what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
sl. duchamps said: "since three-dimensional object casts a two-dimensional shadow, we should be able to imagine the unknown four-dimensional object whose shadow we are. [...]"
god for me is something bigger, of that four dimensional quality. i like to detach the word god from religion. god for me are my ancestors. only through them, humanity, my grandmother, my family, i can feel god in a spiritual and physical way. their stories, their lives and experiences manifest themselves in my being, have become me. i want to believe that that other, fourth dimension is god, is our community on earth, and other places like the heavens. god is us.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
sl. it is not controversial for me, quite the contrary it has something trustful, grounding quality for me. the word god is definitely controversial in a religious context.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
sl. i do think of religion first, as in most parts of the world extreme religious views become more and more apparent. sadly more and more of that extreme views manifest themselves in education and are affecting very young people. with little room for own experiences or experimentations.
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
sl. i believe things happen for a reason. that we meet at certain places and times people we are supposed to meet, and be together with. but i do also believe that we can interfere with our actions and thoughts, and that we are attracting certain beings and situations just with our own 'magic'.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
sl. i experience different kinds of love; unconditional love, that is my love as a mother to my child; and then there is love for your people, meaning family, friends - this kind of love means to me trust; being with each other, being honest and growing with each other through change.
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
sl. i want to believe that. but some life forms might be guided in their actions more through their instincts than love. i do believe that there are magical things happening when animals or plants communicate with each other and the earth.
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
sl. being open to and accepting/identifying change, being kind and enjoying each other.to see a relationship as an opportunity to give to each other and not to see it as a sacrifice.if one is so very lucky to fall in love with a soulmate, that experience is transcending and forever.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
sl. that change is eventually a good thing - after the challenge it presents itself in the first place. that life gets so much bigger and important through friendship and family.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
sl. i want to take on humanity as a challenge of making things good - in a creative, spiritual way. i want to be rather excited about the future than being negative or sarcastic. i would like to see humanity from a positive side, living questions like why we are here, what we are here to do, how are we connected to each other what makes us interact and choose each other, or even fight with each other.
i think that each individual step is actually a big one. every action has an effect on the world, and our actions are actually important.
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