what is god for you?
mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
vv. i usually refer to it as the universe or primal source where all form arises from and dissolves into.
mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
vv. some religions are controversial for me, not the word god. people have different belief systems but if you really break it down, they are all talking about the same thing, the devotion to something bigger than we cannot comprehend, energy or spirit and creation. and the message passed across should not be about separation, punishment and fear but about union, justice, respect and unconditional love to all form. it's crazy how many people are fighting and killing each other because they have been conditioned to think that their god would want that, that their god discriminates people from different races or religions.
mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
vv. i believe in both. i believe in karma and in reincarnation and that life is all about evolving as spirits through a collective of experiences. i think each of us has the experiences that we’re meant to have in order to grow or to rectify pending issues from a past life, so i always keep in mind that whatever happens, good or bad, it will always be a valuable lesson that will make me stronger and show me a different perspective. in the other hand, i also believe that we create our own reality, even though there are things we cannot avoid, became we need to learn, most things we can attract just the power of thought and spiritual cultivation.
mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
vv. love is the most beautiful feeling one can have, love is the most powerful energy in the world, love is selfless and it makes the world go around. when you love someone, you set them free. love is not possession, control or ego. everyone should practice unconditional love, love the planet, the animals and love each other, it's the best beauty secret!
mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
vv. yes i believe love is universal energy and when you can see so much of it in nature, especially amongst animals. if you go somewhere away from the city and from any distractions and really connect with nature, just sit still and obverse the flowers, the trees, the leaves blowing in the wind, the water, the sounds, the insects and how everything works in perfect synchronicity and harmony, you will feel so loved and so grateful for this beautiful gift we have been given, to live in such a wonderful planet. the water crystals of masaru emoto's experiment say a lot about how powerful and omnipresent love is.
mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
vv. respect, friendship, honesty and unconditional love.
mig. what have you learned about life so far?
vv. the more i learn, the more i realise i know nothing but one thing i can say for sure…the meaning of life is just to be alive, to enjoy the ride, people waste so much time panicking about the future, worrying about the past about money etc, when all we have is now, the present and we forget to live it. all we truly need to be happy is within ourselves, nothing and no one else can bring that to us, once we learn to have a still mind, we find peace.
mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
vv. i feel that humanity is starting to wake up a bit. i see us stepping towards something better, something bigger. we've seen humanity going down the hill, destroying the planet, killing animals and making pointless wars over and over again, but now more and more people are realising that the old patterns are not working and something needs to be done to help the extreme situation the planet has come to. we keep being presented with a lot facts that science cannot explain anymore, there is clearly something else out there and more people are awaking to it every day. stop thinking i and start acting like a collective, everyone can help, if everyone does a little bit, we can change the world!
thank you vivien vilela for participating in the 'mig' project.
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