Maria’s Rant – Chapter 8 Excerpt

Maria Love’s rant in Chapter 8 of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation captures the feelings of a lot of human beings. From pages 80-81: IMG_0821

Now Maria’s emotions burst the veneer of professional skepticism and confidence. Was she a hero? She’d never thought in those terms. “I’m a woman who’s tired and stressed. I’m a human being looking for answers. The world I see, the world I’ve experienced makes no sense. Does that make me a hero?”

“You are a hero, Maria. Trust me. Tell me why existence makes no sense to you?” Nanna pushed.

“We come here and we die. In between, we suffer and we struggle. Where’s the meaning in it?”

“What meaning do you seek, Maria? Must it make sense?”

“Yes. I mean, it would be nice if there was some purpose behind it.”

”I’m sure your philosophies and sciences offer answers. Do they not?” religion-vs-science-1“Science claims we’re an accidental collection of molecules appearing for a time and then dissipating without consequence or meaning. It asserts we live in a universe that’s as accidental as we are. We’re a species riding a wave of random mutation to who knows where—maybe the next accident.”

“So, don’t believe what science asserts. Other possibilities exist.”

“Then there’s religion. Many religious people believe this life is meaningless preparation to a promised life to come. All our human experiences are without significance in some divine plan.”

I watch both of these thought systems at work in our world and I’m forced to ask why? How can it all be an accident? How can an all-powerful God put inferior beings through a gauntlet of suffering unfit for an enemy?” I am not an accident and my life, this life, is not a meaningless preamble! How can I choose between these two worldviews? Why must I? Is there nothing more?” Maria felt momentarily exposed by her rant, but strangely freed by its emotional release.

She continued, “They say a career and making big money fulfills you. They say becoming famous fulfills you. They say having children fulfills you. They say, they say, they say!” Maria felt the flush of emotion permeating her face and tears begin to flow. What the hell, she thought. Here I am talking to a complete stranger. I’m ranting and now I’m crying. There was something motherly and accepting about Nanna that seemed to evoke feelings and emotions from deep within her.

Nanna looked intently at Maria for a moment. “Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh. What you seek you will not find. The gods have secured immortality only for themselves. Satisfy your belly. Cherish the child who holds your hand and make your wife happy with your embrace. This is the fate of man?” She ended the statement with the inflection of a question.

Maria minored in near eastern cultures at UT. She remembered the famous quote imploring Gilgamesh to give up his quest for immortality and accept his fate. Maria wiped her face. “Gilgamesh? Nanna, are you suggesting I abandon my questions, fall in line, and accept the world the way it is?”

“Maria, I’m suggesting that to ask the questions you’re asking is dangerous. To answer them, is even more dangerous. I must know, beyond doubt, you are committed to seeing the answers through to wherever they lead.”

What do you think? Have you ever felt that way? Thus begins Maria’s journey and yours. Let the Awakening begin.

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is the author of the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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