NOVEMBER 2014

 

 

Ayeza Yousafzai – Peshawar / Pakistan

 

How do you see faith? And is it necessary for spiritual growth?

 

There are several levels to faith; the first, reminds us that each moment of our lives, we are deeply connected to the divine, and this reminder appears in the form of ‘hope’ whenever it deems it necessary. The second, invites us mentally and emotionally to uncover the mystery of our Beings within this existence. And finally, faith, by its sacred nature, leads us to the dimension of transcendence.

 


 

Eva Ellstrom – Gotenborg / Sweden

 

What do you think of the thesis that says it is not good to judge? Is not judgement the practical implementation of our experience?

 

We must make a distinction between judgement and discernment. Discernment is differentiating in the most objective manner, in other ways, remaining as neutral as possible. With judgement, there is the addition of emotions, whether positive or negative, to what is objectively perceived.

It is clear that we have an absolute need for discernment, but judgement can be very harmful since it brings nothing to oneself or another. It is very important to distinguish between these two; too many judgements, prevents questioning, but no longer daring to discern, with the pretext of not falling into judgement, obviously prevents all evolution.

 


 

Matthew Dawn – Denver / Colorado

 

How does the awakening of our consciousness occur?

 

The awakening of consciousness is first of all related to our ability to give meaning to the events of our lives. This awakening is revealed in the form of visionary clarity that has the ability to transpose us beyond the consequences of our actions, and leads us to more profound questioning. But the awakening of the consciousness is also linked to signs, encounters or meetings, and most particularly, to synchronicities. These events help us associate different facts and see their subtle relationships. They incite us to question, permitting us new levels of understanding and engaging us in making certain decisions which might prove decisive for our spiritual evolution.