In Return from Tomorrow, George Ritchie’s detailed and inspiring account of his near-death experience as a nineteen-year-old soldier, he writes:
I was not sure when the light in the room began to change; suddenly I was aware that it was brighter, a lot brighter, than it had been. I whirled to look at the night-light on the bedside table. Surely a single 15-watt bulb could not turn out that much light?
I stared in astonishment as the brightness increased, coming from nowhere, seeming to shine everywhere at once. All the light bulbs in the ward could not give off that much light. All the bulbs in the world could not! It was impossibly bright: it was like a million welders’ lamps all blazing at once. And right in the middle of my amazement came a prosaic thought, probably born of some biology lecture back at the university: I’m glad I don’t have physical eyes at this moment. This light would destroy the retina in a tenth of a second.
No, I corrected myself, not the light.
He would be too bright to look at. For now I saw that it was not light but a Man who had entered the room, or rather, a Man made out of light, though this seemed no more possible to my mind than the incredible intensity of the brightness that made up His form.
What have you done with your life?
The question, like everything else proceeding from Him, had to do with love. How much have you loved with your life? Have you loved others as I am loving you Totally? Unconditionally?
Ritchie’s book has awakened countless readers to this truth: When your time on earth is done, all that will matter is how much love is in your heart.
This truth resonates with us like a musical note struck in perfect harmony. Yet those who respond to this truth as a command to rise often abandon the effort, feeling guilty for failing to live up to their lofty aspirations. What they didn’t realize is that when you draw solely on your own reservoir of love while engaging others, you run the risk of exhausting your resources and feeling washed-out and spent.
Resolve to be a vessel, a channel, an instrument of unconditional divine love. Then, instead of depleting your own limited reserves, you will be a conduit for the inexhaustible love of God.
Okay, but how do you do that? How can you attune yourself to the divine current, purify your heart and mind, and become an instrument of God’s love? Here are three ways:
• Meditation. Click here to learn more.
• Affirmations. Click here to learn more.
• Practicing the presence of God. Simply put, this means keeping your love for God in your thoughts as often as possible and maintaining an ongoing dialogue with God. Click here to learn how Brother Lawrence explains it.
Is it really possible and practical to choose love in every moment, even in the most difficult of circumstances? Yes, as evidenced by the incredible story of Wild Bill, an inmate of a World War II concentration camp. Here is Wild Bill’s story, as told in Return from Tomorrow
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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents.
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In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• How do you reconcile the “free will vs. Divine Will” conundrum?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?
Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.
Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent authors and thought leaders he interviewed. The roster of storytellers includes Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Caroline Myss, Larry Dossey, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Christiane Northrup. Sixty Seconds has been translated into four languages: Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories.
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