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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.
‘’By an Act of the Will of God embodied in the holy command `Let There Be Light` a Part of His Holy Essence was placed at the outermost boundary of the Divine. This Essence or to use our analogy, Super Substation, now gave light and life to a sphere of existence below the Divine which we now know as CREATION. All radiation residues that were not strong enough to take on form in the Divine (see our essay, `Divine Splendors`) then had the opportunity to stream downwards, embody or gradually develop and manifest their full potentials, or, proverbially speaking, live life to the fullest.’’
The passage above which is lifted from our earlier piece ‘LET THERE BE LIGHT’ summarizes the unfolding of the realms of creation. It contains two important events connected with the origin of Creation, namely, (a) the anchoring of a Part of the Holy Essence God at the outermost boundary of the Divine Sphere. (b) all radiation residues that were not strong enough to take on form in the Divine then had the opportunity to stream downwards, embody or gradually develop….
Part (a) ushered in the Holy Spirit as a living, personal creative Will of God and the Lord of creation. We have deliberated on aspects of this happening in some of our previous essays and would sincerely encourage our readers to look them up. Part (b) will require careful explanation of the interconnecting happenings.
To start with, you have to recognize that God alone is the Origin and Source of power; the greatest possible power, the Primordial Power or, simply, The Power. In this Power there is the Origin and Source of Light also, the Primordial Light; thus, it is rightly said that God is The Power and The Light. Again, real Life is an autonomous ingredient that lies with God alone and nothing beside Him is truly living. This means that God alone holds the power in life, as part of the Primordial Power. This leads us to the further recognition that God is The Power, The Life and The Light.
An intrinsic property of light is that it radiates and this radiation is the contact point with everything outside the light. The same is true of God, the Primordial Light! Everything that exists outside of God can only trace its origin and sustenance to the radiations of God. Our readers will recall that in our essay ‘GOD! THE DIVINE AND THE LIGHT’ we explained that the Divine comprises the direct radiations of God and is known as The White Light. This invariably implies that the Divine, as the direct radiation of God, contains all that is necessary for Creation.
Another property of light is that it generates heat which in turn produces pressure. As one would expect, the pressure is most intense around the light and decreases as the distance from it increases. The tremendous pressure generated by the Almighty, the Primordial Light not only ensures a powerful downward thrust but also keeps everything in motion. Knowing ones will tell you that motion is a law in Creation. But that is a topic for another day.
And so, ‘all radiation residue’ mentioned above were radiation species that contained life or the potentials for life but could not take on form under the enormous pressure even at the outermost end of the Divine. They had the urge to take on form but only had the possibility of swirling around as luminous cloud. It was this urge that rose as a petition to the Most High; and out of a love that can only issue from the Fountainhead of Grace, the Almighty granted their wishes with the command ‘Let There Be Light’.
The Deed immediately followed the command and a new world opened up below the Divine where, up till then, there was pitch-dark void. As the radiations streamed out, the strongest extraction 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. Of course each realm spans vast distances and contains various gradations; ranging from the strongest, (or finest) the medium, to the weakest (or coarsest). The weakest and lowest of the realm above is seamlessly mirrored by the strongest and highest of the immediate realm bellow to form a magnificent chain of life with the most perfect orderly transition throughout creation.
At the summit of every realm there is a castle which serves as the main collection/transmission point for the Power streaming from the Light Castle above. The very best of the best inhabitants in each realm are called to serve as guardians and knights in the courts of the castle. Through their unflinching commitment to service they mediate power to all parts of the realm and beyond.
Each realm has its’ own unique features and splendor which we shall explore in the coming weeks. Please join us as we journey through this masterpiece of the Most High called Creation.
Above all, as your recognitions increase, so also should your effort to be truly alive in this wonderful Creation we are permitted to live in.
“but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin.”…… Mark 3: 29
Now we have shared our perception on where the Holy Spirit came from, how He came to be, His personality and His abode; the Grail Castle. We have also emphasized that Creation is the direct radiation of the Holy Spirit and is thus sustained by Him. The natural question is; what is the import of this for Creation in general and mankind in particular? The answer to this question forms the subject of our discussion for today.
Let us start by saying that the Holy Spirit is the elixir of life, the A & O, and the Will of God in Creation. One can as well say that Creation is the work of His hand. He stands in service through His person (directly) and His power (by proxy) simultaneously.
His Being! By an unbreakable radiation tie, the very being of the Holy Spirit ensures an eternal mediation of power between God and Creation. Also, apart from presiding as Lord of the Light Castle, He personally intervenes in Creation to purify it and /or fulfill Divine promises. During such missions His volition takes on form and journeys to the point in distress to redress the situation. Through the grace of the Most High mankind is now permitted to know of some activities associated with such missions; prominent and decisive for the fate of mankind were the dethronement of Amfortas, the shackling of Lucifer and the institution of the currently raging World Judgment.
His power! Through His Radiation Power, the Holy Spirit touches every area of Creation up to the minutest speck of dust. Everything that was, that is, and will ever be in Creation could only unfold through the power of Holy Spirit. From the greatest to the smallest happening, from the most elaborate idea to the flimsiest thought, as well as all life forms, draw from this power and are guided by it. His power maintains order through a perfect system of privileges and responsibilities, of reward and punishment which are encapsulated in laws. These are not the laws of any nation, political system, religion, or, planetary system rather, they are natural universal laws which prevail throughout Creation from the pits of the regions of darkness and damnation to the earth and the entire physical plane up to the luminous heights. Man has recognized these laws right from pre-historic ages and has even reflected their aspects in his moral codes, norms and legal system. Enlightened ones have given various names, interpretations and subdivisions to the laws. Let us however settle for a precise and all- encompassing classification contained in an existing incomparable work of Truth:
- The Law of Homogenous Species…. Birds of the same feather flock together; like father, like son.
- The Law of Reciprocal Action………… Law of karma; what you sow is what you reap.
- The Law of Gravity………………………… The denser a realm/outer cloak, the lower it stands.
The individual and combined effects of these laws, which are really expressions of the Holy Spirit, ensure a perfect process of development, evolution, balance and order in Creation. This is why it is often said that everything created must obey the law which invariably means, must subject to the Holy Spirit. You can then understand why in the Christian scriptures it is recorded that Jesus repeatedly drew attention to the paramount importance of obedience and affirmed his allegiance by saying that he did not come to upset the law and the prophets but to uphold and strengthen them.
And so our dear friends, in Creation, the Holy Spirit is the police, the prosecutor and the judge who must be obeyed. Any disobedience whether innocently, subtle or defiant is met with strict retribution. Very apt and portentous therefore is Christ’s admonition:
‘’Every blasphemy against me or any other sin can be forgiven all except one: speaking against the Holy Spirit shall never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come.’’ Mathew 12: 31 (Living bible)
Welcome back from Holidays! With all the hustle and bustle in a year like 2012, everyone needed a break, a pause, to relax have fun and welcome the New Year with hope and vigor. The Holiday experiences were inwardly enriching especially for those who were open to the radiations of Divine Love that streamed through Creation during the period. 12: 29 was the high point.
For us at PurpleRays we also basked in the glow of the season. In our last two posts we took a break from trailing the Light/Life path to celebrate the threefold festive period— Christmas, Festival of the Radiant Star (Rose) and the New Year. Now we are back to pick up the trail. Again, welcome dear friends.
To refresh our minds and for the benefit of our new readers let us see how far we have followed the Light radiation path:
- We started by explaining that God is the Origin and Supreme Source of Light and Life. (see; GOD! THE DIVINE AND THE LIGHT)
- That the direct radiation of God constitutes what is generally known as the Divine Sphere of existence. (see: DIVINE SPLENDORS)
- Thirdly, that Creation is distinct from the Divine. It came into being at the command of the Almighty God and is sustained by the Holy Spirit. Creation is therefore the direct radiation of the Holy Spirit. (see: LET THERE BE LIGHT)
- We went further to identify three aspects of the Holy Spirit and discussed one before the festivities. ( see: The Holy Spirit……..an eternal Envoy of God)
- Today we shall reflect on the second aspect which is,’ the Personality of the Holy Spirit’.
The Holy Spirit! So much conjectures and confusion lie in His true personality. For instance, the Trinity believers offer eloquent explanations about the Father and the Son but, when it comes to the Holy Spirit, they leave you somewhat bewildered. At best, He is the invisible messenger, executor, power, etc, of God. The mystics, masters of esoteric, gurus, philosophers, all alike do not present any clearer picture either. They tell us that we meet the Holy Spirit (and by implication, God) in every leaf that rustles, every grain of sand, gentle breeze or storm, sea current and wave, animal, man, every atom that exists. Man is said to possess such a large dose of this essence that he virtually has a kingdom within and if properly nurtured can become one with God. These opinions are well-meant and not wrong as such, indeed, they contain grains of Truth and are of high ethical values. They however fall short because they are all describing the power, energy, emanation or, we may as well call it, the impelled motion of the Holy Spirit and not His substance or personality.
Once again, we remind our readers that our descriptions of Divine/Spiritual life are drawn from a Wisdom that is available and accessible to all human beings who sincerely seek the Truth. We also recognize the limitations and rigidity of the human word in describing extremely mobile happenings at heights that are unapproachable to the human spirit. However, we are confident that whoever reads with an open mind, will definitely grasp the enlightenment we are trying to convey.
And now to the crux of the matter:
We had stated in an earlier essay that at the command of God Almighty, a part of His Holy Essence was placed at the outermost boundary of the Divine which then gave birth to Creation. This Essence did not just stand out as a Light ball rather, as It stepped out, It was simultaneously embodied or, enveloped in a cloak which we on earth recognize as the human physique. This form or body was provided with solicitous love and care by the Primordial Mother who is also known as the Queen of Heaven or, the Queen of Womanhood. Her radiated pictures have been seen or perceived over the ages and blessings dispensed at Her behest have been documented. There is therefore no mystery about her existence and benevolence.
From that moment, the Holy Spirit became a Person with a name! The Essence of God that has taken on form. Luminous in Splendor! Majestic in size and gait! Invincible! The Will of God that has become personal and living. The Radiation of God that forms the Gate from God to man and bears a name with the meaning…. “God With Us.”
Above Him stands the Divine Insignia as was once seen with Jesus, the Son of God. His Divine Light Core fills His presence with bright luminosity while His awesome Power streams forth through vast distances to form the realms of life and existence we call Creation. It is this Power that we experience every single second down here on earth despite our cosmic distances away from the summit of Creation and His vicinity.
Through a perfection that can only issue from the Almighty, the Holy Spirit did not just float about in the spiritual skies. Instead, He stepped into the inner courts of a castle so magnificent that the human mind can hardly imagine. Knowing ones tell us that at the summit of every realm in Creation there is a temple which acts as the transmission point for receiving the power streaming down from the realms above. These temples (or their radiated pictures) have been seen and given various designations like celestial sanctuary, citadel, cathedral, castle, mansion, palace, etc.
The glorious Light Castle at the summit of Creation where the Holy Spirit is Lord and King is the GRAIL CASTLE. This is the spiritual abode of the substantiate conformity of the Holy Spirit.