Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Now You See Me...
God is omniscient. He knows everything. His Spirit is omnipresent. He can be everywhere. This is the way that it should be. But what about the Spirits of those who have departed this mortal existence? We know from revelation that they go to a place we call the Spirit World to work, and prepare for the inevitable day of resurrection.
We are taught that the Spirit World is in our midst here on this earth. We also know from teachings, and many from personal experiences, that the veil between those two "worlds" - the mortal, and the Spirit - can be very thin at times.
There is great comfort in the idea that our loved ones who have passed on before us can sometimes see us. They are near at hand, loving us, supporting us and watching us - even to the point of being able to occasionally witness important events as they unfold in our lives.
Our family is still our family, even after death. They love us, they worry about us, they can see us, and they can be with us.
I hope they have some pretty tight restrictions on the whole watching and visiting part.
I am totally fine knowing that God can see me at all times- he created me, he knows me better than I know myself. I can't hide anything from him. I get that.
But I wouldn't be as comfortable with the idea that my departed ancestors can pop in and check up on me whenever they want. I'm sure they would mean well, and that they love me, but it would be just a little..
Hopefully there are rules about this type of trans-veil travel. Not that I don't love my ancestors, but I sure don't need my Uncle James reading over my shoulder while I play Words With Friends on my phone in the bathroom.
And as much as I love my dearly departed parents, I don't want them to accidentally observe anything that might make them tilt their heads and say "Aren't they so cute together."
My Grampa doesn't need to be in the car when I am screeching along with Classic Rock, nor does my Aunt Sarah need to witness me clipping my toenails when I get out of the shower. How about a little privacy here?
Sure, perhaps they are in a state of "awareness" where the trivialities of vanity and pride have been stripped away, but those qualities are still here - and flourishing.
We think of the great reunion that awaits us with family and friends when we leave this mortal existence. I don't need my cousin who worked for the IRS saying, "Hey, I saw what you did on your 1040 last year, you might want to tighten that up before the final judgment.
Even worse, I don't want the grand greeting on the other side of the veil to be a moment filled with awkward pauses and occasional giggles.
I am probably worrying about nothing. I imagine that those on the other side have more important things to do than clip nose hairs, or eat donuts. Hopefully they are plenty busy doing their work, and can leave me alone except when it really matters.
Well, I'm off to take a shower. Have a great day.