Whether you realize it or not, we all need help. We cannot complete our “growing up” without help. We begin life as helpless as possible. Once we make it to adulthood, we have the mindset that we are in control and able to handle anything. We can choose our educational path, our friends, our mindset molds out of these choices we make. We can even choose what we believe about religion. We are made with a spirit, so we choose a religion whether we realize it or not. It could be a belief that we are simply a part of the universe and we have to take care of everything around us, especially our physical beings:
“Pantheism fosters a mind that accepts the world: a mind alert to vibrant reality, in touch with the senses, receptive to the energy of the body and the universe. A mind fully awake to nature, open to new knowledge, responsive to the beauty of the natural world. Pantheism fosters a mind that accepts life, the body and the self: a mind that is free from guilt about original sin or inability to be a martyr; free of anxiety about death or the possibility of eternal punishment beyond death.” (pantheism.net)
Sounds self-centered and sweet, but leaves many questions unanswered. I’m sure if I researched Pantheism further I could get answers, but the fact that we are made by the universe to take care of it, and when we die we become a part of the universe once more, seems empty. How do you comfort the person faced with death of a loved one? How do you explain to someone dying of cancer that it’s just the way the universe is and you are going to be taken care of when you are once again absorbed by the great universe. When you feel helpless, does the Universe come to your rescue? Pantheism allows you to take control of your own faith and fate. I can’t imagine having the weight of the universe on your mind and in your heart, that’s a great burden knowing you will have to solve all your problems and those of every piece of nature. Keeping up with personally health is a full time job and one many Americans have not taken seriously.
I do believe in positive thinking and positive words. Our words bring life and death to the body. I believe it because I have experienced it personally and because it written in God’s Word. Proverbs 15:4 “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit”. I also celebrate the fact that I don’t have to worry about what happens to my present and future. When I have feelings of despair and overwhelming circumstances “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” (Psalm 121: 1-2, 7-8).