SPIRITUAL BODY, FLESH BODY, SOUL

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I recently watched a program on the Science Channel entitled Futurescapes, which talked about the world of the future as it was being built by the technologies of the present. It spoke of ‘brain-enhancement’ chips, ‘mind-machine’ interfaces, cybernetically-modified humans and artificial intelligence. While the technology was all very fascinating, and the ethical questions raised by the creation of A.I. were somewhat thought-provoking, I could not help but notice the faultiness behind the basic philosophies of many of the personalities interviewed, as well as the blatantly obvious point-of-view that the producers of the program were obviously wishing for its viewers to lean towards: The brain is the supreme originator of all things that make us ‘human’; the soul does not exist, and what would be considered a soul is a happenstance of some neurological ‘firings’; that humans will and should inevitably ‘upgrade’ and enhance their brains and bodies through these new technologies in order to ‘evolve’ in a kind of keep up with the Jones’ consumerism; and finally, we are left with the idea that we should ‘leave the Earth’ to our robotic progeny, who will inevitably be better and more efficient than we are.

The faultiness in all of this lies first in foremost in the complete ignorance (unconscious or willful) of the fact that we as humans are already perfect and divine, it is just that the vast majority does not see or believe this due to personal beliefs, social conditioning, and the general conditions of the sleep of matter. Secondly, the soul is a very real thing, and it has little to do with the brain or neurons. These materialists are looking in the wrong part of the body. While there have been some advances in the knowledge of ‘gut intelligence’ and even the idea of a secondary ‘brain’ in the digestive area (although this too is just one of the three major intelligence/energy centers, along with the heart and the head), the main ‘movers and shakers’ of science seem to be far from grasping that concept, as they are very brain-centric, and almost obsessive with the concept of manipulating that organ. The brain and the nervous system acts as more of a regulation and ‘filtration’ system, funneling the limitless Light vibrations of the dimensions into something we can handle in our current stage of evolution, whatever that may be, depending on the person. The brain is NOT the originator of the soul, or even the mind, for that matter. It’s something akin to an electrical transformer.

It is repeated throughout the program that ‘body awareness’ stops at the flesh at present. The experiences of mystics, saints, and sages throughout the millennia are completely disregarded in this form of philosophical science, which seems to be at the spearhead of the “mainstream” of scientific advance, for the betterment of mankind. Although, it was touched on a couple of times of the potential for this system of human ‘enhancement’ to be available depending on economic status. The more money, the more enhancement, and hence, the further ability of the economic elite to dominate the increasingly impoverished masses.

But there have been techniques to ‘enhance’ man to his perfect form for millennia, it is just that only the brave few have completed this to the point of ascension. I have spoken before of the proven sciences of T’ai Chi and Chi Kung in the east, as well as the Yogic arts, and the various forms of eastern and western mystical practices brought forth by great masters like Buddha and Christ Jesus. These spiritual-science practices strengthen the vital or spiritual body of man, which ultimately gives rise to and animates the physical body.

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The dogmatically atheistic philosophy of mainstream materialist science does not even acknowledge that such a thing exists. The seemingly external electricity of man is just another anomaly to be disregarded. But if we couple these types of practices that essentially make the physical and spiritual bodies merge as one in all dimensions, with the true nutrition that the physical bodies needs, there is no need for any sort of cybernetic ‘enhancement’. Now I’m definitely not a Luddite by any means, and I do see a great potential for technology and robotics to advance healthcare (when used appropriately in tandem with natural healing methods), and enable humankind to convert to a more ‘people-based’ economy, that would allow humans to pursue the type of creative artistic, scientific and spiritual discovery and advancement that is our birthright. There is wondrous potential for all of this.

Sadly, by looking at words and deeds, it would appear that those in ‘control’ of the mainstream of society don’t really seem to want or believe in this potential reality, nor do they really seem to be concerned with the ethics behind what is currently being pushed as ‘science’. They appear to be either still caught in the illusion of matter and the paradigm of materialism, or they just want everyone else to be. As a whole, the mass of humanity is still very much controlled by the little ‘e’, ego, which is ultimately concerned with its own self-affirmation and survival within its material world of existence.

It is the mistake of materialist science and culture to subscribe to the notion that creation emanates from matter. This backwards paradigm causes many inconvenient truths to be labeled as ‘anomalies’, and eventually swept under the rug, as if they did not exist. If we look at what could be seen as the ‘positive’ mode of creation as a ‘pentacle’; the star shape sigil used in ‘pagan’ occult ritual, with the top point representing the realm of Spirit or aether ‘above’, which then emanates and gives power to the four elements, as encircled in the totality of existence; then this materialist paradigm can be likened to a ‘pentagram’; the upside down star shaped sigil used in ‘dark’, or “Satanic” occultism which has its source of power and creation emanating from the forces of matter ‘below’, which then creates the elements.

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In recognizing ourselves in our ‘whole-ness’, and integrating what would seem like ‘opposing’ forces, we move toward liberation of ourselves and all beings. To refer back to the ‘opposing’ diagrams of the two paradigms of manifestation, both of which are ‘imbalanced’ in their own way as well as ‘correct’ in their own way. If we look at the work of Rudolph Steiner, he points out that Satan or Ahriman is the dark or imbalanced side of matter: cold, mechanistic, animalistic, and embodied by imbalance in our lower energy centers (chakras). Meanwhile, Lucifer is the imbalanced side of the etherial forces above: hot, egotistical, self-absorbed, and embodied by imbalance in our higher energy centers. The two polarizing forces make up the concept of the devil, which tempts, distracts, and leads us away from the truth of things when we become imbalanced in either direction. Steiner concludes that one of the prime functions of the Christ in this realm is to balance out these two necessary forces of ‘opposition’. All things strive towards equilibrium. I would say that a “true” picture of manifestation may look something more like this:

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The Dekagram, in occultic symbolism, in this form represents the continuous concentrated operations of the Ten Sephiroth in nature. The Tree of Life and the Sephiroth are represented in both the grand-scale architecture of creation, as well as in the microcosm of the human being (all though we are actually much larger than we think). For those who may be unfamiliar with the Tree of Life and the Sephiroth, I will quote the British Christian Mystic and Occultist, Dion Fortune:

The Creator is conceived of as bringing the universe into manifestation through a series of Divine Emanations, ten in number. These are called the Ten Holy Sephiroth, and are represented in a diagram as arranged in a particular pattern. This is the famous Tree of Life, the key to all symbolism.

This image of the dekagram shows the continual and cyclical nature of the ‘wheel of creation’, as well as the continual balancing of positive and negative energies within the sphere of creation. Because, in truth, the creation didn’t happen from ‘above’ or ‘below’; it encircles all of reality and happens continuously. It has no beginning and no end.

The human body has been said to be a ‘microcosm’ of the universe. The Divine Mind emanates the Self, or ‘divine spark’ that is housed inside the soul or sheath, which acts as a sort of data storage device. The spiritual body is then created, which is the “electrical matrix” that gives life and literal form to the flesh body. This is given credence by some scientists who are brave enough to work outside the established paradigm. These scientists are finding that DNA works as electrical ‘receivers’, and that the genetic pattern lies in the field of consciousness itself, not in the physical structure.

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When humans eventually discover and accept the truth about our design, and how to use that truth we will see massive advances in health and wellness amongst a peoples. It is our beliefs in these illusions about our bodies that have been presented to us through various societal institutions, that is one of the main causes of illness among people today. We have allowed ourselves to become disconnected from our source of power and vitality.

As Father Paul Blighton said, “The laws of the Flesh Body must be vigorously and diligently observed if they are to reconstruct and control the Kundalini Force. Thus, the Flesh Body may enter into the Realization of the existence or the SELF. The laws of the Flesh Body are: 1. Right body function 2. Right breathing 3. Right thinking 4. Right action 5. Right prideless humility 6. Right mindfulness 7. Tolerance in love.

In the process of ‘knowing thyself’, it is imperative that we work on maintaining the correct functioning of our ‘bodies’ while on this plane, as health and vitality are key to doing the work that is needed to be done. You can’t be of much service to others if you are in a constant state of dis-ease, nor will you be of much good to yourself. While their can be miraculous revelations that occur during states of great illness, I would prefer to keep things in balanced, working order unless impossible. There are varying ways to go about this and varying factors to consider, and there are multitudes of resources and techniques that can help with our goals of harmonizing and synchronizing our ‘bodies’.

When we are in good health with things like proper nutrition and proper exercise for ALL your bodies; this allows the bodies to be at ease, which makes it easier for the mind to be at ease (this also works other way ’round). With a calm mind, we all know it is easier to do the inner work of communing with the Soul and Self within, and not having a lot of static interference jumbling It’s guiding messages. With the times being as they are, and the dawn of the Age being as it is; it is imperative that we all learn how to master the functioning of our ‘bodies’, and “get right with God”.

Looking to the dilemmas of a very possible transhumanist and technocratic future: I see a potential world in the future where the truth of the bodies and spiritual development may be suppressed, much as they were in feudalistic times. Those who wish to develop themselves the ‘old fashioned’ way through spiritual technique and true nutrition would be laughed at, scorned, and even persecuted. The wealthiest elite would be the most ‘enhanced’ with the merging of technology in an effort to ‘create God’. Those confused masses left in a neo-feudalistic world would be left dumbed-down and impoverished, dreaming of the next gadget they could afford to put in themselves. Much like people today who buy i-phones and flat-screen TVs for social status, but can barely afford to pay bills or feed their families. To quote Ray Kurzweil, renowned inventor, transhumanist, and head of Google’s artificial intelligence and technology, from his book, The Age of Spiritual Machines:

..control over large systems of machines will be in the hands of a tiny elite- just as it is today, but with two differences. Due to improved techniques, the elite will have greater control over the masses; and because human work will no longer be necessary, the masses will be superfluous: a useless burden on the system. If the elite (are) ruthless, they may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity. If they are humane, they may use propaganda, or other psychological or biological techniques to reduce the birth rate, until the mass of humanity becomes extinct: leaving the world to the elite. Or, if the elite consists of soft-hearted liberals, they may decide to play the role of good shepherds to the rest of the human race. They will see to it that everyone’s physical needs are satisfied, that all children are raised under psychologically hygienic conditions, that everyone has a wholesome hobby to keep him busy, and that anyone who may become dissatisfied undergoes “treatment” to cure his “problem.” Of course, life will be so purposeless that people will have to be biologically or psychologically engineered either to remove their need for the power process or make them “sublimate” their drive for power into some harmless hobby. These engineered human beings may be happy in such a society, but they will most certainly not be free. They will have been reduced to the status of domestic animals.

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Of course, no future is set in stone, and in the end, and all experience within the Mind of God (within whom we live, move, and have our being) is beyond good and evil. All levels of suffering, no matter how unconscionable, is still temporal; and death, no matter how terrible the circumstances may seem surrounding it, is still merely an illusion- a transition to another level of existence. It is necessary for the Beast to be built and temptation to exist for mankind to have the necessary resistance to develop into a Christed humanity. Christ Jesus was laughed at, mocked, scorned, persecuted, tortured and killed in a most brutal fashion before he reached resurrection and ascension. Humanity, in all probability, will need to go through similar experiences on both group and individual levels, for those brave enough to take it on, in order for humanity to become Christed, bringing about the ‘second coming’ and the New Heaven and the New Earth. It’s not always going to be pleasurable, comfortable, or fun; nor should it be. That’s not what we signed on for when we incarnated here on the most challenging level of existence. The night is always darkest before the dawn. Christ Jesus after all did say, “I come not to bring peace, but a sword”.

Whoever has ears should hear. This is in service to and for the liberation of ALL Beings…

TRUTH, IGNORANCE, UNITY and THE LAW

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JOHN 8:31-32
Then said Jesus unto those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

IGNORANCE (taken from the Gnostic Gospel of Philip)
Ignorance is the mother of all evil.
Ignorance will eventuate in death,
Because those who come from ignorance
Neither were nor are nor will be.
But those who are in truth will be perfect
When all the truth is revealed.
For truth is like ignorance: while hidden it rests in itself,
But when revealed and recognized,
It is praised in that it is stronger than ignorance and error.
It gives freedom. The Word said,
“If you know the truth, the truth shall set you free.”
Ignorance is a slave,
Knowledge is freedom.
If we know the truth, we shall find the fruits of the truth within us.
If we join it, it will fulfill us.

MATTHEW 12:24-25
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.” And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand..”

Today we are going to talk about truth, ignorance, the Law, and Unity, and how these things affect our experience in this world. Jesus said, “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

This implies there is actually such a thing as truth. Though it may sound strange to say that, there is actually an ingrained belief system that has been implanted in the mass mind that essentially states that there is no such thing as truth, or that truth is unknowable. The mass or collective mind of humanity functions very similar to a computer and will autonomously ‘update’ itself, but it can also be programmed. The ideology referred to is known as “solipsism”. The word itself is derived from the Latin solus, which means “alone”, and the Latin ipse, which means self. It is essentially the ideology that one’s own mind or more accurately, their ego mind is the only thing that can be known to exist. This common post-modern belief essentially states that there is no such thing as objective truth or even moral truth. It states that truth is impossible to know, so why bother even trying?

Reasoning for attempting to find and understand truth can be found in the passage from the Gospel of Philip: “Ignorance is a slave, knowledge is freedom. If we know the truth, we shall find the fruits of the truth within us. If we join it, it will fulfill us.”

Essentially it is stating that the truth and knowledge of it (gnosis) equates to freedom. Ignorance of the truth is slavery, which also implies the presence of a master, or controller- a person, group of persons, or other force that enslaves. Tied up in this as well, is the presence of the lie- the thing that makes ignorance of the truth possible. Truth by its very nature is simple and easy to understand, when one is ready to do so. Lies are always intentionally complicated, creating a maze to keep one from the truth. The truth of the Light of Christ and the Way, for example, is incredibly simple. It’s not easy (at all), but it is simple.

The underlying purpose of ideologies like solipsism, nihilism, and the myriad of other belief systems created by institutions, individuals of influence, and our own egos, is to obfuscate the truth. Now this is not to say that there may be some outward complexities to the truth, which is why developing the mind and developing understanding is a key component of growth, but at its core, the truth remains simple. Obfuscation of the truth is to make things look and seem impossibly complicated to the point where people become confused and bewildered, causing them to give up looking, as they believe it is impossible. This is a prime method of any group looking to maintain control of a population. This is also a prime method of your own ego and the oppositional forces that dwell within you that wish to maintain their own rule over you and keep things as they are- keeping you away from the Light of Self that is the truth of who you are.

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I’m not going to say that just one type of truth is important, or even that there is such a thing as a type of truth. All things are in God and God is in all things. It is important to see ALL things- people, institutions, situations and experiences- for what they are, and for all the tinted lenses of preference and perception to be discarded. Truth is the nature of the Light. Lies and ignorance are the nature of darkness which in the ultimate sense do not exist, but in the functional sense, it is absolutely something we have to deal with and let us not be deluded into thinking we can whiz around it somehow.

So why does ignorance of truth and its existence make one a slave? There are a few different reasons, but today I’m going to talk about the truth that is the Law of Creation and its existence, and how knowledge or ignorance of it is a deciding factor of one’s lot in life. I’m sure most people here are somewhat familiar with the Law of Manifestation, but for those may not be, I am going to quote the late Father Paul, founder of the Holy Order of MANS:

“The Law is the Great Formula which the Creator set in the Solar Pattern of the universe so that His Creations would have freedom- one of the most important of all things… The Law by which things manifest in the world or your life, is the process of or means of using the creative power which brings all things into manifestation. It is the ‘Living Formula’ of all mankind WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT.”

And I might add, whether you believe it as true or not. The Law is observable and will function regardless of whether or not you are aware of it. Essentially, the Law is God in action, aka, the Holy Spirit. It exists, it is observable, it is workable, and belief has NOTHING to do with it. This is science in its purest form. There are many different styles and approaches to working with the Law, and they are referred to by names such as visualization, prayer, magick and sorcery. The differences lie in the rituals surrounding them and the nature of the intentions involved.

My first exposure to the Law was through a film version of the popular New Age book, The Secret. It talks about using the Law to attract and manifest what you want into your life: a new job, a new car, a new girlfriend. I thought it was pretty cool stuff. I read Shakti Gawain’s book Creative Visualization, I started getting into magick, and I’ll tell you what, it DOES work. The problem that I found with things like The Secret in retrospect as I became more spiritually mature was that it was seemingly all about satisfying the ego. It was about fulfilling materialistic desire and spoke very little about selfless service, and only seemed to show using the law of karma to satisfy selfish ends. I will also add that there are definitely consequences to using this recklessly, especially if there are other people involved in the fulfilment of your desire. The old saying “be careful for what you wish for, because you just might get it” is painfully true.

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However, these bumpy roads and potential diversions led me to where I am today- literally. I used the Law of attraction/manifestation to bring myself to Oregon. I used it to bring about the current job I have. I visualize what is desired as clearly as possible; I feel how it would feel to have it occur, placing myself as though I was ‘there’; I assume it to already be done, and I surrender the prayer/desire to the Creator. Then I do the work to ‘build the vessel’ for the prayer to manifest- keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities and doing the ground work necessary to assist in manifestation. Now, sometimes, a lot of labor isn’t necessary for outcomes to manifest after you have visualized them. Sometimes you can just visualize events in your mind clearly and have them manifest before your eyes. I often will do this playing cards or playing pool with my girlfriend (she HATES it when I do that); but when it comes to the important things, YOU CAN’T JUST SIT AROUND AND WAIT FOR STUFF TO HAPPEN. This is the Age of Activity, after all.

Equally important are learning that the LAW also has certain principles that allow one to better understand and work with it in a conscious manner. These have been known since the days of Ancient Egypt and Greece, but probably go back much, much further to a time “lost”. These principles were brilliantly laid out and explained in the Hermetic text, The Kybalion:

I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM
Embodies the truth that “All is Mind”- The universe is mental in nature and functions accordingly. We all “live and move and have our being” in the Mind of God. This principle explains the true nature of energy, power and matter, and how these are all subordinate to the mastery of mind.
II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE
“As above, so below; as below, so above”- This is the truth that there is always a correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. This principle allows us to understand that which would otherwise seem unknowable. The events that take place in the world of men and matter, reflect things happening in the psychic levels of existence, which in turn reflect things happening in the spiritual levels above that.
III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates”- The material universe is comprised of light vibrations that vibrate at different rates. The vibratory resonance that is the Word comprises the totality of creation. Understanding this enables us to control our own mental vibrations as well as affect those around us.
IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY
“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”- Opposites are in reality just varying degrees of the same thing- hot and cold are just the two poles in the measurement of heat, so ultimately, heat is what’s real. Light and dark are two poles in the measurement of light, so ultimately light is what’s real. These same principles can be applied to love and fear; life and death; bringing us to the realization that we live in universe that is comprised of Light, Life and Love, where darkness, fear and death are not real in and of themselves.
V. THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM
“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”- This embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward. There is always and action and reaction in all things in nature as well as in the mental states of man. Studying this principle opens us to ways of counteracting, neutralizing, and using the rhythms of the universe in correspondence with the Will.
VI. THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law”- This is the truth that nothing ever ‘merely happens’, there is no such thing as chance, as nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. There is always a REASON something happened, whether we understand it or not. “The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment, the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the chessboard of life. But the masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, character, qualities and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become movers instead of pawns. They help to play the game of life, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and the environment. They use the principle instead of being its tools.”
VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER
“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests of all planes”- This embodies the truth that there is gender manifested in everything. We can see this in our consciousness with the active masculine thinking mind that seeds the receptive subconscious mind and brings us our personal reality. Everything and everyone contains both masculine and feminine principles. “The principle of gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation.”

Father Paul stated:

“Let us realize the power and the potential which the human intellect cannot fathom until it accepts the universal principles which are never respecters of persons; for the Law will work for one man the same as it will another.”

This can be a hard pill for some, but “He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous alike.”

Father Paul talked about those who use the Law for negative means, stating “They’re determined to run the earth and their world the way they want to.”

These are people who know how to use the Law very effectively to manipulate the mass mind, preying on the general public’s ignorance of how the Law, in combination with the Word and symbolism work. They are essentially the masters of the world of things that are “made” (as opposed to the world of things that are “Created”); the world of ultimate illusion; the dream inside the dream. Yes, there is more than one dream going on, but this only because the bulk of humanity has abdicated their power and responsibility, allowing this to be.

A form of sorcery known as Qlippothic is used to manipulate people via their minds (remember that first Principle of Mentalism) through the use of words, colors, symbols and imagery, combining to create spells. If one understands how this works, one can see these “spells” all around us. The Qlippoth are the opposing or “dark” sides of the Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Drawn from the Kabbalah system of occult mysticism that was given to Moses, but more than likely was understood by those older still, this Tree of Life is essentially looked at as the blueprint of creation. While using the spheres of the Sephiroth fosters light and liberation, using the spheres of the Qlippoth fosters darkness and enslavement. Dark occultists manipulate the mind through working with the “shadow” of a person. They work with what is thrown off as projections of the conscious mind into the sub-conscious mind (a shadow is a thrown off projection of an object as a result of light). It should also be noted that the dark occultist views the Zodiac and the world of matter as a prison for the soul, rather than a place for the soul to have experiences so it can learn and grow. The dark occultists see themselves as the wardens of this “prison”. This demonstrates the power of world-view and intent in the process of manifestation.

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Some of these dark occultists have great wealth, power and knowledge. Some are purportedly the most wealthy, powerful men in the world. Regardless of the sparse amount of what would be considered as hard proof for the above statement, (But then again, why would there be? Although I would recommend the work and testimonies of former dark occultist, Mark Passio), the rich and powerful do dominate human civilization and they do use and understand the Law very effectively. In the early 20th century, a professor named Napoleon Hill interviewed some of the richest, most powerful men of the time- names like Carnegie, Rockefellar, Roosevelt, Ford, and Edison- and asked them how they were able to accumulate such a tremendous degree of wealth. He eventually put this into a book entitled, Think and Grow Rich, in which he outlined the 6 steps for the attainment of desire or “riches”:

1. Fix your mind on exactly what you want to manifest. Be clear and definite. There are psychological reasons for making something definitive.
2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for what you desire. There is no such reality as something for nothing.
3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess what you desire.
4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
5. Write out a clear, concise statement of what or how much(if concerning money) you intend to acquire, name a time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for it, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read- see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of what you desire.

Sounds kinda familiar, right? Thomas Edison said that he saw these steps as “being not only the steps essential for the accumulation of money, but necessary for the attainment of any definite goal.” Whatever you may feel about the motivations of some of these folks, the fact of the matter is that things don’t just happen to them, they make things happen. These are the men that essentially created the modern world that we live in and the institutions that most of us have become subservient to in some fashion or other. That is their legacy.

Whatever your feelings about all that are, that fact remains that if we are ignorant of the Law, we will be subject to the whims and at the mercy (or lack thereof) of those who are not ignorant of it; those who will use it as means of control to shape the world, human society, and as a result, our lives, as they see fit. If we are ignorant of the Law, we will not be co-creators of our reality, but unwitting participants in someone else’s dream.

So we can begin to see how ignorance of the truth of the Law keeps the majority of humanity caught in a seemingly endless rat-race, able to be duped and manipulated by those with selfish ends, but there is more to it than just deception. It should also be noted that those who do manipulate the mass mind are the reflections of the darkest, most unresolved aspects of the collective psyche that are hidden away from the Light out of pure fear and desire to maintain an illusion.
Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

Division keeps people from being able to unify and direct energy outward to effect change in the world. This is true on both the individual level and the collective level; internally and externally. Internal division negates one’s ability to effectively utilize the Law and understand its principles. Those who use the Law to control the mass mind are internally (and often externally) united with singular focus, albeit arguably a less than honorable one. Again, the Law is indifferent to motivations and will work for one whose “eye is single”- whose focus and intent is clear and unwavering, and whose knowledge of the principles is keen.

All this is not to say that the law of Karma is ever suspended for anyone, but let’s remember that the puppet-master uses the puppet so that he doesn’t get his or her hands dirty. They don’t do the dirty work and are able to do a side step out of the way of the more immediate wrath of Karma. Karma does not care if the puppet was ‘just following orders’ or ‘just doing their job’; it treats all who violate the free will of others, especially in a hands-on, physical sense, as willing offenders. This goes for those on both ‘sides’ of “man’s law”, which in and of itself is an illusion and more often than not actually violates the true Law and Its Principles. The Natural Law Principles of the Universe do not need any one to enforce them, and any individual or group of individual’s attempts at the restriction and violation of the divine right of free will in another individual or group, regardless of “justification” is a violation of True Law. Again Karma, the Natural Law enforcer, is ALWAYS on duty. One need only look at the outcomes of the “justice” system in America and see how well it is working.

SOPHIA

All reap what they themselves sow in the world, which is why we must be truly conscious and brutally honest with ourselves when it comes to what we are ACTUALLY DOING right here and now in the present moment. Not what we or anyone else believes our actions to stand for in some ‘noble cause’ or represent in some manner of ‘required duty’. Point blank- are your actions causing harm to someone right now? Are your actions causing or enabling some form of suffering right now? Are your actions in some way taking away the freedom and free will of someone right now? Are your actions betraying your own truth and the Light within you right now? If they are, then we need to do the work to change that.

While it should not be our prime motivator, let us remember that living in accordance with the Law and Principles of creation especially when it comes to the two commandments of Jesus: ‘love God with all your heart, mind and will, and love thy neighbor as yourself’- allow one to reap the rewards of Karma, as She is not just a punisher. That last commandment of love thy neighbor gives us the realization that our neighbor in essence is us, so by taking away their freedom in some capacity, we are taking away our own and violating ourselves: we are dividing ourselves. Why would we want to do that?

Human beings are always using the Law to create the circumstances of their lives and it always exists regardless of our understanding or beliefs. We cannot help but do so, as it is our innate nature as creators made in the image of THE Creator. However, internal chaos and division and lack of understanding of the Law and its principles, creates a life of seemingly random and chaotic events, even though all things that happen to us were enabled by us and have very logical origins if we do the work to know ourselves truly.
This chaos can show up in drama-filled interpersonal relationships, and perpetual cycles of misfortune that are quite often manifested by either psychological conflicts existing within the person that need to be resolved or a deeper lesson that is needing to be learned. A wise man once said, “look at your life and you’ll see what you’ve been praying for”. Like energy attracts like energy. If we refuse to do the work of bringing ourselves into unity, and choose to remain ignorant and/or lazy, then we will continue to be slaves to a myriad of seemingly external forces. I know that may sound a bit harsh, but it is true and I have experienced this reality in my own life. You could say I have ‘gnosis’ or experiential knowledge of this truth.

As we think, so we feel, so we act. If we do the work to bring the mind, heart and Will- the higher will as opposed to the will of the ego- into alignment, we will bring ourselves into a state of sovereignty, or self-rule, or self-mastery. It is at this point when true freedom becomes possible. When we begin to reach that point, we will find ourselves able to influence our personal sphere with the healing Light, and as our self-mastery becomes more evolved, the further we can extend ourselves and our sphere in a conscious way. I would say it is our duty to do at this time of transition. It is our responsibility to know the Law and Its Principles and to get right with God and our-Self.

You may or may not believe everything or anything I have just said, and that is okay. I am not here to get you to believe anything, nor would I want you to. I am simply here to convey the truth as I understand it. I am here to do what I can to assist in tearing down the heavy walls of ignorance, illusion, and darkness and aid in the construction of a new structure of Light- spiritualized matter: the New Heaven and New Earth.

So as we bring ourselves further away from ignorance and darkness into truth, Light and understanding of the Law and its principles; and as we work on developing our internal sovereignty, extending our use of the Law into the world, growing in spiritual strength as a result; let us be mindful of the divine right of free will of the individual and the statement that “with great power comes great responsibility”. Let us never lose sight that we are working toward the liberation of ALL beings, lest corruptions of desire, ambition, and ego set in and make us part of the problem, rather than part of the solution. Let us see the raw potentiality of all human beings and strive to do what we can to help make that manifest.

SPIRITUAL MATURITY

Seedlings

FATHER AND CHILD (Taken from the Gospel of Philip)
What a father has belongs to his child,
But not while the child is still little.
When the child is grown, however,
Then the father turns over all he possesses.

EPHESIANS 4:12-15
For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for edifying the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure and stature of the fullness of Christ:
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Today we are going to look at the idea of “maturity” and readiness as it is reflected in these two passages, and how this is played out on the level of both the individual as well as the collective. Paul talks about how Christ “equips his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

When I started my conscious spiritual path 13 years ago, I was very enamored with the spiritual world and what it was doing for me on a self-serving level. However, I had no real concept of the purpose of service or how reaching out in compassionate service to others was a key component of spiritual growth. I was not spiritually mature or really mature in many other respects and it began to show. My quest for spiritual enlightenment had a foundation of sand.

True spiritual growth requires a real level of maturity as it gives one great power, and to quote Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility”. That is why the Gospel of Philip states that while what the Father has indeed does belong to the child, it is not given while the child is still a child.
From my own experience, I have found that there are times when we will see and hear quick glimpses and far-away voices of what could be, but we are not quite up to the task of getting there because our maturity is not where it needs to be to fully receive this. It is through this maturity that allows us as Paul says, “the fullness of Christ”

Paul goes on to say, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”
When we are children, we begin to develop our sense of self we see the world as revolving around us and this is fairly normal and natural. What is not normal or natural is when people remain in this state of mind into and through adulthood. The British sociologist, Kingsley Dennis has a lot to say on the phenomenon of adult infancy:

“Infantile behavior is part of the cultural conditioning, because we want to be accepted; we have this fear of freedom…It’s so engrained in us that anyone who wears a lab coat, or anyone who wears a uniform of authority, we’re nodding our heads and doing anything to please them. That’s engrained from infant-hood; this wanting to be given approval; and that infancy has stayed with us.” He goes on to say how “the artificial social norms have been distracting people into these very infantile, basic psychology levels, and so it’s very difficult to have the luxury to develop our inner self- actualization”

Local author and spiritual practitioner, and therapist Paul Levy stated in his book, Dispelling Weitiko that, “People who are not fully in touch with themselves and therefore haven’t developed their own center of independent thought, self-reflective awareness, and ability to discriminate are highly suggestible to being manipulated…to take on a viewpoint other than their own”

For quite a while, I felt like I was looking for someone who “knew better” to tell me what I should do or think in certain regards. Letting go of this desire and trusting Self and your internal knowing is a key to spiritual maturity. Ya gotta grow up and have faith you can stand on your own two feet.

It wasn’t until I was really willing to begin to let go of deeply held beliefs, illusions and delusions that the process of psychological and spiritual maturity began to take place in me. It is still taking place as we speak. It won’t be until humanity is able to go through a similar process of ‘growing up’ on a large scale, that we will be able to real our collective spiritual maturity. Now, it could be said that humanity is being unwittingly kept it that state to varying degrees, but that is a subject for another time.

We finish this verse with Paul stating how we grow out of this state of infancy: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

We are the Body of Christ. Humanity is the Body of Christ. Jesus has been referred to as the Last Adam or the New Adam. First Adam or Original Adam was the original state of man, who descended from the Father-Mother, down through the densest states of matter. Jesus, on an archetypal level is the purified and re-ascended man. That is what we need to be striving for as individuals and as a collective humanity. We need to be working towards internal purification and developing our spiritual maturity. This will in turn, allow us to empower our brothers and sisters to do the same.

Truth and Love are essential to the process of purification and ascension. This requires us doing the work needed to bring ourselves to a place where we are ready to receive the gifts of spirit. We need to take personal responsibility for our own growing up process. This requires honesty and compassion. When we get there, we have brought humanity one step closer to fully actualizing the Body of Christ and re-ascending as purified grown-up Beings of Light.