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Thumb Twiddling
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One of the things that makes angelic folk different is this idea of having a Mission. But what do you do if you don't know what it is, are waiting for orders, or you're 'off-duty?' You know what they say, all work and no play makes for a very boring life.

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2008-11-22 2:49
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Wouldn't that be more "All play and no work"? But after a point I'd think too much of anything is boring, so I could understand it.

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2008-11-22 2:59
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Well I'm kind of happy I'm "off duty" right now as it were. I imagine being on vacation so to say while being a celestial with all the abilities I'd have, yet having nothing to do would be boring as hell. However, being human definitely isn't boring. It's an experience to say the least.

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2008-11-22 5:30
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I was rarely "off-duty", but when I was I spent my time playing and "hanging out" with a friend when he was "off-duty".

Now that I'm destined to be "off-duty" for a few years, I do whatever Sarah wants to do or whatever I think of that would entertain us all....Concerts...We go to lots and lots of concerts, lol! And...flirting with cute guys <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

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Motley Wrote:But what do you do if you don't know what it is, are waiting for orders, or you're 'off-duty?'
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2008-11-22 18:46
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Some times, in fact I do daresay mostly (IMO) we have no conscious thought of our mission. Wither we be angels, celestial agents, or human followers and disciples of the source. But i think that it will be done any way. Even if its not someone else will do it. I'd rather not know personally. I'm sure it would make me very nervous.


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2008-11-22 19:13
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I think the question poised has a lot of aspects to it that make it difficult to give a straight out answer, the (possibly) most important one regarding why one is currently incarnated in a physical human body - whether by design ("You, AngelX, go on a vacation/mission to earth while being human") or circumstance ("oops, I died. Lookit that, I got reincarnated as a human"). And each of those have a number of questions attatched into them, ending up in a very personalized situation, but perhaps second most important in the bundle of questions would be "Does my (source) still have use/interest in me?", a step that I think is perhaps overlooked too commonly or too quickly.

Personally? If my source didn't have the sense to make it entirely clear to me what my "mission" was, I wouldn't assume I have one, or that I am suppose to do anything in particular save for what I am doing.

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2008-11-22 21:45
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I agree with Veritas on this one -- I have no idea I'm completing a mission until it's over. When it comes down to a mission, it's doing things abnormally from what I would normally do. Typically, I consider what I do normally to be rather unimportant, so I say I do "nothing"... which is pretty much true, anyway =P.

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2008-11-22 22:05
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When not incarnated I know what I should be doing at all times. There really is no "off duty" for a balancer.

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2008-11-22 22:10
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One of my memory fragments showed me being ordered to go to earth without any instruction of why or what I was supposed to do. And I was a bit too Goddess-struck to bother asking. After playing with the big ol' jigsaw puzzle a bit I'm starting to have some new theories as to why it was done like that.

Anyway, part of it is that it's in my nature to do certain things, so I don't really need to be told. Just like a dog doesn't need to be told to bark when some stranger gets too close to your house. The Powers That Be seem satisfied that I will fairly reliably act like myself in a given situation. And as Veritas pointed out, if I knew that they had in mind I'd probably get nervous about it anyway.

From that point of view, even things I take up in this life that seem entirely trivial, or just for fun, contribute to gaining the skills or creating the connections I need to do what I need to do. My various interests do seem to mesh together and support each other. (Too bad they don't support me yet...but I'm working on it.)

Part of it also may be that I've been given a light duty sort of thing so that I can heal up. A little light exercise, nothing too strenuous as I put the pieces back together and even regrow a bit or two. The PTB seem to support the idea of letting me develop as an individual, which also might explain the lack of orders. I have to learn how to figure it out for myself and come to the conclusions that satisfy me personally. Maybe it's something like a riddle, not just to find out what went wrong, but to figure out how to make it right again. Sure, God knows everything, past, present and future, but unless someone actually takes the time to figure things out, doesn't that knowledge become a paradox?

Ok, I'm getting heavy into the philisophical wax today...

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I am on a kind of holiday, comparing my duties here as an incarnated Angel to those I have usually when in my normal state of being. But I have some important things to do, still. Most of them I know consciously, I do them during sleeping, where I can leave my body without much problems. Some however I have to do during my waking times. The ones I do during waking time are totally different to those I do during sleeping time. Nothing in common, by no means.

The label holiday is okay because I am on the light side of life.

If some people really see angels where others see only empty space, let them paint the angels. (John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900, english critic and writer)
2008-11-22 22:47
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