Spirituality and Addiction During Chaotic Times

How do addictions  affect our spiritual journey? We all have addictions, all part of our  images101life lessons.  There are addictions to foods, drink, media, sports, sex, drugs, material possessions, religion and the list goes on and on.  Addiction is defined as a fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. A good example is the media. It does a wonderful job of getting your attention over matters that you have no control over,  inciting  your thoughts and emotions over something you are passionate about.   I was once a news junky, believing I needed to know what was going on in the world. Then I realized being involved in matters that were beyond my control served no positive purpose. Not only was it taking away my time from more important matters, but it was taking  control over my thoughts, emotions and actions.   One day I simple said enough. I made a concerted effort to images (5)avoid the media, which can be done, but difficult.  We are being program from every direction, ABC, CBS, NBC CNN, Fox,  in  airports, businesses, phones, radio, facebook, twitter; the list goes on and on. Media is owned by the few, but has such a hold on society, it may actually be worse than being addicted to a substance. It certainly affects many  more people as well as distorting the truth.  That is just one example of the many addictions we experience during our lifetime.

download (3)Our teachers provided insight. Buddha said, “If you wish to be free of from old age and rebirth, become an island unto yourself, and eliminate all your imperfections.” and Jesus said, “Those who seek pleasurable things already have their treasure. But the pleasures of the world are an illusion. Gold and silver are without substance.”  Rumi said “There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!”

images111The world was designed with all the catalyst,  distractions, and Chaos for us. We are in school to  learn the ways of  love, the strongest and most powerful emotion, with wisdom.  We are being tested on how we can  be of service to others.  Most would agree, it t is very difficult to treat people badly and connect to God at the same time. Every morning  we wake up to a new day to continue our journey up the mountain. As we venture on our life path, we learn and discard what is not needed or what does not benefit us. The goal is to reach the top of the mountain where you can bask in the love and light of the One Infinite Creator. When a person reaches that point, any and all addictions or cares about the material world will fall away, and one becomes enlightened.

Our Ability to Heal

The placebo effect has been proven. Our mind, our belief system, actually controls our pain and can heal many ailments we suffer. In short, the placebo images (6)effect relies on your body’s own chemicals, released in response to or in accordance with your mental or emotional expectations or beliefs.  You  have the ability to heal yourself,  all you have to do is sincerely believe. engage and energize the power within.  Our thoughts, emotions and actions have a huge impact on our lives more than any of us ever imagined. We live in the material world, not realizing the unseen forces of metaphysical world undetected by the five senses.  Our unruly mind does not help. Most of us realize we are energetic beings who do not comprehend the power within. Much like newborn babies, we are just discovering there may be something much more to ourselves than just a physical body.  Jesus even said  ” Truly, truly, I tell You, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. He was telling us to believe and understand his true message and we could perform the same good deeds.  

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We have the ability but where do we start?  Mystical and psychic abilities have been depressed and discouraged for centuries and most are reluctant to even discuss. We have been made to believe psychic ability was something from the dark ages, something negative.

Witches were burned at the stake for practicing so-called magic and of spells of invocation of spirits, all psychic abilities.  Channeling, another psychic ability  has been going on since biblical days. Parts of the Old Testament says kill the messenger and the New Testament says do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.    This list of psychic abilities  have been attributed to real-world people and there are different types.    World governments have been recruiting operatives with psychic abilities for years.

We all have some degree of psychic ability.  One ability most have and may not realize it is knowing something and your not sure how you know;  known as discernment. Call it  instinct or intuition we have the ability if we pay attention.   A  psychic has the ee2c9aa37eb3dda8e3d572006e469858--chakra-meditation-chakra-healing the ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP). To me,  it is the development of our  third eye, our sixth sense. The sixth sense  is the 6th Chakra of the 7 energy centers, running from the base of our spine to the top of our head.  Another message  Jesus  left us was he said   “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your   vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”  Light is energy and once your vision is clear, you understand the power within,  the kind that can heal not only yourself but others.

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Andrew Newberg, MD Director of Research, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has being doing research and suggest that Human beings appear to have spiritual brains; brains that are capable of feeling deeply connected to something greater than themselves and that we can develop intense beliefs about God. His research reveals the fascinating relationship aa4e14dac3ffc117d01edb7a55496384--buddha-quote-buddha-buddha between the universal spiritual urge and the intricate workings of the human brain. He did brain scans of Franciscan Nuns while they were engaged in a type of meditative prayer called centering prayer. The brain scans showed many different changes, including changes in he parts of the brain that are involved in the sense of self, providing evidence that meditative prayer has a measurable effect on the brain.

Other research also suggests meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors. Science has established 12 science-based benefits of meditation that can be easily obtainsdownload (3) with daily practice.

Buddha said “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

We all have the potential to heal ourselves and develop  our God-given abilities.  With positive and loving thoughts, emotions and actions, we  create our reality. Daily meditation provides wisdom. A great start to understanding our true selves.

Changing old habits that do not serves us in our endeavor is probably the most difficult task to overcome, so one should begin  gradually.  This is about transformation, changing bad habits that have been ingrained for years into beneficial ones. Your thoughts, emotions and actions create your reality. Media can be your friend or foe, so you should realize what you watch or read, affects you.  Adding more positivity in your life is a plus.   Qigong, yoga, Tai Chi exercises may increase your positive energy and your overall well-being.

A daily meditation practice is probably the single most important aspect of any spiritual 829a51cb669f43bc4f0468bd90de3a77--walking-paths-into-the-woodsjourney.  It is just you and One Infinite Intelligence or God.  Daily meditation turns your attention away from distracting thoughts and unhealthy habits and focuses on the present moment,  the power within each of us, that divine spark.

Healing is not just about the body,  but the mind and spirit.  It about our connection to God and how to make positive life changes in order to connect.  It is a journey, and as humans we make mistakes. We simply learn and find our way back to our path.  Eventually you will look back and be glad you took that first step. With wisdom and compassion, we love others unconditionally, be of service to others, nurture and care for all of nature  and becoming one with our Infinite Creator, developing that true power within.

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Remember the Light?

Remember a time long ago, when we were children. As we were being born we were probably asking ourselves, “do I really want to do this?”  I have a 935350_10151618620533781_1528067472_ndear friend with a PhD in Linguistics,  who told me about his birth. He was very serious , remembers the day he was born,  recalling he did not want to come out.  He resisted but he was pushed out against his will.   We talk and laugh about that moment often.

According to the Law of One,  we actually had a choice to come here, even pick our parents and our condition. We came here to learn,   and by design,  we simply do not remember.   One thing for certain, we are here now,  in this crazy mixed up world full of distortions and fabrications of truths.  The Law of One also provided insight about us being graded on our 5448b568955661f1df02bb93ad6bc254performance during our lifetime with a positive/negative grading system. 51% positive you have your ticket home. Less than that,  it is a do over, reincarnation and not just here, but anywhere in the Universe. Once again we do not remember anything from our past experiences. This concept is basically in line with eastern belief systems.

Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.”  (Saying 4 Gospel of Thomas)

983790_10152768735973781_3222843208763816826_nAs infants, we learn to sit up,  crawl, stand and then our first step. By the time we are able to communicate effectively, we have forgotten who we really are and our purpose.  Then the programming begins. We have continuous media noise, our education , political and religious systems all work against us. We have families, children and most of us have to work. Life gets hectic, and before you realize it, we are emerged so deeply in the material world that it is difficult to think clearly, much less remember who we are and our purpose in life.

Yeshua said, If they say to you, “Where have you come from?”say to them, “We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established itself, and appeared in their image.” (Saying 50 Gospel of Thomas) 

Then at some point, realization sets in and we start to believe there is something more than the material world.  We  go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques420484_10151229660328781_426202221_n and other places of worship to seek the truth. We either get comfortable in that  belief system  or continue seeking the truth.  According to the Law of One, all religions have some truth, but no religion  has all the truth. The passing criteria does not require you to be a member of a religion,  or you can be a member of any religion as long as you are 51% positive. The key is love, and along with wisdom, something we are to learn during this lifetime.  Love the One Infinite Creator with all your heart, love your neighbor, nature and all of God’s creation and be of service to others.  Love is a very positive energy and is essentially who we are,  the divine spark of God.  Jesus said we were Gods in  John 10:34. Our thoughts, emotions and actions  manifest our reality, but like babies,  we do not know how to use the divine power within and have to learned one step at a time.  Every thought, every emotion and action is energy with positive or negative consequences,  all computed in our 51% positive goal.

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 Jesus said, As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. John 13:34

The journey begins with a single step. We have been given divine gifts to help us find our way. Discernment is one of those gifts.  The more you trust yourself and your judgement over what others tell you,  the more you will see the light within.

Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp  of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”  Matthew 6:22

Understanding your thoughts,  emotions and actions are paramount to your spiritual 558146-Buddha-Quote-Mind-is-everything-What-we-think-we-becomepath manifesting your reality. Affirmations are a powerful tool, a reminder of your beliefs and goals.  Meditation is our gateway to find our way home. Starting a daily practice can be one most beneficial endeavors to look within and discover your divinity.   All of us are divine sparks of infinite worth trying to find our way home. Good luck on your journey and Love and Light to all.

Jesus Secret Sayings 1-8, No Longer Hidden

As we discussed in the Hidden sayings of Jesus, he  was  known throughout the world  with various titles. Spiritual leader, messiah, divine,  prophet,  Jewish preacher, religious leader, son of man, son of God and even God. Regardless of your relationship with Jesus, he had a message for all of mankind.

Jesus said “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and images (66)all that is secret will be made known to all,  Luke 12:2.”  Has the time arrived?  One of the most important archaeological discovery in the 20th century occurred in 1945.  Thirteen ancient codices containing over 50 texts of Gnostic works were found in caves in Upper Egypt untouched by scribes. All can be found in the Nag Hammadi Library .

The Gospel of Thomas was one of those archaeological finds, 114 secret sayings of Jesus. It starts starting with  “These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.”  Although they claim to be secret many of the sayings can be found in the old and new testament.

According to scholars, the discovery provided striking differences from orthodox beliefs. Instead of being separate from God, we are One with God.  Instead  of sin and repentance, 446f4fe6ef4f25b5f1cbd0e741da76b3_XLJesus speaks of illusion and enlightenment.  And finally, Instead of Jesus being  Lord and God, we are all from the same source, and Jesus is our spiritual guide.  Edgar Cayce said Christian Gnosticism was the highest form of Christianity.  Cayce also said Jesus  is the central instrument of God to make it possible for all souls to fulfill the original purpose of their creation and even connected Buddha with Jesus.   Law of One said Jesus  was desirous of entering this planetary sphere in order to share the love vibration in as pure a manner as possible. With that said,  let’s explore  the first 8 secret sayings of Jesus.

And he said,

(1) “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.”

My understanding is, if you interpret and apply the meaning of the 114 sayings in Gnosticism-why-todayyour life,  you will not experience death.  From an Eastern perspective,  you will stop the cycle of  reincarnation.  Jesus has a similar saying in  John 8:51  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death”.

(2) Jesus said: He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and when he is troubled he will be amazed, and he will reign over the All. 

Seeking the truth is a life journey, never stopping.  Seeing the spiritual world  from a different perspective, even esoteric, providing  different understanding  than we have been taught, may cause some anxiety.  You  realize the world is not as it seems. The more you seek, you discover the real truth and realize the amazing power within, becoming one with the creator .

Other references to seeking the truth can be found in   John 8:32  “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” and  Luke 11:9-13

jesusegg300(3). Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: See, the kingdom is in heaven, then the birds of the heaven will go before you; if they say to you: It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you. But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty. 

We all have been program since birth and only know the material world. We all want to know the truth and in this saying Jesus is telling us if we listen to our religious leaders the birds and fish will proceed us to the kingdom of  heaven.  Instead we are being told to look within ourselves as well as outside and then we will know our true selves. God is pure unknowable energy encompassing all.  If not, we will be lost.

The Gnostics spoke of a divine spark of God is within all of us.    Jesus  also alludes to the same concept in Luke 17:20-21 

According to the Law of One, we are here to learn the ways love and wisdom, be of service to others and if we do not learn we reincarnate until we learn the lesson.

Buddha said “Everyone has recognized the Self one’s essential nature. But few have realized it”.  From Lao Tzu, “Wisdom comes from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened.” Krishna added, ” The self resides in all beings but it is only _DSC5982copy (2)recognizable to those with intuitive abilities.

(4) Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.” 

When we look a newborn or even a child, don’t you ever wonder, what do they know that I don’t and if they could only talk;  A child has just arrived in our world from the divine. An older person living in the material world may  question his life will not hesitate to ask a child of seven days about Heaven. Many who caught up in the material world who  were here first will be last to become one with God because of the cycle of reincarnation. This can be found in Luke 10:21-22,and Luke 13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

(5) Jesus said, “Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.”

mistic46_00_smallWhen you Seek the truth, you will understand the world we now live, the material and immaterial world. You will begin to realize your thoughts, emotions and actions create our reality and see things differently than before.   Nothing will be hidden  and everything hidden will be made known. Such as the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas and other ancient text now known as the Nag Hammadi Library.

Jesus also said in Luke 8:17 “For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and illuminated”  and again in Luke 12:2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,or hidden that will not be made known”  and also in Matthew 10:26  “So do not be afraid of them. For nothing is concealed that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known”.

(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?” Jesus said, “Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered.”

images (28)Like saying 5 nothing hidden that will not be revealed. Our thoughts, emotions and actions, everything we do is in plain sight of our Creator. The Law of Karma applies as well as divine grace.   Tobit 4:15  Never do to anyone else anything that you would not want someone to do to you. Do not drink so much wine that you get drunk, and do not let drinking become a habit. 

Matt 6:5-15 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you,they already have their reward.

Buddha said “harm returns to the person who does harm. It is like throwing dust in the wind.”

(7) Jesus said, “Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man.”

It is about ego. The lion is the ego and when man puts it away it is a blessing but when ego becomes the man, then man is lost.  The lion also represents Leo,  individuals are independent and dominant. Known to be the most authoritative amongst all the Signs of Zodiac, Leos or Lions are often brave-hearts, and their confidence, ambition and positive thinking are exemplary and unparalleled.

(8) And he said, “The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.”

This verse is about greed and how to use wisdom in our daily lives. Do not take more than you need is an important concept to learn and practice in our daily lives.

Buddha said “Wisdom is achieved by those who overcome their natural resistance to diligent practice.” and Lao Tzu said, “if one is seeking wisdom, there is no need to leave home.”

download (11)Orthodox Christianity labeled gnosticism as heresy  creating fear among christian seekers of truth. Perhaps we should asked why they did not want humanity to discover the truth for themselves? The Law of One addressed negative and positive energy. Positive is allowing free-will, love, compassion, wisdom, serving others while negative is controlling others by fear.

We live in a time where we can learn and discuss with each other.  I invite you to share your thoughts so we all may learn.  Next month we will discuss verses 9 through 16.  You can find different  english translations of the Gospel of Thomas here.

I also would like to share  Thomas Francisco Pelgero   interpretation of the  Gospel of Thomas  he said he completed in 14 hour based on his awakening.   Also Scott Mandelker, PhD   combines eclectic Western psychology with intensive study of Eastern religions, and followed upon years of formal training in US and Asian Buddhist temples provides his  commentary and understanding in comparison with Buddhist and other eastern concepts and religion on the first eight verses.   This is information for you to find your truth and understanding of this crazy mixed up world we live in today.

 

 

 

The Way, The Tao, the Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching is probably one of the wisest ancient books, reported to be written by the sage named Lao Tzu over 2500 years ago. It about living in unity with nature. With  81 chapters, it should be savored page by page, line by line, like good poetry-read, pondered and reread again.  One of the things I enjoy is comparing wisdom teachings of ancient sages and teachers.  Chapter  47  states: images (5)

Without going outside his door, one understands (all that takes
place) under the sky; without looking out from his window, one sees
the Tao of Heaven. The farther that one goes out (from himself), the
less he knows.

Therefore the sages got their knowledge without travelling; gave
their (right) names to things without seeing them; and accomplished
their ends without any purpose of doing so.

download (3)During ancient times as today, people believe they can gain the truth by visiting , churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other sacred places. Followers of Tao recognize that spirituality comes from within instead of searching the material world. The Way,  Infinite Intelligence also known as God,  cannot be comprehended by looking out a window or to travel any particular place. To master what is within each of us, one has to realize the power within. One has to know themselves to gain intuitive understanding and discernment. Jesus, Buddha and Krishna provided  their  teachings.

In the Gospel of Thomas  Jesus said “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If images (3)they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”

Buddha “ the Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart”

Krishna “With one’s heart focused on yoga and recognizing all things are equal, then you will see the self within- within all beings”

images-73.jpgTo me,  the message is know myself,  to look within and realize there is  far more than I can ever understand, a spirit of divine mystery.  Call it  consciousness, awakening, or divine spark,  it is pure energy that cannot be measured by science. We are spirits of  divine mystery, with unlimited power.    Unfortunately we have been buried in the material world,  making it difficult  to focus or even be aware of this potential power.  Infinite Intelligence sends guides, angels,  messengers, dreams and nature to get our attention.  When you pay attention, then the awakening begins.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Lao Tzu

The Message- Law Of One

“We have watched your group. We have been called to your group, for you have a need for the diversity of experiences in channeling which go with a more intensive, or as you might call it, advanced approach to the system of studying the patterns of the illusions of your body, your mind, and your spirit, which you call seeking the truth. We hope to offer you a somewhat different slant upon the information which is always and ever the same.”

That was the initial contact with  L/L Research by an advanced extraterrestrial from the sixth density or dimension,  named RA, the humble messenger The_Ra_Material_-_The_Law_of_One_-_Quote_-_Spirituality_Metaphysics_Spiritual_Infinite_Eternal_Creation_86b (1)of the Law .  The three members, Don Elkins, a former Physics Professor and Airline pilot; Carla Rueckert,the instrument RA used for channel known as “tuned trance telepathy”, a devoted Christian; , and James McCarty, the sole survivor today.

Channeling was something  I was not really familiar or understood.  Then I realized Channeling has been going on since biblical days. Parts of the Old Testament says kill the messenger and the New Testament says do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.  Even science is pushing to prove if channeling is real based on Helané Wahbeh, IONS Director of Research, Institute of Noetic Science.The_Ra_Material_-_The_Law_of_One_-_Quote_-_Spirituality_Metaphysics_Spiritual_Love_86.jpg-nggid03668-ngg0dyn-290x0-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010

The contact lasted from 1981 to 1984  totalling 106 sessions.  Each session started ” I am Ra. I greet you in the love and the light of the Infinite Creator. I communicate now”  and would end  “I am Ra. I leave you in the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and the peace of the One Creator. Adonai.”

The group asked approximately 2360 questions and RA provided answers, careful not to infringe on free-will.  The 2360 questions and answers were recorded and documented. This series of channeling was the first time in human history when real-time questions and answers with a non-human entity has been recorded.

The-Ra-Material-The-Law-of-One-quote-love-service-to-others-heart-chakra-spirituality-consciousness-3.jpg-nggid041046-ngg0dyn-290x0-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010For the seeker,  The Law of One provides insight and understanding of just not our world,  past and present,  but our vast infinite spiritual world and universe.  Even more  important, we learn who we are  and where we are going.  Our purpose in this life to is learn the ways of love and wisdom and to be of service to others. We are entities of infinite worth.

The Law of One is so rich, vast and esoteric with the some of the same conceptual teachings all religions were meant to teach.  According to RA ,  “The information buried within has to do with a deeper understanding of love and light, and the attempts of infinite intelligence through many messengers to teach/learn those entities of your sphere”.

Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Chakras, our energy centers and   Balancing  and so much more The_Ra_Material_-_The_Law_of_One_-_Quote_-_Spirituality_Metaphysics_Spiritual_Heart_86are discussed.   The negative group called Orion  have been attempting to enslave  the world populations for centuries. Just consider our world today.  We are in a spiritual battle within ourselves and outside forces. The battle within can only be won by the self.    Positive vs negative,  love and compassion vs control and fear. We have free-will to choose to either stay asleep or wake up.  Waking up is shedding the old belief systems and being opened minded to the same but with a slant on what we have always heard. It’s an effort to look within yourself, meditate, study and seek the truth, a life long journey.

Lao Tzu Quote - A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single StepThe transcript is available free with a searchable online database.  It is a great way to search the entire transcript subjects that may be of interest.   Scott Mandelker PhD, said this material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”.  Scott  has been studying the material most of his life and has dedicated his time, wisdom and understanding to a  very important message.  His reading and commentary  can be found in his each of his 226 videos of   Law of One series ,  available on YouTube.  The videos are labeled by session corresponding with the online database. 

Regardless your religion, beliefs,  race, or culture,  the Law of One will provide a deeper understanding of our world,  self-realization, our relationship with God, Infinite Intelligence and realize:

 

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Albert Einstein, German Theoretical Physicist said “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe—a spirit vastly superior to that of man.”

 

 

 

 

 

Is Love the Divine Law?

A Divine law is believed to come directly from God.  But is it a law as we know it, such as  thou shalt not kill, steal, lie or is it more of a physic law. Or perhaps, we simply use the word law because otherwise  it is beyond our understanding.  Love,  as we understanding it,  would  certainly curtail any negative action against anyone we loved.

Our Spiritual teachers, Jesus,  Krishna, Buddha and Lao Tzu and many more provided their wisdom to help answer that question. god is love

Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself.

Buddha said out of the abundance of your heart, cultivate love and compassion for all beings.

Lao Tzu said nothing but good comes to him who loves others as he loves himself.

Krishna said those find the “Way” are those who have love and forgiveness in their hearts.

.  The ancient Greeks used 7 words to define the different states of love:
  • Storge: natural affection, the love you share with your family.
  • Philia: love  you have for friends.
  • Eros: sexual and erotic desire kind of love (positive or negative)
  • Agape: unconditional love, or divine love
  • Ludus:  playful love, like childish love or flirting.
  • Pragma: long-standing love. The love in a married couple.
  • Philautia: the love of the self (negative or positive)
The 18th century mystic and spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg said,  “man knows that there is such a thing as love, but he does not know what love is. He knows that there is such a thing as love from common speech, as when it is said, he loves me, a king loves his subjects, and subjects love their king, a husband loves his wife, a mother her children, and conversely; also, this or that one loves his country, his fellow citizens, his neighbor; and likewise of things abstracted from person, as when it is said, one loves this or that thing Although the word love is so universally used, hardly anybody knows what love is.”
Love is the most powerful emotion we can experience, a force to be reckoned with.  Perhaps that is why love is considered the one  “Divine Law”, the emotion that conquers all emotions.
We all have difficulties in expressing universal love or compassion.  According to the Law of One,  we are here to evolve spiritually through healing and balancing by learning the ways of love with wisdom.   It is about healing,  by knowing yourself, accepting  yourselves and other selves and knowing we are all  part of the Creator.
Session  5.2  provides the steps for the healing process.
Scott Mandelker PhD, combines eclectic Western psychology with intensive study of Eastern religions, and followed upon years of formal training in US and Asian Buddhist temples said the Law of One  material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”.   You will find his understanding and reading of session 5 on YouTube

 

 

We all have our own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., about love that should be shared with the world in your own way.   May the force be with you.

Our Life Journey

We have been chosen to be on earth at this moment in time. Over 7 billion strong, from every culture, from all over the world, humans have populated the earth since the beginning. By the year 1 A.D. the Earth’s population was an estimated 200 million. It hit the billion mark in 1804 and doubled by 1927. This short YouTube video depicts human population through time.

Consider why have we been chosen,  what is our purpose and why at this time?  Those are questions only you can answer. For me,  it is a journey to seek the truth.  According to Jesus, each of us are from the light and the light we will return. Religion was to help us find our way home. Unfortunately man, through the ages inserted their beliefs and/or understandings  and over time,  became a tool for religious leaders to control the masses, attempting to take away the power of free-will.   images (3)

Beliefs systems have been followed by mankind for centuries. Archeological evidence indicates the Indus Valley civilization flourished between 3000-1500 BCE and appears to have contributed significantly to the development of Hinduism. Starting in Axial Age, approximately 800-200 BCE, is a period of time unprecedented developments. Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, the Buddha, Confucius, Vardhamana Marhavira, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, acb29fa16d8d594d4d6cee85cddc2869Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all produced the intellectual and moral matrix out of which the world religions were born. Today, there  are countless Religions  and belief systems.  Most followers never venture  from the religion in which they were born. In that sense, religion may hold a person back from truly discovering the truth for themselves.

Consider each of us have been chosen because we have a divine light or spark within waiting to be ignited and our purpose is ignite that spark in our own way.  Our teachers provided insight.

Jesus said, ” When I came among humanity I opened the door to the Way. I showed you the path that you must follow. You will find it within yourself.”

Lao Tzu said  “He who say they have found the Way, have not. That which is eternal cannot be spoken of. It lies within.”images (17)

Buddha said  “Seeking within, you will find stillness. Here there is no more fear or attachment-only joy”

Krishna said “When the mind becomes still, when thinking ceases, this is the beginning of the supreme path.”

The world population is  larger than ever. Could it be the reincarnation of past lives The_Ra_Material_-_The_Law_of_One_-_Quote_-_Spirituality_Metaphysics_Spiritual_Infinite_Eternal_Creation_86bmanifesting at a time,  when learning  is at our fingertips.

Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas “Know what is in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. ”

Look within and it may be revealed that you have been chosen to be on earth at this time to learn the ways of love and be of service to others. The only Way is your path as you seek to find your way home.

 

Seeking the Truth

Spirituality is much like a newborn baby. First, we  learn to sit up, then crawl, stand, walk, run, and talk. As we become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, actions and the world around us, we begin to grow spiritual, at our own way and pace.

Buddha said, “The past does not exist. The future does not exist.  One should concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

For me,  I always had a connection to nature and felt it was alive and talking to me at a very young age. I grew up in a Christian community, but Religion never really helped me answer questions of who I was, why am I here or where am I going. I could not understand how God could save one group that believed one way and condemn another group that believed another way.  I learned later was man way of control.

By studying other religions, I began to realize religion as a whole, has kept man from truthly seeking God from within. Religion has humanity believing  you have to be in a tribe or group in order to find God. Reported  Near Death experiences and stories from Children about reincarnation also provided a great deal of insight.

images (27)My first real discovery was  The Gospel of Thomas, labeled as a Gnostic text,  was 114 saying of Jesus, left out of the new testament as well as other texts. The Discovery was made in 1945 in Egypt and now can be found  in the Nag Hammadi Library . It first became available to the public in 1975.    The “living Jesus” in these tests speaks of illusion and enlightenment not of sin and repentance like Jesus of the new testament. Jesus teaching were much deeper than what we were taught. Instead of coming to save us from sin, he comes as a guide and messenger who opens access to spiritual understanding, much like Buddha and Lao Tzu. Verse 50 in the Gospel of Thomas,  Jesus said,  “ If they ask you “Where are you from?” reply to them “We have come from the place where light is produced from itself. It came and revealed itself in their image.”  If they ask you “Are you it?” reply to them, “We are his sons. We are chosen ones of the living father.”  If they ask you “What is the sign within you of your father?” reply to them, Have “It is movement. It is rest.”

Then I discovered the Law of One, an event that occurred from 1981 to 1984 and again speaks of  love and light.  It put Jesus’ message in prospective, revealing our purpose of existence and the consequences of our behavior. It shares some of the same concepts we learned in our religious systems, but in a more metaphysical, scientific, and complex vocabulary. More importantly it put everything into perspective. The Infinite Intelligence or Creator is pure energy encompassing all. mistic46_00_small

Have each of us been chosen to be here  at this time and place?  Is our purpose to raise the planet vibration of love and light and if so how?  Love others as you would love yourself and being of service to others. We all have higher entities as guides trying to communicate with those who are seeking the truth, just as Jesus said, seek and you shall find.

Different translations of the Gospel of Thomas can be found at Gnostic.Org . In addition  Scott Mandelker PhD. has  34 videos including the Gospel of Thomas in an Introduction to Gnostic Studies playlist will provide the seeker with additional insight.

Our Spiritual Evolution

I have a dear friend with a Ph.D. in Linguistics, he told me language for each person has an emotional connection to words and phrases, and they are different from person to person.  Each of us speaks, listens, and thinks in our own special language; we have been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, morals and attitudes, but one thing we do have in common;  we are here to evolve spiritually in our own way. images (45)

I like to think, being a spiritual person on the positive path, is one whose highest priority is to love others as they love themselves; cares and helps people, animals and the planet; knows that we are all One, consciously attempts to honor this Oneness; and meditates, contemplates and prays to stay connected, and goes deeper in understanding the self. Most of  humanity is on the positive path.

A person on the negative path is someone who loves and cares only about the self; controlling others by any means possible.

Consider, we have choices everyday, positive or negative, also known as  good and evil. Our thoughts, emotions and actions are part of these choices. Positive thinking generates positive emotions resulting in positive actions.  Negative thinking works the same way. We all have these thoughts, we are human.

According to the Law of One,  each one of us are here to evolve spiritually, to choose a path of either positive or negative polarity, to help build our lives according to a Divine plan that is beyond our understanding.   Perhaps Jesus  was trying to tell us the same thing in his message of seek and you shall  find. His teachings are much deeper than what religion teaches.  The personal realization of truth is the science behind all sciences.  But for most people, religion has devolved to a matter of of belief only.  Some believe in Catholicism, others Protestant, others assert the Jewish or Hindu or Muslim or Buddhist is the true way.  The science of religion identifies the universal truth common to all,  the basis for religion.

India’s teaching of Raja Yoga, the science of the soul, provides similar methods to balance the self as discussed in the Law of One.  Other teachers also taught us to look within. Lao Tzu said in the Tao Te Ching, “Wise are they who center their hearts on the inner essence of things, not on outer appearances”  In the Dialogue of the Savior Jesus said  ” light comes through the mind and illuminates the whole body. When all things within you are integrated your light will shine everywhere ”  And Buddha said in the The Lankavatara Sutra,  “In order to eliminate the discriminating mind, there must be a complete turning around of one being at the deepest level of consciousness”.

images (27)Infinite Intelligence or Creator, known as God and other names in different religions, is pure energy and is simply beyond our understanding. As we evolve spiritually and seek the truth, there will be a realization the world is not as it seems.  We all have been chosen to be here to learn and understand the ways of love and wisdom. We have been given special gifts to discover and apply them in our world today.  Our job is to positively raise the planet vibration by applying these seven steps in our daily lives.

1. Love Infinite Intelligence

2. Love yourself

3. Love others as you love yourself

4. Love earth and nature.

5. Be of Service to others in your own way.

6. Meditation/Contemplation and pray to further your understanding and connection to Infinite Intelligence.

7.  Realize we are co-creators,  and we create our lives with our thoughts, emotions and actions.

Know yourself,  accept yourself  and realize we are all one with Infinite Intelligence.  Our Journey will be different paths, different understandings but the progression is one.