In a blog about which path to choose, the writer stated that it is better to choose the narrow one over the wide easier path. The narrow path strewn with adversity and obstacles could bring more to the Father and the Son.
On that narrow path, the Comforter is given the opportunity to assist you as a suffering person in the suffering that one encounters on it. On the broad path, the chances are slim, say nonexistent, that you will encounter the Father and the Son, for you choose to turn away from Them. The blog also says that whatever path one chooses there is always suffering. Below we give one of our responses that we would like to highlight in this insight.
“This fascination with suffering is completely unknown to us. Many people wonder why there is so much misery in the world.
If one believes that difficulties are there to learn from and that by experiencing those difficulties one is serving God, there will always be misery. Because doesn't God give you what you pray for? When one is so strongly engaged in faith, life and thinking are (normally) a prayer and the question of misery is interwoven in the religious thinking.
And no, we do not say 'your own fault!'. It is bad enough that one has misery in life. We don't have to do anything on top of that. ”
I'm not asking for misery!
Whoever asks for misery, in our opinion, has to do with a masochistic slant in one way or another. Of course one does not ask for misery! But why then does one get it? In the search for an explanation for misery it is difficult to give a meaningful answer. Perhaps something has been done wrong? Should one look for it in a previous life? Are you such a bad person that you deserve misery? Etc… With a very rational way of thinking one cannot find any use in experiencing miserable situations. If it were natural, one wouldn't put so much effort into solving miserable situations. They would be accepted more.
When no sensible, rational explanation can be found, mysticism always does well. And what could be more mysterious than a Father seated on a throne in heaven? A Father who oversees everything and plays a little with the people who love Him. This Father is probably thinking, "Ah, these people love Me, I will give them some misery to see if they really love Me as much as they say!" At one point the Father has seen that He has been a bit harsh on people and He sends His Son, who is apparently much more loving, to comfort them a little.
It is not so bad that one seeks comfort from a mystical Father and His Son, but that one assumes that one serves God by seeing misery as a service to Him is, in our opinion, a bridge too far. If one really sees suffering as a service to God, one cannot suffer badly enough. The more one suffers, the more servant one is. Seeking comfort can then be seen as a weakness.
All consciousness here on Earth is divided into layers. There is a lower consciousness and there is a higher consciousness, with all the different layers of consciousness in between. Likewise, there is a religious consciousness that is not only concerned with religion but also interferes with all other layers that have anything to do with spirituality. Thus one sees that suffering is also glorified in alternative circles. Just think of the purification period after an initiation. Also the many messages from so-called ascended masters, angels, etc. always speak of the misery that one has to go through when venturing on the religious or spiritual path.
This mindset has been ingrained in the collective consciousness for so long that it is considered normal.
Genuinely happy, without worries
People who say they are genuinely happy and have no worries are seen as hypocrites or liars. They are not considered normal. However, if one makes the effort to reverse the thinking from doom thinking to genuine happiness, one puts down an energy that carries the Divine within. An energy that is nourishing for itself and others.
Eddy and Rita