The Resurrection of the Spirit Cycle
My identity struggles with self make me more understanding of the struggles of others because at the core I realize how self-serving we all are. As I move in and out of transformative states I find myself eager to serve because in it is the only real peace, love and joy.
Prayer - in the act of prayer man unites himself with God. Prayer keeps God alive on Earth, and unifies people. In prayer, I assume a humble posture.
We all carry the sentence of death, so that we are forced to trust not ourselves but God. He will save us.
God lifts a person from despair, from the very gates of Hades. When in despair, then restored, we complete the resurrection of the dead.