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“The same intelligence that grows trees from seeds,
that lets birds fly,
that waves the ocean
and gives birth to new stars – that same Intelligence
also breathes your breath, beats your heart,
and heals your wounds.”
“Being in an earthly body and looking through physical eyes limits the way you perceive the light. Your eyes can’t see the light directly, only the things it shines upon, so the light remains invisible, just like the soul does. That causes a good deal of suffering down there on your planet because it’s hard to believe in what you can’t see. The light here makes visible what is invisible on earth: the divine nature of all things.”
― Annie Kagan, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death
“The power that is greater than us comes from the Divine which human spirits should look up to in humility with reverence.
What is Divine is far ABOVE the human spiritual. Human spirits don’t actually carry anything Divine within.
This is contrary to what so many would be spiritual teachers and “masters” claim. They seek to put the human spirit on the same level as the Creator of the Universe! when in reality we are tiny little spirit sparks who *can* develop so that we can reach what is the the highest in a *spiritual* sense only.
Human spirits can never become Divine. The chain of being in Creation certainly extends upwards BEYOND the level of the human/spiritual. Man who develops aright, as a spiritual creature is on the lowest level of Creation for a creature that can become self-conscious.”
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Not a means to Govern!
Not a means to Intimidate!
Not a means to Enslave!
Definitely not a means to Kill!
Yet we do all these and more,
IN THE NAME OF GOD
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Recalling the tail end of our last essay “From Seed-germs to Human Beings,” the human spirit is now living in the ethereal realm in a male or female human form, with self-consciousness and a refined free will. Spread out before it is a wide variety of the good and not so good; both pure and impure vibrations and impulses.
The spirit is at liberty to choose which experience to taste, attract, or indulge in. It can now consciously live life to its heart’s content, but, (and a very big but) must bear the responsibility of reward and punishment for the free choices it makes.
We tarry a while in the ethereal because, it is a major turning point for the first-time spirit! Some spirits never make it beyond this realm! Out of spiritual indolence, they either remain infants and babies galloping and gamboling in the meadows of the ethereal for eons of years or, get bogged down by following this or that impure passion which eventually hangs like a burden, an albatross around their necks!
Luckily an enormous number of spirits move on following the urge to develop which is spurred by the deep longing for maturity. They recognize or, at least, sense that only full spiritual maturity guarantees their return to The Kingdom of Bliss, their Real Home, where they can live for eternity in joyful service.
While we tarry, let us make some clarifications:
Strictly speaking, the spirit is now best referred to as a SOUL. This is because a human soul is actually a conscious human spirit in the beyond that is embodied in a substance other than spiritual substance and invariably experiencing life outside the spiritual realm. In comparison, just as the spirit becomes an earthman or earthwoman when it is embodied in flesh and blood in the physical world on earth, so is it a soul when embodied in ethereal or other non-spiritual material!
Simply expressed: outside the spiritual realms, the human spirit takes on a soul body while in the beyond and a physical body while on earth!
However, it does not discard the soul body when it enters the earth; rather, it exists like a coconut with layers of different substances. On earth, the human being (like me and you) is a combination of spirit, soul and physical body, i. e. three bodies in one!
The spirit is the core, the real and most permanent personality, the soul is fairly permanent, while the physical body has the shortest life span!
The spirit and soul are therefore, neither the impersonal components of human nature nor, levels of inner feelings. On the contrary, they are real personalities (like the physical body) in real worlds, with capabilities to experience life in real time and space, in their different worlds.
Let us take a glimpse at this trinity at work:
1. Activities like jumping, walking, reading and other physical exertions are activities of the physical body. These are obvious to everyone!
2. Most ‘real’ contact with friends, relatives and other humans who have passed on (physically died); astral phenomena like projection, sensing, phantom pains, etc, are soul body activities. Also, an overwhelming majority of mediumship, spiritism, hypnotic communication, are soul body activities because the organs of reception/interaction are the soul body organs.
3. On the other hand, the spirit body is at work during divine mediation, like the reception of the biblical Book of Revelation, visions of the Queen of Heaven (not Mary the mother of Jesus) and visions of the luminous ‘Throne of God.’
The frequently experienced deep, quiet and still voice that speaks to us, distinct from the din and rattle of the intellect, is the voice of the spirit; the intuitive perception.
These activities are merely separated to illustrate the principal body at work. In reality they are not individually independent; an activity started by one body dovetails into and necessitates the cooperation of the other body or, bodies before it can reach consummation or perfection. For instance, the physical activity of vocal praying or chanting, requires the cooperation of the spiritual volition to propel the main wish of the prayer for fulfillment. Words alone can only reach medium gross matter which is extremely far from the Throne of Grace.
Today we had to reflect on the fine distinctions of spirit, soul and the physical body so that we are clear-sighted as we proceed with the evolving spirit into the rather fluid lower realms. In these deeper planes life is more vigorous, coarse and exposed to opposing energy vibrations. We enter the real battle ground of the Light and Darkness!
May the Grace of the Lord which gives peace and understanding be with us all!
– – -and a garland of gratitude for the lives and times of Truth Bringers like Krishna, Zoroaster, Lao-tse, Buddha, Prophet Mohammed, Jesus, the Christ and Abd-ru-shin.
In our last essay (In Creation’s Light Trail) we took a peek view of Creation. Today we are exploring the highest and most luminous realms which are collectively known as spiritual creation; and to update our readers, let us refer to a portion of the said post; ‘’as the radiations streamed out, the strongest took on form as the Light Castle and the uppermost spiritual part of Creation while the weaker remnants continued downwards propelled by the pressure of the Light. Next, the weaker spiritual deposits to complete the spiritual realm, followed by the animistic, the ethereal and the world of matter.’’
Thus, here and there radiation deposits detach from the main stream and take on either conscious or unconscious form. The unconscious forms are planes of hills, valleys, meadows, foliage, sea, air, fire, other features we associate with nature on earth and buildings. They are however of transcendent, luminous opulence far beyond human comprehension. Every blade, every speck, sparkles with pristine beauty as a reflection of the awesome glory that surrounds the Almighty.
The conscious forms include animals and similar entities as well as ego-conscious beings bearing the human spiritual form but of outstanding sizes and beauty. First, the Knights as the guardians of the Light Castle and pillars of Creation followed by other beings who could take on form as mature self-conscious beings without needing to develop from children even with the tremendous pressure in this first part of creation—this is The True Primordial Creation. The remaining spiritual components in the radiations that could not withstand the pressure at this level are thrust further downwards.
At appropriate distances and a corresponding slackening in the pressure some deposits again detach and open up another chain of worlds, almost replicating the first part. Almost; because for the first time, we find children as well as mature beings and the forms are denser in comparison to those of the first part but, all the same, still of amazing beauty. This is the second spiritual part of creation which is a weaker spiritual species only because it can only form at a greater distance from the Light than the first part. They are not a weaker kind of the same species as the first part but, a different spiritual species which are regarded as weaker because they require an easing off in the Light pressure to be able to manifest.
It is however, important to note that each part contains a virtually uncountable number of gradations and sub sections depending on the ability to bear the Light pressure and the uppermost plane seamlessly transits into the lower. Looking at it from bellow, they, figuratively speaking, appear as an immensely huge flight of stairs spanning an immeasurable distance. Each step is adapted to the intensity of pressure at the level it exists. The beings are permitted to rove the staircase but, the highest step they can personally reach is at the level of their individual origin. Hence it is rightly said that when it comes to spiritual experiencing, the origin defines the limit. Anything seen, heard or perceived beyond this point of origin is mediated through higher guides and helpers. More on this in later discussions.
Finally, the spiritual realms come to a close after all spiritual extraction that are capable of taking on form have detached from the main radiation stream. Again some deposits on this last outpost, or final frontiers, come into existence as self-conscious beings after a shorter or longer period of development. After the strong and weak extractions have manifested their individuality, there is still a residue of spiritual radiations which is too weak to take on conscious form. This species possesses the urge for life but can only swirl around because of the Light pressure even at these remote regions. With time, they react with the spiritual atmosphere and evolve into precipitations. A faint reflection of this process on earth is the formation of water droplets through the reaction between vapor and the earth’s atmosphere. These droplets or precipitation are spiritual germs or seeds with life and full propensities to develop into fully matured spiritual beings. Very soon we are going to return to these spirit germs. To deliberate on it will only divert us from the lofty picture of the spiritual realms before our gaze today.
What more can we say about the final frontiers? They bear exquisite beauty as a reflection of the opulence of the higher realms and within these frontiers is the often mentioned but grossly misunderstood PARADISE. Yes Paradise, the city with gold paved streets and edifices often mentioned in various scriptures and legends. Paradise! The land of bliss and crown of the human spirit.
Tidings of these spiritual realms have over the ages reached mankind through Truth bringers, called ones, deeply moved poets, etc. In this regards, we are profoundly grateful to the Almighty God for the lives and times of Krishna, Lao-tse, Zoroaster, Buddha, the Prophet Mohammed, Jesus the Christ and most recently Abd-ru-shin, through his work ‘In The Light Of Truth’—The Grail Message.