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Looking Into Nature Rather Than Spirit

“If you suffer yourself to be always looking into Nature and the things of Time, and to be leading the will, and to be seeking somewhat for thyself in the desire, it will be impossible for thee ever to arrive at the Unity, that you wish for. Remember this and always be on your watch. Give not your mind leave to enter into, nor to fill itself with, that which without you; neither look backwards upon yourself; but quit yourself and look forward upon Christ. Let not your left eye deceive you, by making continually one representation after another, and stirring up thereby an earnest longing in your self-propriety; but let your right eye command back the left; and attract it to you, so that it may not gad abroad into the wonders and delights of Nature. Yea, it is better to pluck it quite out, and to cast it from thee, then to suffer it to proceed forth without restraint into Nature, and to follow its own lusts. However, for this there is no necessity since both eyes may become very useful, if ordered aright; and both the divine and natural Light may in the Soul subsist together, and be of mutual service to each other.” ~Jacob Boehme

Always Looking Into Nature

Let’s get one thing straight right away. There is nothing wrong with Nature. Nor is there anything wrong with enjoying what nature has to offer. What Boehme is talking about, we would today call Materialism. He is warning us to not get caught up in the traps and endeavors of materialism. To use the more proper spiritual terminology in use today, he is telling us to not get attached to the material world and the things in it.

We can let our body enjoy eating a good meal. We can let our mind enjoy a good play or concert. But we must not get too attached to those things. We must remember that they are temporary and don’t come from God, but from the Demiurge who created the fallen realm of matter. We can live in a material house, but we shouldn’t get so attached to it that we refuse to leave it when a tornado or wildfire threatens to destroy it. And as Boehme warns, we shouldn’t always be looking into Nature for our pleasures and activities, but spend a good amount of our time looking at the Spiritual instead. Continue reading “Looking Into Nature Rather Than Spirit”

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The Fullness of a Spiritual Master

“Concerning the fullness, it is I. I was sent down in the body for the seed that had fallen away. And I came down to their mortal model. But they did not recognize me, thinking I was a mortal. I spoke with the one who is mine, and the one who is mine listened to me just as you also who have listened to me today. And I gave him authority to enter into the inheritance of his fatherhood. And I took him . . . filled . . . through his salvation. Since he was deficiency, he became fullness. “Concerning the fact that you are being detained, it is because you are mine. When you strip yourselves of what is corruptible, you will become luminaries in the midst of mortals. “Concerning the fact that you will fight against the powers, it is because they do not have rest like you, since they do not want you saved.”

“The messengers worshiped again, saying, “Lord, tell us, how shall we fight against the rulers, since the rulers are over us?” A voice called out to them from the appearance, saying, “You must fight against them like this, for the rulers fight against the inner person. You must fight against them like this: come together and teach salvation in the world with a promise. And arm yourselves with my father’s power, and express your prayer, and surely the father will help you, as he helped you by sending me. Do not be afraid. I am with you forever, as I already said to you when I was in the body.” Then came lightning and thunder from heaven, and what appeared to them there was taken up to heaven.” ~THE LETTER OF PETER TO PHILIP

The Fullness

The Fullness is another way of saying the One, The All, the Unity of God. The speaker in the quote—who I think is Jesus, but could be any spiritual master—says that he is the Fullness. What that means is not that he is claiming to be all that exists, but that he is one with the all. His consciousness has reached that level of spiritual awareness where everything is known to him. So well known, that it seems as if it is all a part of him.

The Fallen Seed

We humans are the seed that has fallen away. Some will interpret this as meaning that some advanced race of aliens seeded this planet with their DNA, but that isn’t what it means. It means that We were the first beings on planet Earth after the Great Fall created the material universe. Science has us descending from more primitive life forms, but they are wrong. We are descendants of advanced life forms, beings of pure spirit, beings of Light. As the seed on this planet, all other life forms came from us, from our thoughts. Simply because we don’t realize that we create them doesn’t change the fact that we do. But we are the fallen seed because descending into matter is not what God intended for us. Continue reading “The Fullness of a Spiritual Master”

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Faith in God and Man

“The success of a person depends on their faith: their faith in God, their neighbor and themselves. Be glad when you meet a smart person, it is a blessing for you. …

“There are countless abilities in Man’s soul, because it is the expression of God Himself. The soul is made of the image and likeness of God. One cannot understand these things until he tries them. You say: ‘I believe in God.’ Firstly, think about God, then you will feel God. You have to become a servant of God; you have to do something for Him. If you have a Lord for whom you have not thought the best, if you have not put Him in ypuself to think the best, to have the best feelings, to do good things for Him, to do favors for others, you cannot know God.

“The name we have for God is not the true one, because if we know His true name, it will get stained. The one who pronounces the name of God must possess pure heart and deeds. When you pronounce the name of God, pronounce it with that Love, faith, and hope as if God is something great.

“In love, there are no difficulties. In love, there is no suffering. In love, there are no misunderstandings. … I say: love is a nice world where I can rest; in love is paradise. … Allow love to start acting in you where it has not acted so far.” ~Biensa Douno

Having Faith

Faith is belief in God, people, or ideals. We all need to have faith in something. We should start with having faith in ourselves and in God. Once we have that, we should develop faith in others and faith in ideas and beliefs. Hopefully, we are discerning enough to have faith in ideas ad beliefs that are true, not unproven fantasies. If we can’t develop faith in others, we can’t trust others. If we can’t trust others, we can’t learn from them.

Some will argue that faith in God is faith in the unproven and unprovable, but that isn’t true. The existence of a Supreme Being or Force is logical and provable, although the methods of proof may not meet the criteria of physical science. God, being spirit, cannot be proven by the rules of matter, or He would be matter. But there are sciences of spirit that allow the existence of God to be proven, or at least shown to be probable. Continue reading “Faith in God and Man”

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Great God Beyond Perfection

The Great God

“Through a primary revelation of the first one, which is unknown to all, I saw the God that is greater than perfection, and the triple power that exists in all. I was seeking the ineffable, unknowable god, of which people are ignorant even if they understand it at all, the mediation of the triple power, which is located in stillness and silence and is unknowable. When I was empowered by these things, the powers of the luminaries said to me, You have done enough to hinder the inactivity that is in you by seeking what is incomprehensible. Rather, hear about it, as is possible, through a primary revelation and a revelation. Does it exist through its own being, or does it exist and will it come further into being? Does it act? Does it know? Is it alive? For it has no mind, no life, nothing real—and nothing unreal, incomprehensibly. Does it come from what it has? No, there is nothing at all left over, as if it causes something to be undertaken, or it purifies something, or it receives or gives something. Nor is it limited by its own desire or by giving or by receiving from another. Its desire is not from itself, nor does desire come to it from anything else, yet it does not give anything of itself, or it would be limited. Thus it has no need of mind or life or anything, for it is greater than all in its ultimacy and incomprehensibility, in nonexistent reality. It has silence and stillness not to be limited by the unlimited.” ~Vision of the Foreigner

Greater Than Perfection

The Foreigner, whoever he may have been, says in this Gnostic text, that The God he calls the First One is greater than perfection. That is a statement that is hard to comprehend. How can anyone, or any being, be greater than perfection? In other places that I didn’t include in the quote, he goes on to say this Great God is not eternal, but beyond eternal, not all-knowing, but beyond all-knowing. He seems to be denying almost all attributes we associate with God, but he isn’t. What he is saying is that our limited human minds have a limited concept of what perfection is and the Great God is more perfect than that limited definition. We have a limited ability to understand the concept of eternity, but the Great God is the embodiment of eternity beyond our understanding. In short, he is saying that God is beyond the comprehension of the human mind. On the other hand, the human soul is capable of understanding God, but only if it has been truly awakened to full consciousness.

The God of Which People are Ignorant

Many will understandably deny this, but the truth is that the vast majority of humanity, include most who are religious, do not know God. The god they know is almost always some aspect of the false god, the demiurge who created the world of matter. This is the god who gets angry and jealous. Jealous of who? The Great God, of course, the real God.

The Triple Power

The power of the trinity is known in many religions and spiritual schools. It is not a concept confined to Christianity. What Christians did do with the concept, because of their strong male orientation, is change the trilogy to all male, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (or Ghost) with the Holy Spirit always being male as well. The original version of this trilogy is Father, Mother, and Child, and it is a trilogy that holds great power when understood. It basically means that when the two opposite forces—male and female, hot and cold, spirit and matter—are brought together properly, a third is created as represented by the child. This is one of the great secrets of creation if we could only understand it.

Hear About God Through Revelation

The truth of the real God, the Great God, comes to us through revelations, visions, and dreams, not through intellectual speculations and debates. So if you want to know the Great God, if you want to communicate with that greatest of beings so Great that to call Him a being is to limit him, you must awaken your spirit and soul. The best way, the way practiced in secret in most of the great mystery schools of the past, is by using spiritual sun gazing. A few spiritual writers in recent centuries have mentioned this, but it is largely ignored. To my knowledge, Cosolargy is the only spiritual school active today teaching Spiritual Sun Gazing, which is taking in energy from the Spiritual Sun that awakened our spiritual faculties allowing them to communicate with the Great God. There are other schools teaching sun gazing, but it is mostly limited to gazing at the physical sun, which does not awaken the spirit and soul.