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Nature, Life Energy, and Spiritual Energy

“Think only about nature, which is full of life and energy. Get in touch with the energies of nature, which can renovate. Think about the sun, which spreads its energy throughout the whole world. Stay away from those spheres of life where there is stagnation of energies. …

“When the Sun shines, the earth is roused,the waters bubble out into springs and start flowing, the winds blow, the flowers bloom, the trees bear fruit and man awakens and begin to think. … When the sun rises within you, manifest your faith. …

“The Sun is currently sending more physical energy to the earth, that is to say, people are currently able to accept more physical than Spiritual energy from the Sun. In the future,people will also be able to receive the Spiritual energy of the Sun.” ~Biensa Douno

Energy of Nature

Nature is full of energy. In fact, it is all energy. According to quantum physics, the apparently solid universe of matter is actually a very complex and sophisticated hologram. This is what ancient spiritual teachers meant when they called the physical realm a world of illusion.

Some of that energy in nature is beneficial to us. Some of it is harmful. If we want to life a long and healthy life, we need to concentrate on taking in the helpful energies and avoiding the harmful. There are also neutral energies which we need not be concerned about.

The primary source of energy on Earth is the sun. It is, therefore, wise for us to pay attention to the sun. The sun sends many types of energy,many frequencies, toward Earth. Some of t is absolutely essential for physical life. Other frequencies are just as essential for spiritual life.

When the Sun Shines

Absorbing energy from the sun differs depending on whether it is physical or spiritual energy from the spiritual sun. While energy from the physical sun affects us automatically, the same is not true of the energy from the spiritual sun.

When most spiritual energies from the spiritual sun reach us, the ability to absorb them and make use of them depends on us. If we want spiritual growth and we want spiritual energy, we will absorb it. If we do not care about spiritual growth, or don’t believe in it, we will absorb very little of that energy. It’s kind of like that old saying, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Likewise, the spiritual sun can send us an abundance of spiritual energy, but if we choose to ignore it, it won’t do us any good. Continue reading “Nature, Life Energy, and Spiritual Energy”

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Atman Joy: Seeking Permanent Pleasure over the Temporary

“The Joy of the Atman ever abides, But not that which seems pleasant to the senses. Both these, differing in their purpose, prompt man to action. All is well for those who choose the joys of the Atman, but they miss the goal of life who prefer the pleasant.

“Perennial joy or passing pleasure? This is the choice one is to make always. The wise recognize these two, but not the ignorant. The first welcomes what leads to abiding joy, though painful at the time. The latter runs, goaded by their senses, after what seems immediate pleasure.

“Well have you renounced these passing pleasures so dear to the senses, Nachiketa, and turned your back on the way of the world which makes mankind forget the goal of life.” ~The Katha Upanishad

Atman Joy

The joy of the Atman is different from that of the average person. But the Atman is not the only type who finds joy in what other don’t consider pleasant. The lazy person finds joy in avoiding work, but there are people who taker great joy in hard work. They enjoy it because they know that in the end that hard work will get them a better job, make them stronger and healthier, and other benefits.

There are people who choose what to eat based entirely on taste with no regard at all for good nutrition. They get short-term pleasure from eating junk food,but illness, rapid aging, and early death as their long-term reward. The smart person can eat good tasting food, but also wants it to be nutritious. It may not be quite as pleasant when eating it,but it very pleasant to not have the headaches, stomachaches, and even cancers caused by eating junk.

There are people who pursue fame, money, and power on a material level. But when they die, they have nothing. The Atman doesn’t do that. He pursues those things which help people on a physical and spiritual level. And when it is necessary to choose, he will choose to be helpful on a spiritual level rather than the physical. His Atman joy comes in knowing he has helped an immortal soul rather than a temporary body.

The Wise and The Ignorant

The wise recognize that there are two kinds of pleasure: the temporary and the permanent. The ignorant person generally doesn’t. But this isn’t ignorance in the usual sense. We are not talking about someone who lacks book learning. This is not someone who never attended school. It means those who are ignorant of spiritual truths and values. Those who know Atman joy know the difference. Not only do they know the difference, but they prefer the permanent joy of an eternal life to temporary pleasant things on the physical level. Continue reading “Atman Joy: Seeking Permanent Pleasure over the Temporary”

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Element of Spirit in a World of Matter

“Adam was created out of the Element, out of the attracting of the Heart of God, which is the Will of the Father, and therein is the Virgin of the divine Virtue. … The Fierceness of the Devil would fain have dwelt in the Heart of God and have domineered over it, and have opened a Center there, which the Fierceness without the Light cannot do; for every center was generated and opened with the Kindling of the Light. …

“And when the Light of the Sun appeared in the fierce Harshness, then the Harshness became thin and sweet, even Water, and the Fierceness in the fire-flash was extinguished, …Thus the evil Child pants after the Mother, and would get to be in the Mother in the Element, and yet cannot reach her. … The Spirit of the Stars and Elements would continually get again into the Element; for in the element there is Meekness.” ~Jacob Boehme

The Element

The Element of Jacob Boehme is not earth, air, water or fire. It isn’t even the allegorical meaning of those elements on the material plane: solid, liquid, gas, energy. Adam was not a being of matter until the Great Fall. God created him as a spiritual being. Therefore, the Element Boehme speaks of is spiritual in nature. We can call it the creative force of God, the thoughts of God, or the imagination of God. The important thing to understand is that it is spiritual.

Divine Virgin

Here again Boehme is saying something that doesn’t match conventional Christian thought. The virgin here is not Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is another reference to that creative power of God. Since God creates beings without he use of sex, the creative power can be called the Divine Virgin. It can also be a reference to Sophia, the Gnostic Goddess of Wisdom which is not a separate being from God, but a part of Him.

The Fierceness and Harshness

The Fierceness of Boehme might be called the ego of the Devil. The Devil was Jealous of God’s creative power and wanted to be able to use it. He wanted to get into the Heart of God. But he really couldn’t He didn’t have the most important ingredient for creation: the Light. So without light, what he created became the Harshness, the realm of matter.

Matter is harsh because in it things, suffer, grow old, and die. In the realm of matter, beings must kill and eat other beings to survive. That is about as much harshness as possible. That is the realm of Satan. Continue reading “Element of Spirit in a World of Matter”

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Lingering Thoughts and Their Effects

“And now we will begin our consideration of the laws governing what we have called’ Subconscious influence.” All students of the Occult are aware of the fact that men may be, and are, largely influenced by the thoughts of others. Not only is this the case in instances where thoughts are directed from the mind of one person to the mind of another, but also when there is no special direction or intention in the thought sent forth. The vibrations of thoughts linger in the astral atmosphere long after the effort that sent forth the thought has passed. …

“We all attract to us thought vibrations corresponding in nature with those which we are in the habit of entertaining. … We invite to ourselves these thought vibration by maintaining and entertaining thoughts along certain lines. If we cultivate a habit of thinking along the lines of Cheerfulness, Brightness, and Optimism, we attract to ourselves similar thought vibrations of others.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Lingering Thoughts

There are many ways in which we are influenced by the thoughts of others. Some people can be easily influenced by the thoughts of another individual or small group. That influence, however, can be countered by the next thoughts they pick up on. Others are influenced only when a large number of similar thoughts bombard their subconscious mind. They are the type who follow the crowd, often without knowing why. They are the type susceptible to what is called “mob mentality”. When they are part of a large group, they will follow the group without question. Afterwards, they may wonder why they did something so foolish.

The most fortunate group are those who are influenced only by the thoughts they wish to be influenced by. Unfortunately, this group is small. There is also the possibility that some of them may choose to be influenced by the wrong kind of thoughts. He very materialistic person, for example, might think it is fine to be influenced by the greedy. Continue reading “Lingering Thoughts and Their Effects”

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