Don’t look for angels…

Oh boy, with many, I am likely getting myself in trouble with making such a statement. Please know I don’t say it in a spirit of wanting to promote controversy. I am speaking to a notion of ‘true responsibility,’ and herein will hopefully do so in a humble and respectful spirit…loosely this being consistent with the saying, “God helps them that helps themselves.” In making the statement, “Don’t look for angels,” I am setting forth that you (I, and everyone else) BE YOUR OWN bright beautiful angel and make the world a better place: What a different world it would be, as more and more and more of us learn to see this as a True Responsibility.

Why is it that we so commonly look outside of ourselves for help, when we so quite often already have been given (and also have developed) the tools with which we can succeed in realizing/embracing reasonable (and even sometimes maybe what some may view as not-so-reasonable) goals and objectives. We often hope for some level of supernatural intervention, when in fact, if we only make the true effort, we CAN do it for ourselves. This hypothesis is NOT absolute of course, there quite likely are instances when levels of divine assistance may be in order. Albeit, in taking this a bit further, one COULD actually be right in saying that, when the help we ask for doesn’t come, maybe it is because we didn’t actually need the help: And maybe we’ve already been given all that we need. Admittedly, this can obviously get into VERY complicated dynamics, if delving deeply as such.

What doesn’t necessarily need to be quite so complicated, is that, if we choose, we may be able to take ownership of the notion that a GENUINELY deep spirit of appreciation/gratitude may be the ‘magic elixir’ or formula which can prompt us to take true responsibility for our own health and wellbeing. Again, what a different world it would be!

Maybe, in becoming our ‘own angels,’ we can become more and more healthful conduits between Heaven and earth – more and more splendidly healthful diplomats (and maybe one of the differences between the former and latter is that divine angels should be capitalized, i.e., Angels).

In practical application (i.e., more and more as a genuinely healthful way of life), isn’t this so much about doing the right thing for the right selfless sake – without need for selfish recognition or hidden agendas? Isn’t it so much about lovingly embracing the notion that we are all SO much more in the same common boat than we often think and act? Isn’t it SO much about treating others with a living loving spirit of dignity, decency, goodness, and grace – and figuring out how to TRULY mean it, NO MATTER WHAT? Isn’t it SO much about supporting others in their healthful goals? Is this much about what ‘true freedom’ would be – this wonderful healthful spirit? How free are the angels that we traditionally view as angels? Are their wings real or are they symbolic of such splendid levels of freedom? Maybe it is easier for angels to be so good…so healthful – but does that have to stop us from trying? Maybe the REAL reward is simply in the trying.

We sometimes hear the sayings, “What would Jesus do?” “What would Buddha do?” “What would Mary do?” Those who are attached to religions and belief systems as such, already have such profoundly impeccable role models…not unlike quintessential angels. How much effort is it worth, to emulate such bright and beautiful models? It is up to each one of us to decide. Once again, it is all about “doing the right thing for the right selfless sake.” How healthful and beautiful is that? How happy?

If there is a Heaven, a ‘key to the universe,’ a ‘sixth sense,’ they are all about true honesty, promoting of true happiness and true freedom…but most importantly, needing less and less to hide behind. It is a ‘glimpse’ of an existence where there is no time, no space, no distance, but most importantly once again, “nothing to hide behind,” all is known. Oh boy! — Dr. Glen Hepker

The Lotus Flower Blossoms (as set forth in Chapter XV – “True Freedom” of my book, A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health):

“There is a place where, wherever you are there, whatever you are doing…no matter what, in any given moment, there should be nowhere you would rather be. It is where you are right now – and you have the ability to so deeply and artfully appreciate your life and its living…to connect one healthful insight to the next, and make them all one…learning to witness this already-existing truth.

In the wilderness of our existence…a place of budding flowers about, about to unwrap in a showing of perfect appreciation for all to thrive upon, we are the flowers which can blossom again and again in each season of our deeper and deeper insights…all connected…each better and more healthful than before.

It is not unlike Heaven…and it can become Heaven, with enough insight and appreciation. It takes quite a few sparks, glimpses – spine-tingling moments…as a way-of-life which becomes more and more purposeful…more and more without time or space or distance. More and more there is less and less to hide behind.” (Copyright 2011)

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Could genuine appreciation/gratitude be the ‘magic elixir?’

Is it possible that a ‘WAY’ deep, loving, altruistic spirit of TRUE APPRECIATION (I’m ‘talkin’ the real deal’ here!) could be THE ‘magic elixir’ in realizing substantive health and healing, i.e., emotionally, physically, and spiritually?

What would it genuinely mean if this is true? What if quintessentially benevolent and altruistic sparkling spine-tingling/shivering true appreciation (as a WAY OF LIFE) is the ‘key’ to unlock the door to ‘true health’…impeccable healing and wellness?

What if it is true that just about all of us have abilities that would allow us to enjoy this level of health and well-being – if we are willing to work at it and display the wherewithal, i.e., learn more and more and more how to take the proverbial ‘bull by the horns’ – learn to so deeply appreciate, feel gratitude for all of the resplendent blessings and gifts which are always inside of us, and all around us, all of the time? What if we could learn to stop ignoring these beyond-words wonderful gifts and blessings? What would life be like? What level of mindfulness and gratitude would it require (maybe even taking years or decades to gather such skill), all the while knowing that there is ALWAYS room for improvement, greater and greater levels of objective insight and its practical applications?

Life can obviously be QUITE difficult at times, albeit what if we realized that a spirit inclusive of blaming, complaining, and lack of forgiveness is among the most real of diseases, what would it mean? What if it is SO much about ‘true health through true responsibility?’

What if, what if, what if…what if a significant key to all of this is in being willing to ask ourselves these questions on a daily basis?

It is going to take another couple of years, but my second book is going to address this issue in a conversational fiction-like dynamic, i.e.:

“A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health
Volume II – True Appreciation”

Albeit, you don’t have to wait for my silly book, i.e., you can ask yourself these questions yourself, each day, if you so choose to think there might be something to this outlook. In my ages-old traditions, it is a substantive aspect of the Bright Beautiful School of Thought.

The following saying addresses the outlook herein, in a very special fashion:

“Bestow a string of faith

For faith we might have,

Unto the jester of light,

In the comedy of reflections,

As we stand upon this stage,

In awe of

Endless,

Encompassing,

All.”

– Dr. Glen Hepker

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