Question: What is the connection between the earth and spirit?
Everything that exists in both the physical and spiritual world is made from energy. The only difference between the two is the vibrational frequency of the energies. The physical world consists of lower frequencies.
Question: Can you practice Buddhism at any time?
Yes. Buddhism has many elements within it and they can be practiced when it is most convenient for you.
Question: How is Buddhism different from other practices?
It depends on which practice you are referring to. For example: Buddhism has many elements within it like mediation, prayer, belief in reincarnation and karma, and many more depending on what type of Buddhism you follow. Mainstream Christianity does not believe in reincarnation or meditation but Hinduism does. Take time to read Buddhism. The basic principles are very straightforward.
Question: Do you have to travel to exotic places to study Buddhist principles?
No. There are many good books and devotees of Buddhism in the US and around the world.
Question: What are the benefits of this line of study?
A better understanding of who you are and your life’s purpose, which can change your whole attitude in life. This could allow you to follow a different path and be much happier and more productive in this life.
Question: Are you saying this practice can help people get off of meds?
Yes, in some cases. Drugs are often taken for things like depression, anxiety, and worry. When you realize that everything that happens to you is in your best interest and will always turn out well then life can be much easier to deal with. We live many lives and souls never die and are always reunited in the spirit world. Our difficult experiences are simply part of our evolution and soon pass. In some cases, the reason for taking drugs can actually go away when people understand their life a little better.
Question: It is not easy to let go. How do you learn this?
It certainly is not easy to let go. We need to get rid of the reason our minds are so focused on negative thoughts. We rue the past (no one is depressed about the future) and we fear the future (no one fears the past). Once we realize that everything which happens to us is simply an experience intended to teach us a lesson, then we begin to focus on the joy of the present. We don’t rue or fear the present, we just deal with it.
Question: Is there really meaning and purpose in life?
Yes, most definitely. The chance of this universe, our galaxy and us being an accident is zero. If an intelligence is capable of making all this, it stands to reason there was a purpose behind it all. The eternal goal of existence is perfection of the soul and we are all working towards that end. The purpose of each life is to make some aspect of ourselves a little better and wiser. EVERTYHING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED HAD A PURPOSE AND ALWAYS WILL.
Question: This is hard to follow. Is it hard to study?
It is hard to follow because it is a short radio show. If you read my book, “The Endless Journey”, that will give you a broad understanding of reality. Then start researching the aspects of it which you find most interesting. None of it is particularly complicated. There is just a lot of different aspects to digest before it starts coming together for you. You can do it if you put your mind to it. Nothing in life comes without effort.
Question: How would one seek out a trainer in this field?
Read some books on the subject so you are familiar with the terminology. Then look on the internet for people near you that profess to specialize in your area of interest. If you cannot find someone close, use the phone or Skype. If you are not sure the person or organization you chose is meeting your needs, then pick someone else. You are in charge of your life and what you learn; and you need to keep it that way.