to us again at another time.

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No longer can we pretend ignorance of the atrocities that are committed in places far from our home. No longer can we turn a blind eye on the poverty and desperation of others whilst we tell ourselves we don’t know how to help or it is their own fault.

We need to rid ourselves of our tribal tendencies which lead us to care only about those who live close to us, who look like us and we can identify as “could be me”. We are becoming one tribe, the human tribe. There is no longer an excuse for them and us. We marry those who come from far away places, we communicate with people who once spoke a language foreign to our ears. We buy their manufactured goods and we sell them our food and resources. We are merging into one people, making it difficult at times to pinpoint the origins of families.

We have always been one people. DNA proves this. But now we are merging in appearance and in culture. Don’t the English love their curries? And the Japanese the American culture? Many groups are losing their great traditions but the upside is the difficulty to hate a race when your favourite sister-in-law comes from that country and has told you of the things she loves about her family’s customs.

How can we not have compassion for those fleeing terror and poverty? What would you do if it was your family that was waiting for the door knock that would take your brother away to be tortured and killed? What if you had no food for your children and no way to obtain any. Not today, tomorrow or next week. If your wife or sister knew that any day she could be brutally raped and maimed.

For many, it is impossible to wait in queue for a visa. Such things do not exist in their environment or they do not meet the requirements that someone has set down. If it was you. If it was your family, would you not do what ever it took to save them? Would it really matter to you if your actions were not going to meet with someone elses rules or approval.

Open your heart to those who have so little, those who live in daily terror. Don’t condemn someone for trying to save themselves and their loved ones. Be grateful that it is not you is such a situation. God loves us all, no matter into which family or culture we were born. Do you think God is wrong?

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