In human consciousness, self-preservation is the first law and this is the ideology the world tends to live by. To live under God’s law, there must be a shedding of the belief in self altogether. We must become un-selfish. We must give, give, give, in order to receive. We may say that we have nothing to give, and in that case, we will not receive, because we have a belief in poverty or lack. Giving does not necessarily mean money, or material items. Time and understanding, compassion, are all gifts that some souls are screaming out for. Give of yourself.
There is enough food for everyone, there is abundance everywhere, but it is those in power who mis-direct these resources. In Africa right now, there is food available for everyone, but it is not given to those who need it, because they are too poor to pay for it. The people at the top, are not looking after their own, and so organisations are trying to help these poor souls by appealing for donations from outside. Even then, there is no guarantee that the supplies will get through, because of the greed at the top.
Any so called material problems, cannot really be solved at the material level, they must be healed from the spiritual level. No matter how much is sent to help, this will only alleviate the problem for a short time, the problem will arise somewhere else. The matter has to be solved by within our own consciousness, by attaining a consciousness of plenty. It only takes a handful of souls to reach this understanding and then those around us will also become elevated in consciousness. This in time will affect the masses all over the world, and critical mass will be reached, seeing these issues fall away. A trend has to begin somewhere, so let us be trend setters.
Every generation is gradually rising higher in consciousness and when the world is ready, the shadow world will dissipate altogether, and a consciousness of plenty will be reached. This is evident already as people all over the world are becoming interested in the things of the spirit.
We must see that people everywhere are part of us, we are all united in God, we are one in the body of God. God cannot interfere in any way, because in God’s consciousness the problem does not exist, there is no mortal world to be aware of. The mortal world only exists in the mind of man, it has no reality, it is just an appearance. There is only Heaven, perceived through a murky window.
I hear people say all the time, “Where is God in all this, how can he allow this to happen?” My own aunt asked me this a week ago.
People truly believe that he should step in and save us from destruction, and if he doesn’t, some will even deny his existence. Yet the truth is we are self-destructing a world we self-created, so there is no-one else to blame, we are victims of our own undoing.
What appears terrible to our mortal eyes, often too terrible to cope with, is the breaking down of an illusionary world, so in the bigger picture it is a good thing. There is no point in beating ourselves up over it as no one person is entirely responsible for all of this, but there is a mass human consciousness, or hypnotic suggestion, that keeps pulling us back into it, like a great magnet. The magnetic pull of the world is very hard to break through.
I am about to include some notes that were done for a metaphysical group a few years back. A lot of changes have happened to me in consciousness since then, but they may still be of interest to readers. ( During my learning process, I was given repetitive messages, and at first I found this a little annoying. However, I can see the value of it now. It is a way of instilling the message deeply in the sub-conscious.)
Understanding pain. 19/2/2002 ( 12:25am.)
Having been consciously on the path to higher understanding for about twenty five years, I often become frustrated that my body has become even more sensitive to pain as I get older, proving to me that I still have a way to go. In a flash of understanding late one night recently, I was given some clarity on what is happening and would like to share it with others who may be experiencing the same problem. The following passages were given during a moment of inspiration.
I am beginning to realize that the higher I go in consciousness, the more the physical form affects me. It feels as though it is jealous of my progress, and tries to hold me back. The pain in my joints grows worse, and my skin is sore to touch. Even the weight of my body pressing into the mattress is almost unbearable, and I am swollen with excess fluid. The medical profession tells me I have fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, but I prefer not to give this pain a name. In spite of all this, I rejoice, as I know freedom is close. The greater the pain, the more progress I become aware of. This may sound contradictory in terms of realizing God, yet I know in my heart it is so.
The hypnotism of the human consciousness is strong, but my love of God is greater, and I WILL overcome the world. It is like birth pangs, and I am in the process of being reborn of the spirit.
I believe that nothing in earthly consciousness can hold me for much longer, I already feel its nothingness. It is dying for me in my consciousness, and it cries out to me by making me aware of its pain. This pain I am carrying does not belong to me, it belongs to the world, the world of form. The world I am finished with as I take my place in the realm of the Divine. The kingdom within, here and now.
The pain tempts me to believe in its ‘real-ness,’ but Heaven is more tempting, and I have already made my choice, or to be more accurate, the ‘I am’ within, has made that choice for me through divine grace. I now see the unreality of the world and all its silliness, and allow the Kingdom of God to unfold in my consciousness.
I still may feel the effects of the world's pain, but I have also tasted freedom as it knocks on my door, to release me through grace.
As I related this ‘flash’ of enlightenment to another, I received yet another ‘flash’ of understanding. I realized that I was undergoing a crucifixion of the mortal self. It is necessary to give up our human consciousness, in order for the Christ to be risen. Even Jesus had to undergo personal crucifixion before he could ascend into the higher realms, and how great was his pain? Yet he had to go through it before he could ‘overcome the world.’
So many people I speak to who are on the path, seem to find that their pain increases, or their worldly situations seem to take a turn for the worse. They are tested financially, sometimes, seeming to lose even what little they have in material terms. Family problems often arise, or employment or health issues.
It was given to me as an understanding, that the closer we get to truth, the more we are tested. This could be likened to the temptations that Christ Jesus experienced. The higher we rise in consciousness, the more earthly conditions seem to pull at us. Do not be fooled by appearance, do not be tempted to give up hope during those final hours of the transition. The Earth's magnetism is strong, even those attempting to travel the heavens by mechanical means can attest to that. Just look at how much rocket fuel is needed to break free of the atmosphere. The higher one rises in consciousness, the stronger the pull of earthly conditions is evident. If you could travel far up into the heavens, the beauty of Earth would be made evident to you immediately. You could possibly appreciate her beauty even more than when you were on the ground. You would not be able to see the mess that human consciousness was creating. You would not see the wars, the hunger, greed and deprivation, that is so evident when you are immersed in it. ( Symbolically, you will have risen above it in consciousness, the higher you go.) It's beautiful blue appearance would make it a magical, heavenly place to visit. You would see it as it was meant to be viewed, as the kingdom of Heaven.
The majority of us will never get to travel in a rocket ship, but we can rise above the world in our consciousness. The magnetism, and hypnotism of the Earth's pull however, will still be very evident. Our bodies may struggle, strain and shudder, as we attempt to rise above the world and break through its gravity, but through grace, it is possible.
For a period, we will have a foot in both worlds, so to speak, and this is not always the most comfortable situation to be in. But rest assured, it will pass if your dedication to the realization of God is paramount. You must make that contact daily, and as many times a day as is possible, even if it is only for a moment or two. Ask that your consciousness be awakened to the Christ within, make that contact your daily ritual. The Christ needs to be risen from the tomb in order to ascend. Release it through dedication, allow it to come forth from the tomb of human consciousness, into full Christ consciousness. Do not be deterred by pain and appearances, rejoice and know that Christ is being born.
Magnetism letter 4/11/2002
I bought my grandson a magnetic game consisting of a plastic base, about the size of a cake of soap, with a magnet concealed inside. There were fifteen small figures of acrobats, and six bars, which could be arranged in many different positions, so the acrobats could be stacked one upon the other, and perform many amazing feats.
I decided I would have a play myself, before I wrapped it up for his birthday. It was much harder than I imagined. The magnet was so strong, it seemed to have a mind of its own, as I tried to position the little characters carefully on the base. They would leap out of my hand, and arrange themselves in different positions before my eyes. No matter how hard I tried to place them, they would do something entirely different.
I had been thinking about the Earth's magnetism lately, and had even written a piece about it the week before. As I browsed the gift shop looking for my grandson’s gift, I wasn’t even thinking about magnetism. I had forgotten that I had done some writing on it at an earlier time. The game just looked interesting, and fun, and I felt it would amuse him for hours.
I awoke the next morning with a new understanding on the topic of magnetism. (I hadn't even been consciously aware of this during the night.) I realized how powerful the attraction of the magnetic pull had been with the game, and how much greater the effects of the Earth's magnetism must be. I understood how out of the divine substance, everything is formed that is in the world. I was also aware that the human consciousness, (or carnal mind,) puts it's own interpretation on this, and sees what it wants to see, rather than the truth behind it. This is where the Earth's magnetism comes in. So great is the pull, we seem to have no control over it.
The next step in understanding came, when it was shown to me, that these little acrobatic figures could be likened to cells, or energy, that appeared quite separate to each other, yet somehow connected by a hidden thread. As soon as they got close to the magnetic field, they hurtled together and became like one clump. I felt this was how the substance that creates our form could be likened to. When high above the Earth plane we are divine consciousness, and our form is not physical in nature, but as we descended into the heavier denser plane, the magnetism of Earth pulled us into clumps creating a form, just like these little figures were doing before me.
I am not a scientist just a simple housewife, so I was shown all this in a way I could understand. Some of the more intellectual souls out there may be able to find fault with this theory, but it has given me more understanding, and I don't feel it needs to be made complicated, it is after all quite simple.
There are many planes of existence, but the one I am experiencing at this moment is the Earth plane. I might add, that I have been trying for many years to rise above this particular plane, through hours of study, prayer and meditation. In spite of all my efforts, I still occasionally suffer the limitations of the Earth, although I am beginning to see a flicker of light beginning to emerge. I feel I am beginning to have a foot in both worlds, and the Earth's pull is now beginning to lessen in my experience.
What has been spoken of as the carnal mind, or Earth consciousness, is being interpreted to me as magnetic pull, and all of us who dwell on this plane are literally being sucked in. The harder we try to get away from it, the stronger the pull. That is because we live under the laws of the material plane, or under the law of gravity, (which is a ‘biggy,’ as far as laws go.) As I have written at another time, one only has to see how much rocket fuel is necessary, for a rocket ship to break free of the gravitational pull.
The only way to break free from the confines of the Earth plane is by divine grace, and this cannot be achieved through the human mind, because the human mind is still under the laws of the mortal world. We can use the medium of books and teachers to enhance our understanding, but no matter how hard we try, we cannot overcome the world by mortal means.
I have spent years on the mental planes, using visualization techniques, and other methods, such as hypnotherapy and N.L.P. but have given up using these methods, (unless I am specifically asked by someone who believes it will help them.) Yes, I have had results in my practice, but it has little to do with spirituality. It is a mental practice which may work on problems linked to the emotional, mental or physical states of a person, but it has nothing to do with spiritual healing. Spiritual healing takes place beyond the mind, and while mental practices may help problems on one level, it will not necessarily bring a person closer to God.
The only way to understand God, is to see the nothingness of the material world, and realize that the life that flows through us, is God. God appears as our life. The longer we try to heal something or someone, the longer we keep from knowing God. I have struggled for so long to get to this point, all the time knowing this at an intellectual level, yet not being able to be it, to live it, and now understanding how strong the pull of the Earth's gravitational field is, and how we are pulled into something that is not our fault. We should not chastise ourselves for taking so long to get there, or for falling down occasionally on the way.
I have often read the words, "I of myself, can do nothing," and I have repeated them many times over the years, but in a moment of understanding a couple of nights ago, I actually ‘got it.’ I knew there was nothing I could possibly ask for, or desire. God alone lives and I have my being in him, and he in me, we are one. At this point, the understanding of magnetism was given to me. The only way I can shake free of the Earth's pull is through God's grace. I have found, (as it has been promised to us all,) that the more I let go and let God, the more is given to me.
Those who see themselves as mortal man, wear a robe of sorrows.
Those who take off the robe, know they are as God, ….immortal.
But to most, the knot that ties the robe in place, is too difficult to undo,
so they continue to wear their robe, as it requires less effort.